PaintingValkyries

PaintingValkyries

Post by Dru » Thu, 28 May 1998 04:00:00



I have 2 valkyrie models- the VF-1J and VF-1D from Bandai (1/72 scale).
Is it better to paint the models before glueing or after? Also, I want
to apply an even coat of paint- is it better to use spray paint for the
job if I want to cover the body (say the chest plate or he nose cone),
or should I go with brush and regular paint? Please mail me if you have
any suggestions. Thanks a lot in advance,
                   Andrew

 
 
 

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Post by cere.. » Thu, 28 May 1998 04:00:00




Quote:
>I have 2 valkyrie models- the VF-1J and VF-1D from Bandai (1/72 scale).
>Is it better to paint the models before glueing or after? Also, I want
>to apply an even coat of paint- is it better to use spray paint for the
>job if I want to cover the body (say the chest plate or he nose cone),
>or should I go with brush and regular paint? Please mail me if you have
>any suggestions. Thanks a lot in advance,
>                   Andrew

        OK, I built the Roy Fokker one. Paint your parts on the rack.
Separate them as needed. My Super Valkrie parts were molded in this
ugly green, and I painted them grey using an airbrush. The body I
spray painted white. Always use an airbrush or spray can for a even
coat of paint(and no brush strokes).

                        Jeff Kleist

                                Jeff Kleist

 
 
 

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Post by Twilight dream » Fri, 29 May 1998 04:00:00




Quote:
>I have 2 valkyrie models- the VF-1J and VF-1D from Bandai (1/72 scale).
>Is it better to paint the models before glueing or after? Also, I want
>to apply an even coat of paint- is it better to use spray paint for the
>job if I want to cover the body (say the chest plate or he nose cone),
>or should I go with brush and regular paint? Please mail me if you have
>any suggestions. Thanks a lot in advance,
>                   Andrew

Here's what i do. I testfit all parts before i glue them together not
only to see if they fir but also to see if there would be problems
with painting, like arrays becoming out reach for the brush or
airbrush. If not i glue them and sand the jount line so it becomes
invisible. The trick is off course to build as much as possible before
painting to avoid having to sand pieces with's already have been
painted.

As for painting itself. I use a airbrush because it gives the best
results. A good double action airbrush has great control over the flow
of paint so you have good results, very quick all do it needs practice
to get the most out of it. Spray cans are more difficult ot control,
but are good if you only do very basic work and not to often. In most
situations i think a cheap single action airbrush and a aircan are
better, but both need much practice before you spray your model.

Greetings, Albert.

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