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Zenki_Style
December 11, 2013, 2:33 PM
Seeing as how I am going to be ordering 3 more master grades torwards the end of next week and i don't want to clutter my finished builds thread with unfinished pictures and my sure to be a million questions I figured i would start this up. Either way i have two still in progress and have quite a few questions concerning these two

first off the RG RX-78-2 this is the first one,i will be buying a second to replace all the little missing parts and so i can paint the second body,
Any paint tips for these smaller pieces would be appreciated this is how the models looks now minus the parts that have flew god knows where
these real grade kits are really fragile and seems like parts shoot of compared to falling off

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/D70E4583-D27A-40EB-A37F-696B73561F81_zpsqqzmdxwt.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/D70E4583-D27A-40EB-A37F-696B73561F81_zpsqqzmdxwt.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/8ADBBF08-F72E-41D4-A5ED-6EED88594D8B_zpsvndvtw4o.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/8ADBBF08-F72E-41D4-A5ED-6EED88594D8B_zpsvndvtw4o.jpg.html)


The second is the HGUC RX79-G which i plan on stripping the majority of the paint from it turned out terrible,this was the second kit i painted and these are the first pictures i've taken of it since the oob build any tips on paint removal (acrylic) Would be helpful here

The aftermath as i like to call him

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/8EF4E303-4FE9-4D38-AEDE-91FE8A7665E3_zps5sgtfcjc.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/8EF4E303-4FE9-4D38-AEDE-91FE8A7665E3_zps5sgtfcjc.jpg.html)
The worst of the paint ^^ and first attempt at panel lining on white paint >< so terrible

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/7BCCD7FF-22FC-4794-94A4-4A301FC5CBE0_zpsasm17avr.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/7BCCD7FF-22FC-4794-94A4-4A301FC5CBE0_zpsasm17avr.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/3423992E-4086-40F4-B55A-1ECFD508EF2F_zps9qoqgzcc.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/3423992E-4086-40F4-B55A-1ECFD508EF2F_zps9qoqgzcc.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/AA78A230-7685-4548-94FC-BE922CCA1251_zpspymdklah.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/AA78A230-7685-4548-94FC-BE922CCA1251_zpspymdklah.jpg.html)

This panel is one of the reasons i loved that tamiya primer no work involved at all for a perfect finish

Pictures i am more happy to show, i fixed a run in i noticed the ez8's shield and some progress on the weapons for the kampfer.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/4A621C2A-F14E-4358-B789-5838011A434A_zps64gazgh3.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/4A621C2A-F14E-4358-B789-5838011A434A_zps64gazgh3.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/CECEBD6A-77C1-46D1-9658-D0B4E49F0A70_zpsyb0ygmgw.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/CECEBD6A-77C1-46D1-9658-D0B4E49F0A70_zpsyb0ygmgw.jpg.html)

One last question where can i find 08th ms team decals i messed up the 08 for the shield learning to do dry transfers i misunderstood how to do it and wound up with a 8 stuck to tape lol. I've looked on the model sites but have yet to find them for the 08th ms team models

thwalker13
December 11, 2013, 4:27 PM
You're best on stripping the paint off of the Ground Gundam would be either Power Purple or Simple Green. I have a huge jug of Power Purple that I use, it'll completely decimate acrylic paint within seconds and it won't hurt your plastic at all. Just let them soak in a tub for awhile and start scrubbing.

As for the Decals, you might try Samuel Decal on Facebook. I know he has some 08th MS Team decals, as I've seen them before. But they will be water slides, not dry transfers.

Bossguy
December 11, 2013, 4:47 PM
Thwalker hit it spot on. While I don't have that stuff, I've heard that purple power is excellent. Samuel Decal might be your best bet for water-slides, but keep in mind that it will take at least a couple weeks to get to you.

Zenki_Style
December 11, 2013, 10:04 PM
I've used purple power for years on engine bay and car parts clean up and swear by its grease eating ability's,never would of thought of it as a go to for removing paint. I will definitely pick some up I can definitely see it working. I'll also look into the Samuel decal,I'm not too bothered by the water slide decal part,i need to learn how to do them anyways,but i will need some kind of setter or softener I'm guessing? From what little I've read on the water slides i remember someone on her saying one of the two was essential

B6Drew
December 11, 2013, 10:33 PM
setter does help with adhesion but, i've seen people apply them with just a tiny drop of water to keep the decal from catching while you're positioning it. and softer is only really needed for decals going on curved pieces.

Zenki_Style
December 11, 2013, 10:41 PM
setter does help with adhesion but, i've seen people apply them with just a tiny drop of water to keep the decal from catching while you're positioning it. and softer is only really needed for decals going on curved pieces.

Ok well then for a shield i probably only need water then. I might want to order multiples then as it will be my first time using water slides

Bossguy
December 11, 2013, 10:45 PM
Use setter and solvent. It will greatly improve the look of the decal, and pretty much eliminate any chance of them peeling off.

V0LTES-V01
December 11, 2013, 10:53 PM
Isopropyl Alcohol (Rubbing Alcohol) dissolves acrylic paint fast and keeps the integrity of the plastic intact; I highly suggest it.

thwalker13
December 11, 2013, 11:39 PM
I use Walthers Solvaset. Stuff works great as both in one. I just lay a small drop down, put the decal on it, move into position and let it dry. Afterwards I'll put another layer over the decal to set it. Then gloss coat to seal it in.

Zenki_Style
December 12, 2013, 12:26 AM
Ok well i will definitely have to get on it with more supplies,I think i will wait till mid February on the water slides then I'm already looking at spending roughly over 600$ over the next 2 months on model stuff scary its still less than my cigarettes would be over two months

Bossguy
December 12, 2013, 12:32 AM
Oh my goodness, that's a lot of Gunpla. Glad you like this hobby.

thwalker13
December 12, 2013, 8:21 AM
Holy splurge Batman. You talking numbers reminds me of when I'd drop 500-1,000 bucks on my car without thinking. Now I have to save for my kits unless money is laying around gathering dust. Which it never is of coarse. But at least you'll be able to keep yourself busy with all those kits.

