>"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_/pubAnd 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: >>9067697
About to apply the trickiest waterslides ever. Wish me luck.
Why won't Bandai include waterslides with RGs, it can't cost that much
>>9083714My RG Crossbone came with them.
>>9083648>dem injector pin holes
The rare /toy/ and /m/ crossover special
>>9083826Yeah, I see them. I might sand them down and repaint. Might.
>>9083714it's not about cost, most gunpla builders prefer stickers.
>>9083863Don't you mean /mu/?
>>9083958Yes thank u
>>9083940Metallic stickers or stickers? because even the higher quality RG stickers are shit on anything that's not perfectly flat or the right colour and the edges will always stand out
>>9083714Your average gunpla "builder" has no clue on how to use waterslides.
>>9083990I despise stickers, but modern MG/RG/etc stickers look fine on white pieces I would say. Dark colors are the problem.Like, I have the PG unicorn coming in but don't plan to replace the stickers with waterslides, because honestly the stickers tend to look okay on it. Even if I'd prefer decals.
If I get kits with red logo from HS in 2021 does that mean they got interns to go to second hand shops and get them for me or they somehow have kits that had been laying around for 10 years?
>>9084156i have no idea what the fuck you're trying to say.can you re-write your post again?
>>9084040WTF? The second reviewer clearly built it, but still refers to it as a "toy" that they already returned three times, with "lithium batteries." Are they having a stroke?
>>9084156They don't make kits with the red logo any more so they either sat in a warehouse or someones shed for 3+ years, you can probably guess where they were sitting based off the condition of the box
>>9083863What is it?
>>9084191He is beyond our understanding
UK friends, I'm looking at getting my first gunpla, and trying to figure out when it's worth ordering from Japan vs UK, ignoring delivery times.So as I understand it, if the total value of the package is over £15, I'll most likely get hit by an £8 bullshit handling charge and 20% VAT, are there any other charges beyond that?And I can dodge the charges if I get the seller to mark it as a gift and it's below £40, or just falsify the total to below £15, but bigger stores like hlj etc aren't likely to do that? Anything else I should know?
>>9084371buy from the chinese, they usually mark their packages as a "gift".
>>9084374Like aliexpress? Are they not just going to send me bootlegs?
>>9084375Promise a hongkie you'll help them obtain UK citizenship if they send you gunpla.
>>9084375I'm just thinking about SEA model stores in general, if you find a store you can ask their customer support if they mark packages as gifts.I'd recommend sealmodel but a lot of people have had some issues recently with orders and such, I managed to make an order in january that went through fine myself though.not sure about UK gift price tax and how it works but it seems to start at £39 after googling and is a little bit more strict than other countries, seriously though just make an order somewhere to see if it manages to get through customs for free.also>And I can dodge the charges if I get the seller to mark it as a gift and it's below £40, or just falsify the total to below £15, but bigger stores like hlj etc aren't likely to do that?yeah bigger stores just don't do that afaik, and I don't think the japanese do that in general.accidentally deleted my post oops>>9084381
>>9084040The batteries won't hold a charge? They're button cell batteries, you're supposed to swap them out. And if its not lighting up then you probably screwed up as those LED units they came with were pretty nice and well planned out.To be fair though while while the other guy is an idiot and confused waterslides for stickers those waterslides the plamax PR kits came with were absolute garbage and would tear and dissolve really easily.
>>9084371Curious-is Ebay a option where you are? Im a burger and have been buying a fair amount of kits from the site with free shipping, and fair prices as long as I shop around.The selection is usually pretty good also. Is the market just not there in the UK?
>>9083454you know who needs an official release?
>>9083454Oh fuck my shiki's in the OP.
>>9083863nice, Gizzard fan detected.>>9084270its that object from the cover of Infest the Rat's nest from King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
New P-Bandai releaseshttps://www.gundamkitscollection.com/2021/06/p-bandai-hg-1144-zaku-desert-type.htmlWhat are the odds that the waterslides here are any good?
Gates Baund doc if that gets you offhttps://www.gundamkitscollection.com/2021/06/p-bandai-hguc-1144-baund-doc-gates-capa.html
>>9084845Bandai has never had decent decals or stickers. Theyve always been shit going back to early 90s mmpr. Still use the same shit sticker type to this day too. Definitely getting this kit though.
>>9085063Bandai dry transfers are amazing, and the decals they send with Ver. Kas are as good as any in the industry.
>>9085077>Bandai dry transfers>AmazingSome of them randomly degrade, even if the kit in question isn't old. They're extremely finnicky. This is why half the time they will break if they're a large decal. When they work right they're fine though.
>>9085122Sounds like a user issue. Works on my machine.
>>9085128Nah, it's a common problem. I've personally never had it happen to me, but with how often u hear about it from people that know what they're doing, there has to be more to it
>>9084816It's a good feeling, isn't it?
>>9085122the only issue with them is like you said, it's finnicky.seriously though they are better than waterslides because no film at all but not worth it because they're a pain in the ass and a bitch to align unlike waterslides which can actually be adjusted.
>>9085375After 5 months, my shit is finally coming. Fuck surface parcel.
>>9085432thats what you get for not buying locally
>>9085375>consooooooomThis is not a /buyfag/ thread.
