=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.simplemobilephotoresizerLinks:>A guide to other types of plamo:http://www.mediafire.com/view/1vf1aw7v91pz5pa/Airfix%20Model%20World%20Specia%20-By-Step>Kawaguchi gunpla tips:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJV1h9xQ7Hx-SoCOivVEHNDOl16VWLB3A>Gundam lineart:https://pastebin.com/LRjhjS8k>Funaka's gunpla guides:Building Gunpla: https://files.catbox.moe/fj5azc.pdfScratchbuilding: 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/>Dalong's gunpla reviews and kit documentationdalong.net>Schizophonic's gunpla and plamo reviewshttps://schizophonic9-2.comPast Groupbuilds:https://www.flickr.com/photos/197891373@N06IRC:Rizon/#gunplaPrevious thread: >>22264811
==NON-BIPEDAL GROUPBUILD==Build a mecha that does NOT have two legs! This can range from>A mech with treads or wheels for mobility (ie: Guntank, Hildolfr) >A mech with no legs that hovers/floats/flies (ie: Zeong, Blodia Riot) >A walker with 4 legs (ie: AT-AT, BuCUE)>An arachnid-like mech (ie: Death Stinger, that spider walker from Wild Wild West)Note that your build MUST be a mech/robot - Just a straight up tank or space ship won't cut it here. Basically, what's allowed boils down to is:>Zaku II: Not allowed>Magella Attack Tank: Not allowed>Zaku Tank: AllowedSubmit your entries to email@example.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: 8/12/23END: 11/24/23
Show me what you're working on and have completed!
Question, how to instal leds on aerial/calibarn head?Is recasting in clear acrylic the only option?
i know people adjust the proportions by typically extending the waist, thighs and sometimes ankles when they want to make the kit taller, but my question is what are good spots if you want to do the opposite and make the kit shorter without making the proportions feel weird? Same places?
>>22268718Embrace the sillyness
I'm doing a GM Type C Custom at the moment, and I'm still baffled that the kit doesn't have a beam effect runner despite the saber being compatible with it.Not really a complaint, just very weird.
>>22268728there is a few kits like that, always bizarre when bandai couldn't be assed to throw in a tiny runner like that
>>22268699Grabbed some of these busts to pop my resin cherry inbetween bigger projects.
>>22268735Yeah. It's no issue since I've already got a ton of spare beam effect parts, but it's still weird. It's also still a good HG at the end of the day.Oh yeah, wonder if there's gonna be a PBandai Revive Seventh Gundam now that the G-Line's a thing. With the Armour seperation gimmick and all.
>>22268745I honestly wouldn't be surprised. Blue Destiny HGs got new versions 10 years after the originals, most likely because they were already making a new Ground Gundam/GM mold. Granted, that was retail release but it was a different time, we won't be so lucky this time.7th getting the armor removal gimmick would definitely be enough to warrant a new kit - removing external armor like this has been the case more often than not, the existing kit is an outlier if anything.
>>22268748forgot to mention it would be neat if they also made a kit of That Time Okawara Got Funky, pic related
It's always funny when these gunpla youtubers spend 1000 hours shooting, editing their "ASMR" build, painting, building, sanding, seamline removing, with hundreds if not thousands of dollars in tools and materials, but when it's time to paint one of these they leave them blank. God forbid you spend some time developing an actual skill
>>22268754I was considering starting to paint these lil lads but I have genuinely no idea where to start
>>22268750Yeah 7th's definitely gonna be Peebs, but I do long for the time we were getting Blue Destiny Revives as retail releases.Good lord though that 7th is wack. For a moment I thought I was looking at a top-heavy deep striker. What was Okuwara smoking.
>>22268754Admittedly I only paint the generic grunt pilots. Hate painting faces with a passion.
>>22268754I always want to paint mine but for some reason always lose them.
>>22268699Displayed this at a model show a few weeks back. Just topcoated and decaled but it's the first thing I've built in a while so I was pretty happy with it.
>>22268772Still did a nice job, and getting it out there can help confidence. Nice going, anon.
>>22268772I like it, good job anon.Any future kit plans?
>>22268772For a sec I thought it fell over like that Barnes and Noble display.
>>22268796Way too many lmao, was only really out of the hobby in terms of building, was still around it otherwise and trying to get the motivation/time to get building again, so I've got a huge backlog.
>>22268772>snapshid with stickers to a model showlol lmao, gunplababies embarrassing themselves as usual everyone
chink kino alert
>>22268804Looks like overdesigned slopI love it
>>22268754Probably because they are so damn small. Kinda reminds me of how even some accomplished mini painters are afraid of painting something in Epic/Apocalypse scale (pic related).
>>222688043rd party mecha designs are all like this, they give me a headache looking at them.
What's THE MG Zaku to get?
>>22268823Literally any 2.0
>>22268823the one you like the most
>>22268831There's no build difference between them?>>22268835I don't know which one honestly. Although I'm not sure how often they're in print and which ones are easier to get.
>>22268840All the kits on the 2.0 frame are essentially the same build. A few part swaps here and there but the same underlying kit.
>>22268840Almost all of them are pbandai anyways.
>>22268843Even with it being a 2008 build?
>>22268850They're not going to re-engineer it to do a palette swap and change the commander fin a little.And a good 2.0 is a good 2.0, simple as. The Gundam MK2 was the very first of the 2.0 line and it's still a great kit.
>>22268851Mark II is solidly showing its age and I'd not call it great, not with those head seams and some other problems. The early 2.0s all have bad hands too.
>>22268854I'll take old 2.0 hands over MP-1 hands.
>>22268367I just bought the 5 pack of Iwata filters from my local hobby store for $3. I've only replaced them after like 20 MG kits. >>22268854Only bad part about the 2.0 Zaku's build is the cables really. Both getting them on the wire, as well as cleaning up 2 nubs per tiny bead is awful.
>>22268754For me, its SDark. This fucker manages to rig his own LED system for his builds while 3D printing custom parts.
>>22268872>3D printing custom parts.Actual builders scratchbuild that shit. Korean and Chinese builders all cheat. You're not allowed to have any parts that aren't either Bandai plastic or fully scratchbuilt in your build by the rules of every Gunpla championship in Japan.
>>22268888Lol. Lmao, even.
>contemplating on getting a Wondwart on Amazon.I maybe making a huge mistake since I feel like I can get this thing somewhere else for much cheaper in the future.
>>22268937yeah you definitely can
>>22268937Wait for surugaya free shipping theyre like 35 bucks on there
>>22268943How often does Surugaya do free shipping? I picked up some stuff there on my JP trip but I only found out they shipped internationally recently.
>>22268957every weekend now I think
>>22268958Oh shit nice. Thanks anon.
more Engage variants when? Give it to me Bandai!
>>22268962more like give it to me volks1/144 engage sr1 or sr3 when
>>22268962forgot pic>>22268969yeah that too
Man, should I just give up on a potential RG/Revive of the Ex-S and just get the old HG?
>>22268990The "Gunpla G35 Revive Project" was a limited branding used for 5.5 kits (Guncannon, RX-78-2, Freedom, Mk II (normal/racist) and Qubeley) during the Gundam 35th anniversary event. The branding was subsequently dropped for all following kits and removed from subsequent reprints of the original "Revive" kits. "Revive" isn't a denotation that was used subsequently by Bandai, and is merely terminology that was incorrectly applied by reddit to kits never released as such.
>>22268990don't count on any sentinel revives any time soon. Get the old HG kit, it's not too bad beyond some odd or flawed engineering, but nothing unfixable. And if one day it does get a revive, so will S Gundam so you could get that to match your Ex-S.
How's Dreadnought? I know it's old, but how bad of a correction are we dealing with here?
Is Alclad II Chrome lacquer or enamel? My local hobby store says it needs to be sprayed over Alclad black base but any glossy black base will do right? Does it need to be thinned?
>>22269016Check it out on Dalonghttp://dalong.net/reviews/seed/shv07/shv7_p.htmA fair amount of painting will be needed, and it will take some effort as the white stickers are going over red parts. Seam welding will also be needed on the forearms and the calves. Nothing too awful there as the surfaces are not crazy designs. You could even get away with potentially just mixing leftover runner with some plastic cement and sanding if you really wanted to be lazy. Joints also look pretty limited but I haven't built the Dreadnought so I can't say for sure how hard it would be to fix those. Sometimes it's pretty simple to extend things or add in things like replacement joints but that is very kit dependent.
