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Kommentarer Garage Kit - Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Hoshino Yumemi

  • leonasenshi1 månad sedan#81474540Go to your local hardware store and get some bulk galvanized wire, I usually buy the 18 gauge size and also use the same size drill bit so I can install them in the resin, that's cheap for what it is and it lasts for years

    Oh! I didn't expect that kind of wire to be strong enough! Thanks, I'll look for it!
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    Maakie1 månad sedan#81431794Hi! Thanks for the tip! I actually bought one of those tools for drilling small holes with a rotary motion (I have no clue what they are called in English) recently and am currently looking into what to pin them with, I read some people just find nails with the same/similar size and cut them up. I guess that is the easiest?

    Go to your local hardware store and get some bulk galvanized wire, I usually buy the 18 gauge size and also use the same size drill bit so I can install them in the resin, that's cheap for what it is and it lasts for years
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    leonasenshi1 månad sedan#81383078Pro tip: Pin your pieces so that they can be more stable when assembling your kit, also so you attache the alligator clips to those pins instead of having them hold the piece and ruining that tiny area that they're holding on to, kinda defeats the purpose of using them.

    Hi! Thanks for the tip! I actually bought one of those tools for drilling small holes with a rotary motion (I have no clue what they are called in English) recently and am currently looking into what to pin them with, I read some people just find nails with the same/similar size and cut them up. I guess that is the easiest?
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    Pro tip: Pin your pieces so that they can be more stable when assembling your kit, also so you attache the alligator clips to those pins instead of having them hold the piece and ruining that tiny area that they're holding on to, kinda defeats the purpose of using them.
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    galablue1 månad sedan#81317634Love seeing your GK posts! To be honest, I think where this GK failed you wasn't anything you did, but just the original sculpt of the face. Her expression that's sculpted (with the tiny mouth) doesn't do any favors because she has such a bewildered look on her face. I can't wait for the next post :D

    Some sculpts are...hard to save. Although with this picture the example picture is already a lot better than what I did LOL. However, I do have an example of a professionally painted kit with a 'meh' headsculpt, resulting in making her look like a deer in the headlights even though that painter absolutely knew what they were doing.

    Next one is up hopefully next week! :)
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    Love seeing your GK posts! To be honest, I think where this GK failed you wasn't anything you did, but just the original sculpt of the face. Her expression that's sculpted (with the tiny mouth) doesn't do any favors because she has such a bewildered look on her face. I can't wait for the next post :D
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    victorviper1 månad sedan#81283065Always interesting to see these GK posts. It also reminds me that I bought Planetarian on Steam quite a while back, but I haven't got around to playing/reading it yet.

    I find it interesting to have two comments about the game, because I actually thought it was more niche! I have a hard time committing to long-run VN's nowadays, so I never even thought about checking it out, although I've had this kit for years.

    Toshki1 månad sedan#81283305First, give Planetarian a read! It's been a while for me but I remember it was a very nice story :)
    I can defs see improvement on this one so congrats :3 you're doing great! (Sorry I kept putting off replying to your comment to me a while ago... I'll try tonight, messages just seem so daunting nowadays ><) I wonder why the paint keeps cracking :/
    I'm assuming those bottles are Vallejo? Those are what I used when I started too... Is it really humid where you are? I've tried airbrushing while it was raining one night and it did not end well ^^;;;
    For the decals, if you can get Mr Hobby locally they have a decal solution too! That one is pretty good. Vallejo also do one but I've not tried it before...
    Keep it up :3


    Hehe, no problem. I'm already typing away on the blog of the next one, which is also already a big step better (except for some fitting problems).

    I think it really had to do with it being cold outside + it had recently rained when I airbrushed and then I took them inside, where it was a lot warmer, while the paint had not fully dried yet. (It would have taken ages for the paint to dry in that weather if I kept them outside.)

    Most of the bottles in my current batch are Warcolours, but I think you are asking about what bottles I used for airbrushing? The airbrushing was done with a mix of different Russian brands (gifted to me by a Russian GK painter), they are meant to be especially used in airbrush and she has good results with them...

