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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

Previous thread: >>21034876
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=AERIAL COMBAT GROUPBUILD=

Build a robot with flight capabilities designed for atmospheric combat. This can include
>A mech designed for fighting in mid-air (ie: Gouf Flight Type)
>A mech with external flight equipment attached (ie: Aile Strike)
>A mech with a transformable flight mode (ie: Any Variable Fighter)
>A Fantasy mech with its own set of wings (ie: Rune Gods Rayearth/Selece/Windam)
>A support vehicle meant to aid another mech in flight (ie: Core Booster)
The ability of flight is key here, if it's something that can stay in mid-air briefly but can't sustain being in the air for an extended period of time it doesn't count. Also, mechs that can operate in both the earth's atmosphere and space are fine, but mechs that only operate in outer space are not eligible.

Submit your entries to gunplaplamo@gmail.com , include at least 5 finished pics and any WIP pics you took while working on your entry, as well as a brief description of your build.

START: 7/15/22
END: 10/31/22
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Post your WIPs and associated stuff you're working on!
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How do I brush on metallics? What brands should I use? What are the steps?
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>>21040614
How do these no grade Dragonar sets compare to the HG Dragonar-1?
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>>21040624
They are also in stock in a bunch of leaf stores, so burgerchads can maybe take advantage as your dollar rapes ours.
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>>21040624
A box!!! Holy....!!!!!!
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>>21040622
Generally
>Black gloss
>Silver
>Small coats of desired color
The best look is apparently alclad but I've heard they're a bitch and a half to use and metallic painting in general can be a pain because any remotely scratched surface is going to stick out.
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I WILL be buying nobell gundam tomorrow
I WILL
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>>21040636
subscribed
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>>21040635
>brush on
>alclad
retard
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>>21040641
I thought he meant airbrush.
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>>21040622
vallejo metal color
they say airbrush on them but they brush on great too. use a gloss black base and 'dab' them on with a brush rather than doing strokes, they flow and level themselves really nicely.
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I like barbie :)
I don't like my phone camera
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>>21040614
These look so lovely, great job.
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>>21040685
reddit
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>>21040700
I still like barbie though
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>>21040685
Why'd you piss on Barbatos?
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>>21040389
Mid UC is fun, almost a parallel of real life technology development. Suits getting bigger and bigger to deal with threats and then eventually shrink when technology gets better.
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>>21040739
That's my jam.
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>>21040736
Hotglue didn't work
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>>21040685
lupus rex looking as whacky as usual. love the og barbie though, cool pose too. Imagine if Bamco didn't have its head up its ass and released IBO MGs where the inner freames were the same and you could mix and match the armors
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>>21040758
>>21040685
I like more the Lupus and the regular one than the Rex. The arms look way off to me.
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>>21040758
>more IBO MG never
Don't remind me
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I wasn't really looking forward to the God RG but after fiddling around with the build burning, it's fun to put these guys in fighting poses so I'll get him eventually™
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>>21040685
Looks cool but you left some cheeto dust on the rex
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>>21040813
Wanted to give it some rust/dripping oil effect but put way too much and ended up looking like shit but rolled with it. Second pair of arms are the worst offender
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>>21040813
>>21040838
But also just noticed the picture makes it look worse by accentuating and saturating the cheeto dust
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>>21040610
HONEY, HONEY GET OVER HERE! THEY POSTED MY BUILD FOR THE GENERAL PICTURE

>>21040074
ComfyZone, USA Gundam store is in Daytona Beach, a short motorcycle ride down the coast. Not to mention Saint Augustine shielding you from direct Blaxsonville exposure(home of beloved ethnic entertainer Spot Em Gotem) Broward used to have a awesome hobby shop but that's all gone years ago. Eastern Central Florida seems to be the the hot zone of stores worth a shit. Hobby Town, USA Gundam store, and my personal favorite (it's only 40ish minutes away) is the Colonial Hobby and photo. They have a fuck ton of gunpla, and hobby supplies. I mean it about fishing though, people travel all from all over to fish in those waters, might as well try it out.
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>>21040360
They came in today along with like 70 boxes of other shit that's going up tomorrow. We make sure our pre-orders are taken care of before putting any up for sale.

>>21039943
Everything gets listed on the new arrival calendar. Usually we process all incoming shipments same day, but we might delay the actual listings depending on various circumstances.

>>21040636
I MIGHT be buying nobell gundam tomorrow
I HOPE I don't steal yours
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>>21040854
If I order something, can you give me some of your DNA
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>>21040852
Wait, is that Colonial Hobby and Photo the one in Orlando, towards Colonial? I might drop by on September.
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>>21040874
Depends which kind of DNA you want.
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>>21040902
anal fluids
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>>21040758
Is this a custom HG? Or a 1/100?
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>>21040910
p sure its a custom HG i saved the pic from gumpla dot jay pee
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>>21040852
>HONEY, HONEY GET OVER HERE! THEY POSTED MY BUILD FOR THE GENERAL PICTURE
this warmed the cockles of my heart
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>>21040854
>stealing my nobell
Anon...you wouldn't.....
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>he doesn't buy p bandai recolours and repaint them in the normal release version colors
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>>21040925
That's right, he wouldn't. Because I will buy it first.
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>>21040611
I kinda want to do this, but I want to make it interesting. Since Gundam always comes with lore baggages, maybe it would be a good idea to start with a 30 MM kit and look at Frame Arms for ideas? Since stealth is basically hopelessly incompatible with mecha in general, what about 6th generation fighter features on a mecha that's basically like an uninterceptable ICBM? One that launches enclosed in a rocket or hypersonic middle, and descends first as an apex air superiority fighter that's completely interception proof, and becomes a one unit strike group once it lands? A modernized Arbalest with some cheap but effective disposable flight surfaces and verniers glued onto it, I guess.

And no, this isn't an attempt at realism in mecha. I'm just applying the rule of cool to real life trends and technologies.
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what is the weirdest/oldest model kit you own?
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>>21041023
Deathscythe HG back when they had the pilot on the cover and I used scissors to cut the runners
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>>21041003
I'm using a Hexa Gear kit. Just do whatever inspires you the most.
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>>21041023
probably an old as fuck Aoshima Buff Clan Heavy Mobile Mecha that I have yet to paint. They're pretty good looking all things considered.
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>>21040943
It's still for a custom color scheme in the end, but I preordered the red Legilis just so I can paint most of it back white.
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>>21041023
I have an og 1/60 zeta I'll probably never touch
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Bought my first Kotobukiya kit, went for the Strauss. It'll definitely stand out among my gunpla
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All this can be yours for the low, low price of 2500 yen (+tax)
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>>21041165
No... this expansion pack... I don't need it need it need it need it I need it. I need it, can't wait for it to drop!
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>>21041165
I mean if you don't want the effect parts and just want Fuun Saiki you can always just get the Master Gundam HG instead.
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>>21041165
and it'll be $35 + $10 shipping for the us
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>>21041165
no tip??
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>>21041165
Does it come with a fucking piece of shit inner frame? It's RG related right?
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>>21041165
Am I crazy or is this 1:1 the Fuun Saiki from the HG Master? Haha! Fuck you Bandai!
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>>21041165
It's not the worst value for one of those P-Bandai expansion sets I've seen but I still remember when you could get Build Burning Gundam for 1400 yen and you got the MS plus a good number of versatile effect parts already included in the box.
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>>21041285
and the kamiki burning had all this plus more effect parts that were like 10 pieces altogether and clear hands and a sword for 400 more
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>>21041349
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>>21041285
At least they started to include effect parts now like for the Destiny Revive after making the ones for the RG Destiny, Strike Freedom Revive, V2 kits, and HG Turn A P-Bandai exclusive.
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>>21041352
Reminder that if this is a 1-1 copy of the HG Fuunsaiki will be all-white except for the red mask part.
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>>21040614
Just finished the hg Hi Nu. The blue purple looks better than I thought. Happy with how the good turned too.
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>>21041278
Yes it's the HG.
Not the first time they did it either. The IWSP pack and the shield that came with the P-Bandai Strike Rouge are also came from the old SEED line HG.
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>>21041371
The HGUC Flying Armor and G-Defenser package was also released with the intention of using them with the then-contemporaneous release of the RG Mk.II
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i find watching handpainting really calming, what yt channels feature a lot of it? i feel like the vast majority of gunpla channels only show airbrushing so really any mecha would be nice to see
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This was also announced today, releasing March for 29800 JPY
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>>21041447
You can build it either as the center catapult or a side one (left or right)
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>>21041450
This is explicitly marked as the ZZ version so I won't be surprised if a Unicorn version will be announced down the line
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>>21041453
So does it fling your model into the wall? That'd be mad.
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>>21041447
>>21041450
>>21041453
ok but when are they going to do a full 1/144 nahel argama?
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>>21041463
that would be so expensive even a FSS fan would blush
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>>21041453
VERY Fast Mobile Suite Taking Off at Incredible Hihg Speed
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>>21041463
There's a nip making a full 1/100 White Base with partial interior, His past work is also solid. Hes made a colony a lifeboat and that one hovercraft from Jaboro. I'm excited to see how long it takes him
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvbe66sfbcY
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>>21041251
get with the times grandpa rgs haven't had those polycap inner frames since 2018
but no it's the hg anyway
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Can anyone tell me if the perfect grade unleashed come with its own waterslide decals or should I buy separate?
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>>21041697
dalong
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>>21041165
Real shit!