>>22269019Google is your friend
>>22269016it really depends on what you define as the breakpoints for a "good" or "bad" kit, everybody has their own.In terms of articulation it's below average even for its time - the limbs have 90 degrees but joint replacement or modification could fix that. he waist is basically paralyzed because of the wired claws though. Maybe replacing it with actual wires or other softer element could work here.Proportions are IMO very nice, I much prefer its slightly stockier style than modern Seed design interpretations.Color accuracy is missing a number of minor elements as usual for Seed HGs, but nothing particularly difficult to mask or just hand paint.Seams in typical places like limbs or head, about to be expected for a kit that doesn't really try to hide them.Beyond that the only particular flaw I can think of is that the dragoons are not designed to be deployable and would need adjustments if you want to have them in an action pose. Likewise, the shield doesn't have a dedicated beam effect part and good luck finding an appropriate looking pink one if you want it clear. Something like Sinanju-style high energy blade would be nice, but the problem is that the only kit that comes with a pink version of it is the mg Zaku slash warrior. However if you prefer painted effect parts or don't care for them then you have a lot of options.
>>22269027Stickers for the shoulder white is absolutely brutal, from a 'leaving out important shit' perspective.
First time weathering, how did it go?
>>22269026Don't you dare reply to me if you've never used it nor have any knowledge on the product.
>>22269029ah right, forgot about these. To be honest I was looking at it from the perspective of priming the whole thing anyway, it's that after that if it's easier to mask around it or grab a brush. If it's painting on bare plastic though then yes white on a blue like this is not fun.
>>22269019I'd follow the instructions personally unless someone can attest to doing it differently. Born paints are lacquer but if you use their underblack and try to use any other lacquer paint that isnt one of their paints over top it completely ruins it
>>22269023>>22269027>>22269029>>22269036Thanks for the input. Looks like I got my work cut out for this. Nothing good in life comes easy as they say.
>>22269019i think the chrome and black chrome are actaully alcohol-based. they smell and apply identically to the green stuff world alcohol-based chrome. they're also a lot less durable than their other metallics, which also have quite a different smell to them
>>22269027>the dragoons are not designed to be deployable and would need adjustments if you want to have them in an action pose.Was it too hard back in the early 00's to make stands for those bits?
>>22268699Anon that posted this- whats the end goal, a type of diorama im guessing?
>>22269056not THAT hard evidently since a bunch of other kits have such gimmicks, if only very simple onesgranted, Dreadnought's Dragoons are pretty fucking huge and thus heavy so they would probably need dedicated stands of their own like you're saying rather than effect parts for shooting out of the backpack. And adding these in would probably drive the price up a fair bit, both in plastic and in engineering. Astray may be a popular manga but it's still bit of an investment for a side story kit.
>>22268762NTA, but im unsure how this helps with L.E.D installation, because im also curious
>>22268772Based minimum effort snapchad
>>22268806Same brother. Already built the Zero Gravity judge, the Blue Dragon Ao bing is up next, probably followed by that glorious clusterfuck.
How are you supposed to mend seam lines properly? I put the cement on it and pushed it together but there was still a little line.
>>22268804Are there any cases of people taking those pointy chink robots and toning down the edge?
>>22268804Whats the name of the kit? Cant reverse image search on this device
>>22269088it's clearly nezha (based on the fire roller blades)
>>22269027MG version never ever.
How long can you let paint sit in the airbrush cup without it drying?
>>22269092depends if they ever make a MG GuAIZ, which I hope they do. If that happens, it's like 90% same parts only different head, backpack and weapons.
>>22269097Acrylics not long, lacquers pretty long
>>22269030Take it down a few notches, it just looks like Gundam crawled out of a muddy lake.Also the shield is upside down.
>>22269113>Also the shield is upside down.The Origin Gundam holds it that way (which is actually more accurate to how a shield is supposed to be held
origin of slop
>>22269114>accurate to how a shield is supposed to be held"and now for more shit I just made up!"
>>22269114>which is actually more accurate to how a shield is supposed to be heldPlease explain why the eye hole being at the bottom is more accurate to how a shield is supposed to be held.
>>22269120Because it's at the top when you're actually holding it up
>>22269120lift your arm up in front of your face and see for yourself
>>22269120it's Origin trying to be cool and unique, nevermind how silly it is
>Every MC Gundam is usually $15 or $20>Core Gundam is $30 all because of the many parts you switch him out with
>>22269126earthree is 1400 yen MSRP, others are roughly around that ballpark so no it's not more expensive
>Still upset I can't do the Hyaku Shiki symbol by handThose little triangles on his shoulders, should I leave stickers on or paint those little triangles black? Because I feel like I should leave them on as I accidentally sanded off a bit to much and one the triangles lost their top so there's a tiny hole you can see if you squint. Same issue when I accidentally sanded a bit too much from the Rick Dom's monoeye and had to have the sticker hide that some of the bottom circle is missing.I lack clay in order to fix it.
>>22269137Make a stencil you idiot.
“Longsnap” LMFAO I love this word. You guys always make me laugh.
>>22269137Simple. Spend years studying kanji until you can perfectly freehand it in a few fluid swipes with a brush.
The hell is Gimm and Ball?
>>22269126I wouldn't peg Ernie to be such a Japanophobe.
>>22269151>Spend years studying kanjiI'd rather learn Heiroglyphics at that point.
>>22269152Spin-off Build series novel. https://en.gundam.info/about-gundam/series-pages/builddivers/gbwc.html
>>22269159Why does the name look like it came straight outta the 90s?
>>22269159>The names of each episode is from songsWtf?
>>22269173Looks like the hacks had to copy jojo
>>22269161>>22269173>>22269175Welcome to Japan? They love burgur culture and like to reference it all the time.
>>22269078It's indicating the green part in question.It's a non-transparent part.
>>22269173that's fucking hilarious
>>22269137>can't do the Hyaku Shiki symbol by handJust print a makeshift stencil and airbrush/brush the damn thing, anon, come on. Is it really that hard to draw a little box with a few straight lines
>>22268469>don't try it with enamel liner like tamiya's.Why not? It turned out fine when I tried. A bit dirty though, I had a hard time removing the excess. Is that why you don't recommend it? Paint seeps into the plastic and is hard to remove?
>>22269208Enamel liner includes thinner which might damage plastic structure if it goes inside parts, where it don't have enough time to evaporate or around/in stress areas like connections, where structure is already weakened. People don't recommend it to newbies to avoid having "I lined my model and it now turned to dust wtf" drama all over again.Now just wait for some meme dude posting this exact phase because he thinks it's funny.
>>22269186Anon, no culture lives in a vacuum. We trade and copy every single civilizations things since time immemorial.
>>22268772shoulda just lied and said it was a longsnap, nobody would know the difference
>>22268804unironically better and more conservative use of flame effect parts than any of the koto or bandai kits that use them
>>22269252>flame effectsThat's because you ignored the millions of edges on the kit itself.
>>22268937get it on suruga-ya next time they do free shipping. was like 40-45usd when i checked
i don't like ebikawa's designs. fight me.
>>22269256why should I care what you like or don't like?
>>22269126Why are you on a Japanese website if you hate Japan so much
>>22269137just learn japanese.
>>22269088the kit is named 天英星-三壇海會-哪咤 hope this helpshttps://twitter.com/MotorNuclear_JP/status/1726948579527602424
>>22268971I want to like the Engage but it just feels so alien compared to every other design in UC. Feels more like something you'd see in G Reco than UCAnd yes I know that G Reco might be connected to UC but that's not the point
>>22269294personally I don't think that's a bad thing. If anything, it would be downright silly if the entire Earthsphere and beyond, numbering billions of people, had to stick to a select aesthetic derived from the style of a handful of mecha designer decades ago. It's fine to inject new concepts in there. We can think of them in real life, why can't they in the setting?
>>22269294This is the problem with most stuff that Tomino didn't touch not just Engage
>>22269294it's cause she's got a big set of chest "vents"
Just got into handpainting recently and trying to top coat, I can't find any Matte top coat cans in my areas. Any alternatives to suggest?
