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    Scribing panel lines

    Post by stant96 on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 1:10 am

    Hi, I find the thigh armor of the HG Jesta Cannon a bit boring so I am considering scribing panel lines on it,
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93495324@N03/8499996545/in/photostream
    but the problem is that I have no idea how to do it, so I'm here to ask for advice on how to do it
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    Re: Scribing panel lines

    Post by sliver on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 8:04 am

    One of the option is use dymo tape. Can be found in stationary shops


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    Post by stant96 on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 8:21 am

    Thanks for the suggestion but I have 2 questions-
    1. Dymo tape? I know is some sort of ultra strong tape but how do I use it?
    2. My scriber is the hobbymate pen type de. Is it ok or will the Tamiya plastic scriber be a better alternative?
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    Post by sliver on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 9:11 am

    stant96 wrote:Thanks for the suggestion but I have 2 questions-
    1. Dymo tape? I know is some sort of ultra strong tape but how do I use it?
    2. My scriber is the hobbymate pen type de. Is it ok or will the Tamiya plastic scriber be a better alternative?

    Ghost of zeon sir has kindly done a tutorial for panelline scribing, you may refer to here. Credits to ghost of zeon sir
    Imho, if u r using e dymo tape, pen or scriber type shld b e same.

    for awarkard shaped panel lines, i believe some cut to size plaplate and use abit (just abit) of cement to stick onto the parts to act 'ruler' to guide the scriber. you can oso try out using plaplates to act as ruler. after the lines have been done, can remove the [plaplate and sand even the surface where the cement was.


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    Post by stant96 on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 8:30 pm

    Thanks for the help sliver. I'm finally done with it, but the final result is pale http://www.flickr.com/photos/93495324@N03/8503579902/in/photostream
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    Re: Scribing panel lines

    Post by ongkh2000 on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 8:45 pm

    use light grit sandpaper to sand down the rough edges and if necessary, use ur scriber to rescribe the lines gently to remove any dust stuck inside the grooves. if the lines are not deep enough, keep on scribing and sanding, etc etc. did u paint ur parts first then scribe the lines? i thin u should scribe first, then prime then paint.


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    Post by stant96 on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 10:00 pm

    Thanks for all the suggestions, but I have a few question
    1.If I use the scriber to clear the dust away, wont it create more dust also?
    2.How do I know if the panel line is deep enough? (I just scribe, sand and see if the fine tip gundam marker is able to panel line it, if it is then it is deep enough)
    As for the painting part, I dont't paint the parts cos my handbrushing skills are not good and I also don't understand the mixing ratios provided in the instruction manual, so I only paint the interior joint parts
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    Re: Scribing panel lines

    Post by ongkh2000 on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 10:39 pm

    i see, cuz when i see the pics it seems like the paint has been sanded off.

    and for point 1, just lightly scribe to remove the dust. dont have to exert much force onto it anymore. and by using the gundam marker to panel-line it to see if it is deep enough, is good enough i suppose.


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    Re: Scribing panel lines

    Post by I.M.PAO on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 10:20 am

    stant96 wrote:Thanks for all the suggestions, but I have a few question
    1.If I use the scriber to clear the dust away, wont it create more dust also?
    2.How do I know if the panel line is deep enough? (I just scribe, sand and see if the fine tip gundam marker is able to panel line it, if it is then it is deep enough)
    As for the painting part, I dont't paint the parts cos my handbrushing skills are not good and I also don't understand the mixing ratios provided in the instruction manual, so I only paint the interior joint parts


    From my personal experience:

    1. you can always wash the part thru running water after scribing & sanding them.

    2. Mechanical Pencil (0.3mm)also works as guide.

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