So I tried model painting for the first time. Me and my dad who also has done model kits in the past went down to our local hobby shop and picked up this fella that I would try to do over spring break. I chose this one because I thought the flat surfaces would be able to be painted easily. I've never painted anything before and this is how it turned out.
War is hell.
So this is what I used. I knew a little bit about painting from some research I did and new that you had to use primer first, then paint, then top coat. Unfortunately I didn't know anything about primer or spraying wich caused the swirly effects in the green parts. Speaking of green parts, they were originally orange but because I used a darker primer they turned green. The red parts on the chest and head were also supposed to be yellow but i didn't have any yellow paint that I could use. There's also more stuff from the kit that I could have painted but I left those out. I might do it eventually but for right now I just have everything inside of a plastic bag.
I also don't know anything about the process of painting a gundam so I ended up painting ever individual peice in batches. If anyone here is expected with painting, it this a good thing to do?
Anyway here's some more pictures.
So I think in the future I'm going to try model painting again. I want to try spray painting as that might be a bit easier and faster. I also have some "gundam pens" as well but I want to know what the general consensus is for using those. If any of you have any tips for me in the future I'd love to hear it.