>"If you're new, you're gonna fuck up. Don't worry! If you're experienced, don't make the new people worry!"***READ THE GUIDE***IRC Channel>ServerRizon>Channel#gunplaThe guide:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tr8UyF2Xg5Ojqw0sxcO7oIG7IIsJPes3lMO5pHZKu5o/edit?usp=sharingReleases: http://bandai-hobby.net/site/schedule_images/nouhin.pdfAnd a handy guide to other types of plamo: http://www.mediafire.com/view/1vf1aw7v91pz5pa/Airfix%20Model%20World%20Specia%20(Scale%20Modelling%20Step-By-Step).pdfhttp://www.scalemodelguide.comSome line art:I have no links left, if someone has links to lineart I'll post them.Previous thread:
How long can you hold onto a pair of nippers until you swap them out? I just realized I bought my Xuron 410s five fucking years ago, though I haven't been actively model making the entire time.
>>8695159Piggybacking off of this, what do you do when your nippers start sticking to the plastic?
RG grunts when?
Is it normal to have sexual thoughts about your gunpla?
>>8695348no, see a therapist
>>8695348yes, don't see a therapist
>>8695348Ryusei, stop jacking off to your gunpla...
I finally got an order in for a BMC Chisel and feel so goddamn accomplished after 4 months of trying. Take that, ya fuckin' NEETs with all the free time to f5 on a Japanese tool website.
>>8694835I considered their Insta, and saw a handful of complaints on their latest post, but hadn’t thought about Facebook. I’ll give it a go.
I wanted to dip into painting, and I still have some questions after reading the guide:Is topcoat varnish?Does clear Gloss coat acts as topcoat, or is it just so you can paint with acrylic/enamel over lacquer?Is it necessary to sand the part if you are going to prime it?
why gundams use high heels?
>>8695663>Is topcoat varnish?yes.>Does clear Gloss coat acts as topcoatyes it acts as a topcoat but is also used for work for where you need your surface to be glossy and smooth.>or is it just so you can paint with acrylic/enamel over lacquer?lacquer is the strongest so acrylic/enamel doesn't affect it but gloss coats is often used as protection for when you need it, e.g. lacquer over enamel/acrylic.>Is it necessary to sand the part if you are going to prime it?no but sanding large surfaces have other uses.
>>8695687Thanks for the answers.
>>8695684They want to look pretty
>>8695663>Is it necessary to sand the part if you are going to prime it?No. For lacquer paints it's not even necessary to prime if you wash your parts really well and are not changing colors drastically.
Can I brush in topcoat or pledge/future or does it have to be sprayed?
>>8695684it's called fashion, sweetie.
>>8695348>>8695684I feel like the two are somehow related
any advice on how to make the flappy bits of a Gundam's waist have more staying power? I want to move the legs up without fussing with the plates popping off.
Everyone says enamel panel lines look way better than marker ones. I want to see for myself but I'm having trouble finding comparison images. Should I ditch the marker completely and switch to enamel?
>>8695854please no, i just wanted to know out of curiosity why would they pick high heels for robots, its kind of weird.
>>8696012not him but a lot of MS use it for the transformation and I recall something about landing on asteroids.
One bottle of Mr. Color is enough for a regular size HG right? I'm starting to buy painting supplies and I think I'm going to get 2 or 3 different shades of the colors I want to see what I like the best.
>>8695863The yellow bits? Just glue them. If you mean the skirt armor just use some white sticky tack.
>>8696170>One bottle of Mr. Color is enough for a regular size HG rightDepends on how you spray it, but if you manage to use the entire jar on it, that will be thinyourpaints.jpg for sure.
hey everyone im a beginner who just bought a P bandai, AMA
Do I topcoat before and after panel lining?
kinda wanna get the dictus. anyone here have it? if so, could you please do a size comparison with a 1/144 rx-78-2
>>8696182thanks. I meant the skirt armor. Would it still be able to move up and down with the sticky tack applied?
>>8696381Following for interest. I want to say that I read in one thread that it’s better to topcoat before panel lining (in particular if you’re using Tamiya Panel Line Wash).
>>8696381Gloss before, finish of your choice after.>>8696569It's a good idea to gloss coat your pieces first if you're using enamel washes, as otherwise it can seep into cracks and seams and damage the plastic over time.
