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Eye Decals

I'm in the process of creating a custom figma, and one of my main obstacles is the eyes for his face. Painting them isn't an option, so my question is: What would you guys (and gals) suggest I use. I've looked around and I definetly do not want to use a non clear decal type paper, cutting out the eyes along the edges is to trouble some. I thought about using a transparent decal paper and having the eyes printed on that. But that's as far as I've gotten when it comes to ideas. If anyone has a better idea, a different material suggestion, etc, feel free to comment :)
Thanx!
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Limited (Vor 3 Jahren) #2475157Mmm, with clear decals don't forget that whites won't show up unless you have a printer that can actually print white. Though you can put some white paint on the figure where the eyes will be, then put the decals on top to get around that.
Painting 1/6 eyes was torture enough for me, I dunno how people can paint 1/12 eyes. xD

Yeah, I looked into that as well, I plan on using a printer that prints white.
Cyril (Vor 3 Jahren) #2475179If you're afraid of painting because you lack skill, don't be. It's not nearly as hard as you think it is with a bit of practice beforehand. The hardest part is getting the right colors, really.
Well, it's actually two things, one, I don't have a steady enough hand to paint them on, and two, I'm trying to give it a factory quality look, not a made at home look( I'm not saying painting doesn't give it that appearance, I'm saying I don't have the skill to make it look that good XD).
yaiba (Vor 3 Jahren) #2475196You can try dry transfers from Archer: www.archertrans...
I haven't used their eyeball transfers, but I use their 1/72 scale stuff all the time. They're not quite as easy to use as waterslide decals, but they look like they are painted on after being applied.
brandymallory (Vor 3 Jahren) #2475200Paradox makes eye decals www.parabox.jp/... But they are 1/6th, but some sets have smaller looking sizes that may or may not work (its an option at least)
I've bought from their shop before for doll parts, and they're all good quality, though I have no experience with the decals myself.
naisor (Vor 3 Jahren) #2475244www.amiami.com/...
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You're welcome.

These are all great, but the eyes I am looking for need to be specific(custom eyes to match the figure I'm working with), I've already drawn them on an image program(Gimp). I need a way to print them out via decals (or another material) and transfer them to the face.

Thanx for the suggestions. :) (yes, I'm referring to those I didn't quote as well)
Vor 3 Jahren
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Paradox makes eye decals www.parabox.jp/... But they are 1/6th, but some sets have smaller looking sizes that may or may not work (its an option at least)

I've bought from their shop before for doll parts, and they're all good quality, though I have no experience with the decals myself.
Vor 3 Jahren
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You can try dry transfers from Archer: www.archertrans...

I haven't used their eyeball transfers, but I use their 1/72 scale stuff all the time. They're not quite as easy to use as waterslide decals, but they look like they are painted on after being applied.
Vor 3 Jahren
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If you're afraid of painting because you lack skill, don't be. It's not nearly as hard as you think it is with a bit of practice beforehand. The hardest part is getting the right colors, really.
Vor 3 Jahren
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Mmm, with clear decals don't forget that whites won't show up unless you have a printer that can actually print white. Though you can put some white paint on the figure where the eyes will be, then put the decals on top to get around that.

Painting 1/6 eyes was torture enough for me, I dunno how people can paint 1/12 eyes. xD
Vor 3 Jahren
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I found quite a few of the clear eye decals on ebay. I searched "eye decals for figures" and went for the 1/12 scale. I haven't ordered any yet because like you I still want to look into the possibility of printing some on decal paper. I've seen a few youtube videos of someone using the eye decals and they seemed to work well.

I'd be interested to hear about what else you are doing for your custom. I'm off work for the week and planning to try my first custom figma as well. I've been practicing with the silicone molds and colored resins a bit but I haven't really started.
Vor 3 Jahren
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I know multiple GK-makers that use colored markers/pen to paint small details such as eyes.

Personally I would still go for paint and try to use the smallest amounts of paint on the smallest brush you have! xD

I hear a lot of good things about using eye decals though, I hope I can give them a try myself in the future!
Vor 3 Jahren
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