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Model Gallery / Re: RMS-141 Xeku Eins Custom
« on: May 29, 2008, 05:54:38 PM »
Good to see your stuff up Alex. Good start, I'm glad to see you joined this forum. People here are almost always helpful and kind.

That reminds me.....I'd better get something together and post. I don't feel too bad, as I have not been lurking for the past year, but still......

The model looks nice. Especially since it was hand painted. Good show.

Model Gallery / Briegel Completed
« on: February 20, 2007, 11:31:20 PM »
I literally had to walk away from the computer for a few minutes after seeing the first "completed" shot.  :o

This has got to be the most Beautiful model I have ever seen. I hope you make money doing this. It's too bad Hollywood uses CGI so often, movies would be much better with your kind of talent.

Dio. please? Pretty please?  :wink:

Kit Specifics / quick question on B-club manipulators (hands)
« on: October 19, 2006, 07:13:55 AM »
Quote from: "FichtenFoo"
Quote from: "Muad Dib"
I bought a set of MG hands for my Hazel( from B-club). The hands are O.K., but the covers are whack. There is so much flash, they are unusable. I will use the hands, but I will use the stock covers. Just my experience. I hope the photos illustrate my problem.


Um.... You do realize that you can sand the flash off or remove it by scraping it with an exacto right? :?

Yeah, this is more material than scraping it off( it's alot of material ), and, at that point I might as well use the original hand covers that came with the kit. I'm sure this is an isolated incident, I just don't think it would be worth it to return them all the way to Japan.  :(

It's not a big deal, at least the hands look good. I just would have liked to get to use all of the parts I paid for.

Kit Specifics / STARFIX anyone?
« on: October 19, 2006, 07:04:04 AM »
Hey Mike;

Just pm me an address and I'll get it in the mail to you.


Kit Specifics / quick question on B-club manipulators (hands)
« on: October 19, 2006, 01:51:48 AM »
I bought a set of MG hands for my Hazel( from B-club). The hands are O.K., but the covers are whack. There is so much flash, they are unusable. I will use the hands, but I will use the stock covers. Just my experience. I hope the photos illustrate my problem.


Kit Specifics / STARFIX anyone?
« on: October 19, 2006, 01:24:20 AM »
So, a friend of mine gave me this vintage (1980's?) STARFIX model, 1:72 scale Northrop T-38 Talon. I won't lie. It's horrible. About 30 pieces, still in the bag..... classic garbage. I was thinking... if any of you all want it for kitbashing....... I will not be building this model.If any of you are into the Minimal G group build and want this puppy, drop me a line, it's all yours. I'll even pay for shipping.(as long as you do something with it, and it's not overseas) as crappy as it is, I know some of you out there will put it to good use. It really is a terrible model though.

Happy modelling. Pictures below.


Model Gallery / GW-9800 AirMaster- complete
« on: July 31, 2006, 09:40:06 AM »
Quote from: "BM2"
Oh -well if it is that toy from Big-lots that he was able to make look this good - it's excellent! The one I have has the limitations of a toy - poor fit -crude scale detail- so if he was able to convert that to this - very well done!

Oh, O.k. I get it. Yes, my son has some Gundam toys, and I have thought about the possibility of repainting one for fun, but, yeah, not as detailed, less articulation, and why bother when models are better in those areas.

Quote from: "Ezechiel"
I have indeed overseen that excellent Low-viz color scheme. It makes the original design (which, like many of Gundam X, I don't like that much) much more credible. The base is a nice touch too.

Thanks Ezechiel, I'm not too fond of the "Airmaster" either. I just picked it up to try building one of these "Gundams"(it was cheap). My favorite thing about this model is the paint job. It is the most involved masking job I've ever done. I was inspired by some photos I'd seen of an Su-27. :D

Model Gallery / GW-9800 AirMaster- complete
« on: July 30, 2006, 04:42:47 PM »
Quote from: "BM2"
They sell these guys at Big-lots as a generic robot toy -


Model Gallery / New to the forum with a Blaze Zaku
« on: July 26, 2006, 08:50:06 PM »
I think it looks good for a first "model".

