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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:
http://gunpla.buyfags.moe/

Releases: http://bandai-hobby.net/site/schedule_images/nouhin.pdf

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/

Previous thread: >>7218819
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Secret Santa.

Signups from 10/2-11/13.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeK8EXHtcybkEY-DDUgm8BfKYiQYdgrMA9gbyLk8yjtNGi_pw/viewform?usp=sf_link
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Last thread I asked for something to add details like the round gem-like thingies on pic related.

I found these
>https://hlj.com/gem-dome-aurora-s-1-0mm-2-5mm-12pcs-hqpgem-aur-s
but I don't know where the circular frames are from.
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Where can I get LBX?
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>>7235073
Mandy.
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>When you screw up a large decal and now you need to try to mask and paint it.
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Does anyone have the HG Sinanju Stein in hand yet?
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>>7235073
https://hlj.com/search/go?w=*&af=selectseries:danballsenkidanborusenki
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Someone recommend me a rickety-looking kit that's still sturdy to not actually fall apart.
I'm considering some version of the Barbatos.
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>>7235292
RG Unicorn
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>>7235228
>99% backordered
Is this actually backordered or is it that thing where its forever backordered, never to return?
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>>7235296
In what planet does this look rickety?
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>>7235356
Do you not remember the memes?
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>>7235359
No, not really.
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>>7235359
what's a bigger grenade, the RG unicorn or a glock?
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>>7235379
Guess you're too new for it.

>>7235381
That's the one.
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>>7235381
>>7235385
That makes it a rickety kit.
I'm looking for one that just has the appearance of being prone to falling apart.
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>>7235381
RG Unicorn's actually heck'a solid.
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>>7235450
Yes, that is the RG Unicorn. You're not getting it. The joke was that a 1/144 miniaturized transformable Unicorn would be even more volatile than the MG Unicorn is. Yet the RG turned out the exact opposite of a hand grenade.

>>7235455
Verfor...
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Hi! I'm new un this world, and I wanted to know how are these Mechatro Wego and if I can put them another hands like these: https://m.es.aliexpress.com/item/32734310255.html?trace=wwwdetail2mobilesitedetail&productId=32734310255&productSubject=Free-Shipping-DRAGON-MOMOKO-Movable-Hands-Styling-Hands-Ver-2-0-for-MG-1-100-Gundam
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>>7235476
Mechatro kits are great little things, but they're little, so those hands would not work in scale. 1/144 hands would be too big too
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>>7235535
Thanks anon!
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Gonna be in South Korea for a few weeks, do the Gundam Base stores in Seoul stock any exclusive Gunpla like the Tokyo one?
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What are you guys currently building and how big is your backlog?

I'm on the G-Lucifer and have a backlog of maybe a dozen or so kits.
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>>7235909
Currently have a Jegan in build, don't want to finish it as I want to paint and I don't have an airbrush yet. Also 4 other kits in mail I want to paint.
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>>7235909
nothing, about 10 or 11 if you count a petitguy
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>>7235909
I've got a Charger-kun and Schwalbe Graze on the painting chopping block while I figure out how to into airbrush, and a Liger upgrade I'm trying to figure out how to detail paint by hand. My kit backlog is larger than I care to think about, but Ninja or Architect are probably up next.
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>>7235909
Currently painting the PG unicorn resin detail kit.
Backlog right now is over 100 easily.
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>>7235992
>architect
base, off white, or gunmetal?
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>>7235909
>currently
Rescribing all panel lines on this sorry excuse of a kit I already spent WAY too much time on.

>how big is your backlog
No idea, stopped caring long time ago.
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>>7235048
Who updates the guide?
I feel like the 00 Diver ought to be added to the other recommended starter HG gunpla list. It's cheap, simple, extremely articulated, comes with a shitload of hands to hold other HG weapons, and again, most importantly very cheap.
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>>7236052
but it's from build fighters
automatic trashbin tier
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>>7236052
It's still a 10 year old kit with some new parts slapped on. Sure, it's the best 10 year old kit, but a 10 year old kit nonetheless.
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>>7235094
Cherno fell down and now has head-booboo. But it's okay, mommy tamiya nato black will kiss and make all better.
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Did they ever make a 1/144 Tail unit or Tail Booster for Kyrios?
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Anyone ever used these things?
I'm looking for parts to do the details in >>7235072 but I can't find the measures for these.
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>>7236442
>I can't find the measures for these.
>sizes in mm are literally stamped on the fucking runners in pic related
nigga u blind
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>>7236477
Shit. I might just be.
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>Building Leo for my very first attempt at painting
>Fucking grain of rice sized leg piece dropped onto the carpet
>Cannot fucking find it
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>>7236516
Put a sock or hosery over your vacuum cleaner's nozzle.
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>>7236016
Base, with a bootleg ready to donate her torso. I wanted the punchy knuckles and don't care about the adapter parts.

>>7236516
Do >>7236522 or just buy another Leo. I love how cheap they are, plus all the extra parts!
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Has anyone here built this? If so do you recommend it?
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Who's getting Lalatina here?
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>>7236611
Maybe when they do this bad boy.
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>>7236611
>hey remember those lbx kits no one paid much attention to?
>yeah
>what if tits
koto's business strategy is simple but very sound
personally I'll wait to see if they do this one
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>>7236611
>bootleg saber

Easy pass.
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>>7236579

I have all 3 Gasaraki kits. The raiden is the size of an old HG, the articulation is very dated. No opening cockpit unfortunately. If you like the design in that promo pic go for it, you cant really pull off any other pose but that one. I bought them for 1kyen each around 5 years ago & looking on mandarake now they seem to be going for 2-3k now, If you can find them for close to 1k its alright but I honestly dont think they're worth 3k.
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>>7236634
>hey remember those lbx kits no one paid much attention to
>no one paid much attention to

Are you fucking high? The games and series wer super popular (it had 4 different anime series ffs) for a several years and the kits sold really well. Its only in the US that the show and its kits bombed.
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>>7236705
They were awesome kits too. Really fun builds, great designs, and they had those easy-release gates so you could actually twist parts off the sprue with very minimal potential for scarring. That made them perfect gifts for introducing people to plamo without scaring them off with all the tools.

