TO KEEP THE THREAD CLEAN AND CIVIL, PLEASE REPORT AND DO NOT REPLY TO SHITPOSTERS AND SPAMMERS THAT ARE TRYING TO DERAIL IT***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.simplemobilephotoresizerLinks:>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>Funaka's gunpla guides:http://funakatown.com/images/Building_Gunpla_Final.pdfhttp://funakatown.com/images/Funakas_Scratchbuilding.pdf>Falldog's gunpla guide:http://otakurevolution.com/content/laymans-gunpla-guideMonthly restock:https://bandai-hobby.net/site/schedule_images/2021_may.pdfPast Groupbuilds:https://imgur.com/user/mechagroupbuild/postsIRC:>Server/ChannelRizon/#gunplaPrevious thread: >>19626832
--MECHA MUSUME GROUPBUILD--Build and customize a mecha musume/female mecha kit to your stylings. Examples of mecha musume kits/lines include:>Build Fighters Super Fuminas/Mobile Dolls/Figure-rise Standards/etc>Frame Arms Girls>Megami Devices>A.T.K.Girls>Aoshima's V.F.G.Examples of female mechas include:>Feminine mobile suits (Nobel Gundam, GN Archer, Farsia, Woundwort, etc)>Female SDs (IE: Diao-chan Qubeley)>Feminine LBXs (IE: Kunoichi, Pandora)>Fei Yen>Valsione>StreliziaYou're free to do whatever else with your entry so long as you use any of those kits (or something similar) as a basis. If you're feeling ballsy, you can try kitbashing a MS with a female figure out of your own parts as well.Send a description along with both WIP and Finished images of your build to firstname.lastname@example.orgSTART: 3/01/21END: 6/14/21
Let's see some more WIPs!
Asked on /wip/ but Im asking here too - Im not sure about those "wing blades" I did. From front they look a bit "fat". Of course, I could sand them more but Im not sure if this is good idea and more than that - Im really afraid that I would fuck up 4 days work. Unless there is tested and trusted method for sanding blade angles over larger surfaces with very low angle. And of course, I could leave it like this. It's just that once I glue it, it will be much harder to work on.Im not sure and this blocks me from continuing work. And clock is ticking...
>>19634169Oh shit, I made the thread picture. God bless you thread anon.
>>19634173I AM THE GOD OF HELLFIRE AND I BRING YOUmecha angel girl with her tiddies hanging out (WIP)
>>19634226Man that's looking good
>>19634226Now my own wings looks like ass with comparison.
>>19634226Horrific in a good way. It's like a Drakengard musume.
>>19634226You are so talented
>>19634211You made it?Big respect, dudeI love it
>>19634371to be fair it's one thing to kitbash, it's another to kitbash cohesively
>>19634226I love it
PG Unleashed Zeta GundamMG Zeta Gundam Ver KaRG Zeta Gundam 2.0
>>19634589What else is PG going to unleash?
>>19634234nah, you've gone a different and more interesting route. also by scratch building you're using a more impressive set of skills, which will likely be reflected in the vote
>>19634623>also by scratch building you're using a more impressive set of skills, which will likely be reflected in the votePhantom Alto would like to have a word with you
>>19634589RG Sinanju 2.0 onegai
So does anybody have any suggestions for metallic green paint?
>>19634635To be honest, Phantom was my first attempt at scratchbuilding and it shows. This time, I already improved considerably but still have lot to learn.>>19634623Thanks, I hope this time I will perform better but competition is much stronger too.
>>19634173Genuinely stuck lads, I need some help.The two ball joints were going to be used to mount a set of heavy legs, making a kind of mech eso suit, but I don't think I have time, parts, or the ability to do them, or at least do them well enough. Should I instead make some weapon pods to go There? What do you lot think?
>>19634589>MG Zeta Gundam Ver KaGod, Zeta's legs already look good.
>>19634734Either side mounted weapons or thrusters would look fine there. I'm liking how's turning out anon, don't give up.
>>19634734>From the moment she understood the weakness of her flesh, it disgusted her...Install mechadendirte. No kidding. Or aa you said - some weapons connected by simple hardpoint connector.
>>19634723dont be demoralized by other people work, the end result is what really matters, and let me tell you something, 90% of the time these wips dont end up turning out that great. just look at the past builds
So what is exact paint setup for a good preshading? Besides pulling the trigger lightly. Higher paint dilution and lower pressure? Or just dilution?
Musume theme was a mistake
>>19634794You are going to spray really close so low psi, and at low psi you need the paint to be diluted slightly more than usual so you get a nice atomization. Though it really just depends on what you are spraying.
>>19634795Musume rager, your still here?
>>19634772What really pains me is how don't WIPs ends up lost along the way. Like that another Alto last time with gatling for arm where people cheered on that anon but in the end was not presented to final. Or that heavy weapon Rabiot.>>19634795>lots of interesting builds and people sharing ideas and techniques>mistakePlastic girls makes you question your gender or what?
>>19634827dolls aren't /m/
Finished, for the most part. Making a base today and then I'll take some decent photos.
>>19634843What about MECHA musume
>>19634856That's fine. It's a robot with frilly shit tacked on, not a doll with random "mecha" greebles.
>>19634846i think you should've put in more putty in the right leg
>>19634846Here's a much nicer shot.
>>19634908Yea it cracked during assembly and by that time I had too many layers of paint on.
>>19634874Then post your own work faggot. Put up or shut up.
Maybe that one didn't go exactly as planned but I guess that direction is good.
Looks like ban on some /v/pol/ tourist expired again and he desperately need more vacations.
>>19634874>>19634843>>19634795>>19634890/v/ shitposters and Reddit tourists are on maximum copium doses. Musume has always been welcome and always will.
>>19634930I have near zero interest in building femoid robots, in the first place, even if they are superior to dolls. So no.
>>19634921Some dynamic posing.
>>19634939>>19634942imagine letting a boogeyman live this deep in your psyche psychotherapy would be of benefit to you
Im just disappointed in this group build because i was expecting more, then I remembered most people aren't all that skilled
>>19634942Strike Witches and Kancolle are considered mecha musume in japan, yet mods delete threads for them here, so no.
