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  • Toshki1 måned siden#79458700You're okay! (cute kitty btw :3)
    I was very surprised when I first heard too and I was convinced that I was gonna hand paint all my kits but here I am now :P
    It's definitely a learning experience and you have to prep before you use it but for the finish I'm able to achieve I'm okay with it :3
    I'm definitely not saying you can't get a good finish hand painting! One of my favourite builders did mostly hand painting and her stuff is very nice ^^ pyramidcat.word...
    The main reason I like it is it makes eye painting and complex details soooo much easier than with acrylics and my unsteady hand. You can use a quick trick to layer gloss lacquer and enamel hand painting in between layers (Sorry if I have already mentioned this!)
    Check out Isopropyl alcohol for removing acrylic paint and acetone and lacquer thinner for harsher paint like lacquers ;)
    No one can dictate how you enjoy your hobby, it's no fun otherwise! I'm so happy to see another builder on here and enjoy reading your articles ^^


    Just a cat from the internet, there are way too many cute ones. :D

    I'm still going to experiment some more, but I'm leaning to going back to full handpainting... xD

    Oh! PyramidCat! It's been a long time since I've heard from them! I remember her posting on MFC in the past, but it seems like both her account here and that website is not updated for a long time. Wonder if she quit? I always really liked that unique shading style!

    As my eye painting is not that great either, I have also been thinking about trying to get good at making decals. But making sure the size you edit on the computer fits on the GK seems so hard... Anyway, for newer kits my eyes have been improving, but hrm, once I get to my actual rare/expensive kits I don't know if I trust myself enough. ^^''

    Thanks! I had already stocked up on acetone, but is that too heavy to remove acrylics then? Hrm.

    Thank you! I'm pretty far done for my next blog, but at the same time my embarrassment is pretty high for that result. ^^'' I guess I'll have to quickly continue with posting better content after it...haha!
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    Maakie1 måned siden#79355157https://i.pinimg.com/originals/37/58/75/3758753a7e947d557296a9c78b9d417a.jpg
    Huhhhh...I see! Thanks for explaining all this stuff, I was just really convinced that the more chemical materials you go, the harder it will be with mixing, getting an even layer etc.
    I'll be honest, originally airbrushing didn't really appeal to me because I like the process of working carefully on something and using a brush is like "pfftetererrpfpfpfpf OK, color done'. xD And you also need machinery, a set-up outside (or a very good one inside) and I feel a lot more chill just...sitting inside with tv/radio on the background and get to painting. So after this kit I airbrushed 2 more before reverting back to full handpainting. ^^''
    I'm still 'practicing' on older kits and bootlegs I have lying around and have not dared to tackle any of my more expensive ones. I think it will be a while before I dare, I also want to keep painting them ongoing, because for example right now, it's been more than half a year since I painted something and I feel out of it.
    I never stripped the paint of a kit, but I have been thinking about it because I would like to sell some (and they don't really have a professional finish), I'm afraid I will mess up and end up with an even more unsellable kit though, LOL.
    I feel even more embarrassed for sharing my next one (the face is so bad...), but yes, I will blog about her for sure. xD


    You're okay! (cute kitty btw :3)
    I was very surprised when I first heard too and I was convinced that I was gonna hand paint all my kits but here I am now :P
    It's definitely a learning experience and you have to prep before you use it but for the finish I'm able to achieve I'm okay with it :3

    I'm definitely not saying you can't get a good finish hand painting! One of my favourite builders did mostly hand painting and her stuff is very nice ^^ pyramidcat.word...

    The main reason I like it is it makes eye painting and complex details soooo much easier than with acrylics and my unsteady hand. You can use a quick trick to layer gloss lacquer and enamel hand painting in between layers (Sorry if I have already mentioned this!)

    Check out Isopropyl alcohol for removing acrylic paint and acetone and lacquer thinner for harsher paint like lacquers ;)

    No one can dictate how you enjoy your hobby, it's no fun otherwise! I'm so happy to see another builder on here and enjoy reading your articles ^^
    1 måned siden
    Toshki1 måned siden#79273292^^
    Yeah they're definitely easier as they don't form a goop inside the airbrush when they dry. They're basically just pigment and a couple of other chemicals that dry to nothing and they get reactivated by lacquer thinner. They're really neat! You can also "cheat" by using enamel paint over a glossy lacquer base as the enamel eyes/details can be erased with enamel thinner and not harm the paint underneath ;)
    Hey the best thing is you're learning~~ I haven't built a full kit in a whole year cause I'm worrying about perfection >< I'll do my best to keep trying~
    Another great thing about kits is you can always strip the paint in the future if you dislike the finish. I have yet to do it and I am planning to just rebuy a specific kit I know I've improved since painting but ehh~ the option is there :P
    Can't wait to see your next~


    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/37/58/75/3758753a7e947d557296a9c78b9d417a.jpg

    Huhhhh...I see! Thanks for explaining all this stuff, I was just really convinced that the more chemical materials you go, the harder it will be with mixing, getting an even layer etc.

