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Model Talk / Re: One Guess: 100th MG
« on: April 20, 2007, 05:42:42 AM »
I would love to see a Hygogg ... That would be too cool..


Model Gallery / MG Wing Gundam Zero Custom - Recolor
« on: February 13, 2007, 01:10:28 PM »
If you want to expirement with weathering or a painting techniques you should give HGUC a try. Some don't like them that much, but I love them. Mainly because by 4 MG models or so you could have the airbrush and another 2 and you could have a oiless (louddd) compressor. In addition they really aren't that bad looking, and if you screw up exploding them with mind bullets isn't that cost inefficient.  :D

And anyone who lives in a dorm and says the non-silent type compressors won't fly hasn't tried.  :roll:


*edit* Oh, and hobby lobby has all there airbrush sets and accesories 25% off this week, that's a dual action Paasche airbrush for 60 something.

Model In-Progress / Gally aka Battle Angel Alita
« on: February 10, 2007, 05:48:59 PM »
I was orginally skeptical on the base, but after seeing that finish on it I have changed my mind. It truly does look like a scene straight out of the manga.

Great work, can't wait to see the finished piece.


AoZ Unlimited Competition! / Unnamed Project
« on: February 06, 2007, 07:13:02 AM »
Sorry to bring down the intellectual level of this topic, but what are these sheets you use in scratch building? I am going to make an educated guess that it's just some variety of plastic, but what is the name specifically and where can you get it (online preferably)?

Now, comments on the progress. I just happened to notice (well it's hard not to since you only have hands up there), but are all gundam fingers the same length? Definitely not knocking your build, it looks fantastic. Very menacing. On that note I will go investigate gundam finger length now ....


Model In-Progress / HGUC HyGogg
« on: February 01, 2007, 10:55:25 AM »
It is regular masking tape, but I've never had any issues with it yanking paint unless I did not let the piece set over a 48ish our period of time. I'm too cheap for all that crazy mess :)


Model In-Progress / HGUC HyGogg
« on: January 31, 2007, 09:16:36 PM »
Hooray, update!

Not too much progress, but progress none the less.

fuzzy white parts

metal parts

close up

masked arm pieces

I am not currently in the possesion of fine point brushes so I have to mask all the tiny individual arm joints hoses. Boy is that fun.

Putting the white on the light blue with no primer or under coats is proving difficult but I am making progress. I'll update again in a few days when I'm 'hopefully' close to done.

Thanks for looking.


Model In-Progress / HGUC HyGogg
« on: January 24, 2007, 05:39:51 PM »

It was my first attempt at doing line art and the white was accidentaly created, but I like it so w/e  :lol:

I'm hoping to pick up a mask so I can start on airbrushing (doorms aren't that well ventilated) relativily soon.

I might try the paper, but being as broke as I am I'll probably just stick with the paint, thanks for all the ideas and input though.

How do you think the white will turn out if I don't prime it?? Will it have a 'chunky' or 'heavy' looking coat? I'm trying to do this as cheaply as possible (aka no money spent; being broke in college isn't a cliche, it's a fact) I have a tinnnny bottle of testors primer(it says acrylic on the bottle). Can it be thinned? I've heard alot about retarding and such, but that's usual in reference to the higher end primers (tamiya, etc).



Model In-Progress / HGUC HyGogg
« on: January 24, 2007, 02:01:39 PM »
Well I plan on drawing it out on masking tape then cutting it out. Who needs decals! Anywho, will I have to prime it to make sure the white comes out pure, or if I airbrush just the white on the light blue it will show up right? Sorry about the complete off the wall silly question, but I've only airbrushed two models.


Model In-Progress / HGUC HyGogg
« on: January 24, 2007, 01:28:48 PM »
Well I'm going to try a custom paint scheme, but I'm kinda thrown.

Here are my 3 thoughts

My favorite is this one

I know, it's a weak scheme, but I'm a big fan of all white. Thoughts would be appreciated. In so far I've snap fit and glued the seams for the frame.

Thoughts would be appreciated.


Painting/Priming / Airbrush, Airbrushing, and Compressor Questions
« on: January 04, 2007, 04:15:09 PM »
I'm trying to do a complete cleaning on my Paasche internal mix dual action airbrush. I can break it down all the way to the packing, but I can't get the packing out? Is it neccesary to remove before soaking it in alcohol? I'm also having difficulties getting the preset wheel ontop removed, any help there?


Model In-Progress / 1/144 Rick - Marasai
« on: December 29, 2006, 06:33:35 AM »
Weeelll, I'm flip floppy on those too. To me, the marasai legs just look more maneuverable so it seems like those clunky extra thrusters might add too much weight. Possibly off setting the balance of the model. Then again, I think they look kinda nifty. Therefore I shall use the Funston test to determine if they are neccesary: complete the model, pick up the model, and eye ball model  :lol:

I know, I have very rigid building guidlines.

Hopefully I'll have it completed in the next day or two. Thankfully it's christmas break for the university so I have plenty of spare time.


Model In-Progress / 1/144 Rick - Marasai
« on: December 29, 2006, 06:04:20 AM »
I like it, so that is what is important right??  :oops:

Still, thanks for the input. I'm still pondering the color of the shield. Dark blue is the primary color so I plan on using it, but I'm not completely decided.


Model In-Progress / 1/144 Rick - Marasai
« on: December 28, 2006, 10:00:27 PM »
This is my first practice with my new airbrush.

Rick Marasai

I really don't like the rick dias legs very much so I had to flip around some joints and attached the Marasai's legs. The left shoulder is also off of a marasai, I prefered the look of the shield on the dias.

I'm loosely basing the color scheme of the standard mass produced rick dias. I'm using flat black, gray, and dark blue.

It should be completed within the next few days. Any thoughts on what color the shield should be??


Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: Paint Questions
« on: December 27, 2006, 11:18:52 PM »

Ha, I just found this killer flash tutorial on how to do all this stuff on a link of the MG tutorial.

Pipettes, I like that better than the eye dropper thing. How do you clean them when your done??

Thanks for the help!

Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: Paint Questions
« on: December 27, 2006, 10:59:51 PM »
Well I looked around and read both the airbrushing and the paint help threads and couldn't find any specifics on this, so I figured this would be a good place to ask.

How exactly do you mix your thinner and paint? I'm not asking the ratio's. I'm refering to the process of getting it out of that itty bitty bottle and getting just the right amount of thinner in with it?? I have a tendency to make a mess, and not get the right ratios. A little bit of help and advice would be great.


Painting/Priming / Airbrush, Airbrushing, and Compressor Questions
« on: November 09, 2006, 06:43:12 AM »
ebay item

MOD EDIT:  link url too long, please use tags properly next time

Just curious if this would be OK to use? It's rather cheap it appears .....

Do you think the quality of the product is up to par?



Painting/Priming / C02 modeling?
« on: October 12, 2006, 10:36:32 AM »
Well I'm very very very new to gunpla and was wondering about the use of C02. My main hobby is paintball, which makes this one seem inexpensive at best. I have a few paintball regulators that can run pressure from 0-250 psi and a few 16 and 20 oz tanks. If I get a decent AB can I just use these with a few fittings to make use of the airbrush. I don't have the cash to throw down on a good compressor and I live in a dorm so I need something pretty much completely silent.

I was also wondering what paints you use in an airbrush and is there any good articles on thinning and color choice?



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