Mobile Suit Builders



  • Hey, kiddos! Amateur Gundam Building streams are back, and so are we. Here's what I've been working on. I dug some clay from our yard and made a cat figure, but then I decided to try and paint it to look like Kuro Nyanko-Sensei (from Natsume Yuujinchou). It was going well till I got to the face, lol. And my current gunpla project is the MW-01 Mobile Worker from Gundam the Origins. Loose parts so I can take it apart to paint when I'm ready.

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  • So, one of the problems I've been running across has been with using the Tamiya panel wash over gloss coated parts. I read the other day that enamel does best over acrylic, but it seems that there aren't very many options out there for an acrylic top coat that comes in a rattle can. Cue Google. A few days later, and now I have a bottle of Pledge floor polish and a can of Mod Podge Acrylic Sealer.

    I've painted the shield from my ancient Wing Gundam in the same scheme as what I'm planning for my model, and gave it a coat of Mod Podge. Here's hoping it solves the problem.



  • Pretty satisfied with how the panel wash worked with the mod podge spray. I think any smudging you might see is cause I didn't give it enough time to dry. Next test is water slide decals, sealed with pledge, and then covered with matte spray.alt text



  • So...I think I just learned what has been really causing my smudging problems....apparently Mr. Color is lacquer based...and using it's associated thinner on an enamel line over an acrylic gloss...might not be the best idea...ahaha...fml



  • A bit of advice to any would be painters. Ziplock bags labeled with lefts and rights will save you a lot of pain, lol.



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  • Getting in some practice for this stuff
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    With this.
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  • Experimenting with adjusting camera and lighting stuff after finishing my matte top coat.

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  • Ok, done. alt text

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