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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: >>6372319
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Frame Arms Group Build

This time the idea is to build any Frame Arms, or Frame Arms Girl kit, and paint and customize it.

The rules are overall pretty simple, the base must be recognizable as FA or FA Girl, other than that there's no limit on what you can do.

Due Date: September 1st

Note: This is a prize build, there will be a prize provided by me, there will also be a mystery prize provided by another anon. That means that to enter, I need WIP pictures submitted before the due date. Simply email me some pictures of you working on it, I don't care at what point, as long as it's possible to tell where your final product came from.

Prize Pack:
MSG Free Style Bazooka
MSG Impact Knuckle
MSG Beast Sword
MSG Assault Rifle #2
Miscellaneous supplies

I'm probably going to add more, but I'll let those be a secret.

Email: gunplasecretsanta@gmx.us

I'm also available via IRC and Steam.
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finally going to take a stab at my first kit. I got laid off today, so I guess I have plenty of time now...
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>>6376691
fuck man, you better get your ass to the unemployment office once you finish that kit. How else are you gonna feed your new plastic crack addiction?

>>6376684
frame arms dioramas are ok right? I was working on something with my zenrai but I like the base color scheme too much to paint it another color.
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>>6376691

Hope you find employment soon anon
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>>6376691
>>6376710
You'll miss that sweet NEET life. Just got out of unemployment and I already miss it
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>>6376715
the problem is that I'm still not a true NEET. I have my own place and my own bills
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>>6376718
How is that a bad thing?
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How often should I replace my hobby knife blade?
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>>6376740
When it stops being able to cut well. You should be able to tell.
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>>6376740
When it doesn't cut through your finger anymore.
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interdasting
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>>6376655
Wasn't that one based on some guys custom from a hobby show or something?
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>>6376772
I actually really wanted some rounded armour plates like those shoulder ones, so that's cool.
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>>6376772
the best one is that piece that clips onto the fag chest
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>>6376778
>>6376782
http://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/fa-blog/fa-blog-116437/
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>>6376731
>not having your mom bring you hot pockets and tendies when you screech
baka you're missing out desu senpai
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>>6376731
>how is owing money every month when you earn no income to pay it a bad thing?
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>>6375526
Is the Hrairoo standing on anything, or is it actually that big?
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>>6376888
hes a big guy
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>>6376888
it's on a stand. Comes with it.
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I have always liked the Hazel design but I'm kinda hesitant to buy it cause it's such an old kit. Would I be in for a bad time?
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I have a huge backlog (hmm liger and a few MGs) but feel kind of burned out. I haven't built in months... Any tips to get back in the groove?
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>>6376945
Rewatch the anime.
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>>6376925
iirc it started the double jointed elbows mechanic.
I haven't started mine but I'm just having a quick look through the parts - it has balljointed thighs, single joint knees, and no vertical movement in the shoulders.
It's not as bad as an old GM, for example, and better than the Alex/Tristan, but not as good as a modern kit.
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>>6376945
Build an hour a day. Just try to make it a habit and start small. If you try to do it all at once you burn out easily.
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>>6376945
Usually when I get into a building slump I force myself to just snap together a simpler kit in my backlog, this usually gets me in a better mood to build more complex kits or improve on previously snap built kits.
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>>6376911
U
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Someone is having fun with their pluma army.
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What should I get? MG or HG F91?
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>>6377121

HG if you're into detailing every tiny bit of that small model to make it look good

MG looks good without much detailing, but there certainly are a lots of spots you can detail to make it look even better, also more fragile, breakable than the simple HG.

go MG if you don't want to paint
go HG if you can do some detailing
go MG and make it looks like the metal build as example if you want challenge
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What do you guys recommend for sanding in tough/awkward/hard to reach spots?
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30ish kits and I'm still shit at building Gunpla. Gouges on the plastic, and oversanding at points, let alone bad attempts at nub removal. Tried to be adventurous and panel lining this Nu, but my hands shook terribly, left me with lines thicker than Dalongs. Feel free to give advice or call me shit or whatever.
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How are the HMM Zoids? I used to get a bunch of the old Zoid models when I was a kid and really liked them, though none survived my childhood since I didn't take good care of my things back then.
I see them go up every now and then and have been feeling nostalgic.
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>>6377268

I have only built one kit so far, the schneider liger, and it was a pretty good kit. You should have some glue as it might be needed in a spot or two.

The berserk fuhrer is in my backlog, but I haven't decided on a color scheme yet.
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>>6376789
personally i would prefer a chest plate that protrudes out more then that. And I don't mean outright boobplate either, I wonder if the FA chest plate will work on the FAGs.
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>>6377311
Ah, glue. Why is that? Just want to know all the details like that, in case I decide to get into the.
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>>6377331

It was required in one spot, recommended by the manual but not entirely necessary in several.
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>>6377268
which ones you looking at?

They all are good for the most part, to my knowledge there are really no outright bad ones. However the older ones like the command wolf do have some issues with engineering. for example the wolf's jaw opens only a little bit, so if you want it to look like he is trying to bite something then it will require some cutting in the head to give him more clearance for the jaw to open. He also lacks full articulation in the legs for some reason, and they like to fall off a lot due to the way they connect to the body.

That's another thing, limb articulation, especially where they connect to the body, is never ever consistent. They are always trying something different which is not necesarily a bad thing, just something I noticed.

There is also a bad habit of required multiple tiny parts that have to be carefully sandwiched between two big parts all at the same time. The ones that come in shiny metallic plastic can sometimes look ugly if a piece has an overly noticeable swirl of color in it, and tend to scar from nub removal a bit too easily.

But I still love these kits. Amazing amount of articulation outside of the issues on the command wolf and understandibly limited kits like a Cannon Tortoise(made up for with a ton of amusing gimmicks like tucking head into it's shell), overall an acceptable level of parts seperation for color (for some reason the buster tortoise variant suffers in this despite sharing those same parts with Cannon Tortoise), and a great deal of details on them. Newer HMM kits are easily comparable to older MGs with inner detailing that normally never is seen.

