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For those unfamiliar, "Plamo" is a shortened form of "plastic model." If it's made of plastic, someone can probably help you here.

>"If you're new, you're gonna fuck up. Don't worry! If you're experienced, don't make the new people worry!"

***READ THE GUIDE***

IRC Channel
>Server
Rizon
>Channel
#gunpla

The guide:
https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1Tr8UyF2Xg5Ojqw0sxcO7oIG7IIsJPes3lMO5pHZKu5o

And a handy guide to other types of plamo:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/1vf1aw7v91pz5pa/Airfix%20Model%20World%20Specia%20(Scale%20Modelling%20Step-By-Step).pdf
http://www.scalemodelguide.com
Some line art: http://seesaawiki.jp/nuriesozai/lite/d/MenuBar1
http://gundma.imgur.com/


Old thread: >>6282281
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Sick
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>>6288531

It looks like you jabbed a flaming bamboo shish-kabob skewer into your plastic toy. Why? Jestas look so sexy in dull coat, factory fresh.
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>>6288554
Because it's my toy, and I wanted to try something new outside of straight snap builds. I may grab another Jesta to straight build later.
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Best flat coat?
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>>6288564
Mr. Super Clear UV Cut
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>>6288531
>factory fresh
>but with small shaped charges planted on the surface
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>>6288595
Do what now?
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>>6288621
>no general weathering
>no wear and tear
>damage is all perpendicular to armor surface
>shield side is the damaged side
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>>6288625
More work has been done since that photo. My apologies. Also, the shield rotates around the entire figure on a sub arm.
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>>6288401
Medusa custom incoming thanks to this shot.
Chances are good someone's going to jump at the opportunity, especially with it coming out like a month before the new movie.
Someone will probably make a Bellerophon inspired machine to go with it too.
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What's the smallest model kit I can get?

I like little figures.
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>>6288559
>Because it's my toy

ok since you posted it to a public forum with that attitude.

Your toy looks like a steaming pile of shit and you made it that way on purpose.
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>>6288742
refer to >>6288678

These guys are pretty small too, as well as those 1/2000 collectible ships
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>>6288747
You asked why. I wasn't trying to come off as rude or hurt your feelings.
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>>6288759
I was thinking more like robot models.
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>>6288742
There will definitely be things smaller then what I am suggesting, but you are asking Plamo/gunpla general and not scale model general so this will probably be among the smallest we know about.

first is the upcoming Hexagears like >>6288678 These things are 1/24 scale, so very small, much smaller then GI Joes.

Second is my personal favorite for the moment, Universal Unit. Tiny gundam kits basically, mode kit versions of the now retired Assault Kingdom line. These little guys have shockingly high amount of posability, although a few of them have lesser articulation then their AK predessecor despite being virtually identical. Biggest example would be zaku thanks to stiff unbendable plastic for the leg tubes and skirt armor lacking movable panels.

Third is the 1/144 scale Zoids, these are probably the most part heavy of the tiny kits I mentioned, so if you want more of the model kit experience, these are for you. They are in the same scale as HG gunpla but only come up to the thighs at their highest. Most will be more like knee height.


But again, this is the gunpla thread so if you are looking for boats that fit in bottles or something, ask Scale Model General. But I still recommend any of the three i mentioned as they make for fun little desk toys to tinker with now and then
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>>6288773
You can make one yourself
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>Shopping for kits because my backlog isn't large enough yet
>Hesitate to drop $40-60 on a 1/100 Gendum
>This when I can put down $60 on a FAG no problem
That's... huh. I don't know what that says.
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>>6288807
You like girl robots more than big, manly robots.
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>>6288807
cute girls sell.
Also gundams are ubiquitous, while high quality mecha musume butts are not
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>>6288807
Something with character has a certain advantage over something that has implied character at best, within the same field. Simple as that. Tack on bias towards something more humanoid, too. Both are mecha, FAGs just have an advantage (and you've had less of a fill of them). It all makes sense, worry not.

Pic translation: http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/2036291
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>>6288807
Gundam kits tend to actually stay in production.

I wish I could say the same about Kotobukiya's stuff.
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>>6288829
Not to mention Shimada "I love mecha musume and I cannot lie" Fumikane's designs were translated pretty well into model kit form. Mad props to the Koto design/sculptor team
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>>6288742

Bandai has some really tiny star wars kits. Star destroyer that fits in your palm etc.
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>>6288833

Probably the reason why I bought the baselard FAG a few weeks ago. Not that they are likely to go out of production, but they are comparatively harder to get your hands on than your average gunpla. Unless Bandai hates your favorite kit in particular.
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>>6288833
>Gundam kits tend to actually stay in production.
I get the feeling this will change as Koto gets larger. Hopefully they'll branch out some too so they don't get shafted as hard when the robowaifu bubble pops.
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>>6288776
after typing that I decided to finally take some shots of my mini goggs
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>>6288974
Isn't this kind of what they're doing already? FAGs are actually reissued nowadays and Koto keeps coming up with new lines on top of their already diverse selection.
I know robogirls are all the rage now but the only reason Koto even got to this point was by licensing just about every franchise under the sun and getting in a couple of kits, FAGs are just the latest iteration of their plamo waifus.
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When priming, should the entire surface of the piece being painted be covered on the first coat, or is a coat just considered one pass over the piece? Same for spray paint. Do I just hit it once, regardless of if the piece becomes the desired color on the first pass or not, and then wait x amount of time to do the next coat?

I'm practicing on an extra foot piece I had lying around.
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>>6289000
well, mini hygoggs alongside the HG kit I should specify. Unfortunately I did not get both variants as I was originally hoping, but at least I prefer the look of the open hands over the closed ones in more poses. And if I ever feel like it I can always just mess around with cutting and repositioning the fingers of the spare.

>>6289003
This is the first time koto has been this on the ball with reissues so soon after initial release. This is not their norm. Being a poor budget minded zoids fan is suffering cause they never reissue one I want when I got the spare income.

