Sunday, February 28, 2010

Need help!


rele need advice, got Tamiya clear spray(TS-13) n flat clear spray (PS-55). n wana use it on my gunpla. need 2 know how do people apply it? do u juz spray it on the finished kit or should i take it apart 1st? Also the clear can says it's for plastics n the flat clear says for polycarbons. So please please please help this Noob out. thanks

pics of the can can be found below


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8 comments:

Arein said...

That really depends on your preferences, to spray as a whole or by parts.

I myself spray them as parts, I take them apart and spray the head, torso, arms, skirt, legs and so on.

Don't forget, the most important part is to spray 1 foot away (that's 30 cm). Spray as thin as you can.. Just as long as the mist touches the gunpla. Wait a few mins to see how it turns out. And do it on a bright sunny day, never in a cold humid one.

And I suggest you try spraying it on the runners first, to see how it is.

Luffy d Munkey said...

ok, thanks :D. n after spraying, how many coats do u give it? n how long would u leave it 2 dry?

Arein said...

About 2 - 3 coats, let it dry for about 10 minutes before applying another coat.

I let it dry for half a day just to be sure. But an hour or so is okay, but what's the rush?

Do note that I'm talking about topcoat only here.. Topcoating with paint is a whole other story.

Luffy d Munkey said...

ouh ok. thanks so much! :D once i give one my gunpla a topcoat, will post the pics here. thanks for all ur help

David John said...

The top coat I use is from hardware shop... RJ London clear spray...

I'm a lazy person, basically I just put the Gundam on the action base and spray them...

I usually top coat 5 to 6 times (layer) - 30 minutes break in between... I love it thick "kaw kaw"

30cm distance as the basic rule... basically from finger to your shoulder length - something like that...

In fact the best way is follow the Arein's way, take them apart and do it separately... then again, I'm a lazy person...

Luffy d Munkey said...

haha thank david john. where do u get it? RJ London i mean. is it flat? Matte? gloss?

David John said...

The RJ London... ask Billy Ryu Hayabusa... he is my supplier... he told me he bought it from some hardware shop in Muara....

Anonymous said...

Tamiya PS lines are for Polycarbonates aren't they? Won't that leave you with Melted Gundam?
How did yours end up?

You should be using TS for gunpla i think, but if PS works fine...

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