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Painting/Priming / Re: Bit Frustrated - Need Advice on Keeping Clean
« on: September 08, 2010, 12:34:20 PM »
I need some of those! Awesome, thanks a lot I've been wondering where I could get those bottle/droppers.

Thanks a lot! I'll give it go tomorrow night after I go buy a can.

You said "can" so is it this stuff? It's safe to spray over Tamiya acrylics?

What do you guys use as an alternate to FFA+Tamiya Flat Base for a flat finish? I just can't seem to get the right mixture without hazy, white spots. Perhaps it's the quantity I'm spraying?
Would love to hear some alternates though!

Painting/Priming / Re: Bit Frustrated - Need Advice on Keeping Clean
« on: June 10, 2010, 04:08:24 PM »
Yea sorry about that, it is a siphon fed airbrush.
I do keep the paint already mixed in storage jars. Should I only do the thinning when I'm going to paint and use it all up at that time?
When ready to paint I take off the storage cap and put on the cap for brushing (with the tubing/hose). The problem just seems to be that the jar could use an o-ring of some sort, something better than the cardboard that the jar comes with-

I have looked through FF's tutorial and it was helpful but I meant to mention that when I take the jar away from the airbrush, paint drips out because the joint is simply metal on metal. Does this happen to everyone and just a simple fact?


Painting/Priming / Bit Frustrated - Need Advice on Keeping Clean
« on: June 10, 2010, 10:28:39 AM »
Hey everyone,
I'm currently working on a MG Z'Gok; it's my first model I've modded, removed seam lines and painted with an airbrush. I started on it last summer and picked it up again last week as I don't have time for modeling during the school year.

Last summer and again today, I'm having a hell of a time not wasting my paint.
It takes a bit to get my airbrush primed (bought the package from Harbor Freight) not sure why. Also, the paint always spills out from the lid/container joint when I'm painting leading to very messy fingers, dripping paint and wasted $.
Are there better jars that you recommend for storing and painting? How do you neatly change colors for airbrushing? Is there a good way to keep the paint thoroughly mixed while brushing without it separating from the Isopropyl?

Thanks in advance guys. I'm very good with a spray can and feel like that would be easier at this point but I know the cans are even more expensive and I already have the airbrush so I really want to make this work.


Model In-Progress / Re: 1/100 MG Char's Z'Gok
« on: August 24, 2009, 06:02:06 PM »
Thanks. I think the metallic blue looks a lot better in person than my pics. Always have liked that shade of blue.
The hatch I'm undecided on yet.
The vents: I don't plan on using the plastic pieces but plan on covering that space in aluminum wire mesh. Similar to the stuff from mechaskunk but silver rather than gold colored.
I have yet to buy some yet so I might have to add detail behind the wire mesh if the weave is noticeably see-through.

Model In-Progress / Re: 1/100 MG Char's Z'Gok
« on: August 20, 2009, 06:07:56 AM »
Here are a couple random pictures.
Not very good shots of the pieces.
I'm going with a rather simple paint job as this is my first.
The blue is a half flat blue, half flat metallic grey. The metallic grey is flat grey. (tamiya)

This is the left forearm armor. My plan is to have the left hand with 3 claws and the right with 4. I cut down and attached the extra fourth claw as you can see. Still needs a coat of color then flat coat.
Just noticed the dog hair laying on the piece. oops.

Needs a flat coat. Currently debating about doing panel lines. Never had any practice doing it.

I'll probably keep most metallic grey pieces glossy.

Just a little bit of the kit. I'll probably post the final piece in the gallery whenever (may be a while) I finish.

Model In-Progress / Re: 1/100 MG Char's Z'Gok
« on: August 19, 2009, 05:03:39 PM »
Did you use mechaskunk beads and screws?
I'm about to make my order and have those in my cart for the same reason (same location placement on the feet).
They look great! I'm finishing up jersey numbering for Friday's deadline (working 12+ hour days) and moving back to school on Saturday so I'll post pics as soon as I can. Might be able to get one pic up tonight.

Model In-Progress / Re: 1/100 MG Char's Z'Gok
« on: August 18, 2009, 09:08:16 AM »
I've had the same problem with mine. Not letting pieces dry and I thought toothpicks and sticky tack would be sufficient enough to hold pieces down when painting. I've had a few fly through grit and dirt (do my painting outside) so sanding and repainting has taken up a lot of forward progress.
This is my first model so I have definitely learned a lot so far. I tend to work on a couple pieces at a time so I know they go well. It takes a lot more time I think then mass painting them. It reassures me though.
As far as the panel lines...I'm keeping them on the forearm and puttying those on the abdomen, and inner knee. I think those are the only ones to deal with on this kit.
Love the look of those last two pieces. They look very clean.

Model In-Progress / Re: 1/100 MG Char's Z'Gok
« on: August 11, 2009, 04:37:25 PM »
Very Nice. I'm working on one right now as well. I Veered away from Char's paint job though. Looking great so far.

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