Also a great bonus is they have been redesigned here and there. Command wolf's default gun has a closed canopy that looks like some zoid head, Lightning Saix gains some hidden weapons that pop out and so on.
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Took a break on some of my Gunpla to work on a project I've wanted since before I even knew what Gunpla was. Still need to glue the black pieces in and paint the front, but goddam in pretty giddy about having this guy. Crow is next.
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It's for What's in the Box(es)
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>>6377412
time for*
The answer is a lot of shit
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What are some goods and relatively cheap evangelion models? I did some digging, but apparently the older (1995+) kits have rubber issues. The fact that they're all basically named the same doesn't help either.
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>>6377417

My EX-S is awaiting shipping. Once I have all secured, I'll ask some suggestions from here.
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>>6377417

Is that RG Unicorn?
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>>6377432
I assume you meant PG, and yeah it's the dragon momoko one.
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>>6377443
>bootleg
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>>6377443
Why would you purchase a PG of the worst Gundam? Aside from that, nice choice on the MG 2.0.
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>>6377443

I have 1/100 MG Full Armor unicorn. The entire thing feels brittle and loose.

I have no knowledge of bootleg (if it is one) gunpla si, is Dragon Momoko any good?
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>>6377456
How much would you hate me if I bought it just for a conversion kit coming in the mail?

>>6377461
It's technically not a bootleg since there's a lot more detail that was added to the armor and most parts are almost completely different.. Their plastic quality is also decent if it's anything like their previous kits.
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>>6377222
You suck, your gundam sucks, you clearly are a snapshitter. Learn to paint and panel line like the rest of us here, or get the fuck out. This is for real gundam modelers, not faggots like you.
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>>6377486
>so edgy
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>>6377489
They said their kit was shit. Look at it and try to tell me one good thing about it. You wont find anything, but you can try. Look at my picture for a good version of the gundam. Proper panel lining, no gouges or cuts. Not painted, but that can be an exception.
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>>6377486

Hobby knife yourself you cunt.

Shitlords like you are reason why hobbies die.
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>>6377483
Didn't know mobile suits were also susceptible to the Zika virus.

Seriously though, what gives on those proportions?
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>>6377533
Do you even know what the zika virus is?
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>>6377222
Tbh, I can't see any panel lining on it. But if you really can't improve by doing more, I don't know what we can tell you.

What would help in making things look better is better photography skills.
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>>6377529
I would rather the hobby die, and not be tainted by snapshitters who are a waste of good kits.
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>>6377540
More edge then a new x-acto knife.
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>>6377536
It makes gundam heads stupidly small.
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>>6377540

Because teaching and giving advice is soo hard.

Help yourself with a dictionary and grammar book slamming your head with a force of a truck.
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>>6377545
The chest is 3 heads long. It's the legs that are Katoki long, which is fitting since it's a GK of the Gundam ver. Ka. Also kids with microcephaly have a reduced cranium. The Gundam's eyes are right in the middle of the head so the face is normally proportioned.
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>>6377558
It was a joke, but thanks for the in depth explanation anyway.
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>>6377311
one thing that might help with your descisions is to consider wether or not you want the new variant of the fuhrer they are making, the Sturm Tyrann, and if you want to buy the entire new kit or just get the armor pack(assuming they make a seperate CAS pack like they did for the liger)

if getting a separate pack then got to consider how it may look in your choosen color

>>6377331
like he said some kits by Koto do actually require cement to be applied in a select areas. Usually they are small parts that they could not make fit together securely with just snap together alone for example the spread out claws on the lightning saix. However on some of them, again especially older kits, some areas that may not require glue by the manual could really use them, like armor pieces that may pop off because of the articulation.
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Where's a good place to get replacement sticker sheets? Apparently my Shining Gundam was supposed to have stickers and didn't come with them, which I didn't realize until very late in the process.
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>>6377584

Good point, I do like most of what I see on the sturm tyrann. I wonder how easy/troublesome it would be to switch out the armor, I'm always allergic to touching my painted kits after I put them in a decent pose.

Do we have an estimate of when it will get a release, or is that unknown at this point?
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>>6377096
You should have posted the previous photo for us to get the context.
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>>6377597
the only comparison we have for swapping parts would be the liger zero, and that is considered a pain in the arse by many that it is far better to just buy the separate kits. However the fuhrer is different from the liger in the sense that it appears to me it has more parts that could be more easily swapped like the blade weapon things on the back. It also appears to me from what little images we have of the prototype that the tail armor could potentailly be the same as the fuhrer's so may not need to be swapped out as long as same color and who knows if anything else is the same.

release date is as far as I know unknown at this time. I beleive the most we have to go on is that they had the uncolored portotype shown off at the previous wonder festival alongside the storm sworder. So next month when Summer Won Fes comes along keep an eye out for news on it. Either they give us release date info then or if there is a full color show piece then likely a few months after that it reveals the date. I suggest going to the reddit zoids page during that time, very hard to find specifically zoids stuff among all the other usual sources of WonFes news.

Personally I will likely be trying to see how he looks with both weapons on at the same time since the scissor shields are arm mounted while the default weapons are back mounted. Just waiting on my fuhrer to arrive of course.
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>>6377640
and I forgot to atach the image of the prototype.
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For someone who has never owned many kits but is starting to get into building again. Does hobbywave have any really good deals on Gundam I should buy to save some money?
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>Look up diorama videos
>Discover Luke Towan

His opening sketches are pretty cringe worthy but his videos themselves are relaxing as fuck for some reason.
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>>6377679
>hobbywave
Hobbywave is closing down. Forever. Have you been living under a rock?
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>>6377711
Yeah, and and I was wondering if any of their sale prices are particularly good.
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>>6377713
Price comparison is always the best idea. I didn't find any that wowed me the last time I looked (and some were even cheaper on Amazon) but if you're buying a bunch of kits or there was something you were going to get from them anyway it might be worth it still.
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>>6377724
>and some were even cheaper on Amazon
Yeah that's what I noticed, but with all the catagories I figured maybe I missed something.

