Author Topic: HGUC Operation V (RX-78 first)  (Read 1537 times)

October 29, 2006, 12:37:33 AM
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Vinny

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I broke another piece on my Master Grade F-91, so I gave up on it :(  I was mainly using it to test techniques and now I'm working on a model for real.  But yeah, if anyone needs some parts from the F-91 MG, I have all the weapons, the stand, and leg parts still on the tree.
So, I ordered my next kit, the HGUC Operation V three pack of Gundam, Guncannon, and Guntank.  I'm started on the Gundam first, even though we all know Guntank is the coolest of the three.  
This is my first time really having to deal with seams, though I used the plastic weld a few times on the F-91.  But this is the first time I've used it on huge parts, like the leg pieces.  I love the stuff.  After sanding, it looks like it was always one piece, not two.
I also, for the first time, am using putty, to take care of the gaps I miss.  I apply it to all seams just to be double sure they are filled.  I used Squadron green putty, mixed with alchol, so it's more liquid and I just brush it on.  Works great, since it flows into the seams and holes on the model.
Here's the different leg pieces on kabobs after one coat of primer.  I'm going to go back out later after pancakes and put another coat on, and another later if need be.  How many coats of primer do you guys usually do?  I'm using Testor's acrylic white primer from the little half ounce bottles.  
Here's a pic of all the pieces I'm currently airbrushing.  I've only got one coat of primer so far, so you can still seen some putty on it.  
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c184/Vinnems/Together.jpg
Here's an upclose shot of the foot guard dealy.  Those dark lines are the putty.  Just flows right into the cracks ^_^.  Love the stuff.  
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c184/Vinnems/foot.jpg
I'll post more pics later after some more primer coats.  I finally have a weekend where I didn't take extra work and I have no assignments or tests due next week, so I'm working on this model like crazy!
Oh, and I have another question.  The model came with a sheet of those stickers that are clear.  Not like the normal eye stickers and what not, but stickers that are like decals, but instead of rubbing them on, they're just stickers but clear all around.  Know what I'm talkin about?  Anyways, is there a way to apply those without being able to tell they are stickers?  Some are really cool and I'ld like to put a few on.

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October 29, 2006, 02:29:11 AM
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This is for curved surfaces - Regarding those stickers, I saw in a recent hobby japan that they sliced the stickers out really close to the design. After putting a droplet or 2 of water (detergent inside? I don't know) they applied the sticker like a decal. Then they cut the sticker at places where it would bunch up or crumple and then smoothed it out onto the surface. It goes on quite clean. Of course, like the rest would say here: If you can get your hands on waterslide decals, dump the stickers.
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I'm trying to decrease my talk : model ratio.
Less talk more model!

October 29, 2006, 03:08:17 AM
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Hmmmm... I'm noticed that the putty in the seams and the little bit left on the pieces is still showing under the primer.  Will these go away one I do a few layers of paint?  I've done two oats of primer yet I can still see them.

October 29, 2006, 12:49:34 PM
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What sort of primer are you using? Unless you are using real thin primer the putty should be covered.

October 29, 2006, 04:21:12 PM
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I was using Testor's acrylic white primer.  I gave up on it and after reading a little in the primer thread, I noticed I had a can of Grey Krylon primer.  So I sprayed it in a bottle and airbrushed it on my model.  Worked great, except it got kind of clumpy in some spots, but that's OK since I can sand it smooth.  I think I'll buy a new can since the one I have is pretty old and do the rest of the model in it.  Covered everything, can't eve tell it was two pieces now.

October 30, 2006, 03:39:54 AM
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Waiting for the Kryon to cure, so I can sand it a bit.  Bought some 2000 grit sandpaper so I can rub off the tiny little dry bits on it.  I'll see how things work out tomorrow.

October 31, 2006, 04:04:11 AM
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OK, so I'm never touching Kryon again.  I messed up my airbrush, and it just chips off the pieces.  Tonight was one of those nights where you just want to pound down the thinner and let the loooooong sleep come over you :P  I found out that you should not thin Model Master paints.  No wonder the white primer wasn't working.  Live and learn.  So, I took a toothbrush and some 409 to the pieces I primed with Kryon, invented some new cuss words, and pretty much got most of the paint off the pieces.  I'm gonna let them soak in 409 over night and hopefully they'll be a little bit better.  On the plus side, I've got the cleanest hands in the world :P
So, I ****ed up majorly, but I'll just pick myself up and try again tomorrow night.  I came up with a color scheme that can pull me out of the fire if need be, though I'd prefer to do it in it's original colors.