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  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Depends on your airbrushing level but judging from your work, based on my perspective it belongs to intermediate category. But again it’s up to the judges perspective. The judges have the rights to either promote or demote you to a certain category. So yeah posting your WIPs here is perfectly fine.

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    They’re allowed ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    Exactly! I thought I’m the only one who thought of this. I’ve seen projects where it belongs to intermediate and even advanced probably. But on the other hand, HLJ staffs have the rights to either promote/demote contestants. So I’m just hoping that the staffs had an objective view regarding which entry belongs to beginner, intermediate or…[Read more]

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    Well whatever category ur entry is in goodluck and have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    I’m pretty sure that doing weathering falls into either intermediate/advanced category (source: description of each category).

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    Well, I only duplicated one super simple part. I didn’t do any other crazy mods on my kit. Aside from duplcating those I only changed the colour scheme through hand painting.

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    lol

  • Question: Is duplicating a part with pla plate considered in this category? thx

    • Probably not, i’d say maybe intermediate at best.

      • Well, I only duplicated one super simple part. I didn’t do any other crazy mods on my kit. Aside from duplcating those I only changed the colour scheme through hand painting.

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    Doing some panel lining still goes into beginner category, total colour makeover… probablly depends, using some spare decals would probbably go somewhere in between depends tho, weapon tinkering depends on how far you tinker with it lol. Just my thought tho u can ask this to HLJ staff for a much reassuring and much reliable answer.

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    I’ve primed my kit with white/grey acrylic paints. It worked for me after that crappy primer I bought expensively(costs more than most well known brand primers such as Tamiya, Mr Hobby and Gaianotes) ruined the model. I’ve also brought a lacquer primer so that I can use it in the next project. The lacquer primer works just fine.

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    Thx for the info. I’ll use Mr Hobby top coat then.

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    I’ve read from an external source that lacquer paints are the strongest type of all. Enamel and acrylics can be sprayed/brushed on top of them but it doesn’t work the opposite way. But it was from one source and is looking more references regarding this issue. If there’s no issue with painting lacquer on top of acrylics than I’ll go grab one. It’s…[Read more]

    • For panel washes you can use enamel over lacquer though, just fyi.

      I’ve only completed two kits with full paint and my process went acrylic paint, lacquer gloss coat, enamel paint panel lining, and lacquer flat coat and I’ve never had issues or any of the paint running.

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    Everytime I brush on top of it, it will “shrink”(I don’t know the proper way to say it :p) so it’s no use. Same thing happened with the primer. The primer has that consistency of a water and instead of priming, I’m ruining the whole model. Since then I would always do a test run of a product fearing that the same thing might happen again.

    • Hmmmm…. not sure. Try a different primer, the first primer I used warped the plastic. The one from the hobby shop cost more, was in a spray can, and worth it. I heard krylon primer can work and be good, but I myself won’t try it after recently having success with my new one.

      • I’ve primed my kit with white/grey acrylic paints. It worked for me after that crappy primer I bought expensively(costs more than most well known brand primers such as Tamiya, Mr Hobby and Gaianotes) ruined the model. I’ve also brought a lacquer primer so that I can use it in the next project. The lacquer primer works just fine.

  • Question: Is it fine if I sprayed Mr Hobby top coat on top of acrylic hand painted kit. If it isn’t safe can somebody tell me a good top coat suitable for hand painting. I bought AK Interactive’s ultra matte varnish but the consistency of that thing is pretty much the same as water. I can’t use it.

    thx

    • I’ve only used lacquer based gloss and flat coats purchased at a hobby store. Hobby lobby has the same type and I’ve never had any issues spraying over acrylic hand painting.

      • I’ve read from an external source that lacquer paints are the strongest type of all. Enamel and acrylics can be sprayed/brushed on top of them but it doesn’t work the opposite way. But it was from one source and is looking more references regarding this issue. If there’s no issue with painting lacquer on top of acrylics than I’ll go grab one. It’s…[Read more]

        • For panel washes you can use enamel over lacquer though, just fyi.

          I’ve only completed two kits with full paint and my process went acrylic paint, lacquer gloss coat, enamel paint panel lining, and lacquer flat coat and I’ve never had issues or any of the paint running.

    • Why wouldn’t it be ok? So long as the undercoats were cured. Don’t rush. Give it a few days to cure. Then clear coat. Then 1 week+ in a closet or cabinet.

      • Everytime I brush on top of it, it will “shrink”(I don’t know the proper way to say it :p) so it’s no use. Same thing happened with the primer. The primer has that consistency of a water and instead of priming, I’m ruining the whole model. Since then I would always do a test run of a product fearing that the same thing might happen again.

        • Hmmmm…. not sure. Try a different primer, the first primer I used warped the plastic. The one from the hobby shop cost more, was in a spray can, and worth it. I heard krylon primer can work and be good, but I myself won’t try it after recently having success with my new one.

          • I’ve primed my kit with white/grey acrylic paints. It worked for me after that crappy primer I bought expensively(costs more than most well known brand primers such as Tamiya, Mr Hobby and Gaianotes) ruined the model. I’ve also brought a lacquer primer so that I can use it in the next project. The lacquer primer works just fine.

  • Finally all of my paints have arrived and I have painted the first layer on some parts including the shoulders, backpack, connection between the upper arm and lower arm, lower torso and a foot. Will be painting more tomorrow and adding a new layer on the parts that have been painted.
  • Sweet! 2 Astaroths. Btw Todd placed one of the shoulder armour on Barbatos Lupus wrong lol.

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