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mangatron 2015-06-25 03:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by wavehawk (Post 5568507)

oh my, this is too funny, a hand pack XD I wish the Real Grade hands were compatible with the HG's, I had such high hopes until I found out the ball joint is too small :heh:

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Originally Posted by LoweGear (Post 5571966)
To be fair, it's real in the physically-existing-here-in-the-material-plane real, it's just not something we lowly peasants can actually buy no matter how much money we throw at it. :heh:

lol, sometimes I wish I hadn't known. Just knowing there is one out there is a heartbreak enough :heh:

Skye629 2015-06-30 16:03

Shit.........

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0DhTNumXp6...ntitled-16.jpg





BTW anyone know where I can find a decently priced Kawaguchi Pro-Shop Zaku II 2.0? Im looking for the Desert colored one that come with the Kampher's shotgun

LoweGear 2015-06-30 22:11

That Bandai can cough up all of these G-Self variants, and yet not have spared an ounce of effort for an HG Blast Impulse really hurts ;-;

Rising Dragon 2015-06-30 22:51

That's because the G-Self is the superior machine.

*flees*

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2015-06-30 23:09

Is that purple G-Self exclusive? If not then I'd be glad to get it (official purple Gundam is quite rare out there). Still, that red-white shield on the purple G-Self is such an eyeshore. No way I'm gonna use that shield on my display.

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Originally Posted by LoweGear (Post 5578017)
That Bandai can cough up all of these G-Self variants, and yet not have spared an ounce of effort for an HG Blast Impulse really hurts ;-;

I don't know man. I'd rather wait for HGCE Impulse REVIVE before Bandai release another Impulse variants. The old HG Impulse mold rather sucks.

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Originally Posted by Rising Dragon (Post 5578033)
That's because the G-Self is the superior machine.

*flees*

Yeah, not many Gundams can do Bunshin-no-Jutsu and turn Super Saiyan :heh:.

Skye629 2015-06-30 23:58

Oh its an online exclusive

;-;

Damn you bandai, but then again...I really like those deflector mirrors........and that really really nice color scheme



LOL Dragon, don't think you can run away after saying that >:3

LoweGear 2015-07-01 00:33

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 5578040)
I don't know man. I'd rather wait for HGCE Impulse REVIVE before Bandai release another Impulse variants. The old HG Impulse mold rather sucks.

Blast Impulse getting an HGCE would be sweet, sweet revenge.

wavehawk 2015-07-01 04:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 5578040)
The old HG Impulse mold rather sucks.

- Stop reminding me of that. I've put my Destiny Impulse mod project on hold for so long I regret attempting it.

I mean hell, I'd love to find a way to make the HG Impulse more like the MG Impulse. And this comes from a guy who hates the Impulse.:mad:

GameraBaenre 2015-07-02 00:34

My entry into this year's SCGMC 2015 1/144 City Diorama... oh, and also entering this into GBWC at Anime Expo this weekend.

http://gamerabaenre.com/?p=3807

http://gamerabaenre.com/images/sucke...%20003_JPG.jpg

Skye629 2015-07-02 21:40

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Originally Posted by GameraBaenre (Post 5579024)
My entry into this year's SCGMC 2015 1/144 City Diorama... oh, and also entering this into GBWC at Anime Expo this weekend.

http://gamerabaenre.com/?p=3807

http://gamerabaenre.com/images/sucke...%20003_JPG.jpg

Torrington? Damn thats sick, nice work

Phoenix6000 2015-07-05 21:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by GameraBaenre (Post 5579024)
My entry into this year's SCGMC 2015 1/144 City Diorama... oh, and also entering this into GBWC at Anime Expo this weekend.

http://gamerabaenre.com/?p=3807


Just saw this featured on blogspot. Great job!


http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2015/0...5-gbwc_26.html

GameraBaenre 2015-07-06 13:06

Yep, the inspiration is the Torrington attack form Unicorn. Thanks! Tough competition. Here's my story from the couple of days as well as other entries: http://gamerabaenre.com/?p=3816

Blue-kun 2015-07-06 22:10

To people who own one already, how's RG Strike Freedom? I already own the RG Freedom, which I like, despite the finnicky wings, so I'm looking on some opinions about the SF.

I don't mind so much that it might not be a very playable kit, as long as I can spend time and get it into a really cool pose to display it. Just more worried about the gold inner frame and how easy/possible it is to paint it without breaking stuff, cause i've heard a bunch of horror stories about frail gold plastic breaking etc.

Orattvisa 2015-07-07 08:13

Finally finished my first RG!
Spoiler for size & phone quality photos.:


After two attempts to replicate the chome effect onto the inner frame using paint, I gave up and simply painted the frame with metallic paint. Was tempted to strip away the chrome on the wings to get a more uniform look, until I remembered that the higher price point of the kit comes from the chromed parts. :frustrated:

It still turned out really impressive to look at though. Very impressed with the details and the design. The RG inner frame really amazed me with the design. Enjoyed assembling the kit, not so much when painting.

