Volks Red Phantom *FINISHED*

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Post by jinnai » Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:55 pm

Falk wrote:Nope, there's still a bit of work... The second horn lines (this must be really scary to paint :? ), the wing icon or however it's called (kensai icon ?) and the black lines on the shoulders, the jewel on its forehead...
And don't forget the lower jaw :P

You should try to make an indirect light set-up, with a large white part (cardboard or whatever) just to reflect your spot light in a soft way, cuz' it looks like the red varies quite a lot depending on the light.
With one direct light as frontlight, and one undirect light as back light, then the other way.

Hey, what's that line on the side of her head on the 5th picture ?
There's no such line on my white Phantom recast. I have the sort of trapzoidal-crenels line, but not this other line on each side of her head.
The lines are a bit annoying. I've rubbed them out with windex 4 times already. I tried masking originally, but that didn't work. If the detail was more recessed like the grooves on the armour, it'd be no problem. The main problem I'm having with it is that the tamiya doesn't flow as well as I'd like.. I may switch over to handpainting with citadel, since I can work really well with that.

My lighting whilst painting isn't great at all. I really need to fix up my setup to increase the light amount.. something I've planned to do for the past month, but haven't been bothered going to the store to buy more overhead lamps.

Lower jaw is done. Jack has already seen those photos. I just excluded that and the neck cables from the above imagry, because it's annoying keeping them in place.

The line? It's just a panel line? I've noticed it also on Jack's White Phantom.. I think.. ?

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Post by John F. Moscato » Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:14 am

Hi Jinnai. Your Phantom is looking quite splendid, I must confess.

If you're having trouble using Tamiya for your recessed lines... Have you considered using watercolor paints instead?

You can mix that with water and spread it generously to the areas you want to wash, let dry. Once it's dry, you can simply wipe-off the excess with a damp cloth--no solvents, and no fear of marring the paint below. Best of all, if you're not happy with the result, you can simply wipe it all off and start again.
John F. Moscato

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Post by junchoon » Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:35 am

:shock: cool tip on the water color... thanks John... :)
John F. Moscato wrote:Hi Jinnai. Your Phantom is looking quite splendid, I must confess.

If you're having trouble using Tamiya for your recessed lines... Have you considered using watercolor paints instead?

You can mix that with water and spread it generously to the areas you want to wash, let dry. Once it's dry, you can simply wipe-off the excess with a damp cloth--no solvents, and no fear of marring the paint below. Best of all, if you're not happy with the result, you can simply wipe it all off and start again.

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Post by happy hopping » Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:13 am

jinnai wrote:
The lines are a bit annoying. I've rubbed them out with windex 4 times already. I tried masking originally, but that didn't work.
Can you elaborate or it's just Tamiya paint causing the problem? I would have thought if you masked it, air brush a line should work out very nicely.

Many mth. ago in another gundam thread, someone painted white as panel line instead of black. So we asked him how, and he said he masked the whole kit and airbrush the grid w/ airbrush in white. Looks very good
If you buy a pet from pet stores , you are encouraging those breeders to breed more. This is the condition that they lives in:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu_JqNdp2As

when you buy a pet:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=WCNr-VrkXl8

Adopt a pet

jinnai

Post by jinnai » Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:00 pm

John F. Moscato wrote:Hi Jinnai. Your Phantom is looking quite splendid, I must confess.

If you're having trouble using Tamiya for your recessed lines... Have you considered using watercolor paints instead?

You can mix that with water and spread it generously to the areas you want to wash, let dry. Once it's dry, you can simply wipe-off the excess with a damp cloth--no solvents, and no fear of marring the paint below. Best of all, if you're not happy with the result, you can simply wipe it all off and start again.
Hmm.. you mean "sludge washing"?

I thought about it. The problem being the fact that those stripes arn't recessed.. if they were, there'd be no problem. Because they're flush.. oh wait, you own a Red also. =p

Oh.. quick question: if someone was willing to pay more (I can't just yet, but hypothetical future asking question) would you be willing to cast up a Regult? I'm itching to finish your Tachikoma, but I did want a Regult but missed out due to funds.. :(

Happy, I tried masking it originally. I couldn't get the lines straight enough around a concave edge. And I didn't bother cutting out tiny pieces of tape for such a small area I could potentially handpaint. Which, I have sucessfully done so now. Those lines just need a little touch up here and there, but I have them finished now. :) Tamiya just didn't flow well enough for me by hand.. it was either too thin, or too thick. I couldn't get a good handbrushing medium. It's worked for me before.. but I think it's the gloss that was already on the horns that prevented me from successfully completing what I needed to do by hand.

I'll just spoil you guys with the finished head..



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Post by John F. Moscato » Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:30 pm

Hi Jinnai.

There is actually a very light scribing around the horns but any sort of paint coat would most likely negate these. You could score the demarcations with an xacto, but that would give you a different look from the other horn.

As for the Regult, I'm afraid that the molds for it are pretty much burnt. Depending on if I can gather enough interest, I may do a second run later in the year.
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Post by happy hopping » Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:28 am

The head looks good. For the first time, it reminds me of the head in Terminator 1.

In the future, since you have so much "excess cash", go w/ this for your masking problem:

http://www.hlj.com/product/AIZ00014

As you can see, it says:
Extremely thin masking tape. Easily conforms to curves and bends. Rubs down and lifts off easily.
If you buy a pet from pet stores , you are encouraging those breeders to breed more. This is the condition that they lives in:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu_JqNdp2As

when you buy a pet:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=WCNr-VrkXl8

Adopt a pet

jinnai

Post by jinnai » Sat Mar 18, 2006 7:06 am

Finished!

Final high definition pictures with proper setup are coming soon.

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Post by happy hopping » Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:39 am

if possible, take the photos w/ sunlight in, it'll look better w/ sufficient light.
If you buy a pet from pet stores , you are encouraging those breeders to breed more. This is the condition that they lives in:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu_JqNdp2As

when you buy a pet:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=WCNr-VrkXl8

Adopt a pet

jinnai

Post by jinnai » Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:42 am

Some temporary final pictures.

Click here for the pictures.

Whilst taking the photos yesterday the Phantom took a dive. So I kinda don't want to hear any comments about "there's paint missing from the tip of the groin" or "why is the left toe snapped off?". I don't want to fix them at this point.

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Post by happy hopping » Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:25 am

Is it because of Larry?
If you buy a pet from pet stores , you are encouraging those breeders to breed more. This is the condition that they lives in:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu_JqNdp2As

when you buy a pet:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=WCNr-VrkXl8

Adopt a pet

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Post by John F. Moscato » Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:11 pm

Hi Jinnai. Sorry to hear about this little mishap. :?

The Phantom looks like it came away relatively unscathed, all things considered.
John F. Moscato

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