>>21041366
Looks good.
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>>21041165
if they're selling Fuunsaiki separately here, surely it is a hint RG Master is coming as well and it will have a peebandai expansion set as well, yeah? Otherwise they could have just gone "lmao just buy the hg master and horse if you want it"
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>>21041444
I rarely see people actually brushpaint gunpla but I enjoy watching Duncan Rhodes painting minis, since he shows painting process itself for most of the time instead of having only talking head.
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>>21041447
>>21041453
>CGI
They couldn't be fucked to show a real version? It doesn't even remotely look like a model.
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Red pill a retard (me) on top coats. Just how much better does a matte coat make a kit look? Does it actually hide blemishes? Are the poor fag spray cans useable? How easy is it to fuck up and is it fixable if I do?
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>>21041754
>Just how much better does a matte coat make a kit look?
entirely subjective. some kits simply look better glossy, and a lot of people finish their painted kits with satin rather than matte. some people think matte coated plastic looks like shit
>Does it actually hide blemishes?
only the microscratches from very high grit sandpaper
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>>21041760
Ive been looking into it and I think I generally perfer matte. Do you happen to have a example of a kit you wouldn't do in matte?
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>>21041763
sinanju
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>>21041763
Anything with rounded edges and a high tech prototype sort of aesthetic looks way better gloss.
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>>21041763
Tallgeese, Sazabi, Kampfer, Turn A and X. They look cheapened if matte
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>>21041763
Blitz looks best when the black is just shiny enough to be visible even on black background
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>>21041800
turn a looks good matte imo, satin is fine too though. wouldn't do it in gloss personally.
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Is top coating the RG Unicorn a bad idea? With so many sliding and locking surfaces I'm afraid it'll make them too tight.
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>>21041023
My weirdest kit is this 1/35 astray bust
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>>21041871
Are there any 1/35 full kits?
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>>21041877
Don't think so, only those 1/48 megasize kits or that big-ass 1/24 RX78
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What's the next step from just snapbuilding and panel lining my Gunpla? And what models would you recommend for testing out whatever's next on the menu? Is it weathering and panel scribing? Painting with an airbrush? Something else?
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>>21041889
>What's the next step from just snapbuilding and panel lining my Gunpla
whatever you want to do
>what models would you recommend for testing out whatever's next
any that you like
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Have some tryied to aply clear paint on beam effect parts?
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>>21041752
minis seem like the obvious answer but it's hard to get into them personally half because i just dont like what the warhammer aesthetic seems to be and half because the scale is so different the experience between painting a small detailed figure and a larger thing with a bunch of flat surfaces seems harder to pick up skills from
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>>21041902
you can use your warhammer skills to paint your mg and rg pilot figures at least
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>>21041889
>What's the next step
Top coat? Painting? What do you mean?
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>>21041906
maybe i'll become a hardgraph guy
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>>21040854
Based, thanks GPanon you are the only person on this dogshit board I like
>pic unrelated
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>>21041926
I thought we were friends
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>>21041889
Probably top coating them. That's the standard that the redhead built to in Build Fighters so it's a good point for all builders to at least get to eventually. The EGs are really great for testing out since they take like 30 minutes + a beer to snap together. Plus they are cheap. You have nothing to lose testing on one of them
>t. has been waiting to test out topcoating but live in the IRL equivalent to Dagobah and it's been way to hot and muggy to try applying topcoat outside for months
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>>21041023
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>>21041023
I got all the 1/144 G Gundam kits back when it was still airing on Toonami when I was 9 years old. I even tried painting a few.
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Are acrylics really that bad?
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>>21041950
no
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>>21041950
They don't smell as good as lacquers but they do give less brain damage.
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>>21041944
The Rose Gundam was your best try. Good job.

>>21041950
The fumes are not as strong as lacquers. Therefore, they won't help you become a Newtype.
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>>21041956
>>21041953
>>21041965

I heard acrylics are really easy to rub off
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>>21041978
only before they've cured properly and if you don't varnish them
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>>21041978
theyre the "weakest" relative to enamels and lacquers but >>21041990 , theyre plenty durable and easier to be safe with
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>>21041950
they are less hard than enamel and lacquers, but are the easiest to clean up. they are also the weakest against most solvents (although completely resistant to oil based solvents). honestly perfect for detail painting and fine for larger surfaces if you're not intending to manhandle your kits. ALL KINDS OF PAINTS WILL CHIP around joints eventually. Acrylic will just be the first to do so.
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>>21040854
yall didnt by chance get any HGUC Hazel kits in did you? I know those are due for a reprint at some point this year I just dont remember when
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>>21042048
I like this design much more than the lead MS, but the upper torso is still too big
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>>21042048
interesting shoulder joint
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>>21042088
not feeling these knee thrusters, but overall it's a great design.
Beguir is still king though.
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>>21042048
looks great! shorter than expected though
waiting on daryl blade
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>>21040925
It's up now Anon, go for it!