I really regret not buying more LBXs when they were readily available.
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Anyone have ideas on how to make Hexa Gear figure's feet not shit? I look at them funny and they pop off
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>>7236925
look at them seriously
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>>7236705
Not just the u.s., everywhere outside japan. Only 1 of the games was localized to europe, japan, asia, u.s. 3 years after release, anme series was licensed 3 years after the original aired. Literally no one knew about this IP because the licensor densu took forever to do anything with it.
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>>7236977
Sounds like the same situation as youkai watch. Super popular in Japan and Asia but a literal who series everywhere else that got brought over late and then bombed.
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>>7236989
>>7236977
licensing is the worst of the jewish tricks, in this day and age of digital distribution and ez global shipping it should be abolished
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>>7236611
i'll get a lucifer and d ezeldee
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>want to try some LBXs
>to make sure i don't regret it at all try to think a way to make it fit in my transformers and digimon collection
>stop after feeling bad about doing such a basic bitch thing
What's their lore, guys?
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A couple of days ago I came across a blog that archived anime magazines. I grabbed every thing Gundam they had and sorted through it to find anything with modeling in it. This ranges from full Advance of Zeta books full of models to autism books with a couple of models included. I zipped them up and put them on a Mega for any one who wants them.

https://mega.nz/#F!y340wCjZ!sIYM5Zvm8YSH8ODZU-9DYQ
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>>7237495
ah, the wonderful time before beargguy ruined the offbeat customs scene

beargguy a shit
acguy is love
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In the midst of my first paint job. Whats a good topcoat for something that's supposed to look shiny and new? Image unrelated.
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>>7237630
If your using cans, I would recommend "mr super clear gloss"
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>>7237760
>mr super clear gloss
Thats ok for use with Tamiya acrylics right?
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>>7237806
well if your using tamiya you should use TS-13 GLOSS CLEAR from Tamiya
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>>7237820
its best to be applied in light mist coats, building up the thickness gradually
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>>7236712
I fuckin miss LBX kits. I binge bought them last summer before they were totally gone, but spent a lot more than I would have like on a few of them. Only a few that I want that I'm missing
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Just bought a build divers Nami. How do you recommend coloring in her eyes? They're so tiny!
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>>7237820
>>7237827
Tamiya TS-13 Clear Lacquer? I assume if its ts-13 its always what I'm looking for regardless of the store label?
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>>7237899
should be the right one
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>>7237495
Some garage kit/non-gundam hobby mags in that blog?
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>>7237226
There are games and an anime that follows the games. Basically the same as medabots, only smaller and non-sentient. Little modular robots that you battle in a game.

In short, its a typical kids battling toy series. The kits are 1:1 scale.
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>>7237827
>gloss
>mist coats
does not compute
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>>7237970
>painting at all
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>>7238017
>having hands
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>>7238020
>Ruining the perfect runners by assembling them with your feet.
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>>7238058
>Not just mentally projecting a completed model into your collection
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>>7238078
>not just getting a green lantern ring to create a model construct of your favorite giant robot
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>>7236705
I thought the popularity started to die off when they pulled a "nadesco prince of darkness" plot on one of their recent main characters. Something about them being kidnapped and brainwashed or something and fans got pissed at that, at least in japan
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>>7238079
>having corporeal form at all
ishygddt
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>>7237970
people here actually don't realize the paints they use are gloss lmao

the mist meme have gone too far
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>>7238224
>existing in a form that can be comprehended by humans in a 3D plane
wew
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>>7237827
The memes have gone on too long. You don't want to mist gloss, you want a wet coat that has the same glossy surface texture throughout. It's like cream cheese, you put it on in one smooth stroke to get a smooth appetizing finish. If you slather it on in bits you get a chunky finish
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>>7238451
MaK scratch built probe from IPMS magazine here. Really good article you snapfit fags could learn from.

>Going to 2nd hand bookshops
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>>7238460
>here sons, learn from the old man
>posts picture upside down
also MaK is fugly and boring as fuck
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>>7238487
>also MaK is fugly and boring as fuck
>Why do people like things that I don't???
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>>7238507
thats just like my opinion, man

that said, boring subjects make for poor learning material
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>>7238487
I know you're a child on an iphone but try reading the posts in the thread and not just looking at the pictures. The images were rotated after scanning and gook moot's website fucked it up.

Now go back to playing fortnite. There isn't a new build fighters for a while so you have no reason to be here snap building.
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>>7238575
>I know you're a child on an iphone
>never checked what his shit actually looks like on a computer
found the phoneposter
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Starting to remember why this place is a waste land now. You have idiot newfags who have no idea about 4chan fucking up image rotations, and you give them something and they just whine about it.

Next time I'll save the effort and just go post it on Reddit. At least you get upvotes there.
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>>7238631
You look more like the newfag. Bet you don't even know how to get your pics to show up in the right orientation here.
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>>7238549
is there an after image?
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>>7238549
>Gundam Local Type (Middle East Type)
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>>7238460
Damn, could you scan the article? I have no access to such magazines here
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>>7238631
>Next time I'll save the effort and just go post it on Reddit.
good idea
if you expected to get your dick sucked here I got some bad news for you
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>>7238640
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Who the fuck is "child of mecha?"
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Testing a pink beam saber part with a red LED.
I'm not feeling it, frens.
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>>7238739
where are you even getting that phrase from?
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>>7239143
One cent says it's some variant of mecha musume.
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>>7239143
>>7239157
Its the moniker of some guy who is a "no fun allowed, serious builders only" type of modeler
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>>7238739
see
>>7239174
Case closed, everyone go home.
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Spider-Ball is pretty cute.
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Legs weren't as articulated as I expected, but whatever. It still looks pretty neat.
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Last of these shitty pics. I've always liked that the MG Balls are just big enough for HGs to use as silly mounts.
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>>7239201
Kitbash?
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>>7239208
P-Bandai kit.
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>>7239219
RIP hopes and dreams.
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>>7239505
Is the ownership of P-Bandai kits punishable by death in your country?
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I'm starting to consider getting a crash course on LEDs.
This is the closest I've gotten to lighting the blades from the Beam Weapon kit and only pink light works on it.
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>>7239512
I assume he just means that it will be harder to find/more expensive than a normal kit.
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How long does it take Tamiya acrylics to dry? Or at least dry enough to put another coat on? I'm trying to use thin paint and many applications here but I'm never sure how long to let it sit.
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>>7239505
You mean your hopes and dreams were actually higher...to copy someone's kitbash? I mean, isn't that typically much harder and more expensive than just shelling out a little extra for a P-Bandai kit? Find a decent middleman and P-Bandai isn't even that bad.
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>>7239536
looks reasonable
wtf did you expect?
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>>7239512
10 years in the salt mines. Per kit. I was half joking, though.

