Kev K (
Wed, 28 Jun 2000 15:22:23 GMT

Also try using Tamiya or any enamel type of paint. You start by thinning
down the paint to a watery state and just brush it on the surface. Then use
a tissue or any rag to wipe the excess paint off. Professionals use this
method. That way you have a more professional look rather than a toyish
look, because of the pigment found in most pens tend to leave a shiny
quality. The enamel thinner is harmless to acrylic paints so you don't have
to worry.

>From: James Boren <>
>Subject: [gundam] Re: panel lines again
>Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 22:59:54 -0800
>>When building the kits how do you guys get the teeny tiny pannel
>>lined colored? I have read somewhere that you can use something
>>called a gundam marker or some people recomend technical pens. I
>>tried the technical pens but when I wipe off the excess the pannel
>>lines go along w/ the ecxess. How do you guys do it?
>>Here's one for the FAQ...
>>Try using a Micron pigma pen.
>Okay here's my tip for panel lines... non-waterproof ink. There are
>two ways to go with this. One way is to use it straight with a tiny
>brush. Or you can thin it down with water and use it as a wash with a
>bigger brush, quick and dirty. Let it rest for just a little while,
>then use a damp paper towel or cloth and wipe along the model. The
>non-waterproof ink comes off, and if you don't press too hard the
>panel lines will stay black. It is a really quick method and you
>don't have to even be precise about it.
>One caveat though--it will stain the plastic a little. Try it on
>models you just want to build quickly to get a handle on what it
>does. You can take another step by dry brushing with the base color,
>or a lighter shade of it, and get a good looking effect with little
>effort. This really works well on white areas.
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