Author Topic: 1/60 PG Buster Gundam  (Read 9100 times)

October 10, 2006, 01:05:39 PM
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Chopper Dave

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It looks really good! I had been worrying a ittle about the face plate but you solved that problem beautifully! One thing I am noticing however is that the add ons to the shoulders look to plain. They are just flat pieces. It doesnt go with the rest of the PG that is so detailed everywhere... :whacko:

October 10, 2006, 01:14:55 PM
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Chopper Dave has a good point, you could use some really thin styrene to make some extra panels, or ad some rods in the corner to give the shoulder armor some extra detail.

I have to say Great Job!!

The Buster Gundam looks really nice, I can't wait to see what it looks like after it has been painted.
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October 10, 2006, 05:45:38 PM
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thanks for the points~~
but the detailings have been done in real time.these pics were taken 2 days ago.

will post more pics of the backpack and cannons afterwards. waiting for some parts to cure now.

October 11, 2006, 05:36:03 PM
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wow!thats really cool!your a step ahead from bandai's making new lines of PG?!hahahaha!im looking forward on seeing its final output!keep it up sir.

cheers!

peace.

October 11, 2006, 08:00:55 PM
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Ashinomori, I have a question on how you do you models.
So, I take it you build it up, fill the seams, make your mods, then you prime the whole kit already built?  You don't take it apart and prime each piece?  That seems to be a pretty viable strategy, since you're only priming parts that will be seen.  I take it for painting you'll take it apart, though, right?

October 12, 2006, 09:21:08 AM
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yeap.
i prime just to see if there are anyflaws which need to be touched up. as for painting, yeap, take apart all the parts and pieces and spray em piece by piece.

October 12, 2006, 10:24:17 AM
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Ashi: The more I see of this the more I want to get a PG Strike. Looks fantastic and I love what you've done so far. Primed it looks like it's "supposed" to be that way. I especially like the forehead gaurd.

October 12, 2006, 11:39:35 AM
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Oooooh! I gots an idea!  :P

I think if you put some steal mesh behind the gaps in the forhead armor it would really look good! (heck maybe something as simple as a piece of screen door would do the trick) ^_^

October 12, 2006, 11:27:45 PM
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Yes, some black mesh in the forehead would look nice. :)  Sorry if I missed this but what primer did you use for the kit?  Looks really smooth from the pictures.  :)
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October 13, 2006, 09:37:25 AM
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wire mesh? hmm...seems like a nifty idea but then the 'camera' behind it owuld be hidden..i think i'll skip the idea.
about the primer i use, i se gunze sangyo's mr resin surfacer (red labeled bottle)

thinning ratio is 30:70 (70 thinner)

it's far thicker than the blue bottled one...if thinned done inaccurately, it might causes the primer to 'powder' up on the surface...not a good thing heh...

a side note, the shrinkage of resin primer is far greater than normal plastic primers...so make sure the filled in gaps are really 'strong' if not it might crack...

October 13, 2006, 06:34:05 PM
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Beautiful work so far, Ashi!

October 14, 2006, 01:35:11 AM
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ok, now for the progress..
the pictures were as of last friday.
enjoy~~


front


rear


head closeup


missle pods, open up~~!!
the missles are seperated for easier painting.

October 14, 2006, 02:23:36 AM
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Wow Ash that piece is really amazing.  Once the color was added it really came together.  Excellent job all around.
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October 14, 2006, 02:57:15 AM
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Beautiful work Ashi! Makes me want one!

October 14, 2006, 04:59:45 AM
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Ashi, how much does someone pay for a masterpiece like this? These Strike conversions of yours are amazing, this one especialy.

October 14, 2006, 08:13:31 AM
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it depends on the workload i've to put through for this job.
i've already set the price in my head, but then, just need to know what you guys have in mind about the charges on this sucka, excluding the PG strike price. not that i'm gonna change the price once i've heard the ones you have in mind, just need to look at it in different perspectives.
anyone??~~

October 14, 2006, 08:43:23 AM
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I haven't posted yet in this wip but as always I'm a big fan of what you do and that I love this convo!
If you were provided the PG, I'd say to charge him between 200 and 300 bucks but since I don't know exactly how much work you put in it, it's hard to evaluate. I just hope that you don't under-evaluate it.

October 14, 2006, 11:45:12 AM
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This is a HUGE kit and a very large undertaking. If provided the PG, $200-$300 USD sounds too low to me. I'd go at least $500 USD. That's just me though.

October 14, 2006, 12:55:19 PM
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the outcome was way better than expected... amazing work ashi... hows the cannons progressing? requesting more pics pls~  :lol:

October 14, 2006, 01:24:54 PM
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I am dying to get one of these now (maybe for an Astray conversion).  Can't wait to see what you do with the guns, it all looks great so far.  Just wondering if you're going to put the weird V-fins on, or leave the head as-is.  Also, just a small criticism, the forehead peice looks a little flat, the proportions are good, but it lacks the detail you've put into the rest of the conversion.  Maybe bevelling the edges on the sides, or adding a few detail peices will help.
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