Author Topic: WAVE 1/100 Bomerang LED. Mirage (disaster?)  (Read 4500 times)

August 08, 2006, 10:22:33 PM
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erix93

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Hi guys!! Received this kit from a new client,
I dun want to accept this commision work after saw what happen to it..
but my client keep asking me to help so .... I can't deny he's request...
The reason why I don't want to work on it cos...
he pass this kit to a model kits shop & it return as the following pics.... :em01:

The legs part:

The model kit shop (which now already close) join the left & right legs
to wrong position, even worst....  
the guy use superglue glue all the moveable join...

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/5994/legsts7.jpg

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/6373/legs2nr6.jpg
http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/4506/legs3ld3.jpg

Back pack:

Looks at those big gaps on the back pack....

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/7112/backpack1bd6.jpg

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/945/backpack2ga1.jpg

I really worry about how I'm going to work on this part,
those gaps really big enuf for me to put in a MG hands...

The joining part between the back pack & the body:

Actualu suppose got two part there, but now left only one piece...
some more, it already broken....

http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/8421/backpack3mj2.jpg

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/4142/backpack4cr5.jpg


Chest part:

See the piston there? Broken too.....

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/4599/chestcd6.jpg


Was planning NOT TO POST all this photos here,
but thinking of there's might be some one else who try to find others ppl
to do some commision work for them, better think twice....

I heard my client said that this guy (who start building this kit) only ask for
around SGD120.... so... cheap rite?


(Lucky that this guy still willing to send this kit back to my client... if not?
More worst!!)

August 08, 2006, 10:24:16 PM
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erix93

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Okay, after all the bull sh!t,
start working on the arm....

I cut off the center piece as the pics show & redo another new part to replace it.

http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/406/wip1yj9.jpg

http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/8661/wip2zq9.jpg

that's all I can only do for it.

August 08, 2006, 10:25:53 PM
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Here's a little bit up-date...

The small armor on the arm.
http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/1522/armsidearmornb5.jpg

Shoulder, arms... finished touch-up.
http://img480.imageshack.us/img480/38/shouldercv4.jpg


The two flips (duno what should I call it) on the chest,
also superglued.....

http://img479.imageshack.us/img479/6205/flip1ix5.jpg


Nothing much I can do on the join part, so just let it be.
(since planning to make this Mirage to fix pose)
I just simply put the WAVE rivert on the side, as some detailing...
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/5673/flip2jt1.jpg


The legs:

Really have to took off every things & re-groub again....
http://img480.imageshack.us/img480/1615/alllegskr6.jpg

http://img480.imageshack.us/img480/3964/finalleg1ik0.jpg


That's all...

August 08, 2006, 10:57:02 PM
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wow, Erix, you are truly a miracle worker...

August 08, 2006, 11:52:23 PM
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Wow :shock: . It's coming along nicely considering all of the work that you have had to do in terms of restoration. This mirage is going to be top notch when it's done. 8)
Got Gunze?

August 09, 2006, 02:57:15 AM
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i built this kit few years ago..horrible to do whereas my kit was OOB, so when i see that you must remake this kit (and of course, your client used superglue :mad: ), i think you are crazy  :D

I kill the good result of my painting job when i try using pen for the panel lines...A big mistake... and the last time!
Maybe some photos can help you (but i built this kit when i was a newbie so i don't think so :lol:  :lol: ...)
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v200/cosmic-nytro/LED%20MIRAGE/  :cry:  :cry:

I follow your post with attention...Next step please! :wink:

August 09, 2006, 04:05:53 AM
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Thanx guys!! Yup! I'm carzy... I know, :razz:
but what to do? Need to get some money, need to survive too!! :cry:


Quote from: "cosmic-nytro"
i built this kit few years ago..horrible to do whereas my kit was OOB, so when i see that you must remake this kit (and of course, your client used superglue :mad: ), i think you are crazy  :D

I kill the good result of my painting job when i try using pen for the panel lines...A big mistake... and the last time!
Maybe some photos can help you (but i built this kit when i was a newbie so i don't think so :lol:  :lol: ...)
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v200/cosmic-nytro/LED%20MIRAGE/  :cry:  :cry:

I follow your post with attention...Next step please! :wink:
 


Er.... U call that newbie!? Looks nice to me....