>>21042010
IIRC we got some in sometime within the last few months, but I haven't seen any for a while.
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>>21042117
I only saw the Gaplant Hrairoo and no other kits at my local hobby shops, so I assumed that was the only one being reprinted.
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>>21041926
Fuck you too bitch.
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>>21041926
I thought we were friends. This means war. Prepare for a colony drop.
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>>21042117
They already sell out? I wanted to get another Nobel to get my idols going.
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>>21042048
the second tweet says his pics use no stickers or paint so the eyes and forehead camera use green plastic
neat
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>>21042177
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Any Eurobros here? Where do you guys buy gunpla without getting fucked in the ass by shipping rates?
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>>21042197
go build eastern european shitkits and 30 year old airfix kits LMAO
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>>21042048
OH NONONONONONONONONONO
GWITCH SISTERS????
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>>21042214
Nice nubs.
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>>21042214
it's over
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>>21042214
Get a x-acto and carefully remove the nubs please
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>>21042214
Why must you post like this?
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>>21042214
>>21042224
what's the original tweet or blogpost?
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>>21042214
>c clips
Paintchads, we win again
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C-clips are based and every joint should be a c-clip. Fuck seam welding
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>>21042242
>>21042224
What's the history with the c-clips?
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>>21042259
They're shit, get loose too quick. My alto and EG gramps are floppy grenades after like 5 poses.
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>>21042259
I personally hate them cause they get loose easily and sometimes a bitch to take apart
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c-clips and screws are the ONLY acceptable ways to make joints
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>>21042259
it's just snapshitters complaining, c clips aren't a problem. hell, people often turn normal joints into c clips when parts need to be seamwelded in
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How bad are you backlogs? I had 1-2 at a time when snap building but now that I'm painting it's up to 9 with 5 more coming this month. They all fell on me today when I was adding 1 to the stack and I'm worried now
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>>21042270
there are multiple people in this thread with 60+ kit backlogs. the average is probably around 20. personally i have 30
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>>21042266
>people often turn normal joints into c clips when parts need to be seamwelded in
there's only one or two kits where you have to do this and its usually a non critical area like a zaku spike or shoulder armor.
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>>21042270
I have... 5 right now. I'm scared in the future.
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>>21042277
i've seen a few people do it with the elbows of origin zeon kits
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I'm tempted to make my own portable workstation like this guy. Obviously, Zeon themed. I would replace a few things on it.
https://youtu.be/DDZhQNTASdo
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>>21042270
2. If I find ANYTHING about a kit I don't like, I don't get it.
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>>21042284
Elbows of the origin zakus you don't actually snip the actual joints unless you're a special kind of retard.
You trim the peg slot into a c clip, you don't actually touch the joints. Its the same shit for the hg hazel or older double joint elbow hg (like 083 gms).
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>>21042224
>Cant rotate feet
Says a lot when the chubby bastard with the hair feather has more articulation than the main gundam.
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>>21042294
how to tell me ur a snapshitter without saying ur a snapshitter
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>>21042224
>>21042298
I wonder if it's a ring joint like the IBO feet.
That's almost as bad as no articulation at all.
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>>21042214
>>21042224
Looks like I'm going to have to reverse-engineer joints from the RX-78 or something, 'cause fuck if I'm going to do C clips on a kit like this.
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>>21042299
>how to tell me ur a snapshitter without saying ur a snapshitter
Yes, I am. Model kits are something I enjoy as an occasional activity. Most of my creative energy is focused towards my other hobbies, like making board games.
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>>21042270
About 30 or 40, but technically only ten or fifteen.
Most of what I have is "for parts" plus a few that were gifted to me.
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I haven't built anything in months because I hate sanding so much
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>>21042295
Fuck you
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>>21042317
just use your knife instead
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>>21042325
I do but you still have to sand most pieces
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>>21042317
You just sand so much that it becomes a second nature to you. It happened to me.
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>>21042317
Me too, Anon.
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>>21042331
>you will never sand me alive!!
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>>21042326
get better with your knife
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>>21042261
>>21042262
but you can tighten the joints back up with superglue or something right?

>>21042298
I guess it'll be like the FMP ankles, where the have a good range of motion up and down and side to side but at the cost of zero ankle swivel

>>21042303
>That's almost as bad as no articulation at all.
nah
no ankle rotation is lame, but I'll be happy if the ankles have a good range and can stay flat on the ground
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>>21042333
Show me your magic ways then I'm always up to learning a better technique
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>>21042334
Sure but the worse case is when you paint a kit up do all the usual shit, assemble it and then after a few days of posing, the c clip joints got loose and you gotta carefully take it apart and not damage the paint job or break something, it fucked me over once and might be an issue to others unaware.
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>>21042350
>painted c clips
>getting loose
t. never owned a paint in his life
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>>21040685
Unironically nice clean paint job on both especially the lupus ( ). Rex is alongside Exia in that it's never been done true justice to the lineart in kit form.
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>>21042367
>painting the joints
Jeebus
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>>21042367
Thanks for the reply resident shitposter, heres one for you too
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>>21042369
>not priming and painting frames and joints
NGMI
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Is acrylic topcoat garbage ? I swear i can't make it look good on my parts and it make a lot of orange peel. Lacquer topcoat any better ?
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>>21042368
the MG is fine
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>>21042389
thin it more and spray closer
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>>21042414
gotcha thanks
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>>21040614
i still havent found a head shape i feel totally satisfied with, is this anything
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>>21042522
Dude wtf are you doing?!
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>>21042197
I just buy from websites in my country that get their kits from France I think? HG's are around ~20€ which is pretty good, considering the one time I ordered from hlj I had to pay that in shipping fees alone, only to get fucked by customs and pay that again
Germany, if you couldn't tell
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>>21042528
can you say this in words that describe whats going on in your head
>>21042542
Woah... Anon i think you might be onto something
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>>21042557
It looks stupid as fuck
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>>21042594
sweet! thank you
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>>21042317
It's relaxing, you can do it while watching something. My favourite part is when you blow your nose the next day and it comes out the colour of the parts you were sanding.
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>>21042368
Thanks, the lupus rex is the first kit I fully painted, I like it despite the dipped the in toilets look I ended up giving it. The mg barbatos is largely unpainted, only painted the gold, red and blue parts, mistakes were made and I learned that I needed a primer for the red parts
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>>21042317
I literally bought a 100 dollar pen sander because I fucking hate sanding that much.
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>>21042689
The davidunion? How is it
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>>21042699
I like it quite a bit, I tried the mr hobby pen sander that looks like a tooth brush and like it much better because unlike that which is full blast or nothing, I get to control how fast or slow it goes. The biggest problem is it just eats through sanding sponges and it's still sanding. I used only 600 grit on a zaku I'm working on since I'm lazy but from what I'm seeing you'll have to go over pieces again with an 800 and/or 1000
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>>21042703
skip the 800. i don't use a fancy machine but i just go 600->1000->paint
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>>21042388
Do people here really not like trying their best? After seeing some of the models and gunpla people make how can you be happy/satisfied just snapping something together? I don't want to be nasty calling dudes poor fags or snapshitters, but every kit should be you making the improvements and building your skill with in your means. It's literally just the ability to be low time preference. Like why spend $300 on gunpla and not 20 on a gunpla and the rest on building up supplies? These skills you learn by doing the tedious work absolutely cross over into a lot of other areas too.
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>>21042388
>priming and painting the frames
Doesn't lacquer do damage to ABS?
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>>21042765
That's why you should work slowly. Sure, you can make a list on the Gunpla you want to build but take your time with it and do your damn best every time.
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>>21042765
who knows why snapshitters are the way they are, anon… i will never understand them either

