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Haro Vignette – Chipping Effects With Salt And Tape

Hello, and welcome to the second tutorial in the Haro series! Today we’re going to reproduce paint chipping on our cute little robot. We’ll go over a simple technique that requires a bit of planning and can yield great results if applied well. Concept Unlike with the Galbaldy, we are going to apply the main color over the previously painted bottom layer. Normally I’d go about it ...

Haro Vignette – Handpainting Rust

What’s up, Gunpla fans? It’s Enrico again. I’m back, and starting a new series of tutorials! Last time, we finally concluded the Galbaldy Beta diorama by making a detachable rain effect window for it. Although I had to improvise a little with the pictures of the completed model (for reasons mentioned in that post), I did upload proper photos on my social media as promised. So if ...

HGUC Galbaldy Beta Build Part 13: Rain Effect And Completion

Hey everyone! Welcome to the last installment of the Galbaldy Beta series. In this post, we’ll be going over the final touches of the build, as well as something quite different. I’m going to show you how to make rain fall on our scene! Rain effect Preparation Due to a funny thing called gravity, we can’t replicate rain drops that hover over the diorama, so we’re going to u...

HGUC Galbaldy Beta Build Part 12: Diorama Base II

Hello, builders! I’m back with the Galbaldy diorama. Today we’re going to paint the base and make all the terrain. It’s a very enjoyable process, and with some effort we can achieve a really good look. We’re going to cover a lot of ground today (pun totally intended!), so I’m sure you’ll pick up some tips and tricks from this update. Wooden base Spraying paint L...

HGUC Galbaldy Beta Build Part 11: Diorama Base I

Hello everyone! I’m back with the Galbaldy, and it’s time for the little surprise I mentioned at the end of the last update. Now that we finished the mobile suit, we’re going to build a display base for it. It may sound intimidating at first, but with a bit of effort and planning we can make a really eye-catching scene that will look great on your display cabinet. Layout I always...

HGUC Galbaldy Beta Build Part 10: Weathering II

Hello, everyone! I’m back with the Galbaldy Beta build. Today we’re going to finish the weathering process we started in part 9. Once again, the techniques we’re going to go over in this update are really diverse and can easily be used either together or separately. Effects with Real Touch markers Soot effect Remember the black Real Touch marker we used for detail painting a whil...

HGUC Galbaldy Beta Build Part 9: Weathering I

Hey, everyone! I hope you’re doing well in these tough times. Most of us will will be spending quite some time confined at home, which means more time for modeling. With that in mind, today’s update may be very useful. Hopefully it will inspire you and give you some ideas for whatever you’re building. The techniques we’re gonna go over today can be applied to most scales an...

HGUC Galbaldy Beta Build Part 8: Painting II

Hey, Gunpla fans! This is part 8 of the Galbaldy build series. Last time, we began the painting process by spraying most of the main colors. Today we will be spraying some more color and a gloss coat to protect our work. More masking Just like in the last update, we need to do a bit of masking work, mostly on the magenta parts. The vents on the back of the legs will require some extra effort, sinc...

HGUC Galbaldy Beta Build Part 7: Painting I

What’s up, everyone? It’s Enrico again, back with a new update on the HGUC Galbaldy Beta. Today we’re going to begin laying down some colors.This and the next update, just like the priming post, are not going to be full tutorials, but rather reports of my progress on this build. Naturally, this doesn’t mean you aren’t going to learn! You will find a few tips in these ...

HGUC Galbaldy Beta Build Part 6: Priming

Hey everyone! We’re back with a new update on the Galbaldy Beta build. Last time we sculpted new fingers with epoxy putty, and thus the construction stage of the build should be over. But before we can call it a day, priming is needed to check for imperfections on the parts.Primer also helps the paint adhere to the surface better, therefore I consider it a crucial step in the process. Prepar...

HGUC Galbaldy Beta Build Part 5: Modifying the Hand

Welcome back to the Galbaldy build series! This is the last part before we spray a coat of primer on the model and get ready for paint.There is one last modification I want to make to enhance the overall look of the model. It’s not as easy as the detailing we’ve done before, but it’s certainly worth the effort. The starting point The trigger finger hand is fine, but the left hand...

HGUC Galbaldy Beta Build Part 4: Detailing III

Hey, everyone! It’s been a while, but we are back with the Galbaldy Beta build series. Last time, we detailed up the legs and waist. Today, we are going to do the same but with the upper body and accessories. Since most of the techniques we are about to employ are similar to the ones we saw in the previous post, I’ll keep the explanations shorter and focus on the procedures I havenR...

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