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Re: Gundam/model building
« Reply #150 on: Thu, 02 July 2015, 15:56:37 »
I've always wanted to get more into the gundam building. Do you guys watch the show a lot or do you just like the models?
I've never actually gotten into the shows, I might have to sometime
I've built about 10 and love the whole process, yet I've never seen even a single episode.

My favorite designs are from the Astray line.
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« Reply #151 on: Thu, 02 July 2015, 17:44:42 »
Glad to see more Gunpla lovers here. Nice to see some familiar faces as well :)

My first airbrush and compressor only costed 100 bucks. A used Testors AC100 and a Iwata Neo CN. The paint is a big upfront cost as well but a batch of well selected paints will last you many kits. The more concerning part about painting is work space availability as some paints can be toxic and all of them spray particles everywhere which can be difficult to deal with if you don't have proper ventilation.

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Re: Gundam/model building
« Reply #152 on: Thu, 02 July 2015, 18:01:29 »
Glad to see more Gunpla lovers here. Nice to see some familiar faces as well :)

My first airbrush and compressor only costed 100 bucks. A used Testors AC100 and a Iwata Neo CN. The paint is a big upfront cost as well but a batch of well selected paints will last you many kits. The more concerning part about painting is work space availability as some paints can be toxic and all of them spray particles everywhere which can be difficult to deal with if you don't have proper ventilation.

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Re: Gundam/model building
« Reply #153 on: Thu, 02 July 2015, 19:53:50 »
Glad to see more Gunpla lovers here. Nice to see some familiar faces as well :)

My first airbrush and compressor only costed 100 bucks. A used Testors AC100 and a Iwata Neo CN. The paint is a big upfront cost as well but a batch of well selected paints will last you many kits. The more concerning part about painting is work space availability as some paints can be toxic and all of them spray particles everywhere which can be difficult to deal with if you don't have proper ventilation.

My most recently finished build was the MG Char's Zaku!
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Familiar faces, eh?  Had no idea you'd be in to mech boards as well. :)

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Re: Gundam/model building
« Reply #154 on: Thu, 02 July 2015, 20:20:59 »
Glad to see more Gunpla lovers here. Nice to see some familiar faces as well :)

My first airbrush and compressor only costed 100 bucks. A used Testors AC100 and a Iwata Neo CN. The paint is a big upfront cost as well but a batch of well selected paints will last you many kits. The more concerning part about painting is work space availability as some paints can be toxic and all of them spray particles everywhere which can be difficult to deal with if you don't have proper ventilation.

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Wow, that is some seriously impressive work man
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« Reply #155 on: Thu, 02 July 2015, 21:12:31 »
Familiar faces, eh?  Had no idea you'd be in to mech boards as well. :)

I didn't know I was into mechs until last year. Getting close to getting all the parts for a custom :D

Wow, that is some seriously impressive work man

Thanks man! Your photography is ridiculously nice  :-X

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« Reply #156 on: Wed, 08 July 2015, 16:22:14 »
Received and built a Konig Wolf HA yesterday (it has been on my wishlist for a while...!)
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Here is a size comparison with a fire fox:
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Re: Gundam/model building
« Reply #157 on: Wed, 08 July 2015, 20:16:00 »
Received and built a Konig Wolf HA yesterday (it has been on my wishlist for a while...!)
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Here is a size comparison with a fire fox:
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I really love the color scheme...the shade of blue is wonderful.


IDK if I've ever seen a zoid kit that was really bad yet.

 
Sister has this sitting in her room waiting to be built.  I wanna build it so bad.

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Re: Gundam/model building
« Reply #158 on: Wed, 08 July 2015, 20:17:23 »
Received and built a Konig Wolf HA yesterday (it has been on my wishlist for a while...!)
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Here is a size comparison with a fire fox:
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I really love the color scheme...the shade of blue is wonderful.


IDK if I've ever seen a zoid kit that was really bad yet.

 
Sister has this sitting in her room waiting to be built.  I wanna build it so bad.
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Yea well let her now I'm always willing to take it off her hands ;)
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Re: Gundam/model building
« Reply #159 on: Wed, 08 July 2015, 22:52:25 »
As someone who has not built a gundam model before, is this any good? http://plamoya.com/en/tengen-kadou-gurren-lagann-full-drillize-ver-plastic-model-p-52835.html

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« Reply #160 on: Thu, 09 July 2015, 00:07:57 »
As someone who has not built a gundam model before, is this any good? http://plamoya.com/en/tengen-kadou-gurren-lagann-full-drillize-ver-plastic-model-p-52835.html

Haven't seen that one before, but it's by Kotobukiya so you can't go wrong.

Bandai is the king of model kits, and Kotobukiya is a strong runner-up. The only others Koto kits I've built were the Rockman ones, though I've got my eyes set on the EVAs.

That said, the best places to get Gunpla from, besides your local hobby shop, are AmiAmi or HLJ if you're importing, or else Gundam Planet or, if directly by Bluefin, Amazon. Keep in mind that the boxes are HUGE, so shipping will add up. It's best to get a few kits at once than one at a time.

