What kind of paint do you use on Gunpla?

What kind of paint do you use on Gunpla?

Acrylic Paints Acrylics are the type of paint I’ve been using quite a bit for the past few years. They’re water based so it’s very easy to thin and clean up with water. While you can technically thin with water it’s recommended that you use an appropriate acrylic thinner for the best results.

Can you brush paint Gunpla?

Hand painting is the traditional method of detailing up a kit. While it takes considerable patience, one can achieve the same great look as though the work was done with an air brush. It’s also the best way to touch up and detail kits.

Is acrylic the same as lacquer?

Unlike acrylics, enamel paints need a toxic enamel thinner for general clean up. Lacquer paints are solvent-based. Although lacquer paints are not suited for hand painting, they are excellent for airbrushing. When dry they are the most durable of the three types of paint and also dry the fastest.

How do you paint a Gunpla for beginners?

When painting any type of model kit, the paint process will be:

  1. Put the pieces on sticks to prop them up.
  2. Prime, using a paint primer.
  3. Paint.
  4. Gloss top coat, used to protect the paint and to give it a smooth surface for panel lining and adding decals.
  5. Panel line.
  6. Apply decals.
  7. Final top coat—this is your matte top coat.

Do Gundam models need paint?

Most people in the hobby will generally at least add panel lines (filling in the lines of the kit with black or grey ink, to put it simply). But you don’t even need to do this unless you want to. In short: no, the kits are not pre-painted, but the variety of color parts makes painting them yourself optional!

Is lacquer paint better than enamel?

Lacquer is considered the best because it’s shinier and thicker, but can bubble and crack if not applied properly. The drying times also are different for lacquer paint vs. enamel paint. Lacquer dries very quickly, enamel a bit slower.

Is painting Gunpla hard?

Spray Paint, applied with an airbrush or straight out of the can. This is the most difficult process of the three, but also provides the most even, professional-looking coat.