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Meehlimo 2007-04-13 06:36

I think it looks great props man.

duotiga 2007-04-14 00:36

Blue Destiny Unit 2 Review
http://www.geocities.jp/lifezoids/HGUC-77.htm

jbui 2007-04-14 01:18

Wow, the blue destiny sure is, BLUE!!!

zephyrus 2007-04-15 05:05

need help with my strike freedom MG model! >.<
 
I recently bought a 1/100 Strike Freedom MG model, after various 1/144 models i decided to go for a bigger one, and also im determined to make it look as good as the front cover makes it, the problem is the panel lines.

I searched up various guides that tell me to either use a gundam marker or a enamel washing method, i was going for the marker method, but i found out that the gold joints have very very fine panel lines that might prove a problem, and this being my first time doing it.

The other choice is the enamel washing method, however im not very confident with my own skills with this, ive read how to do it but too many details are left out, do i do each piece individually or dunk in a few pieces at the same time?

if anybody knows anything that might help me please advise me!!!!!

thank you in advance ^^

hobbes_fan 2007-04-15 05:31

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/howto/wash.htm
http://www.themodelmakersresource.co...rticle003.html
basically a very thin paint mixture

Working on a Hasegawa Valkyrie myself. I'm planning to use a watercolour wash as it's my first try and it's a bit more forgiving i've been told. Just use a small brush to drip the wash into the nooks and crannies and wipe the excess off.

Honey_and_Cleaver 2007-04-15 06:06

No need for that, dont finish the gundam and ink it. You ink it first then put them together.

Instead of using a knife to scrape of the ink. Use a round shape or sharp edge rubber, just ink on the lines and if it gets out, you use a rubber and wipe on top of it and the ink will still sit inside the lines, thats what i did to MG Strike Noir's face. But dont do it when the ink is already dry.

aikming 2007-04-15 10:18

I just use a gundam marker and then wipe off the surface with a tissue. Because there's depth, even wiping the surface off, the ink will remain in the depth. If there inking not heavy enough, do it one more time. I did that with my MG freedom and MG wing zero custom and felt fine with it. Will do the same with my MG Strike freedom as well. You can try and if not sastify, try the methods suggested by others. And yes, do it while it's not dry.

aikming 2007-04-15 10:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by hobbes_fan (Post 903895)
Working on a Hasegawa Valkyrie myself. I'm planning to use a watercolour wash as it's my first try and it's a bit more forgiving i've been told. Just use a small brush to drip the wash into the nooks and crannies and wipe the excess off.

Watercolour doesnt work on gundam plastic, they dont stay long. You need either acrylic or enamel paint.

Jays 2007-04-15 19:23

What would you guys say is the best site with the best inventory/prices to get these kits from?

hobbes_fan 2007-04-15 20:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by aikming (Post 904125)
Watercolour doesnt work on gundam plastic, they dont stay long. You need either acrylic or enamel paint.

haven't clear coated it yet. I was going to hit it with clear coat after the wash. This a bad idea?

aikming 2007-04-15 22:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by hobbes_fan (Post 904840)
haven't clear coated it yet. I was going to hit it with clear coat after the wash. This a bad idea?

I'm not sure whether a clear coat work work well with water colour or not. So maybe someone else can comment on that. It's just watercolour dont stick well with plastic. If you feel that watercolour is decent enough for you, then a clear coat would probably help to retain it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jays (Post 904763)
What would you guys say is the best site with the best inventory/prices to get these kits from?

I would recommend HLJ if you are refering to online purchase. Though you should do some homework and compare the price yourself. Remember to include or quote the shipping. Some site may offer unbelievable price but the shipping would be painful.

zephyrus 2007-04-15 22:34

thanks for the ideas guyz, i'm leaning to the washing method right now and i also wanted to know

since i should ink it before making, should i leave the pieces uncut when inking? because if i cut them out, i might have some trouble finding the right pieces when making. The other problem is will the ink dry too fast if i ink a whole one of those sections at once?

hobbes_fan 2007-04-16 01:13

Having only ever done two gundams ever, (your basic HG kits) It is a bucket load easier to do it still attached to the sprues

LoweGear 2007-04-16 07:18

Dalong has initial info up on MG MS-06J Zaku II v2.0:

MG MS-06J Zaku II v2.0

Looking at the parts, It really does look like Bandai made this MG specifically to be variant-ready, aka ready to be molded into more MG Zaku variants ^^;

kct 2007-04-16 08:20

Yeah, we would probably see the Commander, F2, Kai and the MSVs like the Johnny Ridden's version.

Mr Chow 2007-04-16 19:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by zephyrus (Post 905014)
thanks for the ideas guyz, i'm leaning to the washing method right now and i also wanted to know

since i should ink it before making, should i leave the pieces uncut when inking? because if i cut them out, i might have some trouble finding the right pieces when making. The other problem is will the ink dry too fast if i ink a whole one of those sections at once?

Like most models (plastic) it pays to give the entire lot a warm washing in dishwashing liquid and warm water - I know it may sound weird but remember that the spruces are injected molded and are coated with a chemical to enable them to be removed from the molds! Just give them a wash first and either hang them in a sunny place to diry or use a cool hairy dryer to aid in quick drying; just remember to give the parts a rinse in warm clean water before drying.

This will give the model a better finish when painting, and its better to do this when they are still connected to the spruce first as its easier. As for paints; I usually use a combination of enamel markers and if your steady enough I use a Tamiya/Badger spray units. I also use common materials that you can find around the home, like charcoal, ash from a fire, pastels, and anything that you want to experiement with - just remember that theres no right or wrong way of doing things just experiement on some scrap plastic or very cheap models before completing your Gundam master piece!!

Have fun and take your time; like I'm still in the process of painting my 1/60 Strike and PG Strike which have taken about two months and with my day job as well!!

Good luck :)

JackRydden224 2007-04-17 00:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by kct (Post 905597)
Yeah, we would probably see the Commander, F2, Kai and the MSVs like the Johnny Ridden's version.

Maybe we'll see an Amuro's Zaku one day....white, blue and red Zaku...(Matsunaga+Ramba+Ridden/Char)

LoweGear 2007-04-17 01:27

Gundambase Mass Updates:

HGUC Acguy

MG Zaku II V 2.0

EX Oggo

theOtherGuy 2007-04-17 02:03

All these MGs...so little money... :(

takumi111 2007-04-17 20:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by WaytoDawn (Post 901113)
Haha! Thanks for the compliments! This is my first kit which i tried to paint and put up decals.(well, the right way at least...:heh: ) I didn't do a lot of mods, just to the fingers and sharpen the V-fin. The wings are not mods, just paint. they took A LOT and i mean A LOT of time to paint as i am not really good at hand painting so i used a roll of masking tape to do it...:D :heh: took me an hour or so to place the masking tape and 5 seconds to paint it...however, i did try to hand paint the little gold parts at the ankle armour and the shoulders.

No mods on the DRAGOONS? Um .. you sure you didn't accidentally cut out some of the 'vents' on them? :heh:

Compare this pic of the DRAGOONS to the ones on your kit:

http://www.dalong.net/review/mg/m97s/p/m97s_32.jpg

LoweGear 2007-04-18 04:30

Dalong's Review of MG Zaku II v2.0 up.

And what's this I see... segmented fingers? O_O

And here's an example of what the thing can do:

http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/9...0319012qt5.jpg

hobbes_fan 2007-04-18 04:41

Is that Zaku taking a dump?!?!?!?!?

mangatron 2007-04-18 08:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by LoweGear (Post 908569)
And what's this I see... segmented fingers? O_O

lol I have to ask....you did not know that earlier? That was the first thing I looked for when Hobbysearch announced it, with the list of notables I had to see a Ver 2.0 have:

-Fingers like the Rick Dias (when Rick Dias came out, I wondered why the Zaku's later concoctions, with an identical hand size, did not have individually jointed fingers.)
-Knee bendability. The first Zaku models were atrocious :heh:
-Inner frame. Complete. :D
-Footjob. I have the PG Zaku, and it's feet really needed an improvement.
-Many parts for the weapons. Voila!

Can't wait for Dalong's review. I have to see the kneeling pose at all angles! :heh:

kct 2007-04-18 08:58

Lowe: segmented fingers aren't exactly new, IIRC the Rick Dias and some other MGs with rather large fingers have them. But this is the first time they applied this on a MG with rather standard-sized fingers.

EDIT: Damn, I'm late a little...now we shall wait for the later variants.

Honey_and_Cleaver 2007-04-18 09:28

So far im waiting for 1/100 scale gundam models. So far i havent seen yet.

Destiny Gundam with its pink flare booster.

Infinite Justice more flexible and able to do all its kicks like in the anime.

