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Offline Zorox

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Any gundam enthusiatist?
« on: Sun, 18 January 2015, 05:21:15 »
Nah I hope many of geekers are also into gundam like me ^^ This "useless" keycap was made from a 1/100 MG Strike Freedom Gundam :D It is just for decoration so I put it in the scroll-lock key, which I never use myself. ^^

I replace the joint with a scratch-build clear part to lead light from my BWU to the eyes and sensors on the head. I also trimmed some part inside the head to optimize the light's diffusion


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Im planning to paint it with black theme, sothat it can blend in my BWU. ^^
This is my very first modification with my mechanical keyboards :D Hope you guys enjoy it too ^^

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Re: Any gundam enthusiatist?
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 18 January 2015, 06:03:34 »
Love it, I would say I am a gundam enthusiast, but I'm more sad you now have a headless strike :(
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Re: Any gundam enthusiatist?
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 18 January 2015, 06:33:49 »
Love fundal. Pretty cool stuff there. I saw a thread on here where a guy bought a cheap model kit and used half the head and glued it to a key. Came out descent.

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Re: Any gundam enthusiatist?
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 18 January 2015, 17:54:25 »
I must say that makes a really nice cap but it's a shame about the kit

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Re: Any gundam enthusiatist?
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 18 January 2015, 18:03:06 »
Love it, I would say I am a gundam enthusiast, but I'm more sad you now have a headless strike :(

Thank you ^^ It is actually a Strike Freedom ^^ My 1st hobby is Gundam modelling, so I have many spare kits laying around under the bench :D

Love fundal. Pretty cool stuff there. I saw a thread on here where a guy bought a cheap model kit and used half the head and glued it to a key. Came out descent.

Thank you mate :D Yes I saw that thread vs girldc gundam keycaps :)) I made this just for display purpose, dont actually think to make it into a normal keycaps :D maybe I will try make half-head keys next time ^^

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Re: Any gundam enthusiatist?
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 18 January 2015, 18:06:24 »
I must say that makes a really nice cap but it's a shame about the kit

The head can be reuse for the kit just in case, I just swap the Polycap out :D

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Re: Any gundam enthusiatist?
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 18 January 2015, 18:32:08 »
Used to be really into Gundam when I was a teenager. Still have a soft spot for anything Deathscythe Hell related :)

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Re: Any gundam enthusiatist?
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 18 January 2015, 18:35:17 »
I would love to watch the original movies for Mobile Suit Gundam, but can't find them streaming anywhere. Does anyone know how to find them?

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Re: Any gundam enthusiatist?
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 18 January 2015, 18:42:59 »
Used to be really into Gundam when I was a teenager. Still have a soft spot for anything Deathscythe Hell related :)

Haha Deatchscythe was my first attempt because it fits the black theme on my BWU, but the light-leading structur inside need more works so that it was not finished. I will update more when it is complete ^^
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Re: Any gundam enthusiatist?
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 18 January 2015, 22:56:32 »
I used to be really into gundam models too.  But lately I've been too busy to build new ones.

Good thing you had spare parts, was gonna say that's gonna be the most expensive keycap if you use MG Strike Freedom head.

Doesn't MG usually run about $100-150 or so?

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Looks really good otherwise, lol should do some marker line.

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Re: Any gundam enthusiatist?
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 19 January 2015, 01:15:52 »
I would love to watch the original movies for Mobile Suit Gundam, but can't find them streaming anywhere. Does anyone know how to find them?

Here is a link for you ^^ http://www.animeultima.io/search.html?searchquery=gundam

I used to be really into gundam models too.  But lately I've been too busy to build new ones.

Good thing you had spare parts, was gonna say that's gonna be the most expensive keycap if you use MG Strike Freedom head.

Doesn't MG usually run about $100-150 or so?

:P

Looks really good otherwise, lol should do some marker line.

I order my kits directly from Japan per HLJ or 1999, the price is very acceptable if you choose slow shipping :D and you can also find used kits on forums or eBay. An old decent MG kit is about 20~30USD :D And while I use the body parts for modification, this could make use of spare heads laying around. For keycaps I think MG is best size for full-head like this one, but cheaper 1/144 HG can also be good for half-head keycaps ^^

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Re: Any gundam enthusiatist?
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 07:29:58 »
I don't think i'm going to get a reply but i'm interested in finding out what grade did you use ;)