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skyboy928 2011-06-06 14:05

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Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 3641620)
Never knew they had kits for spray paint. If you are going to be spray painting look at your color guild in the manual and choose what paints you want.. Don't really need a spray paint kit. What does a spray paint kit include by the way?

Well, I do see some bundle include couple empty jar, air compressor, couple brush, some already mixed paint, stuff like that

skyboy928 2011-06-06 14:51

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Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 3641620)
Never knew they had kits for spray paint. If you are going to be spray painting look at your color guild in the manual and choose what paints you want.. Don't really need a spray paint kit. What does a spray paint kit include by the way?

http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/tes/tes9215.htm
the above link is what i saw at some of the local store.
so if i don't need something like that, so i should just go and grab any kinda of spray paint? or is there a certain brand that i should look for :confused:

Appel 2011-06-07 01:45

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3641704)
http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/tes/tes9215.htm
the above link is what i saw at some of the local store.
so if i don't need something like that, so i should just go and grab any kinda of spray paint? or is there a certain brand that i should look for :confused:

i have made great experiences with the spray paint from tamiya^^ if you do it right you get really awesome results.
i have never seen models that include spray paint though. regular model kits from revell come with regular paint but thats about it :P usually you have to buy the paint extra, especially for gunpla

skyboy928 2011-06-07 03:49

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3642421)
i have made great experiences with the spray paint from tamiya^^ if you do it right you get really awesome results.
i have never seen models that include spray paint though. regular model kits from revell come with regular paint but thats about it :P usually you have to buy the paint extra, especially for gunpla

cool, thanks, i will try to get some Tamiya brand's paint when i head to local hobby shop next time.
anyway, i'm about to place a new order for Gundam Kits from gundamplanet, they are quite good, really fast reply, event at 11pm i still receive reply from them.
since my usual guy bait out on me this month, i place the order for the MG 00 Raiser, along with the SD version, also Musha Mk.II. and also pre-ordered MG Epyon as well.
4 kits together are roughly $240 including S/H.

Chiu_fan 2011-06-07 04:53

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Originally Posted by SonicSP (Post 3639633)
HG 00 Qan[T] is a good deal if you like the design, it's articulation is the same as HG 00 Raiser who Dalong nicknamed Yoga Gundam once or something. Do note that the Sword Bits do not come with a stand so if you want them flying around, your going to have to get creative on your own, much like what I had to do.

I would recommend against HG Harute even of you like the design. The GN Sword Rifles are too bulky and heavy, in fact the whole MS is too bulky and heavy. At least my experiences with it is not good so far.

HG Dynames GN Arms is just overpriced for me, get it if you truly truly dig the design and want one. One of it's selling points used to be the GN pistols for HG Dynames, but that is no longer the case since you can obtain them by buying HG Astraea Type F now.

I guess I'll just get the 00 Qan[T] on a different day. I don't want to build something which is so similar from my last kit built.
As for the Harute, do the arms suffer from the weight of the rifles?
I didn't really care much about it having the pistols but for me the selling point was the GN Arms itself. But from what I've heard, the holsters from the Astraea Type-F aren't compatible with Dynames.

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3637589)
i c, in that case i would suggest to go with Hi-Nu
for all my kits i only panel lining, since i'm really suck at painting, and lately Bandai been doing a great job on the paint itself, so i'm pretty satisfy already. i do wish to learn how to paint them or even do some small scale modeling, but again.... the painting is the part where i hate the most...... :heh:

Just ordered the MG Hi-nu. Can't wait to build it once it arrives.:D
You should really try to paint kits. You'll find that it's also fun and you can get creative and give it your own color scheme. I'm making a custom build myself from an old and slightly busted kit.

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Originally Posted by TheGame2K5 (Post 3639531)
Of those the only one Ive built is Infinite Justice, and I really like the kit. I like that it has a unique look, not the standard Gundam color scheme, etc. That and I'm a sucker for anything with cool wings/ jet packs. lol. Hi-nu is one of the next ones I plan to get. Keep waiting on gundamstoreandmore to get 00 qan t back in stock so I can save on shipping.

