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Model Talk / Model Website Links List
« on: October 06, 2006, 07:43:23 PM »
I did some looking around Jeep's website, and I found a really cool Zeon link, it is a 3D modeled DVD website. It is about Gundam, UC and it is very cool.

I wanted to share it, but I was not sure where to post the link.

MS IGLOO
Subjects: 3D, Gundam,
Description: Website is about the Principality of Zeon, 0079
Language: Japanese, English

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Model Gallery / PG ZAKU DIORAMA
« on: October 06, 2006, 07:21:07 AM »
Great Job!

I really like the contruction rig that you built for the Zaku. good job on the lighting.

It makes me want to do the something similar, except I would probably not use a Zaku.

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The color scheme looks much better with the burgundy, I like it so far.

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Model Gallery / Freedom!
« on: October 06, 2006, 07:14:47 AM »
If airbrushing is a difficulty, you can always use the no paint method.  :D

Like I said in my earlier post, great job.

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Model Talk / Model Wishlist (Something stupid for a change)
« on: October 05, 2006, 12:45:15 PM »
How about a PG 1/35 AOZ ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 "Fiver", I know it will be big, but very cool!!!

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Model Gallery / Freedom!
« on: October 05, 2006, 06:54:20 AM »
I have to agree with Zero and Fuchy about the silver dust effect on the wings, I does not look right. It looks like you accidentally airbrushed the beam emitters with a different coat of paint. <_<

If the paint looks like it is on the part to thick, you can remove it immediately after you sprayed it on, the paint has hot dried completely yet. Afterwards you will have to do a major clean up job on the part to remove the lint

I think that you did a great job for a first Serious Gundam Build. I have to admit that I botched my Freedom Gundam as well, the the paint is put on to thick, white paint on a white surface is hard to see.

Again, you did a great job...

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Model In-Progress / JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank
« on: September 21, 2006, 08:11:10 PM »
The tracks are looking great, and will look great on the tank.  8)

You are a braver man than I am, Model Kasten tracks are nice, but in my opinion, they are to much work. Don't get me wrong, they make a model look nice regardless of the work and cost involved.

I am going to take a educated guess and say that you did not sand the parts before you assembled the tracks.

Still the diorama is looking good!

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Model Talk / Schwan Gar - Custom Qubeley
« on: September 21, 2006, 08:43:58 AM »
Looking at the photos, I can already see which Gundam Kits parts were used  to make the model.

Some of these guys go through a lot of different kits to get what they need.

For example, a while back, I was looking through G-trance.top, the model builder had a really nice scratch built 1/100 Saviour Gundam, from what I have figured out, he used parts from 11 different Gundam kits!!!

* I had to use a translation website to read the webpage, the translation was not very clear.

This gives me a good idea on how to build the Shield Boosters and Beam Emitters on the Hazel II that I want to build.

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Model Talk / Schwan Gar - Custom Qubeley
« on: September 21, 2006, 08:20:27 AM »
Yeah, if it is a scratch build mobille suit the modeler I wonder how many Gundam kits he had to kit bash to get the parts he needed to make the Schwan Gar mobile suit.

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Model Talk / Schwan Gar - Custom Qubeley
« on: September 21, 2006, 06:54:59 AM »
Very Cool! I wonder, was the Schwan Gar built using a scratch build conversion, or was a conversion kit used?

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Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Sanding
« on: September 19, 2006, 11:21:32 AM »
I am guessing that the whole part was sanded down to give the primer a rough surface to sick to, if the surface is too smooth, then even primer will have trouble sticking to the surface.

But sanding down the whole part's surface is a option, don't over do it, or you may take off to much of the surface detail.

Personally, I would sand down the glued and filled seam first, then sand the whole part down.

You may have to re-sand and reprime if you missed any spots.

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K is for Krazy Kustom Kampfer Kompetition / Kool Kampfer References
« on: September 18, 2006, 10:38:02 PM »
I was looking through Ninjasciene's Flickr photo stream, and I found a really cool looking Kampfer for this contest.

*link removed, the url has already been posted on this thread...

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Model Talk / GundamWorkShop HGUC Contest Entries
« on: September 15, 2006, 06:41:16 AM »
Very nice! I love all of the photos, espeically the TTT Marasai.

Was this contest held in Vancover B.C. ?

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Model Talk / Awesome but expensive 1/35 and 1/48 gundam models
« on: September 09, 2006, 12:57:09 PM »
Quote from: "fulcy"
I've yet to check the parts on either of the GT's - haven't even thought about building them yet...  And, yeah, I got the Geara Doga cheap (as you probably know) - $60 shipped - woo!