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« Reply #161 on: Sun, 12 July 2015, 09:18:43 »
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« Reply #163 on: Thu, 16 July 2015, 10:49:35 »
http://www.amazon.com/Gundam-MBF-P02KAI-Astray-Frame-Scale/dp/B0032ZD5O8

think this is something a beginner can make :o?

Wow, that looks gorgeous. I'd say go for it, but be patient.

HG model kits are geared more toward beginners, but they're smaller and, oddly enough, I find them more difficult to work with because of the tiny pieces. MGs just have more pieces, are bigger, and take longer to build, but I don't think they're more complicated.

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« Reply #164 on: Thu, 16 July 2015, 10:52:31 »
http://www.amazon.com/Gundam-MBF-P02KAI-Astray-Frame-Scale/dp/B0032ZD5O8

think this is something a beginner can make :o?

Wow, that looks gorgeous. I'd say go for it, but be patient.

HG model kits are geared more toward beginners, but they're smaller and, oddly enough, I find them more difficult to work with because of the tiny pieces. MGs just have more pieces, are bigger, and take longer to build, but I don't think they're more complicated.

yeah I recently found it. I used to think there was only a set number of models (all from gundam wing because thats how I got into the mechs). But I've come to find theres a lot more :)

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« Reply #165 on: Mon, 03 August 2015, 19:52:55 »
pg unicorn dreams have come true :D
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« Reply #166 on: Mon, 03 August 2015, 20:09:54 »
anybody doing resin kits? thinking about picking some up

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« Reply #168 on: Tue, 04 August 2015, 03:56:28 »
pg unicorn dreams have come true :D
You bought it? O>O

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« Reply #169 on: Thu, 06 August 2015, 15:20:27 »
pg unicorn dreams have come true :D
You bought it? O>O

Yessir, get to pick it up myself too :)
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« Reply #170 on: Thu, 06 August 2015, 16:50:27 »
pg unicorn dreams have come true :D
You bought it? O>O

Yessir, get to pick it up myself too :)
Daaaaang you need to make sure you wire the led's into that take lots of pictures just of the packaging tbh O>O hope you have fun building it though ^_^

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« Reply #171 on: Mon, 10 August 2015, 11:26:02 »
got to meet up with filphil on my way back from NY to pick up these :D



no bananas around so lemon for scale. pulling out the extra desk for this one:



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« Reply #172 on: Mon, 10 August 2015, 13:23:53 »
got to meet up with filphil on my way back from NY to pick up these :D

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no bananas around so lemon for scale. pulling out the extra desk for this one:

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« Reply #173 on: Mon, 10 August 2015, 16:23:29 »
body done

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« Reply #174 on: Mon, 10 August 2015, 17:02:55 »
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Looking good so far, did you get the led unit or planning to light it?
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« Reply #175 on: Mon, 10 August 2015, 17:07:15 »
body done

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Looking good so far, did you get the led unit or planning to light it?
Nope, wasn't about to drop $80 on some LEDs. Frankly I'll probly keep it all white all the time anyway, I like that look a lot more
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« Reply #176 on: Mon, 10 August 2015, 17:34:22 »
body done

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Looking good so far, did you get the led unit or planning to light it?
Nope, wasn't about to drop $80 on some LEDs. Frankly I'll probly keep it all white all the time anyway, I like that look a lot more
:p What about just hand wiring it all up?
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« Reply #177 on: Mon, 10 August 2015, 17:38:20 »
body done

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Looking good so far, did you get the led unit or planning to light it?
Nope, wasn't about to drop $80 on some LEDs. Frankly I'll probly keep it all white all the time anyway, I like that look a lot more
:p What about just hand wiring it all up?

I'm not super electrically inclined with that sort of thing :p. If you wanna hookup me up tho ;)
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« Reply #178 on: Mon, 10 August 2015, 17:41:13 »
body done

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Looking good so far, did you get the led unit or planning to light it?
Nope, wasn't about to drop $80 on some LEDs. Frankly I'll probly keep it all white all the time anyway, I like that look a lot more
:p What about just hand wiring it all up?

I'm not super electrically inclined with that sort of thing :p. If you wanna hookup me up tho ;)
Ahh right never mind then :p No I don't have anyone but there are quite a few tutorials on youtube for lighting up gunpla kits :)

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« Reply #179 on: Tue, 11 August 2015, 00:49:50 »
The day's work: torso and both legs:

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« Reply #180 on: Tue, 11 August 2015, 00:58:50 »
The day's work: torso and both legs:

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« Reply #181 on: Wed, 12 August 2015, 17:38:09 »


Now just need to finish up all the weapons, detail, sticker, and coat
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« Reply #182 on: Wed, 12 August 2015, 17:43:32 »
Ugh. Can't wait to get my first PG, which'll be the Red Astray. Have to get myself comfortable with enough MGs first.

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« Reply #183 on: Wed, 12 August 2015, 17:45:05 »
Ugh. Can't wait to get my first PG, which'll be the Red Astray. Have to get myself comfortable with enough MGs first.

