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***READ THE GUIDE***

THE GUIDE: http://gunpla.buyfags.moe/

***READ THE GUIDE***

For those new to gunpla/plamo or even just new to this thread; please read the guide. Please read it before asking questions, as there is a chance it has already been answered there.

For those unfamiliar, "plamo" is a shortened form of "plastic model". If it's made of plastic, someone can probably help you here!
If you're new, you're gonna fuck up. Don't worry! If you're experienced, don't make the new people worry!

>Why won't anyone answer my question?
Try being specific, especially about your materials and process. Post images whenever possible; even if the kit/part looks bad, you are more likely to get help posting images.

>Why are my pictures sideways?
4chan strips EXIF data from images when they're uploaded to the website from your phone, including the orientation display tag. To solve this, save your images out separately, or use an app that will rotate and save the image itself for you.
One commonly used app that works well on Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simplemobilephotoresizer

Links:
>A guide to other types of plamo:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/1vf1aw7v91pz5pa/Airfix%20Model%20World%20Specia%20-By-Step
>Kawaguchi gunpla tips:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJV1h9xQ7Hx-SoCOivVEHNDOl16VWLB3A
>Gundam lineart:
https://imgur.com/user/gundaml1neart
http://seesaawiki.jp/nuriesozai/lite/d/MenuBar1
>Funaka's gunpla guides:
http://funakatown.com/images/Building_Gunpla_Final.pdf
http://funakatown.com/images/Funakas_Scratchbuilding.pdf
>Falldog's gunpla guide:
http://otakurevolution.com/content/laymans-gunpla-guide

Monthly restock:
https://bandai-hobby.net/site/schedule_images/2019july.pdf

Past Groupbuilds:
https://imgur.com/user/mechagroupbuild/posts

IRC:
>Server/Channel
Rizon/#gunpla

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**DEEP SPACE GROUP BUILD**

Build a kit designed primarily for outerspace usage. This means:
>Your entry should reflect its Zero-G environment. Take inspiration from various space-type mobile suits and orbital frames.
>Spacecraft are allowed this time around. This can range from Gundam battleships/mobile armors to Star Wars fighters to flying saucers.
>There's several routes one could go with this build, including a general "space type" mobile suit with lots of verniers/thrusters, a mobile suit designed for space exploration (ie. Stargazer, Woundworts), or a completely alien mobile suit (Vagan stuff, just generally alien designs)
>Just throwing some thrusters onto a Z'Gok won't cut it though, you have to make it feel like your entry would be fit for outer space.

Submit your entries to gunplaplamo@gmail.com , include at least 5 finished pics and any WIP pics you took while working on your entry

START: 07/01/19
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Is it ok to use white primer as white paint/black primer as black paint? Has anybody done that?
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>>17606882
It doesn't give the best finish, in my experience white primer (especially surfacer) is grainier than proper paint, but glosscoating it might counteract that if you're up for experimentation
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>>17606820
they look like toy soldiers popping out of a drawer, adorable.
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>>17606820
Where's that spider tank from, OP?
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What's the quality of Frame Arms kits compared to Bandai HG line?

And do I really have to paint each part and topcoat each model I do?
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i love xbone
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>>17607376
Dammit Hen, you really did put the GH decal on it?
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>>17607376
Is it topcoated? also, what Nitocris figure is that?
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>>17607126
Plastic is a bit harder but a little more brittle, be very careful with the wrist joints as they can crack due to how small they are, they are articulated fairly well, the faceplates are painted and decaled for you already, and the kits are molded in several colors so while some details are missing they don't look terrible out of the box though some need more paint than others.
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>>17606882
It not that smooth and quite grainy.
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am I allowed to post my first gunpla here?
no? okay fuck you
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>>17607524
You've at least got good taste in suits
Panel lining looks really clean too
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>>17607427
Bored because until when they will release gundam decal for rg/hg xbone.
>>17607444
yes, it is topcoated. The noddle stopper.
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I shall be honest, I'm not really a fan of MGs using the "swap-able fingers" hands and not giving an articulate or semi-articulate hand. It brings additional bookkeeping I find unneeded.
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>>17607524
No, this place is for the most elite builders only, snapshitters and newbies not welcome.
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>>17607589
Me too, it's the worse if the kit doesn't give you full hand gestures.
Fucking Psycho Zaku only give you 2 options, a fist and a trigger hand, fucking bullshit.
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>>17607640
not him but asked this last thread and never got an answer, is Rustoleum spray paint something to avoid using? It's my only choice for local paints, and importing them is way too pricy for me
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>>17607660
>Rustoleum
Ain't they for craft and not for plamo? I don't think it's a good idea
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>>17606820
What scale are those little soldiers?
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>>17607660
I used rustoleum camo spray paint once for a tank build and it worked pretty well. If you spray it on light it should turn out okay.
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>>17607643
This is honestly what is setting me back from getting the MG Jegan . That and waiting for P-bandais and such for the various alternate configurations.
In fact, which was the one with torso vulcans and wrist weapons, the F91 one?
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>>17607376
Beautiful fingers though
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Going to Tokyo in two weeks, where to go? My last day is the release date for the gouf flight type, mostly interested in tools and maybe koto parts, however wondering if there are some things which I can’t bring back to Australia
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>>17607589

I agree. Fully movable hands like in Jesta are much better.