>>9085438>having local hobby shopslucky you
>>9085449You're on a fucking /toy/, not /a/, crossboarder. Fuck off.
>>9085449I love not having any kits at all to work on and instead imagine painting them in my head, truly the best way of enjoying the hobby.
>>9085454When you think about it that's exactly how your average joe gunpla builder thinks.
>>9084850Welp, I guess I found my first P-Bandai kit.
>>9085572just paint it
>>9085572>buying a pure recolourto be fair though, it might be easier and cheaper to get with gunpla supplies in their current state.
>>9085574>>9085590I just want it because it's a Baund Doc. Can't have too many.
>>9085438If I lived in a place that had local hobby shops with plamo in them, I wouldn't have to wait 5 months to get them.
>>9085653No, you'd have to wait a couple of years for them to get anything vaguely recent.
>>9085454Nobody says you can't buy shit, just spare us your consoomer self-wank, is that too much to ask?
>>9085718>wait a couple of years for them to get anything vaguely recent.>local hobby store just got in a bunch of HG deathscythes, xi vs penelope kits, eva mechatro kitsare these not recent?
>>9085745Fuck no, I will CONSOOM hobby paints and there's nothing you can do about my buyfaggotry.
>>9085660>>9085759>>9085449are people not supposed to be buying gunpla or something? i honestly dont know why you guys are getting so worked up over someone buying a couple kits at a time. or is this just mere shitposting because these people have spent hundreds of dollars on model kits at a time while you guys cant afford them? any sort of reply with a dumb meme will prove the latter.
>>9085770this is an American website so obviously we all steal them
>>9085770>are people not supposed to be buying gunpla or something?Yeah, you're supposed to imagine owning kits to then build them inside your head with your imagination.
>>9085718>wait a couple of yearsmy hobby shop gets recent releases. they dont get a lot but at least they get them.
>>9085770Its literally like 2 or 3 poorfags who shit up these threads because people are enjoying gundam how they want, not doing it the way the poorfags insist they do it, like you're not allowed to have fun unless its their fun.
>>9085773>we all steal themBut I'm not black.
>>9084371I buy shit from mandarakee and send packages from buyee(auctions, mercari, suruga ya) and weirdly im not paying customs, vat or shit beyond shipping and the middleman service since december 2019, dunno why is that but I even got 6000 yen/ 5kg packages from mandrake and didnt have to pay a cent after shipping. Last time I paid customs was random as fuck too, once was a set of books 12 pounds worth that wasnt any different from many othe packages that got through and when I got a zudah hg that got sent in a exccesively big box in the sense it was a big oranges crate just for a hg, had to pay 6-12 pounds in these last cases. this year I got a crazy haul and im hoping come birthday all these presents dont have any customs to pay, more than half are here witth me already and ive saved at least a hundred in customs taxes.I dont know whats happeing but If like me youre in london just try It see If they bother charging customs, I thought with rona and brexit things were gonna change a lot but so far Im customs duty free.
>>9085786i figured.i guess to fuel their shitposting. I literally ordered a xi vs.penelope the other day just because of the hathaway movie coming out soon. i honestly dont even care for their designs but wanted to have them for my collection.
>>9085802it might have something to with holiday seasons and a lot of people getting packages.I had a 20000 yen package come through without customs payment from HLJ during christmas time when I usually have to pay customs for 5000 yen packages.
>>9085808lockdown holiday maybe, I bought more shit than ever in my life, from rare novels to moderoids and 8000 yen collector stuff like the macross movie dvd remaser box just to get the storyboard, shit I got the cyber city oedo novels practically brand new and havent got to pay shit past shipping, Its just crazy, Im totally ready to pay customs for the MG Mk V though , aparently the shipping box is huge or something and I have to send It through fedex.
>>9085449I literally have more kits in my backlog than most local stores around the US do. I have a fulltime job that takes up too much time and I've added multiple other hobbies since everything went remote, so I haven't touched a kit in months
>>9085831same yet i keep buying more what's fucking wrong with me
>>9085880if a kit gets restock and its something i plan on building at some point, ill buy it just in case. i dont like paying scalper price.
>>9085880so you're a hoarder then
>>9085990look another jealous poorfag
>>9085991>wherever i go i must also consooooomyou are what's wrong with this world
>>9085999if people buying stuff triggers you so much, why are you here?i bet you cant answer that without some sort of shitposting reply.
>>9085999imagine being this jealous. lol
>>9086007>>9086018the plastic in your fucking toys needs to be made bio-degradable by law so if you don't assemble your toys within a year of purchase it needs to crumble into pieces and then into dustif you fucking manchildren can't control your consoooomption someone has to do it for you
>>9086111why are you mad that people can buy things but you cant? i still dont understand why it bothers you so much.>the plastic in your fucking toys needs to be made bio-degradable by law so if you don't assemble your toys within a year of purchase it needs to crumble into pieces and then into dustif that was the case, ill just rebuy it. lol. seethe more jealous faggot.
>>9086111>the plastic in your fucking toys needs to be made bio-degradable by law so if you don't assemble your toys within a year of purchase it needs to crumble into pieces and then into dustCompletely unrelated to your autism but I like the idea. Store some eco friendly gunpla in a display with a single mg Turn A and mimic the mountain cycle armories. As the others decay just keep the Turn A dusted and clean.
