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Model Gallery / Re: Salamis-class light cruiser (Bandai 1/1700)
« on: January 25, 2013, 10:11:16 AM »
You know, these EX kits are pretty sweet (even though they're pretty expensive).  Ripe for LEDing though.  This came out excellenty, and I'm envious of your ability to paint the balls...  that's the only thing I'm dreading doing when I get around to getting my collection of EX ships painted (I've got them all except the ever-elusive Musai).  Some of those thrusters/engines are calling out for LEDs....

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Model In-Progress / Re: 1/48 Gundam The Origin Bust.
« on: November 24, 2012, 01:12:15 PM »
Sharky's WIPs sure do take their time - but the results are worth it  :)

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Painting/Priming / Re: Mr. Sufacer and Primer Questions (post 'em here)
« on: February 16, 2012, 12:54:34 PM »
I've tried Vallejo primer on a couple of figures and painted on top of it. The problem is that both the paint and the primer rubs off quite easily and doesn't stand even basic handling. The primer I've used is the acrylic primer that I've sprayed via my own airbrush.

Well, it sucks balls and I have a couple of projects on hold because of this. Is there any decent primer that adheres like crazy and can withstand handling that I can spray on using my airbrush? I need it primary for white metal/pewter figures. Is mr.surfacer the way to go?

Oh, and I've tried washing with ammonia based window cleaner and brushing with detergent. I even ran some sprues through the dishwasher to make sure cleaning wasn't the issue.

There's a Mr. Metal Primer that's supposed to work pretty good on metal stuff.  I got some to use on aftermarket metal Gunpla parts, but haven't had a chance to use it yet.  As far as handling, I've used just about all of the other Mr Color primers (on plastic) as well as Tamiya primers and haven't had problems with them coming off at all.

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Model In-Progress / Re: 1/100 Hi nu conversion VP ver
« on: January 24, 2012, 06:40:28 PM »
Absolutely gorgeous!  Wish the pictures would all work though; thought it was my browser at first but when I try to view the images (which usually will refresh them on the page) it redirects me elsewhere.  (A few of the images work; enough to whet my appetite for more!)

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Model In-Progress / Re: RGM-79C HGUC 1/144
« on: January 24, 2012, 01:05:40 PM »
Looking good so far.

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Model In-Progress / Re: 1/100 GN-X Interceptor
« on: August 11, 2011, 10:16:45 PM »
Totally digging the concept.  Can't wait to see the finished results.

And yes, the GN-X is definitely a suit that polarizes.  While I like about 90% of the design, the diaper/crotch annoys me, and the implementation of the cross bars in the MG kit REALLY make me want to throw the kit against the wall.  Other than that I've seen some amazing renditions of it, enough that it didn't bother me at all to purchase the kit :)

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Model Gallery / Re: SD Baund Doc
« on: July 24, 2011, 11:30:18 PM »
Nice!

Makes me sad when I see stuff about kits only being available in SD (Crossbone X-2, I'm looking at you!).  Here's hoping Bandai'll treat us to a scale plastic kit of this mech soon.  It's ridiculously different, but that's part of the appeal!

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Concepts / Re: snow white gundam collaboration?
« on: July 24, 2011, 11:28:09 PM »
I LOL'd  :D

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I just now understood your name, though I've been following your work for a long time now  :D

And awesome work, as always.

Is Whitebase still around?  If so, we should see if we can gang up on him to get his METEOR finished...  :D

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Sorry if this has been asked before but I've searched high and low and still came up empty. I've got a 1/144 HGUC Ez8 Gundam from when I was a little kid and since I'm a poor college student I'm just going back and painting up all the old kits I have to keep me busy in between new models. Anyway I royally screwed up the waterslides or decals that came with it and used some/ threw some away and I was wondering if anyone knew where I could order a replacement sheet, an after market sheet of generic EFSF 08th MS Team decals, or even dry transfers for this kit? I have no clue who makes aftermarket stickers and no real clue as to where I should be looking for them either. Gundamstoreandmore is the only place I found any decals at. HLJ would probably be where I want to order from but I don't know where the decals are hidden, I couldn't find them on there anywhere.

