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    LGT PG Astray Red Frame - Custom Paint

    My next build will be base on a PG Astray Red Frame Gundam that I have gotten quite time ago + a little of custom paint job. I want to try out effects painting especially for 2 - 3 tones and make a smoke effect.

    This is a smoke effect picture that I hope to recreate on the black gundam frame parts.

    stock-photo-white-smoke-on-black-background-white-smoke-on-black-background-smoke-background-whi.jpg

    So far I managed to recreate the 2 tone effect for the red external frame. ( I still needs to practice a little... but you get the idea..)



    I will apply a small dose of shimming red onto the white parts of the gundam frame


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    I really like that color but if it was a little more candy id really love it

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    Re: LGT PG Astray Red Frame - Custom Paint

    Definitely interested to see how this turns out

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    Re: LGT PG Astray Red Frame - Custom Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Daltrons-counter-attack View Post
    I really like that color but if it was a little more candy id really love it
    Thanks Daltrons but do you mean the red on the spoon or from the bottle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iris_Aznable View Post
    Definitely interested to see how this turns out
    thanks Iris. I try my best

    I'm back with my trial and error for my smoke. It is alot tougher that I thought. Giving a form to a formless for me is tough... I tried 4 designs.. well not really designs but I think i get better each time I tried it. First two are grey smoke and the other two are white smoke. The grey paint seems to be able to diffuse better so I guess I will be using grey instead of white now.











    A pic of the shimmering red on a spoon


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    Of the spoon pictures I like the 2nd one from the top. That one seems to have more of the smoke quality to it. The last ones not so much, they look like you were trying to hard to make smoke. Where the first two look more like actual smoke in a bottle. But what ever you did for the second spoon keep doing that, IMO it is the better of the 4 you have.
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    Re: LGT PG Astray Red Frame - Custom Paint

    Thats a nice effect. How did u do it?

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    Re: LGT PG Astray Red Frame - Custom Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by gundammonkey View Post
    Of the spoon pictures I like the 2nd one from the top. That one seems to have more of the smoke quality to it. The last ones not so much, they look like you were trying to hard to make smoke. Where the first two look more like actual smoke in a bottle. But what ever you did for the second spoon keep doing that, IMO it is the better of the 4 you have.
    Yes I think so too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babes412011 View Post
    Thats a nice effect. How did u do it?
    base paint (in this case - black) + topcoat + smoke effect + top coat

    smoke effect - brush must be constantly wet. Dabbed a little paint and starts 'smoking'. Draw your the lines that represent the smoke. Add water to start diffusing the lines to create the smoke effect or dry your brush to 'suck' up the extra paint. Repeat above until your desire smoke effect is made.

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    Diggin that look and I was talkin about on the spoon

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    Re: LGT PG Astray Red Frame - Custom Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Daltrons-counter-attack View Post
    Diggin that look and I was talkin about on the spoon
    thanks for the comment but I wouldnt be looking at a bright candy look since this is a inner body frame. I hope to achieve some toning contrast from the external frame and the inner frame. I am trying again since I fail that experiment during my strike in the past.

    A little (very) update. Just spent about an hr yesterday just cutting up the pieces for the inner frame for the leg. I was trying out these two colours on the running to see which one is better and I managed to find some 'strings' that I will be using to tie the Sageo (knot) on the katana frame later during the build.


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    Re: LGT PG Astray Red Frame - Custom Paint

    I have just finish coating the inner legs with my preferred colour and the outcome looks pretty good. It came out pretty candy in colour which I did not intend it to have.

    Next step is to test the two tones for this. Hopefully I can recreate what I did on my spoons and better the process.



    I am really amaze and intimidated by the numbers of parts that I have to cut and clean for a PG. So many pcs for just the inner frame's leg *hence my slow in my posting* I had to stop and satisfy my builder's craving and snap build a HG Kimaris.



    All the inner frame has been cut but still a lot of time needed to clean them...

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    Managed to finish the painting and assembling the legs today and I am liking the result so far. The paint looks realistically blood red under bright lightning like in the first photo dont know if it is showing in the pic but its kinda intimidating.. especially when you are taking pics exactly at midnight..









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    Re: LGT PG Astray Red Frame - Custom Paint

    wow it looks really cool. Almost Khornate lol.

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    Re: LGT PG Astray Red Frame - Custom Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Iris_Aznable View Post
    wow it looks really cool. Almost Khornate lol.
    thanks Iris

    Another small update. I went crazy today. What seems weeks (?) or at least a few days of cleaning and cutting done within a day. Maybe seeing Orga bite the dust push me a little. Tried the shimming red with a combo if clear top coat or clear white coat to check the different. Let see the result tomorrow...



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    Re: LGT PG Astray Red Frame - Custom Paint

    The inner legs look very different in a very good way. Looking forward to seeing them with some of the white outer parts.

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    Re: LGT PG Astray Red Frame - Custom Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by rockpopandchips View Post
    The inner legs look very different in a very good way. Looking forward to seeing them with some of the white outer parts.
    thanks bro for the comment. I too can't wait for my whites to be done.

    Another update. The inner waist has been assembled and painted. The lighter shades of red for the leg/body have been painted with what I 'think' is a good color.. (still trial and error. I have a slightly darker shade) and painted one white piece with my shimmering red and top coated it. I think that looks good



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    Finished the body tonight near to midnight again and while I was taking the photos I got photo bomb by my fav cat of my 4. Aint she pretty?



    So with the recent additional of the new red I have 3 shades. The one near the cockpit are brighter red than the chest pieces which I normally add the black shade in. Somehow I left the chest and the back piece alone. It is unfortunately that my camera cannot capture the shimmering red of the neck area. All I can see are some kind of flat white from the pictures.

    Oh some of the pics where the black looks like a blob to you. Some how the shade of the black is too light for the camera to pick up so only the dark patch are pick up showing a 'blob'









    I set him up with different poses as well to see how the colours shows.









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    Been BZ cutting up and painting the white pieces for the leg and the body. So far I am liking the look. I may add another or two more layers to enhance the shimmering red on the whites.

    I took this pic with flash hopefully you can see the pieces behind showing some red in it.

    I have also added the red pieces onto the legs. Taking pics at midnight again...




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    Re: LGT PG Astray Red Frame - Custom Paint

    This is looking better at every update!


 

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