Working on my machinedramon. Mr.metallic super stainless is really nice and is turning out to have been the perfect color for this. I'm currently trying to decide if I should gloss coat it for protection or if its strong enough to leave bare and do a wash directly on top of the paint like I do with Alclad paints.
I can't believe you people are this stupid. It's the same shitposter from a few threads ago, stop taking his bait.
>>9086018imagine being a tick on the flesh of the earth>>9085991>>9086007>>9086018>>9086123have you ever thought about lifting your infantile lard asses of the chairs and walking or riding a bike or maybe even volunteering for something useful?and leaving that bucket of oil that goes into production of your toys in the ground where it belongs?
>>9086158That looks gorgeous!
>>9086181Yes, but this thread isn't about that. If you want to walk about that, go to /fit/, they'll be glad to help you with tips and tricks to be more active in your day to day life.This thread you are in is about the hobby of building plastic models of toy robots. If you don't have anything to add to the conversation about model building, then I don't know why you bothered posting in this thread.
>>9086181Tell you what, tell me which gundam model you want the most, and I'll buy it for you and mail it to you. Don't worry about paying it back, I'm an adult with a steady job and plenty of expendable income, that I can burn on any hobby that catches my interest.
>>9086158>Mr.metallic super stainlessIs that the one you need to wipe with a cloth after painting to get it more shiny?
>>9086249Fuck him. Buy me a white dingo gm cannon mg.
>>9085305Some dry transfers definitely have film. I 100% saw a bunch of film when I applied the char insignia to my mg zaku, so much so that I ended up rubbing the decal off in annoyance
>>9084849are you blind? that zaku-thing is clearly a C cup at most.
>>908537550% off, couldn't resist that offer even though I'm more interested in the 1/72 platz rebox. Xi just came in stock at Banzai for anyone wonder, so that will be the next thing I will order.>>9084371I haven't been slapped by Customs at all, but if you're a bit paranoid, just order locally if you can.>>9085806I hope you have the space to display that set anon.
>>9085375Just waiting for RG hi nu and MG virtue
>>9086571>1/72 platz reboxThe Dragon rebox?Grabbed the original off Mandarake the other day.
>>9086181just bought 2 more kits to make you madder
>>9086729Yeah was considering grabbing the rebox thats coming out in july but then I saw that hobbyboss kit for that low. Couldn't resist.
>>9084849>>9086348>shockwave>zaku-thingI think you're in the wrong general.
>>9086181This is a falseflag and only gullible morons are replying to it seriously.
>>9086262Not that I'm aware of. All I did was thin it with leveling thinner and spray it onto a gloss black basecoat normally and its practically a slightly darker chrome.
>>9086823Bait sure, but falseflag?Against what?
>>9086262No, that is the not-super one. Mr SuperMetallic does not need buffing.
>>9085375where's the fucking virtue PO
>>9086823>gullible morons/toy/ (and /m/) posters have never been described so succinctly before
>>9085754>eva mechatro kitsI envy you with the force of a thousand suns. That is the kit that is taking 5 months to arrive.
>>9086571>I hope you have the space to display that set anon.i have an entire room dedicated to my entertainment stuff so yeah, i think i have more than enough space.
>>9087061>That is the kit that is taking 5 months to arrive.why not buy them from usagundamstore? they ship internationally all you will probably have the kits in like 2 weeks.
>>9083863that's sick, did you listne to BF3K yet? i like it a lot.
Who pilots the Messer F02 Command Type?
hi all, apart fromRG SazabiRG Nu GundamRG Unicornwhich would you say are essential RG to get? I don't care about sterdiness in as much as I value asthetics above all else
>>9087914Your favorite flavor of RG Eva
>>9087914Mk II, Z'Gok, and Justice is one of my personal favorites as well because the glider is neat and there's nothing really wrong with the suit itself.
>>9087886It's Hathaway's machine prior to the Xi.
>>9087914>I don't care about sterdinessthen just buy whatever looks cool to you.
My latest build. Love this little guy, he's just adorbs.
And also a gouf, now I have a dull squad of zeons for my table top games.
>>9084371If it's Parcelforce (they seem to handle it if it's above a certain price/size), that £8 charge becomes £12. Don't count on Japanese sellers marking things as gifts and don't ask them to. All major Japanese hobby retailers I can think of will not do that (because they would be lying on major paperwork) and they usually mention this policy on their websites.
>>9085802Well, COVID rekt 2020 and Brits don't have to pay any customs or VAT whatsoever since Brexit if a parcel is under £135.
>>9087936>RaiserI've built the QanT which is a later release and has the same mushy joint problems as all the other old RGs. What sets the Raiser apart?
>>9088235It's extra back heavy so it is even better at falling over.
Any of these transformers kits any good? Pretty fucking expensive.
>>9088346They're pricy but I can vouch for the G1 optimus. Great part separation and super clean build out of box. If my cat didn't mangle the shit out of a few parts I would've finished my painted build and had a pic for you. I got mine for $45 but that was only a few weeks after release.
>>9088346Yeah, get the Gouf custom transformer
Anyone got that one gunpla tutorial pic where the dude bleeds out from an exacto knife and his roomate finds him?
>>9088140There's a table top game?
