>"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/e/2PACX-1vSBDfE8Iz-a86DZJCR5MHRW6tjkQX-y4-ZpUc_vHjRfx_i2FB0zR1usdrgUJ4wNTs1iDFZmTQHF66X_/pubReleases: 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: >>8893866
My oh my.I guess this means the ABSOMEC line is dead?
>Can't suggest Iwata Eclipse from hobby lobby to people looking to get into airbrushing anymore because they've discontinued their weekly 40% off coupon. Dammit, I really liked that coupon. Its why I shopped there over other art stores.
>>8893866 (OP)Can I throw an acrylic semi gloss on without an acrylic base paint and is there a detailed acrylic paint guide around here?
>>8908078No, the model will burst into flames and the resultant toxic fumes will make you unable to taste salt for the rest of your life.
>>8908082Oh thanks anon, I could've killed myself without your advice.
>>8908082>the resultant toxic fumes will make you unable to taste salt for the rest of your lifeIs this a good or a bad thing? XD
Got a couple of RG kits in the mail and I noticed that they both don't have the RG style black inner box and just use the regular plain inner box like HGs and MGs. It doesn't matter to me, but I did find it interesting. Did anyone else get an RG without the black inner box? Is this a recent thing? Is Bandai phasing them out to save money?
>>8908082I put acrylic on bare plastic once.lost my house, dog, cat, wife and kids, AND my eyebrows.
>>8906989I have two barely used but cheap airbrushes I clogged with tamiya acrylics when I was very new, I would totally sell them to someone here for like 10$ each when I clean them up and test them again.sadly my ultrasonic cleaner broke the other day.
>>8907813How do I paint RG pilots?They are so fucking tiny, what tools do I even need?
>>8908351Small brush.Prime it first.A good paint for handbrushing like vallejo. The rest is just practice.
I have something that has pegs that are too thick to fit into the holes. What's the best way to resize them so that they can fit together? I can resize the peg hole, or I can reside the peg itself, but I'm not sure how to sand it evenly all around the peg.
>>8908566assuming there's gonna be some rotation around the peg so don't cut but slowly scrape off material with a blade while testfitting until satisfied.a small strip of sandpaper works as well but make sure you don't end up doing pic related which will make the pieces want to separate during movement.how big is the hole and how big is the peg? if it's like something going from 3mm to 2mm I'd just make a new peg with some brass.
>>8908351A loupe. One with a good ring light is better than any single bulb but cost a bit more. >>8908566Easier to widen a hole than to sand the pegs. Plus thinning the peg will make it more fragile.
>>8908600Yeah, that first pic is exactly what I'm trying to prevent. The pegs should be 5 and 3 mm, but they're just a bit too big for their holes. Maybe half a millimeter. The thing I'm working on is some KO Action Stands I bought to try out. I wouldn't buy them again but they'll be fine once I refit the pieces. >>8908611I think the plastic might be too think where the pegs fit though.
>>8908618yeah if it's just a really small difference you can just shave off little by little(or use a sandpaper strip around the piece) until it fits snuggly, I like keeping the outer part of my peg the thickest part too.
so is this kit good?
>>8908771I haven't built a hasegawa kit yet but I got one recently and was really impressed by it's quality.was considering getting the f35a
>>8908771Yeah, I got that one, now waiting for someone to release JMSDF decals for it.
Got this during one of the recent HLJ sales.>MADE IN CHINAPretty disappointed tbqh, I expected better from Creos.
>>8909107In terms of cutting performance I would put it somewhere between KotoMSG nipper and PN-120.
>>8909117is the koto x GH ones the same as the SPN-120s?
>>8908107Bad if you like flavor.
>>8908852>"Hmmm I want to know if X is good... I'll ask the Z thread.">"Try the X thread.">"Fuck off."
>>8909117I have one of the ones from USA Gundam Store. It's done alright as far as I can tell, but is there another one to upgrade to?
>>8909136No, not even close. They are much duller so they are only good for cutting off the runner.
>>8909238I've never tried that particular nipper so I can't say what would be the upgrade for it.
>>8909183>and yet the other day the Z thread had better made X than the X thread yeah, fuck off
>>8909238>>8909297last year's USA Gundam Nippers are comparable to PN-120, some say just above, others say just below but I don't have the eye to tell between them.
Is that release schedule in OP updated any more? It still says 2018 at the top.
>>8909318>missing the pointNot gonna fuck off and never will. You can, though, since you're the one getting offended by people trying to give you advice.
>>8907813>IT'S OVER, GANDAMU IS FINISHED!
>>8907927This hits hard because my cheapass compressor broke.
>>8907927when I bought mine from them they said that the 40% off coupon didnt apply to the airbrushes
>>8909183This is the correct thread for that question, retard. All plamo is welcome here and always has been. /smg/ got started by a turboautismo who got butthurt at the sight of giant robots. This is /toy/'s original model thread.
