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Welcome to the Gunpla/Plamo General Gelgoog Guy 07/30/14(Wed)17:59 UTC+1 No.4323544 Report

GUIDE HAS BEEN UPDATE WITH QUICK LINKS. WEB HOSTING AND WEB DESIGN IN PROGRESS (no ETA)

***READ THE GUIDE***
https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1Tr8UyF2Xg5Ojqw0sxcO7oIG7IIsJPes3lMO5pHZKu5o
***READ THE GUIDE****

For those of you just joining us, please read this guide. Please read it before asking questions as there is a chance it has already been answered there.

For those unfamiliar, "Plamo" is a shortened form of "plastic model." If it's made of plastic, someone can probably help you here.

>"If you're new, you're gonna fuck up. Don't worry! If you're experienced, don't make the new people worry!"

***READ THE GUIDE***

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The guide:
https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1Tr8UyF2Xg5Ojqw0sxcO7oIG7IIsJPes3lMO5pHZKu5o

And a handy guide to other types of plamo:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/1vf1aw7v91pz5pa/Airfix%20Model%20World%20Specia%20(Scale%20Modelling%20Step-By-Step).pdf

Old Thread: >>4319165
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:05 UTC+1 No.4323557 Report

>>4323544
What is that in the OP image.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:18 UTC+1 No.4323574 Report

Anyone got experience with frame arms? I know they require some paint, it's not too big of a project for someone who hand paints is it?
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:23 UTC+1 No.4323584 Report

>>4323574
>it's not too big of a project for someone who hand paints is it
It probably is.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:25 UTC+1 No.4323588 Report

Took a new picture, this time, in daylight so it's not all blurry and shit. How'd I do?
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:25 UTC+1 No.4323589 Report

>>4323574

If you're willing to put in the work, man, there's no such thing as a project that's too big. Doesn't matter how you like to paint.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:27 UTC+1 No.4323594 Report

>>4323588
decent picture quality, but weathering unpainted plastic is always fail, no exceptions
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:28 UTC+1 No.4323596 Report

>>4323588

You did great. But you're not done yet.

Put some matte topcoat on it. Makes a world of difference with hardly any effort.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:28 UTC+1 No.4323597 Report

>>4323588
zaku i get in my pants ;-;
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:29 UTC+1 No.4323601 Report

>>4323594
How come? I kinda like the way it turned out. I only did it because I have four more on the way because super secret supersale.

>>4323596
Yeah, I neglected that part. I'll consult the guide for a good topcoat to use.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:31 UTC+1 No.4323605 Report

>>4323601
testors dullcote is alright. i haven't used mr top coat since mr super clear is a better value. it's all i use now since it looks so nice.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:32 UTC+1 No.4323608 Report

>>4320648
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:33 UTC+1 No.4323610 Report

>>4323601

Also: Don't listen to that other dude. If you like the way your kit turned out, then it was perfect.

We don't make these things for other people, man.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:34 UTC+1 No.4323611 Report

>>4323605
Damn, that makes it look like a really nice rendering. So, it's just called testor's dullcoat? I don't have an airbrush so I'll have to brushie brushie with my hands.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:34 UTC+1 No.4323612 Report

So I was looking at the gwbc Tokyo finalists and it really hit me, when the fuck did it become about scratchbuilding the biggest gaudiest dendrobriumish attachment for a simple mg? I mean, there are lots of simple kits too but in the years I haven't been paying attention a fuckton more of these kits have been showing up.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:35 UTC+1 No.4323614 Report

>>4323544
Thanks for the person who gave me those online instructions for the RX-78-2, just finished it.

Still need to do some more filing of nubs, and sorry for the shitty picture/display, temporary while I move some furniture around.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:37 UTC+1 No.4323616 Report

>>4323611

It's a spray can. Testors fucks up normal gundam markers, though.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:37 UTC+1 No.4323617 Report

>>4323612
If you're not very good at something just over compensate etc
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:38 UTC+1 No.4323619 Report

>>4323611
the one i posted is mr super clear on the mg marasai

this one is covered in testors dullcote. both come in cans. testors is like 5.99 cad a can and i can buy mr super clear for around $11 a can on ebay and it's a bigger can
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:38 UTC+1 No.4323622 Report

>>4323601
>How come?
Because it looks like a soiled plastic toy.

There is a reason why weathering is one of the last stages in mastering gunpla. You need to get your basics down first.

The reason it looks "good" to you now is only because there are too many things you don't understand about modelling.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:39 UTC+1 No.4323623 Report

>>4323616
I used Pigma Microns, notably 005 Black. What about that?
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:40 UTC+1 No.4323624 Report

>>4323574

The one in the pic would not be all that time-consuming. The basis is a two-tone scheme and you can approximate the effects via drybrushing and with a panel wash.

>>4323557
It's a Danball Senki kit..
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:40 UTC+1 No.4323626 Report

>>4323622

Wow, that simply looks amazing.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)18:43 UTC+1 No.4323628 Report

>>4323623

Don't know, I use copic markers. They work fine with it though.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)19:00 UTC+1 No.4323667 Report

>>4323612
Because the 'cheats' of art are if you want to make it seem impressive make it big. If you want to make it interesting add lots of details. And If you want it to be eye catching paint it red.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)19:02 UTC+1 No.4323669 Report

>>4323622
One day I want to be able to make dioramas.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)19:06 UTC+1 No.4323677 Report

>>4323622
That is some 10/10 weathering right there. Damn.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)19:41 UTC+1 No.4323737 Report

>>4323622

dem 1/35 leaves
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)19:42 UTC+1 No.4323742 Report

Meanwhile the rest of my 1/144 tanks arrived.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)20:01 UTC+1 No.4323805 Report

>>4323614
I feel like the top isn't connected to the Corefighter correctly
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)20:04 UTC+1 No.4323819 Report

>painting
I've built a few Gundams before but recently I've been wanting to get serious with it. Painting (according to the guides atleast) seems really difficult and easy to mess up. It's almost like a science or something. What painting technique would one suggest for an absolute beginner in painting?
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)20:06 UTC+1 No.4323825 Report

>>4323819
From the guide ether hand painting or spray paints. I am also nervous about painting too.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)20:06 UTC+1 No.4323826 Report

>>4323819
Watch guides on youtube. Thin your paints and apply muktiple coats. It'll be alright!
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)20:25 UTC+1 No.4323894 Report

>>4323819

Hand painting should end up decent enough as long as you thin your paints
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)20:30 UTC+1 No.4323912 Report

>>4323826
>Watch guides on youtube.
Links?
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)20:37 UTC+1 No.4323924 Report

>>4323622
That is fucking gorgeous work.

I hope to one day approach that level of gud.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)20:40 UTC+1 No.4323928 Report

>>4323819
>seems really difficult and easy to mess up

Vita brevis, ars longa.

That being said, as long as you thin propperly, use brushes of the appropirate size and make sure your masking tape won't allow paint to seep in at the edges, you can do a lot with mere hand painting already.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)20:42 UTC+1 No.4323934 Report

>>4323622
Then one day, I'll look back on this work and think to myself, "Man, I've come a long way". And I won't be ashamed, because I enjoyed every moment of building and detailing it. Honestly, I'm proud of it, even though it's still unfinished.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)20:55 UTC+1 No.4323956 Report

>>4323805
it sure doesnt look like it. Is it the old kit or the 30th anniversary kit?

>Cant tell bcuz no panel line
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)21:00 UTC+1 No.4323966 Report

>>4323956
It looks like the older one, but I'm not sure. Also there's a gap at the waist that shouldn't be there.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)21:11 UTC+1 No.4323984 Report

>>4323622
Holyshit, I didn't even realize that that wasn't from a movie or something until I looked at the replies.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)21:13 UTC+1 No.4323985 Report

>>4323557
Gunther Yzelphar from Danball Senki Wars.
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Matt 07/30/14(Wed)21:27 UTC+1 No.4324021 Report

Posted it in /m/, but not here.

Just about done with my MG Zeta Plus conversion. Just needs a little weathering and topcoat to call it complete.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)22:18 UTC+1 No.4324131 Report

I ordered some plastic terrain out of curiosity and decided I didn't like the way the detail was done through the plastic and decided to try casting a diorama base from one of them. This is what came out of it and I really really like the effect. Once it's fully dry I'll paint it up and use it for something or other.

