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    Re: Cleverfrog's Build(s) Thread

    Well after about 4 years. I am BACK! I just ordered a GP03 MG. Whilest I wait for it to get here I will continue work on the HI-Nu urban camo paint. I've been watching the 1979 MS Gundam and Stardust Memory for more inspiration. Must say that I am addicted again.

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    Re: Cleverfrog's Build(s) Thread

    I'm sorry do we know you? you sound familiar like we should know who you are but just not feeling it. Welcome back to the addiction, and the money pit we lovingly call Gunpla. Looking forward to your HI-NU. (still F**k you photo bucket!)


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    Re: Cleverfrog's Build(s) Thread

    Yay
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    I forgot how tiny the pilots are. Ensign Kou Uraki reporting for duty.

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    Re: Cleverfrog's Build(s) Thread

    I bought a spray booth on amazon as well as a airbrush compressor so I don't have to go out in the garage to paint and listen to my large compressor anymore. Best things I've bought in a while. Progress is coming this week.

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    Oh yes. At first I was just going to snip and assemble then, I came back here and you all inspired me. The blue I decided to go with a more grey blue. To me it says gundanium alloy more. I have a couple panel lining markers on the way to help highlight. It's possible that I may try slight weathering. Practice makes perfect I guess. The torso next to the fighter shows the difference in the blues. So far so good.

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    I keep trying different approaches to painting. Some parts have turned out better hand brushed than others and same with airbrushing. Just need practice. Liking it so far though.

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    So I have a Char Zaku II on the way. Version 2. So much excite!

    Still plugging away on GP03 though. Little here little there. It's a learning experience for certain.

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    But you are doing the GP03 justice from what I have seen so far. So good to go on that front. :0


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    Re: Cleverfrog's Build(s) Thread

    Thanks monkey! Means a lot coming from you.

    I did get some mr. color paints to try out on char's zaku. I've always wanted to try something other than testors. I should try vallejo as well.

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    I reall like the new Vallejo Air line. But I REALLY like the Mission Models line of paint. Mission Models are relatively new to the modeling world (maybe a year or 2) but their paint is just so nice, once you get the feeling for it. It took me a few tries to get it just right, but once you do man it is really good paint. Vallejo is nice, but you can't sand it. It will come off sort of like latex, Mission Models don't have that problem. And you can mix them with all kinds of other brands as well and they are super forgiving. Check them out, there are a ton of You Tube reviews about them. I still use Vallejo, but mission blows them out of the water.


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    So much work still. I am finding that the larger pieces that have more flats are more difficult to paint. I think I have painted 2 or 3 times over and haven't been happy yet. Progress is progress though. Learning at each curve.
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    Re: Cleverfrog's Build(s) Thread

    What’s wrong when you paint the flat parts? Is the paint not laying well or something?


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    Quote Originally Posted by gundammonkey View Post
    What’s wrong when you paint the flat parts? Is the paint not laying well or something?
    I think most of the problems were bubbles when brushing (probably mixture) and spattering (which I think is from having a cheaper airbrush or the wrong mix ratio) when airbrushing. I have been toying around with different ratios and haven't tried touching the larger parts until I figured out a better mixture.

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    Re: Cleverfrog's Build(s) Thread

    Skim milk is about the consistency you want. I have an old piece of glass I use to check my paint before I use it when mixing my own. I put 3 drops on the glass then stand it up at about a 45/60 ish degree angle and watch to see how the paint “falls” or “rolls” down the glass. If it is to thin it will all pool in the center of the drop and just run down the glass, too thick and it stays in a solid circle and slides slowly down the glass. You want something in the middle. But it is a nice easy test before you load up the AB and possibly waist paint, but more importantly waist time.

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    I will take a few pictures of a bad test and a good test tomorrow after work so you can see what I’m trying to explain.


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    Re: Cleverfrog's Build(s) Thread

    I have to say that I was never a big Zaku fan until recently. I finally watched Origin and really understood the design and development. Lot's of neat information from the short films. Anyways, the Char's Zaku 2 I got is really something. I snap built it last night as I am waiting for the Mr. Gundam Char paint I ordered to come in. The articulation it has in the joints and how the eye moves is nothing short of fantastic. It was actually pretty challenging to assemble with all of the intricacies. Can't wait to build more of them.

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    Welcome to the dark side my friend..we have been waiting for you. SEIG ZEION!!!! They are really nice kits, and with all of those curves and open spaces they are a blank canvas for custom work.


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