>>8696606>seep into cracks and seams and damage the plastic over time>over timeNo. Plastic will either crack within seconds of application or everything will be fine. Enamel thinner evaporates pretty quickly.
First time doing LEDs. I had one in the cockpit but unfortunately towards the end it stopped lighting up anymore.
>>8696641that looks sick, guessing the clear pieces were pretty nice for this?
>>8696673>>8696658Thanks, and yeah this was my first MG and I saw a great tutorial online about adding LEDs (https://gunplazimbuilds.wordpress.com/2020/02/20/part-1-mg-barbatos-with-leds-torso-head/) and wanted to give it a go.I'm still new to gunpla and painting but this kit was a ton of fun
>>8696551Take your nippers and cut the skirt apart here, the little balls keep them in place and they'll be a lot more flexible, don't worry about cleaning up after your cut, the rougher the surface leftover the better they'll stay in place after moving them
hey anons, is mod podge spray an acceptable topcoat?
>>8696675mmmm nightbeat barbatos
>>8695590I guess they’re just running really behind. USA Gundam Store just sent me a shipping notice for one of my two orders.And I wonder if their order numbers are generated in sequence? I have 2 orders generated about five days apart, and they have a spread of about 1000 in the numbers. I wonder if they actually had about 1000 orders in five-ish days?
>>8696551Yeah, it's not glue, it's that stuff you can hang posters with. And like >>8696696 said cut that middle bit out and it helps.
>>8696641What is this model's name?
>>8696377what you buy
>>8696641The LEDs look great! Shame you painted the rest of it in those absolutely godawful colors.
This is the most basic of newfriend questions, but what's the stance on boxes/instructions for finished kits? Keep or toss?
>>8697033Keep art and manual, toss the rest.
>none of the local gunpla stores have number 17 blades What the fuck are these people using to trim their nubs with then? I could only find number 11s at general craft stores, so I guess I'm waiting on Amazon for delivery, fuck.
>>8697033I keep the instructions and the boxes but I flatten the boxes for space I just like the box art and keep telling myself that I'll do something with them one day
>>8697033I keep the manual (for painting) and the box art (for mini posters)I might keep a box or two also for painting
>>8697033keep box for storing finished kits
>>8695663Handpainting to start,right? I can offer a few tips if thats the case
>>8697142Last time I bought Olfa's #17 equivalent I think I bought three packs of them. One thing I will give Olfa's blades is I change them like once every 8 months or so. Where as with the X-Acto blades I was changing them every two kits or roughly once every 1 and a half months.
>>8696696I've been cutting skirts in half for years and years with no problem. I recently did it on the Origin RX-78 and now they're all loose and floppy? I have no clue what went wrong.
>>8697327Do Olfa blades fit in a standard x-acto style handle (like the starter kit listed in the guide), or would I need to get a Olfa knife/grip too?
>>8697348Odd. Hit them (and the whole kit while you're at it) with a top coat and it should thicken them up enough to make them tight again.
>>8697033Keeping the manual is absolutely essential but anything else is just garbage. If you really love the box art by all means keep one or two but don't get into some bullshit hoarding habit. Would you rather have more space for finished kits or empty boxes?
>>8697467Even the manual isn't essential unless it's some super rare kit or a P-Bandai release, dalong has manual scans for pretty much all standard releases.
>>8697480Yeah that's very true. I would still consider it good practice to file away manuals. You could fit every manual for all the kits you'd ever build in a single file organizer.
>>8697504Haha, I'm about to overflow my file box. But I have been building for 10+ years.
>>8697480Have you ever tried building a kit from his low res scans? From experience, I'd much rather just keep the manual.
>>8697610I have, yes. I had some kits that got water damaged and I had to throw out the manuals, so I have built from dalong. Even his oldest reviews have perfectly visible instructions, even if they are low-res. And he soon after started doing higher-res scans. Like, look at this--this is from as far back as like 2006. If you can't build from this you might need to get your eyes checked. It's fine, you're making way too big of a deal out of nothing.
