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B6Drew
September 1, 2013, 9:38 AM
hey guys i'm new here haha and thought my first post would be a WIP thread. I used to build kits when i was younger (7-8 years ago) and recently got back into it only to realize i massacred my old kits (the nubs looked like i just tore them off the sprues, no cutting!). so the plan is to try and salvage some of my older kits, try and make them look pretty while building new kits. (i'll post the kits i already salvaged in the ego zone/finished kits section)

so lets start off with my current obsession. 144th Kshatriya
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130831_033456_zpsc84ca346.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130831_033456_zpsc84ca346.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130831_161141_zps32c78f5c.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130831_161141_zps32c78f5c.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kshatriyareaper005_zpsd3238603.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kshatriyareaper005_zpsd3238603.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130831_231559_zps2989c86b.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130831_231559_zps2989c86b.jpg.html)

and then there is this guy haha not sure what to do with him right now but, i thought he could use some more weapons.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/bearguygunmod_zps7353d51c.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/bearguygunmod_zps7353d51c.jpg.html)

thwalker13
September 1, 2013, 9:56 AM
Welcome to the forums good sir. The Kshatriya is looking really good. And so is the Bearguy. What are you using to paint the Kshatriya? Rattle cans or an airbrush?

B6Drew
September 1, 2013, 12:21 PM
Welcome to the forums good sir. The Kshatriya is looking really good. And so is the Bearguy. What are you using to paint the Kshatriya? Rattle cans or an airbrush?

thank you! glad to be here. i'm using rattle cans, used tamiya's black and german grey, the purple i hand painted using citadel's naggaroth night purple.

Kenico
September 1, 2013, 12:29 PM
Kyshatria with that color?

*Takes his Zeonic Cap off*

My hats off to you sir. Gold and black work well with one another, especially if the gold is a dull Brass (which is what im seeing lol) Bravo sir lol

B6Drew
September 1, 2013, 12:48 PM
Kyshatria with that color?

*Takes his Zeonic Cap off*

My hats off to you sir. Gold and black work well with one another, especially if the gold is a dull Brass (which is what im seeing lol) Bravo sir lol

thanks man! forgot to mention the gold in my last post, tamiya's rattle can gold.

Kenico
September 1, 2013, 1:17 PM
hey, don't sell yourself short sir. you have some helluva talent. Raw Talent mind you, but its gradually getting polished. Keep it up man, youre doing fine, right up there with Lupus*.

*A moderator who is a TRUE master of Gunpla work. just look It up trust me youre getting damn close to his level...seriously.

B6Drew
September 1, 2013, 4:22 PM
hey, don't sell yourself short sir. you have some helluva talent. Raw Talent mind you, but its gradually getting polished. Keep it up man, youre doing fine, right up there with Lupus*.

*A moderator who is a TRUE master of Gunpla work. just look It up trust me youre getting damn close to his level...seriously.

thanks man, don't inflate my ego more i might explode with glee haha

Zeta
September 1, 2013, 5:02 PM
Still, you do possess talent. If you truly wish to be a Gunpla master, then come with me. You've been entrusted with the Gunpla of the past and undergone training not unlike Pro-builder, now that you have exhibited the power of you can never go back to being a part of that everyone. One day you run head long into the fun that we have discovered.

If you don't get it, it's from Gundam UC episode 6 where Full Frontal has a "talk" with Banagher in the Nahel Argama's hanger.

B6Drew
September 1, 2013, 5:34 PM
Still, you do possess talent. If you truly wish to be a Gunpla master, then come with me. You've been entrusted with the Gunpla of the past and undergone training not unlike Pro-builder, now that you have exhibited the power of you can never go back to being a part of that everyone. One day you run head long into the fun that we have discovered.

If you don't get it, it's from Gundam UC episode 6 where Full Frontal has a "talk" with Banagher in the Nahel Argama's hanger.

i remember that episode haha

B6Drew
September 4, 2013, 8:53 PM
i got a little bit more done today. i always seem to get in the "mood" to model late into the day and i end up not getting very much done haha. i forgot to mention that i ordered some 3rd party parts for kshatriya before i started painting so until those parts come in i won't be able to finish kshatriya. anyways here is what i got done today!

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya005_zpsf5a6a588.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya005_zpsf5a6a588.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya007_zpsc7b7dfe2.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya007_zpsc7b7dfe2.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya009_zps31d3f7a1.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya009_zps31d3f7a1.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya012_zps340473ff.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya012_zps340473ff.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya015_zps2536f8d7.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya015_zps2536f8d7.jpg.html)

yup... a shoulder, lower part of a leg and a foot lol

Bossguy
September 4, 2013, 9:02 PM
Very nice looking. The muted color scheme works really well.

Dlinker
September 5, 2013, 1:08 AM
Looks like great process so far and your color choices are unique. What do you mean by 3rd party parts?

B6Drew
September 5, 2013, 3:33 AM
Looks like great process so far and your color choices are unique. What do you mean by 3rd party parts?

i heard about an add on kit that replaces the binders/wings with more detailed ones that even have a moving center piece and it comes with more detailed arm guards and bigger thighs for the kit.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321084338791?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

thwalker13
September 5, 2013, 7:44 AM
Besides the binders I really can't tell a difference in the body parts. Though it would be a really cool addition to the kit. Certainly make it that much more unique. And add in your cool color scheme that you'd have a really cool kit.

Dlinker
September 5, 2013, 10:38 AM
Wow, very interesting add-on kit. I think I need to start digging through eBay and see what stuff can be found. This is the first time I've heard of this particular item.

Can't wait to see how this turns out for you.

V0LTES-V01
September 5, 2013, 1:40 PM
So far so good with the Kshatriya. So will it be a partially painted project?

jayhat100
September 5, 2013, 8:56 PM
Looking good, definitely looking to see more kits from you

B6Drew
September 5, 2013, 9:49 PM
add-on kit came in today so i got some more done today :D

customized 1/100 HG Deathscythe hell's beam scythe for kshatriya to use. nothing too crazy just used the left over parts from my MG redframe to add a vent and some blades onto the beam scythe

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya015_zpsa2df1edc.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya015_zpsa2df1edc.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya007_zps091e261f.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya007_zps091e261f.jpg.html)

they sent me some freebie metal effect parts for the binders but, i don't know how to install them so i'm just going to use the parts that came with the kit

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya009_zpsaf8eae42.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya009_zpsaf8eae42.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya010_zps9c968286.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya010_zps9c968286.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya016_zps0df9a1c5.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya016_zps0df9a1c5.jpg.html)

i'm hoping to finish it tomorrow.

my review of the add-on kit so far is i like it although the plastic feels softer/cheaper but, sturdy enough not to be super fragile. i'm also seem to have 3 extra sets of thigh pieces and one pair of arm pieces haha.

Kenico
September 5, 2013, 10:37 PM
Very nice. Where did you get the Custom Beam Scythe? id love to have one of those lol

B6Drew
September 5, 2013, 11:20 PM
Very nice. Where did you get the Custom Beam Scythe? id love to have one of those lol

i stole it from my old 1/100 HG deathscythe hell haha then sanded and cemented some left over pieces from my MG redframe onto it to give it more detail.

Dlinker
September 6, 2013, 12:47 AM
I like the addition of the beam scythe. I think it fits the curvy yet bulky and imposing design of the Kshatriya.

I notice that bottle of Citadel paint. You use them often on your kits?

thwalker13
September 6, 2013, 7:29 AM
I agree with Dlinker. That scythe will go really well with your build. I'm rather anxious to see how those add on parts work for you.

B6Drew
September 6, 2013, 7:35 PM
I like the addition of the beam scythe. I think it fits the curvy yet bulky and imposing design of the Kshatriya.

I notice that bottle of Citadel paint. You use them often on your kits?

well i'm new to painting my kits and i saw a youtube tutorial on weathering that used their paints so i decided to give them a try and i like them so far, first time using them was on my ground type gundam

B6Drew
September 6, 2013, 8:05 PM
well it was going to be done today but, i ran out of paint(left arm just needed 1 more coat when the can just ran out on me lol and my hobby shop was out the paint i needed so kshatriya is on hold for now but, heres what i got done. i should be able to atleast assemble the binders tomorrow since they're all painted up.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya001_zps25d27f0d.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya001_zps25d27f0d.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya002_zpsf53a0b84.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya002_zpsf53a0b84.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya004_zps4f0de408.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya004_zps4f0de408.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya009_zps13b4756e.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya009_zps13b4756e.jpg.html)

the funnels were going to be grey like the armor but, when i ran out of paint i figured i would paint them black instead to stand out against the inner frame.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya008_zps51b94845.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya008_zps51b94845.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya006_zpsf655217a.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya006_zpsf655217a.jpg.html)

starting to have issues with the moving parts on the 3rd party binders, seems like the plastic is too soft to really hold them together while they're moving but, it holds together well when positioned so there is no fear of it just falling off on its on.

with all that said i got two packages today. :cool:

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya007_zpsad90cef0.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kshatriya007_zpsad90cef0.jpg.html)

Bossguy
September 6, 2013, 9:50 PM
Nice progress. Those binders really look neat. Nice packages BTW!

exia-7
September 6, 2013, 11:58 PM
Nice build so far. I'm digging the color scheme and the added weapons.

