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1BadBB6
April 30, 2014, 2:00 PM
After building my first kit, I've really gotten into the whole Gunpla world so figured I'd start one of these WIP threads. The first kit that I built was the HG 1/144 Noir Strike Gundam. It was just an OOB built. I recently ordered some lining markers and Mr. Hobby flat top coat to give it some more detail and overall better looking finish. I also just recently purchased the RG 1/144 Aile Strike Gundam (my favorite MS), which I plan on just lining and top coating. Currently I plan on doing a lot of simple RG and HG builds since I stay so busy. Hopefully by the end of the year I'll have enough free time to start doing some customized painted builds.

Here's a few photos of the Noir Strike when I was building it. I'll be sure to take some new pics after I get it all lined and top coated.

http://i61.tinypic.com/27zqs8.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/209ot51.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/nxm1vq.jpg

thwalker13
April 30, 2014, 7:38 PM
Can't wait to see it when it's all lined up.

Bossguy
April 30, 2014, 9:49 PM
Definitely looks good so far. Nubs are invisible. Very impressive.

Dlinker
May 1, 2014, 1:50 AM
Good work on this guy. I also don't see any obvious nub marks, but I do see that you didn't trim safety nub on the V-Fin.

1BadBB6
May 1, 2014, 8:52 AM
Thanks guys.


Good work on this guy. I also don't see any obvious nub marks, but I do see that you didn't trim safety nub on the V-Fin.

I never even noticed that, thanks. I'll be sure to trim it off of there before I hit it with the top coat.

Dlinker
May 1, 2014, 10:44 AM
Alright, cool. No hard feelings, it's just that people usually don't notice it because they may think it's part of the design, haha. Looking forward to seeing your next kit.

1BadBB6
May 5, 2014, 8:56 AM
Did some work to the Noir over the weekend, got everything lined and top coated. Before and after overall pictures will be posted within the next few days.

A little comparison of with and without the panel lines.
http://i62.tinypic.com/2qla4wl.jpg

Parts drying after the top coat.
http://i62.tinypic.com/2h535lw.jpg

thwalker13
May 5, 2014, 5:15 PM
The handguns are already looking a lot better. Can't wait to see it all put together.

1BadBB6
May 6, 2014, 8:56 AM
First, some before shots.

http://www.ktcolephotos.com/Hobbies/1144-HG-Strike-Noir-Gundam/i-qCf67tR/1/L/DSC_1466-L.jpg

http://www.ktcolephotos.com/Hobbies/1144-HG-Strike-Noir-Gundam/i-C89r6Pq/1/L/DSC_1465-L.jpg

http://www.ktcolephotos.com/Hobbies/1144-HG-Strike-Noir-Gundam/i-kSWTNSt/1/L/DSC_1464-L.jpg

http://www.ktcolephotos.com/Hobbies/1144-HG-Strike-Noir-Gundam/i-Nrn2Fg7/1/L/DSC_1467-L.jpg

http://www.ktcolephotos.com/Hobbies/1144-HG-Strike-Noir-Gundam/i-G3fvkd2/1/L/DSC_1468-L.jpg

These are after the panel lining and flat top coat. Just these subtle changes made all the difference. I also sanded down the safety nubs on the V-Fin.

http://www.ktcolephotos.com/Hobbies/1144-HG-Strike-Noir-Gundam/i-m96CBC4/1/L/DSC_1470-L.jpg

http://www.ktcolephotos.com/Hobbies/1144-HG-Strike-Noir-Gundam/i-DpdbXM9/1/L/DSC_1471-L.jpg

http://www.ktcolephotos.com/Hobbies/1144-HG-Strike-Noir-Gundam/i-pqd4Dqp/1/L/DSC_1472-L.jpg

http://www.ktcolephotos.com/Hobbies/1144-HG-Strike-Noir-Gundam/i-ZrBQMCX/1/L/DSC_1475-L.jpg

http://www.ktcolephotos.com/Hobbies/1144-HG-Strike-Noir-Gundam/i-BxpKDxV/1/L/DSC_1476-L.jpg

http://www.ktcolephotos.com/Hobbies/1144-HG-Strike-Noir-Gundam/i-C9rWv8M/1/L/DSC_1481-L.jpg

http://www.ktcolephotos.com/Hobbies/1144-HG-Strike-Noir-Gundam/i-p2K42C9/1/L/DSC_1480-L.jpg

http://www.ktcolephotos.com/Hobbies/1144-HG-Strike-Noir-Gundam/i-SFpZSgw/1/L/DSC_1482-L.jpg

thwalker13
May 6, 2014, 10:05 AM
That is one good looking Strike Noir kit man. The lining and the flat coat really put some great affect on it. Well done good sir.

Dlinker
May 6, 2014, 11:04 AM
This is done well. I like how you used white to panel line the black fins on the Noir Strike Pack.

Did you have some trouble with the nubs? I see a few of those white marks on the back of the feet and the tops of the parts holding the wings/swords together.

