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Meehlimo 2007-05-06 12:07

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Originally Posted by Alpha 54 (Post 933781)
Anyone got any advice on how to paint the parts on the Nu Gundam bazooka that are suppose to be black?

I got that model years ago and i used a very fine detail brush for it came out great.

thephreak 2007-05-06 22:16

:cool:
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Originally Posted by zalem (Post 923743)
That is awesome. I've been to this site before, but can anyone explain what mesarion is? Are they just people who take kits and mod them? They do fabulous work, so I'm really curious.

Also, totally unrelated....so I understand these kits don't need to be painted, but it's recommended if you want nice details and all. So what can I do with a kit just short of going all out with an airbrush? I don't own an airbrush or know how to use one. Anyway, I know there are the gundam pens for panel lines and gundam markers....anything else I need to know about?

Oh and can anyone recommend a good gold paint? I have a Strike Freedom model kit and while the gold on the wing parts is shiny and nice, the gold parts on the body are more on the dull side. I'd like to hand paint those parts to make them better looking. :)

Sorry for all the N00b questions, I'm rather new to putting together these kits.

yea, they mod gundams (extremely well i might add). here is a link to a Infinite Justice model that they made into a MG level. http://f7.aaa.livedoor.jp/~mesarion/.../jusm/jusm.htm.
i apologize ahead of time if someone has already posted this URL.

zalem 2007-05-07 10:41

Awesome. And they painted it red too. If I bought an I-J kit I'd paint it red too. I don't like the sort of pinky-purple color of the kits.

mangatron 2007-05-07 15:38

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Originally Posted by zalem (Post 936291)
Awesome. And they painted it red too. If I bought an I-J kit I'd paint it red too. I don't like the sort of pinky-purple color of the kits.

heh me too, I phased-downed my 1/144 HG Aegis without a second thought. In fact I planned on it ahead of time before receipt of the model :heh:

thephreak 2007-05-07 17:15

are the fingers on the MG Strike Freedom Gundam Full Burst Mode individually jointed? if not, are there any kits of Strike Freedom with individaul jointed fingers?

Meehlimo 2007-05-07 23:07

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Originally Posted by thephreak (Post 936772)
are the fingers on the MG Strike Freedom Gundam Full Burst Mode individually jointed? if not, are there any kits of Strike Freedom with individaul jointed fingers?

No they r solid like others but the new kits have standard all jointed fingers it seems.

WaytoDawn 2007-05-08 01:02

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Originally Posted by thephreak (Post 936772)
are the fingers on the MG Strike Freedom Gundam Full Burst Mode individually jointed? if not, are there any kits of Strike Freedom with individaul jointed fingers?

Well, they fingers on the MG SF is not exactly individually jointed but...it IS individually BALL JOINTED so, all you have to do is cut the small little piece that links them all. There, individual fingers! :D :heh:

Meehlimo 2007-05-08 06:24

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Originally Posted by WaytoDawn (Post 937321)
Well, they fingers on the MG SF is not exactly individually jointed but...it IS individually BALL JOINTED so, all you have to do is cut the small little piece that links them all. There, individual fingers! :D :heh:

only the trigger finger and thumb is jointed alone the last 3 r one peice.

reivaj 2007-05-08 22:20

for my first post i suppose i can post my collection though not in its entirety. its just like half the models i have. though mostly SD gundams since i love them
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y14.../modelspe3.jpg

aikming 2007-05-09 01:53

SD? Here's my brother's SEED & SEED DESTINY gundams.

http://bp1.blogger.com/_f8DXPqVUjP4/...373308186l.jpg

WaytoDawn 2007-05-09 05:23

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Originally Posted by Meehlimo (Post 937568)
only the trigger finger and thumb is jointed alone the last 3 r one peice.

