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Modeling Tips/Techniques/Help links

Post by lalahsghost » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:55 am

This is where quality links to sites and information on modeling techniques, tips, or building-helpsites will be listed. If you have any articles you have created yourself, as long as they are detailed, and follow the guideline for describing it, feel welcome to post those too.

Follow this guideline:

Try to include:
Genre Title ex:"airbrushing, painting, puttying, sanding, etc
Site URL,
Title of site,
Brief info on what the site is about or does, Does it require registration, or any other specifics of that sort.


I'm not expecting all of that data to be in THAT SPECIFIC ORDER, but do more than just post a link and say 'thats a good site'

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Post by Lert » Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:41 am

Fichtenfoo's dual-action airbrush tutorial in a handy and convenient flash animation for your viewing pleasure.
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Tutorials that I wrote

Post by ulnhyrr » Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:23 pm

Edited: Updated the presentation, grab it and check it out.
Gunpla Building and Resin Figure tutorial - *.torrent file (LEGIT, and very informative. ~LG)
Three powerpoint presentation with videos on basic to advanced techniques to build gunpla and resin figures from start to finish.

Wash technique for panel lines
*note, link goes to another forum, but I wrote and provided the pictures for the tutorial.

Various progress pages on my website that chronicles builds from start to finish

Tools and techniques from my webpage.
Some may be a bit outdated, but some may feel that they are useful.

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Post by Red Comet » Sun May 06, 2007 7:07 am

Here is a link to the how-to section on my site, Ghost of Zeon :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/diy/index.html

Hope these help. :)

Mod Edit:
Some of the Technique Listed:
  • * Applying Water Slide Decals.
    * Painting Camo the Easy Way!
    * Acrylic Paint Stripping.

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Post by Kiggz » Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:15 am

you guys know where i could see some good video tutorials done by some pros such as the japaneese or any other pro Gunpla Builders

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Post by Duo » Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:27 am

Kiggz wrote:you guys know where i could see some good video tutorials done by some pros such as the japaneese or any other pro Gunpla Builders
ulnhyrr wrote:Edited: Updated the presentation, grab it and check it out.
Gunpla Building and Resin Figure tutorial - *.torrent file (LEGIT, and very informative. ~LG)
Three powerpoint presentation with videos on basic to advanced techniques to build gunpla and resin figures from start to finish.

Wash technique for panel lines
*note, link goes to another forum, but I wrote and provided the pictures for the tutorial.

Various progress pages on my website that chronicles builds from start to finish

Tools and techniques from my webpage.
Some may be a bit outdated, but some may feel that they are useful.
I've learned a lot just by watching the vids and the powerpoint presentation that he's put together.
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Post by Kiggz » Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:05 am

I know what you mean i looked at it good info there but ther reason i asked this question was because i was leaning to a more of preticular suit videos i like watchin the pros make lets say a Zaku for example or a Rick Dom.

I just want to see some videos of the pros working on thier own kits because i like to see what effects they used to paint their suits so i can decide on what i want mine to be like.

You tube has great videos for this type of thing but they dont not have a wide selection only a few kits which i have seen all.

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Post by SPARTAN-251 » Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:24 am

Anyone know a good 'How To Make 3D Suit' guides?


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Post by Lert » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:22 am

How to build GUNPLA !

Part One and Part Two.

This tutorial doesn't cover painting or airbrushing your GUNPLA but it has some neat tips and tricks for using your gundam markers, techniques to get rid of seamlines, to make your Gundam's eyes look better and to highlight and add panel-lines.
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Post by lazidude999 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:24 am

just watched the videos, its amazing, many techniques. I though etching off extra paint with a pen knife messes up the plastic, but carefully enough, its better than using sand paper!

I saw them use gold to paint gundam eyes. I used yellow on my strike freedom. What do you guys use?

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Post by Rick Dom » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:22 pm

Well I've recently been watching all the videos here (see favorites):

http://youtube.com/GMKBuilder

They may be in Japanese but they're easy to understand as a non-Japanese-speaker.

If there's anyone you should be learning modeling from it's the Japanese. These guys are incredible.

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Post by Red Comet » Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:57 am

lazidude999 wrote:I saw them use gold to paint gundam eyes. I used yellow on my strike freedom. What do you guys use?
I generally use a black base coat, silver/chrome first layer and a clear green top layer. For mono-eyes, I like to replace the green with red.