Thanks anon
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>>6377708
Holy shit you just gave me a whole new perspective on the world, this stuff is easier to make than I thought.
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I use the tamiya basic files. Does anyone have recommendations for a good flat file, with finer grit perhaps?
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With the death of Hobbywave there's literally not a single good NA gunpla store left. Amazon's selection is hit or miss unless you want unregistered SAL or rape cost on EMS, not to mention no good selection of paints or foreign tools.
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>>6377764
I have 2 local store that sell gunpla, a comic shop that gets in most of the new stuff and a hobby shop that gets random stuff, both of which will order stuff for me and I live just outside a crappy >100k pop city
Start checking every comic/hobby shop and you might get lucky
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>>6377764
USA Gundam Store is pretty good.
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>>6377764
Indeed. Hobbywave seems to have way better stocks when it comes to paints than any other USA USA support I found.

I probably bought a gallon of paint and thinner from their sale.
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Hey guys, guide section on stores has been updated. If anyone has any comments or anything (or anyone) they'd like added let me know.
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>>6377773
The comic store near me that sold gunpla closed down this past march or april. Gundamplanet is about an hour away but they have the jewest prices even before shipping so it'd be cheaper just buying from HLJ, 1999, or Banzai with EMS most of the time.
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I don't know much about these "gundums". Does every The Origin kit have an inner frame?
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Dendrobium fag.

Decals arrived today, and while I had low expectations because Chinese vendor

>Earth Federation Space Porse
>Prolbct

I'm still disappointed
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>>6377913
>Space Porsche
there is potential here
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>>6377365
>which ones you looking at?
The Liger Zeroes at least. Maybe the Shadow Fox and Leena Gun Sniper if I want the classic Blitz Team, but at least the Liger Zeroes.
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>>6377913
heaven forbid a gundam thing has butchered engrish
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>>6377913
Third party decals are terrible about getting the spelling right. If you can contact the decal seller directly you can tell them about possible typos, but the vast majority of their customers don't understand enough english to recognize a problem.
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>>6377913
Where'd you get those?
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>>6378085
eBay
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>>6377854
Most do. There are some exceptions, like the Proto Dom, which doesn't have full leg frames, or the Mobile Worker/Guntank, which don't have any internal frame IIRC. But yeah, most of them should have a basic internal frame.
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Now that hobbywave is gone, what's a good US site that actually has a steady stock of items without charging rape prices? Gundamstoreandmore has been slowly clearing inventory for months and is probably going to close down any day. Tatsu's prices went up and they have limited stock. Gundamplanet?
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>>6378198
Amazon, usagundamstore, ebay. Why not just use HLJ assuming they have whatever in stock?
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>>6377913
wtf did you take that with? An HD resolution potato?
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he ccrawl
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>>6378415
Hyzomb
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Is it just me or does HG Revive kits don't have any sort of "Revive" label on their boxes?
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>>6378483
They do. Look at the top right corner.
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Does anyone have any paint recommendations for baby's first painted kit? I'm looking to do a RX-78-2 HG Revive, in the last shooting pose with battle damage.
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>>6378642
Start with something cheap like a GM so if you fuck up massively it doesn't matter too much.
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>>6378642

Tamiya spraycan for primer and gloss/flat coat, as well as metallics if you want to use any, or the entire kit if you don't want to try out handbrushing.
Vallejo model color and/or game color for handbrushing.
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>>6378642

Oh and use tamiya panel line accent (with lighter fluid for cleanup) for the panel lines instead of a marker. Just remember never to use it on bare plastic as it can make the plastic brittle.
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>>6378383
There's an antidust film covering the decals
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>>6378650
Revive RX-78 is about as cheap as it gets for a decent quality HG. Isn't that kit like $10 shipped from Amazon?
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What do you guys do with the spares that come with kits? leave em on the sprues or take em off? ever found a good use for em?
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>>6378744
I have a box with divides in them for different kinds of spares/extras. Sometimes I'll fuck around with them, but I haven't found anything good to do with them yet.
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>>6378749
I managed to make spare arm of Astray Gold Frame Amatsu kit 1/100. Use that if I don't want to use the launcher arm.
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What's the best sanding process? From high to low grit? I just want to learn how to properly denub without damaging the plastic like I have before!

Also, how are mechanical pencils for panel lining? I know they are suggested in the guide, I just get hand tremors which makes the pens I use sloppy.
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>>6378793
I start at 600 grit, rub gentle in circular pattern, clean the dust, move to 800, 1000, then 2000
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>>6378793
It's actually low to high (that is, coarse to fine). I like to shave down as much of the nub as possible with a hobby knife before I start sanding so I don't round off too many edges/remove detail as I'm wont to do. As for grits, I'm the same as >>6378804 but with more dust cleaning in between and a polish at the end if I'm doing a gloss coat.
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>>6378793
With sanding, I go coarse, fine, and then extra fine while wet sanding and wiping away the excess as I go. As for mechanical pencil, it's great and one of my favorite methods of lining on heavily white kits.
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>>6378809
I thought the dust cleaning was implied. Hmm. But yes, I dust between grits too
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I finally started building a backlogged kit (Thunderbolt Gundam) that I had saved for six months, and I immediately lost the bit that covers the v-fin (arguably one of the most important parts imo) and I'm having a hard time motivating myself to finish it now. ESPECIALLY with the absurd amount of stickers.


Also, as someone who hasn't frequented these threads since IBO s1 ended, have there been any cool new kits? Revives and such?

Also, I saw the Gerbera Tetra HG at a con, is that new? I didn't know it had a kit.
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>>6378835
>have there been any cool new kits? Revives and such?
The Origin & IBO stuff has been fairly solid. We also finally got an HGUC Barzam and an RG that isn't P-Bandai (Astray Gold Frame Amatsu Mina)