I'm considering turning the craters into ponds as if they have been there a long time and just forgotten about or possibly making them fresh and have 2 MS fighting.

Now sure what kits I want to put on it, I have a HGCC White Doll I could use, which might be cool or maybe a Dom VS GM Diorama. I'm unsure.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)22:23 UTC+1 No.4324142 Report

Took a picture I thought was neat.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)22:25 UTC+1 No.4324144 Report

>>4324142
are you gonna try to panel line the joints?
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)22:26 UTC+1 No.4324147 Report

>>4324144
No, not yet. I'm pretty happy with it as it is, until I get the top coat.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)22:30 UTC+1 No.4324155 Report

>>4324147
>>4324142
Great taste! Here's a cross-post from /m/:

I asked for a few kits as a kid when I was really into Gundam, so I built some long before I knew they were called gunpla / plamo.

But I haven't built any for a long time until I saw this fucking crazy new suit (Thunderbolt Old Zaku). I had to have it, and it just came in the mail today, I'm very excited. The box came in all caved in so that's frustrating but nothing inside was damaged.

Also I don't really want to use the stickers, any suggestions on how to paint the parts?
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)22:31 UTC+1 No.4324156 Report

>>4324147
>that gigantic seam down the knee
And did you really just sploch on some grey paint in various parts? That's not weathering, that's just making your toy dirty.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)22:34 UTC+1 No.4324164 Report

>>4324156
>splotching paint on it

that makes me wanna give one rhodesian vehicle/weapon camo
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)22:34 UTC+1 No.4324165 Report

>>4324155
With masking tape.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)22:36 UTC+1 No.4324166 Report

>>4324147
yeah, just if you do wanna it'll give it more of a cel shaded look when you topcoat

>>4324155
i dunno i felt they were great aside from the gold stickers on the backpack
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)22:39 UTC+1 No.4324170 Report

>>4324166
Yeah, they are good, actually. But I don't know, it seems like paint might look better and be more permanent
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)22:43 UTC+1 No.4324173 Report

>>4324170
honestly i'd just paint the bits that aren't words on the backpack. the rest of the stickers are mostly just words/warnings and those white stripes on the skirt. the gold thrusters on the legs that are stickers work quite well. just rub them down with a qtip so they go on good. It's just the fucking backpack with the bit grey circles and shitty gold ones.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)23:29 UTC+1 No.4324257 Report

also if anyone was interested in the mg marasai just know that it comes with fully articulated hands for both hands. which is awesome
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)23:37 UTC+1 No.4324272 Report

Finally finished the inner frame on the IMS Schpeltor. What you see is essentially the full extent of it. It's not complete like the LED Mirage or V-Sirens, but what there is is pretty detailed, probably second only to the LED itself. Vatshu is pathetic in this regard.

With that being said, all this detail means there are tons of tiny-ass parts like what you see in a Kotobukiya kit. And as detailed as this frame is, the articulation is pretty terrible. Even worse than Vatshu's. This picture shows the full extent of its hip bend to the side. Knees bend slightly over 45 degrees, but once the armor is on, it'll be just as bad as Unicorn ver Ka. Shoulders can't swing side-to-side like Vatshu, and waist and neck articulation are so minimal that they're practically non-existent. And the ankles are the worst offender- bending them up or down dislodges them on the ankle tilt joint. And no, you need to do a lot more work than tightening the joints to prevent this from happening. I know these FSS kits weren't made for posing, but if Volks is going to try to toss in joints, at least make them somewhat functional like the Vatshu's. This kit can't be posed doing anything other than standing. Granted, this was converted from a resin kit, so it's not a huge shocker.
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)23:37 UTC+1 No.4324275 Report

>>4324257
oh i guess the zaku 2.0 does as well. so then anything that uses that as a base would as well. i wish bandai would include those hands with every mg they could
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Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)23:39 UTC+1 No.4324280 Report

>>4324272
And like Vatshu, this kit is also massive. I don't have Vatshu on me at the moment, so I'll have to substitute it with Nu ver Ka. But I'm certain this kit is taller than Vatshu and even MG Sazabi.
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McBalderus 07/30/14(Wed)23:46 UTC+1 No.4324296 Report

Finished these a day or so ago.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)00:12 UTC+1 No.4324341 Report

>want to fix up a non-bandai model that requires a lot of paint to look nice
>really, really like the design
>haven't painted before, will have to start simple with GMs and things and work my way up to make sure I do a good job on it
This thing is sitting right here demanding paint and I cannot deliver, dammit. This is going to be satisfying when I git gud.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)00:21 UTC+1 No.4324357 Report

>>4324296
SO.MUCH.BLING!
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)00:23 UTC+1 No.4324360 Report

>>4324341
Which model, anon?
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)00:38 UTC+1 No.4324397 Report

>>4324360
Wave Valkyrie, VF-1A. Looks nice and has a lot of detail, but the thing is a hunk of solid cream plastic, and it's not even the right shade of brown so I have to repaint the whole thing.. It's not a terribly complicated paintjob but I want to do it well.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)00:41 UTC+1 No.4324412 Report

>>4324397
Oh yeah, that thing will need a shit-ton of masking. Wave kits look like ass unless you paint them. I think the decals are going to be difficult as well due to their size. But I don't think it should be too hard, most of the color comes from the decals anyway.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)01:00 UTC+1 No.4324440 Report

>>4324296
I wish I made thousands of dollars by stealing and scalping Lego so I could buy sweet exclusive Gunpla too.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)01:05 UTC+1 No.4324451 Report

>>4324412
Yep. While I'm here I might as well ask some questions.

When I'm doing parts with multiple colours, long long after the paint dries should I wait before masking?

I know top coats fuck with Gundam Markers. There's no problem with Sakura Microns, right?
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)01:17 UTC+1 No.4324477 Report

>>4323956
>>4323956
>>4323966
>>4323805
It's the original HGUC ... I know I didn't line it, I'm heading over to my hobby lobby Friday to get a marker.

Gonna recheck the instructions to see what I did wrong.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)01:19 UTC+1 No.4324481 Report

>>4324451
>When I'm doing parts with multiple colours, long long after the paint dries should I wait before masking?
>I know top coats fuck with Gundam Markers. There's no problem with Sakura Microns, right?

Not exactly sure I understand the wording on your first question. But to go about painting it, just prime the whole kit, spray the large sections the proper shade of white (since it constitutes the majority of the kit) and then let it dry and worry about the masking later.

Also, for a kit like that, you'll have to do a panel line wash. Look it up in the guide. Sakura Microns are water-based so they won't get fucked by topcoat. But panel-lining everything by hand will drive you insane on a kit like that.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)01:21 UTC+1 No.4324489 Report

>>4324477
the original HGUC Gundam core fighter shouldn't even fit into the...well, core.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)01:23 UTC+1 No.4324492 Report

>>4324489
I know, it's a separate thing you build.

There's this grey floating piece you put between the place there the chest and leg pieces connect.

If you leave the chest raised slightly it enables left to right chest bend and rotation. So I just went with that.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)01:28 UTC+1 No.4324504 Report

>>4324481
>Not exactly sure I understand the wording on your first question.
What I mean is, after painting an area, how long do I wait before I can safely put masking tape over that paint? I'm just being cautious about damaging the paint.

Also, kind of a dumb question, but I'm using white primer. Would it save me any time to keep the white primed areas unpainted for the white area, or go ahead and paint more white over it?
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)01:31 UTC+1 No.4324511 Report

>>4324504
Is that one of those Tau robots from Warhammer?
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)01:33 UTC+1 No.4324514 Report

>>4324511
It's a Valkyrie, look at the ankle.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)01:35 UTC+1 No.4324518 Report

>>4324492
it's possible you put it on backwards, happens to me all the time if I dont pay attention.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)02:06 UTC+1 No.4324619 Report

>>4323624
>>4323985

Thanks guys.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)02:28 UTC+1 No.4324679 Report

>>4324451
>I know top coats fuck with Gundam Markers.

