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Nesty 2006-04-07 16:58

lmao that's such a funny pic :P

T.V. 2006-04-07 17:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by GameraBaenre
My current project that I started today:
http://www.gamerabaenre.com/images/1...%20005_jpg.jpg

LMAO!

Dr. Gundam or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the Musai. ;)

Potatochobit 2006-04-08 03:20

i dont like the Char's addition for the command deck, but its pretty cool that there are both options. i bet it has alot of stickers and black inking to do.

srb 2006-04-10 10:31

Picked up an HG GINN Hi-Ma at a convention this weekend, I'm thinking of painting it in the colours of Johnny Ridden's Zaku II R-2... but I like the green as well. I'm at a loss :(

J_Ridden 2006-04-10 14:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by srb
Picked up an HG GINN Hi-Ma at a convention this weekend, I'm thinking of painting it in the colours of Johnny Ridden's Zaku II R-2...

Go for it!!!!

JanthraX^ 2006-04-10 16:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by J_Ridden
Go for it!!!!

lol permission given from the man himself =D

dj898 2006-04-11 04:22

bit OT but I was asked to sell off some of my gunpla to make room for other family member and wondering what would be the fair price to ask for the completed/painted Bandai Perfect Grade 1/60 scale RX-78-2 Gundam?
TIA

Optimaximal 2006-04-11 09:35

Its a form of art, so its subjective... One person might pay a shedload for a finished kit (just look at some of the stuff being sold on YJ to see that) but others (myself included) just see it as a model kit that I haven't had the pleasure of building and customising myself.

This feeling is multiplied if its been finished in a generic OOB style.

Quote:

Originally Posted by SNT1
they just stop production once in a while, then they make it again. This is funny, since I last bought my Zeta+C1 it was also 'discontinued' a year ago :O, basically the same problem you have right now lol

It's called supply and demand.
Basically, Bandai pull the MG kits occasionally and see what the response is from teh gunpla community at sites like HLJ and the like for requests. Only once the demand is significant, they do another run.
Of course, they will run the kit anyway since why let a mold sit doing nothing when they can make money on it? The less popular it is, the longer it takes for them to do a re-run, thats all.

Another question, anyone know why the non-lighted/reactive armoured Patlabors were permenantly discontinued?

Optimaximal 2006-04-11 09:39

edit - double post :heh:

Meehlimo 2006-04-11 14:13

Yo everyone im new to these forums but deff not to gundam modeling I have over 200+ models if anyone has any questions about any or would like to see pics of any in general just ask.

Fafnir 2006-04-11 19:59

If you have scale comparisons, line up a model with it's higher scales(ie, say you have RX-78, line up a PG, an MG, and an HGUC, with measurments, for scale), I'd find it helpful atleast.

Also, I'd like to know, anyone else here pose their models? What's the coolest posed one you have? Mine is my Wing Gundam ver. Ka, pulling back, as if it were dodging shots, just after firing the rifle.

dj898 2006-04-11 20:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by Optimaximal
Its a form of art, so its subjective... One person might pay a shedload for a finished kit (just look at some of the stuff being sold on YJ to see that) but others (myself included) just see it as a model kit that I haven't had the pleasure of building and customising myself.

This feeling is multiplied if its been finished in a generic OOB style.

Another question, anyone know why the non-lighted/reactive armoured Patlabors were permenantly discontinued?

when I sold 1/60 PG Gundam ver. Ka it sold for fair amount of money but then considering the amount of time,cursing,blood and what not I thought the price it was sold was still not enough... :p

like you said it's subjective and yes its value is what ever the potentional buyers are prepared to pay...

p.s. before you said there was no such thing as PG Gundam Ver. Ka it's PG Gundam with Katoki version conversion kit applied forcefully if I add. :p

For Patlabors kits well it may have to do with the demand. Once Bandai produced the kit with the blinker unit people didn't want the old kits? O_O

strike66 2006-04-11 21:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fafnir
If you have scale comparisons, line up a model with it's higher scales(ie, say you have RX-78, line up a PG, an MG, and an HGUC, with measurments, for scale), I'd find it helpful atleast.

