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futabaaoi
February 25, 2014, 6:32 PM
Still a work in progress the HGAC Wing Gundam. This kit got me back into the hobby once again. The Wing Gundam (the 1/144 NG Kit) was the first Gunpla I have ever built, back when they released the Gundam Wing Model Kits when they had those Gundams are Here commercials on Toonami .. I still wanna add things to it. Cause I'm just trying to take my nuilding a little further now. Back around when i bought this kit and the HGFC God Gundam. I decided to make a wish list of kits I wanted to build on Gundam Planet (right now currently, a 72 item list) and every main series suit they do release in the HG All Gundam Project. So the Wing Gundam was the starting point (though I got the God Gundam the same day as well). I have had many a botch on this kit.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140225_174713_zpsea6d02bc.jpg
One the first botches I had happen, was I cracked the face plate part taking it off the runner. Then it split on me. I know how to repair but I decided to leave it there.

http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140225_173713_zps3c49559a.jpg
This was my next botch I broke the left red wing piece somehow. I think it was when I did an improper panel wash though, not exactly sure, but I know I botched both. I still have places I wanna touch up. So any help would be awesome to get rid of the botchery.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140225_173754_zps28edbe11.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140225_173713_zps3c49559a.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140225_173734_zpsd4c2e37f.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140225_173721_zps7c95469d.jpg
I did try to top coat but I will have to redo it again anyhow weather got it ._.
Next kit photos: God Gundam

Lacus Prime
February 25, 2014, 6:47 PM
Great kit choice. I loved the HGAC Wing Gundam too.
Don't worry about all those mistakes; at least you have the courage to paint/customize! So far I'm all OOB builds, but I'm panel-lining the kit I'm working on now.

Zaku
February 25, 2014, 6:59 PM
Like lacus said. You will find you groove and things will get better and better.

Zenki_Style
February 25, 2014, 7:38 PM
He's right about that for sure go compare one of my first models to one of the most recent, tons of difference. It just takes a lot of practice like any kind of art. And of course patience... I've messed up my gouf customs paint twice now.

Actually my wip progress has pictures of my first try at white paint in the first post granted the paint was crap but that wing gundam looks way better than that!

Another example was my first attempt at a RG without going I too detail a lot got messed up and it's now a pile of parts. So don't worry keep trying! Also I like the work on the WZ so far, I'm sure once you get the kinks worked out it will be fine.

thwalker13
February 25, 2014, 8:52 PM
These guys speak the truth man. We all started somewhere. The 1st kits that I put together certainly don't look like the ones now. We learn something new with every kit. And though you might have mistakes, you'll learn from it and your next kit will that much better.

Bossguy
February 25, 2014, 9:14 PM
All those little mistakes helped you learn more than if you just had a smooth build. It looks good. I honestly can't find some of those mistakes in the pictures.

Zeta-G
February 25, 2014, 9:37 PM
Don't feel bad. We all make mistakes when we're starting out. We learn from them and make our subsequent kits even better. Look at my Gunpla history thread. I put my stuff in chronological order precisely so people could see my progression over the years.

futabaaoi
February 25, 2014, 10:26 PM
I wish I could show you my old NG Wing kits but at that time I did not treat them as models... so I have none left, not even a 1/100th scale HG kit. I think I still have some photos of my MGs before I sold them. Before the HGAC Wing Gundam I had the MG RX-79(G), MG God Gundam, MG Zeta (crotch broke), MG Zeta 2.0 (crotch broke), MG Gundam MK-II 2.0 (titans), MG Gundam MKII 2.0(Aeug), and the MG Wing Gundam (TV).

ace
February 25, 2014, 10:37 PM
I wish I could show you my old NG Wing kits but at that time I did not treat them as models...

I so know what you mean. Me and my friend used to collect these and play gundam battle with them. Needless to say we were constantly breaking our kits. I even started using them as target practice later on when I got myself a bb gun. There was something so satisfying about seeing a gundam model explode into tiny pieces. I do regret the bb gun thing though!

futabaaoi
February 25, 2014, 10:41 PM
XD I was not the only one that did that then. Endless Duel did not help the NG Kits very much.

ace
February 25, 2014, 11:03 PM
Yeah I used to play that on an emulator all the time. That along with battle assault.

Zenki_Style
February 25, 2014, 11:43 PM
You guys make me wonder what happened to all my old gunpla... honestly think my mom threw them out whenever i decided to live with my dad.

futabaaoi
February 26, 2014, 9:53 AM
HGFC God Gundam
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140225_174057_zps0d3dced5.jpg
Like the HGAC Wing Gundam, I did the usual v-fin trimming. I only used a sticker for the eyes on both of these kits. I painted the head sensors. I still have some areas to touch up on it. I moded the skirt so it is no longer one piece on it.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140225_174035_zps1945c803.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140225_174026_zpsca6cf028.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140225_173850_zpscabdac2f.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140225_174114_zps72de4c0e.jpg

thwalker13
February 26, 2014, 10:54 AM
The God Gundam looks very good man. The lining looks a tad rough in a few areas, but that gives it a certain, worn look that really fits the God Gundam. Being a Mobile Fighter and all. Good work man.

Dlinker
February 26, 2014, 11:08 AM
The God Gundam already looks better than the Wing in terms of overall quality of work. Good job painting the head sensors. I remember the second time I tried that out; it was ugly, haha.

futabaaoi
February 26, 2014, 12:23 PM
I dunno why painting certain areas I get a bit of panic mode. But yeah, I still have few tweaks to make, I wanna do those little bolt looking parts to either the wing or a Marasai UC Ver.

Bossguy
February 26, 2014, 6:08 PM
I agree with everybody else. I looks much better than the Wing. The head cameras look really good. Did you use Gundam Marker?

futabaaoi
February 26, 2014, 10:17 PM
that was a bottom layer of Testors Aluminum and a top layer of model master acryl gloss green. I did the same thing with the wings shield as well.

Bossguy
February 26, 2014, 10:37 PM
Two layers of paint, and they look that good? Stellar. Crazy potential.

futabaaoi
February 27, 2014, 12:14 AM
HGUC F91
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/_574_zps47e11779.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/_575_zps421c6f85.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/_576_zps1806265f.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/_577_zpsc4eed423.jpg
I no longer have this kit due to series of errors... like the how the shield got messed up, crotch broke, and knee broke. I am gonna buy another one at some point.

futabaaoi
February 27, 2014, 7:51 AM
HGAW Gundam X Divider
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140225_174220_zps430451f7.jpg
On the head I was kinda lazy so it is stickered up. I painted it in a flat white. I mixed two colors to get the purple color that is on the satellite canon spots.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140225_174253_zps9ff36ba8.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140225_174310_zpsaf215703.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140225_174323_zps709d8cd6.jpg
I just now noticed I have nubs I missed XD.

futabaaoi
February 27, 2014, 3:39 PM
Ok, I have started working on the HGAW GX
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140225_174359_zps5701a602.jpg
I do like how this kit is not bogged down by a heavy shield, I do like the harmonica shield gimmick. I do like stable arms more though.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140227_141952_zpsa43ab669.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140227_112722_zps16ab7792.jpg
I have started painting the arm and weapon parts now. Going for a simple metal look for joints and other parts. I might use the divider base body for other things and swap parts to make the divider.