1BadBB6
May 6, 2014, 11:59 AM
Thanks, and yea here and there I had some issues with them. I think I just need to be a little more patient and not just try to cut everything off with the xacto knife and do more sanding next time.

I actually never used a white liner, that area that I believe you are referring to is actually a sticker.

Bossguy
May 6, 2014, 12:02 PM
Great job! I do see some nubs, but that's entirely natural. Heck, I still have trouble with them even now! Also, you have some mean photographing skills.

1BadBB6
June 4, 2014, 9:06 AM
I have finally been making some time to work on my RG Aile Strike. Coming along good so far, I'm really trying to do a good job on nub removal. I am enjoying the intricate details of the RG kit as opposed to the simple HG kits. Once I get all of the separate body parts built I'm going to start doing the panel lining. Anyways, on to what everybody loves. . . .

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e156/1BadBB6/photo1.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/user/1BadBB6/media/photo1.jpg.html)

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e156/1BadBB6/photo2.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/user/1BadBB6/media/photo2.jpg.html)

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e156/1BadBB6/photo3.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/user/1BadBB6/media/photo3.jpg.html)

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e156/1BadBB6/photo4.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/user/1BadBB6/media/photo4.jpg.html)

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e156/1BadBB6/photo5.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/user/1BadBB6/media/photo5.jpg.html)

thwalker13
June 4, 2014, 9:19 AM
The Strike is coming along very nicely man. I can hardly spot any nub marks at all. Once the lining is applied it'll really pop. Keep up the great work man.

You going to tackle the massive sticker sheet?

jaqio
June 4, 2014, 10:01 AM
Nice. 2 of my all time favorite kits! That Noir looks so much better flat coated. As I just panel lined mine.

Dlinker
June 4, 2014, 10:45 AM
You're on the right path with nub clean-up. The only thing that can make it better is minor sanding, but honestly, it's not really needed. I'm curious to see if you'll apply all of the stickers. I didn't do it on mine, though I got close. Kinda crazy how much it has. It's not RG Freedom crazy, but nearly there.

Bossguy
June 4, 2014, 11:11 AM
Great job! Skills with the X-Acto knife will serve you better than sandpaper, my friend! Once you learn how to use it effectively, de-nubbing becomes a breeze.

Setsunason54
June 4, 2014, 9:00 PM
Oh wow! I just bought the strike noir as well! I hope it's look good as yours and the leg of the strike gundam, is it a MG?

1BadBB6
June 5, 2014, 11:05 AM
Thanks for all of the compliments!


You're on the right path with nub clean-up. The only thing that can make it better is minor sanding, but honestly, it's not really needed. I'm curious to see if you'll apply all of the stickers. I didn't do it on mine, though I got close. Kinda crazy how much it has. It's not RG Freedom crazy, but nearly there.

I do plan on tackling that sticker sheet. I think with some patience I can get through it. Although, I'm not 100% sure if I'll be using all of the stickers or just enough to give it another depth of realism.


Oh wow! I just bought the strike noir as well! I hope it's look good as yours and the leg of the strike gundam, is it a MG?

It's the 1/144 RG kit. I highly recommend putting a flat top coat on your Noir, it gives the black a realistic shimmer instead of cheap looking, plasticy gloss.

1BadBB6
July 7, 2014, 10:52 PM
Still working on this kit when I can, I stay really busy so I usually only have time to work on it for 20 min here or there. I am really enjoying the depth and detail of the RG line.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e156/1BadBB6/image.jpeg (http://s39.photobucket.com/user/1BadBB6/media/image.jpeg.html)

Dlinker
July 8, 2014, 1:12 AM
Still haven't encountered any broken parts yet? Probably a moot question since the RG Strike is known for being rather solid.

1BadBB6
September 6, 2014, 4:45 PM
Some more progress. In the process of panel lining and stickering the MS before I move on to building the Aile Striker pack or weapons. Here's a couple of pictures before I started detailing. Also, I bought walker's HGUC Banshee sans DE and plan to start learning how to detail paint some things with that kit.

http://www.ktcolephotos.com/Hobbies/1144-RG-Aile-Strike-Gundam/i-2WF9Xdw/1/L/DSC_3525_S1-L.jpg

http://www.ktcolephotos.com/Hobbies/1144-RG-Aile-Strike-Gundam/i-3DpFvRm/1/L/DSC_3528_S1-L.jpg

http://www.ktcolephotos.com/Hobbies/1144-RG-Aile-Strike-Gundam/i-fNvZLRG/1/L/DSC_3530_S1-L.jpg

http://www.ktcolephotos.com/Hobbies/1144-RG-Aile-Strike-Gundam/i-LvTmJN6/1/L/DSC_3531_S1-L.jpg

thwalker13
September 6, 2014, 6:41 PM
It's certainly is looking good man. Can't wait to see it all panel lined and decaled up.

Zaku
September 6, 2014, 7:00 PM
Nice man. I gotta say im quite fond of the strike. Modularity king.

Dlinker
September 7, 2014, 1:22 AM
Always nice to see the RG Strike and yours is looking clean so far.