Eugene S. Park (espark@uiuc.edu)
Wed, 24 Jan 2001 20:30:58 -0800


If you plan on puttying away the seams that will inevitably result between
some parts coming together, you will have to paint after all the
cement/putty/sanding work has been done. Implicitly, this means that the
parts will have to have been removed from the runner. I personally only use
primer when I'm spraying a light color, or the putty color differs greatly
from the base coat that I am going to spray. For paint, you could easily
use both acrylics (Gunze, Tamiya, Model Moasters Acryl), or enamel (Tamiya -
rare in the states, Testors/Model Master,) or even the Gunze Mr. Color
lacquers, since you have an airbrush.
As for a topcoat, if you don't want your model to look too "plastic-y" or
"toy-like," a flat finish would be best. Maybe, maybe semi-gloss if you
wanted your MS to look like it came from the factory. Testors makes an
overcoat, as does Gunze, as does Polly Scale, or you could also add some
flat base to Future Floor wax ('cause future is so easy on the wallet).

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <jmw89@yahoo.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2001 5:32 PM
Subject: [gundam] A question about models

> Hi, I'm new to the list, but, anyway: I'm going to be getting the MG
Kämpfer
> kit soon, and I wondered, what will be the best way to paint it? I don't
> mean what I should use to paint it, I want to know WHEN I should paint
> it(should I paint it when it is on the runner? Or while I'm making it)?
> Should I even put a primer on? I'd also like to know what color, company,
> and type(matt, semi-gloss, gloss, mettalic)? And finnnaly, what after-coat
> should I put on? Should I use dullcoat, semi-gloss, or gloss?
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
>
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