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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!

And remember to report any shitposting and spam to keep the thread clean and civil.

>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 site from your phone, including the orientation display tag. To fix this, save your images separately, or use an app that will rotate and save the images 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/submitted
>Funaka's gunpla guides:
Building Gunpla: https://files.catbox.moe/fj5azc.pdf
Scratchbuilding: https://files.catbox.moe/2d9ppa.pdf
>Falldog's gunpla guide:
http://otakurevolution.com/content/laymans-gunpla-guide
>Saintism's gunpla photography guide:
https://www.saint-ism.com/category/gunpla/photography/

Monthly restock:
(Temporarily discontinued by Bandai to discourage scalping)

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

IRC:
>Server/Channel
Rizon/#gunpla

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==ARMORED GROUPBUILD==

It's time to armor up, everyone! Build a robot or vehicle that is physically built to be as defensive as possible. Some examples include:
>A robot with a heavy emphasis on shields, in quantity or size (Thunderbolt GM, GM Guard Type, etc)
>A robot with additional layer(s) of armor attached for added defense (Full Armor Gundams, NT-1 with Chobham Armor, Armored Valkyries, etc)
>A robot/vehicle with naturally thick armor in the first place (Gustav Karl, Mazingers, Ironclad Dreadnoughts, etc.)
>A robot/vehicle with various traditional armor types attached to it (Slat armor, Reactive armor, Improvised armor, etc)
You can have your standard array of armaments too, but the defensive aspect of the build is what's most important here.

START - 3/15/22
END - 6/30/22
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Post what you're working on.
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>>20945254
after finishing (and gifting) the six-wheeler, I'm back on the mecha train
he's very cute but he's a lot smaller than I expected. at least the plastic quality is excellent
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>>20945254
Looks awesome
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>Somehow amiami charging more than DHL to ship through EMS
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>>20945254
amazing build, what's your next project?
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are there any option kits for HG that have a bow?
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>>20945431
What a fucking faggot
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>>20945431
imagine paying $100 for ruined kit
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>>20945431
I don't understand. He sold his model to the store, got paid, and is upset that the store is trying to list it for lower because it isn't selling or ?
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>>20945431
Who are 'Those Gundam Guys' supposed to be?
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>>20945450
big arms and gm custom
read my mans
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Golden gyarados time.
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>>20945448
>sold his model to the store
nah
these situations tend to be people "lending" their models to the store to put on display
they're not intended to be sold, nor are they the property of the store
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https://www.taghobby.com/archives/602490 Apparently, Strike Freedom is getting this
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>>20945470
It comes with the runner stand? What are you referring to ? the weapons?
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>>20945452
>Pretty sure this other kit belongs to one of Those Gundam Guys. Doubt they mean to sell it for $75
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>>20945470
I meant the gold underframe on top of everything else. I'm pretty sure this isn't the MG ver Ka that was hinted to be in the works though
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>>20945470
This was announced like two months ago
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>get a notification yesterday that my package has arrived to town and will be ready for pickup on 24th
>now get a notification that it will arrive on 28th
What the fuck is my plastic crack going to be doing for 4 days
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>>20945489
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>>20945496
Subscribed
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>>20945496
clubbing
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>>20945496
Postal worker bukkake
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>>20945254
I'm the anon that was curious about what you were gonna do with the wings and said I'd show what I did, so here it is. Nothing special, just gunmetal blue on the feathers then sacrificed the wings from the RG to do whatever it is I did there. Thinking of doing some more blue at some point
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Bandai is making an Action Base 6
It looks like the type of stands that come with figmas or SHfiguarts where you can freely change the angle, but it doesn't look like the stand has any screws or bolts, so it's probably not as strong, so don't try to use an MG or bigger with it.
https://bandai-hobby.net/item/5163/
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>>20945254
Not a wip but just finished my Vigna Ghina. Fat fingered the stickers but still like the overall result. Just wish they sold waterslides for this kit but maybe I didn't look hard enough for them. Also summoning orange peel man to say the line.
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>>20945533
Might be made with MGSD in mind
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>>20945535
oh my orange peel
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>>20945539
thank you
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>>20945535
based crossbone fan, good work.
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>>20945533
Maybe it can be used with other products like nendoroids or figma? I have a custom figure a family friend made for me maybe I can use it for that.
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Anyone know if waterslides for the RG Char's Zaku will fit on the Origin HG version?
Specifically asking if those white lines will fit around the edges or if the proportions are too different or something.
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I'm preparing a gloss black base before I paint gold, and while I was polishing it I've scratched off a bit of paint from the edges so gray primer is noticeable there. Should I repaint it or it won't be too noticeable?
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>>20945535
Kinda reminds me of a Zord from Power Rangers. Suprised we dont have any Zord kits, at least to my knowledge
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>>20945554
not sure but evo do decals for the hg origin char zaku
EVO 1/144 HG GTO The Origin 01 Series
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>>20945535
La atrocidad
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>>20945535
you should go after those decals with more mark softer and a hair dryer
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>>20945600
aren't they stickers?
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Where can I get water slides for the MGS REX kit?
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>>20945606
Rex doesn't have any markings but you could just by some generic 1/144 caution decals if you wanna ver.ka the shit out of it
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>>20945609
Ahh okay
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My RG full quant and efreet nacht came today. I did not expect the rgs box to only be like 5% bigger than the nachts. Must be a tiny little fucker.
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>>20945600
>>20945604
Yeah they're stickers. Tried looking for waterslides but nobody had the gold detail for the berah ronah type specifically.
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>>20945623
Purple crab also has a bigger box than either my Qant Full Saber or my Amatsu Hana that came in
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>>20945577
Bump, also an example of scratch. It's not like I don't want to repaint it because I'm lazy, it's just I'll have to leave the part unpolished so it won't be scratched again.
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>>20945623
muh ugly zaku
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>>20945623
RG Qan[t] is pretty small, it's one of the cheapest RGs
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>Bandai star wars kits include massive sheets stickers and a duplicate sheet of water slides
>They won't include water slides with MGs that mostly have ~20 decals
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>>20945699
gunpla is aimed at normies and children and bandai thinks waterslides would scare them off
star wars is for boomers
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>>20945703
what the fuck am i reading.
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>>20945431
Does that asian dude Justin own the store now?
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>>20945703
The star wars kits are objectively aimed children with the amount of stickers they include to avoid needing to paint it
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>>20945688
Shouldn't be too noticeable. At worst it'll give a little used looks
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>>20945709
sw, 15+
gunpla, 8+
cope
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>>20945623
Rg qant is one of the best builds. Have fun.
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>>20945738
those age rating are pretty funny, alot of lego kits say 18+ now yet traditional model kits which are by far the most difficult to put together generally say 14+
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holy fuck why is HLJ's site so garbage? fucking slow load times, random errors, all this nonsense preventing me from preordering the Mazinger Zero kit
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>>20945753
it was actually fast when they first launched the redesign but they fucked it up in a matter of days and now it's back to it's old slow as fuck speed.
though i don't get any random errors or any of that. it works perfectly fine, just slow
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Anyone with the RG Zeta, does this back piece shit connect properly for your kit
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>>20945759
I don't know what's going on, I have the kit in my cart, I proceed to confirm everything and when I click "place order" the site takes like 3 minutes to load and the I get a "500 error" every fucking time. I tried removing and re-adding it into my cart, closing the window and going back to the site, logging in and out, and I'm still trapped.
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>>20945746
The 18+ branding on lego is just to bait adults into buying it, the vast majority of those sets are no harder to assemble than a 5+ lego set with 100 pieces, they just have a lot of pieces
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>>20945373
Barbataurus is the only HG I can think of with a bow.
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>>20945276
which tachi is that? After finishing SAC I've been wanting one but I saw there were multiple and can't find anyone talking about which ones are better
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>>20945373
the sengoku army weapons pack from 30MS has an arrow and you can use the included sword scabbards to make a bow, but because the pack comes with a short sword scabbard and a long sword one, if you only buy one set you can only make a lopsided bow like pic related
you can make it symmetrical if you buy 2
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>>20945826
Good luck finding one, let alone two, for sale. These babies goes out of stock the moment they appear.
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>>20945831
Gundam Planet has them in stock rn
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>>20945826
That sort of resembles a yumi
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Building the MG Gouf and I was surprised to find this fridgemode motherfucker in the box. Are there many other MGs that come with large scale pilot models like this one?
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>>20945838
basically every MG from the 90s and early 00s
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>>20945838
Early MGs did.
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It's my first time doing groupbuild, what do I do with my submission pics
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>>20945838
What is that base he's on?
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>>20945843
learn to read I guess
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>rechargable chink shit compressor fucking broke after two months
Aanyone recommend a compact+quiet compressor for £120 max that won't break down after short use and not battery powered
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>>20945843
>>20945846
woops my bad I didn't realize the guy making the OPs the past few times has been leaving out the info. you're supposed to email them to gunplaplamo@gmail.com along with a short description
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>>20945840
>>20945841
I need to recheck my Zeta 1.0 now...
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>>20945845
Just a 25mm warhammer base
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>>20945847
hope you're not taking about the portable NO-NAME compressor, cause I just bought one.

