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May 24, 2012, 10:16 PM
Hey everybody.
I painted this up last summer about the time i started to get used to airbrushing. I started off painting this kit ootb colors but my gloss black was turning out gritty no matter how i much or less thinned it? turned out that i HAD to use tamiya thinner to get a gloss finish from my tamiya paints. Anyway out of frustation i just custom colored the darn thing and ended up with this. its a bit sloppy since i'm not much for precise sanding and do little seam removal on my kits, it's a trait i'm beggining to rectify now but i hope you guys like it.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7046/6778197652_5192200569.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaqio/6778197652/)
Strike Noir Gundam (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaqio/6778197652/) by jaqio (http://www.flickr.com/people/jaqio/), on Flickr
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7065/6924318679_f1dff6bfa3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaqio/6924318679/)
Strike Noir Gundam (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaqio/6924318679/) by jaqio (http://www.flickr.com/people/jaqio/), on Flickr
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6924319859_6bd3fc69b4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaqio/6924319859/)
Strike Noir Gundam (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaqio/6924319859/) by jaqio (http://www.flickr.com/people/jaqio/), on Flickr
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7050/6924317277_db6e2ceb04.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaqio/6924317277/)
Strike Noir Gundam (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaqio/6924317277/) by jaqio (http://www.flickr.com/people/jaqio/), on Flickr

May 24, 2012, 11:20 PM
Nice color choices! To get glossy with straight paint, just do slightly thinner coats. You can use isopropyl alcohol instead of tamiya thinner to thin tamiya paints.

May 24, 2012, 11:48 PM
Thank for the help Squee, i had to result to using multiple coats of future over flats for the times i ran out of tamiya thinner.

May 25, 2012, 12:47 AM
Very nice man. I love the color choice.

May 25, 2012, 8:10 AM
Thanks thwalker13.