>>6289007
for both priming and painting one pass is a layer. build up those layers for a full coat. But let the layers dry before you add on.
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>>6289013
>one pass is a layer

Thanks. That's what I needed to know. My first attempt at painting was a disaster because I assumed one layer meant enough to cover the whole piece. What's the average dry time? About an hour?
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>>6289003
Yeah, they are branching out now, I realized right after hitting submit that I wasn't being fair. As for reissues time will tell as this doesn't seem to be their standard yet, or at least we don't have the pattern to establish it as one. I'd like Zoids to become their Gundam though, that'd be great. I suppose FAGs aren't a bad alternative but I need more furry Gendum.
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>>6289019
Different dude, but from my experience, I can never get those perfect, uniform primer grey (especially white) all the time unless it's over a dark color with 3+ layers. However, what's important is that it keeps the paint on top scratch-resistant and 2-3 layers works for me when before I only did 1. You can spray that second layer really soon after the first, like a few minutes after. 1 hour is for curing.
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>>6289025
Their girls are becoming their gundam. I have a feeling they will be the go to for cute girl model kits especialy robo girls. They are already showing us they are not willing to just sit back and keep it FA only either. Maybe if we are lucky they might start doing Zoids FAGs and thus maybe revive more interest in the normal zoids kits.

But then again I shouldn't complain that much, the line's 'second season/chapter/whatev' is starting to finally pick up steam. In just a few months time they revealed 3 kits, 1 completely new, 1 half new(CAS variant for Fuhrer) and one repaint, when they were only revealing one kit at a time since they started the second chapter.

>>6289019
probably depends on what is being used, but my experience is that I wait 30 minutes and I am fine. but let me point out that after you finished your primer coat you will want to let it cure. A day is the best bet but like the other anon said a couple hours should be fine. I just like to play things safe.
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>>6289019

I don't know what kind of paint you are using but with Tamiya spray can primer it becomes dry enough to do another coat very quickly, like within a couple of minutes quickly. The point about letting it cure still stands, though.
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>>6289081
>>6289066
>>6289040
Thanks for the help. I'm a couple coats in. Gonna hit it once more before I go to the gym. If I'm feeling brave, I'll try painting it in a few hours after it cures.
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Oh god, its actually happening.
The shitshow that was the UKs first gundam convention, is gonna happen again.....
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>>6289234
i've always wondered why people attend local cons rather than the big ones.

if the UK fans want a con, why don't they just go to the bigger ones abroad? even the gunpla shows at local cons suck, no one has any idea how it works and people just bring their snapshit builds or horrible goopy acrylic abominations
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>>6289234
about a month or so ago I recall hearing mentions that it was going to happen again.

I only half believed it cause I didn't want to think it was successful enough to allow even a deluded person to consider a second time. I was dreadfully wrong
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>>6289234
I refuse to believe this happened.

You can't say anything to convince me.
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>>6289234
Please tell me this is fake. This is a faked photo, right? I mean, aside from the obviously photoshopped in ball pit. Please tell me someone didn't actually tack up a paper sign with a poorly written "Experience the Gundam Cafe!" written on it in sharpie.
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>>6289410
Yeah it's real, if you can find the archive from this time a year ago it actually happened.
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>>6289410
think that's bad? look at the other banner. 'Play a Game' all you can see is a single connect 4
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>>6289418
I hope they get Battleships this year
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>>6289000
>>6289013
trips confirm Hygogg is love.
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Scored some extra water decals from a friend. Never tried them before and I want to put it on a certain kit only to realize its already been matte coated.

The temptation to scrub it down and start over just for the decal is kind of tempting.
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>>6289234
How bad was it?
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>>6289253
My county throws a local modeling con every 2 years, mainly headed by the local IPMS group. People come from all over, including out of state. It's not a huge venue (Last year we just rented out a local fire hall) but hundreds of people show up, we have like a dozen vendors selling a lot of weird kits and random supplies, and the main draw is the competition itself which has dozens of categories.

Overall its a fun time. Half the money we earn gets donated to charity and the other half goes towards the club and the next con.

It's nice to have a small local convention when they're well organized.
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>>6289418
That's about all they had. It was a "Maid cafe" with a couple chunky maids. One of them also doubled as the musical guest and did gundam karaoke after the original musical guest backed out.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uah_dUCXcTs

Toughts?
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>>6289621
It's a fucking mess, but at least he knows it. He went WAY overboard like most weathering amateurs. But again, as I said, at least he seems aware that he's made a piece of crap, and chalks it up to a learning experience. Self awareness is important.

That said, actually watching someone do the hairspray trick was interesting, as I've never tried it personally and only read about it. I wanna give it a try but I'm a bit wary because his looked so shit.
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Hey everyone, this is my first time building a Gundam model kit. It's the Gundam Astray Red Frame with the Flight Unit and I ham handed it a bit.
I accidentally broke off one side of the head crest while trying to take off the head and while that was fairly easy to fix with crazy glue, I later broke off the whole crest from the part that is inserted into the head (pic related shows the red piece stuck inside).
Now my question is whether or not I can get the small piece out of the head to glue the crest back together or if I'll have to try to glue it with the piece still in there? If possible I'd like to get it out so I don't make any sort of mess, but I don't know how to go about getting it out.


tl;dr can I get this piece out or will I have to fix the crest with it in the head

Thanks
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>>6289642
Putty is probably going to be easier than glue in this case. You'll need to do a minor bit of sanding with it.
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>>6289621
>Painted so many layers of unthinned paint he can't even panel wash.
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>>6289650
Would I still need to get the piece out in order to use the putty? And would I be reattaching the stuck piece to the crest or using the putty as a replacement to the stuck piece once its removed?
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>These idiots will buy anything.
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>>6289705
What the hell even is it?
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>>6289726
Looks like a collapsible box
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>>6289726
a glorified shoebox
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>>6289731

Ah, now I recognize it.

