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Thortrains03 Mar 2018 12:31 p.m. PST

Trouble painting eyes on your miniature figures? Click the link for a couple of tricks that make it easy:


Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2018 3:04 p.m. PST

Eye see painted "eye" people!

Some good tips there, thanks for posting. wink

Thortrains03 Mar 2018 5:34 p.m. PST

I like the meme!

dBerczerk03 Mar 2018 5:36 p.m. PST

Very helpful!

Baranovich04 Mar 2018 7:33 a.m. PST

Great tip, thanks for sharing!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2018 12:23 p.m. PST

Helpful – thanks for posting!

Oberlindes Sol LIC04 Mar 2018 4:34 p.m. PST


Just about all of my forces wear eye protection (glasses or goggles or space helmets), which is a lot easier to paint.

Thortrains05 Mar 2018 1:30 p.m. PST

What I do with goggles is to put a thin dab of Rub N buff silver and then rub it on. it leaves a nice "glass" effect. Practice before using it on a figure. it takes a few tries before you can get the desired effect.

55th Division06 Mar 2018 8:14 a.m. PST

do you have any hints for painting eyes on my 2mm figures ;)

Zephyr106 Mar 2018 3:41 p.m. PST

I'm surpised there isn't more of a market for eye decals in various scales. Or may it's just a techical problem of making decals that small…

Thortrains06 Mar 2018 6:55 p.m. PST

On the goggle trick – first I paint the goggle a gloss black, then when it is dry, I use the Rub N' Buff trick.

Elenderil07 Mar 2018 6:06 a.m. PST

I don't paint in the eyes. In real life when someone is far enough away to be the size of a 25-28mm figure at arms length all you see is a shadow in the area below the forehead as the eyes are set back. Now about the buttons on my 2mm infantry…….

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