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Capitalism Corner* / Re: WTT - MGs/HGUC/Resin/Markers for HGUC/MG
« on: June 03, 2014, 04:35:30 PM »
Edit to add new stuff

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Capitalism Corner* / WTT - MGs/HGUC/Resin/Markers for HGUC/MG
« on: May 09, 2014, 12:59:50 PM »
Photos available upon request.

Have:

MG
FA Unicorn KA - snapped, complete with all accessories, instructions and decals
Delta Plus - Snapped, few parts still on sprue (I'm guessing duplicates), Decals and instructions. 1 broken part (just needs a bit of glue) and 1 missing part (D12+13, Personally I think it looks better without it).
Acguy - Snapped, complete (including stand and figures) except for 1 missle. Decals and instructions
Zaku II 2.0 Shin Matsunaga - complete, excess parts still on sprue, instructions and decals
GP01 - Snapped, complete, Instructions/decals
Shin Musha Gundam Sengoku no Jin - Complete, only torso snapped, most sprues still in bags. All accessories, decals, instructions
Kampher - Clipped, snapped, side of head modification (Was adding a sensor suite), One piece of armor is broken but glue will solve that).

HGUC
Palace Athene - Prepared for painting. Instructions, decals, Samuel Decals
Rick Dias - Primed, sanding some parts still, instructions, decals, Samuel Decals

RX-78 - Built, painted then stripped.

Resin
1/144 Dra-c - Original B-Club, Bags were opened to inspect parts only. Includes brass and base, Instructions, box with authenticity sticker.

Markers
Gundam basic set
Zeon basic set

Both are in packaging and I don't believe they have been used one bit. I looked at each one and I see no tip damage.


Want:

HGUC
HI-NU
Gelgoog mass Production
Gelgoog Jager
Gyan
Turn A
Unicorn (Unicorn Mode)
Kshatriya
Banshee Norn
Jestra
RX-79G The Ground War Set
Wing
GP02
Guncannon Mass Production
Kampfer
Sazabi
EZ-8
Gouf Custom
Sinaju
Wing Zero


RG
Zaku II
RX-178


MG
Heavyarms EW
Tallgeese (Bandai)
Tallgeese III (Dragon Momoko)
Deathscyth Hell EW


MISC
1/35 Hovertruck
1/35 Core Fighter
1/35 main Battle Tank
1/700 Albion

Any reasonable offers as well. List here is not set in stone.

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Model In-Progress / Re: RGM-79C HGUC 1/144
« on: January 21, 2012, 10:11:56 PM »
I only use their primer. I think I remembered only using it as a seam check, never spraying it.

So I have done a little bit more work.



I cut the front skirt in half and glued a pin in one side. The pin helps keep the sides even when put together. Normally I just cut the skirt in half and don't use a pin, but I was tired of the skirts drooping.



I also cut off the big plastic nubs on the saber and head antenna and replaced them with thin brass wire. Simple update.



And I primed the majority of the parts.

Not a bad day.

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Model In-Progress / Re: RGM-79C HGUC 1/144
« on: January 15, 2012, 06:41:57 PM »
No images in this post, but I am still working through it.

Getting frustrated with the priming process. I'm not happy with the model masters acrylic primer right now. I can't get it to spray right. It levels nice, but doesn't cover that well. Just needs to be darker.

It's also clogging up, even with some retarder added.

I plan to go back to my regular gray rattlecans from walmart.

I have also realized that I suck as getting rid of seams, but I have a new tool to help with that.

I normally use bondo for the seams, but it seems to shrink on me. I did pick up some of the liquid green stuff from games workshop.

It is a 2 part epoxy in a semi liquid form that is water soluble. You just paint it on.

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Model In-Progress / RGM-79C HGUC 1/144
« on: January 07, 2012, 11:53:14 PM »


Decided that I should choose a fairly easy kit for starting back again.

Building has been straight forward, with some head scratching and modification needed to paint correctly.

So far I just have the upper torso, arms, shoulders and head build (or glued) so far. The only cosmetic modifications I will be making are replacing the antenna and power connector (?) on the beam saber with thin wire. I also drilled the head vulcans a little deeper.

I need to figure out what to do with the shoulder thrusters. The molding left small unfilled areas and getting them to look good will be a bit of a problem. I have thought of getting some plastic thrusters to replace them, but no idea what they would be called or where to get them. Suggestions?

Ok, on to the current modifications.

First is what I did to the shoulder armor.



I learned this trick a long time ago. I cut away some of the bottom of the female part to allow me to build the shoulder armor and inner shoulder apart. After they are painted and finished, I just push the inner shoulder up into the shoulder armor and they fit together. A little glue (if needed) is all thats needed to keep things snug.

Next is the elbow modification.



The elbow cover joins the upper and lower arm assemblies. Both assemblies have a "joint" piece that this cover connects together. Problem is, the cover will actually cover parts of the "joint" and would have to be repositioned when painting to make sure the entire area is covered. Also, where it attaches to the lower arm would be impossible to paint easily without painting, masking, assembling the lower arm, puttying, priming and then painting.