Well, all i'm trying to say is that you CAN cut the 3 last fingers with a sharp knife to separate them. then you get this!:D

subaruhess 2007-05-09 09:01

I just finished my SD destiny gundam no stickers used all the detail is painted on. Mounted on the action base that was included with the strike freedom:






reivaj 2007-05-09 10:39

its been like 2 or 3 years since i bought models until the other day and now my new sd models should be coming in but i think i will buy some more HG too

cf18 2007-05-09 12:01

Interesting video of Gunpla design lab and factory tour.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qog_bjg1lQU

reivaj 2007-05-09 13:17

i just got these in by ups :)
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y14...newgundams.jpg

takumi111 2007-05-09 14:54

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Originally Posted by subaruhess (Post 939144)
I just finished my SD destiny gundam no stickers used all the detail is painted on. Mounted on the action base that was included with the strike freedom:






Well done. I always liked SD Gundams but never bothered to buy any (partly because they don't come fully colored .. now that my painting skills are a bit better, I may give it a try).

subaruhess 2007-05-09 15:15

Thank you, theres definitely less moulded colours with sd kits. What bothered me about the destiny sd is that black & gray parts arent even moulded. Forearms were half blue & the beam sword moulded in dark blue, even the original seed sd kits had more moulded colours.

thephreak 2007-05-09 18:05

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Originally Posted by WaytoDawn (Post 938964)
Well, all i'm trying to say is that you CAN cut the 3 last fingers with a sharp knife to separate them. then you get this!:D

wow, u serious? thats really well done

edit: did you do that yourself and are the fingers movable?

Meehlimo 2007-05-09 21:36

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Originally Posted by WaytoDawn (Post 938964)
Well, all i'm trying to say is that you CAN cut the 3 last fingers with a sharp knife to separate them. then you get this!:D

Dude comps i just did it to mine and i have to say i very much like it ty:D

thephreak 2007-05-09 23:45

could u guys describe the process of cutn the fingers? i dont wanna screw up my strike freedom. is it as simple as just cutn it and thats it?

WaytoDawn 2007-05-10 01:41

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Originally Posted by subaruhess (Post 939144)
I just finished my SD destiny gundam no stickers used all the detail is painted on. Mounted on the action base that was included with the strike freedom:






Now that, looks nice and clean! Good work!:cool: Btw, IMHO, I sugest sharpening the V-fins to make them look cooler and real bada$$ like.

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Originally Posted by thephreak (Post 939954)
could u guys describe the process of cutn the fingers? i dont wanna screw up my strike freedom. is it as simple as just cutn it and thats it?

It is pretty simple acctually, if you have the kit with you already, you can c that all are individually ball jointed, and the parts that are linked is pretty simple to cut. You have to apply some pressure when you cut it tho. Just do it slowly and it will b fine. Just as a warning, if you cut the fingers that are gold plated, the mark left will b black. use the other set of fingers that are not gold plated that comes with the same kit i think.

subaruhess 2007-05-10 10:37

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Originally Posted by WaytoDawn (Post 940051)
I sugest sharpening the V-fins

I was going to ask, what did you use to sharpen the fins? Its a very fragile part I'm curious how you managed to do that.

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Originally Posted by thephreak (Post 939954)
could u guys describe the process of cutn the fingers? i dont wanna screw up my strike freedom. is it as simple as just cutn it and thats it?

I wouldnt recommend cutting them they are combined by design to hold the weapons firmly in the plam.

cf18 2007-05-10 14:08

MG2.0 MS-06S official photos and box art.
http://www.toysdaily.com/discuz/view...extra=page%3D1

GameraBaenre 2007-05-10 14:09

Sharpening V-fins can be easily done by using sanding sticks and slowly sanding down until you get a sharp point. This can also be done to make the v-fins thinner as well. With sanding, you have alot of control over how much material is removed.

subaruhess 2007-05-10 15:11

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Originally Posted by GameraBaenre (Post 940832)
Sharpening V-fins can be easily done by using sanding sticks and slowly sanding down until you get a sharp point. This can also be done to make the v-fins thinner as well. With sanding, you have alot of control over how much material is removed.