>>8910176>Not gonna fuck off and never will.>made his own speshul thread because his feefees got hurt>stays in this thread forever anywayWhat a pitiful existence.
How do you guys pick out specific colors/shades when painting?Like, not custom paintjobs, but finding paints that specifically match a mobile suit's "canon" colors (for kits that aren't the most accurate with colors outta the box, or maybe if you wanted to paint a mobile suit in the colors of another mobile suit, or if you really like making Char custom versions of suits, etc)?Are there resources for this online, possibly?
>>8910604Huh? The manual would have anime-accurate colors but the pieces themselves would be off? That doesn't make sense, doesn't the manual just tell you the exact colors of the plastic actually used, not "here's what they should actually be lole"?
>>8910665>doesn't the manual just tell you the exact colors of the plastic actually usedIt tells you the colors of paint you should be using if you decide to paint. They rarely match the plastic exactly.
>>8907827Christ, I just remembered that Daccas was ¥50,000. That probably means that Zarathustra Apter Bringer will be close to $1000, if not more.
>>8910682Dang. Shows what I know then, thanks for the correction, I guess I'll take a look later down the road.
>>8910519I have no idea who you think I am but you've truly gone full schizo.
>>8910511I don't know why you guys have this weird boogeyman chip on your shoulder but that general literally has over twice as many posters and it's focused entirely on kits like >>8908771 but go ahead and sperg about it some more.In fact I checked over there just for shits and giggles and apparently that anon asked the same question there and got more helpful and detailed answers so >>8908793's suggestion was on point and you're throwing a tantrum over being wrong.Grow up or go back to /m/ if you're going to fly off the handle over reasonable suggestions.
They're never gonna make the Evangelions in MG-ish scale, are they...?
>>8910709>>8910712>samefagging in the name of his autismWhy don't you try staying in your thread for a change? You made a nice little reddit enclave there, too bad nobody is good enough to be worth learning from.
>>8910717you mean 1/100? I think the PG is basically the 1/100 of Eva kits. Since Evas are supposed to be 140 meters tall. But yeah, the PG EVA are still too small for a 1/100 kit.But then again, it is the TV Eva, which height is very inconsistent...
>>8910717we dont talk about evas and scale, theirs a reason almost all modern eva kits, bandai and koto dont have a scale. the rg evas are MG size if thats what you mean
>>8910899>Since Evas are supposed to be 140 meters tall.What. Rebuild Evas are 40m. TV Evas don't even have an official height stat.
>>8910914no, thats the completely retarded SRW height statrebuild evas are 80m tall, based from the model sheet.tv evas can go as low as 40m to 200m
So my friend was telling me that vallejo mecha color is basically just their regular paint with a drop or two of their varnish added in which is what makes it slightly more scratch resistant than normal vallejo. Is their any truth to this?
>>8910927Oh yeah right fuck, I somehow mixed it up with Ultraman's height.
>>8910572Na, just go with what I like. Usually related to the most recent color I picked up also
>>8910358It didn't unfortunately>>8908328 you have anyone showing interest yet anon? Because i am
>>8910938I dont know exactly but I do find it to be some of the best paint for handbrushing. Better options for airbrushing though. It seems to be kinda acrylic latex like.
Seeing OP's pic's progress, I am kinda inclined to buy one of those FRS DBZ figures to practice painting animestyle, might pick up DBS broly because he has more real state, I just kinda hate the plastic look they have OoB
>>8911303Be advised that the seam lines on Broly's waist wrap are absolutely atrocious and a massive pain in the ass.
>>8910731>more needless strawmenYou should try to relax. All that pent up anger and insecurity is only hurting you. Try to have a civil conversation for once in your life and see how nice it is when you're not typing and reading with clenched teeth all day.
>>8910927>tv evas can go as low as 40m to 200mGod damn I know the show had a rough production but was it really that inconsistent?
>>8910927>as low as 40mI'm pretty sure it could go even smaller. For this scene to make sense, EVAs shouldn't be over 20m.
Any onlines stores with discounts at the moment? wanted to pickup an RG or even MG, but the shipping prices are not fun (PR).>>8908771>bought an Airfix starter set from a store called Internet Hobbies>turned out to be a scam>never got the kit
>>8910899>>8910902I know they're not in scale, when i said "scale" I just meant "look about right standing next to other figures within the same grade" (ie, the RG Evas are technically too small for 1/144, but since they tower over other 1/144 figures still anyway, it still looks okay).The RG Evas are the same height as a standard MG though, which's why I'm longing for bigger "MG-ish" sized Evas, as the PG Unit-01 is really kinda shit, and I mostly collect 1/100 models since I'm a filthy normalfag who doesn't care quite too much about the more obscure grunt mobile suits.