I only did 2 MGs before this :p. Red astray tho :cool:
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« Reply #184 on: Thu, 13 August 2015, 21:15:56 »
I'll be streaming my char zaku II build tomorrow around midday EST if anyone feels like watching
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« Reply #185 on: Fri, 14 August 2015, 19:58:59 »
I made a thing a few weeks ago.

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« Reply #186 on: Sat, 15 August 2015, 00:10:42 »
I made a thing a few weeks ago.

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Using the modelling board as a backdrop seems to be a very good idea!  :thumb:

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« Reply #187 on: Sat, 12 September 2015, 23:06:45 »
put together this little guy today

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« Reply #188 on: Sun, 29 November 2015, 18:19:56 »
Moving on to the funnels. This guys gonna be my winter project!

 

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« Reply #189 on: Sun, 29 November 2015, 19:37:40 »
Moving on to the funnels. This guys gonna be my winter project!

 
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« Reply #190 on: Mon, 30 November 2015, 06:53:25 »
I've got more plans than just panel lining  :p Need to get some more supplies before proceeding...

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« Reply #191 on: Mon, 30 November 2015, 08:15:03 »
Every time this thread pops up I remember there's something new in the display case.




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« Reply #192 on: Mon, 30 November 2015, 11:21:12 »
So I just got a real grade Astray Red but I'm to afraid to start on it. What is the best way of removing individual pieces from their trays without breaking them?

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« Reply #193 on: Mon, 30 November 2015, 11:30:12 »
So I just got a real grade Astray Red but I'm to afraid to start on it. What is the best way of removing individual pieces from their trays without breaking them?

Snip close to the runner and cut the rest of the nub off with a hobby knife.

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« Reply #194 on: Mon, 30 November 2015, 11:38:52 »
So I just got a real grade Astray Red but I'm to afraid to start on it. What is the best way of removing individual pieces from their trays without breaking them?

Snip close to the runner and cut the rest of the nub off with a hobby knife.

awesome thanks, I'll need to get a hold on some tools then! no point in this model just sitting around.

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« Reply #195 on: Mon, 30 November 2015, 11:49:52 »
So I just got a real grade Astray Red but I'm to afraid to start on it. What is the best way of removing individual pieces from their trays without breaking them?

Snip close to the runner and cut the rest of the nub off with a hobby knife.

awesome thanks, I'll need to get a hold on some tools then! no point in this model just sitting around.

The God Hand is the best nib cutter, but a bit expensive. A Tamiya one is a very good beginner's cutter. Then an Xacto is fine for cutting off the remainder, then sand it off. It's been a couple of years since I last built a Gunpla, so I forget which grits to get. I think 600 as the starting point? Someone here can give better info.

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« Reply #196 on: Mon, 30 November 2015, 12:28:50 »
So I just got a real grade Astray Red but I'm to afraid to start on it. What is the best way of removing individual pieces from their trays without breaking them?

Snip close to the runner and cut the rest of the nub off with a hobby knife.

awesome thanks, I'll need to get a hold on some tools then! no point in this model just sitting around.

For the budget friendly with good quality:

http://www.amazon.com/Xuron-2175ET-Professional-Sprue-Cutter/dp/B001TMZ7QA/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1448907805&sr=8-7&keywords=tamiya+cutter
Better than tamiya entry level but lesser than the tamiya sharp pointed.  God hands are awesome(have my own) but for the cost the tamiya sharp pointed is what everyone should be using.  Make sure to switch blades to a new one if you feel it's not cutting the way it's supposed to be.

http://www.amazon.com/Xacto-X3311-Precision-Knife-Blades/dp/B0000DD1N4/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1448907872&sr=8-7&keywords=x-acto
I personally prefer OLFA blades(the people who make tamiya's hobby knives) over x-acto but you can't go wrong with the availability of these.  You can just find blades at walmart if you need replacements.

http://www.amazon.com/3M-Wetordry-Sandpaper-03006-Assorted/dp/B005JPGTNI/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1448907934&sr=8-11&keywords=sandpaper+pack
Cut these in to squares and sand away.  Fold them over a few times for rigidity or glue them on to small Popsicle sticks.  Like with all sanding you start with the most aggressive first and build up in to the least aggressive(1000grit to 2500 grit).

Oh and this place is nice and full of friendly people:

Link to the wiki first because that's important.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Gunpla/wiki/index
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Re: Gundam/model building
« Reply #197 on: Mon, 07 December 2015, 06:23:13 »
Japan has all the cool stuff

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Re: Gundam/model building
« Reply #198 on: Wed, 09 December 2015, 19:52:35 »
Check out this Gunpla display: "Return To The World"
http://www.gundamkitscollection.com/2014/04/pg-160-00-raiser-return-world-diorama.html
I'm in love, this is so rad  :eek:

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Re: Gundam/model building
« Reply #199 on: Wed, 09 December 2015, 19:53:57 »
Check out this Gunpla display: "Return To The World"
http://www.gundamkitscollection.com/2014/04/pg-160-00-raiser-return-world-diorama.html
I'm in love, this is so rad  :eek:

Holy, s**t. The ways people customize Gunpla...