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Heavyarms004
January 19, 2013, 7:29 AM
This is my first ever gundam kit and it was the master grade heavy arms 1/100. I want you guys honest opinion on how i did. Here goes: http://www.gundamforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4117&d=1358594278

I was overwhelemed by all of the peices at first and was a little uneasy at the idea of handling all of those tiny peices but once i started i couldnt stop with a total of 12 hours construction.

http://www.gundamforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4115&d=1358594278
my first time using a hobby knife, my poor thumbs:-?

http://www.gundamforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4114&d=1358594278

I still have to build myself up to panel line it, and will do the decals on my next day off. I dont plan on painting it because i dont have the nerves or the artistic talent to do it
finished view with my favorite pose
http://www.gundamforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4105&d=1358592649

http://www.gundamforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4107&d=1358592993

HA004

Deathscythe!
January 19, 2013, 8:14 AM
Wow, that really looks good for a first kit.
And you being 12 hours at it is just insane o.O.

Yeah, the panel lining is missing :P

As for painting :

You don't need any talent to apply paint on kits. Just get a lot of recommendations and advices as to how to paint a model.
I don't have any talent either.

If you want to practise/exercise how to color gundams, I'd recommend a HG kit.
HG kits are way more difficult to paint and it isn't pitiful to have ruined a HG kit.

Jfl0
January 19, 2013, 8:44 AM
Hello!

You picked an EXCELLENT kit to start Gunpla building with. Of all the kits I recommend, I recommend Heavyarms EW 8 times positive over the negative. The average is a 2.55 times positive over negative. In short, I can't say enough good things about the Heavyarms, sans putting the blue chest pieces in. That was a pain. If you don't want to paint it but line it, I can ease your worries. Get one of those white rubber erasers. If you mess up and ink outside of the lines, that white eraser will clean it up immediately.

Welcome to the hobby. With time and dedication, your projects will advance. I've noticed that in myself over the past 10 years.


"Once I started I could not stop"

Yep, got the bug alright.

Also, this was my very first model ever. Poke fun at it! it's awful. lol. It served as a catalyst.

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Jadefalcon0/DD445/fletcherneedsrepair.jpg

yanos626
January 19, 2013, 9:53 AM
Since you aren't painting it, it'll be easy to line it because if you make a mistake, a rubber eraser or even your finger will do the trick. (assuming you got them gmarkers?)

And if you're considering clearcoating, do it! I guarantee you it'll look 200% better. It's technically still painting, but a spraycan limits the amount of focus and precision you need compared to handbrushing. Clearcoat is basically clear paint that changes the look of your kit. You have 2 choices: a super glossy finish, or a matte finish. More people prefer the latter.

Vegeta from youtube helped me a lot. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osKxCVxDpxY

As for decals just be careful, especially for dry transfer ones. IDK if it's just me but I prefer dry transfers over waterslides unlike everyone else, apparently. Just make sure you use tape and secure that decal 500%.


Most importantly, research research research man. Knowing the rules/do's and don'ts in the different aspects of gunpla-making is already half the battle. Before you know it you'll get even more addicted once you're more confident haha

thwalker13
January 19, 2013, 1:18 PM
Looks great for your 1st build man. Like Yanos said, panel lining isn't anything to be afraid of. Just use your finger and wipe off the excess you don't want. Easy as pie.

Heavyarms004
January 19, 2013, 1:58 PM
the whole experience was therapeutic for me. once I assembled the cockpit and saw that i was actually making progress with the chest I started to lose myself in the project. All of my stress and worries faded and it was over all a positive experience. my next build will probably be the ew sandrock as trowa and quatre were heterosexual life partners.

Heavyarms004
January 19, 2013, 2:00 PM
also i know i already made a thread about this but does any one have any suggestions for a replacement deathscythe model for the ew version because i really dont like the feet, white head, and tiny buster shield of the ew version and would much rather have the original.

D-Smith
January 21, 2013, 5:46 PM
There is the HG 1/100 of the original deathscythe and deathscythe hell. In MG the only other option is the Deathscythe Hell Custom

http://www.hobbywave.com/plastic_models/gundam/ova-gundam-wing/hg_gundam_deathscythe.html

http://www.hobbywave.com/plastic_models/gundam/ova-gundam-wing/hg_gundam_deathscythe_hell.html

http://www.hobbywave.com/plastic_models/gundam/mg/mg_gundam-deathscythe-hell-ew.html

Deathscythe!
January 21, 2013, 6:34 PM
the whole experience was therapeutic for me. once I assembled the cockpit and saw that i was actually making progress with the chest I started to lose myself in the project. All of my stress and worries faded and it was over all a positive experience. my next build will probably be the ew sandrock as trowa and quatre were heterosexual life partners.

My OCD (headache by random thoughts) lessened drastically when I assembled my first kit.
My mom and my bigger bro still want me to relinquish Gundam, whereas building Gunpla is the best therapy method for me to utilise.