They just decaled up one of those collapsible crates department stores get their crap in, didn't they?
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Any anons in Toronto? I'm trying to get matt finish spray at a decent price, but the only store that stocks it is out of stock. Ontop of that the dicks don't know when they will get more stock. Anyone got some insight?

Also, any other stores besides Anime Extreme?
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>>6289741
>Toronto
>hobby stores
Abandon all hope and embrace importing.
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We're going to have to update the guide to remove Hobby Wave soon... Who will fill the void?
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I-I don't need this

Its a shame its so tiny though
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>>6289827
Wish it was a microman
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>>6289253
Do you really think most people can choose to just go on an international holiday whenever they want at the drop of a hat?
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>>6289862
Starting my fiurst MG tomorrow.

Will testors plastic glue be ok for building?
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>>6289862
didn't mean to reply to you sorry.
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>>6289906
MG's don't really need glue
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>>6289910
Glue allows you "focus"
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>>6289913
In that case I recommend lacquer thinner instead
Organic compounds sure smells good
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>>6289739
YEah. The japanese love collapsible boxes for some reason. I remember seeing a NERV one for like $80, but it's probably price hiked by now. It was the exact same plastic mold too so there isn't any excuse for it to be that high.
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Calling this one finished. It's not perfect, but these IBO kits are good for practice. Will be getting the 6th form for the mace though.
The katana and rifle included in this kit kinda suck balls. I'm praying that if they release a MG it will have all of the forms in one kit, instead of being seperate releases. Those greedy fucks.
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>>6289749
There's Hobbyholics? They even have hobby in the name
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>>6289945
Enjoy your HRM
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I just got into Gundam and seeing FAGs makes my dick hard so I'm getting one.
Is this a decent going rate?
I know it's >Amazon but I'd rather go through them then pay shipping on a single product from a specialist site.
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>>6289968
if you're in the UK I've got some for £38
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i have no idea why i do this 3 years ago
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>>6289968
>dick hard

Do not lewd your toys
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>>6289979
Where? Help a fella out.

>>6289987
>shimapan and upper thigh exposed for literally no reason other than being a target for hotglue
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>>6289988
theres a facebook group called UK gunpla/Plamo Buy/Sell
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>>6289988

FA:Gs are for hugs not fugs. Keep your libido in check, you animal.
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>>6289739
>>6289705
>>6289944
there is a company in that makes a full line of these for various anime and games. it is usually something that actually kinda fits box like having a military esque theme to it. But there is still a lot of cutesy moe ones too.
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>>6288829
>>6288834

Why is Gourai hanging out with a Leo?
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>>6289999
try and stop me, fuckface
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>lewding your toys
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>>6289683
Nah, should be okay without having to.
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>>6290002
>Leo

That is genderbent Gourai you silly. What your seeing is a very roundabout form of masturbation where Gourai takes Gourai out on a date in order to get Gourai to takes off her bodysuit that night so Gourai can stick his 3mm peg into Gourai's 3mm hole.
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>not lewding your toys
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>>6289999
Despite your quads of truth, the constant hotglue threads on /gif/ say otherwise.
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>>6289590
Pretty bad. I think people were generally quite surprised at the quality of the models on display though.
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>>6289998
Not him but sent ;)
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>>6288747
awwww i'm so glad you shared your opinion!

thank you! do you have anymore?
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>>6289998
>Innocentia for £44

That seems a little much surely
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>>6290012

>--------Joke------


>---------Head---------
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>>6290022

So if /gif/ jumps off a bridge you've gotta do it too, I suppose.
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>>6290037
UK customs is a bitch.
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>>6290045
Wow mom, you just like, don't understand, right? It's trendy and cool and I like doing it and all the other guys at school do it to so why shouldn't I do it?
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>>6290050
Was about to ask how you get your figures in.
Do you declare or gamble on not getting searched?
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>>6290051

You're grounded, Mister! and not to your room where all the toys you like to cum on are at!
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>>6290050
I suppose so, I've not had too many problems with tax going for simple SAL though, it's when you go EMS or SAL Parcel that you get fucked over.

>>6290053
Most retailers say how much the parcel is worth so they don't get into any trouble if it's searched and they realize your PG 1/60 Gundam isn't worth the £15 it says on the box.
Generally, there are times where they just can't be arsed to look at your parcel, which is Royal Mail doing their job probably. If you're shipping from Japan, always try and go for SAL packet, as it's the least likely to get taxed but will take weeks to get to you. The likes of EMS and SAL parcel will probably get to you quicker, but you'll get taxed a lot more too.
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>>6290056
when you're buying 5+ at a time, SAL isnt an option anymore
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>>6289642
I'm sorry you broke a piece. I'm a newbie too and I also broke my first kit. Btw I havs to say that you're very brave to choose Astray as your first. It is the kind of kit I would build when I have the rkght amount of skill
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I have few questions about flat topcoat.
- Should I apply decals before or after toapcoating?
- Is it easy to adjust some panel lines after topcoating? (I used the marker on the bare plastic and I was wondering if the flat coat makes the ink stick better for some minor retouch)
- I didn't apply the stickers because I was afraid flat cost would screw foil ones, so when it is recommended to apply them? Before or after?
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>>6290088
For flat/semigloss coats
before
no
foils before, everything else after
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>>6290092
reversed the last one, meant to say foils after, everything else before
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>>6290092
Wouldn't the flat coat make the foils...flat?
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>>6290096
see
>>6290093
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>>6289741
I am in Scarborough, the cheapest matt finish you will probably find is testors dullcote from micheals. I also go to Hornet hobbies since its near my school and they have pretty good pricing.

