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Model Gallery / Re: Bandai 1:250 MA-04X Zackrello
« on: May 06, 2009, 11:58:25 PM »
Thanks guys for the nice comments, we have a strong interest in vintage kits at Bakuc. I will try to do more in future...

I like old school kits, and this yellow pacman has always been a favorite of mine.  One question about the weathering though:  I think the Zackrello is primarily a space unit, don't you think the weathering is a little bit on the heavy side?

Good question...

While researching this guy (which you can find on the first post of the WIP) I found he was an early design Mobile Armor. He has superior fire power, speed and armor to most mobile suits in the one year war but had handling and turning problems (get shot and hit alot). By the look of him this guy would ram himself into mobile suits and space ships a lot too. I built his mouth to cop damage and parts of the body that will collect ash and soot from exploding crafts. After learning this I would never think to build this guy clean. But on the other hand all of my kits are weathered heavily, its sort of my style...

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Model Gallery / Bandai 1:250 MA-04X Zackrello
« on: May 06, 2009, 04:44:23 AM »


Hi guys, long time no post of new kit.
This is the 1:250 1982 vintage kit, did a little mod work and my first airbrushed kit using the gameswork shop air gun. cc welcomed...

More information and pictures:
http://www.bakuc.com/modeler/deathworld_dragon/4571

WIP: http://forum.bakuc.com/index.php/topic,771.0.html

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Hi guys,
I put together a hobby guide to repairing anime PVC figures (for a friends website). I use quite a lot of modeling methods and products so I thought this might be useful here. Here is the figure im working on...



Here is the link to the guide...
http://deathworld-dragon.piczo.com/?g=49883967&cr=4

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Finishes, Decals, and Weathering / Re: MIG washes and filters
« on: July 08, 2008, 01:51:03 AM »
Thanks for the info...
The reason why the book cost so much at my local model expo because I live far from Europe and the dude selling my the book is probly a cheet skate. Mike's stuff looks great and all the details are here for me to try it out. Thanks again for the help...

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Model In-Progress / Re: 1:100 Raptor Orbital Frame (scratch build)
« on: July 07, 2008, 10:38:15 PM »
Here is the so far the finish mock of the raptor for public display at model expo...
http://www.bakuc.com/modeler/deathworld_dragon/2557

I planing to strip the paint off latter on and improving the body further. I would like to rest the project for the moment to work on other models. Thank you very much for taking interest into this project...

Link to progress page...
http://deathworld-dragon.piczo.com/?g=49310780&cr=4


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Finishes, Decals, and Weathering / Re: MIG washes and filters
« on: July 07, 2008, 10:24:49 PM »
 Hi guys...
I was at a model expo a saw all sorts of awesome weathered tanks and war machines from rust to snow. Besides dry brushing paints and the Tamiya make up set I came across a bottle of Europe dust pigments and a basic guide catalog...

The bloke selling me this said it is the best weathering product on the market and to learn the full abilities of it I had to buy a $200 book or a set of DVD's $30 per volume. He also said it is best when used with its own Acrylic Resin, Pigment Fixer and Thinner for Washes to make weathering effects, washes or mud...

http://www.migproductions.com/

I have not fully explored the website or finished the catalog but want to know if anyone here has tried it and if it is really as good as they say. Thanks guys...

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Model In-Progress / Re: 1:100 Raptor Orbital Frame (scratch build)
« on: June 22, 2008, 08:00:07 AM »
Kiske: Wow! Thank you very much for that. Those images were of great help and will speed up the percess of this build. You guys here are too dame kind...

Update...

From last time I’ve cut the arms into shape and in the process of sanding them. Starting to scribe detail into knee caps. Tock a few parts from a 1/144 Victory Gundam shoulder pad amour and modified, parts of the head and crutch glued together and knee cap as rear shot gun. The basic frame of upper body was also put together with evergreen styrene. Things are really taking shape and will soon come together...

For each step by step process of this build is located in the link below…

A lot of work will be done on this in the next following days so watch this space...

http://deathworld-dragon.piczo.com/?g=49310780&cr=4




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Model In-Progress / Re: 1:100 Raptor Orbital Frame (scratch build)
« on: June 14, 2008, 07:30:09 AM »
Update...

So far I have only finished the base which doesn't sound like much but I have not ever spent so much time on a base befor and you will see why. In the way of the Raptor it self I haven't even looked at it due to extra research Im following up. You will find all that on the normal page...

http://deathworld-dragon.piczo.com/?g=49310780&cr=4

This is what I started with...


This is what it is now...



And this is how the Raptor sits on it...



Also heaps of pictures of inbetween shots on how I built and detailed the whole thing. Lots of putty and styrene went into the making of the base. Also at the start of the build some asked what is Zone of the Enders so to finish this update here is an awesome youtube intro video to check out. More updates to follow...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCmVHuHCG_o

Interesting thread on Zone of the Enders models...
http://fichtenfoo.com/forum/index.php?topic=1213.0

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Model Talk / New hobby supplies brand...
« on: June 14, 2008, 12:28:26 AM »
Hi guys...
Once again romping the city of Melbourne semi drunk I found a new brand of hobby supplies I wouldn't have done so sober. GaleForce nine Gaming Aids now sells verity pack of styrene sheets, tubes, blocks, gameswork shop styled putty and sculpting tools just as good and a third of the price of the EverGreen and Citadel counter parts...

