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  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    @teetee580 , thank you! Very informative, and yeah I’m on brushes. Unless there is some kind of manual action airbrushing kit, relying on airbrush is hard here as we have a lot of power outages for lengthy periods of time. πŸ™

    I am watching some tutorials and thanks for the recommendations! πŸ˜€

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Ty! (^__^)b

    I’ll see what is available in the local stores then. Very limited selection, so I may end up only finding furniture primers/undercoats; will those do as well? πŸ™

    • Those may not do. Furniture is mostly wood, leather, steel and/or fabric.
      There are acrylic, enamel and lacquer based primers. From all those, acrylic is the most weak. Some of these might also bring some trouble in application.
      Lacquer based is the strongest.
      You can always put a weak paint on top of a stronger type of paint. There are exceptions…[Read more]

    • @teetee580 , thank you! Very informative, and yeah I’m on brushes. Unless there is some kind of manual action airbrushing kit, relying on airbrush is hard here as we have a lot of power outages for lengthy periods of time. πŸ™

      I am watching some tutorials and thanks for the recommendations! πŸ˜€

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Hmmm, good to know, thx! πŸ™‚

    Are primers/undercoats universal or do you need different types for different paints? I know I won’t get a lot of options here, so might just end up finding undercoats for furniture or something… Will that do? Q__Q

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    hlj… y u always backordered… Q__Q

    Will look for what primers are available here. Are there different types for different paints?

    • Tamiya primer spray is lacquer-based, you can apply enamels or acrylics over it (acrylics are easy to use and easy to clean). It dries super fast so it won’t damage the plastic. I have used Krylon primer (spray can) but the coat is thicker and the color is darker (also is plastic friendly). Use white primer for white and grey for other colors.…[Read more]

      • Ty! (^__^)b

        I’ll see what is available in the local stores then. Very limited selection, so I may end up only finding furniture primers/undercoats; will those do as well? πŸ™

        • Those may not do. Furniture is mostly wood, leather, steel and/or fabric.
          There are acrylic, enamel and lacquer based primers. From all those, acrylic is the most weak. Some of these might also bring some trouble in application.
          Lacquer based is the strongest.
          You can always put a weak paint on top of a stronger type of paint. There are exceptions…[Read more]

        • @teetee580 , thank you! Very informative, and yeah I’m on brushes. Unless there is some kind of manual action airbrushing kit, relying on airbrush is hard here as we have a lot of power outages for lengthy periods of time. πŸ™

          I am watching some tutorials and thanks for the recommendations! πŸ˜€

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Yay, you’re here! (^__^)/

    I always wanted to paint the Neo Zeong. Been practicing and brushing up my painting skills as much as possible for the attempt too for months. However, a few days back I saw a contest post on youtube with a Gundam marker set as a prize; there was a disclaimer saying that Gundam markers may damage ABS plastic! That got…[Read more]

    • If the parts are primed, thinning agents won’t effect the plastic. Except for cellulose thinner. That stuff eats trough everything!
      Gundam Markers contain Isopropyl Alcohol (Rubbing Alcohol). The same as used for the solvent in Mr Hobby Aqueous and Tamiya Acrylic paints.
      PE and ABS won’t be effected when exposed to alcohol for a short amount of…[Read more]

      • Hmmm, good to know, thx! πŸ™‚

        Are primers/undercoats universal or do you need different types for different paints? I know I won’t get a lot of options here, so might just end up finding undercoats for furniture or something… Will that do? Q__Q

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Almost USD100 in taxes every time it comes in, not to mention shipping. Like I said, not feasible. Nothing is broken or missing; no guarantee the next box will have everything. I am looking for ways to reduce/remove/recover stressed plastic, short of painting.

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Like, I said, a return is possible, but not feasible. I live in Bangladesh. πŸ™

    • if its that bad i feel like returning it is a better option u spent so much money to get it torn up especially since neo zeong costs ten arms and legs to get

      • Almost USD100 in taxes every time it comes in, not to mention shipping. Like I said, not feasible. Nothing is broken or missing; no guarantee the next box will have everything. I am looking for ways to reduce/remove/recover stressed plastic, short of painting.

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Thx for the advice! I’ve repaired stuff using the hair dryer before, but it seems to only work on softer parts. Neo Zeong plastic is too hard methinks. πŸ™

  • Rafi posted an update in the group Group logo of Q/A & Help GroupQ/A & Help Group 3 years, 8 months ago

    Ok, I think I’m in big trouble. Big being the word here. I ordered and got the Neo Zeong off A_Japan on Amazon (not hlj). Should have waited for a restock maybe but it always appears backordered and it takes months for stuff to arrive in Bangladesh… etc. etc.