>>8697610>needing manuals to build>not just using common sense
>>8697277Yes, pretty much a fresh beginner in handpainting. I'm literally going to buy everything from brushes to paints and thinners to start.Already ordered all the paints and primers online. Thinner, brushes, and topcoat I'm can easily find near me in handcrafts stores, so I'm going to shop for those when I have the time. If you have any tips, it would be great if you could share them.
>>8696950I liked the colours, actually, which is partly why I asked for the model #. I don't really want a plain one, I want that one. Maybe I'll get one and hand-paint a mech for the first time.
>>8697426I never tried actually. I bought the cushion art knife because it had the nice cushion on it.
Anything I need to be careful about using gundam markers (regular, ex, real touch, and panel liners) in terms of acrylics and topcoat?I fly a lot so flammables aren't worth fucking around with.
>>8697890They don't smell as nice as acrylics.
general question: did you get into models and painting at the same time? Did you model a bunch and then paint, or did you have a painting background before putting together models? Just wondering. I'm just in the snapping together models stage myself but I'm curious about painting and weathering.
>>8698005>painting backgroundYeah, I painted a couple of rooms in my house.
>>8698005>painting backgroundI've painted rooms before if that's anything
>>8698005no modelling background at all and I went into this hobby with the bare minimum(gundam markers and sanding tools) and I really wasn't satisfied with the results so I got a bottle of tamiya enamel panel wash and TS-80, then one thing lead to the other and then another and now I'm currently building a small shack for outdoor painting usage to be able to paint during winter.you'll figure out what you want out of this hobby after doing it a while.
>>8698005Just builds at first. I have a decent ammount of art skills so I figured why not and started using Vallejo to hand-paint. Took a few kits to figure out the proper technique,but eventually they started comming out good. When you get around to weathering,less is more
>>8697273>keep box for storing finished kitsbest answer
Are there any official photos of the night combat EVA?
>>8697792Sure. Well for me, I enjoy Vallejo Acrylics, I usually just thin them with water,a few drops. You dont need a shit ton of paint either, just a nice little squeeze will do. Something important to do is have a paper towel or napkin to whipe off some of the paint on your brush,just a few strokes so you dont have too much. Oh yea, ALWAYS use primer,even if its just small parts. First coat will always look blotchy, but dont worry its fine,its just laying down the paint. So be very sparingly with the first coat. Wait at least 20 mins( some say longer but 20 seems to work fine for me) on the next coat I prefer a flat brush thats fairly small, mabey a quarter/half inch across. Always whipe some of the paint off first on the napkin, then when you lay down the paint try to do as little passes as you can,and try to make them long,continuous strokes,all going in the same direction. Use a light touch, you dont need to jam it on, kinda just let the brush flow over it. Let that coat dry and repeat with one more coat,mabey two. Then you wanna let the paint cure for at least 24 hrs before you topcoat. Be very careful with the paint,Acrylics will scratch off just by looking at them wrong. If you got questions feel free to ask, and be sure to post your work when you get around to it. Have fun,good luck
>Had lots of clutter on my desk and didn't want to lose my tablet pen>Posed my RG Zaku II to hold it in his arms for me temporarily>Actually more convenient and useful than the old spot I put my pen >Considering buying a kit specifically to turn into a pen holderShould I get another Zaku II RG or go for something else? Anyone else have gunpla holding tools/things for them?
>>86976101999.co.jp is a great alternative for manual scans.
>>8698203I do believe there's an MSG that's just a set of fuckhueg open palms. You need that, and you need to put that on Architect.
>>8698221It's one hand.
>>8698231Buy two, then; it appears that Koto was smart enough to make the thumb reversible so that should be possible. If not, you can have a hand on a stick.
>>8698281This thing looks cool, what is it?
>>8698285That's a bunch of kits. Gigantic Arms Order Cradle, two Strike Serpents, two Orbital Maneuver, and two Overed Manipulators.
>>8696675Thanks man, saving this guide for future use.
>>8698268>>8698231I had a pair of these in a big set of stuff that I recently sold.Can confirm that as long as you’ve got the instructions, it’s easy enough to change this from left to right.
>>8698203That's the plan with the mechatro I'm hoping that I will get soon. Their claws seems perfect to hold pens.
>>8697762I agree its a good alternative if the manual is lost or damaged. It is a useful resource. If you had to choose between using the manual or his scans, you'd probably use the manual though.