Dlinker
February 27, 2014, 5:09 PM
The GX is looking to turn out pretty good so far. The X-Divider could use some clean-up for the panel lines, especially for the chest and head vents.

Bossguy
February 27, 2014, 5:11 PM
Both look good. I think the main problem is the rough lining. Are you using alcohol on a cotton bud? Maybe try to put a little less on it next time. I used to have the same problem.

futabaaoi
February 27, 2014, 5:46 PM
I guess it is easy to load on too much. I gotta watch that then.

The X Divider has layer of model master acryl flat white on it. I don think it should peel off now, so I will try it anyway.

Bossguy
February 27, 2014, 5:55 PM
Be careful with the rubbing alcohol. It strips acrylic paint right off.

Dlinker
February 27, 2014, 7:13 PM
Also, did you gloss coat the flat white paint before panel lining it? Just wondering because that's another thing to look out for. Easier to damage the paint if you're cleaning the panel line straight from it.

futabaaoi
February 27, 2014, 9:56 PM
no I am guilty of not doing that and know about that from HLJ vids. I really need to get some gloss paints X_X.

What the GX looks like now. http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140228_001901_zps3ffba551.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140228_001919_zps563b0648.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140228_001933_zpsf2074ee2.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140228_002105_zps808a11a8.jpg

Dlinker
February 28, 2014, 2:11 AM
We all make mistakes, man. Part of the fun in learning things with this hobby so it's all cool.

Is that GX completely finished? Looks really nice in those pics.

thwalker13
February 28, 2014, 7:55 AM
The X looks great man. The small details that you painted around the body and solar panels adds a great bit of detail. Did you use stickers for the red triangles or did you paint them?

futabaaoi
February 28, 2014, 8:46 AM
I painted the red triangles.

I still have to get rid of the seamline on the cannon. I probably need to buy the model cement. I do not think super glue does it so well.

thwalker13
February 28, 2014, 10:44 AM
Yeah I wouldn't use super glue for seam welding. I use Model Masters cement and it works pretty well for seam welding. I would have gotten Tamiya but Hobby Lobby didn't have it. Some of Tamiya Basic Putty is also good for filling in the gaps and holes that the cement doesn't get.

futabaaoi
February 28, 2014, 3:16 PM
more parts painted
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140228_150614_zpsaa8b1c2d.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140228_150623_zps6f088f4c.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140228_151112_zpsee6d17d4.jpg

Bossguy
February 28, 2014, 3:58 PM
Sweet. I love that purple.

futabaaoi
March 3, 2014, 11:23 AM
more GX. now I just need to get that plastic cement and finish the cannon.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140303_095826_zps0bfc5a8b.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140303_095902_zpse69f8d73.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140303_110840_zps0234fef3.jpg

Dlinker
March 3, 2014, 1:10 PM
The welds are looking good on that cannon so far. I see you're having difficulty painting edge trims. I find them to be a pain as well, especially when it's with such contrasting colors.

futabaaoi
March 3, 2014, 1:43 PM
yeah may be I should get some masking tape. then try to touch it up.

futabaaoi
March 7, 2014, 1:59 PM
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140307_133744_zps31d787fc.jpg
Still erasing the line on this.

I dull coated some parts cause I had the weather to yesterday.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140307_133808_zps4ed451e1.jpg

and I put this together sometime last week
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140303_132722_zpsa8b45c66.jpg

thwalker13
March 7, 2014, 2:53 PM
Is that the new version of the Aile Strike?

The X is looking really good man.

futabaaoi
March 7, 2014, 3:00 PM
Is that the new version of the Aile Strike?

The X is looking really good man.

Yup it is the HGCE Aile Strike. I have few metallics I wanna try on it. Hopefully they won't be totally bad. The Strike (-aile) seems to be a pretty solid base I might wanna get another one sometime to fiddle around with.

thwalker13
March 7, 2014, 4:37 PM
A friend of mine is looking at getting that kit at some time. Glad to hear that it's a good solid kit. The Strike is a great design IMO, also makes for some good kits. Can't wait to see what you come up with on the metallics.

futabaaoi
March 7, 2014, 5:35 PM
It screams do something with me. This should be a fun one though.

Dlinker
March 7, 2014, 7:00 PM
That's good, having fun with it is the important part.

Also, the flat coat on your X looks pretty nice. It didn't dull the metallics too much, too.

futabaaoi
March 9, 2014, 9:43 PM
How well are the Mr. type of paint products? Do they take long to dry? I used some testors products but I'm curious to try them out. I'll probably get them from Ebay. Cause it seems like model grade is sold out of them. I can not find them on HLJ.

Dlinker
March 10, 2014, 1:56 AM
I don't know much about the alcohol-based acrylic versions, but I know the lacquer versions are best used via airbrush due to how quick they dry (anywhere between a few seconds to 20 seconds give or take depending on the thinner or amount of retarder used). If you're handpainting, you might be better off sticking with Model Masters Acrylic, which I think you're already using.

futabaaoi
March 14, 2014, 11:46 AM
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140314_111859_zpsb417cd2e.jpg
Build phase complete
I'm waiting on paint in the mail ._. now.

Zeta
March 14, 2014, 10:22 PM
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140314_111859_zpsb417cd2e.jpg
Build phase complete
I'm waiting on paint in the mail ._. now.

Man, without the lining and stickers that Shining Gundam is so... bland and plain.

Bossguy
March 14, 2014, 10:30 PM
It is pretty bland without any touchups. It is, however, a very clean build. I can only pick out a couple choice nubs, and that's after I zoomed the picture in fully, and scanned the image with my eyes for a full minute.

Dlinker
March 14, 2014, 11:49 PM
It doesn't help that it's an old kit, too. Good thing the builder knows how add some extra detail to it, haha.

Zaku
March 15, 2014, 12:52 AM
Is that the MG shining gundam? Ive been considering getting one. I really like the shining gundam. Nostalgia like its cool. Lol

Zeta
March 15, 2014, 12:59 AM
I believe it is the High Grade Future Century Shining Gundam.

Zaku
March 15, 2014, 1:08 AM
Oh ok i gotcha. I saw the narrowed chest and i thought it was the MG. I wonder why they did that anyway. It doesnt look good. I know they alway like to mess with proportions but the shining gundam has alway had a wide chest. I wish they would switch the proportions back.

futabaaoi
March 15, 2014, 11:02 PM
what has been your preferred panel scriber?

Dlinker
March 16, 2014, 1:38 AM
I don't know who you're directing your question to, but there are the three common options available for panel line scribing:

- Tamiya P-Cutter/Plastic Scriber II
- Squadron Scribing Tool
- Hobby knife and steel sewing needles of various sizes

I've used options 1 and 2. Option 1 is best on MG kits since the blade on it is big. Option 2 can work for both MG and HG kits, but best for HG kits since the line it scribes is more proportional to the scale. I used option 3 briefly and it's too messy so I don't recommend it.

futabaaoi
March 16, 2014, 9:57 AM
It was towards everybody. Hmmm. I might try that number 2 then.