B6Drew
September 7, 2013, 10:38 PM
finish kshatriya today! "Mortem Alae" build. I drove to another hobby shop to get more paint, my bunder cannons got scratched installing the mid section so i had to go back and touch them up. i'm not entirely happy with the 3rd party parts but, they're not horrible.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/Mortem%20Alae/kshatriya001_zps3953c00b.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/Mortem%20Alae/kshatriya001_zps3953c00b.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/Mortem%20Alae/kshatriya002_zps19ba2c48.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/Mortem%20Alae/kshatriya002_zps19ba2c48.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/Mortem%20Alae/kshatriya005_zps4901bacb.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/Mortem%20Alae/kshatriya005_zps4901bacb.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/Mortem%20Alae/kshatriya006_zpsa8cb7b27.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/Mortem%20Alae/kshatriya006_zpsa8cb7b27.jpg.html)

heres one of the finished product, i'm going to post the rest in my finished builds thread.

before:
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kashatriya001_zps1bef34ed.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kashatriya001_zps1bef34ed.jpg.html)

after:
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/Mortem%20Alae/kshatriya007_zps0d67fe3e.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/Mortem%20Alae/kshatriya007_zps0d67fe3e.jpg.html)



on to the next build! i've never built the original gundam before, i wanted to get the PG or 2.0 but, then i saw this was coming out and decided to wait and get this MG

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/001_zps23b58715.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/001_zps23b58715.jpg.html)

thwalker13
September 7, 2013, 11:39 PM
Those custom parts really went well with the kit man. I think you made a good choice.

What are you plans for the MG 3.0?

B6Drew
September 7, 2013, 11:48 PM
Those custom parts really went well with the kit man. I think you made a good choice.

What are you plans for the MG 3.0?

i think i'm just going to build it as is with the decals and some top coat to dull down the plastic sheen. like i did with my MG redframe. i kind of just want to do something less intense build after the kshatriya haha. i do want to pick up the 2.0 some day and do a super battle scared build of that. my friend told me to get that mega-scale rx-78-2 and go nuts so i would like to do that too. (maybe a megas XLR theme on it? haha!)

Bossguy
September 7, 2013, 11:57 PM
Wow, you made an awesome suit even better. Well done.

B6Drew
September 8, 2013, 12:52 AM
Wow, you made an awesome suit even better. Well done.

thank you for the kind words! :D

B6Drew
September 10, 2013, 12:43 PM
started on the 3.0 the other day so i thought i would post some pictures :D

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130909_012311_zpsed85380b.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130909_012311_zpsed85380b.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130909_161101_zps673916a3.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130909_161101_zps673916a3.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130909_033659_zpscc48422d.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130909_033659_zpscc48422d.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130910_000224_zps0376ed39.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130910_000224_zps0376ed39.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130909_203635_zps133f8f9e.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130909_203635_zps133f8f9e.jpg.html)

Dlinker
September 10, 2013, 1:28 PM
Looking nice there. Have you built any of the earlier versions?

thwalker13
September 10, 2013, 3:12 PM
Looking really nice man. Glad to see you decided to paint the bronze on instead of using those aggravating decals.

B6Drew
September 10, 2013, 6:10 PM
Looking nice there. Have you built any of the earlier versions?
sadly no, this is my first build of the original gundam


Looking really nice man. Glad to see you decided to paint the bronze on instead of using those aggravating decals.
definitely, i didn't even try to put them on, i knew it wouldn't work out haha

Bossguy
September 10, 2013, 6:51 PM
Very nice build. Smart move painting the copper.

Dlinker
September 10, 2013, 7:08 PM
Cool, just like me then. When my 3.0 comes in (hopefully sometime soon), it will be the first and only one in my collection. Can't wait to see what else you got going for this kit.

jayhat100
September 10, 2013, 8:30 PM
kshatriya is looking great really like the add on kit. Looking forward to see the 3.0 built.

B6Drew
September 11, 2013, 12:43 AM
well its fully built but, not finished. i'm debating whether or not to use the decals. it looks so good without them. i feel like the edges of the stickers might ruin the aesthetics. what do you guys think?

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130910_205842_zps30fee1d6.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130910_205842_zps30fee1d6.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130910_221206_zps21bdc5a4.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130910_221206_zps21bdc5a4.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130910_234242_zps165862ac.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130910_234242_zps165862ac.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130911_000142_zps5fad3e4a.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130911_000142_zps5fad3e4a.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130911_000443_zpsf07036ec.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130911_000443_zpsf07036ec.jpg.html)

i also impulse preordered the expansion set from genteikits.com for the 3.0 haha

but for now i think my next build will be another salvage mission, this time for my MG Ez8, hes missing one of his antennas so maybe another weathering job like my ground type. only this time i can test out my new dremel haha

Bossguy
September 11, 2013, 1:07 AM
I've seen pictures of it with the decals, and I really like it. Of course that's just my opinion, and I love decals, so I always choose 'put them on' instead of 'keep them off,' haha. Very good job painting the copper. It looks so much better than the stickers.

Dlinker
September 11, 2013, 1:40 AM
I say go for the decals as well, perhaps just some of the more apparent ones and not all of them. Also, they're waterslide, no?

B6Drew
September 11, 2013, 2:45 AM
I've seen pictures of it with the decals, and I really like it. Of course that's just my opinion, and I love decals, so I always choose 'put them on' instead of 'keep them off,' haha. Very good job painting the copper. It looks so much better than the stickers.



I say go for the decals as well, perhaps just some of the more apparent ones and not all of them. Also, they're waterslide, no?

the more i look at the box art the more i want to put them on so maybe i'll do what you sugested and just put the ones i want to like i did with my MG redframe. sadly no they're not waterslides

thwalker13
September 11, 2013, 7:42 AM
The waterslides only came with the premium expansion of the kit Dlinker.

I'd probably just put on the ones that are on the flat molded areas. Less chance they will come off over time.

Dlinker
September 11, 2013, 10:51 AM
Really? All this time, I thought they had been waterslides. I'm slightly disappointed. Time to make another order to Samuel Decal then.

On topic, I also endorse just going with those that are on flat areas. Easier to apply and they won't stick out as much.

Bossguy
September 11, 2013, 10:57 AM
That's a good idea.

Brotzmann
September 11, 2013, 11:41 AM
They really should've included water slide decals with the kit. I pre ordered the expansion primarily for the LED and water slides. Bandai sure know how to milk more money out of me. I already have extra weapons that are the same from my 2.0 if I want to pose with dual hyper bazookas. If it didn't include the LED I'd probably just order the decals from Samuel. I also wonder why the expansion parts come out so much after the kit itself. As far as I know they aren't out yet, I'm guessing I'll get word of them shipping any day now.
Honestly, I think since this is the first in the 3.0 MG revolution line, Bandai should've included the expansion items with the kit. I know Bandai are in business to make money but I think it would've been a good promo to include the extras. Especially as a new MG series launch kit.They could've even done it for the first production run or something like that. Oh well...

thwalker13
September 11, 2013, 12:15 PM
I could live without the LED unit. In a pinch I'd just get a green on and change the LED our for an orange one. But I really think that the waterslides should have been included with the 3.0. I mean all the Ver. Ka. kits come with waterslides so why not the kit that is supposed to revolutionize the MG line?

Anyways on topic again. Putting decals on flat surfaces is always a good idea. I looked at my RG Strike last night and a lot of stickers that bend over an edge have come loose on one side.

B6Drew
September 11, 2013, 4:44 PM
as of right now the weapons the head and core figher are all decaled up and top coated although i made the mistake of clear coating the core fighter completely assembled and.... the cockpit window is all fogged up now :( lol oh well lesson learned i guess.

Dlinker
September 11, 2013, 6:26 PM
You forgot to mask the cockpit when you flat coated the core fighter? Or your gloss coat caused it to fog up?

