I decide to use dark-brown Panel Line accent colour on mostly red parts. Some people use rubber erasers, too. But if your on a budget, you can make use of an ordinary marker. I would still use a gray marker on that. my place does not lend itself to painting. Since I don’t really build Gunplas my brother just asks me to panel line it for him. Use a gray marker (GM02) to draw detail lines on white or light gray Gundam pieces. I experimented on that figure last year. You’re not just drawing lines onto a Gunpla—you’re giving realistic contrast to all the little pieces that aren’t defined individually, making your Gunpla look like it’s made up of more (and more detailed) parts than it actually is. Looks great! It is a technique that I need to work on, as well as painting. Most newcomers to the hobby know about the importance of panel lining to gundam models, but I find that too many are defaulting to the official gundam panel line marker, as did I when I first started to detail my models. other tips and tricks: This saved me a lot of money in the long run and this is also why GPaint was developed to have only 8 colors. My collection of these SD-looking versions of the mobile suits featured in the various Gundam series has grown to 26 figures. It's review time again, now featuring the Perfect Grade Unleashed RX-78-2 Gundam! amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "gunpla101-20"; Can't really panel wash without paint and you can't really thin that paint without thinner appropriate for that paint. Find lines that are recessed, or broken up, and draw over them. Excess ink can be removed with a cotton swab or an eraser. For most Gundam kits, paint is an option. There are many effects you can try out with Tamiya's panel wash that you can find out for yourself, but for me this makes panel lining a whole lot quicker than using any gundam … Check out the... Gunpla, plamo, tutorials and reviews since 2008, Layman's Gunpla Guide - Detailing Equipment, You can find me (and a whole lot of better builders) on the official Discord of r/Gunpla and r/Gundam. Not only I applied the similar paint washing techniques I used on my Gunplas, I even painted some of the figure sections with Tamiya Metallic Acrylic paints just to make the Converge figure version look more the same as a Gunpla model. @jeremydias:disqus is it the off-white that is confusing? I plan to write many more Anime News Network features in the future! Wanting professional results is something I’m dealing with. The tip works for most of it but not the spaces on the cables. One of the markers I like are the Real Touch series of Gundam Markers. The left arm is the only section left untouched. Eventually I will panel line all my Gundams, but I’ve only done three so […], try using real touch markers from bandai i love them. Either with a paint marker or by washing the model with ink. I sometimes use cropic markers for doing the lining of my kits. Gundam markers come in different colors like grey and brown, though black is the standby color for most models. This is the HGUC 1/144 scale RGM-79N GM Custom mobile suit that was featured in the Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 – Stardust Memory in a support role. The tape is as stiff as you' want it to be for panel lining, but other than the length lines it is clear which can make lining it up perfectly a bit difficult. I don’t have the tools to do that well. i bought black and grey marker liner however couldn’t find a brown one hence bought the real touch one. Having an air-brush and paint booth would be great. That .05 makes a quite a bit of difference toward getting clean lines but the smaller tip is more likely to wear out before the ink runs dry. Here's a tutorial which I've gotten lots of requests to make, despite many videos already covering the subject. If you're detailing an unpainted kit you can clean up the excess with some fine sandpaper or even a quick scrape with a hobby knife. Also Brush tip Sharpies are good to use since they give you more panel lining options without having to get another marker out. In my experience (please note it's been awhile since I did a comparison) they're easier to clean up than traditional fine tipped Gundam Markers, all you need is an eraser. He didn’t use an official lining pen, but instead a Micron marker. COPIC Multiliner inking pens can be a good an alternative as a panel lining tool. Relevant Point#4: If you are scribing a line that will change direction in the middle of the piece, it’s a good idea to take a very small pin vise or even a pin and make very shallow hole at the point the line changes. Mixing colors is fun and you can do that with only a number of selections of colors so you don’t actually need a whole library of colors to be honest. Generally a pencil will give you the perfect gray to use while working on white (or similair) pieces. The idea is that the panel lining it with black adds a shine to the part. Fine tip Gundam Markers are meant for taking care of those detail lines. @shawn_fee:disqus wow, I like the gritty, graphic look that Citadel gives to your kit. This is the SD Gundam Barbatos from Bandai’s Mobile Suit Gundam Frame Operation 01 series of gashapon figures which includes the Sazabi, Nu Gundam and the Graze. Check out r/Gunpla & r/Gundam. Although the GM Custom was equipped with a 90mm GM rifle in the anime, I equipped the GM Custom with a long-range beam sniper rifle from System Weapon 004 kit. Dismay upon the poor LEDs. Notice how the subtle lining on the piece below makes you notice the existing details on the piece that were nearly invisible before. The easiest way to line is with a mechanical pencil, 0.5mm in size or smaller. For example, when lining on white use a light gray. Sometimes, however, you