Education Plan

Basics on Material

  • Brushes and paints choice and care – OK DONE
  • Airbrushes, compressors. Choices, how to use them:  introduction to the different types – OK DONE
  • Learn how to strip down the airbrush for cleaning – OK DONE
  • Selecting the right compressor – BUY LATER
  • Selecting the correct paints and achieving the right consistency for detail work – NEED TRAINING

 Painting Techniques

  • Applying primers OK DONE with brush / NEED TRAINING with airbrush
  • Blackwashing or pre-shading to prime  – NEED TRAINING
  • Zenital and Object Source Lightninh (OSL) – NEED TRAINING
  • Layering quick and efficient – OK DONE with brush / NEED TRAINING with airbrush
  • Different ways to shading and highlighting – NEED TRAINING with brush + airbrush
  • Correct paint consistency, medium and glaze – NEED TRAINING with brush + airbrush
  • Blending Techniques – NEED TRAINING with brush + airbrush
  • Edge Highlights – NEED TRAINING with brush + airbrush
  • Enchanced true metal painting with washes and ink – NEED TRAINING with brush
  • NMM painting – NEED TRAINING with brush
  • Weathering (Dust, mud, rust, blood and gore etc.) – NEED TRAINING with brush

Airbrush & Brush Practice

For the basics – learning to use the airbrush

Exercise 01:  Draw lines (horizontal/vertical) on a paper

Exercise 02: Draw dots in the squares on a paper

Exercise 03: Connect the dots in the squares on a paper

Exercise 04: Paint over the PVC action figure model toys dolls from Super Mario

Exercise 05: Paint over the GUNDAM figurines from Bandai

  • GUNDAM: RX-78-2


Exercise 06: Paint & Blend the hair color from VOCALOID: HATSUNE MIKU from SEGA (figurine 17,5cm long)

Exercise 07: Paint from black to fluo colors & NNM on MACROSS FRONTIER: RANKA LEE (Figurine 18cm high) from BANPRESTO DX


Exercise 08: Assemble and paint the Red Riding Hood Model 75mm (Ref # 38849 from Nuts Planet)


Exercise 09: Assemble and paint the GK Garage Sexy Girl Monster Hunter Unicorn 1/4 Model in Resin (270 mm)


Exercise 10: Assemble and paint the GK Garage EVA Evangelion Longinus Robot (280 mm)

Evangelion, is a Japanese anime series, created by Gainax, that began in October 1995. The anime was written and directed by Hideaki Anno, and co-produced by TV Tokyo and Nihon Ad Systems (NAS). It gained international renown and won several animation awards, and was the start of the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. It is finally revealed, towards the end of the series, that the Evas are not really “robots” but are actually cloned Angels (Units 00, 02, 03, and 04 are made from Adam, and 01 is made from Lilith) onto which mechanical components are incorporated as a means of restraint and control. This control is not perfect, as various units are shown over the course of the series driving into “berserker” mode, in which they can act of their own will, independent of any artificial power input.


Exercise 11: A gender-swapped Trafalgar Law figure (220 MM PVC POP)

Created by Eiichiro Oda; a Japanese Mangaka, best known as the creator of the One Piece manga. His drawing style is notable for its originality and has influenced Hiro Mashima.

Back in November during the Megahobby Expo 2015 event a One Piece Portrait of Pirates IRO gender-swapped Trafalgar Law figure, inspired by Eiichiro Oda’s series of bonus Emporio Ivankov’s Horu Horu no Mi effect illustrations, was revealed. Recently the colored version of the figure has been previewed and can be seen below

Exercise 12: Paint the “One Piece Nightmare Luffy” from Banpresto in the Colosseum Vol 3 series (180 mm)

Exercise 13: Paint the Death Note figure original Ryuk (180 mm)

Ryuk is a Shinigami who indirectly gives the human Light Turner a Death Note.  Shinigami  sometimes referred to by their literal translation, “god(s) of death” or Grim Reapers, are a race of extra-dimensional beings who survive by killing humans to extend their own lives. Shinigami are not responsible for every death that occurs; people will eventually die regardless of whether or not the Shinigami pay attention to them, but a Shinigami can end their lives sooner than intended to extend their own lifespan. The movie is available on Netflix in 2017.

Ryuk has a fairly humanoid appearance. He is extremely slim and has light gray skin, almost blue-ish in color, with spiky black hair; thin, blue-grey lips; and sharp, pointed teeth. His limbs are abnormally long and he has large, round yellow eyes with bright red irises. He also has retractable feather-like wings on his back that enable him to fly. He has long thin fingers, with rings on them.


Exercise 14: Tusk Model Kit Orc on Wolf (170 mm in total – 54mm Orc)

Exercise 15: Tusk Model Kit Giant Hunter (110 mm in total – 54mm Human)

Exercise 16: Tusk Model Kit Orc on Wolf (170 mm in total – 54mm Orc)



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