My dog ate my RX79[G]

My dog ate my RX79[G]

Post by Phil » Fri, 19 Jul 2002 01:32:22



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Greetings All,

I've been lurking on the group for a month or so and I've finally found
need to post a query.

I bought a few RX-79[G]'s to use for a game system I'm developing using
[MSiA] figures. I wanted to detail a few and had one of the MS fully [and
nicely] keylined. Apparently my wife's dog thought it required some battle
scarring and destroyed part of the shield and the booster pack.

I quite a bit of painting experience with mini-figures [Battletech and
Heavy Gear] and conventional models, but I've never painted vinyl before
and I wondered if any of you have any reccomendations on what type of
paints to use and if I use thinning agents what kind and to what ratio,
especially for a "weathering" wash.

I appreciate all your help in advance.

Thanks,

Phil


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My dog ate my RX79[G]

Post by Giuliano Moschin » Fri, 19 Jul 2002 01:36:01


Perhaps you ought to put a "K-9" decal on what's left of the shield. ;-)

-Giuliano

Quote:

> I bought a few RX-79[G]'s to use for a game system I'm developing using
> [MSiA] figures. I wanted to detail a few and had one of the MS fully [and
> nicely] keylined. Apparently my wife's dog thought it required some battle
> scarring and destroyed part of the shield and the booster pack.


 
 
 

My dog ate my RX79[G]

Post by Prabal Nand » Fri, 19 Jul 2002 13:01:27


Quote:
> [MSiA] figures. I wanted to detail a few and had one of the MS fully [and
> nicely] keylined. Apparently my wife's dog thought it required some battle
> scarring and destroyed part of the shield and the booster pack.

   Ouch!

Quote:
> and I wondered if any of you have any reccomendations on what type of
> paints to use and if I use thinning agents what kind and to what ratio,
> especially for a "weathering" wash.

    Okay... I use Testor's acryllic paints almost exclusively on MSIAs...
thinned with alchohol, they make for good washes too. Beware of other
brands, Tamiyas sometimes get sticky and gummy and refuse to adhere to the
plastic (the transparents seem okay though). Model Master acryllics seem to
be okay as well.
    Also remember: Wash the MSIAs thoroughly and let dry/air out for a few
_days_ before painting, or the mold-release oils in the plastic will prevent
good paint adhesion!

    And take some pics when you're done!