>>8912199You can argue it's just visual metaphor, but then again who fucking knows. Every height is canon depending on the scene.
>>8912771Try using units of measurements like inches, feet, hands and dalong's cigarette box. They are helpful if you ever go into kitbashing and scratch building.
>>8912808Hm? I think you responded to the wrong anon, sorry
What grunt suit should i paint in chars colors. I was thinking the barzam, but i don't like that its mono eye is hidden. Give me some ideas. Hg only
>>8907827Who is going to make the kits? Definitely not Bandai.
>>8913075Kotobukiya or good smile
>>8913087Does Nagano like to sell Gothicmade more than Mortar Hedds? I just completed a full line of L Gaim Robot Damashiis knowing that they will be the only Bandai quality Nagano designs that will be made.
>>8913058Geara Doga, Jegan for CCA. Like any Zeta or ZZ era grunt. Not sure if it counts as a grunt by a Gaplant or Gabthley would be cool too.
>>8910682>>8910692I just checked my instructions, and sure enough you were right and i was a retard. Maintaining my status as retard though, when it says "80% navy blue" etc, what exactly is it referring to? Like, is it talking about a specific paint brand's definitions of said colors? Or are there (doubtedly) certain, like, "universal standards" that all paint brands stick to when talking about these colors? Because surely a "navy blue" from one brand isnt going to be exactly the same as "navy blue" from another brand, right?
>>8913249for bandai its usually mr hobby paint
>>8913257Ah, gotcha. Are there any resources online that like, colormatch paints from different brands? (Like, giving the closest approximation to a certain brand's color from other brands' offerings?)
>>8913295I got you, anon.http://www.mech9.com/2016/07/paint-color-equivalents.htmlIt won't be the same 1:1 but it should be fairly good if you try to aim for a specific color.
>>8913295not that I know of, there are just too many variables to affect the final outcome.and you are digging your grave going for 100% color match.
These AnchoreT paints just went up for sale on USAGundamStore today. I ordered a few on FOMO because they were selling quickly. Anybody try them out?
>>8913308Ayy thanks anon! Much appreciated, man!>>8913313Ah yea I'm aware lol, but I still wanna try to get at least "as close" as I can to an approximation of the normal color; at least giving myself a frame of reference so I don't have to worry about being extremely off and relying only on eyeballing what it will look like.
I have an MG kit that accepts LEDs for the head, but the thing is that the model's eyes are supposed to be yellow while the front forehead camera (which also gets lit up) is meant to be red. I have a yellow LED and it works fine for the eyes, but the yellow forehead light triggers me.If i were to paint the clear plastic their respective colors (with ink that still allows light to shine through, like a marker or something), and used a white gundam LED instead, would it work or would it look like butt?
Mono eyes are cool
>>8913507This. Prepare your wallets.
>>8913344Thanks for volunteering to be the guinea pig.
>>8913075No one knows at the moment. But most likely Volks since no one else has done GTM merch yet.>>8913610Absolutely. Daccas was already obscenely huge and all of the listed GTMs are more complex. Excuse the shitty photo, couldn't find a better one.
>>8913501does the wadom count as a monoeye? but yes they are cool
>>8913632>>8913634Better question is, who in their right mind would pay actual money for that over-stylized abortion?
>>8913392Yep, that would work perfectly.You can buy clear paints which are made almost specifically for painting clear parts.Alternatively you could try using a Sharpie of the colour and 'painting' both sides for a stronger colour, but you may get some streaks if you do it unevenly.
>>8913672Me. If I could actually afford it, that is. Daccas is beautiful.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ2_Yeb7woM
>>8913610is that a snapped/decal'd bang? actually doesnt look too bad.
>>8907827my body is ready for zarathustra apterbringer, but my wallet and modelling skills arent
>>8908277Yeah I got the Zeong and it doesn't have the black box
Accidentally put it in the thread after it died, but how do you decide kit to build next when you're super indecisive?
>>8913673What do you mean by "both sides", anon? I'm a bit confused on what you mean by that, but otherwise that sounds perfect, then! Where could I find such clear paints, anon? What're they called?
>>8913764Eeny meeny miny moe
>>8913769See I do that and then do some wheel spins or coin tosses but my brain is just gay
>>8913775In that case, imagine the Mobile Suits were alive/actual people. Now imagine which one would have the biggest cock.Go for that one.
>>8913767I assumed the camera piece was flat but looking at your post, I can see you're talking about the Origin gundam. So just paint flat "front" of the camera red and the eyes yellow.There are a few different brands but I use generally use Tamiya acrylics and they have a decent range of clear colours.
>>8913781Alright well Nightingale already has the thunderdong so I guess that's it
>>8913764I buy kits, I build in the order I brought them. Simples don't even have to make any decisions. Well tbf I do actually plan what I want and then set a bigger more intricate kit as a milestone to test my progress. Still all in order of purchase though.
