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May 13, 2012, 7:25 PM
Hey, so I've recently gone back to making gundam models again after a while
and I've had my eye on the Astray models for a while now

I'm about to order in a bit, but I still can't decide between the

Blue Frame Astray Second L NG

or the

Red Frame Astray NG

And i can only get one for the time being and itll be a while before I can get the other.

BTW any panel lining tips?

May 13, 2012, 7:52 PM
The easiest way to do panel lining is with a Gundam Marker. I use it on just about every kit I buy. And it works perfectly. As for the Astrays. The Red Frame is my favorite.

May 13, 2012, 8:26 PM
I'm new as well, and starting my first MG kit (skipped HG - have done many Tamiya 1:24) the Sword Impulse Gundam. For panel lining, I've used the GM02 (I think) gray pen, as the black looks a bit too dark in my opinion. I would also pick up a set of Gundam markers to cover up those cut marks.

I was looking at the Red Frame as well - looks so good... but I have my Sinanju next, then I have to pick between the Red Frame and the 00 Raiser Seven Sword... it's a good time to start building again.

May 13, 2012, 8:34 PM
Yeah, the red one does look really cool

thanks guys, but

for panel lining should I use the GM20 brush type pen or the GM01 fine tip pen?

May 13, 2012, 9:25 PM
Fine tip imo.

May 13, 2012, 10:29 PM
the fine tip gives you a hard line look, the brush tip gives you a softer, feathered look. That may help you decide. Also, there is no right and wrong answer here. Do what you think will look best. :-) That's the only way to enjoy the hobby.

May 14, 2012, 12:33 AM
Just got done with the body - used a GM02 on it and hand painted the red.