Dlinker
March 16, 2014, 12:18 PM
Cool, good luck on it. Make sure you use a guide when scribing lines. Dymo tape is one of the best guides to use since it's flexible, but still thick enough to keep the scriber lined up.

Sazabee
March 16, 2014, 12:38 PM
Cool, good luck on it. Make sure you use a guide when scribing lines. Dymo tape is one of the best guides to use since it's flexible, but still thick enough to keep the scriber lined up.

A personal one I used is a Metal Ruler, as long as you keep it leveled (I did so by just pressing down on it lol). I actually preffered this way over the Dymo tape but if you do stick with Dymo make sure you buy the one that comes in Packs of 3 and Multicolored since Dymo sells one that only has one and it is very thin.

Dlinker
March 16, 2014, 4:28 PM
Ah, how could I forget about that? Metal ruler actually works best as a guide simply because it offers an edge that won't get distorted for sure, even after repeated uses. With Dymo Tape, there's a chance the scriber can go right over the tape or even push it out of the way depending on how much pressure you use while scribing. Only flaw with a metal ruler? You need various lengths of it for the many sizes and shapes you have to scribe lines on, so if those can be acquired, then you're set. Heck, even just metal plates 1" wide with clean/smooth edges at various lengths work too.

Also, I just remembered another option: Small digital calipers. Their tips are usually sharp enough to score a line through plastic and their measurement capabilities ensure accuracy in terms of positioning the lines. I haven't used it yet, though. Probably why I didn't remember until now, haha.

futabaaoi
March 18, 2014, 9:05 AM
Not too much lately waiting on my scriber, a non gundam gunpla (been a very long time since the last one), and also paint =_=. Gonna try out the Tamiya Spray. I wish the hobby lobby in my area carried other tamiya spray products other then the two primers
It is why I have not attached the green camera chest parts yet on the Shining or Wing Zero.

69956996.

Dlinker
March 18, 2014, 10:52 AM
Haha, I like that second pic, kitbashing the Strike with the Shining and some parts of the WZ. It looks like it would actually work, too.

What do you have planned for the chest camera parts?

futabaaoi
March 18, 2014, 11:13 AM
I will probably paint them like I did with HGAC Wing Gundam I just hate having to take them back out to repaint that area and possibly scratch them up more. If I knew a way to make them simpler to remove it. I would of probably attached them.

Dlinker
March 18, 2014, 1:19 PM
I understand. I do the same thing for the majority of clear camera/window parts I encounter, especially on HG kits. Keep them off, paint them, then put them on once everything else is done because I know I won't be able to get them out without damaging something.

futabaaoi
March 19, 2014, 11:36 AM
I totally missed these little tabs on the head, silly me thought they were always there on Wing Zero.

70087009

Gone now. I actually like this HG more then I thought. If only it were like this with the NG Release. My old NG Wing Zero suffered from limp arm. Twin buster rifle drop it would do.

futabaaoi
March 23, 2014, 10:12 PM
just did some paint experimenting on the build strike over the weekend.

http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140323_101450_zps59a90f54.jpg

Still waiting on my other paints though. I tried out the blue metal flake and gunmetal mixed with a chrome silver.

Bossguy
March 23, 2014, 10:15 PM
I really like that blue. Looks great.

Dlinker
March 24, 2014, 12:35 AM
Can we get a close-up of the chest? I just want a closer look at that shine on it. Did you apply your custom mix to the blue on the knees? It looks nice.

thwalker13
March 24, 2014, 7:39 AM
The blue on the knees does indeed look nice. Any way we could get a closer view of it?

futabaaoi
March 24, 2014, 8:16 AM
I'l have to get up close of the knee. The paint on the chest and legs is just testors blue metal flake solo.

http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140324_023251_zps45fd2263.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140324_023307_zpsafde6d32.jpg

Though I wanna get a good clear yellow at some point or be lazy and get the gunze color. I have some kits that need gold in some areas, I just do not wanna use straight gold unless it is like a gunze product. I'll get the legs a bit later today.

Dlinker
March 24, 2014, 11:12 AM
Vallejo makes a good gold that rivals a Gunze product and it can be applied with a paint brush so that may be something to try out. For gold detailing in really small areas, you can also try out Tamiya Acrylic Gold Leaf and Titanium Gold.

Thanks for the close-up. The upper part of the chest's blue area looks strangely glossy, but still pretty.

thwalker13
March 24, 2014, 12:11 PM
A very pretty blue. It really fits the Build Strike.

Bossguy
March 24, 2014, 12:12 PM
You painted that so well. So smooth. Hand-brushing Testors is a big pain in the butt.

futabaaoi
March 24, 2014, 12:20 PM
Testors drives me nuts sometimes XD. I might switch to other brands though the model master line is pretty good. I have to purchase tamiya paints online. Only thing here currently in this area is the surface primer and tamiya models.

futabaaoi
March 24, 2014, 3:16 PM
got my first Tamiya paint in the mail today. I'm still waiting on my Spray. Tamiya clear blue.
Trying it out on the HGCE Strike. So far I like how it is. I should get more of these paints. How good is their clear green?

http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140324_150444_zpse411f8be.jpg

My scriber arrived last Friday. Just gotta get Dymo tape.

Bossguy
March 24, 2014, 3:46 PM
I like the color of Tamiya's clear green. It has just the right amount of blue and yellow. I've heard and seen good things done with their clear spray paints. If you want it, go for it.

futabaaoi
March 27, 2014, 3:53 PM
7088

Just some eye work on Wing Zero.

http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140327_165726_zps49bd959e.jpg

futabaaoi
March 28, 2014, 4:57 PM
7099

Painted the thrusters. Ran into a problem in a different area. I wanna pop out the yellow circle where the camera lens would go, but I can not pop out. No area on the inside for me to push it out either. Any one ever run into this problem before?

Dlinker
March 28, 2014, 5:00 PM
Yeah, and so far for me, I never found a way to get the part out and it's made me ultra-careful when doing a quick snap-build of any kit.

Bossguy
March 28, 2014, 5:56 PM
Yep, count me in on that too. And same with Dlinker, never found a way to get it out.

futabaaoi
March 28, 2014, 8:33 PM
May be i will luck up and get it out some how. If not Good thing i have second wing zero lurking somewhere in the mail then XD. That is what i get for SAL impulse shipping on HLJ.

futabaaoi
March 31, 2014, 12:16 PM
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140331_114538_zps06d79fde.jpg
I wanna remove the plastic from the inside of the barrel. It is what is stopping me from starting to paint the weapons. Been trying to find a guide but so far no luck. Know of any handy techniques for this? I didn't really notice that plastic as much there until I looked at Orange-Ebisu's HGAW Gundam X Divider. Took Notice that he had removed the plastic from the buster rifle.

Sazabee
March 31, 2014, 12:46 PM
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140331_114538_zps06d79fde.jpg
I wanna remove the plastic from the inside of the barrel. It is what is stopping me from starting to paint the weapons. Been trying to find a guide but so far no luck. Know of any handy techniques for this? I didn't really notice that plastic as much there until I looked at Orange-Ebisu's HGAW Gundam X Divider. Took Notice that he had removed the plastic from the buster rifle.