>>19634947Yes, it would benefit you. Maybe you wouldn't see "tranny boogeyman" everywhere.
>>19634956Im still trying my best. No need to be upset that entries are not some grand championship level.
>>19634960I never mentioned those, maybe you have some kind of obsession?
>>19634945why is it that this one looks so much "globbier" (can't think of a better word) than the others? i generally like it, but it does feel weird next to the others. and what is with the head camera being that giant sticker?
>>19634956i've never even panel lined a kit before i started this and have no idea how i am going to paint it because i don't have the space to do an airbrush setup and my hands are far too shaky for handpainting :^)
>>19634956You have to remember most of the people in these threads are not very good at kitbashing kits together, despite how much shitposting about "true builders" or whatever there tends to be. Let's use pic related as an example since it's the group build with the most entries to examine. Even with a theme as simple as "Design a mobile suit that you'd use in GBN" most people to simple repaints with a few parts swapped here and there (IE: Gundam Vrana is just a Harute with Grimgerde legs, Blackavar is just a Cherudim with Seravee legs and a EZ-SR head, the A-Fata is a G-Self with some V2 parts glued on, and so on). Hell someone submitted a straight-built Leo with a few builders parts slapped on and called it a day after coloring in the Leo's visor with a gundam marker. There's a grand total of 6 entries that made an actual kitbashing effort instead of just going the "Swap some limbs and paint it" route most people did (Gundam Vanderbilt Limited, Engel Schlachter, C-Goose, Valor K, Doctor Gallass, Loveless Gundam, and Adele Glyph). I'm not trying to say that the people who only did a limb swap/paint job are bad entries, I'm saying that most people here don't have a creative bone when it comes to kitbashing stuff together (Like how almost every entry in the 30MM group build stuck to the same Alto/Portanova shape/structure instead of using the 30MM bits to make something new). Polandanon gets a lot of flak when it comes to his builds but holy shit at least he jumped into the scratchbuilding rabbit hole that 80% of the thread is too afraid to even touch.
>>19634956Is that your submission? I'm curious how those shoulders were done.
>>19635031its not mine
>>19634173My ryuko rinko will be finished soon!
>>19635013Never seen this one before, I gotta say I like Tieren Copter the most. I hope he's doing fine these days.
>>19635052She really did loose her way.>>19635013>we will never get this many entries ever again
>>19635035who's Chesteris that some youtuber?
>>19635070>we will never get this many entries ever againYou mean "...until another Build series".
>>19635080yea chester the vtuber
>>19635070>misspelling>vtuber avatarfagging>doompostingThis flavor of shitposting can only come from somewhere as dumb as /v/
>>19635035>turn linkin park gundam into thisaight, you do you buddy.
>>19635087you really need to visit more boards than /m/ and /v/ and /pol/ so you can actually understand what parts of the site this stuff actually comes from
>>19635087>/v/You forgot the t pal.
>>19635086Is he black?
>>19635052I remember this build>>19635070We don't get those sort of numbers for group builds anymore because the constant rise in shitposting in these threads has slowly driven most of the actual builders in these threads out. And don't try saying there's less people participating in the group builds because of bad themes being picked, because the themes have little to no impact. The Re:Rise Build Divers group build that took place like two years after the first one only barely managed to get more than half the number of entrants the first one did, despite having an extra month and a half to work with than the first one. Group builds aren't declining because of the themes, they're declining alongside the quality of the thread.
>>19635100I dont go outside of /m/. I only go to /pol/ whenever a cop gets killed or whenever something equally funny happens to a right wing politician
>>19635102have sex with a real woman simp
>>19635104oh boy, I hope we dont end up like the busho shinki thread in /toy/ one day
>>19634173snapped together the GP02, nice kit but damn this thing is gonna be a pain in the ass to seam fix.i see alot of masking in my future
Zaku is right you know.
>>19635104both the people in pic related seem insufferable
>>19635104I'd say it's more mecha in general as a genre and community that is declining, not the thread. Don't get me wrong, the classics are still great, but there hasn't been anything noteworthy as an installation to the genre for almost a decade. NT was shit. IBO was shit. Macross Delta was shit. Build Fighters is shit. Origin was Zeon/Charwank. Mazinger Z infinity was just ok. Franxx was shit. We need a new transfusion of decent mecha anime.
>>1963512886 and that new muv luv will for sure save /m/!
>>19635116I wish he was a little less autistic. Like how he recently got that super annoying habit of saying that fuckingly annoying phrase AS WELL TOO in every fucking second line. Just take play any recent video and notice that shit.
>>19635128>IBO was shit.>Build Fighters is shit. Origin was Zeon/Charwank.You're retard.
>>196350572018 feels like a lifetime ago. I'm still hanging around but less obsessive than before. Might even try another groupbuild if I find myself available by then. Tfw i buried myself in a hole with a couple of overwhelming complex 1/350 Yamato, 1/35 tank with full interior, and the horrifying french street diorama so I don't feel like starting new kits until I confront my current relationships.
>>19635139>mari okada hackery>pinoy toy commercial>terrible CG zeonwankmaxi rarted
Why the fuck all begginers and reddit/fb retards do weathering why it has became Such a meme
>>19635165Post your builds shitter.
>india gets fucked by new wave+lockdowns.>shitposting on /m/ thread and /toy/ threads increase by a factor of 10 at the same time.
>>19635104To corroborate on my stance on this>Groupbuild 1 (Ace Customs)- 14 participants (2016)>GB2 (Graze) - 15 participants (2016-17)>GB3 (Melee) - 16 participants (2017)>GB4 (Thicc) - 18 participants (2017)>GB5 (Ranged) - 16 participants (2017)>GB6 (Civilian) - 8 participants (2017-18)>GB7 (Fantasy) - 15 participants (2018)>GB8 (Divers)- 24 participants (2018)>GB9 (IGBX) - 3 participants (2018-19)>GB10 (Ground Warfare) - 12 participants (2019)>GB11 (Space) - 5 participants (2019)>GB12 (Divers 2) - 13 participants (2019-20)>GB13 (Extreme Conditions) - 7 participants (2020)>GB14 (30MM) - 8 participants (2020-21)There hasn't been a single groupbuild past the first Divers theme to surpass the numbers of the first group build in terms of entries, whereas all of the first 8 group builds minus the civilian theme (The sole outlier in this whole thing) managed to at least hit 14+ entrants. Interestingly enough, all of the grade-raging, reddit reposts, and other miscellaneous forms of shitposting littering this general lately seem to originate sometime 2019, matching up with the stark decline in groupbuild participation starting with the IGBX. There's a connection here people.
