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srb 2006-01-05 19:24

Much better, all you need to do is recolour all of the "gold" to gunmetal or something so that it will actually look decent.

Fatty Chalupa 2006-01-05 19:34

This actually makes me sorta like Strike Freedom now that I've seen this. (Yes I think Strike Freedom was the fugliest Gundam ever made when it was first introduced)

srb 2006-01-05 21:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fatty Chalupa
This actually makes me sorta like Strike Freedom now that I've seen this. (Yes I think Strike Freedom was the fugliest Gundam ever made when it was first introduced)

I don't think there's much wrong with the design itself, despite it being quite possibly the worst and most apparent rehash in the history of Gundam (although with a purpose), it's just the name and the "gold" that really, really bothers me.

dj898 2006-01-06 09:46

latest update for diorama with some background models in 70% complere status...

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/6...08134ad.th.jpg

Nesty 2006-01-06 12:15

haha nice, the crain with the zaku axe stuck on it ;)

Demongod86 2006-01-06 12:34

The only problem with SF is that fugly head =/ THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO CHANGE THE HEAD.

Regular freedom's head looks far better.

Demongod86 2006-01-06 20:06

Those are fucking SWEET. Cookie for you.

portgas D ace 2006-01-07 01:09

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Originally Posted by strike66
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OMG those are da bomb.....

i have is PG stike/strike rouge/another skygrasper((dont think i dont like them, i LOVE them but 2 strikes?!?! thats wayyyy too much for a PG p.s. i didnt buy the rogue my uncle bought it for me....) a 1/60 strike system thingy MG freedom 1/60 flash strike freedom 1/144 meteor freedom and justice 1/100 wing zero custom ZETA 2.0 as well... tallgeese 3 and is paitiently waiting for MG akatsuki.... the ZETA and the tallgeese and the justice isnt painted.... yet....

p.s. for my PG strike i sorta scatched/customed built a launcher and sword striker pack.... like my friend gave me his 1/60 strike weapons one cause he was moving.... and i already had one so i decided to custom the sword and the launcher of the ones he gave me and it works with the PG one fairly well.... im still making ajustments to it for better quality... wish my camera didnt break.... o well... im getting a wayy better one....

dj898 2006-01-07 04:37

test fitting for the base and initial arrangement...

http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/3...08144kg.th.jpg

may change agian before I will get down into small details...

jbui 2006-01-07 16:13

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Originally Posted by strike66
REMOVED!

Nice models strike66.......if only I had a difital camera then I could post my models too.

spidertron 2006-01-07 18:31

hey guys :) great pics here :D
actually, before i came to US i was into making models. I learned some basic stuff on how to make them better and stuff but never got to the point where i spray paint it (it was always hand paint) i was wondering if you guys know any read or site that will be helpful in helping me make my model look better ;) i am hoping to get into making gundam models again :D

thanx

Sety 2006-01-07 18:34

Oh my.......Where DID you get that Gundam Ex-S from?!

Mr_Paper 2006-01-07 19:28

Alright, I'm simply deleting the posts.

If you can't respect, let alone read the Gundam Forum Guidelines, I'm not going to waste my time editting you post.

dj898 2006-01-08 01:28

I haven't done much damage on the bridge except the broken hand rails... I may add more damage as things progress - not much happening due to not such good weather for air brushing... :(

put the floor on the base and add the lines... I need to visit local hobby shop for some suitable 1/100 decals...

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/2...08153ly.th.jpg

Nesty 2006-01-08 02:40

it's coming along nicely, quick question for ya dj, have you made any dmg on htis shoulder shield yet?

dj898 2006-01-08 03:10

yes. it's tip has been broken off and I will do the rest of damage using pastel after painting is done...

strike66 2006-01-08 04:03

my pics got deleted :(
anyways ill resize them and put them back up later on for your viewing pleasure :D

oh and i got the ex-s from hongkong, costed me 68 cdn after conversion :D. Models are a rip off here in canada but they cost dirt cheap in HK. Took forever to build thats for sure.

dj898 2006-01-08 19:53

bit OT.
Where do you go for Gundam kit in HK?
I was at HK Nov 05 - and stayed at the East Chimsachui(?).
Only place I found with Gundam kits were TRU and a small Gundam shop right next to it in the Harbour City??? Well didn't have time go for shopping in HK island though after the meeting and I only stayed for 2 nights as last leg of my business trip which included Beijing, Xiangxaze(?), Osaka and Seoul...

Sety 2006-01-08 20:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by strike66
my pics got deleted :(
anyways ill resize them and put them back up later on for your viewing pleasure :D

oh and i got the ex-s from hongkong, costed me 68 cdn after conversion :D. Models are a rip off here in canada but they cost dirt cheap in HK. Took forever to build thats for sure.

Ah that would explain it........HK the land of where anything you want is buyable.....for a minute there I thought there might be an site actually selling an Ex-S.

strike66 2006-01-09 02:14

no clue about the location in hk since my parents went. I heard they went to the japanese district or sumthin. Monggok also sells alot of gundams. www.hlj.com has the ex-s in case you were wondering.

theOtherGuy 2006-01-09 16:07

http://www.dannychoo.com/slide/eng/g...r+busy+people/

So what did he do. He sprayed with the color can THEN with the top coat?

viper 2006-01-09 16:13

He sprayed the sprues (the runners as most of you know them by) with a primer, then followed by the color. After letting them dry in between coats, he panel lined the parts with a gundam marker. He then removed each piece from the sprue using sprue cutters and painted over imperfections. He then put the pieces together.

I don't know if he used a top clear coat or not since he doesnt metion it, but the clear coat should come near the end; meaning after you put together all the sub assemblies and prior to the final assembly of all the parts.

theOtherGuy 2006-01-09 16:24

So it's the primer that makes the texture all nice?

dj898 2006-01-09 18:00

i dunno...
I prefer to get the parts off sprues and sand down for test fitting and if necessary either cover the seam line with putty or make the seam line as part of panel line before I do anything else...

afterall everyone has different styles :D

Nesty 2006-01-09 21:39

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Originally Posted by dj898
i dunno...
I prefer to get the parts off sprues and sand down for test fitting and if necessary either cover the seam line with putty or make the seam line as part of panel line before I do anything else...

afterall everyone has different styles :D

we all have our own ways of doing it :)

for me it would be cutting out the pieces, doing the fine cutting with an exactoknife, sanding and pre assemble. after that, primer, paint (x amount of coats) final assemble, clear coat, decals, clear coat
:)

dj898 2006-01-09 21:49

he he

I'd be after get all the parts ready and pimed I usually tak break for some time b4 I get back to the kit - often several days if not weeks in between... :D I usually build more than one kit at the same time so if I get sick of the one I'm working I can work on the other one to cool off my head... :D

theOtherGuy 2006-01-09 23:18

Yeah, because I want to start making them look REALLY nice...rather then the no effort (non painted/panel lined) jobs. After reading what you guys said and looking at what www.dannychoo.com does, here's my thoughts on it.

Because I don't really want to do work on each individual piece after I cut it out, could it be possible to prime the whole runner. Then paint the entire runner. Cut out the pieces. Sand. Small paint on ugly bits. :D Then do my panel lines. Coat it. Decals...and should I coat it again?

And I have to ask you guys, what do you use to paint? Spray cans...markers...air brushes?


By the way, I had tried to paint with the Gundam Markers...such a horrible job. Probably it's just me and my beginner skills, but I made some of my old (already put together) SD kits look horrible. Well, it doesn't look so bad if you look at it like about a foot or a foot and half away. But when you take a picture of it...wow, just looks totally botched up. I'd post the pic, but I'm embarassed.

dj898 2006-01-09 23:39

nothing beats the air brushing.
you have so much control over it and the result can be outstanding!
I don't normally recommend the spray can - I do use on the diorama base though as it's helluva lot convenient before detailed brushing/weathering...

you can hand paint provided you get the mixture right to minimise the stroke mark... and use high quality brush that you can find. There is no one definite way to do things. You need to experiment and see what works best for you...

polar720 2006-01-09 23:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by dj898
nothing beats the air brushing.
you have so much control over it and the result can be outstanding!
I don't normally recommend the spray can - I do use on the diorama base though as it's helluva lot convenient before detailed brushing/weathering...

you can hand paint provided you get the mixture right to minimise the stroke mark... and use high quality brush that you can find. There is no one definite way to do things. You need to experiment and see what works best for you...

This just reminded me that I need to go buy a new airbrush cause mine is total crap. Thanks.

theOtherGuy 2006-01-10 00:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by dj898
nothing beats the air brushing.
you have so much control over it and the result can be outstanding!
I don't normally recommend the spray can - I do use on the diorama base though as it's helluva lot convenient before detailed brushing/weathering...

you can hand paint provided you get the mixture right to minimise the stroke mark... and use high quality brush that you can find. There is no one definite way to do things. You need to experiment and see what works best for you...

Hmm....airbrushing, how much did you guys spend on that? Need to make sure it's in my budget... For a 20 year old, I'm not willing to spend too much...

dj898 2006-01-10 00:33

it's one of those thing that you get what you paid.
if you get cheap air brush it really is cheap and won't last much long - if not ruining your model before that.... he he

ask around and visit your local hobby shop - maybe railway model shops - and ask for their advise... even better attend one of those railway modelling club meeting if there's one and ask around - many of those have amazing skills...

I usually visit my local hobby shop once a month and generally just chat with one of the guys working at railway section - for a hint or news on new products etc.

mangatron 2006-01-10 02:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by theOtherGuy
Yeah, because I want to start making them look REALLY nice...rather then the no effort (non painted/panel lined) jobs. After reading what you guys said and looking at what www.dannychoo.com does, here's my thoughts on it.

Because I don't really want to do work on each individual piece after I cut it out, could it be possible to prime the whole runner. Then paint the entire runner. Cut out the pieces. Sand. Small paint on ugly bits. :D Then do my panel lines. Coat it. Decals...and should I coat it again?

And I have to ask you guys, what do you use to paint? Spray cans...markers...air brushes?


By the way, I had tried to paint with the Gundam Markers...such a horrible job. Probably it's just me and my beginner skills, but I made some of my old (already put together) SD kits look horrible. Well, it doesn't look so bad if you look at it like about a foot or a foot and half away. But when you take a picture of it...wow, just looks totally botched up. I'd post the pic, but I'm embarassed.

If you go to the very first page in this thread, you'll see my HG 1/144 Aegis, all in it's phase down glory thanks to spray paint. After receiving the Aegis in the mail I took out the runners, sprayed them with the parts still on and then worked from there.

Krylon spray paint, will not cost more than 4 dollars, of course, depending on where you live and where you buy it from.

And gundam markers are fun to use, at least, on the low level. Of course if I were to Gundam Marker-ize my Aegis, it really will look horrible and take an awful long time to finish.

And to me, airbrushes won't last long if you don't take care of it. :)

dj898 2006-01-10 02:39

one reason why I always wait till last minuted and with couple of kits build up before I pull out the air brush.... it's pain in the a** to keep it clean afterwards... :(

theOtherGuy 2006-01-10 03:22

Hmm, so spray paints are doable. Well, I have ordered a few SD kits (no Gundam stores or good hobby stores in my city....or that I've found so far), and I'll probably do the spraying on those. I don't want to ruin any of my MGs yet. :D About the air brushing, I can spend a few hundred on it...but I don't know...

viper 2006-01-10 03:41

Spray paints are definately usable, but they have no where near the control of an airbrush. If you do get an airbrush, don't get one of those cheap plastic single action airbrushes. Get yourself a nice dual action one from brands like Badger,Iwata,etc.

theOtherGuy 2006-01-10 03:48

What's the price range on those?

mangatron 2006-01-10 06:14

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Originally Posted by theOtherGuy
What's the price range on those?

Nice selection, If your crazy, or if you want to know more about Iwata. :heh: :heh: :uhoh: :heh:

MakubeX2 2006-01-10 06:23

Paper Kits, anyone ?

http://june.blog14.fc2.com/

Look at the previous 2 kits he put up.

http://blog14.fc2.com/j/june/file/ver_ka5.jpg
http://blog14.fc2.com/j/june/file/h0_1.jpg

Make no mistake, both are made from paper. Too bad the Blogger has no plans to re-release both kits in the future. But he's working on more stuffs, namely a RX-79 G for now. Keep a look out for now.

mangatron 2006-01-10 06:52

Wow talk about amazing, goes to show even paper looks great XD

I wonder how heavy they are :heh:....

Nesty 2006-01-10 09:57

the airbrush i'm currently using is the iwata eclipse bcs. it's a really good airbrush but the only thing i don't like about it is that it's a bottom feed not a top feed. at times, i can't get the last bit of paint from the bottom can...... now that's annoying -_-;


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