>>9088361How big are they compared to the average Gundam?
>>9088402They stand a bit taller than a normal high grade. Prime is just a head or two below the hg sazabi and a little taller than the rx 78 if that helps. Sorry I dont have pics it's soaking in stripper atm. It's not MG sized but will definitely stand out amongst a bunch of high grades.
>>9088346I can tell thats hobby lobby, if you want to buy them, wait for their 40% off plastic model sales. they have them pretty frequently. i have them all and they are...ok. definitely not worth the full price tag. >>9088402im guessing by "average gundam" you mean the 1/144 scale. optimus runs in a little over 6 inches tall.
>>9088377Its actually a lot of fun, if you like wargaming, but its not everyone's cut of tea.
I keep trying to like 1/144, but only my PGs and MGs ever stand out on my shelf.I wish they made 1/100 real grades, dammit.And no, HiRm doesn't count
>>9088514UhhhhhMGs are RGs
>>9088517The RX-78 3.0 and a couple others follow similar design cues, sure. The vast majority do not. My point is I like the redesign style of RGs but find 1/144 too small
>>9088517pfft, i wish.RG nu gundam is way better than the MG version
so I got my Xi gundam coming in tomorrow, what is the best way to fill up the hollow points in the fingers? Was thinking of buying some Tamiya white putty but not sure.
>>9088603You don’t use basic putty for filling hollow parts. Use epoxy or polyester putty, or just cut 0.5mm pla plate.
>>9088533depends on what you mean by better, both of them have some awful issues.
>>9088521please no, let RG designs stay in the RG line.
>>9088603like what >>9088605 said.regular tamiya putty will shrink drastically and even activate again with thinner, even CA glue would be better.
>>9088235Id say the sheer ammount of stuff that comes in the box is crazy for the size it is. Hes great,full loadout of all kinds of stuff, but because of that->>9088266 you need him on a stand. But really though, he looks better in a flight pose. Check out a review, its a really cool kit
>>9088637I feel like your eyes completely glazed over when I called attention to the biggest problem.
>>9088612lol what awful issues does the RG have?
>>9088674generally ugly detail, don't know what they were smoking when they thought up the shoulders and legs, has a very ugly neck and the faceplate is awful and only looks good from the sides.I really like the proportions and it's a very sturdy kit so later down the line I want to fix mine up.
>>9088691Thinking that a plastic robot has ugly parts isn't an "issue" let alone an awful one.
>>9088705that's kinda what I'm saying, it just needs some work and love.
>>9088707I'm not nearly as picky about MS appearances as other people. When someone says a kit I'm looking forward to has issues I start freaking out that there's some fucked up engineering or bad qc.
>>9088707i think the point is that looks are subjective. some people like the look of broken up panels, some people dont. when someone points out issues on a kit, it makes more sense to point out stuff like fragile limbs.
>Mafex keeps delaying their shit>orders that were initially bundles of 2-3 figures/models now a single N57 model>don't want to pay more for shipping than the kit itself>start looking for some reasonably-priced items to add to the order>don't want more models because my backlog is already huge>can't get figures because they're always sold out these days and don't want to pay 60 bucks just to not "waste" shipping cost>AmiAmi doesn't even have any practical shit to buy like tools or markers I don't already have in abundanceGetting sick of Mafex BS, bros. What could I possibly throw in my cart to scratch my model/gunpla itch without adding to my backlog?
>>9088711if you like how it looks then just ignore what I'm saying, it's a really great kit engineering wise, I'm disagreeing with some of the design elements.>>9088714absolutely, I do like insane part separation to some degree too.guess I'm the sort of person who always manages to find something I don't like about a kit for better or worse since I can change it up if I want to.fuck I'm actually tempted to get the HGUC and replace the head and shoulders with that but the RG has very skinny proportions so I'm not sure if that'd work out.
Does anyone here use an airbrush setup in a smaller living space who can tell me how messy that is? I've been thinking about airbrushing for months now and I'd have to do it in my shoebox room with the windows open and tarps down everywhere. Without a vent, can I focus the paint blasts so it doesn't go completely everywhere like cans do? I don't think I'm ready to buy even a mid-range air brush, I'll take whatever airbrush comes with the compressor since I only plan on priming and base coats for now.
>>9088716Little Armory kits?
>>9088828>Does anyone here use an airbrush setup in a smaller living space who can tell me how messy that is?not really but paint is really messy without anywhere for the paint to go, it'll just keep building layers upon layers around the area you work at so I'll recommend another solution for you instead.go to the used market in your area and try to find a powerful fan and hook it up to some air ducting like pic related, will catch most of the paint particles and is compact enough to put away in your little shoebox room.
>>9088346They're a bit pricey and the first couple had really shitty polycaps that would tear and break easily but they fixed the mix they were using for them and they're better now. Also don't expect them to actually transform. Otherwise they're really nice in terms of surface detail and have good articulation for a non-bandai kit. And wait for the 40% sale on model kits if your at hobby lobby. They have it like once a month.
>>9087803So freaking good
They told me I could be anything I wanted, so I became Deathscythe and Amatsu Mina at the same time.
I really need to get a photo booth or something.
>>9089182>>9089186that actually worked out really nicelynow I'm not gay but you should really have covered that crotch area.