B6Drew
September 11, 2013, 6:56 PM
You forgot to mask the cockpit when you flat coated the core fighter? Or your gloss coat caused it to fog up?

i forgot to mask it.

Bossguy
September 11, 2013, 8:26 PM
Ah, that's okay. Some rubbing alcohol will fix that up.

B6Drew
September 13, 2013, 12:51 PM
Ah, that's okay. Some rubbing alcohol will fix that up.

awesome!

i've started my next build but, i plan to enter it into HLJ's contest so i can't show anything until july :( but, fear not! i will still have something to show. i want to salvage my MG Ez8 with another weathered looking kit. i've had this Ez8 for a while just like my ground type so i cleaned up some nubs as best i could without putty and with a missing antenna i figured i would go for the weathered look again to match the ground type. so i'll do my Ez8 along side my HLJ contest entry so i can still share some work on here :D

Bossguy
September 13, 2013, 1:25 PM
Nice! What are you building for the contest? Are you entering it in Intermediate or Beginner?

B6Drew
September 13, 2013, 1:33 PM
Nice! What are you building for the contest? Are you entering it in Intermediate or Beginner?

1/144th HGUC GM cannon II i picked up on a whim from my local hobby shop. i'm entering it in intermediate, hoping they bump me down to beginner though haha.

Bossguy
September 13, 2013, 2:32 PM
Sweet. I love that design.

B6Drew
September 21, 2013, 4:42 AM
well i finished my HLJ contest entry a week ago. postponing the Ez8 salvage until i can get some scenic rust. i disassembled a zaku? (not sure, it was a pre built gift from a friend) i was planing to do a super battle damage on it. sadly though i've be procrastinating thanks to the new grand theft auto :lol:

Bossguy
September 21, 2013, 12:39 PM
Ah yes, many people here have been affected by this game. I hear it's awesome.

Wiz33
September 21, 2013, 2:12 PM
For the rust effect. You could get either the Tamiya weathering B or C set. The have 2 tone of rust that can be applied after painting.

http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/87080weathering/

https://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/feature.php?article-id=133#.Uj3hWT-EZOw

B6Drew
September 22, 2013, 12:11 AM
For the rust effect. You could get either the Tamiya weathering B or C set. The have 2 tone of rust that can be applied after painting.

http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/87080weathering/

https://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/feature.php?article-id=133#.Uj3hWT-EZOw

thanks for the tip! i was talking about using this stuff http://www.amazon.com/DELUXE-MATERIALS-Scenic-Rust-DLMBD27/dp/B0047YQO1Y i watched some videos and its pretty awesome. it actually oxidizes the way it would in the real world. pretty cool stuff. you can use it before or after painting.

B6Drew
September 22, 2013, 12:12 AM
Ah yes, many people here have been affected by this game. I hear it's awesome.

it is, or should i say was haha. i just beat it today so its back to building kits for me.

Wiz33
September 22, 2013, 1:12 AM
Looks really complicated and I would worry about it eating thru the topcoat or into the paint.

Dlinker
September 22, 2013, 1:35 AM
I think it's worth trying it on some sprues or parts you won't use anytime soon. That way, if it does do any damage, you won't really lose anything.

Jfl0
September 22, 2013, 3:41 PM
Welcome to the forums! I was born in Maryland. Your work looks really great. Although I love the work the guys and gals on here do, it's always nice to see a new person.

B6Drew
September 22, 2013, 11:15 PM
Looks really complicated and I would worry about it eating thru the topcoat or into the paint.

from what i've seen it shouldn't eat through the paint but, we'll see i guess.


I think it's worth trying it on some sprues or parts you won't use anytime soon. That way, if it does do any damage, you won't really lose anything.

read my mind! i plan to test it out on this 144th i'm working on before using it on the Ez8.


Welcome to the forums! I was born in Maryland. Your work looks really great. Although I love the work the guys and gals on here do, it's always nice to see a new person.

thanks! :D

Dlinker
September 23, 2013, 12:26 AM
Curious to see your results, and I mean that in a good way. New things are always welcome, haha.

thwalker13
September 23, 2013, 8:00 AM
I'm rather curious as well. I hope it turns out well for you.

B6Drew
September 24, 2013, 1:21 AM
well i started painting and took a dremel to the kit and went to town! haha this kit will not be posable when its all finished but, it should look really pretty haha.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130923_210356_zps39b1e5e2.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130923_210356_zps39b1e5e2.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130923_014255_zps72f91bd9.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130923_014255_zps72f91bd9.jpg.html)

mock up of what i'm trying to do

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130923_232136_zps395cbc37.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130923_232136_zps395cbc37.jpg.html)

base close to the its final look

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130924_010856_zps5a15498b.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130924_010856_zps5a15498b.jpg.html)

Dlinker
September 24, 2013, 1:43 AM
Man, that's some nice dremel damage work there. Always interesting to see a diorama build too.

thwalker13
September 24, 2013, 7:37 AM
I agree, this is going to look really good once it's done. Your weathering/damage looks great.

Bossguy
September 24, 2013, 10:50 AM
That's really awesome. You used a dremel to get those scratch effects?

B6Drew
September 24, 2013, 1:28 PM
That's really awesome. You used a dremel to get those scratch effects?

yup and a little bit of sanding too. to smooth out some of the overly rough sections. i tried to reuse the bits i lopped off the kit on the base to try and give it that broken up ground effect.

B6Drew
September 24, 2013, 3:30 PM
glued and clear coated!

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/scortchedearth016_zps4c6d511d.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/scortchedearth016_zps4c6d511d.jpg.html)

thwalker13
September 24, 2013, 3:48 PM
Must have done something to piss Kira off.

Looks really good man.

Dlinker
September 24, 2013, 5:05 PM
I'm actually surprised the damage isn't worse than that, but then again, this poor suit probably encountered a canon Kira (due to that clean cut across the torso), rather than a ragefest Kira, haha.

The battle damage is accurate and that's what does it for me. There are spots that are pristine, which I think is more realistic compared to every area having some kind of scratch/dent/hole/etc.

Excellent progress.

B6Drew
September 24, 2013, 5:25 PM
so this is a seed kit? someone on instagram informed me but, wasn't specific and my buddy just gave me this guy with a half built 00 kit and an HG blue frame missing it's face lol

i just ordered the scenic rust so i'm debating using it on this diorama or leaving this the way it is now. what do you guys think?

Dlinker
September 24, 2013, 6:45 PM
Yeah, I think that's a SEED kit, though I don't know exactly which suit (not too familiar with my ZAFT suits).

Regarding the rust, it's all on what your vision is for this presentation. I'm getting the impression that it's a recent wreck so I would pass on the rust, but if you want it to be a wreck from a long time ago, then the rust will be a great addition.

B6Drew
September 26, 2013, 4:50 AM
i've decided to leave it as is purely because i'm too lazy to do more to it haha! in other news my GM striker came in early so i spent the day building it using left over decals from the rx-78-2 3.0 and my HLJ contest entry.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130924_170701_zpse97550c4.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130924_170701_zpse97550c4.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130925_194712_zpsb731bdd1.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130925_194712_zpsb731bdd1.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130925_194702_zps4b462572.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130925_194702_zps4b462572.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130925_194942_zps5ad3c566.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130925_194942_zps5ad3c566.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130926_000951_zpsa46c0e78.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130926_000951_zpsa46c0e78.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/gmstriker022_zpsabb3f770.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/gmstriker022_zpsabb3f770.jpg.html)

Dlinker
September 26, 2013, 10:59 AM
Did you paint anything on the GM Striker? Kinda looks like you did, haha.

B6Drew
September 26, 2013, 3:04 PM
Did you paint anything on the GM Striker? Kinda looks like you did, haha.

haha yea i painted the parts that came molded in yellow for a more military look.

Dlinker
September 26, 2013, 3:23 PM
Aha, I was right. Good choice, I think. UC suits look especially pretty in more realistic military colors. Makes even more sense with this particular one since it's a frontline suit.

B6Drew
September 26, 2013, 8:59 PM
its time i crank up my ambition. its time for Project Kodiak. a 1/100 HG heavy arms custom will be sacrificed to give bear guy the armor and weapons he needs to face off against the deadliest of opponents! haha not sure of what color scheme i want to do but, i do know i want the missles to be red. thats all i got right now for colors. color scheme ideas are welcomed!

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130926_203254_zpse52ade0a.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130926_203254_zpse52ade0a.jpg.html)

Bossguy
September 26, 2013, 9:10 PM
That's really awesome. It reminds me of a certain Transformer repaint. I say you go with those colors. Black for the main body, and orange-yellow for the lighter brown parts. Also, make the eyes bright red. For source, the name of the toy is Cyberfire Bumblebee. Many people call him Murder Bee.

