Chris Maier (
Sun, 4 Jun 2000 09:25:23 -0400

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Subject: Re: [gundam] A Gundam Marker Question and Suggestion

> In a message dated 6/4/00 12:05:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
> << Are they like actual markers? Should they be applied to a kit when
it's in
> seperate parts or when complete? Any precautions one should take with
> Can they be used to cover a wide area or just small details?
> I'm not big on painting myself, and I'm interested in these markers,
> particually since I am thinking of picking up a few FG kits to customize
> using my own personal color scheme....*dreams of armies of cheap, custom
> color scheme Gundams* >>
> Well, its hard to describe, but they work like markers, but instead of
> they use paint. They can be used for big areas, but they could show where
> marker point applied paint to the kit when it dries. I have never had to
> paint a large area with them, but did try it on a scrap piece, that's how
> know how it will look. They work great on small details to medium details.
> There are two types, one with a wide chisel type tip these have the
> variety of colors. The other is a thin tip used for panel lines, these
> in black, gray and I think brown. Here's a URL that has most of the
> If I was serious about painting, then markers would not do. But for
> who dislike painting, like you and me, they are just fine, IMHO. There's
> really no precaution I took. I just washed the runners in warm water and
> washing liquid to remove I think its the mode release agent? This seems to
> make paint and stickers stick a lot better. I think a primer coat would
> but the markers, to my eyes, look fine without a primer coat. Did I answer
> all your questions ok?
> Aaron
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