Did you include that in your video guide? How would it be possible to sand a small fragile part like fins? I can imagen it would snap very easily.

GameraBaenre 2007-05-10 20:11

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Originally Posted by subaruhess (Post 940915)
Did you include that in your video guide? How would it be possible to sand a small fragile part like fins? I can imagen it would snap very easily.

Well, I will include this in my next release of the tutorial :)

In my tutorial, I show a picture of some sanding sticks. Starting with the back one (roughest grit) use this one to do most of the shaping work. Then use the other sanding sticks to polish it down. Yes, the V-Fin's are very delicate, so you want to place the flat end of the fin on flatly on your hand and then lightly sand. It may take a while since you are slowly shaping it while you sand it down, but you have much more control. Here are some sample pictures of a Kampfer head fin that I sanded down, and then a picture for comparison of a non sanded Kampfer head fin,
Sanded down:
http://www.gamerabaenre.com/images/s...%20018_jpg.jpg
http://www.gamerabaenre.com/images/s...%20012_jpg.jpg
http://www.gamerabaenre.com/images/s...%20017_jpg.jpg
Normal:
http://www.gamerabaenre.com/images/k...%20010_jpg.jpg


In other news: Anyone here planning on going to Anime Expo in Long Beach CA? if so, there's a model contest: http://www.anime-expo.org/?q=profess.../model_contest
Hopefully they will let me be judge (which will put me out of the running, but it will be worth it if I can get as many participants as possible)

reivaj 2007-05-10 20:22

sooo gamera... do you take credit cards?

subaruhess 2007-05-10 21:25

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Originally Posted by GameraBaenre (Post 941251)
Well, I will include this in my next release of the tutorial :)

In my tutorial, I show a picture of some sanding sticks. Starting with the back one (roughest grit) use this one to do most of the shaping work. Then use the other sanding sticks to polish it down. Yes, the V-Fin's are very delicate, so you want to place the flat end of the fin on flatly on your hand and then lightly sand. It may take a while since you are slowly shaping it while you sand it down, but you have much more control. Here are some sample pictures of a Kampfer head fin that I sanded down, and then a picture for comparison of a non sanded Kampfer head fin,
Sanded down:
http://www.gamerabaenre.com/images/s...%20018_jpg.jpg
http://www.gamerabaenre.com/images/s...%20012_jpg.jpg
http://www.gamerabaenre.com/images/s...%20017_jpg.jpg
Normal:
http://www.gamerabaenre.com/images/k...%20010_jpg.jpg


In other news: Anyone here planning on going to Anime Expo in Long Beach CA? if so, there's a model contest: http://www.anime-expo.org/?q=profess.../model_contest
Hopefully they will let me be judge (which will put me out of the running, but it will be worth it if I can get as many participants as possible)

Thanks, I find your tutorials very useful but I didnt get hold of your most recent published. There werent many seeds I think it was around 1GB did you have a torrent link to any other ones you've done?

GameraBaenre 2007-05-10 21:33

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Originally Posted by reivaj (Post 941267)
sooo gamera... do you take credit cards?

Bring a kit, enter the contest, and I'll let ya know then :D

GameraBaenre 2007-05-10 21:34

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Originally Posted by subaruhess (Post 941326)
Thanks, I find your tutorials very useful but I didnt get hold of your most recent published. There werent many seeds I think it was around 1GB did you have a torrent link to any other ones you've done?

I'm still seeding it. As well as one of my other friends - and he has fios so he can upload pretty quickly. The more additional videos I make for it will make the thing even bigger :) Reminds me that I should look into some video compression software...

LoweGear 2007-05-12 22:39

Talk about fast... someone just made a resin kit of the Evolve 15 RX-78-2...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y20...8987700528.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y20...8987773597.jpg



And then there's this "rumor" floating around from THIS blog [translation courtesy of PlasticFrog]:

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Originally Posted by Blog
I had a chance to speak with the marketing staff, so I asked many questions, and I learned that MG Destiny has been given a green light. The release date is still uncertain, but they are planning for sometime before the end of the year. There also seems to be rumors of MG Force Impulse. I'm going to the Hobby Show in hopes that they might show it there (^^). Anyway, this was an off-the-record talk, so I don't know how reliable this info is, but I felt I should let you people know♪ Aaahh... I don't want to work....

