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« on: 05-27-2009, 22:09 »
So, after talking about it for nearly two years, it's about high time I took some action.


Gluing the bamboo sticks in the wire section of the alligator clips.  The clips will hold onto the pins for the figure while I paint so I can freely rotate and move the piece without actually coming into contact with the piece.  The pointy ends of the skewers will then be inserted into stiff styrofoam after a piece has been painted for drying purposes.

Just the first thing in my list of things to do.  I'll be painting the Yuki figure I posted long ago as the first one, and then maybe a few more after that if I like it enough.  I don't want to do the other figure I've got right now because it's really small and complex.  Anyway, if all goes well, I might have an airbrush after AX, with which I can begin actually painting.  Up to that point is just preparation and ensuring that I've got all of my supplies in order

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« Reply #1 on: 05-27-2009, 23:38 »
I read
PRESS ENTER
for the paper heading.

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« Reply #2 on: 05-27-2009, 23:41 »
The Press Enterprise is the name of the paper here lol.

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« Reply #3 on: 05-28-2009, 00:15 »
Epic paper title.  Wonderful.

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« Reply #4 on: 05-28-2009, 00:18 »
Did it get an A?

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« Reply #5 on: 05-30-2009, 04:58 »
Received the remainder of my supplies.  Will take pictures sometime tomorrow and post.

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« Reply #6 on: 05-30-2009, 11:44 »
MEI-CHAN <3

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« Reply #7 on: 05-30-2009, 22:32 »
Painter's tape and small 6mm masking tape for figures.


Hobby/Xacto knife and refill blades.


Pinning rods and drill bits (left), and a small hobby file set.


Basic small fill putty, heavy glue, polyester putty with mixing agent (larger putty jobs), and liquid masking.


Sandpaper, 9 ranges: 120, 200, 320, 400, 600, 1000, 1200, 1500, and 2000.

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« Reply #8 on: 06-18-2009, 23:05 »
GURO D= (That stab actually hurt pretty bad).


Cleaned all the extra mold seams and excess flash.


After she's been cleaned of the above bits.  She's got some (hard to see here) red markings all over to indicate places I need to putty and then sand down.  I already sanded her with 320 grit after this picture; now I'll putty where I need to and proceed to sand with 400 to 2000 grit for the glass effect.

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« Reply #9 on: 06-18-2009, 23:39 »
Good luck and goodspeed. I tried figurine painting and saw colors only accessible via pcp. X(
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« Reply #10 on: 06-19-2009, 00:04 »
What were you doing...?  Haha.  When I get around to actually painting, it'll be done with an airbrush and acryllic paints.  There's no need to poison yourself with lacquer unless you have ridiculous ventilation, and enamels aren't bad on the senses, it just takes like, a decade to dry =X.

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« Reply #11 on: 07-06-2009, 20:54 »
Well, before AX, I put putty on all the dips, mold lines, air bubbles, etc., and let it harden and set for a long time.

Today I sanded them all down smooth, and I'm happy to say I didn't have to re-apply anything, yay.  Then I proceeded to sand everything over a second time with 1000 grit sandpaper.  Suffice to say, this stuff feels like porcelain, and it's only going to (somehow) get smoother when I sand with 2000 on the final sanding run.  Each piece takes about 5-8 minutes (give or take some, there are very small/easy pieces to sand, and then there are more intricate pieces), and I think there's 17-18 pieces.

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« Reply #12 on: 07-07-2009, 10:31 »
An OCD lover's paradise <3

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« Reply #13 on: 07-07-2009, 11:58 »
You have the same keyboard as me haha.
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« Reply #14 on: 07-07-2009, 15:30 »
yeah these keyboards are superb.  I can't stand to type with regular keyboards anymore, they have to be thin keys, laptop style.  Not to mention stepmania is leagues better with a thin key style keyboard.