>>8698915Looks cool but is that safe for the fish?
>>8698915Nice weathering on the leaves.
>>8698935Gunpla is generally made from polystyrene. Polystyrene is food safe, so it's fine for fishes .
>>8698915Your pets are going to get cancer and autism from all those microplastics
>>8698005Models first, then I started painting what the stickers were for. After that, I briefly, but intensely got into painting tabletop miniatures, learned a bunch of painting techniques and honed my skills with a brush in general. After about a year, went back to model kits. Now I usually do full paint jobs, usually custom or at least tweaked.
>>8698005I painted warhammer minis for a while then I got into gunpla but I still dont paint gunpla just coat and panel lines
>>8698285>This thing looks coolIt's considerably less cool when it stands up and you realize it's just a giant pot belly on top of two tiny, stubby little legs with awful narrow feet.
>>8699352Solely by hand or airbrush as well?
Which cutters/nippers would you recommend? I have those cheap blue nippers that are everywhere and they stress the plastic when cutting even now that I'm trying to cut the pieces out with some excess sprue so I can then remove it by side-cutting.
>>8695078God damn I wish I built MGs. I only do HGs and really want some f90 kits. Fuck me for being a sucker for this semi-obscure shit, it never gets hgs.
>>8699571This is me but with perfect grade, except it's because they're so expensive.
>>8699571GundamGalaxy has an 1/100 F90 for cheap. It's an old kit though.
i'm gonna regret using my 100AUD voucher on this, aren't i?
>>8699462Primarily hand brush. I don't have a dedicated space to set my spray booth up, and it's a bit of a hassle to take it down when I'm done.
>>8699629How'd you get such a discount? I'm not a fan of that design at all, but I can't deny it's a good deal for an MG.
>>8699629Why would you? Seems like a great kit.
>>8695473whats that jn the pic?
>>8699571The fuck?You 1/144fags get way more obscure shit than us 1/100fags, I'll happily trade the f90 for the second V, please.
I am a regular person with a small amount of room to put a chair, let alone any kind of figures. I do have a desk I can work on, and a closet to store stuff I guess. Obviously this thread is not populated solely by the rich people with giant rooms filled with fancy glass cases of toys; I suspect most of us just have a modest or no amount of space. What do you regular people do with the kits you build? My first kit is literally sitting on my desk competing for room with my keyboard and mouse, but if I order any more I'll have to keep some in the closet or drawers etc.
>>8700283just install a simple shelf to your wall somewhere guy, not expensive at all.
>>8699790so this is me being a complete know-nothing about painting, but is there less to worry about regarding fumes with handpainting than air brushing? Do you still use a respirator for some paints? I remember from a recent video I watched that Lacquer is very strong.
>>8699879Mobile Doll May. Actually one of the better girl kits Bandai made.
>>8700283yeah you can do a lot with very little by utilizing wall space. and if you do not want to make holes in your wall for whatever reason, you could use command hooks or something like it since model kits are very light.
>>8700423Good for saving space, but then there's the issue of dusting.
>>8700419Depends on how much you're using and how long you're exposed for. And if you're sticking your face very close to the piece, which you can end up doing for tiny details.
>>8700428>And if you're sticking your face very close to the piece, which you can end up doing for tiny details.it's funny you mention that because I found myself doing that while I'm learning how to shave nubs using my hobby knife. So I bought one of those lamps with a magnifying glass. I haven't gotten to use it yet, but I'm hoping it will help. Are there any online resources you found helpful in learning to hand paint models?
>>8700425>there's the issue of dustingEasily solved with the classic wire shelf and plastic dust cover.
>>8700443That's just depressing man.
>>8700456Sadly, such is life of >>8700283
>>8700456Hey, at least we aren't at Saran Wrap levels yet.
>>8700443How poor are you?
>>8700419Outside of primer, I only really use acrylic paints. I've never had to worry about fumes.
>>8700484thanks anon. I'm gonna research what I need for basic hand painting. what's good from yours and others comments, is that I can focus on acrylic paints for now, and just worry about what primer to use.
quick questioncan tamiya CA glue be used with generic CA glue accelerators/activators?
