Re: [Model] Zaku Eyes

Prabal Nandy (nandy@U.Arizona.EDU)
Sun, 3 Jan 1999 08:05:59 -0700 (MST)

> Basically a collection of various clear plastic parts, various colors &
> sizes. (350 Yen for 9~10 pairs of UNT MS Triangular eyes, 11~12 Zeon
> MonoEyes Lens)

  Hey, that's not a bad deal (though I still enjoy making my own). I don't
suppose they give you various colors as well as sizes and stuff, right?

> 1) carve a guiding rail on the face
> 2) put your MonoEyes [LED, H-Eyes, etc.] on its base (usu. a short
> plastic pipe) and poke a stick on the back of the base
> 3) stab it to the guiding rail, if your skill is good, better put

  Yikes! That could be pretty difficult on a really teeny kit, but pretty
worthwhile on the 1/100s and 1/60s. Still, I'd be worried about snapping
the stick while moving the eye later.

> 4) cover up with 0.3mm clear plastic sheet with thin spray of Smoke

  My problem with the clear plastic sheets is that they tend to 'white'
when you bend them at too tight an angle...

> for bigger scale and more fun, better study the mechanical & gears from
> available MG Kits, and try Metal or Brass Gear pieces. It moves better.

  Yeah, like I was saying before, it would have been much nicer if Bandai
had included photoetched metal parts or white metal gears for the
eye-parts instead of plastic.

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