Painting help needed

Painting help needed

Post by Chester Wan » Tue, 21 Aug 2001 02:55:24



OK I admit it , I'm just too lazy to hand paint the 1/100 Wing Gundam Zero
custom.  So I was going to spray paint it with a semi gloss...But here's my
problem.  How am I going to get the p***lines on?

I was going to spray pain it first and then get the p***lines on by using
a watered down acrylic dark grey and then fix it with a white drybrush.

Is there a better way to do this???

Thanks

 
 
 

Painting help needed

Post by Giuliano Moschin » Tue, 21 Aug 2001 02:47:07


Assuming that the spray paint is a different medium other than acrylic, it should be easy to do.

Example:

Spray paint the body with an enamel or lacquer spray-can color.

Wash the panel lines with your watered down acrylic - wipe off excess with a wet Q-Tip.

The wet q-tip shouldn't affect the base coat of paint, so you shouldn't have to drybrush..

Unless, of course,  you want to drybrush, to bring out some of the details...

-Giuliano

Quote:

> OK I admit it , I'm just too lazy to hand paint the 1/100 Wing Gundam Zero
> custom.  So I was going to spray paint it with a semi gloss...But here's my
> problem.  How am I going to get the p***lines on?

> I was going to spray pain it first and then get the p***lines on by using
> a watered down acrylic dark grey and then fix it with a white drybrush.

> Is there a better way to do this???

> Thanks


 
 
 

Painting help needed

Post by Dav » Tue, 21 Aug 2001 09:32:43


Quote:

> OK I admit it , I'm just too lazy to hand paint the 1/100 Wing Gundam Zero
> custom.  So I was going to spray paint it with a semi gloss...But here's my
> How am I going to get the p***lines on?

You could always use a mechanical pencil - just hit the panel-lined
model with a matte coat before you give it the semi-gloss and it'll
remove the graphite's silvery sheen.  It's quick, mistakes can be
cleaned up with the simple "wet finger" technique (1:*** finger, 2:
wipe ^_^), and looks quite nice in the end - give it a shot on a spare
piece of sprue or something.  It won't come out as dark as black ink
or paint would, so it'll likely be a fair match for the gray you were
thinking of using.

Oh, and a matte coat before the pencil work will help - it'll give the
surface a better texture for the graphite to cling to than bare
plastic.

  -- Dave

 
 
 

Painting help needed

Post by silent_kens » Tue, 21 Aug 2001 10:54:34


Quote:

> Assuming that the spray paint is a different medium other than acrylic, it should be easy to do.

> Example:

> Spray paint the body with an enamel or lacquer spray-can color.

> Wash the panel lines with your watered down acrylic - wipe off excess with a wet Q-Tip.

> The wet q-tip shouldn't affect the base coat of paint, so you shouldn't have to drybrush..

> Unless, of course,  you want to drybrush, to bring out some of the details...

> -Giuliano


> > OK I admit it , I'm just too lazy to hand paint the 1/100 Wing Gundam Zero
> > custom.  So I was going to spray paint it with a semi gloss...But here's my
> > problem.  How am I going to get the p***lines on?

> > I was going to spray pain it first and then get the p***lines on by using
> > a watered down acrylic dark grey and then fix it with a white drybrush.

> > Is there a better way to do this???

> > Thanks

Yeah just use mixed mediums to do the panel lines. From what I know
most spray cans are lacquer based, so it's ok to use either watered
down acrylic or enamel paints for the panel lines. If you're using an
airbrush, never, ever spray enamel on your model. It will take a very
long, long time for it to dry.  Acrylics generally takes a day to dry,
but still handle with care, just because it's dry on the surface
doesn't mean it's fully cured beneath.
Or if you find this whole thing of mixed mediums to be a hassle you
can always use  the pen method, but that's just lazy and it gives the
model a toyish look. But hey, that's just me.
 
 
 

Painting help needed

Post by Wayne C. Morri » Wed, 22 Aug 2001 11:36:12




Quote:
> OK I admit it , I'm just too lazy to hand paint the 1/100 Wing Gundam Zero
> custom.  So I was going to spray paint it with a semi gloss...But here's my
> problem.  How am I going to get the p***lines on?

> I was going to spray pain it first and then get the p***lines on by using
> a watered down acrylic dark grey and then fix it with a white drybrush.

> Is there a better way to do this???

Some modelers do it that way.  Usually they'll thin the paint down so
that it'll flow along the panel lines on its own.

A lot of aircraft modelers use a sharp pencil to do panel lines.

Others use oil-based pigmented ink pens, such as Pigma Micron.  These
are available in many craft, stationery, and office supply stores.

And of course there are the fine-tip Gundam markers which you can pick
up at some model hobby shops.