I bought these plastic scales to try out an idea I had in mind for a while now. I was trying to see if I could make them look like an old metal scales. My technique needs a bit of tweaking though. They may be a bit to shiny here and there and I still need to paint the numbers back on. I want to do a bigger project using this technique so rather than take on a large scale project I thought I'd try out something a little small scale first.
I took off the plastic cover with the lovely neon €5.99 sticker on it first. I don't think they would have had plastic back in the day so away with that..
This is a better close up where you can see the old painted cast iron look I was going for...