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The Turn A is okay. I'm not sure about it, but I kinda like it. has a pic of the new Gelgoog, which is looking pretty cool.


The Zaku 2.0's internal frame design is looking really cool and I can't wait to get one. The Char's Zaku 2.0 is looking pretty cool as well, but I'm not totally sold on the extra leg thrusters (they could look better) :wacko:. The crane is kind of disappointing.  :D

Build-Offs & Duels / Re: BYOB - Briegel - FichtenFoo
« on: March 30, 2007, 12:48:45 PM »
Everything looks really great so far. the figures look like they'll match the briegel's design pretty well. That rifle is from the UCHG ramba ral commando set, right? ^_^

Finishes, Decals, and Weathering / Re: Have ya' tried this?
« on: December 01, 2006, 10:39:00 PM »
Quote from: "Wondergaurd"

A) did it get the job done

B) did it look/ smell terrible

A)- That's basically the same process as chalk pastel weathering. It's pretty effective and it does get the job done, however, the charcoal/pastel powder will rub off of the surface of the model unless you clearcoat it or handle it as little as possible. Using the powder in a wash mixed with water and a tiny drop of dish soap is pretty effective as well.

B)- The effect usually looks good and it doesn't reall have much of a smell to it.

Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Critique my process
« on: November 08, 2006, 05:57:38 PM »
Quote from: "tehmarken"
Let em make sure I ahve this straight with a hypothetical:

So I would test build and identify the seams on the under-armour and the outer-armour. Then, take it apart, and put the under-armour together with putty to get rid of the seam. Prime the under-armour to make sure the seam is gone, and if it is put on the second coat of prime. Then paint the under-armour the final colour.
Then I would put on the outer-armour with putty to get rid of seams, mask off the under-armour and prime the outer-armour. Then if the seams are gone on the outer-armour, second coat of prime, then paint.
Then I could take the mask off the under-armour and put on the first clear coat, ink panel lines, second clear coat, decals, final clear coat.


it looks like you have a good idea of the steps, however, you don't need a second coat of primer if the seams were completely gone after you sprayed the first coat of primer. I would highly recommend that you read Fichtenfoo's tutorial on How To Build Master Grade Models from beginning to end. Reading Mike's tutorial several times really helped me to further my own understanding of the techniques.

Model Gallery / MG Gouf w/ Zimmerit armor
« on: November 08, 2006, 05:40:36 PM »
cool. the zimmermit looks great! and the weathering is well executed.  :lol:

Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Critique my process
« on: November 08, 2006, 05:32:18 PM »
Quote from: "tehmarken"
So, your saying I should do this:

1. test build, identify seams
2. disassemble
3. prime
4. paint
5. assemble with putty/cement for seams
6. touch up paint + decals

Am I understanding correctly?

Not quite. the putty and seam filling is the step before priming the kit peices.

1. Pre-build to identify the seam lines
2. fill the seam lines and assemble the kit parts that require assembly prior to painting
3. prime to check for seam lines that are still visible after puttying
4. if there are any unfilled seam lines you must re-putty them.
5. final priming (go easy on the primer or you will obscure surface details)
6. paint (and masking)
7. first light gloss coat
8. panel line wash/inking
9. second light gloss coat
10. decals (with a setting solution)
11. flat/satin coat (or final smooth gloss coat)
12. final assembly

Model In-Progress / 1/35 Briegel (Fullscratch)
« on: October 24, 2006, 05:28:10 PM »
that is really awesome! I love those arms, their design reminds me of the YMS-16M Xamel's arms

Model Talk / Upcoming Gunpla (Post it here, other threads will be locked)
« on: October 19, 2006, 11:57:38 AM »
I think the fiver(I'm not sure if it's the whole fiver) might be one of the next HGUC's


Model In-Progress / 1/60 PG Buster Gundam
« on: October 04, 2006, 02:43:39 PM »
Looks like Miliput standard yellow/gray to me...

I really like the additional putty to the forehead area. It looks like it's coming along nicely.  8)

K is for Krazy Kustom Kampfer Kompetition / Kontest Sign-Up Sheet
« on: October 02, 2006, 04:44:28 PM »
count me in!

Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Putty Questions
« on: September 24, 2006, 05:18:10 PM »
Quote from: "G-Sentinel"
I have a puttying question, while visiting Japan, I picked up some Tamiys putty. When I first used it, I realized that this was for filling gaps and not for major sculpting. Is there a type of putty that can be recommended for actual customization of kits?

There are many choices when it comes to putty. I prefer to use two-part epoxy putties lke Miliput or Magic sculp. There are some other epoxies such as aves and tamiya epoxy. The great thing about an epoxy putty is that you can do most of your sculpting while it's soft but it may take hours to cure and sanding can be pretty tedious.

Your next option would be a polyester putty such as Bondo or Mori Mori (japanese hobby brand). Bondo is everywhere in the US and it is pretty cheap. polyester putties are hard to work with IMO because you basically mix it up and slap it in the intended area then it's hard as a rock in a few minutes. Polyester's do have a few good points though, you can do hours of work/wating in a few minutes and while curing they are easy to cut and shape with a new ex-acto blade.

In the end I prefer epoxy because it isn't nearly as toxic as Polyester and you can actually use your hands while you shape and tool it.

Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Putty Questions
« on: September 19, 2006, 08:43:02 PM »
Here is a wikipedia article on Xylene.

It would seem as though Xylene is just as toxic as any other chemical we use in the modeling world :lol: . I guess a well ventilated area would be the best place to test out how it reacts with Squadron white.

Here is another article on Xylene

Model Talk / a Recent Hong Kong model meeting
« on: September 15, 2006, 12:21:55 PM »
Quote from: "Ezechiel"
That GP-04 is awesome, I guess it's a convo or resin kit.

I think that might be the Core-works GP-04.

That Gelgoog Marine is really great.

Model Talk / Model Wishlist (Something stupid for a change)
« on: September 03, 2006, 07:05:22 PM »
I might as well add on to my list

MG EMS-VSX1 Quavarze (from Crossbone manga)
MG RMSN-008 Bertigo (from Gundam X)
MG Marasai

That Death Zaku looks alot like the Act Zaku (which would make a nice MG as well)

Model Talk / Model Wishlist (Something stupid for a change)
« on: September 01, 2006, 11:58:00 AM »
MG Galbaldy Beta (heck even an Alpha)
MG Den 'an Zon
MG Gun-Ez
MG Zollidia
MG The-O
MG Zaku Ver. 2.0 (one that can bend/rotate at the waist)
MG Bigro
MG Hazel (any of them)
MG Tallgeese
MG Gundam Epyon
MG I justice
MG Gerbera Tetra
MG V/V2 gundam

Model In-Progress / 1/100 MG V2 Gundam (MG CONVO KIT)
« on: August 30, 2006, 11:35:39 AM »
wow! looking really cool, I can't wait to see it finished.

Model In-Progress / 1/100 GM Mk.II Heavy Weapons Type
« on: August 29, 2006, 02:19:56 PM »
Cool. The gatling gun actually looks good. It's not over-the-top large. Does your kit have rear skirt armor? or are the ammo drums taking their place.

Model In-Progress / 1/100 MG V2 Gundam (MG CONVO KIT)
« on: August 29, 2006, 10:15:10 AM »
Quote from: "ashinomori"
thanks for the support guys~~
will try to make this possible for recasting purposes.

and OYWM, yeah, if you have the time pelase do post up the pic of your lineart here so i can compare with what i have in mind~~thanks for willing to help me out here~~

well this is the lineart with the changes that I plan to make.

with my V2 I plan on leaving more edges and corners instead of rounding most of the pieces like katoki did with the original lineart.

It's no problem. I'm glad to help if I can.

Model In-Progress / 1/100 MG V2 Gundam (MG CONVO KIT)
« on: August 27, 2006, 06:41:04 PM »
Quote from: "ashinomori"

@ OYWM: yeah? heh~~ hope you can help me out here since our wavelength might be the same~~ heh

I dont know if I could help you any because you have waaaay more skills than I do, but I'll offer whatever suggestions I can.  :lol:

I've been contemplating how to mod the Wing Ka's torso for months now and I still can't think of any thing to do with it. It would be really cool to have a cock pit that could still open. I wont be able to start mine for a few weeks because I'm wating on a V2 Buster.

Oh! I just remembered that I have a lineart from a Wing Ka. that I made into a V2 lineart. I can post it up if you want me to. 8)

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