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Starting with Garage Kits?Starting with Garage Kits?

Hello dear MFC-Community! ~

Lately I have been thinking a lot about starting with Garage Kits.
I think I would have so much fun with painting and assembling the figure (I know that I have to do much more than painting XD)

Anyway, I am kind of stuck here because I don't really know how to start?
I have read a few tutorials about how to do one, what stuff I need and so on.

But where can I buy a GK? (Maybe a "beginner-friendly" one :D)

- If you are living in Germany, where do you get all that stuff you need for a GK? -

I would appreciate some help ~
Thanks!
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View spoilerHide spoilermarseille (8個月前) #31103181There's also the CharaGumin series of figures (www.volks.co.jp...) which are easier than garage kits and might be easier to find too. The parts are already pre-painted, so if you don't have the painting skills and/or the tools, all you have to do is the assembly part (although, if you want it to look good as the sample pictures you do need to do some painting). The only problem is that the assembly and painting instructions come only in Japanese.
I bought two kits already and some tools (like nippers, pincets and cutters), but I still need to buy the painting tools. It's fun to work with it if you want to have a little bit of the GK building experience. It might be an alternative point to start into this hobby.


Thanks for showing me that. I'll check that out :3
Sounds like fun xD
8個月前
2pt
There's also the CharaGumin series of figures (www.volks.co.jp...) which are easier than garage kits and might be easier to find too. The parts are already pre-painted, so if you don't have the painting skills and/or the tools, all you have to do is the assembly part (although, if you want it to look good as the sample pictures you do need to do some painting). The only problem is that the assembly and painting instructions come only in Japanese.
I bought two kits already and some tools (like nippers, pincets and cutters), but I still need to buy the painting tools. It's fun to work with it if you want to have a little bit of the GK building experience. It might be an alternative point to start into this hobby.
8個月前
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View spoilerHide spoilerxTAZORx (8個月前) #31101717I used to buy GKs at e2046 even knowing they were recasts. I started painting them because I thought is was cheaper than PVC, but I learnt that's not always the case (Though most of the times it is) and it was SOOOO time consuming (Time that I don't really have nowadays), so I left some GKs without even unpacking them and started once again with PVC scales xD
You can buy all the materials you need from any art shop: Acrylic paint -quite some colours-, primer, brushes of various sizes, an airbrush would be nice too (And an air compressor, of course), it helps when you need to smoothly paint some wide areas, but I recommend to buy a good quality one, it will last much more time and it will work much better if you take good care of it, sanding paper would be a must to prepare the kits too along with a modeling knife. For advanced technics I would recommend you to buy a set of pastels, then you can scratch them with a knife to make some powder from them, and use it with a brush to put some shading and other cool effects.
Although it's a lot of work, it's really comforting to see the finished work, specially when you get some experience and the results keep getting better and better.
And finally putting matt varnish to protect the paint would be probably a good idea.


I think I'll start with normal paint and if I like this kind of thing and have done a few kits I may start with airbrush :3
Agree with you here, I think I'm gonna be so happy when my first GK is done x3
Thanks for your comment!

View spoilerHide spoilerRedliger (8個月前) #31101609BLOG #33358
Take a look at this blog also. You might need to look elseware for some of the items since you live in a different country, but this contains a lot of info on tools that will be useful.
It’s a guide based off of many tools I specifically use to build GKs.


Thanks for your comment!
I'll definitely check it out :3
8個月前
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xTAZORx Diane Lover
I used to buy GKs at e2046 even knowing they were recasts. I started painting them because I thought is was cheaper than PVC, but I learnt that's not always the case (Though most of the times it is) and it was SOOOO time consuming (Time that I don't really have nowadays), so I left some GKs without even unpacking them and started once again with PVC scales xD

You can buy all the materials you need from any art shop: Acrylic paint -quite some colours-, primer, brushes of various sizes, an airbrush would be nice too (And an air compressor, of course), it helps when you need to smoothly paint some wide areas, but I recommend to buy a good quality one, it will last much more time and it will work much better if you take good care of it, sanding paper would be a must to prepare the kits too along with a modeling knife. For advanced technics I would recommend you to buy a set of pastels, then you can scratch them with a knife to make some powder from them, and use it with a brush to put some shading and other cool effects.

Although it's a lot of work, it's really comforting to see the finished work, specially when you get some experience and the results keep getting better and better.
And finally putting matt varnish to protect the paint would be probably a good idea.
8個月前
2pt
Redliger I paint GKs
BLOG #33358

Take a look at this blog also. You might need to look elseware for some of the items since you live in a different country, but this contains a lot of info on tools that will be useful.