IamZero
December 12, 2013, 5:16 PM
This hobby is a slippery slope, but it is definitely worth investing properly. My patience and focus has gone up quite a bit since starting. Good luck on the repaints, it is a different satisfaction to rescue something, than it is just to start from scratch.

Zenki_Style
December 12, 2013, 9:58 PM
Oh my goodness, that's a lot of Gunpla. Glad you like this hobby.

It's mostly the hefty price of the perfect grades which will be just a few dollars short of 300$ I have been a gundam fan since wing first aired though so there's a lot of kits I've wanted for years,trying to knock those out first


Holy splurge Batman. You talking numbers reminds me of when I'd drop 500-1,000 bucks on my car without thinking. Now I have to save for my kits unless money is laying around gathering dust. Which it never is of coarse. But at least you'll be able to keep yourself busy with all those kits.

I remember those days pretty well, Cars eat so much money. only reason i'm able to splurge like this is it's Christmas,I still get 150$ or so Christmas money combined from all my relatives,where my girl's family is pretty well off she usually winds up with 800$ or so. after this big splurge My kit buying will hit one a month or every other month and that's only going to be when i get close to finished with all the ones lined up.


This hobby is a slippery slope, but it is definitely worth investing properly. My patience and focus has gone up quite a bit since starting. Good luck on the repaints, it is a different satisfaction to rescue something, than it is just to start from scratch.

I could see where this helps with patience,There where several times i was tempted to punt the RG Across the room,I just had to sat it down and come back. really itching to start on the repaint though waiting on my check Wednesday and its so on

Bossguy
December 12, 2013, 11:14 PM
Wowza. A kit a month? Now that's being dedicated to this hobby. Be sure to post pictures! Your WiP thread will be kicking through the entire year.

Zenki_Style
December 13, 2013, 1:58 AM
Wowza. A kit a month? Now that's being dedicated to this hobby. Be sure to post pictures! Your WiP thread will be kicking through the entire year.

I'd like to get to the point where i can turn out extremely nice kits,but its definitely going to take alot of practice on these guys. I could have never imagined what it really takes to fully paint a kit nicely from my child hood experiences, and up untill i go back to school in fall i have a lot of free time,figured better building models than wasting that time playing video games or some other hobby when at the end of the day you have really not accomplished anything to show for what you have done.


Made a little more progress on the kampfer weapons, been taking it slow as i'm running thin on projects and it will be another two weeks at least before i have a new kit in.

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/601215_753182034695514_1386068442_n.jpg

Started on the shiro figure that came with the EZ-8. painting on this has made me a nervous wreck lol the first human figurine I've ever painted.

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1471195_753197568027294_693175277_n.jpg

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1463175_753197591360625_1673228438_n.jpg

Also got the display shelf up and Started putting the first layer of the grass stuff on top. I will have to buy the spray glue that goes with it to continue. but it is a long work in progress,this was more of a test to see what kind of coverage i get out of a bag. still have to find small rocks,rock molds for any larger rocks,trees,and i also found a neat waterfall kit for 19.99 at hobby lobby i might buy to put torwards the left side of the shelf. also finding any kind of 1/100th vehicles and such is in the plans.


https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/546025_753182101362174_1845420149_n.jpg

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/936015_753182124695505_1803175911_n.jpg

My hopes is to keep these clumping up to make some bushes/underbrush as this as where i plan on making more of a forest edge/rockface.

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1461093_753182161362168_1653186986_n.jpg

The shelf as a whole,and my 1$ victory gundam poster. got it at animax in Memphis seems fairly old they were all starting to kind of yellow on the edges

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/1483255_753182074695510_2085217250_n.jpg

Also my converted salt shaker for spreading out the grass stuff. its like a very fine powder i almost feel like it could be used for weathering to certain extent

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1505025_753182054695512_1421512567_n.jpg

IamZero
December 13, 2013, 8:52 AM
I like the details on the figurine, you got the collar and belt in nice and clean. And always prepare as much room as you can, these kits start taking up a lot of room quick. Great idea on the shelf.

Bossguy
December 13, 2013, 10:16 AM
I didn't know that you were turning a shelf into a diorama-type thing. That's ingenious! You can find little trees at places like Micheals, if you're looking for stuff like that. Also, if you're putting 1/100 scale models there, can I recommend getting some 1/100 scale tanks or cars? That would add to the effect.

Dlinker
December 13, 2013, 10:43 AM
You may have been a nervous wreck painting that figure, but it looks amazing. Clean, smooth, and the details are exactly applied.

The diorama shelf is looking nice too. That one pic of it close up really looks like grass turf, haha.

Zenki_Style
December 14, 2013, 9:59 PM
I like the details on the figurine, you got the collar and belt in nice and clean. And always prepare as much room as you can, these kits start taking up a lot of room quick. Great idea on the shelf.

It really is nuts how quick they do take up space,I looked at my dresser and was like there is no way I'm going to fit anymore kits on that,had the shelf sitting in the garage since we moved in (was intended for trash) figured it would be perfect.


I didn't know that you were turning a shelf into a diorama-type thing. That's ingenious! You can find little trees at places like Micheals, if you're looking for stuff like that. Also, if you're putting 1/100 scale models there, can I recommend getting some 1/100 scale tanks or cars? That would add to the effect.

The grass stuff i got at the local model railroad/hobby shop has all of that stuff,and in a town with a population of less than 5000 people go figure. What i have really had a hard time trying to find is anything gundam vehicle wise in 1/100 so far all i found is a dopp fighter,looking like its going to be WWII tanks and a cheap corsair model i found at hobby lobby for some background wreckage


You may have been a nervous wreck painting that figure, but it looks amazing. Clean, smooth, and the details are exactly applied.

The diorama shelf is looking nice too. That one pic of it close up really looks like grass turf, haha.

That stuff is super easy to use,if i ever make a small stand for the shiro figure i will be using it. pretty much spread glue and dump it with a salt shaker. I always thought it would be more complicated.

Once again thanks for all the compliments guys. I have been thoroughly enjoying this forum. You guys really have a great thing going in the realm of forums. forums with the level of respect everyone here has are few and far in between.