B6Drew
September 26, 2013, 9:34 PM
That's really awesome. It reminds me of a certain Transformer repaint. I say you go with those colors. Black for the main body, and orange-yellow for the lighter brown parts. Also, make the eyes bright red. For source, the name of the toy is Cyberfire Bumblebee. Many people call him Murder Bee.

that is an awesome bumblebee haha! i think this guy's full name will be the "Kodiak D.B.L.O. (Death Bringer Load Out)"

took some mock up pictures heres what i'm thinking as of right now

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/kodiakDBL001_zpsbfe574c6.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/kodiakDBL001_zpsbfe574c6.jpg.html)

Dlinker
September 27, 2013, 1:19 AM
Now this is something you don't see everyday :) Very interested in your continued progress with this. That Bearguy's going to have enough gatling guns to turn anything into liquid metal.

Can't really help you with the colors, though. I always take forever to determine color schemes :(

outamyhead
September 27, 2013, 2:04 PM
It's like the A-10 Warthog of mobile suits, it's cute looking though...It's just what the enemy wouldn't expect.

B6Drew
September 27, 2013, 10:46 PM
got some more work done! the scenic rust came today so i'm testing it out on some spare plastic.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130927_070810_zpsc23e5a5c.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130927_070810_zpsc23e5a5c.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130927_083438_zpsa3200909.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130927_083438_zpsa3200909.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130927_222801_zps5134acae.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130927_222801_zps5134acae.jpg.html)

Bossguy
September 28, 2013, 12:27 AM
Not so cute and fluffy now, is he? I'm really excited to see how this build goes. Nothing screams awesome like a giant mech teddy bear loaded with guns.

thwalker13
September 28, 2013, 12:53 AM
Now that is pretty darn cool man. Teddy has gone Terminator.

B6Drew
September 28, 2013, 5:56 AM
weapons are all attached. its time for paint! now to think of a paint scheme haha

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20130928_054411_zps5cae3cb9.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20130928_054411_zps5cae3cb9.jpg.html)

thwalker13
September 28, 2013, 9:51 AM
I'd either revamp the original colors, and update the grays with a various metallics. Or go bold. Do pink. Have that, cuddly but down right deadly appeal to it.

B6Drew
September 28, 2013, 10:40 PM
still deciding the colors for Kodiak, so i decided to start on the Ez8. the scenic rust came out nice looking on the test piece and it didn't eat through the plastic or affect it in any way. so we'll see how it turns out in 8 hours haha

Bossguy
September 28, 2013, 10:49 PM
I'm excited to see your results.

Dlinker
September 29, 2013, 2:01 AM
If no damage after a day or so, then that rust is an instant winner. Very good find :)

A rusted Ez-8 is always a good thing. Good luck with your search for a color scheme for that Bearguy.

B6Drew
September 29, 2013, 11:20 PM
good and bad news. the Ez8 is looking nice but, i snaped one of the pieces that holds the chest plate and allows it so slide out. it broke at where it attaches to the peg so when closed it has no issues but if i slide it out it'll flop lol. a slight bummer but, i don't plan to display it with the chest open so no biggie. uploading pictures as i type this so stay tuned!

B6Drew
September 29, 2013, 11:45 PM
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/ez8/ez8044_zpsb71c0419.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/ez8/ez8044_zpsb71c0419.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/ez8/ez8041_zps6881529e.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/ez8/ez8041_zps6881529e.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/ez8/ez8039_zps9b38d22f.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/ez8/ez8039_zps9b38d22f.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/ez8/ez8023_zps3fc908a6.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/ez8/ez8023_zps3fc908a6.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/ez8/ez8027_zps1f7ce462.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/ez8/ez8027_zps1f7ce462.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/ez8/ez8024_zps7dd4800c.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/ez8/ez8024_zps7dd4800c.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/ez8/ez8015_zps0f89df84.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/ez8/ez8015_zps0f89df84.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/ez8/ez8014_zps2ecbdfab.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/ez8/ez8014_zps2ecbdfab.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/ez8/ez8048_zpscb63267c.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/ez8/ez8048_zpscb63267c.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/ez8/ez8008_zps3a11ea76.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/ez8/ez8008_zps3a11ea76.jpg.html)


more or less rust? i want to do bullet holes on the shield like i did with my ground type hence the un touched mid section but, what do you guys think? the rust is removable with a knife or razor blade so its not permanent, it will have a slight stain but, it can be washed off so its a pretty cool product.

B6Drew
September 29, 2013, 11:55 PM
here are some more

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/ez8/ez8053_zps37cfadef.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/ez8/ez8053_zps37cfadef.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/ez8/ez8050_zps73be9b59.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/ez8/ez8050_zps73be9b59.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/ez8/ez8054_zpscb2a91fe.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/ez8/ez8054_zpscb2a91fe.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/ez8/ez8055_zpsb4f4f8a6.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/ez8/ez8055_zpsb4f4f8a6.jpg.html)

Dlinker
September 30, 2013, 1:12 AM
When it comes to that kind of stuff, it seems best to do the minimal amount and add more should you see fit. Personally, I think it's fine with the amount you put on.

The look gives off an impression that the suit has been in some high-moisture areas due to how narrow and specific the rusted spots are. A bullet hole or two in the chest section wouldn't be out of place, haha.

thwalker13
September 30, 2013, 7:38 AM
I tend to agree with Dlinker. The amount that you have I think works perfectly with the suit. Like Dlinker said, maybe a bullet or 2 in the chest plus some in the shield will really bring it all together.

That rust stuff is pretty cool. Might have to look into it if I ever decide to try out some weathering.

B6Drew
October 1, 2013, 6:41 PM
well i top coated the Ez8 today, i didn't add any bullet holes, i did add some silver dry brush in some areas. wasn't feeling up to doing more bullet holes so i took the lazy way out haha.

i borrowed the hanger display from my marvel select war machine for the photo shoot. i'll post the rest on the completed thread. :D

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/ez8/ez8015_zps9bd5f2e7.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/ez8/ez8015_zps9bd5f2e7.jpg.html)

Dlinker
October 1, 2013, 7:04 PM
Just commented on your completed kits thread. Going back to the Bearguy or something else?

B6Drew
October 1, 2013, 8:07 PM
Just commented on your completed kits thread. Going back to the Bearguy or something else?

bearguy is on hold again until i can finally figure out a paint scheme. i'm hoping to draw inspiration from another kit. i have 3 kits lined up an RG mk2 titans color, MG mk2 titans color 2.0 and i want to build a 76 econoline for my father for his birthday coming up. going to paint it up in the same colors as the one he used to go from Venezuela to Chile. with my own little twist thrown in there. :D

thwalker13
October 2, 2013, 7:56 AM
That's really cool doing a kit for your father like that. I'm sure he'll love it.

Dlinker
October 2, 2013, 10:56 AM
Very nice selection you got lined up. You're going to love the MK.II and it will be interesting to see whether you like the RG version more than the MG version. I hear the RG is one of the best out there.

Looking forward to the car kit more, though. Those are rare here so they're always fun to see.

Bossguy
October 2, 2013, 11:51 AM
That's really sweet, doing a kit for your dad.

B6Drew
October 2, 2013, 8:25 PM
thanks guys, its the least i could do for my father. i wasn't exactly the most appreciative kid growing up, actually i was a real piece of s*$t. if given the chance i probably would've kicked the crap out of my younger self. :D

B6Drew
October 4, 2013, 7:38 PM
i have been slacking on the updates to make up for it here are some pictures haha. i assembled the RG mk-II titans and i have to say it is the best RG i've built! although that may not be saying much since the only other RG i built was the strike and sky grasper. compared to the strike its so solid... makes me want to not finish the strike and just sell it haha.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20131001_232225_zps4d6a7988.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20131001_232225_zps4d6a7988.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20131002_095621_zps7fa6d1c9.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20131002_095621_zps7fa6d1c9.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20131002_232153_zps2bb31183.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20131002_232153_zps2bb31183.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20131003_011717_zps6b68e1eb.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20131003_011717_zps6b68e1eb.jpg.html)

Bossguy
October 4, 2013, 8:26 PM
Glad you like it! Excellent job on the nubs.

thwalker13
October 4, 2013, 9:30 PM
Great work man. Looks really good. Oddly enough, that sword actually fits it.

B6Drew
October 4, 2013, 10:27 PM
Great work man. Looks really good. Oddly enough, that sword actually fits it.

haha then maybe i should finish it and paint it up for the mk2!