>Gerbera Tetra HG at a con, is that new?
2013
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>>6378804
>>6378809
>>6378812
Thanks Anons. Figured I just have to get more practice building until I hit a level of quality I can be proud of!
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>>6378835
BARZAM.
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>>6379004
Also new build fighters kits this summer.
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>>6379015
And a origin zaku II type C in september that will come with a bunch og accessories. The hg bugu was pretty nice too.
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>>6379015
anyone know how to get the different coloured blue/green visors? or are they all in one kit?
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>>6379026
DUNNO NOT FUCKING OUT YET YOU GOD DAMN FUCK ASS FACE COCK
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>>6379026
IIRC they're packaged with the GM/GM kit.
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Dunno yet. The official promo pics all use the green visors though. Maybe the blue is an alt mode or they just hadn't settled on a color yet?
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>>6377456
I... i bought three...
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Anyone else built the non dbz figure-rise kits? Currently using the elf sigma one to redo a custom I fucked up years back.
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got some progress with the Hasegawa VF-0S Reactve Armored kit, love how HUEG the legs are with that armor layer
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Just got done snapping the new HGUC Zeta. It's a pretty nice kit. The pseudo inner frame is nice and the articulation is pretty good. Better than most HGs. The shoulders in particular are MG levels of articulated. There were some issues though. The wing binders however are kinda lacking. They only move really in one direction and you can't change the angle of them reletive to the rest of the MS. The red parts on the wings are stickers and honestly it's not really acceptable. With the detail on the rest of the kit there is no reason they shouldn't have been separate red peices. I'm gonna have to strip the stickers off and paint them. I haven't transformed it yet so we'll see how well that works.
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At the risk of sou ding retarded, is Valspar's black primer any good?
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>>6379208
>Torsoformers
>That massive sunken gap at the stomach
Hard pass. I'll take the MG 2.0 & Real Grenade over that one.
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>>6379269
Anybody who thinks partsformers are inherently bad can just go fuck themselves.

I'll take stability over a fragile piece of crap any day.
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>>6379326
>have built old HG Zeta, RG Zeta, and then MG Zeta, will inevitably be building the new HG Zeta so I can make a Waverider Crash diorama

I want to be dead.
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>>6379326
The RG isnt fragile though.
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>>6379326
>Anybody who thinks partsformers are inherently bad
Their not. I for one love the HGUC ZZ because it has minimal flaws and still partsforms. But at least it doesn't fucking leave an entire torso, crotch when it does. Ergo, TORSOFORMERS.
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>>6377222
Post more kits to we can critique/make fun of you. Otherwise we can't do much.
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>>6377760
Please someone, give your recs. We all use files, but whenever someone asks this there's never any replies. I know' I've asked myself.

SO ANON, WHAT FILE DO YOU USE TO BUILD GUNPLA??
IS THIS ONE A GOOD CHOICE?
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>>6379610
>WHAT FILE DO YOU USE TO BUILD GUNPLA
Most of the time literally none because none is needed unless you are scratchbuilding.

Are you scratchbuilding, anon?
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>>6379625
>Most of the time literally none because none is needed unless you are scratchbuilding.
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>>6379625
I'm building a No Grade. I forgot most people here are only familiar with snapfit kits
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>>6379626
>>6379628
>what is hobby knife
>what is sandpaper
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>>6379630
>what is hobby knife
No a file
>what is sandpaper
Not a file either

Thank you for your help snapfit-kun
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>>6379632
Okay, I lied, you do need a file to build gunpla.

>>6379610 pic related is perfect.

You need to insert it in your anus and move slowly in and out as you build to enhance the experience.
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>>6379634
Duly noted. You seem to be experienced in this technique
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>>6379610
I use the tamiya file sets.
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There's a bunch of photos from AK Garden dumped on the busu shitty thread if anyone cares >>6378335
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>>6379625
This is what fag builders actually believe
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>>6379061

Is that the official PG Phenex?
Anon, I a salute your monetary choices!
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>>6379628

Familiar with snapkits thugh

Pain to make no grade? Like building 1/72 Revell Tank what had a terrible mold?
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Any of you guys started working on the groupbuild? I gave up on my first project after finding out how utter garbage the Rapier kit was in terms of just about everything besides "lolboobies"
Just started up on the back up though so I threw together a quick weapon for it.
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>>6379707
Speaking of, Rapier FAG when? I need it. NEED.
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>>6379610
I ordered a cheap set of needle files off Amazon when I started building and it's done me solid since.
Of course, I only really use one or two out of the set, but I like having the possibilities.
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Is there a specific type of Windex to use for thinning water-based acrylic paints?

Ammonia, no amomonia?

Don't really need the brand name shit either yeah?

If it helps, using Vallejo model air.
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>>6379821
>windex
dafuq. Just get denatured alcohol/Isopropyl alcohol from the First Aid/Pharmancy sections so you'll know what you're using.
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>>6379821

>Vallejo model air

Use the brand thinner, honestly.

>>6379707

I have a baselard FAG in my backlog but I don't know what to do with it, I feel like it already has enough weapons and the like that I don't want to just slap on more armor and weapons, but a simple paintjob is a little boring.
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>>6379821
dont use ammonia because aerosol ammonia will kill you and it doesnt really act as a solvent in that it just breaks down acrylic paint instead of dissolving it.

Model air thinner isnt expensive
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Is the middle waste piece on the Dom Test Type supposed to be as loose as it is? Shit practically gets in the way of articulation.
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>>6379824
>>6379827
>>6379832
Alright, thanks guys. Seems like there's a lot of old information out there on airbrushing.

Will 91% alcohol also work for cleaning?
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>>6379610
I use this, seems finer than most file sets intended for modeling.
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Are tweezers really that necessary?
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>>6377417
Tell me about that plastic shear. I've been thinking about getting one, but then I figured I might as well hit up my uncle and build one of those used by euro scale modelers to my specifications.
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>>6379865
They're nice for attaching small parts to things, and for applying small stickers.

They're not as useful for gunpla since they're mostly snap-fit, and tweezers don't really have the grip to push the parts in.

They're great for scale modelling, when attaching things such as handlebars, as you really only need to hold it in place while waiting for the cement to do its work.
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How long does a can of Mr. Surfacer last for you? I am wondering if I am using too much of it.
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>>6377400
i want to see pics of that perfect grade gp01 you got in the back there. i just bought a perfect grade gp01 and im just waiting for my waterslide decals to come in. is this gumball machine thing from mystery science theater 3000 or whatever its called?
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>>6379865
Only for waterslides in my experience
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>>6377913
shit.... i ordered my gp01 waterslide decals from a chinese vendor... now im worried.
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>>6377417
>>6379881
Seconding feedback on those shears. Gonna add it to my order with a spare set of 1/144 hands and other stuff.

Speaking of which, it might not be explicitly stated by the rules, but does Kotobukiya give us a free pass on whatever polycaps we use for MD submissions?
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>>6379923
not him but yes, that is Tom Servo which reminds me...

