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Model In-Progress / Re: MS07B standard gouf - 50% complete
« on: May 24, 2007, 02:06:03 PM »
the black blochces are paint .  when finished this will be in a diarama where mechanics are trying to stop the oil leaks .

the effect was done by mixing blue and red paint with dirt and laundry detergent . this caused the paint to have a slick black bubble when it was applied , shortly after a quick clear coat kept the paint from running while drying .


this is best visible in these pictures

Model In-Progress / MS07B HY2M gouf
« on: May 24, 2007, 02:03:49 PM »
Here i am working on a hyper glourious series Gouf.
the plan for this model is to create a gouf custom out of this kit. however ,  i have put this on the back burner for the moment because i broke the cockpit window peice and waiting untill i get that before i continue building

images are large so i am only posting links

as you can tell in the images , i have not even finished releasing from sprue . more updates soon , please don't hold breath though.

Model In-Progress / MS07B standard gouf - 50% complete
« on: May 24, 2007, 01:52:14 PM »
Due to specific people i will not mention out of respect , i have been forced to take pictures of this immediately and show them to prove i am building goufs. this is the standard gouf that i have named mostly working.

tell me what you think so far
images are large so i am only posting links

Build-Offs & Duels / Re: Build-Off Ideas and Sign-ups
« on: May 24, 2007, 12:50:20 PM »
I would be interested to see if a gouf could fit in there , sorry if i seem gouf happy but thats the only other kits i have at the moment .  That would be non oob ? 

Build-Offs & Duels / Re: Build-Off Ideas and Sign-ups
« on: May 15, 2007, 12:15:48 PM »
bubble not burst , dragons must have thick skin and years of welding have left me looking the part . :pirate:

dont get me wrong the collective is nice , but don't we do what we do to separate ourselves from the heard , and bring the heard to our levels respectively .

normally i don't duel for the experience , i don't duel for the friendship , i duel for no better way to describe but to get the wave of victory wash away my doubt. As a sculptor and painter these duels are exactly the same as when i submit art to galleries and shows and juried exhibitions , i am (even if i don't want to ) being weighed and measured constantly against everyone else who wants in . and if im ever going to get my comic's and concept art robots that are complete scratchbuilt to look up to snuff with what big companies like bandai sell then i need to be like a viking , compete fight struggle win , untill my name is forever burned into the memory . the only duel that is any different was over the studio space where me and my friends work , and since it was all about destruction and recreation  (salvage all unsold art and remake into one )  i was dueling myself and not really anyone else , there could have been 1 opponent or 1k , once i have my opponent i have my drive .

but back to the point
well the conventions that happen here in D.C. and in N.Y. often have cosplay and other events with prizes reaching in the tens of thousands of dollars , i rember one where litteraly 2 armor clad transformers were being judged , both were obviously in  the top of the ranking , both had been made to look as close to the show as possible and still be somewhat nimble , eventually the judges let the soundwave win because he had a voice changer , and the optimus prime did not . both were imaculate years of work over 15 minutes of fame in a room full of otaku. and thats just the cosplay , at the model compititon , the prize was a custom made f91 head made out of aluminum ,  and it was roughy the size of a motorcycle helmet , the winner was a guyver completely scratchbuilt , before he even left the show , someone bought it for 1500, i ended up selling some of my gundams also , but not for more than 100 on any of them .
i even competed in the lan party , won a hefty prize for a computer made to look like an Egyptian temple . won 500 , and i didnt even end up close to winning , :angry: :sick: *i could not compete with a bender the robot computer*  :sick: :sick: 

and also , we had gundam girls as judges for all events , and one was a gouf type  ( had shinguards , gauntlets , heatwhip , sword , breastplate and shield ) and a knockout (barely fit in breastplate  8)) , and a guntank girl , in red tank top with guns on shoulders ( funniest girl in there , needed help even getting thru a door)

the sheild  was meant to be a trophy peice , so in  theory all of the people who visit this site ( quite a lot) and magazines ( who know about FichtenFoo well ) will know this is a trophy

i was planning it with steel letters on the back that read "i pilot the gouf for the glory of zeon  (second line) :
_____ winner of ___ competiton (third line) : sponsored by _____ .

i was going to weld one for myself anyway sell some on my website so  i have priced it at 48$ steel , 70 for aluminum ,  and if i skimp and just pop rivet , i can bring that down to just price of sheet metal .
and the dogtags and other zeon stuff ive been selling for years at conventions , so its not like some jerk walked in looking goofy , its more like the guy in the gouf just sold you a gunpla

