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post #226 of 380
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Thanks though, I'm very intersted now!

 

I may buy the Jusitce just so it looks AWESOME with the paint.

 

I found, from pro pics that non white units benefit from the flat paint(that I like) a lot. It gives it a matte looking addition to it

 

You can use Tamiya spray paints.

The white primer gives a matte look, so some people just use the primer itself.

 

I've got my spray cans, I'll be painting my next unicorn in racing white/blue, with the frame in gunmetal. Waiting for an extended weekend to come by.

post #227 of 380
Any recommeded guide for step by step!?
post #228 of 380
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Any recommeded guide for step by step!?

 

I don't have any on my mind right now, but I bet google has alot.

 

Still, if you know spray painting, it pretty simple. One of the tips the shop owner gave me was to use the can in strokes, and try to get as minimal a layer of paint as possible.

post #229 of 380
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

 

I don't have any on my mind right now, but I bet google has alot.

 

Still, if you know spray painting, it pretty simple. One of the tips the shop owner gave me was to use the can in strokes, and try to get as minimal a layer of paint as possible.

Ok thanks!

post #230 of 380

I bought the HeavyArms EW-03 HG Variant for $13 with free 2 day shipping off Amazon for one and only one purpose. To try out new things.

I knew it was going to look like crap stock. This unit is over a decade old(1998) and so I grabed all my markers, sharpees(fine point), and sand paper to get this thing going.

I was going for more wear and tear instead of actual battle damage. My pics show (some) before and after pics before wear and tear scrapping, penciled 'oil/scrape' stains and panelling lines and what not. I do have a Soldering iron and thought about battle damage, but that will have to wait another day. I have spent over 10 hours on this build already and am dead tired of gunpla.

This build stock only had two colors painted onto the runners. The Dark blue and pure white. Nothing else(except for the stickers). So of course, add in panneling, exhaust staining of the legs, friction and hits to the ground scrapes etc and my gunpla was complete.

This is my first time doing this. Let me know how I did guys and recommend new stuff to try next time if you can.

I personally am quite proud of my work, and especially how good I got a unit first released in 98 to look.

http://imgur.com/a/Ps3oW

 

I will appreciate comments!

 

 

post #231 of 380
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

I bought the HeavyArms EW-03 HG Variant for $13 with free 2 day shipping off Amazon for one and only one purpose. To try out new things.

I knew it was going to look like crap stock. This unit is over a decade old(1998) and so I grabed all my markers, sharpees(fine point), and sand paper to get this thing going.

I was going for more wear and tear instead of actual battle damage. My pics show (some) before and after pics before wear and tear scrapping, penciled 'oil/scrape' stains and panelling lines and what not. I do have a Soldering iron and thought about battle damage, but that will have to wait another day. I have spent over 10 hours on this build already and am dead tired of gunpla.

This build stock only had two colors painted onto the runners. The Dark blue and pure white. Nothing else(except for the stickers). So of course, add in panneling, exhaust staining of the legs, friction and hits to the ground scrapes etc and my gunpla was complete.

This is my first time doing this. Let me know how I did guys and recommend new stuff to try next time if you can.

I personally am quite proud of my work, and especially how good I got a unit first released in 98 to look.

http://imgur.com/a/Ps3oW

 

I will appreciate comments!

 

 

 

LOL Challenge Accepted... jk :P

But I'm tempted to get one of these now too just to practice on... since I suck at custom paint and all

I'm kind of out of the tamiya cement and there are like no hobby stores around me. When I have time I'll get the kit along with some extra thin cement I guess. 

 

Did you gundam Marker that entire thing? I can never get gundam marker to go on smoothly... oh and what are those lines on the chest and shoulder made of? looks like some type of tape?

 

Edit: I was about to ask which kit it was but then I saw your pic on amazon haha   problem solved


Edited by Darknet - 8/2/13 at 8:42pm
post #232 of 380
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LOL Challenge Accepted... jk :P

But I'm tempted to get one of these now too just to practice on... since I suck at custom paint and all

I'm kind of out of the tamiya cement and there are like no hobby stores around me. When I have time I'll get the kit along with some extra thin cement I guess. 

 

Did you gundam Marker that entire thing? I can never get gundam marker to go on smoothly... oh and what are those lines on the chest and shoulder made of? looks like some type of tape?

 

Edit: I was about to ask which kit it was but then I saw your pic on amazon haha   problem solved

I bought it for the whole point of practicing! biggrin.gif

 

Yep....not exactly. I didn't use gundam markers but rather Sharpee's and dry erase markers....

 

Those are stickers :) The straight and then slightly L shaped line are stickers.

 

;) Amazon it is yo!

post #233 of 380

Alright hopefully I'll be able to get one in the following weeks before summer ends. I kind of want to try removing seam lines too for this one just because I generally don't and it seems like an interesting thing that helps... still wish I had an airbrush but I don't have enough money for all these hobbies lol (headphones, rc helis, gundam?) 

post #234 of 380
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Originally Posted by Darknet View Post

Alright hopefully I'll be able to get one in the following weeks before summer ends. I kind of want to try removing seam lines too for this one just because I generally don't and it seems like an interesting thing that helps... still wish I had an airbrush but I don't have enough money for all these hobbies lol (headphones, rc helis, gundam?) 

I know what you mean :)

 

Money money money..

post #235 of 380

As I kid I enjoyed putting together kits.  My mother never bought the paint kits for me though frown.gif

 

They used to be $7-$20 at the supermarket, nice to see the prices haven't inflated too much.  I might just snag a couple, for nostalgia's sake.  I'll get to paint them this time!

post #236 of 380
Get to it! They are cheap on amazon!
post #237 of 380

I'm ready with my paint cans. Next weekend my new Gundam Unicorn will rise.

post #238 of 380

Does anyone have any experience with g-system?

 

http://www.g-system-shop.com/product_info.php?products_id=90

 

 

I've wanted a 1/60 model kampfer in the back of my head for like the past 12 years-- but 500 dollars is steep.

post #239 of 380
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

Does anyone have any experience with g-system?

 

http://www.g-system-shop.com/product_info.php?products_id=90

 

 

I've wanted a 1/60 model kampfer in the back of my head for like the past 12 years-- but 500 dollars is steep.

It wasn't even until recently that I found out other companies make 'Gundam's that are not part of any series. 

post #240 of 380
That kampfer looks pretty amazing but i'm not anywhere close to that level of skill it requires lol. Resin kits are always insanely priced but if you have experience then they should be good. Watching other resin models, they arent as perfect fit as bandai.
Edited by Darknet - 8/4/13 at 10:51am
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