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Originally Posted by Blue-kun (Post 5584810)
To people who own one already, how's RG Strike Freedom? I already own the RG Freedom, which I like, despite the finnicky wings, so I'm looking on some opinions about the SF.

I don't mind so much that it might not be a very playable kit, as long as I can spend time and get it into a really cool pose to display it. Just more worried about the gold inner frame and how easy/possible it is to paint it without breaking stuff, cause i've heard a bunch of horror stories about frail gold plastic breaking etc.

Ehhh I don't own the RG Freedom, so I can't compare with the Strike. Personally I find the Strike's wings very finnicky, so much that I avoided adjusting the wings after opening it into the current position.
The bright blue portions of the wings (Dragoons?) tends to fall off when I'm posing the wings. Snapping the dark blue parts of the wings into place is difficult for me, and I ended up damaging some of the chrome while straining a few other pieces. Thankfully they are not too noticeable.

To display the kit, you will need a stand like the action base. The Strike tends to fall over thanks to the weight of the backpack. Also seems to have some rather weak knees, reminds me of the MG Exia.

I didn't have too much trouble painting the inner frame, but I was being extremely careful when handling it. Painting the entire frame can damage the paint at the joint areas or make the joints stiff. I didn't really find the inner frame fragile, and even painted and striped the inner frame twice. Maybe I was being really gentle after hearing everyone else's horror stories of broken parts. :heh:
I think the easiest way to paint the frame will be to use a gundam metallic gold marker and only paint the visible portions. Referencing photographs of the kit will help to identify where to paint.

In short: Be very careful when assembling, paint selectively and grab a stand. You will end up with a really great looking, though somewhat unplayable kit. Still looks amazing on a stand!

Blue-kun 2015-07-07 08:29

Thanks for the heads-up, and great job on the kit, looking pretty good! Painting the inner frame with a non-terrible shade of gold really makes it pop. I reckon you went with actual paint, instead of just the Gundam marker?

Anyhow, reading your impressions about the wings, I'd say they're par for the course, haha. Given the way the Freedom's wings are put together, I didn't have any piece actually fall down on me, but on the other hand, something very, very common that happens is the lower parts of the wing getting 'loose' and not able to keep themselves in the air. The way they're put together is pretty ingenious, but sometimes when you're moving them around this happens and then you need to apply some pressure to the bit where they're all actually connected in order for them to work as intended again. Bit of a pain, honestly.

To be fair, I don't mind it too much, because like I said I just want to get it on the action base and leave it there looking awesome, and it accomplishes that really well after spending a good hour getting it to look how I want, haha. So if the Strike Freedom doesn't have any glaring cons aside from some ~patience~ required, that's great.

Patriot's Blade 2015-07-07 10:45

man, the HG G-Reco kits are fun to collect despite their basic simplistic designs, they are also fodder for customizations thanks to their engineering derived from post Build Fighters, even more so compared to the AGE days, at my place the price is reasonable too, though you need heavy modding to improve their body articulation, like shown many times in hobby mags,

i am trying to collect all versions G-Self's forms & make a Sentai Ranger team out of them, even better if its released in MG or RG too.

X207 2015-07-08 09:13

is it common for the painted 144 Quanta full saber base piece to be extremely loose?
im using humbrol paint. when painted, the piece where the 2 side gn blades fit into the part holding the handle give me a huge gap when fully assembled. when i remove the gn blades and fit the handle to the rest of the sword i have no gap.

when i add 1 side blade it unseats 1 joint and it gets worse with the second one. i can shake of the handle part of the unit if i remove both blades as its only the 2 joints to lock the handle to sword BC they get 90% pushed out. i have a 2mm gap when both blades are assembled to the entire piece. i thinned out the paint layer on any connecting piece but no luck, the blue grey handles are loose enough that no paint from the handle piece press against them.

all thats holding the full saber kit fully assembled are the outer angled pieces and pegs located on the 2 side beam blades. aside from the Quanta GN sword blue side handle the only other loos piece is the base of the assembled full saber kit.

i got a pic of it to post though ill do so a bit later as soon as i figure out how to tag pics from my album to posts but the pics are there now.

that aside, i finished my build of the 1/100 librarian Blitz Gundam with the original black/red scheme, my 144 Arios Gundam and the 1.5 Gundam. i just finished my 144 Quanta kit+ full saber . i do have 144 Portent, 144 green Bawoo, 144 Deathscythe left to start on to finish my backlog.

i'll be starting my Portent Gundam soon within the next few days when i feel like mixing the green paints to get the biggest obstacle done.
https://forums.animesuki.com/album.p...ictureid=55926