No more regrets, this time I'm reserving it.
>>8913966her smug look pisses me offI don't like it
>>8913992I find it funny that they skipped Shinji.
>>8913994Oh trust me I'm happy about shipping homos getting what they deserve, but I won't be able to cope about mari being a thing until they make a model kit out of pic related.
>>8913966What is this? A mecha-Tenga?
>>8907813I was planning to get the Sazabi RG, anything I should know before hand?
>>8914380It's fine; if you like the wonky proportions it's pretty great, one of the better RGs. Some people claim the shoulder assembly is weak in the torso, but I had no issues.
>>8914399Still better than the HG right?>>8914380Prepare for Thousands of parts, enjoy not cutting yourself
>>8914399>it's fine Man these threads are so cynical. RG Saz is a masterpiece. If you think it's just fine what do you consider the best?
>>8913966>>8914005The main demographic who buys these like little girls not little boys, also we Russian now
>>8914409have to post an example because I know some of you guys are so out of the loop
>>8914409More like tenga robots
>>8914409>>8914005They do have an EVA 01 mechatro. But it doesn't come with a little boy.
>>8914417I mean that ones a figure and in a completely different lineup, not even made by the same company as the others....
>>8914435I just really don't like the proportions and surface detail; the HGUC is my favorite. HGUC > Ver. Ka > RG > MG 1.0 (my opinion, from purely an aesthetics standpoint)
>>8914439the HGUC is a beauty but it's not thick enough, the ver.ka despite being the thickest of those still isn't thick enough as well.
>>8913784Ahh, I didnt know other models had "flat" clear pieces for cameras and eyes, this is just my first MG kit lol. Thanks for the advice anon! I temporarily painted the camera with a red sharpie and it looks way better than i expected it to, but i'll prolly erase it later and get some paint proper, desu.Thanks again!
>>8913790......but anon, what if the Nightingale's thunderdong is just it overcompensating for its LACK of legitimate length? Have ya ever thought about that? Hmmmm...?
>>8914414>>8914011it exists btw. And its made by goodsmile
>>8914750bad dragon robot figure when?
>>8914783When the new Monster Hunter Plamo deal gets announced.
>>8914750Yeah but[spoiler]Can you fuck it?[/spoiler]
>>8914810with enough enthusiasm you can.
>>8914842Every Gundam is a Dildo if you are brave enough...
>>8914657Is that the PG? How is it?
Has anyone tried using the stuart semple paints on gunpla? They're ultra vibrant, or glow in the dark brightly. They're not crazy expensive either.
>>8913295Try modelshade dot com. They try to match colors from Tamiya, Humbrol, Mig, Vallejo Model Color, Vallejo Model Air, MrHobby, AK Interactive and Testors.
>>8914745I have not
>>8915270I've only used the black but it works just fine.
>>8915439how are you not banned yet? posting a magnum dong out in the open.
>>8915442What about small dong?
>>8915444why didnt you paint it the superior rezeon colors? you are missing out
>>8910938It doesn't seem different then model color in my experience, it just seems like a more gunpla oriented color assortment like how game color is like old gw colors.I may have to mess with it tho because model color over mr. Hobby spray always scratches off.
>>8915449Haven't seen that color scheme?
>>8915457Well that's fucking cool. I'm planning to paint my Rah as is so I may do this scheme.
>>8915444Reminds me of the yukikaze sylph when it's just hanging out in the outer atmosphere.About yukikaze, when the hell will bandai reprint the 1/100 version of the mave and sylph? did they just abandon the ex model line?
>>8915470if you were planning to paint it why did you sticker and panel line it?....
>>8915482Kehaar II is what I posted Rah has shipped out yet.
>>8915491BUT IT ISNT A CANON PAINT SCHEME FOR THE RAH, REEEEEEEEE
Can I just topcoat stuff outside? Also how many layers do i need to tighten up ball and socket joints?
>>8915685Oh! Also, will top coat stay on polycaps?
>>8915685>Also how many layers do i need to tighten up ball and socket joints?once a week depending on how much you move it around.use CA glue instead.
>>8915697darn >>8915698I see, thx anon
>>8915439If I wasnt a poorfag I would try it myself. I'm still saving for a MG. Did you use an airbrush?
>>8915685If your using a rattle can topcoat, then hell yea you should
>>8914380Yea, expect it to be one of the best RG model you have built
to any USA and maybe Canada bros Big Bad Toy Store has the HG Mechanics kits up for pre order.
>>8915745Hand painted it straight out of the bottle onto the center.
what the fug is up with the hguc hi-zack being out of stock everywhere
As someone who's never spraypainted before, is there anything I should keep in mind before buying a can? My mum's an artist and she told me the paint had a tendency to get runny and coalesce into tiny blobs back when she used it, but she also admittedly didn't use it extensively in her life.