TESTORS DULLCOAT messes with Gundam LINING markers.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)02:36 UTC+1 No.4324703 Report

>>4324679
THANK YOU for SPECIFYING, I shouldn't have trouble with my TAMIYA TOP COAT should I USE it with Gundam LINING Markers.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)02:40 UTC+1 No.4324712 Report

So I was looking through the back pages on the manual for my first gunpla, and it looks like it has a guide on what paints to mix to get accurate colors. Are there translations for these somewhere?
Sorry if this is answered in the guide, I read through it but I might have missed something.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)02:42 UTC+1 No.4324719 Report

>>4324296
I really don't like titanium/metallic finish ones, dont know why.

They look too tacky.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)02:57 UTC+1 No.4324770 Report

>>4324712
Mech9 has them.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)03:04 UTC+1 No.4324787 Report

>>4324504
>I'm just being cautious about damaging the paint.

Depends on the paint, but most lacquers require at least 24 hours. Best bet is to just use a topcoat.
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Ascendent GerbilÆ 07/31/14(Thu)04:30 UTC+1 No.4324993 Report

so after watching Expendables 3 i had this weird urge for an AN-26, so ordered a tiny little 1/288 one with a bunch of other small-scale slav shit to play around with.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)07:26 UTC+1 No.4325270 Report

>>4324021
>That Jesta in Jegan colors
>Jest frame is vastly similar to the original Jegan frame
>bandai could just give us a Jesta with swapped armor on the sprues (maybe a minor modification to the frame here and there and everyone would be happy
>The Jesta is such a fantastic MG and even if they somehow manage to screw the Jegan up the frame still guarantees excellence
>we're so close to a Jegan I can feel it
>I can taste it
don't do this to me, Matt.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)07:30 UTC+1 No.4325275 Report

>>4324719
I feel the same way about gloss if it's not diffused with something more flat. The sad part is that people rarely have more than one type of finish, so it's pretty much just all matte since gloss/shiny shiny really only works on more curved MSs
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Matt 07/31/14(Thu)07:45 UTC+1 No.4325287 Report

>>4325270
The pain will consume you as much as it consumes me. I would kill for a Jegan with an accessory sprue to make different patterns of it from the classic, to D-Type, and even the Fireball.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)08:05 UTC+1 No.4325338 Report

>>4325287
>P-bandai exclusives

Search in your heart, you know it to be true.

Would be nice to have one to pair with the geara doga.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)10:09 UTC+1 No.4325485 Report

Just finished this, I know it's nothing special at all but I wanted to post it because it's the first time I tried painting anything on a kit (just did the eyes on the shield and the two gold bits on the swords) and even though it came out like total shit I feel kinda proud of it.

Please excuse the pose and everything, it's 5 AM and I just wanted to get a picture before I went to sleep.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)10:09 UTC+1 No.4325486 Report

My MG ZZ Gundam should be coming in today. It's my 4th Master Grade and my first in about a year, is there anything I should worry/be careful about? All I particularly know is that it's going to be a 'brick'.
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richigo 07/31/14(Thu)10:53 UTC+1 No.4325550 Report

Test fitting Sinanju resin parts, luckily everything fits. Question though, I know I'll need to wear a respirator when I'm sanding this stuff, but what about when I'm just cutting off the pour gates with side cutters?
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)10:55 UTC+1 No.4325555 Report

>>4325550
It's the airborne dust that's carcinogenic, you're fine cutting it.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)11:02 UTC+1 No.4325566 Report

Just finished applying decals and coated this kit..

I kinda got lazy at finding replacement part for the missing chest piece.. I still suck at dry transfer decals... was doing fine till the end..

up next... RX-78 3.0! should be fun to build just by what I saw in the box when I opened it.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)11:07 UTC+1 No.4325571 Report

>>4323588
>Zaku I Thunderbolt
You have excellent taste.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)11:09 UTC+1 No.4325573 Report

>>4324021
>>4325270
Dammit, I was just thinking the same exact thing. I need an MG Jegan so bad. Why, Bandai? Why?
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)12:44 UTC+1 No.4325656 Report

>>4325550

which store on taobao are you getting your resin kits from? ive found a few but they look like dodgy bootlegs.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)12:44 UTC+1 No.4325657 Report

>>4324021
Matt, I just want to say that your Jegan repaint makes me drool in envy. I didn't really like the Jesta initially, and I couldn't really figure out why. Turns out it was all in the colors!
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)12:47 UTC+1 No.4325660 Report

Has anyone seen ANY websites that still have hi nu ver ka up for preorder?
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richigo 07/31/14(Thu)13:02 UTC+1 No.4325672 Report

>>4325656
unicorn and banshee are original casts from 'True model studio magic'
Sinanju looks to be a good quality recast from 'Mad die Mania'
Don't know how much help that actually is.
The middleman I use is really helpful, they send you pics of the items when they arrive to them so you can raise any questions before they're sent to you.
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Toot 07/31/14(Thu)13:17 UTC+1 No.4325684 Report

>>4325660
Amazon if you're willing to pay more and wait a bit longer.
>$92
>This item will be released on September 13, 2014
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)13:46 UTC+1 No.4325721 Report

>>4325550
For cutting the casting nubs no but fuck yes for the sanding part.
Depending on the resin, it might just build up in your lungs or might be toxic but either way you don't want the shit in your lungs as the body can't expel it.
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richigo 07/31/14(Thu)13:58 UTC+1 No.4325731 Report

>>4325555
>>4325721
thanks for the advice, I plan to be wet sanding wearing a respirator when the time comes.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)14:15 UTC+1 No.4325744 Report

Ok, so I'm considering building a MG Geara Doga next. However, pink LED units are nowhere to be found, as they were apparently a convention exclusive, so I decided to settle for red.

While Googling around I found this site, Gundamled.com. Does anyone have experience with their shit? If so, please tell me about it in detail. I'm considering ordering a red LED from them.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)14:31 UTC+1 No.4325757 Report

Hey guys. Here's a wip for you. First time airbrushing something with moving parts so this is going to be interesting. I'm working in acrylics with a cheap airbrush, going to pick up a new airbrush since my current one is falling apart. Thinking the Iwata Neo gravity feed. Anyone had experience with the Neo line?
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)14:32 UTC+1 No.4325758 Report

>>4325744
Red also looks good. No idea about the site.

>>4325566
Yeah, dry transfers can only be done once so it's my least favorite decal.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)14:53 UTC+1 No.4325777 Report

>>4325744

Can't you just get a chinese bootleg LED unit?

I don't see any point into spending the same price of a HG into a tiny lighting DLC LED
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Ascendent GerbilÆ 07/31/14(Thu)15:21 UTC+1 No.4325808 Report

>>4325672
does your middleman still ship in those hilarious chinese black plastic bags or does he use actual boxes for international shipping?
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Toot 07/31/14(Thu)15:25 UTC+1 No.4325815 Report

>>4325744
GundamLED.com LEDs require some soldering and building as they get shipped in parts.
They're better than the Bandai LEDs and offer more lighting options.
Pricey though.

For the most part, the Chinese bootleg LEDs have the same Quality as Bandai's LEDs do. Poor battery life, flickering, and sub-standard screw taps.
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richigo 07/31/14(Thu)15:27 UTC+1 No.4325818 Report

>>4325808
it all came in one huge 11kg box.
The resin kits themselves were packed in these cool slide out draw box things
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)15:53 UTC+1 No.4325869 Report

>filling some seams
>wet sanding the putty to smooth it out
>starts dissolving
>quick google and apparently the putty breaks down in water even after curing

So what's the point? Even if I dry sand it how do I clean off the model afterwards without washing it?

Perfect plastic putty for anyone who wants to avoid it.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)16:03 UTC+1 No.4325891 Report

>>4325869

What sort of putty are you using? The common ones aren't using water-based solvents, you know.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)16:06 UTC+1 No.4325897 Report

>>4325891
>perfect plastic putty

That's what it's called. I picked it up because it said it dries fast. Mr white putty takes forever to dry and stinks.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)16:54 UTC+1 No.4325997 Report

>>4325897
Yeah I have that stuff too. Only good for small seams and you need to drysand and then prime/paint over it to protect it. I use milliput now.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)17:02 UTC+1 No.4326012 Report

Anybody have any good guides for painting models, besides the ones in the OP?
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)17:03 UTC+1 No.4326014 Report

Well this came today. and was told by one of the group winners that his zaku i and stuff came the other day. Hope the other one gets his Z'Gok soon. He should. Mine was shipped by SAL and so was his, both on same day
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)17:03 UTC+1 No.4326015 Report

My 14 year old brother wants to get into Gunpla, but he's intimidated by the difficulty of some of the kits. Can you guys recommend a relatively cheap, beginner friendly kit?
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)17:04 UTC+1 No.4326017 Report

>>4326014
holy shit i'm autistic
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)17:20 UTC+1 No.4326036 Report

If I use dry transfer decals, can I remove them later or paint over them?
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)17:20 UTC+1 No.4326038 Report

>>4326015
Any of the AGE HG kits are super simple. Genoace, Adele, Clanche, and pretty much all of the titular AGE suits are fairly simple. Maybe stay away from the FX kit, but like, AGE-2, for example, would be a perfect starting point.

