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Re: gunpla and other model kits!

Post by v2gundam » Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:13 pm

Not too sure if this is alll correct, so correct me if I'm wrong:

Any model paint brand would stock a specific thinner for their paint range, from enamel to liquor based paints. Except for a few exceptions, most paint straight from the pots are too thick, so they would leave a thick coat and brush mark when painted straight onto a model with a brush, it is therefore more desirable to thin down the paint, and put multiple layers on to ensure even coverage.

In the case of some paint (mostly water based one in my case) the paint might not be willing to spread out and cover the surface evenly, or in the case of painting a light colour over a dark plastic surface, the plastic's colour might endlessly wanting to come through the paint layers. In these cases, it might be a good idea to buy a spraycan of primer of that paint brand you are using. primer are usually a light grey or white, and spraying a layer on the plastic will give a better surface for the paint to go on and therefore improve the result. (have to admit though, I am usually too lazy for primer unless the situation is so bad it's inevitable).
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Re: gunpla and other model kits!

Post by Caterwaul » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:30 am

I'd just add that acrylic paints are water soluble, and as such dont need thinner. They do make thinners for acrylics, but they're not needed, you can make do with plain old water, preferably distilled. If it's not spreading well, it's probably because you have it too think and it's become a wash. That or the old 'Light color over dark' thing.

*shivers* Red over black. I STILL have nightmares about picking that as a model color.
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Re: gunpla and other model kits!

Post by General_Noodles » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:56 pm

Latest completion

Ozma's Valkyrie

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Really plain looking right now. I will apply the decals and stickers in a day or two.

Also got a fancy stand for mah gundam.

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Re: gunpla and other model kits!

Post by halconfenix » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:38 pm

my latest gunpla: 1/100 Gundam Sandrock Custom... looks like he were born to deal with this mess i call home XD

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and yeah... he's standing on top of my other shinki boxes XD

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Re: gunpla and other model kits!

Post by General_Noodles » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:07 am

Repaint one of the Enact I build without proper care.

What do you guys think? Need opinions.

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Re: gunpla and other model kits!

Post by v2gundam » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:28 am

that's a very nice colour choice, making the Enact much more professional looking, and some very smooth paint finish! Spray paint I resume?

An now, a 1.5 years old model I did, last of my Warhammer 40K units (currently on haitus)

Ta'u Piranha:

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Re: gunpla and other model kits!

Post by General_Noodles » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:44 am

v2gundam wrote:that's a very nice colour choice, making the Enact much more professional looking, and some very smooth paint finish! Spray paint I resume?
Yup, 3 cans of cheap Lacquer spray *silver, surface gray and pearl white*. This is my first repaint of a model kit as well. Still need to pick up some masking tape and trying out more method when I can pick up another cheap model kit.

Nice paint job, love the worn out effect on that model.
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Re: gunpla and other model kits!

Post by yggdra_723 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:52 am

add new SD kit into my collection SD OO RAISER (and since halcon pushing me to post it into this thread :cheesygrin: ) and sorry for the same pic , i'm too lazy :tsugaru:
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Re: gunpla and other model kits!

Post by halconfenix » Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:23 pm

no problem yggy! those pics are more than enough for me.... now i just have to wait for mine to arrive :biggrin:

EDIT: SD 00 Raiser arrived, YAY!

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surprisingly i found out that SD Zero has much better Arm Posability than SD 00... go figure!

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Re: gunpla and other model kits!

Post by General_Noodles » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:42 pm

Completed my Fairlion kit. Surprisingly easy to build and like most Kotobukiya kits, she came with lots of details.

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Huge Chainsaw Blade, need to learn how to focus on the thin blade :P
Stop focusing on the Valk, stupid camera! :evil:
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Did some touch up on the little head fin, still need to improve on my techniques.
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