Also, I'd like to know, anyone else here pose their models? What's the coolest posed one you have? Mine is my Wing Gundam ver. Ka, pulling back, as if it were dodging shots, just after firing the rifle.

i do lol, check out my post way earlier, got a pic of all my gundams. The thing about posing is the perspective u view it from, like some poses only work if u look from the top. i think my best pose would be the strike and freedom in its op pose. i usually use poses shown on the box. Mind takin a pic of ur poses?

Meehlimo 2006-04-11 21:17

As for my models I have a 1/60 strike but not any PG's im waiting till this summer to collect them all. I buy my models in large groups but my 1/60 is the same size as the PG's I have over 35 MGs so ill just use strike as a comparison i have a 1/60 strike, MG strike and HG 1/144 strike.

And for poses i only have a few pics of my models on my computer cuz i have to use my sisters camera but heres a couple of pics of the ones i have posed

MG Zeta Ver.2
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...o/DSCN0088.jpg

MG Wing Zero Custom
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...o/DSCN0085.jpg

MS Aile Strike
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...o/DSCN0095.jpg

And heres kind of a comparison on the size ill do a better one later one of each of the 3 sizes is in there
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...o/DSCN0081.jpg

P.s my highmobility blacktri stars zaku aint finished being painted yet.
Hope you like.

The_Marshal_AEB 2006-04-11 21:33

NICE, I need those 3 MGs on the left too :p specialy the Tri-Star :D

Just finished akatsuki and going to resume my work on Rena's Custom Sword Calamity
Akatuki http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y20...AkatsukiUS.jpg

DRAGOON system on http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y20...katsukiDon.jpg

Using Sony cybershot too :p

dj898 2006-04-11 21:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by strike66
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fafnir
If you have scale comparisons, line up a model with it's higher scales(ie, say you have RX-78, line up a PG, an MG, and an HGUC, with measurments, for scale), I'd find it helpful atleast.

Also, I'd like to know, anyone else here pose their models? What's the coolest posed one you have? Mine is my Wing Gundam ver. Ka, pulling back, as if it were dodging shots, just after firing the rifle.

i do lol, check out my post way earlier, got a pic of all my gundams. The thing about posing is the perspective u view it from, like some poses only work if u look from the top. i think my best pose would be the strike and freedom in its op pose. i usually use poses shown on the box. Mind takin a pic of ur poses?

I generally don't coz after you painted more you handle more likely you will get paint chip and what not...

I have what I call crash dummy MG Gundam OYW, MG GunCannon, MG Gundam Ground Type I snap assembled with no painting. I use them when I need some idea for the pose to be used in the diorama :p

here are few samples I took using Nikon digi-cam
(warning these pics are large in size)

Gundam Vs Zeong
MG Zaku II F2 Custom
MG Gouf Custom

Meehlimo 2006-04-11 22:12

wow dj898 those models are incredible i take it u air brushed?

The_Marshal_AEB i wish i had a display case big enough for all my models i literaly have no space for new ones but that hasnt stoped me in the least lol.

dj898 2006-04-11 22:18

yes they are air brushed except the Gundam and Zeong in the first picture
just snap assembled with panel lining

SlugZilla 2006-04-11 23:58

dj898: that's impressive I think you are getting better every time.

BTW anyone see the pictures of the MG Gyan? I know what I'm getting.

dj898 2006-04-12 00:19

well it takes a lot of late night sessions to finish multiple kits...
might as well put into extra effort as well as ask the advise from masters :D

the Gouf Custom is also my very first picture attempting the manupulation with the PhotoElement.
Didn't know it came with Nikon digi-cam coz I never read the manual nor open the manual package :p

The Undertaker 2006-04-12 09:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by The_Marshal_AEB
NICE, I need those 3 MGs on the left too :p specialy the Tri-Star :D

Just finished akatsuki and going to resume my work on Rena's Custom Sword Calamity
Akatuki http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y20...AkatsukiUS.jpg