>>22269305funny thing is that people complained about things not fitting in as UC designs as early as Zeta, primarily with Nagano's stuff like Galbaldy Beta or Rick Dias
>>22269313>can't find ANYare you only looking at imported japanese shit like tamiya / mr. hobby? there are other brands as well like testors or krylon. make sure to check local craft stores and not just hobby stores.it may also be called "varnish" instead of top coat
anyone got any painted 30mm kits? I just got the spinatio shogun and i was wondering if painting was worth it
>>22269331Painting any kit is not only worth it but you're supposed to do it. Topcoated plastic looks like shit and it's always obvious.
>>22269334I know, I paint, was just wondering about 30mm specifically since they are like action figuresI never see any painted pics
>>22269331never done it but painting 30MM seems like a painwhat's the plan for the 999 30mm peg holes for addon parts / customization?if you DON'T mask them the paint may make pegs too tight, but if you DO mask them they'll visibly be the wrong color when you have nothing plugged into them
>>22269337It's simple: don't care about using the holes again and plug them up
>>22269349I guess if you're gonna customize a kit and add new parts you need to decide on all that shit before painting anyways so you can paint everything the same
what's the equivalent thinning ratio between tamiya acrylics and mr color?
>>22269352Say you wanted to do equipment load outs ala F90 or Strike, you could make caps to cover the holes that could be removed and replaced depending on the load out. In cases like that you wouldn't necessarily have to care about color matching parts to the suit.Only issue maybe would be how many holes there are and generally 30mm kits are on the smaller side. But that depends on what one would try to do with it.
>>22269331My green camo tank entry for this GP was 30MM based. I don't understand the question however - it's like painting any other model.
>>22269366Probably fairly close. I've used tamiya thinner with MLT 1:1.5~. 1:2 might be pushing it but I haven't used them in years. I don't even thin my mr color 1:2 though. The pigment density isn't worth going that thin.
Anons with an h&s infinity or similar airbrush how do you backflush it?
>>22269405Pinch the tip
>>22269408I'll try it. Makes me nervous I'll bend the tip
>>22268854I snaooed one yesterday. Even with its flaws it's better than a lot of MGs from the past 5 years. If they tried 'updating' it they'd probably fuck it up like the F90 and Alex 2.0.
>>22269431>Even with its flaws it's better than a lot of MGs from the past 5 years. If they tried 'updating' it they'd probably fuck it up like the F90 and Alex 2.0.I know this is bait but I'll bite anyway. MGs from the past five years are better than ever. Particularly the Alex 2.0 which got a 114 on Dalong, compared to the Mk II 2.0's 98. Those older MGs just don't have the color separation, joint strength, and articulation that modern MGs have, although the Mk II 2.0 is definitely not bad per se.
>>22269449nobody cares about your retarded gook snapshitter eceleb
>>22269449You do realize dalong is not an objective measure of quality right? Its literally one guy with his subjective opinion on everything. Some of those 120s do not deserve to be that high for instance
>>22269449oh shut the fuck up already, dalong says in literally every fucking review that scores above 100 don't really mean anything at this point, they're all great
>>22269452>>22269453yes it's not technically "objective". but how are you going to tell me that a kit with more pieces that you can paint different colors is not better in the metric of color separation than a kit with less pieces? How are you going to tell me that a kit that has mobility issues or cant hold its gun up is not inferior in articulation and joint strength to a kit that has no issues in those areas? Dalong's rating categories give a pretty clear representation of the engineering quality of these models.
When was the last time Gundam made a giant Gundam like the Psycho or GPO2? And when I mean big, I mean big and chunky.
>>22269463you mean a kit? now.
>>22269463you mean a design? also now.
>>22269465Idk what this is but I saw a SEED Gundam have that circular disc behind them so I say SEED?>>22269467I assume Build Fighters or Divers.
>>22269449>color separation, joint strength, and articulationi'll take "crap that doesn't matter" for 100, alex>>22269461every kit with "loose joints" is solid as a brick after you've painted it anyway
>>22269473stargazer is based. destroy is lame and gay. i'd pump and dump stella though
>>22269476oh and legend and providence are okay, their pilotts are based.
>>22269482>>Every videoEvery new video*
i know i painted this with vallejo game paint (not air) but i cant remember which gold it was. i know there are some people here with photographic and encyclopedic memory, but can you tell if it's polished gold or gold yellow
>>22269481I'd kill for an MG Legend
>>22269482>most popular gunpla tuber is a tranny>r/gunpla has a lgbt flag and a mask for its icon This hobby is a fucking joke
>>22269487Looks like Orange Peel Gold
>>22269487looks like turbodork
>>22269496>western gunpla/gundam """""""fans""""""""""" are a jokeyes
>>22269482When did the nail shit started and why??I want actual answer not just the same meme answers people will repeat over and over
>>22269030Looks okay, but maybe 20% too much. If you could clean a few pieces up a little more, maybe around the head particularly, I think it'd be good. Also, the posts on the shoulders are still clean white and look bad, you should put a little paint on them.
>>22269508>why??Probably something like midlife crisis or some equivalent kicking in.
I really don't like wet coats, they scare me.
>>22269476>stargazer is based. destroy is lame and gayyou gonna PO the chinapla stargazer bro?it's on gundamit already>>22269473it's Chimera from Build Metaverse
>>22269508>When did the nail shit started and why??his girlfriend is painting them. women love painting nails
>>22269542Ok I could believe if it was his girlfriend but I wouldnt rule out he's doing it just for views either
>>22269538Painting in wet coats scare me.
>>22269315It was dumb of them to question what the machines would look like in the future. When I look at 0079 and Zeta I can see how the designs shifted, and draw a line between them. I can do this for all the main entries and I can tell you that shit like AoZ and Moon Gundam falls well outside of the path of that line.
>>22269541>Build Metaverse>They made an OVA for a scam
>>22269482Have you seen the guy? He's pretty big, lifts & has been painting his nails for like 10 years. His content is ass though and he genuinely makes some of the kits look worse than they really look with the horrible panel lining he does.>>22269508People have been painting their nails forever, it's just another point of fashion. Alice Cooper painted his nails and basically wore nothing but goth shit all his life and was banging a different woman every night on tour. Same with various other glam/hair metal bands.
>>22269557he stopped lifting and twinked out
>>22269558His old videos showed his arm had much more muscle. His new videos shows his arms look really feminine.
>>22269556>He doesn't knowThey made a whole website/downloadable client featuring NFTs and exclusive kits. They literally made P Bandai 2 and it was open for a week, sold one batch of kits, and has been offline and radio silent ever since.
>>22269562>They literally made P Bandai 2they didn't. The ability to "buy" kits in the metaverse client was just that clicking them would open the pbandai page in your web browser
>>22269560hot.anyone have a before/after comparison?
I suddenly have the urge to buy a gunpla but I don't want to get all fancy with it. Never put one together before.
>>22269549not really, it's not limited to timespan eitherit's not like there's 2 or 3 people designing every single ms of the decade in universe either, they can have different solutions for same problems or same ideas for different reasons.
>Kinda want the GPO2 HG>Some stuff I need to paint requires beige>There's no Beige gunpla markerAre paint markers the same as Gunpla markers or are Gunpla markers a bit special? Like say they don't cause cracks.
>>22269578>mentioned using markers in /gpg/Plamor have mercy on your soul
>>22269571Anything in the entry grade line is good for a very simple first build
>>22269581>>22269586>/gpg/ when marker
>>22269587Mmm, so there's grades. RX-78-2 is on sale on Amazon for black friday. Might grab that and a cheap tool kit and give it a try.
>>22269571Buy and RG or some HG set. More parts = more fun
>>22269591The grades are more like product lines than an actual scale of quality so I'd recommend looking into them
>>22269595>>22269592Is cementing and all the extra stuff necessary or can I go back to an old build and touch it up with the advanced techniques I see others do?
>>22269600not really and you absolutely can
>>22269600>Is cementing and all the extra stuff necessaryNot really, but depending on what kit you'll get you may have to tighten some joints
So totally just winging it atm. What can I use to join resin parts because that piece is held on by paint and a prayer. Also wtf is CA glue in dumbass terms because can’t get the etch parts on w/o it
>>22269624i really really dont understand people here who go into the deep end without somewhat mastering the fundamentals.It looks like you used a sharpie and now you are getting into resin and photoetch. Just like that anon who spent 150 bucks on the fortune meow dynames mg resin kit and handpainted it only for it look like shit.CA glue is literally superglue dumbass
>>22269637Dope and nah not sharpie, just caked on ink because honestly it's easier to just slather it on and rub off afterwards
>>22269405Unscrew it ever so slightly.
