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Painting/Priming / Paint buildup after removing masking tape?
« on: September 12, 2007, 09:07:56 AM »
So I went ahead and masked the chest armor for painting.  Sadly to say the job came out great except when I tore off the masking tape which had a bit a buildup because I was using a Tamiya spray can.  What would be the best to remove the excess paint?  Really really fine sandpaper + water? 

Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Modifying no grade Gundam Seed kits(1/100)
« on: September 11, 2007, 06:51:17 PM »
I absolutely hate the no grade Strike Freedom and I'm still a little new around here so I'm not too family with the sections at the moment.

The no grade 1/100 Strike Freedom has several things that I hate such as:
-Huge head or small torso
-No pose ability to it
-Very plain looking.

So question to the veteran builders here, could you guys direct me to any sources for modifications and etc or some threads?

Thanks all.

Okay, this is gonna be an expensive investment, but as curious as I am, I want to try out resin/garage kits.

Now here's the main question, depending on how my straight build and paint goes on my current project(Kampfer), I might wanna start on a resin kit but which one?  Mecha or anime characters?

I love both and I also have a small collection of both(Mecha = Gundam, Super Robot Wars and various pre-painted anime characters).  I figured if I love PVC characters, I might as well make a hands on hobby where I can choose whatever colors I want for the character and might as well save some money doing it myself(from what i've seen, garage/resin kits are half price of pre painted PVC kits).

Any suggestions?  Should I just work on my built kits I have on my self before moving onto Resin/Garage kits?
What are some good reliable sites to goto to order these stuff(HLJ, Hobbyfan, etc...)?

Thanks in advance.

Model In-Progress / MG Kampfer
« on: September 06, 2007, 01:16:53 PM »
Novice in the advanced building department(and painting).  Its been a while since I had time to do stuff on this kit, well I'm just planning to do a straight build + custom paint.

I seem to have some problems with Mr. Putty, its seems to crack and fall out of the seams during sanding.  I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, am I sanding down too much?  I doubt its the sand paper, its 400 grade.

Anyway, here are some pics, in the process of priming atm:

Crap, just noticed that the inside of the arm armor needs to be painted in!!

Painting/Priming / Painting overlapping pieces?
« on: August 03, 2007, 05:05:12 PM »
Well currently I'm working on a Kampfer and this is the first time I will be sanding, puttying and painting a model kit so I'm a little confuse on how I should assemble the upper leg piece.

So I think these are the correct steps(from tutorial);
1. Cut pieces out, cut excess plastic and a bit of sanding.
2. pre-building
3. glue, putty then sand
4. prime
5. sand?
6. paint?

So how would I do the leg part?  There's leg itself and then the vernier + armor that goes over the upper leg(thigh?).  Would I paint, prime and etc to the whole parts together or do the inner leg then the outer shell?

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