>>6289747
Are you not aware that toronto is canadas biggest city and the most multicultural place on earth? there are hobby shops all over.
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>>6290111
>the most multicultural place on earth
I'm not telling him that there are no shops, I'm telling him to abandon hope.
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>>6290099
Yeah sorry.
Thanks a lot. So the gundam marker does not stivk on flat coat? So if a line needs to be remakerd it's the end?
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>>6290111
>scarborough
https://my.mixtape.moe/ijkrne.webm
Are your fellow townsmen watching sukasuka blyat?

>>6290122
It does, but due to surface imperfections from the flat coat they'll run all over via capillary action
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>>6289987
Koto is lewding them for us, how can you blame the guy?
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>>6290124
I'm reading on lime that Tamiya topcoat can react with GM01 ink. Is it true?
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>>6289827
get out with your statueshit.
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>>6290308
it's a plamo kit, fool
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>>6289590

Model quality was excellent, the rest of the con was essentially cringey events like the maid cafe they pictured, some "idol" singing and Japan Cool's shop.

I took this video of it last year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QIWY-9kGcE&t
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>>6289590
The shopped in dashcon ballpit says it all.
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>>6290337
>nearly everybody went for over-shaded "dusty" look
>all that posing
>dioramas are either corny or unimaginative
>Model quality was excellent
For a rural high school competition perhaps.
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Girlfriend wants to build a gunpla with me, but she's TERRIFIED of the tiny pieces..... I literally just buy whatever looks cool to me anymore. What would be a decent one for her to build first? She's looking for primarily one of the more feminine kits (like Lapis Lazuli Gundam Glacier, or IBO Hyakuren Amida) I've just been out of the loop for a long time and maybe get a kit every 3 months or so.
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>>6290372
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>>6289642
That's an ancient early 2000s kit, isn't it? Don't worry about it.
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>>6288564
Tamyia TS-80
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>>6290374
No shit. She'd probably love that to be honest. Whats that one called?
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>>6290386
Here you go:
https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Hobby-Beargguy-Fighters-Building/dp/B01HZ6Q3WU
Pic related goes well with it too. (It's called Papag'guy)
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>>6290361

Post your superior work or fuck off.
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>>6290497
>only chefs can critique food
>only artists can critique art
>only directors can critique movies
You being retarded aside, if you want to see superior builds look at any south east asian competitions.
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>>6290502

>Some kits are better.
>Therefore all poorer kits are shit.
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>>6290124
>Are your fellow townsmen watching sukasuka blyat?
Not that anon nor am I anywhere near a scarborough but I nearly choked out of disbelief when the singing started. I really hope they do more folksy songs like that for the rest of the series, that one song along has me watching in hopes of something very interesting. At least it is not looking to have any of the typical echii haremy stuff thrown in on the side of the story like most shows these days. So I can give it that.

>>6290292
>reading on lime
Damn I never spoke to a Limeomancer before, how's that line of work?
Tamiya's definitely affects gundam markers, makes them all splotchy. However it seems to be hit or miss with the panel lines. Sometimes they run or smudge, sometimes they don't. Heavier lines are more likely to smudge. Just try to be as light on the layers as you can.
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>>6290502
good god no, sea has mostly fallen into the same hell japan is in with overdesigned trash

>>6290522
strap yourself in for a rushed rollercoaster of emotions and suffering
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>>6289741
I've been keeping a list of the hobby shops in the greater Toronto/Hamilton area that I've managed to find. You should be able to find what you need at one of these places

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1chtnjKHH4z9VQQ-vJrfqZQV9rJQ&usp=sharing
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>>6290092
>>6290093
SO foil stickers will actually stick to a flatcoated surface without looking bad? I always just applied them first and sprayed them (it dulls them down a little but not completely) because I figured flatcoat technically creates micro-grit on the surface, so stickers probably wouldn't stick well.
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>>6290497
>getting booty blasted that someone thinks shitty customs at a shitty con were actually shit
You're one of them aren't you
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>>6290361
>>6290610
>>6290502
Take a step back and look at the greater context of the whole thing. This is G Con, you mentioned rural high school competition, well we were expecting just as bad if not worse. Not sure if you remember the detials or were around when this was being planned last year, but if I recall correctly you had to pay to enter, pay to have your gunpla displayed AND pay for it to be eligible for judging in the 'contest'. I beleive the prize if any, was a 'trip to japan'. Basically tagging along with the guy in charge as he took a business trip to japan. Again most of this is recollections of a lot of hearsay being thrown around here so even if half this stuff turned out to be not true, this is what we heard and thus what our expectations formed by

So all that context, can you honestly say all of those models fit the expectations formed by the context? who on earth who actually cares about model quality would be willing to pay all that to enter some shady competition where the judges/owner probably would just auto select their best bud or something?

We were expecting horrendous weathering attempts, thick paint and so on. not to see actually clean looking builds, sure there was mostly crap, but there was more good then we gave any expectance for.
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>>6290641
Context is fine. Models are okay. They are not "shit" as some might claim, but to call them "excellent" is laughable.

"Excellent" is supposed to make you go WOW. It's supposed to take your fucking breath away.
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>>6290668
I definitely admit the original guy saying 'excellent' is an over exageration, but maybe some actually are more 'excellent' then the two of us think. Look at the example you posted which I assume is what you think is 'excellent', now imagine it being displayed there, without any of the lighting that makes your example really awesome looking. Kinda bland without all that I bet.
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>>6290675
The creative use of LEDs is what made that specific build "excellent" for me. With LEDs on the room lighting shouldn't really matter imo.

"Creative" is the keyword here.
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>>6290675
or you could just point out which of the entries in the event are "excellent" (but are just in bad lighting i'm sure)
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>>6290686
I really don't think any of them look 'excellent' as they are. I simply looked at his example and then wondered "well maybe lighting would be all that is needed to make a pretty good model look excellent"

But you clearly lack the reading comprehension in the first place if you are asking what I find 'excellent' when I clearly said
> original guy saying 'excellent' is an over exageration

>>6290683
I am still very curious how it would look if the thing was shot in a room setting. I just have a thing for collecting comparison shots of the effects of various lighting

But love the LED usage regardless, especially that even the street lights got them.
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In general, I think most people have a low standard for what is excellent in gunpla, but it's good to know some people don't just throw if out there. I would even say most people have a low standard for great/good even as, for some reason, just because you put effort into doing something, doesn't make it good/great/excellent if it wasn't executed well. An example is weathering and terrible painting.

