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Model Gallery / Re: GSB Xeku Zwei Finaly Finished!!!!
« on: February 14, 2012, 02:43:32 PM »
*clears throat* ...Damn. :twitch:

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Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Re: Putty Questions
« on: October 02, 2011, 02:29:55 PM »
I finally got my hands on some putty... but it's Testors Putty. I haven't opened it to use it just yet, so that's why I'm asking now before later.... I noticed a few threads with people saying that Testors sucks and others saying that it was alright, just not their choice putty... I was wondering if anyone had a good reason why it sucks? Unfortunately, I can't get my hands on any tamiya or other such putty, not even Magic Sculpy or Mighty Putty. This is what I get for being stationed in the middle of nowhere. I'm not a fan of ordering things online, but I may have to just bite the bullet there.

Anyway, not many questions have been asked about Testors putty, so if someone has a good answer for me, that would be excellent! If you didn't get the question from above, it is basically asking what the ups and downs are to Testors putty?

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Model In-Progress / Re: YMS-09S Dom Schneider.
« on: September 22, 2011, 05:06:35 PM »
Sorry, just being silly when i say some things, i'll be straight forward about it...lol

I couldn't tell if the foot was connected to the lower leg, that's why I was asking about seeing a picture with the feet attached. What I meant by 'bonus boosters' were that these boosters are added to an already booster heavy mobile suit, hence 'bonus boosters'. Anyway, what I was also saying is that maybe it looks a little funny with just one booster on the leg, maybe add another one next to the already added one.

Either way, it looks better than I had imagined when I saw the first picture. Good on you. In my opinion, maybe try mocking up another booster much like the already added one and put that next to it (of course on the outside of the leg, not the inside). You don't even have to make it a side-by-side booster set, even if there was a small gap between the two it would look nice. But like I said, it was just an idea, all up to you.

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Model In-Progress / Re: YMS-09S Dom Schneider.
« on: September 21, 2011, 06:45:15 PM »
Just a question, maybe you can get a picture of it or explain or whatever... How does that added booster look when you have the foot connected to the lower leg? Maybe you can toss us a couple pictures of it from the front, back and sides and we can let you know how we feel about it.

If this model were a real MS, it would be intended for space-use only, right? If that's the case, maybe think about adding two bonus boosters to each leg. Just a thought.

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Model Gallery / Re: The Gundam Deathscythe
« on: September 21, 2011, 06:34:41 PM »
I agree, that is definitely a good job you did there. It isn't often that you see people taking a model and downgrading it to a different version. I think, generally, the ver ka of any model is considered an upgrade of the original model, if not generally then personally I think they are. So good on you for doing something different, most of the time everyone here upgrades the crap out of their models. I like what you did. Cool!

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Model Gallery / Re: Gundam Head Groupbuild
« on: September 14, 2011, 03:06:10 PM »
Those are all pretty neat. I wish I had one of those kits to build and customize. I see a few that have the generic base for the head, is that what comes with the model? And then there are a few with what seems to be the upper chest/neck area of the MS, are those custom built and added to the kit? They surely look custom built... wish I had that ability...

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Model In-Progress / Re: YMS-09S Dom Schneider.
« on: September 14, 2011, 02:57:00 PM »
Sweet, good to hear you haven't given up on your project. I've been kinda screwed on mine for the last two months, what with work and the lack of any to fill gaps and mold specific areas too. I'm thinking of using modeling clay, but I don't think that's gonna work out well in the end. Anyway, I hope you get some time for this, it's a pretty cool concept.

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Model In-Progress / Re: YMS-09S Dom Schneider.
« on: September 12, 2011, 05:01:55 PM »
How you doing on this Sharkdog? Just wondering, haven't seen any progression lately and I figured that everyone in the world is faster than me at building a model (i'm slow as hell). Figured I'd drop in and say a bit.

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Model Gallery / Re: GMG 1/100 ZII
« on: September 01, 2011, 03:42:56 PM »
Dude... I don't like you.... cause that is absolutely awesome and I soooooo would love to have that as a piece for display! But seriously, awesome detail and excellent reimagining of the Zeta, it looks beautiful. Does it transform to waverider mode still? And... where did you order that kit from? I would absolutely love to build my own.//endjealousy//

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Model In-Progress / Re: HGUC MS-09+ Dom Plus (added pictures/questions)
« on: August 20, 2011, 03:14:18 PM »
Hey guys, sorry for not having any updates for quite a while... I know many of you guys are looking at my thread thinking that i'm just a random dude that came here to try doing the same things as you all have been doing and that I won't finish it, hence why my model hasn't gotten much attention yet... but i swear that i'll have this finished before the year is out.

