Hey guys, making my MG Turn A Gundam I got from expo (cheers Gurinder!) and I am just wondering, is there any way to preserve panel-lines after they have been fully applied to a kit so they wont wear off when you adjust the pose of your kit? I ask because while doing the arms some of the linings have faded off already trying to get around the entire arm and I wondered when completed if there is some spray which can protect it. Sorry I am not 100% on names but I hope you guys might know what I am on about?
Hey there RQL , i think i know what sayin m8.....there is (mr super clear )
or laquer(u can also ..a more time consumin way...is to do ur line then use a fine brush (0000 or a 00000,very fine detail brush) an use a bottled varnish once ur ink ,paint has best part dryed follow the lines carefully!!! ..i use matt varnish when i use this method(depends on what ur after shiney gloss look <_< or matt look :lol: ,
My personell, preference is to acctually scribe all the lines on my kits ya cant get more permenent than that! B)
If ur not familiar wiv scribin m8...its basicly jus either carefully cuttin ur own panel lines or cuttin in to the existing lines for a deeper line (what i do most times ) this allows u to either use ur gundam marker, pigment marker..paint ..etc to run threw the deeper channel easier, then jus wipe over the top of the line wiv a piece of kitchen towel or ya thumb ;) ..so u wont get that annoying rubbin off when ya wanna get ur fav kit in to a dynamic pose :rolleyes: (coz the colour now sits below the surface line so ur fingers shouldn touch the paint,ink to smudge!) B)
i hope thats of some help RQL, if ya need to ask thing else on this lmk.
best of luck wiv ur kit!! look frwd to seein it :D
Sorry for the late reply and all, been stupidly busy with University! Scribing sounds like a good method to try in the future, knowing me I should practice on a lower end kit first otherwise I will put too much pressure onto it! :rolleyes: What sort of modeling knife size would be best for this? I do have one, but alas, I need to test that one out with an older kit. Might do so with an Enact Agrissa or something! I shall do some research before I properly jump in I think!
Hi m8 no worrys i actually made a custom tool to do this , its s modified besding tool, very effective ..,all u need is a needle point , a pen like needle point u can hold comfortably ... an u repeatidly score till ur happy wiv the depth ..then ink, paint ....whatever u wanna do m8, but yeah practice first an take ya time followin lines ..,u will do it every kit when ya get hang of it ! :P