>>19635165im 90% sure most of those people see this video and take it as gospel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikk7ybBiP1I&t=187sI know I did when I was starting out
>>19635174I don't think that word means what you think it means, anon.
>>19635134He would be so much better if he took the extra mile to write a script to read to
>>19635173The previous twos themes lack of participants can be easily explained because of kung flu fucking everything.
>>19635174A schizoid is completely different from a schizophrenic. Schizoids are usually really depressed and don't respond to praise, positive affirmation or affection. Basically people who were destined to make bad goth pottery.
>>19635173I have never participated in a group build holy shit I can't believe these have been going on for 4 years and I cant get my shit together in time to submit anything
>>19634173Finally finished snapping the Origin RX-78-2. Just gotta slap the stickers on and top coat it and that'll be the end of this saga.On that note, anyone got any good tips for applying these tiny ass stickers other than, "Have steady hands fgt"?
>>19635206They've been going on for longer than that, that's just the point when Groupbuild Dude came in and organized them into the way we do them now. Prior to that the groupbuilds were largely just a "build something in the loose theme we picked" without voting or winners or anything, just a showcase.
jesus fucking christ, don't ever get me to talk about my starting mistakes. I've soaked a poorly hand painted model in a jar of my own piss when I was 13 because I read somewhere that people used ammonia to remove paint.
>>19635224That's nothing I left my Gustav Karl soaking in a can of lacquer thinner and had to resculpt a bunch of it
>>19635224Anons here used cum as a plastic cement, you're good
>>19635224>Anons here used cum as a plastic cement, you're good>'soaked a poorly hand painted model in a jar of my own piss
>>19635223Do you have any examples of any of the builds from this? All I can find on desuarchive is a FSS themed groupbuild that never took off, an Aquatic groupbuild that never took off, and this build that doesn't seem very /m/-centric despite recognizing some entries https://gundamftwest.wordpress.com/
>>19635251Unfortunately no, my old hard drive with all my old stuff from around that time died and I wasn't able to recover anything from it. Earliest I've got is from 2017.
Question for people who recomended me Mr. Cristal Colour; what happens if I aply it to a color different than white or black?
>>19635273try it and find out
>>19635279Can't do right now. I'll have to import, and will take months. =/Also, the Turn-X is out of stock everywhere that imports to my country.
>>19635273It'll look like shit. I tried spraying it on orange and I wanted to puke. Didn't bother taking a pic but there's clearly a reason everyone online says to only use it on white (or black if you like giving yourself extra work for no reason)
>>19635314>orangeseems like a weird colour to choose it on. and what kind of orange? i feel like it would work better on blues and cool colours or pastels
>>19635314So, if want to try making some modulation paint, it will need to be white and black only?
>>19635212>anyone got any good tips for applying these tiny ass stickersUse waterslides
>>19635235why? what logic could possibly lead you to that?
>>19635337They took the "Sacrifice to the gunpla gods" a bit too literally
>>19635323I've never used waterslides before. Where should I buy them and how should I apply them?
>>19634169What kit is the best version of the Sinanju?
>>19635393>Where should I buy them Usually from the same place you got the kit unless they're out>and how should I apply them?With water, some scissors, tweezers (or your hobby knife) and a Q-tip
>>19635397MG. The RG's kind of finickyChoose between the OVA ver or the Steins
>>19635393>Where should I buy themebay
>>19635031are you kidding? he's a spectator that doesn't have the attention span to build his own entry. the only thing he's constructing this group build is some edgy criticism when he doesn't even paint.
>>19635013>never got to finish my entry because some parts broke after priming and I got bogged down moving housegod, I wish I could have been part of that
can lacquer thinner be used with acrylic paint?
>>19635432depends on the brand
>>19635443and the thinner?I use mr levelling thinner and tamiya acrylics, works perfectly fine
>>19635421damn what arms are those? koto msg or something?
>>19635446both are by tamiya
>>19635165Reminds me of how I used to “wether” my lego clone troopers
>>19635449Arms are from the HG DantalionHands are MSG
>>19635482Lol I immediately recognized which pic you used. I am too obsessed with this goddamn design.
>>19635482A heavily customized G-self?
>>19634169Question, how can I make a RG Perfect Zeong?What kits do I need to kit bash it for the legs?
>>19635533mg sazabi or mg dom
>>19635533MG Dom. Add plaplate/scribe to match RG design. Original Perfect Zeong kit used Dom legs.
>>19635556Holy fuck, thats exactly what im looking for, thanks anon!!
>>19635556Yuck, Sazabi legs do NOT work
>>19635533Wait for the pbandai set.
>>19635533Wait for the MG Dom 1.5 to be announced next week at the Shizuoka Hobby Show
>>19634956Goddamn, this is nice
>>19635569>wait for an announcement for a kit that has already been announced
>>19635591existence has been announced.price and release date have not.
>>19634993He builds them to be looked at from a distance. Just dont care and it looks fine.
>>19635453yeah that should be fine, tamiya acrylics are technically lacquers anyway
>>19635196Some anons, myself included, offered to buy kits for anons who could not afford them.>>19635173>>19635104This anon is right, and it's not just here. A lot of the more popular boards have been hit by shitposting, political pozzing and in some cases bunkerchan invasion/colonisation attempts, resulting in a notable drop in quality.I started coming here January last year when a secret santa got me into gunpla and even in this short period of time I have seen a notable increase in shitposting and drop in quality, with only mild periods of respite when the mods and jannies did their job.I take part in the groupbuild, though I missed the deadline for divers round 2, and I want to continue to do so, but I fear for the future of these threads if the shitposters and reddit/bunkercuck/v/ incursion is not stopped.
i'm going to attempt camo for the first time, ill be using an airbrush. should i get the armor pieces that connect together and paint the pattern before assembly, or do it after assembly.