Anyway, any large compressor should be pretty reliable. I had the OEM TC-20T for years before I ditched it on a move some years ago. Master sells the newer versions for fairly cheap like these. If they're similarly priced in whatever shithole you live in they should be affordable

https://www.amazon.com/Master-Airbrush-Runner-Compressor-TC-326T/dp/B07ZQM6R83/ref=sr_1_5?crid=1FTVOBEC84B8&keywords=master+compressor&qid=1656006516&sprefix=master+compressor%2Caps%2C92&sr=8-5

https://www.amazon.com/Master-Airbrush-Model-TC-40T-Single-Piston/dp/B00WBT7PTW/ref=sr_1_3?crid=YXVYZ8NFAPFL&keywords=master+tc-40t&qid=1656006621&sprefix=master+tc-40t%2Caps%2C62&sr=8-3
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>>20945843
make sure to use a burner email, groupbuild dude signed me up for gay dating sites
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Question - what do you think about giving GM Sniper additional arms like this? Originally I just wanted separate shield arm to leave normal arms free, something handy for sniper MS. But maybe second one as well? Backpack extension I made received connection for that as well.
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>>20945857
Perhaps if your email wasn't "pleasesignmeupforgaydatingsites@penis.net" that wouldn't have happened.
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pretty interesting they are selling basic action base kits, wonder how long they will last without drooping
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Or just give him literal third arm. Or mount rocket launcher but it's sniper MS so why adding one?

>>20945857
Remind me how I used to post on 4chan with email in proper field, before they disabled that. One anon signed me up for newseller... of some science magazines. The only spam I actually found interesting.
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>>20945856
It was pic related that broke, but I'll have a look at these thanks.
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>>20945849
wait, new thread guy hasn't been making the new threads?
i feel violated
>>20945856
if you're the guy from last thread who was asking about them, i'm the guy who was answering your questions and mine is still going strong after 5 months. i use it very regularly too
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>>20945860
>>20945866
Give it a missile launcher pod like on the command qant
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>>20945853
Are those able to be bought on their own?
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Working on my group build submission today
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>>20945877
You can buy them on eBay for cheap ($9 for 20), or 3d print your own.
Warhammer is a unique hobby where there's a massive amount of reselling of unused and OOB parts for a relatively small amount of money despite how expensive GW sells their stuff for at MSRP.
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Whats a good quiet compressor? I'll have to do it in my basement and can only work on stuff at night
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>>20945766
yes. you gotta clip it in. have to apply a bit of pressure to get it.
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>>20945870
>i feel violated

Me too. Whenever I post photos of finished kit, I hope that it will make to OP.
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>>20945863
I got like 20 of these from amazon, but it's a chink offbrand, pretty gud for 1:12 action figures but not so much for gunplas
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>>20945887
Thanks. I have that MG and some others with figures and it isn't very stable. So these bases will help.
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>>20945874
Like this?
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Given the money that they would makd, it's unbelievable that they haven't made a figure rise Char Aznable/Amuro
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>>20945884
Kek.
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>>20945860
Extra arms like that are cool. I makes it a GM from Side 4, the 'Thunderbolt' sector
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>>20945884
Your HGUC Nightingale lookin kinda weird bro
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anybody here tried thermochromic paint?
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anybody here tried thermobaric paint?
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How do I get into handpainting? What resources should I look up?
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>>20945893
I had a similar issue with my MG Sinanju. The amount of pressure needed to push the backpack in I thought I was going to snap it in half.
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>>20945942
Why paint with your hands? Use a brush at least.
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>>20945945
Haha! Good joke anon. When I was 15 I saw a 3 masked men drag a little boy into a van and I did nothing to stop it
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>>20945942
Aside from paints themselves - any kind of palette and few brushes are starting point, if planning to use enamels - dedicated thinner too. Rest are optional. For brush painting - either use waterbased acrylics (Vallejo Model/Game Color, Citadel paints) or enamels (painting with alcohol based acrylics like Tamiya is possible but unnecessary problematic compared to other options). Brushes don't have to be "dedicated modeling" ones, don't pay "modeling tax" for no reason, any kind of synthetic ones for acrylics will be fine, when in doubt, ask clerk at art store. Brands depend on region - living in Europe, I would recommend Italieri, Renesans or Milan, no idea what US stores sell. Don't fall for natural bristles meme - sure, famous sobol brushes are amazing but being natural makes them much harder to clean and they wear off much faster, beginners don't need to burn extra money for no reason.

And prepare for lots of practice.
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>>20945942
>>20945956
Yeah avoid using enamels for handbrushing beyond washes. The thing about handbrushing gunpla is that its takes a long time, enamels will drag that out even longer (its about several hours between each layer compared to about 20 mins for acrylics).
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>>20945902
figure rise is dead
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anybody here tried thermophobic paint?
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>>20945944
bro, you attach it and then slide it down
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>>20945973
No, only homophobic paint. Doesnt stay on my skin for some reason so its really easy to cleanup
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>>20945975
Yeaaah, the sliding down part took a scary amount of strength to snap in.
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>>20945977
Kek
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>>20945638
Hey, I just got this exact shipment too!
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>>20945983
it... it really shouldn't
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>>20945994
Don't know what tell you then. I even posted ITT asking about it when I was building it. Crickets. I left it hanging for quite a bit until I tried it again one time and after some force it snapped in.
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anybody here tried thermostatic paint?
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>Mandarake order on Monday
>Delivered today
The fuck?
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>>20945999
DHL is very quick.
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So I read that tamiya panel line accent color can make the plastic brittle and I should topcoat it ifrst. I have some acrylic clear coat in my garage glossy and matte. Can I use that or do I need special model topcoat?

