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Skye629 2013-05-10 02:37

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Originally Posted by maknaedik (Post 4673386)
Well you can use white, but I hope that it's close, or better if it's the same, kind of white.

Do you know if paint goes over putty well? If its not the same I could always try to use a light coat of white gundam marker

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 4673395)
I know :D. I'm just sharing it.

I will definitely take note of this the next time I try to be rid of an irritating feature

Chiu_fan 2013-05-10 07:41

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4672943)
On a gunpla related note, how easy is it to get good even angles with putty?

It's not that hard really. You just have to sand it carefully and constantly check alignments. What tool do you use in sanding, File or Sandpaper?

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4673407)
Do you know if paint goes over putty well?

Depends on the putty your using. I advise trying it out on a sample first, then try painting it. But usually paint adheres to putty. And on an added note: make sure that the putty you applied is smooth or else you'll see something you won't like.

bio9205 2013-05-10 09:16

Anyone have any idea how to tighten the poly cap ball joints found on many 00/SD kits, e.g. the skirt and hip joints of Arios? They keep falling off and it's really annoying.

StrikeFreedomV2 2013-05-10 09:36

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Originally Posted by bio9205 (Post 4673746)
Anyone have any idea how to tighten the poly cap ball joints found on many 00/SD kits, e.g. the skirt and hip joints of Arios? They keep falling off and it's really annoying.

I usually use a bit of superglue on the polycap. Works well enough for me.

maknaedik 2013-05-10 10:00

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Originally Posted by StrikeFreedomV2 (Post 4673781)
I usually use a bit of superglue on the polycap. Works well enough for me.

I second this! Works wonders!

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4673407)
Do you know if paint goes over putty well? If its not the same I could always try to use a light coat of white gundam marker

I think a gundam marker could work as I'm using it, but my marker's not the same white as the usual white so I have a bit of problem on it.

Akyra 2013-05-10 11:04

Following on from the polycap solution, anyone here have the MG Strike Freedom?

I've screwed up one of the wings and it's now really really lose (keeps falling off).

I don't want to you use superglue because that will mean the wings are stuck forever...any other solutions?

maknaedik 2013-05-10 11:09

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Originally Posted by Akyra (Post 4673935)
Following on from the polycap solution, anyone here have the MG Strike Freedom?

I've screwed up one of the wings and it's now really really lose (keeps falling off).

I don't want to you use superglue because that will mean the wings are stuck forever...any other solutions?

Nope, the superglue solution isn't what you thought it is. The superglue solution meant this:

1st: Put a small amount of superglue on the polycap.
2nd: Let it dry. NOTE: Don't put the polycap yet!
3rd: After drying, put it back and wala, it's now tight again. In some cases, it'll even get tighter.

The dried superglue will make the whole connection more secure ;)

helois 2013-05-10 11:42

let's red team!
;)

thanks for the advices..
now i've to find the time to buy them..

Skye629 2013-05-10 14:38

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Originally Posted by Chiu_fan (Post 4673646)
It's not that hard really. You just have to sand it carefully and constantly check alignments. What tool do you use in sanding, File or Sandpaper?

Depends on the putty your using. I advise trying it out on a sample first, then try painting it. But usually paint adheres to putty. And on an added note: make sure that the putty you applied is smooth or else you'll see something you won't like.

Both, though I got better variety with sandpaper in terms of grit. Kk Ill give it a shot, was planning to use my HG SF as a practice sample

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Originally Posted by StrikeFreedomV2 (Post 4673781)
I usually use a bit of superglue on the polycap. Works well enough for me.

Directly on the poly cap? Can we also use plastic cement from MrHobby (the thin liquid type)? I really need to fix up my harute with this, its driving me crazy trying to stand it up

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Originally Posted by maknaedik (Post 4673815)
I second this! Works wonders

I think a gundam marker could work as I'm using it, but my marker's not the same white as the usual white so I have a bit of problem on it.

Hmmm I got several white paint markers of various brands, Ill give them all a shot

StrikeFreedomV2 2013-05-10 15:20

Just a tiny bit on the polycap, let it try and then put the pieces toghether again. If its still loose, then repeat the steps, until its stable. Hope that helps :)

suiton629 2013-05-10 20:49

I have a question..

Has anyone encountered that big issue with the MG Age-1 Normal where the little peg pieces on the waist section break off? It happened to me the first time I built the MG Age-1 Normal, but since then I got another one and I have yet to built the Sparrow, Titus, Age-2 Normal, and Age-2 Darkhound.

Can anyone else tell me if this is a problem with the other kits?

Skye629 2013-05-10 20:56

http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2013/0...l#comment-form

New MG line/evolution?

Thoughts/predictions?

bio9205 2013-05-10 21:11

I see, thanks! I wasn't sure the super glue trick worked on polycap ball joints as well. I think I'd better stay away from kits that have polycap ball joints from now on, they're annoying the hell out of me... I'm glad HGUC kits don't use them often.

maknaedik 2013-05-10 23:26

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4674634)
http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2013/0...l#comment-form

New MG line/evolution?

Thoughts/predictions?

Some suspect the integration of RG awesomeness to the MG line. It can happen, a new line of MG to replace PGs. But I don't agree if all the MGs will get this treatment. I still prefer the looks of MG than the funky look of RGs.

Skye629 2013-05-11 02:25

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Originally Posted by maknaedik (Post 4674820)
Some suspect the integration of RG awesomeness to the MG line. It can happen, a new line of MG to replace PGs. But I don't agree if all the MGs will get this treatment. I still prefer the looks of MG than the funky look of RGs.

It would be funny if all this was just a MG logo design update

XD

Appel 2013-05-11 04:04

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4674991)
It would be funny if all this was just a MG logo design update

XD

Well the current logo sucks so that would probably be a massive improvement XD
Just kidding.

I am super curious to see what they came up with. It definitely is likely that they are gonna "combine" the RG and the MG line in some way and enhance the level of detail and articulation even further.
My guess is that the Nu Ver.Ka was already a step in that direction and that they are gonna push it even further with a new MG line.

StratoSpear 2013-05-11 05:04

Just completed my last backlog kit, the Banshee (DesMod), but still, THE VENT STICKERS MAN! Now I'm eyeing the one kit I should've bought a looong time ago, the RX-78-2. Never bought a kit of it before (I know, it's a crime) so I'm gunning for an MG of it.

Would the OYW Ver. be a good choice? Frankly speaking, I'm trying not to get the 2.0 since I'm not really in favour of it's TV-accurate appearance.

Appel 2013-05-11 05:14

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Originally Posted by StratoSpear (Post 4675128)
Just completed my last backlog kit, the Banshee (DesMod), but still, THE VENT STICKERS MAN! Now I'm eyeing the one kit I should've bought a looong time ago, the RX-78-2. Never bought a kit of it before (I know, it's a crime) so I'm gunning for an MG of it.

Would the OYW Ver. be a good choice? Frankly speaking, I'm trying not to get the 2.0 since I'm not really in favour of it's TV-accurate appearance.

I think it depends on what kind of kit you want. From what I have seen the OYW seems to look better while the 2.0 seems to be the supperior kit overall in terms of complexity.
And since I have built the 2.0 myself I would always recommend it. It's a spectecular model!

As for what I have said above about the new MGs, I think rrobbert on Youtube made a good point against what I said... If they really did incorporate RG stuff into the MG line that would sort of make the Master Grades redundant because they would just be "1/100 scalce RGs".
That just makes me even more curious about what the new kits are gonna be like.

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-05-11 05:32

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Originally Posted by StratoSpear (Post 4675128)
Would the OYW Ver. be a good choice? Frankly speaking, I'm trying not to get the 2.0 since I'm not really in favour of it's TV-accurate appearance.

To be brief:

If you like realistic and sophisticated looks -> buy OYW version

If you like the anime’s simplistic looks -> buy the 2.0 version

IMO Even if the 2.0 is a better kit in terms of build and articulation, it’s not worth it if you don’t like the looks ;). Also, OYW is not really that far below the newer 2.0 version. MG OYW is still a very good kit.

bio9205 2013-05-11 22:25

I've encountered another problem (balljoints hate me I swear) - this time with my almost completed HGUC Sazabi. This time it's the opposite, a plastic ball and polycap cup type of joint. Was connecting the legs to the hip joint, when one of them was extremely loose and kept falling off. I tried the super glue trick, but it doesn't seem to help. I'm not sure what the problem is - looking at it, I think it's possible that 1) the ball is too big, or 2) I unintentionally warped the polycap cup while forcing it onto the balljoint such that it can no longer grip well onto the ball. Any ideas?

EDIT: Realized that the problem isn't just that the ball joint is loose - the polycap just doesn't fit the ball. Just sanded off a bit off the ball, will try another layer of superglue and see how it goes. It's annoying the hell out of me, just when I was so happy to complete my Sazabi.


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