    So… Came with an old and worn out manual as if it was used a million times, plus a…[Read more]

    • if i remember correctly try heating a bit with hair dryier. But check it first on some other dmged part (for example part of the tree runner)

      • Thx for the advice! I’ve repaired stuff using the hair dryer before, but it seems to only work on softer parts. Neo Zeong plastic is too hard methinks. πŸ™

    • can u just return the package on amazon im sure theyll let u

      • Like, I said, a return is possible, but not feasible. I live in Bangladesh. πŸ™

        • if its that bad i feel like returning it is a better option u spent so much money to get it torn up especially since neo zeong costs ten arms and legs to get

          • Almost USD100 in taxes every time it comes in, not to mention shipping. Like I said, not feasible. Nothing is broken or missing; no guarantee the next box will have everything. I am looking for ways to reduce/remove/recover stressed plastic, short of painting.

    • Well this might seem abundant, but next time place an order for the tings on backorder regardless. This is also stated on the FAQ on their site…..
      With those big pieces they might only order the amount of kits that they got an order from by costumers. In any case, if you place an order for a kit that is in backorder, you won’t have to pay…[Read more]

      • Yay, you’re here! (^__^)/

        I always wanted to paint the Neo Zeong. Been practicing and brushing up my painting skills as much as possible for the attempt too for months. However, a few days back I saw a contest post on youtube with a Gundam marker set as a prize; there was a disclaimer saying that Gundam markers may damage ABS plastic! That got…[Read more]

        • If the parts are primed, thinning agents won’t effect the plastic. Except for cellulose thinner. That stuff eats trough everything!
          Gundam Markers contain Isopropyl Alcohol (Rubbing Alcohol). The same as used for the solvent in Mr Hobby Aqueous and Tamiya Acrylic paints.
          PE and ABS won’t be effected when exposed to alcohol for a short amount of…[Read more]

          • Hmmm, good to know, thx! πŸ™‚

            Are primers/undercoats universal or do you need different types for different paints? I know I won’t get a lot of options here, so might just end up finding undercoats for furniture or something… Will that do? Q__Q

    • I bougt a Hi Nu from them long ago (Astyle J) and the box was in bad shape, also the manual had the first page torn.

      Products from hlj are always pristine.

      You can retouch some parts with gundam real markers. You can paint ABS (not everything is ABS, is labeled on the spru), use a light coat of tamiya primer (spry can) and any acrylic paint on…[Read more]

      • hlj… y u always backordered… Q__Q

        Will look for what primers are available here. Are there different types for different paints?

        • Tamiya primer spray is lacquer-based, you can apply enamels or acrylics over it (acrylics are easy to use and easy to clean). It dries super fast so it won’t damage the plastic. I have used Krylon primer (spray can) but the coat is thicker and the color is darker (also is plastic friendly). Use white primer for white and grey for other colors.…[Read more]

          • Ty! (^__^)b

            I’ll see what is available in the local stores then. Very limited selection, so I may end up only finding furniture primers/undercoats; will those do as well? πŸ™

            • Those may not do. Furniture is mostly wood, leather, steel and/or fabric.
              There are acrylic, enamel and lacquer based primers. From all those, acrylic is the most weak. Some of these might also bring some trouble in application.
              Lacquer based is the strongest.
              You can always put a weak paint on top of a stronger type of paint. There are exceptions…[Read more]

            • @teetee580 , thank you! Very informative, and yeah I’m on brushes. Unless there is some kind of manual action airbrushing kit, relying on airbrush is hard here as we have a lot of power outages for lengthy periods of time. πŸ™

              I am watching some tutorials and thanks for the recommendations! πŸ˜€

    • Sure, anytime πŸ˜‰

      Myself (no trouble with power outages though) use an automotive compressor. It has a huge tank (in comparison with airbrush/hobby compressors), which once full lets me paint for 1 to 2 hours, depending on the pressure I’m working with. Maybe an idea, most have an air pressure regulator and even a water trap build in.
      Anyway,…[Read more]

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Instabuy~! ✾(γ€œ β˜ŒΟ‰β˜Œ)γ€œβœΎ

  • Rafi's profile was updated 3 years, 9 months ago

  • Very nice! Too bad I’m not into MGs (though the Sazabi and Nu may convert me yet…). I intend to get the RG at some point. πŸ™‚

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Good luck with the build! (^__^)b

    Which one do you have? http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10345143 |OR| http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10345133

    While I haven’t built this particular HG myself, but any issues you have should be more or less common to any other HG from Bandai (unless it’s a VERY old kit). Perhaps if you said where you are…[Read more]

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Looks burnt. What happened? :O

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    I personally got the Unicorn for my first PG as well as the LED kit. The FA set is also incoming so it should be complete. However, the one I wanted to get the most was the RX-178 MK II, but I avoided it as I knew that once I have a taste of pistons and flawless internal details like that set has, most if not all of the newer PGs would be ruined…[Read more]

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Oh right! I kinda skimmed over it expecting Japanese text; my bad. Was too busy looking at the mech! πŸ˜›

    Do post pics when you are done. (^__^)7

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Wow, a Wave kit? First time seeing one. What scale is this? πŸ™‚

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