Dlinker
October 5, 2013, 12:29 AM
I agree, the sword fits the aesthetics of the MK.II. Make it a dark colored blade to match the color scheme and it's a winner.

Interesting that you say it's more solid than the Strike. I have the RG Strike as well and thought it was pretty solid so that just shows how good the MK.II is. What's up next for this well-done beauty?

B6Drew
October 6, 2013, 4:11 AM
I agree, the sword fits the aesthetics of the MK.II. Make it a dark colored blade to match the color scheme and it's a winner.

Interesting that you say it's more solid than the Strike. I have the RG Strike as well and thought it was pretty solid so that just shows how good the MK.II is. What's up next for this well-done beauty?

not sure yet, for now its sitting in the glass case un top coated. i don't like the white decals it comes with so i might leave it as is and make a custom cloak like i did for my ground type. to give it a stealth look. on top of that the 3.0 add on/expansion came in earlier than expected.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/IMG_20131005_174711_zpsaf464a5b.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/IMG_20131005_174711_zpsaf464a5b.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/IMG_20131005_175314_zpsf207eb8b.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/IMG_20131005_175314_zpsf207eb8b.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/IMG_20131005_225559_zps736fbe71.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/IMG_20131005_225559_zps736fbe71.jpg.html)

it comes with water slide decals so i'm a bit worried i'm going to mess them up on the bazooka. the extra parts on the runner are sure to come in handy when building custom weapons & armor for other kits

thwalker13
October 6, 2013, 11:02 AM
If you mess them up, you can always get another set. HLJ is selling them as individual sheets now. They release in November. I'm going to get a set for mine when I get it. Hopefully I'll get one for Christmas.

B6Drew
October 6, 2013, 9:02 PM
If you mess them up, you can always get another set. HLJ is selling them as individual sheets now. They release in November. I'm going to get a set for mine when I get it. Hopefully I'll get one for Christmas.

good to know, thanks!

also i wanted to get you guys' opinion on this

RG strike with custom shoulders (they will be repainted of course) just in the concept phase right now also made a sephiroth-esk sword for it haha

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20131006_204648_zps2449f14a.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20131006_204648_zps2449f14a.jpg.html)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/gundam%20stuff/20131006_204658_zps5a7e9c11.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/gundam%20stuff/20131006_204658_zps5a7e9c11.jpg.html)

Bossguy
October 6, 2013, 9:06 PM
That's really nice. Are those shoulders made from Astray thighs? The sword fits it as well. I think you should go with it.

B6Drew
October 6, 2013, 9:44 PM
That's really nice. Are those shoulders made from Astray thighs? The sword fits it as well. I think you should go with it.

yup! i used astray thigh, blue frame lower shoulder/bicept cover and it's forearm/elbow armor

thwalker13
October 6, 2013, 10:47 PM
I think it really fits. The Strike has a unique warrior-esk feel to it. And doing things like that really flows with it's overall design. I think it looks like something from Monster Hunter.

Dlinker
October 6, 2013, 11:57 PM
The Strike always gave me the impression of being an everyman's Gundam and your mods follow that really well so I say go for it. The uber long sword isn't out of place too. Are you putting priority towards articulation?

B6Drew
October 6, 2013, 11:57 PM
it does flow well but, i think i'm going to scrap the idea of using the RG strike as the base figure. for some reason i can't bring myself to mutilate such a well detailed figure haha. what do you guys think about using an HG strike. what other kits do you think would look good with those shoulders/sword?

Wiz33
October 7, 2013, 1:33 AM
Interesting concept. I'll have to try this kit bash thing one of these days ;-P

Dlinker
October 7, 2013, 2:33 AM
it does flow well but, i think i'm going to scrap the idea of using the RG strike as the base figure. for some reason i can't bring myself to mutilate such a well detailed figure haha. what do you guys think about using an HG strike. what other kits do you think would look good with those shoulders/sword?

Are you okay with using SEED HG kits? IF so, then perhaps the recent Red Frame release may be a good choice. If you prefer something more bulky, an HGUC Zeon suit or even a one of the ZAFT suits might be suitable as well due to their curvy aesthetics.

thwalker13
October 7, 2013, 7:40 AM
You could always use the Strike Noir. With it's backpack set and being the same as the Strike, I think it would look pretty cool.

B6Drew
October 8, 2013, 5:02 AM
Are you okay with using SEED HG kits? IF so, then perhaps the recent Red Frame release may be a good choice. If you prefer something more bulky, an HGUC Zeon suit or even a one of the ZAFT suits might be suitable as well due to their curvy aesthetics.

i'm fine with using seed kits they're pretty cool, i just wasn't a fan of the show itself but, the MS designs were pretty cool


You could always use the Strike Noir. With it's backpack set and being the same as the Strike, I think it would look pretty cool.

i almost picked up the strike noir HG yesterday at my local hobby shop haha! if its still there today i'll pick it up. i also want to preorder the sengoku astray from buildfighters and the new thunderbolts full armor gundam. preorders are now up on HLJ if anyone else wants to secure their box... man i just sounded like an HLJ commercial with that last sentence haha.

thwalker13
October 8, 2013, 7:37 AM
Haha, I've had a run of good luck with using HLJ lately. It's become my go to place for modeling stuff I can't find here locally. So I've been sounding like a commercial for them for awhile. lol

You mentioned the Seed kits, so far I have only 1 HG from Seed and that's the Justice. My wife built it. The only thing I don't like about the Seed kits I've looked into, are the sticker sheets.

B6Drew
October 8, 2013, 10:18 AM
well my RG strike is all stickered up and top coated, now to just finish the sky grasper and sword/launcher packs. RG stickers are no fun haha i lost the one sticker for the gun and i just gave up trying to find it lol odds are its stuck to my face. considering i had a sticker for the 3.0 go flying off the sheet onto my eyelid! XD

Dlinker
October 8, 2013, 12:10 PM
Yeah, RG sticker sheets are an exercise in patience and frustration. I don't know how I was able to get most of them on my RG Strike, haha.

Can't wait to see your Strike, though. It's a great kit of a great Gundam.

thwalker13
October 8, 2013, 12:15 PM
I have yet to put an entire sheet on a RG kit. Not sure if I ever will. I'm also looking forward to seeing your Strike.

Bossguy
October 8, 2013, 12:41 PM
The RG decals are pretty insane, as stated in many reviews. I can't wait to see your Strike! Your models are always top notch.

B6Drew
October 10, 2013, 9:10 PM
been all of the place. started building a Buick GNX and then started fiddling with spare parts trying to make custom weapons and the MG RX-178 titans came in today. haha

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B6Drew
October 10, 2013, 9:13 PM
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decided to call the gun "Twin Particle Cannon" and the sword "Graviton Concussion Sword" (GC sword for short) what do you guys think? neither one is finished and i'm not sure what either will end up looking like haha.

thwalker13
October 11, 2013, 7:48 AM
I love that name for the sword. A rather fitting name for a sword of its size. Nice progress so far on the GNX. Are you going to go with a traditional color scheme or mix things up a bit? I'm on my phone so I really see the pics that well, does the kit include an engine?

B6Drew
October 11, 2013, 9:26 AM
I love that name for the sword. A rather fitting name for a sword of its size. Nice progress so far on the GNX. Are you going to go with a traditional color scheme or mix things up a bit? I'm on my phone so I really see the pics that well, does the kit include an engine?

keeping it kind of traditional. it will be black but, with a matte clear since thats all i have haha so it should be interesting! i have been slacking though. i ended up finishing that cannon so i didn't get anything done for the car and it does come with the engine and nice chrome bits for the wheels, intake manifold and other parts.

Dlinker
October 11, 2013, 10:46 AM
Loving the ideas for those two weapons so far. Personally, I'm a fan of anything twin-barreled and the twin particle cannon is on the right track. Might need a bit more bulk on the back-end, but that's it.

The sword is really nice and I like how the edges look segmented from the center section, as if they're replaceable. Only nitpick is possibly a bigger handle? That's just me, though.

thwalker13
October 11, 2013, 1:04 PM
Since Dlinker mentioned it, a sword of that size would naturally have an elongated handle. Also if I recall, didn't the real GNX come in a semi gloss or a matte finish?

Bossguy
October 11, 2013, 2:01 PM
A larger handle would make it look more proportionate, but wow, those weapons are awesome.

B6Drew
October 11, 2013, 7:17 PM
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thwalker13
October 11, 2013, 10:33 PM
The Twin Cannon is looking cool. And that looks a ton better on the sword.

Bossguy
October 11, 2013, 10:35 PM
Much better. I'm digging both weapons. If there was a pack released with those weapons, I would buy them.