    I'll be honest, originally airbrushing didn't really appeal to me because I like the process of working carefully on something and using a brush is like "pfftetererrpfpfpfpf OK, color done'. xD And you also need machinery, a set-up outside (or a very good one inside) and I feel a lot more chill just...sitting inside with tv/radio on the background and get to painting. So after this kit I airbrushed 2 more before reverting back to full handpainting. ^^''

    I'm still 'practicing' on older kits and bootlegs I have lying around and have not dared to tackle any of my more expensive ones. I think it will be a while before I dare, I also want to keep painting them ongoing, because for example right now, it's been more than half a year since I painted something and I feel out of it.

    I never stripped the paint of a kit, but I have been thinking about it because I would like to sell some (and they don't really have a professional finish), I'm afraid I will mess up and end up with an even more unsellable kit though, LOL.

    I feel even more embarrassed for sharing my next one (the face is so bad...), but yes, I will blog about her for sure. xD
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    Maakie1 måned siden#79207334Yep! I've made it my goal to post about all of the ones I did not post yet, even though I'm a bit embarrassed by some of the results. ^^''
    I had people recommending me lacquers, but I was under the assumption that acrylics thinned down would be easier, so I started with that. Your experience is that handling lacquers is easier through paintbrush than acrylic? :O
    Ohhh if you think that about the eyes of this one, wait until you see the next kit *cries* But I learned from it with both this and the next kit for sure. With this kit I'm mainly just happy on my less-streaks improvement and trying the airbrush.
    The next one is super experimental, I tried a lot of new techniques with very mixed results LOL. I have quite a bit of the blog finished already, so I should be able to share it in not very long I think. :)
    Thanks! I have a backlog in talking about finished kits, so get ready for a lot more being covered in (hopefully) the next couple of months! :)


    ^^

    Yeah they're definitely easier as they don't form a goop inside the airbrush when they dry. They're basically just pigment and a couple of other chemicals that dry to nothing and they get reactivated by lacquer thinner. They're really neat! You can also "cheat" by using enamel paint over a glossy lacquer base as the enamel eyes/details can be erased with enamel thinner and not harm the paint underneath ;)

    Hey the best thing is you're learning~~ I haven't built a full kit in a whole year cause I'm worrying about perfection >< I'll do my best to keep trying~

    Another great thing about kits is you can always strip the paint in the future if you dislike the finish. I have yet to do it and I am planning to just rebuy a specific kit I know I've improved since painting but ehh~ the option is there :P

    Can't wait to see your next~
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    StaticBreed1 måned siden#79221403good job mayty, a Lelouch looking swag finally!

    Hehe, got to give credit to the sculptor as well for that! :D
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    good job mayty, a Lelouch looking swag finally!
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    Redliger1 måned siden#79220301Hey Maakie,
    Nice job. Congrats on tackling the airbrush! :D


    Thanks! :) I'll have to be honest, I'm not convinced about airbrushing yet, but let's see. Haha!
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    Redliger I paint GKs
    Hey Maakie,
    Nice job. Congrats on tackling the airbrush! :D
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    Amy271 måned siden#79219622I like how he turned out! Painting the eyes is the part that makes me the most nervous about working on my second and third kits when they arrive. The eyes on my first kit were just lines.

    It took me a long time to make sort-of proper eyes, my first kits mostly had eyes in different sizes. xD The best tip I can give you is to draw them bigger sized on paper first and map out which color needs to be layered on which next color. Try to do the painting on the kit itself with only one layer for each color, otherwise it will look too bulky. Good luck!

    victorviper1 måned siden#79219627Always nice to see GK posts :).
    I saw you just uploaded a number of photos, including a number of Komugi GK's. Any chance you'll be finishing one of those kits in the near future?


    Hehe, those are for a loot blog I'm currently writing on and maybe able to upload in a couple of days. :) About the kits, one of them is super complicated and at the back of the list for sure. As for the others, I still have one partially finished kit, 2 practice kits to paint and the 2 Astolfo's I'm going to paint for my friend. I think those will keep me busy for at least one more full year. ^^'' But hey, when I get to painting those Komugi kits I will for sure cover them here! :)
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    Always nice to see GK posts :).

    I saw you just uploaded a number of photos, including a number of Komugi GK's. Any chance you'll be finishing one of those kits in the near future?
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