Okiera29
December 14, 2013, 10:11 PM
I will agree, the shelf/diorama idea is awesome. I would do that in a heartbeat if I didn't have cats... I can see the wife now... "Honey? Why is Kate green?" I would be sleeping on the sofa for a month! Nice job with the weapons, are the handles silver or do they just look that way?

thwalker13
December 14, 2013, 10:21 PM
Man, that diorama is going to look great. Anything with the Kampfer will look good.

Bossguy
December 14, 2013, 10:27 PM
Ah, I see. I don't think I've seen any vehicles in 1/100 scale from the U.C. Timeline, unfortunately. The only thing I can think of is a little car that comes with the MG Gouf.

Okiera29
December 14, 2013, 10:35 PM
You said you have a well stocked model railroad shop nearby, so look for HO scale stuff. It will be 1/87th scale, but if you are using it for background clutter it should work. Also, since HO is a very popular scale, there should be plenty of subjects to chose from. Next smaller scale 'N' is 1/160 and would be way too small for your use.

Zenki_Style
December 14, 2013, 10:39 PM
I could definitely see that happening with cats.. little buggers always seem to find a way to get into stuff they are not supposed to.

The handles are just the gray plastic with bright light reflecting off of them,they are now painted flat black.



Okay so wound up with a little extra money thanks to my dad today so i picked up some purple power,stuff really works wonders.

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1463505_754181734595544_1672215282_n.jpg

After only 5 minutes soak and some scrubbing

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1522035_754181777928873_617632777_n.jpg

Spent about an hour and got the majority of paint off all the white pieces

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1525166_754181797928871_857144906_n.jpg

Did not hurt the tamiya primer at all

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1467263_754181817928869_1744836723_n.jpg

So far the best moment of the day was when i gave my kid a "gundam" he could play with. Know it's a not a gundam technically but when your two year old says gundam you can't help but smile

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/1488946_754181684595549_1816966360_n.jpg

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1459235_754181711262213_915034388_n.jpg

Bossguy
December 14, 2013, 10:47 PM
Purple power is awesome at stripping paint. Glad you made your kid's day. Is that a HG Sinanju?

Zenki_Style
December 14, 2013, 10:50 PM
Man, that diorama is going to look great. Anything with the Kampfer will look good.

It's going to definitely be a long term work,Figure it will be great to take photos with having a landscape instead of a bare shelf or dresser


Ah, I see. I don't think I've seen any vehicles in 1/100 scale from the U.C. Timeline, unfortunately. The only thing I can think of is a little car that comes with the MG Gouf.

as can be said I've been searching,kinda trips me out there isn't really anything out there.


You said you have a well stocked model railroad shop nearby, so look for HO scale stuff. It will be 1/87th scale, but if you are using it for background clutter it should work. Also, since HO is a very popular scale, there should be plenty of subjects to chose from. Next smaller scale 'N' is 1/160 and would be way too small for your use.

I'll keep that in mind,I know they have a lot of buildings but the prices on those compared to trees,turf etc.. are unreal the cheapest ones are at cheap mg kit price and they just go up,but might be able to get a freight car or too and remove the wheels for a storage container or two now that i think about it



for a joke, That moment when your making a post and after posting realize you have several replies and have to go back to typing.

Zenki_Style
December 14, 2013, 10:55 PM
Purple power is awesome at stripping paint. Glad you made your kid's day. Is that a HG Sinanju?

Its one of the assault kingdom action figures,I would never hand him a sinanju model lol. Had been trying to find one of the large action figures like i had back in the day,was a like foot and a half tall gpo3? the gundam with the nuke,that gets stolen in 0083. trying to find a cool Christmas present and pretty much just gave up,decided he could have that since it's just been collecting dust on the refrigerator. Gotta find him something cool for Christmas but can't quite figure it out

Okiera29
December 14, 2013, 11:03 PM
You might want to also check out craigslist in your area for anybody getting rid of old HO scale stuff. I know I have scored some car models that way. 91% alcohol is about all that will strip Tamiya paints

thwalker13
December 14, 2013, 11:08 PM
Love purple power. Awesome stuff. Glad that it worked out to get that paint stripped off.

And yes, cats are the arch enemy of models. If you got a room with models in it, keep it closed.

Bossguy
December 14, 2013, 11:11 PM
The GP03 is a really neat design. One of the most unique Gundam suits out there. I mean, how many Gundams are made to fire a nuclear warhead? It would have been a solid gift.

Zenki_Style
December 14, 2013, 11:35 PM
You might want to also check out craigslist in your area for anybody getting rid of old HO scale stuff. I know I have scored some car models that way. 91% alcohol is about all that will strip Tamiya paints

Will look intoo that seems like they should be some where around here if a small shop like that can stay open.


Love purple power. Awesome stuff. Glad that it worked out to get that paint stripped off.

And yes, cats are the arch enemy of models. If you got a room with models in it, keep it closed.

Girl won't do cats thankfully. I'm glad it did too really did the trick


The GP03 is a really neat design. One of the most unique Gundam suits out there. I mean, how many Gundams are made to fire a nuclear warhead? It would have been a solid gift.

Oh i know it was a shocker for me,seems like there not made at all like that any more though

Bossguy
December 14, 2013, 11:48 PM
Yes, rubbing alcohol is absolutely wonderful. I got some 99% from Amazon, and it works as a cleaner for the airbrush, thinner for paints, cleaning up panel lining, and for stripping acrylics, enamels, Tamiya and Gunze Lacquers. This is one of the most versatile products that I have comes across.

Zenki_Style
February 21, 2014, 6:31 PM
We'll looks like we lost all the data from the past reboot but yay! Glad to have my wip thread back,going to play some mwo in minute and when I'm done with that I have pictures of the banshee to show off... God that thing is mess to disassemble.

Zenki_Style
February 21, 2014, 11:06 PM
Okay here is the banshee progress.