>>22269491Providence is better. No, I refuse to elaborate.>RG Providence never ever
>>22269186>>22269183Kill yourselves immediately
>>22269030>Reposting shit from reddit and claiming itWhy?
>>22269670Because ppl here always responds to bait
>tfw blasting base coats outside in 10F windy weather while watching andy Griffith on a black and white 3.5" portable TV
>>22268700Asking this again
>>22269698Yes recasting in clear resin is your only option since there are no clear parts. You could get away with only recasting the eyes and sensor bits. Good luck finding an LED small enough to fit in there though
>>22269676This but unironically>>22269670Because it’s funny to see retards falling for it and thinking it’s real and sniffing their own farts giving advice
>>22269707ty, I will buying recasting materials to try
>>22269698maaaaaybe you could somehow file away the edges of the eyes for a sliver of a milimeter and then put a stupidly strong led inside somehow. That might also give it a nice, 3d effect. Could look like shit though, I honestly have no idea.
>>22269595Grades are more like the kit's size and join complexity rather than quality. High Grade and above look all similar to me once they were completed. And if you actually look deep into the complains from above-HG owners, they all complain about how all of those kits are grenades.
>>22269708>Its funny seeing people try to provide help instead of shitpostingI forget there's some special types of fags here.
>>22269737This is a place full of people who unironically think they are better than professional mecha designers. You shouldn't be surprised.
>>22269740easy to do when most mecha designers are talentless hacks
Man, that new Shoulder Cannon GM looks rad.
>>22269624Weird seeing all these parts out already for a borderline perfectly detail accurate kit.
>>22269624ca is cyanoacrylate, eg normal super glue you can get from the dollar store. for joining resin parts, you can either pin them (drill hole, fill with ca glue, push rods in) or, if you're bold, just glue it together either with super glue or epoxy.
>>22269745And you have even less talent and you're more of a hack than any of them
masterbros, give it to me straight. is it over? we used to get 5-7 new molds and a bunch more parts variations over the years. but now it seems like we are getting one new mg a year and next year's is shit.
is it a bad idea to build gunpla while high? got a pretty good buzz going and want to work on some kits.
>>22269808You don't really care about the answer, you just wanted to tell people you're high
>>22269797Blame the faggot who stole bandai models
>>22269817No, that was Bandai when they killed the guy who designed the MG The O.
Anyone got the SDEX Aerial? How is it? I like that is less hollow than the rest of the EX line.
wait guys why do they call it burning gundam in my animes but the rg is called god gundam?
>>22269839God Gundam and Devil Gundam are the original Japanese names. Bandai US decided to change the names to Burning Gundam and Dark Gundam in order to not offend or draw the ire of Evangelical Christians in the US. Satanic-panic was a thing in the US, look it up if you're not familiar with it.
>>22269571>I suddenly have the urge to buy a gunpla but I don't want to get all fancy with it.Get a kit, a gundam marker for panel lines, and a small rattlecan of clear matte coat to hit it with when it's done. Just two tiny extra steps and it helps it look much better than out-of-box
>>22269843>clear matte coat to hit it with when it's doneWould this prevent anon from doing>go back to an old build and touch it up with the advanced techniques I see others do
>>22269578>Are paint markers the same as Gunpla markers or are Gunpla markers a bit special? Like say they don't cause cracks.Someone answer this question of mine?
>>22269683>watching Andy Griffith on a black and white 3.5" portable TV
>>22269761>drill hole, fill with ca glue, push rods inHow much bigger than the rod should the hole be? Not him but I'm building my first resin kit right now and I'm worried that if I use the same diameter of drill bit as the rod's size the fit might be too tight and I end up stressing the part
>>22269859Gundam markers are just ink. What makes Gundam markers special is that the tip is very thin, like thinner than the really fine tip markers, so they can get into the small panel lines and color them in. That's what Gundam markers are for, panel lines. They're not really for painting the whole kit.As for paint markers, I've never used one so don't take my word as gospel or anything but I don't think they'd damage the kit. I just wouldn't really expect to get satisfactory results. If you really wanna use 'em, knock yourself out, but prepare to be disappointed.
wanna finish ZA's build comp but I dont think I have it in me with all the extra work I have to put in as the year wraps up>>22268850even the psycho zaku is basically the same build albeit a bit simpler. It uses a fare few classic runners while all the new parts and runners primarily change up the proportions while simplifying joints that will be hidden under garbagebag plasticthe 2.0 is one of bandais best kits and a twenty metre vertical leap above the MKII 2.0>>22268851>>22268854definitely overhyped nowhere near as nice as the acguy that came before it. Holds up well sand the ball swivels that connect the legs to the waist. It was accomplished much better before it and definitely right after the Zeta2.0 and F91/Crossbone set the standard going forward
wtf does kino mean? why tf do zoomers keep coming up with these stupid nigger words
>>22269881It's German(?) for cinema. It's a retarded meme that started 5/6 years ago where newfags scream "cinema" at literally everything.
>>22269797pictured me a chad you a virgin>why is mgex not included>um because it's chink shit!>more like you're poor>nono>*rapes you*yeah sounds like cope that you cannot afford the unicorn 2.0 with shitty doll house included to jack the cost up for no reason
>>22269892>yeah sounds like cope that you cannot afford the unicorn 2.0 with shitty doll house included to jack the cost up for no reasoni can't tell if this is sarcastic or not
>>22269890Kino has been used as a buzzword on /tv/ for 9 years at this point.
>>22269902bothI pray every day that we get a gundam base version similar to the perfect gundam and gundam nadleeh that strips out all of the fat so it's affordable if you can make it to Japan
>realized upon browsing today that Hobby Lobby does indeed sell Vallejo acrylics>even at $1 more per bottle than online vendors, I'll probably still save money because of fucking shipping chargesThe specialty colors will probably still have to be purchased online, but this option at least saves me time and grief. Now to start the arduous process of bulk ordering Gaianotes.
Quick question about the MG Zaku 2.0, can I separate the fingers? The have really nice articulation.
>>22268754Based. Your pilots are great. I love paintin these lil niggas.
>>22269862.1 seems to be fine. i'm also building my first resin kit and i've been using 1mm rod and a 1.1mm drill bit, and the rods sit in the holes snugly and can be test fitted but still pull out without any real effort
>>22269957DANG that's good.
>>22269982thanks, dunno why my pic came in sideways, it's right side up on my pc. these were the first ones I airbrushed. masking these little dudes is a bitch but surprisingly more forgiving than you'd expect, I used poster tac for pretty much all of it.
No one outside of Japan has a Maxter yet?
>>22269624I don't know why you would *need* CA glue for photoetch parts, you can use any adhesive. Some photoetch parts even have sticker backing. Saw a guy use regular old elmer's glue since you can clean up any mess with water.
>>22269990You airbrushed that? I mean you just said you masked a lot but still that's wild.
>>22269578Aren't gundam markers just loaded with Mr. Aqueous paint? buy a brush and a pot of paint
Just put all my kits together to inventory then pack into moving boxes. Jesus christ I did not realize I had so many.
>>22269808fine if you're sanding, maybe a bad idea to hack at nubs with the hobby knife.
>>22270062>that Zssa>and GC Detector Z-MSVA little jelly, good stuff.
>>22270025yeah, i got the expansion set for barbie and finally had mika and orga, so i felt compelled to go all out. it's airbrushed olive drab pants, green jackets, and flesh, then enamels for the small details like the insides of the jacket and orga's scarf, then a black pinwash on everything,
>>22270062Where's your Chaos?
>>22269865it's amazing how stupid you people are.
>>22270019ask me how i know you have never used photoetch
>>22270107Dude it's not some special material, it's just thin metal. You can make it adhere any way you want. You could attach it with double-sided tape if you really wanted to.
>>22270019you 100% need CA glue for photoetch.
>>22269835Dalong, always check Dalong. http://dalong.net/reviews/sd/e19/e19_p.htm
>>22270123I wanted to hear what their opinion from someone here was. If I wanted to go there I wouldnt have asked
New P-Bandai drop tomorrow
>>22270140SDs just don't move in the western market like the Asian markets. Your best bet is looking up reviews and making the choice for your self.
>>22270141Are the Gigantic Arms for the Gaplant any different from the Hazel Owsla's? I only really want one or the other.