>>6377400
how did you do your servo? pick up some kit online? Or did you go full on old school and hunt down the same parts they used?
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>>6379856
Don't take my word at 100% here since I have no experience with model air, but the other vallejo paints tend to clump up whenever I try alcohol. And a lot of folk online don't seem overly impressed with model air line and seem to have had better luck just thinning down the normal lines enough to work in the airbrush.

but again, a combination of hearsay and experience with other lines of the brand, so who knows
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>>6379628
>>6379626
>>6379660
>>6377760
>>6379610
they are mostly right though, they are not absolutely necessary, they can be helpful sure, but a good sharp knife and sanding sticks/paper can do you just fine for the most part. But to answer the question I don't really use any super fine grit files, sanding sticks do that job for me just fine, I just use the basic needle files you can get at any hobby shop. And I definitely don't use any flat files.

>>6379625
>>6379630
>>6379632
however I should point out that I highly recommend getting a decent little set of needle files. They are great for sanding down pegs, especially on joints that are hiding behind a lot of other plastic.
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>>6379707
have kits but no ideas. I like my frame arms as is, and fags are great oob too.
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What is the fastest/easiest way to make a ball joint like the ones used for HG hands significantly bigger? Just endless layers of clear coat?
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>>6380041
pretty much, the future pledge stuff tends to be most recommended for such purposes. Another option is super glue but that tends to produce uneven results, however I think the result can be much thicker with each application. I still prefer the pledge with future method.
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>>6380043

Don't have that stuff here, I also read that you could use plastic cement since it's essentially liquid plastic and does add volume so I might do that instead. Though I think it will take a lot of coats, but at least I can brush it on.
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>>6380048
you might just be better off with the super glue in that case. I would be shocked if you don't have SOME kind of super glue type of glue where you live. I would worry with the constant reapplication of cement potentially causing some deformities and even warping from the repetitive melting of the plastic. Sure I admit I might be getting over paranoid and the risk is retardedly low, but the gains you would theoretically get from each applicatin would in my mind be far too little to be worth the trouble as well.
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>>6380055

I meant no future pledge stuff, sorry.
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>>6380048
Future pledge is pretty much clear acrylic paint, so use that

As for plastic cement, look at the label before you use it. Tamiya extra thin is pure solvent while thicker cement have like 10% styrene dissolved.
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>>6380058
I knew you most likely just meant the pledge stuff, but you never know with different countries.

Although now that I think about it, you positive you don't have the pledge? They no longer have 'Pledge with Future' on the bottle anywhere so it took me a while to find it because I was going off old information. Now called Pledge Floor Care Multi Surface Finish. Did you check and see if you could potentially even get it off online for a decent price? The stuff will last you a really long time compared to other stuff so factor that into the price.
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>>6380041
Clear nail polish. Dry fast, so you can do a coat every 20/30 seconds, significantly thicker than pledge and the like, and unlike glue has no chance of fucking up your model.
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Do they make a white metallic Gundam marker? I'm trying to figure out how to make white parts look metallic.
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>>6380140
Not that I've ever seen. Granted, white metallic usually ends up looking like a somewhat dull silver most of the time.
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>>6380069

I have found a related product in a store near me, but it was floor cleaner, not polish. Regardless, I realized I can just brush on the vallejo gloss varnish, I feel very stupid now.
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>>6379865
They also help with handling those plastic-backed stickers.

>>6380140
It looks like this I'd assume, This is Testor's Model Masters White topped with Alclad's Black Chrome.
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Hi gunpla general!
I need help.
I want to repaint some transformers toys.
I understand that acrylic scrapes easily.
Would tamiya enamel be better?
The toy should be playable and able to withstand transformation.

Also, tamiya enamels at shops have the oil separated with the pigments solid at the bottom of the bottle.
How should I remix this?

Thanks guys!
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>>6380291
If you play with it a lot the paint is probably gonna scrape off regardless, however yes enamel is stronger and using primer and topcoat will help too
You can get a specific paint mixer but you can also just shake the hell out of it
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>>6380319
Thanks man.
I bought some tamiya enamel and the pigments are literally solid. No amount of shaking works
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>>6380291
Acrylics could work but they need much longer to cure.
Drying time ≠ Cure time.
Properly cured acrylic should be more or less the as scratch resistant as enamel on a primed surface.
Getting enamels is perhaps easier in any case, but mind the solvents if you're airbrushing.
As far as remixing them, just take bit of plastic or metal and stir hard. If they're totally separated, putting some solvent and mixing again could work it out, but the paint might simply have been past it's shelf-life.
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Sadly my local hobbytown is going under. I found a first edition Bael for 28 bucks with the discount. Should I buy?
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>>6380331
I'll be handbrushing some panels.
Not a general repaint.
Thanks for the advice, bros!
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>>6380336
Yes.
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Baby's first time painting here. About to bite the bullet and buy some Tamiya paints. I'm getting them from Amazon, but shit like
Tamiya Models X-1 Mini Acrylic Paint, Black
is 7 bucks a pop for just one; and I'm going to need at least five or so colors for just a Rx-78. Is there a better place to get these?
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With Bandai commitment to make most kits looks good out of the box, why are they not focusing more on making pieces undergated?
If not in all HGs, I'd at least expect that in RG and PGs, given how they're supposed to be the most detailed, but in the recent RGs i've been doing, some of the nub placement is downright retarded.
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>>6380373
It's more money for undergates.
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>>6380372
hand brush ? Air? or spray?
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>>6380394
Hand brush
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>>6380372

Buy vallejo for handbrushing, not Tamiya.
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>>6380412
>>6380394
Ok, honestly, I'm torn between spray cans and hand painting. Spraying might work best for me but how the hell do I thin my paints if I have spray cans?
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>>6380416
Spray paint is pre-thinned. The guide mentions this.
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>>6380421
I've read the guide probably 20 off times but I'm dumb as hell and have a hard time remembering everything.
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>>6380416
it should also be mentioned that just because spray cans are already thinned, does not mean you are immune to THIN YOUR PAINTS. Just means you have to keep the layers you spray thin and not keep spraying one big heavy layer that goops up.
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>>6380373
Designing runner layout around undergating is supposed to be a massive pain in the ass and adds to development costs.
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>>6380485
Yeah a good rule of thumb is, if you get complete coverage in only one coat, you applied it WAY too thick
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>>6377222
>gouges on plastic
Bruh I'm over 75 kits in and still do this shit. Don't worry too much, but if you're trying to make super nice display pieces definitely take your time. Sounds like you're getting frustrated at yourself, I do the same. Take a breather, and be careful. It's okay to take a long time on a kit if you want it coming out great. Get some cheap First Grades or High Grades to test out panel lining and painting on. It's all skills, you have to learn and cultivate them, nobody starts out great.
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>>6377222
>Gouges on the plastic
Unless it's really bad, you can apply pressure to the area with a fingernail to at the very least reduce the stress marks causing a gouge creates. The gouge will still be there, but it shouldn't be noticeable unless you're looking for it and you're up close.

