Thanks! Will this be your first kit? first you need to wash your kit ( I use dawn dishwashing and toothbrush) then theres pinning, putty and sanding. Then painting stage. When I first started I didn't care too much about the prep and just wanted to start painting hehe ^_^
I use gorilla super glue. It has a blue top and dries clear. You can find it at home depot and other stores. Are you going to be painting by hand or using airbrush? Theres two main types of paint, enamels and acrylics. I used craft acrylics for this model. Now theres priming and top coating. For acrylics its really necessary to do at least one, but doing both increases the durability of the paint. For a spray top coat (you have to wear respirator or go outside when spraying) I used kylon matte spray, which is what I used here. For brush on varnish I like delta ceramcoat matte interior varnish. For primer I've been using brush on liquitex gesso/matte medium/water mix. But this method is kinda tricky to get right. I still have problems with it. In the past I didn't use primer and would just top coat. This model is actually not primed. If you want to use enamels, like model masters and testors, you really don't have to use primer because the paint will stick better to the resin. But I recommend starting out with acrylics, since its safer health-wise, and easier clean up with soap/water.
Real important is to thin your paint so that it won't clog the airbrush and minimize brush strokes with hand brushing. Heres the most complete model kit WIP that I put together. I'm using water-mixable oil paint for painting there. [link]
As you're working through the model, feel free to ask me any questions. Most important is to have fun! ^_^
Awesome! This was super helpful! I haven't started the model yet but I will! I will study your Goten and Trunks tutorial before I start, btw those models for the two little saiyans came out great! Oh, what is that blue stuff you put on the models?