If he enjoys UC, on the other hand, I'd throw a Powered GM or Zaku II F2 Zeon Type at him.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)17:22 UTC+1 No.4326040 Report

>>4326036
no
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)17:22 UTC+1 No.4326041 Report

>>4326036
You can remove them by sanding.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)17:27 UTC+1 No.4326046 Report

>>4326040
>>4326041
Uh... guys ?
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)17:28 UTC+1 No.4326051 Report

>>4326046

remove = destroy
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)17:30 UTC+1 No.4326058 Report

>>4326051
>>4326046
i think i read it wrong. i read it as "can i remove them and put them on again" which makes no sense in my mind
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)17:54 UTC+1 No.4326100 Report

>>4326040
>>4326041
Thanks
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)17:55 UTC+1 No.4326102 Report

>>4326015
>but he's intimidated by the difficulty of some of the kits

Almost no gunpla made in the last ten years is difficult. The only real difference between grades in terms of building is the number of parts. Get him any modern HG or MG to start.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)18:03 UTC+1 No.4326113 Report

>>4326015

get him the OPs LBX kit. Its piss easy and made for kids
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)18:06 UTC+1 No.4326117 Report

>>4326102
>Get him any modern HG or MG to start.

Just let him pick one he likes design-wise.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)18:08 UTC+1 No.4326120 Report

>>4326015
I would say get an Advanced Grade but they're essentially statues... Don't want to put a new person off from the hobby. I like the smoothness and simplicity of the hg GM or Ball kits.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)19:48 UTC+1 No.4326318 Report

>>4326015
What suits does he like? He will have more fun if he likes the kit.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)19:51 UTC+1 No.4326325 Report

Well, at least with the Otakon GBWC being cancelled, I don't have to worry about rushing my model towards completion, and we won't have any fucking debacles like last year.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)19:53 UTC+1 No.4326332 Report

>>4326325
Yeah, that's how I'm trying to look at it. Gonna take a bit more time with my Leo's now and make sure they come out nice. It also gives me more time to experiment and practice some airbrushing techniques to make sure I have them down.

Speaking of, is that anon going to do a gunpla panel again this year?
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)19:55 UTC+1 No.4326337 Report

Otakon's Gunpla thing was canceled?

What is everyone working on at the moment?
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)19:55 UTC+1 No.4326338 Report

>>4326332
>>4326325
Also, I'm guessing the cancelation is due to similar reasons to last years issue (Not being given enough booth space). They probably didn't want to deal with the staffs bullshit again in getting some table space for the competition again and just outright cancelled it instead.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)19:56 UTC+1 No.4326340 Report

>>4326337
RG Z'Gok

also Iwata Neo Y/N.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)19:56 UTC+1 No.4326341 Report

I have two completely unrelated questions for you guys:
1. Is the HG00 Arche Gundam as unstable and finicky as some reviews might suggest?
2.What target audience is Gunpla marketed towards in Japan?
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)19:58 UTC+1 No.4326342 Report

>>4326337
Yeah, it was cancelled due to space issues. And working on a custom S Gundam right now, though it's a bit hard because I've never customized anything before.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)19:58 UTC+1 No.4326344 Report

>>4326337
Yes. All the people who were registered for it got an email several days ago apologizing and saying we could still enter the online portion for the US gbwc. I sent them a message and they just said that the cancellation was out of their control and that in addition to the online entry they are investigating ways to let people enter the NYCC contest without actually needing to enter or get a pass to the convention itself.

I was working on the Leos for the contests, but hearing about the cancellation killed my interest in working on them for the time being and I haven't done anything to them since. Will probably get them out in the next day or two and continue at a slower pace and enter them into the online thing.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)20:01 UTC+1 No.4326350 Report

>>4326341
>2.What target audience is Gunpla marketed towards in Japan?

Depends on the line. BB senshi and certain recent HG lines are marketed towards kids, but many lines like RG, MG, and other HG lines are marketed towards the teen, 20's and even older plamo markets. They also have age ratings printed on the box.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)20:03 UTC+1 No.4326352 Report

>>4326344
Your leos are awesome dude, if you made a resin kit they would sell like hot cakes here.

I'm in the UK, we don't get anything. I wish I could enter gunpla contests, it would motivate me a lot.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)20:35 UTC+1 No.4326401 Report

>>4326341

I could imagine that it's a problematic kit. Its limbs are spindly enough to have no space for polycaps, but the general design is anything but compact.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)20:41 UTC+1 No.4326410 Report

>>4326341
My girlfriend built Arche a while back, so I got to fiddle with it a little. It seems a tad on the finicky side, but it's more solid than I would have expected. It's not like it's a rare or expensive kit, so sure, I'd say go for it if you like the design.

One thing though: panel line the shit out of it and maybe give it a lick or two of paint if you're so inclined. There's a ton of panel lines and detailing that just gets lost in a sea of red and tan. As a straight build, it looks bland as hell, it's definitely not one of those kits that's a beauty straight out of the box. But put a little work into it and it becomes pretty nice looking.
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McBalderus 07/31/14(Thu)20:46 UTC+1 No.4326421 Report

>>4326015
How funny, my brother is the same age and decided for his first kit he'd do a MG kit.

I think it was that Golden Phenix kit or something.

>Shows me his progress
> Nubs everywhere
> Cockpit wasnt properly attached
> Snapped off some shoulder plate
I'm going to have to fix this shit so badly.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)20:48 UTC+1 No.4326426 Report

>>4326421
Don't you fucking dare touch it you asshole. Let him have his kit, say it's a great first try. Encourage him and teach him so he learns, but don't you fucking dare "fix" his first kit.

Your first kit was shit, so was mine, so was everyone elses'. But we love it and we were -proud- of it. Let him have his first kit, even if it's complete shit, let him have it.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)20:48 UTC+1 No.4326427 Report

>>4326421
oh fuck i forgot i had a dream about you last night until right now.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)20:51 UTC+1 No.4326434 Report

>one kit in my order from Gundam Planet is now on backorder
Fuck.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)21:06 UTC+1 No.4326455 Report

>>4326426
I'm with you, don't touch his kit, just teach him. tell him what should he improve and how, but don't fix anything. If he wants his kit fixed, he should do it himself.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)21:32 UTC+1 No.4326525 Report

>>4326455
Agreed. It's always satisfying to go back to old kits and fix up mistakes anyway.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)21:52 UTC+1 No.4326572 Report

>>4323544
Got my HLJ sale order. Got two plavsky gates and two bases along with what's shown.. Forgot all about the builder parts campaign. Can't wait to build these.
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McBalderus 07/31/14(Thu)21:59 UTC+1 No.4326584 Report

>>4326426
True, it does look good and I've told him what to do but we will see.

I'll try and get a picture of it later.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)22:02 UTC+1 No.4326585 Report

>>4326584
Don't fit it up FOR him, fix it up WITH him.
Be his meijin.
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McBalderus 07/31/14(Thu)22:05 UTC+1 No.4326588 Report

>>4326585
That's what I planned on doing, I should have cleared that up.

He had just been using a razor blade and wire cutters but then again for my first kit I used just a damned knife.