I understand why some people might dislike those, however - grip is weaker (pose problems with heavy equipment), fingers parts sometimes refuse to separate (my Jesta have pretty much fused fingers in middle so they cant bend) and removing nubs or painting is problematic.

At the other hand, they could also make hands with fingers as separate parts like in GN-X.

>>17607640

Im too afraid to paint kits, will never get good enough, don't have the equipment either. I don't even panel line since all I have is water solved ink pen and you said that if any top coat would be applied on that, it would dissolve into blurry mess on the surface.

Im snap and I won't have the courage to get started so don't make fun of me!
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>>17607640
Haven’t broken this out in awhile.
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>>17608000
>including reddit reply
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>>17608011
Are you still hurt, my dude?
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>>17608011
It's a cap from a stupid phone poster, what'd you expect?
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I appreciate the guy who posted the strike shield mockups in the last thread, but I found this, and I like it a lot. Replacing the red on the backpack with white too. I have a distaste for large amounts of red on my MS in general.
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HG when?
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>>17608041
>I have a distaste for large amounts of red on my MS in general
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>>17607524
Did you paint this or just snap? The surface looks more matte than the usual bandai plastic gloss.
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>>17607993
Yodobashi Camera has the best overall prices and lots of stuff in general, there’s one in various parts of Japan. Mandarake has cheap kits because they’re slightly dented boxes or something akin to that but there’s no actual damage ever. They’ve also got lots of vintage models and sometimes magazine exclusive option parts at Mandarake.
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>pay $50 extra for expedited shipping
>held in customs for 3 weeks
What the fuck was the point
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>>17608103
Probably just topcoated
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>>17607999
>don’t make fun of me

No, I will make fun of you to the colonies start dropping. Because not only are you a filthy snapshitter, you’re attitude represents the weakest aspect of humanity.

You refuse to risk anything, too afraid to ruin a kit you spent all of $20 on, and will have a resale value 20 cents were you to sell it in it’s current state?
Without the risk of failure, you gain nothing, you continue to exist, not developing or improving. If you are as much of a coward in the rest of your life, as you are in regards to gunpla, then I genuinely pity you.

Git gud strait builder, git gud...
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>>17608343
Sounds like the usual day in Argentina for me, man. It blows. Customs are cancer, and the people in it are huge scum.
>friend buys kotobukiya model
>ETA: 3-4 weeks
>he hasn't got it yet, being almost one year in total
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>>17607589
Personally I think MGs should include both style of hand. My issue with the PG style moveable fingers is that there is much more fiddling involved with getting them to hold onto weapons with any sort of style.

Designated holding hand I think should be included, as wile the hg style hands offer much less expressiveness, they have a much stronger grip on all accessories, and are easier to use.

But bandai are cheapskates so we’ll only ever see one or the other.
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>>17608393
Speaking of, why doesn't the RG Sazabi come with articulated hands too?
The other RGs come with both AFAIK
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>>17608404
See the last part of my post
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>>17607524
Still got mine in the box cause i can't decide a color scheme. Leaning heavily towards digi urban camo but also want to do that on the jesta
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>>17608382
Big cringe but true
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>>17608408
Also RG articulated hands are useless anyway
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>>17608414
a red Leo.....
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Can anyone from UK recommend a good top coat?
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>>17608382

>all 20$

Except its 100-200 PLN for me. For comparison, 10-15 is full meal at city centre. So no, I'm not risking cheap shit, Im risking expensive thing I order twice per year.
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>>17607571
I thought the caster Nero one was the only one of those they made. I know what I'm looking for this weekend.
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>>17608472
Almost any mistake you will make can be fixed
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>>17606891
>>17606882
True, I used the airbrush version of surfaces and it had a grainy almost sandy texture. That being said i just use the one shot primer now. I really dont feel like messing with thinner when i prime
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>>17608464
Gets killed off 3x faster than a regular mook
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What is a good site to get P-Bandai kits form?
I really wanna pre-order the Second Victory.
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>>17608472
>200-100 Poland bucks for gunpla

Buddy, a quick google search shows that translates to about 20 pounds.

That is basically the same amount as anon said.
Is the polish economy really so fucked that you can only afford two hg gundams per yer?
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>>17608472
What do you do that you can barely afford 200-400 PLN in disposable income a year? Are you not aware of how much it costs outside of Poland?
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>>17606946
It's from our last Groupbuild, Ground Warfare. Check it out from the link in the OP.
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>>17608469
Search me, I just use Vallejo gloss and old Army Painter matte with acrylic paints. It works pretty good.
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>>17608472
I don't believe your economy is as bad as you say. It sounds like you don't have a job.
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>>17608383
That's what we get for living in a communist hell hole. Don't forget to pay the 50% tax import, goy!
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>>17608620
>Don't forget to pay the 50% tax import, goy!
This shit is the worst.
That's why I just support my hobby stores, honestly. I would rather give the money to stores instead of Jews. Plus, all the hobby stores in my city are 10/10 cool people, and are very dedicated to this shit.
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>>17600886
>>17600753
>B&W RX-78
Man such a trip that we were maybe building right next to each other.

idk How I missed that Evo of Mecha poster, damn.
I got some of these older kits for like 5 dollars
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I was VERY bummed that they were only selling this poster as a T-shirt and a fucking towel of all things. I NEED it
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fuck the Zeta Gundam.
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>>17608671
Why the fuck would anyone want this on a shirt or as a towel? a poster/wallscroll would make more sense
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>>17608664
Most of the gunpla I own is from impulse buys at conventions.
There’s just something about seeing a kit on a shelf, taking it to the counter, and paying for it with cash.
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The Gelgoog's colors look surprisingly good on the Gouf Flight Type. Might have to track this kit down now.
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Which one is sturdier, MG Dynames or RG Sazabi?
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>>17608579

Not two HGs but yeah, economy is fucked. I was talking about local prices.