>>22270141>A and L Mission PacksAt last.
>>22270153All we're missing now is N, X, Y, and Z right? They're running out of places to hide from delivering.
>>22270157Yeah, but they haven't done an updated N Type yet either. I'm still waiting on a reprint of the W. I somehow missed that the first time around, so I have every other pack but it.
>>22270141>Maxter up again.Fucking finally.
>>22269656Unnecessary, the MG is perfect as is. Nothing more is needed unless you try out that crazy resin garage upgrade kit thats out there.
>>22269740Your right, case in point->>22269745
>>22270080Uh oh, what mistake did I make?
>>22270062 Must Consoom. Damn anon
>>22270141G-Line already. Damn. Nice.
is this canon?
>>22270141might see if i can get a second maxter. both of it's forms are too cool to choose just one
>>22270141>Maxter>G-Line>new GaplantsMy wallet isn't ready for this
>>22270152It's not out yet so we don't know
https://youtu.be/q4zkRMV6VVYmy hair inspo
>>22270161Bro, your suruga-ya?
>>2226983530 fucking stickers and the shield looks wrong because of how flat it isI don't hate it overall though, SD is based
good news everyone, i unfucked the head, il surely finish in time! but if i had til the end of the month like what 3 other anons have requested, that would be hella based on god
>>22270157strictly speaking yes, but they gotta figure out a way to throw in Unit 3 too and I kinda doubt it would just release as bare F90 like Unit 2
>>22270336He don't look too happy.
HOLY CHINK KINO!!!!!
>>22269379i was thinking more of paint ratio when mixing the two together with MLT.guess FAFO is the only way to know for sure
>>22270391as someone who waited a long, long time for a 1/100 Stargazer, fuck this is ugly
>>22270391It's not even all that chinkish, cool
>>22270386>anon, you missed the groupbuild deadline. Again!
>>22270172I know. Speaking of the resin kits, there are a few that caught my eye, but I was wondering how hard would be to create some of the details and parts with scribers and plaplates.
are there resources for mixing various colors on my own? i really don't want to get dozens of specific paint bins for just one model kit
>>22270437No the hobby mafia took all of them down in cold blood don't even ask just buy all 300 official branded colors
>>22270437You just posted one.
>>22270457Clearly, I was referring to how I didn't want to make Red by using Red Madder, Orange Yellow, and Neutral Gray
>>22270459Then use different red. Who's gonna stop you? You either use what you have, mix or buy specific colour you like but not exactly the same as instruction says.
>>22270459How the fuck do you not have red and orange yellow?
>>22270519i have red and yellow, not madder red and orange yellow
>>22270489well that's exactly what i'm asking, color mixing resources for the special colorsi can't just mix based on how the color looks in the printed material, because it's always different from the actual paint mix
>>22270540There's barely any red on the sniper GM anyways. A lot of times I'll just spray some primer on the left over runners and see if I like how the mixed color looks compared to the color on the plastic. That or check with spoons if I'm not mixing it. The level of care I have is highly dependent on how much of the kit it takes up. Like I'd care much more about that precise light blue of the sniper GM than the few red bits.
WIP, first try using Tamiya spraycans.
is there any way to de-yellow old clear cast resin from garage kitswould sun/uv bleaching it work, like it does with decals?
>>22270556o my orange peel
>>22270556What's going on with that left shoulder?
>>22270562Most likely a missed spot. Need to check things, but the goal is to be as close as possible to the Rising Freedom color scheme.
>>22270556well yes the red is just an example, noting how even simple colors require two specific paint binsblue is also notable because i'm pretty sure sky blue and intermediate blue is just blue with white and gray, but with unknown proportionmy point is, specific colors are okay in fighters, tanks, etc. because they usually only specify one paint bin for each color. if they're going to make me mix a bunch of paint bins anyway, why not start with base colors?
>>22270556wrong reply, meant for >>22270547
>>22270565Because bandai and gsi creos are in bed together. HG and MG kits of the EXACT same gundam model will specify different paints in different amounts.
>>22270568yeah that's why i originally asked the question. take a look at this, it's completely different for all colors
>>22270575What "resources" are you wanting for mixing your own colors?
How do you clean your kits? This is the first time I try to do it since I started building a couple of months ago.
>>22270587warm soapy water>>22270581something that lists colors in this type of manner:orange yellow: red 20% yellow 80%
>>22270592it's never that simple because different brands of paint have different pigment densities and formulations. the best you're going to get for something like that is the manual in whatever kit you're building, otherwise you're just going to have to learn colour theory and experiment with trial and error
>>22270540And I said - you got one. Any other combination will get you "same but different" shade. This is the whole problem with mixing and trying to adjust to original colours - you never truly get the same stuff. Even buying specific colour at shop will get you different results depending on who's selling (to give quick example from acrylics field - Vallejo "Grey Blue", GW "Russ Grey" and Duncan "Wolf Grey" are often called equivalents but, respectively, one is more blue-ish, one is slightly violet and another visibly deeper). The only sane solution to this problem is to say "fuck this" and use shade you have and like or the one most closely matching actual plastic colour. Any attempt at mixing other than 50-50 is going to suffer from variations. Believe me, I tried that when I started painting.Again, you don't have to follow instructions blindly. Nobody is going to bitch about slightly different colour, unless said man is an autist in which case you don't have to give a shit about his opinion. Or mine. It's your model after all.
>>22270592Genuinely if you care about mixing to the color guide you should really buy some orange yellow. It's one of the most frequently used.
>>22270593i'm not talking about different brands of paint, it's only gundams and they only use mr color for paint schemes
>>22270595>>22270598i have lots of other colors, mostly Tamiya from air and armor modellingi'm not too concerned about following paint guides to the letter, as i know that primer, color modulation, and filters make a lot more difference than the colors of the base coati'm more concerned about where to start mixing colors, for instance, how much gray does intermediate blue have? what brightness of gray?
>>22270631>how much gray does intermediate blue have? what brightness of gray?You aren't going to get an answer to that anywhere.
>>22270141I just hope the G-Line doesn't sell out in seconds from scalpers
So what are some MGs that are small? I'm thinking of buying one for a friend who lives in a small apartment.
>>22270667Anything in the 15m range typical of late UC. F91, Victory, or Crossbone.
>>22270667Why not just go with an RG instead? If not, late UC and wing are fairly small iirc
>>22270667Victory, F91, Ball. MS from G gundam and Wing stuff are on the smaller side too.
of the fine brushes like Tamiya has for painting fine details, which ones do you guys use?
>>22270336post your work with timestamp to the group build email and beg for another deadline extension. If one guy did it, surely you can do it too to get till the end of the month.
>>22270631One problem with hobby paints is that their names are not exactly reflecting what you get. You might buy "ultramarine" from two different brands and get two whole different shades. Some companies are giving RAL numbers (search for RAL catalog) to make sure you buy what you want but some are oddly inconsequential in that matter (like few Vallejo Model Colour having whole different final shades than their declared RAL number). So, "intermediate blue" might be basically anything from blue spectrum. You need to either test yourself or guess it. Stupid but there is no other way.One of my local shops got pissed off by this and self-made catalogue of shades they sell. Insanely useful thing to have around.
>>22270700Tamiya brushes are overpriced. You will get better quality ones for much less if you go to art store and specifically ask for brush for paint type you want to use.
>>22270729what's that effect in the eyes from?
>>22270733Its holo stickers underneath the eye piece
>>22270723But what size should I get for detail painting and for the little pilot figures?
>>22268804Looks hot, most of these have metal alloy skeleton if I remember correctly.
>>22269624what happened to its face? oof
Very nice Susan Model, very nice.Now make a 1/144 to match other Graham suits.
>>22270391Nice will be using my 25 dollars in credits at gundamit for this
>>22268696>>22268699Barring a catastrophe, I'll have this fat fuck entered on Thursday. Still painting a few bit and a gun.
>>22270809that's a ga-zowmn with a beam smart rifle and a shit ton of thrusters i'm seeing? Paint job may be a bit sloppy at the top of the "legs" but you already have my vote
>>22270809Is this your design or some side-material version of GaZowm?
>>22270818looks inspired by Ga-Zowmn Gunner but the Ex-S boosters are probably anon's idea
>>22270822Those are Devil Gundam legs
>>22270818Both really. A love child between the Gunner type and the Superior Bst. I wanted a Ga Zowmn and it didn't look right with tank legs.>>22270814My paint jobs are always a bit sloppy.