I already said he could use the clipprrs ive got.
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McBalderus 07/31/14(Thu)22:12 UTC+1 No.4326596 Report

>>4326427
Creeper ass nigga
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)22:17 UTC+1 No.4326602 Report

>>4326596
to be fair you were also being creepy and gay as fuck with my parents and i had posted in the thread "mcbalderus pls leave my house"
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)22:35 UTC+1 No.4326628 Report

>>4326602
I hate offtopic conversations, but please, do tell. I'm interested in what McFagerus has done gone and did.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)22:38 UTC+1 No.4326632 Report

>>4326344
There's gonna be a Gunpla competition at NYCC? Where at? I'd love to check it out.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)22:40 UTC+1 No.4326635 Report

>>4326628
he was like stripping and dancing naked and grinding against my parents and shit
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)22:43 UTC+1 No.4326639 Report

>>4326632
There was last year to iirc. It's the last of the con based competitions for the US GBWC for the year I think. Check bluefin's GBWC page on their website for details on stuff. Passes for the con are supposed to already be sold out though.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)22:46 UTC+1 No.4326645 Report

>>4326344
>Gunpla contest at NYCC
Cool. I now found another reason to love the Bandai booth.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)22:51 UTC+1 No.4326653 Report

>>4326645
>the Bandai booth.

You mean the bluefin booth. Which might as well be the bandai booth. But bluefin is the one who holds the official US competitions.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)22:52 UTC+1 No.4326654 Report

>>4326639
I already got a 3 day pass thank god.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)22:55 UTC+1 No.4326661 Report

>>4326654
I beleive you can just walk in with your entry, but would probably be best to sign up online beforehand if you plan on entering the contest.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)23:21 UTC+1 No.4326712 Report

>>4326572

was anything apart from the razor kit & kshatriya repaired actually on sale? i didnt see any of those other things listed in the sale.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)23:25 UTC+1 No.4326715 Report

anyone else buying these up from hlj? 1/48th scale AG-V09 Fatty for ¥380. Seems like a steal at that price & a great little figure to practice weathering on.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)23:27 UTC+1 No.4326719 Report

>>4326715

8cm tall, comes pre assembled but looks easy enough to take apart for painting, comes with a pretty good pilot & extra hands.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)23:32 UTC+1 No.4326729 Report

>>4326712
Don't think so but shit the stands were like 5 bucks I thought and the gates were cheap as hell so said "why not?" Got 4 builder campaign parts with the order as the bonus. Got parts A x1 B x1 and C x 2.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)23:34 UTC+1 No.4326732 Report

>>4326715
8cm is small as fuck. Looks neat, but it's just too small for me. Also, I doubt anyone is "buying those up" since those have seriously been on clearance for ages and ages.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)23:35 UTC+1 No.4326738 Report

>>4326729

ah thats good to know i thought they were only shipping parts A until next month.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)23:37 UTC+1 No.4326744 Report

>>4326732

ah o.k i didnt notice it until they were on the front page. i ordered a few for painting practice & customising.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)23:47 UTC+1 No.4326759 Report

So, I just started watching Build Fighters and I can feel my "neat thing I know nothing about, must try it" urges welling up.

Are there any places that sell model kits in the States that aren't like, ironic hipster douche comic stores in California? I'm pretty deep inland here.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)23:55 UTC+1 No.4326773 Report

>>4326759
California has numerous options. Tell me more precisely where you're located and I can recommend something.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)23:56 UTC+1 No.4326778 Report

>>4326773

Rural Ohio. I said California because that seems to be where everything is.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)23:58 UTC+1 No.4326785 Report

>>4326778
Don't tell him where you live anon, it's a trick.
He wants to murder you.
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Anonymous 07/31/14(Thu)23:59 UTC+1 No.4326790 Report

>>4326785

Don't worry, I'm in one of those states that's just a forest. I have nature on my side.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)00:04 UTC+1 No.4326801 Report

>>4326790

you mean more secluded area's to hide the body.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)00:06 UTC+1 No.4326804 Report

>>4326801

Yeah, that's what I meant. Everywhere's a perfect place to hide a body.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)00:12 UTC+1 No.4326814 Report

>>4326778
Oh, I misunderstood you. Well, if you gotta have a place in the states, I guess I'd say either Gundamstoreandmore or Robot4Less. Might check out your local Hobby Lobby or whatever too, I hear those sometimes stock Gunpla.

I will warn you though, all US Gunpla sites charge rather high prices to make up for the fact that they're already imported. You (usually) can get a cheaper price if you just order from Japan yourself.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)00:17 UTC+1 No.4326822 Report

>>4326814

Right on, thank ya. I would reward you with funny or relevant pics, but I currently have neither at my disposal.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)00:17 UTC+1 No.4326824 Report

>>4326778

go order from hobbylink japan, its way cheaper, even with shipping. And they wont come to your house & murder you (that costs extra)
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)00:20 UTC+1 No.4326836 Report

>>4326822
No reward necessary my man. Also, check out your local Barnes & Noble if you got one, Bluefin partnered with them recently so some B&N stock Figuarts, Gunpla, etc. Be warned their selection won't be great (mine just had Unicorn Destroy Modes and old Wing kits), but it's worth a try anyway.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)00:27 UTC+1 No.4326849 Report

>>4326759
If you don't have any local hobbyshops you can order from overseas from places like HLJ and hobbysearch and deal with 3-4 week SAL shipping (But overall lower cost) or you can buy from US based shops where the price of the kits are a bit raised because of imports but have lower and even sometimes flat shipping rates (Hobbywave, gundam planet).

Give teh guide a read through. Besides the basics it lists a bunch of different stores.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)00:29 UTC+1 No.4326855 Report

>>4326814
Unbless you actually live in california R4L is a pretty crap place to order online from. Their prices aren't just high, they are actually hobby shop level prices on top of shipping. Places like hobbywave are cheaper and offer a flat rate compared to R4L's "Spend a 100 and get free shipping" deal.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)00:41 UTC+1 No.4326874 Report

>>4326855
Tatsu Hobby is a good alternative when it comes to that. They're local to me so I love them for that, but even not being local they're a great place to buy from. They don't get stuff as early as R4L, but the savings and service is worth it.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)00:44 UTC+1 No.4326880 Report

>>4326855
Even as a Californiafag, I don't buy from R4L anymore. They're not as good as Tatsu Hobby or Model Grade.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)00:46 UTC+1 No.4326881 Report

So I was looking to replace my current knife with an X-acto knife.
Just a quick look on their site shows multiple models, I assume the model doesn't matter as long as the blades are interchangeable correct?

Or is there a specific one people recommend?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)00:58 UTC+1 No.4326903 Report

>>4326881
Buy a standard hobby knife off ebay, whatever looks comfortable for you. Don't buy a branded handle, you're paying for a logo.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:01 UTC+1 No.4326907 Report

I was going to do a panel wash with acrylic paint. The guide I checked uses enamels and lighter fluid/thinner, but when using acrylics can I just use the type of thinner that fits the brand I'm using?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:03 UTC+1 No.4326910 Report

>>4326907
yes you can, but you also brush your teeth with soda.

It's not recommended you use acrylics.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:05 UTC+1 No.4326913 Report

>>4326910
I'll keep that in mind.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:06 UTC+1 No.4326917 Report

>>4326913
>>4326910
i've used acrylics. there's nothing wrong with it.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:11 UTC+1 No.4326925 Report

>>4326917
Acrylics set much faster then enamels. They 'dry' about the same speed, but enamels have much better handling properties, notably self levelling. This makes enamels superior to acrylics for smooth, even panel lining which is much easier to manipulate if you screw up.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:14 UTC+1 No.4326928 Report

>>4326910
It's an out dated method that people have found better techniques for similar results. Gelgoog Guy needs to update the guide badly, but the asshole got a job and shit.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:15 UTC+1 No.4326931 Report

>>4326917
Checked the guide quickly to see what it had to say on the subject. Says that it can't be used over acrylic paint unless I'm misreading something.

So, if I paint acrylic I have to stick with enamels. I'm kind of tired and can't remember, is there any problem with fumes with enamels when hand-painting?

Or I could just say fuck it and use mechnical pencils, I guess. But that probably won't look as nice as a proper panel wash.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:17 UTC+1 No.4326933 Report

>>4326925
Except a thing called washes and thinning your paints exist. Using chemicals which can react with your paints and plastic is not a good idea. Enamels are now worse than acrylics in almost every area, there is no reason to do it.

