Welcome to the new & improved Otaku Revolution, please pardon any minor glitches - Falldog

Layman's Gunpla Guide - Sig Super Stripe


Sig Super Stripe in an interesting product I saw laying around at my local hobby shop. It's a tape with a fuel resistant adhesive meant for making easy pin stripes on RC cars. Always inquisitive I picked some up to see how it fared on gunpla. Cutting to the chase, it looks pretty good.

Click to Enlarge
| On Flickr


Click to Enlarge
| On Flickr

For the most part it's easy to apply and adds a nice look to a kit. Between the color and width choices there's a lot of potential. The problem is ends of the strip don't seem to adhere really well to unpainted plastic. For a special adhesive meant to stand up to fuel why it doesn't stick very well to bare plastic is beyond me. If you look closely at the kits above I made sure that the ends wrapped around to where they weren't seen and could be glued on or would be pinned under another piece. Perhaps it works better on a top coat, or paint, I haven't tried it. It's also a tad thicker than normal tape, so if you're planning on putting it along tight joints or articulation points, you might run into issues. With a little bit of planning and patience you could create some nice stripes easily and cheaply. For the professional it's not going to be a replacement for actually painting on stripes but will do just fine for the layman. If you're interested you can purchase some directly, Sig Manufacturing Co.

Recent Comments


Follow me on Instagram!