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Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Re: Putty Questions
« on: July 09, 2009, 08:28:29 AM »
Depends if you still have a gap or if the glue has correctly filled the gap between the parts. What brand of glue are you using?

You plan to use Mr. Surfacer as a putty, right? Not as a primer? Because if you're planning to prime by applying Mr. surfacer 500 (which is not the smoothest primer btw) with a brush, be ready for a pretty coarse result.
But then again, if you wanna use it as a putty, be aware that Mr.Surfacer is just diluted putty (making it easier to apply in some cases). And yeah, any cheap (not Tamiya, that stuff's expensive!) brush will do. Since it'll pretty much be ruined eventually.

Yea I plan to just use it as a putty. And I found a cheap Tamiya brush for like a $1. Thanks for the help

Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Re: Putty Questions
« on: July 08, 2009, 06:55:58 PM »
After using cement on a seam and sanding can I just use Mr. Surfacer 500 or do i need to use Tamiya Basic Putty first? I noticed that "gamerabaenre" just used Mr. Surfacer but no one really said if it was a good idea or not. Also can I just use any cheap tamiya brush to apply Mr. Surfacer 500?

PS: FF I know you told me to post my questions in one thread but I really needed an answer to this question. I've been reading for hours and I haven't found the answer. Please do not ban me for this.

I went through the forums searching "Panel Lines", "Panel Lining", "Washes", "Enamel Wash" etc. I wanted to know what I should to thin my Tamiya Enamel Black Paint with and how much I should use of each? I also wanted to know if I paint my model with Hobby Color Acrylic and seal it with FFA will the Tamiya Enamel/Thinner mess up anything?

PS: I didn't find the answer to this question in the forum but if it has already been answered i'm sorry.

I searched the forum about hobby color paints and if they still needed to be thinned and the thread said yes. But I wanted to know if the same 91% alcohol would work for the Hobby Color Paints like it does for Tamiya Paints? Does anyone else use Hobby Color Paints? Sorry if I overlooked something in my searching and this question has already been answered.

edit:Sorry that I didn't post this in the "Paints" section.

Kit Specifics / Re: Gundam Astray Green Frame
« on: February 27, 2009, 07:03:58 PM »
Thanks and I don't mind about it not being perfect.

I searched the forum using the terms "Mr. Color Spray", "Mr. Color", and "Color Spray" but I did not find an answer to my question. I wanted to know if anyone knew of a site that sold the Mr. Color Spray products? I know HLJ sells them but they are missing so many colors that I need.

Model News Feed / Re: New PG Kit... Astray Red Frame?!
« on: February 27, 2009, 04:18:45 PM »
I want to preorder the special gift model so bad but I doubt I'll be able to get the money by March 27th. The two katanas are so cool.

Kit Specifics / Re: Gundam Astray Green Frame
« on: February 27, 2009, 04:05:51 PM »
That's the problem I can't find one of them on the list.

Kit Specifics / Gundam Astray Green Frame
« on: February 27, 2009, 01:10:42 PM »
I read the thread here about color translations and couple others but I'm still having trouble translating some of the mixed colors like 60% red and 40% black. If anyone is willing can they please translate this color guide for me?

Ok I'm sorry if everyone felt that I was posting junk but after during my searches I didn't find the answer to my question so I posted a new thread. I wasn't trying to spam the board.

I don't have an airbrush yet but I'm going to start saving up for one so that I can do my MG Freedom Gundam the right way. Does any one have or know of a compressor and dual action airbrush for around $150? I may even go up to $200. I don't need a lot of extras just enough for painting gundams.

I don't have an airbrush yet so I wanted to know if Tamiya Clear Spray Paints (Flat and Gloss) are good substitutes for FFA?

Ok I'm paintng one of my old gundam models (1/144 HG Green Astray) to practice. This is my method.
1. Disassemble and wash parts in warm water and dish soap
2. Sand off knubs using sanding sticks
3. While sanding prebuild and fill seams using Tamiya Extra Thin Cement
4. Seperate parts into colors and prime and paint each color group (Tamiya White Spray Primer and Tamiya Spray Paints)
5. I don't have an airbrush so what can I use that is a spray equivalent of FFA?
6. Take a fine point gundam marker and panel line
7. I don't have an airbrush so what can I use that is a spray equivalent of FFA?
8. I need a spray equivalent of FFA Flat
9. Assemble carefully

Well this is how I plan on remaking on model. What do you all think? Please critique.

Ok I get both of yall's point but the only reason I posted my topics and sent an email is because I still had a question after reading the guide over and over again and after searching through the forums. In the different threads I felt the answer to my question was posted.

I'm confused on the prebuilding and gluing process. If you find a a seam during prebuilding that needs filling you fill it in etc but when you have to paint after priming how do you remember what part was painted what color? Also when priming/painting is it best to take all the parts of one color, prime them, and paint them and then do the same for all the other color groups?

Hi I am a new user and I have read the "How To Build Master Grade Gundams" guide and many other threads. I have been doing gundams for a couple of years. I started back when I was younger and took a break because I couldn't find any in stores but now I'm starting up again. Up until now I have never painted a single one (Huge fear of messing up) I was planning on doing a MG Freedom Gundam over the summer but I wanted to practice a bit first. Will using tamiya spray paints and primer make a prety good model? I plan on saving up for an airbrush set soon so I can do my MG Freedom Gundam the right way. But for now I really want to try and see what results spray panting creates. Also what is a good airbrush set? I'm trying to go for $150 or maybe $200 if I can convince my parents that I really need it.

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