>>21042771
most joints and frames aren't even abs unless you're talking about stuff from the early 2000s
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>>21042777
>frames aren't even abs unless you're talking about stuff from the early 2000s
MGs and RGs have been using ABS up to like 2016 haven't they? I thought the Freedom 2.0 was the first one that didn't and that was the primary cause of the frequent torn hip joints.
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Assembling complete... kinda... still need to do the head for fighter mode, will do detailing and painting the gold parts later
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>>21042790
freedom doesn't have abs, the problem with the hip joint is that it has really small pegs and people pull on it like an action figure. that said the f91 2.0 and f90 both have abs frames
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Anyone else generally dislike the colour separation for the purpose of colour separation present in almost all real grades? I remember looking at the finished Sazabi oob before painting it and just thinking damn that thing is like red vomit.
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>>21042797
the only one i think it looks shit on is the rx-78
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>>21042797
I like the idea of the two tone schemes but after thinking about them over longer time I think they go overboard with them. I think it's needed on more mono-colored suits like Sazabi and Unicorn and works best there personally but for some others I think it makes it look a bit tacky, usually on the legs.
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>have the IJ
>have the Destiny
>feels obligated to get the SF too now
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>>21042795
looking good
>Vierres
based
by the way, does the HG Billbine actually transform into Wing Caliber mode? not that I want a Billbine because I dislike its design but I'm just curious
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HG Zeta or MG Zeta 2.0
The HG has better proportions, but I don't know if its seam line hell or might need extra faffing about to get all painted up properly.
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>>21042863
Honestly, the seams aren’t bad at all on the HG Revive/GEP Zeta. You can deal with them pretty handily and little stress.
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>>21042921
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>>21042925
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>>21042926
>>21042925
>>21042921
>metallic joints and gun parts
That shit is my jam. Good job!
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>>21042925
fuck indeed, these metallics look so good
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What's the best way to unclog my airbrush? I'm a retard who just started painting and I think I fucked up by putting too thick paint in there or something and now it's not coming out when I try spraying
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>>21042952
dunk it in lacquer thinner but make sure only the metal parts are in it. do not put rubber or anything soft in lacquer thinner
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>>21042952
Spray lacquer thinner through it and then take it apart and clean it with more thinner.
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>>21042852
It does
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>>21041889
Pick what you like, but if you're worried about fucking up a kit you really love grab an Entry Grade or something like an AGE-1 for testing stuff out. Cheap and easy to mess around with.
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>>21043039
Holy shit, not bad. It might look quite simple but I'm kinda blown away. Thanks anon.
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>>21041938
based
>>21041023
For me it's my two RGM-109 Heavyguns, one of which is still in all its plastic baggies.
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>>21043130
scratch that, I forgot i Used the old 80's GM cannon for g group build entry when it was GM's and the old 1/1700 Magellan-class ship
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kit when?
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>>21042952
Step-by-step 'tard-proof guide:
>Learn how to disassemble you airbrush and remove the needle.
>Pull the needle out, wipe it down with whatever thinner/cleaner is appropriate for your paint. Generally, rubbing alcohol is fine for this step.
>Remove the nozzle cap. Wipe down the space inside the cap with a cotton bud or tissue doused in alcohol or cleaning solution
>If necessary, swab out the inside of the nozzle with a cleaning brush like pic related.
>Lubricate the needle, then put it back in the airbrush and reassemble.
>Pour some airbrush cleaning solution into the airbrush, then put your finger over the end and spray to backflush it. This will force any remaining paint inside the brush back into the cup. Dump this out.
>Spray more cleaning solution through it to be sure it's working correctly again
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>>21042958
>>21043000
Thanks. I soaked most of the parts in thinner and it got most of it out. I underestimated this stuff

>>21043172
Thanks for the guide. I'll backwash it later when I hook it up again. I remembered that it came with a cleaning brush so I scrubbed out the airways (is that the right word?) and cleared some more shit out. My clumsy ass dropped the nozzle as I was taking it off lol but luckily I found it. I managed to spill a whole bottle of paint last night, I seriously as dexterously retarded
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>>21043170
between 1 to 3 weeks
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaJceaKxUfM&ab_channel=MJ2005GUNDAM
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>>21043202
ok, i didnt actually watch this before posting it but how the fuck did an english reviewer get this so early?
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I need a good buffer for a very glossy limited edition kit and saw Mechagaykotsu shilling pic related. Anyone have experience with those?
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>>21043170
A Rehaize would be absolutely sick. It's a shame that AoZ kits are all PBandai, because I absolutely love the designs.
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>>21043212
I saw zaku aurelius shilling this shit too. supposedly he uses it before even priming his kits which sounds kind of pointless really, I guess he was forced to advertise it
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>>21043189
Don't fuck with me I'll shake you like a British nanny handling a newborn
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>>21043212
It's good mang. It's probably Gunprimer's only tool worth shilling, though you could always just use a 3000 grit sponge and a microfiber cloth/a cut of denim cloth. Yeah of all the "gimmick" Chinese companies I probably rate Gunprimer the lowest and Dspiae the highest with Hobbymio a close second
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I still do not know what semi gloss actually looks like and when you would use it, every picture I've seen for comparison doesn't give much of an impression at all.
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>>21042522
getting “somewhere”
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>>21043310
the picture disappeared
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>>21043313
much larger than intended uuuups
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>>21043313
Oh god why is the putty so deformed and terrible
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>>21043315
might just start signing all my posts with "it's sticky tack"
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>>21043313
It's like a fluffy winter coat and a ushanka.
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One of my pro modeler Korean friends just found out he has lung cancer. He only works with lacquers and paints in a dedicated Gunpla painting studio (there are tons of these in Japan and Korea). Never paint with Lacquers if you value your well being
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>>21043313
>Hurry, Ivan, we will miss group build
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>>21043350
probably one of those people that thinks he doesn't have to wear a mask if the fan is on
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>>21043358
He uses a 3M face shield respirator.

No matter how many precautions you take, you'll always inhale a tiny dose of lacquer particles after every painting sessions. The more you paint, the more this builds up in your lungs. It's like microplastics
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>>21043364
Good thing I'm lazy and only paint like 2 kits a year.
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>>21043364
just paint outside
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>>21043367
Or just use acrylics
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Any A*stralians try Zurc acrylics?
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>>21043364
>It's like microplastics
not once shown to be harmful to humans

>you'll always inhale a tiny dose of lacquer particles after every painting sessions
Not with proper exhaust let alone exhaust and mask. By your logic every house painter from before the 80s should have lung cancer and other health issues from using lead filled, high VOC solvent based paints that aren't even legal to produce anymore.

>>21043350
Probably from smoking
>According to the 2017 report of the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 49.8% of Korean adult males were found to be smokers
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>>21043371
no thanks I'd rather use actual good paint
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what's up with this general and always trying to push acrylics? they fucking suck and everyone knows that they suck. I'm sorry that you have no choice but to use them but why do you want everyone else to suffer with you? fuck acrylics and fuck people who use them. I used to not give a shit about them but this general has made me hate them with how annoying and pushy people who exclusively use acrylics are
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>>21042925
What's with the yellow-brown? Was he probing someone anally with his weapon?
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I'm supposed to be using the black 3m 6001 filters and not the pink p100, right?
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>>21042921
>>21042925
>>21042926
Well done anon, this is the shit I come to these threads for
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>>21043350
We've all accepted this is our fate. Just eat the sanding dust and drink the lacquers.
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>>21043440
>all of this just to produce something that looks like snapshit, but with orange peel and different colors
tragic
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>>21043443
Nothing matters
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>>21043402
Newbie here

Why does this general hate acrylics so much?
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>>21043324
>>21043351
gonna make the legs and forearms thicker too. he will be nice and warm
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>>21043457
acrylics suck fuck you
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>>21043471
suck AND fuck me? oh boy!!
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>>21043457
They want to justify the money they've spent on essentially cutting their lifespan in half.
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>>21043481
>cutting their lifespan in half.
bullshit I've been spraying lacquer on random edges for 15 years and I'm 30 now
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>>21043488
Got a few good years left.
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>>21043490
to me heaven would be a bunch of naked pregnant asian women floating on clouds on lacquer fumes
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what moderoids do you hope they reveal this weekend?
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>>21043510
gasaraki stuff
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>>21043457
They scratch too easily, while lacquers are almost bomb proof after they properly harden.

Not to mention lacquer goes on thinner
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>>21043517
you can thin acrylics as much as lacquers but they do take a lot longer to build up coats especially if you're doing something that requires multiple colors
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>>21043520
Acrylics generally go on thicker for the same coverage than lacquers.

