I had this kit for a while now, and almost had it painted too. First time when I painted her, I used purple and orange colors (go broncos lol), but I really didn't like how it came out. So I put her on a shelf and kind of forgot about her. Until I got another gymnast kit.
I had some new ideas for the new kit (not Rei), so since Rei was already preped for painting, I tried some ideas on her.
I am very happy with how she turned out. I should had spend a little bit more time on some areas... but I have way too many kits laying on my table.
The sparkly thingy on her chest is supposed to be NERV logo. Its not as clear as I imagine it to be.