>20 pounds

Exactly right. Multiply every price in gbp by 5, price in USD by 4 and eur by 4,5 and you get price in pln.


>>17608594

Teaching.

As for local prices, see for yourself:

https://yatta.pl/Figurki/GUNPLA,415,s

>>17608612

Poor paid one.
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>>17608690
>Teaching.
Ah, Poland does have the 3rd worst paid teachers in the world.
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>>17608671
>t-shirt
>towel
what the fuck
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>>17608680
Are those decals stickers or water slide?
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>>17608626
I only found one store, and it barely sells gunpla, so if Iwant other shit I still need to order overseas.
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>>17608841
Where are you from, lad?
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>>17607660
I use Painter's Touch, you just have to know what you're doing.
Shake the fuck out of it.
Soak the can in warm water, not boiling water.
Follow the temp and humidity guidelines on the back of the can.
Quick, light coats.
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After some sweet Rustoleum priming, the thing has sealed and the work is smooth as ever. However, as poor as I am, I only have ten alligator clips. Should I paint the pieces primed, or wait and do it all in one go after priming the rest of the pieces of this big, chunky aqua-diving mecha?
It's raining right now, so priming is a no-good thing of course.
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>>17608383
Customs is a lot better now.
Then we had to pay 50% of tax always and had to go and wait at least 4 or 5 hours at Retiro to get your package.
Delivery times are fucking terrible tho, today I receive a P-Bandai I bought a month ago.
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Is this a good custom?
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>>17609154
>Bearguy Fieri
pun/10
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>>17609039
>I only have ten alligator clips
I know that feel, i usually finished 1 color before moving to prime the next one.
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>>17609154
Very fiery, anon. Good stuff. That's quite an Australian Fieri.

>>17609117
>Delivery times are fucking terrible tho, today I receive a P-Bandai I bought a month ago.
How much did you have to pay to customs to receive the package though? Also, what model lad?

>>17609232
That sounds like what I was going to do, yeah. There was a hardware store that was selling one alligator clip for fifty Argies. That shit was retarded, and the hoe had the right to have a giggle at me because I asked her if she was joking or not.
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Any suggestions for making the Moon Gundam's translucent red pop more? I feel like panel lining the front would look tacky, but I'm not sure if panel lining in the back would work either.
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>>17609039
I only use 4 - 6 clips at a time. I tend to focus more on the parts (and/or masking) with less pieces to work with. But I'm a Rattlecan user, so I don't have to worry about mixing the right shade.
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>>17609263
Painting the backside of the clear red parts silver or white makes them a lot brighter
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>>17608343
>>17608383
>>17608620
The customs department in my country is apparently the most corrupt government agency. Luckily, there are local hobby shops everywhere here stocked with gunpla.
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>>17608492
Nope, they made hokusai too
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>>17608382
Wew
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>>17609418
This post doesn't make sense
>It's all about detail therefore the smaller thing with less detail and capability is better
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>>17609418
Gunpla is about having fun.
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>>17609385
Any pictures of the completed job?
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>>17608310
Thank you Anon!
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>>17608672
>Shellformer piece of shit that lost the Supernova project
Fuck off Guld
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MG barbatos lookin like a snack
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>>17609039
They are real cheap to buy a ton of. I was working with about 10 of them and it got old real quick. In your situation I would paint what you have primed since I'm lazy and dont want to take them off the clips and back on. That is assuming your using spray cans. If you are airbrushing its best to mix enough paint and thinner for the entire model in a separate bottle to have consistency throughout the kit.
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>>17609496
will it look better than the HiRM Barbatos?
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Can you guys share a secret on how to remove a nub cleanly without having to paint over them?
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>>17609534
1000 grit sandpaper
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>>17609541

But then I usually messed up the shape of the piece.
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>>17609545
What piece are you sanding?
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apparently RG Nu and HG Sandrock are releasing early at SDCC
https://sdccblog.com/2019/07/bluefin-san-diego-comic-con-2019-exclusives/
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>>17609549

Like an arm or an leg, with straight line.

When I sanding, I usually ended up with a "dented" piece, like I sanded to hard.
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>>17609555
>MG Tallgeese 2 special coating
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>>17609559
Because you sanded too hard. Just go lightly over the nub itself.
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>>17609564

Maybe they meant special color scheme?
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>>17609592

Thanks anon, I'll try again.