I stopped my project due to many unfortunate events that have recently changed my daily schedule... got in a bad car accident that totaled the car, so i'm without one of those and have been for a while now, and I'm a US military member so my duty, of course, always comes first and I've had to take on the duty load of 3 other people since those members are deployed right now... Basically, I have no time for myself and it sucks. That's my rutt.

Regardless of those things, the update that I do have is that I tried to use modeling clay to fill some gaps in the model. On the rear skirt of the Dom Tropen, many of you know, there are those little slots for the extra ammo to stick into and I wanted to fill those. Well, modeling clay isn't exactly easy to smooth out, it comes off in chunks whenever i scrape it to smooth it over. I'm about to go home on leave here in a few weeks so I figured I'd stop at a hobbyUSA shop and pick up a tube of putty to fill those slots and in the joints (i have to modify the joints so they work correctly). I may pick up some pla-plate as well, but that might be going a little overboard considering I have no tools to use in order to modify with pla-plate. Anyway, all of those things have been on my mind, and the other thing is that I need some white primer so I can prime those lighter areas first... I've made the mistake of priming with gray primer and then painting over it in white... good LORD did that take many coats to cover it all. Never doing that again.

Hope you guys enjoy my excuses for no work! I am really hoping that I'll be able to finish this guy sometime before Thanksgiving or Christmas!! Enjoy!

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Model Gallery / Re: "Fixed" HGUC Zaku
« on: August 07, 2011, 09:21:14 AM »
You should add to the animation the heat hawk lighting up... that would be awesome. Good job on the stop motion, and great job with the model. Looks pretty cool and functional.

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Model In-Progress / Re: YMS-09S Dom Schneider.
« on: July 11, 2011, 03:20:34 PM »
I also prefer the links as well, they look pretty nice... kinda what I wanted to add to my own Dom kit..... but now that you got it, i guess i'll try something else... *shakes fist* It's all good.

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Model In-Progress / Re: YMS-09S Dom Schneider.
« on: July 01, 2011, 02:18:42 PM »
I don't know if you thought of it yet, but your Dom could definitely use some heavy weapons when all is said and done... just a thought

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Model In-Progress / Re: HGUC MS-09+ Dom Plus (new pictures!)
« on: July 01, 2011, 11:47:45 AM »
Alright, so last time I posted I had said something about posting pictures of what I had been doing... Well, time has passed and I did a little more, so I'll share the images.

First off, the problem from the last time, matching the MS-09 Chest piece with the back piece of the Tropen. Like I said, I did a couple of cuts from the chest piece and sanded down the edges until they were almost a perfect fit. Not the best work, especially in comparison with some of the pieces I've seen posted here, but it looks alright. For the pre-build I used sticky tac to get the pieces to hold together while I evaluated the work...

After that, I assembled what I had already build and it looked a lot like...

And of course, I built the arms, though I found out that it was a little difficult getting the shoulder piece peg to fit through the upper arm and into the polycap in the elbow. I put the head together also, but not very fond of it... If I get a chance or sum up the courage, I may end up modifying the head as well... needs those awesome tubes like the Zaku and Gouf have... just seems like it's missing something key. Anywho, here you go!

After I put together the arms, I figured that I would try using the Dom Tropen upper arm pieces and they worked out a bit better than the purple ones in the picture. I think I'm going to stick with the Tropen upper arms, fits better with the shoulder joint. Next thing to do is put the hands together, but unfortunately the poly cap for the Tropen doesn't fit in the wrist slot, so I am forced to use the Dom hands... which are ugly... I'll see if I have something else laying around the house. After I get the hands together then put together the shoulder, it's about time to get the clay out and start putting things together (unless I can get my hands on some pla-plate).

That should be all, hopefully I'll have a little more work done to it soon and I'll be posting it up for you to enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

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Model Gallery / Re: ANA Gundam
« on: June 30, 2011, 07:08:01 PM »
That's a neat story man, and good job on replicating the model with what I'm sure was only a few pictures at best to base it off of. I hope the Bandai guys do get a kick out of it. Have fun at Anime Expo!

