Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Mon, 4 Oct 1999 12:14:45 -0700


>I've been painting this HG Tallgeese III 1/100... and lately I've been having
>problems...

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>Should I use a primer first before putting some on? Will that help?

Primer would definitely help, but you might also want to try Gunze Sangyo's
flat white paint instead this time. Tamiya paint is great and all, but their
flat white for some reason has been problematic for my friends and me in the
past.

>Is it better to use AUTOMOTIVE paint from cars? I mean, they do adhere to the
>surface right? so, I get to use a air spray right? or maybe just a brush?

Wow, I've never tried that - for one thing, the paint may not be so easy to
remove if you make a mistake...

>* If I am to get off the white paint that's currently on the body... how do I
>REMOVE it COMPLETELY?
>Dip it in thinner?
>Scrape off the paint?
>or dab thinner on a piece of cloth and rub away ?

Sorry, haven't found the need to do that myself... whenever something is
wrong painting-wise, I get rid of it before it dries. However, Tamiya's
paint is water soluable, so you might want to try using watered-down thinner
instead of full-on thinner (you can always use 100% thinner later if the
watered-down solution isn't effective) on a piece of cloth... I don't think
dipping it in thinner is the way to go, as you might melt the plastic parts
in the process.

Eddie

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