Me and my big hands...
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>>17609559
If you can, take a picture. I want to see the exact piece you're trying to sand to give advice.
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>>17609597
No I'm just upset that I bought a TGII and this exists now.
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>>17609555
They did the same thing last year at NYCC with the Moon Gundam, if I remember correctly.
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>>17609564
Its that pearl coating. It's pretty standard fare for con only gunpla.
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>>17609648
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>>17609534

God Hand or Wave HT-389
Any decently sharp hobby knife
Scratch the white stress mark with fingernails, toothpick, etc
Mask it over with black or grey gundam market

or just the plain ol' file and sand
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>>17609685
What about wetting the sand paper?
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>>17609485
No problem anon. My cousin is actually in Japan right now and he is going to stop by Yodobashi and grab me an HG or two by video call. I'm excited to see the inside of the shop even if I can't go myself.
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>>17609694
That helps it create less plastic dust and I feel it slides across better when wet, you can go ahead and always wet sand.
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>>17609255
>How much did you have to pay to customs to receive the package though?
Nothing because the total price, product + shipping was less than 50usd, only had to pay 140ars to Correo Argentino which is mandatory for all imports.

> Also, what model lad?
Pic
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>>17609519
Yeah, what I'm going to do, is just hand-paint the outer parts, and then slap the primer on the inner parts and do them as well. It's gonna be a bit of a mess if not.

>>17609738
>less than 50usd
Oh shit, you're right. I didn't think about that. Lookin' good, chief.
I dunno, man. I kind of want to buy a Kotobukiya Armored Core kit from Japan, but I'm just so afraid of getting fucked up. I want to avoid anything that requires having to "trust" a second party about getting my shit.
I just bought a Z'Gok-E so I'm happy for now. I get to save some cash for a next project, because I'm gonna paint this first gunpla and maybe try some techniques on it.
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>>17609704
Thanks, fampai. Time to build.
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>>17609555
>RG Nu early
FUCK. I cant fucking wait for that thing, i'll have to wait until september to get it because the fucking store where i buy them gets kits them really late
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>>17609520
I think it's going the route of RX-78-2 2.0
Light up eyes, bunch of panel lines that weren't in the show etc.
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is it normal for a kit to have screws and bolts along with rubber parts? this kit was weird but fun to build
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>>17609496
he was looking pretty good at AX, i cant wait
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>>17609951
I built the Kampfer MG recently and it had screws. I think it was a bit more common in older kits.
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>>17609951
>Wave HT-389

That's because that kit is ancient, anon.

Like, circa '90s, back when I was in elementary school.
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whats the best shining gundam kit, are there any recent ones or is it mostly older kits
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>>17609988
The HGFC Shining is alright, came out in 2011 so it won't be great but better than most kits
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>tfw doing bolt orifices at 2:30AM with a x-acto knife
I wanna die.
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>>17610121
>gunpla building at 2:30AM
lucky you, I can't do that anymore since my 8-5 office job is soul-destroying.
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>>17609496
>lookin like a snack
Shitty and unfulfilling, leaving you wanting more. making you wish you rather had spent that money on a full meal?
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>>17610133
Yeah, that sounds terrifying enough, man. My lamp just broke, so I'm using one with some seriously blinding incandescent lamp, but I kinda made the light less 'powerful' by putting baking paper on it. My eyes are ultra tired right now thanks to it.
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>>17609955
>tiny mace
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>>17609519
Oh thank goodness, that works? I've worried a ton about that with my paints moving to an airbrush. Was worried mixing and storing would fuck it up somehow
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>>17608675
>>17608711
fucking THANK YOU
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Why are snapbuilders so hated here?
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So is Mobile Suit Discovery done or what
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>>17610320
they're waiting for that Origin TV series to air so they can release a P-Bandai HG Origin Gasshia or Gigan.
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>>17607993
Aussie here too anon, just got back from Japan myself a couple weeks back. My favourites were Yodabashi Camera Akiba and the Mandarake in Nakano.
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>>17608597
Thanks. I really like it. What series or IP is it from? The Imgur album just has the notation 'Trenchbuster'.
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>>17610314
They're not
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>>17610348
It's not from anything, it's a scratchbuild. The back binders look like they're from the Quebeley, and the legs from a Graze. The builder would be able to tell you the exact parts he used.
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>>17610314
I wouldn't say hated but it none of us want to see another straight built kit with nothing special done to it. There's no reason to post a snapfit kit because we've already seen it a million times.
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>>17610336
The hell do you release a line of kits and NOT release a standard RX79 Gundam?
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Round 2 of using nail polish as paint, getting some pretty neat effects.
Gonna try one more test with Gunmetal instead of Steel base, then start actually using it on models.
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>>17610314
No one wants to see nubs on a poorly posed kit with no panel lining. Take care of your nubs.
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>>17610416
I kept having the biggest bitch of a time getting a good gloss black coat for a base for metallics, then I read somewhere that you can use 1000 grit sandpaper to shave down a graphite pencil, dip a cotton ball in the graphite and buff with that, so I might try that and see if I can erase my orange peeling with that.
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>>17610450
I've seen snapbuilders who at least took time to sand off the nubs and panel line their kits
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>>17610453
Those are referred to as straight builds and are welcomed here aside from the odd paint elitist or troll.
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>>17610452
>erase my orange peeling with that

how about you learn how to spray properly instead of using hack methods which will ultimately ruin any paint longevity?
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>>17610452
>gloss black coat for a base for metallics
Is that really necessary? I only use black basecoats for when I'm going chrome. Most metallics look fine going straight onto primer in my experience
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>>17610475
How would you suggest then? I've been doing successive wet coats with lots of retarder and leveling thinner to even out the peeling, but it's still there.
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I'm a little displeased with how the reverse side of the MG Banshee's clear parts is arranged.
I won't be able to do a reflective backing like I'd hoped.
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>>17610481
Gimme your set up:

airbrush model
tank/ no tank compressor
PSI
spraying conditions (indoors outdoors)
thinning ratios
paint brand and type

>>17610476
Most metalics will get better with a good underlying gloss black coat and some will react poorly without it.
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>>17610487
Ah, I usually use darker metallics like steel/gunmetal/brass/copper so I haven't come across that phenomenon.