I'd think that cutting the plastic out with your Xacto Knife would be fine, given that you sand/file it properly.

Dlinker
March 31, 2014, 1:17 PM
You can use photo-etched saws too. Tamiya makes some that are pretty good and really skinny, perfect for small precise cuts.

futabaaoi
March 31, 2014, 8:30 PM
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140331_201007_zpsfc5a18bc.jpg
Finally managed to pop out the yellow circle where the green camera lens is to go. I managed to use the xacto knife to free it from where it was at.

Bossguy
March 31, 2014, 9:14 PM
Wow. Good job getting that part out. I really like those silver thrusters.

RuinedExia18
March 31, 2014, 9:50 PM
Nice silver application, I'm starting to apply silver and gold paint to my kits.

Just a question, do you wash your hands before building your kits?

futabaaoi
March 31, 2014, 10:28 PM
yeah, I do. I sometimes forget to though when I touch my hair due to stress XD. So yeah that is why there are finger prints if you see them.

RuinedExia18
April 1, 2014, 12:23 AM
Not really an expert, but before you build, make sure to do a few push-ups too. that way, your arms are a little tired out, so you're less likely to break pieces.


No, I'm not joking.

futabaaoi
April 1, 2014, 12:35 AM
oh that break, no that break is intentional. It is a Simple mod for a lot of the newer HGs. It makes so not both parts of the front flaps no longer move at the same time. So if you lift the left leg it only moves that side of the front skirt.

futabaaoi
April 6, 2014, 10:49 PM
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140406_221944_zpsfd8b2ace.jpg
More wing zero painting. I am really liking the tamiya clear green.

Dlinker
April 6, 2014, 11:42 PM
Tamiya clears are really good stuff, probably one of the best for acrylics since it doesn't take away the shine on anything underneath.

Zaku
April 6, 2014, 11:44 PM
That wing zero is looking good.

thwalker13
April 7, 2014, 8:07 AM
I'm really liking the look of the Wing Zero man. The candy coat approach really suits it.

futabaaoi
April 8, 2014, 9:53 AM
Couple weeks back, I did get to spray paint the Shining Gundam some. I need to buy more Tamiya paints and spray.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140408_084344_zps5df9dbab.jpg

Also repainted my gundam X's satellite, it was not Shiny enough before. I think I fixed that now. I do like this Model Master chrome silver, but not this enamel one. I should of purchased the acrylic variant.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140408_084352_zpsfb206e23.jpg

Dlinker
April 8, 2014, 12:35 PM
Wow, I'm really liking how those panels look. MM Chrome Silver is some good paint, one of the shiniest and smoothest silvers around.

futabaaoi
April 17, 2014, 4:05 PM
Just some more painting on Shining Gundam and the Wing Zero.

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Bossguy
April 17, 2014, 4:13 PM
Like the gold and purple on the Shining Gundam. Did you hand paint the clear blue on the Wing Zero? I think it needs one more coat of paint to get it more uniform.

Dlinker
April 17, 2014, 4:33 PM
The first pic makes it look like the paint job on the Shining isn't that good, but the second pic proves that doubt wrong. For the WZ, handpainting clear paints can be tough, especially for such a large area.

futabaaoi
April 17, 2014, 9:15 PM
Yes, the wing zero is hand painted. I will have to give it another coat then.

The testors chrome silver sneakingly rubs off sometimes, there are some spots that need repainted on the heads. Are tamiya silvers, chromes, etc that shiny?

Bossguy
April 18, 2014, 12:09 AM
I've tried them all, but nothing beats the shine of Testors in my opinion.

Dlinker
April 18, 2014, 1:14 AM
^ Agreed. Model Masters Chrome Silver is one of the shiniest out there. Tamiya stuff tends to be more of the oily shine kind.

thwalker13
April 18, 2014, 7:55 AM
I also agree with Bossguy and Dlinker. Chrome Silver is my go to for chrome detailing. The only paint I know of that trumps it is Alclad Chrome II. But it requires a gloss black enamel base and can only be airbrushed.

I also know what you mean about it rubbing off really easy. It's happened to me a time or two.

futabaaoi
April 23, 2014, 12:32 AM
more wing zero. also a scribe error that I do not know how to fix on the back of the leg.
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Dlinker
April 23, 2014, 12:50 AM
A bit hard to tell on the pic what the scribe error was on that leg due to the flash on your camera.

The clear blue looks way better in these pics. Much more uniform coat.

Bossguy
April 23, 2014, 10:24 AM
The blue looks much better. I can't tell what the scribing issue was either.

futabaaoi
April 23, 2014, 12:16 PM
it is on the back of the left leg. I'll upload a better image of it.

futabaaoi
April 23, 2014, 3:04 PM
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140423_145025_zpsf4cbe54f.jpg
this spot

Dlinker
April 23, 2014, 6:42 PM
Ahh, I see now. If you can get yourself some Tamiya Basic Putty, you can use it to fill that area in, then sand the area smooth after 24 hours.

Actually, since it's just a scribed line, you can use either Tamiya Liquid Surface Primer or Mr. Surfacer 500 (bottle kind) to fill those areas in, followed up by the usual sanding.

futabaaoi
April 27, 2014, 8:09 AM
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140427_010350_zps7299d031.jpg

1st RG inner frame is assembled. Did this all before bed. Some of those parts were tough to bend I'd thought they were gonna break on me X_X.

thwalker13
April 27, 2014, 9:26 AM
RG Frames always make me think that they are going to snap the 1st time I bend them. The Mk.II is a great RG kit. You'll love it.

Dlinker
April 27, 2014, 2:12 PM
Indeed it is one of the greats. So great that you might get spoiled if you get an older RG, since it probably won't be as good, haha.

Bossguy
April 27, 2014, 2:18 PM
Its still impressive that Bandai was able to make a 1/144 model with a complete inner frame. This is probably the model that gave the RG line its awesome reputation. I hear that it was the most solid RG kit at that time.

futabaaoi
April 29, 2014, 9:41 AM
I was gonna get the Zeta, but I had second thoughts. I might get another RG sometime down the line. I have been still trying to get a HGUC Nu or Hi NU but no luck it seems this month. The next RG I do wanna try is probably not gonna be for awhile. Well if they do a RX-79(G) I would so wanna build that.

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More RG Gundam MK II, this build is going good so far. I did have a mistake on the blue part of the hatch. It is the same thing that happened with MG MK II when I built it. Somehow I managed to remove some of the bottom part of it. But still am impressed by it so far.

Dlinker
April 29, 2014, 10:34 AM
Looking sweet so far, man. Are you going to be applying all of the decals on it?

futabaaoi
April 29, 2014, 10:49 AM
May be a few, I think sometimes it is possible to overload a kit with decals. But that is just my opinion. I am digging the gray parts. Probably before I decide which decals I am using. Gonna that make the contrast a bit more noticeable. Also probably buy a gloss topcoat, just cause I need to buy one.

thwalker13
April 29, 2014, 11:08 AM
Great looking Mk.II man. Really good and clean.

