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Model Gallery / Re: "Don't you wish your Gundam was hot like me?"
« on: October 05, 2009, 02:26:01 PM »
Is that Brownie from Gun X Sword?

Awesome work!

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Model Gallery / Re: MG Wing Gundam Zero Ver. Vic
« on: November 13, 2007, 11:48:13 PM »
Holy crap. :twitch: I don't know how long I've been away from actual progress but right as I'm contemplating returning to it, I see this piece. Love the orange color on the shield tip. Love the additional narrow-lensed sensors on the chest. My only qualm about the model is the fact that the wing booms are a little long for my taste but it's only truly noticeable when the wing-pods are closed and to the side and when you look at the model from above.

Awesome. Can't wait to see the Deep Striker :pirate2:

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Model In-Progress / HGUC HyGogg
« on: January 24, 2007, 05:25:22 PM »
Somehow these schemes look like they were Warhammer 40000 Danw of War inspired, lol. Nice. I think the white one rocks, also.

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Model Talk / Upcoming Gunpla (Post it here, other threads will be locked)
« on: January 23, 2007, 09:38:57 PM »
Quote from: "philgoodwin"
Am I the only one that thinks that version of the Hi-Nu looks SEED inspired?


Inspired? No way, man. Try "Tainted" or "Stained"

Anyways, I'd like to know if anyone else can answer this, but, is the EX MODEL Hidolfr going to be transformable?! I'm inclined to believe it's going to be, but you never know.

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Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: Paint Questions
« on: December 22, 2006, 05:10:36 PM »
I don't believe Tamiya makes enamel paints, man.

My question is:

Have any of you ever used Testors brand Metalizer Paints? If so, would you have any advice, tips, or just anything to say about those paints and their use?

I'd like to get some info about them since my uncle just bought me some (Two small bottles of Metalizer Titanium for airbrush use, one spray can of Metalizer Gunmetal, a small bottle of Metalizer Thinner and a spray can of Metalizer Sealant.)

I had asked for Alcad II paints or something similar, lol.

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Model In-Progress / Project Pandora
« on: December 21, 2006, 08:20:51 PM »
Quote from: "FichtenFoo"

Engine? Something... I need a dictionary.


::Trying to make up for his previous bout of stupidity::

Sir, the next logical choice would be "engineer"

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Model In-Progress / Project Pandora
« on: December 21, 2006, 07:01:48 PM »
Damn. Sorry, I just got back from the dentist. I'm kinda numb right now. Feel free to replace the "n" in "numb" with a "d", though. I feel real stupid for making that mistake. I just read that it was supposed to be post f-91 and thought it was an F-91. Sorry again.

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Model In-Progress / Project Pandora
« on: December 21, 2006, 06:16:23 PM »
Quote
I am looking to find a good acronym for H.O.P.E. System though to do the whole Pandora's Box thing. Any thoughts there?


What about High Output Purpose Equipped?

In the meantime, I like the way this is coming togethor so far. I've been looking forward to someone taking advantage of the MG F-91's revolutionary new frame in order for them to build something that was...well, revolutionary, lol. You have my blessings, man.

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Model Gallery / MG Hyakashiki (pure gold version)
« on: December 21, 2006, 05:38:25 PM »
Actually, I wouldn't consider the condition of your gold scheme as flaky. In fact, I'd consider it otherwise. That's one of the most realistic gold-jobs I've seen so far. See what I mean? If it was pure gold color, that wouldn't be an accurate representation of cast and melted gold. That would be gold alloy, a.k.a. the kinda stuff jewelry is made of. The 24 karat stuff. Pure gold is not a smooth gold color, rather it has specks and a certain special texture. Seriously, man, that's one kick-ass paint job. If you can manage, please write up some sort of tutorial that explains how you did that, man. I'm just awestruck.

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Concepts / Choosing Color Scheme Ideas
« on: December 18, 2006, 09:54:58 PM »
I'd like to know (forgive me if the answer to this question is obvious) but from your experiences, would it be smart to use this color blender to match metallic colors?

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Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: Paint Questions
« on: December 18, 2006, 09:50:44 PM »
So lately, I've been working on many miscellaneous modelling projects. While still working on the construction/modification of my gunpla models, I decided to take a break paint my younger bro's little tamiya racer car. As of now, I'm using spray cans because I haven't bought a compressor. I figure I'll save up money right now since I don't need one until I'm done with all 3-5 gunpla projects (that'll be awhile, lol). As most of you know spray cans (at least Testor's Spray) is unthinned and after I sprayed some on the already-primed body of the car, a bit of the paint pooled at two places on the car. I (being the imbecil I am) grabbed a piece of paper and scraped as much of the excess pooled paint as I could. However, Some of it already dried underneath. It's messed up the testure of the surface of the car and what I'd like to know is, waht you guys would suggest that I do. Right now, I'm just thinking of gently sanding away the affected portions and then paint over it again. The problem is, I'm afraid of ruining the whole paint job, therefore, I'd like some help, please. Thank you all.

