Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Wed, 7 Mar 2001 15:12:07 -0800

>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 anime
>shown on TV most MS have their thrusters painted a bright red or yellow just
>to make them stand out on the screen. The problem is that I am painting my
>Kampfer as realistic as possible and I was thinking that I should paint the
>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.

If you are going realistic all over the body, might as well metalize the
thrusters. Since you are entering a contest, I presume that you want to
win. Try to figure out whether the panel of judges appreciate anime
or military style more and go with it, I guess.


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