>>8700549Probably, but it is safer to use Tamiya's own CA accelerator.
>>8700558I was thinking of the spray bottle ones.
>>8700435I found this useful. Buy a set of vallejo air or model paints at hobby lobby with a 40% off coupon. Try to take good care of your brushes, which I'm horrible at. http://www.perfectdesignsense.com/martinwandering/guides/brushpainting/brushpainting.html
>>8700560>spray bottle onesNever trusted those, but that's just me.
>>8700423This owns, I'm gonna order this. I think I'll literally use my computer case as a wall, too. Haha.Thanks anons for answering. Open to more ideas too
>>8700604nice. just make sure to follow the instructions. IIRC it's usually just apply rubbing alcohol to the surface you're adhering the command strips to.also just be careful regarding attaching stuff to your computer case. I could be totally wrong, but my initial thought is that it wouldn't be good for your computer's temperature, and possibly might affect the command strips themselves if your PC gets hot enough. I've had curtains hanging on a three foot rod using command hooks going on two months now. They're pretty good.
Are these better than the PLASTO cutters that are sold in most stores for cheap?
>>8700751hey anon I haven't used PLASTO cutters but I did start using this in place of my Xuron 410. It's a good cutter for getting the piece off the gate, but I wouldn't use it for close cuts or nubs.
>>8699865because xi and penelope double pack is coming out soon.
For a first attempt doing anything like this, I gotta say, this was easier and more fun than I expected. Trying to get my camera to focus was harder than the painting.
>>8700877that's great anon. I can't imagine how much focus you needed for that. what kind of paint did you use?
>>8700880Thanks. Used Vallejo air. Just took like 20 mins. Used one hand to sturdy the other hand and the smallest brush I have. Not that hard, and you can't see the imperfections with the bare eye. Worth a shot.
>>8700751They're just normal wirecutter style side cutters. I would seriously just pay a little more for single blade cutters like the PN-120, gundamplanet nippers, DSPIAE nipper ver 3.0, or USAGundamstore nippers. They're around $35-40 and almost as good as the famous SPN-120 godhands
>>8700423Was just wondering wtf i was gonna do about my lack of display space. These are great, Im thinking they will look pretty damn nice if setup right
>>8700425Bro I live in the dusty part of southern California,it gets bad. Call me a fag but I just give em a quick shower. Everything is sealed in with topcoat so waterslides/paint comming off isnt a issue
>>8700877Not bad, I might as well give it a shot too what the hell
>>8700283you can build multiple kits and rotate the ones you have on display
I like the Armored Core games but I've never actually built any of their kits. Any anons here have experience with their quality?I see that there's a preorder for a new White Glint on USAGundamstore but I've only really ever made Gunpla.
>>8700877When I did my first fully painted kit I also did the figures and yeah it's actually a lot of fun, sad to see so many people are too scared to even attempt it, never gonna make it with that attitude. with the stuff at that scale you can just smooth over the distinct colors with a wash and that makes the details really pop. People looking at the figure at normal distance won't even be able to spot the sloppy bits.
>>8695159I've had the same pair of mr hobby nippers for a little over 2 yrs now that i use for sprue cutting, but for cleanup I use my godhand SPN-120s. sadly my last pair broke from improper use and i was going to try out the DSPIAE 3.0s but ended up having to get another pair of 120s on short notice.
Just snapped this dude up last night, pretty fun little HG- planning on stripping the stickers off later and painting on the gold/repainting the ugly injection gold on the zeon lance
>>8701149There's a version of the White Glint that a certain popular youtuber couldn't handle, I'd suggest looking for a review by someone who models seriously and/or making sure it isn't that specific variant. Koto kits are mostly the same compared to gunpla but you're likely going to need a bit more cement. Quality wise? eh I actually like how different and how sharp their plastic is (only built a FA:G). If you want the kit you're better off ordering it while it's on pre-order or in stock cause koto kits get expensive fast. Hell, looks like you already missed the window bud.
