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Painting/Priming / Mr. Sufacer and Primer Questions (post 'em here)
« on: February 09, 2007, 07:09:30 AM »
Can I just add that Tamiya Surface Primer in the bottle isn't a primer!!!!!!!

It's tamiya basic putty mixed with their lacquer thinner.  It's mainly used for filling in seams and scratches.

Believe me when i say don't spray it through your airbrush, I wreked a kit that way.  Thank god that the kit was resin, now I need to find something to strip the tamiya off.

Finishes, Decals, and Weathering / Decals Questions (Ask them here!)
« on: February 07, 2007, 11:32:24 AM »
Quote from: "angel_ad"
Hey all, Sorry if this has already been addressed. But I have a few questions.

ok here we go
1) where can I get MicroSol from?
2) And also I have some 'satin spray varnish' from games workshop. Will this do for spraying my models before I put decals on it? and then again for after?

3) also is this a good replacement for using MicroSol?

Hope somebody can help

You should be able to get MicroSol from your nearest model store just ask them.  You can still use the satin varnish if it's not too flat.  If it is you can always get Johnson's Klear Floor (FUTURE) varnish from the supermarket (ASDA, SAFEWAY...).

If there isn't a model store near you can try these websites...

Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Looking for vinyl tutorial
« on: January 09, 2007, 08:34:38 AM »
here are  some tips for V I N Y L

Also this should be in the model help section.

Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Putty Questions
« on: October 08, 2006, 05:42:55 PM »
Alternatively you can use another brand of epoxy, Aves Apoxie sculpt.  It comes in larger quantities and its better in the long run than buying packs of tamiya or milliput as it's cheaper.
Starship modeler store

I highly recommend the store.

Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Mig Jiminez Book
« on: September 09, 2006, 12:49:54 PM »
Nearly forgot about this thread.  

Better late than never I've managed to scan some sample pages from the book.  Phew  :o

The pages scanned are articles about weathering tires(probably what Foo used on his AFV).  You can see that its mainly pictorial and simple text instruction, its the same throughout the book  No major text pages which bore you to death, all glorious pictures.

The book is the same thickness as 2 gundam weapon books 3/4 inch thick, all of it jam packed with articles.

Sample content page

Model Talk / Awesome but expensive 1/35 and 1/48 gundam models
« on: September 09, 2006, 12:19:04 PM »
Quote from: "Captain Obvious"
My god man, how much have you spent on models?!

Still, I'm jealous of the Hazel, I bet it's pretty bad ass.

Alot  :? I've still got the 1/72 sazabi to come yet, but G-system haven't updated their crap website in over a month so I don't how the final version will turn out.  Hope it's not crap.

Yep it's pretty badass.  The kit has 2 hugh shields with it and it's quite poseble (this is where the troubles are).  I've done some work on the kit sanding, pinning and added new polycaps to some joints, but it's far from finished.  I've had this kit for 3 years lol :lol: Need to buy some new polycaps, big ones too but they don't sell any that are at the right size.  I've added a couple of pics(12 inch ruler) for size reference.

Fulcy you got them some nice kits there. How much did you get that Geara-Doga for lol :wink:  :wink:

I see that you got the Gerbera-Tetra Plus  kit aswell, is yours missing any parts???  I'm missing part 43, the jet part behind the legs.   :( :mad:

Model Gallery / Shin Matsunaga's Gyan Custom
« on: September 09, 2006, 07:12:34 AM »
Nice job.  That colour scheme really goes really well with the gyan, its far better than the original

Model In-Progress / Tactical Armor Deployment
« on: September 08, 2006, 05:46:12 PM »
WOW :o   very realistic

Are you sure its all your work or have you shrunk a real jeep with your magical powers :alien: lol

All you need now are figures saying derka derka derka :D

Model Talk / Awesome but expensive 1/35 and 1/48 gundam models
« on: September 08, 2006, 05:31:16 PM »
I've got a few G-System kits and casting are quite good but on some pieces there are a few bubbles mainly on the outer ages which air bubbles get trapped.  On nearly all the kits there isn't anything major problem on them also detailed parts are well cast.   The only downside that clee-cm mentioned are that the 1/72 kits need rods for moveable joints.  Also some kits contain really shit poly caps!!!