Kasn 2007-04-18 09:31

Someone on 4chan said that Shizuoka hobby show annouced that 100 th mg will be Turn-A. Anybody could confirm it?
http://zip.4chan.org/m/res/416205.html

kct 2007-04-18 10:00

There was a rumour of about it flying around before that. Until the actual show happens in May, take it as a baseless rumour.

Kasn 2007-04-18 10:04

Ok. Thx for anwser.

M_Flores 2007-04-18 10:11

If Turn A really is the 100th MG, then I will fukn buy that shit, no questions. Even if it contradicts everything I've said about the Turn A design.

LoweGear 2007-04-18 10:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by kct (Post 908810)
Lowe: segmented fingers aren't exactly new, IIRC the Rick Dias and some other MGs with rather large fingers have them. But this is the first time they applied this on a MG with rather standard-sized fingers.

EDIT: Damn, I'm late a little...now we shall wait for the later variants.

That was actually my point when I commented on that... The Rick Dias had fat fingers, thus it's understandable they can implement that. But for a mecha with standard small hands like the Zaku II, segmented fingers truly is a quantum leap. I hope they implement the feature in future MG's.

And on the Turn A matter: Shizouka starts next month, so I doubt that report's credible (although ALOT of people would want to have A MG Turn A at any cost...)

Alpha 54 2007-04-18 18:21

Hey guys I've been building gundams for 3 years now and I want to start painting them as well as sanding down the parts that have been snipped off the runners so do you guys have any good tips as Ii don't want to mess up the Hi Nu Gundam I just got.Also what kind of sandpaper do you guys use?

Alpha 54

LoweGear 2007-04-18 22:47

Dalong just put up part 2 of their MG Zaku II v2.0 review.

mangatron 2007-04-18 23:39

lol Dalong you sly bastage :heh: :heh:

http://h1.ripway.com/mangatron/s_mg97_161.jpg

I knew that old Zaku was a laugh, but this makes it fresh! :heh:

Mr Chow 2007-04-19 01:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alpha 54 (Post 909708)
Hey guys I've been building gundams for 3 years now and I want to start painting them as well as sanding down the parts that have been snipped off the runners so do you guys have any good tips as Ii don't want to mess up the Hi Nu Gundam I just got.Also what kind of sandpaper do you guys use?

Alpha 54

Depending where your from; I use the finest grade paper that you can get the prices should be cheap per sheet, over here their usually priced around 1.00-2.00 a sheet. Also you can pick up some cheap nail files as well - just file along and not against the part, so as not to create a deep groove from over sanding!

All I can say is experiment with different gauge types (sandpaper) and find a technique that works for you.

Good luck

hobbes_fan 2007-04-19 05:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by mangatron (Post 910123)
lol Dalong you sly bastage :heh: :heh:

http://h1.ripway.com/mangatron/s_mg97_161.jpg

I knew that old Zaku was a laugh, but this makes it fresh! :heh:

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This deserves a spot here

http://forums.animesuki.com/showthre...=26353&page=85

kct 2007-04-19 07:18

Dang, that is just...whatever.

The one in front (the old version) does not seem to be enjoying the lulz.

GameraBaenre 2007-04-19 13:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alpha 54 (Post 909708)
Hey guys I've been building gundams for 3 years now and I want to start painting them as well as sanding down the parts that have been snipped off the runners so do you guys have any good tips as Ii don't want to mess up the Hi Nu Gundam I just got.Also what kind of sandpaper do you guys use?

Alpha 54

Grab the torrent on this link: http://forums.animesuki.com/showpost...postcount=3948

It should help you along your way to sanding and painting kits.

LoweGear 2007-04-20 00:23

Dalong's final score on the MG Zaku II v2.0, containing comparisons with older MG Zakus.

108 points?! O_O That's a ridiculously high score from Dalong!

mangatron 2007-04-20 05:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by LoweGear (Post 911625)
Dalong's final score on the MG Zaku II v2.0, containing comparisons with older MG Zakus.

108 points?! O_O That's a ridiculously high score from Dalong!

lol if I had scored it, I'd give it a 200 :heh:

The fact that Zaku 1.0 is taller, less poseabe, and smaller weaponed shows how much this smaller, large weaponed 2.0 has gone :heh: :heh:


And, that's a nice colorful family of Zaku'ish guys :D

LoweGear 2007-04-20 10:02

Leaked image of HGUC Acguy Boxart


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