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Hello all,

2 weekends ago on Sunday at 10:30 PM I discovered that my basement had flooded due to severe weather caused by Hurricane Ike. I don't actually live anywhere near Texas (Michigan), so this was quite a surprise. I have a finished basement and the carpet, pad, and Pergo flooring were ruined. Luckily none of the electronics, furniture, or items I stored in the basement were ruined, save for the few brown boxes I horde for when I need to ship something.

Shortly before my basement flooded I had applied for a Home Equity Loan with my local bank. Luckily the appraiser came before my basement flooded, but that didn't seem to matter because my appraisal came in $45,000.00 less than it had appraised for just under 2 years ago. Needless to say I didn't get my loan.

Now that you know the back story of why I am selling these kits, perhaps you can help me out. You might be thinking to yourself, "Boo hoo, Mr. finished basement needs money." Well, we don't have air conditioning (can't afford the installation or hike in utility bills because I work to support my wife (and our 4 pets) while she's in school full time) and we have to sleep in our basement in Michigan's humid Summer.

All of these kits are brand new, the price I'm asking is the price to ship it USPS Priority to your door as long as you live in the connected 48 United States. If you're outside the US I'm willing to work with you on shipping, but I don't want to come out of this basically sending you a free kit. Keep in mind, I need your help.

Gundam
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W-Gundam Zero Custom 1/100 HG - $27 (pic)
Gundam Deathscythe H 1/100 HG - $27 (pic)
Buster Gundam GAT-X 103 1/100 HG - $27 (pic)
Gundam RXF91 1/100 - $22 (pic)
Aile Strike Gundam 1/100 MG - $47 (pic)
Freedom Gundam 1/100 MG - $47 [Sold, Thank you!]

Eva (just got these, hate to sell them)
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Evangelion-01 Test Type (for the new movie releases) - $48 (pic)
Evangelion-00 Proto Type (for the new movie releases) - $45 (pic)
Evangelion 01 Type F LM HG (from Sega PS2 game) - $40 (pic)

Virtual-On (Sega Arcade/Saturn/Dreamcast games, very hard to find)
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Temjin 747J [Shadow] 1/100 - $50 (pic)

If you're interested, please send me a PM and I'll reply to you to let you know that I still have the kit, give you my paypal and address (if you want to send a money order), and thank you.

Thanks,
Donovan

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K is for Krazy Kustom Kampfer Kompetition / Kampfer: TAF06
« on: May 22, 2007, 05:28:05 PM »
Here is the start of the work in progress thread for the Kampfer I am entering into the competition. I am calling it the TAF06 because I thought the inspiration I was using was a poster for the Tokyo Anime Fair, but apparently for something else. TAF06 still sounds good to me though.

Here's the inspiration:




Here's my coloring job:









And here are my photos from WIP:










The idea is to have really shiny plastics (the white and green) with dull/flat metals like a sport bike. The feel is something closer to Evangelion, Zegapain, or IGPX rather than a Gundam. Since I am just starting out and not very good with making mods, I wanted to do something that would still change the feel from what people associate with Gundam.

The photos were taken in my dark living room against white paper. My final entry photos will much better quality.

I have almost everything painted, the only thing left is to do all of the details, coat with Future and do my lines. I should be done in time for the deadline, but that extension would be nice.  ;)

Donovan

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Finishes, Decals, and Weathering / Mixing inks for panel lines
« on: January 18, 2007, 06:02:43 AM »
Sorry if this should have been posted in a sticky. I searched and didn't find anything.

I used to use Micron Pigma pens (005) to ink my kits, but after reading Foo's Master Grade tutorial, I got a koh-i-noor pen and 2 inks (black and blue) for Christmas. The idea of making my own colors was too appealing and those Micron's don't last long once they are gummed up.

How do I get a gray ink to do the panel lines? Do they make gray ink? (I couldn't find any at Michaels) Do you mix white and black? (I couldn't find any white at Michaels)

What about doing white panel lines? Would I have to use enamel/oil paint?

Any good stores to buy the koh-i-noor inks online? All I got/could find at Michaels was Winsor & Newton brand.

Thanks,
Donovan

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Model In-Progress / Gundam RX-79(G) - Mega Man ZX - Color Advice Needed
« on: October 22, 2006, 01:38:48 PM »
Hi all. With the exception of my listing of kits for trade in the FFF Swap Meet, this is my first post.

I got a Gundam RX-79(G) MG from the swap meet and I'm going to attempt my first original color design. For my inspiration, I'm using one of the suits from Mega Man ZX (Nintendo DS game). Here's a pic:



So, this is my starting point:



My girlfriend is a graphic design student, so I was asking her for advice and she really seemed to think there was too much red. Also that she didn't like them all one color and suggested 3-4 shades of red or another color.

I haven't done the back picture yet because I want to be sure about what I'm doing before I spend too much time on it. So, I'm looking for help and opinions on making this look better.

Here is the original source file if you want to mess around with it: http://www.donovanmyers.com/model/colored-front.psd

Thanks,
Donovan

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