My first encounter with painting during my first few builds was using the gundam paint markers. They come in a nice thick marker pen for you to hold, they dry relatively fast and comes with quite an assortment of colors. For those who don’t want to spend so much time in setting up its the ideal solution for painting.
They are very good for small areas such as V fins, tubes.. however when it comes to big areas I think that is where they lose out. I’ll be experimenting on a flat surface for this..well enough talking lets get to it!
Key point when it comes to gundam markers, shake and shake often. I swore my arm was stronger after this session. Squeezing the paint marker down will help the paint to flow to the tip. Helps to give a nicer flow of the paint.
This is the one crucial step, waiting for the paint to dry. If its still wet and up paint another layer you will just pick up the previous layer with your marker
By paint in different directions it can help to create an even surface.
Well the end result! Though still not that good. Might need a few more coats!
I hope this guide will be useful I help those who use markers a lot. You can also apply this technique here to hand brushing ^^. By the way the true expert with markers is Ngee Khiong which you guys can check out his blog. He uses lots of gundam markers to great effect. Happy painting.
Till the next post!