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Old 10-25-2014, 09:35 AM   #881
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I miss my PG Wing Zero
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:00 AM   #882
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What happened? Did it break?
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:34 PM   #883
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What happened? Did it break?


It fell off the shelf it was on, and 90% of the torso shattered and went everywhere. All that's left is the legs.
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:25 AM   #884
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You mean the legs are the only thing left in tact?

Could be the start of a diorama If only there was a PG Tallgeese III to stand victoriously over it
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Old Yesterday, 08:17 PM   #885
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Recommend me some sites for buying Gundam markers/paints? Also tutorials on how?
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Old Yesterday, 11:49 PM   #886
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For Gundam Markers you'd wanna just look at sites like Gundam Planet, that's where I initially got my markers from.

Fine tipped Gundam Markers are used for panel lining mainly. They're best to be used on unpainted kits. However, paint washes are much better for panel lining. They're a little trickier to get right, but they look great when they're done. Gundam Paint Markers are generally used for touchups on unpainted kits resulting from nub marks/flashes on the plastic after cutting and sanding. It's generally not a good idea to try to cover a whole kit in them.

For paints, you can use a wide variety from local hobby shops. Testors makes paints for model cars and aircrafts, and they'll work (I've used them, I like them), but Tamiya acrylic paints are very popular with Gundam modelers (I've used these as well and I also like them). Tamiya is definitely a little harder to find and more expensive, though. You'd have to check out specialty hobby stores rather than Hobby Lobby or something.

Remember, paints almost always need to be thinned before using them, and it's important to match your thinner with your type of paint (acrylic vs enamel vs lacquer). Acrylics are easiest to work with, as they're the most forgiving, but aren't the most durable. They're great for base coats and things, as you can apply enamel clear coats and washes over them.

If you want to paint a Gundam, your project will generally go like priming > base coats > detailing > clear coats. One thing I want to point out is that any painting/priming you do, regardless of whether it's hand painted, spray painted, or airbrushed, should consist of many thin coats. Thick coats of paint are always bad. You lose detail and get a bad finish on them.

This blog gives you tons of tips for painting Gundams and most of what I've learned comes from this site: http://otakurevolution.com/content/laymans-gunpla-guide

I'd be happy to try to answer any specific questions that you might have.
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