Hi Guys! Okay, you two have wanted to know what kind of worthwhile metalic paints are available. I had a little time today so I popped into Spokane Art Supply. Here's what I found: They completely changed the place around since the last time I was there! But I managed to find everything. There are two kinds of paint that I think will work. 1) This small tube of stuff called Rub `n Buff $3.59 per tube. 2) Small jar of stuff called Liquid Leaf $5.29 per jar. I think that either of these will both work and fit within your respective budgets. I also checked on molding/casting kits. I have a little information if anyone is interested. But these are pricey.