need to spice things up with a colour you can't get in a pen or want to leverage the super clean look that's possible when you detail your lines with paint. For a Kotobukiya kit, the meaning of the symbols found in their manuals can be found here. I recently started collecting gundam converge figures myself, and am looking into touching up the paint jobs. Keeps dry transfer decals in place to rub them in and guide for applying additional details. I tend to avoid it since my hands shake. Mix a proper color you want for the panel line (black is often too much of a contrast, so a greyish color is probably best for white parts). Again, below is just a basic assortment of tools you'll need and the actual tutorial can be found here. @disqus_2BDuEPiJbI:disqus thanks for the tip! Want to see what kits and builds I'm getting into? Testors 1156 Enamel Thinner & Airbrush Cleaner. And black on the green and dark gray, and brown on the red. They work very well for panel lining and shading. I don’t know why but they keep being displayed sideways. I need your opinion in this one. So to make it look more natural, you’ll want to rub it with something you probably already have around the house—a cotton swab. I'm not talking about the crappy pink ones that come on the end of a number 2 pencil, but a proper polymer like Pentel's Hi-Polymer block eraser. Gundam marker punya 2 tipe untuk panel lining: Gundam marker tipe liner, contoh seperti gambar diatas.Mata pena berukuran 0.05 dengan kode GM01-03; Gundam marker tipe pour, tipe ini punya mata pena seperti spidol.Menggunakannya pun hanya menekan ujung marker, tinta akan mengalir sendiri di celah panel. John used a brown marker on the red and yellow pieces, a gray marker on white, and a black marker on blue. You’ll notice that when you straight-up line a piece, the result can be a bit harsh. The decals took longer than the build. What is Gunpla?Buying Kits & amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; The black color is the one commonly used. The Mega Size Model (MSM)RX-78-2 Gundam is a 1/48 scale kit released in 2010. For ease of use there you're still looking at a pencil or a Gundam Marker. Have Gunpla questions? Real Touch markers come with two tips, one fine and one larger to help cover more space. The panel lining marker certainly gets the job and is as simple to use as the other markers, run it over the detail you want to panel line then run a q-tip over it to clean up excess, once you do this to bring out the details on a Gundam head you'll be hooked on panel lining. like sharpies or marker? Untuk menghapus, pilih alat yang sesuai. Can you email me some photos at [email protected] so I can feature this later? Built an old HG Wing Zero Custom kit from ’98, used a sharpie to do panel lines. COPIC Multiliner inking pens can be a good an alternative as a panel lining tool. I should be done detailing it within 3 days. For example, you might want to always use black on SD Gunpla for high contrast on their cartoonish bodies. I just recently got back into gunpla. Kindly read up on this disclaimer before using the data on this post. Here’s one–the MSZ-006 Zeta Plus from Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. Your blog has helped me immensely with my first gunpla! You can easily get away with spraying some gloss coats over the bare plastic and do the above panel lines. Release Date: Sept 2004. But now that I’m on my second gunpla, I’m stuck… the parts are black and I don’t know what color I should panel line it with as there are no white panel lining markers/pens available… any idea how I should go about panel lining the black parts? I once used Micron pens, but I didn’t like how dark it turned out. The popular consensus however is that you should line with a color and darkness relating to the plastic you're working on. The Zeta Plus was the first Converge figure I applied detailing on. Gunpla are manufactured by Bandai in Japan, or China, which has an exclusive license in manufacturing and marketing the kits around the world. Used for extra details and panel lining. I actually used pigment pen/sign pen here in my HGCE Freddom Gundam. I find if I do it before i smudge it up really bad. Did that affect the underlying paint? What it ends up looking terrible? What colosr do younyse in each of the part with different color? I generally recommend folks shy away from these, and if you do use them, apply to a small paint brush and use that on your kit instead. can we use sign pens in panel-lining as replacement for black marker (GM01)?? More on clear coats. I fiddle with them when I need to occupy my hands… For example, this one doesn’t even get into panel lining! I actually got a gunpla starter kit that came with a gray panel lining marker/pen. Try and look for a brush type so you can get into little corners easily. I am rather confused on the use of markers as it seems that real touch i need to top coat it first prior to using? Remember to try different things and go with what you think looks best. If you're using a Micron Pen, Gundam Real Touch Marker, or a pencil you'll want a good eraser on hand. These babies have been crafted by Bandai to both take more of your money (okay, they're not really that expensive in the grand scheme of things) and help your Gundam look sexy. Gonna start my first kit soon (HG G-Lucifer) and I’m just wondering if it would still be okay to panel line without topcoating the finished product later on? What color pen would you recommend for panel lining green parts? Gundam markers come in different colors like grey and brown, though black is the standby color for most models. More on that here. Into Gunpla for two months and I want to be a professional modeler. Can I find out what type of enamel based wash