>>9088829Are those compatible with Gunpla? I thought they were for Figmas. Though that does remind me there are MSG Modeling Goods weapons. I should see if Ami has any of those. Thanks.
>>9089218They go fine with HG's.
>>9088673Are you the anon talking about the kit being back heavy, or the mushy joints? Well the backheavy factor, for me at least was fixed with a stand. I actually cant see it standing without falling over, so yea I see your point. Id say it looks best in a aerial pose IMO. But yea the arms in particular are pretty soggy. Especially if you have it holding the sword up its gonna droop, I had to tighten it a few times with paint. Currently a lil bit of blue-tac in the armpit is doing the job.
>>9089275Yeah I'm the one who mentioned the QanT. Honestly I already have an unbuilt Raiser but the fact that the QanT has such disappointing joints makes me leery of even building the Raiser or Exia.I should try learning methods for tightening them but I already used cement on everything and hate disassembly so there might be some joints in the prebuilt frame I just can't fix.
>>9089186>I really need to get a photo booth or something.Just get a couple of really bright lamps.
>>9089186>photo boothYou just need to move it to the left, where there is light. If the shadows are too hard, just put a white paper under it and behind it.
If I'm looking for old Super Sentai minipla, is there anywhere I need to be aware of other than Ebay and Mandarake?The Zyuranger set probably isn't happening, but the Kakuranger set might.
>>9089200No way, man. Thongs are sexy. If there had been a way for me to make her more naked I would have done it.
>>9083454Speaking of plated kits...I'm starting this shiny fucking boy tomorrow although I'm going out of town soon as well.Should I top coat the non plated parts in advance with a matte to make it look better? Do anything at all with the plated pieces? Any other tips?
I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS
>>9090391I'm confused, what the fuck is this kit?->The MG 2.0 has matted gold that is not really plated/shiny like that>HG uses gross injection gold except the extremely limited Gundam base verAre you building the 1.0?
>>9089325Fair enough. The only real issue I have with loose limbs is the arm holding the sword. Its pointing straight out with the big ass sword weighing it down. It took awhile, but yea it did eventually droop. Which really isnt a suprise. Like i said eariler though, a tactically put piece of out of sight blue-tac has seemed to fix the issue. Aside from that though its so jam packed full of other things its impressive just to see how much they could slap on the kit. Other then the semi-limp arm its great, and hey you allready own it
>>9083648I have the nightmare Zero model kit, and the feet ball joints keep poping out of their sockets really easilly. Does anyone know how to fix this?Also nice paint job.
>>9090519That's the Naoki redesigned MG Hyaku Shiki, the Hyaku Shiki Raise Cain.
I see a lot of resin builders using this, is this as good as gaia's multi primer?having a real hard time getting my hands on gaia's multi primer.
Did my first gunpla ever, first model kits full stop actually.Pretty good fun on the whole, but the crossbones did almost drive me insane trying to get the little eyepatch piece in properly, and some of the tiny stickers pinged all over the place.I couldn't get the main chest sticker to look anything but shit because of the dome of the chest, I've seen waterslide decals around, would that look better?The Leo looks a lot shitter because the green plastic seems a lot less forgiving for stress marks, I did try sanding down (400>800>1500>2000>2500>fingernail buffer) but I guess I didn't sand for long enough each time, because it just ended up looking worse. I've got a full weapon set leo coming so I guess I can try again on that one.
>>9091416>I've seen waterslide decals around, would that look better?yes.
>>9091416Dark colored plastic in overall is really bad with discolouration so you're not alone
>>9091416Waterslides will always,always look better. Much better, since your new and allready know about em you should grab a few. Also, best way to wrap up a build is using some topcoat, it adds a layer that looks day and night better after. Now im not trying to tell you what to do, but if you build more those two things will come naturally.
>>9090742Thank you. I had the same issue with my Zero, but I've yet to see anyone come up with a good solution. The precision of the ball and socket joint is pretty bad; the ball doesn't go deep enough into the socket so as to function like an actual joint. Extra layers of paint and topcoat also don't help to tighten the joint. I ended up having to glue the joints and position the feet in a fixed pose.
>>9090742>>9091559I wonder if this varies from kit to kit, because mine doesn't have that issue.
>>9091513I don't know if I'll do more, it was good fun but I don't have a dedicated area to do it in and I've already only got too many toys to display so I have to rotate. Could be a problem if I get addicted, and if I do 1/100 kits too. I would like to get a tallgeese and a nu gundam too, so maybe I will get some topcoat and some of those markers, but I do feel a bit silly doing that since I decided to try gunpla because I thought I'd need basically no equipment.
>>9091600Well the hobby is all about what you want to get out of it. Nobody's going to force you to use topcoats and waterslides, although occasionally we get a bored troll that shitposts about it. Some people are chill and just build and call it a day, others want to go all the way and spend weeks/months detailing and perfecting a custom model.Personally I get the most relaxation and satisfaction out of simply removing nubs and panel lining. I would try waterslides but they can scratch off way too easily without a topcoat and spray painting/topcoating in my climate sucks lol.
>>9090934>I see a lot of resin builders using thisSee where? You don't actually need fancy multi-primers for resin if you degrease it properly. Tamiya Liquid Primer and Mr Primer Surfacer1000 work as well as anything else. Multi-primers should really be reserved for sofubi, PP/PE and other weird plastics that normal paint doesn't stick to.
