How to Use Gundam Markers
If you’re wondering how to use Gundam markers, you’re in the right place. This post includes the steps involved with using Gundam markers so that you can feel more confident about using them for your projects.
Before you start, it’s best to make sure that you have everything that you need. So, make sure that you have the following supplies:
- Gundam marker eraser
- Rubber eraser
- Cotton buds/paper towels
- Rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover containing acetone
- Water-based paint pen
- Oil-based paint pen
- Felt tip pen
Panel Lining Method
- Prepare your Gunpla piece by adding grooves, accents, and solid lines.
- Make sure that the piece includes a panel lining.
- Shake the Gundam marker before you start using it to make sure that the ink is flowing properly.
- Test the marker on a scrap piece of paper to make sure it works.
- Locate the groove and begin drawing with the Gundam marker going between the edges.
- Make sure that the ink is being absorbed properly and create substantial lines along the way.
- Use your Gundam eraser or rubber eraser to wipe any excess paint to prevent smudging.
- You could also apply masking tape to areas that you don’t want to have covered in paint.
- Leave your Gundam plastic models on a paper plate or tissue paper overnight so that the paint dries.
Adding Details to Your Gunpla Panel Lining
- Shake your Gundam marker well and test it before applying it to your Gunpla.
- Use a plastic piece to create more visible panel lines.
- Use the pen to draw along the panel lines and observe how the ink seeps into the lines.
- To achieve a bolder panel line, you can go over the lines again.
- If you’re using a brush tip, you may find that the lines are already thick enough. You may also find that there’s more excess paint.
- In this case, use a rubber eraser to remove excess ink.
- You may also need to apply rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover to a cotton pad to clean the dried ink.
- Leave it to dry completely once you’re done.
Also read: Best non bleed markers
So, that wraps up our post on how to use Gundam markers. Be sure to follow the steps mentioned throughout this post to start designing. It’s also important to make sure that you have all of the necessary items from the preparation step to begin.
We hope that the information in this post has been useful in helping you to feel more assured about using Gundam markers for your projects. The more you practice panel-lined painting skills, the better you’ll become and the more professional your Gundam models will look.
Over time, you’ll be able to express shadows and add depth to your Gunpla kit models.
Are Gundam markers safe?
There are various pigments and solvents included in these pens, as there are with most pens. However, as long as you use them as they’re intended, these markers are safe.
It may be best to use these pens in a well-ventilated area if you’re concerned about any fumes being released.
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