>>22270809toejam nigger what is the name for this ugly bastard?
Why do we not see more "detail-down" builds? So many kits immediately look much better with the greeble toned down.
>>22270858this detailing is virtually indistinguishable from the normal thing, just a few tiny details here and there and chin sanded off
>>22270858holy basedpersonally i think it needs a bit more removing but it's still a significant improvement
I got a dspiae electric sander for sanding resin shit and it came with some grinding heads as well. What use cases do those have?
I had a dream yesterday about old 1981 GM kit but with Origin-level greeble.
>>22270866Nah, it's a pretty good middle ground between the plain original anime design, and the Origin's greeble nightmare.
>>22270869Yes, but what and why?
>>22270856I'm calling it the "Ga-Zowmn Interceptor". The word "Zowmn" rhymes with "home".
>>22270746I believe they all do yea. Could probably use it as a improvised weapon and do some legit damage if you had to, there pretty damn heavy/solid
>>22270406Well its possible as shown by some Youtubers that highly detail their kits by Scribing and adding plaplate, but I wouldn't know how to go about it. Scribing I can do, but shaping/stacking plaplate dosnt really click in my head. Yet.
>>22270951Barzamfags are the weirdest bunch
>>22270858gonna encase an RG in epoxy putty and sand it into a perfect sphere just for you anon
>>22270743Generally 1s or 0s for fine details. Depends on how fine the tip is as well - I sometimes paint details with size 3 but using brush with very fine tip. There are smaller ones (00s, 0/10, etc) but 1s and 0s should be fine.
>>22270961I'll vote for you in this groupbuild
What's the best looking Engage SR1 kit?
>>22269637>Just like that anon who spent 150 bucks on the fortune meow dynames mg resin kit and handpainted it only for it look like shit.i want to see this, please show pics
>>22270556Did you prime your parts first? Did you just blast on the spray or did you go in short bursts? Did you let the first coat of paint fully cure before throwing additional coats on?
MG within 5 years, I guarantee it
Took a break from this to finish my group build. Kinda stuck on the head, I was going for something similar to advanced hazel but the shape that comes down in front of the face is hard to figure out. Also tried constructing the foot pieces using a template but it wasn't working.
has anyone fingerpainted a build? is it better than snapbuild?
>>22271133Fingerpainding is for fucking boomers. Spitpainting is where it's at.
>>22271089master slop is cancelled
WHERE THE FUCK IS MY REPRINT OF THE MASTER GRADE AGE SPARROW, TITUS AND DOUBLE BULLET, FUCK YOU BANDAI AAAAAAAAA
>>22271172it's spallow, you philistine
>>22270141Two questions i'd appreciate if anyone could answerDo mission packs that show up the F-90 II on promo images only work on the II model and not the basic one.Second, the shield boosters on the gaplant should be the same or very similar size as the HG Hazel Custom so I can recreate this guy right?
>>22271175Forgive me, I am a filthy phone poster and got autocorrected.
>>22271177all the mission packs are compatible with both F90 and F90 II. Even the J type which is basically Full Armor fits totally fine despite different chest shapes. Only the Mars F90 is the odd one out and incompatible.They're just using F90 II in particular for L type here because that's what it was originally associated with.And yes, the shield boosters that come with Gaplant should be exactly identical to Hazel's.
>>22271182considering N type is like Build Strike that has something dock to its chest, the N-type is only compatible with F-90 only
>>22271195fair point, I haven't considered that. Though we don't have a kit for N type yet so for all we know it could end up getting option parts to connect the Hull Fighter to F90 II as well. Especially if they include upgrade parts into Hull Blaster too.
>>22270631I don't know if this is what you really want but you could just check mech9.com for rough analogs between different brands' colors.
>>22269957those arent mine, just a random google pic to illustrate the point. Yours look great though
Is there a MG Deathscythe TV version? I like the TV version because it looks like the grim reaper in a cloak and hood but the EW version gets rid of it.
>>22268888Sorry honey but making my own models and printing them is scratchbuilding. Also built my own printer
>>22271244Fucking brutal dude. The Wing Gundam gets a MG for both its Okawara and Katoki designs, but Deathscythe despite being one of the most popular designs in the franchise only gets this one.Which is more popular anyway, Okawara's Deathscythe or Katoki's EW redesign?
>>22270391The chinks are alright sometimes.
>>22270391So, from now on instead of wanting a 1/100 Stargazer kit I'm gonna say I want a good looking Stargazer kit.
>>22271235Nah, thanks though
Have been out of touch with gunpla for like 3 years, what is going on with the RG line?Are they not going to release any more kits for this grade? It's the only ones I collect.
>>22271255RG went the way of MG. You get 1-3 release a year at best.
>>22271255Releases outside of HG have slowed to a crawl recently for whatever reason
>demand for gunpla at an all time high>new releases slow to a crawlfuck this dogshit company
>>22271255we get roughly 1 RG a year
>>22271260Why do you think its so slow if theres a high demand fuckhead
>>22271257releases outside of [current show] HG have groud to a screeching halt.
>>22271256>>22271257>>22271261Damn that fucking sucks, no release for 2023 yet either.Fuck I was really hoping they released a RG Barbatos by now.
>>22271264because they're too busy making dinos and pokemon retard
>>22271255>It's the only ones I collect.Holy fucking basic bitch taste.
>>22271264Same reason that bandai fucks up everything else: they're hacks.
>>22271272>no release for 2023 yet either.Epyon?
>>22270809Looks pretty cool, at first I thought the 2nd set of boosters were a backpack and I was like this is a biped, but I think the 2nd pic just made it look confusing.
>>22271277>Holy fucking basic bitch taste.Not my fault it's the best looking and best sized grade.>>22271279Right, I forgot about that one, it's not listed on the wiki for some reason.
Is there a good chance that we'll get a RG Master Gundam that I should wait for or should I just pick up the HG for black Friday?
>>22271302bandai is fucking ineffable and utterly unpredictable, there's no way to tell. Logic would dictate yeah since God's frame would work totally fine for it and they have potential for some p-bandai extra sets not to mention hyper mode. Plus it would match the HG Shuffle Alliance releases.It is a chance, but you never know what Bandai's gonna do.
does /gpg/ enjoy bug kino?
>>22271302It's impossible to predict Bandai releases. I asked not even 2 weeks ago when they'll make a G-Line kit and everyone here called me retarded, saying they'd NEVER make it and to give up hope. Yet here we fucking are.
>>22271314i would if they WOULD FUCKING SELL IT ON MY CONTINENT
>>22271316huh, must've missed you, I would have agreed with you.Hell, one anon predicted it like 24 hours before they announced it because the new Fumina girlpla is clearly inspired by standard armor
How many days until factory 2 opens
>>22271314i don't really care about the virunvee but i'm thinking of selling my mg dunbine and getting the new hg instead. i like the mg's frame but what the fuck is this?>>22271317mandarake retard>>22271324405
>>22268699Almost done with funnels, after that bazooka, few backpack pieces and panel linning + waterdecals.
>>22271324it's scheduled for 2024, that's all we know
>>22271314Eh the penis mouth and weird proportions aren't doing it for me. Really like the Sirbine too.
Why do you have to pre order on p-bandai? This is the main thing I think is so retarded. I don’t want to wait 6 months to get my gundam. By that time my enthusiasm will have waned. I’d rather just pay $5 more to get something on mandarake or surugaya and get it in a week.
>>22271341Because they're made to order.
>>22271341because they need to know how many models they need to print, that's the whole (official) reason for p-bandai
>>22271341Stop having ADHD
>>22271341if you don't want it in 6 months you didn't want it in the first place so you just saved yourself some money by not buying something you don't even want
>>22271314I want a new MG Dunbine with better technology or a Billbine
why did this kit shelfwarm so hard?
>>22271364it's sorta ugly
>>22271364The TV show sucked
>>22271364Arc is ugly. Even infinitism abortions look more appealing
>>22270141>Maxter>right when i'm trying to hold off on buying more kitsfuggg
Does anyone know what Borns Shadow Primer is?
>>22270858This is what RG Hi-Nu should have looked like.
>>22271502>manlet chest >twinked waist >should have looked likelmao
>>22271507That build widened the waist by several mm already
>>22271510Clearly not enough thenHi-Nu should be a big fat fuck
>>22271519Because you said so?
