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    Re: Plamobot's build thread (with occasional WIP)

    Pretty creative, that decal on the face. Adds a good deal of attitude to the kit. Nicely done overall, also. How are the joints on it?
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    Re: Plamobot's build thread (with occasional WIP)

    Very nice man. I love that custom decal on the face. It really adds that extra spark. And the kit itself is very clean, you did a great job man.
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    Re: Plamobot's build thread (with occasional WIP)

    Thanks for all the kind words, gents.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dlinker View Post
    Pretty creative, that decal on the face. Adds a good deal of attitude to the kit. Nicely done overall, also. How are the joints on it?
    I'd seen people paint the "tattoo" on the face, but it didn't come out to my liking, so I cheated with a decal instead. The joints aren't too bad, though the arms in particular can be a pain to maneuver around the shoulder and hip wings. (More so on my build, since I put some decals in there, and don't want to touch them.) When transforming to flight mode, the hip joints can pop off, but that might just be my clumsiness.

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    Got these kits today, and built them immediately. Are you ready to...boil?

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    Re: Plamobot's build thread (with occasional WIP)

    Those are awesome. How big are they? I assume they're pretty tiny, seeing as how they're packaged with noodle cups. I really want a clear teapot now, so my HG models can have a tea party.
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    Re: Plamobot's build thread (with occasional WIP)

    1/380 scale. Maybe 5cm tall? I'm going to hunt down a teakettle for my HG Gundam as well. My local hobby shop has a massive dollhouse section, I'll check there.

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    Here's my latest work: the Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L Clear.

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    You know it's badass when the sword needs a damned stand to stay up!

    This was the first kit I built using no glue, and only a few dots of Gundam Marker Blue Metallic to fix the very rare unsightly nub. Seriously, the design of this kit is awesome; almost every nub is covered by another part! The only reason I bothered painting those last few is because the blue plastic clashed with the metallic paint job. Otherwise, this kit is straight OOB.
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    Re: Plamobot's build thread (with occasional WIP)

    Nicely done on that kit. We rarely see clear kits being worked on here so this is refreshing. I have to ask, is the finish on that sword really that glossy and smooth throughout? I was expecting to see some minor ripples here and there, but it doesn't look like it.
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    Re: Plamobot's build thread (with occasional WIP)

    Very nice Blue Frame man. Dlinker is right, we don't see many of these kinds of kits. So it's pretty cool to see them. My eyes was also drawn to the metallic coating on the sword. It looks fantastic.
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    Re: Plamobot's build thread (with occasional WIP)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dlinker View Post
    Nicely done on that kit. We rarely see clear kits being worked on here so this is refreshing. I have to ask, is the finish on that sword really that glossy and smooth throughout? I was expecting to see some minor ripples here and there, but it doesn't look like it.
    No ripples that I noticed. Just my nasty fingerprints! Glosscoating this thing is going to be a challenge...better bust out the microfiber cloth.

    The only flaw with the metallic paint job was a tiny bubble on top of one of the sword's "thrusters." Fine by me!
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    Re: Plamobot's build thread (with occasional WIP)

    It looks great. Be careful with the gloss coat. It might react with the metallic coating and cause all sorts of nasty things to happen.
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    Re: Plamobot's build thread (with occasional WIP)

    Even Future?
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    Re: Plamobot's build thread (with occasional WIP)

    Future should work just fine with it. On anything bare, such those parts already plated from the runners, I've never seen or heard it having some kind of negative effect.
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    Re: Plamobot's build thread (with occasional WIP)

    Future shouldn't do harm, unless you really splotch it on. It softens the underlying paint, though, so go in light coats. Since you're doing it all by hand, I suggest leaving the metallic parts. The gloss coat will reduce the sheen instead of helping it.
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    Re: Plamobot's build thread (with occasional WIP)

    No kidding. Food for thought, indeed. Too bad I already chucked the runners, otherwise I could test it.
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    Re: Plamobot's build thread (with occasional WIP)

    Nice, always good to see 00 kits, and bulky ones at that. That's the Trans-Am version? It has the reddish tint to them.
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