>>19635636connect them together as best as possible*i think there will be some that wont be able to line up with assembling the whole limb etc, but i could mark it with a pencil i guess
>>19634173I have no idea what colors to useGive me ideas
>>19635013>forever haunted by my bent beam effect part.
>>19635655This terminator scheme.
>>19635013What do you mean >every entry was alto portanova?I literally jumped into scratch building because I wanted to clone v1 from ultrakill which went horribly but at least I got some knowledge out of it. We’re not gbwc winners here, we’re just a bunch of retards trying to make our figures look nice with very different skill levels
>>19635684I just meant how every entry besides Groupbuild Dude's walker thing ended up being some variant of the standard humanoid build without venturing too far from the standard 30MM builds. There was also that one guy who made a fuckhuge 6-legged walker but he didn't finish in time I suppose.
>>19635713man, i fucking love the sprinter. should've won, fuck alto-specs. also mobile destroyer looks like it has a bunch of scratch built parts, but the parts in question look like shit.
>>19635713just because something isnt humanoid in shape doesnt make it instantly better
>>19635713the only people who like sprinter more than spec ops are those who have played those out dated mech games, sprinter is just a simple kitbash in the end without any major mods
>>19635713What saddens me is that everyone used Altos and Portanovas for base models, and the Cielnova is nowhere to be seen when it has good potential for heavy machines...(Its my favorite 30MM model)
>>19635743I used cielnova head chest and arms for V0
>>19635731don't be retarded, your vote shouldn't be entirely based on how extensively modded the piece is. making a good model is what matters, the quality of the finished product.
>>19635743if I recall correctly, cielnova had just come out when that groupbuild started
>>19635743Additonally, 30MM Groupbuild round 2 after the Spinatio and Spinatia are released? y/n?
>>19635743I dont know about you guys, but I sure as hell aint spending 30-50 dollars on several kits just for a groubuild on a basket weaving forum.
an arm just about done
>>19635764Right, you'd rather spend 30-50 dollars on several kits that nobody apart from you is going to see when they sit on your shelf, I guess.
>>19635771>other people HAVE to see my purchases other people confirm my existence and importance PLEASE!
>>19635731>the only people who like sprinter more than spec ops are those who have played those out dated mech gamesa) i didn't play those and b) does not invalidate the opinion that it is good because it is like the designs from those series.>sprinter is just a simple kitbash in the end without any major modsi mean wasn't the point of the theme to attempt to stick to just 30mm parts as much as possible? besides, like i said, the custom mods for the mobile destroyer look lik shit, same with the v0 prototype. what the fuck is the crotch guard on the prototype? absolute garbage.>>19635778u r gay
>>19635713I only used a standard Alto because it was all I had that was from 30MM and it was already sitting in my junk box besides many 30MM weapon sets and I wanted to enter the group build at the time. that's my excuse for not wanting to buy more 30MM kits to make something beyond a humanoid mech, it was was a minimum effort filler build. Cant say for everyone else though as I remember people posting about trying to find 30MM kits in time, but its there choice in how to approach making something unique. If you do not like the stuff that a few anons here submitted, why not be the change you want to see and make something you think is good?
>>19635013It always bummed me out that the picture used for mine obscures the actual mobile suit. I liked this one the best.
>>19635814at this point im fairly certain the people who talk shit the most dont even post their work or do anything crazy with their builds.
>>19635778what am I supposed to see?
>>19635830Man that is fucking NICE, what head it is?
>>19635853Looks like the Adele head
>>19635853Base kit is an Adele with Gundam X Maoh parts. That's the stock head.
One of my favourite models. I believe I did a great job with it bros.
>>19635834It can't be helped I guess, being an anonymous image board and all where anyone can talk shit and not back it up.
I'm painting my first kit (MG Barbados) and I'm hoping for some input on the color scheme. Since a lot of the inner frame is visible I wanted to make it stand out and I thought doing it mostly in copper would look good with gun metal grey being the main armor color. Should I go with the brighter Tamiya copper or the more realistic and darker looking Vallejo liquid copper? It'll be over black primer so the Tamiya would be slightly darker but I haven't done a test sample of it over the primer yet.
>>19636010Also I would post pics of the samples I've done but I'm at work.
>>19634170>>19634173Took a risk and hollowed out the sd chest / modified the snipe torso to fit together. The proportions are growing on me but I definitely need to add the full skirt to balance out the new bulk in the chest and shoulders.
>>19634846Is that another dick sword I see?
>>19635013>I'm saying that most people here don't have a creative bone when it comes to kitbashing stuff togetherI wish I could be better. I feel fairly discouraged from participating this time because I know anything I could make would only get flak as a low effort work compared to the crazy shit most people are working on. The only time I managed to participate was the 2nd GBF and mostly because I had way too much free time and a batch of secondhand kits I managed to salvage. Now I can only work with shit I already own, like the GN Archer (which is awful to work with being so small) and a Fei Yen (which is a terribly flimsy kit overall). I just can't figure any way to make something out of them due to their limitations and it's frustrating.
>>19635000Sounds like rattlecans are your best option. Just go out on a balcony or something.
you guys got your order in for the new mg right?
>>19636080>MG BALL 2.0IM READY
>>19636043Keep pushing forward, regardless of what you think the other builds will look like. That's the only way you'll improve.
>>19636028oo the proportions are working much better now. the longer arms feel better with the elongation of the torso added by doing the chest like that.
>>19636028The snipe's little waist pack also makes for a great spotter drone now that I have a real backpack for the build too.>>19636108Thanks, I'm trying to post some other pics but my internet is being ass rn.
Noob here. My exacto knife got dull and rusty so I’m using a pair of bulky clippers and I’m already noticing a difference. Way less stressed plastic marks. What are some good clippers you would recommend
>>19635928I mean this in the best way. I like how it looks like it’s got parts cobbled together like in a scrapyard
>>19636114and a front shot for the oHo
>>19636115aren't you supposed to get a new xacto blade every now and then?
>>19636138I live in the middle of nowhere. The best I could get was a one and done sort of thing
>>19635928Your blue is really globby, and needed to be thinned more. Your yellows need either another coat, or distinct signs of weathering - right now, they just look poorly painted.Otherwise good job.
