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Model In-Progress / Re: NEW PROJECT 1/100 Z-GOBLIN
« on: December 19, 2007, 04:14:47 PM »
Where do I pre-order? Ohh man, It would be nice to have something different to build, something like this.

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Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: MG/PG Bolts and Nuts
« on: November 13, 2007, 08:06:13 PM »
Hit up a place that sells real radio control cars, not like radio shack. I picked up some to replace a lost screw on a PG Zaku I got offa Ebay. The only problem is that the bolts are usually allen heads, not slotted or philips.

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Model In-Progress / Re: NEW PROJECT 1/100 Z-GOBLIN
« on: October 05, 2007, 01:21:48 PM »
Wow, all the different parts seem to still look good together. Im going to Aviano new summer and Im coming to your house.  :ninja:

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Model In-Progress / Re: My first WIP
« on: October 04, 2007, 04:03:44 PM »
Nope, it was backwards but only sitting there not glued yet. I accually started hand painting the color I was looking for, I have it in Valejo game color, but I cant get it to airbrush well.

I didnt know anyone was still following this, but I have the big parts of the legs done. Im happy with the colors and I am going to do all the small bits at the end after I figure out the pose.

I might try to mount in in a flying position using some acrylic rod and a big base.

Here are the pics.

Legs

More Legs

Yup, more legs

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Model In-Progress / My first WIP
« on: September 19, 2007, 07:28:04 PM »
Can I still be a lurker if I have a WIP, well I won't be making alot of progress on it between baby, school, work and keeping up a house but this thread might help. Here are the WIP shots.

This pic is the model, its an older 1/72 Nu from G-System. This also shows my biggest problem with this sculpt, the funny head.

What it is

Also my first question, what color is that on the neck. Its a wierd off blue grey kinda thing and I really like it. Im using Tamiya German grey for the dark color and flat white with a touch grey added for the white parts. Still need to figure of the mid-tone grey color.

Warped shield
Fixed shield

Here is the work I did the the head, I was just messing around a touch here.
Head 1
Head 2
Head 3

Now Im concentrating on the feet. Here are the ankle pieces, Im going to replace the resin cylinders with metal. I cant decide on brass and silver or painting the brass part black yet. That will come more towards final assembly as I don't want to epoxy on the metal bits yet.

Ankle Pieces

Thats all for now

p.s. Im not sure if I posting this right to share with photobucket, if the pics dont work I will try something different.

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Tools / Re: Harbor Freight Tools
« on: July 19, 2007, 03:58:32 PM »
I bought the double action airbrush and compressor set from Harbor Freight. It was only $100. The airbrush is ok, I use it to prime and the compressor is nice to, it hooks up to my Revolution no problem.

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Maybe you should go back and see if they have a monster truck kit :razz:

Or if you really want to do them, I would use a scriber to cut the mustangs at the front door seams. Just scribe it many many times or use a new sharp exacto blade, a saw will remove too much material. You will probably have to make a new rear windshield however.

The other two cars could probably be heated in hot water and reshaped correctly.

Seems like alot of trouble.

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With minimal space like that I like desks with hutches, my wife only gives me four feet of wall space, its what room is left next to the computer desk. I've had good luck with re-sale shops and such.

Plus don't forget garage sales. I picked up two nice smaller chairs for like 5 bucks. and look for a craigslist website for your town too.

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I sliced of the part that hung down off the forehead, does that make sense? Then I added plasticard to the face to close up the slit. I had to cut off the mount for the mono-eye and flip it over also, to raise up the eye so he wasn't looking through his chin.

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Woopie, I'm done.

Well, I didn't get everything accomplished that I wanted too. I added fuel tanks and changed the thrusters on the back as well as adding Mechaskunk parts. The shins had to be rebuild after one disappeared off my desk, probably cats :angry:. I extended most of the thruster positions to show more of the metal too. A few crimp beads were added for some detail and I may go back and add a few more after staring at this guy for a bit. The head was also change, I lessened his brow line and added more of a face.

I felt like I learned a lot too while doing this, it was my first real attempt at a Gundam besides snapping and a little hand painting. Airbrushes are cool.

Here is a link to my gallery.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v321/robosmurf/Kampfer/

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Tools / Reccomendations\Opinions on routers\dremels
« on: March 05, 2007, 11:37:30 PM »
Mircomark also sells foot petals to control electric tools. This is a great thing to use with a Dremel set at the loest speed. It helps to keep it a little slower.

Foot Petal

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K is for Krazy Kustom Kampfer Kompetition / KKKKK Progress Report
« on: February 24, 2007, 08:04:28 PM »
Im painting minitures for a tourney in March. That puts the Kampfer on hold.

Im also waiting on option parts from Japan. I think Im pretty happy with the design of the backpack that I want to construct and may beable to start mocking it up over the next few weeks, especially with springbreak coming up.

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Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Cutting metal ube?
« on: February 21, 2007, 12:31:54 PM »
How should I could small metal tubing?

I have blass and aluminum but I cant seem to get a good strait cut on the very small sizes.

Anyhelp?

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Pardon me if I completely trash any story, but I dont really know to much about the Gundam Universe.

Still gonna build a Kampfer though.

So far I have added some fuel tanks on the back. The small metal on pivots up and down but Im having a hard time figuring out how to make a ball and socket for the large white tanks.

I plan to add some things similar to the Sazabis fin funnel holders where the bazookas go also. And I have another spiked shoulder coming also.

And of course pictures so I dont get yelled at  :roll:

Side

Back 1

Back 2

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K is for Krazy Kustom Kampfer Kompetition / Kontest Sign-Up Sheet
« on: February 06, 2007, 02:59:44 PM »
Ok, Ive decided to join.

 I even build the legs of my Kampfer, no what to do?

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Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Anybody work with white metal?
« on: February 04, 2007, 08:58:03 PM »
I work alot with white metal, Im more of a gamer than a Gundam builder right now.

I wouldnt use solder because you risk damaging the other parts if the solder melt temp is higher than the white metal. Mostly I glue with super glue and pins and une epoxy putty to fill gaps.

Kneedtite I belive is the brand name of the putty I use, its yellow and blue makes green mixing and drys very slowly giving you a chance to shape it.

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Capitalism Corner* / Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
« on: December 13, 2006, 10:47:02 AM »
Is there a good place in the US to order option parts from? I want to get quite a few to have a supply to start out with. So have the only place I can find them in HLJ.

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Model In-Progress / Ishtar Mk II
« on: December 11, 2006, 08:46:29 AM »
Goto your hardware store and look for sanding sealer. Its made specifically for filling grain in wood to make it prettier for sanding.

Also, bass wood is another lighter soft wood that is easier to work with. Its heavier than balsa which is why its not used for flying airplanes, but it has a tighter grain and smooths out better.

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Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Cutting plastic
« on: December 04, 2006, 05:12:02 PM »
I use one of these from micromark. Its great for cutting sheet styrene. Plus I have the saw as above with a nice miter block and a selection of small squares and engineers rules.

Cutting Guide

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