Bossguy
April 29, 2014, 11:30 AM
The MK II looks excellent so far. Keep it up.

futabaaoi
May 3, 2014, 10:16 PM
changed the color of the white armor spray painted it a matte white.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140429_231321_zpsa8a44582.jpg

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Picked up these today, to add to the other two I purchased water is the best thinner for model color, right?

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Some what painted this parts of the Turn A. I have to repaint some of it.

Dlinker
May 4, 2014, 12:43 AM
Kinda hard to tell the difference with the white, thanks to the flash on your pic. The kit is looking spiffy, though.

Regarding Vallejo Model Color, water will work along with water mixed with a bit of 90%/99% ISO Alcohol. Do it at 1/1 ratio (1 drop of water to 1 drop of paint) then see if needs more thinning.

futabaaoi
May 20, 2014, 2:34 PM
been a bit, got caught up playing Extreme VS Full Boost.

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Just some work on the Turn A.

Dlinker
May 20, 2014, 3:38 PM
How did you like the build on that Turn A?

futabaaoi
May 20, 2014, 6:24 PM
it was pretty simple, some parts of it were kinda interesting to assemble.

Dlinker
May 20, 2014, 6:40 PM
Those may be the parts that were essentially down-sized from the MG version, which incorporated some unique designs that you don't see often (if at all) on every other MG kit.

Too bad we don't have a lot of Turn A fans here; That kit (the HG) could have been another group build possibility, haha.

Bossguy
May 20, 2014, 7:18 PM
The Turn A has definitely grown on me since I first saw it. The legs are beautifully designed with the exposed internal details. You did a good job detailing it.

futabaaoi
May 24, 2014, 9:06 PM
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140524_200044_zps51a6460c.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140524_200105_zps54adeb6b.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140524_200055_zps9c2e16eb.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140524_200131_zps05900bd7.jpg
The start of a Wing Gundam to replace the other wing gundam. got some things to trim off the head already.

Also This
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140524_205207_zps460a1c7b.jpg
How do you fit this on the MKII. I wanna be able to place my MKII on an action base.

Bossguy
May 24, 2014, 9:27 PM
Excellent. The Wing looks better already.

The action base connector attaches to the underside of the crotch. I had to fiddle around with it on my Destiny, but once you get it in place once, it'll be easy to figure out again. The attachment isn't the greatest, though, so be careful when posing.

Dlinker
May 25, 2014, 12:46 AM
Kinda amazing how much better the new Wing looks compared to the old one. Even in that state, straight snap build.

futabaaoi
June 3, 2014, 4:41 PM
lower torso work.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140528_125951_zps70e98611.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140528_130016_zps12fd274e.jpg
I'll have more updates soon.

Anyone know a good place to get a G Saviour for a reasonable price? HLJ might be slow, I have a warehouse waiting on the G saviour to get in.

Dlinker
June 3, 2014, 5:28 PM
I think Kenico can help you out regarding the G-Saviour; He got his pretty early.

As for your kit, I think this is one of your best so far. The lining, paint job, and detail work is all clean.

thwalker13
June 3, 2014, 6:20 PM
I agree with Dlinker. Everything is looking a lot more crisp and clean. It's looking very good man.

Bossguy
June 3, 2014, 7:08 PM
Ebay. I saw a couple listings a couple weeks ago that were at a decent price.

And yeah, I can definitely see an improvement from your earlier kits. Nubs are invisible. Painting is well done.

Kenico
June 3, 2014, 8:22 PM
Got mine from Ebay. Thats what spooked me. Usually when i get something from Ebay its slow as molasses. but this time it just showed up out of nowhere so its spooky...
Also guys, WORD OF WARNING!!! The Torso is extremely fragile so dont force it in there or youll break the small parts inside holding the polycap and it will break causing it to wobble...then youll have to add superglue to fix it.

Another tip: Toilet paper is the best friction maker i have found. it makes the joints tighter and if you tear it properly you wont see it.

futabaaoi
June 8, 2014, 9:33 PM
more Wing
(newer:left, older: Right
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140607_004835_zps10703fb8.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140607_0053501_zps5f9c70df.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140607_005325_zps77d570ea.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140607_005740_zpsd24f8ba9.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140607_0104431_zpsc162a358.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140607_010201_zps59080f96.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140607_005112_zps50164ca8.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140607_005103_zpsf4061b8c.jpg
Still need to buy a glosscote for the new wing.

Bossguy
June 8, 2014, 10:14 PM
Much improved. Granted, your original Wing wasn't horrible to begin with. The panel lining looks clean. I think the one area where your old Wing is still superior is in the crotch area. The black paint didn't work out as well as the old one.

Dlinker
June 8, 2014, 11:57 PM
The differences are minute, but it's a noticeable one with the newer kit being overall better.

thwalker13
June 9, 2014, 7:58 AM
There is much improvement, that can be seen in the cleanliness of the panel lines and overall detailing of the kit. Well done man.

Setsunason54
June 10, 2014, 12:44 AM
I could see small differences but your first one wasn't too bad to begin with. Still, they both look solid. Good job on it! 😄

futabaaoi
June 15, 2014, 11:15 PM
Glosscoted with testors. 1st glosscote I've tried out.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140615_225522_zps33367f4a.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140615_225446_zps48507c9f.jpg

Zaku
June 15, 2014, 11:38 PM
It looks great. The topcoat looks odd. Not bad just odd. But everything else looks good. Nice job.

Dlinker
June 16, 2014, 1:03 AM
Hmmm, I'd say it looks a tad thick, but that may just be in the pic. No issue with pieces getting damaged?

Setsunason54
June 16, 2014, 3:17 AM
Probably looks odd because of having it all glossy. It would have been better if the yellow piece on the shoulder be flat.

futabaaoi
June 16, 2014, 7:28 AM
no I had no issue with pieces getting damaged. It might be thick.

Dlinker
June 16, 2014, 11:28 AM
That's good, it's always a concern when spraying clear-coats on kits, painted or not. Regarding the thickness, that really just matters on the joints and moving parts. Looks-wise, it's usually obvious only on close inspection.

futabaaoi
June 23, 2014, 8:39 AM
been a bit since I updated been doing some work on my HGFC Shining, RG MKII, and HGCC Turn A.
Shining
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140622_102750_zps535f8370.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140622_102837_zps65aae0bd.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140622_103646_zps78169669.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140622_103618_zps9eba7cf9.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140622_102853_zps1b73530f.jpg

Turn A:
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140622_105814_zps20411f02.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140622_105948_zpsa89eb9e0.jpg

MK II
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140622_104844_zps81795c3b.jpg

I'm probably going to purchase an acrylic topcoat very soon. The testors ones will not work very well with the paint job I did on Wing Zero. I'll have pictures of that one up sometime during the week.

Dlinker
June 23, 2014, 11:22 AM
The Shining is looking really nice overall. The only thing I want to nitpick are those black areas on the blue forearm parts. Not sure if you intended them to look that way, though. The MK.II just looks lovely and it will look better once you get the panel lining and such done. Any extra paint apps you're doing on it?