>>8916374You are going to fuck up so just learn from it. You will get everything you need to know once you finish a can.
>>8916374shake well, warm it up, thin coats, spray from a fair distance (about a foot away), don't press and hold but instead short bursts across the piece. there are tons of YouTube videos that has tips.
Well this came out of fucking nowhere.
>>8916553I want it
>>8913784On a related note. Anyone else having trouble finding Tamiya Paints? Certain colours in my city are scarce. That clear red is nowhere to be found and I had to hit up 4 hobby stores to get sky grey. I guess there's a manufacturing shortage.
>>8916348Loads of older kits are thin on the ground at the moment. I bought a hizack last year and it ended up being a 2000 print, seems we're just going to have to wait for bandai to do new runs. I'm personally waiting on psycho gundams to stop being scalped.
>>8916720I talked to a hobby store owner and you're right about the manufacturing shortage. Japanese suppliers are focusing on the domestic market before fulfilling foreign orders.
>>8916374What type of paint? As in gloss/satin/matte? I had globing problems with the gloss. Also, everything>>8916387 said
Thoughts? I want to paint up the hguc doven wolf up as a kirov class
>>8918329Swap the gray and black
>>8910208jesus christ that's horrifying
>>8918329>hguc doven wolf up as a kirov class
>>8918403because they are both massive, heavily armed, nuclear powered monstrosities >>8918346updated
>>8918564idk man, nothing seems kirov about it>yellow came from absolutely nowhere>no black on kirov>colours just randomly mixed together unlike the very specific deck/lower hull red segregation with everything else being gray
>>8918661The yellow on the Verniers are supposed to represent the propeller
Anybody building anything this weekend?
>>8918761All that product for a single orange stripe?
>>8918756>>8918564>>89183291st variant, black-red one, looks the best imo, though not really like that ship. 3rd, red-grey is the worst of them
>>8918756Try making everything gray, but do the inner frame and feet red, and have the verniers/cannons white
>>8918896Sounds like ugly idea
>>8918848Yeah. "Product" is dirt cheap.
>>8918938First two look the best
>>8918938i like the second
>>8918761Finished SOL Raptor's body and then built the headgear. I wonder if I'll get it wrapped up this weekend.
can you guys post some of your own finished works? I'll be painting my first kit soon and I would like some inspiration if that's ok
>>8920139I havent seen one person in this thread who can paint at a competent degree
>>8920157kek'djust post what you got I'm only really looking for some color scheme inspiration no matter how contemporary
>>8920177Oh wait, my bad, I thought I was in the /toy/ busou shinki thread since the post above you was a girl-pla, almost everyone is that thread is a mindless consoomer that cant even seam weld
>>8920188>almost everyone is that thread is a mindless consoomer that cant even seam weldlol yeah no problem.
>>8920157well you're clearly new.
>>8920255you read 2 posts down right?
>>8920369so, not new, but retarded /m/ tourist? many such cases
>>8920456lets face it, 75% of us probably go to both threads
>>8920139My first kits hand painted with acrylics.
>>8920139My first fully painted kit using an airbrush. I took a lot of ideas from Japanese modeller on Twitter and gumpla.jp
>>8920606looks great anon. Very clean. You should feel proud
>>8920479I dont think the colored metallics are really working for you. IDK if they are supposed to be color shift paints or what but they look like the sheen on ink from a permanent marker. the other two models look fine though
>>8920188Where do you think you are?
>>8920654Yeah, I don't disagree. They're Turbo Dork colorshifts. It was a good exercise trying to hand paint some metallics and I'm proud of the outcome all things considered, but given another chance I'd airbrush them instead.
>>8920726I work too damn slow, how does EA gunpla pump out good models in 1 week?
>>8920726what brand is that plane and where did you get them at
Have any madmen topcoated a clear kit? Or an injection kit like pic related?
>get excited at opening an MG because the box is huge>finally finish building it, get disappointed that it's only about 5 inches tall with a ton of accessories>This still happens to me even after my 6th MG/RE100G-Godammit, being a size queen blows...
>>8921066>>8921066>Open normal size HG/MG box and cost>build it>it's fucking massive
>>8914380Should i get the RG version of MG Sazabi? i think MG look better and bigger?
>>8920647Thank you so much anon! I've been working on another 4+ kits since that one. I will post them here if I have the time
Thoughts about MG Providence gundam? Especially in the long run? I'm kinda worried about torso and arms getting loose (because of large and heavy weapons and backpack) and hip joints (which are the same as freedom 2.0 which are prone to breaking as far as I know).
>>8921510It comes with an included base, much like the one that comes with MG Strike Rouge Ootori, right? If so, it might just be best to leave it on the included stand.