>>8701325yeah i was really disappointed by MGK's review of this kit. He was not fair to it at all but idk what i was expecting desu
>>8701324totally ignorant on most gundam, what kit is that? I love the mix of robot and Knight aesthetics
>>8701324yooo I had no idea they made variations on the Gyan. Sick. >>8701346Gyancelot from Build Fighters Try
>>8701346the gyancelot, really recommend it, uses parts from the gyan revive i believe and was a really fun build. shame about all the stickers tho>>8701350I didn't either bc i havent seen Try yet but i found it at my local and had to grab it
>>8701324Here's another pic where you can see that lance and those sexy beam capes a little bit better. The lance blades when fanned out are in the shape of the zeon insignia which is pretty awesome
>>8701327I watched it because it got mentioned here or on the /m/ thread a few weeks ago and was morbidly curious. 12 minute little baby bitch crying video.
>>8701366i had to click off when he broke the foot or what the fuck ever. pissed me off too much
>>8701355I was trying to figure out what model it was and found out about the P-bandai Gyan Krieger. Damn. There's also a R-GyaGya that takes a lot of elements from the Gyan, very cool. You lucked out finding the Gyancelot at your local store
>>8701379oh the gyan krieger is so sexy, real shame about it being peebs. And yeah, the local actually has a ton of really good kits, i tend to go there often and pick up whatever catches my eye but im kinda broke now so i just have to sift through my backlog
I finally cracked open the Neo Zeong HG I got a few years back and there's no manual. Who do I contact about that? Or should I try to find a scan online?
>>8701440here you go friend: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10274608/70/1this website has basically any gunpla manual you could ever want. also am extremely jealous of that neo zeong lol
>>8700423Those little shelfs are the shit. Make great spaces to let your models stand on their own but still feel like they are all part of the same collection.
>>8701457love that sisquiede
>>8701325The old Koto AC kits were kinda garbage. I had a Dual Face and Mirage both have their hip/leg polycaps tear under their own weight. And Dual Face took a dive off a bookshelf. I think I sold them on hobbyfanatics as junk parts and tossed in some yellow submarine ball joints for the buyer
>>8700283I have a pretty small room, I just go for quality over quantity, managed to get a single detolf to fit in my room
>>8700283are you some pour third worlder who cant afford cheap shelves?
Man i love these edgy gundams finally finished after 6 hours
>>8701305I'm pretty happy with how it looks now and am afraid of ruining it. Is a wash worth doing?
>>8701489its a great sd. need to eventually paint it or buy a second and paint it up in brighter colors. Shame it doesnt get more love it would be a great candidate design for reborn1/100s.
>>8701612Ultimately up to you boss. What did you paint with? If you used acrylics, it's pretty easy to do an acrylic gloss coat then an enamel wash. If you're not happy with how it looks you can pretty easily remove all of the enamel with thinner. But if you're happy as it stands that's the most important part, and it's something to consider for your next pilot figure.
Bros do I need a respirator or fume hood if i'm airbrushing Tamiya acrylics? Also recommend me airbrush and compressor to pick up, nothing to crazy but "average".
I forgot how much fun I have building these. It's been years since I've just sat down and gone into it. Still have some accessories to put together but home stretch.
>>8701971They have that nice alcohol smell but the FBI says sniffing that gives you brain damage.
>>8701971Yes you should have both.
Its never coming to P-Bandai US, is it?
Is it worth the hassle to paint an RG? I hear it got a lot of color separation already
Just built and painted my first gunpla.It was quite fun disregarding a few pieces that always seem to want to fly off but nothing a little glue won't fix. The paint also looks weird because I had no idea what I was doing and the model was way darker than I expected so the purple only really comes out under the perfect lighting. Overall though, I'm happy with it and the places where I did fuck up I'll improve on the next kit I get.
>>8702222Are the RG Evas the better Eva plamos around?
>>8702312What is this model called?
>>8702329It's the HG Over Flag
>>8701457What is that Vigna-??? looking motherfucker between Psycho and The O? Like, both what suit and what line? Cause like, if it's one of the RE/100s, then damn, those things are smaller than I expected. I knew F91 had canonically smaller suits, but i didn't expect quite this small.
>>8702318For accuracy, no, go for the most recent Kotobukiya ones. For an original design with some neat engineering, yeah, the RGs are a good choice. They have a bad forearm design but otherwise are nice kits.