>>9091752>Multi-primers should really be reserved for sofubi, PP/PE and other weird plastics that normal paint doesn't stick to.yeah that exactly and it'd be nice to have transparent primer for misc/weird things.it's pretty much the same shit isn't it? transparent primer with good adhesion.
>>9091762>it's pretty much the same shit isn't itIf you're talking about pic related >>9090934, I've never seen that primer before and I've been doing this for a while.
>>9091594>>9091559It must, because I have normal Zero and didn't have this issue.Does anyone have any ideas?
>>9091769I've seen some of people use finisher's products but never cared until now, particularly their lacquer putty and colored metallic paints.came across it again today while watching GK videos https://youtu.be/XL4Qri48AKQ?t=89
>>9091703I always trigger that troll. But what this anon says is pretty spot on. Panel lining makes a kit look alot better. Topcoat helps to even the look out. Painting in little details can be a bitch but ultimately rewarding when everything comes together. There is no need to fully paint a kit but they sure do look better the more work you put into it. Here is my latest build. Humidity has been lowering here lately so probably wait for a nice dry day to slap some stickers and top coat.
>>9091792>I always respond to my own shitpostsftfy
>>9091792sand those nubs on the shield bro >>9089182Is this an entry for the /m/ threads group build?
>>9091703>>9091792No wonder all good builders left this general. Enjoy your snap builds.
>>9092093I thoroughly respect the fact the guntank being the centerpiece of the shelf. Dangerously based.
Heres an update on my shelf, if anyone was interested.Also so the poorfag can seethe some more.>>9092104I like the guntank, I know in canon he's not very good, but I like to think he just out guns any other suit when posing them. For wargaming, I gave him perks of not able to cripple his movements, knockbacks do nothing, and the guns are strong, but all that balanced with slow movement / aiming speed.
>>9092215Of course, immediately after taking this image, I accidentally punched the shelf, obliterating the zeons and guntank, because I was playing Gorn in vr. Luckily it only disassembled their ball joints, so it took like 20 seconds to pop them all back together and pose them again.
I have some metallic colours on my kit and I'm not sure if my final topcoat should be gloss or matte. Would putting a matte topcoat make my colours look less metallic?
>>9092233>Would putting a matte topcoat make my colours look less metallic?99% of the time yes, though I have a can of metallic paint that has a satin finish that looks great with a matte topcoat for some reasonEvery other metallic I've tried putting matte over completely ruined it, so test it out on spoons if you want to be sure
>>9092093no wonder paintfags are insufferable, they can only buy 1 kit a year because they spent all that money for useless paints
>>9092288Isn't it odd how he still hasn't shown us anything, because "muh doxxing"?
>>9092093All this pic tells me is that paints are for display, not painting.
>>9091988I will. They are kinda angled weird and a bitch but I need some new sanding sticks anyway.
>>9091988>Is this an entry for the /m/ threads group build?I've never actually been to the /m/ thread before so I went over there to see what you were talking about and a few posts in there were pics of a guy modding a Fumina and a Guison into some kind of fat fetish thing.I don't think I'm going back there.
>>9092954You have displeased the Architect. Not that one, the other one.
>>9092093>spend $1000 on paints to do 2 coats of silver
>tfw ordered 6 kits from manda and DHL shipping is only 1400yenBest feeling
>>9093208Hopefully the import charge won't be too much.
>>9093204>>9092288>He can't afford the exact shade of color for his builds
>>9093208howI just spent $20 for dhl shipping for a single bottle of paint
>>9093208>shipping is only 1400yenMiss a zero? Because I paid almost double that just to ship Xi through Air small packet.
>>9093308>>9093318Why do you assume that kit == gundam kit?
>>9093368I didn't, DHL from japan and SEA has just been fucked for me lately.guessing that, that was shipped from europe?
>>9093208>>9093368>Make a bait-y sounding post in a thread that is well known to be 98% Gunpla>OhOHohO hOW cOuLD YoU hAVe mISUNdeRsToOD mE siLLy bOYs????
>>9093368>>9093368>Why do you assume that kit == gundam kit?Where do you think you are?
>>9093397>>9093403maybe you should try building something else, then you won't have to pay as much for DHL :^)
>>9093487Or just order locally and avoid the trouble with customs
I bought years ago a Master Grade Kit dor the Rx-93v from CCA but never got around to build it and now I got some time on my hands. Are there any tips or tools you would recommend using? I'm a complete beginner at this.Got recommended some Godhand nippers already.
>>9093775gunpla isn't hard, stop thinking and just build it.
>>9093775Nippers, hobby knife, various grits of sanding equipment.
>>9093788>>9093803Alright, thanks guys.
>>9093045I genuinely don't know what that means.
>>9093775Godhands are expensive and can be fragile. Might want to start with some cheaper nippers first. And at the very least it's good to have cheap ones to clip the parts from the runner and then use nice ones to trim away the excess. Make sure you read the guide in the OP.>>9093788Oh shut up.
>>9093368Because you can walk into literally any hobby shop in the world and find a wall of planes without needing Manda.
What do you guys use to panel line dark colored parts? How would white or light grey look?
