Author Topic: 1/24 Hi-Nu Bust - New type of Paint reviewed  (Read 9473 times)

May 30, 2011, 07:13:57 PM
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Got around to painting pure white, then the yellow as you all recommended.  It has turned out MUCH better, as you can see.



I began to put on some decals and use the Mr Hobby products (Mark Softer and Mark Setter), and holy cow these products are worth every penny.  The silver in the picture below was painted with Plamo Color's Silver, it paints on pretty good, but is hard to hand paint I've noticed.  I believe it is more for airbrushing.



Also, I began to paint some details.  The silver is just a simple silver lacquer from Model Master, and the copper is Mr Metal Color, however the red is the lacquer from Plamo color.  It was very easy to paint, self-leveled and is very vibrant to boot.  I know I may have made little mistakes, but I plan on going back and touching those up.

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May 31, 2011, 12:56:53 AM
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You are totally doing this kit justice. Pretty fast too. :yeah:  Have you decided what you are doing for panel lines?

I love the Sol and Set too. It changed decals for me completely.
The yellow is looking good! Glad it worked out for you. Love the details. I think they look awesome as is.
Nice job!
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June 02, 2011, 03:50:12 PM
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Thanks Grail!  I'll probably just do the standard Gray or black enamel wash.  There are a few more details on the kit that need attention so I'll be getting to those soon as well.  The details are probably the most fun part of this kit!!!
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June 03, 2011, 03:26:51 AM
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C'est B... Well it's really pretty.

June 04, 2011, 09:11:17 AM
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Looking sharp grail.  Nice job on the detail painting.  Will you be painting the Vacu Formed piece that covers the sensor?  You might want to leave it clear to show off those cool details.
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July 10, 2011, 10:39:28 PM
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Details, details, details.... LOTS of handpainting, this is sort of the highlight of it, but I've had to handpaint a lot of silver details in.

Once I finish with these last few phases of painting, it's onto clearcoating and decals.



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July 11, 2011, 03:48:37 AM
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July 11, 2011, 07:16:29 AM
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Looking great MW, keep it up!
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July 11, 2011, 10:30:27 AM
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Dude!  8)
Well Major W :secret police:,your major details,are kicking major ass.  :-)  Awesome.
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August 07, 2011, 12:45:55 PM
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Almost done... Just pre-fitting to make sure most things fit.

I have a few last pieces to paint (that I've looked over), a teensy bit of panel lining left, and decals and flat coats left.  Not too much longer!

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August 07, 2011, 01:22:11 PM
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Very sharp man.  LOVE LOVE LOVE your shading.  How are you liking the new paints.  I have thought about giving them a try.
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August 07, 2011, 02:25:58 PM
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Thanks Mvm! 
Can't wait to see once I put a flat finish on this sucker.

I am becoming a fan of the Plamo colour line.  LOTS of paint per container, paints very easily, and easy to thin.  The primer is pretty good too.  Not as good as Mr Resin Primer (but it is a nicer shade of gray IMO), but very smooth and grabs on quite good.
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August 08, 2011, 05:14:44 AM
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This is looking really great! I'm curious about the kit, which version is this? It looks much better that the g-system-models version I usually see.

August 08, 2011, 08:21:29 AM
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Looks amazing so far!  Can't wait to see the final product!
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August 08, 2011, 08:45:01 AM
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Thanks!  As to the version, this is the SMS version.  It's slightly modified (mostly on the bottom), and has a few added details as well. 
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August 21, 2011, 11:14:07 PM
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I have now added a flat finish, two pieces need white patch-up paint tomorrow, but I believe everything else is in final order.  Should be finished here soon.  Astronaut was added to add some scale to the kit.  Should look pretty neat with the final presentation I'm hoping.

Pics here:








^^The friggin wiring was so small (22 gauge I believe), that when I pulled on it, it came undone.  One trip to home depot and 1 hour of re-wiring with 18-gauge wire later, and we are in business!

When I have time I will finish this kit!  C&C and criticisms ALWAYS wanted!
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August 22, 2011, 03:20:30 AM
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Very nice! I like the figure, will give life to the completed display.

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August 22, 2011, 11:39:18 AM
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Looks fantastic with the flat.  Your shading really popped.  I think i am going to give those paints a try.  The seem to look very nice and vibrant.
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August 23, 2011, 05:31:19 AM
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Awesome job! I'll be picking up some Plamo colors as soon as I get my airbrush and compressor set going.

What kit is that astronaut from and where can I get a hold of one? :pirate2:

August 23, 2011, 10:41:04 AM
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Looks fantastic with the flat.  Your shading really popped.  I think i am going to give those paints a try.  The seem to look very nice and vibrant.
Thanks!  The flat top coat was also using the Plamo colour line.  Good stuff.

@Bhm - I don't remember what it is from, but I bought it from a hobby shop in San Diego.  Astronauts in 1/24 scale are hard to come by!!! I think it cost me $13 for a very small TOY..... haha.
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