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gundamjehutykaigundamjehutykai10 years ago
This club was made as a place for all GK lovers to come together and share their love of the hobby!!

It doesn't matter if you paint your own kits (although that would be a bonus), you just need to have an understanding of the resin kit scene and an interest in the kits either prepainted or not.

- Need advice or help with a painting a particular kit?
- Want help with trying to track down a kit you saw in the wonderfestival coverage?
- Want to just shout "DO WANT" at the top of your voice and show new, unreleased kits to like-minded members?
- Want other members to see your works and offer praise and advice?

Here's where you can do it! Let's show others that there is more to figure collecting than "unbox and photoshoot!!!"

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I started building an original kit by e2046, called "Dark Elf". She will have enhanced boobs.

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4 months ago
For anybody who's interested, a new sub reddit just opened exclusively for anime gks, it's r/garagekits

This group has been really silent for a while, so I just wanted to extend an invitation to anybody that wants to join for help, share their work and just talk about gks in general. :3

There's also a facebook group that's really active also but not sure if anybody is interested in joining there.
6 months ago
Hey guys I'm about to buy my first GK and I have no experience and looking for some advice. So in regards to paint is there some recommendations on what types of paint is best used and also like paint tools. Do I need like air brushes, stencils or anything fancy or just some standard paint brushes?
6 months ago
hello! i am in desperate need of someone to commission to paint a cardcaptor sakura garage kit (ITEM #549174) for me, like how it's painted in the picture. if any of you have any prior experience and proof of painting other people's kits, please let me know. this kit is one of my dreamies and i need to know before i order it. i'm in the united states and would like to only ship within the U.S. please contact me if you think you're up to the task and let me know what your prices are!
7 months ago
Are there any experienced GK painters in the Netherlands or close by? I have a Gilgamesh garage kit from Grizzry Panda. But I have no experience or knowledge.
7 months ago
Gabmag102 years ago#33703858Any GK painters/builders in Australia?

Me :D
1 year ago
I have a question I am working on my first kit and I need a lot of joints. I have found some but its only 3 of each one I need in each package. Does anyone know a good Place to get them? https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/theend121545802808.jpeg
Thank you for any help.
1 year ago
Sekhmet Killing Stalking
The-Hurricane1 year ago#36438905You're welcome! :)
Regarding the colour, while it's entirely possible he was cast in a gross colour resin from the start, he's a pretty old garage kit and I'm betting he yellowed pretty significantly, lending him a rather sickly appearance. :'D That's one of the issues with coloured resin unfortunately, they tend to have an "expiration date" of sorts!
The sculpt of his hair though, I'm not familiar with the character, is it really off-model or something? Or just terribly sculpted? :P

Yeah unfortunately his skin does look a bit yellowed :( He's naturally a bit darker (just not as pale I guess I should say) than your average anime character but he's not that weird color he is now and along with his suit it just looks awful. As far as his hair goes its a darker blue color but this color looks almost....janitor closet blue? Haha like it looks like the color of the ugliest room in high school XD It's a really faded blue and is totally not Ryuuji. Like you said though he is a very very old kit so maybe the color faded quite a bit. As for the sculpt.....idk where that came from????? Like I've never seen his hair like that in anything so maybe it was the sculptor's choice. I have yet to read the novels however (those literally just started releasing in English) so maybe his hair is like that in one of the illustrations there? This is how his hair normally is tora-dora.wikia... But this sculpt just looks so bad to me haha. Ryuuji is best boyfriend ever and deserved a better figure but this is all we've got and he's got weird hair and his face is too thin ;~; You should totally watch Toradora btw it's honestly one of the best romance anime of all time and Ryuuji is the bestest bf ever and him and Taiga are one of my fave hetero OTPs <3
1 year ago
Sekhmet1 year ago#36428829Ooohh ok thank you XD I'm still very new to GKs (still taking me 100years to finish the two I have orz) so I wasn't aware that was a practice. I can see the benefits of it but honestly for this one the colors were so ugly (the color and sculpt of his hair...help me) I almost gagged when I took him out of the box haha. Thanks for the info and advice I'm sanding him as we speak ^.^

You're welcome! :)

Regarding the colour, while it's entirely possible he was cast in a gross colour resin from the start, he's a pretty old garage kit and I'm betting he yellowed pretty significantly, lending him a rather sickly appearance. :'D That's one of the issues with coloured resin unfortunately, they tend to have an "expiration date" of sorts!

The sculpt of his hair though, I'm not familiar with the character, is it really off-model or something? Or just terribly sculpted? :P
1 year ago
Sekhmet Killing Stalking
The-Hurricane1 year ago#36313843Ahh yeah he's just cast in coloured resin, you got it! :)
You can absolutely clean and prime and paint like normal. Coloured resin isn't any different than white resin, it's just got dye added to it. Usually coloured resin is good for figma garage kits because the joints end up rubbing paint off so if you can skip painting where joints will be rubbing that's a plus. Sometimes it's easier for beginners too even on static (i.e. not action figures) GKs because they don't have to worry about painting the large areas, they can just shade and add decals if they want. That's why many of Volks garage kits are cast in coloured resin. Some artists cast in coloured resin so they can skip a couple steps as well lol.
Ultimately though it behaves no differently and priming it is more than acceptable! You'll need to sand like you would any other GK as well, I don't think I've ever seen a (non-recast) garage kit come fully sanded before so that's pretty normal. You'll likely want to prime the suit, shoes and hair in grey and the skin with white. :)

Ooohh ok thank you XD I'm still very new to GKs (still taking me 100years to finish the two I have orz) so I wasn't aware that was a practice. I can see the benefits of it but honestly for this one the colors were so ugly (the color and sculpt of his hair...help me) I almost gagged when I took him out of the box haha. Thanks for the info and advice I'm sanding him as we speak ^.^
1 year ago
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