>>19636028God damn anon, putting me to shame out here.
this Oh no im getting mogged!!!! XD shit is getting tiring really quick.
he doesn't say that
anyone here have experience using pic related for lighting?
>>19636138Man, I can go years without replacing mine. It won't be so sharp that you can accidentally poke yourself or precisely cut tape (something I change blades for), but for just basic clean-up the slightly dulled I prefer over the freshly sharp one for just greater level of control before I sand down nubs and mold lines.
>>19636360Trust me if that chest mod didnt work my build was scrapped, had to break/cut some essential parts to make it fit. But I'm sure you'll have something good by the deadline, just keep grinding at your own pace.
decided to make the chest more mechanical, pretty happy with it
First time putting paint to plastic. Still trying to get a hang of the airbrush but I'm happy with how its turned out so far.
>>19636554Nice job anon, try thinning your paint a tiny bit more and spraying closer so it looks more smooth next time
>>19636562Thanks, still trying to find the sweet spot with psi and how far back to hold the airbrush. I was probably a bit too far back this first time because the first piece I caked on way too much paint so I backed it up a bit.
>>19636530Add more plates around the chest and give her some underboob.
>>19636589nah, its going to be a high leotard
>>19636587Backing up too far makes the paint dry while it's in the air so be careful about that
>>19636614Gotcha. I was spraying at 15psi, should I lower that a bit when spraying acrylics? I know it depends on what you're spraying
>>19636621That's fine. 12-20psi for acrylic.
Fun fact: if you have enough AOZ kits, you can build nightmare fuel.
>>19634694Tamiya clear green over silver
>>19636637Sorry for the shit quality pics, i was just fucking around with some of my built but unfinished AOZ kits and quick took some pictures.
>>19636642Narrative gundam a-packs for scale
>>19636689dont know why we havent seen more lewd customs, sex sells. then again putty work and sheet styrene aint easy to make it look good
>>19634846Is that the first version of the Vasch Black Knight?
>>19635173The great sperging over the fantasy build was 3 years ago already? Goddamn time flies.
>>19636699As coomer as I am, it's hard to get that absolute territory down right, anon.
>>19636807>coomer>doesn't understand zettai ryouikipathetic
>>19636554What copper paint is this? Looks nice.
>>19635762YesAll the new Nippon 30MM stuff should lead to more customs
>>19636702>White Mortarheadd>Black KnightOh, you're a silly one anon~
>>19634846what happened to your turn X? why is it toppled over now? ;_;
>>19634846>>19634921>>19634945>poseable mortar headdare you a god
>>19636906Tamiya XF-6 Copper over gloss black primer
>>19636825i am only beginning to learn...
Just finished master Gundam. I’m doing my best but not sure how I like how it turned out
>>19635013The Leo-Mock is sick
2.0, Origin, or 3.0 if you could only have one mg granddaddy?I really like the Origin for it's posability and detail plus the Origin beam rifle is neat and the shoulder cannon is cool.BUT, I reaaally love the 2.0's proportions and classic anime look so much. The core fighter gimmick is a drag on it though so much so that I just glued it in place since I never remove it anyway.I'll admit the 3.0 is a distant third for me though, you'll really have to sell me on it. I don't really care for the proportions and the Real Grade style to it. Buuut in it's favor you get the core block so you can have the fighter separate and it makes the torso way more secure.Oh yeah, there's the ver ka. But you have to really like the design because it's super dated engineering wise.For reference I have the 2.0 and the Origin.
>>19637098Man, gunpla really can't cross their arms
>>19636931Have you seen pics of that dude's space? There's so much shit in there. I imagine there's just piles of models.
>>19635762if we do it after 30 minute sisters are out too, yes
>>19637355Sisters will be available around September so you need to wait at least one more GB.
I honestly hope that those tiny "hokes" won't be too mich visible outside large magnifications because Im honestly tired of applying putty over and over and still finding some. It was third time already.
>>19637421you're not letting the putty dry for long enoughor you're using putty that's too thick
>>19637421Try Mr Surfacer and then sand it
>>19636915I was referring to this. Looks like the buster launcher for the first version of the Black Knight.
>>19637464no, thats the weapon that comes with Junchoon just primed black. I dont have plans to do the old wave black knight any time soon. I wanna take a break from FSS and tackle some gunpla for a bit.
>>19637433Im using as small amount as possible and it was left overnight so no, both of those can't be the cause.>>19637434I will see how it looks like after priming and then decide I guess. Thanks for suggestions tho. Sadly, Mr Hobby line of modeling supplied and both hard to get here and stupidly expensive.
>>19637492*supplies and *areFuck me and fuck autocorrection.
>>19637492>as small amount as possiblethat's not the issue here. you can get very thin putties that are more like pastes, designed for filling tiny gaps like what you're seeing. if you're using something more like milliput, you'll never be able to get it thin enough to fill those holes - it'll just go over the top, and the hole will re-appear when you sand.
>>19634956I've had problems acquiring any FAG or Megami device kits to use as a base period for the group build. I wanted to make a Barbatos Lupus Rex-chan but I have kinda given up at this point
>>19637512Which country do you reside in? I have a Chaos & Pretty Witch that I've been meaning to sell.
>>19637476This person has a flag and an airbrush and I don't.
>>19637514USthe price you're probably wanting to sell it for is likely still more than I am willing to pay for it though
>>19637524Ah, I live in the UK, never mind.I'll just list it on eBay then. I've got a couple of FAG Mikus to get rid of too.
>>19636080MG GP02 2.0thats my bet because bandai likes to release new versions of kits when if half way through the old ones
What am I doing wrong with my gloss coat? On some parts it looks good and smooth, while others have this grainy look.
>>19637511Im using Tamiya white normal putty here but that reminds me of some Japanese guy approach of mixing cement with putty. Could work.
>>19637559Could it be humidity fucking up the coat?
>>19637559Pull the trigger more or use some retarder You want it to look wet right after you finish spraying
>>19637517anon thats a brave not a flag
>>19637681Oh yeah, no propeller arm.
has anyone ever used the HY2M upgrade heads?they look dope.
>>19637746When was the last time they even did a restock of those?