    Thanks for the tip! I checked out the stock of the biggest national hobby shop...but..hrm, they have a lot of Mr. Hobby, but don't seem to stock anything related to decals. They do have a lot of warpainting equipment and I managed to find these from Vallejo:

    https://www.hobbypoint.fi/files/pienoismallimaalit/vallejo_2017/aux_products/vallejo_decal_medium.jpg

    https://www.hobbypoint.fi/files/pienoismallimaalit/vallejo_2017/aux_products/vallejo_decal_fix.jpg

    You might know something more about these alternatives because you mention using/knowing Vallejo?

    Thank you! I'll be sure to return soon with the next blog~

    Taralen1 månad sedan#81283508I really like the ribbons on the kit--pretty unique. Where in the world did you buy this recast though? It looks so sketch lol
    I noticed you said you wait a week before painting. . . That's not really necessary. I suggest investing in an ultrasonic cleaner. I have two--a big one and a small one. Find one that can easily fit most GK parts. If you build big kits, you will need a big cleaner, but they will eliminate the grease within 10 minutes and you will be ready to go in no time. I am working on a custom figure right now that was SUPER greasy for some reason and I just threw the parts in the cleaner and BAM grease gone.
    I looked through this post and several others you've made, and I'm sure it was mentioned prior but your coats are really thick. I have only used acrylics twice upon large applications, and I know how finnicky they can be (especially if you're a cheap ass like me who uses craft acrylics lmfao) but I would say to use much thinner coats so your paintjob is smoother.
    I will say you did a good job matching the colors with the sample photo.


    LOL, I got it from the most famous (and most encouraged) GK shop, you know the one. I made the mistake as a newbie to save up and do a big bulk order there and am still painting the leftovers years later. I now only got two more left...

    An ultrasonic cleaner seems...wow! Very big luxurious purchase for kits! Never even thought about getting one! That would have to be a separate research to find the right one (especially because I have some big kits in my backlog), but I'm writing it down to look into! :D

    Yeah, I have been diluting a bit more and also have been switching around brands a lot. My next one I will post about still has pretty thick coating (just to warn you), after that I think I am improving, but feel free to continue drop feedback of course. :D This specific kit is also a bit meh, because I airbrushed a lot of things and then had to redo the painting by hand for a lot of parts. Thanks again for pointing this out to me!

    Thanks! :) Hope you'll enjoy my future works even more. ;)
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    Taralen Elf Hoarder
    I really like the ribbons on the kit--pretty unique. Where in the world did you buy this recast though? It looks so sketch lol

    I noticed you said you wait a week before painting. . . That's not really necessary. I suggest investing in an ultrasonic cleaner. I have two--a big one and a small one. Find one that can easily fit most GK parts. If you build big kits, you will need a big cleaner, but they will eliminate the grease within 10 minutes and you will be ready to go in no time. I am working on a custom figure right now that was SUPER greasy for some reason and I just threw the parts in the cleaner and BAM grease gone.

    I looked through this post and several others you've made, and I'm sure it was mentioned prior but your coats are really thick. I have only used acrylics twice upon large applications, and I know how finnicky they can be (especially if you're a cheap ass like me who uses craft acrylics lmfao) but I would say to use much thinner coats so your paintjob is smoother.

    I will say you did a good job matching the colors with the sample photo.
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    First, give Planetarian a read! It's been a while for me but I remember it was a very nice story :)

    I can defs see improvement on this one so congrats :3 you're doing great! (Sorry I kept putting off replying to your comment to me a while ago... I'll try tonight, messages just seem so daunting nowadays ><) I wonder why the paint keeps cracking :/
    I'm assuming those bottles are Vallejo? Those are what I used when I started too... Is it really humid where you are? I've tried airbrushing while it was raining one night and it did not end well ^^;;;

    For the decals, if you can get Mr Hobby locally they have a decal solution too! That one is pretty good. Vallejo also do one but I've not tried it before...

    Keep it up :3
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    Always interesting to see these GK posts. It also reminds me that I bought Planetarian on Steam quite a while back, but I haven't got around to playing/reading it yet.
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