Sega game gear shell Painting
In this tutorial, I will guide you through a step by step process of how I paint a Sega Game Gear shell.
Before you start
LEt's get Painting
Step One - Resources
Always wear a mask – I would always recomend to wear a mask paint is not good for the lungs. I paint outside where it’s well ventalated, however I will still wear a mask.
Types of Paint – You will need to choose your colours, as well as the colour, I would recommend using a primer as well. a light primer for light colours and a dark primer for dark colours. I use Mr. Hobby color paints, they are available in spray cans as well as pots. I will do another blog specifically on Paints.
Complete the first part is recommended, otherwise there will be a lot of cleanup.
Step Two - Apply First coat of colour
Apply your first colour, I do this in thin layers. This is so that by the time I have layed down the first coat, I can go back to the start as it has dried quicker. Thick coats will take hours to dry.
Step Three - Add a primer
This may seem counter productive, but primers are very opaque and allow you to protect the colour you have already put down.
Try to use a primer colour that matches the first colour this will help even out the colour of the first layers. I use a white primer and add the colour I used to it. There is a range of coloured primers in cans if you are using cans
Step Four - Removing Vinyls
Skip this step if you are not using Vinyls or masking tape
Remove the Vinyls and masking tape, I use tweezers but be careful not to scratch the paint work and/or the shell!
Step Five - clean up overspill
Using some thinner and a cotton bud, gently clean up any over spill.
Wait 24 hours for the paint to dry before going on to the next step
Step Six - APPLYING LAST COAT
Time to apply your second colour.
I’ve chosen to use a clear colour that also acts a gloss for the rest of the shell, helping to to protect the paint from the inside.
If your final colour isn’t a clear top coat, I would recommend adding a final clear top coat
Final step - Finish up
Remove all of the masking tape and once again use thinner and a cotton bud to clean up any overspill.
Completed Project - Tails Sega Game Gear
With any luck, patience and skill. Hopefully your shell should look similar to the below image 🙂