Today I was hoping to finally paint the resin eye. Was I successful? Ignore the title of this post and find out.
Since this part is "eye-catching" (ahem), I decided to wet sand the primer with 600 grit sand paper, to get the surface as smooth as possible.
A minute or two with the wet sand paper, and it's nice and smooth.
After wet sanding, I gave the eye a light coat of primer, in preparation for final painting.
Okay, let's try the purple again.
So far, so good. No crinkling or spiderwebbing whatsoever.
Next up, blue.
Still looking good! I think I'm past the danger zone now.
Finally, two clear coats, fifteen minutes apart.
Yea! It looks good! I guess all that prep work paid off (or, I lucked out).
I had wanted to paint the ankle cylinders and ankle details too, but as I closely inspected the back side of the cylinders, I noticed a few small voids that I wanted to fill.
I don't know if I ignored these earlier, or simply didn't notice them, but I decided to fill them.
But I wasn't done with them. First, I had to drop one onto the cement floor and damage the end (you can skip this step), which necessitated another round of filling. That's where I wrapped it up for the day.
I won't be able to do any droid work until next weekend at the earliest, so it will be a bit quiet here for a while. In the meantime, you can bask in the glory that is the complete photoset of the eye, including extra angles and pictures without the flash. :)
The link is here.