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Post by ulnhyrr » Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:20 pm

I wrote a couple of new tutorials in the past couple of weeks:
Mono Eye Modification: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/monoeye.htm
Basic Sanding: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/sanding.htm
Texture mod using styrene glue: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/texturize.htm
Diorama Base: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/diorama_bury.htm
Fade/Filter: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/fade.htm
Creating a tarmac base: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/tarmac.htm
Basic painting layers: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/build_layers.htm
Water slide application: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/waterslide_decal.htm
Panel Line Wash: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/panel_line_wash.htm

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Post by ulnhyrr » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:08 am

I did some updating to my tutorials page converting the videos I have from my model building seminar to flash videos and throwing them into the existing and new tutorials on my site:
http://www.gamerabaenre.com/?p=87
Hope these are helpful.

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Post by Blade of the Red Comet » Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:13 pm

^^ That thing's pretty cool, but wouldn't CMYK be more accurate than RGB?

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Post by Terrace » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:56 pm

I want a link to instructions on strengthening elbow joints. I'll need it when I build my Heavyarms Custom kit.
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scratch building resources

Post by jamnewman0056 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:23 am

This thread is about tips trick and sites I've accumulated I will ask the moderators the best course of action to take when updating and linking sites weekly. For the near future I invite others to share and introduce their knowledge to this thread so other modelers can benefit from it. For the first sources of scratch building I thought tools and design should be first. Here are a few tools you'll need to get started.

1. graph paper

2. mechanical pencil

3. Sculpy/Super Sculpy

4. ruler and assorted shape makers: circle maker , compass, right triangle

5. eraser

6. assorted images of the subject your trying to mode

7. sculpting tools

8. box cutter, hobby knife, and scriber saw(hobby)

9. epoxy putty(possibly Tamiya's version)

These tools are only the ones I use and believe me are not the best if you've got some better tools please feel free to make suggestions. next would be fabrication at the moment i haven't gotten there yet here are some ideas I have collected from other sites.

Fabrication Ideas.

1. The cannibalizing method-this involves taking existing models and using their parts to supplement design needs

2. The Modification method-takes the model you have and and want to slightly modify by taking a section of your model and redesign it *Note this is the easiest and most minor way of scratch-building.

3. The full-scratchbuild method-this is the most radical and difficult method of making a model which I am currently researching. It involves taking material shaping and manufacturing them into parts that you need for the kit which you are designing.

*Note to moderator if the link or any of these are a problem please tell me I'll take them down immediately.

Basic modeling in scratch building
treat a model as if it is a possible part
all modeling when scratch building is involved imagine and make it happen
One example is if you need a thruster imagine what it is made up of and shape it to you needs.
Prototyping is a must.
When you create a prototype you want it semi-permanent( that means you Need a material which can be shaped yet become permanent when need be.
Clay is an option and so is modeling wax. I personally like Sculpy because you can bake it. This is has only a few advantages so if you have something better than by all means use it.
Approach the process in steps.
1st make a design
2nd Create blue prints
3rd prototype design
4th Refine design(testing at different stages)
5th Finalize your design( make a mold using molding appliances*RTV silicone, alginate, and rubber latex molding solutions.)
by making a mold you have a copy of the design and thus can repeat your success. Make sure to keep a record of your progress just to make sure you can cut cost in the development stages and make efficient decisions with materials. Here are some examples: *note this websites feature some pictures for developments.(links).[/url]scartch building 101 designing a model designing a model 2 design 3 tools 1 prototyping
scratch building links building space ships scratch build tools resources and materials
next week: Designing a model
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Post by ulnhyrr » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:43 pm

Major updates to the tutorials: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/toolsandtechs.htm
Reorganized stuff so things are easier to find. Also; since I'm still in the midst of redoing videos and such, I figure I can throw up what I have now; which will be easier to deal with than trying to making all the changes once I'm done. Best to do this in increments as I get stuff done. I still have tons more to do...

Updated:
Sanding tutorial with an added video: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/sanding.htm
Seamline tutorial with a complete rewrite: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/seamlines.htm
Basic Airbrushing tutorial with a complete rewrite :http://www.gamerabaenre.com/airbrushing.htm
Advanced airbrushing tutorial: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/airbrushing2.htm


Added:
Primer Tutorial: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/primer.htm
Pearl powder tutorial: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/pearls.htm

More as I progress with my Nu build.... http://www.gamerabaenre.com/hguc_nu_prog.htm

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