>>8921066crossbone full-cloth is based and kino though
>>8921510Same thing I told you in the /m/ thread anon, its great, just get it. You will not be dissapointed. Like>>8921704said, it has a base but your better with buying a regular action base
>>8913058Maganac and Ball
>>8921510I like how beefy it looks but that thing on its back is kinda retarded.
>>8921510its a great kit but you REALLY will want the extra set with the effect parts for the dragoon things
>>8921510>Thoughts about MG Providence gundam?It's SEEDshit lol.
>>8921510its kinda ok for a final boss Gundam, but I like Legend better, hope that the MG will not have super greebles so it can pair with MG Destiny better
My current WIP1/144 Marasai UC ver.Waffen ss cammo
>>8921177>>8914380I have both and my only regret is not building them sooner. Shoulder attachment is a little bit iffy on the RG but besides that, mechanically its an amazing kit.
>>8915457>Still no EWAC besides the terrible ancient HGIt hurts to live
>>8918329I like it, I would do the chest trim in white including insignia, then do the main chest panel red to emulate the grey -> white stripe -> red motif You could also only to the 'top facing' panels in orange to really capture the nature of the deck colour.
>>8921066build more Zaku and zeon kits dude, Gundams are mostly skinny incel beta robots
Are these water based? Only gloss I have access to at the moment and don't want gundam marker to accidentally run.
>>8923338what method did you use for the camo exactly?
>>8907813I just ordered this glass file, are they as good as people say?
>>8923519depends on what you use it for, I guess they'd be nice if you need to make some sharp edges but I don't see why you wouldn't just use these things instead which are nicer and gives you more control in my experience.
>>8920139>>8920726my 2020 as well
>>8923538I don't know why but sanding sponge in my country are freaking expensive, 1 pack of 600 - 1000 grit cost $30, so fuck it
>>8923542Well anon, congratulations. You have the most beautiful Zeta on this gay ass planet and nothing can convince me otherwise
>>8923542>>8923584I'm still amazed they fixed up a broken RG Zeta of all things even if it can't transform anymore
>>8923584thanks man such praise means a lot to me. I fucked some things up with it and it didn't come out the way I expected it to but still really happy about it.I'm just gonna completely disagree with you though https://youtu.be/kdViSzVCr1Y?t=1093
>>8923550not sanding sponges, these things are rigid so you get more control when working with edges and flat surfaces.pretty sure you can just make some yourself with adhesive sandpaper on something flat.I use these myself
>>8921796Oh naw small kits are based dude, I didn't mean to imply that I didn't like em; just that I find it funny how, no matter what, even if I know exactly how tall the figure is gonna be, the several-times-bigger box subconsciously hypes me up, every time, and I get a teensy bit of disappointment seeing the giant box tower over the completed figure, every time.>>8923365Zakus are based but I was strictly talking height; Zeon kits are bulkier but EFSF suits are typically taller (not usually though obv), and besides, is not really what I was referring to anyways lol
>>8923603That's the MG 2.0
>>8923682Isn't this is sanding sponge? what was you talking about?>>8923538
I've bought pre-built HG kit that's probably 6-7 years old and all of its polycaps got so weak that limbs flap around completely freely, like those of marionette or a ragdoll. I was thinking of restoring it by covering polycaps with paint, but how long will it last? I was thinking about seamwelding parts and painting the kit, but if it'll get this loose again that'll be a disaster with seamwelded parts.
>>8923542Normally changing a suit's main color to black comes off as overly edgy but you did a tasteful job of it. Good shit.
>>8913058hyaku shiki always took to char color schemes really well imho
Have you preordered your cute spider yet?
>>8923542THERE IT IS was just talking about this Alex the other day. Easily one of my favorite Alex builds yet. Keep on keeping on, lad.
>>8923987You can use a little bit white glue to tighten polycaps. I've also used acrylic gloss as well (like Future Floor Finish).
>>8923387airbrush and masking
>>8907813Fuck why is it so hard, bros? I can't paint fine details no matter how hard I try. I have paint, Gundam markers, tiny brushes for mini painting, toothpicks, even fucking sewing needles, but no matter what I do I can't paint shit like 1/144 vulcans or the faces on Hexa Gear Governors. They're just too fucking small, I don't get it.
>>8925173I've already tried a more traditional table magnifyer+lamp but it doesn't help much. My hands just aren't steady enough and none of the tools ever seem to be small enough to avoid spilling excess around the part I'm trying to paint.
>>8920479man, were you that guy who asked for ideas for a custom color for his gm unit? looks kinda like the lineart he posted. Was years ago though.
Still new to model kits, all I've done so far are some Super Minipla megazords.I'm trying to get the Amplified Machinedramon, has it not been released stateside yet? Any recommendations on where best to get it?
>>8925293Is this domestic or will I have to pay the assrape shipping fees?
>>8925298I ship to Canada and the fees are low
Between the regular MG Unicorn and the HD, how different are the color of the guns? I was thinking about getting the Full Armor and HD, and just slapping all the FA gear onto the HD.