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Model In-Progress / Re: YMS-09S Dom Schneider.
« on: June 28, 2011, 03:19:50 PM »
Well, if at any time you are in dire need of a part that I'm not going to be using, I'll be glad to send it your way, if you want to keep that in mind.

Having read your thread and seeing all the things you've done so far kinda made me a little jealous, so immediately after reading it I went to my kits and started some hardcore bashing. I'm almost done now with the modifications, just gotta finish the shoulders and start glueing and using some modeling clay to fix up a few pieces that don't look quite up to par. I may end up grabbing some putty when I go home on Leave here next month... but we'll see. I should probably leave my updates for my thread... shouldn't I... heh..

Anyway, I'm excited to see how yours turns out. Hope that color scheme works good for you too! I'll be watching *squints eyes*

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Model In-Progress / Re: YMS-09S Dom Schneider.
« on: June 27, 2011, 02:29:11 PM »
Excellent thread man! Way better than mine... *is shamed*

I'm looking forward to this huge bashing-o-kits, hopefully it will give you the results you're looking for.

As for the recasting of the heat rod... hmm, never done that before, but from what I've ever seen, that little part looks like it's gonna be a pain in the.. well, it's gonna be hard, especially if you've never done it before. I suggest getting a whole new set, or getting it from a person who may (or may not) be using their own. For instance... I don't plan on using my heat rod from the Dom/Rick Dom, I was thinking about adding on a GM-type Beam Saber actually... Let me know if you want it and I'll figure out how to get it to you in one piece.. if that's the route you want to go.

I was gonna say that we could have a little build off thing going on, but I'm thinking that you're WAY ahead of me right now, I don't have a lot of time to build and when I do have time I don't do much... Lot of modification involved in my build. But a suggestion from me is that maybe you should do a little to the lower legs, they look boring, need more... something. I don't know, think up something and give it a go, or don't... whichever

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Did a little bit of work on the model over the past two weeks. I started work on the chest, trying to match the tropen lower torso and back piece with the Dom chest piece. I had to cut a little bit from either side of the chest piece in order for it to fit around the tropen's lower torso. I'm about to use some modeling clay in order to put them together, and i'll be using some modeling clay on the legs to make the poly cap fit into the upper leg... After I do all of these things I will be putting together the arms and finishing up the skirt armor. With all of those things completed I'll be done with the pre-building and be moving on to glueing, masking, and priming, then on to painting and then it'll be all done and posted for your viewing pleasure!

Sorry, no prictures, but I'll be taking some later this week. And I may take some pictures of my older works of Gundam art, namely a custom painted Wing ver Ka, and I may be able to put up pics of my First Grade Gundam Exia (got it the day it came out in japan, had absolutely no detail and was ugly, so I beautified it).

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If that's the case, then here is the Parade Colors Dom. It's a nice scheme to it, of course make changes as necessary...



It was a fun color scheme, it had a couple of mods or additions I would have done to it.. such as the chest vents and the yellow ammunition blocks on the pelvis. Otherwise I would have basically Gundam-ized the Dom, which was my goal with it... But the guys at work didn't like the scheme, so I messed around, drew on a little bit and created the scheme  posted in my first post.

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I had thought of using parts from the Rick Dom II model, but I seem to have misplaced it somewhere... Been searching, but haven't found anything yet. I was also thinking of switching up a few parts for the Rick Dias also, but again... haven't found the old model... I'm just trying to do something different than OOB builds with no paint jobs and such.

Anyway, right now I am attempting to match up the chest and back pieces from the two models. If you don't remember from my first post, I'm going to use the chest piece from the MS-09 Dom, and the back piece from Dom Tropen. I was going to use the mid-section from the Dom, but it doesn't seem to be working out too well, WAY too much modification needed, so I'm going to use the mid-section from the Dom tropen. I'm having a blast, don't worry about it, I will hopefully have it together soon and get you guys some pictures.

Shark: That's a good color scheme. I did a couple of schemes for this build, and one of them included the parade colors. If you'd like, I can post the picture and show it to you all. Maybe it'll be something that you are more interested in? Let me know if you want it posted.

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