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Wall•E shining eyes

bkprbkpr Texas, USAMember Posts: 295
I thought Wall•E's eyes were a bit plasticky, so took to them with some of my car detail products. Probably overkill but I there's definitely a difference. They look 'deep' now, as if there's black space behind a clear glass lens. 

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  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    He certainly looks wistful and 'starry eyed'. 

    On anther tangent... this is the part where Deckard zooms the image into the eyes, extrapolates the surrounding area the shot was taken in from the reflection, compensates for the curve, zooms again, locates another reflection in the window panes, zooms again, extrapolates the far corner/neighbours house from that reflection, adjusts for distortion, adjusts for light, zooms again... locates a Mr Gold.

    :o)

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  • HangedSanchezHangedSanchez United KingdomMember Posts: 310
    Looks good, and it definitely works for the model.

    Part of me is objecting loudly to modifying lego pieces though...
  • RailsRails Brierley Hill, UKMember Posts: 143
    Looks good, and it definitely works for the model.

    Part of me is objecting loudly to modifying lego pieces though...
    As far as modifying goes polishing a piece of Lego is pretty low down the scale of seriousness in my opinion.
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  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,904
    ^this
  • HangedSanchezHangedSanchez United KingdomMember Posts: 310
    Rails said:
    Looks good, and it definitely works for the model.

    Part of me is objecting loudly to modifying lego pieces though...
    As far as modifying goes polishing a piece of Lego is pretty low down the scale of seriousness in my opinion.

    I may have misunderstood... I thought he had applied a coating to them.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Polishing usually involves some kind of compound.  Whether you consider that a coating or not is another story.  Whether you consider that to be "modifying a Lego piece is yet another story.

    Whatever it is, it looks great to me.
  • bkprbkpr Texas, USAMember Posts: 295
    Hey all.

    Yes, there was a mild polishing compound, followed by buffing very rigorously with a microfibre cloth, followed by pre-sealant, a coat of chemical sealant, and finally a buffing. I had some time on my hands :)

    Looking at the picture again, it doesn't do the reflection justice (or maybe there's a little camera shake). 
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    @bkpr do you have an off camera flash, diffuser, or flash bouncer?

    i think it looks really good with what you have already.
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343

    bkpr said:

    Yes, there was a mild polishing compound,
    That's probably OK.
    followed by buffing very rigorously with a microfibre cloth
    It removes a little plastic, but so does normal wear and tear.
    bkpr said:

    followed by pre-sealant, a coat of chemical sealant, and finally a buffing
    Heresy! Get the matches!

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