Disassembled

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/B3C05525-DB19-43EC-81ED-D16397371C83_zpsp8ofykai.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/B3C05525-DB19-43EC-81ED-D16397371C83_zpsp8ofykai.jpg.html)

Gold paint tamiya ts 21

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/00D0D9FD-F7D1-4EA0-92DE-EEE6FF499759_zps3cww53bg.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/00D0D9FD-F7D1-4EA0-92DE-EEE6FF499759_zps3cww53bg.jpg.html)


Matt black tamiya ts6

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/0E50FB90-AE90-4425-9F18-F449A8F81A28_zpsbunryort.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/0E50FB90-AE90-4425-9F18-F449A8F81A28_zpsbunryort.jpg.html)

My main thing in wondering is if I can take my tamiya clear red and do a panel line wash over the gold pieces. From what I understand the tamiya sprays are a synthetic laquer. So that should work if I'm thinking right.

Dlinker
February 22, 2014, 12:43 AM
Yep, that's a lot of parts alright. Reminds me of when I handpainted my Banshee. Not an easy task.

And yeah, Tamiya acrylic clear red shouldn't do any harm to the lacquer gold, though you'd probably need to do lots of washes depending on the shade of red you want to get.

Squee
February 22, 2014, 1:02 AM
I'd still clearcoat the gold first. Tamiya is an alcohol based acrylic, and it can eat through lacquer or stain it, especially if you're using it as a wash where you'll need to clean it up. You could probably get away with it if you use water (distilled preferably) as the thinner, but this can sometimes not thin properly.

ace
February 22, 2014, 1:26 AM
I used tamiya ts-21 on my hg astray gold frame. I actually used 91% iso to clean up some spots where I screwed up the masking. Those tamiya spray cans are indeed synthetic lacquers (whatever that means) so in other words be careful. They are not as strong as real lacquer paints.

Zenki_Style
February 22, 2014, 5:03 PM
@dlinker, it's honestly quite a daunting task. I couldn't fit all the navy blue pieces in my paint booth to spray them, ran out of sticky tack and room.

@squee, thanks for the heads up,guess I need to just tack a red real touch marker onto my next GP order.

@ace, yup looking at my tamiya thinners ingredient list it is alcohol based. Sucks but oh we'll just means stickers for eyes and real touch
for the panel lines.


So here's a picture of what I finished up last night. Put the initial coat on the navy blue pieces. I chose a much lighter grayish blue rather than black (custom mix) shows up really light in pictures but is about 2 shades darker in person. After seeing the kit I felt a super dark color just would not do all the detail any justice.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/E3FFAB01-5682-44E2-8AA4-8C9B6CA0FD08_zps9uyjp3lw.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/E3FFAB01-5682-44E2-8AA4-8C9B6CA0FD08_zps9uyjp3lw.jpg.html)

Dlinker
February 22, 2014, 5:07 PM
Hmmmm, that's something you don't see often. You got me curious now to see it when it's all put together with the gold/red.

Zenki_Style
February 22, 2014, 8:45 PM
I'm hoping it goes well. I'm trying my best to highlight the details in this kit, lots of them for sure.


Here's a better pic of the color on a gold piece.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/C9F85911-3591-49E2-ADA9-0289929965F0_zpsorabjpnb.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/C9F85911-3591-49E2-ADA9-0289929965F0_zpsorabjpnb.jpg.html)


Seems it darkens up a bit once it's fully dried

ace
February 23, 2014, 1:06 AM
I dig the direction your going with this. I think the gold and red will contrast well.

Zenki_Style
February 23, 2014, 3:43 PM
@Ace thanks man! I'm pretty happy with how its turning out so far will be about a week or longer before i get the lining marker in sadly though.


Also some more pictures pieced her to together last night after a healthy second coat of the mixed color. Got much more of the color i wanted on the second coat.


http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/575E59AF-F1E2-4C8E-BF91-233BD6677368_zps9vhuz8sm.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/575E59AF-F1E2-4C8E-BF91-233BD6677368_zps9vhuz8sm.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/FD8C3427-EBEC-4F46-ADF0-85808E3DD4B5_zpshdis5cn1.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FD8C3427-EBEC-4F46-ADF0-85808E3DD4B5_zpshdis5cn1.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/6BB8FCD3-9BF0-406B-B3E6-F918472A6732_zps4vqmfyta.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/6BB8FCD3-9BF0-406B-B3E6-F918472A6732_zps4vqmfyta.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/57C4EA88-779D-4496-9765-CC6A427EADC6_zpstzz8pprj.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/57C4EA88-779D-4496-9765-CC6A427EADC6_zpstzz8pprj.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/DAC09AF5-FA9C-40ED-8879-52F0506A8895_zpsygzdokid.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DAC09AF5-FA9C-40ED-8879-52F0506A8895_zpsygzdokid.jpg.html)

Still has a little bit of detailing work to do but is close to finished. I also need to find a way to clean the paint up as this tamiya flat really shows any time i touch a piece.

V0LTES-V01
February 23, 2014, 4:21 PM
Progress is looking good on that Banshee. Looking forward to see it with the added details!

Put on some rubber gloves when working and handling freshly painted projects. It will completely eliminate hand marks.

ace
February 23, 2014, 4:30 PM
Looks good. I really think you nailed that custom mix. Much better choice than just black imo.

Dlinker
February 23, 2014, 6:26 PM
I agree, the custom mix looks good for both colors and it's refreshing to see. You still have to do the red wash, right?

Bossguy
February 23, 2014, 6:28 PM
The Banshee looks great! Custom black mixes are all the rage now, eh?

Zenki_Style
February 23, 2014, 8:45 PM
@Voltes, I will definitely do that! I have excessively oily skin so even though I wash my hands even handling pieces with no paint I always get skin oils on them.

@Ace, I really fell in love with the color of the plastic so I tried my best to match it. Hate the plastic look.

@dlinker, yup have to tack a red panel line marker on my GP order,I decided against the wash seeing as tamiya thinner has alcohol in it and the real touch markers will give me the effect I want.

@bossguy, seems like it! I know thwalker used a custom mix in his banshee base,sucky part is if I get the head base matching the colors will be near impossible.

