Between video games, YouTube videos and eBay sales, I could only focus on preparing parts for priming. Having just ran out of the hardware primer used in my last paint job, I set out to find more. But which brand? Krylon's too thick and dusty. Testors takes too long to dry. Tamiya's just right, but a 6oz can hardly justifies a trip from Queens to Manhattan.
This one's good enough. From the guys who brought you Rust-Oleum, Zinsser's BIN shellac-based primer comes at $9.74 for 12oz. Test-spraying on tabs from old runners, I shouldn't have been surprised with how well this primer worked, since it's made for plastic among other materials. My one gripe with it is its hidden costs, namely the $2 bottle of ammonia I had to buy to clean the stuff off my window guards. Anyway, it's time to prime my Gunpla!
I started with cementing, sanding and masking both of God Gundam's feet and shoulder armor. Then after priming them in a more ventilated area . . .
The procedure was a success (that paper stuffed in the shoulder armor is tape). But I didn't get rid off all the seam lines so there's still work to do.
I wanna take this opportunity to announce my interest in the latest modeling contest hosted on the MAC Forums. My next blog entry will be the last before I start my contest entry next month. Any news concerning the entry, including what it'll be, will be posted only on threads in the MAC Forums. Depending on the other goings-on in my life (notably my own time management), this could very well take the full 6 months of the contest's run to complete. But we shall see what we shall see.
Until next time, Merry Christmas!