Trucos de montaje

Eyes on Flies
By Buddy Sanders

I'd been using Testor model enamel until recently, when I switched to gloss acrylic paint (available in the craft section at wally world or in the paint sections of any craft store). The enamel works great, but the gloss acrylic dries much faster (about 10 minutes). It comes in all the 'good' eye colors: red, yellow, white, black.

For an applicator, I just bought a cheap drill index at the local dollar store. It has sizes from 1/16 to 1/4 inch in 1/64 inch increments. Easy to select the correct 'size' for iris/pupil to fit any size head. The paint just wipes off once you are done. Cost, one dollar, and has it's own stroage box. AND as long as you don't lose any bits, it will last for several lifetimes. Works better than anything else I've seen.

Good Luck! ~ Buddy Sanders

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