Release Date: Sept 2004. Looks great! Depending on the amount you're mixing you can use a paint jar's lid, or a whole jar. The most popular way to make your kit look its best is to paint its detail lines. Their line of Pigma Micron pens are available in several colors and in various sizes. I also used gray colour for inner shoulder shield. Here's a tutorial which I've gotten lots of requests to make, despite many videos already covering the subject. Am thinking of trying out a medium shade gray on the bigger pieces! One of the markers I like are the Real Touch series of Gundam Markers. > 1/1700 EX Arc Angel Limited Edition The tape is as stiff as you' want it to be for panel lining, but other than the length lines it is clear which can make lining it up perfectly a bit difficult. Dismay upon the poor LEDs. At first, we didn’t understand what panel lining was all about. I need your opinion in this one. But now that I’m on my second gunpla, I’m stuck… the parts are black and I don’t know what color I should panel line it with as there are no white panel lining markers/pens available… any idea how I should go about panel lining the black parts? More on clear coats. I will top coat it. Also Brush tip Sharpies are good to use since they give you more panel lining options without having to get another marker out. The quicker the bristles wear the quicker you'll lose that edge and need to replace the brush. The simple tools listed above work great nine times out of ten. amzn_assoc_title = "Shop this guide:"; Hello Lauren and John! So far I am really digging the results. Notice how the subtle lining on the piece below makes you notice the existing details on the piece that were nearly invisible before. Do you normally panel line before or after assembly? Almost a week ago, I started detailing another Converge figure, the RX-78GP02A Gundam Physalis from the Gundam 0083 Stardust Memory anime which was part of the Gundam Converge SP-05 2-figure set along with the RX-78GP01Fb Gundam Fullburnern. And finally, below is a video showing the process for cleaning up excess paint. Find lines that are recessed, or broken up, and draw over them. When it comes to doing detail lines Sakura makes a fantastic alternative to Gundam Markers. For Shoo’s question above, line it with black liner but don’t need to soften it. I would look at softening the edges a bit all around. Process is going kinda slowly and be prepared for some detail work. Gunpla are manufactured by Bandai in Japan, or China, which has an exclusive license in manufacturing and marketing the kits around the world. The part however appears to be the wrist/hand of the kit that was used. Into Gunpla for two months and I want to be a professional modeler. Untuk menghapus, pilih alat yang sesuai. Want to see what kits and builds I'm getting into? The result is a high definition finish. Most of the time the .25mm will work just fine but some of the details on Bandai kits can be quite small requiring the .25mm tip. I got a 300 yen version of the Barbatos…didn’t see the 400 yen ones…. @Shoo, thanks for reading! amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; This is done by carefully filling in the lines with ink. Wonder wtf Bandai's marketing team was thinking, and more! The Gundam franchise and all subsequent Gundam designs are owned by Bandai. ... HGBD:R Core Gundam II (G-3 Color) HIGH GRADE. Do yo think it turned out well? they come in a variety of colors and can help to provide little touch-ups and enhance the model. I'm not talking about the crappy pink ones that come on the end of a number 2 pencil, but a proper polymer like Pentel's Hi-Polymer block eraser. Wanting professional results is something I’m dealing with. For a Kotobukiya kit, the meaning of the symbols found in their manuals can be found here. Gundam marker. This is the second Converge figure I worked on. Difficulty GradesTerminologyBuilding EquipmentDetailing EquipmentPainting EquipmentMisc EquipmentGlue Guide, Project FlowchartConstruction GuideDetail LinesDecals & StickersTop Coats, Paint Space PrepPaint TypesSampling PaintsPaint ReferencesPrimingAirbrushingPreshadingSpray CansDecanting PaintsMaskingCamouflageHand Painting, Weathering (Old Tutorial)Weathering General Can you email me some photos at [email protected] so I can feature this later? You can easily get away with spraying some gloss coats over the bare plastic and do the above panel lines. For panel lining all you really need is a scriber and some Dymo Tape. I would still use a gray marker on that. Really good collection of articles. Get the Flash Player to see this player. You could probably use any thin enough pen. Having an air-brush and paint booth would be great. Panel Lining for Gunpla 101 BTW, IPMS Vancouver is having their annual show in October. There are two different ways to create panel lining. ooh, tricky. Want to chat Gundam or just about anything else. Here’s another Gunpla project I recently completed. Remember to try different things and go with what you think looks best. Panel lining is the process of drawing