Skye629 2015-07-14 23:02

1/144 and 1/100 Gundam Barbatos (no exact grades mentioned)

EDIT: 1/144 confirmed to be HG

HG 1/144
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ULdB-axNmv...ntitled-45.jpg

1/100

From the price its a NG, but it seems to have a full internal frame, interesting move there
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VPXiqqilPM...ntitled-48.jpg

1/144 Krays
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-C-vdiyo5KU...ntitled-70.jpg


More kits from the new series:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UZt0zsx0jL...6931963706.jpg

Skye629 2015-07-22 17:57

Glaze High Mobility Commander Type

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-W0lra08a5O...2162436467.jpgGlaze High Mobility Type
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FdPzFyuORY...2162435d3b.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YI6Lrj8Ku1...2162508a8b.jpg

Skye629 2015-07-22 23:51

AWWWWWW YEAAHHHHH

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AFplb-g0WY...25281%2529.jpg



P-Bandai Fenice Rinascita Alba

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yTFYWe1GW4...ntitled-52.jpg

Blazer-X 2015-07-23 00:11

HG Freedom: Cool, but there is RG for anyone who wants REALLY good 1/144.

MG Rinascita Alba: Cash-grab much?

wavehawk 2015-07-23 05:51

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...808d6fe37cde8d

X207 2015-07-23 15:29

i finished my 144 Portent Gundam 3 days ago and just got around to taking a few pics of it. i did use most of the stickers to get the foily shine on the clear green pieces it really didnt take too long to build but i did get around to giving it some custom touches on the antennae. i hope i didnt go over the top too much but i found painting the leading edges of the antenna green do add to its look. the green isnt 100% matched as im not that great mixing paints but im satisfied with it. i never could do a 100% match to the runners, this green was a bit tough to match.

i find it a pretty decent model as far a fitting the pieces go together. i was able to solve most problems with some clear paint to hold 1 clear green piece on the leg. the leg/hip joints are still a bit too loose to my liking but i did make them slightly better fitting than without adding some paint to thicken the parts together.

i hope the pic links show in the post, havent gotten the hang of putting album pics to show in my posts yet. i dont really pose the models much. i usually chose 1 pose and leave it on display.

https://forums.animesuki.com/album.p...ictureid=55978
https://forums.animesuki.com/album.p...ictureid=55977

Skye629 2015-07-27 20:23

MG ALTRON EW (GoTL Ver.)?

If so then:

FFFUUUCCKKKK YESSSSSSSSSSSS

sfghsnadifunsdifcnsadifsoaidjfoisaf

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Z3-LcGXrfl...ntitled-40.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6kWl34w4Un...s1600/2000.jpg

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2015-07-27 21:09

^ Still not sure how Bandai will make a decent (un-flimsy) mechanism out of Katoki's flawed-designed Dragon Hangs. But I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and I'd like to be pleasantly surprised.

Chibiloli 2015-07-28 07:58

I'm currently looking for two specific MS but I can't seem to find them on the Gundam 2015 catalogue, assuming they exist, are there any HG sets of the Gold Frame and an HG Unicorm that can switch back and forth from destroy mode to Unicorn mode?

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2015-07-28 08:30

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Originally Posted by Chibiloli (Post 5605837)
I'm currently looking for two specific MS but I can't seem to find them on the Gundam 2015 catalogue, assuming they exist, are there any HG sets of the Gold Frame and an HG Unicorm that can switch back and forth from destroy mode to Unicorn mode?

If by HG Gold Frame you mean this guy:
Dynamic tag cannot be rendered. (PrintableThread) Then yes, it exists. But it's an Online-Exclusive, meaning: if you don't live in Japan, you'll likely have to pay more for it (usually double the prize). On the other hand, HG Astray Gold Frame Amatsu Mina-custom is a regular release, but HG Amatsu Gina-custom is another exclusive.

As for HG Unicorn....no. There's no such thing as HG Unicorn that can switch-mode back and forth. There are sets that contain the Gundam in Unicorn-mode & Destroy-mode, but they're still two separate kits.

Chibiloli 2015-07-28 08:49

What's the difference between the Mina and Gina Gold frames?

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2015-07-28 09:18

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Originally Posted by Chibiloli (Post 5605873)
What's the difference between the Mina and Gina Gold frames?

You can visually distinguish them after looking at their legs. Also, Amatsu Mina has additional weapons (Totsuka no Tsurugi) on its hips and (Tsumuha no Tachi) left arm.

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If you buy HG Amatsu Gina Exclusive, you have the option parts to turn it into HG Amatsu Mina. But you can't do vice versa if you buy HG Amatsu Mina.

Skye629 2015-07-28 17:27

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 5605895)
You can visually distinguish them after looking at their legs. Also, Amatsu Mina has additional weapons (Totsuka no Tsurugi) on its hips and (Tsumuha no Tachi) left arm.

