Hi Syd, 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. Thanks Syd, brain.genghiscon.org Turpentine can also be used, though brand-name thinners usually perform the best. Then there were the black, gold, and silver parts as well. Next, hold the can about 10 inches away and parallel to the car’s surface, and spray the paint … Odorless oil thinners for artists are also a good alternative. After I apply decals I will top coat again with the final top-coat. how many spray did you use when you did your sinanju? Since spray cans contain higher pressure and covers a larger spray area than airbrushes, spray cans consume paint more quickly. Do you paint the polycaps? Wonder wtf Bandai's marketing team was thinking, and more! And the great thing about panel lining is that once you know how to do it, you can easily apply it to anything you build! 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. It is the surface underneath the decal that will determine whether there is any ‘silvering’. Spray painting with an aerosol can yield professional results. Syd Sked 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? This is posted on a group that I belong to (thanks PGBC). Also on point 2, I find it better overall to spray in bursts. Unfortunately, there are some negative trade offs vs. using an air brush. High grade kits nowadays boast details and sophistication comparable to early Master Grades. Before you get to masking and painting it's a good idea to plan your design and colour scheme. Small details can, in a sense, be washed out. Difficulty GradesTerminologyBuilding EquipmentDetailing EquipmentPainting EquipmentMisc EquipmentGlue Guide, Project FlowchartConstruction GuideDetail LinesDecals & StickersTop Coats, Paint Space PrepPaint TypesSampling PaintsPaint ReferencesPrimingAirbrushingPreshadingSpray CansDecanting PaintsMaskingCamouflageHand Painting, Weathering (Old Tutorial)Weathering General Hi Syd, thanks for another great and very useful videos of yours. Here is a short article/note about some common spray can painting techniques which can be used to customize your Gundam Kits. From your reply above, it seems that I can just use the mark softer.. is that right? There’s some info and pics in an old blog entry I wrote. This applies to MG kits as well. Take advantage of the spray can's large spray area by painting in batches. 1, Gunpla TV – Episode 364 – New Arrivals For June 19th, 1/35 MG AV-98 Ingram 1st by Bandai – Part 2 – Build, Gunpla TV – Episode 374 – New Arrivals for September 4th, http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/black-gold-and-a-bazooka/, http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/preliminary-results/, Gunpla TV – PG Unleashed RX-78-2 Gundam Inner Frame. Safari is cutting the cost of jet fuel for the hike. As with using an airbrush, never stop or start painting on the piece. This makes use of the spray cans large spray radius, the pieces close to each other will catch some paint so the paint isn't just going to waste. Really. You also don't have to mask the whole part if you've airbrush, just mask around the area and paint small details. What does this mean? Or I could try something else,” he said. Excellent video! I normally use BOSNY for touch-ups, priming, and topcoating, anyways. 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. Hi Sterling, I only have access to tamiya spray paint polycarbonate here in my place. That base you see the RG on in episode seven came with the September issue of Dengeki Hobby magazine. Take my Semovente orAGE-1 Titanfor example. Thanks for the great video. Can you clearcoat with gloss to avoid silvering, then put matt on top of that? 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. BTW… it looks very awesome in yellow , Sterling If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Shinra It's certainly easier than air brushing since there's no mixing of paints or equipment cleanup afterward. Bustopia.com provides some great tips and tricks for preparing the work surface and spraying with a rattle can… 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. Check out r/Gunpla & r/Gundam. Here is the video that many people have been asking for. Keep it up, I look forward to the real grade build. We are sold out of that item but you may be able to find a few for sale on auction sites around the internet. Take a look at my MG Nu for example. 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. – clips and more clips. February 5, 2011, 5:13 pm. October 27, 2010, 7:59 am. Daniel Spray Max can be used on motor vehicles, wheel rim inserts, bicycles, agricultural and construction machinery, woodwork, guitars, and much more. Thus far, I've found out that Tamiya's lacquers apply thinner than the Testors enamels. 