Mark Wilson (mmwilson2@earthlink.net)
Sat, 28 Oct 2000 11:9:2 -0400


> [Original Message]
> From: Mond <mond1969@mediaone.net>
> To: <gundam@aeug.org>
> Date: 10/26/00 3:07:29 PM
> Subject: RE: [gundam] Painting the light fantastic :)
>
> "I use Micron Pigma 005 pens and drafting pencils depending on how
obnoxious
> the lines need to be"
> Are these available at hobby stores or a specialty store?

Most decent hobby stores or art supply stores should have the Micron pens.
The pencils should be available at a college bookstore. art supply house,
etc.

Good luck!

> Thanks
>
> Ray
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org [mailto:owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org]On
> Behalf Of Mark Wilson
> Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2000 11:20 AM
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Subject: RE: [gundam] Painting the light fantastic :)
>
>
> I appreciate your anal-retentiveness;)
>
> BUT:
> Are you going to paint the entire model, or just match the color of the
> Bandai plastic?
>
> If you are going to paint the entire model, I wouldn't get too hung up on
> the "official" color scheme. What makes you think the folks at Bandai can
> guess an animated color better than you? Put another way, the color of an
> animated object depends on so many variables that it is impossible to
define
> a specific "correct" color. In 08 MST, for example, the R-79(G) is either
> white, light beige or aircraft grey depending upon the episode (and this
is
> nder simlar lighting conditions). No matter how you slice it, the
> Deathsycthe Hell is basically all black--not the multiple blue-black tones
> that Bandai shows in the instructions for the arms and torso.
>
> In addition, you can't animate metallic colors--are the V fins in MSG
yellow
> or gold? What about in Wing? And are the animated grey weapons (such as
> the Altron trident or Deathscythe scythe) actually grey, or should they be
> metallic?
>
> The main suggestion I would make is just match the scheme. If you are
doing
> a muted, gritty mech scheme, then don't mix bright tones with muted
(usually
> daker) tones. An Rx-78 looks right with bright show colors; a RX-79(G)
> would look silly in the brightest colors.
>
> Paint markers--paint markers are the model equivalent of painting a
Porsche
> with a bush. The only Gundam markers that are going to give you excellent
> results are the super fine panel line markers (I use Micron Pigma 005 pens
> and drafting pencils depending on how obnoxious the lines need to be). if
> you want decent paint results you should probably get comfortable with
> spraycans or an airbrush--hand brushing is very difficult to do and have
it
> look good.
>
>
>
>
> ------Original Message------
> From: mond1969@mediaone.net
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Sent: October 26, 2000 1:57:13 PM GMT
> Subject: [gundam] Painting the light fantastic :)
>
>
> Okay now that I have the kits what do I use to paint them in the
> proper gundam colors?
>
> Can anyone send me to a site that has the proper colors for a
> resonable price or tell me if there is any paint in the states that has
> the appropriate colors?
>
> Also what are these Gundam markers that I have been seeing? Are
> they any good?
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> Ray
>
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