Stage one and stage 2! When I did the blue I saw it was hopeless then I painted the blue white still hopeless with the silly big eye look then after much chat and thought I got rid of the eyes all together and am not worried about the texture - I'll just paint over it. so, the second picture is now my new base. It's very hard to see that there are lines of different red top and bottom . They will be come much lighter with the darker meater red in the large middle strip.