>>7239577
Not necessarily, and there's no way to know until I know what the kitbash entails. For me, procurement is usually a bigger barrier than cost, anyway. I don't do much else with my money and piecing things together is fun, while checking availability and getting someone to ship things to me is not. I do still hate paying markups though, which doesn't help at all.
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>>7239560
just a few minutes. you can recoat once it's dry to touch.
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>>7239842
Alright. I ask because I've noticed I leave finger prints in it if I press very hard, even hours later. I assume after a few minutes its dry enough to recoat but not actually set for a day or two, right?
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>>7239848
Acrylic takes a good week in a dry environment to fully cure. Also, make sure you have a good primer layer for the first layer of acrylic
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>>7239578
An alternative to pink because nobody is making pink mini LED batteries.
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>>7239849
Yeah I primed it. Can I top coat it before that week is out? Or will that end in tears?

Also, I've looked up some videos and seen people topcoating the fully assembled model. That seems...odd? Shouldn't you topcoat the pieces individually like you paint them?
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>>7240231
Depends on what that top coat is. I'd wait for a week or two if you're going to put lacquer on top of acrylic. Even then it may eat the acrylic.
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>>7240247
TS-13 Clear over other tamiya colors. Its what was recommended to me.
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>>7240264
I would test it on a spoon first. While they're both tamiya products their spray lacquers are not exactly the same as their acrylics. The spray lacquers, like the name says, is suspending in lacquer thinner. It can eat through acrylic so I would test it on a broad piece of plastic, like a plastic spoon. IIRC Tamiya launched a bottled lacquer line for airbrushes but it's not coming to America until like next year because they need to be certified for safety. Should tell you how different lacquer and acrylic are
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>>7240275
I'll give it a test. Much thanks.
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>>7240264
On Tamiya's site, in the description of TS-13 they recommend the following:
>Allow the paint to be clear-coated to fully cure before applying TS13. This will prevent the clear coat from cracking due to different cure rates from the paint underneath. For best results allow up to one week.
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/spray-ts-plastics/ts-13-gloss-clear/#description

Despite the helpful nature of many posters here, it never hurts to google around on various sites to see what other people have found.
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From a model car site:
"I had to use trial and error to get my Tamiya clears to be smooth. My method, as stated earlier is to warm the can in warm tap water about 3-5 min. I then just mist or fog on first coat, not trying to get full coverage. Turning the car to all different angles as I go, starting with the ends, then upwards from the lower areas working my way up and over the body with the mist coats to the top areas. Allowing that to tack maybe 5 minutes, same procedure getting a little more coverage. Another 5 min. or so, same procedure much slower motions to get a good even coverage. This would make 3 coats, then if I'm not completely satisfied with the smoothness, i'll lay one good heavy coat evenly. This allows the previous coats to dry a littl before getting it heave causing a run. Therefore you really only have one good heavy coat. This takes practice and watching it lay down smoothly by using the light to glare in it helps to see the smoothness. I seldom have to polish out a color or clear anymore from doing it like this. Also I should mention that I continue to re-warm the can in between tack coats as well."
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>>7240287
Another poster, same thread same site:

"TS-13 is tricky stuff.It has to be applied either immediately after the final color coat(no more than about 10 minutes later) or you have to wait four weeks to apply it.This due to a difference in the solvent evaporation rates of the color and the clear coats.The only exception to this is if you've put their TS-65 pearl clear over your color.For some reason the TS-13 doesn't attack the TS-65 and the TS-65 doesn't attack the color coats."

Thread is titled "
How do YOU apply Tamiya Clear Gloss (TS13)? "
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>>7240291
>>7240282
So Tamiya says a week, another user from some thread says 4 weeks if you don't use TS-13 within 10 minutes of the color coat.
Which is right? Both.
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I'm tired of dusting. What display case do you use? Detolf is out because I like my PGs in dynamic poses and it's not deep enough. Millsbo looks barely big enough. I need it wide and deep, anons. Wide, deep, and hard.
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Planning to get the MG Sazabi Ver.Ka, is there something I should know about? (parts that are easy to break, etc) and general thoughts on it.
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Anyone ever made one of these? I was thinking of getting one and repainting it in Jin Roh style
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>>7240422
It's great and you'll love it
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>>7240422
Just be aware that it has been known to break action base 1s due to its size and weight.
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>>7240422
Not sure if it was just me hamhanding it, but the handle broke off my beam shot rifle with what seemed like very little effort (it's a snap-in clip and one side of it is significantly thinner than the other). So I guess I'd say be gentle with it just to be safe. Other than that, the kit seems very sturdy.
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>>7240612
I almost got one recently until I watched reviews. It's old as fuck and apparently really shitty for posing and breaking.
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>>7236634
Fuck that looks cool. I want it.
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>>7240612
i had the kit like a decade+ ago, you can build it and glue the joints in one pose to keep it together,
OR
if you have a dremel - hollow out the kit since there's no inner frame, just those pegs to snap L+R together, and put it on top of a MG Crossbone or MG f91 frame. both should be small enough and they're cheap so it could be a good learning project.

but yeah, like>>7240855
says it breaks really easy if you just straight build it.
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>>7240867
So buy it. The kits cost more but they're not impossible to find or absurdly expensive.
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>>7241004
Honestly if my modelling backlog weren't so big I would. Unfortunately the sheer amount of minis, scale models and other stuff I need to paint is so high that I can't justify any more purchases until I move shit on (especially as I'll be moving house fairly soon). That said, when I do get to a point I can buy again I'll try and hunt her down.