It’s a guide based off of many tools I specifically use to build GKs.
8個月前
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View spoilerHide spoilerToshki (8個月前) #31101509I don't live in Germany (don't even speak the language) but I do build garage kits. There's a forum dedicated to German builders as well as an international Facebook group which has heaps of useful stuff. I'll pm you the addresses cause I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post them on mfc. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have too ^^ we're a small community haha!
Also, check out Muntoe's gk tutorial here on mfc (should be able to search it) it's super useful. There's also Leona's Workshop tutorials on YouTube if you want some video aid :)


Thanks!
I'll definitely check out Muntoe's gk tutorial :3

View spoilerHide spoilerEchizen-Momoko (8個月前) #31101505Da du in Deutschland lebst nehme ich an dass ich ruhig deutsch schreiben kann
Material kriegst du das meiste wohl im Baumarkt ( Grundierung, Lack, Leim, Blumendraht etc)
Lediglich die Farbe musst du für dich entscheiden welche du benutzen willst, die meisten benutzen (wie ich) Valejo game color, zwar etwas teurer aber super Farbe.
Garage Kits selber - Yahoo japan, Mandrake, Suru sind anlaufstellen für Original Kits.
E2046 verkauft auch Kits aber KEINE Originale! Sind alles Recasts bei denen.
Allerdings kannst du dort gerne mal Jahre warten bis das gewünschte Kit endlich gemacht wird. Ich habe ein Kit bestellt weil sie meinem OC sehr ähnlich sieht und ich die als Geburtstagsgeschnk für meinen Freund machen wollte der meinen OC so liebt, warte seit bald 6 Monaten darauf das die "4 slots" besetzt werden die angeblich fehlen damit das Kit bestellt wird. Am besten daher auf Instock Kits zurück greifen.
Die Finger definitiv lassen solltest du von Ebay thai kits, ich selber hatte nie eines aber ich höre immer von anderen wie furchtbar die sind, schlecht verarbeitet / gegossen, passen nicht zusammen etc.
Ansonsten kannst du auch auf Facebook der Garage Kit gruppe beitreten wo einige User ihre Kits verkaufen oder im Modelkit universum forum.
Zum Benutzerfreundlichen Startkit... meine war die hier: ITEM #41584 von E20 gekauft. Persönlich würde ich mit etwas anfangen was nicht so viele Details hat einfach um ein Gefühl für die Materie zu bekommen, du dich mit den Schritten etc vertraut machen kannst und du keine zu grossen frimmelarbeiten hast falls mal was schief geht.
Falls du noch mehr fragen hast kannst du dich gerne bei mir melden, mein letztes mal ist zwar jahre her aber ich habe erst vor kurzem meine alten Kits entfärbt und fange demnächst wieder damit an :3


Vielen Dank für deine Antwort! :3
Ich werde mir garantiert die FB-Gruppe anschaun :3

Danke für die Tipps und Infos! <3
8個月前
2pt
I don't live in Germany (don't even speak the language) but I do build garage kits. There's a forum dedicated to German builders as well as an international Facebook group which has heaps of useful stuff. I'll pm you the addresses cause I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post them on mfc. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have too ^^ we're a small community haha!
Also, check out Muntoe's gk tutorial here on mfc (should be able to search it) it's super useful. There's also Leona's Workshop tutorials on YouTube if you want some video aid :)
8個月前
2pt
Echizen-Momoko Echizen Ryoma's Wifey
Da du in Deutschland lebst nehme ich an dass ich ruhig deutsch schreiben kann

Material kriegst du das meiste wohl im Baumarkt ( Grundierung, Lack, Leim, Blumendraht etc)
Lediglich die Farbe musst du für dich entscheiden welche du benutzen willst, die meisten benutzen (wie ich) Valejo game color, zwar etwas teurer aber super Farbe.

Garage Kits selber - Yahoo japan, Mandrake, Suru sind anlaufstellen für Original Kits.
E2046 verkauft auch Kits aber KEINE Originale! Sind alles Recasts bei denen.
Allerdings kannst du dort gerne mal Jahre warten bis das gewünschte Kit endlich gemacht wird. Ich habe ein Kit bestellt weil sie meinem OC sehr ähnlich sieht und ich die als Geburtstagsgeschnk für meinen Freund machen wollte der meinen OC so liebt, warte seit bald 6 Monaten darauf das die "4 slots" besetzt werden die angeblich fehlen damit das Kit bestellt wird. Am besten daher auf Instock Kits zurück greifen.

Die Finger definitiv lassen solltest du von Ebay thai kits, ich selber hatte nie eines aber ich höre immer von anderen wie furchtbar die sind, schlecht verarbeitet / gegossen, passen nicht zusammen etc.

Ansonsten kannst du auch auf Facebook der Garage Kit gruppe beitreten wo einige User ihre Kits verkaufen oder im Modelkit universum forum.

Zum Benutzerfreundlichen Startkit... meine war die hier: ITEM #41584 von E20 gekauft. Persönlich würde ich mit etwas anfangen was nicht so viele Details hat einfach um ein Gefühl für die Materie zu bekommen, du dich mit den Schritten etc vertraut machen kannst und du keine zu grossen frimmelarbeiten hast falls mal was schief geht.

Falls du noch mehr fragen hast kannst du dich gerne bei mir melden, mein letztes mal ist zwar jahre her aber ich habe erst vor kurzem meine alten Kits entfärbt und fange demnächst wieder damit an :3
8個月前
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