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sword.impulse 2008-02-07 23:36

alright, probably going to order tonight. thanks for everything.

Shiro-Oh! 2008-02-08 09:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by beamknight87 (Post 1386539)
What I have heard is that the battery runs down very quickly and at least I have seen the tutorial of dannychoo for converting the LED to have its power source on a USB but I'm not sure if I will try to do something like that any soon...

Sounds interesting. If you don't mind, can you link me to that? Thanks.

beamknight87 2008-02-08 11:51

Sure, no prob.

Here is it:
http://www.dannychoo.com/blog_entry/...red+PG+Gundam/

Maybe the only problem is knowing the voltage that the LED can resist, but if you took even an electricity course in high-school, it should be enough to do the rest of the stuff jojo

Shiro-Oh! 2008-02-08 17:30

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Originally Posted by beamknight87 (Post 1387348)
Sure, no prob.

Here is it:
http://www.dannychoo.com/blog_entry/...red+PG+Gundam/

Maybe the only problem is knowing the voltage that the LED can resist, but if you took even an electricity course in high-school, it should be enough to do the rest of the stuff jojo

Thank you very much!

Looks like I gotta refresh my memory about those stuff; I did took a class like that back in high school.

Thanks again! =)

beamknight87 2008-02-08 22:25

wiii, so happy, passed by the store and they had the PG Skygrasper I requested. 60 CAN bucks was a little ouch to my wallet for it but having finally all the parts for the Strike to look completely badass is worth it.

Now I'm just missing my Unicorn... damn it, although that gatling-gun/shield thing of the MG Strike IWSP started to really attract my attention lol

Mr Chow 2008-02-08 22:30

I live in New Zealand; and buying most Bandai products can be expensive! The PG range usually go for around the 400.00+ mark!! So I more often than not buy mine from a friend in Hong Kong for around 320.00 (NZ) this includes the Strike, Skygrasper+Aile Strike combo. I found this model to be a bigger version of the MG type and not that difficult to assemble, and found painting these a joy. And like you I wish I could get a Zaku to complete my set. But sadly the pink version doesn't go with my eyes; so I doin't think I will be getting it anytime soon... Peace

Sciel 2008-02-09 00:59

Just finished building my 1/100 Exia .
The quality is indeed very good and as most people have already said is near MG quality . Very good poseability and lots of detail .

I've only got 2 complaints :

1) Why did they have to use stickers for some of the parts (V-Fin , Skirt) instead of just providing small plastic pieces . For people who don't paint (Like me !) its sorta a pain as the stickers look out of place / don't blend well with the model.

2) My Exia's right leg (the start of the leg) seems to have a loose joint :eyebrow: . No biggy tho as it can be easily fixed.

Most probably gonna get Dynames and Kyrious soon .

ozone_yoshikawa 2008-02-09 02:13

I got a couple of kits.

The Shenlong took the longest to complete. I got about 20 solid hours into it.

The other kits took about a saturday each.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j8...s/DSC02185.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j8...s/DSC02186.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j8...s/DSC02187.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j8...s/DSC02188.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j8...s/DSC02189.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j8...s/DSC02190.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j8...s/DSC02191.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j8...s/DSC02192.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j8...s/DSC02194.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j8...s/DSC02196.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j8...s/DSC02197.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j8...s/DSC02198.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j8...s/DSC02199.jpg

aikming 2008-02-09 03:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sciel (Post 1388556)
Just finished building my 1/100 Exia .
The quality is indeed very good and as most people have already said is near MG quality . Very good poseability and lots of detail .

I've only got 2 complaints :

1) Why did they have to use stickers for some of the parts (V-Fin , Skirt) instead of just providing small plastic pieces . For people who don't paint (Like me !) its sorta a pain as the stickers look out of place / don't blend well with the model.


Because it's not an MG.

Sciel 2008-02-09 03:16

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Originally Posted by aikming (Post 1388713)
Because it's not an MG.

That's blatantly obvious is it not :eyespin: ?

