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Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Sanding
« on: September 19, 2006, 10:39:54 AM »
hi guys I have a sanding question that I want to ask. After I apply glue to the seam lines and sand it, putty and sand, Do we sand the whole leg or only sand along the putty lines?. I saw some references on a Aeroplane tutorial, and it seems like the person sand the whole wing before applying primer.Is it right the sand every single armour? or do we just sand the parts we need? thankx for reading

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Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Many questions on modelling gundams
« on: September 14, 2006, 01:50:36 PM »
Hi everyone this is my first post in the forum. I've made quite a number of gundams, but never really bother to do anything to them. Now, during my holidays, i decided to do all the panel line drawing and spraying. I have couple of questions to ask, and i hope you experts will give me some really good advices.

1. I do the panel line drawing with gundam markers, but its seems like the lines are always kinda thick, unlike the ones I see in this forum. I tried using a rubber to rub them off,but it seems to only work for parts with grooves. Areas like the Head, or protruding parts where i have to draw, dont seems to work with rubber. Is there any way I can achieve a much more professional finish? Btw, what colour should i use to achieve a cooler feeling?

2. When we do the spraying of colours, Should we enhance the colour of the gundam by spraying eg. Blue paint over the original blue chest of the gundam? or should we spray the whole chest with mr surfacer first, then spray it blue?

3. I tried spraying for the first time on my G Gundam. I did not use an air spray, because I dont have one, and I think a beginner like me should try to practice with Tamiya spray cans. My G gundam(MG) was built a couple of years ago, so I removed all the armours and assorted them in colours. I removed all the nubs with a wood carving knife. I use a sticky tack to stick the armours to a long tooth pick and sprayed the paints on to them evenly. Although I achieve a very a smooth finish, I realised its very glossy. so my third question is how can I remove the gloss for it?

4. I was drawing the panel lines for my G gundam, after it will sprayed with a Tamiya can. The suface was glossy and it was really hard for me to draw the panel lines. So, should i draw the lines first then spray? or should i spray it first then draw.

5. I notice that the White that Tamiya spray can uses looks very fake. The model number is TS-26. I remember seeing other white on the shelf, so should i continue to get this kind of white, or should i change it to another one.(any recommendations?I remember seeing many gundams that their white parts, are a little greyish)

6. Is air brushing the only way to achieve shadowing?

7. What is the flat clear coat in the FF tutorial? is it the same with Top coat?

I am so sorry to be such a nuisance. I've read FF Tutorial, but I am still unclear about some parts. Thanks for reading

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