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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? 

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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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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