What I decided to do is assemble the lower arm with the "joint" in place. I then removed some of the connector from the cover to allow it to be slipped over the "joint" easier. Since the cover will be dark and the seam easy to hide, this will be an easy way to make sure the joint doesn't show bare plastic when adjusted.

Lastly is the ankle armor.



The ankle joint has 2 female receptors for the armor to snap into. Problem is the way they designed the armor there is a seam what will show easily. I decided to just cut down the male parts on the armor to allow it to be slipped in with as little bending as possible.

Luckily, the legs will need almost none of this joint work. The upper leg halves has a pronounced panel line separating them, and the lower leg will just need a scribed panel line on the back calf. After that I can paint the entire joint assembly in one shot without worrying about appearances.

I plan to use the load out on the box cover, just a bazooka and shield.

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Model Talk / Re: My Workshop (and yours)
« on: January 06, 2012, 09:41:16 PM »
Thread Necromancy!

Last post 03/10/10, wow.

Anyway, I finally have my mancave in my new house pretty much finished, so I figured why not photos.

I'm a photographer, but I'm lazy and didn't feel like getting the real gear out of the car. The iPhone isn't half bad though.



This is the view from inside the house. The balcony overlooks the living room, and allows me to work yet still interact with the girlfriend.



View form the doorway.



Couch (blocking the closet door) and workbench. The couch fit with our design ideas and can be used as a bed (far from comfortable, but better than floor). The girlfriend also uses it as a reading nook. This works out great because she can do her stuff, I do mine, we don't get in each other's way yet are still near. Plus, she has an interest in model building and painting, so she doesn't mind the hobby at all.



Temporary computer desk, book case, misc storage/camera chargers. I'm a marketing director by day and a photographer on the weekends, so I spend a ton of time in front of the iMac (for those interested, 27", 2.8 ghz i7 quad core+quad virtualized, 8 gigs, 1 tb+4tb external). Also great for netflixing from the workbench.



Now the actual workbench. I am kinda OCD about organizing my stuff, hence all the drawers. I am just now getting back into the hobby of gundam's and armor, when I moved back home from college and got a smaller apartment, I didn't have the space for that kind of building anymore. I did pick up building (and playing, kinda) 40k. There are several unfinished kits and a bunch of citadel paints in the drawers on top, along with commonly needed tools (sanding sticks, putty, etc). The drawer thing below houses the not as often used supplies (metal and plastic scraps, parts holders, tamiya paint storage). The shelving thing on the left has my sorted 40k bits, my Tau army, the girlfriend's model building kit and my basing supplies.



Better look at the bench top drawers.



My on hand tools and supplies. Got this from walmart in the office supply section.





And the stash photos. Just about every single one of these kits is at some stage of building. But, thats normal right?

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1. I will be mostly building HGUC's, so rescribing might be the right idea.

2. I plan to use the model master acryl primer. I have always liked the way it lays down. Plus, I can drive 2 mins and buy more. I will have to look longer at the oil wash. I tried it before but I might have done it right in the past.

3. I have yet to see an oil wash used in this fashion. I have seen it used as a filter and for discoloration, but never as a clean pin wash.

Thank you for the help!

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So I have a couple of questions, and searching didn't turn up anything.

1. After watching some youtube videos, it turns out that I need to scribe the panel lines and what not a bit just to ensure that they turn out right, right?

2. I'm using tamiya paints, and I'm aware of the different top coats that can be made with ffa, but I have always had issues with it and the panel lining. I would use Model Masters enamels thinned and when I would try to wipe away the excess, it would eat straight through the top coat and paint. So what will be my best bet for the panel lines? I have, in town, access to hobby lobby (model masters enamels and acryl, ink, oils) and a 40k type shop (so gw washes).

3. while on the subject of panel lines, one thing I never could figure out is how long to wait before wiping away the excess wash. Do I need to wipe it away as soon as possible, do I wait until it's dry and then wipe away the excess? Somewhere in-between?

I think that is about it for now.

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Model Gallery / Re: Fine Molds Tie Fighter
« on: July 15, 2008, 08:46:47 PM »
Nerd Mode:

TIE stood for Twin Ion Engine. On the back there are 2 small round protrusions, those are the ion engines.

/Nerd Mode.

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Saw this on another forum, but there is a neograde gundam v evolve coming out.

http://www.neograde.co.kr/board/view.php?board_name=DREAMBOARD16&choose2=&choose1=&pagenow=1&ID=4

I kinda like it, but then again it is very seed like.

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Model Talk / Re: One Guess: 100th MG
« on: March 29, 2007, 06:01:07 AM »
I think it is an evolve version of the rx-78-2.

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Capitalism Corner* / The FFF Online Swap Meet
« on: February 25, 2007, 12:21:05 PM »
1/100 Sandrock Custom.

