People have been nudging me to move to an airbrush and it’s definitely something I will attempt in the future however, I am quite satisfied with the results I am able to get using only cans for now. “The build itself tells a story as it shows my progression. While the objective of weathering can be to achieve a beat-up or dirtied look, it need not be. Really. A car can be painted fully from top to bottom and even detailed for about $25. September 17, 2010, 9:23 am, Thanks for answering my question regarding Topcoat availability! Brushes are, instead, essential in some techniques I'll speak about later. But even then I've had different results with between Testors colors. This is the common cause of frosting. Copyright © 2020 HobbyLink Japan. Keep in mind most enamel thinners can make plastic brittle if allowed to pool on the surface. Truth be told, it's possible to achieve great results. The gloss-coating after painting not only protects your paint but also prevents the ‘silvering’ effect when it comes to applying decals. http://www.hlj.com/product/MDWMAG1009. It's easily enough to neglect this issue by spraying from a distance while moving over the piece. From your reply above, it seems that I can just use the mark softer.. is that right? Since spray cans contain higher pressure and covers a larger spray area than airbrushes, spray cans consume paint more quickly. Your choice of spray paints is up to you. I painted two crappy kits (Wing Gundam Zero and Shining Gundam), but I was not happy with the results. however, this video proves that you can paint a Gundam kit without the need for priming. I already did apply flat top coat in my gundam, but now I want to go back and put some decals on.. How should I do that without introducing the silvering effect? Thanks heaps, HLJ : Luke They're for poly-carbonate plastic and can eat through the plastic Gundam kits are made from. MG Blue Astray D, All-Japan Model & Hobby Show 2010: Bandai, Gunpla TV – Episode 44 – Yamato, MG Epyon, & The Boss’ LFA Pt. Do you assemble bits with the poly caps inside and then lightly coat? For awhile I tried the simple approach to painting gunpla by using spray cans. A word of warning though, I take no responsibility of it goes horribly south. The start-up cost is higher, since you need at least an airbrush and compressor, but over the long term it’s cheaper than spray cans. Can you clearcoat with gloss to avoid silvering, then put matt on top of that? George It’s a technique pioneered by Philip Stutcinskas and has widely spread beyond miniature armor model making. Depending on color you should be able to paint an HG kit with just one can. Hi Syd, I’m gonna use testors spray paint is it any good case I only have access to that right now so I’m gonna paint a gold gundam jesta full gold but gonna paint all the runners basically gold and some other colors with spray paint testors any tips for first timer. Also if you live in a crappy rainy place like the UK you can get some good cheap spraybooths which are good for useing spray cans indoors. Take advantage of the spray can's large spray area by painting in batches. https://dc23-mecharts.blogspot.com/2011/09/airbrush-versus-spray-cans.html Working with an airbrush has a lot of benefits, but of course it costs a fair bit of money to get started with the airbrush, compressor, and so on. Required fields are marked *, You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

.  Redditor? Do you only use spray cans or do you also airbrush? For beginners looking to take theirs to the next level, the easiest way to improve the look of your kit is with panel lining. And can u use same clips paper ones u use for hg and wat time year be good paint with spray or dose depend on weather conditions. Enamel paints are more toxic than acrylic paints, but aren’t as bad as lacquer paints. Leonardo Keep it up, I look forward to the real grade build. I’ve been able to paint an entire MG with just a couple of cans. September 17, 2010, 3:26 am. Hey guys here is just a quick little Spray Painting tutorial for you guys, I hope you enjoy! I’m about to trying spraying for the first time…silly question. Edward We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. – 1/100 MG MSN-06S Sinanju Ver. 1/100 MG  RX-77-2 Guncannon with Special Clear Armor Parts, Gunpla TV – Episode 5 – Building an MG – Inner Frames, Toy Tengoku – Episode 13 – Chogokin Gaogaigar & Jack Sparrow, Gunpla TV – Episode 161 – Star Wars kits! Is it safe to use with gunpla? That base you see the RG on in episode seven came with the September issue of Dengeki Hobby magazine. And also, is it the clear coat beneath the decal or above it that makes silvering? where can i find the base that you use for the RG in episode 7? Check out r/Gunpla & r/Gundam. February 5, 2011, 5:13 pm. Due to the fact that Enamel paint dries harder, so it’s more resistant to scratches which can be vital when posing a kit. Thanks for the great video. spardin Safari is cutting the cost of jet fuel for the hike. I am starting to use the black