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PostSubject: Modelling tips.   Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:06 pm

I make no secret out of being a world class noob to Gunpla. I have seen fewer episodes of Gundam anime than I have fingers ( thumbs aren't fingers. ) and I can count the number of kits I own on one hand ( again, thumbs are not needed for this tally ). I am however a reasonably decent Miniature figure painter/hobbyist. To have amassed the knowledge and skills I have, I've spent lots of time at work, not actually working, instead I've been scouring you-tube and various other web resources gathering information and tips on painting and modeling miniatures. So what I'm going to do is post a couple of my favorites and ask you to do the same.

Every one knows 2 old 4 toys. and if they don't, for shame... so he's at the top of my list.

2 old 4 toys channel

Scale model Medic - You-tube.
English chap, John. military miniatures and a master of airbrushing and weathering. He has a series of relatively short, but exceptionally well detailed, explained and produced videos that focus on airbrushing and weathering that will certainly translate well to Gunpla for anyone looking to produce some stunning models.

Scale model medic Channel

simple weathering
zenithal lighting 1
zenithal lighting 2

The Garden Ninja - Garden ninja studios blog
American ( I think ) Drew Olds. Professional miniatures painter.
brush painting Gunpla might not be the optimal method of recoloring or detailing your kits, especially large ones, but Drew has a small group of tutorials on certain elements of miniature painting that will translate well to aspects of detailing your kits, particularly the hazard striping, Flames, starscapes, Battle damage and Camouflage tutorials.

Garden ninja blog

Loxam - You-tube

Another English chap from the war-hammer community, he's got a pretty thorough tutorial on cleaning and prepping miniatures and parts for assembly.
Loxam tutorial

I'll leave it there for now. If you've got some good web resources for the hobby, be it for painting, modeling, customizing, kit-bashing, mods, whatever, post them up and we'll get a library going. study
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PostSubject: Re: Modelling tips.   Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:16 pm

Excellent! Now i can gather more ideas on how to do hand painting. Thanks! =)
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PostSubject: Re: Modelling tips.   Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:56 pm

FahdPorn wrote:
Excellent! Now i can gather more ideas on how to do hand painting. Thanks! =)

entirely my pleasure. tongue

AGProductions channel
American fellow, excellent painter. He has a series of professional tutorial videos on the market. he also has a free tutorial on you-tube that goes through painting a figure each step of the way and drowns you in information about technique and method. The video set runs about 8 episodes at about 10 minutes a piece, and starts at your workstation and equipment and runs through to highlighting and finishing.

How to paint space marine 1

It's worth noting that everything I've posted so far is working with acrylic paints. Most of the theory should apply when using enamel's but you should test on some scrap pieces before taking paint to a model just to be sure.
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