I've never had fitting issues with pegs with Mr color, but everytime I use mr. Aqueous color I have to either mask pegs or put in extra work to avoid them
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>>21043510
Big-O prototype
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What am I in for? I've basically build hg up to this point and the mg jesta and I wanna get into painting just don't have the time or money to drop on all that stuff right now but eventually. Any opinions on this kit I'm a huge macross fan
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>>21043517
Really? What about Tamiya acylics? I heard they can become as strong as lacquers when mixed with lacquer thinner
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>>21043529
aqueous color isn't acrylic
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>>21043552
the heat from the thinner cooks the paint
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>>21043558
Yes it is retard
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>>21043576
you can call me a retard, but at least i don't think that a paint covered in flammable warnings you can thin with industrial lacquer thinner is a water based acrylic
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>>21043585
>water based
Nobody mentioned retard
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>>21043588
ok then you're just dumb as fuck and have no idea what the terms you're trying to use even mean because both mr color and aqueous colors are both acrylic lacquer paints
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Every paint is acrylic and they are all made in a single chinese factory.
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>>21043597
God just stfu and sit down
Aqueous color isn't lacquer, retard. It's solvent-based acrylic.
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>>21043629
>solvent-based acrylic
which is what an acrylic lacquer is dumb fuck
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>>21043488
Dead by 35
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>>21043665
For the last time It's not a fucking lacquer
Not every solvent based acrylic paint is lacquer
Holy shit
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How often do you guys have to disassemble and deep clean your airbrush? Is it a pain in the ass?
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>>21043695
As often as I deep clean my prostate.
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>>21043718
Good to hear. If it was absolutely necessary after every session that would've been a huuuuuge turn off
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>>21043726
I deep clean my prostate after every session.
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>>21043695
i do a full breakdown probably about once a month.
> Is it a pain in the ass?
this will probably depend on what model you have. my ps-289 is really easy to work with so it's not a pain at all.
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>>21043309
similar sheen to bare plastic. but it looks different because paint diffuses light differently to plastic. it would be pointless to topcoat bare plastic in satin.
it's usually 50/50 whether i decide to finish my kits in satin or matte

>>21043313
i like it, looks kinda kondocore
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>>21043313
>The Zaku has converted to Islam. Inshallah.
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>>21043142
How did you manage the lower legs?

I've been thinking of doing a similar kitbash but I'm barely above being a snapshitter so I don't know well enough to figure out how to make the joints/connections or whatever work
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>>21043170
You wouldn't want it.gif
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>>21043695
I do it every session. Don’t be lazy
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>watching a review about the beefy HMB Launcher for RG Hi Nu
>dip into Mecha Gaycocktsu for curiosity sake
>the nails
>close the tab
>have nightmares
Fucking faggot.
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>>21043964
This.
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>>21042921
>>21042925
>>21042926
Every pose you do makes it look like it needs to take a shit.
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>>21043397
Enjoy your build that looks identical to an acrylic one with the added bonus of cancer then
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It's up
http://schizophonic9.com/re7/hg_lfrith.html
https://twitter.com/gundams_blog/status/1555496353924804608
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>>21044104
Interesting that the new gundam kind of looks more organic with the neck. eva like neck perhaps?
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>>21044104
It's tall but the proportions make it look short. The classic standing-menacingly pose wouldn't work on this suit sadly
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>>21043394
>not once shown to be harmful to humans
You're probably talking talking about it not being carcinogenic but filling your lungs with any fine particles will leave you with lung related health problems later in life
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>>21044104
nice to see it has a reasonably sized head instead of the tiny-ass noggin like the ground gm
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>>21043386
I'm Australian and never heard of it
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>>21043552
Tamiya and mr hobby aqueous are weird ones since they are alcohol based acrylics so they can be thinned with water, isopropyl alcohol and lacquer thinner
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>>21044129
godspeed anon
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>>21043212
I use them, they are great. Those in particular are good for a matte finish. The white one(just one side is white) makes stuff super glossy if you do it a ton so be careful with that, but if I want to return some of the original gloss to a part it's super useful. Gunprimers stuff is pretty good if you are a snapshitter
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>>21043975
Ya he is a pretty gay faggot
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>>21044123
To be more precise, any kind of small particles that enter your lungs, stay here for rest of your life. They might be not reactive but slow accumulation will cause problems. This is addressed today in every day life as well as people realize that constant air pollution actually lead to long term health problems. Not that people responsible for that care...
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Panel lining for lazy people
What do you buy?
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>>21044193
used engine oil
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Which one do I do next?

>>21043403
I was going for heat discoloration effect, I think it needs a spot of clear red on the tip to get it looking right though. I'll touch it up tonight.
>>21043977
Are my poses really that bad? Or you just fucking with me?
>>21043422
>>21042928
>>21042947
Thank's, glad you guys enjoy the work I put in.
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>>21044104
Looks like shi-
>it's new
AAAA-maaaaazing
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>>21044214
>It looks amazi-
>>it's new
>it's shit
Fixed it to be a more traditional /m/-way of thinging
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>>21044212
I'd sat to go for that bike kit, it looks sick.
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>>21044212
whichever one you want
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>>21044104
Man, it looks squished, like if someone manually was resizing an image by dragging the corner and attempting to adjust the size
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Dumb question, is pic related good to start hand painting?, I'm a beaner so I only can rely on stuff available on amazon...
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>>21043313
Nice halal build
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>>21044212
Make the Jegan ride the Ducati. For the memes.
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>>21044279
what is this, victory gundam?
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>>21044193
Gundam markers. The felt tip type.
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>>21044282
Early Victory, my boy.
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>>21044271
maybe for detailing, I painted some pilot figures with craft paint a long time ago and it wasn't so bad.
but really you should try getting actual hobby shit. Acrysion, Aqueous, Vallejo stuff, AMMO by Mig Jimenez is cheap as fuck and you can probably find it at your local hobby shop.
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>>21044293
>find it at your local hobby shop
He's a beaner, the only thing he can find when leaving his house is a knife stuck in his side, lmao.
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>>21044212
Do the Ducati I've been /here/ for almost a year and I haven't seen a single motorbike
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>>21044293
>Pilot figures with craft paints
I did that too! It came out great!
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>>21044284
Cool thanks.
I suppose they can be used on non-gunpla too?
Asking because Ive got couple of Super Minipla and they look like they could use some.
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>>21044308
nice, CLEAN paintjob
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>>21044308
damn-- this... this pressure...!!
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>>21044329
Yeah. The 0.5 mm and the pour type don't like the paints at all because they are oil based.

