Beautiful. I expected to see you in costume, but I guess we'll have to wait for Halloween
The difference between the two coats is strange. Are you sure the original one is Tanker Gray? It's not just less textured, but also darker.
By the way, you can sand down those machined ridges yourself, but if you do, do it with the knife submerged as G10 dust is really unhealthy for you.
Are you gonna strip it to match Daryl's TG more?