And just to make sure the process is:

seperating my finished gunpla -> gloss clear coat -> Panel Lining -> Decals/Stickers -> Clear coat with finish of my choice
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>>20945999
Plane go fast
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>>20945996
I had no trouble with the back, but on the other hand attaching the lower waist pipes to the front skirt armor has been rather terrifying
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>>20946005
It only makes plastic brittle if you fucking slather the thing in it.
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>>20946005
Acrylic might not be strong enough for panel liner. It might just eat through it
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>>20946005
Its mainly if it gets on the joints and if you pour a fuckton on there and use tons of thinner to clean it up. If you're really worried about it the mr weathering color is less harsh on bare plastic
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>>20946012
it is. enamel wash over acrylic varnish has been the norm in modelling for decades
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>>20945999
you paid top dollar for delivery, did you not? expect fast service
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>>20946008
I guess I just got unlucky with mine. It can happen.
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>>20946005
Only if it fails to evaporate (like by going between parts) or flows into already damaged structure (like stressmark) or into stressed part (like joints). If you use it as intended aka small amounts at once, it will evaporate before it cause any damage.
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hello friends. this was waiting at the front verandah this morning.
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>>20945942
look up how to build a wet palette, it's super useful
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I want to put red lines on the edges of armor panels on a DOM I'm painting like on a lot of MSV designs (pic related)
any suggestions on how to go about masking them off and keeping them even, especially on the awkward curves ?
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>>20945890
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Does anyone know if the HGUC Nu Gundam HWS is compatible with the entry grade Nu Gundam?
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>>20946066
he said good
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>>20946027
it's a cool kit and i liked it a lot

but it's also all ABS and thats kinda annoying
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>>20946083
they pretty much have the same dimensions so yeah. You might have to do some gluing though
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>>20946083
the funnels are but there's no official word on HWS. They have very similar shapes though so at most light modding might be required
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>>20945969
That makes them perfect for handbrushing. Gives them plenty of time to self level
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>>20946065
that looks hard, I've never done something like this but wouldn't it be way easier to make a custom waterslide sheet?
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>>20945870
>if you're the guy from last thread who was asking about them, i'm the guy who was answering your questions and mine is still going strong after 5 months. i use it very regularly too
Good to know
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>>20945898
Yeah just slap it on there without any thought into it.
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>>20946106
somehow waterslides didn't even cross my mind. pretty sure I've seen sets of generic lines and stuff that I'd probably be able to trim and manipulate to fit the curves
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>>20945254
It's likely time i get a better camera.
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I wish I didn't procrastinate for an entire month... I think my group build is gonna be rushed because I like to have a lot of time to think and do detail work, and there's less than a week left
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>>20946161
pure sex
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>>20945254
Working on my Wing Zero as well.
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>>20946114
No need to be mean.
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is the MG Kyrios kit any good? transformable suits always get me wary
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>>20946150
Yes I think it should work.
And now that I think about it I actually did something a bit similar with my Gun-ez.
I wanted it to have a red strip on one of its arms Shrike Team style. I used some leftover waterslides for the MK II.
I'll probably try making a set of custom ones for a NG Victory and a Gunblastor.
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>>20946210
IMO, yes it is good. It is probably one of the only transforming kits i own that i actually feel like transforming because its easy and streamlined and it holds together really well in either form.S8VJS+
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>>20946233
ignore the end of this post my sleepy ass just typed the captcha in the message
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Received Widow, why is the box so goddamn hefty?
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>>20946274
if it's an entire woman mourning her husband then no shit it's hefty
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>>20946274
>can't even pick up a woman
DYEL?
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Thanks for the input guys, it helped.
I now have a shape I’m satisfied with.
>heat hawk for scale
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Wtf the fuck is this description
>keeps your baby day busy
Yeah itll be real busy trying to cough up plastic pieces
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>>20946385
Snapshitters are like little children. What is there not to understand?
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>>20946484
stop giving your baby lacquer paint
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>>20946484
Built kits >>>>>>>>>>>> backlog closet
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>>20946558
can't hear you from inside of my boxfort
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>>20946286
lol
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>>20946383
Hell yeah shovelchad. Looking forward to seeing the completed build.
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>>20945254
I'm so slow.
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>>20945890
>good
>quiet
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>>20945890
>>20946677
my grex compressor is quiet and good
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How often do they reprint P-Bandai stuff?
I really want the TR-6 II-Rah.
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>>20946712
Depends. If you're in Japan? Every month apparently.
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>>20946712
>AoZ kits
>fucking kits encouraging you to buy them all with their boosters and swap parts around
should've never been pbandai, makes my blood boil
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Finally got the Koto Rex snapped together. Shitty ball joints and tight polycaps made me glad i had a balden arms set on hand. Beyond that and a few parts needing glue, not a bad build. might paint it up this weekend.
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>>20946810
are you going to do the camo or flat colors?
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>>20946816
gonna attempt the camo with masking tape and markers. I don't wanna pop the limbs off and risk breaking another joint.
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>>20946826
Joints that bad? Mine just came in so I'm seeing what everyone is saying before I get to it
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>>20946841
The balljoints all sandwich together which makes them naturally weaker. Add to that the polycaps being fairly tight and its kind of a bad mix. Snapped the balljoint for the railgun when i tried to take it back off and was lucky ot have a balden arms kit on hand to make a replacement. You'll most likely want to cement the parts that sandwich into those joints. The smoke launchers on the legs will need some glue as well.
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>>20946863
Damn, good to know. The current kit I'm working on has some brittle ass hip joints and its such a headache trying to get it back together. And that thing cost a 1/4th of the Rex
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>>20946863
Koto poly caps are really quite tight, although my rex never had any issues of ball joints being too tight to result in that. A metal rod instead of small joints would be better idea imo because of how heavy it is.
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>>20945912
big kek
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Okay this isn't technically Gunpla per say, but it is plastic, and it is Gundam...

I'm working on making a RX-79[G] Ground Gundam gijinka/mecha-musume-esque cosplay costume and one of the aspects I am custom printing is the vfin to be placed on a baseball cap. Now... the RX-79[G]'s vfin isn't all that extravagant... the majority of the finer details is on the red mount, not the fins themselves, but there does exist a heavily detailed custom that adds some detail, so I decided to mock up both and see the comparison.

Which do you guys prefer? The solid yellow? Or the gold accent panel, even though it technically isn't in the OG spec of the RX-79[G]? I'm torn between "looks cool" and "is recognizable as RX-79[G]".
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>>20946933
Oh and obviously the things aren't attached yet, so there's some gaps. Those won't exist once the parts are fused together.
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>>20946933
I mean, the more work you put into something, the better it *should* look. So having more intricate/detailed parts should look better
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>lupus fm arms fit into lupus rex fm backpack
This pleases my 4armstism. I'll start working on lupus arms after I'm entirely done with lupus rex. Four arms chads, where we at
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>>20946933
of course the more details the better. I'd actually add a couple of panel lines on the red part too
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>>20945450
Orange County CA based Gunpla/Modeler group that holds panels at anime conventions. They also host get togethers and local competitions here.
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>>20946963
>>20947021
Well, I don't want it to look so extreme that someone can't look at it and go "Oh, okay, Ground Gundam".
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>>20947006
Not a big fan of quad arms, but Gundam should definitely have more quadleg mechs. And they should get good kits and not hacked together conversions consisting of 2 sets of normal legs
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Name ONE robot I dare you
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>>20947069
rosey
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>>20947051
Adding details to the v fin won't do that. Its gonna be the chest and things like the knees that people will recognize as Ground Gundam
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>>20947095
I'm going to be walking around with the backpack, shield, 3d printed knee/leg things, this mask, 3d printed shoulders, and other clothes that match as best I can the look of the RX-79[G]. I'm thinking I'll probably buy a blue tactical vest and slap on some patches for the vents/guns.
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>>20947107
yeah, that sounds spot on
Buddy and I planned on making cardboard suits forever ago but damn does a full suit take a hell of a lot lmao. Your idea is much simpler
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Is mr. weathering color enamel like the tamiya washes?
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>>20947137
yes
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is it hard to get gaianotes paint in japan too
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>>20947156
no it is only place where you actually have a stock of those
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>>20947124
"Simpler"
3d printing is a pain in the ass. It's not simple at all. Expensive as fuck too...
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Bros, I've used an acrylic paint for automotive and bleach can't even remove it, Should I buy a paint remover for metal, wood, cement? I think its the only way now with risk of corroding the plastic. I've seen people use them without damaging the plastic
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>>20946933
>mecha-musume-esque cosplay
you will never be a woman
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>>20947218
>automotive spray paint meme is now real
lmao
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>>20946810
>Shitty ball joints and tight polycaps made me glad i had a balden arms set on hand
What parts did you change?
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>>20946027
based coomer, have fun
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>>20945822
it's the Wave SAC 2045 one
I haven't built any others but this one is pretty good, the colour separation is decent but there are also a LOT of stickers, but the metallic silver PC parts are a nice touch
I see it listed as $45 and would absolutely not spend that much considering it's pretty small, maybe 12 cm front to back
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Anyone used the tamiya LP metallics with good results? Mine end up looking like crap even on top of a good gloss black, not sure if it's because of thinning/PSI or something else.
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>>20947332
the attachment point for the railgun. might be hard to see in the picture.
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https://twitter.com/HobbySite/status/1540266014184656896?s=20&t=qG4HPY20vRSsct_m176SEw
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>>20946863
>trying to take apart koto kits
Not a great idea.
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>>20947360
I used the gunmetal and flat aluminium for this, it came out decent but only because of scale
ideally, you should be using a rapid thinner for metallics (it gives the particles less time to move around on the surface and become glittery), but I didn't have any to hand
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>>20947363
wow, it's fucking nothing
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>>20947367
fortunately i'm a retard and buy all alclad metallics which are prethinned so I don't have to worry about this stuff but here's a good example off the web
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>>20947367
>>20947372
I've been thinning it with the regular tamiya lacquer thinner and it does give results that are a bit closer to the right one.