Gundam Marker to panel line, and I want to start painting my kits. travesty http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/preliminary-results/. A can four times the size could cost you less than something from your hobby shop. Another tutorial for you guys about Samurai Spray Paint, this time I cover all our (Izutaro) favorites Samurai Top Coat available. Bustopia.com provides some great tips and tricks for preparing the work surface and spraying with a rattle can… However if you don’t want to spray a gloss-coat before a flat coat, my advice would be to use the decal softer that we mentioned in a previous episode. In this case, a lower PSI (8-12) will let you get a broad spray while not putting out much paint. This is the most difficult process of the three, but also provides the most even, professional-looking coat. Warning - Do not use Tamiya PS sprays on your Gunpla. OR you can be like me and do dumb things like spray indoors and deal with the fumes. the Preseli Hills. The usual recommendation is that your paint should be the consistency of milk. However, in recent years, I tend to use the BOSNY brand of paints (imported from London, I believe) – these cans are about three times the size of Tamiya cans and cost only $2 per can. Dec 30, 2014 - Ever found a colour of paint that you can only get in a Spray Can? I got this valuable experience in Gunpla brush-painting, and I'm glad I can … There are a few shops that sell Tamiya and Gundam spraypaints where I live, but they usually cost about $5 a can. In general, a layer of spray paint is going to be thicker than a layer from an air brush. or is it possible to do all the parts with just 1 can? Want to see what kits and builds I'm getting into? Do you paint the polycaps? I don’t like the idea of running out of paint in a rattle can right in the middle of a project, especially if the color & brand isn’t readily available in shops in my area. Thanks! Simple WeatheringOil WeatheringHairspray ChippingAdvanced Hairspray ChippingOther Chipping MethodsBattle DamageDry BrushingOther Weathering Tips, PlaPlatingSig Super StripeMini ThrustersOption PartsAction Bases & PosingMisc Tricks & TipsKit PhotographyGundam Line ArtRecommended Sites, LGG Changelog While just painting and inking your model will put it a good few notches above an out-of-box build, a little weathering will add subtle depth to your kit's appearance, and put it in a class beyond pristinely painted Gunpla. It will be reflective and look silver from certain angles. Hi Syd, All rights reserved. where can i find the base that you use for the Real Grade in episode 7? This paint type can be thinned with petroleum-based products, like mineral spirits (white spirits) or xylene. As with using an airbrush, never stop or start painting on the piece. that’s very informative regarding spraying, though i did notice that 1 can of spray colour won’t be enough for a whole MG kit? I use lacquers because I can safely use acrylics or enamels over top when doing panel washes or adding damage, etc. Steven Remington Does it matter if I use acrylic or non acrylic spray paints? October 27, 2010, 9:04 am. Airbrushes have lots of benefits, of course – the kinds of control you can get, the ability to paint with more precision and to more easily do things like gradients and shading – but if you’re going to be doing a lot of models one of the simpler long-term benefits is cost… Bottled paint is a lot cheaper than spray cans. Next, hold the can about 10 inches away and parallel to the car’s surface, and spray the paint … For sure, if I move to an airbrush I will use Future for top coats. We created this video to explain the wheres, whens, and hows of using primer and paint. With the right techniques you can get a great finish with hand-painting or spray cans… So it’s a good way to start out the hobby right! It isn’t just Daze who’s into Gunpla – his daughter built some kits too. The Sinanju, however, was a different story. Sometimes it will hardly be noticeable. This product helps prevent silvering as well. November 29, 2010, 10:12 pm. I’m new with painting and i just want to ask what is the type of spray paint you are using? You can easily paint your own vehicle with spray paint cans. Also on point 2, I find it better overall to spray in bursts. But to save on spraypaints, I usually tape the parts to a board with the part side that I don’t intend to paint FACE DOWN on the board (the sides that will be hidden from view once the kit is assembled) – this usually work for the outer armors of a kit. In this episode: Hey, cool! If I want a matte finish I will top-coat it with Flat Top-coat or if I want it gloss I will top coat it again with gloss. October 2, 2010, 1:57 am. The can’s rate of flow is generally higher and combined with the thicker paint,  will result in areas of uneven thickness. It’s been hailed as the best invention since sliced bread by its adepts, but also called a time consuming gimmick by naysayers. Or I could try something else,” he said. I do my spray painting early in the morning and end it mid day. Take my Semovente orAGE-1 Titanfor example. Spray Paint, applied with an airbrush or straight out of the can. