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Thanks for the info purplecow  :)


Dioramas / Need some Help with a diorama...
« on: June 12, 2006, 08:46:53 AM »
Great thanks Maj. Blah, that looks like something do-able.

Not going to go as grand as FF or U-recca's because I'm on a mean deadline here but I think I'll try building a smaller version of U-recca's half cube (looking at my Hazel I'm guessing somewhere between 12cmx15cmx15cm [That’s 4.7''x4.7''x5.9'' for the people too lazy to do the conversion])

Going to check out U-recca's HOWTO on the hanger wall and see what my shopping list is going to look like :p . Anyone got any tips for going into this diorama project?



Dioramas / Need some Help with a diorama...
« on: June 12, 2006, 07:29:36 AM »
Hey all...

So I'm in a little dilemma here. I've just finished a 1/144 Rx-121 Titans Custom (Hazel) and the pose I'm thinking of is him standing with his back to a wall reloading his grenade launcher. It sounded pretty good on paper (was going to somehow make little bricks and build a wall out of them) until I remembered that Gundam’s are HUGE and walls are not :(

Now I'm hoping someone has a great idea of some sort of object that my Hazel can have his back to (a building maybe but I think I'm too new to kits to build a good looking skyscraper, just end my making the build look worse).



Tools / Tamiya Files
« on: June 04, 2006, 11:36:11 AM »

I saw on your Toolbox link that you cant find that sanding sponge anywhere. Thought you might like to know that Rainbow Ten has some Kotobukiya sponge files.

Just trying to be helpful  :wink:


Tools / Tamiya Files
« on: June 04, 2006, 04:59:24 AM »
Ah that sounds like a great idea!

I dont believe I hadn't thought about using a ruler instead of my new nemesis, the ice cream stick.

Thanks pu_rplecow!

Tools / Tamiya Files
« on: June 04, 2006, 04:49:54 AM »
Thanks Fulcy.

So it is possible then to substitute sand paper with metal files? Also, what files do you use and hoe are they categorised? (i.e., sand paper has ratings 400,600,1000 and so forth... what are the relative file grading?)


Tools / Tamiya Files
« on: June 03, 2006, 10:50:04 PM »
Hey guys.

I'm soooo sick of making and destroying sanding sticks that I have been tempted by Tamiya's range of metal files. Has anyone had any expereinces with these (good or bad)?


Model In-Progress / Awesome
« on: May 28, 2006, 07:32:41 AM »
I agree! I've got a standard Justice sitting on my desk and yours looks so much more elegant. The thinning and extension of the arm looks great (kinda reminds me of an eva).


Model In-Progress / 1/100 MG MSM-07 Z'Gok
« on: May 28, 2006, 07:22:21 AM »
Hey all!

Ever since I saw FF Z'Gok I've been itching to do one and so, when I was at my Gundam shop yesterday I spotted one in a corner under a few boxes and decided that now was as good a time as any.

This is only my second Gundam and my first MG unit so I'm going to be very tedious with my posts (detail wise) so that all the pro's can offer up their critic  :)

Washed the kit off with dish washing liquid this afternoon and started pre-assembly. My sanding skills are still shocking! Whenever I sand a nub the whole edge where the nub is gains a slight downward angle  :( Also messed up on the head's internal skeleton. Z'Gok has these 5 round pieces that slot into holes. I cut the pegs on all of them but when I had already fit the first one, I checked if could remove it. I could not so I'll be painting the rest of the pieces before I fit them. The vents on the chest also gave me some trouble (as I was not reading the manual properly :p ) but it came together and looks awesome.

Anyways, thats all I've done today. Try and get some pics up later when I can get a better camera.

Oh yeah here is the colour scheme I was thinking of:



Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Thank you Thank you
« on: May 15, 2006, 11:36:10 AM »
Thanks FF. While were on the topic of priming, can I:

1) Prime with Tamiya Fine in a spray can
2) Check seams and putty them up
3) Sand down excess
4) Re-prime puttyed areas with Mr. Surface 1000 through an airbrush

IE, can I mix Tamiya primer and Mr. Surface or will I cause dis-colouring problems later on?

Thanks again!


Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Post priming puttying
« on: May 15, 2006, 11:08:27 AM »

So I've read on a lot of tutorials that its recomended to prime after you fix any seam on a model so that you can see if you fixed it correctly. I did this on the Musha SD that I'm currently busy with ( mind you I think I fixed seams on every piece :shock: ) and primed the whole lot. Now as I suspected there are seams that showed up like day light after the priming, but I dont know what the best method of handling them is...

So do I putty the post-primer seams, sand and then re-primer, do I putty, sand and not primer again, do I use Tamiya Thin Cement again on the seam, sand and primer/not primer, do I fall to my knees and cry huge anime tears...

Thanks :P


Kit Specifics / Hmm talking about screws...
« on: May 15, 2006, 10:38:17 AM »
Hey guys

Just busy reading your discussion on screws on the MG kits and was wondering, when you pre-build a MG or PG kit do you screw everything in (ala instruction manual) or is there some other way for pre-building MG/PG kits? I'll be starting on my first MG soon and I'm trying to have as few as possible 'doh!' moments  :P



Finishes, Decals, and Weathering / 'Saving your Game' with FFA...
« on: May 08, 2006, 09:14:31 AM »
Hello. So I've read so much about FFA these last two days and somewhere along the line I remeber reading that someone was using it to seal a paint job before inking so that fixing any mistakes that would originate from inking wouldn't mess up the paint already laid down. My question is, has anyone tried this successfully, and could you take it one step further and create layers on a Gundam (ie, lets say I got a nice base coat colour scheme down and I want to make sure that when I mess up my digi-camo :oops: I can safely remove it without destroying the paint because the FFA layer between them will keep it ship shape?)

Thanks for letting me rave about the things that keep at nights.


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