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Re: RX-121-1 [Hazel custom]
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2008, 11:28:12 AM »
Oh, here's another idea, trim the tabs of the V-fin on the head, and possibly sharpen them. I just saw that they were still there on the silver and gold Hazel.
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Re: RX-121-1 [Hazel custom]
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2008, 06:45:31 PM »
Update !! Woo

I decided to continue working on the arm mods.


Here I took a piece of an old tree I had lying around, cut a small piece and put it in the arm mod I made.


When I cut this part to put the PC-I piece on top, I kept the rest and removed the disc with an exacto knife


and kept it in the shoulder joint. That way I won't lose it and it will enable me to put just a little drop of crazy glue to stick it with the arm mod shown in the first picture.


Oh, here's another idea, trim the tabs of the V-fin on the head, and possibly sharpen them. I just saw that they were still there on the silver and gold Hazel.

Ya I did that already. A buddy suggested me to do it since he said the tabs were fugly. Thanks for the idea though  ^_^
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Re: RX-121-1 [Hazel custom]
« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2008, 02:47:16 PM »
Yet Another Update !

I've decided to continue the modding I was doing my Hazel's arm. Today's main feature is the infamous Funaka method that will allow me to put the arm joints in and out of the forearms without disassembling them and thus ensuring an easier paint job without masking.  :D
(Sorry about that am all hyped and fired up for some reason :bruce:)


Here I sanded the cubic top of the piece with a nail file to make it easier to enter a set of forearms stuck together. That hole is a tiny bit too small.


With my pincers I removed the big chunks and the remains with my scalpel blade to allow the joints to easily slide in.
 

And voila, the final result. (Doesn't look like anything special though)
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Re: RX-121-1 [Hazel custom]
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2008, 08:37:58 PM »
Today am finishing the mods on the arms.


Here I stuck the piece of the tree I cut earlier with the round piece from the original arm joint with crazy glue. I drilled a hole on top of the white piece to allow a bit of glue to go inside. If too much is applied it can stuck the joint and shoulder together and that would be real bad.


Basically I put a longer tree piece in the joint and I sanded it off until the perfect length was acquired.


Voila.Now to do it on the other arm and I'll have to look for something else to mod maybe.
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Re: RX-121-1 [Hazel custom]
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2008, 11:43:14 AM »
I like the shoulder mod! Much easier and most likely more sturdy than mine. Just be sure to mask off that hole in the shoulder before you paint or the paint may dry and glue the disc in place inside the shoulder.
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Re: RX-121-1 [Hazel custom]
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2008, 10:06:16 AM »
This is a small mod I did on the rifle yesterday night.


I'll fill the hole with putty tonight.
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Re: RX-121-1 [Hazel custom]
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2008, 12:51:35 PM »
Nice arm upper arm mod, who did you get that from?  ;)

Im not such a fan of the rifle so far but it might make it look nice and compact :)

Have you thought about a colour scheme?

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Re: RX-121-1 [Hazel custom]
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2008, 08:07:39 PM »
Thanks. The upper arm mod is an original creation that I came up with :shifty: .... not.
I tried to make the rifle more compact since he will be holding two at the same time. I do not want them to be too big or bulky. As for the color scheme I will go again with gold and silver but I think I'll change a few things. With university now I am too lazy to make color schemes on photoshop.
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Re: RX-121-1 [Hazel custom]
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2008, 07:08:26 PM »
Update


I've filled holes with apoxy putty and let it dry before i sanded it off with a 3M 150 fine grit sponge.



I think that will be it for the mods. University + 1/144 kit [or greater] = ERROR !!! :wacko:
I'll focus on SDs after. I want to finish this kit asap. Without rushing it too much of course. ^_^
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Re: RX-121-1 [Hazel custom]
« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2008, 07:24:25 AM »
Update !!
Been a while so I decided to post a little something





I am currently painting everything in black to serve as a layer for the metallic colors that are to come. Then it hit me: since the thrusters parts are going to be colored with a metallic color I thought I could use masking tape to put inside. So after the color will be sprayed the little square will remain black to add realism.
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Re: RX-121-1 [Hazel custom]
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2008, 07:39:52 PM »
Pheww !! Finally it's done. It did not meet my expectations due to me not fully taking advantage of the extension Ficht  gave us :doh: but I also think that it's not THAT bad. I know I said this before but I am not making another model under time pressure ever again. From now on am taking my sweet time. (I really mean it this time) Anyways enough random talk, enjoy the pictures ^_^.
























Here honestly I don;t know what the hell happened. I used Microsol and everything like I usually do but the decal started to wrinkle when I was taking the pictures. sucks :(
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Re: RX-121-1 [Hazel custom]
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2008, 09:40:23 PM »
great job! i'm glad that the neck mod worked out for you....i'm just curious - where did you get the left hand manipulator of your hazel holding the gun?

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Re: RX-121-1 [Hazel custom]
« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2008, 10:26:45 PM »
Ya the neck mod is awesome. I'll use them on all hazels I have right now. For the manipulator i got them from the 1/144 Strike Noir kit. I ordered a couple from HobbylinkJapan but they sent me the wrong ones. I returned them back and the other ones I needed were back ordered. So I bought an entire kit instead... :meh: Meh I'll use the spare parts for my future SDs.
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