But anyway. I think I might be a little in over my head with this. With something so tiny, I'm gonna have to be handbrushing a lot of things that I can't airbrush, but the masking is gonna be painful.
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>building Vual
>lapse in concentration as I cut out A28 (IBO skeleton piece, back of the arm), I'm looking slightly away
>don't hear it fall, just look down and it's gone
>on my bed and I have a high pile carpet so it could be literally fucking anywhere
>hunt for it for about 10 minutes
>say fuck it and finish the build

>later, getting ready to fap
>pull down jeans, about to pull down boxers
>see a piece of sprue on them
>pick it up
>it's the missing piece
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>>6290745
>things that I can't airbrush
you can airbrush anything
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>>6290745
with how small the UUs are I personally don't see much need to paint them, espeically not with the extra little issues small sizes you have to deal with. I would just panel line, a touch up here and there where they want stickers placed and then topcoat it.
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>>6290770
Yeah, that wasn't the best wording. What I meant is where airbrushing would be way more of a pain than handbrushing like the face.

>>6290772
I wouldn't normally go this far for a UU myself either, even just leaving it a straight build and that's it, but this is a gift so I want it to go all out.
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>>6290834
maybe try checking out Warhammer and other wargaming miniatures tutorials to see if you find any tips that may help you out a bit more? They paint faces smaller then that fairly often so who knows.

>>6290770
even hardcore wargaming painters don't (often) airbrush details in such small scale.
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Still pluggin away on the aquatic Fumina. Are the feet too big? You tell me.
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>>6291196
give her flippers, boy

also make her cater to my fetishes
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>>6288829
Well fuck now I have to find a Kagutsji-Kou and make him a teppanyaki vendor.

>>6289827
God I still need to hunt down the DYRL Minmei.

>>6291196
Feet seem okay, but maybe a little more slim?
and a gripe but the claws don't feel right so off-center

> meanwhile at the Kennesaw GA Hobbytown
Oh hey.
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>>6290602
Anon you are missing planet hobby on burnanthorpe and Mavis and I believe Toy and _______ in heartland town centre.
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>>6291198
Where she's going, she won't need flippers...
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>>6291196
yup seem a lil big, and why do you still have that hat thing on, i would give it a zgok hat, much like how her axis angel version has a quebely hat with a monoeye.
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>>6291217
Still have what hat thing on, anon? She's wearing a monoeye swim visor.
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>>6291229
oh i couldnt tell, i tough that was its maid hat it comes with, you should prob have the visor tilted and not sticking straight up, doesnt look too good.
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Behold the pwoer of the Evolved HG Zeta!
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>>6291296
Eh. Oh well. At least masking looks easy.
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>>6291206
>Kennesaw bro

Saw that while I was in there Wednesday, thought about picking some up but decided to buy two kits instead of one and some supplies.
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>>6291198
I guess flippers wouldn't look too bad...
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>>6291324
What happened to bowser's face?
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>>6291346
What do you mean?
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>>6291380
barafags are degenerate
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>>6291388
Don't be like that, anon.
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My first two kits. Decided to dive in feet first! Astray I want to Panel Line but I put stickers on him already for the most part and I don't have the confidence to take them off. Any suggestions? Also besides rubbing alchohol is there any other suggested ways of cleaning up metallic Marker spill?

Also where do I go from here? I love the Zaku design but I am dubious about the HG kits, these RG kits are quite enjoyable and very pretty sitting on my desk at work.
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>>6291424
I'm for sure getting the RG Red Zaku and possibly the new Black and Gold Astray. I feat going for MG models as I want consistency between the figures, are there any MG figures that make sense being a bigger scale to RG/ HG figures without being offputting or too far off?
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>>6288766
>>6288747 < Actually this dude,
>>6288554 < Is not me.

I thought it looked shit too but was trying to be a bit more diplomatic about it.
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Is there like a compilation of bad gunplas so I can know visually what not to do?
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>>6289906
> glue?

If you have to ask, don't use glue.
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>>6291481
reddit

iktf though, when I was starting out I couldnt tell if whatever I was doing a good job or not. It comes with experience
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>>6290077
Thanks for your condolences. And I wasn't sure about the skill level honestly. I've built done plamo in the past but never anything to serious. So far it's been an easy build since I'm not getting into painting or anything. This was just a test run for me

>>6290376
I'm not sure when it was released i picked it up last year at a con after seeing it on display the year before.
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>>6291208
Added them, thanks anon. was Hobby and Toy Central by the way
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Are there going to be more 1/100 IBO kits?
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>>6291988
We may get one or two last ones announced next expo, but now that the show's over the line's effectively dead.
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>>6291997
>>6291988
Depends also ont he likelihood of side story projects being any success at all.
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Final shots of the VF-31 Siegfried. Honestly, it was a ton of fun to build, but it was super frustrating. The instructions basically only tell you to do one or two bits of stickers, and then the rest of them at the end. Which is awful. If you purchase one of the Macross Delta 1/72 kits, build a section then go look at the decal guide and do that, then move on.

Only posting one shot, rest are in this imgur album.

http://imgur.com/a/fXHtQ
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>>6291997
>no reginlaze
>no Kimaris Vidar
>no Gusion Rebake Full City

Bandai knew it was a trainwreck before the show even aired...
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How sturdy and resilient to handling are epoxy putty recast/dupe parts?

>epoxy putty as in Greenstuff, Free Form and Aves Apoxie

This is very important, I'd need to know if I need to somehow shove in a wire armature in the process.

