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GK Supply List for beginners

This is the list of what I think are the essential tools and optional tools for building Garage Kits

-Sandpaper www.ebay.com/it...(variety pack is a good way to go, sheets not blocks. I use this so I can get it wet, helps prevent the resin dust from getting in the air.)
-small circular and straight grinder www.ebay.com/it...
-small wire snips www.amazon.com/...
-tweezers www.ebay.com/it...
-epoxy glue www.amazon.com/...(fast drying is better. Your local hardware store probably has it cheaper.)
-toothpicks
-xacto knife (A small one is better, but anything works. Its just to shave the pastel into powder.)
-craft wire www.amazon.com/...
-dermal drill www.ebay.com/it...
-micro drill bits www.ebay.com/it... If you use the craft wire linked, this is the size bit you want.
-Dish Soap (Some kind of soap that will wash off oils and dirt stuck to the resin.)
-Old toothbrush (to brush the soap off.)
-Disposable gloves www.amazon.com/... (So you don't get spraypaint on your hands and so you don't get skin oils on your kit. Make sure to choose your own hand size.)
-tamiya modeling putty www.ebay.com/it...
-paper towels
-Some kind of disposable surface you can put the glue on.(I use left over artboard, but you could anything I guess.)
-sticks with clamps on the ends www.ebay.com/it... (small alligator clamps / Paintng clamps / modeling clamps) many different names.
-Spraypaint white primer(krylon or rustolium) www.amazon.com/...
-generic flat head brushes www.amazon.com/...
-super small detail brushes www.amazon.com/...
-some type of acrylic paint www.amazon.com/...(I use liquitx but most work fine, just depends on how much water you want to mix with it, and how many coats of paint you want to apply.)
-Liquitex flow aid www.amazon.com/... (optional, but I highly recommend it. helps level out the paint.)
-Some type of foam block or equivalent that you can put the sticks in while your not using that part.
-Liquitex gloss medium www.amazon.com/... (optional, but highly recommended)
-Spraypaint sealer www.amazon.com/... (I use a flat sealer and then paint the gloss medium over the parts that need gloss. The gloss medium acts as a medium and sealer.)
-Soft pastels www.amazon.com/...(not oil pastels, you need to be able to get it into a powder form with the xacto knife. This is for shading.)
-Some kind of wall to keep the bits of flash from going everywhere (I made mine out of cardboard. Its the excess resin. It tends to fly away when sniped with the snips.)
-Awl www.amazon.com/... (optional, can help where you need a sharp point.)
-Palette ( Artsy people usually have these laying around. Any palette works)
-Figure bases (most garage kits don't come with a figure base. Pokaż zawartość spoileraUkryj zawartość spoileraE2046 has some (and a figure base is not a bootleg/recast), you can make your own, sometimes ebay and amazon have them, or if you have a local craft store they might have stuff you can use.)
-Felt pads www.amazon.com/... (Optional, to put under the base.)
-LED Lamps www.amazon.com/... (Optional, These lamps are awesome for showing real daylight type light to show you how your colors actually look. Since yellow and blue light can make you mess up on color mixing.

The links are most of what I actually bought and currently use, but its just to show you what each thing is. Feel free to shop where ever you want. Your local hobby store, hardware store, walmart store might have better prices on specific items. Also aside from the spraypaint, most of this stuff is a 1time buy. You might have some of it already at home/work.

Hopefully this doesn't scare people away, almost all of these tools are cheap and can be substituted if needed. Different tools are used at different stages of the build, but most are used through out for various aspects. Some paints work better then others, some are more expensive, have to see what works for you individually.

Credit me and Muntoe if you post this anywhere.

If anyone has questions or comments please post below! I'm more then happy to answer questions about each tool's specific use as well.

Also feel free to check out my GK gallery blogs as well if you are interested in my finished kits profile/Redlige....
I assume this is fine as a tutorial lol xD
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Are you more likely to get into GKs with this information?

  • 79%Yes!
  • 21%No, its too much tools / money / other reason.
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theyasminshow (6 mies. temu) #21726699Oh perf, I've been meaning to make a list to get started on my Charagumin and GK.

Very nice, sounds like a good time to get started on your kits then! :D
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Oh perf, I've been meaning to make a list to get started on my Charagumin and GK.
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Redliger I paint GKs
Imuya (6 mies. temu) #21720456Haha I used to build arcade sticks so I'm familiar with tools. Just... wood, not plastics and metals lmao.

Sounds like an interesting job, I bet that experience has helped a lot. As well as the attention to detail you need and craftsmanship :)

I think plastic is probably pretty similar to wood with a lot of tool applications, but metal is a totally different beast. xD
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Redliger (6 mies. temu) #21711688Just as long as you're careful wouldn't want you or the kit injured.
Yep, thats what the post is here for. I'm glad it was useful to you :)


Haha I used to build arcade sticks so I'm familiar with tools. Just... wood, not plastics and metals lmao.
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JoniVera (6 mies. temu) #21717730Harbor Freight is a great place half of these. :)
Might I suggest a Dremel handheld drill and sanding sticks/steel files ?


Yep, if one is near you. There aren't too many near me. If you take good care of you're tools then Harbor Freight is fine, but usually their quality is sub-par to go along with the low prices. :/

As far as the Dermal drill goes, pretty sure what you're suggesting is exactly what I already have listed up there :) as well as a link to the product on ebay. Same with the steel files / grinders as some places call them.

If you mean something different by sanding sticks let me know. Normally sand paper is best because its easier to maneuver the kit's surface and squeeze between small areas.

Thanks though!
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monkry (6 mies. temu) #21717170YES!
...but later in the future when I have more more more space, more time and money, which won't happen in near future


Lol, well I hope it helps in the future then. You can add the linked items to wishlists on those sites, would make it easier in the future to find the tools.
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Harbor Freight is a great place half of these. :)
Might I suggest a Dremel handheld drill and sanding sticks/steel files ?
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OPAre you more likely to get into GKs with this information?

YES!

...but later in the future when I have more more more space, more time and money, which won't happen in near future
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Imuya (6 mies. temu) #21711617I recently made the potential mistake f buying piano wire (18swg) to pin the damn thing and give it something to attach to the base but goddamn can I not cut through it, going shopping tomorrow to find a carbide saw for my hacksaw, I hear that can get through it.
I'm glad this post is here, I completely forgot about the stuff that evens out the paint.


Just as long as you're careful wouldn't want you or the kit injured.

Yep, thats what the post is here for. I'm glad it was useful to you :)
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Fallen-Cloud (6 mies. temu) #21711613Thank you! I'm very fortunate to have this room and a father who is great at building things. (As he built my working desk.) I only have the space due to still living with my parents - and we moved into this new house just last year, until then I had a tiny bedroom with just enough space for a bed, a couch and a closet for my clothes. ^^'
I hope to actually make a blog post about the kit once I've got everything ready. I love drawing and sculpting, so painting a sculpture seems amazing. =)


That sounds great, its good you have more space now. Living in a very small space isn't comfortable at all.

I hope you get around to making your blog, people really like to see gks. Its nice to get feedback as well from others with the same hobby.
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