>>9094042>complete set of 6 kits>made in the 90s>by an obscure Ukrainian company>for a good priceNo, not really.
>>9085375Still fucking waiting for BBTS to get the damn Messer, I have the Xi in my pile of loot. Other than that just HG Nightingale
>>9092215Based walmart phone photos
>>9094194I just don't, honestly. If you think logically about it, the whole point of panel lining is to bring attention to shadows, right? So why would the shadows in the grooves be lighter?For greys I use black, even if it doesn't tend to do much. Darker stuff/black I just don't bother. Makes no real sense otherwise.
>>9094194what color dark part are we talking about?
>>9094215Not the previous anon, but I live in Belarus so I in fact can. For much cheaper.
>>9094293Dark purple and blue. Working on some of the Advance of zeta kits atm.
>>9094304>I live in BelarusWell, not many of us are so fortunate. I think I'll stick to Manda.
At hobby lobby today
>>9094347are they doing the 40% off on models this week again?
>>9094347>jesta >goufwhy is it always these two? Not that its a bad thing, mind you just wondering.
>>9094347>$33 for a 2500¥ RGyikes
>>9094366>£24 for a locally sold RG wingThats a little too good ESPECIALLY these days, not sure what the problem is.
>>9087663>why not buy them from usagundamstore? they ship internationallyCurrently they seem to only be shipping to USA, Canada and Mexico. At least this is what they allow me when I try to input a new address.And contacting them directly, they told me that they are not shipping to my country right now.
>>9087663But still, thanks for the tip. When I was looking for those eva mechatros, I couldn't really find them anywhere else.
>>9094364Used to see the leo a lot too, personally I'm a fan of grunts but it would be nice if they had more variety. Still, at least they're back to stocking more than just Chinese SD kits.
>>9094366Show me a site right now that can ship a ¥2500 RG for less than ¥1000.I'll even make it easy mode for you and assume it's not a %40 off week.
>>9088373I'm sorry the what?
>>9094366You know Hobby Lobby does 40% off coupons, right?
>>9094366>2500¥ RGyeah and then how much do you have to pay for shipping?
Is the HG Alex outdated?
>>9094541yeah, thats what i thought.think before you post next time, buddy.
>>9094546I don't pay for shipping lol
>>9094544Fairly outdated, its only pros is the accessories and proportions, especially the head sculpt which is quite nice.
>>9094556Cute how you conveniently ignored the post asking you to prove it an hour ago. :)>>9094481
>>9094592Did I?That's not how I do it. I was stationed in Kadena two years ago and still have an amazon.co.jp account. I worked airlift MX and still know enough C-17 aircrew to ship a few small boxes over here a few times a month.
>>9094606Get out of here with that A-team bullshit you retard.
>>9094618mad cause no friends to get cheap imports
>>9094606occupants go home
>>9094626I already went "home."
>>9094606>judging hobby store prices based on your own inane methodsAbsolute retard.
>>9094659Hey, I'll be the first to admit I'm not the sharpest sandwich in the drawer, but I still found out how to get my kits shipped with your tax dollars (at least more than USPS is subsidized) and am currently slowly stretching brain muscle courtesy of the GI bill.
>>9094677>found out how to get my kits shipped with your tax dollarsparasite proud of being a parasite
>>9094677You know you can use the 40% off coupon everyday at hobby lobby, right? It is on their website, all you have to do is show the cashier on your phone.
>>9094366Yeah that's amazing, right? These days they're at least $20 marked up. Good price.
>>9094703That'd be cool and all if the inventory actually rotated.
>>9094715>That price sucks>Well, actually, I wasn't talking about the price, I was talking about the selectionLol
Does p-bandai charge immediately? and is there anything different with the Girhen Gustav Karl or is it just colors?
>>9094746Shield mount is different. Might include parts for both setups.
>>9094690Not my fault, I was born into it. Daddy drove a truck, momma was a welfare queen.
>>9094364>>9094442Last year when people were seeing gunpla in Hobby Lobby's there was also hg moon gundam and rg wing zero ew. They seem rarely restock these nowadays which sucks since they're pretty decent for custom parts.
>>9094776Just saw that wing zero is in the back. I guess moon is the only one that isn't restocked anymore.
>>9094780Yeah, haven't seen the moon gundam in a while. I actually bought two around Christmas, one was meant to be a gift but my friend moved before I could give it to them. After Christmas they had a half dozen different SD kits and I saw one 30 minute mission kit. Hoped they would get more of the 30mm stuff, but I doubt it will happen now since they've got all the shelves filled again.
>>9094312Black or dark grey myself. I use the Tamiya panel liner.
>>9094715You're just determined to be a turd, aren't you?
>>9094677>implying I pay taxes
>>9094703They got rid of that. Gotta wait for a weekly model sale now.>>9094746P-Bandai does indeed charge immediately.
>>9094969I'd be really curious to know what percentage of their sales for model kits are at full price, I'd imagine very few people buy them without the discount, especially since customers got so used to the 40% off coupon
is pbandai down? I cant checkout and sometimes it will just give me "page unavailable"
>>9091559>>9091594Is there anyway to order replacement parts from Kotobukiya?
>>9094967If you buy booze or gas you do :)
>>9095127Not that I'm aware.