DRAGOON system on http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y20...katsukiDon.jpg

Using Sony cybershot too :p

Impressive job on the shield :cool:

GameraBaenre 2006-04-12 13:04

And now, for something completely different....
Well, I know this is a Gundam modeling thread... I am a primary Gundam modeler.. but I've just finished my first FSS kit. A 1/100 Scarlet Phantom. Since this is a mecha model kit, I did think it needed it's own thread... so here it is: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/phantom.htm

Meehlimo 2006-04-12 13:15

yea u did a great job on the shield looks the same as mine sadly tho everyone who paints their hyakushikis and akatsukis all look the same... cuz were u cant paint the finish or arther u shouldnt lol but none the less amazing job.

Komataguri 2006-04-12 15:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meehlimo
yea u did a great job on the shield looks the same as mine sadly tho everyone who paints their hyakushikis and akatsukis all look the same... cuz were u cant paint the finish or arther u shouldnt lol but none the less amazing job.

You can always refinish them, with gold leaf or silver leaf, or just paint them supergloss black and polish the hell out of it :D

Fafnir 2006-04-12 17:44

I'll see if I can take a pic if I can get my hands on the camera.
I'll repose my Wing Gundam ver. Ka into an awsome pose I had it in, though I decided to take it down, because of the fact that it came down way to easily(that, and it looked like it had a lego pimp cane).

Also note, when you see them, that I'm not a good painter, so I like to keep painting to a minimum, and it has no paint(when I get my gundam marker, I may do the panel lines, but that will be it), and after having some troubles with the decals, I gave up on them. Although a good pose can make up for those problems very easily.

I also have a freedom with stripped armour on the left leg, and the left arm taken off. If I can ever find a cork so I can finish the battle damaged look(burn the cork and then rub the ashes for a really easy burnt look), I'll show you people.

As for my Astrays....

DarkWarrior 2006-04-12 19:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meehlimo
As for my models I have a 1/60 strike but not any PG's im waiting till this summer to collect them all. I buy my models in large groups but my 1/60 is the same size as the PG's I have over 35 MGs so ill just use strike as a comparison i have a 1/60 strike, MG strike and HG 1/144 strike.

And for poses i only have a few pics of my models on my computer cuz i have to use my sisters camera but heres a couple of pics of the ones i have posed

MG Zeta Ver.2
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...o/DSCN0088.jpg

MG Wing Zero Custom
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...o/DSCN0085.jpg

MS Aile Strike
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...o/DSCN0095.jpg

And heres kind of a comparison on the size ill do a better one later one of each of the 3 sizes is in there
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...o/DSCN0081.jpg

P.s my highmobility blacktri stars zaku aint finished being painted yet.
Hope you like.

Just out of curiosity, what marker do you use to panel your Gundams? The panel lines look much cleaner than mine. :)

dj898 2006-04-12 19:52

mayeb rubbing off the excess with eraser ???

Meehlimo 2006-04-12 21:11

I used a black fine tip gundam marker u can rub away the excess with ur finger so no need for an eraser makes life easier.
go here for any gundam markers u need http://www.gundamstoreandmore.com/gundammarkers2.html
Im not into air brushing my models just cuz of the cost of the good equipment and paint so in turn I know many other ways to paint my models and still make em look really nice.

Here are a few of my HG 1/144 destiny models
Legend and Destiny
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...o/DSCN0092.jpg
Strike freedom and Inf Justice
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...o/DSCN0093.jpg

dj898 2006-04-13 01:28

well since others are showing their models here are the new (and hopefully far better quality) pics I took with some of my finished kits

MG OYW
back side of MG OYW
back side of MG Zaku F2
PG Gundam #2

and here's the very old MC Mazinger-Z HD. It's simple snap assembly with no painting at all. As I recall I put this one together when I was on business trip to Japan while killing time at the hotel room :D

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/3201/53et00563eu.jpg

p.s. still need the post processing with PhotoElement to clean up some of pictures

strike66 2006-04-13 04:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meehlimo
I used a black fine tip gundam marker u can rub away the excess with ur finger so no need for an eraser makes life easier.
go here for any gundam markers u need http://www.gundamstoreandmore.com/gundammarkers2.html
Im not into air brushing my models just cuz of the cost of the good equipment and paint so in turn I know many other ways to paint my models and still make em look really nice.