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If you buy HG Amatsu Gina Exclusive, you have the option parts to turn it into HG Amatsu Mina. But you can't do vice versa if you buy HG Amatsu Mina.

To add onto Obelisk's post/advice, I'd get the standard release Mina version. The Gina exclusive is gold plated, so it makes the expensive exclusive even more expensive to get, especially since the run is already over. So its pretty hard to find now, and of course sellers that do have it are marking up the price due to all the above

Akyra 2015-07-29 01:09

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 5605523)
MG ALTRON EW (GoTL Ver.)?

If so then:

FFFUUUCCKKKK YESSSSSSSSSSSS

sfghsnadifunsdifcnsadifsoaidjfoisaf

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Z3-LcGXrfl...ntitled-40.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6kWl34w4Un...s1600/2000.jpg

YES INDEED!

Wonder if they'll make the blueish green Heavyarm as well. Quad mini gun!

Chibiloli 2015-07-29 05:34

Can anybody tell me anything about the Wing Honoo? I'm thinking of expanding into Wing Gundams but besides the tallgeese 1, none of the other suits are geared towards my tastes.

s07195 2015-07-29 11:26

http://imgur.com/a/dN4jz?gallery

Slight NSFW (thanks to some pictures of anime figures) but I took a lot of pictures of interesting Gunpla that made it to the final round of the Gunpla competition. From ACGHK 2015.

Skye629 2015-07-30 00:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chibiloli (Post 5606564)
Can anybody tell me anything about the Wing Honoo? I'm thinking of expanding into Wing Gundams but besides the tallgeese 1, none of the other suits are geared towards my tastes.

You mean the HGBF Wing Zero Honoo? Technically its not from Wing, but a Build Fighters design based on the actual HG Wing Zero

Chibiloli 2015-07-30 01:16

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 5607269)
You mean the HGBF Wing Zero Honoo? Technically its not from Wing, but a Build Fighters design based on the actual HG Wing Zero

Yeah, I want the honoo, anything you can tell me about it? Weapons, accessories and such?

Rising Dragon 2015-07-30 01:32

Far as I can tell, the Wing Zero Honoo has the Twin Buster Rifle and two beam sabers, like the base Wing Zero, and it also has converted the inner halves of the wing binders into detachable solid-state swords. The WZH's shield has also be heavily customized. The wiki also lists additional armaments, including Hyper Caletvwlchs, which I guess are special reconfigurable weapons made up of various different weapons.

According to the wiki, there are two Feather Swords that can form at least four different types of weapons, and it can also use the Twin Buster Rifle Kai, which I'm assuming is the EW Wing Zero's rifle. The Gunpla also has a Flame System, but I don't know any details about that. The WZH also apparently has a variant called the Wing Zero Flame Feder, which is the same but with two more wing attachments, which might be the Feather Swords. There's not a whole lot of information to work with.

wavehawk 2015-07-30 03:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by s07195 (Post 5606759)
Slight NSFW (thanks to some pictures of anime figures)

- Do I look like I'm complaining? :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rising Dragon
The WZH also apparently has a variant called the Wing Zero Flame Feder, which is the same but with two more wing attachments, which might be the Feather Swords. There's not a whole lot of information to work with.

- Kit-wise, the only way you can get the Flame Feder would be to get the Hobby Japan issue with the special parts. And to make a proper Flame Feder you'll need TWO of the same special parts. EG order the same magazine twice, as you'll need two to make a pair fo the Feather Knife parts and holders.

Orattvisa 2015-07-30 03:37

Does anyone here have experience in parts recasting? I intend to rework my old 1/100 Avalanche Exia and the 1/100 Astraea, and I was hoping to recast two copies of the MG Exia's head to use. Have tried to use epoxy mold to make a part, but ended up breaking the original. =/

wavehawk 2015-07-30 03:43

The one time I tried I gave up. I bought silicone cast material to duplicate parts but kept mixing them wrong and they didn't take (EG didn't solidify or dried leaving glaring gaps that made the mold unusable). I haven't used Epoxy putty to make a cast but considering I use epoxy putty to sculpt scratch parts I don't think it's a good idea to use that as mold cast material.

Silicone is more often used since you can flex it off when dry, but the cost is horrendous (my small batch set me back $40 back in 2008, it costs way more than that now). I'd only really recommend casting parts if you plan to make a LOT of copies or else you need to do things to the copy that you can't do to the original for some reason or other.

If you are part of a modelling group, you could even ask some of your mates if they have spare bits you can use. I'm sure someone may have a spare Exia head or somethign workable.

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2015-07-30 09:02

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Originally Posted by Chibiloli (Post 5607300)
Yeah, I want the honoo, anything you can tell me about it? Weapons, accessories and such?

To make long story short, just watch this video for reference:

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