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Assembly/Scratchbuilding / padeyes
« on: December 17, 2006, 08:41:51 PM »
I think they'd go under the category of "giblets" if that's what they were called. (The little pieces of misc stuff you add on for detail.)

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Model In-Progress / 1/100 MG Plan 303E Deep Striker (long progress)
« on: December 12, 2006, 06:59:11 PM »
Wow. If my geuss is right, that is a scale model of a 1965-1966 Shelby Fastback Mustang.

What colors are planned for it?

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Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: Paint Questions
« on: December 10, 2006, 01:37:54 PM »
Quote from: "D:Fuse"


Thanks for the tips. I think I will go with airbrush and masking tape solution & see how that turns out. The only thing that I hate about masking tape is that sometimes the paint went out of the edge when some of the tape is not fully attached to the piece.


Use some sort of (improvised) burnishing tool to press down the edges of the masking tape to the surface of the model. If you don't have an actual burnisher (is that what it's called?) you could use a toothpick, q-tip, and in some extreme cases, even a marble, lol.

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Finishes, Decals, and Weathering / brittle plastic
« on: December 10, 2006, 01:35:41 PM »
I've had this happen, but not with mineral spirits. I left one of my painted models in a tub of generic industrial thinner too long, lol. I'm pretty sure you had it happen to you because the spirits were strong as hell, but I've never used mineral spirits before so I don't know. I've heard that they aren't as strong as most solvents, but what you just said has led me to believe otherwise. How much did mineral spirit did you pour on?

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Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: Paint Questions
« on: December 10, 2006, 12:24:59 PM »
Quote from: "D:Fuse"
How would one go about in painting the gold on the gun as seen on this picture when the factory piece is all in white color?  http://www.outthere.info/BAKUC06/SGBAKUC06_25.JPG

Airbrush + masking tape or hand brush? And which type of paint is more easy to work with?


Masking tape/solution would work. Whether you want to airbrush or handbrush really depends on how much needs to be painted, the desired texture, and your skill with both methods. I find paint to be a matter of preference. My reccomendation would be a thicker paint for handbrushing (like un-thinned enamel) and a thinner paint for airbrushing (acryllic or thinned enamel/laquer).

If you wanted to get that type of finish that's shown in the picture, though, I'd recommend you first paint the white surface gloss black first. That really makes metallic colors stand out more. However, you can experiment with base colors to get the effect you desire. I remember Funaka did that with his Flaming Red Zeong.

Good luck with it, man.

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Model Talk / Bandai Action Bases (In Stock Now at MechaSkunk!)
« on: December 02, 2006, 09:10:33 PM »
Update on my status:

Add four to my already-stated three. I might even be able to pay with my friend's ATM card so the cash-payment issue is no longer valid. But man, these bases are awesome. I'm stoked.

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Model Talk / Bandai Action Bases (In Stock Now at MechaSkunk!)
« on: November 29, 2006, 04:09:24 PM »
I'd actually like 3 of them, but my question is (because I don't have a credit or ATM card) can I pay with cash? If not, it's cool because i can just have a friend buy it and then pay him back, but if so, awesome.

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Model Gallery / AG Flyer -More/better pics
« on: November 25, 2006, 08:24:12 PM »
Damn that's neat.

Maybe it'll start a craze the way that James Bond water rider gadget did from The Spy Who Loved Me.

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Model Talk / BAKUC Philippines 2006 winners
« on: November 20, 2006, 10:44:21 PM »
Quote from: "nath_1977"
@ shadow fire

o yes sir!it resembles a bit erix guncannon pose but its totaly different.i saw his entry last years bakac in HK which really inspired me and i made my own version of the guncannon since its one of my favorite mech.i also asked him persmission if i could adopt his articulation references posted in the net.hehhehehe...and its great!thanks anyway.

peace.

Ah. I gotcha. I was just wondeeing, man. While it's obvious that you did get the idea from Erix, it's quite obvious you took the guncannon's build in your own direction and I like the way it turned out. Namely the BMG with that fat ammo belt and the two mini-missile thingys that you put on it's shoulders. Nice.

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