Author Topic: Quattro Bajina aka Char Aznable 1/12 WIP  (Read 6357 times)

January 13, 2007, 01:08:57 AM
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you mean normal detergent?????

January 13, 2007, 08:21:49 AM
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Glad to see the paint chipping didin't discourage you, Bhop. This is looking very good. Looking forward to the finished pics.

January 13, 2007, 11:59:46 AM
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Quote from: "braxat2000"
Looks superb. I love the flesh tones, very subtle.

About the chipped paint, I had this problem with all kinds of masking agents (maskoll, tamiya masking tape), and found out that the problem with my models was that I should have washed them in soapo and water before painting.

This fixed the problem for resin and plastic.


Yeah... I always scrub all of my resin kits with dish detergent and a toothbrush and this one was no exception, so I don't really know what went wrong.

January 14, 2007, 04:31:44 AM
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At least you managed to work wround it great.

pgstrike: regular hands soap, with an old toothbrush and warm water will do the trick. I usually do it when the parts are on the sprues. Also, let it air dry.

January 14, 2007, 01:28:15 PM
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Quattro (Char) wouldn't wear a skirt!  Its a tunic!

Nice save on the paint chips, Brandon.  Model in a weekend.  I am jealous.  8)

January 14, 2007, 03:19:00 PM
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CRAAAAAP!!!!!

I just found some full body pics and I guess his boots are supposed to be red!!!  :cry:

I dunno why I thought they were black.. man oh man.. time to get out the lacquer thinner i guess.. dammit.

January 14, 2007, 07:54:19 PM
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Well, the black shoes work well with the red clothing.
That suck you have to strip off the paint after fixing the masking problem.

January 14, 2007, 09:37:50 PM
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Quote from: "accord99"
Well, the black shoes work well with the red clothing.
That suck you have to strip off the paint after fixing the masking problem.


Yeah, I already stripped and primed it now. It's actually not as big a deal as the chips were.

January 15, 2007, 09:47:31 AM
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That's too bad because the black boots looked supurb!

That masking fluid from WN looks interesting... I might pick some of that up. How did it hold up to enamel/lacquers/Tamiya Thinner?

January 15, 2007, 09:50:01 AM
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The masking fluid from WN is just liquid latex in a bottle. I have some at home and it works great, especially for rounded surfaces. Usually what I will do is lay a tape line down to get a hard edge, the spread on the masking fluid. Once its dry I carefully peel up the tape so that the masking fluid has a hard straight edge. Then paint to your hearts desire. Once the paint is dry the mask just rubs off.

January 15, 2007, 10:07:14 AM
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Quote from: "mtomczek"
The masking fluid from WN is just liquid latex in a bottle. I have some at home and it works great, especially for rounded surfaces. Usually what I will do is lay a tape line down to get a hard edge, the spread on the masking fluid. Once its dry I carefully peel up the tape so that the masking fluid has a hard straight edge. Then paint to your hearts desire. Once the paint is dry the mask just rubs off.


I'm not sure I understand why you don't just use tape if you're already laying down some tape in the first place?  :?   I mean, for me, the reason I use the fluid is for parts that I can't get easily with tape.

As far as how it holds up, I used acrylic and the acrylic/lacquer spray can and no harm with either.  Tonight, i'm going to paint the boots and make the base for it and I should be able to take finished pics tomorrow night... along with a couple other things i've been procrastinating on as far as pics go.

January 15, 2007, 10:51:52 AM
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Well the area that the liquid mask is covering is an area that isnt easy to tape. So imagine the hard edge being on the bottom of the calf where its square, then the liquid mask would cover the round part of the leg.

January 15, 2007, 02:26:08 PM
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I picked up a bottle a bit ago... $12.95, but with a 40% off coupon it was like $8.34. Thanks for the tip! Gonna try it out on the hornet.

January 15, 2007, 10:51:41 PM
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Well, he's finished.  It's kinda late for me to setup my "studio" and take pics though, so that'll have to wait till tomorrow night.  Here's a sneak peek though, and a scale comparison with my 1/6 Asuka in case anyone wonders how small a 1/12 scale figure is (plus Gamera was asking over on another forum.. heh)

*checks one off the pile*



January 16, 2007, 03:40:31 AM
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Looks great, Bhop. I think I liked the black boots better.  :D  So, what's next on the list?

January 16, 2007, 09:47:10 AM
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Quote from: "fredpekker"
Looks great, Bhop. I think I liked the black boots better.  :D  So, what's next on the list?


They did look nice in black, but I wanted to kee it anime-accurate. :razz:

Next is to take finished pics, but as far as models, another 1/12, but a Datsun 240zg this time.  I'm hoping to finish that in time for Tamiyacon.  Once I start on it, i'll make a wip.