Loading
HomeClubsClub #95

Garage Kit Love!!!Garage Kit Love!!!

Garage Kit Love!!!
gundamjehutykaigundamjehutykai9 jaar geledenMisc
This club was made as a place for all GK lovers to come together and share their love of the hobby!!

It doesn't matter if you paint your own kits (although that would be a bonus), you just need to have an understanding of the resin kit scene and an interest in the kits either prepainted or not.

- Need advice or help with a painting a particular kit?
- Want help with trying to track down a kit you saw in the wonderfestival coverage?
- Want to just shout "DO WANT" at the top of your voice and show new, unreleased kits to like-minded members?
- Want other members to see your works and offer praise and advice?

Here's where you can do it! Let's show others that there is more to figure collecting than "unbox and photoshoot!!!"

Discussies25

Berichten219 berichten

0pt
Sekhmet Killing Stalking
The-Hurricane (3 maand(en) geleden) #36438905You're welcome! :)
Regarding the colour, while it's entirely possible he was cast in a gross colour resin from the start, he's a pretty old garage kit and I'm betting he yellowed pretty significantly, lending him a rather sickly appearance. :'D That's one of the issues with coloured resin unfortunately, they tend to have an "expiration date" of sorts!
The sculpt of his hair though, I'm not familiar with the character, is it really off-model or something? Or just terribly sculpted? :P

Yeah unfortunately his skin does look a bit yellowed :( He's naturally a bit darker (just not as pale I guess I should say) than your average anime character but he's not that weird color he is now and along with his suit it just looks awful. As far as his hair goes its a darker blue color but this color looks almost....janitor closet blue? Haha like it looks like the color of the ugliest room in high school XD It's a really faded blue and is totally not Ryuuji. Like you said though he is a very very old kit so maybe the color faded quite a bit. As for the sculpt.....idk where that came from????? Like I've never seen his hair like that in anything so maybe it was the sculptor's choice. I have yet to read the novels however (those literally just started releasing in English) so maybe his hair is like that in one of the illustrations there? This is how his hair normally is tora-dora.wikia... But this sculpt just looks so bad to me haha. Ryuuji is best boyfriend ever and deserved a better figure but this is all we've got and he's got weird hair and his face is too thin ;~; You should totally watch Toradora btw it's honestly one of the best romance anime of all time and Ryuuji is the bestest bf ever and him and Taiga are one of my fave hetero OTPs <3
3 maand(en) geleden
0pt
Sekhmet (3 maand(en) geleden) #36428829Ooohh ok thank you XD I'm still very new to GKs (still taking me 100years to finish the two I have orz) so I wasn't aware that was a practice. I can see the benefits of it but honestly for this one the colors were so ugly (the color and sculpt of his hair...help me) I almost gagged when I took him out of the box haha. Thanks for the info and advice I'm sanding him as we speak ^.^

You're welcome! :)

Regarding the colour, while it's entirely possible he was cast in a gross colour resin from the start, he's a pretty old garage kit and I'm betting he yellowed pretty significantly, lending him a rather sickly appearance. :'D That's one of the issues with coloured resin unfortunately, they tend to have an "expiration date" of sorts!

The sculpt of his hair though, I'm not familiar with the character, is it really off-model or something? Or just terribly sculpted? :P
3 maand(en) geleden
0pt
Sekhmet Killing Stalking
The-Hurricane (4 maand(en) geleden) #36313843Ahh yeah he's just cast in coloured resin, you got it! :)
You can absolutely clean and prime and paint like normal. Coloured resin isn't any different than white resin, it's just got dye added to it. Usually coloured resin is good for figma garage kits because the joints end up rubbing paint off so if you can skip painting where joints will be rubbing that's a plus. Sometimes it's easier for beginners too even on static (i.e. not action figures) GKs because they don't have to worry about painting the large areas, they can just shade and add decals if they want. That's why many of Volks garage kits are cast in coloured resin. Some artists cast in coloured resin so they can skip a couple steps as well lol.
Ultimately though it behaves no differently and priming it is more than acceptable! You'll need to sand like you would any other GK as well, I don't think I've ever seen a (non-recast) garage kit come fully sanded before so that's pretty normal. You'll likely want to prime the suit, shoes and hair in grey and the skin with white. :)