U guys... dun forget, I'm got no experince in Five Star Story kits,
I dun even know which mecha againts what mecha.... still noob.  :wink:

August 09, 2006, 04:09:25 AM
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I wouldn't bother with that crap if I were you erix. If your client wanted that model that bad he would have given you a new kit of it, not that thing built by a retarded monkey...
I really hope you'll him charge a lot for this kit. :evil:

August 09, 2006, 05:35:01 AM
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Quote from: "Ezechiel"
I wouldn't bother with that crap if I were you erix. If your client wanted that model that bad he would have given you a new kit of it, not that thing built by a retarded monkey...
I really hope you'll him charge a lot for this kit. :evil:


Yeah I'm thinking the same thing.  Someone of your caliber shouldn't be fixing some n00b-cooked kit.  Charge him an arm and a leg I say.  :lol:

August 09, 2006, 05:39:55 AM
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I'm sure Erix will make a great kit...with this shit! it's a new challenge :wink: ...a sort of new modeling style :lol:
OOB?? pfffffffff too easy....
scratch?? pffffff nothing for me
Full scratch...for children!
Badly Superglued kit...yeahh it's a challenge for ERIX :razz:

GO GO GO! :evil:

August 09, 2006, 07:02:22 AM
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Green light for your efforts!  I am all about salvaging old kits, whether they be my own or ones that I buy dirt cheap from people who are getting rid of their OOB builds.

Man, I know how working with that superglue goes... its pretty terrible.

Looks like you'll be able to save this one with some more work, can't wait to see the finished product!
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August 09, 2006, 12:07:49 PM
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Damn! Even im not that much of a n00b to screw something up that bad!  :shock:

But you seem to be doing a good job restoring it Erix! Can't wait to see the finished Product!  :D

August 10, 2006, 03:34:22 AM
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Hi guys!! Just a small up-date on the LED Mirage...

Just finished touch-up the whole body & the waist part.




Mod the torso so that it can bend to front a bit, but it will become fixed pose.


August 10, 2006, 08:45:43 AM
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August 10, 2006, 08:56:11 AM
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Quote from: "erix93"
So.... what U guys think?  :oops:

I think that the kit, by itself, looks amazing. But considering the obstacles you had to climb over just to get to that point, it's extraordinairy. Seriously, erix, that looks fantastic. Inspiration for the rest of us who inherit "pre-built" kits.
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August 11, 2006, 12:53:34 AM
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icredible work man! When you know what kind of kit it's this Led mirage!! :shock:  it's very impressive. when i see your work, i  think to myself "build a kit looks so easy"..

APPLAUSE!!

And for the paint scheme? you will paint original scheme?

August 14, 2006, 05:23:36 AM
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Some up-date on the LED Mirage...

Since the back pack already superglued before sand,
this is what I only can do....


Saw the Kotobukiya MSG part in the back there?
I use it to cover the big gab & superglue...


And now... I finally know WTF that (12" MASTER") use to cover those gaps.....


I try to sand it but the wallfilla was very easy to fall off....
so I just hav to leave it there... unless,
I cut off everythng & feel it up again with miniput,
but it will took me ATLEASE 1 more week to finished it.









Start airbrushing... first time using Pearl color....
But looks like the pics can't really show the truth... pardon me. :cry:




August 14, 2006, 05:42:18 AM
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evergreen strip to fill gap?  That's some monster gap.

That's really nice erix, day and night difference.  8)

August 14, 2006, 08:55:49 AM
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You have been doing such an awsome job on this . I can not believe how this is coming out. You took someones junk and shaped it into a masterpiece. Nice job. :D

You really are a skilled builder .
I bow down!!

August 14, 2006, 09:56:00 AM
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Thanx guys! Glad U guys like it.  :oops:


Actually.... I am not sure about this old WAVE kit,
never build any Five Star from WAVE before...
But it just looks like the MOLD got some problem... (maybe it was the QC problem...)

Like the shoulder, U guys can see there was few something like riverts...
which I painted it to silver color, it's looks out of place or something,
just not balance to the other side.

And I just finished panel lines the waist part,
the right side skirt got a small panel line which facing slide to right,
than the left skirt also got another panel line which suppose to facing the left,
but it what I saw just now was facing to the right.

Do anyone here facing the same thing when U build this kit too?


Pardon my lousy english.
 :cry: