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    Re: Wing Proto Zero 00, I'm finally back!

    It was the armor part. The frame is all like "paint? sweet bring it bro!" and it was more the OCD and perfection teaming up on me. The tag team from hell. But I had a beer walked away watched some T.V.. and all is right with the world. Today I will re-primmer them sand and re-paint tomorrow. It was just one of those days.
    O' ya almost forgot, it got a bit worse I'm sorry to say. Kind of in a funny way, (he says the next morning). I have an old Tupperware container that I use for purple power to soak parts it to strip them. Well i spilt the damn purple power, brand new jug so it sloshed. I had a bunch of painted parts on the counter and the purple power was going strait at them, grab the paper towels, try to catch the purple power, knock the x-zakto knife (the one you didn't see) onto the floor. And have it land point down in your foot!. The end of the night was at hand. Then walked away, and had said beer. looking back at it in the fresh light of the morning, I kind of laugh at myself, but hay what can you do?

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    Re: Wing Proto Zero 00, I'm finally back!

    Maaaan, just one thing after another huh. Hey at least you can still laugh about it, which is very very good, instead of being in King Kong mode.

    So the armor, how did you go about your technique the first time?

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    Re: Wing Proto Zero 00, I'm finally back!

    Damn man, sorry to hear about all the issues that you're having with your Proto Zero. Hopefully once you get the armor repainted things will start to go a little more straight forward.
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    Re: Wing Proto Zero 00, I'm finally back!

    After looking back at my paint problems I can hopefully say that it was "user error" The first time I painted I used primer and let it dry than sanded the primer then painted. The second time I sanded the part and was told that as long as you rough up the part with say 8,000 grit the paint will stay just the same as priming. Well that might work well with strait colors but I think that the pearl pigment in the paint just didn't have enough grip without the primer and just slid down the part. Today the parts are primed and drying, sanding will happen latter tonight and finally a respray. I will aslo be posting test shots of the blue and red to see which is better I have 2 colors of blue and 2 of the red.

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    Wow mother of backlog. How have i missed this build? Sorry to hear about all the problems. I know that pain well. The pearl coat and inner frame are gorgeous. Hopefully you can whip them in shape. And again how did i miss this thread? Lol

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    Re: Wing Proto Zero 00, I'm finally back!

    Zaku it's all good it's new.

    On to the good stuff here are my "test spoons" first up is the blue. On the left is candy cobalt blue on the right candy Electric blue. Alclad II[IMG][/IMG]
    That one was inside, now same colors outside. (crappy lighting. same position cobalt on the left electric on the right
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    Now for the red. Candy ruby and candy red. Ruby is on the left and the candy is on the right. same set up for the lighting, one inside one outside.[IMG][/IMG]
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    I'm thinking the darker for both, so that would be the ruby red and electric blue. What say you?


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    Re: Wing Proto Zero 00, I'm finally back!

    That candy ruby looks really good. Who made it? And did you do the traditional method of gloss black silver the clear red?

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    Re: Wing Proto Zero 00, I'm finally back!

    these are all Alclad II I just put down a bright candy silver base then a coat or two of the candy colors.


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    Re: Wing Proto Zero 00, I'm finally back!

    Ok cool. I didnt see layers so it made me wonder.

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    Re: Wing Proto Zero 00, I'm finally back!

    here are some better side by sides of the 4 colors together.
    [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
    Puting the spoons together kind of did it for me. So I"m going with the lighter red, candy red, with the darker candy Cobalt blue.

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    My choice is the first picture.


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    Re: Wing Proto Zero 00, I'm finally back!

    Quote Originally Posted by gundammonkey View Post
    My choice is the first picture.
    Agreed. The shade is very vivid; it's more colorful than the rest. It's a definite pair with the pearl.

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    Re: Wing Proto Zero 00, I'm finally back!

    well I think I have jinxed myself. The kit is done.... the lost parts monster has struck. not 1 but 2 freek'n pieces!! The neck cover, and the top of the chest piece are gone. I had them set up on a shelf drying so that I could prime them and paint them with the rest of the white parts. Go eat dinner come back and they are GONE! I have a feeling that the disappearance of said piece might have a bit to do with a small black furry thing. On a good note as I tore the down stairs apart looking for the parts I did find the missing shoulder armor for the sjinasu, so not all bad. But still a new sjinasu HG kit is like $23, a new MG proto zero a bit more. Here are the last pics I will be able to post for God knows how long for this kit. Luckly I have a few other to work on in the mean time. but still my first shinny kit and it is F*ed up. super sad face And I finally got the paint issues fixed. This was discovered as I started to do a semi final build! I Just have to finish the white pearl.
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    The beginning of a nice shinny foot...
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    A wing that will never be.
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    The chest part
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    we can add some arms just for the hell of it.

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    It is OK thou as you can see the paint job is not all that great. But it is my first time working with the alclad II and making a shinny kit. I always build military models for a reason. Dull coat and olive drab. easy to paint. I'm trying to step up my game a bit. I can still finish and put the head on but it will just not look right what with the missing neck and chest armor cover.


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    Oh man that chest section looks really good. And im sorry to hear about your missing parts. My cat is not allowed anywhere near gunpla under no circumstances. My buddys cat decided he wanted to chew on my MG Goufs beam saber and my cat LOVES to knock stuff off shelves just to watch them fall. I think she is the reason my MG Kämpfer is broken. She is a brat.

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    Re: Wing Proto Zero 00, I'm finally back!

    I even tried to use the parts from my Wing 0 ver. Ka nope way to different. Man this sucks.

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    Bell is normally really good around Gundams. I joke about her trying to get on the shelf but she really could care less about them. If I drop a piece that is different. She doesn't get on counters and she doesn't get on the work bench all I can figure is something knocked the pieces down. All I know is this sucks. At least I can finish it but he is definitely not going to the hobby shop window display.


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    Re: Wing Proto Zero 00, I'm finally back!

    The colors are looking good man, sucks to hear about the missing parts though. Hopefully they will turn up some time soon.
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