Here are a few of my HG 1/144 destiny models
Legend and Destiny
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...o/DSCN0092.jpg
Strike freedom and Inf Justice
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...o/DSCN0093.jpg

nice models, mind sharing those painting tips? i normally dont paint my models but now i find the plasticy look unsatisfying so i might try painting.

The_Marshal_AEB 2006-04-13 06:37

I paint my kits ya but about the panels am used to handbrush using 0TAMIYA brush thinned semi black, now I stated using 0.05 drawing pen which is much easier and faster but some areas are hard to reach so I use the 0 brush again
I havent used gundam marker because I heared its larger than the 0.1 :D

MrNotalk 2006-04-13 07:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by dj898
well since others are showing their models here are the new (and hopefully far better quality) pics I took with some of my finished kits

MG OYW
back side of MG OYW
back side of MG Zaku F2
PG Gundam #2

and here's the very old MC Mazinger-Z HD. It's simple snap assembly with no painting at all. As I recall I put this one together when I was on business trip to Japan while killing time at the hotel room :D

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/3201/53et00563eu.jpg

p.s. still need the post processing with PhotoElement to clean up some of pictures

Wow your OYW gundam looks excellent. You even gave it the original color instead of the faded game pink....

dj898 2006-04-13 07:54

you mean sussage pink? :p
nope!

Meehlimo 2006-04-13 09:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by The_Marshal_AEB
I paint my kits ya but about the panels am used to handbrush using 0TAMIYA brush thinned semi black, now I stated using 0.05 drawing pen which is much easier and faster but some areas are hard to reach so I use the 0 brush again
I havent used gundam marker because I heared its larger than the 0.1 :D

Nah the black fine tip that i use isnt what ur thinkng about its much smaller. i think it is an 0.5 as i had to get a permant 0.5 for akatsukis armor cuz the normal gundam marker wouldnt write on it. but in other words they are about the same size but much cheaper than hoppy pens that run 5 - 7 dollers.

Fafnir 2006-04-13 18:18

Today I learned that nail clippers can make for some excellent battle-damage...:uhoh:

After tearing up my MG freedom, I now have it posed heavily damaged, missing one wing, the other damaged, missing an arm as well. It's only weapon is a peice of wing, and it looks like it's about to lunge.

OmegaZEROCustom 2006-04-13 18:38

Woo, just got a bunch of new models in...now I can't decide which one to do after I finish my Blaze ZAKU Phantom (Dearka Elthman Custom).

My choices are as follows

MG Aile Strike (which will get a Phase Shift Down color scheme)
MG Zeta 2.0/MG Zeta 1.0 (I have one of each so that I can glue the 1.0 into Waverider mode)
1/144 Shiranui Akatsuki
1/144 Hyperion Gundam
1/100 Turn A Gundam
EX Archangel
EX Minerva

Any suggestions as to which one I should do first?

Newtyped 2006-04-13 18:43

which one is easy enuf to start out with?
i used to make them when i was 8, (when gundam wing first came out) but of course i just didnt care about the detail (most them are broken now from playin with them lol)
well anyways i wanna get back into it,
i just need a cheap easy model to start with
any suggestion?

OmegaZEROCustom 2006-04-13 18:50

Cheap and Easy? 1/144 NG (No Grade) SEED and Destiny models. They cost a few bucks and they are easy, and good practice for painting and such. Without paint, they look terrible, but they are easy. SD's are also good and low cost.

Newtyped 2006-04-13 18:57

never mention sd ever again T_T

OmegaZEROCustom 2006-04-13 19:07

Why not? SD Gundams are cheap and fun. The SD Gundam Force series may not be everyone's cup of tea (I don't care for it personally), but regular SD models are fun, cheap and easy to detail and construct. I am witing for my SD Strike Freedom to show up any day now.


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