Speaking of girly robots, is the HG Farsia from AGE a good mold? I know AGE wasn't very good but the design is actually kinda cool, the actual shape reminds me a bit of a bad guy from an 80s OVA like Iczer-1 or something.
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>>7235909
Currently building an IBO suit that is inspired by f91. Planing to add a couple pla plates to create the f91 leg vents and figure out the way to make the radiation backing like f91.
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Just finished assembling a Mack Knife. Man this is a weird ass kit. Also really tiny.
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Why am I even bought this?
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Oh yes, I was drunk as fuck and that thing cost 8$.
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And after a saturday of sanding that thing actually look lkinda good. Yep, it's in 1/72.
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>>7241504
>>7241500
>>7241491
What in the fuck.
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>>7241519
Ancient wooden siege tower with ram, no more, no less. Nobody knows why, but mad ukrainian guys from Orion create model of it. And I bought it. Crude short-run kit, but looks rather unique, and eve more, I hadn't find any photos of finished kit, only one from inbox review. Something like those Unicraft planes, you know.
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>>7241491
>>7241500
>>7241504
What the hell is that sticking out from the front of the tower? A battering ram?
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>>7241429
thing looks like ex-aid fucked a woundwort
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Will the AGE kits ever restock in this lifetime or is it time to bite the bullet and pay for an overpriced one on Amazon/eBay?
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>>7241581
>Will the AGE kits ever restock in this lifetime
Well, I've only been alive for 40 years, and AGE was a relatively recent blip on my radar, but that said I have seen those kits restock at least 6 or 7 times in the last couple years.
What kit do you mean exactly?
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>>7241604
Really? I've been waiting for the AGE-1 Titus to restock for forever and the price just keeps going up on secondhand retailers.
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>>7235048
Have i inhaled too much paint fumes; or is the Leo Paint guide all kinds of fucked up?
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>>7241626
bit o both
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>>7241639
well atleast im not crazy.

Mixed the paint and it was a very bright green.
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>>7241610
>AGE-1 Titus
Is it this?
https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Hobby-Gundam-Age-1-Titus/dp/B0056FTLE0/ref=sr_1_2?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1541988081&sr=1-2&keywords=AGE-1+Titus
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>>7241644
That's AG, not HG or MG unfortunately. AGs are still decently priced.
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Gotta say I'm pleasantly surprised by her. Outside of the eye thing (put them under the faceplate, not over if you're gonna use them) she definitely works as a budget FAG. I'm actually looking forward to Ayame now.
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>>7241652
saw these in a bookstore actually, along with gyanko, pretty tempting despite how foominer and rinko looked so it's nice to know they've been unfucking themselves ever since winning fumina
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>>7241644
That's not the HG sadly.
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>>7241658
She does still need a bit of prettying up to look good, but yeah, they have been slowly catching up. If they can ever figure out how to get the multi layer injection stuff they use for the busts to work for the eyes, they'd be in a good place.
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>>7241661
>>7241651
https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Hobby-Gundam-AGE-1-Titus/dp/B005JABVFO

This one is HG for 35, with free shipping. Which is more expensive than a normal HG but not hugely so, particularly with free shipping.
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>>7241666
Not him but that's a pretty awful price for an hg titus. It's almost 3 times the price titus goes for when it actually is in production and even with shipping factored in that price is still bad. The kit itself is nice but its far from being worth getting for $35 with how simple of a kit it is.

Anon is better off just waiting for a restock.
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>>7241666

>>7241674
This anon gets me; $35 is really expensive for the HG Titus, which is why I'm wondering if a restock will happen anytime soon.
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>tfw spent too much at 11.11 sale on Arduinos and Arduino accessories and fantasy German armor
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>>7241491
>>7241500
>>7241504
Noice. I love unique kits.
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>>7241674
>>7241681
Alright. When you said it was expensive I expected 150 bucks or something.


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>>7241681
>anytime soon
You can always check the schedule at the beginning of the month to see what's being reproduced. It's the PDF link next to the thumbnail on this page:
https://bandai-hobby.net/site/schedule.html

Besides that, Hobbysearch puts up kits that are being reproduced for preorder, a couple months out. I believe retailers have access to some other reproduction list that is 2-3 months in advance.
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>>7241693
Oh right, I forgot this was a thing. Thanks anon, I'll keep my eyeballs peeled.
>>7241690
Well sure 35 isn't expensive in the grand scheme of things but I don't mind waiting to save some extra money.
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So, I don't want to paint. At least not all the time. Some kits, sure, but mostly I'm only gonna do detail painting, panel lining, etc. So I have some questions.

1. Does a clear mat coat enhance the look of the kit? I've heard it does but I have difficulty finding before and after images of an unpainted kit.

2. I'm gonna try this
http://majorwilliams.blogspot.com/2012/05/gundam-building-101-panel-line-washes.html
Method for panel line washes. It says it requires a gloss coat first. Why is that? Just to make the paint run easier?

3.Have any of you done panel lining in colors other than Black, Gray and brown? I've got a Geara Ghirarga and I thought it might look nice with a white or even iridescent blue panel lining, but I have no idea how well that works with a panel wash.
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I panel lined a Jehuty with metallic blue Gundam Marker and Anubis with metallic red Gundam Marker.

It's the exact same process.
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Wasn't sure where to ask this. Anyone know if Bandai is stopping the FW SD Neo line? I liked the direction they were going, just haven't seen anything new on it for awhile.
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>>7241796
1. Yes, absolutely.
2. Makes paint flow into crevices better, protects the underlying paint/plastic from thinners and lets you clean up anything outside the lines properly after doing the panel lines on painted surfaces (matt/satin will grip some of the paint which you don't want).
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>>7241859
What model are those anubis looking ones based on? They're neat looking.

>>7241866
Thanks. Guess I'll look into some lacquer gloss and mat coats
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>>7241871
It's the Baund Doc, totally agreed. The Baund Doc design reminds me of Z-Bots.
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>>7241910
>Baund Doc
Thats silly as fuck. I love it.

Did it ever get a model kit? I'm searching and can't find anything.
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>>7241920
The Baund Doc has infamously been a NEVER EVER design, not even getting a no-grade 1/144 kit when Zeta was airing. It's also pretty huge, being slightly taller than The-O. But at this point only three Zeta designs lack HGUCs, so I'm not losing hope.

It does have some SDs though, as well as an MSIA and probably other action figures.
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>>7241929
There's a vinyl kit from Wave and two B-Club resin kits.

Baund Doc actually has a surprising amount of merchandise, but most of it is small unposeable figurines like StandArt.
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>>7241934
As a side note, the Wave kit has a fucking phenomenal sculpt.
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>>7241929
>But at this point only three Zeta designs lack HGUCs
you forget the HiZack custom
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going to the upcoming weebfest, and bluefin is shilling there, anything worthwhile?
kinda surprised they're still bothering with McFumina though
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>>7241945
forgot
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>>7241796
1. Absolutely. On the right color of plastic, a good topcoat can even create the illusion that you've painted it. If you're not gonna paint then at least go for a top-quality topcoat like Mr. Super Clear Matte or Tamiya TS-80.