Same reason why I placed them on my top list.:heh:

skyboy928 2011-06-07 06:00

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Originally Posted by Chiu_fan (Post 3642557)
Just ordered the MG Hi-nu. Can't wait to build it once it arrives.:D
You should really try to paint kits. You'll find that it's also fun and you can get creative and give it your own color scheme. I'm making a custom build myself from an old and slightly busted kit.

i will definitely give that a try one of these day, but first thing first i need to find a few cheap kit to practice on, after all, i don't want to ruin a perfectly fine looking kit especially nowadays Gundam are getting more and more expensive :heh:

Appel 2011-06-07 06:35

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3642596)
i will definitely give that a try one of these day, but first thing first i need to find a few cheap kit to practice on, after all, i don't want to ruin a perfectly fine looking kit especially nowadays Gundam are getting more and more expensive :heh:

what i did i kust tried it on my 1/100 OO gundam no grade. i painted that one red so that id have some practise and so that i have a OO gundam/g inspection^^
it turned out ok and i took what i learned to paint the MG freedom which turned out lovely! no bubbles no nothing.
so yeah, order a cheap kit like a 1/100 no grade and just give it a shot. at HLJ they have the NG 1/100 OO on sale right now so maybe youd want to paint it red, too^^
http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN956906
or a cheap HG kit or something like that. just pick something with a simple design to practise.

spraying itself is easy, too. just keep the can about 30 cm away from the piece you want to spray and spray it with short light bursts. that way you get no bubbles and the paint wont form ugly pools.
then let it dray for a day or so and apply some top coat. make sure to get one that dries quickly, i made the mistake and got one that takes a long time to dry for my OO... on the freedom i didnt make that mistake anymore and got a quickly drying matt top coat.


i also ordered a MG rezel from HLJ today, they have it on sale for 48% off^^ i always wanted a rezel and i didnt want the commander type anyway =D
http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN965298

skyboy928 2011-06-07 08:33

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3642620)
i also ordered a MG rezel from HLJ today, they have it on sale for 48% off^^ i always wanted a rezel and i didnt want the commander type anyway =D
http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN965298

good tips, thanks
that MG Rezel is pretty cheap, i wonder how much is the shipping cost.
Gundamplanet is selling that at $64 USD......... however i could add it to my current order so i won't get charge for shipping.

also after i think a bit, i think i will try it on one of my oldest kit, non-grade Epyon. after all, i'm getting the MG Epyon, the old one might ended up back in the box, lol

Appel 2011-06-07 08:40

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3642704)
good tips, thanks
that MG Rezel is pretty cheap, i wonder how much is the shipping cost.
Gundamplanet is selling that at $64 USD......... however i could add it to my current order so i won't get charge for shipping.

also after i think a bit, i think i will try it on one of my oldest kit, non-grade Epyon. after all, i'm getting the MG Epyon, the old one might ended up back in the box, lol

all in all the rezel shouldnt cost me more that 50€. i hope... i think thats a good deal!

thats a great idea, if you would put that one away you might as well paint it^^
if you do a custom color scheme though you have to watch out that you cant just paint a light color like yellow for example over the epyons dark colors like red or black. in that case you would have to use a white primer. otherwise the darker color will always shine through

Sworra 2011-06-07 08:44

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3641704)
http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/tes/tes9215.htm
the above link is what i saw at some of the local store.
so if i don't need something like that, so i should just go and grab any kinda of spray paint? or is there a certain brand that i should look for :confused:

Stay away from canned air.. That paint kit is garbage, you will run into alot of trouble with it. Canned air need to be perfectly vertical in order to get the air to come out, otherwise the propellant will come out with the paint and then you might as well sand it down or throw the kit out. :(

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3642620)
spraying itself is easy, too. just keep the can about 30 cm away from the piece you want to spray and spray it with short light bursts. that way you get no bubbles and the paint wont form ugly pools.
then let it dray for a day or so and apply some top coat. make sure to get one that dries quickly, i made the mistake and got one that takes a long time to dry for my OO... on the freedom i didnt make that mistake anymore and got a quickly drying matt top coat.