Some work done on it, lower half parts painted (painted parts are 95% seam free). Most painted parts are futured, a few panel lined (badly with enamel wash).

2 broken/missing parts (shoulder gun part, one of the 8 snapped off inside the dark blue cover, piece is still there, a little glue and its fine. Hand guard missing, rebuilt with styrene, a little sanding and it will be good as new.)

no quattro figurine (no idea where it is)

couple days soak in a purple bath should remove everything.

I just got tired of working on it, it was just becoming a pain and I didn't have the room for that many parts being painted. Besides, I'm liking HGUC right now.

Want: HGUC kits (alex or mass produced gun cannon preferable, already have rx-78, rick dias, gm command space type and palace athena) or 1/144 deathscythe custom

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Model In-Progress / MG Super Strike Freedom Gundam E.V.O. Ver
« on: February 22, 2007, 10:20:41 PM »
Very OT, but I would love to see more pics of those deloreans and the ecto 1 I see in the background. I have a delorean myself to work on, and I would love to see few finished ones.

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Painting/Priming / Inside the legs
« on: February 21, 2007, 09:11:15 AM »
So, I'm working on an old 1/100 Sandrock custom and I was trying to figure out what is the best way to handle inside the legs. Since they're hollow, is black the best choice?

What do the other modelers here do for the legs, any special treatment?

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Model In-Progress / USF Constitution 1/100
« on: February 20, 2007, 06:33:21 PM »
From what little I know about ship modeling, the rigging is hard. Micromark makes a set of tools for rigging though, so that might help it some.

The ship looks great, really interesting because I seevery little ship modeling. Always wanted to try a carrier, but  the last one I built ended very badly.

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Model Talk / Does anybody know the names of these Gundams???
« on: February 06, 2007, 09:41:42 PM »
The first 2 are the gundam ground type, rx-78g. They might be the blue destiny conversions, but the gundam ground is the bais.

The third looks like a kit bash, thats all I can really tell.

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Model Gallery / First on the board: Tamiya 1/48 M10 Tank Destroyer
« on: January 14, 2007, 10:34:11 PM »
Really great kit and an easy build (albeit I spend as much time building as I did figuring out the best steps to). The detail is amazing and I still am surprised that its only 1/48.

None of the extra gear was included on the kit, that is being saved for the 1/48 sherman currently soaking in soapy water. It needs the gear, with the extra figure set I bought with it.

Any criticism is very welcome. Painted with model masters enamels, metalizers, acrylics (I think....I know the primer was) and some Tamiya acrylics. Pastels were used for the weathering.

On to the pics...










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Model Talk / A New Year for Modeling!
« on: January 07, 2007, 09:50:36 PM »
As of today....

Finish my 1/48 m10 (almost done, first completed work on the boards finally...)
Then the 1/48 tiger 1
Then a polar lights delorean (actually can't wait for this one, going to have to strip chrome and do some simple mods to make it look a little better)
Eventually my kampfer will get finished for the comp, eventually.

After those, who knows, but the chances are high it will be some more 1/48 stuff, it really is addicting.

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Model In-Progress / Quattro Bajina aka Char Aznable 1/12 WIP
« on: December 31, 2006, 07:45:28 PM »
Quote from: "zerobxu"
Quote from: "anubis"
Man did AUEG get a short end of the stick when it came to uniforms.  the skirts and no arm sleeves bleh... Even though the titans lost the war they won in the uniforms department.

The bad guys always have better uniforms. Think about it... Stormtroopers, post-apocalyptic biker gangs, Evil Ash, Cobra, and the list just goes on.


WWII Germans, Zorg, vampires....

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Model In-Progress / Tamiya 1/48 m10 tank killer
« on: December 29, 2006, 08:15:09 PM »
So, progress has been moving a little slower than normal, mainly because of one thing...

http:///www.1000words-photography.com/models/m10/10.jpg

Anyway, on to the progress.

I skipped the primed shots, because, well....I forgot to take them.

So, first off, here is my wash of the interior and the diamond plate detailing.

http:///www.1000words-photography.com/models/m10/11.jpg

The wash was just the usual, but the diamond plating, that was a little different. I was actually using a q tip to get rid of excess wash when i saw i was removing the olive drab paint and just showing the primer undercoat. The fact that the olive was not fully cured helped i think. So I just kept doing it all over the floor and got the texture. I have remembered this for the next time I do an instrument panel.

Here are a couple different shots of the interior finished (mostly, there is still a piece that fits in the very back).

http:///www.1000words-photography.com/models/m10/12.jpg

http:///www.1000words-photography.com/models/m10/13.jpg

And one more with the top on. You can also see some of the wash detail. I'm not too happy with the way it turned out, but that will be fixed with weathering and what not.

http:///www.1000words-photography.com/models/m10/14.jpg

I finished the first complete truck, the last 2 are drying right now.

http:///www.1000words-photography.com/models/m10/15.jpg

And here are some more of the odds and ends for the inside of the turrent.

http:///www.1000words-photography.com/models/m10/16.jpg

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