Also, is that a seam weld you're doing on the Turn A's head?

futabaaoi
June 23, 2014, 11:38 AM
yeah I ran out of sand paper on the Turn-A's head. But I'm getting more sandpaper tomorrow. The Shining yes those were intentional on the arm. I still have few areas to paint on the MK II. Some are not the right gray yet. I will also paint some of the areas where the gold stickers go. Once I top coat after all that painting is done. I probably will add the decals then.

Dlinker
June 23, 2014, 1:29 PM
Sounds like you got everything under control. Looking forward to seeing the Turn A's head when completed, as well as that MK.II.

futabaaoi
July 7, 2014, 12:28 AM
a few updates to stuff (jesta,Turn A, gpb Hi-Nu, and HGAC Wing Zero).
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140706_235607_zps6aa64d40.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140706_235616_zps652024db.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140706_235640_zps6ffd9950.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140707_000000_zps19df6b1b.jpg

Setsunason54
July 7, 2014, 4:13 AM
Not trying to nit pick but is the red in your wing gundam a different shade? It looks dark on the shoulder piece.

futabaaoi
July 7, 2014, 2:45 PM
yes it is a different shade of red in some parts.

Dlinker
July 7, 2014, 6:58 PM
Did you finish cleaning up the head on the Turn A? It looks much better now.

The blue on the WZ isn't completely uniform. Was that applied by hand? What kind of work did you do on the Jesta?

futabaaoi
July 7, 2014, 8:49 PM
The wing zero paint was applied by hand yeah. The jesta was just built recently. The turn-A's head has been sanded yup.

Setsunason54
July 7, 2014, 9:04 PM
Jesta definitely looks slick being all stealthy looking.

Dlinker
July 8, 2014, 1:15 AM
Alright, gotcha. The blue doesn't look bad at all, no signs of heavy shades anywhere. The paint on the right shoulder looks the best, as well as the chest.

What do you have planned for the Jesta?

futabaaoi
July 8, 2014, 2:28 PM
I probably will do it in a gray color scheme. So it might look not that much different.

._. I do need to buy a decent acrylic topcoat though. Testors sometimes loves to reanimate paints that shouldn't be affected by it. lacquer....... I need to stay away from it XD. I can't find those vallejo spray can paint top coats any where. I would of just used them. Also is it better to panel line 1st then stickers/decals or the other way around?

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More Gundam Mark II work.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140708_105232_zps22f7ec0a.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140708_105214_zpsce87ccdc.jpg
So close to paneling. I have some areas to touch up still.

Plamobot
July 8, 2014, 2:31 PM
That Turn A is so glorious...

Dlinker
July 8, 2014, 7:40 PM
You can go either way with panel lining and decals. I used to panel line first, then do decals, but since I brush on clear coat on top of decals anyway, I do the panel lining after.

futabaaoi
July 10, 2014, 1:07 PM
Started up the Hi Nu today finally. Going use the clear stickers on this finally. Just not today I think.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140710_120735_zps2883a702.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140710_121842_zps2b17b6bb.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140710_125816_zpsc9571a98.jpg

After I finish this one Sazabi's next. Then that Jesta. I so gotta get an airbursh soon. =_=. Ordering spray cans online takes too long cause of the way it is shipped.

Plamobot
July 10, 2014, 2:21 PM
Are those tiny rectangular dots decals, or panel lining?

futabaaoi
July 10, 2014, 2:24 PM
they are panels.

thwalker13
July 10, 2014, 4:16 PM
Nice work on the Hi-Nu, it's one of my favorite MS designs from UC.

Dlinker
July 10, 2014, 7:45 PM
Ah, the good old Hi-Nu. It's kind of a chore panel lining all of those funnels, haha.

futabaaoi
July 11, 2014, 2:38 PM
are there any good stands for mounting funnels? I did not think that far ahead XD.

Dlinker
July 11, 2014, 2:57 PM
Did the funnels come with the part that allows you to connect the blue effect parts to the funnels? If so, that's what I used to mount the funnels.

futabaaoi
July 11, 2014, 9:50 PM
nope it does not come with those unfortunately. Cause it is not the MG =<. Finished the body today.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140711_211753_zpsdd7cfa71.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140711_211846_zpsa3c16e16.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140711_211906_zps81a8d87a.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140711_211826_zps9771ac9e.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140711_212001_zps1bb81864.jpg
None of these came with those blue effect parts. Did the HGUC Nu Gundam get some of device for this I do not know about?

Setsunason54
July 12, 2014, 2:17 AM
Wow I think this is one of your masterpiece man. Looks really awesome.

Dlinker
July 12, 2014, 2:32 AM
Crap, sorry, I must have missed an earlier post where you mentioned it was the HGUC version (which does lack those effect parts). Maybe you can create your own mount. Are you able to fit anything into the four-hole slots on the funnels? Or are they shallow slots?

futabaaoi
July 12, 2014, 7:33 AM
They are shallow slots. But they each have a peg on the end of them. HGUC only comes with 2 movable funnels as well. But I had enough movable funnels to have 6.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140711_221100_zpsea253532.jpg
if you can see them there.

Dlinker
July 12, 2014, 5:01 PM
Yeah, I see it, a really short peg. Your only option may be to just get a big wad of Blu-Tak and stick it at the area of the four shallow slots. A big enough wad should allow them to stay attached when you place them on a skewer.

futabaaoi
July 15, 2014, 12:07 AM
this is what the hi nu, looks like now. Ran out of topcoat while trying topcoat it.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140714_225925_zpsd99b3e13.jpg

Funnels out
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140714_230933_zpsd64499d5.jpg

Zaku
July 15, 2014, 12:18 AM
Oh damn. Thats nice. Damn good work man.

thwalker13
July 15, 2014, 7:30 AM
The Hi Nu looks really good man. The extra Funnels is a really great touch. Just like the MG version.

Plamobot
July 15, 2014, 8:22 AM
I second that! Excellent work!

futabaaoi
July 18, 2014, 11:47 PM
I did encounter trouble with the stickers. The Smaller stickers did not have an ideal shape cut for them. So I ended up not using two of them cause they were horribly square. I ended using a different sticker sheet in my attempt, but still did not work out too well.

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dullcoted these today. just gotta gloss and then dull the funnels hi-nu will be done.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140718_230715_zpsbcdfcf8a.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140718_230744_zps54d8232d.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140718_230548_zpse32b0428.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140718_231448_zps4042d9a0.jpg

Dlinker
July 19, 2014, 1:34 AM
All three of those kits are looking lovely. Probably your best work yet. Clean, uniform finish, and the sticker work on the Hi-Nu is properly done.

thwalker13
July 19, 2014, 12:51 PM
Great looking kits man! The Jesta and Strike are looking really good.

futabaaoi
July 23, 2014, 8:58 AM
Started this. moveable eye is pretty neat.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140720_235949_zpsc16511c0.jpg


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Much Larger then I thought it would be D8.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140722_224123_zps8d8293a1.jpg
Sinanju must be a good sized HG then. Almost color time for Sazabi. Well once I order the paints I need. Also is this photo too blurry?

thwalker13
July 23, 2014, 10:46 AM
I can tell you from experience, the Sinanju is a rather large HG kit. The Sazabi has got it beat in terms of bulk though. Can't wait to see it painted.