>>22271502Not as good as the one we got
>>22271529because WE said sofat and purple Hi Nu is the only one I recognize
>>22271341because it's more profitable for Bandai as guaranteed moved product that won't just sit in a warehouse somewhere
>>22271502>those ugly-ass striped funnelsNah, mang.
Give it to me straight anons, how do you organize your paints? Do you actually buy a purpose-built rack and insert them individually like some sort of fucking window display? Do you just put them in an old shoebox or Amazon cardboard and pull it out any time you paint? I need some way to keep all my newly bought Vallejo acrylics in one place, and ditto for the Gaianotes lacquers I intend to purchase in the coming days.
>>22271604For my vallejo I just bought a display meant for them on Amazon that holds like 50 or somethingFor my gaianotes I'm still trying to figure out a good system since I have over 100 of them and a few other lacquer brands, like 200 total. I have like 60 of them in clear acrylic wall hangers and the rest are strewn about in some walmart plastic drawer organizers that I hate
Anything worth seeing in Gundam Base Odaiba?
Is Mr. Color GGX the future of lacquer paint?>best coverage>less toxic than normal lacquer>perfect leveling, literally idiot proof (pic related was someone who has never touched an airbrush in their life)>the best clear coats ever
>plamokitbash.comhas anyone used this?ordering individual parts off the runners seems like a nice cope for non japs who can't just buy spare parts at a hobby store in person, but it's kinda expensivealso I guess you have to spend a lot of time looking at dalong to figure out which exact part numbers you need for your kitbash dreams
Mom said its MY turn for the Playstation
>>22271630Where do I get it
>>22270457>You just posted one.the official bandai paint mixing guides are still pretty dumb thoughwhy base it on 12 different colors of greens and blues when you could just have CMYK ratios, buy those 4 primary-color pots and be set?
>>22271641Coming out in Japan in December, probably releasing in the west some time next year
>>22270557probably easiest to just recast it
>>22271287>Not my fault it's the best looking and best sized grade.unfortunately it's nothing but MC suitsneeds more cool robots
>>22271651>needs more cool robotslike?
>>22271653RG Zaku TankRG Zaku Half cannonRG Zaku IIIRG Zaku IVRG Zaku Warrior (albeit it's SEEDslop)RG High Mobility Zakucould use some Geara Dogas tooRG Hizack
>>22271661Feeling daring, aren't we?
>>22271665more daring than bandai lmao
How many hours do i have til the deadline?
>>22271661>No RG Geara ZuluFor shame
>>22271672Bro...it was 3 days ago
>>22271622If you're going, go early and as close to opening as possible. If you go in the afternoon there's a chance it might be full and you'll have to take a ticket which randomly assigns you a time to come back. Generally speaking, there's nothing crazy in there unless you really want the clear plastic versions of kits. You can also find a lot of the kits in there cheaper in other stores but maybe not Tokyo since the whole place has become a tourist trap in terms of prices since the yen collapsed. I was there last month and prices on kits are all over the place.
>>22271653For a non meme response I wanna see some RG AOZ kits like Woundwort and Hazel Custom.Gaz-L Grau, heat lances are cool!Give me a Xamel too.
>>22271672join the petition and email the group build gmail (with timestamped work!) if you're hoping for an extension!
>>22271694You already got one. Stop being retarded & procrastinating till the last week.
>>22271694ok il do it
>>22270183The purchases have been spread out over the last decade+ so it's not as bad, lol.
>>22271774ngmi i have twice that and have only been in the hobby a year and a half
>>22271096I like the head.
>>22271837That's genuinely impressive considering how little stock there is of shit that isn't wfm.
>>22271837What do you have in stock?Also, on Hobby Lobby this week>RG Hi Nu>MG Dom>MG Gundam 3.0>HG Destiny Gundam (Better than the RG)
>suruga magically gets a ton of kits 2 days after their free shipping ends including a 1/100 Aerial for 30 bucks
>>22271894Thats why I have over 500 things in my wishlist now that I pick from to add to my cart next free shipping before it starts
>>22271302HG is cheap. Go for it.
>>22271302We get one maybe two RGs a year, get the HG.
>>22271688>you really want the clear plastic versions of kits.There's also system weapons kits which they rotate in circulation. Kind of strange they don't stock up on P-Bandai kits though.
How do you search for shit on Surugaya? Their machine translate is dogshit so everything is all called like cuberei or tall ghis
>>22271698*2It got pushed from 31 to 17 and then 24Any procrastinators deserve the rope
I also errr need an extension…
>>22271992>>22271698I’m not a procrastinator, I didn’t know when the deadline was. I thought it got pushed back another week for some reason. I just need a week or two and I will be good.
I was busy working on my GBWC entry first, okay?. . .
>>22272003>Had 3 weeks>Not a procrastinatorsure, sureI got mine submitted before the original deadline, it's not hard
>>22272003>I didn’t know when the deadline was.The groupbuild deadline has been posted in every single thread since it started. This is not an excuse.
>>22272035Yeah but I was caught off guard when it was changed and didn’t know when the new deadline was. Please I’ve already put a lot of work into this and don’t want to miss the deadline and not get to show this off to the anons
What colors are considered "must have" for airbrushing (lacquer, Gaianotes)? Obvious ones like white, red, blue, yellow and black aside, what else is commonly used (assuming I'm not a filthy Zeek who buys Zakus or Char MSes) and what is handy to have for mixing to get other colors? I usually like my Gunpla in gloss, but should I focus on getting matt and glosscoating, or should I get both matt and gloss of multiple colors?
>>22272066Just buy the colors you need for any given project and eventually you'll start finding personal favorites, what's the point in buying paint in bulk?
>>22272070>what's the point in buying paint in bulk?A little thing called shipping charges.
Model kit when?
>>22272073I'm not telling you to buy 1 or 2 bottles at a time, but you don't need to buy like 50 of them at once you might end up not needing just to save $10 on shipping.
>>22271364i bought one. still sitting in the backlog until i can get my hands on a mazinkaiser infinitism. i want to make a batman kitbash, and the two are what i want to use.
>>22272043So you knew the original deadline was a week ago, yet you didn't finish in time for that one? Or that the fact it's been the 24th for like a month now? This is all reading as a (You) issue rather than a (Us) issue.
>>22272078When you get a few thousand people to suggest it to GSC in their survey
>>22272024>submitted before the original deadlineSame. I had mine done before the deadline but once it was moved back I waited in hopes it would snow so I could get some pics in the it. Weather projections made that seem unlikely so I just submitted last week anyways.
>>22271990use the japanese names or search for model numbers
Planning to start building an MG, I'm planning to purchase a Freedom 2.0,Any pointers?
>>22272149Buy one from a better show
Why does this general have a throbbing hateboner for Seed?
>>22272228>too many gundams>most of the gundams are just the same gundam, but with a different big backpack>show has too much melodrama, and Kira is a fag>not even SEEDfags like Destiny>is very popular with the chinese
>>22272228SEED sucks watch more anime
>>22272228It's the epitome of "poor quality work that's popular with the masses." By showing your disdain for such shows, you're proving that you have superior taste and thus are a superior human being. It's like hating League of Legends, Overwatch, Fortnite, Call of Duty, Fast and the Furious, Bayformers, etc.I hate SEED and Destiny, to the point where Destiny is the only Gundam show I never bothered to finish, but I will respect others' right to watch and enjoy whatever makes them happy.
>>22272241This is more for Wing. Americlaps can't get over the fact that there's more to it than fag rangers BTFOing everything out. Explains why 00 is a distant second for them too.
>>22272228Whenever I see people do this, it's for /m/ cred. I respect people who actually elaborate instead of >I hate SEED because it's the popular thing to hate.
>>22271604I've bought clear plastic shelves meant for nail polish and put them on the wall using those 3M velcro strips. It's stayed up for a couple months now with no issue.
>>22272241>Destiny is the only Gundam show I never bothered to finishReally? I know destiny sucked hard but it was at least watchable for me. Victory on the other hand was so terrible and boring I dropped it 34 episodes in. But 5 years later i rewatched it and finished it and it still sucked except for the ending.
>>22272245To be fair, it's been elaborated to hell and back, and most people just can't bother to re-hash the same arguments that have been done for literal years.
I hate SEED because it's the popular thing to hate
>>22272228too pointy, hurts my fingers
Nothing is more boring than G-Reco TV. Even with coffee in hand, I struggled to stay awake per week.