And no one that sees that model is going to do that but you.
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>>6380416
spray for big surfaces, hand brush for details.

limiting yourself to one way is very restrictive creatively.
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FFFFFF...... So I lost a piece(B14) to my PG Astray while I was building/fiddling it. I've looked everywhere in the room. I dont even feel like building it anymore, I'm so bummed out.
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>>6381148
It's an expensive kit, so keep looking and get your money's worth. Do you remember having the piece in your hand? I've never built a PG before, but if the runners come in plastic bags like HG/RG kits, check the bags for parts that fell off the runner. I almost lost a part because it came loose and I stuck the bag in the trash without checking if there were any loose bits
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>>6381148
Hopefully you find it Anon! I know exactly how you feel, well not with a PG, but with a part going missing. Bad goes to worse you can use putty/plasticard and make a simple copy of it, from the look of things.

>>6380868
>>6380964
I suppose I should try to mellow out more about it, but hell, I never really had the money to do hobbies before this, and I feel like I need to try to be as skilled and build as well as what I see on here and online.

Funny thing is, I build and box just about everything but SD kits, so no-one sees my finished builds unless I post them on here, or show my folks.
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>>6381155
The bags was the first thing i checked, and luckily I recycle. Ironic thing is, is that waist piece was already built. I was just fiddling it doing test fits with the legs and torso.

>>6381155
I flipped the room like I had a search warrant lol. Been 2 days now and I've been retracing my steps, thinking it fell on my lap with me not knowing, got up and it probably dropped somewhere.
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How long does it take for samueldecal to reply to email usually?
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>>6381182
Day or two in my experience.
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>>6381179
Dont actively try to find it.

You'll see it in the most 'what the fuck' place a week later. I guarantee it.
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>>6381158
>Funny thing is, I build and box just about everything but SD kits, so no-one sees my finished builds unless I post them on here, or show my folks.

Get a shelf or something anon. If you're just gonna hide em after you build em, well I don't really see the point.
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>>6381256
Building things is fun by itself though.

>>6381227
This. I lost the ear fluff to a set of my Innocentia's ears then found it three days later under the leg of a desk while I was rearranging furniture. I fucking checked there.
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I'm eyeballing the 1/100 MG Ball ver. Ka to end my shopping

Anyone here actually built it? Thoughts about it?
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>>6379269
>Real Grenade
alright, that's pretty clever
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Quick question. Do I build the kit first and then paint or paint the parts first?
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>>6381483
Test-build -> take apart and paint -> rebuild -> topcoat
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>>6381489
Some parts may need to be painted already built to seal the union lines, specially with HGs.
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>>6381483
It's better to see how the pieces go together before you paint so you know what might get covered up or what might be possible problem areas.

Be warned that a lot of kits these days can have really tight fits though; you may want to trim some pegs to make disassembly easier. This goes triple for third party kits.
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>>6381490

I assume that means you paint polycaps too. What about cases where you have a different piece sandwiched between the halves you want to seam weld, and it's articulated and/or supposed to be a different color?

Obviously you can mask if the shapes are simple enough, but do you ever choose not to seam weld because of one of those reasons?
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I'm doing my first paint job using airbrush but the results look really shiny. Any reason for this? I want it to look flat
I already prime coat them before painting
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>>6381574
Are you sure that's dry?
But a matt topcoat will flatten it a lot.
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>>6381574

Looks like the paint you are using is glossy, as long as you have any kind of flat coat you can put on later it really doesn't matter at this point.
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>>6381587
How long does it take for them to dry? This is what I'm using
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>>6381593
Bottom left it says gloss.

It's a gloss paint so the finish will be gloss.

The time you spent making a post could've been spent looking at your equipment.
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>>6381593
It literally says "Gloss" on the bottle. When you go to do final topcoat just use a matte/flat clearcoat. It not currently being flat is a non-issue.
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>>6381658
What is the model on the right?
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>>6381685
On the stand? A HG graze I was screwing around with customizing for that /m/ group build.
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>>6381691

Thank you for sharing.
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>>6376789
Where is that sword from?
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>>6381786
Koto had a sword set called Weapon Unit MW33, that's one of the weapons included.
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leg
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>>6381521
>Obviously you can mask if the shapes are simple enough, but do you ever choose not to seam weld because of one of those reasons?
Yes. I'm a lazy fuck.
I should probably get some liquid mask for the detailed shapes, cutting masking tape in the right shapes is a huge pain.
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>>6377483
>technically not a bootleg
and a blowjob's technically not sex, right?
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Advice on how to make a first diorama?
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>>6382455
Know where your scene takes place
Weather your kits appropriately
Make sure your kits are visible in the final product
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Any way to get scratches out of plastic without stripping paint off? I put down some masking tape but the paint somehow got under it and went all over the shoulder, so I scraped the paint off with a knife but it left huge gashes
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>>6382548
>scraped the paint off with a knife
>not fork
try a saw or a hatchet next time
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>>6382548
>so I scraped the paint off with a knife but it left huge gashes
What in the hell are you doing? Use thinner next time to clean it up, not a knife.
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>>6382548
You're probably better off smoothing it over with putty to be honest.
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>>6381593
Standard dry time for most paints is an hour (lacquers are nigh-instant).
If you want to put a different chemical-base paint or topcoat, Mr Aqueous Colors are acrylic, right? You're looking at about a week waiting for the paint to chemically "cure" so it fully does all it's bonding and doesn't potentially fuck up whatever you put on top of it.