Thanks for the compliments guys. I'm working on the diorama ATM should have some fresh pics in about an hour or so the base is almost complete! Excited because this has been a pretty long term project.

Bossguy
February 23, 2014, 9:54 PM
Haha, that's always one of the drawbacks from a custom mix. Can't wait to see the final pics.

Zenki_Style
February 23, 2014, 11:49 PM
Okay here is where I'm at with the dio. I figured out placement on the leg,added some weathering,trees,and more turf. I'm finished with the actual base part now waiting on glue to dry to take more pictures. Might buy one more pack of trees however I'll see what you guys think first.


http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/BF3B3D85-E855-4773-8C2C-DA2092A8BFD7_zpspdvvs8cb.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/BF3B3D85-E855-4773-8C2C-DA2092A8BFD7_zpspdvvs8cb.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/E79D0233-3777-4071-B915-1613C7110894_zpsnlot6gsj.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/E79D0233-3777-4071-B915-1613C7110894_zpsnlot6gsj.jpg.html)


http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/70A5E74E-6B73-454F-AB4B-6CF2AAE01039_zpsmo0rqabw.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/70A5E74E-6B73-454F-AB4B-6CF2AAE01039_zpsmo0rqabw.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/D19F014C-AE86-44EC-9931-1EA6864F0B6A_zps0jsyhj0k.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/D19F014C-AE86-44EC-9931-1EA6864F0B6A_zps0jsyhj0k.jpg.html)

And this last pic for Zaku to ease up having to see Zaku carnage again. SIEG ZEON!

Also just found out zeonic is in my phones word list.. O_o

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/91CA8DBA-5302-4CF5-BB47-B6A7EA8920CA_zpswjg5sk5q.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/91CA8DBA-5302-4CF5-BB47-B6A7EA8920CA_zpswjg5sk5q.jpg.html)

@Bossguy, I'll be glad to finish it. One more kit less I have to finish.

Dlinker
February 24, 2014, 12:08 AM
Wow, it's amazing how adding grass changes the look of that diorama. It really does look like woodland terrain now, instead of the more desert-like look during the previous phase. I think that leg looks good where it's at. Best for it to be tumbled out of the way a bit if it's blasted apart.

Zenki_Style
February 24, 2014, 12:27 AM
Took me forever to decide on where to place that leg! Glad you liked it. Thanks man. Now just to get the destroyed Zaku parts and the rest of the weathering done. hoping to finish this completely by Tuesday so I can start on the KA project. Also need to finish the perfect grade.

Squee
February 24, 2014, 12:55 AM
Dio is looking great! Might i suggest taking your fallen parts and pushing them into the ground? Such large heavy pieces of machinery would cause dents in the earth. Also, what kind of bush/tree are those pink things supposed to be? They seem a bit out of scale with the rest of the piece.

ace
February 24, 2014, 2:08 PM
Id like to try my hand at a diorama eventually. Maby you can help me out. Also I'd like to see more of that pg.

Zenki_Style
February 24, 2014, 9:14 PM
Okay getting the battle damage worked out on the zaku,pretty picture heavy post here.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/B1C7D8F0-CE88-4DD5-A1BC-158C38572E41_zps0p7cuapd.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/B1C7D8F0-CE88-4DD5-A1BC-158C38572E41_zps0p7cuapd.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/030FEF1C-AC69-4839-8BE0-A80DA46A4204_zps2tsx3tye.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/030FEF1C-AC69-4839-8BE0-A80DA46A4204_zps2tsx3tye.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/FBD5FFC9-BED0-4C4B-B7C9-570B06C23CBC_zpsglymdcam.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FBD5FFC9-BED0-4C4B-B7C9-570B06C23CBC_zpsglymdcam.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/8D89E121-3AC8-447E-BC32-E5803A947AB9_zpsyyvq1r7g.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/8D89E121-3AC8-447E-BC32-E5803A947AB9_zpsyyvq1r7g.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/EAC9F5A2-E83C-4EFF-B35D-B8AFB9E645FF_zpstxltt1v7.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/EAC9F5A2-E83C-4EFF-B35D-B8AFB9E645FF_zpstxltt1v7.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/658783EA-EAB1-4E83-AA82-D7352D70320B_zpszssnp9rc.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/658783EA-EAB1-4E83-AA82-D7352D70320B_zpszssnp9rc.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/145A28F9-FB47-467B-9475-1D420DBDF7F7_zpslsgvxfqd.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/145A28F9-FB47-467B-9475-1D420DBDF7F7_zpslsgvxfqd.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/473FE2B4-B85D-4C80-85FC-0C467F0607CB_zpsskernoca.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/473FE2B4-B85D-4C80-85FC-0C467F0607CB_zpsskernoca.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/8A77190F-20BB-4973-92AB-882E55F573C4_zpsetp7dlrh.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/8A77190F-20BB-4973-92AB-882E55F573C4_zpsetp7dlrh.jpg.html)


@ squee, the Last picture with the clumped up turf is best i can figure out for digging into the ground. Figure i can paint brown on the back side of the turf clumps to make it look subtly digged in. The way this is made i would have to completely remove all the plaster and and reform it to actually dig it into the ground. So i will plan that out before hand if i ever do another battle scene. Also replaced the flowering trees with there smaller counterparts,there all O/HO scale universal stuff,But i could see what you were talking about with the scaling. the new ones are about foot 1/144 pilot height. Thanks man!

@ace, I'll see if i cant dig up the rest of the pictures,it was a simple process,mostly just plaster and Styrofoam, nothing complicated. As for the PG i have no plans to post pictures until its done. Thanks for the compliment,You should certainly try to make one, I have had a lot of fun with it!

Bossguy
February 24, 2014, 9:16 PM
That Zaku... Man. You achieved the "broken off limbs" effect really well.

Dlinker
February 24, 2014, 9:20 PM
Excellent damage weathering on the broken parts. I think it looks realistic and the fixed scale enhances the effect even more.

thwalker13
February 24, 2014, 9:31 PM
This is looking great man. I love the red for the hot metal you added where the beam saber is penetrating the Zaku. Very nice touch.