Dlinker
July 23, 2014, 12:21 PM
That's a big HG kit. What do you have planned for it? I think the photo is just fine, unless you were aiming to show off fine details.

futabaaoi
July 26, 2014, 11:26 PM
Yeah, I was aiming for fine details. it was taken like the others from a tablet camera an Acer A100 to be exact. I'm probably going to give Sazabi an extra finish look unless I change my mind. but going to avoid hand painting it for that look though, Lol.

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http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140726_222806_zpsab2a3882.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140726_222753_zps71f68fb3.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140726_222738_zpsfdec09fc.jpg

F91 work. Shoulder armor is almost done. upper torso is ok.

Dlinker
July 26, 2014, 11:59 PM
Did that shoulder armor used to have a seam in between or no? Just curious since it looks like it did. Also, did you paint the blue on the torso?

futabaaoi
July 27, 2014, 12:31 AM
yeah the shoulder had a seam and the torso is actually purple.

http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140727_002621_zps04b93a8c.jpg

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can you see the purple now?

thwalker13
July 27, 2014, 10:44 AM
Dude that purple looks so good on the F91. You couldn't have picked a more perfect color.

Plamobot
July 27, 2014, 11:50 AM
I second that! Very cool scheme.

Dlinker
July 27, 2014, 1:03 PM
Excellent welds on the shoulders, then. The purple looked blue on that pic, probably due to lighting. It does look nice, though. Just right tone to fit in with the white without being too glaring.

futabaaoi
August 2, 2014, 1:06 PM
Finshed up the F91 and I have been working on the Nu and constructed Sinanju.

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Does the nu look blue anywhere?

Dlinker
August 2, 2014, 1:08 PM
Maybe the black parts, but that could be due to the flash. Kinda has a really dark blue tint to it.

futabaaoi
August 5, 2014, 11:25 PM
Ah ok. I gotta figure out then if I can get rid of it.

I put together the airmaster last night
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140802_222750_zpsb4632d3e.jpg

I also prepped the G30th Gundam.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140802_222736_zps81c82e90.jpg
just from looking at the parts on this one. I wanna do another one already. G3 came to mind.

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More Nu work. i wanna to shade this but I guess I can not do it well enough without airbrush? The areas i wanted try where the areas in white. I might just leave it plain white and just panel line it.

http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140805_2258191_zps44dd8116.jpg

and funnels.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140805_230755_zpsd73d0573.jpg

Dlinker
August 5, 2014, 11:45 PM
It's more than possible to shade without an AB. If you got some spare cash, buy a couple of Tamiya weathering kits, particularly the ones with Soot, Oil, and Mud colors. That will give you some shades to start out with. Flat coat your kit, then start applying the pigments.

futabaaoi
August 13, 2014, 5:08 PM
86518650864986488647

The Rx-79(G) just had some very light head work to it. This was my most recenly assembled kit.


But I have been working more on the Nu and the RX-78-2. With the RX-78-2 I am just doing a simple line work with some light brush work. I am still working the seams out of the arms on it. The Nu just had some funnel work done and the body and arms have been dullcoted.

futabaaoi
August 31, 2014, 2:34 AM
So far, I am not liking the color I have on the arm frame and legs. I might try out Tamiya's gunmetal spray

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I not sure what other details I can add to this. Any tips?
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140831_021506_zpsf8154db3.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140831_021516_zps109ab822.jpg

machine gun work.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140831_021412_zpsecbb824b.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140831_021401_zps75e590fb.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140831_021435_zps71a9818e.jpg

Dlinker
August 31, 2014, 2:26 PM
Hmmm, maybe put a shiny metallic on those recessed circular spots on the backpack? The machine gun looks good. Beat-up and grungy with different shades.

futabaaoi
September 7, 2014, 11:39 AM
hows this look now?
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140905_224532_zps212723dd.jpg

Dlinker
September 8, 2014, 1:14 AM
Better, I think. Adds a little extra brightness to a mostly-dark piece.

Baufrin
September 8, 2014, 5:34 PM
Agreed

futabaaoi
September 18, 2014, 10:39 AM
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140915_141332_zps70925220.jpg
more back back work

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what this model looks like now. Still have to do the backpack and the artillery launcher.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20140918_103326_zpse873f299.jpg

Dlinker
September 18, 2014, 11:33 AM
Looks like good work so far. The grungy appearance is fitting. Was that intentional?

futabaaoi
September 26, 2014, 11:56 AM
yes it is. at first I only wanted to do the feet. Then I changed my mind XD. I have a lot of really clean looking gunpla anyhow.

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http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/5d7ec9c45399adf859c22468dc5f3a6a_zps2a07e357.jpg

Did some work on the head of my RG Strike. Tried something different for the eyes this time. Well I did not use the 3 piece sticker like I did with my RG Mk-II.

Dlinker
September 26, 2014, 12:57 PM
The eyes look good. I like how they're a bit smaller than usual. What did you do for them?

futabaaoi
September 26, 2014, 1:56 PM
I did the back with that model master chrome. I stirred it a lot. After the back dried, a bit I did the front with a Tamiya clear yellow. The around the eye was a bit of gundam marker and paint.

Dlinker
September 26, 2014, 3:01 PM
Ahh, I see. MM Chrome is good stuff, especially when handbrushed since it's even more shiny. Using Tamiya Clear in front helps with the shine thanks to its glossy nature. Not like other clears that aren't as glossy (Vallejo, Model Masters, I'm looking at you).

futabaaoi
October 6, 2014, 3:40 PM
ZZ Gundam head coloring. tamiya semi-gloss black, model master chrome, tamiya clear yellow, clear green, and model master clear red.

http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141006_153212_zps7006d9f2.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141006_153245_zps9fa996ca.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141006_153155_zps00b9d8a4.jpg

Dlinker
October 6, 2014, 4:57 PM
Very nice, looks waaaay better once it's painted up like that.

futabaaoi
October 7, 2014, 4:10 PM
ZZ gundam body, Tamiya Semi Gloss black, model master chrome, tamiya clear yellow, Tamiya Metallic Blue, and Tamiya Clear Red. Gotta redo the one chest vent wrong color somehow got into it.

http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141007_160302_zps4558e8d9.jpg

Plamobot
October 7, 2014, 4:37 PM
Very nice!

Didja win anything on that scratch ticket?

futabaaoi
October 7, 2014, 4:47 PM
XD thanks,

that ticket is not mine so i do not know X_X. I just assume its a free ticket that was won.

Dlinker
October 7, 2014, 4:57 PM
You just painted the clear red on top of those red parts directly? However you did it, it's giving that red chest piece a really nice shine. The blue is looking great also.

Shponglefan
October 7, 2014, 9:39 PM
That red does have a very nice gloss look to it. Any plans for the top coat?