>>21044308
Kamille is a name for a man!
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Bros tell me what to buy.
The guy in the store says these kits will sell out shortly and be unobtainable for an unknown time and I’m too much of a noob to tell.
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>>21044368
O
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>>21044368
whichever you want the most
they all get reprinted at least once a year
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>>21043778
this is all i have ever fucking wanted to be told thank you anon
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>>21044368
Base Jabber and The-O The-O The-O The-O The-O The-O The-O The-O The-O The-O The-O The-O The-O The-O The-O The-O are easily the rarest kits from those. The others have always been "in season" for the past year or so
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>>21044368
The O.
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>>21044368
They're lying to you. Origin shit gets reprinted all the time. The Bugu is nice but the color of the plastic looks a bit off to me.
I'd get The-O since it's a bit harder to find I guess, but if you're not a fan of Scirocco's suits then get whatever you want. The kit itself is old but gold.
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Thanks for the input
I went with these
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>>21044368
O or bugu
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>>21044387
Based! On what shop did you get those?
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Why is shipping from America to Canada so goddamn expensive? Like $50 just for one HG kit. I cant find this kit anywhere in canada but in US sites, its very abundant.
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>>21044387
Congratulations on getting The-O The-O The-O The-O The-O The-O may you have a good build and grow manipulators on your legs. The Base Jabber is a good purchase too but unfortunately I doubt it will be able to contain the magnitude of the monolith that is The-O The-O The-O
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>>21044387
based, The-O is great.
>captcha: PMXP0
they know.
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>>21044417
The CAPTCHA gods have spoken. The next groupbuild must be The-O themed. Inshallah.
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>>21044423
I'll be down with that but the kit is sorta hard to find right now and themes around a specific kit never turn out well
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Each comment about Group Build I have to tell myself its okay to not participate like in previous one. Because it's okay, right?
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>>21043558
Mr color = lacquer based acrylic
Mr aqueous color = alcohol + water based acrylic
Acrysion = water based acrylic

So generally people consider the lacquer thinned one as lacquer and the other two lines as acrylic, tmyk
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>>21044445
It's okay. Just close your eyes a little...
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>>21044403
Some small swedish gunplastore
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>>21044449
Time to raid Sweden for Gunpla.
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>>21044446
generally people are retarded
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>>21044456
Blame the gooks over at bandai and Mr. Hobby for the confusion
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>>21044308
looks like he walked through a car wash
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>>21044271
Unless you're in a really shitty country(Venezuela or Cuba), a lot of Central Am/S.A. have decent hobby shops. I'm sure there are plenty decent shops, especially Mexico.

Also I know you can use a reliable forwarding service as well in pretty much any 3rd world shit hole. You have no excuse to be retarded or lazy unless your Aztec admixture is over 50%
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>>21044598
Fucking lost it with the Aztec admixture but yes you're right.
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>>21044598
>tfw I was living in Venezuela and one of my reasons to get out and start my life over was building Gunpla
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Building plastic girls on Friday night, yay.

Also, Nuke Matrix somehow have even worse quality control than Eastern Models. Every single hole have to be widen or joints wont even fit, square connections likewise need to be worked on unless you want to have pretty white marks everywhere. I love the design so far however, a bit shame that its either armored or skeleton body as they share "panties" part.
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>>21044598
But my Aztec admixture is over 50%
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just hop over a few borders and buy your paint from america
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Imagine being shot for crossing the bordere to buy paints.
acrylics at that
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>>21044633
paint isn't real
that's why if I draw a picture of your mom getting raped she didn't actually get raped
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>>21044637
I get it! I get it! Ur mum hahaha
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>>21044631
I there is no advice I can give you that will boost your Spaniard levels to that of a functioning person. Sorry about that. Good luck.
>>21044627
Where'd you move too? Colombia seems pretty nice these days, they really cleaned that place up.
>>21044633
The US boarder they give you water bottles and blankets then dump you in the whitest town they can find. Basically ensuring your ability to have a local hobby shop as it's a white thing(curious that Argentina has the best hobby stores in SA)
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Bought a bandai led unit.
What fun things can I do with it?
>planned on using it for a hg zaku eye
>bigger than the head so that didn’t work
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>>21044657
hmmm if you swallow it i bet you can watch your belly button glow
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>>21044674
Not just the Germans that came over, the main European admixture is Italian. My wife's family are alta clase Argies. Her grandma loves me
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>>21044655
>dump you in the whitest town they can find. Basically ensuring your ability to have a local hobby shop
You have a lot to learn about rural america then. There are many, many small towns without shit to them. Most places you're probably a 1 or 2 hour away from somewhere that does have one, at most, though. Many will still be just pure train shops with shit for paint selection but it is technically something.
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>>21044657
Anon I'm sorry but these things are a scam. It's really old LED technology and the plastic sucks ass. It's cheaper and way better to buy generic LEDs and make your own circuit. It's really easy too.
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>>21044711
electricity and bright lights scare and confuse me, i'd rather not
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>>21044707
I live in a fairly good sized city of 100k and there's no gunpla anywhere around for over an hour. There are trains and rc cars but no gunpla
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>>21044715
Fair. I guess you can also take the unit apart and glue the led inside the Zaku head, I hope you can make it work.
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>>21044716
Yeah, that's exactly what I mean. America is huge and unless you live in one of the major metropolitan centers, your access to any hobby shop becomes very uncertain. I've lived in a few towns/cities across GA, NC and MD, and only in Raleigh and around DC/Annapolis have I lived within a convenient distance from a hobby store. Less than half the places I've lived have had a store I could buy anything from for the purposes of building gunpla within any reasonable distance.
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>>21041023
This guy, I think I might kitbash it with the GW steam tank
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Building an imperial knight really does prove how nice we actually got it with bandai, koto, etc.
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>>21044823
40k/GW are absolute fucking jokes and it's a wonder how they're still alive, yeah.
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>>21044823
>baby has to do actual modeller's work
oh no no no no
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>>21044828
I think its because most of the designs are pretty sweet, the mechanical design has aged pretty well, wargamers have a higher tolerance for bullshit model kit design because most don't know any better and that a lot of their designers came from revel, airfix where the injection molding standards never really needed to get so sophisticated?
>>21044842
All I'm saying is that gunpla is very easy in comparison to the most normalfag of model kits
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>>21044860
there's a reason they're called bandai babies and why military model boomers sperg out when you mention gunpla in their shops
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>>21044878
based
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>>21044865
Boomers are fucking retarded and love eating shit.
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>>21044865
Don't know why, most military models are shit tier at best. Best used to sacrifice to the bits gods.
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>>21044860
Yeah, it all makes sense in a vacuum just fine. That starts to get weird when a store stocks both 40k and Gunpla though. Wowee, I can get an Imperial Knight for the same price as I can get... an MG Sazabi ver Ka? I know Bandai is basically incomparable, but I could have also just said "Volks IMS 1/100 Bang Doll" or whatever else. Forgeworld resin quality compared to other resin creators... it's an even bigger joke.

When I got into 40k, briefly, I couldn't believe the prices. Many of their offerings aren't even good molds, you can drop 60 bucks on a modern mold that's very intricate or on a handful of 20 year old molds to form a single infantry squad you may/probably need several boxes of. If it is a good mold, it's going to be monopose or as close to monopose as it can be. I have way more gripes with GW too but it's not the place for them. Purely based on plastic quality alone, they're the worst bang for your buck I've dealt with by a pretty sizable factor.
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>>21044368
>The-O
I'm going to fucking rob you, better watch your back
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>>21045086
they got restocked in june brah shoulda been faster
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>>21045086
There are like 6 of them warming the shelves at my LHS.
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>>21044878
same energy
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>>21044983
>hate commies more, and be a chill guy
impossible. you sound like a typical right wing retard who hates everything. the opposite of chill
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Hes a big guy (for you)
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>>21045137
Big O Ver Ka when?
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>>21045137
Fuck they actually cleaned it up nicely. Face still looks off though.
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>>21045148
it's probably just because the person who painted it went a little thicc
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Moderoid just keeps pulling out the biggest surprises. IMO this makes up for the lack of gunpla this year
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>>21045101
God damn it.