3. Sure, people have panel lined in wacky colors before, but this is an EXTREMELY hit-or-miss kinda thing, and I have seen a lot of builds get hated on for their panel line color selection. Bottom line though--if it looks good to you, fuck it, it's your kit, go right ahead. Just be sure to test the colors on the sprue first before going all-in.
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>>7241929
Hmm. I had no idea the Messala was so big.

Also really holding out hope for that Baund Doc and god, please please please the Bolinoak Samahn. I was too poor to afford the RD when it came out.
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>>7241946
Where are you located, anon? And would you be willing to middleman anything?
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>>7241960
NY, and probably not; I'm lazy, cripplingly autistic, and have no experience
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>>7241964
Wait its in NY? What is the event?
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>>7236611
Why didn't they just continue the Hyper Function line or something?
I'd kill for a more detailed model of my favorite LBX, >>7236615
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>>7242069
whoosh you just got monkeypaw'd, all you get is LBX musume instead
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>>7241946
>Clear Shiki
Now that's a beauty.
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>>7242069
>>7242094
meant to post this but whatever
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Hello folks, forgive me, for I'm actually from /tg/

I was wondering if there are any pen or marker that I can use to shade/edge highlight miniatures. And /tg/ guys told me to ask here or /m/. So, is there such thing?
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>>7242130
Gunpla paint markers can be used to do that. Alternatively, a clear gray paint can probably work to darken areas selectively....but I've never tried it.
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>>7242130
Whats wrong with citadel paints and brushes, aside from being slightly overpriced?
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>>7242152
>slightly overpriced
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>>7242152
Citadel paints are pretty good assuming you know what you're doing and thin them properly, though the pots are a bit crap. Their brushes are shit though.
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>>7242152
I found out my hands are bit shaky for detail brush-jobs, like fine lining and stuffs.
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This kit is a lot more fun that I thought he would be. Looking forward to FT starscream
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>>7242170
Put your elbows down on the table and touch the ends of your wrists together, any shaking of the left hand also goes equally to the right and makes it easier
Or you can drink a bit of alcohol to smooth out your shakes too
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>>7241987
anime NYC, I'm mainly going for the mob psycho premier and the NT preview, but might as well do some shopping
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>>7241652
Is it still gigantic like the previous kits?
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>>7242415
no, they made her smaller
http://schizophonic9.com/re4/figurerise_nami.html
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>>7242426
>full head shorter than foominer
damn
also does "figurise standard" really mean anything? it looks like she has the same basic engineering as the prior HG girls, down to those eyelash rings
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>>7242435
figurise is a different line from gundam all together and are mainly the dragon ball model kit line but they are great for creating actual human characters
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>>7242426
>ditch the lenses eyes
>still make the eyes white pieces instead of sculpting them into the face
>the eyes are still stickers instead of being painted
What's the point?
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>>7242480
I know what normal figurise is, but this looks much more like the rest of the gundam girls than figurise's usual fare
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>>7242495
making them separate white pieces is good for painting them yourself at least, if they were sculpted it'd be a pain in the ass
granted just using the figurise majick injection techniques or just painting them would be better, but it's something
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Are any of the real grade zakus good?
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>Go to SCGMC to spectate during the weekend
>the fatfuck presenting it is up on stage spouting some cringetastic jokes
>comic-book guy looking dude wins most of the awards and it turns out that he's good friends with the guys who run it
I guess the rumors about it were true, it is rigged. I saw some nice dioramas that didn't place
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>>7242767
Yeah, there's no point in entering their little ego-stroking contests unless you're in their circle of friends. GBWC's the only contest that matters anyway.
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>>7242807
Gbwc hasn't mattered ever since they started including "Celebrity" judges like producers and directors (who know very little to nothing about modeling) at the regional contests.
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>>7242814
Matters more than SCGMC.
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Speaking of contests I'm taking my Cherno and a few other kits to an IPMS groups local show this weekend. We're actually doing a gundam category this year due to how flooded the scifi category was with them last year. I expect to win nothing but I love seeing what other people have built and sometimes the vendors have weird older stuff for cheap.
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I'm getting into the hexa gear series and have the new forest bulkarm and infantry on preorder but I'm tempted to buy this on Amazon because I don't wanna wait till March for the other ones. Is this price not worth it?
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>>7242870
It's a cool kit. Good quality, fun build. But $80 is nowhere near worth it.
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>>7242814
Celebrity judges means there will be new people judging every time giving you a chance. Otherwise you're stuck with double chin Clem and the rest of the triple bypass club
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Holy fuck HLJ's site is nearly unusable since the update.
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Painted my first gundam. Learned a lot, like how even a simple painting job takes forever. Questions that came up over the length of this

1. I just separated and painted every piece. Putting it back together, the joints are now tight as fuck and some parts are harder to snap together. I assume I should have taped them off, right?

2. I'm noticing some paint rubbing off on the joints, even after a coating of primer, paint and then clear gloss. I let them dry for a few days, did I just not let them dry long enough?

Apologies for the shit image, I both have no set up for images and a camera from 2005.
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>>7242910
Thats gold and silver by the way but no combination of lights could make it look either not too dark to see the detail well or so washed out you can't see shit.

Fuck I need a new camera.
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>>7242873
Well I see it as more $60 implying the price hike is for importing it, so would that be a more reasonable price point?
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>>7242927
It sells from Japan based sites for about $45. I have no idea where you live but if it's in the US it should only cost you about $60-$65 after shipping.
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Whats the best way to remove a nub without leaving a mark? I can sand it flat but there's still a white mark. And half the time its obviously been sanded because there's some unevenness in the way parts match up where I had to sand it down.
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>>7242998
No paint:
Godhand nippers.
Cut the piece free leaving the nub attached to the piece.
Trim the nub until its gone, like 3 cuts with the nippers minimum.
X-acto / Razor for the final nub trim step, if you can't get it with the GH.
Maybe a burnish with the fingernail afterwards, if necessary.
Alternatively, paint. :^)
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>>7242998
Sometimes the following is all that's necessary to get rid of that tiny white mark:
>>7243011
>Maybe a burnish with the fingernail afterwards, if necessary.
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>>7243011
God Hand Nippers are overrated
Get the Wave HG Fine Nippers
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>>7243024
>God Hand Nippers are overrated
Completely disagree.
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>>7242998
Other using top tier nippers, be extra careful that you do not twist/bend the parts relative to the runner when removing it. Sometimes when you're too rough at 1 gate, you may accidentally stress the other gates. Bending stress causes stress marks that goes deep into the plastic.

