Gold tinted visor
I have painted several resin Apollo Astronauts. I first sprayed the
visor with Krylon Gold paint through an Airbrush. Then with Tamiya
Clear Orange sprayed onto the visor until a very deep rich and shiny
amber. It also has a very reflective quality to it. Allow to dry
between coats and when thouroughly dry, polish with a model finish
wax like "The Treatment."
This has worked on models of ReHeat's 120mm "Buzz" Aldrin and a 1/10
Scale model of Alan Shepard (Golfing) of Apollo 14.
Hope this tip helps everybody.
rec.models.scale, 5 Jan 1997
You may want to pass along that replacement gold mirrored visors can be
made for the Revell SSP Apollo Astronaut kit during this time of year.
Gold mirrored Easter eggs can be found at craft stores, from which new
proper visors can be cut. I've done this and it works great, matching
the compound curves of the LEVA visors exactly.
04 Mar 1997