Thanks for any ideas guys, I appreciate it.

Search bar is an amazing invention, I highly recommend its use  ;)

http://www.samueldecal.com/

That's the defacto aftermarket decal place.  Learn it.  Live it.  Love it.  Use it.

Also, try Ebay.  Seller globaltoy has a TON of decals for stuff I haven't seen anywhere else (such as a set for HGUC Dendrobium).  I actually ordered the Dendro set, and the ink on one side of the sheet hadn't printed correctly; even though I've already left feedback in the positive they're sending me a replacement sheet.  Good service, especially for them being in China (or was it Hong Kong?)

http://shop.ebay.com/globaltoy/m.html?_nkw=gundam&_sacat=0&_odkw=&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3911.c0.m270.l1313

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I live in the same state as Matt (Texas) and where I live it's been around or over 100 F for several weeks now.  I store all of my modelling supplies in an uncooled storage shed with the exception of the decals.  Those are inside where it's relatively cool (I keep the thermostat at 75 F).  The reason I do this is I noticed some of them started yellowing after being in the heat for not too long.  I haven't had any problems with the kits, paint, thinner, etc at all yet (and they've been in there for well over 2 years by now).  I do have IP and resin kits out there, too.

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Model In-Progress / Re: YMS-09S Dom Schneider.
« on: July 11, 2011, 06:50:40 AM »
I think the spring by itself is the way to go.

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Model In-Progress / Re: YMS-09S Dom Schneider.
« on: July 09, 2011, 09:33:57 AM »
Wow, that's coming along nicely!  Proportions are looking nice, aside from maybe the upper legs needing a bit of lengthening.  I guess that may come once you figure out how to get rid of that round part on the lower part of it, though  ;)

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Model In-Progress / Re: YMS-09S Dom Schneider.
« on: June 29, 2011, 12:31:39 PM »
Looking good so far, Sharky.  For some reason I feel like a proud papa, whose kid has just learned to ride his bike without training wheels...    :razz:

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Model Gallery / Re: Transformers DOTM - Leader Class Bumblebee
« on: June 11, 2011, 08:19:33 AM »
Awesome!   One thing I REALLY hate about almost all of the movie toys is that they have a buttload of awesome molded detail, that's typically lost because of a monotone color.  You have done well in bringing out the details here.

I just picked up Voyager Megatron and Deluxe Bumblebee yesterday, and was looking at "upgrading" the paint scheme.  You have given me some good inspiration  ;)

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Model Gallery / Re: SD Zeong
« on: June 01, 2011, 04:07:14 PM »
Hah, I was watching the video of this on Youtube when I was at work earlier today.  Pretty nice.  Was kind of disappointed there were no LEDs in the thrusters, but still pretty neat.  Not too sure about the things connecting the arms, either.  What did you use?  I'm assuming it's something so you could have wire run through it, yes?

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If the rest of this project comes out looking half as good as the stock, then you're going to have one hell of a kit  :)

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That looks outstanding!

I'm going to keep a close eye on this thread, because I'm actually planning a very similar project! I was looking at combining three Dom models though, the HGUC MS-09 Dom/MS-09R Rick Dom, HGUC MS-09F Dom Tropen and HGUC MS-09RII Rick Dom II into one.

I'd like to think this is just another case of great minds thinking alike ;)


Sharky!  Glad you made it, bud!  I saw this thread and immediately thought of your project, so figured you might like it (if not outright learning a thing or two).  These forums are definitely good for that  ;)

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Model In-Progress / Re: MSM-03 Gogg 1/100th scale Master Grade
« on: May 30, 2011, 08:25:27 AM »
Wait, you're not going for a steampunk Gogg are you?  :)

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Tools / Re: Sticky-tac?
« on: May 30, 2011, 08:24:35 AM »
I got some of the blue Loc-Tite brand and some yellow generic stuff.  On the back of the package of the Elmer's brand does it have any warnings about oil or about not using on fresh/peeling paint, etc?

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