Hey guys. Me again with more questions. I picked up some small bells* for my Geeps from Mike's Minitures and need some advice on how to proceed. Firstly, is there a way to find out what colour was used on the shell for my locos? For all intents and purposes the colour is grey. But is it more of a battle ship grey, gun smoke grey, or granite stone grey...the possibilities are endless I tell ya. The reason I ask is I would like to paint the mount for bell the same colour of the shell. Or is it a more of a mix and match kind of thing, trial and error? I suppose I could paint it a flat black or other subdued colour so that it does not stand out like a sore thumb on the front hood of the locos. I kinda want it to look like its always been there though. Also, would brass be a good colour for the bell. I know some times the bells get painted especially the ones I've seen on modern locos. But I'd like mine to be brass. It will make my gals look classy. I assume as well that since laquer thinner works so well as a cement on the p2k models that it should work wonders on cementing the bells to the loco shell. Correct? Lastly, I assume its paint first then mount. This way I can avoid making a mess of the shell if I make a mistake right? Thanks in advance gents. I always get good advice here. *Thanks goes out to cn_nutbar for showing me where I could find the bells. With all of the options and parts on the site a man could go "nuts" detailling everything!