So, I recently started building gunpla during quarantine and it’s been a lot of fun. I want to try moving to the next level now, and try my hand at painting models, and making custom builds. I’m waiting for some IBO kits to arrive so I can try my first kitbash, but there’s no telling when they’ll be here. I decided to attempt to paint my gundam love phantom in the mean time, but I’m not sure where to start so I have a few questions.
Firstly, for a beginner which is better for painting: Spray cans or hand painting?
I’ve been looking more into spray painting it, but I don’t know which brands of paint are good or not. So, any tips on which paints to use or avoid would be very appreciated.
Also, I want to change the color of the scythe’s beam affect to red. Is it possible to do that while keeping it semi transparent? I saw that there are “clear” paints while looking at some Tamiya colors, but I have no idea what the difference between clear paint and normal paint is.