fine lines around the detailing of model parts. We’ve seen some people use gray or silver paint to panel line black pieces that looks really neat, but it’s not something we’ve done yet ourselves. I’m still a newbie to Gunpla…putting pressure on myself is spurious at this juncture. I know this isn’t super on topic but I’m curious, What part for what kit was that in the first 3 photos? This doesn't only work on panel lines but also on edges and raised areas to give your model a worn or shaded look. It’s not like I have a paint stand or alligator clips. The Zeta Plus was the first Converge figure I applied detailing on. Looking at the base figures’ paint I’m guessing a flat/matte coat would match the best…. I plan to write many more Anime News Network features in the future! Thanks for the info. The popular consensus however is that you should line with a color and darkness relating to the plastic you're working on. I'm not aware of any conflicts between most model paints and bristle type. Most newcomers to the hobby know about the importance of panel lining to gundam models, but I find that too many are defaulting to the official gundam panel line marker, as did I when I first started to detail my models. After a few funny looking Gunpla, we’ve figured out an effortless, two-step process that makes our Gunpla look surprisingly pro without painting. Although tedious and time consuming, I always like the outcome after cleaning the excess splots of thinned paint. Your basic Gundam Marker is essentially a paint pen that comes in the most common of Gundam colours. I’ve got some of the smaller 2″ gashapons that I keep at my work desk. What is Gunpla?Buying Kits & There are three main types of Gundam Markers out there, regular tipped ones, fine tipped ones, and the Real Touch Line. Easy to use and fairly easy to clean up. The panel lining marker certainly gets the job and is as simple to use as the other markers, run it over the detail you want to panel line then run a q-tip over it to clean up excess, once you do this to bring out the details on a Gundam head you'll be hooked on panel lining. amzn_assoc_textlinks = "B00HY8JI7C,B00HY93GHY,B00GRKPNUE,B006B3YYZM,B0009AFN0S,B00KBRFOIU,B0009AFN08,B004DQW6MC,B0009AFN4Y,B006B3ZHJ4,B00HY8JI7C,B006B3YYZM,B002Q6ILQQ,B00HY93GHY"; Usually I opt for black and gray for cool colors (and brown for warm colors) so it depends on how deep the green is. i tend to now super glue joints ( elbows, knees etc) basically any two parts that has a movable piece in the middle is super glued. This is going to be an eyecatcher. Your blog has helped me immensely with my first gunpla! He used black everywhere. Does anyone have experience using acrylic washes? HGBD:R Core Gundam II (Titans Color) ... GUNPLA BEGINNER'S GUIDE PART 2: PANEL LINING FOR BEGINNERS! It's meant for touching up small spots on a kit, not for line details. Copic makes some nice gray pens but I haven't found any that are dark enough/have the right shade. The only two sizes you should really need are 005, .20mm and 01, .25mm. 1/144 Gundam Wing G-Unit. I generally recommend folks shy away from these, and if you do use them, apply to a small paint brush and use that on your kit instead. This is the SD Gundam Barbatos from Bandai’s Mobile Suit Gundam Frame Operation 01 series of gashapon figures which includes the Sazabi, Nu Gundam and the Graze. ( if you glue parts wrongly, immerse it in warm water for a few minutes. I should be done detailing it within 3 days. We usually don’t panel line black pieces since it doesn’t show up. I’ve also noticed it can leave behind a bit of a residue if it’s used in a warm area, or if the tape is slid around on a piece while finding the perfect spot. I used a fine tip black sharpie on my 1/144 HG MS-06S Char’s mobile suite. =P. […] there are other methods of panel lining gunpla, but nothing beats the old pen method for […], […] than anything I’ve written on Gunpla 101. The Mega Size Model (MSM)RX-78-2 Gundam is a 1/48 scale kit released in 2010. I fiddle with them when I need to occupy my hands… Please help :S. I recently tried to do panel lining on my Build Burning and got the same result on John’s RX-78-2(But only on white parts.) I actually used pigment pen/sign pen here in my HGCE Freddom Gundam. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; like sharpies or marker? In cases of seams, a little filing and scribing will make the seam line look like a panel line instead (but that’s more advanced). Bad, lol. Like yourselves, im the type who builds leisurely. Some people use rubber erasers, too. The ultimate Gundam experience! This should go without saying. This saved me a lot of money in the long run and this is also why GPaint was developed to have only 8 colors. But my past experience with Enamels on earlier Gunpla kits, it was just a pain in the butt to clean up compared to water-based acrylics. Pls. Looking to build a Gundam model? With a little practice, the panel lining process is one of the quickest and easiest steps in model building. But if your on a budget, you can make