>>4326931
Pick up a black wash from vallejo or Coat d arms, panel line it the same way as you would with enamels. Load up the brush, touch it to the panel line, let it flow and repeat until the entire line is filled, then wipe the edges clean. It will work perfectly, ignore these guys talking about enamels. They're parroting what they have heard and haven't used any thing else.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:22 UTC+1 No.4326938 Report

>>4326931

Slap a non-acryic clear coat on it and go to town?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:23 UTC+1 No.4326939 Report

>>4326931
if you are using an acrylic wash over acrylic paint, you're using heavily thinned acrylic over acrylic, with predicable results. You'll need to either:

Shield your base paint with something (like an enamel or lacquer clear coat)
or
Dont make a mistake.

>>4326933
>parroting

the whole point of an information pool is that advice for other people are wide and varied so that they may choose which method they want to use, which ever may be easier or such. Effectively you're telling them "I know what's best for you and your specific situation, everyone else can fuck off because they dont know what I know."
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:25 UTC+1 No.4326942 Report

>>4326939
"I want to panel line my model, how do I do it?"

A, pick up a wash, which requires nothing but it's self.
B, pick up some enamels, a thinner, cover your kit in a gloss varnish

Right.. Which is easier again?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:25 UTC+1 No.4326943 Report

Waiting for that topcoat, I took a picture. Is it any good?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:27 UTC+1 No.4326947 Report

>>4326943
It's alright. Might be more visually interesting if you got down to the level of the model and got a photo through the nails.

Try giving it a sense of scale.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:28 UTC+1 No.4326949 Report

Either way is fine so long as you use immiscible solvents. So if you pint with acrylics, line with enamels. If you paint with enamels, line with acrylics.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:28 UTC+1 No.4326952 Report

>>4326635
what the fuck man
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:30 UTC+1 No.4326953 Report

>>4326947
Good idea, I'll try it again tonight.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:31 UTC+1 No.4326960 Report

>>4326942
"I want to panel line my model, how do I do it?"

>Assuming he doesn't already have any enamels
>Assuming he doesn't already have thinner
>Assuming he needs a gloss varnish
>Assuming he is painting on plastic
>Assuming he is putting a panel line on already painted model
>Assuming he thinks acrylics are easier to manipulate
>Assuming he doesn't have a surplus of time and wants the cheapest but not necessarily man power taxing method.

"Hey can you give me advice on how to do this?"

"Buy that. Do this. Ignore everyone else."
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:33 UTC+1 No.4326963 Report

Washes are a great way of getting nice panels and both acrylic and enamels work.

GLOSS YOUR MODEL BEFORE DOING A WASH. This provides a smooth surface for your wash to flow through and protects the paint from the thinners. If you are doing an enamel wash, use a acrylic or lacquer glosscoat. If you are doing an acrylic wash, use a enamel or lacquer gloss. This is so your washes thinners don't eat through the gloss and into your paint. It does not matter what kind the paint itself is, just make sure you get the gloss and wash combo right.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:35 UTC+1 No.4326967 Report

>>4326949
It makes no difference as long as you gloss. You can use acrylic wash with acrylic paints as long as you use something other than acrylic for a glosscoat between them.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:37 UTC+1 No.4326972 Report

>>4326960
$3 on a bottle of wash that will last for at least 20 kits.

Yea man, expensive B)
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:40 UTC+1 No.4326981 Report

>>4326972
>Assuming it will last 20 kits
>Assuming $3
>Assuming everyone lives in an area which actively stocks pre made washes
>Assuming the colour is exactly what you want so you dont have to dick around mixing washes.

Yea ))))))))))))
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)01:42 UTC+1 No.4326987 Report

>>4326981
Stop shit posting because someone pointed out you're a parrot.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)02:03 UTC+1 No.4327007 Report

>>4326938
>>4326967
Ah, I see, thank you. What brushable enamel gloss coat would you guys recommend? Getting spray cans is easier, but kind of an expensive pain in the ass where I live compared to picking up something I can brush which'll generally last longer.

>>4326942
>>4326981
>A, pick up a wash, which requires nothing but it's self.
Huh, really? In this type of hobby where the harder, more time consuming method tends to be the better one, I'm surprised at the possibility of there being an easy way out that doesn't require any additional coating or anything.

>>4326960
I'm just doing it over any acrylic coat of paint. I don't mind putting the extra time and money in if it gets me a better result.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)02:12 UTC+1 No.4327022 Report

>>4327007
For an enamel gloss I really would not suggest handbrushing it. Sprays are more expensive, true, but they will work much better in this case. Most hobby enamel topcoats in jar form are meant for airbrushing.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)02:12 UTC+1 No.4327023 Report

>>4327022
Alright, thanks.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)02:14 UTC+1 No.4327026 Report

>>4326942
get some cheap artist oils and a bottle of turp while you're at it
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)02:19 UTC+1 No.4327036 Report

>>4327026
I use odorless mineral spirits. But his premixed wash will also require a gloss. The advantage of mixing your own is the tubes of paint last a long time and you can mix your own colors while the wash is more convenient since you just need to shake the bottle and apply. I personally prefer the artists oils just because of the long active times.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)02:19 UTC+1 No.4327038 Report

>>4327007
Best gloss coat is and always will be Future.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)02:20 UTC+1 No.4327041 Report

>>4327007
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwCqrCVxv5k here you go bro, a dude using an acrylic wash. He cleans it up on the next video.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)02:21 UTC+1 No.4327044 Report

>>4327038
Which is acrylic based and can only be used for enamel washes. It wont protect the paint from acrylic thinners.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)02:22 UTC+1 No.4327045 Report

>>4327038
Future is NOT a miracle thing dude. It's just an extremely cheap gloss varnish, it's the BUDGET option not the BEST option.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)02:36 UTC+1 No.4327072 Report

>>4327038
Nope. Decal softers eat through it like no tomorrow.

Mr Color Super Clear III is the gloss of choice, at least for me.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)02:40 UTC+1 No.4327078 Report

i just use mr super clear gloss and one can should last me a while mostly since i don't panel wash that often
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)02:54 UTC+1 No.4327101 Report

>>4327072
Did not know that. Thanks for the warning.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)03:27 UTC+1 No.4327159 Report

>>4326881
Maybe just get the #1 knife with some #11 blade refill. After using it you might get a feel of what other blades/handle you need.

It's not a terribly expensive item, but you can do >>4326903 too.

Got mine because it happens to be available locally.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)03:37 UTC+1 No.4327172 Report

Anyone know where to get instructions for this?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)03:41 UTC+1 No.4327178 Report

>>4327172
http://hlj.com/gundamage1r
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)03:41 UTC+1 No.4327179 Report

>>4327172
1/2, congrats on your new mod kit, it's great with a little paint
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)03:43 UTC+1 No.4327183 Report

>>4327172
>>4327179
2/2. You do know it'll take some joint parts from a donor AGE kit, right?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)03:48 UTC+1 No.4327198 Report

>>4327183
Yeah, got the AGE kit with it and a bunch of other stuff from the HLJ sale.
>>4327178
>>4327179
>>4327183
Thanks
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)03:56 UTC+1 No.4327210 Report

>>4323742

These are adorable. Where'd you get them and how much?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)03:58 UTC+1 No.4327218 Report

"FUCK I didn't think robots could get tired"
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)03:59 UTC+1 No.4327220 Report

>>4327210
What are those?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)04:02 UTC+1 No.4327227 Report

>>4327218
Also: Set #2 'Lectric Bluegrass cost me 16 bricks, a heat dispersion grate from an old stove, and a broken piece of glass.