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Always test or accept the risks. Spray Cans are great to start off or great for doing smaller Kits. Spray Max can be used on motor vehicles, wheel rim inserts, bicycles, agricultural and construction machinery, woodwork, guitars, and much more. They are meant for automotive painting, but I find they work well with plastics, though they don’t come in the same wide variety of colors, I still more or less find what I’m looking for in their selection. Hi Sterling, September 29, 2010, 9:13 am. Shinra The negative results you could end up with depends on the paint. – clips and more clips. spikesagitta I hope this article can help you guys and always thank you for supporting us Izutaro. This is one major reason that I favor an airbrush over spray cans. Even the cheap stuff. It is the surface underneath the decal that will determine whether there is any ‘silvering’. I only have access to tamiya spray paint polycarbonate here in my place. I normally use BOSNY for touch-ups, priming, and topcoating, anyways. Wonder in amazement as all the detail. We hope this video answers many of the questions we’ve received about painting. Also, since your spraying 100% compressed air, you don’t have to worry about propellant like you get with cans of compressed air, which could possibly damage whatever your spraying, and in my honest opinion, is a pure waste of money. My question is in manuals, when they tell you what color to use there are multiple wither percentages next to them. You can spray the individual sections of your Gunpla model one by one, but it takes more time, energy and spray paint to do and makes little difference compared to spraying the whole model all together; you can use some simple techniques to help properly cover all the essential parts of your model. Water droplets can mix with your paint while it travels from the spray can or airbrush to the painting surface. Compared to an airbrush, the diameter of spray from a can is larger. I wanted a deep, rich yellow and I used about 6 cans of paint just on the yellow. Wonder wtf Bandai's marketing team was thinking, and more! Play with the mix until it sprays … Before you get to masking and painting it's a good idea to plan your design and colour scheme. It also helps if you have a spray booth with an exhaust fan. June 26, 2014, 10:32 am. Well, actually I wanted the gold a little darker so I sprayed the pieces gloss black, then masked, then sprayed the gold. To avoid silvering it’s advisable to put a gloss clear coat on before you apply decals. To avoid ruining your paint job, do your painting during sunny weather. One question. I personally prefer like colours that are pretty similar in shade or tone, overlapped to provide a bit of complexity. However, if you use acrylics as a base coat, using enamels over top is iffy and using lacquers over top is a no-no. How long do you wait before you re-coat or top coat when using lacquer? When it comes to gunpla, it is my opinion that there is no better technique for simulating paint chips that are scalable and hold up to macro-photography. While they can be easier to use and take up less space, as well as costing less for individual projects, if your like many modelers you have a huge stack of models built up waiting to be built and painted, which makes an airbrush a smart investment. September 16, 2010, 4:19 am. You can view the full list of colours here. To spray paint a car, first make sure you spray in a well-ventilated area, and wear a mask and goggles for safety. September 29, 2010, 1:46 am, I dont agree when you said you can get away with no primer you should always prime as it gives the colour some thing to grab on and also fills in any scratches. can anyone give me a step-by-step of how you paint TT Hongli kits. It's review time again, now featuring the Perfect Grade Unleashed RX-78-2 Gundam! What is Gunpla?Buying Kits & For some I sprayed gloss black, then gold, then masked and sprayed black again. Syd & Hobbylink, these videos are awesome, the tips you are providing are greatly appreciated not just by myself but I am sure by many who are just getting in to gunpla, so thank you for putting these on. Here at Gunpla 101, we’ve only ever applied clear top coat spray paint so far. Daniel I am a relatively amateur Gunpla builder. There are a ton of different ways to do camouflage from subtle to bold, from free form to hard lines, even from authentic to original. Tcpglobal.com is a great site to buy your stuff you can get some pretty good deals from them as far as compressors and airbrush kits. Bandai model kits really progressed over the years. If it's too thick your paint will sputter and spiderweb; too thin and it will run and disperse as you spray. We’re going to show you how to get a decent paint job on your own gundam using only spray cans. 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