I usually post over on the modern armor group but thought that you figure painters could help me out. Quick question: How do you paint sand googles like any desert vehicle crew member would wear in dusty conditions? I'm trying for that "right", realistic look, not just sunglasses green. Can any of you experts help me with some techniques please. I've been painting alot of figures lately, but that one item has been bothering me because it just is not quite up to speed.
Not really an expert but I did experienced this a while back. I ended up painting it with a dark color as a base and then when it was dry, I painted several layers of glossy varnish over it. I thought it was effective at the time (can't see it that well on the photo though).
Recently, I saw a video of a Japanese modeler working on a 1/35th scale PT-109. For the dark windows, he opened up an old floppy disk, cut up the material inside and glued it in place. It really looked like a dark window. This technique would have probably worked on my Desert Rat's goggles.