How'd I do? I wanted to make something for indoor shots of single MSes.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)04:07 UTC+1 No.4327236 Report

>>4327220
Someone's sweet custom diorama. No idea where it came from, it was in my Gunpla folder.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)04:08 UTC+1 No.4327238 Report

>>4327072
>Mr Color Super Clear III is the gloss of choice
Ill second that, short of urethane, GX clear III is that tits.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)04:08 UTC+1 No.4327239 Report

>>4327227
i'm digging the lighting even though camera grain
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)04:09 UTC+1 No.4327240 Report

>>4327218
>>4327227
Actually quite cool. You need a better camera to take advantage of this though. Your camera seems fine enough for daytime shots, but it struggles with indoor/nighttime shots. I've noticed your daylight shots are crisp and clean, but your indoor/night shots are blurry, grainy, and out of focus.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)04:10 UTC+1 No.4327242 Report

>>4327239
Sweet! I'm getting a good camera soon, don't worry. Shit, an iPhone would be an upgrade from the piece of potato garbage that I call a camera.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)04:20 UTC+1 No.4327250 Report

I need better brushes lol

First time I've painted a 1/144 figure
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)04:22 UTC+1 No.4327255 Report

>>4327220
>>4327210
They're most likely scratchbuilt or possibly a gashapon thing. The MS is a joke design from gundam-san.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)04:25 UTC+1 No.4327263 Report

>>4327255
NOOT NOOT

>>4327250
Mad skills man
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)05:02 UTC+1 No.4327325 Report

>>4327250

Keep at it, man!
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)05:18 UTC+1 No.4327347 Report

>>4327325
Ah that 1/100 pilot looks great! I'm doing a 1/144 right now as well!
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)05:27 UTC+1 No.4327366 Report

>>4327328
HLJ, big sale 2 months ago, 272 yen a sheet.

There were 3 kinds, only one is still in stock (at full price): http://www.hlj.com/product/KYD00016/Gsh

They are surprisingly detailed for a gashapon-tier plamo, almost like those pricey 1/144 resin kits.

Not really snap-fit and they don't look good without paint at all.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)05:57 UTC+1 No.4327427 Report

Hey all, I want to try getting my brother into Gunpla (or just Plamo in general), so I was looking to get him a kit to pull him into the hobby. This is where you guys come in: I was hoping you guys could give me some recommendations on which kit to get for him.

He likes giant robots, but he's sort of particular about the details. There are two characteristics the robot must have to really grab him:

>must be green
>must be bulky

I've been thinking of the Kshatriya and the Zssa. The Kshatriya's a bit too expensive considering he might not even take to the hobby, though. The Zssa seems good, but I'm wondering if there are any other notable HG kits that meet the criteria. I also considered the classic-style green Zaku, but I fear he'd consider it too plain or boring (his opinion, not mine).

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)06:05 UTC+1 No.4327438 Report

Has SDCC showcased these yet? I thought theyd be out by now.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)06:07 UTC+1 No.4327441 Report

>>4327438
They're already released. Toys R us is carrying the DC stuff and K mart is apparently stocking the other two. There are already people finding them in stores. Quality on the level two stuff is supposed to be gunpla quality. Seems like they didn't go cheap on the part separation and plastic quality.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)06:09 UTC+1 No.4327443 Report

>>4327441
Wait, please clarify: do you mean the LBX stuff is actually starting to hit the US already? And K-Mart is stocking it?

If so, I just might have to make the trek out to our shitty, depressing K-Mart to have a look. My hopes aren't high though, they rarely have new shit and are still carrying ancient lines like ROTF and Iron Man 2.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)06:18 UTC+1 No.4327457 Report

>>4327443
Yes. Don't know if all of them have or are getting them in though. I've just seen people online saying they found them there this past week.

Don't expect them to be super cheap though. They have import fees on top of them and seem to be $5-$10 more than in japan.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)06:22 UTC+1 No.4327462 Report

>>4325485
it's actually not bad; paint's fairly smooth for a first time, and nubs are minimal (though the undergating probably helped). I probably would have painted the polycaps in the shoulder to match the underlying armor, but it's not bad at all.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)06:24 UTC+1 No.4327465 Report

>>4327438
I almost bought a few of these at SDCC. Sort of regret not pulling the trigger.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)06:27 UTC+1 No.4327469 Report

>>4326341
>Is the HG00 Arche Gundam as unstable and finicky as some reviews might suggest?

As with all questions, it depends on how ham-handed you are. If you're smashing its legs into your desk in order to get it to stand (like a certain man-woman thing on the tubes), then yeah, it's a bit finicky.

It's not as stable as, say, the comparable HG 00 Gundam, but that's mostly due to its design. It has the same general PC layout as the thrones, and it has some color separation issues (you'll need to paint up all the fangs, and the eye cameras do not show up well at all). Otherwise it's not bad at all, and can hold up its ginormous sword pretty well considering how thin its upper arms are.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)06:39 UTC+1 No.4327482 Report

>>4326017
Hasn't arrived yet. Can't wait, but I've already got a lot on my blacklog
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)06:41 UTC+1 No.4327483 Report

>>4327482
backlog, even.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)06:45 UTC+1 No.4327488 Report

>>4327441
The non-lbx stuff like Batman/Halo is REALLY shit, to the point where you could get a figure for the same price that's already built and looks just as shitty.

I have a feeling the non lbx spruekits will probably die out
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Derringer 08/01/14(Fri)06:49 UTC+1 No.4327492 Report

>>4326632
>>4326645
>>4326653

We're aware the tickets for NYCC sold out.

We're going to allow people into the show to drop off their kits on Thurs/Fri even if they don't have a pass to the show. We'll then let them back in for the judging on Saturday. This way you can still enter without buying a ticket. Still finalizing this, but will have more details in mid August.

Also trying to get a hold of Kawaguchi/someone on the RD team for Build Fighters Try gunpla also for judging.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)06:51 UTC+1 No.4327495 Report

>>4327488
I have a feeling the LBX ones will die too despite being of nice quality. Cartoon is licensed for the US but air date is still unknown, and without that they won't get much attention. In general I also think today's kids are too lazy and crave instant gratification, they won't want to build their own toys. Heck, it's all I can do to tear my nephews away from their iPad with the toys I occasionally gift them. If I tell them now they've got to WORK for them too, they definitely won't bat an eye before going back to Minecraft.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)06:53 UTC+1 No.4327500 Report

Did another one!
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)06:57 UTC+1 No.4327507 Report

>>4327492
Damn, no way I'm driving all the way up there just for a gunpla competition. Looks like I'm stuck with the online entry.

So what happened with otakon? The staff not give you enough booth space again like last year?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)06:58 UTC+1 No.4327508 Report

>>4327495
>Cartoon is licensed for the US but air date is still unknown

It's coming to nicktoons in august. There is apparently already a trailer out.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)07:08 UTC+1 No.4327517 Report

>>4327427
Cool and not boring?

MG Nemo.

2800 yen list price put's this kit firmly in the middle of the 20-30 dollar category. Quite easy with nearly everything c?a?s?t? in their respective colours (with only some minor details missing out). The Engineering is fantastic, the build is 'easy' but the way each part interacts with each other is complex, so it's straight forward but not boring. I'm building one myself at the moment, and I'll post pics when it is done.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)07:09 UTC+1 No.4327519 Report

>>4327517
Pic because I'm dumb.

also might not be as 'bulky' as you/he may desire.
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N0. Luv 08/01/14(Fri)07:17 UTC+1 No.4327531 Report

One last question about Testors Dullcote. I know it eats at Gundam Liner but what about Vallejo Acrylic? Any terrible drawbacks?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)07:32 UTC+1 No.4327559 Report

>>4327427

How about HG Tieren? Dom colony colors? GM Cannon II.

I don't understand why people pick kits by color, its not like he is Char Aznable or anything..
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)07:32 UTC+1 No.4327561 Report

>>4326987
>shit posting

Back when I was a wee lad and I started plamo, a plastic veteran told me:

"...enamels are better than acrylics when it comes to finish, and will look better on a model, period"

Now on some cases I'll agree with that statement but it doesn't justify the fact that because of what he said, I didn't touch acrylics thinking they were inferior for 7 years.

7 years.

If I could go back in time, I'd punch that guy in the face and tell my younger self that you really should try out acrylics, find out which is better in your opinion and save yourself the possibility of lung cancer. If you are giving advice, give full, nuanced advice rather than "I think that's better, I like it more. You should do that instead of what you wanted to do". That way they are better prepared and more open minded to different approaches, especially in a hobby which having a broad range of skills to tackle a broad range of situations is better than being really good at one thing.

>tl:dr u wot m8, I cldnt give a fuck if someone called me a parrot. go fuck ur mum
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)07:35 UTC+1 No.4327567 Report

>>4327531
Not really answering your question here, but testors dullcoat works well over Copic markers.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)07:44 UTC+1 No.4327579 Report

>>4327427

>must be green
>must be bulky

you have about 3 hours to buy the kshatriya repaired on sale from hlj. Ultimate green & bulky kit is the koto virtual-on belgdor but thats at least 7k yen now.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)07:47 UTC+1 No.4327582 Report

>>4327561

acrylics have improved a lot in 7 years, back then he was right. Now acrylics are really taking over in modelling & solvent based paints will become a minority in future.
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N0. Luv 08/01/14(Fri)07:48 UTC+1 No.4327584 Report

>>4327567

Okay, that's pretty helpful, I don't think I have what I need for panel washes on acrylic coats.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)07:50 UTC+1 No.4327588 Report

>>4327582
>assuming I started using acrylics this year.

