It has always been my goal to achieve a certain color scheme with my kitbashes, regardless of whatever unit they belong to. uniforms, plate carriers, gloves, boots, magazines, weapons, helmets, NVGs, and basically every other piece of gear that a tier 1 operator would need in either black, multicam black, or at the very least dark grey for armaments. Black facewear such as bandanas, balaclavas, and neck toques with white skull designs either already printed on or painted on by myself. Lastly is red, which is the color of the various lenses of their GPNVGs.
However despite my best efforts, I have had to make exceptions in regards to certain accessories such as the radio headsets, and a weapons cache, . Mainly for want of appropriately colored versions, supplies, tools, and skill. Lately I have been trying to paint certain parts, and so far the results have turned out great Not exactly as dark as I might like, so I may need to seek out a darker paint like those from Vallejo in the near future. That said, this opens up a lot of new opportunities for me, as I no longer have to wait a long time for black version certain parts or accessories to be released. Now I can just paint existing versions and use them normally. For instance, if I paint multicam parts with thin enough coats, then it resembles multicam black. Now I can eliminate those exceptions that I mentioned, and come closer towards achieving my dream of all-black operators with skull masks.
That leaves only the red NVG lenses. Very Hot Toys made an accessorizes set that includes appropriately colored NVGs, but the quality of the goggles were subpar to say the least. For my CAG bashes, I have upgraded them with the black and grey GPNVGs from the E&S SAD HALO figure. My DEVGRU figures will probably get newer NVGs from the recent E&S SMU figures. I have looked into inserting red LEDs into the lenses, but the endeavor proved to be unfeasible due to the power demands and lack of sufficiently small LEDs. So how can I paint the lenses, and with what?