Ooohh ok thank you XD I'm still very new to GKs (still taking me 100years to finish the two I have orz) so I wasn't aware that was a practice. I can see the benefits of it but honestly for this one the colors were so ugly (the color and sculpt of his hair...help me) I almost gagged when I took him out of the box haha. Thanks for the info and advice I'm sanding him as we speak ^.^
3 maand(en) geleden
0pt
Sekhmet (4 maand(en) geleden) #36309129Ignore my babbling I worded that wrong haha. I meant like what you said it was cast in colored resin and I had never seen that before lol. It's ITEM #42266 and here's a pic of him assembled, but I didn't add the eyes and decals yet so try not to let it freak you out too much :') View spoilerHide spoilerhttp://fs1.directupload.net/images/180621/r2p4z9uf.jpg
Can I just clean, prime, and paint like normal? To be honest the kit seems almost plastic in look and feel so I wasn't sure what to do with him. He's not fully sanded either and I really just want to clean him up and fix his atrocious colors (I want to fix his hair too but I'd need to sculpt a new one and I'm not on that level yet lol).


Ahh yeah he's just cast in coloured resin, you got it! :)

You can absolutely clean and prime and paint like normal. Coloured resin isn't any different than white resin, it's just got dye added to it. Usually coloured resin is good for figma garage kits because the joints end up rubbing paint off so if you can skip painting where joints will be rubbing that's a plus. Sometimes it's easier for beginners too even on static (i.e. not action figures) GKs because they don't have to worry about painting the large areas, they can just shade and add decals if they want. That's why many of Volks garage kits are cast in coloured resin. Some artists cast in coloured resin so they can skip a couple steps as well lol.

Ultimately though it behaves no differently and priming it is more than acceptable! You'll need to sand like you would any other GK as well, I don't think I've ever seen a (non-recast) garage kit come fully sanded before so that's pretty normal. You'll likely want to prime the suit, shoes and hair in grey and the skin with white. :)
4 maand(en) geleden
0pt
Sekhmet Killing Stalking
The-Hurricane (4 maand(en) geleden) #36038248Can you show me the kit? :) It could have just been cast in coloured resin which isn't an unusual thing, but the colour being "moulded" to the resin is something I've never heard of before.
Ignore my babbling I worded that wrong haha. I meant like what you said it was cast in colored resin and I had never seen that before lol. It's ITEM #42266 and here's a pic of him assembled, but I didn't add the eyes and decals yet so try not to let it freak you out too much :') View spoilerHide spoilerhttp://fs1.directupload.net/images/180621/r2p4z9uf.jpg
Can I just clean, prime, and paint like normal? To be honest the kit seems almost plastic in look and feel so I wasn't sure what to do with him. He's not fully sanded either and I really just want to clean him up and fix his atrocious colors (I want to fix his hair too but I'd need to sculpt a new one and I'm not on that level yet lol).
4 maand(en) geleden
0pt
Sekhmet (4 maand(en) geleden) #35627328I was hoping someone could help me with a kit I just bought recently. When I received the kit from mandarake, much to my surprise, it was already painted. Looking at the instructions it says the color was molded with the resin. I had no idea this was a practice so I was pretty thrown by it. Is it ok to just go ahead and proceed as normal with the kit since I want to recolor it? Do I still need to wash the kit with a degreaser? Can I just go ahead and spray it with primer and then color like normal? I’m scared I’ll ruin it lol

Can you show me the kit? :) It could have just been cast in coloured resin which isn't an unusual thing, but the colour being "moulded" to the resin is something I've never heard of before.
4 maand(en) geleden
0pt
Sekhmet Killing Stalking
I was hoping someone could help me with a kit I just bought recently. When I received the kit from mandarake, much to my surprise, it was already painted. Looking at the instructions it says the color was molded with the resin. I had no idea this was a practice so I was pretty thrown by it. Is it ok to just go ahead and proceed as normal with the kit since I want to recolor it? Do I still need to wash the kit with a degreaser? Can I just go ahead and spray it with primer and then color like normal? I’m scared I’ll ruin it lol
4 maand(en) geleden
0pt
Gabmag10 Bishie Collector
Any GK painters/builders in Australia?
5 maand(en) geleden
0pt
sacred415 (8 maand(en) geleden) #30988900Can anyone familiar with Country Girl GK confirm if this is an original or recast?
order.mandarake...
Also would anyone be willing to paint this for me?
Thank you,


Mandarake doesn't sell recasts, hence why this is an original
8 maand(en) geleden
0pt
Can anyone familiar with Country Girl GK confirm if this is an original or recast?

order.mandarake...

Also would anyone be willing to paint this for me?

Thank you,
8 maand(en) geleden
Bekijk meer berichten
Import games and toys since 2002!

Staf

Leden373

Gerelateerde foto's31