>that glove
Are you a sissy? Nice paintjob though. I've been wanting to paint a model car for a while but I can't quite decide on which. Leaning towards an RX-7 Savannah or Toyota Celica. What brand would you recommend? Aoshima?
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>>17610496
>sissy
My girlfriend calls me that, but jokes on her if that's true. It was cold and I couldnt be bothered to take them off.

>What brand would you recommend
I have tried the 3 major japanese brands for 1:24 already (Aoshima, Fujimi, Tamiya) and I can happily say that they each have their own pros and cons. Tamiya usually is the most accurate kits which are the easiest to build and have the best shape and fit, but are usually simpler than the other two brands (for better or for worse). Aoshima and Fujimi are similar but you should look at each kit on a case by case basis, but neither are generally better or worse than the other.

The R34 is the Aoshima offering, I can safely say that the Tamiya one has better detail and part separation.
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>>17610481
Don't do that. If you have orange peel it's from something going wrong during the process and isn't something you should try to buff out hard, it's not a real car. What worked for me when I started to try gloss builds was turning my pressure way down, thinning to around 2:1, and making sure my humidity was 50% or less but it's different for everyone's setup. This one probably could have used 2-3 more coats of clear but the smoothness and depth came out pretty okay.
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>want to get into MGs because of Providence
>read up about the hip joint problem of the Freedom 2.0 frame
>no longer want to get into MGs because of Providence
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>>17610724
It's not that big a deal and is easy to fix/prevent.
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>>17610727
Cementing the particular joint to prevent the problematic movement or buying the chinese metal joints that might or might not do the trick, right?
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>>17610737
No, just pinning the joint if it breaks or preemptively pinning it before it does. That is, drilling a small hole and inserting a metal rod (even just a paperclip but usually a brass rod by more serious modellers) then gluing and cementing it back together to strengthen the joint.

Alternatively just be particularly careful with the legs. The issues are caused largely by applying too much force in the wrong manner when the joint is extended downwards; the best idea is to not fiddle with the leg's movement when you have the hip joint extended but to instead solidify the pose you want before sliding it out.
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>>17610754
Will keep these in mind, cheers.
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>>17609427
The point is you add the detail yourself anon
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>>17609559
Prepare for a shitton of forum posts from con-goers who got the RG Nu without ever building a kit before.
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What are the chances for bandai to release a RG Mass produced Nu gundam?
INCOMs>>>>Funnels
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>>17610793
If they can make a P-Bandai Re-GZ Custom with entirely new frame and parts they sure as hell can make a sky blue-tinted Nu with different backpack.
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>>17606891
Prime in black, paint in white is lazy man's preshade
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>>17609648
Is that a fucking ZZ'gok?
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We have sd kits that can turn into hg size, but do we have hg's that can become MG in size? What about pic related if it ever gets released?
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>>17610513
>not Midnight Purple (LX0)
disappointment
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>>17610314
If you’ve put no effort into making your gunpla look good then why would I be interested in looking at it?

It’s like going to a car show with your mom’s golf and expecting not to get shit for it.
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>>17610967
>hg kits that become mg size

Well, the hg Neo zeong goes from the size of a HG to the size of a PG
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>>17609955
I just want to see how they do the pistons on the Barbatos. If it goes full gimmick where every single one moves when a limb moves, I'm totally in.
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>>17607671
1/72, from Caesar miniatures
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Was wondering if someone could go over my first run of practicing painting since I'm not good at judging paint quality. Ignore the F91 cover that had an unfortunate accident with a roommate and a garden wall during transfer inside and will be getting stripped.

All primed up with Tamiya White, then applied coats of gold and red Tamiya acrylic, red can started to run out during painting. Covered chest then had GW wash applied on as a test to see what it'd look like. Sprayed outside in moderately good weather (15~ degrees Celsius, bit humid). Forgive the wash out colours, for some reason my phone camera just does that with photos now.
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>>17610724
The freedom 2.0 is legit one of the best mg's I've ever built and I've been building the damn things for 15+ years.

The providence is equally good.
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>>17610724
Just built the providence, had to look up the problem you were talking about. Gonna be honest I’ve been pretty rough with those pegs and mine aren’t showing any signs of snapping.
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>>17610967
Isn’t the Penelope about MG size? And that’s an HG.
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>>17611091
>I've been building the damn things for 15+ years.
goddamn, you must have a shit ton of kits. can I see your collection?
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Pack it up boys, Amazon refunded my Metal Gear Rex order
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>>17610967
Well, we also have SD kits that can turn into MG size.
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>>17611173
Mine got shipped. It depends on which seller you bought from. I have a suspicion a palette of Koto models 'fell' off the back of a truck and whoever 'found' them is trying to get rid of them quick.
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>>17611091
>Freedom 2.0
>liking EDGE