FYI, Aves Apoxie gets dissolved easily with isopropyl alcohol. It's either that or the d-limonene inside the solvent makes it less... crystallized.
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>>6292029
>having this much trouble with the stickers
>transforming kit
Will how that headache be worth it when they peel and tear from shifting it? Granted I have no idea about the delta kits but it was a common complaint with frontier.
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>>6292074
Actually not bad with the transforming, Bandai did make sure the stickers that went near moving parts where divided up. I'm probably going to leave it in plan form for a while. And the sticker thing will make sense if you look at the booklet.
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What is a good colour to panel line black pieces with? White would certainly be visible, but I don't think it really makes any sense.
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>>6292116
Light gray, silver, vantablack maybe?
Depending on the color scheme I could see some bright colors like orange or purple working as well.
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>>6292118
>>6292116
I've had good luck with light gray if it's super dark black, but if it's more of a charcoal black, I've had good luck with using shiny black, like the Micron ink.
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>>6292029
>>6292076
I wish bandai made cheap transforming kits like these of older Valkyries.
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>>6292073
Sturdy as epoxy putty.
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>>6292116
Light gray is popular. Personally I use khaki.
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Someone said they wanted to see this.
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>>6292223
Are you messing with me or just throwing back my question as " strong like you already expect as you asked"?
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Finished this guy yesterday love him to death
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>>6292462
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>>6292464
>>6292462
...sorry
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>>6292073
Epoxy is a very weak material compared to thermoplastics. But it's fine for large, thick stuff that won't get touched much. If you want to do spikes or something not a good idea unless it's just layered onto of an existing object.
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>>6292226
Okay, you've got my attention. Any examples?
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>>6292495

So that could be said of pointy tips of hair? That those ends should be styrene/wire inside, or at the end, and the contour is the epoxy putty?
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>>6292523
If the wire goes all the way to the tip it might be better but epoxy is very brittle and not too strong, so thin pieces will break anyway while the thing inside will just flex. If you plan to just make a statue it's fine
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>>6292530
I'm dreading the idea of having to inevitable do resin casting to do alternate hairstyles just because of that.
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>>6289983
the nu ver ka gets my dick hard
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>>6292297
what is it?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=204wVwF4mQs

Finally got around to putting my RX-0 PG kit timelapse online.
need some encouragement to finish the jump pack and weapons, and either order a decal set or try and find one in japan
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Respected colleagues, sup? Anyone built the Dryon Drei? I love the look, and I kind of want it so I can have it fight the Tryon 3 in my backlog. Is it worth picking up?
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>>6292693
it's literally the exact same as the Tryon 3 but in different colours.
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>>6292695
Thanks! Do you know if all the beam effect parts are yellow? Giant yellow mega beam saber effects would be cool.
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>>6292712
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>>6292729
Thanks. I actually meant the regular mega beam sabers that the original ZZ Gundam came with. Any idea on those?
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>>6289741
Dude, silver snail has hg ibo kits at jap msrp + $1-3
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Ok /gpg, my local hobby shop is having a sale tomorrow, and for whatever reason It's only on
some ibo hg kits.
what should I get out of the following?

hg kimaris vidar
hg helmwige reincar
hg gundam vidar
hg geirail
hg reginlaze
hg hugo
hg graze ein
hg hyakuri
hg pepe gundam (gusion)
hg grimgerde

thanks,
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>>6292780
hemlwige reincar, gundam vidar, and spend the rest that you have allotted on spending for this sale on supplies. it never hurts to have an extra thing of cement or a back-up pair of angled tweezers.
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>>6292780
IMO I don't think you could go wrong with any of those.
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>>6292780
oh shit now I'm thinking of getting a man rodi because of pic related over on /m
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>>6289234
I can hold a better "con" than this shit.

But I can't be fucked.
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>>6292730
They come with yellow 1/100 beams
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Wow. Just imagine being a Messala fanboy from the very beginning and having to wait 27 years to actually have a kit that meets the 1/144 scale gold standard of Gunpla. And to think, The O didn't even get a kit at all till 2004 either!
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>>6291481
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>>6292522
Yes, here is my marasai from like a year ago.
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>>6292982
Real talk I have the hg messala and something about it just doesn't translate that well to Plamo form. Maybe if you could reposition the mono eye it would look a little more dynamic? Meanwhile the o is old as shit and it's still fucking great imo.
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>>6292982
HG The-O came out in December 2002, actually. It also had some SDs released of it prior. The GM III didn't get any plamo until 2011, but that's because being a GM is suffering.
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>>6292780
i'd rate in order:

grimgerde, gundam vidar, helmwige reincar, graze ein (only if painted and decaled), kimaris vidar, reginlaze, the rest
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Are there any European/Swedish people here that want to share some hobby stores/retailers for tools and paint?

I looked at the guide but the US Amazon with the Xacto X5282 set doesn't ship here and I live on the country side with no hobby stores here

Does any hobby knife work or are there any specific brands to look for?
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>>6292780
I just finished snapfitting the Reginlaze yesterday. It grew on to me a lot on everything except the hands. I do not know who sat down and thought those were a good idea.

Can't go wrong with anything from that list honestly. I'd say Grimgerde or Vidar.
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>>6293146
>Does any hobby knife work
Branded ones like Xacto and Olfa hold their edges for far longer. But cheap ones have cheap replacement blades so you can switch them out once they dull.
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>>6293146
All you really need is a sharp blade. Any hobby knife is fine and we've even had one guy swear by surgical scalpels. Just use whatever you can get your hands on but make sure it's safe and replace the blade when it's dull.
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>>6293146
olfa is made from superior nippon steel folded a thousand times

buy olfa
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>>6293165
What really is the difference between a scalpel and hobby knife? Blade size?
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>>6293001

nice use of highlights anon, well done.

The Khaki that you used, what brand was it?
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Saw it at a convention yesterday and thought... "Why not?".