>>8907813QuestionWhy do they add extra parts on runners that wont even belong to the kit?
>>8925405Runners get reused between kits
Yall. Whats the best band of bulk NailfileBuffersticks?NailfileBufferstick grits dont line up with sandpaper gritels right?
>>8925426If you can find them the God Hand sanding products are all fucking excellent.
don't you just love wasting away entire hours placing all those decals of the ver ka kits? I sure fucking don't but they really make the thing look nicethat aside, I'm really liking how sharp this version of the WZC looks so far. I had the old MG and while it is decent, this one really blows it away
>>8925594Lol, it shares like 10 of them with Tallgeese
>>8925202Nah, not me. I didn't start painting until last year.
>>8925193Masking tape. Or better masking liqiud.
>>8925501Thanks ,ill look into that, But i was kinda hoping for like.. 100 packs.
>>8925723Eh unless you're sanding the world you can probably buy three or four multi grit packs and be good to go. The GH sanding sponge thingies are holding up really well for me.
>>8925405It's cheaper to give people extra plastic than it is to tool a new mould
>>8907813Whats the cheapest way to paint the miniature RG pilots? Do I really need to buy all those paints just for them?
Am I dumb? Where could one get good beam rifle effect parts for 1/100 kits? I'm just getting into the hobby and I only ever see transparent yellow and white 1/100 effect parts anywhere, which is good for standard rifles/blasters, explosions, and possibly jets, but I can't find pink or blue anywhere. Do they even exist?
>>8926050transparent clear = DIY any color you choose
>>8925662How the hell do I do that for shit like white trim on the Zudah?
>>8926155start with painting the areas white and put 0.2mm masking tape where you want the lines to be, then paint model as usual.
>>8926161>>8926155wait not 0.2mm I'm retarded, go with something bigger like maybe 0.5mm
>>8926161I know you're joking but it's gotta be doable if Dalong can do it without massive paintjobs and topcoats.
>>8926170not joking, that's how you do tiny thin stripes with paint.there's also waterslides that are just stripes of various thicknesses.
>>8926173Meticulously getting the masking tape to the size and shape of the Zudah's trim and then painting the entire kit is way, way more work than just masking the area around the trim.I mean like I said Dalong managed to do it without painting the whole kit.
The lines were already there. He just did a panel wash with white paint essentially.
>>8926179>Meticulously getting the masking tape to the size and shapethey sell rolls of masking tape at various thicknesses.
>>8926187oh that is really clever of bandai actually
>>8926044By not painting
>>8926187How does he remove the excess paint afterwards without removing from the lines themselves? I usually use rubbing alcohol to clean up panel lining screwups and the like but obviously that'll wipe away the trim as well.Guess I'll go find the part of the review where he talks about it and see if autotranslate makes it coherent enough.>>8926189I think you're fundamentally misunderstanding something here.
>>8926213>I think you're fundamentally misunderstanding something here.nah I get that you just cannot do it without painting the kit beforehand but I just wanted to mention it.>How does he remove the excess paint afterwards without removing from the lines themselves?I looked a bit at the parts and I think that's indentations like usual panel lines so you can just clean it up as you usually clean up pin washes without any issue.
>>8926226I'm not used to painting so I don't even know anything about washes or the usual cleanup.Like I said I tend to just rub away with my finger or clean with alcohol but I don't know if that's possible without messing up the trim unless they make a fine-tip white GM but afaik they only make black/brown/grey.
>>8926233ohhh, it's just the same technique as cleaning up panel lines.if you can get some white paint down there in the panel lines you can easily wipe off the excess paint around it with some cotton swabs and the appropriate thinner/solvent, pretty obvious to me now that that's what dalong did.
If you live near a Target that stocks kits, check their shelves. Picked up an X-Wing kit on clearance for 50% off (about $16).
>>8926233Fuck the panel markers. Overpriced sharpies with shitty tips. >>8926233>take white acrylic paint>thin it with the proper thinner to where it is wattery>fill lines in using a brush>should fill panel lines withiut much difficult >let dry 5 to 10 minutes>start cleanup process>reapply paint to fill until proper saturation is acheivedApparently you can not do that on a painted kit but if that zudah is what you're going for it will work.
Am I really the only one that uses .03 copic pens to do panel lines?
>>8926621yea just you
>>8926314>Overpriced sharpies with shitty tips.You're thinking of the bigger Gundam Markers. GM01, 02, and 03 have finer tips than you'll ever see on a sharpie lol
Talking about markers, how thin are the gundam markers? I have a Sakura Pigma Micron 003 (0,15mm) and it's doing fine for panel lining, but I would like if it was a tiny bit thinner.
>im a special snowflake guise!
I actually kinda like the look of the expo display kits that aren't color molded yet.