The picture below is what I got at around $60 (part of it being mates rates) and stocked enough here to start a new scratch build project. If any of you guys are wargammers or terrain builds there are a lot of treasures to check out on the website. Enjoy guys...
 

www.gf9.com




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Model In-Progress / Re: 1:100 Raptor Orbital Frame (scratch build)
« on: June 10, 2008, 09:33:25 PM »
gtetra: No I didn't think of looking for other Z.O.E kits I only have art pieces and video game screen shots. This will help me out with detailing and panel lines styles. I will be working off this pictures from now on. Thank you for that...

FichtenFoo: Just sent the PM off and now will start looking for pictures of the kit as reference. Thank you fot that too...

All you guys are ace and of big help. I'll post more pictures as they come to hand as of new reference material. Im going off to do some more research and work on the base...

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Model In-Progress / Re: 1:100 Raptor Orbital Frame (scratch build)
« on: June 09, 2008, 08:12:30 AM »
Wow! Never knew there was a kit. I couldn't even find many good pictures of the raptor at all let a lone a kit out there. When im finished you will have to let know how I went...

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Model In-Progress / 1:100 Raptor Orbital Frame (scratch build)
« on: June 08, 2008, 07:18:50 PM »
For a few weeks now I've been working on a scratch build Zone of the Enders Raptor. It is one of the un-maned space grunt mechs based off a video game. Im modeling it at aprox 1:100 but just a bit shorter then a Gundam mobile suit standing at 13cm/ 7''. So far I have built quite a bit of it and think it is so far worth showing you guys. I have taken photos of each stage so you guys have an idea how I built it step by step. The piece deadline to be finished is 28th of June for a model expo...

I am open to crits and being my very first scratch build im open to help or any advice. Please enjoy the build page and picture...

http://deathworld-dragon.piczo.com/?g=49310780&cr=4


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Model In-Progress / Re: Ryo-Ohki!
« on: June 01, 2008, 09:16:05 AM »
I found in the same video between 5:10 to 5:20 you get to see both the front and back of the ship then it flying around. Im sure it might be of some help to your research.

Plus that google search did come up with some great pictures. It is going to be an interesting build...

http://images.google.com.au/images?hl=en&q=Ryo%20Ohki%20ship&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

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Kit Specifics / Re: differences in MG Z'Gok/ MG Char's Z'gok
« on: May 16, 2008, 05:43:26 AM »
Won't be a problem, just might have to cast extra pieces and mod the arm bases (or were the claws stick out). This shouldn't be a problem for me...


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Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Re: Drilling bigger holes
« on: May 15, 2008, 03:57:11 AM »
 I've come across this in my work before (but never tried it in my hobby?) get your self a hand crank drill at your hard wear store http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/drill.gif and standard drill pieces be it 4,5.5 or even 6mm (really want ever you want). Because this is much larger than a pin vice you will need to clamp down the piece your working on...

I’m normally happy to use an electric drill :twitch:...

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Kit Specifics / Re: differences in MG Z'Gok/ MG Char's Z'gok
« on: May 15, 2008, 03:45:11 AM »
I'd say your best bet is to reference the original lineart. Just check out MAHQ. But, personally, three is best IMO. Also, Welcome to FFF.  :secret police:

Thank you AnatoleFarmond for you warm welcome and lead, I will check it out. Three claws sounds best to me (well I think they are called claws and second modeling four would have been fun)...

I know this thread is a little old but caught my fancy due to me making it soon (and wasn't around when it was a current topic). Thanks for the help guys...

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Kit Specifics / Re: differences in MG Z'Gok/ MG Char's Z'gok
« on: May 13, 2008, 09:55:08 PM »
Another question about the HGUC Z'gok Char's custom I plan to build soon. I saw in the link Zero provided that the HG ver had four claws were my HGUC ver at home only has three on each arm. I did an image search on yahoo and found many Char's custom Z'gok models and toys with both 3 and 4 claws. So next I searched youtube for the anime footage of Mobile Suit Gundam when Char's Z'gok makes an appearance...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSCsCv2M82A

0:29 You can see 4 to 5 claws destroy a GM...
1:06 You can see as clear as day there is only 3 claws...

What would be more correct to model it accurately off the anime or the MG ver?

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Model Gallery / 1:35 T-38 diorama
« on: May 11, 2008, 01:52:32 AM »
This is a kit I made a few years ago in high school and had a lot of fun with. Its was made with a cheap 1:35 T-38 kit, cardboard, wood putty, PVA glue, beach sand and 1:35 ww2 after market parts. All hand painted with Citadel Color...

This kit won 1st place in a IPMS comp and other trophies in intermediate division. This was my last intermediate entry before taking on the senior division...






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Model Talk / Re: Playing with your models
« on: May 11, 2008, 01:37:37 AM »
This might sound weird to you guys but I like to model my gundam's in a static pose and attached to a base. I find I touch my model so much as I build it I leave it alone when it is finished. I also found being an ex-wargamming modeler I build my kits nice and tough so the paint wont wear off easily or break if handled. I prefer my models not to be touched but if things break they can be always fixed, right...

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Model Talk / Re: My Workshop (and yours)
« on: May 11, 2008, 01:27:30 AM »
G'day guys...

After seeing your huge work benches I thought I would post my little mess hole in the home studio were my mother works as a professional artist. I am quite great full to have a small desk and cupboard and it is a lot more then what some of my friends have. This picture is over a year old and doesn't include extra tools I collected and air brush booth in the wooden shelf. Hopes it interests you guys...






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