Zenki_Style
February 24, 2014, 10:04 PM
That Zaku... Man. You achieved the "broken off limbs" effect really well.

He don't look quite the same does he? Helped i had a RG frame to shove into the broken limbs.


Excellent damage weathering on the broken parts. I think it looks realistic and the fixed scale enhances the effect even more.

Yeah after squee pointed out the scale issue,I kept looking at it and it couldn't escape it,Always good having an extra eye for these things though,The weathering was mind hurting though,my first time doing weathering and battle damage.


This is looking great man. I love the red for the hot metal you added where the beam saber is penetrating the Zaku. Very nice touch.

I had to add something there,glad you like it! It just looked way too plain with just the beam put in it.


Thanks for the compliments guys! I'm going to try to keep it up with this,all i have left is a couple more trees,maybe a final dusting of turf,weathering on the gundam and the guncannon which should arrive next week. Getting really close! I'm glad i've tackled this a little at a time though for sure.

ace
February 24, 2014, 11:06 PM
@ace, I'll see if i cant dig up the rest of the pictures,

If you find these i will surly check them out.

Now as for that battle scene I love how fried that zaku pilot. The beam saber straight to the cockpit to finish him off. Ruthless!!!!

Zenki_Style
February 24, 2014, 11:11 PM
I found the majority of them i'm just in lazy mode now. pretty wiped been a long day. I'll probably just pm them to you sometime tommorow.

And thanks! i really wanted the zaku to have the look of survived through hell just to go to hell,as i consider this diorama in time placement to be after OYW hence the spare rx78 parts on the ground gundam. Kinda both relics,as you put it in your thread.

Zenki_Style
February 25, 2014, 11:49 PM
Figured i'd post where i got on the gm before i got stuck. trying to panel line i had issues,so i'm thinking of doing a glossy topcoat, panel lining, and then going back over it with a flat coat. Also need to order like three parts for it through genki hobby if i cant find them with in the next month. This has been done a little while just havent taken any good photos.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/E90DD724-5AB6-4CBF-8BAA-AFB1A2A3F98B_zpswqam2x1u.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/E90DD724-5AB6-4CBF-8BAA-AFB1A2A3F98B_zpswqam2x1u.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/7CDA8DB2-70D4-4DB5-A316-F8F379D0C413_zpsabi8ggfx.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/7CDA8DB2-70D4-4DB5-A316-F8F379D0C413_zpsabi8ggfx.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/459DB21D-5061-4129-BBA8-F3EF7D467CCA_zpsy9c534p5.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/459DB21D-5061-4129-BBA8-F3EF7D467CCA_zpsy9c534p5.jpg.html)

Zaku
February 25, 2014, 11:53 PM
Thats a damn pretty GM. Id heat hawk the shit out of that GM. Looks very good.

Zeta-G
February 25, 2014, 11:58 PM
Thats a damn pretty GM. Id heat hawk the shit out of that GM. Looks very good.
:D

It does look good...




...for a GM. ;)

Zaku
February 26, 2014, 12:00 AM
Lol thanks mate seeing my fallen brother Zaku makes me want to drop a colony on someone. I will avenge my fallen brother in arms. That black gundam will see the buisness end of my HEAT HAWK HAHAHAHAHA

http://i41.tinypic.com/15ogd91.jpg

Zenki_Style
February 26, 2014, 12:04 AM
Thanks guys,that had me in the floor!

@ Zaku I just realized you missed the char kick picture,picked up a chars Zaku,and a rx78-2 and made a proper picture with chars foot quite literally in amuro's cockpit lol


Edit- I love seeing that one armed Zaku,makes me smile every time,down an arm and still fighting!

Dlinker
February 26, 2014, 12:21 AM
Ahh, I did miss seeing Zaku's weathered Zaku. Thing looks great, seriously.

@Zenki_Style, what was the issue with the panel lining on that GM?

Zaku
February 26, 2014, 12:23 AM
Captain Char is a bad ass. Lol and ive been playing catch up on your WIP in reverse. So i didnt see the pic. And i actualy dont see it now. Is it here or on another thread? And man that Dio looks AWESOME. you made me want to try one too. Although i wouldn't want my Zaku to be permanently attached to a dio. So i think after im done with all the projects ive got going ill make an atempt at one where everything but the Zaku is permanent. and nice banshee.

Zenki_Style
February 26, 2014, 12:48 AM
@ Dlinker, my gundam marker smudges horribly on that flat paint,and it's near impossible to wipe off. Hard to see but look at the skirt piece to the left in the picture and you should see what I'm talking about.

@ Zaku, posted it on hobbylink tv where we al hide when the forums go crap. It's in the wtf poses thread in the showroom/member gallery now. Also thanks! The gm was my first airbrushed kit and the banshees black and Greys the second. As far as the diorama this on won't be pinned, none of mine will as I plan on using the for photo shoots of various models. Although I'll probably glue the destroyed Zaku parts down.

Zaku
February 26, 2014, 12:54 AM
Great minds do think alike and so do ours lol. And i saw the char kick lol amuro deserved that and more. And ill have to look up hobby link tv. Ive never heard of it.

thwalker13
February 26, 2014, 7:47 AM
I see the smudge you're talking about. It's really that noticeable unless you're looking for it. The GM looks great though. I love that blue, and the light brown really goes well with it.

Dlinker
February 26, 2014, 11:31 AM
If that's with Tamiya Acrylic flat paint, then that's normal. The stuff is super grainy, almost ashy in texture. You'll need a couple of layers of gloss coat before it becomes workable for panel lining, and even then it's not effortless to clean up.

thwalker13
February 26, 2014, 12:31 PM
Dlinker is right on that one. It takes forever to clean up lining on my gray parts.

Bossguy
February 26, 2014, 6:10 PM
The GM looks great! The lining mess up is barely discernible.

Zenki_Style
February 27, 2014, 11:10 PM
Thanks guys! I managed to get a gloss coat and lining on it yesterday and got a flat coat on it today,I'll take some pictures later on tonight or more likely tomorrow,been retard busy the past two days so i haven't got much done.

Zaku
February 27, 2014, 11:24 PM
Ill be looking forward to those pics then.

