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In-Progress Creations / MG Advanced Hazel
« on: April 26, 2021, 07:12:25 PM »

Here is a brief progress thread on my Advanced Hazel build

I'm starting to gather a nice backlog of kits (MG ZII Resin Conv, Ex-s/S Gundam 1.5 and MG Mk.V) so I felt very compelled to complete this one with my new airbrush!

The Badger Patriot 105 is a pretty good entry level airbrush and I've been pretty happy thus far. I'd say learning to do things in layers, even strokes and regulating air pressure are my biggest flaw starting out. Which, now that I think about it, are the major things to airbrushing properly.  Also, I am using a full shop compressor, that drives my girlfriend crazy, so I only have time to paint on the weekends or if I start the compressor before she gets home from work  :shifty: .

Now, I just jumped into this kit about a week ago and have been doing things in burst. I tried to be mindful of taking progressive photos, but things tend to get in the way so here's a nice photo dump

Mr.Hobby Surfacer 1200 - Primer for all parts (I need more alligator clips  :meh:)

Mr.Hobby Black/Green C018 - Frame parts

Mr.Hobby Deep Ocean Blue C375 - Outer Frame/Main Color

A rule of thumb, that I will keep in mind for future kits, never start with a paint color youre very close to being out of. I have a NEWTYPE order a few days out, that will contain another jar of Deep Ocean Blue, and I should have this kit ready for decals the following week.

I'm definitely striving for a subtle look overall, but with just a little bit of pop with the Black/Green frame. It's hard to capture but when you see the green, it really sets the kit apart.

In-Progress Creations / Re: Ako Hobby Refined Barzam
« on: October 20, 2020, 04:09:58 AM »
Took a little break after I finished hand painting most of the kit. I bought an airbrush in that time. Part of me wants to air brush it, but also likes the hand-brushed style. Very torn here.

As you can see there are still errors in the coat and I definitely want to learn from them, but it's my first painted kit.

I'm probably putting too much emphasis on "first kit", but Ill see how I feel after I air brush the Advanced Hazel.

In-Progress Creations / Re: Ako Hobby Refined Barzam
« on: September 23, 2020, 05:47:54 AM »
Not sure, I hope it holds up. Im also not sure who makes custom decals anymore.

In-Progress Creations / Re: Ako Hobby Refined Barzam
« on: September 21, 2020, 01:07:29 PM »
So this concludes most of the progress. I have to cast a new foot, hunt down water decals, find "piping" for the  hoses I lost and lastly add a rust like wash to the kit to call it complete. Oh and I guess look for a nice wooden platform and shaft to display the piece.

Overall, I will say that I had a great time de-stressing while working on this kit. I will be purchasing an airbrush for the next kit, as I realize I am too impatient for hand-painting.

In-Progress Creations / Re: Ako Hobby Refined Barzam
« on: September 16, 2020, 01:03:55 PM »
So I started hand painting and may I see its quiet frustrating haha. So many coats I have to complete and I become OCD to try an obtain the smoothest finish.

Here's the resin laser beam I purchased many years ago haha.

Also patching up the empty backside of the front skirts.

In-Progress Creations / Re: Ako Hobby Refined Barzam
« on: September 15, 2020, 05:35:13 AM »
To be completely honest, Im not 100% set, but preferably a clean look, but since its hand brushed, I may incorporate weathered elements to cover up any mistakes haha.

At the moment, I'm fleshing out a Diorama between the Refined Barzam and Advanced Hazel (something about them being mono eye suits held by Titans, but never actually being in the same Manga or OVA.)

I started painting the internals with Tamiya X-12 Gold Leaf.

I love it so far. I think the Mr. Color Red #3 will definitely make the leg internals pop on the pistons.

The suit armor will be the standard Titans Mk.II color scheme.

In-Progress Creations / Re: Ako Hobby Refined Barzam
« on: September 14, 2020, 05:09:07 PM »
True, there's always something that goes wrong. I've been away the past few days on vacation, but returned to a nice delivery of paints. I also have started building the Advanced Hazel as I just couldnt resist.

Added some fresh Light Gun Metal to the frame

And lastly, I am planning on hand paintng this kit, as my partner is not big on me having a spray booth in the house, but maybe I can persuade her into letting me get an airbrush around Christmas.

Can't wait to see how this turns out.

In-Progress Creations / Ako Hobby Refined Barzam
« on: September 10, 2020, 12:07:23 PM »
Hello! Glad to see this forum still up and running.

It has been such a long time since I've visited the FichtenFoo Forums, but I'm glad that I am able to necro-bump an old thread of mine.

With working from home, I've somewhat renewed my interest in finishing this kit (something nice to add to my desk); as well as keep me from going insane with boredom.

Here you can see most of the kit primed and ready for primer.

Certain parts I'm slightly cleaning up and will paint separately. I also had to rebuild the pistons as I lost those  :(, but the new pistons worked out a lot better.
You can also see in the previous picture, I ruined one of the feet, so there's some recasting in my future haha.

Lastly, I bought an MG Advanced Hazel to be the brother kit to this. Will create a new thread once this is 80% painted.

Model News Feed / Re: Shizuoka Hobby Show 2011 News
« on: May 12, 2011, 07:58:41 AM »
There's also a Tallgeese III floating around next to all of the MG Wing kits that have been released recently.

I like Katokis iteration of the Epyon. Would have liked broader shoulders at 45 degree angle, but I can live with this. Now, bring on the Tallgeese so I can squeal to the heavens.

Just saw pics of new Epyon Line Art with MG next to it. Should be popping up soon. Sorry for not posting pics, but they belong to someone else and I didn't want to steal.

So possible MG Epyon or MG Wing Zero announcement in the next month.

Model In-Progress / Re: G-System 1/35 EX-S - commission
« on: February 14, 2011, 09:40:49 AM »
Thats so amazingly massive, I wouldn't know what to do with myself or that kit haha. I wonder if G-System would ever create a 1/35 Deepstriker. Good luck on the kit.

Oh yea haha.  :doh:

The way things are going I'd say: Nataku sometime in the summer. Heavyarms in Fall/Winter. EW Heavyarms sometime early next year (2012). And Tallgeese/Leos mid 2012. Hopefully, they do the opposite and release a new Wing kit every month in 2011 that way we'll have the Tallgeese by sept.

Model Talk / VP is closing/Megasale going on
« on: December 01, 2010, 08:48:17 PM »

Word over on is that VPmodel is closing due to in house issues. VP is having a Megasale so get it before its gone.


:google translator:

"Hello. Thorpe is.

VP of the last 20 days in observance of all official business was closed by.
Therefore, this blog and your account will be closed to within a few days.

Meanwhile, I thank you haejusin." - Taken from the VP blog

Model Talk / Ngee Khiong closed his blog
« on: October 07, 2010, 11:04:41 PM »
I know this is probably a week or so old, but just a heads up Ngee's blog is done for.

I feel like with BAKAUC using FB to update new products we won't feel the pain of his blog being gone too bad, but its sad to see it go.

Model Talk / Re: Upcoming Resin Kits - Gundam and Otherwise
« on: September 24, 2010, 11:04:05 AM »
Hmm, its still working for me. Heres a link to their page

Model Talk / Re: Upcoming Resin Kits - Gundam and Otherwise
« on: September 23, 2010, 11:39:44 AM »
VPs Extra-Fit ZZ

modedit: no hotlinking images to websites other than your own or a site like imageshack/photobucket.

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