Language: English [Malay] [Chinese] | GBWC 2016 form
ALL PRICE DISPLAY ARE INCLUSIVE 6% GST
 
 
 
Modelling Tools
Gundam Model Kits
  FIGURE-RISE BUST

FIGURE-RISE BUST


FIGURE-RISE BUST
 
(9)
  FIRST GRADE (FG)

FIRST GRADE (FG)


FIRST GRADE
 
(46)
  GUNDAM 00

GUNDAM 00


GUNDAM 00
 
(3)
  GUNDAM HEAD PART

GUNDAM HEAD PART


GUNDAM HEAD PART
 
(8)
  HIGH GRADE (HG) (1373)
  MASTER GRADE (MG) (490)
  MEGA SIZE MODEL KIT

MEGA SIZE MODEL KIT


MEGA SIZE MODEL KIT
 
(7)
  NORMAL GRADE (NG) (192)
  PERFECT GRADE (PG)

PERFECT GRADE (PG)


PG GUNDAM
 
(37)
  REAL GRADE (RG)

REAL GRADE (RG)


RG GUNDAM
 
(52)
  SD GUNDAM (453)
  SDEX

SDEX


BB SDEX
 
(25)
Other Series Kits
Anime
Modelling Magazine
Gundam Game
Star wars Model Kits
Kids Costume
Professional Built Model Kit
Block and Building Toys
T-Shirt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WeChat Official Account WeChat Official Account
 
 
TAMIYA products


MODO products


TAKARA TOMY products


Evangenlion New Century Kit


Youkai Watch modelling kits


Real Grade 1/144 Series And More!!


HG Reconguista in G


 
 

Articles > Type of Paints

thosegundamguys.org

One of the most confusing things that got me when I first started building models was the different types of paints. Learning the hard way, different types of paints do not play well with one another and an attempt to mix paints of different types ended up with a gloppy mess of wasted paint. There are three main paint types offered at the local hobby shops: Lacquer/Solvent based, Acrylic/Alcohol/Water based, and Enamel/Oil based paints.

Lacquer Paints

These are strong paints and probably the most hazardous to your health. But they are amazing paints. The pigments in lacquer paints are very fine and some of the most vibrant model paint colors are found through this type of paint. Brands include Mr Color, Mr Surfacer, Alclad II, Tamiya spray cans, Model Masters Lacquer, Finisher’s, and Gaia Notes. I have used Mr Color thinner for thinning Mr Color, Finisher’s and Gaia Notes paints. On some bottles of Mr Color, it will say “Solvent based Acrylic” paint. This just means that the paint pigments are acrylic, but the carrier solution that the pigments are dissolved in is lacquer.

These paints dry VERY fast, and are formulated for airbrushing. Depending on the humidity, some retarder is necessary to slow down the drying process. These paints are not recommended for hand brushing. Always wear a painters mask when airbrushing these types of paints.

Alclad II paints are already prethinned so there is no need to thin those types of paints. These are excellent metallic paints.

Acrylic Paints

These are the weakest and the least hazardous types of paint. The pigments are usually not as fine as enamel and lacquer paints and are dissolved in either alcohol or water. The main brands of paints are Tamiya Acrylic, Model Masters Acrylics, Mr Hobby Aqueous, and Vallejo acrylic paints. Thinning solutions will depend on the brand of paints as most work well with 91% isopropanol alcohol. Modelers have used windex and water to thin acrylic paints. These paints dry very quickly, but do not fully cure for several days to a full week. The curing process is when the paint chemically settles and bonds to the surface. It is because of the delicate nature of the painted surface that I stopped using acrylic paints.

Tamiya acrylics and most other model formulated acrylic paints are intended for use in airbrushes. They dry too fast for hand brushing purposes. I started and learned to airbrush with these paints. In my opinion, they are very difficult paints to work with as there is a very tight allowance for thinning and it is very easy to over thin and under thin the paints. Due to their difficulty, I believe that these are the best paints to learn airbrushing. They are readily available at most hobby shops.

Vallejo acrylic paints are water soluble and can be thinned with water and are great paints for hand brushing. They still dry fairly fast, but these paints are formulated for hand painting.

Since acrylic paints are so weak, stronger paints when sprayed over an acrylic layer, will eat away at the paint. A prime example of this is spraying a lacquer based clear paint over an acrylic paint. This can be done successfully, but a great amount of care is needed. It is very easy to destroy the acrylic paints with a lacquer paint.