About to start my oldest kit (from what I can tell. I know they re-released this in 2014). What's the oldest kit in your collection? Do you display it or have you regulated it to the box?
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>>6293186
It's not as big of a kit,but I have the 1999 Z'gok HGUC. It's not terrible, but the joints are loose as hell right off the bat.
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>>6293146

>there's another swede here

What the hell, can't say I expected that.

Anyway, check the UK and German amazons. There is also a list of Swedish model shops at

http://marcusmodels.net/laenkar/3-onlinebutiker-i-sverige
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>>6293186
Quick snap and this thing has not aged well.

I never got the MG Psycho Zaku/Thunderbolt Gundam but I heard horror stories about the plastic bag joint things. These blue plastic bag things were terrible old man ballsack material that gets caught on everything (Left arm keeps folding in on itself).

I have never painted before so I might take the opportunity and make this more show accurate (Not fussed about wasting the stickers).
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I've been thinking of getting for quite sometime. I like it because of its super robot feel to it. I've seen the reviews and aside from the sword being heavy and the legs don't do much split everything looks OK.

Any other things should I look out for?

Regarding to pic related what's the wing attachment on this pic?
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>>6293186

I just bought the MG Kampfer and I guess that is that oldest kit I have. I haven't built it yet though.
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>>6293263
If I had to guess, the Mega Shiki's Mega Ride Launcher. Note that if you want to get it, you can't just buy the standalone version; the "wings" are from the Mega Shiki's backpack.

Also most of the problems with the original HG ZZ were how unwieldy its accessories were, so I can't imagine you'll have much problems.
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Anyone built a 1/100 barbatos lupus rex here?

Wtf is thuis instruction, printing error?

There's no | (1) part

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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>>6293273
usually the green parts are on a separate small runner
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>>6293275
WOW THANK YOU YOU'RE A LIFESAVER
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>>6293279

how the fuck did you miss that
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>>6293272
Thanks friend. I've been meaning to get this for a long time and might get it next month as a present for myself.
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>>6293285
>>didnt check to make sure they had all the runners first before building
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>>6293252
Uhg. I have that model. Found it in his box chillin in my closet a couple years ago. The joints detatched in the rubber shit and he is a floppy noodle because of it. The plastic still is tabbed firmly together, just nothing can be done because you cant see the joints to resecure them.....
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>>6293176
Blade size, shape and material, handle and blade attachment method spring to mind. I ly the first three differences are relevant here though. They do also have scalpel blade ls shaped like an Exacto #11 too.
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>>6293300
I fell into that meme with a PG unicorn which is now trash.

it's a bad meme
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Finally almost done painting;lost some polycaps and needs a topcoat and some colour on the eye but otherwise done!
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>>6293252
The helldiver is just as bad, but atleast I could practice seam welding the thighs and painting on the poor thing (and by practice I mean throwing paint on it and see what happens)
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>>6293146
I use wentzels hobby since like 1995
they have lots of tamiya colors and tools
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When it comes to tanks and planes what is the largest but still common enough scale?
is the 1/35 the way to go?
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Is it me or is glossy white hard as fuck to hand paint?
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Are Tamiya acrylics more scratch resistant/durable than the vallejo acrylics?

Also, how is their primer, tamiya liquid surface primer? I have used their primer in a can and I like it but as I am getting an airbrush I would prefer not to need to use cans or decanting cans.
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>>6293742

Anything glossy is a complete bitch to hand paint.
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>>6293180
Tamiya enamel.
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>>6293736
Might want to ask the scale model general, but I'm pretty sure 1/35 is really rare for aircraft. 1/48 and 1/32 are much more common (although I believe 1/48 and 1/72 are much more common than 1/32)
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>>6293746

thanks aniki, will try that one too.
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>>6293743
>Are Tamiya acrylics more scratch resistant/durable than the vallejo acrylics?
No. In fact, they tend to scratch off even easier until you topcoat them.

But yes, their primer is good.
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>>6293797

I might just stick to vallejo then since I already have a decent model color library I built while handbrushing some kits.

I have heard bad things about the vallejo primer though (durability wise), but I guess using the tamiya or mr color primer instead isn't too much of a bother.

Though for some reason out of like 5 domestic shops that stocked Tamiya paints, only one had the primer that wasn't in a can, and no shops stocked mr color lacquers at all.

Praise the EU, I can buy mr color from a Polish site instead.
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Cannot decide between Red Frame Astrai Kai and Sengoku Astray (both MG). I like the weirdness of the sengoku and I see that you can linda re-assemble the kai. Is that true?
Are they solid kits?
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>>6292780
Just got back, someone took the last vidar so i grabbed a reincar and a gringerde

Does anyone have lineart of the reincar?
Im thinking of repainting the brown on the reincar to somthing else, any suggestions?
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>>6293237
I still don't understand that ghost Unicorn thing
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>>6293862
you could get some shields for grimgerde and do shovel knight and shield knight using reincar and grimgerde
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>>6293001
more pics
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>>6293976
not a bad idea, but I have no idea what I'd use for the shovel
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>>6294008
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>>6294017
well, seeing as someone's already done it, guess i'll just do shield knight then
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>>6294019
Everyone has already done everything.He has a shovel knight reincar on his desk, you don't.
But whatever, seeing a shield knight gundam will be cool.
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First paint job. Posted on /m/ since it's for their group build. What do you guys think? I think it turned out really good for my first time. I used Tamiya rattle cans.
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>>6292462
what kit is that? looks mad cool
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>>6294129
Looks like it's the HG Shining Gundam
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>>6292966
Thanks, anon. There's probably a more cost-effective way to get yellow 1/100 beams, so I'll probably pass on the Dryon.
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>be a lazy faggot
>spend almost $40 on pre-cut plaplate
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>>6294263
unless i have a jig that allows me to easily cut consistent strips neatly, I'll sure as hell buy these
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>>6294322
>jig that allows me to easily cut consistent strips neatly
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TOL-8318
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>>6294340
Inb4 Godh--yup.
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>>6294340
I know it exists, but the price is just absurd.
Maybe if they shill it in the fag anime
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Are gunpla toys? do you get offended when people ask you why you play with toys?