Here is a tip i learned with using spray cans. Before you start to paint your parts, dip your can of spray paint in luke warm water in a jar, not to hot cause then the paint will explode, just enough to make the can warm ( let it sit in the water about 3 to 5 minutes).. This part you have to be quick cause you want to spray your parts with a warm can.. By doing this, this makes the paint particles thinner so when you spray your part it produces a better layer when you paint.. And it causes no bubbles at all.. Since you two are using spray paint, thought id share that with you two..

Cheers :)

Appel 2011-06-07 09:37

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Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 3642717)
Stay away from canned air.. That paint kit is garbage, you will run into alot of trouble with it. Canned air need to be perfectly vertical in order to get the air to come out, otherwise the propellant will come out with the paint and then you might as well sand it down or throw the kit out. :(



Here is a tip i learned with using spray cans. Before you start to paint your parts, dip your can of spray paint in luke warm water in a jar, not to hot cause then the paint will explode, just enough to make the can warm ( let it sit in the water about 3 to 5 minutes).. This part you have to be quick cause you want to spray your parts with a warm can.. By doing this, this makes the paint particles thinner so when you spray your part it produces a better layer when you paint.. And it causes no bubbles at all.. Since you two are using spray paint, thought id share that with you two..

Cheers :)

you are right, ive read that tipp before as well^^
it doesnt make the particles thinner though, it simply makes the gas and the solvent get out of the paint a lot easier. thats why you shouldnt make it too hot because then it would come out too quickly and forms a ton of bubbles!

i painted my freedom on a pretty nice and hot weekend though so i didnt really have to do it. the paint didnt form any bubbles at all and was dry within 30 minutes XD
i really liked that, this way i was done with the hole model in 2 days.

MakubeX2 2011-06-07 10:48

Transcript of Q&A Session with Bandai at 50th Shizuoka Hobby show :-

http://gtoys.blog48.fc2.com/blog-entry-4695.html

In summary :-

1) MG V2 is still in development. However, they want the kit to be as perfect as possible and they had not reach the stage where their engineering skills met the requirement, so this is going to take a while.

2) They are going to concerntrate on 0083 and Unicorn for future HGUC releases. And a HGUC Dra-C is quite possible.

3) Bandai is cutting down on MG Releases because of cost and product lineup factors. They prefer releasing something around 2000 yen or so.

3) No Gundam X kit in the foreseeable future. Bandai is concerntarting on G for HG and W for MG.

4) No comments in regards to PG releases.

5) As for a PG Unicorn. Bandai calculated the cost factor and decide it's not worth the risk.

6) About a MG Delta Gundam (Not Delta Plus), they are going to adopt a wait-and-see attitude after the release of MG Delta Plus and MG Hyashiki 2.0.

7) They have a MG Kshatriya Prototype and it requires a metal frame to be stable. Again, cost factor is preventing Bandai from mass producing it.

skyboy928 2011-06-07 13:05

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Originally Posted by MakubeX2 (Post 3642830)
Transcript of Q&A Session with Bandai at 50th Shizuoka Hobby show :-

http://gtoys.blog48.fc2.com/blog-entry-4695.html

In summary :-

1) MG V2 is still in development. However, they want the kit to be as perfect as possible and they had not reach the stage where their engineering skills met the requirement, so this is going to take a while.

2) They are going to concerntrate on 0083 and Unicorn for future HGUC releases. And a HGUC Dra-C is quite possible.

3) Bandai is cutting down on MG Releases because of cost and product lineup factors. They prefer releasing something around 2000 yen or so.

