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fury-s12

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Re: Project Flow Chart
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2013, 08:58:02 PM »

My steps

1) build the thing
2) paint the thing
3) put on shelf
4) Repeat 10 times within an hour
;)

FTFY
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Re: Project Flow Chart
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2013, 09:21:28 PM »

My steps

1) build the thing
2) paint the thing
3) put on shelf
4) Repeat 10 times within an hour
;)

FTFY

You left out the part about sticking them in plastic bags.

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Re: Project Flow Chart
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2013, 09:23:05 PM »

@Frontl1ne: Paint the parts in terms of colours, not sections. That way, you don't have to switch paints a million times while painting something that's fairly simple.
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Re: Project Flow Chart
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2013, 12:19:32 AM »

My steps

1) build the thing
2) paint the thing
3) put on shelf

;)
Thanks tristan, very concise.  ;D
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Re: Project Flow Chart
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2013, 07:08:13 AM »

@Frontl1ne: Paint the parts in terms of colours, not sections. That way, you don't have to switch paints a million times while painting something that's fairly simple.

Id actually disagree with this.

I paint in sections (head, arms, chest, legs, weapons) and if prebuilt and pegged on clips (or whatever you use), you can still paint by colour but you reduce the risk of scratching parts etc in the construction process. This is for both airbrushing and hand painting- obviously airbrushing requires masking but the reduction of paint chipping is worth it as touchups are a bitch when airbrushing IMO.
Keeping in mind I mainly hand brush but even then, touchups can be noticeable depending on the colour


@ fury and Gunny.....:P
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Re: Project Flow Chart
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2013, 10:18:00 AM »

@Frontl1ne: Paint the parts in terms of colours, not sections. That way, you don't have to switch paints a million times while painting something that's fairly simple.

Id actually disagree with this.

I paint in sections (head, arms, chest, legs, weapons) and if prebuilt and pegged on clips (or whatever you use), you can still paint by colour but you reduce the risk of scratching parts etc in the construction process. This is for both airbrushing and hand painting- obviously airbrushing requires masking but the reduction of paint chipping is worth it as touchups are a bitch when airbrushing IMO.
Keeping in mind I mainly hand brush but even then, touchups can be noticeable depending on the colour


@ fury and Gunny.....:P

Yeah I'm experimenting with this atm. My last 2 kits (a HG Gundam Aegis and Dom trooper) were painted in color sections, and it took a hell of a long time. The last bit of painting the dom was weathering and details, and I found even though I was switching colors a lot it didn't slow me down. So for my next build, Evangelion 01, I've already built the thing and will do it in physical sections.


As my background is military and wargaming models I've found the concept of Gunpla in "leaving some sections unpainted cause the plastics are pre colored" to be an odd one. Indeed I've been told MG kits arn't usually painted (that can't be right can it?). Because of this I leave no surface unpainted on my HG kits (except well hidden moving joints). Force of habit I suppose but I'm never happy with the plastic look if I can avoid it. But I tell you what it makes the build a lot longer :P
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Re: Project Flow Chart
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2013, 11:57:39 AM »

lol @ dj ;D

My process:

1. Build
2. Prime
3. ? ? ? ?
4. Profit

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Re: Project Flow Chart
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2013, 12:38:09 PM »

haha dam, i saw you posted here and i was ready to modify the post and remove everything past primer and leave a FTFY, but you beat me too it lol
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Re: Project Flow Chart
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2013, 03:13:39 PM »

As my background is military and wargaming models I've found the concept of Gunpla in "leaving some sections unpainted cause the plastics are pre colored" to be an odd one. Indeed I've been told MG kits arn't usually painted (that can't be right can it?). Because of this I leave no surface unpainted on my HG kits (except well hidden moving joints). Force of habit I suppose but I'm never happy with the plastic look if I can avoid it. But I tell you what it makes the build a lot longer :P
Unpainted gunpla are usually referred to as either OOB (out-of-the-box) or snapbuilt. You'll find most of us here paint our MGs, though.

Nothing wrong with painting the bits that you're not changing, though you can be lazy and just flatcoat->panelwash->weather them. ;)
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Re: Project Flow Chart
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2013, 07:42:40 PM »

My Process:

1) Work on the model for about an hour.
2) Use excuse of work, life or exhaustion get in the way of continuing soon.
3) Leave on work-desk or on paint rack until layer of dust appears.
4) Dust off model with renewed vigor!
5) Go to step 1.

It's a slow process, but it seems to work for the most part. Would love to have Sonar's Process...
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Re: Project Flow Chart
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2013, 03:53:56 AM »

-Build to instructions
-glue/ fill seam lines as required
-extra works like modification
-pull apart mask polly caps, ball joints ect. with blu tack, remove any parts not requiring paint. Parts mounted on clips unless kit is from 1980's.
-Prime, sand fill imperfections and prime again
-paint, clear coat if needed then cries
-panel line then decal
-Matt then weathering if needed
-photo then cries again
-Profit

Unpainted gunpla are usually referred to as either OOB (out-of-the-box) or snapbuilt.

Years ago 90% of OOB kits was painted, unpainted kits were normally cars and snap fit revell sc-fi. Things have changed since the 90's.
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Re: Project Flow Chart
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2013, 06:38:07 PM »

Lots of crying going on  Alan....... Ya big softie!
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Re: Project Flow Chart
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2013, 12:04:38 PM »

Lots of crying going on  Alan....... Ya big softie!

HAHAHA

Chick dig a softie these days.
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