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julius
May 25, 2012, 12:35 AM
Well I've been saying that I was going to get started and finally my first two kits came in today! A HG 1/144 Exia Repair II and a HG 1/144 G-Bouncer. I decided to do the Exia first because my favorite of the two is the Bouncer so in case I mess up I wouldn't be as frustrated.

At first I looked at the instructions and wanted to cry it looked so daunting but I just sucked it up and slowly but surely I got it. I have to wake up early tomorrow so I couldn't finish but this is what I had after about 2 1/2 hours (I can't believe how long this is taking me! I am being very cautious however with each piece and the hobby knife to cut off nubs!)

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I will hopefully have time to finish him tomorrow and then get to work on my favorite suit! The G-Bouncer!

I do plan on posting my process of both kits on this thread so feel free to give me tips and pointers on anything! Thanks for checking it out!

thwalker13
May 25, 2012, 12:53 AM
It's looking pretty good. The head for some reason looks rather odd. Maybe it's cause it doesn't have the eye decal on. But then again I've never built an Exia so I wouldn't know normal from weird. Anyways, looking good so far. The GN Sword is really an eye catcher.

D-Smith
May 25, 2012, 12:53 AM
very nice. did it not come with stickers for the eyes?

Exia
May 25, 2012, 12:56 AM
Yeah, I can tell the stickers weren't added. Other than that looks great so far.

julius
May 25, 2012, 1:11 AM
Thanks guys! And yeah I haven't added any stickers, I think I'm going to wait until the model is built and then i'll apply it... or do i have to disassemble the kit first to put them on?

Anyway the reason I haven't but them on yet is because I am scared lol, I am scared of messing it up so I am just putting it off for now, any tips?

Exia
May 25, 2012, 1:13 AM
For some stickers yes you're gonna need to take it apart, like the eye sticker. A tip, patience really.

julius
May 25, 2012, 1:13 AM
For some stickers yes you're gonna need to take it apart, like the eye sticker. A tip, patience really.

Whoops lol, I still don't understand the instructions that well so that's probably what that icon was....

D-Smith
May 25, 2012, 1:18 AM
its not tough to put the stickers on because they are pretty forgiving as far as you can move them once its on somewhat

julius
May 25, 2012, 1:28 AM
Tomorrow hopefully I can have time to finish it, it was so much fun seeing it get built together I really have enjoyed it, I can't wait to get started on the g-bouncer!

julius
May 25, 2012, 1:43 AM
Hmm... I'm looking at other pics and there's something way off about the head, and it's not just the missing sticker.... look.....


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_PcjPXgesAg8/TBRKWty1I9I/AAAAAAAABN0/kAuIQsvaITQ/s1600/IMG_6582.JPG

Did i fit it wrong?

Exia
May 25, 2012, 5:17 AM
Hmm... I'm looking at other pics and there's something way off about the head, and it's not just the missing sticker.... look.....


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_PcjPXgesAg8/TBRKWty1I9I/AAAAAAAABN0/kAuIQsvaITQ/s1600/IMG_6582.JPG

Did i fit it wrong?

Could I get a couple shots of just the head, both sides and front and back shots please?

julius
May 25, 2012, 10:51 PM
Alright I kind of pushed in the head and it looks more normal now, however still no stickers. Let me know what you guys think! Thanks!


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D-Smith
May 26, 2012, 2:57 PM
very nice my man but i think i would have put the eye sticker on before i put that sucker together

julius
May 26, 2012, 3:18 PM
I think i'm gonna leave it without the stickers idk why i feel that it makes it look cheap with stickers

D-Smith
May 26, 2012, 3:20 PM
the eye sticker is a must though and i agree with you on most stickers but the eye sticker is just something you have to have in my opinion

D-Smith
May 26, 2012, 3:24 PM
but its your model so its up to you

julius
May 26, 2012, 3:26 PM
I'm still scared of messing it up though -_____- lol

D-Smith
May 26, 2012, 3:31 PM
just trust me when i say this. if you can build that model then you can put the sticker on lol and if you mess up which is pretty much impossible, you can just take it off and be in the same place you are in now

D-Smith
May 26, 2012, 3:32 PM
modelling is about experimenting and taking risks and learning how to improvise and fix your mistakes. thats what makes it fun lol

julius
May 26, 2012, 3:34 PM
true true, I'm gonna finish up my G Bouncer and then add some stickers

D-Smith
May 26, 2012, 3:37 PM
i wish you luck and trust me you can do it lol

julius
May 26, 2012, 5:54 PM
So i finally finished my HG 1/144 G-Bouncer! Honestly, this kit is even better in person I'm so happy with how it came out! Here are some pics, still trying to figure out poses as this is only my 2nd kit, anyway thanks for checking it out!

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D-Smith
May 26, 2012, 5:56 PM
i think i have the title as worst poser on this forum so i don't judge you lol

julius
May 26, 2012, 5:58 PM
lol my bad man i am surprised at how delicate they are so I'm still getting used to them haha

D-Smith
May 26, 2012, 6:00 PM
so are you already thinking about the next kit?

julius
May 26, 2012, 6:11 PM
Yeah, I saw this on ebay and thought it was awesome

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HG-Gundam-Seed-Trojans-Astray-Green-Frame-1-144-model-kit-55?item=140743904495&cmd=ViewItem&_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D3%26po%3D LVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D8697229152036253496#ht_787 wt_1141

But they just released the rep astray reprint like with anime colors, so i'm wondering if i should wait and see if they re-release it in green too

what do you think?

D-Smith
May 26, 2012, 6:18 PM
i wouldn't hold my breath

julius
May 26, 2012, 6:19 PM
Then i should get it soon, its not even on GundamPlanet anymore

D-Smith
May 26, 2012, 6:22 PM
I THINK THEY HAVE IT IN A 1/100 hg ON THERE

julius
May 26, 2012, 6:25 PM
Oh yeah, good call, but still I rather have it in 1/144 to make a trio haha, plus its cheaper

D-Smith
May 26, 2012, 6:27 PM
sorry i'm at work and i forgot to turn my caps lock off lol. but yeah if thatsthe one you want and ebay is the only place i say go for it butyou might wanna see where its hipping from because it may be worth it to keep looking around for it if its coming from hong kong or somewhere weird

julius
May 26, 2012, 6:29 PM
Haha no worries, and why's that? I think I ordered these two kits from Amazon from like Japan or something lol

D-Smith
May 26, 2012, 6:31 PM
wow then that was some really fast shipping from japan. i was just saying that because it usually takes awhile if its coming from over seas

julius
May 26, 2012, 6:35 PM
Yeah i have Amazon Prime and was eligible for free two day shipping! haha gotta love Amazon

D-Smith
May 26, 2012, 6:37 PM
wow that is pretty sweet they even do it on stuff from out of the country