>>19637514>>19637537How much? UK here.
>>19637559graininess usually happens when you didn't get enough on a surface for it to level itself out.
>>19637512>>19637524If you've got trouble tracking down a FAG/MD at a price you like, Gundam Planet has the Figure-Rise Fumina and Diver Nami in stock for under $30
>>19637731Which kits did you use to make that buff leo?
>>19637837Its mostly just a leo npd with the arms and backpack of a hi-mock.
>>1963778045 for MD, 35 for FAG Miku, shipping included
Looks familiar?Ball joints still need tightening with putty but most stuff is done. Now what I have left is making shoulders, head and neck parts and painting - with only month left. I honestly hope for extending deadline...
>>19637840Looking good, thanks anon
>>19637840Whats the rifle made of? The front looks like a Graze rifle, whats the back, dober gun?
>>19635721>mobile destroyer looks like it has a bunch of scratch built parts, but the parts in question look like shit.Yeah, sadly I'm not that good at scratch building, plus I was busy up until the last few weeks which is when most of the work was done.I had a few concepts but they didn't really work out, and the left shoulder was a last minute fix to try and break up the portnova silhouette but it looks shit sadly.>>19637846Thanks anon, I'll give it a thought. Might be a bit tight for this month though.
>>19635721post your work, oh wait the people who talk the most shit dont even paint.
>>19638025Imagine going to an art gallery and the second you criticize someones work they run up to you and tell you to post your work.
>>19638139I understand you dont have to be a master to be a critique but this place takes it to another level, if you are in this thread you have probably built a gunpla kit before. so your example would be more along the lines of someone who made a crude macaroni drawing is judging someone with a slightly better macaroni drawing.
>>19634169The seed RG's looks like fucking ass, man. Look at this, it looks like it's crumbling, way too stylized.
>>19638291formerly gundam chucks
>>19638277Just the right amount of surface detail.
>>19638277The panel lines aren't even sharp-looking. That looks like an HG kit.
>>19638139This isn't an art gallery, this is more like one of those weekend classes where suburban moms learn to paint while drinking wine
>>19638313>suburban moms learn to paint while drinking wineSums about pretty much these threads
>>19638311Still way better than the nu, but definitely not as nicely moulded as the RX-78
>>19638307no man that looks like shit, structurally it seems like if you were to bash it it'd fall apart. And those white shoulder fins looks like sharks took a bite out of each.
>>19638322There are moms in this thread?
>>19638329Nu is a blatant example of too much going on the surface, hence why it looks alot softer than its more simple older brother.>>19638311Most RGs are like this.Hell sazabi (old pic related) the kit everyone seems to shill, is a worse offender in regard to its OOB appearance.
>>19638335>white shoulder fins looks like sharks took a bite out of eachSo it looks cool then?
>>19638335>structurally it seems like if you were to bash it it'd fall apartit has phase shift armour so it won't have to worry about that.
Would a scribing tool work if I wanted to cut out the spaces between the vents on the rg nu’s chest pieces?
>>19638345>tfw no gunpla milf neighbor
>>19638277The plastic looks like Converge plastic.
>>19638347>>19638277>disgusting bareplastichow do snapfags think this is acceptable
>>19638378if you have one thin enough, i dont see why not
>>19638429>that gross looking speckled gold painthow do paintfags think this is acceptable
>>19638429People keep posting this as 'cringe' but it looks better than any of the snapshitted photos posted here or anywhere for that matter. The gold is the only part that looks bad.
>>19638431>paintfagsLol imagine coping this hard. What's next, you're gonna call people who aren't as autistic as you 'functioningfags?' Or guys who can get a girlfriend 'relationshipfags?'
>>19638436they are just called faggots. like you.
>>19638431holy mother of copestill better than shitty curry gold that snapfags think looks okay
>>19638431Being a snapshitter is a choice, not a defect that you're born with. Making fun of you for being lazy is perfectly fine. It's not like we're making fun of you having 1 arm or being blind or whatever. If you actually had a reason for not being able to paint we wouldn't call you a snapshitter. If you're offended by someone calling you something that you CHOOSE to be then maybe you should choose to improve yourself. Anyone who says snapbuilds look fine is lying to themselves.
>>19638436to be fair though, that gold paint is pretty bad looking. it reminds be of that gold paint they use on cheap dragon ball z toys.
>>19638430At that point would it just be better to use a hobby knife? I don’t have much experience with scribing tools and chisels so I’m not sure what makes them “better”
>>19638404every day is pain
>>19638456Yeah everyone in the world would agree that gold looks bad. That's like saying the sky is blue. What I think is funny is that there's someone here who chooses to snap but gets offended when people call him a snapfitter. Like fat people getting mad when you call them fat. Snapfitters are literally the 'body positivity' of the scale model community
so, how many of your local hobby shops are shilling star wars kits today?
Both snapfag purists and paintfag purists are retards, everyone knows the true path in life is to straight build as many kits as possible while painting only the kits that you feel like you need/want to paint.
>>19638485that just sounds like being a mindless consoomer with extra steps
>>19638458>I’m not sure what makes them “better”they are generally better because those tools offer different style of blades for..well scribing(i.e. different thicknesses, flat blades, etc). ive never really messed with scribing before personally since im bad at thinking of panel line designs. but ive done some minor stuff and just did it with an xacto knife.
>>19638485Nah there is no reason to display an unpainted kit. I can't stand non-shaded kits and even with a gloss/matte coat bare plastic lets light through making it look like a cheap toy.
I just spilled a bunch of panel wash and cracked 4 parts of my gundam and dyed it black as well FUCK
>>19638491This whole hobby is built around consumerism if you haven't noticed. >Buy kit(s)>Buy cutting tools (X-acto, nippers, etc)>Buy various types of glue/plastic cement>Buy sandpaper>Buy putty>Buy detail parts/plasticard/pla-plate/etc>Buy paint supplies (Paint, paint thinner, brushes, etc)>Buy an airbrush, a compressor, and parts to build a spray booth with>Buy weathering pastels/oil washes>Buy decals>Repeatedly purchase more kits/paints/tools/other supplies when neededIt makes no difference if you buy $200 worth of Gundam models or a $50 Gundam kit and $150 worth of painting/building supplies, it's still the same level of consumerism within the same hobby.
is this worth getting? or is it just packing the same exact 3 model kits together with bonus stand?