Wow, that is really cheep...

Where did you buy the kit from?  :?:

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Model Talk / Awesome but expensive 1/35 and 1/48 gundam models
« on: September 09, 2006, 12:51:17 PM »
It really is a bummer that G-System is so slow to update their website. I did check the G-System website a few days back, and I did see that they posted a few new photos of the 1/72 scale Sazabi.

Here is the URL for the Photo Gallery.

I do not know how many people have seen it yet.

I also ran in to the same problem with the 1/72 Gundam MK-II that I am building. Missing parts can be a problem, but it is no big deal.

I ended up scratch building the part my self, instead of asking for a replacement part. I guess it's the Military modeler that is in me.

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K is for Krazy Kustom Kampfer Kompetition / Kool Kampfer References
« on: September 08, 2006, 07:58:38 PM »
While I was surfing around the internet, I found another cool Kampfer for this thread.

Sorry, but the website is in Japanese, but it is still a cool looking Kampfer.

click here, to see the webpage

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Model Talk / Awesome but expensive 1/35 and 1/48 gundam models
« on: September 08, 2006, 01:48:25 PM »
I own two G-System kits, the Zeta Gundam 1/60 Gundam MK-II RX-178-X0 Prototype 0 conversition kit, and the 1/72 Gundam Mk-III Kit. I bought the two kits from Hobby Fan, the are located at www.hobbyfan.com, a number of the G-System kits are sold out.

I am currently building the 1/72 scale Gundam MK-III right now, so far so good.

The resin parts are well made, they are all very clean and have no bubbles or cracks in the resin, there are no large resin keys to cut off, but there are tabs that have to be sanded down smooth. The detail on all of the parts are very good, and if you want add metal beeds and rods to the model, the resin is easy to drill into and sand down.

G-System provides some of the screws and rubber caps that you need to connect the moveable parts, but not all of them, I had to buy the remaining rods and screws that I needed to connect, and join all of the parts that move.

The kits come with 1 to 2 decal sheets, but no placement instructions.

So far I have been working on mine for 2 months, and I am still not done yet.

Sorry, I have no photos yet, I am still sanding, filling and cutting...  :(

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Kit Specifics / quick question on B-club manipulators (hands)
« on: September 06, 2006, 06:39:12 AM »
I have to agree, the B-Club Gundam manipulators are very pricey, :o If you throw in the cost of shipping and handling. :o Some one I knew a while back who worked in the model kit business told me that resin kits are priced by weight, which explains the hight cost.

If they used rubber molds, then that also ads to the cost.

But at $2.00 a manipulator it is still cheeper than a 1/35 figure, plus less work is involved since there are no resin keys to cut off.

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Model Talk / Model Wishlist (Something stupid for a change)
« on: September 01, 2006, 04:53:18 PM »
I would love to see Bandai make some stand-alone kits of the support vehicles, maintenace personel and transport platforms for the Gundams and the Gundam weapons.

My additions to the kit list:

PG Infinite Justice :D
PG Rick Dais
MG HAZEL II

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Model Talk / Pazu's 1/35 Kampher Bust
« on: August 30, 2006, 10:47:11 PM »
Wow, Pazu did a great job building the 1/35 Kämpfer Bust, am very impressed with the model. Excellent job overall, but I would have applied a flat finish to the model instead of the glossy finished, since this is a military mobile suit and not a race car, other than he did a great job! :D

I am very impressed with the work done on the 1/35 Kämpfer bust.:-D

The Blue Foam...

I want to build a 1/60 Hazel II with Shield Boosters, and I am searching for a way to build the exterior shell of the Hazel's shield boosters without using a lot of wood or styrene to make the pieces of the model lighter, so Pazu's method really got my attention.

I had a chance to read through Pazu's Mechaworks weblog postings, he mentioned that he used a dense blue foam to create the basic form for sculpting the Kämpfer's exterior armor plating. A number of people asked him where he got the blue foam, I think I have a answer.

After searching the internet and a visit to a Art's and Crafts store (I went to Michael's here in San Diego), I found that DOW makes a very similar type of styrofoam, except that it is green or brown color instead of blue.

The crafts store that I visited sells the foam in block form for making floral arrangements. The styrofoam that I found looks like the same styrofoam that Pazu used, it is very fine in texture and is not the coarse foam or bead foam. I have not tried to use the styrofoam, I am uncertain if this is the exact foam that he used.

I just wanted to pass along a some information that I found.

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