Enamel Paints

Enamel paints are oil based paints. These take a very long time to dry. But once dry, the paint is very strong. Enamel paints are the most non reactive paints and can be applied over acrylics and lacquers. Brands of this paint include tamiya enamels, model master enamels, and humbrol just to name a few. These paints are best for hand painting and are usually a bit too think for airbrush applications. However, they can be thinned and airbrushed. These paints are easily found at most hobby shops.

Because they dry so slowly, they work nicely for hand painting and blending techniques. I mostly use enamels for panel line washes as well as weathering techniques such as fades and filters.

Each paint type has it’s place in my workbench as their different properties make them useful in very specific situations. There are so many painting techniques that can be explored using the different paint types. A huge myriad of effects can be created.



Gundam.my Youtube Video Listing

Updated: 1524 days ago.

More Video..
 
 
(your shopping cart is empty)
 
668497 has paid and in processing
668496 has paid and in processing
668495 has paid and in processing
668492 has paid and in processing
668491 has paid and in processing
668490 has paid and in processing
668489 has paid and in processing
668487 has paid and in processing
668486 has paid and in processing
668485 has paid and in processing
668484 has paid and in processing
668481 has paid and in processing
668479 has paid and in processing
668478 is waiting courier pickup
Order 668475 succesfully delivered
Order 668474 dispatched on 2017-05-26
668473 is waiting courier pickup
Order 668472 dispatched on 2017-05-26
668471 has paid and in processing
Order 668470 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668469 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668468 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668467 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668466 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668465 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668463 succesfully delivered
Order 668462 succesfully delivered
Order 668461 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668460 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668459 dispatched on 2017-05-26
668458 is waiting courier pickup
Order 668457 dispatched on 2017-05-26
668455 is waiting courier pickup
668454 is waiting courier pickup
Order 668453 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668451 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668449 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668444 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668443 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668441 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668439 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668438 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668435 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668431 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668430 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668427 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668425 dispatched on 2017-05-26
Order 668423 dispatched on 2017-05-25
Order 668422 succesfully delivered
Order 668421 succesfully delivered
 
 

Reconguista in G [10] - Mack Knife (Mask Use) (HG)
RM25.00 for 1 box

Reconguista in G [14] - Dahack (HG)
RM45.00 for 1 box

[Star Wars] TIE Fighter 1/72 scale
RM72.00 for 1 box

[038] HGBF Gundam Tryon 3 (HGBF)
RM65.00 for 1 box

[STAR WARS] 1/48 Snowspeeder
RM72.00 for 1 box

Youkai Watch - Komasan
RM8.00 for 1 box

[STAR WARS] 1/144 Slave I
RM108.00 for 1 box

[Iron Blooded Orphans 02] Graze (Standard Type/Commander Type) (1/100)
RM85.00 for 1 box

[Iron Blooded Orphans 03] Schwalbe Graze (Mcgillis Type) (1/100)
RM85.00 for 1 box

[Iron Blooded Orphans 06] Gundam Kimaris Booster Unit Type (1/100)
RM85.00 for 1 box

Youkai Watch - Bushinyan
RM8.00 for 1 box

Youkai Watch - Jibanyan
RM8.00 for 1 box

(RE/100) MS-08TX [EXAM] Efreet Custom
RM95.00 for 1 box

[08] Graze Custom (1/100)
RM85.00 for 1 box

[Figure-Rise Standard] Strike Interceptor
RM77.50 for 1 box

[Bandai] Pokemon Plastic Model Collection Select Series Solgaleo
RM33.00 for 1 box

[Bandai] Pokemon Plastic Model Collection Select Series Lunala
RM33.00 for 1 box

[Petiture-Rise] LoveLive! Sunshine!! 001 ( Chika, Riko, You )
RM60.00 for 1 box

 
 
RG 1/144 Aile Strike Gundam Official Announcement Image 1886x1492 size!
Gundam- building landscape
HG 1/144 Adele Review By Hacchaka
[Modelers-G] MG GAT-X207 Blitz Gundam
MG 1/100 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. 3.0 - Large Build Preview Images
Master Grade 1/100 Delta Plus More Preview
Gundam Front Tokyo *Most Beautiful Time In Japan*
HG Extreme Gundam (Type: Leos) Pictures
HGUC 1/144 RX-78 GP01/Fb Gundam - Customized Build
52nd All Japan Plamodel Hobby Show Bandai booth report - Part2
Gundam Age Journal – Second Generation.
[news source: gundamguy] SDBF S×D×G Gundam - New Images & Release Info
 
Get news about sales, offer and discount
Enter your e-mail address
 
 
Matthew: Got my gundam in a day's time. Neat packaging