Dropped my parts off for powder today and looked at some of the colors he had available. We're going to do one in a dark bronze and see if I like it and go from there.
After the initial sandblast, they still were pretty scratched up:
Had to grind them down a bit
And re sandblast
Oh, I also had one pin (or whatever you call these things) that gave me a whole mess of trouble. I eventually had to take a drill to it and rip it out, scored the sidewall a little, but it should be fine.