Frchkn

Adding eyes to repaints?

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I am havnig a hard time trying to add eyes to my repaint.. the original eyes seem to stick out just enough to make the stick ons look goofy..Any suggestions to what I should do? I thought about dremeling them out.. but i don;t think that would be a good idea..

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If the originals are 3D adhesive eyes, pry them out and replace them with new ones. If they were painted on bumps that are part of the hard plastic body, I think it usually looks best just to repaint them. I have dremeled out new sockets and that usually works, but you have to be careful not to go too deep.

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I second what bob said. If I want a round painted eye, I'll use hole punches to make stencils out of masking tape. Use different size punches for any number of layers you want the eye to be. I use a leather punch that has the different sizes on a rotating head. I put a couple layers of tape on the little brass pad, and put the non adhesive side of the tape against that so I don't pull the tape off. The layers of tape give you easier clean cuts in the tape, the punches aren't really good for clean holes in stuff so thin after they're used a little.

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