Kits I've got;
1/100 FA-78-1 Full-Armor Gundam ( Gundam Sentinel Edition )
1/35 Gundam RX-178 MK-II head only AEUG & Titan versions
1/35 MSZ-006 Z Gundam Head
1/60 Gundam Zeta MSZ-006 Hyper Mega-Launcher w/ Conversion Head
1/60 RX-77-2 Gun Cannon - Gundam Integral Conversion set --very cool kit :D
1/60 Wing Gundam XXXG-01W Ver Ka. Alpha conversion set
1/72 AGX04-A1 Gerbera-Tetra Plus
1/72 Gundam Advance of Z - RX-121 TR-1 HAZEL Armoured version ---- kit with crap polycaps
1/72 ORX-013 Gundam Mk.V ( Gundam Sentinel Series ) --- need rods and heat shrink tubing for joints

Kit Specifics / quick question on B-club manipulators (hands)
« on: September 05, 2006, 04:29:14 PM »
Man $2 for each hand  :o

You would think that you would get more for that.  What can't Bandai produce 100 scale hand like those on Perfect Grades, then you will he getting your money worths.

But saying that,  they are good sculpts though :P

Model In-Progress / Rune Masquer Siegfried
« on: June 08, 2006, 03:41:06 AM »
Great kit there.

How'z the casting and where did you get it from hobbyfan or E2046??

Kit Specifics / MG Ex-S Gundam manual
« on: February 22, 2006, 09:44:50 AM »
Here is the page you want.


Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Mig Jiminez Book
« on: February 04, 2006, 04:11:34 PM »
I've got it!

Quite a thick book, mainly pictorials which is always a good thing as I hate books which mainly contain text.

Tons of info about weathering, paint filters, painting techniques, camouflage, dioramas, construction etc

Big thumbs up, highly recommended book

Tools / What cutter does you guys use or recommend?
« on: January 09, 2006, 09:28:58 AM »
I use the Tamiya side cutter for plastic.

Its sharp, snaps a clean cut on the sprue, and comfortable to hold.  Cutting plastic takes little effect with this thing.

Painting/Priming / Airbrush, Airbrushing, and Compressor Questions
« on: November 14, 2005, 07:26:59 AM »

Painting/Priming / Very informative airbrushing website!!
« on: November 14, 2005, 06:54:12 AM »
I recently found an excellent website all about airbrushing.

Its very informative, has  tutorials and helpful hints for nearly everyone who's thinking about airbrushing or has an airbrush.

Painting/Priming / Mr. Sufacer and Primer Questions (post 'em here)
« on: October 25, 2005, 06:40:36 PM »
Tamiya liquid primer is just Tamiya basic putty mixed with lacquer thinner.  

You can use it just like Mr Surfacer, as a seam/scratch  remover and as a primer thinned with  liquer thinner i.e Mr thinner.

Quoting from Tamiya description

In order to smooth over small scratches etc., many modelers have created their own liquified putty by dissolving putty with lacquer thinner. Tamiya now makes this process a whole lot easier by releasing our very own liquified putty, Liquid Surface Primer. Just brush on over scratches, rough areas etc. and you will get that perfect smooth finish. Applies easily to small areas using a modeling brush Can be used on plastic, metal and wooden models Can be further diluted using Tamiya Lacquer Thinner, allowing it to be used in airbrushes

You have to mix the bottle well as all the grain  are at the bottom, plus the design of the bottle doesn't help.  Crap design IMO

Assembly/Scratchbuilding / How to make a Zimmerit?
« on: September 16, 2005, 09:57:23 AM »
HLJ sells a tool for Zimmerit effect.

Basically its a cog which you roll on to epoxy putty.  You can make your own from any plastic cog from a RC or toy.

There is also a modelling video on using the Zimmerit tool on a tank.

Here's the bit-torrent link.

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Also it contains videos on making gundam models(all japanese).  Highly recommended download.

More info can be found at

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