B6Drew
October 12, 2013, 12:44 AM
thanks guys, i got a little more done with the GNX today. hoping to paint the body soon the motor should me done soon too

Dlinker
October 12, 2013, 12:47 AM
Yep, those weapons are perfecto. The bulk on that twin cannon makes it look like it got salvaged out of a battlecruiser, man :)

The sword is going to make the anti-ship swords from SEED/Destiny look like child's play. Love the latest design.

Kenico
October 12, 2013, 3:40 PM
Question, do you do custom orders? Cause if that's the kind of work you do id be happy to commission for a custom weapon! Dang that sword is a beast!

B6Drew
October 12, 2013, 10:24 PM
Question, do you do custom orders? Cause if that's the kind of work you do id be happy to commission for a custom weapon! Dang that sword is a beast!

haha i would if i could! most of the time its a spur of the moment kind of build. i don't even know if any of my kits will be using these weapons. i just for some reason felt like making weapons for a change :D

Kenico
October 13, 2013, 2:29 AM
Ill tell you this pal: In the Gunpla Community, you could make a killing making custom weapons like those for cash lol :D

B6Drew
October 14, 2013, 4:25 AM
i binge watched Attack on Titan the other day and i got the greatest inspiration to make a gundam inspired by the show! then i found this http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2013/09/1100-gundam-mikasa-attack-of-titan.html haha. so freaking cool man!

thwalker13
October 14, 2013, 7:50 AM
The attack on Titan custom builds are pretty darn cool. They still tend to remind me of something from monster hunter though.

B6Drew
October 14, 2013, 1:28 PM
i just wished i had the patience to do that kind of custom work haha

thwalker13
October 14, 2013, 4:19 PM
Yeah same here. There are tons of ideas in my head for custom builds. Hopefully one day I can put those ideas to life.

Bossguy
October 14, 2013, 5:44 PM
Yeah, I have some Custom dreams too. Patience and skill is always the biggest drawback.

thwalker13
October 15, 2013, 8:04 AM
But the fun part is expanding your horizons and trying new things. That's the best part about our hobby, there are always new things to try and learn.

Dlinker
October 15, 2013, 10:59 AM
True, but that's held back by time constraints created with everyday life. So many things to learn, experiment, try out, and show off, but never enough time to either do them properly or do them at all. It makes me yearn for those three-month summer vacations when I was still in school.

thwalker13
October 15, 2013, 2:02 PM
I hear that man. I miss the days where I could slave over a kit for 8 hours a day.

B6Drew
October 15, 2013, 6:28 PM
so many ideas, so little time!

i decal'd the RG mk2 titans color today but, the right leg came out horrible. the decal just doesn't want to stay on so i took a hair dryer to it gave it some MR. mark setter(after some MR. mark softer), squeezed with all the force i could and top coated it in the hopes that it would help lol. after top coating i noticed i missed a decal on the shield and the backs of the legs. this is not my best but, at least i tried haha. i took many pictures and they ALL came out blurry so i give up for today, you win RG mk2 titans color! i'll try again tomorrow lol.

Bossguy
October 15, 2013, 7:15 PM
Can't wait to see it!

B6Drew
October 15, 2013, 7:25 PM
Rusty the test dummy (RGM that was brutalized by the gouf) is going out of the house tomorrow to help me measure some things so i can make a photo booth for my kits. i truly love taking pictures of model kits. i once went to a hobby store and they had a PG strike i just stood there staring at the modeler's work lol. so i'm going to replace my desk light's bulb with a daylight one and build me a booth! haha. that way i can take awesome pictures for you guys 24/7!

Bossguy
October 15, 2013, 8:55 PM
Sweet. That's going to be nice.

thwalker13
October 16, 2013, 7:47 AM
Sweet man. It's probably a lot cheaper to make one yourself than to buy one.

Dlinker
October 16, 2013, 10:43 AM
Yeah, photo booths make worrying about lighting a thing of the past. I use a pre-made one and it works really well, although I should have gone for a smaller one due to space restrictions.

Kenico
October 16, 2013, 4:16 PM
Question: how does one make a homemade Photo booth? ive FINALLY got a good camera but the lighting sucks more volt than RC on the Weekend*. any suggestions?

*shameless Xplay quote right there lol

Wiz33
October 16, 2013, 4:28 PM
If you can spare $30-50. Just get one of this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Julius-Studio-16-Light-Box-Kit-2-x-Table-Top-Accent-Light-Kit-Tripod-JTK133-/150904608491?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item23229d96eb

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Photo-Box-Kit-24-x-24-Photo-Studio-Premium-Light-Folding-Soft-Box-Lighting-Kit-/390636189065?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5af3bb3589

B6Drew
October 16, 2013, 5:32 PM
i wish i saw that post earlier haha i would've just bought a premade one.

Okiera29
October 16, 2013, 6:23 PM
I made one out of 1 inch PVC pipe and some connectors. It comes apart easily for storage. I can vary the size and shape for different projects. Lighting is accomplished with two plumbers clamp lights and some 75 watt GE reveal bulbs. Works great, when I use it... usually too excited and just use the camera phone

B6Drew
October 16, 2013, 6:28 PM
I made one out of 1 inch PVC pipe and some connectors. It come apart easily for storage. I can vary the size and shape for different projects. Lighting is accomplished with two plumbers clamp lights and some 75 watt GE reveal bulbs. Works great, when I use it... usually too excited and just use the camera phone

sounds awesome!

Okiera29
October 16, 2013, 9:51 PM
I will try to take some crappy cell phone pics the next time I get it out

B6Drew
October 17, 2013, 3:45 PM
well all my ideas were a flop haha so i took some pics. they'll be up soon on my finished builds thread.

B6Drew
October 19, 2013, 3:29 PM
started building the MG of the mk2 last night then took a break and made these fine weapons haha still unfinished but they have their basic shape.
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Dlinker
October 19, 2013, 6:32 PM
Someone's got a hankering for some straight-edged swords, haha. Looking really good there, especially the hilt and handle.

B6Drew
October 19, 2013, 8:01 PM
Someone's got a hankering for some straight-edged swords, haha. Looking really good there, especially the hilt and handle.

haha i love kits with swords or kits that just look like suits that get the job done. i don't need fancy wings or glittery things. a sword and a cannon that will blow up a continent will suffice for me haha

B6Drew
October 19, 2013, 10:46 PM
well heres today's progress on the MG mk2
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Dlinker
October 19, 2013, 11:48 PM
So which is easier: stickers on this one or stickers on the RG version?

B6Drew
October 20, 2013, 12:32 AM
So which is easier: stickers on this one or stickers on the RG version?

i would say the MG's stickers are easier to apply since there are less of them and its a bigger kit. although with that said i prefer the quality(?) of sticker used on the RG its less noticeable that its a sticker. like the ones used on the RX-78-2 3.0. you can really tell bandai has made improvements to the stickers since this kit came out. the problem i ran into on both kits were stickers that just wouldn't do curved surfaces well even with some MR. Mark Softer. so when i got those issues on the MG (which were the two triangle caution markings above the thrusters) i opted to just scrap them after the first attempt. it was like trying to wrap a ball with a piece of printer paper haha.

Bossguy
October 20, 2013, 11:22 AM
Looking good. Decals have gotten better over time.

Dlinker
October 20, 2013, 2:27 PM
Yeah, the stickers on the MG MK.II are pretty thick when compared to those from an RG kit, but it's interesting to know that they've gotten better since.

Sucks to hear about the stickers on rounded surfaces, though. I didn't have problems on mine and the extra color they add do add to the appearance.

B6Drew
October 21, 2013, 3:09 AM
i finished the MG mk2 tonight and i'm unsure if i'm happy with the results or not... maybe its because i built it right after the RG but, it seems to be lacking something and i can't get the legs to stand evenly haha although it is very sturdy and has awesome articulation!

Dlinker
October 21, 2013, 10:21 AM
It's possible that you expected it to somehow match the RG version and...it didn't match your expectations. I don't blame you, the RG version is hard to beat.

Got a pic of it standing unevenly?

Bossguy
October 21, 2013, 11:57 AM
The RG MK-II is praised to be the best! It's funny how far 1/144 scale kits have come. I too would like to see the MG standing unevenly. I have never heard of this problem before.

B6Drew
October 21, 2013, 2:06 PM
its hard to describe, its like the feet don't sit fully planted on the ground. i fiddled with it a bit for the pictures. some poses look kind of awkward and if that spare bazooka clip falls off the side skirt one more time i'm going to incinerate it with a blow torch lol it doesn't stay on snugly like the rifle does :lol: pictures should be up soon!

