Richard Ramos - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Gundam! (
Thu, 8 Mar 2001 00:00:51 +0800

uhm, you can paint them the red that is used on Saturn V rocket thruster
cones. Mine I will paint in gold. It's a matter of personal taste for me,
but I think the reason why they are painted that color (Saturn V) may have a
n actual RL reason...

----- Original Message -----
From: Enriquez, Eric <>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 9:32 PM
Subject: [gundam] model realistic or anime style

> Suggestions from the group please.
> I'm building a MG Kampfer for a IPMS model contest up here in the great
> white north and I am wondering about MS thrusters. I know that in the
> shown on TV most MS have their thrusters painted a bright red or yellow
> to make them stand out on the screen. The problem is that I am painting
> Kampfer as realistic as possible and I was thinking that I should paint
> thruster areas a titanium or some other metallic color with some nice
> weathering to simulate the heat from the thrusters.
> Or..... Should I just paint them yellow and then weather the thrusters to
> give the model a semi anime look.
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