>>6382548
Sand it a bit, use better masking tape?
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>>6381593
>literally says gloss on the bottle
>"WHY IS IT SHINY?"

Oof, you're a special one ain't ya?
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What do you guys use for accurately getting ratios out with Tamiya and Mr. Color? Just bulk disposable pipettes? Any recommended brand?
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>>6383015
Yes, yes, no it doesn't matter..
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>>6378793
Mechnical pencils work fine, you'll probably wanna topcoat if you use them though. Also, I have hand tremors too, you just keep a q-tip handy and swab away any excess ink. The ink comes off really easily and can even be rubbed away with a fingertip. It's pretty simple.
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>>6383015
>accurately
define accurately
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What do you guys think the chances are that we'll get a Revive Hazel anytime soon? I'm thinking about buying the old one but wonder if I should wait and see if a new one is on the horizon.
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>>6383223
We're far more likely to get an actual Woundwort kit then a revive Hazel. Plus the old one isn't awful anyways.
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>>6383223
Don't hold your breath. Bandai doesn't do much AoZ kits, and this one is relatively recent. It's not a bad kit either, so I'd say you can safely go ahead and get it.
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>>6383223
Not any time within the next decade. Bandai hasn't been interested in AoZ stuff for a while. They're even getting ignored in the RE100 line.
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Look what I scored today.
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>>6383223
Hazel PG, or Megasize when?
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>Plastic Fresh

Makes me laugh every time.
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Assuming I ever made the laughable choice of buying the overpriced LED Unit for PG Unicorn, will it be better to install it WHILE I build the model or is it easy enough to put in after it's already done? How much of the model would I have to take apart to put in the LED Unit after the fact?
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>>6383620
Install the lights while you're building unless you're painting of course.
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>>6383626
Alright, thanks for the heads up.
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Has anyone built pic related? Looks decent
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>>6383620
>How much of the model would I have to take apart to put in the LED Unit after the fact?
The entire thing. The manual has tons of "if you have the LEDs, you should put them in right now" steps.
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Tried painting an arm with a metallic gundam marker and it came out looking like shit. There were streaks and stuff. Is there a way to get the paint out of the marker to put into an airbrush?
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>>6383972
If you have a small bowl push the marker into it until the tip pushes into the marker, this will release the paint.
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>>6382466
I meant like, physically constructing it. I'd like to do a city type area, kinda like the Kampfer scene from 0080
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>>6383620
just buy the chinese knockoff LED kit there's literally no difference, well one difference, the chinese knockoff lets you use the LED's via USB cable or by batteries, so it's actually better
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>>6383906
very good and comes with a bunch of weapons (two pistols, two rifles) the stand is handy too because chief isnt very good of standing by himself
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>>6384125
The knockoff LEDs are noticeably dimmer, and also a little more frustrating to wire.

You get what you pay for.
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>>6384125
>I haven't actually compared these two things, but I'm going to tell you what I think anyways.

Both DM and Daban's LED units are noticeably worse than Bandai's, and harder to wire to boot thanks to the dumb gimmicks they added. This doesn't justify the ridiculous price of Bandai's, but you sure as can't say "there's literally no difference".

You're better off just wiring the thing yourself.
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>>6384212
>>6384200
I didnt know it was dimmer but it isnt that hard to wire
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>>6384200
>so bright it makes your model look like a cheap chinese christmas ornament

I don't know about this
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>>6384219
DM has four wires between each LED compared to Bandai and Daban's two, so that one is absolutely more annoying to work with.

As for Daban's, it's just lower quality in general. Not a massive hurdle or anything, but still annoying.
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Anyone know any japanese proxies that will ship paint to the states?

Most of them either do only ems (no go) or if they do SAL they say no anyway...
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>>6384014
Start with stuff like foam core and styrene sheets to build simple buildings. Go to your local hobby or arts and crafts shop and pick up some materials, then look up model train/tank diorama tutorials on YouTube. Just experiment for a while, don't be concerned with producing a polished product. You'll be more free and less worried about the outcome that way.
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>>6384228
It needs to be about that bright for the gimmick to really work for Unicorn mode. You can also adjust the background light to make it not stand out as much if it really bothers you.

Personally, with LEDs the brighter the better.
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>>6384228
>chinese christmas ornament
you say that like its a bad thing.
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>>6384246
Case in point, here's what Daban's LEDs look like in Unicorn mode. Compare that to Daban's image of the official Bandai ones >>6383620

Daban's is in a darker lighting, and yet Bandai's still pops better.
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>>6384249
where did you get that clear psycho frame
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>>6384252
>to Daban's image
Whoops, I meant dalong.
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>>6384254
Got it years ago off taobao.
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>>6384254
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6120QOlsfU
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>>6384303
i need dis

I just have the normal kit
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>>6379061

You would think that having the money to buy three PG Unicorn variants you could spare a few pennies to take pictures with something other than a potato.
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>>6379923
Yeah sure, he was actually my first airbrushing job, not bad for my first time but I def feel like I've gotten a better handle on it.
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>>6379974
And yes I got Tom as a kit. Certain parts are either a: impossible to find (literally we have no idea where they came from and all the parts you see are either copies of the original or fan made peices that look like it) or are b: verging near 200 bucks a part. I'll take the kit thank you very much.
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>>6384313
Look up Origin Time on taobao.
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>>6384228
>how do I make muh plastic robutt not leak light
spray the underside of all white bits with silver paint

easy-peasy
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anyone know a good place to buy a leon blade liger?
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>>6383906
He's pretty sturdy and good actually.
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Alright, so I just solved an issue regarding storage space but if I want to airbrush I still need somewhere to set up. A typical booth sounds annoying right now. Assuming I wear a respirator and the weather is right a few months a year is just spraying outside a bad idea?
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What is your favorite form of torture and why is it masking?
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Does anyone know where this rifle came from?
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>>6384909
Gundam Build Fighters GM Sniper K9.
He got a good chunk of stuff.
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>>6384909
Looks like the one from HGBF GM Sniper K9, or parts of it
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>>6384909
As >>6384919 and >>6384920 said, it's the GM Sniper K9 rifle.