>>19638485I do this. All my painted builds go in cabinet but straight builds go on wip shelves until I choose one for paint. Better to look at it and casually come up with paint ideas than sitting in the box being forgotten.
ok am i just blessed by the gunpla gods or something?ive never had issues with panel wash cracking parts or even neat white spirt
>>19638485no, the pile of boxes i have is enough motivation to paint. i don't want to end up spending a gorillian on kits that will never end up looking good.
>>19638485I've only been selectively painting parts of my models, like vernier ports and cameras.However, gonna be a bit more ambitious with the 2019 Ex-S I just got and make its feet and wingtips red like the first version of the MG had.Not that I dislike the blue, it's just that red is better on those parts.
What should I use to topcoat the paint before weathering (ak interactive filters, tamiya powder and oil paints)? Flat top coat only or semi-gloss works too?
>>19638550Gloss is actually best for before weathering. The smoothness makes it easier to correct any potential mistakes
>just got the sakura wars HG spiricle striker>see the sticker sheetuuuugh
Finally I have ascended to the rank of paintfag
>>19638565good job anon, looks like you forgot some nubs though
>>19638565Not bad, especially for one of your first attempts. Next time try thinning your paints a little more and waiting longer between coats. You want the paint to look slightly wet at first. Seems like you tried to do one big coat instead of a couple thin ones. Also you should try sanding the nubmarks more.
>>19638574yeah I realized that I probably should've painted the grey parts that would actually show up in the final build, that's just bare plastic so the nubs are obvious>>19638583that's exactly what happened, I panicked a bit when the paint came out a little wet so I thickened it up. How could you tell?
>>19638485No anon, you need to be painting everything like a pro or else anonymous users online will disapprove of how you build your plastic robots. That's terrible to imagine!
>>19638601>How could you tell?Because I did the same thing before lol you actually want the paint look wet at first. Wait like 15 minutes for it to dry then spray again. It's called building up coats and it helps you control how thick you want the paint to come out.
>>19638583> Next time try thinning your paints a little moredifferent anon but i see people say that a lot. what exactly are you looking at to know someone didnt thin their paints enough? is it because the armor parts look like they have a slight texture of drywall?
>>19638628It's kinda hard to put it into words but I struggled a lot with thinning ratios at first so I immediately recognize when someone made the same mistake as me
>>19638628yea when paint is too thick it has a weird, rough looking texture. Same thing happens when you spray too far because all the tiny paint balls dry in the air and don't really splatter on the primer like they're supposed to. Instead they pile up on each other.
I've been a bareplastic snapfag my whole life, too pussy to do any sort of custom paint job or coat. Does top coating a suit really make it look all that good?
>>19638628Watch thishttps://youtube.com/watch?v=wxWgsqSf74sand take a look at thinned side and thick side. Once you saw both, it is easy to tell apart. However, same problem can arise when you apply second layer too early, essentially traping humidity between layers.
>>19638694It's literally paint without color so yeah if you spray it well most people will assume you painted everything
>>19638694Yes. Especially a matte coat
>>19638705but the gloss is gone :(
>>19638713If you want your kits to look like happy meal toys go ahead
>>19638713If you want your kit to have a glossy look then just apply a gloss coatOr don't add a coat at all
>>19638718to be fair, the main reason bare plastic looks so bad is the slight transparency, even a gloss coat will make it look less toy-like
>>19638713Ugh e_e your post hurts my brain. That's obviously a matte coat in the pic. If you want it to be glossy then spray a gloss coat. Or semi-gloss.
>>19638565Nice, that's neat! How's your first painting experience?
>>19638485>straight build as many kits as possible>I AM THEREFORE I CONSOOMyou build the kits you can put your soul intoit could just be a single kit in your whole lifetime
>>19638485That sounds like consumer primeI really recommend at least topcoating your kits. A full on paint job can be for your favorite kits
Does anybody know if this set has the same models as the ones sold individually but just with those extra missiles?
To those who hand brushWhat ratio do you lot put for your paint to thinner to flow/retarder? More specifically for vallejos stuff, as this mecha stuff is drying too fast and doesn't seem to be flowing across the surface properly like model color.
>>19638788ditch the thinner altogether and replace with flow improver. 10:10:1 paint, improver, retarded for mecha color for me. non air paints, i do 7:10:1. air paints 10:7:1. if it's for panel lining, then subtract 2 drops for the paint.it's what works for ME. you could be living in the death valley or a oymyakon or whatever, so it might not work for you, just keep on experimenting. and if you're handpainting, i would ditch thinner altogether and just stock up on flow improver.
>>19638767it was pretty painful to be honest. I had a ton of issues due to bad thinner ratios in the beginning and I also didn't know you could disassemble the head of the airbrush so it kept clogging. by the end though I was flying through coats, really looking forward to whenever the FAZZ or Sazabi restocks so I can try a custom colour next
>>19638329god I want Bandai to make an rg rx-78 1.5. Same outer armor, but with an inner frame that isn't pre-molded. it's one of the best looking model kits they have ever made imo.
>>19638918Honestly one of the reasons I got the 3.0. I like the look of the RG
>>19638993Ok, thank you. Then I'll just buy them individually.
>>19638322I walk past one of those clubs every now and then. Looks like so much fun, just a bunch of women drinking wine and painting.I should start a version of this for men with models and minis. Call it Beers and Brushes or something. Can all get drunk and lose braincells from airbrush fumes.
>>19638565Looks nice, except for the head and the nubs you went over.
>>19638713I'd recommend a semi-gloss if you're gonna do any kind of gloss topcoat unless you want it to look candy coated.
Hey /gpg/, ate IBO kits really good or cheap trash?I've seen both opinions and both very frequently so I don't really know.
>>19639318They're fine, just ugly to look at.
>>19639318only good design to come out of ibo was the pluma
>>19639318They're alright. the MG is really goodIf you like the IBO designs they're not bad
>>19639318I like the aesthetic of the Helmwige, Grimgerde, Gusion, and Reginlaze, but I don't care for much else in the IBO line. I have Gusion in my backlog and still need to find the Grimgerde and Reginlaze.