Zenki_Style
March 1, 2014, 12:41 AM
Okay so after cleaning all the K.A. parts and the airbrush I decided to work on the Ground gundam for the diorama more. Also got pictures of the panel lined GM I am going to need to order like two parts for it to actually finish it completly.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/6EE3B6E0-8F3B-4C9F-B624-F2D74B184F4E_zpskq8catg8.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/6EE3B6E0-8F3B-4C9F-B624-F2D74B184F4E_zpskq8catg8.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/BB318E7F-DDF6-4015-9467-6081E0AFEA96_zpstsxa7dk1.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/BB318E7F-DDF6-4015-9467-6081E0AFEA96_zpstsxa7dk1.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/C5F46A98-FD0F-482A-955B-E3728654AB1C_zpso3l3ercw.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/C5F46A98-FD0F-482A-955B-E3728654AB1C_zpso3l3ercw.jpg.html)

Zaku
March 1, 2014, 1:14 AM
I gotta say for a feddie that ground gundam does look good. Nice looks like he has seen some shit. And that GM looks good enough to axe lol. I think im gonna start researching how to build dioramas now.

ace
March 1, 2014, 10:16 AM
I really like that gm. It has a good military look to it. And that gundam makes me want to try some battle damaging.

Dlinker
March 1, 2014, 1:35 PM
I'm loving that Ground Gundam. Some nice weathering and battle damage, though it's kinda weird how the bazooka is so clean, haha. Panel lining looks good on that GM.

Zenki_Style
March 2, 2014, 9:37 PM
@zaku, The dioramas are not bad at all to build,fairly cheap also if you just want to make a desert.

@ace, I would try that on something non important like optional/extra pieces some of the kits come with.

@dlinker, Yeah i am not really sure what i want to do with the bazooka. I like it too much to dirty it up lol.

Thanks for the compliments guys,I'm going to try to get some work done on the KA next couple of days and get that squared away. Have some odd 5 kits coming to build so..really need to finish that.

Wiz33
March 2, 2014, 11:30 PM
That ground Gundam looks great and the battle damage on the Zaku is amazing.

Zenki_Style
March 3, 2014, 11:07 PM
Working on painting My 1/100 scale char and a titan pilot for the MKII thinking i am going to strip and redo chars head and the whole titans suit though

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/0275F240-3B3F-486B-9923-59DC38612EB6_zps4pjvyqm5.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/0275F240-3B3F-486B-9923-59DC38612EB6_zps4pjvyqm5.jpg.html)

@wiz33 Thanks man! I tried pretty hard to make him look like he just went through hell.

Dlinker
March 4, 2014, 12:13 AM
Hmmm, the Titans suit looks better than the Char, in my eyes.

Zaku
March 4, 2014, 12:29 AM
Hello gouf custom gun in the back. What are you doing later tonight you sexy little instrument of death?

thwalker13
March 4, 2014, 7:49 AM
Yeah I'd have to agree with Dlinker on this one as well. But I will admit, your Char looks better than anything I could do.

ace
March 4, 2014, 9:45 AM
I lost my full frontal pilot figure :( looks like my sinanju is pilotless

Zenki_Style
March 5, 2014, 12:39 PM
I have a couple pilotless because of that issue ace..leave them out to paint,lose them,find them,forget to paint again.... I'm sure you see where this is going lol!

As for the figures I'm still iffy on them,Thinking of trying with my tamiya acrylics as they are much smoother and not as clumpy/thick as the walmart paints. I almost want to thin out the walmart paints to get an lol out of if they can spray from a airbrush..I will buy a separate needle for that adventure though

Dlinker
March 5, 2014, 1:28 PM
I think you'll get better results painting them with Tamiya, provided you don't rely on brush strokes too much since the stuff loves to lift.

I didn't realize you painted those with the Walmart paints too. You're a brave man attempting it with that kind of paint, haha.

Zeta-G
March 5, 2014, 1:36 PM
I couldn't do that good of a job on a 1/100 char (or any 1/100 pilot for that matter) if my life depended on it. Kudos.

Zenki_Style
March 5, 2014, 7:44 PM
Reason I avoided the tamiya was just that Dlinker (autocorrect finnaly recognized your name instead of changing it to drinker!)

If I paint it with the tamiya I'll probably airbrush the majority red and tape off the head so I can hand paint it. I don't want to have to wait an hour between coats and still risk picking up paint.

@ zeta it's not too bad honestly as long as your not getting crazy with it,if you have plenty of the figures give it a try!

Who I'd like to meet is the person that does the one for bandai,I swear they paint those things with a single horsehair or something super tiny

Dlinker
March 6, 2014, 1:12 AM
First, I still get a big laugh out of the "drinker" misspelling. I don't know why, but I just find it really humorous, haha. No bad feelings at all.

That's a good idea, giving the figure an overall base-coat before going over the rest of the details. That's one of the main methods miniature painters use for their stuff (at least from what I've seen). If you thin the paint enough and make sure you brush lightly, you should be able to avoid the lifting.

Looking forward to your results with it. Who knows, that fig might end up matching the ones from Bandai's painting masters.

Zenki_Style
March 12, 2014, 2:31 PM
Have not done too much this week,I'm kinda jumping around roughly 5 projects right now so bear with me. my thread jumps around worse than the average white girl can twerk...or molest wrecking balls. O_O

First off guncanon built OOB and the chars zaku II frame painted.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/6EDBEFBD-77EA-4B9B-8DF3-4C8A070107C9_zps4xpml43a.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/6EDBEFBD-77EA-4B9B-8DF3-4C8A070107C9_zps4xpml43a.jpg.html)

Second I finally finished my 1/20th Norris packard...this took me like two months two finally get happy with....He has been thrown across the room several times because of that chest piece...not perfect but i gave up.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/5AAD8B31-DB15-4C05-ACCE-3A5F115D2994_zpskpspexwr.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/5AAD8B31-DB15-4C05-ACCE-3A5F115D2994_zpskpspexwr.jpg.html)

third,I have the stand from the aeug MKII,I absolutlely loved the build of the titans ver. so i had to have both,I bought the aeug for the girlfriend to build,and stole the stand lol :D