Why is this a thing!? The 2.0 is a horrible representation of the suit.
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>>17611255
Freedom 2.0 is gorgeous and fucking snappy, are you being contrarian just for the hell of it?
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>>17611258
...no. I hate the design and somehow wanted a Ver RM instead. (i.e. something that looks like the original MG, but with better MG engineering like the Strike Ver. RM)
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>>17610121
Have you tried a pin vise? I think it would give more consistent results and probably take less time overall. I tried experimenting with one and adding really small sewing pin heads for some "metal effects" on a Rg Gp-01Fb not too long ago (Torso, upper arms, and waist). Got decent results though the pins themselves are Kinda a pain in the ass to set.
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>>17611326
speaking of the Fb. Is the HGUC any good? or is it an old ass kit?
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>>17611326
I haven't, and honestly, the subtlety of the x-acto knife with the tip is pretty great. I have a dentist driller, but not a pin vise sadly. The dentist driller is really good, but I would risk drilling through with how fast it goes.
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>>17611339
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>>17611334
Not sure as I've only built the RG, but It looks like the only HGUC Full burnen is the HG-18, from around 2000. That's definitely seems like a pretty old kit. I would look at Dalong and 1999.jp for more details. For the record, the RG is pretty nice, but the torso stability is a major pain in the ass.

>>17611339
Yeah, a dentist drill may be a little overkill. Granted, it was my intention for setting the pins, but it's fairly easy to drill through with the pin vise, mostly just because the plastic is relatively soft and relatively thin. I'll have to try the X-acto method, I'm probably underestimating it!
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>>17611379
>I'll have to try the X-acto method, I'm probably underestimating it!
Definitely do what I did when using the x-acto knife for drilling holes:
Grab the piece that you want drilled, but test it on the inside of the piece so you can freely make holes there, instead of risking your ass on the first try.
It's really nice, and all you have to do is press the tip a little, and start to twist the x-acto blade. However, don't make much pressure on it, just a little, and the tip will just do the magic for you.
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>>17609489
>Fuck off Guld
REEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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>>17610967
Narrative A-pack?
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>>17611125
The issue is rather infamous thanks to Dalong who's built every single retail kit ever released, accidentally snapping the leg of his Freedom during the review process. Though his Providence and Justice are fine. It seems like an issue that can be easily avoided if you have been warned beforehand.
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>>17611391
Another photo, tried to carve some bolt holes on the primed armor. (The helmet is not primed, obviously)
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>>17611439
I had some spare parts from an Eva-01 and I tested it out. I still think a pin vise is a little more consistent, at least in the beginning, but with some practice and learning the force to use, I suspect they'd be really fuckin' close.I definitely was underestimating the X-acto method! haha

That Z'Gok-E(?) is looking badass, do you usually leave the holes just for detail topography, or fill them with panel liner/paint?
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>>17611456
Yeah, the x-acto knife for this is really nice. You don't risk stuff all that much, because as soon as you make the hole, the tip will never drift away.
It's my first time doing this, so it's plenty of fun. I hope that I get to improve with my carving dots!
Thanks a ton, and yeah, it's a Z'Gok-E.
I really haven't tried panel lining, but that's the plan. I'm trying out many things on my first gunpla of my life, so, it'll be a journey.
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>>17611391
Wouldnt using a pinvise with a small drill bit be better than using an xacto knife?
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>>17611470
Yeah, probably, it would. I don't have one however.
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>>17611464
>The guy from Argentina is experimenting with painting, panel lining, and even small detail work on his very first kit
>Meanwhile the Polish guy who's been here for over a year is still afraid his kits will dissolve at the slightest touch of a panel line wash

This is why people rag on snapshitters in these threads, even if you fuck up you still learn from the experience, and you can fix most mistakes easily.
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>>17611479
Oh okay. You should get one, its a good investment.
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>>17611493
I was going to try more things on it, but honestly, I'm overwhelming myself on it if I do, at least, one more thing. I was going to add ladders/handlebars with copper wire, but I didn't know how to do the orifices until yesterday at night. I was going to use a desoldering iron to heat up the plastic and make it look dented on the skirt/hips, but eh, I didn't wanna try hard too much as right now.
However, I was intending to do the copper wire thing, but Z'Gok-E is such a weird design, that I kinda struggle on where to add those things— especially since if we put realism into perspective, there wouldn't be a ladder, since the entrance/exit is right in the middle of the chest, and Z'Gok-E automatically kneels when jumping out of it.

>>17611508
Yeah, definitely. Only thing to watch out with pin vise is making a hole through. That's why the x-acto blade is nice, since the tip is just sharp enough and tiny enough to make a 'bolt orifice.'
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>>17611493
>but you no understand here in poland i get paid as much as the majority of people in their 20s make its different
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>>17609651

The modeller for these was Motoo Osumi. Back in the day I scoured the internet for his shit. Nowadays I think it's a bit too busy, but he's still really skilled. I can dump some if anyone's interested.
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>>17611493
Anon, the vast majority of people that participate in gunpla are snapshitters. It’s just the nature of it. When the barrier for entry is so low, that’s what happens. It’s like that in just about every hobby.
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>>17611493
>poorfag tries his best at gunpla by doing a ton of stuff, from priming to panel lining and modifying the model for his own like
>richfag doesn't even try doing anything aside snapshitting and being a pussy
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>day one of getting that 100% save of NGB.
>I'm already looking at good color schemes that would work.
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>>17611493
based and paintpilled
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>>17611517
be carful with a copper wire, I tried it once with an airfix kit to make holes to attach the missiles, because I had lost my pin vice, but I ended up making the holes too big by mistake because the heat was too strong.