3) No Gundam X kit in the foreseeable future. Bandai is concerntarting on G for HG and W for MG.

4) No comments in regards to PG releases.

5) As for a PG Unicorn. Bandai calculated the cost factor and decide it's not worth the risk.

6) About a MG Delta Gundam (Not Delta Plus), they are going to adopt a wait-and-see attitude after the release of MG Delta Plus and MG Hyashiki 2.0.

7) They have a MG Kshatriya Prototype and it requires a metal frame to be stable. Again, cost factor is preventing Bandai from mass producing it.

it make sense to concentrate on UC time line, there's so many kit they could release, especially under HGUC, cutting down on MG kit is sad, but then again, my wallet was save, :heh:
so i guess i will concentrate on getting all the Wing Gundam MG kits without worry about a PG all the sudden appear, :D

Kuroi Hadou 2011-06-07 13:20

The blurb about the MG V2 makes me very happy indeed. :D

Araxiel 2011-06-07 15:56

Recently got two of the 1/144 NG Gundam Virsago kits, one of which I'm using as a gineau pig for the whole sanding/airbrushing process since I've never done that before [I've been brush-painting up till now]. I'm also going all out on filling in hollow spaces with putty and all that, and even carving a hole in its pelvis to install a polycap so it's secure on an action base. Wish me luck.

I tell you this now so there's less surprise when the Laws Of Gunpla are triggered and HGAW Virsago is announced. :p

WIP pics tomorrow probably.

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Originally Posted by MakubeX2 (Post 3642830)
3) No Gundam X kit in the foreseeable future. Bandai is concerntarting on G for HG and W for MG.

Aha, my confidence in little-understood universal laws is misplaced. D'oh. XD

DarkWarrior 2011-06-07 16:01

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Originally Posted by MakubeX2 (Post 3642830)
3) Bandai is cutting down on MG Releases because of cost and product lineup factors. They prefer releasing something around 2000 yen or so.

That's pretty interesting. I guess we'll see the MG line slowly scaled back in favor of the RG line. It's a shame though.. I absolutely love my Master Grades.

Appel 2011-06-07 16:03

it would be awesome to see the kshatriya prototype^^ but its a shame that that model isnt ready yet, id love a MG kshatriya!

Derringer 2011-06-07 16:13

To give some insight into the Ksyhatria, as it is now, it would cost more than the MG The O.

MakubeX2 2011-06-07 18:52

To clarify about the MG Hyashiki 2.0, Bandai has no official statement about the release of it.

It's just that "if a MG Hyashiki 2.0 is released, the possibility is there for a MG Delta Gundam."

Appel 2011-06-08 01:35

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Originally Posted by Derringer (Post 3643196)
To give some insight into the Ksyhatria, as it is now, it would cost more than the MG The O.

yeah. a metal frame would be expensive... it might be even more expensive than MG the-O :P

it would just be cool to see that frame^^

skyboy928 2011-06-08 06:15

hmmm..... i wonder if they mention any future SD kit.......there are so many of them that i want them to redo :heh:

Appel 2011-06-08 06:57

i FINALLY got the letter from the customs office so that i could pick up my OO raiser today!^^
gonna build it later today.
but just by browsing through the manual a little its pretty clear that this is basically the OOQ with a few changes here and there XD but in my opinion that isnt a bad thing. the QAN[T]is amazing! and it explains why the OO raiser got so much praise recently.

Se7enSword 2011-06-08 07:32

So I finally got my 00Q today, and i've never built a model before, but the instructions are understandable.

I just need to know if the plier I have is acceptable to be used to nip the parts or not. I'd rather not buy a new one and would prefer to use the current one I have.