Surface-level stress marks, caused by bluntness of the nippers, can be rubbed away with your fingernails, yes.
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>>7242910

>1. I just separated and painted every piece. Putting it back together, the joints are now tight as fuck and some parts are harder to snap together. I assume I should have taped them off, right?

This can be solved by test fitting the entire kit after priming it. Cut the pegs on a 30 degree angle with nippers so they can be pulled apart again easily & then assemble the primed kit. sand down any areas that will contact or rub together. It is much quicker & more efficient to take care of this before painting.


>2. I'm noticing some paint rubbing off on the joints, even after a coating of primer, paint and then clear gloss. I let them dry for a few days, did I just not let them dry long enough?

Curing times dramatically increase paint hardness & will solve this some of the time, but in some cases the tolerance is just so tight it will happen no matter what material you use. Sanding the area for more clearance is the only thing that will help in that situation.
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>>7242164
>though the pots are a bit crap
The new ones definitely are, I opened up some that I bought no more than 2-3 years ago and they are totally dried out. Meanwhile, I have some ancient ones from my youth, like over a decade old at this point, and those are still chugging along just fine. Those old pots sealed so damn tight.
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>>7242910
The other guy covered it pretty well, but gonna add: make sure you tape off/cover the pegs and socket holes if you can. There is no reason to ever paint those, so all paint does is add thickness and make them hard to put together.
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>>7243070
>The new ones definitely are, I opened up some that I bought no more than 2-3 years ago and they are totally dried out. Meanwhile, I have some ancient ones from my youth, like over a decade old at this point, and those are still chugging along just fine. Those old pots sealed so damn tight.

the theory from /TG/ guys i know is they deliberately designed the pots to lose their airtight seal after around 12 months forcing you to buy more. Seems like a conspiracy theory but just about EVERYONE seems to complain about how the new pots go hard really fast nomatter how well you store them, So there might be something to it.
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>>7243084
I'd believe it, honestly. GW is such a scummy-ass company.

Also, reminiscing about those old pots really brought up some buried memories. I remember those old pots sealed so tight that I'd often send the lid flying and/or splatter paint across my table after prying the lid off. I thought it was a pain at the time, but boy oh boy did it keep that paint safe.
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>>7243084
I've got a bunch of paints from when they switched to the new pots and none of them have dried out, checkmate athiests
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>>7242998
just read this
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Anybody getting this? It looks great, but it's P Bandai and based off a 20 year old kit. Would bandai be bold enough to reuse those molds?
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>>7243301
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>>7243304
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>>7243301
I am, just because I love the look of it so much. The giant hands and white and black color scheme really make the already strange and threatening Quebey look even more amazing. Its only unfortunate that the fingers have just a single joint right at the hand itself, instead of being something like the MSG overed Manipulator. Hell, depending on sizes I might switch the hands out for an overed manipulator.
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>>7243315
I have to agree with you anon. I Just hope the moulds turn out right, since they're almost 20 years old. I wish they added more detail to the shin and thigh armour too
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>>7243315
Why anyone would want fiddly articulated fingers is beyond me
That said. those slim fingers hardly leave enough material to put functional joints in
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Matches go out today?
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>>7243294
>Ask how to remove white marks
>Do this
>Part still has white marks in the end.
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>>7243376
If you screw up badly in your initial removal you'll stress the plastic and nothing will fix it other than paint, and on some colors of plastic it's nearly impossible to make the nub mark disappear completely
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>>7243376
Sometimes plamo pieces come prestressed, so nothing you can really do about that if you're a snapshitter

Also, sanding is a really shitty way to remove gouges because you have to sand the surrounding material down to the deepest point of the gouge. Depending on the piece, this may or may not be a good idea

In short, just buy GodHands™
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>>7242814
Those producers/directors arent involved with the decision for the actual gbwc winner for that event. They are there to Pick their favorite to giv their own award and thats it.
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>>7243387
>In short, just buy GodHands™
This.
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>>7243315
Same here. It's just so spooky looking, I had to preorder it.

>>7243322
>I wish they added more detail to the shin and thigh armour too
It would have been nice, but we're already getting so many new parts in this kit. Even something small like adding new panel lines requires cutting new molds, which is very expensive and would drive up the cost of the kit even more.

>>7243327
>those slim fingers hardly leave enough material to put functional joints in
What are you talking about? The fingers look rather beefy to me, look at the top-down angle in >>7243304. Remember, we even have functional knuckle joints in RG hands, which are smaller than a dime.
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How needed is priming when airbrushing? I was told that I could largely forego the issue of fumes with acrylic but all the primer I could find is lacquer.
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Secret Santa related!

Chris O and Andrew K I need your full addresses to finish this out tonight
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>>7243894
>I was told that I could largely forego the issue of fumes with acrylic
You were lied to. Anything that comes out of your airbrush is hazardous and needs to be dealt with (spray booth, going outside etc). The idea that spraying acrylic is somehow safe is a myth.
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Has anyone tried spraying clear red on top of TS-25 pink? TS-25 looks too pastel pink.

It's just a very small project, so dont want to go to the trouble of mixing up paint for the airbrush.
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I hate the nubs the God Hands leave. It's such a hassle to sand because it's too smooth, I end up oversanding.
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>>7243972
Don't cut so close then dumb dumb
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>>7243301

It legitimately looks like a bootleg.
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>>7244060
In a good way or bad way

>>7243315
I'm a little concerned though, the fingers and joints look really flimsy in the Gundam base promo video. The presenter keeps struggling with the kit.
https://youtu.be/6koyfupTNew
At 14:00 you can see the fingers wobbling on their own in the background. Anons I'm scared, I've already pre ordered this and it wasn't cheap
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About to start the Woundwart. A few if those purple areas are foil stickers. Think I can get away with using marker instead? I was going to get purple Sharpe or a gundam marker but I have neither on hand so I dont know how it'll work.
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>>7241429
I really like the mack knife. Such a weird design. Did you paint it? Either way looks great.
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>>7243327
Those slim fingers are basically the size of a PG’s hands. There’s plenty of space for joints, they are just being lazy because it’s an old kit they’re reusing.
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>>7244095
Forgot the pic
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>>7244066
They look rather loose but they are balljoints, it's nothing we don't know how to tighten. And he keeps saying it's a test shot, so presumably tolerances will be tighter on the final kit.
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Secret Santa emails are out, shoot me an email if you have issues like usual.