EDIT: OKAY! after looking at the pictures. the kit looks awesome to me again, no more insecurities about the final product haha.

Dlinker
October 21, 2013, 4:51 PM
Ugh, I hate how things mount on the side skirts so I feel your pain. Good work on it, though. I couldn't tell if there was any sort of uneven standing.

B6Drew
November 12, 2013, 10:34 PM
little update! going to be taking a little break from modeling with the up coming release of the PS4 or "PS-QUATTRO" for the audi fans out there haha(my buddy calls it that because we call the PS3, PS-Triples i literally have no idea why we do lol) but, fear not i have some kits ordered/on pre-order for my return to the hobby once i realize none of my friends have gotten a PS4 and i'm all alone... lol.

Dlinker
November 12, 2013, 11:53 PM
Enjoy that PS4, good sir. I'm sure we'll still be here chugging along as always, haha.

Bossguy
November 13, 2013, 12:13 AM
Oh, man. We'll still be here, even if your life is consumed by video-games!

thwalker13
November 13, 2013, 7:45 AM
Have fun on the 4 man. Give us your thoughts on it when you return.

B6Drew
November 15, 2013, 4:00 PM
picked this up at my hobby shop today, walked in and i had to have him, it was fate i tell you! i never watched AGE but, this design spoke to me haha maybe its all the effect parts.
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these guys are pre-ordered.
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and i ordered this guy as a christmas gift to myself haha. i used to have the motorized one along with a ton of other zoids... but, alas they suffered a worse fate than my old gundam kits :cry:
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Zeta-G
November 15, 2013, 4:10 PM
AGE-FX is awesome. It uses the C-Funnels the way everyone hoped the 00 Quan[T] would use its sword bits. Really the only downside to the thing is that the pilot is a Kira Yamato wannabe.

Bossguy
November 15, 2013, 4:49 PM
Dude! That was the kit that got me started on Gunpla! I saw it in a book store in Korea and I immediately got it. It is the best design out of AGE by far.

B6Drew
November 15, 2013, 5:30 PM
AGE-FX is awesome. It uses the C-Funnels the way everyone hoped the 00 Quan[T] would use its sword bits. Really the only downside to the thing is that the pilot is a Kira Yamato wannabe.

can't wait to finish it up!



Dude! That was the kit that got me started on Gunpla! I saw it in a book store in Korea and I immediately got it. It is the best design out of AGE by far.

awesome man!

B6Drew
November 16, 2013, 4:45 AM
well i uh... zoned out and steam rolled this build so excuse some of the bad nubs haha. it is currently 4:36 in the morning... i'm just going to wait for the sun to come up at this point to take pictures lol.
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Bossguy
November 16, 2013, 11:09 AM
It looks very sharp with a flat coat. Well done.

Dlinker
November 16, 2013, 12:33 PM
I agree, it looks great for a supposed rush job. It's not like you can't clean up nub marks later on anyway, haha.

thwalker13
November 16, 2013, 2:08 PM
It looks really good man. The flat coat looks good with the clear parts.

HawaiianJohn
November 16, 2013, 2:44 PM
Awesome! The AGE FX is definitely on my to buy list!

B6Drew
November 18, 2013, 8:36 PM
a little something off the beaten path for those that asked for my "review" of the PS4 haha. i am happy to announce the server time out issues did not deter me from getting that day one patch haha. i'm having issues Downloading the F2P games but, that could be my internet or the shear amount of traffic from being a recently launched console.

first things first i am not biased toward either microsoft or sony(both have their good and bad qualities so it makes no sense for me to "choose a side"). i chose the PS4 because i hate connect and well it was cheaper haha. so with that out of the way. it is amazing. the fluidity of the new taskbar/OS is just amazing. that CPU/GPU combo and the GDDR5 memory seems to be working super well (for now, we'll see if its still just as fast once these games start getting more hardware intensive). there is no stutter or lag when pressing the PS button to do something on the PS menu while playing a game. so thats awesome. what i like a lot is there is cross platform communication. i can talk to a buddy who has a PS3 in a party chat(i think, haven't tested it) as well as play games like DC universe Online that support cross platform servers. your buddies don't necessarily need a PS4 to play games with you and that is just awesome. graphics are great of course. the controller is leaps and bounds better than the PS3. i have small snorlax hands and the Dual shock 3 would dig into my palms and just wasn't that comfortable to use. the dual shock 4 is just so comfortable and the triggers and bumpers just feel more solid and the joysticks have that ridge now to keep your fingers from slipping off! as per usual most of the "issues" i've encountered are minor and blown out of proportion by fanboys. so fear not if you wish to pick one up but, maybe wait a couple more weeks haha.
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if any of you guys have PSN it'd be cool to add you, PM me your name and i'll send a request! :D

with that out of the way i'm going to go crawl back into my gunpla cave lol.

thwalker13
November 18, 2013, 10:50 PM
Congrats on the PS4 man. If you want to add me on PSN, my name is thwalker13. Or txwalker13, lol, I can't remember which.

B6Drew
November 18, 2013, 10:56 PM
sent a request!

Dlinker
November 19, 2013, 12:35 AM
Nice, looks like you're on your way to some gaming goodness. What games are you going to play on it first?

B6Drew
November 19, 2013, 2:18 AM
Nice, looks like you're on your way to some gaming goodness. What games are you going to play on it first?

all i have right now is Battlefield 4 and the F2P games from the playstation store DCUO and Resogun(free with a playstation + membership) i'm looking forward to infamous: second son and Bungie's Destiny though, those look really awesome.

Dlinker
November 19, 2013, 2:26 AM
Sounds like a good plan. We were trying to find a copy of Killzone 4 since I'm a big fan of the series, but none of the pertinent stores had them (discounting Gamestop since we want to avoid buying from them). I think I saw some pics of Destiny and it did look incredible. Might be on the buy list for us too, haha.

Zeta-G
November 19, 2013, 3:05 AM
Destiny = a shooter by Bungie available on a non-Microsoft platform = must buy. I'm not the biggest shooter fan around, but I'll make an exception for Destiny.

B6Drew
November 19, 2013, 4:03 AM
Sounds like a good plan. We were trying to find a copy of Killzone 4 since I'm a big fan of the series, but none of the pertinent stores had them (discounting Gamestop since we want to avoid buying from them). I think I saw some pics of Destiny and it did look incredible. Might be on the buy list for us too, haha.

i thought about buying killzone but, i've never played any of the other ones. might have to pick it up.



Destiny = a shooter by Bungie available on a non-Microsoft platform = must buy. I'm not the biggest shooter fan around, but I'll make an exception for Destiny.

definitely. i'm glad they handed over the reins of halo to 343 so they could move on to bigger and better IPs.

thwalker13
November 19, 2013, 7:38 AM
Currently Killzone Shadowfall is the only game out for the PS4 that I would actually play.

B6Drew
December 7, 2013, 12:15 AM
i made the mistake of walking into my local hobby store WITH money... :D and i walked out with two kits i wanted to give a try. a speed grade and an SD6657

thwalker13
December 7, 2013, 12:12 PM
I've watched a few vids of those Speed Grades, they're fairly interesting little kits. Great find on the SD Kshatriya.

B6Drew
December 9, 2013, 1:32 AM
really liked the speed grade super quick, i opted not to add any more detailing but, with some minor lining and painting of the knee joints it would be a really detailed kit. building the SD kshatriya and contemplating paint it the same colors as my custom kshatriya what do you guys think? although i won't be able to paint for a while... thanks east coast winters lol

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thwalker13
December 9, 2013, 7:58 AM
I think it would look cool painted either way. Though it would be pretty neat to have the large 1/144 scale version sitting next to it's "mini me" version. lol

Dlinker
December 9, 2013, 10:59 AM
I also think having the SD painted with the same scheme as your Grim Reaper Kshatriya will make for a pleasant display. I don't know, it just seems like it will be cute to look at, haha.

Bossguy
December 9, 2013, 11:03 AM
I like SD's. Congrats on that find. I agree with Dlinker and Thwalker, give it that awesome paint job you gave the HGUC.

B6Drew
December 9, 2013, 8:12 PM
alright its settled then, once i can paint outside again it'll become the mini mortem alae haha

Dlinker
December 9, 2013, 9:43 PM
:D Something good to look forward to, that's for sure.

B6Drew
December 17, 2013, 4:39 PM
sitting here contemplating things and then i made this on a meme generator lol
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/poororgunpla2_zps5937fce7.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/poororgunpla2_zps5937fce7.jpg.html)

Zeta
December 17, 2013, 4:41 PM
Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!! That's pretty damn funny!