If Gundams arent toys how come they come with safety nubs? Checkmate atheists.
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>>6294401
the correct answer is who cares
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>>6294401
You asked this in the /m/ thread.
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>>6294426
people post the same thing in /m/ and /toy/ all the time, whats your point?
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>>6294437
The same point you had when you posted your post.
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Still new to this hobby, but I grew up with Daimos and Robotech.

What companies besides Bandai make mecha plamo and what other series can I find. Amazon just has Gundam and Macross kits.
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>>6294442
Kotobukiya
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>>6294445
Holy shit! Yotsuba plamo!
https://www.kotous.com/retailstore/plastic-model-kits/yotsuba-yotsuba-koiwai-action-figure-pre-order.html
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>>6294452
That's just a figure but yeah.
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>>6294401
Anon, the board is literally named /toy/.
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>>6294442
Bandai and Kotobukiya are the big ones for anime. Hasegawa has some Macross kits, but not much else (they're mainly known for doing more traditional scale models), and Wave does some stuff too I think
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>>6294437
it means shitposting you damn dirty ape
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>>6293862
Progress for tonight

Really enjoyable build so far
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>>6294497
Plum, Tomy, and now Volks seems in on it as well.
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>>6294442
>>6294497

And then when you're ready for a special kind of masochism, there's Volks with their ridiculously complex FSS kits.
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>>6294574
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>>6294574
Wow, that is a really unflattering angle.

>>6294577
>that god-awful posing
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>>6294586
>he thinks they are posable
kek
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>>6294596
The IMS kits are. Did you even look at the pictures you posted? The poses are completely different (also really bad).
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>>6294615

>-- Joke -->

(your head)
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>>6294624
Okay.
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>>6294615
there is literally nothing wrong with the pose on the black volks thing.
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>>6294651

I didn't know Michael Jackson leans and stiff arms were in vogue. Also what the actual fuck is that ankle.
>>6294577

>Woah! Catch me, I'm falling over!
>>6294596
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>>6294108

Looks solid anon, make sure to post the full build so we fully evaluate it.
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>>6294667
2/10 you really suck at baiting

treasure this (You), it will be your only one
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>>6294674
Um, alright.
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So, what's the deal with all these painted kits I'm seeing for sale on ebay? Do people actually buy them?
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>>6292297
I'm not that guy, but that's interesting.
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Just asking if I have understood it properly, there are issues with airbrushing lacquer and lacquer thinner if there are any rubber parts inside the airbrush, but fine if it uses PTFE seals?
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>>6292996
How does one achieve this effect?
Is this the power of using scissors to cut out the pieces?
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>>6295004
Just twist all the pieces off.
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>>6295005
No way.
I can say this from experience, since I built my first kit in Japan with no cutters or anything, I just twisted off the pieces like I would with Beyblades back in the day.
It looked nothing like this.
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>>6294979
Not like you couldn't do it, but the o-rings can be corroded or damaged. Apparently.
The good stuff usually have ptfe seals for the important bits anyway
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>>6295061

I made a double check and the airbrush I ordered has ptfe seals.
I just wanted to be on the safe side.
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>>6295073
What did you buy?
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>>6295076

Harder & Steenbeck Evolution AL plus Two in One.

H&S seems to be by far the most common airbrush brand in my country.
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>>6295009
>>6295005
looks more like how i did it as a kid. just pushed on the sprue til it snapped off
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>>6295078
I got a H&S too, but holy hell are the spares expensive.
Maybe I should have checked if anyone else was selling badger parts locally first...
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>>6295091

That sucks, but I thought that having spares easily available from hobby shops in my country would be a good idea. Brands like iwata and badger were super rare in comparison.
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>>6295095
Where do you live? Yurop?
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MG Advanced GN-X out of nowhere. Webshop exclusive, July release, 4536 yen.
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>>6295100

Yeah, Sweden.
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>>6294669
I definitly will post the finished product here. Probably won't be able to fully assemble the thing for another two weeks or so though. Semi gloss top coat today for the painted pieces, detailing and final gloss topcoat next weekend. And if I have time next week, pearl coat the white.
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>>6295103
i truly hate P bandai, but i cant say that is not a good candidate for P bandai...still mad

I usualy buy P bandai from gentei Kits, is still working?
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Loaded up some new high velocity sniper rounds for my new gun.

I think I'm gonna remove what little panel lining I've done and paint the armor.
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How come I often see WIP images of primed kits that are fully assembled? Isn't it best to do all of the painting, including priming, mostly disassembled?
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>>6295537
If I'm not painting and there aren't many obstructions like huge front skirts on the kit I'll top coat the kit while fully assembled. That way everything has the same coating.

Now for painting, I only just did my first attempt and like shown >>6294108 I color separated everything and painted them while on the skewers. That's probably the best way to do it if you're painting and not just clear coating the kit.
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>>6295537
If you're just painting it's ok to leave them on alligator clips the entire time. However, when doing a lot of modifications, it's nice to see the entire kit together in grayscale.
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>>6295605

Now that I think about it most of the kits I saw like that were customized or a kitbash of some sort, so I guess that's why.
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>>6295669
I always wondered the same too. You'll still see people just posting a primed assembled kit with no modifications though and all I see is a bunch of time lost taking them off the clips and putting them back on. This also applies to people who also assemble everything before any decals, weathering, final top coat just to see it all together. I guess people like them value progressive results rather than one huge big one at the end, which I personally think is way more satisfying/efficient.
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>>6295692

Don't really see how you wouldn't be able to do decals, weathering or top coat to an assembled kit. Unless there are parts I don't want to top coat I do it limb by limb.
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Another Dantalion form was revealed called perfect cowl. I've mistaken Thought it was called perfect cow. So expect this sooner or later in model form.
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