Update 4 (21 AUG 2011) Paint and eye LED MOD 1. On this post, I will discuss the paiting and some last minute eye LED MOD. First, I've taken IH apart and applied surfacer. 2. Here is technique I used for this project. Essentially, it is same as how real cars get painted in the shop (I actually got the idea watching my buddy painting his truck in the workshop). a. Apply surfacer (it is like putting primer...no big deal so far). b. Apply metal under coat (I used Mr. Metal Color: Chrome Silver). This gets covered up almost complately by next step. c. Next, I've applied highly diluted super flat black coat (I used Mr. Color: Super Flat Black in 1 paint part per 4 thinner part ratio). The trick is almost completely cover the metal under coat and leave just enough to have th metal part show. As you can see from the picture below, you can barely see the metal under coats. d. Finally, add detail paiting by dry brushing and chipping (since there really are metal under coats on the figure, you can carefully chip away the black layer to reveal the metal parts). 3. Here is a detail shot of IH's face after spending an hour (including dry time between layers) of paiting. 4. Here I faced a dilemma. On one hand, I absolutely loved how his face and eyes turned out. On the other hand, I hated the idea that his eyes will only blink short period time. So.... I installed another switch to keep his eyes to turn at my will. See below pictures for reference. Basically I've added addtional wires from his battary box to his LED. You can see the new switch (marked by red circle). I've drilled the battary box so all the wires goes inside of his body. I also want to note that all original sound and light gimmcks still work. 5. Here is IH before final assembly. It looks like when Sentinal Prime F#@! him up in the movie LOL. 6. I've added several coats of "Top Coat: Gloss" to seal the paints and polished using compound. I'll end with just few shots today. I'll add some more shots later. I just need some beer now to celebrate this beast!!!! Thanks for reading Zebu.