you used (e.g. Frankly I haven't used them much, having started with, and liked, other markers first. If you're lining with paint try to mix in portions of the base color for a subtle effect. Difficulty GradesTerminologyBuilding EquipmentDetailing EquipmentPainting EquipmentMisc EquipmentGlue Guide, Project FlowchartConstruction GuideDetail LinesDecals & StickersTop Coats, Paint Space PrepPaint TypesSampling PaintsPaint ReferencesPrimingAirbrushingPreshadingSpray CansDecanting PaintsMaskingCamouflageHand Painting, Weathering (Old Tutorial)Weathering General And here is a model John built recently, the HG Gundam RX-78-2. But we don’t think you need to be one to get the most possible enjoyment out of Gunpla building. For Shoo’s question above, line it with black liner but don’t need to soften it. We are not Gunpla masters. Works perfectly with Converge figures with no effects on the original underlying paint. Or should i get a bottle of topcoat first before i do the panel lines? Nope, I haven’t tried enamels on Converge. The results were good with no problems affecting the original coat and was the reason why I implemented the same technique on the Converge Physalis. As my first model for Panel-lining I picked my RG Zaku II, also my first RG ever. For medium colors try a darker gray, and on dark or somethings vibrant colors use a black. I’m so/so on how it came out. Because these figures are gashapons which were intended for trading, the figures already came pre-painted. When picking out a paper towel look for one that's not too fluffy. I read a comment on here about using Citadel black wash. This is a white piece, so I used the gray marker (GM02) to line it. I've never done it, but I've seen some amazing results at model shows. GM302P Gundam Marker Pour Type Panel Lining Pen Gray. • MEMBERSIHKAN TINTA PANEL LINE Ketika melakukan panel lining, ada kemungkinan salah gambar atau tinta luber. The quicker the bristles wear the quicker you'll lose that edge and need to replace the brush. Gundam Real Touch Marker sets come with a cleaning marker that works pretty well, but only under the right set of circumstances. Just built my first MG. Well I could still do some panel lining. It really looks cool.. […] there are other methods of panel lining gunpla, but nothing beats the old pen method for […], […] than anything I’ve written on Gunpla 101. Again IF its against bare plastic and youre using acrylics, paint over the panel lines - let it dry for a short spell - and simply run your finger nail over the piece to remove excess paint and voila! Below is an example of what not to do. 1/144 Gundam Wing Endless Waltz. Available for pre-ordering $ 14.95. The most popular way to make your kit look its best is to paint its detail lines. My question is if i painted with undercoated with acrylics, then preshaded with acrylics and base coated with acrylics, and lastly top coated with future, will the markers still come off with an eraser/ cotton swab? […]  I do file the nubs off though. The simple tools listed above work great nine times out of ten. Hey I am really new to gunpla I have only built two so far, my first one is a first grade gundam dynamis my girlfriend got me for my birthday, and I have yet to panel line it because I am a little weary of messing it up what color should I panel line the green parts of that suit? Here is also a great reference chart for paint color conversion and their equivalents. I used a thinned Flat Black enamel based wash on the panel lining, the very same one I normally applied on my past Gunpla projects. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/407f857ff323aee5a2abd1262b8379efd6b011bf72472ef8286b84773f33ae38.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7ea0c921b66d9d38b258d8db0225d0a5606a10af1d4ad24238bf0010bed829e7.jpg. Looking at the base figures’ paint I’m guessing a flat/matte coat would match the best…. what colour panel line markers should i use on the master grade buster gundam. Do you normally panel line before or after assembly? (To be fair it … Or pick colors that look good to you—Gunpla is an art, not a science! It's held at Bonsai next to […], This is my first attempt at panel lining. At first, we didn’t understand what panel lining was all about. This should go without saying. No top coats applied on my Converge figures. Your basic Gundam Marker is essentially a paint pen that comes in the most common of Gundam colours. Couldn’t find any good information online about what type of paints/protective coats were used on the stock figures though. Currently I am working on a HG Astray Red Frame w/ Flight Unit. Color #7: Gun Metal. This HG Gundam X is one of the first John ever built. Perfect Grade kits are 1/60 in scale, as well as some of the most complex Gunpla around. 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Copic makes some nice gray pens but I haven't found any that are dark enough/have the right shade. Although the Zeta Plus’ overall paint scheme was gray, paint washing it made it looked better. Here’s a video. Select the right color - While some people decide to do all of their lines in solid black which popular opinion states it looks like shit and should be avoided. For example, when lining on white use a light gray. Second, we soften the line. Easy to use and fairly easy to clean up. Bad, lol. If you click a link, we may make a small commission. Gundam Marker from GSI Creos made for Plastic Model Kits. I will top coat it. Regardless of what you're using to line, pencil, Gundam Markers, or paint, the process is the same. He used black everywhere. It is one of the simplest things you can do to really make your Gunpla pop. The glue will soften and you can dis-assemble the part). 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