>>8926794The markers suck. Panel liners have barely any ink in them. The paint markers always turn out uneven and spotty. >>8926677Nah. Im thinking of panel liner markers. They suck and barely have any content. I went through 4 fucking gray markers yesterday from 2 different shops. All brand new and sealed. All dry as fuck. $3-4 for the gundam marker. Sharpie is about $1.50. Plus the ink will turn purple over time. Same as a sharpie. The gundam markers are noob traps.
>>8927431which one are you talking about?also, if people bought those markers then they'd have fresh stock with fresh ink. it's your own fault their gundam marker stock is old and dried up like your mother.
>>8927495Blue ones for panel lining. And the one store literally just opened 3 pallets of shit and put the new markers out. They were brand new and sealed in shrink wrap.This is all the ink that came out of 2 brand new markers. Lmao. The tips were dried out and wouldnt even write on paper let alone leave a panel line on plastic. All the gundam branded hobby supplies suck. Markers are shit. Even godhand nippers are shit now due to high demand and cutting quality control to meet demands. Oh and prices are going up as well. Expect a 10-25% increase because the demand is so high and bandai doesnt want to deal with foreign markets.
underrated panel line marker alternatives:inkbrush pensthinned down paintusing the panel line color you want as the base color, painting over it then using a needle to scrape off the top coat
Does floor polish make plastic brittle? I've seen people use it on clear kits and I wanna try it but idk if that'll fuck it all up.
>>8927755you mean pledge with future? its just an aryclic gloss with good leveling properties, completely plastic safe
>>8927760Alright that's good to hear, how long would I have to let that shit dry?
>>8927764>>8927755why would you say it makes it brittle?If people had problems with it, it's because the joints became stiffer, which means moer force is used to move them and that can break already fragile plastic.
>>8927783I was just curious is all
>>8927546Im far from a gunpla snob or gatekeeper, but 1 bottle of Tamiya panel line accent color will last you a lifetime and a half, and its only 8 burger bucks usually
>>8926050Ebay, they have all kinds of random gunpla stuff
>>8925594Na,applying waterslides is zen as hell for me, and like you said the end result is always great to see.
>>8927546Mechanical pencils and colored pencils. Dont underestimate graphite for panel lines or some much needed dry lubriant on some stiff joints. >>8927967Its good stuff but can be a little intimidating for new builders. Im constantly told everything I do is wrong so figured I would give the markers a try. Definitely not worth it and theyre more or less aimed at people afraid of actual paint. Im going to order tamiya accents from a local shop here and get black and gray and thinking getting the light gray as well.
>>8907813I'm new to gunpla, but have put together a few HGs. Anyone know where to get cheap bases in bulk? I found action base 2s for $4.95 at galactic toys. Is that about a cheap as they get?
>>8927539>Even godhand nippers are shit now due to high demand and cutting quality control to meet demandsSource?
>>8927414I think that's primer.
>>8928164primer? I hardly know her!
>>8928009Yea even after a decent ammount of builds I was nervous using it for the first time but wow, it was awesome stuff. Watching it basically fill in the lines by itself is a trip. Get black for sure as it will be your go to, but like you mentioned light grey is something I have ordered in the mail myself. I went to use the black liner on my pure white Marchosias and it was farrr to damn dark, looked like a Dalong lined kit even after cleanup im sure you know to pick up zippo fluid for clean up. And if you post over on the gunpla thread on /m/ you will always get shit on there. What are you currently working on?
>>8928066More or less they go for about five bucks. I sound like a Ebay shill as this>>8927974 is me, but really if you look around you can find good deals, and some sellers lower the price the more you buy. I cant link on this device, but search this on Ebay ---lot of 8 action base suitable display stand for 1/144 HG/RG Gundam figures. There a lil basic but work fine. 8 for under 12 bucks.
Finished building every beyond global kit. Once I get the last stand I need in the mail I’ll take a pic of all 5 posed together. The standard RX, G3, clear, Gundam base, and glow in the dark. To my knowledge nobody has taken one of them all together so I’m really excited to share.
https://sidesevenexports.com/collections/mg/products/mg-1-100-psycho-zaku-gundam-thunderbolt-ver-ka-final-battle-ver-january-february-ship-date is this just a zaku without an arm
>>8928066got a 3pack of these for about $9, perfect for 1/144.
>>8928327comes with the wreckage
>>8928314>Why yes I did consoom every beyond global kit how could you tell?
>>8928630you are not even trying to hide your jelly
New thread: >>8928791
>>8928248Currently building a aeug mk2 revive. Put it on hold to get panel liners though. I have zippo fluid here already. Just seems much easier to paneline smaller parts like the face detail on the kits before assembling them. After that is done I need to line a mega scale zaku then practice waterslides. Then do water slides for a couple other bigger projects.
>>8925207It's just not fair, man.