I haven't tried alclad but I've been using the AK xtreme metal line which is honestly pretty great since it looks good and is really durable, but it being enamel is sort of annoying since I like using oil washes and clear coating it makes it look a lot worse.
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>>20945838
Well that was fun. Now to paint the actual suit.
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>>20947375
Have you considered painting in thin layers instead of drowning the part in paint, so that all the metallic flakes just swim in the pooling paint?
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>>20947382
I always do really light coats.
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>>20947375
ak extreme are enamel? I was always under the impression they were lacquers. I painted this inner frame with them without putting down a basecoat first (lol) and it shattered into a thousand pieces
my main issue with ak is that i dont like the aluminium very much, colourwise, and thr gunmetal is very light and looks almost identical to their steel
that being said, their duraluminium is pretty nice, but alclad just has a nice variety of metallics that I use more

>>20947382
yeah that doesn't work
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>>20947375
forgot to mention
>clear coating it makes it look a lot worse
clear coating any metallic makes it look like ass unfortunately, especially anything with shine
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>>20947391
The color selection is a bit bright, yeah. That's another reason why I wanted to go for Tamiya metallics because their gun metal is really good in terms of color imo. The Tamiya LP silver also comes out really nicely and I'm not having the same issue with it as I do with the other colors.

>>20947394
Yeah that's the case 99% of the time, but with lacquers I wouldn't need to. That said I do have a clay based wash that works really well for the ak stuff but my autism makes me want to be able to use oils everywhere.
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I thought this was acrylic but apparently I'm wrong and dumb since it doesn't wash off with water and smells like cancer.
What do I thin it with then? Enamel or lacquer thinner?
yes I am new
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>>20947398
not all acrylics are waterbased
if it's mr hobby or tamiya then it's basically a lacquer
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>>20947398
Ah shit I fucked up the image
It's mr. hobby silver metallic
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>>20947402
yep, it's not waterbased
for metallics go for mr hobby rapid thinner with a little bit of retarder/flow improver
for everything else use mr hobby levelling thinner
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>>20947405
Will isopropyl alcohol work if I just nees to clean it off the tools?
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>>20947380
What is a ZEONITE doing dressed in FEDERATION colors
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>can't paint because it's raining
reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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>>20947415
I just followed the colours in the manual, so I guess they were incorrect in there.
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>>20947394
>clear coating any metallic makes it look like ass
i usually coat my metallics with vallejo polyurethane gloss varnish and i think it looks great. doesn't kill the shine or anything, you can even use it over alclad chrome without killing the mirror finish
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>>20947415
gouf-chads wear blue
or more specifically Ramba and Norris do
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>>20947420
subscribed
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>>20947475
don't forget to like
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>>20945254
Had this fella sitting around in pieces for a few months. Shame I probably still won't be able to paint him for a while.
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What were they thinking?
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>>20947505
what do you mean?
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>>20947505
It would have been fine if they hadn't treated it like a normal release. If they started a special line or branding for these "1.5" kits then I'm sure this would have been received much better.
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>>20947505
money
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>>20947514
Judging from opinions here I think people would kill for a line of 1.5 kits.
>Cries in Zaku 1
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>>20947518
whose ass do I have to suck for a MG Zeta Plus 1.5
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>>20947528
mine
stick that tongue out
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>>20947540
a'right
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>>20947528
>He doesn't know about the upcoming ver ka
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Would lacquer primer under acrylics help with durability of overall paintjob?
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>>20947580
maybe
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>>20947580
Whenever i get chips on my paintjobs its always towards the acrylic primer layer. It'll slightly help, but just be wary of possible paint cracking, don't do this if the laquer hasn't cured properly yet.
>>20947218
>hu tao pic
>something low iq related attached to the post
every time, go grab ISO alcohol and throw that car garbage into the trash.
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https://youtu.be/Ic_UUYnz4_w
anyone here preordered the yolopark optimus prime model kit?
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>>20947690
>"transformer"
>can't even transform
why do transformers fans love eating steaming turds for hundreds of dollars?
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>>20947700
nah not even transfag wants it, go on post this on /toy/ you'll get shit on
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>>20945254
Done with the hg hazel oswa, forgot the paint ratio i used for the yellow so thats why its inconsistant.
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>>20947690
This thing looks amazing but I've only ever seen people on fourth channel shit on it
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>>20947719
and the back, would've taken more photos if this guy wasn't a bitch to pose. Especially after the polycap on the upper tigh somehow went completely loose, and i can't tighten it after removing the seam.
Now onto metal gear ray.
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>been away from home for 2 years
>mom gave away my real grade kits to my nephews
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>>20947732
You know renting storage space is a thing
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>>20947732
RIP your nephews.
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>>20947732
Number one rule for gunpla around young children is to keep them hidden.
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>>20947187
Nobody cares nigger. Waah waah baby bitch nigger
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>>20947743
they just informed you that 3d printing isn't as simple as you perceive it to be
meds now
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>>20947528
>>20947518
Just gimme kampfer 1.5.
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>>20947766
What if they make a 1.5 but it's Green Kampfer?
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>>20947779
It would totally be P-bandai, so skip.
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>>20947781
Yuropoor spotted LOL
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>>20947380
How did you attach the figure to the base? Also, did you prime him and hand paint or airbrush?
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What do you guys use to thin Mr. Color when doing brush touch up work? Water or leveling thinner?
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>>20945535
where you get the sitckers from, what are they called? and are you spraying out of the bottle in the summer heat that most of us euros are suffering from?
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>>20947830
I'm murican, live in a hot valley with some really shitty weather lately. Stickers were what came in the box. It's the p-bandai Vigna Ghina Berah Ronah Special. I didnt find any waterslides for it when I searched, figured its too minor of a kit to get special treatment like Dozle's custom decal sheets.
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>>20947766
the Kampfer 1.0 doesn't have enough to salvage for a 1.5. it would be much better for it to get the full 2.0 treatment.
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>>20947820
Superglue. Didn't bother priming it, I just brushed on a thin white coat first then did all the colours on top of that.
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>>20947858
From the pics I assume you attached him to the base first, then painted?
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>>20947868
Yep
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>>20947876
Did you give him a panel line like wash or anything after?
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>>20947889
Only in the lines around the yellow insignia to make it easier to fill the black in. Used tamiya panel line accent.
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>>20947903
Should have asked sooner, but what kind of paint did you use?
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>>20947917
Vallejo
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>>20947930
Thanks a bunch anon.
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>>20947500
Wont those legs and backpack interfere with transformation mechanic?
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>>20947779
Is this a Jagd Mirage reference?
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it's up
http://schizophonic9.com/re7/30ms_far.html
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>>20945254
Just finished my ninja.
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>>20948000
>portanova getting femdom'd
h-hot
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>>20948020
What kit?