>>8702349It's the Vighna Ghina from re1/100 line. It looks small there just because its amongst giants. Here's a really old pic from like 3 years ago when I was first working on it, shows how tall it is compared to normal HGs. This was when I was handpainting a bunch of shit but I really should buy another Vigna just to airbrush it.
Should I bother applying my dry transfers to my new Jesta if I don't have a topcoat ready?or should I just buy a set of waterslides and top coat and not bother with the stickers and dry transfers that came with it?
>>8703087Waterslides will generally be easier and look better. Also you can apply waterslides and then wait a while to top coat, it won't hurt much as long as you don't mess with it.
>>8703096guess I'll try to track down a sheet from some place that isn't USAGS then, thanksI wanna make this thing look real nice since it's my first MG
>>8703101https://www.ebay.com/itm/DL-1-100-Jesta-Waterslide-Decal-decal-only/124530864611?hash=item1cfe9e31e3:g:pBYAAOSwJvBgAyEoUnless you want the official Bandai ones which might be a good bit harder to get, DL Model decals are good.
>>8703108I looked around and I didn't even know bandai made waterslides for the jestaI had read somewhere that it came with them but that only confused me moreanother person said it was supposed to come with an LED but obviously it didn't lol
speaking of jestas>my chinesium jesta cannon costing $45 finally arrives>start working on it and the entire kit is miles below the quality of the actual jesta and spend most of my time just cleaning up deformations>find this while scouting japanese auctions https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/c876565811at least the daban one comes with a LED unit but I'm slightly mad, that being said it's a pretty nice looking kit.>>8703110you might be thinking of the jesta cannon which has water decals because it's p-bandai, DLdecals aren't official but I can vouch for them being just as good.
>>8703070Something about Night Combat Evas never quite sits right with me. I love the shit out of clear plastic, but they're always somehow very disappointing. Maybe it's the particular shades they use, or the level of transparency, or even the finish or plastic type. It has never really "worked" for me.
Just kinda hit home that I've been sorta improvising with my hobby knife without really knowing how to use it. I'm using an OLFA Cushion grip, and initially used the stock blade, and then started using a chisel blade. In the videos I watch, the blade seems to go thru the plastic so easily, but when I use it I feel like I have to use too much force. I've hurt some of my parts that way. any advice?
>>8703271You need to do two cuts on every nub to use the chisel blade properly. One set of cuts removes the part from the runner, then a second set of cuts to get the remaining nub down as small as possible. It does take some time to learn though, so don't get disheartened if your first kit looks rough.
should i pick up the purple F 90?
>>8699629Am I missing something? Isn't the WZ like $60?
>>8703360I think aussies are just fucked when it comes to plastic model prices.
>>8703278thanks. so far I've been cutting my parts from the runner, and trimming with my nipper. Then I shave off whatever's left with the chisel blade. I'm just finding my results to be inconsistent. Sometimes I get a nice buttery slice, and other times not so much. I make sure to have the flat part of the blade facing against the part, but beyond that I still need to just immerse myself in how to use hobby knives.
>>8703364That's actually quite sad. Why does their government hate Japan so much?
Fixed the cockpit LED and now you can see the pilot figure or his legs at least lol, well worth the hassle
>>8703414I'm not a fan of those colors but the colors work so well with the purple LEDs somehow, I'm so confused.
>>8703364aussies are fucked pricewise on literally every consumer good
>>8703421Thanks. I agree the colours are little "loud" but I wanted to go for something crazy. I was inspired by the Subaru WRC Rally car but didn't feel like going for candy metal blue
>>8703414>>8703421Just making sure I maintain my colour love
2 questions. Pic related is the same as the Mr. Color GX114 just in can form right? Also, what's Mr. Surfacer used for?
>>8703414This is cool as hell, and I dig the color scheme.However, I am a little miffed that even in the year 2021 we still need to do such primitive shit as running wires out the kit to an external battery pack. If you'd asked me 10 or 15 years ago, I would have expected some shit like wireless LEDs or at least absolutely tiny self-contained batteries to be a thing by now.
think im gonna get another one to swap mission packs with.
First ever PG. No stickers yet. These skeletons are so fucking cool
>>8703895Your PG's lookin kinda small bro
>>8703951Whoops meant RG
>>8702273Just be patient.
