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November 17, 2006, 06:20:22 PM
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Hey guys, new to the Forum, my names Phil.

 Anyways, im 18 now, and when i was around 15-16 i was getting into Modelling through 'Mobile Suit Gundam' Models from many of the series, and some Warhammer 40k.

Anyways, i really wanna get back into modeling. For the most part when i built my ~10 gundam models i stuck strictly to the instructions, only painting edges/lines and details, and never bothered with painting the entire model, or puttying/glue welding.

 So i wanted to start again with an MG Gundam model (probably the MG MKII Titans) and a Veritech model. So i was wondering, do you guys have any good instructions/tips/sites on taking the MKII and fully puttying/welding the seams, priming and paiting?

 As of now i was thinking that id do something to this extent:

build the basic model, take it apart for the most part, Tamiya Cement (or would Testor's putty be better?)  the seams that really really stick out (no real internal stuff), prime all the parts id be painting (most likely just the armor and such, guns, but no internals) with flat enamel paint (would acrylic be better???) and then do all the detail and small work with my brushes. Then just wait to dry etc, and re-assemble?

 Is this a good plan? My biggest concern is what putty/cement to use (just for getting rid of seams), what paint (acrylic or enamel), and what exact steps to go from assembly -> putty -> primer -> sanding -> painting.


Sry for all the questions, i just really would like some help :D

thanks in advance,

November 17, 2006, 07:05:35 PM
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November 17, 2006, 07:19:00 PM
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Yes, please read the help forum, post in the CORRECT forum, and take the time to read the forum guidelines while you're at it. That should answer a lot of your questions.