>>20948023
Hot, you said? Thanks for providing idea for my next photoshoot with plastic girls.
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>>20948025
Megami device ninja but I used some MSG parts, some spare parts from MG crossbone and a sword part from the archer kit since I gave some of her armor to archer.
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>>20948000
!
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>>20948025
>my next photoshoot with plastic girls.
yes please
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>>20948025
Is that you, polanon?
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If you're doing a custom build of a 30MM kit, do you cover up the holes?
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What the fuck is this paint? Is it a camera/lighting trick?
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>>20948031
>you came already? pathetic
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>>20948054
looks like a shitty attempt at matte candy with a boat load of orange peel
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>>20948065
it looks like their technique was fine, but got fucked by humidity
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Why don't people airbrush inside with a dehumidifier? You never have to worry about humidity laughing at you
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>>20948070
I've only ever gotten fucked by humidity when using spraycans, I can airbrush while it's raining no problem.
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>>20948074
this. I paint outside in the dark in the middle of winter while it's raining uphill both ways
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>>20948070
>>20948074
that and if you're using a sufficient amount of thinner it+building up the color slowly, orange peel should never happen. I've only had orange peel while using vallejo prethinned paint straight out of the bottle.
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>thinning
>thin coats
Gay. Just crank that sweet sweet PSI up to 50 and lay down one dripping coat.
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>>20948029
And you got top quality custom build as result. Very good job anon. Give her some more photos, she deserves it.

>>20948036
Technically, I have Asra Archer, Nuke Matrix Fox, 30MS Tiasha, MD Ayaka Ichijo and two torso parts from 30MS on "to build list" and work on GM Sniper right now so it would take time but I like to collect ideas in advance.

>>20948042
Y-yes.
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>>20948096
>50 PSI
>unthinned paint
>dripping
That'd be like sand blasting.
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Can someone tell me what type of paint gundam markers are? Enamel, acrylic or lacquer?
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>>20948108
trash
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>>20948109
So they are acrylic, I see.
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So Iwata Eclipse for an airbrush ive decided on.
I'll get some cheap spray booth.
Have a respirator already and dehumidifier
But whats a good compressor? Would prefer it to be on the quieter side.
And I want to do lacquers. What brands should I look into?
I am completely new to the painting world. Last time I painted with even a brush was in middleschool
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>>20948116
For lacquers, the spray booth is more important. Lacquers can be flammable if it reaches a certain concentration. Although it's unlikely to happen with a mere airbrush you should still take precautions and get a strong enough spray booth/fan that can evacuate the vapor quickly
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Anyone have the HG Dragonar-1? Kinda wondering how big it is. I know it says HG but HG size can vary wildly sometimes.
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>>20948165
i haven't built mine yet but mahq lists it as 17.6 metres so the hg should be about 12.2cm, pretty much average hg height (average gundam is ~18m with hgs being 12.5cm)
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Do I need that fancy gaianotes multiprimer for Abs plastic or can I just spray regular (lacquer) primer thinly? I don't wanna murder my kits bros.
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>>20948165
here you go friend.
http://schizophonic9.com/re7/hg_d1.html

>>20948245
you can usually get away with lacquer directly on it so long as you don't drown the part in the stuff.

i started using multiprimer recently tho (hobbymio's since the gaia one is impossible to get in the states) and it's nice having the extra peace of mind. it's also good for metal and polycaps.
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>>20948248

Thanks,
>hobbymio's

Is that a chinese gaianotes copy? Know if there's a UK/EU distributor? The main reason I asked is cause it's so hard to fucking find any of this stuff.
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>>20948268
yeah hobbymio is a chinese brand making all sorts of stuff. i know there's a handful of distributors in the states but none of them had the stuff so i had to get it off of aliexpress.

i can't truly compare it to gaia's multiprimer, but so far it does what bought it to do.
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>>20948271
got a link?
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>>20948273
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004357955208.html
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>>20948277
Thanks.
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Has anyone used the paasche HSSB-22-16 spray booth before?
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I have an amazon prime account I'm canceling soon so I searched gundam models for shits and giggles and holy shit these prices. What utter retard is going to pay 42 dollars for HG Kyrios?
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>>20948289
There are very select few kits which are good prices. I got the Xi for less than most other stores (i think even less than MSRP) with free shipping.
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>>20948289
Amazon is loaded with scalpers for shit that isnt even that hard to get. That said i did get my MG Strike Rouge Ootori for cheaper than most other places that sold it.
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how does the HG Legend gundam compared to it's contemporary kits?
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>>20948285
I have the 30-16. It's loud kinda but when it's running I don't need a respirator.
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>>20948335
its an average old hg seed kit. So okay articulation, but god awful seams and a sculpt that no paint job will be able to save (not anime accurate/obari proportioned or okwara line art accurate). 1/100 is a much better choice if you want a legend gundam.
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>>20948360
Noted. Will look for that one then.
And on the topic of seed 1/100s, is the Nix Providence also any good?
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>>20948268
>>20948271
Does any primer bite on POM?
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>>20948289
They used to be normal prices, I look back at 2019 when I got a psycho gundam for £46 off of amazon as an era I never fully appreciated at the time.
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>>20947318
I don't want to be one.
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Not mine, but I really dig this nice, clean paintjob.
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>>20948411
oh, meine orangenschale
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>>20948411
and I thought I was colorblind when it comes to picking out a decent paint scheme
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>>20948411
You are so fucking butthurt.
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>>20948448
You are so fucking butthurt. Those are creative colors.
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>>20948471
Cmon, say it, I know you want to. Your favorite words, C______ C______
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>>20948481
>C C
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>>20948370
idk if you can say it 'bites' but the hobbymio stuff works fine on it
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>>20948411
you better not be r****tposting again...
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>>20948448
maybe those are meaningful colors for the builder
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>>20948448
It's not the color scheme, everyone gets it wrong. The palette here is just the regular primary triadic colors but with black instead of white. We already see this in the Psycho Gundam (minus blue). What's stupid here is the color placement, and it's VERY stupid. If anyone ever gets color scheme and color placement wrong again I will KILL THEM.
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>>20948448
I can dig it. Very bootlegcore.
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Would anyone who has the HGUC Xi gundam say its worth the price? I'm kinda tempted but that price for an HG is kind of putting me off.
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>>20948878
Its big as fuck.
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>>20948878
i've got two, he's about sameish size as a typical mg while being alot more chunky. He also looks fairly unique for a 1/144 scale gundam, my only grip is the lack of proper closed fists and the joints tendency to loosen up very easily around the elbow and hips.
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the closer I get to finishing my group build, the more retarded it looks. I need to study mecha design some day so I'm not just slapping on a bunch of triangular pieces together
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>>20948892
less is more, look at non gundam inspo to make something truly unique
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I looked up the Might Gaine Minipla coming in October and HLJ is claiming the boxes are sealed, you need all three variants to actually make Might Gaine, and they're randomly packed? That's pretty fucked up if true.
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>>20948914
yes.
just kidding, if you're buying one of these Japanese candy toy meme stuff, especially super minipla, you're getting the entire set
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>>20948878
>worth the price
I don't know, what price?
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>>20948000
Glad I cancelled my pre-order. She looks like more of the same generic shit with less cohesive colors.
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>>20948933
Like 70USD is what im seeing it go for on most sites i buy gunpla from
>>20948885
How bad are the stickers?
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I want at least 2 barbatos mg swords but I don't want to buy 2 kits just for the weapon, especially since the only place I can find it is amazon. Looked up the barbatos fm weapons, could do something with the sword but again, I don't want to buy 2 kits just for weapon nor will I be able to anyway, next months is full on poorfaggotry. Any alternatives ?
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>>20948962
Recast the part
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>>20948962
find a website that sells parts and hope they have everything to make the sword
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My boi just arrived
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I suddenly got bombarded by Mortar Headd video on Youtube. I take this as a sign that Bandai is going to announce MG LED MIrage Ver Ka.
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>>20948976
I think they're going to announce a HG of it which is why Volks never made a 1/144 model
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>>20948965
How does that work for bigger parts ? All tutorials I find use small parts