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? the Preseli Hills. Truth be told, it's possible to achieve great results. My results are now good but not comparable to Martin's inasmuch as brushes will never compare to a good spray can in painting a Gunpla's basic colors. We’re going to show you how to get a decent paint job on your own gundam using only spray cans. or is it possible to do all the parts with just 1 can? Like colours also allow you to use lighter coats and avoid edges between masks. I asked their permission to post this here so that everyone can benefit from it. For awhile I tried the simple approach to painting gunpla by using spray cans. Your choice of spray paints is up to you. Another tutorial for you guys about Samurai Spray Paint, this time I cover all our (Izutaro) favorites Samurai Top Coat available. To avoid ruining your paint job, do your painting during sunny weather. Priming does indeed help the paint grab onto the piece and can fill scratches (Mr. Surfacer works well for this, too.) My question is in manuals, when they tell you what color to use there are multiple wither percentages next to them. 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. There are a few shops that sell Tamiya and Gundam spraypaints where I live, but they usually cost about $5 a can. Thus, it is not practical to paint each part of your kit individually. What is the gloss coating after painting for? What is Gunpla?Buying Kits & MG Blue Astray D, All-Japan Model & Hobby Show 2010: Bandai, Gunpla TV – Episode 44 – Yamato, MG Epyon, & The Boss’ LFA Pt. Depending on color you should be able to paint an HG kit with just one can. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think. 2 questions tho. Do you ever use future for top coats? This paint type can be thinned with petroleum-based products, like mineral spirits (white spirits) or xylene. Without any liquid medium loaded in it, all its spraying is compressed air, which is perfect for cleaning model kits, delicate objects, and computers. 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. otakurevolution.com/content/laymans-gunpla-guide-spray-can-tutorial September 17, 2010, 3:26 am. Hey guys here is just a quick little Spray Painting tutorial for you guys, I hope you enjoy! Check out the... Gunpla, plamo, tutorials and reviews since 2008, Layman's Gunpla Guide - Spray Can Tutorial, You can find me (and a whole lot of better builders) on the official Discord of r/Gunpla and r/Gundam. 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. The defence cheap holidays abroad giant was lifted 6. 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. Always test or accept the risks. Nothing will stop me from painting my gunpla! Thanks Syd again for sharing the information ! I am starting to use the black Gundam Marker to panel line, and I want to start painting my kits. 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. If it's too thick your paint will sputter and spiderweb; too thin and it will run and disperse as you spray. A word of warning though, I take no responsibility of it goes horribly south. 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! I wanted a deep, rich yellow and I used about 6 cans of paint just on the yellow. where can i find the base that you use for the Real Grade in episode 7? They also dry relatively quick. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Nothing! Night time it gets way too humid and it will make it look nasty. This is the common cause of frosting. It also helps if you have a spray booth with an exhaust fan. George Play with the mix until it sprays … However, if you use acrylics as a base coat, using enamels over top is iffy and using lacquers over top is a no-no. I later realized I didn't use primer. Warning - Do not use Tamiya PS sprays on your Gunpla. We hope this video answers many of the questions we’ve received about painting. Tutorial Samurai Spray Paint Top Coat by Putra Shining Hi and welcome to Putaro Plastic Modeller! The benefit of using Tamiya or Testors is that they're made for this sort of thing. Well, actually I wanted the gold a little darker so I sprayed the pieces gloss black, then masked, then sprayed the gold. Spray Paint, applied with an airbrush or straight out of the can. George This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The usual recommendation is that your paint should be the consistency of milk. 