Astrana 2008-02-09 06:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sciel (Post 1388722)
That's blatantly obvious is it not :eyespin: ?

duh!!!

lol

lanzer 2008-02-09 09:18

If you're doing re-wiring, might want to consider switching the LED to a brighter one too. The packaged LEDs are much dimmer to conserve battery power. Just drop by the local electronic parts store and look for a 5V LED with intensity of 5000 mcd or higher rating. You can also consider getting a white LED then color the clear plastic piece between the eyes and tip of the head with different colors!

Example:
http://flickr.com/photos/12698178@N0...7601872440042/

I ended up coloring mine with blue on top and orange for the eyes. Easy mod :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Unknown Ace (Post 1387936)
Thank you very much!

Looks like I gotta refresh my memory about those stuff; I did took a class like that back in high school.

Thanks again! =)


theOtherGuy 2008-02-09 11:27

@ozone_yoshikawa

IMO, you went a little overboard with the panel lining?

Astrana 2008-02-09 14:57

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Originally Posted by theOtherGuy (Post 1389265)
@ozone_yoshikawa

IMO, you went a little overboard with the panel lining?

ya, and doesnt look like he used a thin marker to outline it

Mister Mister 2008-02-09 21:48

Why Hello There.

I've always had a fondness for the various Gundam series, but I've never actually collected any scale model kits before now. However, I feel like starting the hobby of collecting kits now, and I want some advice.

I think I'm going to pick up a Master Grade RX-78-2 Gundam, because it's the first Gundam I was introduced to. What I'd like is a guide to painting and inking model kits, as I want to do it justice when I get it. can anyone help me with this?

beamknight87 2008-02-09 22:51

There are plenty of tutorials out there in the web that go from really simple techniques (panel lining) to even more complex ones (battle damage effects). The ones of fitchenfoo and dannychoo are quite useful.

Personally, I'm also still in the novice department concerning model kits and I don't input that much technique yet (hell, I don't even have an airbrush). What I do is:
1.- Paint the runners directly from the box according to their colors with spray cans, except for those pieces that compose the inner frame and are never seen -_- lol.
2.- Cut the pieces with a nipper and do some sanding if necessary.
3.- Apply another layer of paint to mask the detail of cut off/sanded plastic.
4.- Follow the instructive, build each part one by one (body, head, arms, etc).
5.- Once you have each part assembled, do the panel lining, what I use is Chinese ink and a very fine pen. I find this ink awesome, since if you screw up and kinda "stain" the kit, you can just wait less than a minute to let it dry and rub it off with the tip of the pen the solid excess of ink (remember to wash the pen immediately or else the ink will literally crumble the tip of the pen after several use. I lost 2 of them that way >_<)
6.- Apply the decals/stickers/waterslides (the last ones are a real pain), these are the ones you don't wanna screw up with since they add a more realistic detail so be careful there.
7.- There might be a couple of details in which you will have to recur to handpainting. It's a pain but not impossible. I use acrylics thinned in a ratio of 50:50. Any acrylics are fine, but I have experimented with a good deal of them and I can say the Tamiya ones have one of the best qualities out there. Just use a fine brush, apply a thin coat, let it dry and repeat until you get the desired result.
8- Finally, assembly everything, come up with a cool pose and you're done!


Even if its simple, the final results look great to me, I think that's probably the self-satisfaction everyone feels after spending some time with such a hobby jojo.

I still don't own an RX-78-2, even if it's one of the kits that has a good deal of MG versions, but I think is a very basic model to start with.

P.D. Couldn't resist and got that MG Strike IWSP, the shield/gatling gun is damn sexy. Think I will customize the colors a little bit to make it more "unique" and not just only another Strike Gundam.

Sciel 2008-02-10 06:43

Just got my 1/100 Dynames and a White action stand to go along with it . Now just need time to build it :(

MakubeX2 2008-02-10 16:07

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/4...2664836xd8.jpg

Looks to be an 1/100 Akatsuki sized box. But I woder if this will be thicker considering the amount of parts need to build Virtue on top of Nadleeh.

sword.impulse 2008-02-11 03:50

lanzer, yours is freakin sick. is that done with airbrush?

Shiro-Oh! 2008-02-11 09:43

Throne Eins is up!

http://2nd.geocities.jp/lifezoids2/HGOO-09DSC00777.jpg

http://2nd.geocities.jp/lifezoids2/HGOO-09.htm

Schweeeeet! =)


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