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GrimmReaperNL 2010-09-12 08:38

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Originally Posted by Dragonar Fan (Post 3240275)
Does anyone Kitbash here?

well i did a FreeDOM (freedom gundam + dom; 1/144, after a picture i saw of someone who did it with MG kits)
and i took some weapon sets from different makers and used them on gundam kits.

nothing really big though

bio9205 2010-09-12 09:02

Me too. I use permanent and Gundam markers. I'm not really into this modelling thing, I buy the Gundams mainly to 'understand' them, if you get what I mean.

Dragonar Fan 2010-09-12 23:41

I know im Kitbashing an RX-79 to make my Gun-Hunter I'll post pics when its ready

GN0010 Nosferatu 2010-09-13 00:22

http://ngeekhiong.blogspot.com/2010/...ew-images.html

So the Braves have the head cables too?

RAVNEN 2010-09-13 03:30

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Originally Posted by GN0010 Nosferatu (Post 3242344)
http://ngeekhiong.blogspot.com/2010/...ew-images.html

So the Braves have the head cables too?

Wow the regular type also have cables, i want to see Graham use the cables to feed more energy to his beam rifle or beam sword.

Illsteir 2010-09-13 07:53

What's the safest type of paint to use when panel-washing Robot Damashii figures?

SonicSP 2010-09-13 12:56

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Originally Posted by tictactor (Post 3240821)
wait wait wait. 00Q has a beam gun in it's shield?!

Yes, it does according to the profile in the manual. However like the hidden handle of the Sword Bits, it is not visible or a real feature in the HG model. But profile wise, the real 00 Quanta does have it.







I'll re-ask my question. Is 70% blue and 30% white a good color mix combo to match the blue color of the 00 Quanta? I sort of need it to mask cut pieces left over from cutting the runners from.

The "blue" of of Mr. colro by its own is too dark while bright blue is a bit weird compared to the real 00 blue.

Chiu_fan 2010-09-14 03:33

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Originally Posted by SonicSP (Post 3243074)
Yes, it does according to the profile in the manual. However like the hidden handle of the Sword Bits, it is not visible or a real feature in the HG model. But profile wise, the real 00 Quanta does have it.







I'll re-ask my question. Is 70% blue and 30% white a good color mix combo to match the blue color of the 00 Quanta? I sort of need it to mask cut pieces left over from cutting the runners from.

The "blue" of of Mr. colio by its own is too dark while bright blue is a bit weird compared to the real 00 blue.

Why not go with the recommended mixture stated from the manual: Cobalt Blue(80%) + Sky Blue(20%)

I've got a question for the pros here at this forum: I've got a REEEEEEEEALLY old kit(5-6years) at home and I want to give it new life. So I want to start learning on how to modify/customize kits. Can you give me tips? And what are the basic tools and materials that I would be needing for a beginner like me?

SonicSP 2010-09-14 04:41

So, the recommendation mixture is cobalt 80% and sky blue 20%. Alright, thats awesome man.

Winchester 2010-09-14 15:20

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Originally Posted by Chiu_fan (Post 3244313)
Why not go with the recommended mixture stated from the manual: Cobalt Blue(80%) + Sky Blue(20%)

I've got a question for the pros here at this forum: I've got a REEEEEEEEALLY old kit(5-6years) at home and I want to give it new life. So I want to start learning on how to modify/customize kits. Can you give me tips? And what are the basic tools and materials that I would be needing for a beginner like me?

That kind of depends. What is the state of the kit right now? Is it painted, and if so, how (brush/airbrush, water/oil paint)?

Aside from the usual (sharp knife, clippers, fine sandpaper), you'll probably need some liquid polystyrene cement to fix any parts that have or will be broken during disassembly. If the kit is painted and you want to redo it, some kind of appropriate stripping agent is also neccessary. The cheapest options for that are break fluid (buy at an auto supplier) or oven cleaner. Be careful with these, though, since they might do odd stuff with the plastic, such as making it brittle.

If you want to add detail that wasn't in the original kit, you'll need strip- and sheet styrene. Get several different thin strips, and a couple of different grades of sheet styrene. Also, that styrene cement comes in really handy here, since it's kind of neccessary to bond the new bits with the kit. Also, a steel ruler might be a good idea if you're going to be cutting straight edges.

New paint schemes will most likely require primer, to make sure the underlaying plastic doesn't shine through. It's kind of difficult to paint red on top of gundam-blue, for example. :-) A lot of people swear by a brand named Krylon, though I haven't tried it (not sold in my country).

Hope that helps,

SP

Chiu_fan 2010-09-14 20:37

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Originally Posted by Winchester (Post 3245141)
That kind of depends. What is the state of the kit right now? Is it painted, and if so, how (brush/airbrush, water/oil paint)?

Apparently the kit has suffered damages(mishandled by my parents when they transferred my stuff to a new room without telling me and those annoying visitor's kids who go inside my room) and the kit isn't painted(I only started painting in 2008).