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Originally Posted by PlasticFrog @ Mechatalk
If, IF you were to take that claim at face value, then there are two things of note:

1. MG Destiny probably will not be MG#100, if it just got a green light. Not really a huge surprise.

2. Note while he claims that MG Destiny got a green light, MG Force Impulse is still just a rumor, even within a rumor post. I guess that goes to show how unlikely it truly is (as many of you have repeatedly pointed out). I really would've loved an MG Sword Impulse, but oh well.

So while that post's credibility is dubious at best, it's also a pretty "safe" rumor, if you know what I mean -- no truly outrageous claim, and things that have a fair chance of becoming reality.


GameraBaenre 2007-05-12 23:03

Finished a recent commission project: http://gamerabaenre.com/kampfer_commish_finished.htm

And in other news, I took pictures of my Desert Kampfer too, and a group shot... scroll down on the desert page:
http://gamerabaenre.com/desert_kampfer_completed.htm

reivaj 2007-05-13 07:35

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Originally Posted by GameraBaenre (Post 944245)
Finished a recent commission project: http://gamerabaenre.com/kampfer_commish_finished.htm

And in other news, I took pictures of my Desert Kampfer too, and a group shot... scroll down on the desert page:
http://gamerabaenre.com/desert_kampfer_completed.htm

how much did those cost(just the kit unpainted and without the tools used)

GameraBaenre 2007-05-13 16:23

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Originally Posted by reivaj (Post 944619)
Quote:

Finished a recent commission project: http://gamerabaenre.com/kampfer_commish_finished.htm

And in other news, I took pictures of my Desert Kampfer too, and a group shot... scroll down on the desert page:
http://gamerabaenre.com/desert_kampfer_completed.htm
how much did those cost(just the kit unpainted and without the tools used)

Uh, what do you mean? I don't know how much the kit cost because my customer provided the kit for me. But in the past I've seen these kits at toysrus.com for $15 or so, and then normal price is about $40 or so.

IMHO a snapped kit never looks good, it needs the seams fixed, things sanded, and painted :lol:

Meehlimo 2007-05-14 01:02

That evolve RX-78 is awsome except for the feet they look lame -_-

thephreak 2007-05-14 20:30

is the difference between the strike freedom MG and full burst mode the way the dragoon system can be positioned? is there an actual difference between the two models or just the stand that allows the dragoon system to be mounted

edit: i think im just gonna make a custom stand for the regular MG kit

subaruhess 2007-05-15 20:27

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Originally Posted by thephreak (Post 946568)
is the difference between the strike freedom MG and full burst mode the way the dragoon system can be positioned? is there an actual difference between the two models or just the stand that allows the dragoon system to be mounted

edit: i think im just gonna make a custom stand for the regular MG kit

There is no difference between the standard & full burst release of the master grade strike freedom. The full burst release includes bonus material & extra parts (see dalong) plus a clear blue action base. The dragoon mounts are clear acrylic cable which attach to the action base included.

GameraBaenre 2007-05-15 23:23


aikming 2007-05-16 02:48

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Originally Posted by subaruhess (Post 948031)
There is no difference between the standard & full burst release of the master grade strike freedom. The full burst release includes bonus material & extra parts (see dalong) plus a clear blue action base. The dragoon mounts are clear acrylic cable which attach to the action base included.

The gold colour for the MG Full burst is different (ie. better) from the normal MG as well

subaruhess 2007-05-16 13:28

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Originally Posted by GameraBaenre (Post 948262)

Impressive, I really like the chrome red you used on the first one I take it these have been built for fitchenfoo's kampfer competition?


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