>>21045126
Well, it is easy to hate fools that want an utopia and force it into others, and moreso when you had to scavenge the trash to not die of hunger. But hey, try me. I don't identify with left or right; only with the truth of the matter.
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>>21045175
DYEL.
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>>21045175
The Nubs from Mercury
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>>21045175
Just noticed that the feet design seems different from concept art. That or the lower leg unfolds somehow.
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>>21045200
it's the same
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>>21044598
It was pure lazyness, after posting that decided to do more research and yes, there are some hobby shops (kinda far but not too much), those are more focused on trains and military stuff, but those are just fine for getting supplies, might go for a looking sometime...
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>>21045200
look closer, the front and back parts line up to fold together. it's a flight mode or something
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>>21045187
>I never see commies crying about anything
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>got lazy with (not) seam welding
>it shows
Oops.
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>>21045236
>>21045300
Ah shit you're right I forgot commies got so butthurt they lost the last election they threw a tantrum at the capitol building
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I want a zeta 1/100, which one is the best ?
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>>21045343
All of the 2.0 suits are great, grab which ever one makes your bussy the wetest
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>>21045363
never seen them in this thread. only seen retard incels cry about the left in this thread
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>>21045343
MG Ver 2.0; any particular version is good.

There's a few different color swaps (original, HD Color, Amuro Color) as well as a few "custom" kits like the Red Snake and Grey Zeta (Buster Zeta / Orange Zeta) which are all pretty solid as they're based on the 2.0 and the only real issue is with the Grey Zeta's BFG being a bit to heavy to hold in many poses.

The MG Zeta Plus kits (A1, C1, and Unicorn Ver) are all also fairly solid. They have a bit less articulation than the Zeta 2.0 kits have and use screws to secure some joints but they're also a bit more robust due to the simplified transformation (by design.)
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>>21044459
more like needing to pass u.s. customs
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I0SvLRVvmIE
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>>21045170
What in the world is this now? What line is this, and why Samurai Troopers from Good Smile?
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>>21045259
the feet turn into claws. typical ippei gyoubu design trope
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>>21045370
>>21045376
2.0 looks great
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>>21045382

3 clear pieces
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>there are still niggers who believe in the false dialectic of left and right here
fuck off bugmen, go to /pol/ with your controlled opposition shit, this is a gunpla thread
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>>21045410
that's two clear parts, you absolute mouth breathing, knuckle dragging, windowlicking troglodyte
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>>21045438
This one doesn't even make sense.
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>>21045444
Whats not to get?

I assume you've seen the meme its based on.
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>>21045449
You only think like this because you cant fathom a reality where your government can't keep you safe. So you engineer mental gymnastics to keep the status quo.
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>>21045446
>meme its based on
More like a coping mechanism it is based on but yeah.
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gunpla
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>>21045458
the government doesn't keep us safe
it intentionally keeps people impoverished as disposable cattle
why do you think they want abortion banned? not even related to moral grounds, merely to keep the pool of cheap, unskilled workers topped off, as an alternative to importing more immigrants.
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>>21045486
>why do you think they want abortion banned?

lmao, thats some top level cope
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All you all taking political swings at each other in a thread about kids' plastic toys is top tier cringe. Just shut the fuck up and talk about how to remove nubs and prevent orange peel.
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Political shit cringe. I'm working on this Gaplant TR-5 Hrairoo, definitely gonna get the standard Gaplant to go with this badass dood
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>>21045520
>Can't remove nubs properly
>Still gets orange peel

oof, maybe take a look at the op before calling other people cringe.
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it's up
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>>21045536
I wanna get that kit just to make the regular Gaplant.
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>>21045546
How long before the plamo or figure version? 1.5k for a resin statue?
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>>21045437
One on robot, two in hand. Three clear parts total. Wow. Basic math us hard.
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>>21045566
i was gonna build mine with the standard head, much prefer it over the Titans' version
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>>21045579
Pretty sure the top one in his hand is the decal, not a clear piece.
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>>21045575
>plamo
probably around the same time as Die Kaiserin since they both have plamo being planned right now
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>>21045596
>>21045546
Thank god these things look like shit or I'd be upset at the asking price.
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>>21045609
don't worry Bandai will make a PGEX of something you really like one day and it will probably be $1000+
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>>21045579
there's two clear parts and one sticker
stop snorting heroin out of your mom's asshole
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>All this political shitpost started bc if my dumb question about paint...
:(
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>>21045536
kek i actually had a spark of inspiration for my gb project when i saw this antenna on my Gaplant's runners. looks a little jank but i intend this mecha to be a test type that's tweaked all the time so it feels in spirit.
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>>21045636
well i hope you learned your fucking lesson!
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Let's say I wanted to paint the trim parts of the wings on the Zeta Plus A1 with a Gundam marker. What color would I need?
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>get covid
>completely lose my sense of smell
>not even lacquer fumes do anything to me now
I'M LOSING MY POWERS AAAAAHHH
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>>21045484
What's that
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>>21045644
>gundam head on a zeon "test type"
eeeeehhh
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>>21045683
i was kinda inspired by the Silver Bullet (at least its concept) so it won't even be used by the Zeeks. I've literally just started so save your judgement for when i make more progress ;)
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>>21045615
They really won't, they can't even make a normal PG I give a shit about.
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>>21045683
Bawoo is just the Zeta anyways, who cares?
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>>21045658
Idk, what color is the color red?
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>>21045715
I have a generic "red" marker I bought for the red highlights on Penelope's fins. But the wings on Zeta Plus look more reddish-orange.
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>>21045733
They don't make a gundam marker for every color. You're gonna have to learn to paint
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>>21045615
Not going to lie, a PGEX Woundwort would be pretty sick.
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>>21045704
zeta has the least gundam like head of any protagonist gundam in mainline UC
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>>21045757
The horror
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>>21045644
looks like shit.
blocky, squat head does not match the rest of the design language of the kit. head uses rectangular elements with 90 degree angles while the body has more triangular/rhomboid elements.
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>>21045733
don't do it, gundam marker will look really bad.
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>>21045658
Similar question since we're talking about this colour scheme of the Zeta. I'm planning to get RG Zeta and paint him in this colour, is it worth it?
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>>21045822
Actually that's Unicorn in Unicorn mode but sure, two eyes, a v-fin, and an angry face drawn with sharper angles is definitely really different from a v-fin with two eyes and a neutral face. Zeta's head is cool and all but it's not reinventing the wheel.

Besides, you're acting like no one's ever put a Zaku head on a Zeta before.
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>>21045866
zeta zaku was tomino comic relief
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interesting detail
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>>21045890
>tags: guro, amputation
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>>21045890
Kinda disappointed with how unrefined this looks. I thought it was amazing how cheap the HGs were but now I see that it matches its price. Here's a 600 yen "Advanced Grade" Bouncer, looks like shit but it's not very far from that Lfrith
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>>21045925
In what way?
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>>21045536
gaplant deez nuts
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>>21045566
why does it look so fucking adorable
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New Moderoid
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>>21045388
pharact is designed by wataru inata though

>>21046000
what show is this from, i need to watch it so i can buy this dumb ass idiot
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>>21046112
Expelled from Paradise
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Reading about tabletop war games makes me wonder why Bandai never tried to make one on their own. At some point I was wondering why nobody is interesting in playing one with HG sized Gunpla but then I remember how big table is required for "normal" Infinity (28mm size) game and realized that for Gunpla it would need to cover entire room. Or would be extremely melee orientated.

Or Im just sad that all I can do with my models after building and optionally painting is to place them on shelf and admire.
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>>21045833
As bad as the giant stickers?
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>>21045762
True. I would kill for that, but none of the others PG pique my interest.