Quote:

Aside from the usual (sharp knife, clippers, fine sandpaper), you'll probably need some liquid polystyrene cement to fix any parts that have or will be broken during disassembly. If the kit is painted and you want to redo it, some kind of appropriate stripping agent is also necessary. The cheapest options for that are break fluid (buy at an auto supplier) or oven cleaner. Be careful with these, though, since they might do odd stuff with the plastic, such as making it brittle.

If you want to add detail that wasn't in the original kit, you'll need strip- and sheet styrene. Get several different thin strips, and a couple of different grades of sheet styrene. Also, that styrene cement comes in really handy here, since it's kind of necessary to bond the new bits with the kit. Also, a steel ruler might be a good idea if you're going to be cutting straight edges.

New paint schemes will most likely require primer, to make sure the underlaying plastic doesn't shine through. It's kind of difficult to paint red on top of gundam-blue, for example. :-) A lot of people swear by a brand named Krylon, though I haven't tried it (not sold in my country).

Hope that helps.

SP
Thanks! I'll try to find your recommended materials and do this project on my 3 week break from school.

Another set of questions: 1) How do make complex paint schemes/camouflage and what are the basic things I need to do it(I can only use a hand brush and spray cans) and; 2) What do you guys usually use for scratch building and how do I scratch build(parents broke-off/lost some parts and did a lousy repair job).

bio9205 2010-09-15 02:56

What. Linkin Park Gundam?

http://ngeekhiong.blogspot.com/2010/...-music-cd.html

Go LP! Hope this is available everywhere, love A Thousand Suns :)

GN0010 Nosferatu 2010-09-15 04:21

I take it this means Linkin Park is somewhat popular in Japan?

LightningZERO 2010-09-15 04:53

That is so random...but going to be awesome!

bio9205 2010-09-15 06:52

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Originally Posted by GN0010 Nosferatu (Post 3246308)
I take it this means Linkin Park is somewhat popular in Japan?

Mike Shinoda's half Japanese or something, I think.

DO WANT.

LoweGear 2010-09-15 07:04

Linkin Park does have a tradition of having anime references in their videos. Their "Breaking the Habit" video is basically one big anime-styled MV, and their "Somewhere I Belong" video had closeup shots of several gunpla including a 1/100 Wing Zero Custom (the MG didn't exist back then), MG GP01Fb Zephyranthes Full Vernian and MG Sazabi.

And then there's the cover for their "Reanimation" album...

http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/8...4548016979.jpg

:uhoh:

StrikeFreedomV2 2010-09-15 07:14

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Originally Posted by LoweGear (Post 3246452)
Linkin Park does have a tradition of having anime references in their videos. Their "Breaking the Habit" video is basically one big anime-styled MV, and their "Somewhere I Belong" video had closeup shots of several gunpla including a 1/100 Wing Zero Custom (the MG didn't exist back then), MG GP01Fb Zephyranthes Full Vernian and MG Sazabi.

And then there's the cover for their "Reanimation" album...

http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/8...4548016979.jpg

:uhoh:

I have the CD myself. Looks like a Zaku II/RX-78-hybrid. Until today i never realised that there's a connection between Gundam and Linkin Park.

I re-watched the video of "Somewhere I Belong" and remembered what i thought when i first watched it: "That are some cool looking robots!" :)

Chiu_fan 2010-09-15 08:49

"Zabanya Full-shield"
http://www.geocities.jp/hobby_no_toriko/DSCF4868.JPG

"Quan[T]-chan"
http://www.geocities.jp/hobby_no_toriko/DSCF4473.JPG

JC... 2010-09-15 10:00

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Originally Posted by Chiu_fan (Post 3245732)
Another set of questions: 1) How do make complex paint schemes/camouflage and what are the basic things I need to do it(I can only use a hand brush and spray cans) and; 2) What do you guys usually use for scratch building and how do I scratch build(parents broke-off/lost some parts and did a lousy repair job).

To do 'complex' paint schemes and camo, masking is probably the best way to do it. (spray paint the main colour, then use masking tape and cut it in the shapes you want... or you could hand paint patches on. Find tutorials on the web if you want further advice)

To scratch build, you'd need some pla plates, basically sheets of thin plastic. If you want to repair parts, maybe you could salvage some stuff from unused sprues or other models. Anything specific you want to fix?

Chiu_fan 2010-09-15 11:04

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Originally Posted by JC... (Post 3246650)
To do 'complex' paint schemes and camo, masking is probably the best way to do it. (spray paint the main colour, then use masking tape and cut it in the shapes you want... or you could hand paint patches on. Find tutorials on the web if you want further advice)

What's the best way to apply custom paint schemes? Hand painting them or using and airbrush/ spray can?(as of the moment, I can only hand brush and use spray cans)

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To scratch build, you'd need some pla plates, basically sheets of thin plastic. If you want to repair parts, maybe you could salvage some stuff from unused sprues or other models. Anything specific you want to fix?
Since looking at it again, I have to say it's way beyond repair to make it look like it was before. So I'm planning on giving it a new image and thus having the desire to learn these things.


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