>>20948971
>mechapartsguy
Found this. Anybody ever used this site ?
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My first gendum :)
this thing is so fucking fiddly and loose in random places it's a pain in the ass to pose, are all master grades like this?
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/m/ what is your favorite way to fix surface defects you notice after priming? what fillers do you like the best?
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>>20949015
I'm assuming that's the 3.0? nah that one is unique in that they tried to replicate the RG but bigger, most MGs have less parts
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>>20949043
CA glue for small imperfections like gouges and scratches

epoxy putty for big chunks and shit that needs re-sculpting (very rare, only happens with old ass 80s/90s GKs)
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>>20949047
based on the yaoi hands yeah that's mg 3.0
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>>20949015
Why is it so fucking dirty
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>>20948892
Just stick random plaplate bricks in random patterns with no rhyme or reason like one anon did. Everyone's sucking his dick.
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>>20949015
Nice work very elegant very minimal chipping welcome to the hobby don't believe in Early Real Grade Syndrome buy an Iwata Eclipse airbrush and Master TC40-T or TC30-T compressor don't fall for the Raser gimmick don't cheap out on scribers Godhands work but they aren't magic and you still need to sand everything flatly don't buy from scalpers paint with lacquers instead of acrylics use entry grades as practice learn pla plating and seam line removal remember thag there is no bad kit so buy whats appealing to you take pictures from lower angles and macro lenses remember to keep weathering sensible and practical have fun
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>>20949068
Because I smeared black paint over random edges with a brush
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>>20949072
christ, this looks bad
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>>20948742
All clown colors are the same. Yours are no different than his. You are delusional if you think otherwise, dumb secondary.
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>>20949077
Looks more like a dirty toy than a battle damaged robot

No offense but you ruined your first kit
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>>20949087
Next time, to avoid the toyish look, I'll spray random parts black and red and call it rx-78 nacht x predator.
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>>20948934
Compared to Acta, she's just Tiesha with extra's
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>>20949087
I like how it looks
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>>20949064
every rx-78 has yaoi hands, it's a feature of kunio's line art
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>>20949093
true enough, but mg 3.0 is the worst offender as far as kits go
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When people said the MG F91 is the same size as an HG I thought it was hyperbole but it really is that fucking small.
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>>20949124
Now build the RG Crossbone Gundam, an absolute manlet
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>>20949126
Not him but I just ordered that because I thought it looked cool, how tall is it?
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>>20949128
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>>20949124
My only MGs are the F91 and Sinanju and it's fucking hilarious to see them together
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why didn't they just put a bit more time in and make moon gundam a RG kit instead of an over the top HG
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>>20949141
thank fuck they didn't, inner frames suck dick
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>>20949165
No. YOU suck dick. Come here, I'll show you.
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>>20949170
Okay~
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>>20948985
Yes, dude is both based and legit.
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>>20949165
it already has an inner frame you chimp, that's why im having a sook that they only half assed it making it a really high detail HG instead of going all out
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>>20949124
That's by design, mobile suits in late UC are more compact so as to be smaller, speedier targets. Beams generally kill most anything in one hit, so making your robot harder to hit helps improve its survivability.
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>tried another go at airbrushing the tamiya LP metallics
>thinned with tamiya lacquer thinner enough to spray nicely, several light coats on top of a half-decent gloss black, 15-20 ish PSI
>they all end up quite flakey, though some look a bit better than the last time

They all turned out a bit samey to the camera but the ones on the right do look quite a bit better than the ones on the left to the naked eye. I wonder if the rapid thinner that was mentioned in the last thread would help a lot. It does feel like nothing could save some of the ones to the left (sparkling silver, light gun metal) because they really look like glitter.
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>>20949178
same reason as Jag Doga: fuck you
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>>20949192
I'd argue saying it's lucking getting a re100, but I think that's one of the shit ones
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>>20949194
don't know if i'd call it lucky since the RE100 kit is kinda crap and more importantly we already had a MG Geara Doga by then. They could have used it's inner frame but noooo, that would make too much sense
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>>20949195
at least daban came in clutch and picked up bandai's slack
if only they did the same with the other re100s
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>>20949182
Don't get me wrong, I know canonically it's a small suit I just didn't expect it to feel quite this small while I'm building it.
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>>20949192
Thighs aren't grey therefore not an inner frame
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>>20949245
it's fuller than the majority of partial inner frames
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>>20949245
by that logic rg zeong or crossbone don't have inner frames either since their respectively collar and crotch are not grey
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>>20949072
are they?
only good thing this guy has done is the shovel (if that was even him). ERA tiles don't even look like that.
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>>20949072
>>20949079
okay jealous paintlets, lets see your amazing work for the group build
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among the fuckton of unicorn kits there is, which ones are the best bang for your buck?
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>>20949311
The RGs are good
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>>20949311
RG
The HGs are pretty shit and can't even transform
The MG is pretty much a brick
"PG" and "bang for your buck" don't belong in the same sentence
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>>20949284
ERA bricks are usually flat and don't feature much going on the surface at all. Although those era bricks are a little oversized.
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>>20949334
they also are only applied to the frontal aspects of the crew compartment and ammo storage areas.
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>>20949326
What if i just want to keep it in unicorn mode? don't care for destroy mode but it looks neat in unicorn mode. Would have bought the hg but motherfuckers only put the beam magnum with the destroy mode.
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>>20949313
>>20949326
RGs are everything I love RGs I love their branding though I love creative boxart I love their boxart uniformity I love their cute little inner frames I even love the pre-molded inner frames cause of the mold technology behind it I wish Bandai would shit out RGs and milk the hell out of it imagine a Real Grade Sumo, Turn X/A, Flat, Kampfer, Dom, GM haha the part separation would be so nice that'd be so nice
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>>20949326
>The HGs are pretty shit and can't even transform
only good thing about destroy-meme is the heels
>>20949345
>pre-molded inner frames
grandpa
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>>20949341
Highly depends on the context, russians like to shove ERA just about everywhere except the engine (for obvious reasons), while americans and brits like to keep it to the hull or skirts.
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>>20949349
they put zero ERA on the rear aspect.
please find me a tank with ERA on the back of the turret.
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I just finished building the Gouf MG 2.0, and wanted to ask. Is it common for the fingers for the MG 2.0 kits to get loose after building them? The middle finger on the right hand is rather loose, but all the other fingers stay in place until you move them
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>>20949351
ERA is never put in the back of the turret because that place is used for storage usually supplies+river crossing equipment. A zakus leg isn't going to be used for storage now is it? Not that I think there was any ERA on the back of that zakus leg.
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>>20949356
Although there are plenty of examples of makeshift Cage armour being placed on the back of the turret during the syrian civilian war. Cage armour wouldn't be a such a good idea on a mech though.
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>>20949345
haha yeah man RGs are pretty cool huh

alright man i'm outta here, take it easy!
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>>20949344
The HG isn't very good in general, it's pretty loose
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How powerful must your exhaust fan be to COMPLETELY filter out all the nasty lacquer fumes?