>>8703070>>8703218I love the purple on this kit, much better than the muted purples on the original release imo though the green seems a bit too clear for me? I'll see when they release in hand photos though by that point getting it would probably be a bitch since P-Bandai. Well at least I still have my RD Eva.
>>8703951Cut him some slack, it's cold out.
Anyone happen to know if the starter set is any good? wan't to get it mainly for the Zaku but also I've only built and painted one model thus far and thought I could get this for cheap to practice on. I was wondering if the models themselves are decent.
>>8704466Ehh, those aren't like, terrible kits or anything, but they are very, very outdated. You'd be better off individually buying more modern incarnations of both, like for instance the Revives, or the Origin versions. They will have substantially improved engineering. For an example, here is the Origin Zaku on the left, and the original HGUC (which is what you're getting in that box) on the right.The only reason I'd say to get that box is if you really like the old-school proportions with longer torsos and larger heads.
>>8704469The new one is way better than both in my opinion.
>>8704469I see. I've been wanting to get a Zaku ever since I started looking into the hobby but the only kits they have on the site I order from has only the starter set and the RG one. Looks like I'm gonna wait for a proper HG to show up or look elsewhere. Although I might still pick up the set at some point as I plan on doing a model with heavy battle damage and that old, more simplistic Zaku seems like a good canvas.Thanks a lot, Anon!
do you cut away or towards yourself when you use your hobby knife?
>>8704653Pretty sure it depends on your region but don't quote me on that. In the west were generally taught to cut away but I've heard the Japanese cut towards themselves to learn consequence or responsibility. Something like that. I cut like I'm peeling a potato so towards my thumb.
>>8704658thank you anon because I've been watching videos and I keep seeing people cut towards themselves. Thing is my cuts aren't too great at the moment, so I'm starting to think maybe I should start cutting towards myself since it seems like you get more control that way.
>>8704653>>8704662In my experience it's much easier when you cut towards yourself but it's dangerous. If you feel like you've got steady hands and trust yourself not to stab your fingers on accident then go for it.
Are the USA Gundam Store nippers closer to the SPN-120 or PN-120?
>>8704653I've cut myself too many times towards a finger.
>>8699571>Obscure shit never gets HGs>I wish I built MGsnigga there's a HG version of every MG and then about a trillion more unique HGs
>>8704740>nigga there's a HG version of every MGsurprisingly no.
>>8704658>I cut like I'm peeling a potato so towards my thumb.This. I feel like I get finer control of the blade.
>>8704749Not him, but curious, what has a MG but not a HG?
>>8704953a bunch of wing suitsturn xdeep strikerFAZZif you wanna get into p bandai there's the testament, dowadge, the mark V that's coming out
>>8704953On the top of my head.upcoming MK-V, all musha gundams, all those astray/SEED variants, full armor ZZ(not FAZZ), deep striker, original hi-nu, F90 variants like the original guy wanted, dominance GMs and evolve zeta gundams.
>>8704653There are some pieces where you just can't manipulate it the right way, and so you cut towards yourself very carefully. That is the number one way I've cut myself aside from having one too many drinks while building (I don't do that much anymore for that reason). Keep your blades sharp and focus on control over power and you should be fine, it's something you learn by cutting into yourself enough times lmao
>>8704466This was my first kit a few years back, found em kinda fun but the plastic quality and the nub marks really annoyed me as someone who just had cheap-o side cutters and a nail file. Got myself an art knife and a MUCH newer kit (GBN Base Gundam I think?) and that transition just blew me away. There's a two pack with a modern RX-78-2 and Char's Zaku I think? Might recommend that
>>8704964>>8704968Damn didn't realize it was that many. Admittedly I don't buy very many MG, I had just assumed that since there were way fewer they would have been done in the cheaper line as well
>>8704953Tallgeese and Siegel Gundam
>>8705033>tallgeeseYou made me check and holy shit you're right, only some old 1/144 NGs, the RGs exists but it's weird to me that it doesn't have a HG.
>find rrp gaplant from amazon sold by japanese seller>50 kangaroo dollars shipping>yikes!>check package size/weight from mandarake>enter it to DHL quote calculator>close to 13000 yen without taking into account external packaging>ebay listings are close to that pricewhen will japan open regular airmail / EMS to AU, FFS?