My Gunpla Building Tools
As requested by moemoekyun, ill show you guys all the secret tools i use for building and painting my gunpla ^^
Lets start with my building tools:
Cutter for cutting. Tweezers for small parts and decals. File for nub work and weathering/battle damage. Craft knife for nubs and crafts? Screw driver for screwing 😛
My clean up tools:
Different grit sandpaper for better sanding results. Compound for that oh so smooth finish!
My modding tools:
Wasnt sure how they worked so i got two ^^;; The top on is good for straight lines and can cut deep with only a few swipes, and the bottom one allows more freedom in details. I also have some pla plates and sticks of incense, no need to photo that right?
My painting tools:
The fat markers are Gold, Silver, Gray, and Metallic Green(GM04,05,12, and 18). The real touch markers are Black, Brown, and Yellow (GM406,407, and 409). The weather marker is Gray(GM21) The weather marker is nice but can be very light so i dont use it much anymore since i discovered other weather techniques.
I think the black real touch marker is my most used marker.
Black fine tip marker for panel lining(GM01). The one with the blue tape on it is out of ink. After i sand parts and use compound, i use that marker to help get rid of the excess compound suck between panel lines and such lol The graphite pencil i only used with WZC so far, helps add a nice silver shine. The bad news is a matte coat is required when using this because it smudges off really easily. The colorless blender is almost like a marker remover, helps blend/erase mistakes depending on how you use it. I won this in a raffle in an art class years ago and dont really use if often with my kits. ^^
Lastly is my secret weapon!
I use this a lot(no im not an alcoholic) lol along with a small tin tray and cotton swabs. For clean up, painting, weathering, and applying on my cuts when i mess up with the hobby knife 😄 After i panel line, i use this to help smooth the lines. With painting i use it to get a blended look with the gundam markers.
Well, there you have it! I dont think i left anything out but these are all my tools, not what you expected right? I have a very limited amount of tools for my gunpla. Thus the “think outside the box” approach is how i work ^_^