>>22272252>stephanie meyer dig three lines inholy fuck this is old
>>22272252Ever wonder why these pictures are memes?Because it is comparing an apple (SEED) to an orange (LoGH)And it was a meme to sing LoGH its praises back then.Ask anyone here to summarize the plot of LoGH, no one actually knows.
Do the japs even like destiny, as much as they dickride SEED?
>>22272262WW1 Space Germany conquers "Free Nations" because their corrupt governments are incompetent and won't listen to the only guy who's halfway intelligent. Space Germany is also run by a blonde dude who is really cool and does everything right until his redhead twink dies. Then the novels go to shit for a bit before pulling out a rather safe ending.
>>22272269Destiny has better BD/DVD sales than SEED. Gunpla for the show is alot better.Have you seen how attrocious the Non-HGCE 1/144 SEED series are? (they only become decent for Stargazer kits)
>>22272274>Destiny has better BD/DVD sales than SEED. Gunpla for the show is alot betterWTH why? Because they ripped off all the old gundam designs?
>>22272278Lol no the zaft mono eyes were notorious shelf warmers besides the zaku warrior
>>22272294Why did they rip off all the old gundam designs in destiny? I was pissed when they did it in zz and I was pissed when they did it in destiny because it felt low effort. But at least in zz it made a little more sense than a fucking au doing it
>>22272238>too many gundamsI want more mecha anime with no snowflake units at all, mass production models only.
>>22272274>>Have you seen how attrocious the Non-HGCE 1/144 SEED series are?I still think 00 HG's have them beat in fugliness.
>>22272303Just put on IGLOO on loop ad infinitum. You gruntfags are as brainless as the mooks you worship.
>>22272303does 08th MS team count, or do Ground Gundams and Gouf Custom disqualify it?
>>22272311>>22272312MassProductionOnlyMeaning no prototypes and limited production models
>>22272334Gundam isn't for you.
>>22272358I said I wanted more mecha anime in that style, I didn't say Gundam
>>22272361Votoms. Now shut up.
>>22272361Aldnoah Zero? The Sleipnir was a training unit
Why did Wing keep using nationalistic gundams like G Gundam even though they didn’t have the gundam tournament with all those nations? It definitely felt out of place having the American, Arabian, Chinese, and European gundams in a team like a new shuffle alliance
>>22272369Easier to work with what you have instead of reworking everything from the ground up. Who fucking knows.
>>22272369They were leftover designs, but as evidenced by posters on this board nostalgia is king. They watched THIS SHOW on TV when they were 12 so that means it's GOOD and not corporate slapdash bullshit and they want more TOYS.
>>22272369Leftover design and same designer.
>>22272371>>22272374Why did Deathscythe get rejected from G Gundam if it ended up becoming super popular? It’s weird to me that a design that is considered by many to be so good and sold a lot of toys initially got rejected from a show.
>>22272377Hindsight is 20/20. They're not mind readers. Who thought Deathscythe design would've been a guaranteed hit for the 90's grunge kids?
>g had the same designer as wingSo I'm not insane when I was confusing the shenlong and variants with the G suit that also had dragon hands.
>>22272384Okawara was literally the go-to guy for Gundam designs for decades.
>>22272362>superhuman snowflake protagonist kills godNo thanksI just want a grounded war story but with robots
I know Heavyarms was gonna be America's Gundam, did the others have planned countries? I'm trying to think what Deathscythe would be. Germany?
>>22272228Show was straight up trash. Everyone acted like they had brain problems, plot armor so shameful even Batman would blanch at it, the animation was hideous thanks to being early digital.Some of the Gundams looked cool, but it was still one of the, if not the, worst fucking Gundam shows ever made.
>>22272390>Grounded war story>RobotsYou're just here to waste everyone's time.
>>22272387Why did they not go to him for zz when nagano left and also all of the 2000s and 2010s after seed?
>>22272392>Show was straight up trash. Everyone acted like they had brain problems, plot armor so shameful even Batman would blanch at it, the animation was hideous thanks to being early digital.Nice way of summing up Gundam X.
>>22272391Epyon- MasterShenlong - ChinaSandrock - ArabiaDeathscythe - EuropeHeavyarms - America
>>22272392>bad writing>plot contrivances>terrible animationThis describes every Gundam show ever made
>>22272243Wing is enjoyable because it's so bad. it leans so hard on rule of cool that it's both stupid and amazing. meanwhile seed falls flat because of attempting to deal with more complex character melodrama that no one really wants.
>>22272402shows how bad seed is if it stands out from the rest
>>22272402And yet SEED managed to surpass even the worst offenders in sheer shittiness.
>>22272402Kek true. Gundumb gets mogged hard by eva as the best mecha franchise.
>>22272408>it leans so hard on rule of cool that it's both stupid and amazing.It didn't keep up that momentum and became boring meandering crap for a good chunk of the show.
Imagine how cool it would be if Bandai just used the mg barbatos inner frame to release a shit ton of IBO MGs. Damn that would be so cool. It would never happen though.
>>22272409>>22272411I know we all love to memory hole AGE, but it's still the worst AU so far.
Should I build him Bernie style with the classic helm and axe in hand or should I build him concept art style with the fritz helm and rifle in hand?
How do I escape kit paralysisThis single kit has been sitting on my table in various stages of progress for 3 months, half of it is still on the runnersI enjoy this hobby but I'm struck with dread when I think about painting it because I'm going to attempt shading and I just know I'm going to fuck it up
>>22272459Why not try shading on some cheaper kits first to get the hang of it so youre more confident when working on your main one?
>>22272459Cheaper kits and ones you don't really care for If you really want to encourage yourself get something with awful color schemes or shit like Build kitsOnes that look decent enough but you have no sentimental attachment to
>>22272459If you care about the kit, you can strip the paint when you're better and redo it.
>>22272459It's okay to make mistakes. You can always start over.But seriously, and take this as a life tip as well, if you don't at least attempt it then you won't learn anything, and you'll be stuck forever. Making mistakes is a part of the whole process, it's how you learn and improve.
>>22272459>This kitThey made Bocchi the Kit?
I got MGS4 working in an emulator and it's making me wish someone would make kits of the Gekkos and MkII.
>>22272437Buy a second one
im really digging how this is turning out now, if i could get a few more days, that would be cool
any new chinkino stuff i can get from aliexpress?
Odysseus looks much better without the dragon. Why is it called the Penelope Gundam when the fucking dragon isn't even a Gundam to begin with, it's just a fucking jetpack.
>>22272591Why is it Super Gundam when Super is just a backpack on MKII?It's just so Anaheim can put one extra gundam in their yearly production reports to satisfy investors
Dumb question, is the reason most Gundams are white is so people in the Gunpla hobby can paint them a different color easily since it's white?
>>22272613It's basically the anti-char thingNot only is it a complete lack of camo, it's a very bright and noticeable color in the majority of circumstancesIt makes the Gundam stand out way more in space battlesWhite is also a pure/knightly color that's fitting for the good guys
>>22272613It’s because the Bandai(?) executives wanted more flashy colors to sell toys during the original run of Mobile Suit Gundam, the colorscheme became iconic, and now just about every Gundam has it!
>>22272591Because in Greek mythology Penelope is Odysseus' wife, awaiting his return in Ithaca.
>>22272624>Gundam is supposed to be a knight in shining armor>Heads look like a samurai helmet and mask
>>22272629Gundam Achilies and Hector when?
>>22272569Heh, good one.
>>22272635Samurai are Japanese Knights yes.
What a cool dude. This kit is definitely a lot older than the Origin Zakus and a hair older than the F2 HG, so it’s neat having accidentally worked my way backwards through these HG Zakus. I like that it comes with the alternate helmet from the concept art and was seen in Unicorn.
>>22272683Build the original Zaku
I like Seed and I am blessed that I am spoiled with Gunpla and other goodies.
>>22272710This isn't /v/ for hell sake, you don't need to bump thread every minute.
New thread. Report shitposting as usual, thanks.>>22272741>>22272741>>22272741
>>22272377I think the Wing suits are too serious and none of them align with representing a country like a caricature. Shining/God gundam don't scream Japan to me either but 99% of the other suits in the show clearly represent a unique country. Now maybe if it was about states in America it could have represented Ohio due to all the goth kids that for some reason develop there