Zaku
October 7, 2014, 9:54 PM
Those eyes look good on the strike gundam. And the ZZ Gundam looks like its coming along well. Very nice.

thwalker13
October 8, 2014, 9:22 AM
The finish on that ZZ looks fantastic man. It's hard to believe that just a layer of clear red did that for the chest piece.

futabaaoi
October 14, 2014, 11:14 AM
ZZ Gundam backpack: Model color Black, tamiya acrylic semigloss black, model color old gold, model master chrome were used on this part.

http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141013_011011_zps49e2d335.jpg

thwalker13
October 14, 2014, 12:15 PM
Backpack looks really good man. I like the contrast in finishes and colors.

Dlinker
October 14, 2014, 1:03 PM
Indeed, this is shaping to be one of your best works yet, futabaaoi. Adding a bit of Old Gold to that backpack is a great touch.

futabaaoi
October 18, 2014, 12:34 AM
ZZ Gundam Full Body.

http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141018_002446_zpsc5423d29.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141018_002517_zps120b07a6.jpg

Dlinker
October 18, 2014, 2:04 AM
Oooh, it looks good. What happened with the back of the heels? Looks kinda discolored.

futabaaoi
October 19, 2014, 12:15 AM
1/144 hguc ZZ Gundam. Added some gray and touched up a few spots.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141018_232444_zps13e6970f.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141018_232459_zpsa87ec87e.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141018_232852_zps7aaba808.jpg

futabaaoi
October 26, 2014, 12:40 AM
ZZ Gundam updated.

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Dlinker
October 26, 2014, 10:16 PM
Now it looks great. Much better than stock colors and plain plastic, that's for sure. How do you feel about the overall effort it took to paint it?

futabaaoi
October 27, 2014, 8:41 AM
Took a bit but it came out alright. I did have to redo some areas. I should at some point invest in an airbrush of sometype. Save me some time. Kinda mad that the kit does not come with second beam saber hand but oh well not that surprising. I can start to finish up my ground type gundam at least now.

Chaser90EK
October 27, 2014, 1:00 PM
How is its stability? My ZZ was a nightmare to pose and I ended up just putting it in G Fortress mode.

futabaaoi
October 27, 2014, 2:39 PM
It sometimes falls over but it usually cause of the weight of the pack. It does alright basic poses. though i might have to get another action base for it cause it might be better posed on it.

Plamobot
October 27, 2014, 2:46 PM
Due to the suit's size, would it look better on a 1/100 base rather than a 1/144?

futabaaoi
October 27, 2014, 2:51 PM
Does a 1/100th base have an adapter for it?

Plamobot
October 27, 2014, 3:30 PM
I believe it works with the 1/144 adapters. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong, I don't have my bases handy to check right now.)

futabaaoi
October 31, 2014, 11:34 PM
RG Freedom head work.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141030_230247_zpsd27ac433.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141030_230516_zps20569bb7.jpg

thwalker13
November 1, 2014, 10:23 AM
Looking good sir.

futabaaoi
November 2, 2014, 9:04 PM
Change of direction gonna continue work on the Freedom a bit later on. Started work on the RG GP01 Fb. Did some work on the core fighter. Anything else i should try to do to it that would add a little more to it?
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141102_204938_zpsa6f4d713.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141102_205025_zpsc2cc2491.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141102_205012_zpsce348981.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141102_205037_zpsd7ff77b8.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141102_204958_zpsf878f5d1.jpg

Dlinker
November 3, 2014, 1:49 AM
I think it looks nice enough as is, but if you really want to add one more detail to it, maybe paint the interior of the thrusters with a different color? Being a UC kit, it benefits from having conservative detailing though.

futabaaoi
November 5, 2014, 8:35 AM
RG GP01FB lower body. Took me a bit to do. Still have to finish the bottom of the feet on it.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141105_082102_zpsa1c10d50.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141105_082149_zpsa27e7235.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141105_082128_zps1732f376.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141105_082204_zpsf7f7f61a.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141105_082257_zps1f920d5d.jpg

Bossguy
November 5, 2014, 10:44 AM
It looks good! Nubs are invisible. Panel lining looks clean.

Dlinker
November 5, 2014, 10:52 AM
Minor details are looking good, too. Unless that photo is playing tricks with me and nothing is painted yet, haha.

futabaaoi
November 5, 2014, 10:47 PM
Some better photos of the lower half and the upper torso.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141105_221305_zps712e1be7.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141105_221355_zps8f0d2dc5.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141105_221323_zps0fd82211.jpg
upper torso
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141105_221540_zps8ad4969e.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141105_221619_zpsab122621.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141105_221822_zps6d2f4dc0.jpg

Zaku
November 6, 2014, 12:44 AM
That thing looks so incredibly good.

Dom Tropen MS-09D
November 6, 2014, 2:59 AM
Now I want one. Very good work.

Plamobot
November 6, 2014, 8:38 AM
Very cool! Are those stickers or decals?

futabaaoi
November 6, 2014, 8:41 AM
Those are the stickers on the shoulders.

Plamobot
November 6, 2014, 9:25 AM
They look really clean. Maybe it's the camera angle, or did you trim them? Either way, they look great.

Bossguy
November 6, 2014, 10:40 AM
I thought those were waterslides. They seem to have no border. A testament to your skill. :D

Dlinker
November 6, 2014, 11:38 AM
^ This right here. Some darn good sticker work. I just love how much surface detail is on this kit. Makes it look really burly.

thwalker13
November 6, 2014, 12:42 PM
Some awesome work right here man. I to, thought that those decals were water slides. I wouldn't had known otherwise. Amazing work!

skulblaka-ven
November 6, 2014, 12:53 PM
Awesome works, man. I always amazed by detail on RG kit, and you give it justice with flawless job on panellining.
Now you got to tell me, how you make those stickers look so much like waterslide decal, if you don't mind sharing your secret..

futabaaoi
November 7, 2014, 8:18 AM
RG GP-01Fb with the beam rifle. I used a q-tip to apply the stickers.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141106_234019_zpsa1216984.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141106_234036_zps3a8146cc.jpg
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141106_234109_zps82b1a68a.jpg

Plamobot
November 7, 2014, 8:30 AM
Seriously, those look like decals!

Bossguy
November 7, 2014, 10:35 AM
Yeah, the decal job really steals the show here. It looks great.

futabaaoi
November 9, 2014, 12:22 PM
RG GP-01Fb shield done.
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141107_230942_zpsdbb638c3.jpg
face close up
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141107_231546_zps809f6a01.jpg

Zaku
November 9, 2014, 12:50 PM
Looks great man. Very nice.

skulblaka-ven
November 9, 2014, 1:19 PM
Looking nice, man! Though, I'm still in denial. Those aren't sticker, especially on the second picture.

Bossguy
November 9, 2014, 1:54 PM
That looks great. I like the panel lining. I think I finally get why the decal borders don't show up, especially on the shoulder. It's all one giant sticker that covers the entire front of the shoulder piece, right?

futabaaoi
November 9, 2014, 2:04 PM
yes it is one sticker that covers it.

futabaaoi
November 17, 2014, 11:43 PM
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h469/theendofreds/gunpla%20workss/IMG_20141117_233207_zpsf1a9ed91.jpg
Which one next?

skulblaka-ven
November 18, 2014, 4:14 AM
Voting for the crossbone. Kinda interested on the kit. Maybe you can give some review on the way. :)