And l only used a candle to heat up the wire to boot.
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>>17611721
Yeah, I was actually planning on that. Maybe heating up a needle and do a hole that way, but I pussied out on that. Maybe if I do it now, but just by making orifices with the x-acto knife, it will work just fine, but that means that I will have to try my best to not widen the hole so much.
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>>17611695
>the wide style box rather than shoebox style

why does bandai insist on putting some of their kits in these wide and flat boxes, they are difficult to stack on your pile of shame and take up so much space.
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>>17611526
Post em
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>>17611721
Yeah copper has odd thermal properties.
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>>17611729
trust me when I say, just get a pin vice, you can get them at some hardware stores and most model supply stores.

use the X-acto knife to make a pilot hole, then use the pin vice to drill the hole proper.

personally I live in the UK so most of my tools are illegal to take anywhere, but hey, comes with the territory.
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>>17611729
A pin vice will be the best bet no matter what but if you are unable to get one needle might be the best. Start with a needle then move up to something -anything metal- slight bigger until the hole is slightly smaller than what you need. Then pressure fit it in.
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>>17611734
Here we go.
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>>17611757
Yeah, I'll be buying one. I have no idea how much it cost over here, but I hear around 12USD, but with Argentine pesos.
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>>17611788
anyone else think it would be cool to build a whole mobile suit around the Apsaras?

imagine, mobile suit bigger than the neo zeong with I giant chest laser.
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>>17611825
Yeah that is about the cost USD. There are some sets that come with a little clamp for a few dollars more.
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>>17611526
Those Doms are cool, they remind me of the suits in the Thunderbolt side story with Sean the desert rat. I like the use of 1/6 figure camo in place of the shitty thunderbolt trash bag joint covers.
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Anyone got the cross silhouette booster frame? I wanna know what it looks like with the Nightingale
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>>17607524
Which Jegan is this? Im assuming HG.
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Last one!
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>>17611994
Thanks a ton, anon. I saved some of these.
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>>17610766
There is less area to add detail.
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While I work on the Z'Gok-E, my dad was working on something... more interesting. Witness, my now-modern lamp and the mess on my desktop. The beautiful life of a poorfag.
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>>17612111
Shine, baby.
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My Neo-Zeon decal broke. Honestly pretty proud of this.
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>>17612151
Mustard is for eating, not for painting gunpla.
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Almost got me, fucker.
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This is just that bad Full Armor kit with sticky tape armor, but blue right? When I saw the thumbnail I thought it was an MG Gundiver, disappointing.
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>>17612523
is that MSV version, piloted by Loli Johnny Ridden?
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>>17612571
No, she pilots a heavy-gundam in Ronald McDonald colors.
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>>17612591
The blue in the background combined with the red made me think this was Optimus Prime.
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Do you think Bandai will make release more Eva kits for the 4th rebuild movie? They only released two kits for 3.0. Should they try to tackle a PG Eva again?
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>>17612593
The blue thing in the background is Yazan's custom Gaplant.
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Its the weekend and 1am where I am. Post what you're working on this weekend.
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>>17612877
nice, is it going to become a custom version of the Hydra?
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>>17612882
Tallgeese hydra mishmash since they're related units. Trying to add some more tallgeese to it as I have a shit ton of leftover tallgeese parts. Can't decide on the side skirts whether to use 1/100 tallgeese skirts or two 1/144 tallgeese backskirts as the side skirts. Also using the tallgeese 2 head with the tallgeese headcrest and some puttied over facial features to make it look more the the original as the 1/144 ng tallgeese head is tiny and looks like ass.
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>>17612151
That looks fucking horrible
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WHAT'S IN THE FUCKING BOX
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>>17612877
Gonna be fixing up the mistakes I made on my Aile Strike by removing the stickers, painting the wings then panel lining it and top coating it like was recommended last thread.

This is the first kit I'm building to try and look good and my dumb ass new brain didn't realize the stickers would look that bad on the wings
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>try water with chinese decals
>doesn't work
>use decalfix
>works perfectly
Great, except now I'm huffing solvent.
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>>17612151
That isn't blood.
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>>17612933
tranny?
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Will just ask, is the Double-X slightly smaller than a CE suit?
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The small red forehead thing that holds the v-fin in place keeps falling off my MG RX-78 Origin, do I use superglue or plastic cement to fix it?
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>>17613390
Bluetack
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Post collection
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>>17613368
Extremely slightly. It's near enough Strike.
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>>17613416
Quality>Quantity
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>>17612933
just fucking tell me!
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>>17613464
This tbqh, too much gunpla make your room look like a cheap drift shop.
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>>17613416
>t.goblin living in the attic.
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>>17613416
Not shown in the pic, I also have a MG Sinanju, MG Unicorn, MG Sword Impulse, MG Duel, MG Red Frame and MG Tallgeese in another room
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>>17613471
I agree
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Got myself a 1999 Hyaku Shiki high grade.
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>>17613481
what are those Xi and Penelope kits on the center right?
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>>17613549
The Gundooms
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>>17611991
MG type-D
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>>17612602
wish they would put out some new Eva kits.
most of them have those awful rubber coated arms, and the Unit 02 and 08 they put out from 3.0 weren't that great either.

