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Model Gallery / Re: 1/100 KSHATRYIA SMS Version
« on: February 10, 2010, 09:33:33 PM »
beautiful kit and beautiful paint job. I too love the green you've used and envy the beautiful smooth surface.  :-)

Kit Specifics / Re: PG Wing Zero Custom: Wiring (Help!)
« on: October 18, 2008, 09:41:19 PM »
it'd be really hard to explain the whole wire thing... but you do screw in the wires exactly like it looks.  Wing 0 wiring is PITA, getting the backpack part on is the hardest. make sure you cut the wires long so then you can trim them right before you complete the kit.

Model Gallery / [mg]Sazabi
« on: February 14, 2008, 01:18:29 AM »
This kit was given to me completed by my brother but I knew this was his favorite MG kit so I've decided to paint it then give it back to him.  I Love the look of clear red over metallic finish but this time I've decided to try highlighting with alclad chrome over gloss black.  It's not perfect but good enough :) Something I've finished in a hurry so there are lots of flaws. Overall I like the way it turned out. BTW I LOVE Future!

Model Gallery / Re: MG RX-78 Gundam ver. Ka
« on: February 06, 2008, 06:14:35 PM »
I like how it turned out too. Shadownig was not overdone either. you did a great job. I think i've seen this in Cyworld website. ^^

Model Gallery / MG Ball Ver. Ka.
« on: June 04, 2007, 12:19:34 AM »
Something I've whipped up in about 2 days. Used alclad chrome, Tamiya gun metal and few other metalic colors to give some contrast but they all look the same in the end..bleh~  oh, and some dry brushing...  I wanted to give the orange some pazzaz so i've done chrome with clear orange over it.  I didnt have to do any seam fixing and etc. This was a fun weekend project ^_^ I hope you guys like it.

**I've learned that smoother the surface, more shiny/realistic the alclad chrome looks. Just Alclad chrome over Mr surfacer 1000 isnt going to look chrome, more like brushed aluminum.

Painting/Priming / Re: Airbrush, Airbrushing, and Compressor Questions
« on: April 21, 2007, 09:53:43 PM »
I was using iwata HP-B but decided to change over to HP-C Plus. I just got to use a little today and I love the fact that it holds so much more paint!!!! especially working with big pieces of PG.  I am also thinking about getting a Sprint Jet but I keep thinking I need to get something with a tank...... 

While I was using the airbrush I tried to lower the pressure from the compressor and it seems like it works better. I always find that even when i let the Mr.Surfacer cure for weeks, when I use the acrylic paint with alcohol thinner it always strips off a layer of Mr.Surfacer blowing a layer away making a huge mess. Alcohol always tends to strip the primer. Am I the only one with this problem? does anyone have any tricks so this does not happen??

Model In-Progress / Re: MG RX-78-2 ver.Ka WIP OOB
« on: March 15, 2007, 09:50:12 PM »
It maybe that you're spraying too close to the piece.  Give it some distance and see what the difference is. Like FF said, you really have to play around with mixing ratio between paint and thinner.  Or maybe you're not letting the primer dry enough. Mr Surfacer is laquer based but alcohol can strip it causing some shrinking/wrinkling effect. When AB spits, it's because of the condensation inside the hose. I sometimes get spitting even with a filter installed(I'm in seattle=rains ALOT). I always just take the hose out, grab one end and just spin it around to get the water out(yes it's ghetto, but it works) . That usually lasts about an hour for me before doing it again.....

Model Gallery / Re: MG Quebeley Mk-II finished!!! :D
« on: March 15, 2007, 09:36:00 PM »
Very nice and glossy finish and awesome job on the kit!!!! I painted my Qubeley to Ple II color.  Although I love the glossy red on mine, I wish I knew about Pearl Ex before I painted it.  Pearl Ex is very nice stuff. I worried that the pigment would be kinda coarse but they are VERY fine and mixes with any type of clear(FFA, Testor's Glasscote) If you're working with FFA then I'd thin it a little with a bit of windex though. You can save tons over retail if you buy from ebay. I just wish they sold a larger bottle of white pearl powders in single containers  :(

Model Gallery / Re: HG 1/144 Sword Strike Gundam
« on: March 10, 2007, 02:54:42 PM »
This is a very nice piece with all the details. I evny those who has skills upto this level andI love how this one turned out. This must have been a lot of work!!  :D

Model Gallery / 1/100 serpent custom tank
« on: February 25, 2007, 01:19:24 AM »
very nice piece, definitely shows your hard work.  I gotta agree with Foo that it would look nicer and look more of a one-piece if the Serpent had the same texture as the tank does.

Model In-Progress / warhammer Dwarf Army
« on: February 08, 2007, 04:14:30 PM »
Very very nice painting. I love the bronze color, what kind of paint is it? I would have had my eyeballs pop out of the socket or thrown them out the window while painting it.  I envy people with such steady hands.....

Model Gallery / Briegel Completed
« on: February 08, 2007, 03:45:24 PM »
:owned:  This piece deserves to be model of the century. The scratch building skill alone would have amazed me but your painting skill is even better. It is so realistic and done in such style that makes all of us to shame.  I would love to see what you're doing for the next project, thank you so much for the opportunity to see your art.  :wink:

Model In-Progress / 1/35 Briegel (Fullscratch)
« on: January 08, 2007, 01:07:38 AM »
I refuse to believe that  human hands have created this amazing art.  The details on the kit is simply amazing. You have the skills that I can only about. I think you should work at Banda and show them how it's done i :D

Model Gallery / MG FAZZ custom color
« on: January 05, 2007, 04:13:35 AM »
I  like the style of shading you went with. It looks more like gundams in the anime, awesome!!!

Model Gallery / 90mm Samurai
« on: January 02, 2007, 02:28:02 AM »
Awesome details from top to bottom. Your skills really brought this kit to life!

Model Gallery / MG GUNCANNON and PGM DIO
« on: December 23, 2006, 03:46:33 AM »
oh my...this kit is very realistic. a real Gun Cannon wouldnt pose like that in a service bay unless of course, there was an intruder hehe.  I'm digging all the details and the colors. Awesome work, one of a kind.

Model Gallery / GSX 1100SZ Katana custom tune
« on: December 23, 2006, 03:42:01 AM »
way too nice looking to be something that you just fixed. I love the matte finish you chose to go with.

Model Gallery / NG 1/100 Infinite Justice custom scheme
« on: December 23, 2006, 03:40:09 AM »
This kit came out to be very clean and unique.  I really like the kit regardless of what other have criticized in the in-prog page.

Model Gallery / Cyborg Wars
« on: December 12, 2006, 03:15:00 PM »
the greatest hand painted figure I've ever seen. This modeler is both creative and skillful.

Model Gallery / MG Powered gm
« on: December 04, 2006, 10:40:33 PM »
I really like the darker shades :D . However my only gripe on this is that the panel lines are too black. Gray would have been a better color for it.

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