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/9726/img0343jo.th.jpg

Appel 2011-06-08 10:03

i dont thing thats gonna work. the pliers that you have are blunt and can only crush stuff.
you need a side cutter:
http://www.objectsandelements.com/sh...de-Cutters.jpg

they arent expensive, about 3 bucks for a cheap one. id get a good one though! its worth it. with a good side cutter you basically have no excess plastic one the pieces that you would have to cut off with a knife!
i got mine from a gamesworkshop and i could be happier! cost me about 8€, thats about $10


edit:
i just built the O raiser sidebinder just to test if i get the NG 1/100 OO LEDs to fit in there.
it does work but you have to alter them quite a lot to make them fit. but once they are in everything works properly^^

skyboy928 2011-06-08 13:32

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3644093)
i just built the O raiser sidebinder just to test if i get the NG 1/100 OO LEDs to fit in there.
it does work but you have to alter them quite a lot to make them fit. but once they are in everything works properly^^

Nice, I just finalize my order from gundamplanet amoment ago
Now just need to wait till the end of the month....... It's gonna be long wait
Lucky still have 4 PG at home need to finish:D

Appel 2011-06-08 14:42

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3644325)
Nice, I just finalize my order from gundamplanet amoment ago
Now just need to wait till the end of the month....... It's gonna be long wait
Lucky still have 4 PG at home need to finish:D

cool^^
im done with the head, torso, arms and shoulders now. well, and one sidebinder of course because there i tested the no grade LED :P so far its a really neat model.i think im going to finish it today^^

skyboy928 2011-06-08 14:59

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3644429)
cool^^
im done with the head, torso, arms and shoulders now. well, and one sidebinder of course because there i tested the no grade LED :P so far its a really neat model.i think im going to finish it today^^

post picture as soon as you are done please, i wanna see :D

i'm currently working on MG Astray Red Frame, so far only finish all the weapon, it will take a while, since i just got couple new games thanks to PSN :heh:

Appel 2011-06-08 16:48

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3644437)
post picture as soon as you are done please, i wanna see :D

i'm currently working on MG Astray Red Frame, so far only finish all the weapon, it will take a while, since i just got couple new games thanks to PSN :heh:

haha, i see XD

here is a little progress shot:
http://www.abload.de/img/foto0775inoz.jpg
just got the backpack, the weapons and the O raiser left to do :P

skyboy928 2011-06-08 19:22

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3644561)
haha, i see XD

here is a little progress shot:
http://www.abload.de/img/foto0775inoz.jpg
just got the backpack, the weapons and the O raiser left to do :P

awesome! now if only i have more time...... i need to finish the Astray, then move on to at least one of my PG...... :( can i have more time.......

Appel 2011-06-08 20:03

and done^^
http://www.abload.de/img/foto0784nsko.jpg

this kit is pretty awesome! great articulation, tons of accessoires and what really surprised me, there are almost no balance issues! its not leaning forwards here, it can stand upright with the O raiser attatched^^ that spretty impressive!
im also very pleased with the GN sword III. the connection to the arm is rock solid and it wont fall off at all, even with the huge effect part for the raiser sword. it pops out of the peg on the hand all the time but the connection to the arm is strong enough by itself.

SonicSP 2011-06-08 21:14

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3644093)
i dont thing thats gonna work. the pliers that you have are blunt and can only crush stuff.
you need a side cutter:

they arent expensive, about 3 bucks for a cheap one. id get a good one though! its worth it. with a good side cutter you basically have no excess plastic one the pieces that you would have to cut off with a knife!
i got mine from a gamesworkshop and i could be happier! cost me about 8, thats about $10


edit:
i just built the O raiser sidebinder just to test if i get the NG 1/100 OO LEDs to fit in there.
it does work but you have to alter them quite a lot to make them fit. but once they are in everything works properly^^

A sidecutter that doesn't leave excess plastic? I did not know such things even exists!!!! And it would be my dream to have one!!!!