I may do a pure random one in June or something next year. Maybe a $30 minimum?
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>>7244177
Time to pick up some wrapping paper and random food to bundle in.
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>>7244097
I intend to panel line and top coat it but not paint it. The colors are fine as is, at least to my eyes.

To me he looks like a kungfu bot. I think because of the fact that his head looks like one of those padded helmet things you see them use in sparring
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>>7244177
Thanks as always GG.
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>>7244174
How would we tighten the balljoints? Sorry, I've never actually tried it
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>>7244350
Look for a product at your local Wal-Mart/grocery/similar store called Pledge Floor Polish with Future Shine. One bottle costs like $5 and will last you a lifetime. It's a clear liquid that you can use to safely tighten balljoints (unlike superglue, which can freeze joints in place). You can also airbrush Pledge onto models as a glossy topcoat!

If you can't find it, you can even stick a little piece of masking tape into the cup and that may be sufficient to tighten it.
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>>7244177
Mac from Canada, bought your gift. Got it sent straight to you because I didn't know any place in town I could grab it and send directly. Hope you like it!
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>>7244357
Thanks mate. Is there any way to tighten diecast joints though?
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>>7244519
same thing
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>>7242910
this looks awful and your colour choice is wretched.

/r/gunpla is probably more your speed
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I'm well aware that this is likely a stupid question but the bottles of liquid primer can't be used to like hand prime something can they? I want to try painting my first gunpla but I live in a third floor apartment and I don't have anywhere to use a spraycan.
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>>7244066
>In a good way or bad way

In a bad way. If this is meant to be inspired by Nagano's modern art, it fails miserably because it's nothing more than a GBWC-esque greebled mess. Which it actually is.
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>>7244818

PS: Pic is a work from Silicontribe, meant to say it is the superior alternative to those who actually want a decent alternative to the old MG.
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Okay so I want to build a lamp out of an MS-06 Zaku II model. I've got the electronics of the lamp basically set up, I just need a base to install it on.

I plan on getting a Gundam MS-06S Zaku II Char Custom MG 1/100 Scale. It seems like a good enough size for the socket and bulb.

This is my first time looking into buying any sort of gunpla (or figurine in general honestly) so I don't know too much about them. I've watched a build video but I can't tell if drilling a hole from behind the head down through the crotch is feasible or if the whole thing would just collapse. Could anyone with more experience weigh in on this? How sturdy are these things generally?

It doesn't look like building the model around the wire would work either, but again, if I'm mistaken in that please let me know. Is the back panel that holds the bazooka go far up into the chassis? Seems like it might be a possibility, and safer than drilling through the whole torso.

I may end up having to put something in the feet if it isn't heavy enough to be a sturdy base, but I'll worry about that step later. For now I just want to worry about running the wire through the model without having the thing crumble. I know I won't be able to reposition the figure much at all if I do this to it but that's a worthwhile tradeoff to me.

Pic related, what I have of the lamp so far.
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>>7244851
Either you have very small hands and that's a small bulb, or you're gonna have to upscale from 1/100. I would suggest the 1/48 Megasize given mechanically speaking it's simple on the inside.
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>>7244851
I'm confused as to what exactly you're trying to do. Do you want the Zaku to hold the lamp? Do you just want it to stick out from behind the Zaku's head? Anyway, it would depend on the size of the hole, but I think it should be able to survive a hole large enough for a wire to pass through.
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Projecting next diorama, any ideas about filling freespace around two bikes and it's commanders? Or should I just cut base and don't care about it?
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Main idea - house and base slightly separated in colours, differents propaganda posters, two different bikes, MEETING THROUGH TIME, but commanders visit each other's side and looks in same map, projecting their way.
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Something like this, I hope you got main idea.
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>>7244978
Yeah, get rid of the rest. Keep your piece focused
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Hi friends, I'm in Tokyo and I've officially bought my first gunplay. How did I do?

I really wanted some zoids but the kotobukiya store in akihabara had a very small collection, and the one I wanted (the alligator) looked like shit in the display case.

Everything else I bought at the gundam base in Diver city.
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>>7245073
>frame arms
pain in the anus for new builders
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>>7245078
Ah, oh well hes really cool. They had a model like him on display that was all red, looked like an event model. Really wish I could have picked it up.
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>>7245078
>frame arms
>pain in the anus for new builders
more like separating the wheat from the chaff
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>>7245073
Shame, if you're in Tokyo you could have bought a bunch of kits that'll cost you a lot more to get elsewhere due to exclusivity. Over all though nothing there stands out to me as incredibly bad, though I've not built anything there personally other than the Mk.II and the FrameArms.
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Any detectives here?

I was looking for something earlier and found this. I'm not interested in the things actually circled in red, more the model itself. It looks like something from Mobile Police Patlabor but I also cannot find a model for it to save my life.
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>>7245136
A heavily done-up D-Style Ingram 2?
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>>7245147
If that's the case than goddamn it is beyond heavily done up. Thanks for the find, was driving me nuts.
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>>7245150
My bad, it's the Ingram 1. The hands give it away as the D-Style kit.
Wish I could find the modeler, they really did put in a stunning amount of effort.
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>>7245152
Aside from the nice paint job, it doesn't look like there's that much modding to the actual kit itself. There's the little metal details added like the studs and the rings and one of the clear parts was obviously recast so it could be made blue but I can't see anything other than that. Sometimes you see a really nice SD kit posted and it's like 95% sculpted from scratch with only a few tiny parts remaining from the original kit.
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>>7245110
What are some good exclusives? Preferably on the cheaper end.
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>>7244863
That hundred dollar difference is a bit too pricy for my taste. The 1/100 is listed as about 12.6 x 8 x 3.5 inches, I think being about a foot tall that model should look fine.

>>7244870
Yeah I want it to be above the Zaku's head and look like this.