My gf's 70 year old mother lives with us and we don't want to give her lung cancer
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>>20949386
Don't fall for the lacquer meme. Just use acrylics.
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>>20949386
>>20949391
you need an exhaust fan/spray booth for acrylics too, otherwise the particles are just going to stay in the air
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>>20949396
Inhale them really hard with your nose. The particles are going to stick to your nose hair - that's their nature-intended purpose.
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>>20949386
If you're that worried, if possible, just build a seperate small cabin outside of your house (just make sure you're not in that room for a longer period of time). I'm lucky enough to have a small space on my backyard and did exactly that, now I treat that place just like my little workshop.
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>>20949397
enjoy your lung cancer
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breathing in acrlyic paint every day will still leave your lungs in better condition than breathing average city air every day. if you don't go to cities, don't worry about your acrylic particles
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>>20949413
those acrylic particles are smaller than pollution fumes, stop forcing this "arcylics are le not bad" meme. you absolutely need a booth, if you want to kill your self sooner then go ahead
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also microplastics will straight up reduce your sperm count and ruin your health long term
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>>20949417
I'm plastic man already
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>>20949417
>>20949415
Holy schizo
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How are moderoid kits? Really like how this one looks
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Does the HG GP02 MLRS come with an action base? I know the normal gp02 does and it also has space for the gp01 but MLRS looks cooler to me. Whether or not it comes with the action base will decide if i'm also gonna look for a gp01 full burnern rg.
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SEED is easily one of the worst gundam series but ill be damned if it doesn't have some of the best designs
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>>20949429
the ginn and providence are alright
the rest are shit and generic
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>>20949434
Lmao
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JIKvQMYU-Q
It's up
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>>20949436
>its the nobel gundam
mastershit sisters....
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>>20949438
Would be extremely based
But my fat bald weeaboo uncle that works in bandais mailroom told me there's a high chance its chars gelgoog
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>>20949176
Sweet, thanks
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>>20949429
it has 50/50 some of the best and some of the worst, it's crazy
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>>20949448
I'd fucking cum if it's gelgoog
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>>20949386
It's probably best to have a dedicated hobby/painting room where noone else spends time.
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>>20949448
no gelgoog its ugly :(
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How good/bad are the IBO 1/100 non-grade kits? Do they get super loose with time and have tons of stickers like the HGs?
Specifically thinking about picking up the Vidar
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>>20949448
>gelgoog
love the pig-nose
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>>20949495
I haven't had any issues with them becoming loose. one thing you do have to keep in mind with vidar though is that those thrusters on the legs aren't super secure.
My only gripe with the fm gundams is the lack of any sort of swing out or shoulder raise joint that most mgs and the hg ibo gundam frames have. Also c clips for the gundam frames side skirts are shit, don't pull them out for more than once or twice unless you want stress marks.
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>>20949088
Checked, now you must.
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>>20949514
>one thing you do have to keep in mind with vidar though is that those thrusters on the legs aren't super secure.
Are they on a ball joint/swivel or do they peg in? Because if they peg in I can just glue em
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>>20949537
wide rectangle peg
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>>20949015
Nice job on showing restraint with the weathering, nice job. Got another kit lined up?
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>>20949547
I enjoyed building and working on this and GTO Char's Zaku II so much I ordered like 10 more kits of designs I liked in the shows right away
Maybe I went a bit overboard but as I understand if a kit you want (if it's not super popular like Nu or Unicorn) is available for close to MSRP you should buy it because there's no guarantee it'll get reprinted anytime soon
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>hip peg snapped on groupbuild project
>out of town for work and might not have time
aaaaa, fuck shitty 90's plastics, everything feels brittle and all the joints are tight af
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>>20949353
A lot of MG hands in general kinda suck honestly. Some anons dislike them, but I really like the fully articulated hands like on the Sazabi and Hi-nu ver ka, and I suppose you can say the RG zeong. They do sell replacement hands but there kinda pricey for what they are
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>>20949424

