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Deathscythe!
March 16, 2013, 6:59 PM
Well, here it is.

My second EW Fighting Action HG I'Ve ever built.

I'm beginning to fancy this kit.
However, I've made one mistake since I've been building it.

http://www.axels-modellbau-shop.de/katalog/images/product_images/popup_images/1979_0.jpg

Don't ever apply this on gunpla.
It kind of keeps the parts detached.
Applying it and sanding it afterwards doesn't help at all.


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Deathscythe!
March 16, 2013, 7:01 PM
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March 16, 2013, 7:03 PM
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March 16, 2013, 7:05 PM
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March 16, 2013, 7:06 PM
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Dlinker
March 16, 2013, 9:49 PM
Your seamline work looks good so far. Any difficulty with painting? I assume you're using those spray paints you posted about some weeks ago.

Deathscythe!
March 17, 2013, 5:25 AM
Your seamline work looks good so far. Any difficulty with painting? I assume you're using those spray paints you posted about some weeks ago.

That I am.
They've not caused me any difficulty thus far.

Edimasta
March 17, 2013, 7:05 AM
Exciting to see the progress on this with the spray paints :)

Ume
March 18, 2013, 12:16 AM
Looking good so far! Going with a dark color scheme hm? I found that my kit hid seam lines pretty well. However yours will turn out much better than mine haha XD

Deathscythe!
March 19, 2013, 12:00 PM
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March 19, 2013, 12:02 PM
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March 19, 2013, 12:03 PM
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Ume
March 19, 2013, 12:17 PM
Is that a chrome paint for the shoulders ? It looks really neat.

Deathscythe!
March 19, 2013, 12:20 PM
Is that a chrome paint for the shoulders ? It looks really neat.

Chrome/silver ... yes ! XD

thwalker13
March 19, 2013, 1:24 PM
The chrome is looking great man. I love that alternate take on the color scheme. Can't wait to see it all done.

Deathscythe!
March 19, 2013, 1:30 PM
The chrome is looking great man. I love that alternate take on the color scheme. Can't wait to see it all done.

Thanks!
BTW, have you drafted your insigna yet?

Deathscythe!
March 19, 2013, 5:38 PM
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Should I take this as my front armor or should I stick to the silver one ?

Ume
March 19, 2013, 7:05 PM
Paint the whole thing chrome.

Deathscythe!
March 19, 2013, 8:06 PM
I could just use that as its rear armor

Deathscythe!
March 22, 2013, 5:23 PM
A little update :

I have bad news and good news to brief you about.
Let me get you informed about the good ones first :

I've almost painted every part (yay)

That's it.


Bad part :

As many of you know, HGs' chests usually consist of 2 parts (and PCs inside but that I'm not going to mention).
The front and the rear part.
Well, both sides unknownly had really thick layers of paint on them.
Even on the connectors.
If it hadn't been for that excessive layer on the connector, I'd not have had difficulty snapping the two parts together.

But I did. I was pressing them. I was trying really hard to snap them. Halfway having finished, I remarked golden spots on the chest.
-> That got me really pissed off.

The chest now looks really horrible and I've just newly applied tamiya flat on spots that were ORIGINALLY shiny.

I HATE THIS KIT'S CHEST.

Pictures will be uploaded tomorrow.

Ume
March 22, 2013, 7:46 PM
Use the spare chest? :P hope it turns out okay though!

Deathscythe!
March 22, 2013, 8:21 PM
Use the spare chest? :P hope it turns out okay though!

That I've considered doing as well.

Deathscythe!
March 24, 2013, 8:00 PM
This kit is frustrating me.

Now an earlier fixed shoulder part has fallen off again.
Having gotten pissed of, I'm reconsidering using the other shoulder.

Have some pics :

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Deathscythe!
March 24, 2013, 8:03 PM
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Deathscythe!
March 26, 2013, 12:17 PM
This piece of sh*t has been going on my nerves for too long. Not even the Speed Grade was such a pain to build.
I'm mainly pissed off at the head.
The paint is wearing off, the parts don't fit.

I'm so done with this kit.
I won't build any 1/144 EW kit anytime soon.

Final pics :

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Deathscythe!
March 26, 2013, 12:23 PM
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V0LTES-V01
March 26, 2013, 1:19 PM
This piece of sh*t has been going on my nerves for too long.

Whoa friend, whoa. Take it easy now.

Did you prime the parts before you painted it? Did you apply a top coat to seal the paint? Those would certainly prevent the paint from wearing off.

And yes, I think it would be best if you take some time off from that project until you cool off. But let me say this though... you have come a long way on your Gunpla adventure. I see major improvements. So don't be so hard on yourself... and the model kit hehe.

Dlinker
March 26, 2013, 1:29 PM
I think you bit off more than you can chew with this one. It's a really old kit and common perception of those is that it takes a truckload of work to get it looking remotely amazing. What Voltes mentioned may just be a sampling of what needs to be done.

Admirable effort, though. You stuck with it until you only had the head left, haha.

Deathscythe!
March 26, 2013, 1:47 PM
I think you bit off more than you can chew with this one. It's a really old kit and common perception of those is that it takes a truckload of work to get it looking remotely amazing. What Voltes mentioned may just be a sampling of what needs to be done.

Admirable effort, though. You stuck with it until you only had the head left, haha.

Yeah, this thing is really old. Thanks for the kind words


Whoa friend, whoa. Take it easy now.

Did you prime the parts before you painted it? Did you apply a top coat to seal the paint? Those would certainly prevent the paint from wearing off.

And yes, I think it would be best if you take some time off from that project until you cool off. But let me say this though... you have come a long way on your Gunpla adventure. I see major improvements. So don't be so hard on yourself... and the model kit hehe.

Yep I had primed it, of course.

:3

Ume
March 26, 2013, 4:05 PM
I didnt think this kit was THAT bad. XD

Also are you going to give it head?