but if i had to guess we'll just get updated versions of old shit from them.
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>>17613485
but why the old one
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>>17613586
I wanted it
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>>17613416
Man, do something about your walls. Jesus. I don't care if it's an attic. Show some self-respect and respect for your dwelling.
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>>17613630
Shut the fuck up faggot
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>Hey Unicorn, I can be a Gundam too!
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>>17613701

friday night wip pics
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>>17613706
Why didnt you use the reverse wash technique?
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thinking about doing an XV gundam from both a V gundam and a Double X. are they the same size?
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>>17613787
In the show's the V2 is a 2 and a half meters shorter then the DX, dunno how well that transfers to the kits though
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>>17613787
No. The hguc V2 is slightly taller than it should technically be at 1/144 but its still noticeably smaller than the DX.
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>>17612523
this kit also came in the early years of p-bandai...hasn't been re-issued until now
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>>17613638
Jesus christ, clean your house. I can smell the cat piss from here.
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>>17613630
Right, sell some of that snap shit for insulation and drywall.
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MG Sazabi Ver KA
RG Gold Frame Amatsu
RG Gundam GP01 fb
RG Wing Gundam
RG Tallgeese
RG Destiny Gundam
RG Banshee Norn
HG Kampfer Amazing

Which of these from my backlog should be the next one to build?
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>>17613946
Tallgeese then Sazabi.
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>>17613706
Why would you do it this way? That's a lot more work for worse results.
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>>17613787
Definitely won't work, no.
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>>17613481
Man, what's the point of having all these models and not painting a single one? What a waste
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This is it!!
https://twitter.com/gyonita17/status/1149607330893332480
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>>17613416
This is everything that’s currently on the shelf, not including my backlog or all the snapshitted kits that are in a box waiting to be painted.

Also the pg unicorn
Mg crossbone
Mg sazabi
Mg Sinanju
And hg kashatrya
Are waiting to be painted but I just like their designs so much I display them anyway.
Everything else is painted.

I should be moving my collection into the shed I inherited some point in the summer so I’ll have room to display everything.
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>>17613706
Dude, I think the reverse wash technique would’ve worked a lot better there.
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>>17614045
This guy likes GMs. Why are you posting this if you don't mind me asking?
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>>17614070
I am a fan of GM, and I admire others who love GM.
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>>17614045
Why dose this man have so many GM cannons?

By the GM cannon in particular?
I could understand buying a variety of GMs to army build a federation army, but just the Gm cannon in particular?
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>>17614184
Well, in his defense the GM is pretty dapper after all
Still salty the Origin ver space use is P-Bandai together with the Sniper Custom
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>>17614217
Yea I’m still salty about that considering the sniper custom is my favourite variant.

But my point stands, why so many of the gm cannon in particular?
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>>17614233
>the sniper custom is my favorite variant
I have the MG of it, and it's wonderful: lots of weapons since it comes with the normal MG GM 2.0 ones too, extremely poseable, and with the leftover sprue pieces you can build an almost complete GM 2.0 torso.
Also articulated fingers and not those swap-parts new MGs sometimes have.
I liked it so much I think I may get the MG Red Warrior in a later time
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I just bought me a pin vise, and the store owner was nice enough to let me get some neat military decals. I'm really happy about them. The pin vise is mindblowing-ly good with how it does orifices. I also bought Iraqui Sand VMC, my favorite kind of color. This will be good.
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>>17614303
yeah I've got that kit in my backlog currently, probably my next build after I finish painting the kimaris
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>>17612877
Here's mine. Articulating my Damned's fingers.
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Where the fuck is my RG Gelgoog [Thunderbolt Ver.]?
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>>17614853
Sorry lad, bandai dosen’t make grunt suit RGs anymore
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>>17606820
This thing reminds me of a mechanized Crypt Lord from Warcraft 3.
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So spent with this silly SD kit. Didn't opt for reverse wash because its my last jar of gold paint and I need to save it for next kits.
Album soon™
Im skipping the damn horse/bike
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>>17614309
Microscale decals are good shit, nice grab. Used their decals on pic related and they turned out pretty solid. If you're a sucker for Okawara lines like me grab some of their generic 1/32" stripes and you'll be set for life.
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>>17614924
What lamp arm is that? Is it good? Can you put whatever you want on there?
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>>17615407
its just a nigg light bulb
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blacklight
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>>17615483
No, I'm not interested in the black light, the arm that the black light is attached to.
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>>17615486

oh just search "architect lamp" on amazon, it will show up plenty of options

mine is okay-ish, its able to regulate its stiffness on each axis, more articulated than SD's arms altho i paid close to 12 pounds on mine and the same model is showing up for 60
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>>17615525
Thank you! Been looking for a decent arm clamp lamp. The one I have just sinks constantly.
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>>17614853
pbandai
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>>17614969
This lad was a blessing to me. I was asking him for some decals to buy, but he just told me "Dude, I have a ton. A few of them are a bit messed up, or 'teary' so have some of them for free." I used to buy him Warhammer stuff, but since I moved away from minipainting, I just buy the tools or the VMCs. I would have grabbed them all, but I decided to not greed it and get just a couple of these, just so others can have them too.
I'm extremely happy with the loot.
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more plamo with pile bunkers
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