I get what you're saying, but I still didn't WANT to try acrylics back then because some guy told me not to.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)08:05 UTC+1 No.4327627 Report

>>4327588

Don't believe everything on internet
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)08:08 UTC+1 No.4327636 Report

>>4327531
Zero issue with anything vallejo and dullcote in my experience. Just make sure it's fully dried (like a day)
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)08:13 UTC+1 No.4327653 Report

>>4327531
testors work fine with vallejo

it's krylon's that you need to worry.
It will eat right through even vallejo's varnish if you over spray it by one bit.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)08:28 UTC+1 No.4327691 Report

How do I tackle the fact that I put way too much glue onto everything when it finally comes time to paint?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)08:30 UTC+1 No.4327694 Report

>>4327691
Just curious, why are you gluing? If you're still at a skill level where you're putting "way too much glue," you might not want to tackle seam-welding yet, so...
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)08:30 UTC+1 No.4327695 Report

>>4327691
Show a picture, I have no idea how you do that.
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N0. Luv 08/01/14(Fri)08:32 UTC+1 No.4327697 Report

>>4327636
>>4327653

I tested it on an other painted thing but wanted to be safe. No fun having day's of work go down the drain because of a spray. Thanks guys.

>>4327691

That may depend, what did you glue? And as the other anon said, why did you? Seam welding?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)08:35 UTC+1 No.4327700 Report

>>4327694
>>4327695
>>4327697
Maybe I should specify that I'm working with a 1/35 scale military model.

I'm sort of new to this hobby, but that fact changes something, right?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)08:39 UTC+1 No.4327708 Report

>>4327700
Oh. Well, yeah, it does, since military kits usually aren't snapfit and thus require glue. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how to help you though.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)08:47 UTC+1 No.4327722 Report

>>4327700
Same techniques. Any Gunpla builder beyond the very basics is going to be using glue, not to that extent but will be using glue.

File it down or scrape it off with a knife. Remember in the future if you can see the glue as more than just a glossiness you have too much on.

I would highly recommend checking out this guy. https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePaintingClinic/videos He taught me a lot of things and continues to do so. Absolutely fantastic painter and builder who has videos for any skill level to help them get into or improve their hobby.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)09:04 UTC+1 No.4327746 Report

>>4327559
>I don't understand why people pick kits by color

this so much.

Its a fucking model kit. Its designed to be painted.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)09:06 UTC+1 No.4327747 Report

>>4327746
Not everyone paints, some people like colour. Why do you think the Titan's MK-II is more popular than the AEUG one?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)09:15 UTC+1 No.4327751 Report

>>4327072

i'll add that alclad clearcotes dont protect shit when it comes to decal solutions or cleaning up panel lining (isopropyl alcahol on a q-tip even damages it). Enamel or urethane are the way to go.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)09:16 UTC+1 No.4327752 Report

>>4327747

go buy an action figure. the robot damashii or hcm pro lines are designed for people like you.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)09:19 UTC+1 No.4327755 Report

>>4327752
I'm not one of those people. I paint and weather my kits. I just have enough respect for people not to assume my opinion is the only one that matters.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)09:28 UTC+1 No.4327763 Report

>>4327755
>I just have enough respect for people not to assume my opinion is the only one that matters.

your assuming shit right there buddy.

>respecting people on the internet

you know this is 4chan right?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)09:32 UTC+1 No.4327769 Report

>>4327752
Some people just enjoy building shit. I don't paint or weather, or even topcoat sometimes. It's just fun and calming to me to build kits.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)09:32 UTC+1 No.4327770 Report

>>4327763
>you know this is 4chan right?

you know this isn't /b/ right?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)09:39 UTC+1 No.4327773 Report

>>4327763
4chan = Your words are more important than you are. You should make them worth reading because you're anonymous and hence don't exist as a single entity, but as part of a group where no one is special, only their actions can be.

Hence I respect other people's ideas and unless they are harmful, don't try to fight them.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)09:44 UTC+1 No.4327777 Report

>>4327751
pure iso fucks up great many things, lacquers included

alclad clearcote if applied properly is resistant to decal solutions, not to enamel washes/thinners though
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)09:55 UTC+1 No.4327785 Report

>>4327495
>kids these days hate building stuff
>they playing minecraft all day long, assembling stuff from digital wood blocks

You don't see the contradiction?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)09:58 UTC+1 No.4327786 Report

>>4327785
When I was a kid I played Maddon, Fifa and and Ice hockey game. Doesn't mean I wanted to go out in real life and play those games though.

Minecraft could lead into Lego if you pushed it and that may lead to model kits, but from minecraft to model kits is a big jump for most people and a world apart from using a computer.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)10:17 UTC+1 No.4327801 Report

>>4327786

Didn't people primarily buy those for the player management system?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)10:22 UTC+1 No.4327806 Report

>>4327801
This was before that. We're talking the mid 90s.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)10:35 UTC+1 No.4327825 Report

>>4327806

Well yeah, mid-90s video game mags complained that those games were basically shovelware and only ever updated the player's statistics.

The most recent FIFA game I've seen was primarily a third-person action game.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)10:40 UTC+1 No.4327829 Report

>>4327825
They were just 2D sports games. They were fun and you bought one and that was enough. It's nothing like today's sports games that are literally roster updates.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)10:58 UTC+1 No.4327858 Report

>>4327829

the madden & nhl games on sega megadrive were nothing but roster updates year after year, same game underneath. EA started pulling that shit in the early 90's.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)11:09 UTC+1 No.4327869 Report

Do you guys think the RG Exia is worth getting if you're a fan of MG Exia?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)11:31 UTC+1 No.4327884 Report

My Turn A's shoulders broke 4 fucking times so I made him better.
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Toot 08/01/14(Fri)11:32 UTC+1 No.4327885 Report

>>4327869
It's definitely a more solid & easier to work with kit.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)11:32 UTC+1 No.4327886 Report

>>4327884

The stache i just blutacked on until I can get epoxy. I need to spraypaint it but I haven't practised much yet.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)11:35 UTC+1 No.4327887 Report

>>4327885

can you mount o raiser on it without modding?
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)11:36 UTC+1 No.4327889 Report

>>4327884
Is that the HG? If so, tell me why your shoulders broke please. I'm about to build it and want to know in advance if there's anything delicate to watch out for.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)11:38 UTC+1 No.4327893 Report

>>4327884

is that the stargazer ring? dat head swap.... looks like a circus clown mech now.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)11:40 UTC+1 No.4327899 Report

>>4327889
The shoulders broke because of me, not hte models fault.

I was partswapping random weapons in its shoulder joints, and some were way too tight so when I pulled it out the shoulder came wiht it.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)11:42 UTC+1 No.4327902 Report

>>4327893
It could be worse. It'll look better in a uniform colourscheme.
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Gelgoog Guy 08/01/14(Fri)13:18 UTC+1 No.4327983 Report

New thread: >>4327981
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)13:21 UTC+1 No.4327986 Report

>>4327427
Here's the tieren ground type the other anon mentioned, the orange stickers aren't that great though.

There's also the geara doga, search it up on dalong.net
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)13:50 UTC+1 No.4328009 Report

>>4325550
Wet sand it if you really have to sand it.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)14:39 UTC+1 No.4328069 Report

this is less than quarter of my backlog.
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)22:02 UTC+1 No.4328779 Report

>>4328069
jesus anon

get your shit together
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Anonymous 08/01/14(Fri)22:25 UTC+1 No.4328819 Report

>>4328069
Can't decide if you're doing it right or doing it wrong.
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Anonymous 08/02/14(Sat)01:48 UTC+1 No.4329317 Report

>>4327500
>>4327250
>*fart sounds*
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Anonymous 08/02/14(Sat)02:57 UTC+1 No.4329553 Report

Is there a good replacement for poly caps?
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