If you don't want the whole kit, you can just buy the rifle and dog drone by themselves.
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>>6384919
>>6384920
>>6384931
Many thanks anons.
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>>6384364
afaik they dont sell the PG clear psychoframe anymore, only the MG.
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>>6384899
wow you sure hate yourself
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>>6383223
Speak of the devil, Bandai has just announced a p-bandai MG 1/100 Hazel Kai that uses the Mk-II v2 inner frame. This is a weird case of a p-bandai with a completely original external.

It may also be Bandai's response to the chinese 1/100 Hazel Kai released a while ago.
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>>6385115
Argh, please do GM Quel and Barzam Kai next.
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>>6385115
Wait, where did they announce it? Is there proof anywhere? I would love this if true, and it does make sense after the Chinese Hazel, but I'm afraid to get my hopes up.
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>>6385123
I think this might be it?
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>>6385127
Huh, interesting. I don't usually order P-Bandai shit cause I'm poor, but I love the Hazel, so I guess it's time to bite the bullet. You guys have any advice on the cheapest place to order P-Bandai kits?
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>>6385132
>You guys have any advice on the cheapest place to order P-Bandai kits?
Live in Japan and order from them directly.
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>>6385142
Yeah alright, since that's not a realistic option, what's the best choice for someone living in the US?
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I hear the RG GP-01 falls apart if you breathe on it, so if I don't care whatsoever about the core fighter gimmick is it possible to make it into a secure figure with some glue or something? I'm not exactly sure how the three pieces connect together but I'm looking for a way to make it stable without ruining any of the poseability.
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>>6385146
There are no "best" choices, just "least bad" ones.
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>>6385115
Somebody needs to get the chinese to release a Leo.
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>>6385127
Fuck.
Hazel was my first kit and my first entry into Gundam.
I'll have to find a way to get this.
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>>6384346
Fully aware of the rarity on some of those parts, only asked because 'I wanted since before I even knew what gunpla was' made me wonder if maybe you had been working on it for years scrapping together the parts.
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>>6385115
Wasn't there an old MG Hazel from forever ago? I remember seeing parts for a 1/100 Hazel on Mandarake before.
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>>6385147
Yes. The most flimsy thing about it is simply how the top of the torso locks into the corefighter IMO. I have Fb and really it isn't that bad, but if I glued it together it'd have literally no problems.
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>>6385350
That was a resin conversion kit, there aren't any MG AoZ regular releases.
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>>6385127
what's that gold frame below?
also fuck this, I would have really liked to get the Hazel, oh well, there is always mandarake
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>>6385378
It's the Amatsu Mina Gold Frame Astray. I think the RG which is on AmiAmi already.
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On the subject of P-Bandai MGs, why the fuck is the regular Red Frame Astray a P-Bandai?
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>>6385402
Bandai works in mysterious ways.
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>>6385115
I think they might be planning to go the Pale Rider route: create a bunch of new molds now, and then reuse them as much as possibly by releasing all the variants as future P-Bandai releases over time.

It makes sense in theory (minimize the risk of releasing for a niche series and maximize the amount of use so the runner molds aren't wasted), but I wish they'd at least make the basic version general release.
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>>6385402
Because the only difference between it and the general release MG Red Frame Custom is a new backpack, a beam rifle, and a shield. They probably assumed that most people wouldn't be interested in buying a version with less accessories.

>But why did they release MG Red Frame Custom first?
Because they released MG Blue Frame 2nd L first, and the Red Frame Custom was a relatively easy mod from there.

>But why did they release MG Blue Frame 2nd L first?
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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>>6385378
>>6385384
It's on the P-Bandai page, so it must be some variant of it. I would assume the original Gold Frame Amatsu.
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>>6385443
IIRC the Vs Astray manga was running at the time and Red Frame custom had just been introduced in the manga
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>>6385443
>>6385402
It was all because of the timing of the mg releases. At the point that they made them, those were the forms being prominently featured in the manga, and then years later they went back to make the originals bit the original forms aren't as relevant or heavily promoted anymore so they ended up P-Bandai.
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>Bandai announced MG Hazel Custom
>MagicToys shows off MG Advanced Hazel

BANDAI BTFO HOW WILL THEY EVER RECOVER?
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>>6385553
By announcing a p-bandai mg advanced hazel within a week of mg hazel being released.
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>>6385553
I don't understand the logic behind these kinds of posts. Why would Bandai even care? Why should I care? At the end of the day we all know Bandai's releasing an objectively better product, it's only the price tag that people have a problem with.

And really, considering Magic Toys was completely silent about their Advanced Hazel until now, it's more likely that they're the ones who panicked.
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>>6386044
I can't say p-bandai are objectively better kits, when many of them are pretty lazy in quality Just look at some of the parts on them many of them are easily hollow or mass number of stickers. Now if it was Retail it would definitely be better.
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>>6386064
I would agree (P-Bandai Banshee Norn was fucking awful), but at the same time the plastic quality is still miles better, gimmicks are all incorporated in some fashion, and they usually provide some nice waterslides.

Being able to safely disassemble kits for painting is one of those things you don't realize how important it is until it's gone.
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MG Hiraoo, Woundwort and Quel V2 when?
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>>6386044
>magictoys 2016 presents
>this year

Nice reading comprehension
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At this rate, we should get an MG Pale Rider that uses the GM Sniper II frame.

Looks like they are going the Zaku II frame Marasai approach now for p-bandai while keeping 3 regular MGs per year as new moulds.
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>>6386245
And at least every other year one of these slots will be taken up by whatever overdesigned piece of shit katoki 'graces' us with, further stagnating the mg line.
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>>6385118
>GM Quel
There already is a MG
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>>6385329
Oh yeah, fair enough. Nah, just finally decided to splurge. Now I have to convince my wife that I need crow to "complete" the collection.
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>>6384899
Nope, I have a 3D printer. My torture is sanding and filling.
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New thread: >>6386491
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>>6386202
Advanced Hazel was teased back in their Hazel Custom's manual, but they've been dead silent about it up until today.

But really, if you want to pretend you have any idea what you're talking about then go for it.




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