The painting looks a bit off, as mentioned. The panel lines look a bit messy in   spots too. The rifle looks as though it could use a bit of detail.

I do like the color scheme though, and overall, a good first effort. I am new to this stuff too, but love it, and can't wait to be good enough to make this forum go, "awesome".

Good luck, and keep posting. :D

Model Gallery / GW-9800 AirMaster- complete
« on: July 26, 2006, 08:36:07 PM »
Quote from: "FichtenFoo"
Not horrible work, but I've seen better and worse. I think for the most part it looks good, but there's little things about it that bug me. I notice some of the parts look "rough" like the dark metal right behind the chest on the first pic. The decals are a little silvered (this can be fixed by lightly scoring them and applying microsol) as well. The panel lines seem thick and the paint has an uneven clearcoat sheen.

The scheme is good too, but something about the piece as a whole seems bland. It's not the pose... just something I can't put my finger on. Maybe it's just that there's nothing exceptional that makes it really stand out. Now that you've done decent and "fundamental" work, it's time to kick it up a notch and go crazy. :evil:

Thanks FF, and others.....

I appreciate the feedback. I know this model is somewhat lacking, and all of the criticism seems spot on.....

It is my first airbrushed model, and thats why the painting looks uneven(I noticed it but felt I couldn't do much about it). The decals...... Do you think it's not too late to fix them? I'm afraid of making the clearcoat even more uneven around the decals.

Panel lines.... well, I tried the tech pen approach, and it worked pretty well, but the ink was too dark, and the nib too big. Lesson learned. Any suggestions on a good pen for panel lines?

The pose.... I love the pose. I also love an F-16 on the tarmac. The base was a rush first MS and I felt like I didn't want to put too much into a first effort, but as you can tell......

 went a bit overboard on my second attempt.

Anyway, thanks for the input.....

Now watch me grow!  8)

Model Gallery / GW-9800 AirMaster- complete
« on: July 23, 2006, 02:17:04 PM »
Quote from: "Titan-ex"
Very nice color scheme you have there,looks like you gave the front vents some detail.
Only problem I can see is the photos are too dark. 8)

Thanks Titan; yeah, the one photo is rather dark. The two pictures I have posted are the only ones I have gotten back so far, I will post more when I get them. :)

Quote from: "orange"
Interesting colour scheme you have there, maybe you could improve on the pose? Seems a bit odd...

How about your diaroma? I saw two figures in the second picture. 8)

The pose is stiff because the base is a hanger type theme, the heads you see are a couple of techs for scale. You will be able to tell when I post the other photos.

Model Gallery / GW-9800 AirMaster- complete
« on: July 22, 2006, 11:39:25 AM »
Hey guys;

This post will be brief, but I just wanted to post a couple of shots of my completed AirMaster, as my friend finally got around to taking some nice photos for me. He's had this model at his home for a few months, so I haven't seen it for a while. He's much better at photography than I am. I have not received all of the photos yet, and will post more when I get them. This is also the first MS model I had done.

Yeah, I know. The decals......
That seam near the cockpit.....


All photos in this thread by Paul Beckwith. 8)

Model Gallery / RGM-79(G) sniper team complete
« on: June 28, 2006, 03:37:06 PM »
Hello all;

Well, this project took a little longer than I thought it would, but finally, it's done! This is the first model diorama I've built ( I don't count the Airmaster I built, because it's more of a base ), and the second and third Gunpla models ever. I am also new to the airbrush thing too, and you can tell. Overall, I am pleased with the results, but made some mistakes that I learned alot from.