>>21045636
Lesson learnt, my man.
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>>21046136
I’m going to play gamma wolves with my HGs. Doesn’t need a table bigger than a warhammer board
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>>21046000
What's this called exactly? I wish Mercury suits were this level of modern-eccentric
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>>21046256
ARHAN from "Expelled from Paradise"
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Volksbros... I kneel
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>>21046264
>Comparing scratchbuild to professional garage kit
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>>21046264
nagano fell off
gothicmades are ugly as fuck
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>>21046268
That's what's sad, that isn't a scratchbuild, it's the POS Wave/Our Treasure kit. Total bunch of amateurs. And they had the audacity to charge pretty much the same price as Volks.
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>>21046271
Bitch shut up, this board has been bitching about his robots being anorexic twigs like a decade before Gothicmade.
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>>21046277
mortarheads are based
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>>21046278
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>>21046272
>Wave
The same guys who made that really shitty Black Knight and Junchoon? Thought they went out of business.
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love this lil guy
he just has the cutest little face :)
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>>21046288
They're still in business I think but set up a new company with the same staff and designers called Our Treasure and transferred their IP's over. Kind of like Yamato to Arcadia.

Their later kits aren't steaming garbage like what they released in the 90s but still a far cry from Volks quality.
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>>21046297
I will concede that Wave's Last Junchoon is the absolute tits, but they had Takayuki Yanase's art to base it off of.
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>>21046264
>>21046272
I'm still curious how those elbow joints work and how fully bent arm will look like
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>>21046305
>Takayuki Yanase's art
You mean Mamoru Nagano?
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>>21046307
It's a resin kit so they don't work at all, just like most FSS designs which can't do anything besides stand still.

>>21046309
No, Yanase.
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>>21046263
Oh ok I only saw the right guy from my searches I thought they were different. The design is so geometric and elegant idk its nice
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>>21040614
Kitbashed a shin musha and a strike re, most of the armor is attached with magnets
still have decals to go but i am very happy with it
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>>21046277
that has joints that don't look like shit and has decent organic armor though?
all the new gothicmades look exactly the same minus a few armor pieces.
nagano has burned out.
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>>21046364
you forgot to paint the white on the strike gundam fag, and nice orange peel on the shield
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>>21046281
why did you screenshot your own post you transfolk obsessed incel?
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>>21046380
i think you need to get your eyes checked on both accounts
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>>21046393
Thats bare white plastic slapped with a gloss top coat, doesn't count as painted.
And this is 100% orange peel.
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next he's gonna say you should have shaded it so it didn't look identical to topcoated plastic
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>>21046394
the white is offwhite on grey primer
your pic is the white pattern under the clear red
sasuga
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>>21046364
Nice work! It's a really good kitbash and I think I saw your initial wip a month or three ago. Just one problem, you should have shaded it so it doesn't look identical to topcoated plastic
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>>21046398
copium overdose
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>>21046000
I actually like this big fat retard
>>21046364
How did you do the design on the armor pieces? Is it just drybrushed or something else?
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>>21046412
>Is it just drybrushed or something else?
basically, yeah
it was black gloss > white drybrush > clear red
though i did have somewhat of an idea of what kind of paint distribution i wanted on each piece so it was a bit different to how i usually drybrush
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>>21046364
Strike Musha looks badass, anon
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>>21046426
>black gloss > white drybrush > clear red
Oh neat I want to try this now. I like how it looks
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>>21046364
>kitbash
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>>21046436
Thank you!
>>21046439
Do try it, its quite fun and very forgiving with being able to get the look you want
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>>21046455
Kitbashing is fun
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>>21045137
Will he be up for preorder soon then?
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>>21046000
This fellow emanates high amounts of "I'm here to fuck bitches" energy.
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>>21046297
>>21046305
>>21046312
I really want this. Such a good design.
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>>21046364
I love that lacquered wood effect for the red armor bits. Very nice, anon
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>>21046494
glad you like it
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>>21046489
You mean the Engage or the Junchoon? Engage just got an IMS plastic model announced by Volks, but the Junchoon has only resins.
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>>21046526
Both, I like both. Junchoon I can see explicitly see what headwear it was designed after and it looks nifty, I think overall I like it better than the Engage but I like both still.
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is .2mm too big for panel lines on 1/144?
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>>21046533
for general panel lines? I would say yes
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Again, it's a shame that torso cant be swapped without taking hips apart but it could be repurposed for some horror based project. Also, it really looks nice.
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>>21046455
Did you make this image? It's pretty good. Your very talented. Have you ever considered building gunpla? We are very impressed.
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>>21046364
Looks good, lad. Great job. I would paint the tubes on the shoulders and on the handguard though.
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It's up
https://youtu.be/x6Gig5y6X5o
http://schizophonic9.com/re7/hg_beguirbeu.html
https://twitter.com/gundams_blog/status/1555847586166505472
https://gunplapocchi.com/gunpla-beguir-beu/
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>>21046711
>these stickers
oh no...
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>>21046717
Only children get upset at stickers. What are you 12? Learn to paint already
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>>21046723
learn to have standards or to end yourself already
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Question, what is a great mod for mono eyes and Gundam eyes? Asking for a fren.
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>>21046711
How hard is it to create closed fists? You can paint and detail all you want but those empty gaping hands will be open forever
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>>21046724
Dumb snapshitter go play with Barbie dolls if you want everything to look like the box art without any work
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>>21046724
bandai is still higher standard than the competition even with their stickerfest kits, bandai baby snapshitters are just entitled
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>>21046727
For monoeyes use rhinestones in place of the stickers.
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>>21046736
Even for HG?
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>>21046739
Yeah, just use a 2-3mm one instead of 5mm. They come in various sizes.
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>>21046740
Oh. Thanks, man. I want to get rid of the stickers on the Zaku. This will work perfectly.
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>>21046736
Do they make 'marbles' that small? I have a different project I am working on and need 1 red and 1 blue.
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>>21046728
Bandai is just trying to lower parts count and they're cheaping out on the hand options. Beguir Beu, Lfrith, and I'm pretty sure Aerial only have the 2 weapon holding hands and nothing else. I also remember being disappointed that the Revive Mk2 and Zeta Gundam only have 2 open hands and nothing else.
For HG 00 and Age, Bandai would at least also give an extra open left hand.
If you want more hands, especially closed fists, you have to get the Build Fighters/DIvers hand packs
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>>21046711
future shelf warmer, already a greco tier flop lol
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>>21046686
they are painted but thanks
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>>21046733
look at lfrith's review, then look at beguir again and tell me this is consistent quality. Hell, look at Tristan and literally any other HG released within a decade of it
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>>21046733
If Bandai didn't want to be criticized they shouldn't have raised the bar.
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>>21046711
this thing sucked fucking balls from the second it was released. daryl blade now
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>>21046773
looks fine to me
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New thread

>>21046780
>>21046780
>>21046780
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>>21046773
Tristan is an extreme example though since it's a retool of a kit from 2004 instead of being the basis for a future Revive Alex (Let alone the fact that everything related to Twilight Axis was half-assed since it's a 30 minute glorified commercial). The only other instances I can think of where they use the old HG as the basis of a release more than a decade later after its original release was the ReBawoo and the Zaku III they also released for Twilight Axis. At least with that P-Bandai Rick Dias they go and replaced most of the joints on it.
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>>21046788
>The only other instances I can think of where they use the old HG as the basis of a release more than a decade later after its original release
battleogues
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>>21046791
I mean OLD HGs, like pre-00S1 ones. The oldest kit used in the Battlogue line is the 00 Qant, and that's still leagues ahead of most modern kits, let alone the HGUC Alex/Tristan
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>>21046816
based
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>>21046816
Time to find an out of scale vodka bottle to put next to it.
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>>21042048
>>21042091
I've always been wondering why more MS don't have them. It makes complete sense to put thrusters there or somewhere on the front for braking.
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>>21045566
this was my plan as well. Maybe ill swap the head but all the other extra stuff is way to much clutter and gets in the way
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>>21046816
CHEEKI BREEKI



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