Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tutorial: How to Paint Gundam Eyes


Most Master Grade Gundam models come with clear eye pieces. In this post I'm going to show you how to quickly and easily paint them!


Paints: Acrylic based black & clear color (red, green and blue are most common,)
Brush: 0 sized round brush
X-Acto Knife
Isopropyl Alcohol 90%+


Here are two eye pieces. The clear part on the left is from the MG Death Scythe Hell and the clear green part on the right is from the MG 00 Raiser.

Using your size 0 brush paint the entire eye plate black. 

Using the isopropyl alcohol soaked Q-tips or and X-acto knife gently scrape the black off of the raised eye pieces

Your Gundam's eyes should now look like this.

Use your clear colored paint to paint the raised eyes and sensor unit. Once the paint has dried you can assemble the head.

When you shine a light through the back of your kits head you can see the red sensor

Some kits like the 00 Raiser can use a LED to illuminate the eyes.