Chapter 04 - Gunpla Quick Fix

Gunpla Tutorial – Gunpla Quick Fix

Section #1 – Opening Parts

Sometimes you might miss a step when building a gunpla and get frustrated trying to separate the parts from each other. I’m going to share with you a few tips you can use to open gunpla parts easily:

  • Use the appropriate tools like parts opener, hobby knife (use the blunt part of the blade so you don’t scratch the surface) or a guitar pick (an easy hack I found on the internet)
  • Just be patient and let the tools do the job. I mean don’t force it open since you might scratch the parts and worse you might hurt yourself.
  • Try to open from several different points.
  • Cut the pegs a little before putting them together. This step is usually done if you want the gunpla to be disassembled easily later for painting.


Exclusive "Opening Parts" video available on Gunpla Beginners Handbook 1.0.

Gunpla Beginners Handbook 1.0

Guide book for Gunpla Beginners.
Exclusive step-by-step Tutorials (HD Videos) and Bonus Technique inside brought to you by Gunpla Jagat Raya.

Section #2 – Fixing Scratches

If you’re like me you’ll keep building gunpla even though you’re tired and need to go to sleep. Then usually mistakes happen like scratches and it’s frustrating since you need to do extra work on fixing it.

  • Gunpla Quick Fix - Fixing Scratches

    Notice some deep scratches on lower left and right side due to cutting the gates too close to the parts. Which caused some stress marks and then deep scratches when removing nub marks with hobby knife.

  • Gunpla Quick Fix - Fixing Scratches

    After applying tamiya thin cement mixed with shaving of its’ own runer (to get the same color)

  • Gunpla Quick Fix - Fixing Scratches

    After letting the cement dry for a couple of hours (overnight for best result) and sanding the excess cement.

  • Gunpla Quick Fix - Fixing Scratches

    After polishing with high grit sanding sponge the scratches are barely visible.

But don’t worry because I’m going to share with you a few tricks I gathered from the internet on how to easily fix scratches:

  • Using tamiya putty/dissolved putty you can easily remove any scratches but there will be discoloration on the plastic since they only come in one color. However you can hide this easily if you’re familiar with weathering.
  • Using the gunpla runer itself you can definitely fix any kind of scratches.


For more detailed tutorial on opening parts and fixing scratches feel free to download my Gunpla Beginners Handbook 1.0 for free. Exclusive Video Tutorials available inside also a section on "Fixing Deep Scratches" and "Opening Parts".

Gunpla Beginners Handbook 1.0

Guide book for Gunpla Beginners.
Exclusive step-by-step Tutorials (HD Videos) and Bonus Technique inside brought to you by Gunpla Jagat Raya.

If you have any questions or topics you wanna ask you can post it bellow. Or simply send me an email. Cheers.

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