They're interesting since almost all their kits are notably different from each-other, owing to not really having a main license like Bandai or Koto. I've built three of theirs, Ingram, Dynazenon and Raijin-Oh. Only the last one ended up being kind of a pain and that was thanks to it being a combiner, and I'm most of the way through their Rayearth model which is pretty nicely designed. So there's a good chance that one will be worth getting I'd say.
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>>20949424
Buy what you like dude
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>>20949570
What kit?
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>>20949495
1/100 Vidar was my very first Gunpla. I loved it back then but now I can see its obvious flaw - that its pretty much hand grenade, problematic to pose and easy to fall apart. But details are great and you can say that most problems are shared and comes from IBO designs themselves (lots of additional elements that looks cool but makes posing hard).
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>>20949587
Nadesico artillery frame
Big chunky boy and long gun
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>>20949591
>Nadesico artillery frame
>Quick google search
Damn. He is a chunky boy. Also found a new mech anime to watch. Hope everything works out for you anon.
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>>20949570
I'm working on my Zaku 1 MG right now.
>Gear for the monoeye
>The two nubs are inside the teeth of the cog
It was a very different time for sure. Bandai improved remarkably in just a few years.
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>>20949576
Oh? Where do you find replacement hands for the Zeon suits like the Gouf 2.0?
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>>20949566
List them I'm curious
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>>20949623
Crossbone RG
LEO-S (haven't actually read the manga but it looks like it'll fit right in with the crossbone)
Vayete & Mercurius
Tallgeese MG
Sazabi RG
Gouf Custom HG
Unicorn RG
Shiden
Also ended up ordering the Vidar (>>20949495)
Thanks for reading and subscribe to my blog
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>>20949620
Ebay
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>>20949637
Excellent taste. Mercurius (and Vayete I guess) is absolute patrician mentality, so is Gouf Custom.
I can heartily recommend RG Sazabi, that thing is nuts.
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Speaking of - WHERE THE HELL IS THE GODDAMN VIRGO BANDAI
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>>20949653
After Colony is only allowed 1 non-gundam non-tallgeese kit in five years
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>>20949655
We got the Leo and the Vayete Mercurius relatively close to each other didn't we ?
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>>20949657
which is why there will be no more till at least 2030. At least there's chance for Hydra Gundam in the meantime since G-Unit is getting love
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>>20949637
What are your thoughts on Correct Century kits
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>>20949644
I also wanted to get the Nu to go along with the Sazabi but for some reason it's insanely overpriced everywhere I look, costing more than the Nu VerKa sometimes.
>>20949664
I haven't watched the show yet but the Turn X looks very cool
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>>20949664
MG Turn X likes to do the splits if you move him.
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>>20949664
>correct century
>kits
hahahaha I want to curl up and die
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>>20949674
Hey man "kits" is a plural form which means more than one. Stop complaining.
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gunpla is getting too expensive. thinking about moving to dubai to find a sugar mama.
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>>20949698
um......aren't the women there basically second class citizens
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>>20949698
You can be an oil princes slave and eat their shit and pee for loadsa money and sportscars
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RG zz soon right? Maybe I should just get the hg and hg Qubeley too while I'm at it. Although I'm sure both with get rgs at some point.
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I want to ask again before I place the order, any of you anons ever use two part apoxie sculpt to recreate joints? Would this be a bad idea as the joint is usually soft and as far as I can tell Apoxie dries pretty hard.
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>>20949715
maybe someone more experienced can get decent results out of it but every time I've made something it turns out brittle and delicate. it's better for stationary stuff
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>>20949698
poorfags
gas
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>>20949733
don't mind if I do *BRRRRAP*
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>>20949731
Specifically you used two part apoxie? I was pondering if I could use a resin but I genuinely wouldn't know which to look at to recreate the 'soft' rubber of a joint.
>Enduro soft is one of the first results I get
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>>20949734
based
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>>20949740
you should try Kneadatite Blue/Yellow. It is by far the strongest and most durable epoxy putty I have ever used. just let it fully cure before you do anything
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Can I do this with the HG or do I need to wait for the inevitable P-Bandai expansion set?
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>>20949676
22 years and only 3 "graded" kits
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>go from a kit that barely fits together to one that fits perfectly
>shorten a peg by a few millimeters because it's a habit by now
>it makes it (almost) impossible to assemble
I think it will just barely have an okay fit once painted but jesus fuck that scared me.
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>>20949761
What applications did you use it for? This little thing is what I am going to be cloning to replace. I haven't made the mold yet but I probably will do and see how it turns out.
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>>20949769
just lengthen the peg again
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>>20949772
used it to clone some warhammer minis because the price for 40k stuff is absolutely FUCKED
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>>20949788
I guess I am going to wait a bit more, maybe ask one more thread before ordering anything. Definitely there is a difference between cloning minis or static parts and joints. Just don't want to waste money on something that doesn't work for my application.
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>>20949775
What's the best way of doing that? Putting a drop off clear nail polish widened/lengthened it by maybe half a mm, which makes me less worried but it's not like I could rebuild a centimeter easily that way.
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>>20949763
What is this? Woundwort with some custom stuff?
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>>20949793
runner or polystyrene rods
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>>20949796
it's just the woundwort's reconnaissance mode
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>>20949570
I had to replace 2 leg pegs and a waist peg on my GB entry. You can do it.
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>>20949820
I think I can fake it enough for pics and then fix it when I get back to town next week lol
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>>20949827
Duct tape and sticky tack.
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never got frame arms before. Bought this guy on sale. How are they compared to HGs or MGs?
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>>20949835
Is it supposed to be a dinosaur?
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>>20949861
yes
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>>20949835
frame arms are shit
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>>20949835
I've only built a couple but they're okay. Not much color separation on the older ones, Baihu had a mostly new frame instead of reusing the same exact one so it was more interesting to build.
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>>20949835
if frame arms were gunpla kits, they would be bronze tier
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It feels weird as fuck buying kits for chinkshit mobile gacha games ive never played but fuck some have really nice looking designs
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>>20949893
> mobile gacha games ive never played
this thread is full of secondaries, who never watched a single gundam episode - you fit right in
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>>20949893
i refuse to buy any frame arms, 30mm, or 30ms until they make an anime or game of them. don't want to be a secondary
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>>20949914
didn't ask
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>>20949923
everyone knows /toy/ doesn't paint. save yourself any further embarrassment
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>>20949923
>even toy has more nuanced paintjobs from time to time
kek toy somehow has 10x more snapshitters and shitposters than here despite having 10x less posters. literally every decent build in there gets posted in here too
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>>20949925
o my dust peel
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>>20949923
Actually go to /toy/ to get informed and not make yourself obvious, shitposter-kun. /toy/ is basically snapshitter central
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>>20949925
nice clean build
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>>20949934
>>20949928
>>20949926
cope
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>>20949923
What an obvious shitpost. Sorry we made you mad or whatever but this is just sad lol...
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>>20949944
Cute basecoats, when is he gonna finish it?
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>>20949948
low iq low discernment poster can't even see shading
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>>20949947
>>20949948
MASSIVE cope from you, paintlets
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>>20949950
just looks like flat clown colors

>>20949951
funny coming from the guy who has to cope by posting other people's work (which isn't good btw)

the only people who think shading/weathering is hard are people who have never done it
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>>20949835
Any FA kit that is new or the RE1/RE2 of an older kit are good. The old ones (non RE versions) are pretty bad. That one in particular can also be combined with NSG-12α KOBOLD:RE2 to make a larger humanoid mech (pic rel). Just gotta keep in mind the usual Koto kit stuff like sanding tight pegs and you'll be fine.
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>>20949923
/toy/ has only one builder who bothers to paint. The other painter is a refugee from this thread who got butthurt over pandemic era of based posting by gradechad.
Not that they produce any paintjobs that are remarkable, although >>20949944 he's a special kind of autist who seems to only want to airbrush and goes through the tedious hell of masking instead of washes + brushes.
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>>20949958
It's not hard, but this general can't even lay down proper basecoats. One guy in this very general couldn't paint a single stupid spoon without fucking up.
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>>20949925
What the christ are you putting on that 262???
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>>20949713
It should come soon-ish by any account. The question is if RG Quebeley will be a thing. Hyaku Shiki would make good use of one too.
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>>20949958
>just looks like flat clown colors
it's very clearly shaded
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>>20949964
one guy isn't a whole general. once again, sorry your fee-fees got hurt
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>>20949970
Not really. The fact that you have to defend it so hard means it's not
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>>20949973
the fact that you can't see it means you are a low iq and low discernment poster
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>>20949974
>society is the problem not me!
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>>20949974
Nobody else can see it either
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>>20949978
Yes.
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>>20949978
we live in a society
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>>20949974
i don't see any shading at all, cope
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>>20949983
>clown painter can't see beyond bright, neon, gaudy, eye-raping colors
Not surprised at all.
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>>20949986
I mean, if I squint *really* hard I can see it. Is that what you were going for?
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this general when you show them random edges blasted with black:
>wow shading looks like shit, why would anyone do this
this general when you show them tastefully done subtle shading:
>you can't even tell it's shaded lmao just looks like a flat clown
the absolute state
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>>20949986
Imagine getting this butthurt over what people think of SOMEONE ELSE'S work lmao... If this is your work then sorry but it's really not better than anything that regularly gets posted here. Not saying you shouldn't be proud of it though. But you are NO michaelangelo donatello leonardo
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>>20949983
schedule an appointment with your optometrist, you seem to need glasses
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>>20949992
clown poster is a single guy who has been shitposting for several years now and yet to be banned.
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>>20950000
it's definitely not 1 guy, you can notice multiple different posting styles doing it and they each have slightly different opinions
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>>20949994
>not better than anything that regularly gets posted here
lmao
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>>20950000
>clown poster is a single guy
quad schizo
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New thread, character limit is not being friendly today so don't ask.
And stop fucking replying to the same dozen retards
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>>20950011
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>>20950029
stupidest take i ever heard lmao
retard needs to take his own advice instead of being a retarded drug addict
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>>20949015
Looks good anon. Weathering looks great but I have to mention that you focused too much on edge chipping and not enough on filters/soot sponging/pigments to bring it all together. It does look really good for just having some black paint on those edges, but you really need to incorporate those other techniques I mentioned. Another thing I'll mention is to look into waterslides, you can easily see the sticker borders and waterslides have virtually zero borders with a topcoat applied afterwards. Other than that it looks great and you should pat yourself on the back for that being your first build.
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shadingfag is from /toy/, what a shocking development.
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>>20949386
I'd just stick to acrylics or hand painting lacquer paints if you're worried about fumes
you need the right type of fan for lacquers, any old thing can cause a combustion

I think the ideal is 250-300 cfm
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>>20949664
MG turn a still holds up, just don't fall for buying the wings if you want that. That shit's easy enough to make yourself
you'll just have to wait for places to have it in stock for a reasonable price
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>>20949901
>>20949918
Gundam isn't even good anime
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>>20950029
This monkey doesn't even have replies open what a sensitive little baby



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