Any ideas for a Fei Yen custom?
>>19639412Actually painting it decently to boxart scheme
>>19639399God this guy's hand painting is so much better than mine.
>>19639412attach a beam cannon underneath the skirt for a dick girl joke
>>19639464Don't sell yourself short. Have you posted your work?
>>19639719Alright, heres one of my past works. Not really to this places standards
>>19639719It's the OP. His red Helmboi is what convinced me to try hand painting one.
>>19639741I feel like I've seen this posted here before. The original intent and color choices aren't bad, I can see the vision. However, there are multiple points worth noting here. I can see that the plastic was not primed, the paint was not properly thinned, no masking tape was used to get clean edges, and you did yourself a disservice trying to paint white over bare red plastic. These issues are fixable if you're willing to accept constructive criticism and set aside the time to practice. I like to practice on spare parts as well as spoons, but spare parts will provide a better representation of the kinds of surfaces, corners, and edges you'd encounter on a full gunpla kit.Vallejo's black acrylic primer (my preference for ease of use) can be applied using a dry brush without thinning, gives good coverage, and constricts while curing. As long as it isn't globbed onto the plastic in 1-2 coats then the surface will be sufficiently primed. Thinning your paints will depend heavily on the brand and pigment, so that's just a process every painter will have to experience on their own as they get a feel for their paints. I mostly use Vallejo's model color line. For hand painting, you'll often hear 2 thin coats (first gives uneven coverage, second gives full coverage), but I prefer to go thinner than that. This gives me room to layer any off-white colors over the black primer if I need to paint a brighter color on top, it gives me room to brush on 1-2 coats of varnish at the end, and it helps me cover brush strokes better as I apply 3-5 very thin coats perpendicularly. As for the last two criticisms, invest in some hobby masking tape because it'll just make for a better painting experience and yield cleaner edges, and if painting pure white be sure to first apply an off-white undercoat over your primer (if not already off-white or lighter grey).I hope this helps. Don't be afraid to fuck up. We all do.
>>19640004That was a shitposter.
>>19638807woops this was meant for>>19638753
>>19640043I figured, but I didn't want to be a prick in the off chance it wasn't.
>>19639855Glad I could inspire you. How'd it go for you?
>>19640147Was hard. I dropped it like halfway through and stopped painting. I went and bought some skeletons to get back into it. Way harder than painting minis. Minis are designed to be hand painted, but painting the shinanju felt like I was fighting against it the whole time. Apart from the raised parts.
>>19640164Despite the setback and challenge I think you did a great job on the Sinanju, the raised details stand out nicely. I do not like the cluttered colors and details on most SDs, so I actually appreciate that you used fewer colors and didn't add them where they were not needed.Paint another. I think you'll find it more enjoyable the second time around. Now you know what to expect.
just wondering but how are your guys local gunpla hobby store?living in southern cali, the ones near me all dont look like your traditional hobby store. for some reason they just look like shitty chink cellphone repair stores. they dont feel welcoming at all which is why i usually avoid them unless they have a kit i really want and dont want to wait/pay for shipping.
>>19640208Yeah I think a HG will actually be better. In terms of surface area, the pieces are much smaller. SD's have some fucking fat zones that ate hard to get coverage on.I considered highlighting it with lighter green around raised surfaces like you would with a mini, but I dunno how that would look. Maybe a light dry brush over edges might work. It's tempting.
>>19640219The Hobbyco in the middle of Sydney is pretty good. Doesn't feel welcoming but it's got shelves and shelves of gunpla.
>>19640219I've been to almost every store that sells gunpla in california and only orange county has gunpla/cell phone repair stores lol btw if I know where you're talking about they're all korean, not chinese
>>19640219Don't really have a local one. Best spot is a two hour drive to a great comic book shop. They have a decent variety of models beyond gundam too; had a burglary dog, some muvluv kits, a soltic and crab gunner tucked away in a corner. I really hope that Soltic is still there since I just started getting into dougram, would totally buy both it and crab gunner for future projects.
>>19640249never been to them until recently since i was in the area visiting a friend. i just thought it was weird how two completely different stores are pretty much the same and both are in really shitty locations.i think ill stick with ordering online.
>>19640280lol. im sorry if i triggered you for whatever reason.
>>19640299You should exclusively buy your kits through ebay. It would trigger me so hard
>>19640317you're not telling me you don't buy your kits exclusively from japan via hobby search, mandarake, and yahoo auctions, are you?
Are there any good places to check all existing Zaku and Gelgoog variations, like ace customs, etc? I need some inspiration for custom paintjob and wiki doesn't show much of them.
>>19640518when will the weathermeme disappear?
>>19640524Ignore and report, he's a shitposter who combs reddit for bad builds to post here.
Man, kotos box art is nice.
>>19640534This is my build and it was only posted to one fb group
Man, I wonder how demoralizing it is to post your work and be called a Reddit shitposter
>>19640518Might wanna lay off on the weathering a bit there
>>19640561He could stop weathering his gunpla
>>19640561I mean with the current autism in the /toy/ thread I honestly thought he was too untill I scrubbed r/gunpla and didn't find it. It's a bummer that whoever seeks the thread out with genuine interest gets ridiculed because of shit stirrers they aren't aware of.
>>19640219there's a shop near my house that's run by two old guys and has been there forever. it's pretty nice. they have a decent gunpla selection and their prices aren't marked up out the ass. there's never anyone else in there every time i go, i'm always worried they're going to shut down or something. there's also a comic shop that's not too far away, but their selection tends to be worse (constant restock of wing kits, from the old NG kits to the MG) and while the prices were fine at first, after a while they started marking things up more and more. i don't even bother checking there anymore.
>>19640543I'm sorry man, that was my bad.You overdid it a bit on the weathering. Tone it back next time and if you need advice feel free to ask.
>>19640219The hobby shop near me only sells gunpla for the money (They're primarily a comic book store) and spikes all the prices because of itThe only other hobby shop near me is about a 30min drive. But they don't exactly have a big gunpla catalogueLocal online stores I buy from aren't too bad though
>>19640948>30 min driveis that supposed to be a long drive?