use of an ordinary marker. I have been using this method since I started working with my first Master Grade kit, the RX-78GP01 Zephyranthes way back in the late 1990s. They work very well for panel lining and shading. Again IF its against bare plastic and youre using acrylics, paint over the panel lines - let it dry for a short spell - and simply run your finger nail over the piece to remove excess paint and voila! I once used Micron pens, but I didn’t like how dark it turned out. A few tips/tricks i’ve learned that you could pass on:. […]  I do file the nubs off though. What color pen would you recommend for panel lining green parts? For example, this one doesn’t even get into panel lining! cool stuff!. Below is a video of the panel lining process. And though he lined it, he didn’t then wipe the harsh lines with a cotton swab to soften them. Although the GM Custom was equipped with a 90mm GM rifle in the anime, I equipped the GM Custom with a long-range beam sniper rifle from System Weapon 004 kit. If you're using a Micron Pen, Gundam Real Touch Marker, or a pencil you'll want a good eraser on hand. I actually got a gunpla starter kit that came with a gray panel lining marker/pen. Can I find out what type of enamel based wash you used (e.g. And here is a model John built recently, the HG Gundam RX-78-2. The idea is to make it look like light is casting a shadow on the Gunpla, so the color you use for panel lining should be a darker version of the color of the piece. I tend to avoid it since my hands shake. Can't really panel wash without paint and you can't really thin that paint without thinner appropriate for that paint. Frankly I haven't used them much, having started with, and liked, other markers first. If you purchase these make sure you put the cap on them immediately after you are done with them. I've never done it, but I've seen some amazing results at model shows. For medium colors try a darker gray, and on dark or somethings vibrant colors use a black. Kindly read up on this disclaimer before using the data on this post. This is a white piece, so I used the gray marker (GM02) to line it. What type of paint and thinner you use is dependent on what surface/paint you're working on. You're going to need something to mix the paint and thinner, plus something to mix it in. A dark green, I’d say black, a light green, I’d say gray. Sometimes, the color schemes of these figures are way off compared to their Gunpla brothers. That .05 makes a quite a bit of difference toward getting clean lines but the smaller tip is more likely to wear out before the ink runs dry. These markers helped make my gundam model look excellent. have been building gundams for a decade plus now but am always learning new things too. Generally a pencil will give you the perfect gray to use while working on white (or similair) pieces. my place does not lend itself to painting. ADD TO BAG. I just leave it the way it is after panel lining or applying Acrylics on some of the parts. That said, here's a list of some of the most common and basic tools you'll need to spruce up your kit's detail lines. Gonna start my first kit soon (HG G-Lucifer) and I’m just wondering if it would still be okay to panel line without topcoating the finished product later on? Usually we do panel lines without topcoating at all! The idea is to make it look like light is casting a shadow on the Gunpla, so the color you use for panel lining should be a darker version of the color of the piece. Simple WeatheringOil WeatheringHairspray ChippingAdvanced Hairspray ChippingOther Chipping MethodsBattle DamageDry BrushingOther Weathering Tips, PlaPlatingSig Super StripeMini ThrustersOption PartsAction Bases & PosingMisc Tricks & TipsKit PhotographyGundam Line ArtRecommended Sites, LGG Changelog I recently started collecting gundam converge figures myself, and am looking into touching up the paint jobs. Currently I am working on a HG Astray Red Frame w/ Flight Unit. Maybe with some rubbing alcohol of mineral spirits. For example, when lining on white use a light gray. Gunpla is not about being perfect, it’s about building a model you love from a show you love with your own hands. The best part is that they clean up really well with an eraser (clean right when you make a mistake, depending on the surface you're working on it won't erase when dry) and they're available at most arts & craft stores. I decide to use dark-brown Panel Line accent colour on mostly red parts. We are not Gunpla masters. Testors 1156 Enamel Thinner & Airbrush Cleaner. It'll allow for closer attention to those small details than you could normally get. Here’s my ongoing work with the 1/100 MG Wing Gundam Zero Proto. other tips and tricks: The easiest way to line is with a mechanical pencil, 0.5mm in size or smaller. For most Gundam kits, paint is an option. I don’t know why but they keep being displayed sideways. Gundam marker adalah salah satu merek marker atau spidol yang biasanya digunakan untuk memberi garis panel pada gundam model kit. 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