First of all, I screwed up a few decals with that setting solution, and then I had to use the decals I had left, so the sizes don't match :oops:

Also, when assembling the models, I chipped the paint in a couple of places, it's kinda hard to tell with the weathering, but I know it's there. :x

When the paint chipped, it went all the way down to the plastic, even the primer chipped off. How do you prevent that from happening? :?:

I've also been told that the sniper should be more "hidden", but mostly this was just an experiment, trying out diorama building materials etc. Where do you hide a 90' mobile suit anyway? And don't snipers have to move from place to place?
As far as the railroad aspect, I guess these guys are either going to take a supply train out before it gets into the mountain base, or they are covering an incoming supply train from a distance. Sniper support? Whatever :razz:

So, let me have it with the feedback, good or bad, as this is a learning experience. I want to put together some nice models in the future, so I gotta figure this out.

Without further ado;

The photos aren't the greatest, I'm still trying to figure out how to use my camera, lighting and camera position. I have a friend who is a professional photographer, but you know how that goes. I just wanted to get some pictures up before forever passes.

Thanks for looking, enjoy

Model In-Progress / RGM-79(G) sniper team
« on: May 24, 2006, 03:14:11 PM »
Quote from: "mikiwank"
Your green camo is perfect for your dio. will the second sniper have to you it his rifle of sniper between the hands or the machine-gun?

Yeah, the second sniper will have the sniper rifle. And, thanks, I think the green I'm using will go well with the diorama. I'm just about finished with this project too. Look for it in "completed models" very soon. 8)

Model In-Progress / RGM-79(G) sniper team
« on: May 19, 2006, 11:37:08 AM »
Quote from: "mikiwank"
Whao, your's dio is cool.
It's your's first ?
I'do same sniper 1/144 actually. This kit goes back to 1996 but is of good quality except certain articulations which would deserve some modifs.


Thanks for the compliment Miki.
Yeah, this is actually my second Gundam model. I posted in-progress for my first model

It was a very simple diorama, so this sniper dio is way more involved. The snipers are 1/144, and yes, not very good on the articulation. I'm not confident with my ability to pull off any of the mods of seen on this site though, YET.

As for the Airmaster, it is finished, and I gave it to a friend of mine to photograph for me, as I did not have faith in my own photograpic ability. Now he has it and I have no photos or model to try to take pictures of :mad:
My bad.
I guess I have to go and steal it back :evil:

Model In-Progress / UPDATE
« on: May 19, 2006, 11:27:45 AM »

O.K. I did some weathering to one of the GMs, I took some photos, but you'll have to let me know how well the weathering shows up. It looks pretty good to me in person. Maybe I need to improve my picture taking. :?

I also "finished" the diorama. I think. I added all the trees (which I made), I added talus under the rock faces and near the tunnel portal, and added reeds/grass? in the ditch along side the tracks. I also used some weathering pastels to dull down the rust on the tracks.

Now all I have to do is finish the second sniper ( final paint, decals, weather, FFA, assemble. Less work than it sounds) and attach the team to the dio, which I'm still not sure how I'm going to pull that off. I think the next time I post, it will be in "finished models" 8)

Model Talk / Weapons models/garage kits
« on: May 14, 2006, 09:26:30 PM »
Any of you know where to get any of these weapon mod kits? I really enjoy the GITS series, and think it would be an interesting experiment modifying an airsoft weapon like these. I've done some looking around on the web, but have only found one resource, and they no longer have any of these kits in stock.

Here's the link.

any help would be great.

Model In-Progress / 1/144 Meteor
« on: May 12, 2006, 09:56:26 PM »
Wow! the lighting looks sooooo cool. I can't wait to see the final build. How warm do those lights get? I hope it won't warp the plastic. How about running/navigational lights?

Nice work so far.

Model In-Progress / RGM-79(G) sniper team
« on: May 12, 2006, 02:21:30 PM »
Thanks for the comments. True; the snipers do look a bit dull, and I do think that lends itself to the theme, I'm not sure what I would do to "jazz" them up. I do plan on weathering them a bit....but outside of that, I'm not sure where to go.

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