Customs: how do i make darth vaders "eyes"?

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  1. luke4

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    i bought a model of darth vader and when i went to build him he was missing a clear piece that becomes his "eyes". i was thinking about putting a piece of clear plastic in the micro wave to make it soft and then make it into his eyes.

    is there a better way to do this?
     

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  2. anovasinn

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    hmm what size are they?
     
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    If you don't care about making it clear, you could just fill the area with apoxie sculpt or some other filler and paint over it.

    The other option is that you could get some clear resin, fill the area and then sand it back down.
     
  4. luke4

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    they are about 1cm.

    boggs i might go and do that b/c i am just going to paint it black at the end. do u know of a compound i dont hav to bake,that isnt expensive and i can buy at a modeling store?
     
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    Something like Milliput would probably be best, if you can get it, I think. I find it's particularly good for gap-filling, because it works so much like clay and dilutes with water. You can get it nice and soft and push it into any spaces, then smooth it with a wet finger or brush to eliminate any marks. You can actually reduce it almost to the point of a slip (the mix of clay and water that potters use essentially as a glue) if you need to.
     
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    where would i get this?
     
  7. Ramrider

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    I don't know how common it is in the States and Canada, though I have heard of people finding it. I mostly find it in model shops, so that's probably your best bet - although it's also commonly used for repairs of all sorts as well, so I wouldn't be surprised if a good hardware store stocked it too.

    Failing that, you can always try online stores...
     
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    i wouldnt b aloud to use online stores..... so im hoping i can find it a a modeling store.
     
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    Your local hobby shop should have some kind of filler compound.

    I have also seen people use the plumber epoxy stuff. It looks like white playdough wrapped in gray playdough. You work it together and are supposed to use it to fix holes in pipes, should work for this though. You can get that at Lowes or Home Depot.

    I would try a hobby shop first though.
     

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