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 trick is in the method. This is one major reason that I favor an airbrush over spray cans. I’m new with painting and i just want to ask what is the type of spray paint you are using? It's much easier to find yourself with dripping or pooling when using spray cans. To avoid that you need to get the decal on the surface completely which is why gloss coat is recommended and mark setter and mark softer used regularly. https://dc23-mecharts.blogspot.com/2011/09/airbrush-versus-spray-cans.html The gold was applied by masking off the parts I wanted to keep black, then spraying gold. The Sinanju, however, was a different story. I painted two crappy kits (Wing Gundam Zero and Shining Gundam), but I was not happy with the results. Looking to build a Gundam model? September 20, 2010, 1:49 pm. Dec 30, 2014 - Ever found a colour of paint that you can only get in a Spray Can? JM Aldeguer Note that connection points between pieces may not fit as easily with extra layers of paint. Hopefully I’ll be able to find some alternative…, Tommy Thanks heaps, HLJ : Luke It’s a technique pioneered by Philip Stutcinskas and has widely spread beyond miniature armor model making. I am a relatively amateur Gunpla builder. Professional paint results, sprays like a SPRAY GUN. Remember that an airbrush is also a multi-use tool. I haven’t entered the Yellowbird into any competitions, although I thought about it at some point, so the one you saw must have been someone else’s. Brushes are, instead, essential in some techniques I'll speak about later. For beginners looking to take theirs to the next level, the easiest way to improve the look of your kit is with panel lining. It’s recommended for hand painting (slower drying allows for additional time for the paint to self level and hide brush strokes). Spray Cans are great to start off or great for doing smaller Kits. I’ve found them to be very forgiving even if you apply a little too much, and they even out pretty well. Your buying air. When you feel like you've got a good batch try test spraying some paper. http://www.hlj.com/product/MDWMAG1009. Learning new stuff every kit :) a basic info for starting gunpla paintingRE 1/100 Nightingale Reborn custom paint WIP Mild Sauce said lovely heavy detail of the inner frame... MightyLeg said dang that durability looks nice... Castoff20 said Such fine details and the molding looks ... Anna said Isn't it wild? To avoid silvering it’s advisable to put a gloss clear coat on before you apply decals. Compared to an airbrush, the diameter of spray from a can is larger. Tamiya Spray Cans can be found at most hobby shops in North America and Asia. Hi Syd how long u leave paint dry primer and paint and can u use cheap spray paint like u buy dollar store or dose gotta be model paint specifically case I’m gonna build Hguc jesta cannon and spray paint it. travesty If you have a garage, you can do it in there. This is the most difficult process of the three, but also provides the most even, professional-looking coat. Yes, but how about holding the parts when I’m painting, and by the way I will use spray paint so I wonder how to dry the part after spray painting because almost the whole part would be covered with paint and some parts does not have any hole or anything that I can put a stick and clip on it. October 27, 2010, 9:04 am. https://hobbylink.tv/gunpla-episode-12-gundam-painting-tutorial Syd is currently away for the week, he will be back next week to answer everyones questions! I have built around 10-12 HG kits and about 7-8 MG kits. September 28, 2010, 7:41 am. The example here takes an old 1991 Honda Accord that has been beat up pretty badly in its life. A higher PSI (15-20) will let you put more paint down in narrow lines, perfect for highlighting lines and other details. Steven Remington The negative results you could end up with depends on the paint. September 29, 2010, 4:26 pm. Water droplets can mix with your paint while it travels from the spray can or airbrush to the painting surface. A can four times the size could cost you less than something from your hobby shop. This is where impatience bites me in the ass. When you’re ready to paint, shake the can for at least 3 minutes. Dismay upon the poor LEDs. Thanks for the great tips since i will need to use spray painting form my next project, just wondering how many spray paint cans are required to paint ordinary 1/144 HG for instance, assuming the all of the parts are going to be painted. And also, is it the clear coat beneath the decal or above it that makes silvering? Do you assemble bits with the poly caps inside and then lightly coat? Thanks again for sharing this information! December 9, 2010, 12:56 am. Do you only use spray cans or do you also airbrush? September 16, 2010, 4:19 am. 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