Assembly/Scratchbuilding / screws minus molds and rivet questions
« on: May 14, 2007, 12:20:16 PM »
i was browsing the awesome kamf over at peck world ( and i have a few quick questions

i know that minus molds and such are plastic , but when i was looking at the arms , there seemed to be what looked like them in the holes , are they just really small screws or are they more than that  :twitch:

rivets , are they just crimp beads from craft stores or are there other methods ?

generally wondering what other ways can i create minus mold like effects and other greebles ?

thanks in advance , and my searches are only recovering more questions

Model In-Progress / Re: Kampfer version V
« on: May 14, 2007, 11:28:04 AM »
2 quick updates , found out i am not technically making the Vayeate , its the Vayeate Shuivan lol ,

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*//sorry guys , cant show this pic , owner of site wont let me copy onto my server. you will just have to guess what it looked like //* (edit:tuesday 15)
out of complete luck i was planning the dual collectors on the shoulders , but thanks to an email from a nitpicky friend who found this picture and the website -- thanks dr.R and the team (they know who they are)
unfortunately having the guns on torso means that he must face his opponent to fire , and hip thrusters may get in way of deployment so ,,,
im debating the use of the cannons attached to torso , a double barreled beam cannon , or 2 beam cannons with zaku style shields ( why dare let your opponent hit your guns out)  these 3 choices still can offer a mean unit , still with the shotguns , and considering adding a shell based firearm ( in all gundam regardles of what mech , shells are faster firing then beams)

im taking votes via pm or posts , since the guns need to reflect 1 main idea , this kampfer can take down a city/colony in 3 min

also , fulcy  do you take paypal ?

Build-Offs & Duels / Re: Build-Off Ideas and Sign-ups
« on: May 14, 2007, 09:20:05 AM »
my plan is the extreme , im planning to take the hy2m gouf , and make into gouf custom , ( after getting the hy2m noticed how bad the seam lines are , so i dont know if ill address that or not ) ,  id love to do flight type , but i only have 1 hy2m gouf , 1 gouf custom , and 1 standard gouf ,

  but i want to make these 2 points perfectly clear , AFTER KAMPFHER comp is over then the "i pilot that gouf" comp , and we need to vote on the limits , i think it would be fine to do the chibi goufs , but there the lowest gouf i think we should compete with , that would give almost 4 different kits to be able to work with   unless they make a pg gouf and i didn't know 

deadlines .... im not one for deadlines but i also have limits too , i think we can set the max deadline to the end of this year , ( very generous ) or give a few months after sign up and group buy  but the real deadline is obtaining the prize

i was thinking about prizes and i think one that i think people might fight for is a large sized gouf sheild or helmet , ie a 3 feet x 1.5 feet shield or a helmet that can be worn over winners head to prove there more gundam than human

i have to check with the metal yard and see how expensive it would be , but thats the kind of prize that merits highest modifications possible and of course bragging rights at any convention

otherwise i think the prize should be at least enough to get a mg kit  second gets a zeon medal ( probably made of steel ) honorable mention gets a zeon dogtag ( pilot name, id number , rank, gouf (version) )

does this sound interesting ?

Model In-Progress / Re: Kampfer version V
« on: May 13, 2007, 09:34:54 PM »
im poor ths week , i have to decide between food and airbush , i just need to get paid to do this :razz:

Build-Offs & Duels / Re: Build-Off Ideas and Sign-ups
« on: May 11, 2007, 01:22:41 PM »
sorry topichappy today

Model Talk / Re: Model Wishlist (Something stupid for a change)
« on: May 11, 2007, 11:35:39 AM »
severly needed since the wing gundams are being redone , hg leo , hg virgo , hg aries , mg virgo2  mg vayate , mg mercurius ,  PG epyon PG tallgese and last and most wanted MG Taurus ( i so want a little Lucrezia Noin to sit with it )

i mean really what kind of army are we supposed to use to have a diorama with the kai gundams , just a bunch of serpent customs ? and junky looking epyon ? no way can i put talgese with the kai wing ... it just looks ,, unfair

personally out of the entire gundam universe , something about the style of zeon has intrigued me for years . personally (imop) gouf , kampher , and the zaku II are the staples of the glory of zeon , there already is a kamph komp , but how would people feel about a build off  of goufs ?  i belive like the kamph , we can show a broad range of ability and design , and still retain a zeon feel ,  people who are squeamish could build the mg gouf standard , more advanced , gouf custom, and flight type , and more extreme hyper glourious gouf , in any way impressive