>>9095159>implying I buy booze or gas
>That Mobile Game gets new kits>Hey is that Artemis Gunda->No. It's Helios Gundam>Gundam Double X, Freedom, and Destiny love child
>>9095344so underage and can't drive>>9095555yikes
>>9095555Deathscythe Hell HGAC better not be a fucking piss bandai.
>>9095555>literal recolors>somehow not pbandaiwhat in the world is going on here
>>9094746Like the other anon said, the shield mount is different. It also has a different head (single vulcan mold).
>>9095612Which ones? The third row is all pbandai
>>9095557Not underage. Booze is a waste of health and money, and I bike everywhere.
>>9095555What is this, a picture for ants? Nice quads though.
>>9095731>Booze is a waste of health and moneyDon't forget smoking and casual drugs.
>>9095555Is there a non-ant version of this pic? I want a better look at that centaur gundam in the middle.
>>9095639Ah of course the 2 I want are p bandai.
>>9095914P-Bandai ones are straight up recolors though.
>>9095913Danke. Little disappointing that it's just a fucked up Barbatos.
I guess I'm buying another 00.
>>9095925I want more Full Armor variants. Give me FA Core Gundam, Barbatos, Double X, give me full armor EVERYTHING.
>>9095749Smoking yes, but not all drugs are bad for you.
>>9095731People who occasionally drink wine have better vascular health than non-drinkers
>>9095913>it's another fucking fanfic lineI should've known they'd find another way to shit out more Build Fighters nonsense.
>>9096067That's fair. Still not my thing, and probably not what anon was going for when he said "booze."
I only drink lacquer thinner
>>9096180>Not drinking panel linner on the rocks
has anyone here tried to paint kits using Krylon colormaster spray paints?
>>9095555Its getting what seems to be a tie-in short OVA series as well (I think it said it will be 6 episodes starting this summer). Which I assume is where a number of these kits will be appearing in addition to the new game.
>>9096215i tried using it once, just with white though since its what i had at the time. i dont recommend it because it sprays on super thick. even when trying to mindful on how youre spraying it. it ended up "filling" up some of the panel line details.
Anyone have pics of the differences of color looks between black, grey, and white primers?
The OP made me remember I wanted to make a non-SD Ninja Hyaku Shiki in the future.What's the cheapest and best articulated 144 Hyaku Shiki? Preferably not chromed because I'll cry if I have to paint over it.
>>9096535HGUC Hyaku-Shiki its exactly like that, not chromed and with decent articulation
>>9096535Revive. The others are played iirc.
>>9096538>>9096539These are the same, right? It looks really good.By the way, there are no issues with gold metallic plastic, right? I have no experience with this particular color from Bandai but Hasbro is well-known for being brittle.
>>9096556Its not brittle but def has some issues, like dark spots where the runner connects and so, get a gold sharpie if you have any issues with them, it really matches the colour
>>9096556Oh and yeah its the same kit
>>9096562Ah, no, no. I'll be painting it dark blue but it sounds like the issue is the plastic darkening instead of brightening when cut improperly so there's no problem.
>>9095915Looks good in red
>>9096553Thanx! That's really helpful.I bought the Flame Toys Windblade figure earlier. Would like to custom paint her when the time comes, but I don't have an air compressor or an airbrush (or a fume hood for said airbrushing). Was thinking of getting a sparkling red air can for the red on her, but wanted to figure which base coat primer I should go for.
>>9096553whats the point in primers? why does the color of primer matter if the top coat is a diff color?
>>9097020you'll have to rephrase that question because it makes no sense.what people refer to as a topcoat is transparent paint, not a color.
>>9097036ohhh so its like a gloss on fingernails it just seals the primer so it looks good?
>>9097047uhhh I'm not really sure what you're asking.a topcoat/finish is usually used as protection and to change the finish of the paint, primer is what binds to the plastic and then you put paint on top of that.the color of the primer matters as shown in this picture >>9096553, dark primer makes brighter colors like yellow and red dull but is nicer for metallic paint.
>>9097020google is your friend, you cute little retard
>>9097057>dark primer makes brighter colors like yellow and red dull but is nicer for metallic paint.I'm assuming bright primers are bad for metallic paints?
>>9097057>dark primer makes brighter colors like yellow and red dullOnly to an extent. If your paint coverage is good, primer color hardly matters.>but is nicer for metallic paintDepends on the paint, the intended effect and the coverage. You can get better looking metallic finish by spraying metallic paint over bare white plastic (pic related) than over black-primed plastic if bare plastic is smooth out of the box and doesn't need surface prep.
Lesson of the day: smol ships are not as easy to rig as they seem. Eye surgery tools are very helpful however.
>>9097495Same ship earlier.
>>9097495>smol ships are not as easy to rig as they seemDid anyone assume any aspect of a microscopic model is easy?
New thread: >>9097707
>>9097400I mean, there's already an amercian gundam, but would also like to have this one on the shelf too.
>>9097495How do you make the strings? its human hair?
>>9097844ever heard of a thing called "thread"? its typically used to make clothes
>>9098050 Yeah but that small and fine?Also thread usually has round bumpy texture, this one is smooth as fuck
>>9086729>see A-10>can hear "BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT" real loud in my head