Venture
December 17, 2013, 4:49 PM
sitting here contemplating things and then i made this on a meme generator lol
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/99golf/poororgunpla2_zps5937fce7.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/99golf/media/poororgunpla2_zps5937fce7.jpg.html)

Sounds one equates to the other :P

B6Drew
December 17, 2013, 4:58 PM
Sounds one equates to the other :P

true! very true haha

B6Drew
February 23, 2014, 7:42 AM
just thought i'd let you guys know i'm taking a hiatus from building for a while. for those that remember the question i asked on gunpla.tv about gunpla withstanding 122 F, this has everything to do with that issue... my life is dissolving because of it and i can't build if i'm constantly filled with anxiety and paranoia. so i'm taking some time away from building to try and attack this head on... or no lets be honest... i actually don't know what i'm going to do. i just know i have about 85% of my life packed into plastic boxes sealed with tape right now. anyways i wrote this just so you guys didn't think i just up and left without so much as a good bye or a be right back haha. i appreciate all the encouragement from you guys and seeing your builds. i'll still be following your builds, i just have to put mine on hold for a while.

Dlinker
February 23, 2014, 1:56 PM
Real life always takes priority, man. I wish you good luck on cleansing that menace from your life and hopefully it ends in a good note.

B6Drew
March 10, 2014, 5:50 PM
whats up guys a little update post Heat treatment. long story short, it didn't work (i got bit on my face! this morning)... honestly contemplating selling my beloved S4 to pay for a fumigation of the house.

however that isn't the reason i'm posting. this update concerns Gunpla's ability to survive temps in excess of 122 F and i'm here to tell you the paint AND the gunpla itself will not be harmed by temps up to around 140 F(thats the highest my room got to). i think this is due to the fact that its hot circulating air verses just a straight single source of heat (like a soldering iron etc). i sacrificed a beat up HG blue frame accidentally and after 8 hours of temps exceeding 122 F it was fine and so was the bits of paint on the knees, no melting, no chipping. all was fine. (although it didn't have any decals so i'm going to say that might be the only issue that might arise). anyways i just thought i'd let you guys know on the HORRIBLE HORRIBLE off chance one of you may have to go this route.

thwalker13
March 10, 2014, 6:16 PM
Hmm, good to know man. Thanks for the info. I hope that the heat treatment did the job.

B6Drew
March 10, 2014, 6:28 PM
Hmm, good to know man. Thanks for the info. I hope that the heat treatment did the job.

sadly it didn't work so it may be even longer before life returns to normal and i'm able to build again.

Dlinker
March 10, 2014, 7:04 PM
Those bed bugs are a plague that just won't go away. Shame about the heat treatment, but at least you were able to learn something out of it. I think it is time to gas those pests to oblivion.

thwalker13
March 10, 2014, 9:49 PM
Yeah I think Dlinker is right on that one. Choke em out.

B6Drew
March 11, 2014, 10:41 AM
its looking like thats the only option, time to search the internet for fumigators!

Dlinker
March 11, 2014, 10:49 AM
Best of luck to you, man. Show those bugs who the real king of the castle is.

B6Drew
May 17, 2014, 8:34 PM
BACK and boy does it feel good, time to burn through the back log so i can start ordering kits again!

Bossguy
May 17, 2014, 9:01 PM
It's been so long! I was wondering where you had gone. Glad to have you back, man. How did the bug extermination go?

B6Drew
May 17, 2014, 9:16 PM
It's been so long! I was wondering where you had gone. Glad to have you back, man. How did the bug extermination go?

it was stressful to say the least. wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy but, so far its looking good.

Kenico
May 17, 2014, 9:17 PM
Welcome back Friend. Good to know im not the only guy to come back on the Boards lol

B6Drew
May 22, 2014, 1:28 AM
current project HGAC Wing Zero.
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Zaku
May 22, 2014, 1:41 AM
Lookin good man.

thwalker13
May 22, 2014, 7:35 AM
Looks like you're making some really good progress, do I see a few painted details in there?

B6Drew
May 22, 2014, 8:43 PM
Looks like you're making some really good progress, do I see a few painted details in there?

yup, i opted to paint the thrusters silver like i did on the KA.

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Bossguy
May 22, 2014, 8:50 PM
Ooh, it looks very nice. Great panel lining that makes it look like it came right out of the anime.

Zaku
May 22, 2014, 8:58 PM
Very nice work man. Make me want to watch Gundam Wing.

B6Drew
May 22, 2014, 9:18 PM
thanks guys

thwalker13
May 22, 2014, 11:40 PM
Kit looks great man. The lining is nice and crisp, gives off a great look. And the painted parts give it some good detail. Very nice job man.

B6Drew
August 8, 2014, 3:01 AM
so i'm still alive, been peeking though here to see what you guys have been up to (stalker mode haha) figured i'd show something that i am kind of working on.

so i thought to myself "before i work on anything new i should finish sword impulse at least" so i took some paint and .... well the armor came out looking like the same color of my skin all pink/tan kind of. not fitting for a robot imo. so i stripped it... during the stripping i lost the cockpit door sooo i said to myself "ok lets make this a battle damaged kit" but, as always i took it too far and here i am lol.

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think of getting some add on vents and stuff, attempting to add panel lines. i'm trying to go for a "pieced together with leftovers" look. calling it "The abandoned" a mech that lives in a world where most have been destroyed/outlawed and all that jazz. any advice and opinions are welcomed with open arms as i think i've been off more than i can chew and its too late to go back now seeing as i already choped the chest piece in half in that last picture.

thwalker13
August 8, 2014, 7:50 AM
Welcome back man. Sounds like a pretty cool idea with the sword Impulse. I'd think it would be a pretty easy kit to work with as well.

Dlinker
August 8, 2014, 11:24 AM
Glad to see you're still working on stuff. What happened to the armor on the right leg? Leaving it off on purpose? Those added parts on the shoulders look rather appropriate.

B6Drew
August 8, 2014, 9:01 PM
Welcome back man. Sounds like a pretty cool idea with the sword Impulse. I'd think it would be a pretty easy kit to work with as well.

thanks man!


Glad to see you're still working on stuff. What happened to the armor on the right leg? Leaving it off on purpose? Those added parts on the shoulders look rather appropriate.

yup, i'm trying to go for a super damaged but, slightly repaired look. like the pilot has fixed what he could with what he has laying around. i think i want to order some option parts just not sure which ones. i want to add some extra vents and panel lines. then its dremel time. been a while since i brought it out, hope i can actually stay a while this time!

Zaku
August 8, 2014, 9:22 PM
Thats a cool plan. You should use some pla-plate to make little patches.

B6Drew
August 8, 2014, 9:32 PM
Thats a cool plan. You should use some pla-plate to make little patches.

thats a great idea! thanks man!

Zaku
August 8, 2014, 10:09 PM
No prob im glad to see your back at it.

Dlinker
August 9, 2014, 2:06 AM
Hmmm, for extra vents, see if those Kotobukiya option parts will work out for you. Not sure if they're in scale, though. Perhaps the Builder's Parts are a better option.

B6Drew
December 13, 2014, 11:09 PM
once again another project thrown on the back burner due to lack of motivation lol. although i have lots of motivation for my current idea "Warden" based on the Ez-SR kit from Build fighters try.
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B6Drew
December 13, 2014, 11:12 PM
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i'm using kotobukiya square molds for all the added pieces and i plan to do the same to my HGUC Ez-8, maybe make a mini-Rusty thats a bit more damaged haha.

Zaku
December 14, 2014, 1:29 PM
Wow thats really bad ass man. Thats some really impressive modifying.

B6Drew
December 14, 2014, 4:07 PM
Wow thats really bad ass man. Thats some really impressive modifying.

thanks man! although i must admit the base Ez-SR kit has done most of the work for me. i'm just gluing some square molds on it to give it a beefier look.

Zaku
December 14, 2014, 4:09 PM
Well it certainly does the trick. It looks good man.

B6Drew
December 15, 2014, 1:12 PM
more work has been done. :D i think i'm starting to get my groove back motivation wise.
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Dlinker
December 15, 2014, 1:47 PM
Looking good there. It's amazing what a minor change like that can do to the look of the kit.

B6Drew
December 16, 2014, 3:25 PM
Looking good there. It's amazing what a minor change like that can do to the look of the kit.

definitely!

B6Drew
September 29, 2016, 3:45 AM
If I'm honest, not quite sure when this particular project will be finished but, I figured I would share whats been done so far.
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B6Drew
September 29, 2016, 3:46 AM
more pictures
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B6Drew
September 29, 2016, 3:49 AM
last couple ones I have
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