Painting a Plastic Model (Bandai MG Rick Dias)

 parts I'm done assembling a MG Rick Dias pictured in the previous post.  Here is a shot of the Red pieces after painting.

For painting, I followed these steps:

  1. Assemble the model for a test fit. I cut the pegs to make pulling it apart easier.
  2. Sort the parts by color.
  3. Clean the parts with mild soap and  water and let dry.
  4. Put the individual pieces on bamboo skewers via masking tape.
  5. Find a place with lots of ventilation and good light and cover the parts with Tamiya Surface Primer.
  6. Let it dry, and then I painted it with Tamiya TS8-Italian Red.

more parts Next, I'll prime and paint the Maroon pieces. I'll try to document the process a little better for the people that asked (Needless to say, I'm not exposing my Nikon D80 to the paint while painting!). After it's all painted and has decals, I'll put a clear coat on all the pieces for protection.

BTW, if your interested in models based on Japanese Anime such as "Mobile Suit Gundam Zeta", you'd be wise to check out Image Anime on 103 West 30th Street, between 6th & 7th Ave. Besides having a good selection and competitive prices, they have a friendly staff. In my case, it's conviently near my work so I can get more paint at lunch (I ran out of Italian red and really screwed up a part or two…)

Music I'm listening to right Now:
"Love Is Expensive And Free" by Fastball from the "The Harsh Light of Day" Album.  

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