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/2F94B34C-B0F8-4D85-89A1-10F6A99A3DE7_zps8msewqmn.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/2F94B34C-B0F8-4D85-89A1-10F6A99A3DE7_zps8msewqmn.jpg.html)

Required launch pose.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/B02FEE06-0D18-4319-8CEA-39BE3605661E_zpsom1n0tif.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/B02FEE06-0D18-4319-8CEA-39BE3605661E_zpsom1n0tif.jpg.html)

Fourth i have my CLEAN! tv room...know thats an odd one,but thanks to the fact getting my girlfriend to help clean is like trying to push a hutt around,my house is very often embarrassingly messy. this makes my day to sit in clean for once.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/5BF7471D-EFB1-40A6-93CC-597463F35780_zpsqjgte3gv.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/5BF7471D-EFB1-40A6-93CC-597463F35780_zpsqjgte3gv.jpg.html)

And last i let my kid hold the PG zaku....can't wait untill he gets to unwrap a mega scale.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/83953178-AA5C-42E3-B59A-16ECE61AC106_zpsdx0r8ode.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/83953178-AA5C-42E3-B59A-16ECE61AC106_zpsdx0r8ode.jpg.html)


http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/riho_/Mobile%20Uploads/DFEAF864-6AB2-43BD-849B-D8D62A3CC84E_zps26y00hyn.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/riho_/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DFEAF864-6AB2-43BD-849B-D8D62A3CC84E_zps26y00hyn.jpg.html)

Zenki_Style
March 12, 2014, 2:35 PM
Please ignore the messy room in the zaku pics >< I just noticed that....

also @ Dlinker,interesting thing i found today messing with pla plate rods,If you melt the tip of a small rod,stick it to something and pull it of slowly you get a thin smaller than a toothpick like plastic brush perfect for tiny things like eyes... I"m excited over that one,chars face stands a chance now!

thwalker13
March 12, 2014, 2:41 PM
Some awesome progress man! I know exactly what you mean on the cleanliness part. My house is normally a disaster. So I soak it up when it's actually clean.

You boy looks happy as hell holding that PG. I'm sure he will flip when he sees that Mega Size.

Dlinker
March 12, 2014, 3:06 PM
You were certainly busy while you were gone, haha. That painted frame looks nice, a fitting color for a Zaku frame. The MK.II's stand looks pretty darn neat. I might get one of those once I move out to my own place, but I'll probably get a new MK.II for it (or do a restoration on my current one).

The Norris figure looks fine. What about the chest piece was giving you trouble? I was going to say painting the yellow, but maybe not since it looks okay.

About the plastic rods, I'm going to try that out. Quite an interesting find and it could make touch-ups and precise detailing easier without worrying about cleaning up paintbrushes.

ace
March 12, 2014, 3:35 PM
DONT BREAK MY PERFECT GRADE LITTLE MAN! Naw im kidding!

The mk 2.0 was one of my favorite bulds as well. I have the aeug version also and I kind of bought it just for that stand. I need to get around to painting that kit soon! Lots of inner frame peeking out on the legs of that kit so it should be fun!

Bossguy
March 12, 2014, 5:39 PM
What a happy picture that is, of your kid holding that PG Zaku. All of the models look great.

Zenki_Style
March 12, 2014, 6:39 PM
Some awesome progress man! I know exactly what you mean on the cleanliness part. My house is normally a disaster. So I soak it up when it's actually clean.

You boy looks happy as hell holding that PG. I'm sure he will flip when he sees that Mega Size.

I plan on videoing that one,Plans on the mega are too build it,glue if its loose feeling in any place and then decal and a crap ton of topcoat.


You were certainly busy while you were gone, haha. That painted frame looks nice, a fitting color for a Zaku frame. The MK.II's stand looks pretty darn neat. I might get one of those once I move out to my own place, but I'll probably get a new MK.II for it (or do a restoration on my current one).

The Norris figure looks fine. What about the chest piece was giving you trouble? I was going to say painting the yellow, but maybe not since it looks okay.

About the plastic rods, I'm going to try that out. Quite an interesting find and it could make touch-ups and precise detailing easier without worrying about cleaning up paintbrushes.

That yellow was a monster i tried about 5 times before i finally settled on how it is,mainly the chest and the collar are a real pain.

Also i'm going to attempt to video how i made that,Its pretty neat honestly.


DONT BREAK MY PERFECT GRADE LITTLE MAN! Naw im kidding!

The mk 2.0 was one of my favorite bulds as well. I have the aeug version also and I kind of bought it just for that stand. I need to get around to painting that kit soon! Lots of inner frame peeking out on the legs of that kit so it should be fun!

I know right? it screams please detail my legs!,I'm actually practing using details on other frames because i want to detail bothe the MKII frames the same,and have clean details in those awesome legs.


What a happy picture that is, of your kid holding that PG Zaku. All of the models look great.

Thanks man! yeah i love that picture,Kid was quite nice to the zaku.

Has anyone figured out how to remedy the funky hip movement on the MkII, I'm honestly trying to figure out a way to stiffen the movement on make it center or partially to the front and in one place. really makes this guy a pain to pose.

jayhat100
March 12, 2014, 8:27 PM
If Zaku was any bigger he would be holding your son. They all look great, MK II is still one of my favorite kits.

Zeta-G
March 12, 2014, 9:29 PM
Kits look great, and the kid looks cute holding that Zaku. I hope he enjoys his Mega Size.

ace
March 12, 2014, 10:07 PM
Has anyone figured out how to remedy the funky hip movement on the MkII, I'm honestly trying to figure out a way to stiffen the movement on make it center or partially to the front and in one place. really makes this guy a pain to pose.

If your talking about the swivel thing the legs connect to I just leave mine all the way back. I used to have a little trouble with posing. You just have to mess around with the legs and the movable armor parts to get it to look cool.

Here's how I have mine posed. (I know I have alot of work to do to this guy. Hes kind of frosty from using a cheap matte coat in the wrong weather conditions.)

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