Alteira

  • MG ReZEL commander type, MG Banshee and Armed Armor DE for Banshee from ebay ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Alteira posted an update in the group Group logo of Completed Gunpla/ModelsCompleted Gunpla/Models 8 years, 2 months ago

    My completed MG Sinanju Ver. Ka. The gold trim was painted with tamiya gold leaf and i didn’t like the grey mold on the thruster so i painted them with a gundam marker. Also the tubes on the chest and waist were painted the same color..to many nub marks ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Alteira posted an update in the group Group logo of Macross KitsMacross Kits 8 years, 2 months ago

    Hi!

    While i love gundams i feel like branching out a little. Been growing up with Macross and i’ve just finished watching Macross Frontier. Saw on HLJ the kits vf-27 beta lucifer and ozmas custom vf-25 with super parts (1/72) and i wonder which one would you guys prefer? I can’t decide hehe ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi, welcome to the group!
      you wont be dissapointed, macross kits are awesome and very diferent from gundams (wich are awesome too)
      My very first kit, the one that got me into this awesome hobby was the VF-27 lucifer, I didnยดt liked the pink accents on it so I panted it flat black and black metal (gun metal) and even if it was my very first kit I…[Read more]

  • Alteira posted a new activity comment 8 years, 11 months ago

    what ratio would you suggest? 60% retarder 40% paint? just got my sinanju so now i need to order the paint etc..

    thanks for the help! really appreciate it!

    • retarder I can’t really say I’ve never really used a separate retarder I use leveling thinner which has the retarder included but that said it seems the Tamiya x-20a thinner does have some retarder in it already so just go with that and as for thinning you kinda have to find what works for you but in general the recommendation seems to be 2 drops…[Read more]

  • Alteira posted a new activity comment 8 years, 11 months ago

    Hi!

    This guy is only using the gold leaf with no thinner.
    http://gunpla-inochi.com/mg/sinanju-ver-ka/
    i plan to mask around where i paint but i don’t know what to do with the emblem. is it possible to use like a gundam marker/real touch marker to fill in the black lines? i think i’ll go for gloss then but what about the semi-gloss??

    thanks for…[Read more]

    • looked over that post and there’s more to it than paint, some parts he’s using foil stickers and painting gold over that which he shows and he actually does point out quite a few techniques as well under his painting tips, which I’d say are worth checking out it’s quite informative.

      The only part he explicitly painted on the model was the chest…[Read more]

      • what ratio would you suggest? 60% retarder 40% paint? just got my sinanju so now i need to order the paint etc..

        thanks for the help! really appreciate it!

        • retarder I can’t really say I’ve never really used a separate retarder I use leveling thinner which has the retarder included but that said it seems the Tamiya x-20a thinner does have some retarder in it already so just go with that and as for thinning you kinda have to find what works for you but in general the recommendation seems to be 2 drops…[Read more]

  • Alteira posted a new activity comment 8 years, 11 months ago

    would the tamiya x20a thinner work??:)

    thanks for the replies!

    • If you are using Tamiya acrylic paint, yes. You can use X20A. If is lacquer paint, then you need leveling/retarded mild. have you use Tamiya enamel paint, is is really smooth with hand paint. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Alteira posted a new activity comment 8 years, 11 months ago

    aah! but i plan to handbrush it..somehow i forgot to type it..:/ can’t afford airbrushing and spray cans are generally expensive here in sweden at atleast where i bought my can..i tried it once masking and using spraycan on the mg strike freedom’s guns (the blue part) it turned out ok a little bleed but all in all ok. should i spray can or…[Read more]

    • my bad. Hand painting with metallic color, try adding leveling thinner if you can find it, or just few drop of retarded mild from Mr. Hobby. It will be more smoother. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • would the tamiya x20a thinner work??:)

        thanks for the replies!

        • If you are using Tamiya acrylic paint, yes. You can use X20A. If is lacquer paint, then you need leveling/retarded mild. have you use Tamiya enamel paint, is is really smooth with hand paint. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Alteira posted a new activity comment 8 years, 11 months ago

    so matte it is then! thank you for the answer!:)

  • Alteira posted an update in the group Group logo of Q/A & Help GroupQ/A & Help Group 8 years, 11 months ago

    Hi!

    So i got myself a mg sinanju ver ka. I want to paint the gold trim of the sinanju with tamiya gold leaf and im new to the painting part so here’s my questions:

    1. Should i use a thinner when i paint the gold trim or can i do without?
    2. will the 0.3mm brush do fine?
    3. is it a must to topcoat it? if so should i go for matte or gloss?

    regards alteira

    • Can’t answer 1 or 2 as I’m learning myself (im just using acrylic, you could get away with not thinning it for those parts but not sure if acrylic has same rules as enamel) but with 3…

      Top coating PROTECTS the paint, and enhances the effect, but its up to you which to do, want it shiny like a show room car, go for gloss, or you want it flat so…[Read more]

    • mixing with paint, of course if you want the gold paint to be smooth. If you intend to use airbrush, masking it will be best way to do it. What I did is –
      1. spray black,
      2. mask black, cut along the line,
      3. spray gold.
      4. touch up black paint if is over it.
      5. clear coat.
      Hope that help you.

      • aah! but i plan to handbrush it..somehow i forgot to type it..:/ can’t afford airbrushing and spray cans are generally expensive here in sweden at atleast where i bought my can..i tried it once masking and using spraycan on the mg strike freedom’s guns (the blue part) it turned out ok a little bleed but all in all ok. should i spray can or…[Read more]

        • my bad. Hand painting with metallic color, try adding leveling thinner if you can find it, or just few drop of retarded mild from Mr. Hobby. It will be more smoother. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • would the tamiya x20a thinner work??:)

            thanks for the replies!

            • If you are using Tamiya acrylic paint, yes. You can use X20A. If is lacquer paint, then you need leveling/retarded mild. have you use Tamiya enamel paint, is is really smooth with hand paint. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I’ve actually used the specific paint you’re talking about before and my recommendation would be to use the leveling thinner as well, gold leaf paint has quite a thickness to it as it has somewhat large metallic particles in it and with hand brushing details the thinner the better so you don’t bleed onto other parts you don’t want gold, but I’d…[Read more]

      • Hi!

        This guy is only using the gold leaf with no thinner.
        http://gunpla-inochi.com/mg/sinanju-ver-ka/
        i plan to mask around where i paint but i don’t know what to do with the emblem. is it possible to use like a gundam marker/real touch marker to fill in the black lines? i think i’ll go for gloss then but what about the semi-gloss??

        thanks for…[Read more]

        • looked over that post and there’s more to it than paint, some parts he’s using foil stickers and painting gold over that which he shows and he actually does point out quite a few techniques as well under his painting tips, which I’d say are worth checking out it’s quite informative.

          The only part he explicitly painted on the model was the chest…[Read more]

          • what ratio would you suggest? 60% retarder 40% paint? just got my sinanju so now i need to order the paint etc..

            thanks for the help! really appreciate it!

            • retarder I can’t really say I’ve never really used a separate retarder I use leveling thinner which has the retarder included but that said it seems the Tamiya x-20a thinner does have some retarder in it already so just go with that and as for thinning you kinda have to find what works for you but in general the recommendation seems to be 2 drops…[Read more]