Posts Tagged ‘ model master ’

First face up, of the new year, of the rabbit, of 2011, at 3:34PM

A few people had recommended Tamiya as one of the good alternatives to Mr. Super Clear (I almost forgot all about that guy). $7 for one Tamiya sealer, TS-80 flat coat, is worth the price. You really got to spray outside though because once you start spraying you can see the spray cloud stay in the air for awhile so have plenty of ventilation, masks, and oxygen and do it outside. I need to follow my own advice at some point.

It felt more…I don’t know the words to describe “smooth, didn’t have that grit, and wasn’t shiny” plus it dried a thousand times more quicker than Model Master. Though being that it “didn’t have that grit”  meant it wouldn’t take much of color = More layers. UGH.  😡

And I for one like to do everything at one go (Average of 4 or 5 layers). 2 layers + 1 layer for blush + 1 layer for more blush and hair stuff + 1 layer = Done usually in a day if no ones home. Of course, I always go a little spray crazy when it comes to the first seal.

So I was surprised when after I sealed, what I thought was a heavy amount of colors, the color wasn’t popping like it should. What happened to all that blush that went around his head?! 😥 That’s fine, how quick it coats the head and the dry time makes you want to layer more. It was really good when I started messing up the eyebrows as usual and the paint didn’t leave any marks! OMG, that means Model Master was the sh*t, as in the not good sh*t, it left marks everywhere even with the pastels I would erase some blush on the eyelids and it wouldn’t go away. I’m glad I bought two cans and can throw that failure out of here. He has that ‘lost in his own world’ look when turned to the side, ah that’s Mo-san.

Yep, this is my station. *Looks down* Thanks knees, you’ve been the best desk so far. That’s all I’m working with here, with a few paint tubes and Tamiya out of the picture. I stopped taking out the whole tray of pastels when it’s easier to just take colors through the gaps. Plus when I scraped them with a knife, I didn’t really use all of it, seriously such a waste and I’m only mixing 6 kinds of pink. I find it easier to just brush on each color. Less waste. These will last forever.

I think things are starting to become more routine now besides how frequently I do his face ups. I was looking at him after the first layer and thought something was missing from this blank face but what? And oh, yes, how could I forget, beauty marks…

The sanding helped, currently no chipping anywhere near his nose. Yay! On the track of improvement ’cause I’m loving them eyebrows. I should really make a time-line of my progress.

So that I can put a gold star on it? Girl, you are not in 1st grade.

Ha I know. I’ll put more blush on later. And you know things happen…

Somehow, in some way not specified, apparent, or known,  a piano falls on Mori like the witch and Dorothy’s house in Wizard of Oz.