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February 27, 2010, 10:57:31 AM
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My order arrived today so tonight I start decaling the Victory. That oughta take a while being a Ver. Ka and all. I think it'll be ready to final-build by Tuesday.

I can also start painting the Astray since my paints arrived.

GN-X looks awesome, but I'm not sure I like how the rear of the main clear part is frosted. We'll see though once I start building it and light it up. I think I have some purple LEDs and if not I can purplize one with some CLEAR PURPLE! (not what I wanted the clear purple for, but it's a bonus)

Crossbone is cut and ready except for some final clean-up to the weapon seams.

Zaku is waiting on an Ako order to continue.

February 28, 2010, 11:50:53 AM
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Where did you end up finding the clear purple?

February 28, 2010, 12:32:31 PM
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Actually finished decaling the Victory last night and satin-coated it. It's all done now so I just need to take some pics.

Where did you end up finding the clear purple?
http://fichtenfoo.net/forum/index.php?topic=5151.msg56183#msg56183
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February 28, 2010, 02:49:58 PM
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« Last Edit: February 28, 2010, 02:50:34 PM by FichtenFoo »

March 01, 2010, 11:06:30 AM
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Astray Progress: All primed and frame color painted. What color is it? COPPER! It's the Astray Copper Frame 2nd Revise. Yeah sounds odd, but looks good so far! Using three tones of copper for variation. Armor should be off-white, white, and dark gray. Blades and gun barrels in gunmetal/stainless steel. Probably green-blue for the lenses... patina-color!


March 02, 2010, 10:06:41 AM
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My Progress Report:

Astray:  Just finished snapping and sanding.  That is one huge f*cking sword.  A ton of parts as well.  Color scheme will be close to original the differences will be a metallic blue frame and light grey armor.

BD Conversion:  Mecha is complete just finishing up the huge ass gun I got from AKO.  Hopefully will finish that tonight.

RX-78 2.0:  Started to do the metal modes such as pistons and thrusters.

Exia:  Nothing to report.

Moving slowly but steadily.
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March 02, 2010, 10:43:11 AM
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What are you using for the metallic blue? Will it be a candy coat or a "metallic blue" paint? I know Tamiya's Metallic Blue sucks, but was wondering if there's other brands that do a nice job without having to do the whole candy coat thing.

March 02, 2010, 10:57:50 AM
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What are you using for the metallic blue? Will it be a candy coat or a "metallic blue" paint? I know Tamiya's Metallic Blue sucks, but was wondering if there's other brands that do a nice job without having to do the whole candy coat thing.

I was going to do candy coat at first but because of time I am going to give the Mr. Color Metallic blue #76 a shot.  I think I will skip priming the frame as well so that if paint rubs off it wont show as bad as if there were primer grey underneath.  If this works as good as the rest of the Mr. Color metallic paints it should turn out very nicely.
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March 02, 2010, 11:01:13 AM
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Let me know. I was wondering because the candy coat is going to be VERY thick paint-wise for a frame. If the metallic blue is nice and smooth then it should be superb.

March 02, 2010, 02:29:41 PM
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Can I have until 4/1/2011?  :D
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March 04, 2010, 05:26:24 PM
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Can I have until 4/1/2011?  :D
Nooooo! :razz:

Astray progress: All done except for final construction, but that;ll have to wait till tomorrow as I just finished applying the flat coat and that needs to cure.

I think next will be the Crossbone and the Zaku as both of them are cut and ready to be primed. Well, the Zaku needs some new bell mods, but that's easy enough.

March 05, 2010, 10:49:19 AM
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Astray Copper Frame 2nd Rev is DONE! Just need to take pics. Maybe later, maybe tomorrow. I need to build an action base first.

That sword is FREAKING ENORMOUS. (and cool) Just saying.

Pics soon.

Zaku: Primed.
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March 06, 2010, 05:38:29 AM
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Does the MG F91 count as a recent enough kit? If so I'd like to throw my name in the hat for this challenge.
My 4 kits are: MG F91 - finished
                   MG Unicorn - about 80% snapped and sanded, some parts primed
                   MG Victory Hexa - about 25% snapped and sanded
                   MG Astray Red Frame - no progress - waiting on package to arrive
« Last Edit: March 06, 2010, 06:20:59 AM by epyon3245234 »

March 06, 2010, 07:22:17 AM
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Yeah, that one counts. Welcome aboard.

March 06, 2010, 08:14:46 AM
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I graduate from Air Force basic military training and you guys are having another little build thing? I don't even remember what plastic feels like anymore...
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March 06, 2010, 10:56:44 AM
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Congrats! And yeah... this IS a modeling forum after all! :razz:

March 06, 2010, 03:13:36 PM
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Victory: Done!
Astray: Done
Zaku: Painted and Clear Coated. Waiting for curing to start panel lines.
GN-X: Still in box  :doh:

March 06, 2010, 03:17:59 PM
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Another Progress Report:

Astray:  Snapped

BD Conversion: Done!!

RX-78 2.0:  Frame base coated!

Exia:  Nothing to report.

Moving slowly but steadily.
SNIFFING RESIN DUST IS FUN!!!!!!

March 06, 2010, 04:39:05 PM
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Here's the finished frame for the Zaku 2.0. Titanium/Brass and Gunmetal.


March 06, 2010, 06:24:55 PM
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Very nice.

I used Mr. Color Iron for the frame of my RX-78 2.0.  I am either going to use black for the recesses or I am going to hight light with another metallic.

I am going for a super clean classic look.  No shading just bright colors and clean lines. 
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