does this sound fun ?  or is everyone on a kampher binge , and sick of zeon

Model In-Progress / Re: Kampfer version V
« on: May 11, 2007, 10:42:59 AM »
few updates  first prime and pre-build

i have a feeling people couldnt really deny i needed vayate kits to make a badder version , so here are comparisons between vayate leg and kampher ,

but i know the real question whats the kai. wing kit for ,, here is a teaser

more soon to come
if i can get metal thrusters , cough cough

Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Re: Putty Questions
« on: April 10, 2007, 09:53:51 AM »
i hate digging up old topics , but has anyone used mr.hobby white putty ? , i just got some thanks to local hobby clearance sales , considering other puttys , but basiclly are most putties equal ? or are there some that are stellar ?

im a noob when it comes to scratchbuilding gunpla , but a full sized atx computer case :) and i know bondo grey in thin coats then a last of glazing putty red, then green finishing putty (like bondo but slightly different )

i mean for  puttying seams , is it as simple as glue inspect and add a little putty in the crack , or is it more like a sandwich , put a little putty on both sides of seam , and CA glue on the nubs , and wait to cure

and i know im a inquisitive person so ill cut any more questions to this one
i know bondo , ( and assuming other 2 parts ) can be rushed by adding more hardener , but how long are the cure times on the different putties , ( there are soo manny)  i just want one i can work on a part , and get it done :)

i might take you up on that fulcy since i have already lost/broken/modified/"fubar"ed , a few parts , and it would probably be easier to modify a left arm into a right arm , then make a full scratch arm , the sheild is the right size ( compared in scale ,) so its only an iussue of making the gatling parts and a right hand in scale

oh and i was going to order one thru r10 or bandai , but i broke the little cockpit orange peices , ya know , the windows for the cockpit , i tried to make a casting of it and mold release ate the original ( forgot to test before using real peice)  thats deffinatly one peice i would need  :)

has anyone attempted to make any of the H2Ym glorious serious kits ,  because im ambitious ,

i have finished painting and seting up most of the h2ym Gouf , and i want to make it into a glourious gouf custom
simply put i want to change the scale of the sheild gun and make an operator arm  now besides trying to figure out how to make a second arm ,,, how should i start making the gatling gun  to fit on the sheild that it came with

Model In-Progress / Re: Kampfer version V
« on: April 05, 2007, 08:47:28 AM »
yep , actually using the MG kampher allows me to use 2 of the circle peices ( honestly if this were a real unit , you wouldint want the full sized anyway)

so far i have bought 5 kits so far ,
1 mg kamph
2 vayeates
1 zaku 1
1 wing gundam version kai ( not telling what those parts are for till i reach the torso mod)

Model In-Progress / Re: Kampfer version V
« on: April 04, 2007, 12:41:37 PM »
no they dont , they are 144 , verrrycheapo kits , i just picked up 4 of them for 15$ , im going to have to do severe work to make them HG quality , and also make a customized torso peice to connect the collectors to back

Model In-Progress / Kampfer version V
« on: April 03, 2007, 12:09:57 PM »
MS 18V - vayete custom

the plan is simple , the dom style bazookas are gone , since vayete has stronger gun , more MINES

two racks will be attached to circle the vayete energy collectors doubling as armor and functionality ,

shotguns stay :D

face remains partially unchanged but will look slightly more like vayete , (simmilar already)

maybe enlarge legs and add hips (vayate style ) but i like kam's legs the way they are

2 energy collectors attached to back , with the mine racks , and extra boosters that empasize that its a little heavier than normal , ( leds may be added to make collectors look better)

the vayate used one single beam cannon , i will make it a beam shotgun (sorta like wing gundam , but i dont want a wing kampher
sheilds will be added to sides of guns to defend self
basic plan , more updates when i get my kits (vayates )

K is for Krazy Kustom Kampfer Kompetition / Re: KKKKK Progress Report
« on: April 03, 2007, 11:47:12 AM »
sorry havent done an work log yet , as im still buying and planning parts , but i am deffinately making a OZ-13-k  kampfer Vayeate custom , ( aka , fix probs with both mechs vayeate's close range problems , and kampfer's outta ammo ) kampher -V is supposed to be a mid to long ranger so im woking on making the vayate collectors fit beautifully with torso , otherwise , it still in sprue , and im still struggling in college

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