You know any examples of such a piece? I would like to get them online prefably.

skyboy928 2011-06-08 22:22

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3644745)
this kit is pretty awesome! great articulation, tons of accessoires and what really surprised me, there are almost no balance issues! its not leaning forwards here, it can stand upright with the O raiser attatched^^ that spretty impressive!
im also very pleased with the GN sword III. the connection to the arm is rock solid and it wont fall off at all, even with the huge effect part for the raiser sword. it pops out of the peg on the hand all the time but the connection to the arm is strong enough by itself.

wow, you are pretty quick. too bad i have to wait till early next month before i could get my hand on this kit.......i can't wait.

Se7en Sabers 2011-06-08 23:28

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Originally Posted by SonicSP (Post 3644810)
A sidecutter that doesn't leave excess plastic? I did not know such things even exists!!!! And it would be my dream to have one!!!!

You know any examples of such a piece? I would like to get them online prefably.


This one is a must
http://www.hlj.com/product/TAM74035

A little expensive but for tiny pieces and to save time (I used to clean my pieces with a hobby knife but not anymore) ;)

Appel 2011-06-09 04:20

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Originally Posted by Se7en Sabers (Post 3644921)
This one is a must
http://www.hlj.com/product/TAM74035

A little expensive but for tiny pieces and to save time (I used to clean my pieces with a hobby knife but not anymore) ;)

that one looks good^^
and if you want to spend a little less:
http://www.amazon.com/Xuron-Micro-Sh...7611114&sr=8-5

skyboy928 2011-06-09 06:27

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Originally Posted by Se7en Sabers (Post 3644921)
This one is a must
http://www.hlj.com/product/TAM74035

A little expensive but for tiny pieces and to save time (I used to clean my pieces with a hobby knife but not anymore) ;)

that's the one i have been using. also i got those nail cutter that was use in Nail salon, the result is pretty good :heh:

Araxiel 2011-06-09 06:34

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Originally Posted by SonicSP (Post 3644810)
A sidecutter that doesn't leave excess plastic? I did not know such things even exists!!!! And it would be my dream to have one!!!!

You know any examples of such a piece? I would like to get them online prefably.

Games Workshop make their own range of tools specifically for modelling. So if you buy their clippers, for example, the clipper head is shaped so you can get right up next to the part and clip off just where it meets the tree, leaving no/negligible excess plastic. As opposed to using a pair of general-purpose clippers, which aren't optimised for such a thing.
Thier craft knife is quite nice too. Very sharp blades, ergonomic handle and all that. Games Workshop's stuff is quite expensive, but good quality.

SonicSP 2011-06-09 07:08

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Originally Posted by Araxiel (Post 3645265)
Games Workshop make their own range of tools specifically for modelling. So if you buy their clippers, for example, the clipper head is shaped so you can get right up next to the part and clip off just where it meets the tree, leaving no/negligible excess plastic. As opposed to using a pair of general-purpose clippers, which aren't optimised for such a thing.
Thier craft knife is quite nice too. Very sharp blades, ergonomic handle and all that. Games Workshop's stuff is quite expensive, but good quality.

Speaking of which, is that a site or a real shop?

Araxiel 2011-06-09 07:53

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Originally Posted by SonicSP (Post 3645296)
Speaking of which, is that a site or a real shop?

Both. They have a website you can mail order from, Games Workshop stores dotted around the world, and a lot of independent hobby shops stock their stuff as well.

Edit: WIP pics on my Virsago:


And a few little extras:

Elo the Blue 2011-06-09 08:55

Nice to see a suit from X. Hope it turns out nicely.

Appel 2011-06-09 09:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by Araxiel (Post 3645265)
Games Workshop make their own range of tools specifically for modelling. So if you buy their clippers, for example, the clipper head is shaped so you can get right up next to the part and clip off just where it meets the tree, leaving no/negligible excess plastic. As opposed to using a pair of general-purpose clippers, which aren't optimised for such a thing.
Thier craft knife is quite nice too. Very sharp blades, ergonomic handle and all that. Games Workshop's stuff is quite expensive, but good quality.

i agree. i couldnt be happier with my games workshop nipper^^ and at 8 bucks i didnt even think it was that expensive.


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