Thanks for the advice guys.
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>>7245243
Those are the BOX dimensions, the kit is only about 7" tall. The Mega Size is closer to what you are looking for
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>>7245243
Here's an average price to scale breakdown
Mega Size - $75 US, 14 inches
Perfect Grade - $130 US, 12 inches
MG Zaku - $35 US, 7 inches
HG Zaku - $15 US, 4 inches
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muh dick
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>>7244519
Ignore >>7244641, they don't know what they're talking about. Long story short, you sort of can't. I've tried every method under the sun, but once diecast joints go floppy, that's kind of it. The only thing that works even sorta decently is plugging up balljoint sockets with solid material like tightly wadded kleenex to close the gaps, but that is assuming you can even get them apart in the first place--a lot of diecast balljoints aren't meant to be pulled apart, which is why so many people need to use the superglue or Pledge tactic with them. And neither really work well.
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>>7244802
I used to hand-prime everything in my Warhammer days. It works, certainly, but it was patchy and pooled in crevices. It was nowhere near as neat as a spray job. When I lived in an upstairs apartment, I would masking tape all my parts to a piece of cardboard, take them down to the street, and spray them there. If you have the ability to do so I suggest you do the same.
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>>7245243
>The 1/100 is listed as about 12.6 x 8 x 3.5 inches, I think being about a foot tall that model should look fine.
Oh anon, you so silly.

>>7245259
Because you're new to Gunpla, I'll stop you before you ask: the Mega Size is cheaper than the Perfect Grade because despite its large size, it's actually a simple kit with basic articulation. The Perfect Grade has all kinds of gimmicks and full joints and shit that make it more expensive.

And yeah, like the others have been saying, the Mega Size is the only one that will really support your lamp idea. Even the PG head may be a little too small, and besides, the PG internals are stuffed full of...stuff. Here is a person next to a Mega Size for a sense of scale.

And lastly, I'd use an LED bulb or something similar if I were you, if you use a bulb that gets really hot I don't know what it might do to the plastic over time.
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>>7245607
>Mega Size is the only one that will really support your lamp idea
>not just getting a Jumbo Grade
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>>7245617
>Not just getting the 5 foot tall Zaku and using the lightbulb for its monoeye
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>>7244690
Gold and silver is wretched?

Alright bro.
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>>7245661
Not him, but he's kind of right. That shade of gold doesn't complement the silver at all, and they both end up looking sorta cheap. It's far from the worst color combo I've seen, but it's not great either.
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>>7238378
>Having thoughts lesser in complexity to those of a 5th dimensional being capable of comprehending all possible timelines, and the complexities there of

Come on, guys
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I may actually complete this damned thing this year at this rate.
Got some 3d printed verniers coming tomorrow too.
Easily enough space in the base for a couple of 18650 battery cells, charge circuits and arduino too.
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>>7242886
That fatfuck is trying to get his cronies to flood the gundam category at spruefest so that it can split from the main contest and he can run the gundam category. I told me boss to not let that fucker have his way but he thinks that shitty club will drum up business. Also

>triple bypass club
Kek
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>>7245800
The unicorn looks better in unicorn mode, could you do one untransformed?
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>>7245822
Nah, wouldnt wanna risk damaging the paint.
Plus cant show off the rgb leds in unicorn mode
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>>7245661
Yeah, especially with that vomit gold and aluminum silver. It don't look good. Metallic finishes are a higher skill technique. If you half-ass it, it'll look like pure shite.
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>>7245920
>proceeding to post and even uglier combination of metallic colors
That's gonna be a yikes from me dawg
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>>7244978
>any ideas about filling freespace
Is this 1/35? Scratch build a Zaku foot on one side and put a Panzer on the other.
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>>7245926
This, it looks like an ugly fridge from the mid-2000s or something
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Just a little heads up, but Bluefin's got a 50% discount going on for SW kits on their site. Managed to snag an X-Wing for $14.
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>>7245920
In my defense, its not vomit colored in person. I have a shit camera and took the picture at night.

Regardless, I like the look of it and it was just a test of painting so I don't mind either way.
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>>7242870
Aww damn! This is exactly the sort of mech I was wanting to build recently, but I can't afford that at the moment. :(

Maybe santa clause will bring it...
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UV flashlight + mic holder = UV desk lamp
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>Entire state is burning (again)
>Not even close to the fire but there's so much smoke it's irritating my nose
>Everyone's sold out of the properly rated masks because I'm late to the party
>Still have my respirator, though
Plamo saves lives. It's really nifty when you find other uses for stuff you already have, too.
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>>7246311
I use mine when I have to battle with big spiders and empty a can of mortein in the house.
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>Reading the instructions on a new HG kit that has english in it
>Look at the color guide
>"For safety purposes, only use water based paints."

So, has anyone tried to use watercolors on their kit?
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>>7246404
I'm more of a chalk in water man myself, but they're similar enough
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>>7246405
How the heck does that turn out?
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>>7246410
surreal
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Hey so i tried to make a sandrock ew mg and i gave up is there a place i can send it in for them to complete it? I got in over my head with it.
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>>7246454
Well the box indicates that Master Grades are for kids ages 15 and up so you may want to get your big brother in highschool to help you if you're having trouble completing a snap together model yourself. .
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>>7246454
I'll finish it up for you, if you're willing to pay a bit for time and materials. Not joking btw. I'll do build, cleanup, maybe a little minor painting, panel lining, and topcoat.
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>>7235048
so I just got myself a MG Ex-S and decided that the wing stickers are shit. I bought Tamiya enamel paints because I've read that it's supposed to look nicer when dry, so i tested them out with scrap gunpla parts i have. but so far the paint comes out either streaky or "washed", and i just can't get the same results I've seen in video tutorials and the like. what's worse is no matter how long i let the first coat dries (a day and a half is the longest i've tried), the second layer of thinned paint i apply always seem to peel of the first layer and ends up revealing the base primed coat underneath. what the flying fuck did i do wrong, /toy/?
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>>7246637
pic related is the 2nd layer and it still wont color the edges and stuff

how do you guys hand paint without the results being to thick or too thin anyway
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>>7246637
Ah, the classic shakycam out of focus image

have you tried thinning your paints, not loading too much paint on the brush, and painting more than 2 layers?
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New thread: >>7246679
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>>7244824
Where i can order it? Cant find anything except photos





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