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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Quote Originally Posted by Darzer View Post
    Damn spiffy.
    Thank you!
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    Been a while since I finished up a quick little build and did some panel lines on it. Got some issues with this kit (primarily some seam lines that seem rather annoying and lack of multiple hands, secondarily some poor fit on the yellow chest vent pieces and the yellow parts on the wings, but those were fixed with some cement), but it looks amazing when its posed in flight. Gonna look good on the shelf.


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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Nice work, I really like this kit. I am planning on building another sometime later. I think the only thing I didn't like was getting those safety nubs on the head filed down. V-Fin was easy.

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    I had to do a double take when I was putting it together to make sure I actually saw safety nubs on the head. Some things are just a bit on the ridiculous side, to say the least.
    It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. At least, that's what I keep telling myself with all my modeling supplies...

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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    lol, Some kits have those things in some ugly spots.

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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    HG wing gundam? I just got it, if the seams are that bad I might have to glue/putty and paint lol

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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirky82 View Post
    HG wing gundam? I just got it, if the seams are that bad I might have to glue/putty and paint lol
    They're only bad on the shoulder armor thrusters and under the forearms; otherwise they're pretty well hidden.
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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Another quick straight build I finished up on Memorial Day; finally got around to panel lining it today. Really do love these Revive kits; this was a great build.


    It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. At least, that's what I keep telling myself with all my modeling supplies...

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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Mission...complete. Here we have the MG GM Quel, "Blue Angel-esque".








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    Now this build has been an experience; overall good, but with it's share of annoyances. The biggest learning experience with this kit was definitely the airbrushing; this is my first airbrushed kit, aside from the primer and top coat layers. I can see why it's an art...so many screw ups, but so much learned! And so much more yet to learn. The biggest issue, I think, is that the blue came out a bit too dark, so you can't really see all the details I had added, but that's just how things worked out.

    It ain't perfect, but there's no way I could get it there with my current level of experience. Overall, though, I'm happy with what finally came out. I didn't have a set idea in mind when I started the project, so the color scheme was more or less randomly decided after hearing mention of the US Navy's Blue Angels somewhere one evening, hence the name.

    The rifle was meant to be the centerpiece for the build, but it came out rather underwhelming as far as it's colors compared to the MS itself. I like the design, I just couldn't come up with a proper idea for the paint job on it. I had originally intended on something closer to the Aliens Pulse Rifle, but decided that'd be better suited for another kit somewhere down the road. Instead, this is more a variable beam rifle, with the barrel extending for longer ranged shots, shortening for closer, rapid fire.

    As to the kit itself, this was my second master grade (the first being the Zeta 2.0), so this one is really showing it's age. It's barely more than a high grade, though with the coming of the IBO line, this thing felt really, really old, much more so than it should have, I think. Still, I enjoyed it for the most part. My least favorite things about it were the hands, and an annoying tendency for the whole backpack to fall off, or just the outer armor of the backpack to come loose, as it was more or less just sitting there without any real grab to it.

    Had some doubts as to whether I was even going to finish this build, honestly. I'd go a few weeks without doing much to it because I wasn't sure where I was going, then when it came down to the last month, I just kept having set backs: had to strip paint and redo several parts after early airbrushing attempts, had one of the ankle armors break before priming, had the head antenna break before the first top coating, had at least two or three really bad messes with the panel line wash that left some areas looking bad, dropped parts going missing in the carpet for half-hour or more at a time, and had one part vanish completely (the collar piece that fits inside the yellow collar part, though I think it looks better without it, personally), and thought I'd lost the gray 'jaw" part of the head this evening after I'd did the final clear coat, but luckily I had just left it attached to one of my painting clips. These last two weeks had me uttering some very delightful curses, to say the least, lol.

    In conclusion, the top three takeaways from this project:
    1 - Have a plan! - I went in without a solid idea of what I was going to do, and I never could decide exactly what it was I was going for, so I spent a few weeks cutting pla-plate into itty-bitty strips and sticking them all over the place, only for the colors to wind up hidding most of the details. I had no idea what the paint scheme was going to be, I had no idea what I wanted the custom details to be like, and I even stuck some parts on there just because I had them sitting in my parts bin. Probably hurt the build pretty bad, but in the end, it came out rather not bad overall.

    2 - Practice, practice, practice! - Especially in regards to the airbrush. I had picked up a couple rattle cans about halfway through the build because I had thought to just spray the kit with those instead of using the airbrush because I was rather intimidated by it, but in the end I went through with it. I was getting better towards the end, and I've got more kits waiting for paint that I'm going to be practicing on in the coming weeks. I had tried a few practice sessions with paper and scrap pieces, but when it came right down to it, I learn better by practicing the real thing, so that's what I did, for better or worse.

    3 - Lighting is Key - Another thing I've learned, rather early, in my airbrushing experience is that proper lighting is key. My workspace is limited; I have to use my build area for my spray booth, so I can't keep the thing out all the time, and with the lights I have available, I just don't have proper lighting in the booth. The two lights I use while building and the overhead just don't light evenly, so I kept running into problems seeing the part lit well from all angles, so this led to colors not quite meshing up properly on parts that were meant to be together, and overall the dark blue color being a lot darker than I had wanted, mainly so that I could be sure that all parts wereproperly coated. Definitely going to be modifying the spray booth in the near future.
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    Looks cool! I like the yellow color a lot. What topcoat did you use?


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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Quote Originally Posted by Gobbla View Post
    Looks cool! I like the yellow color a lot. What topcoat did you use?
    Thank you! I used the cheap Krylon gloss coat from Wal Mart, lol.
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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanSniper View Post
    Thank you! I used the cheap Krylon gloss coat from Wal Mart, lol.
    That Krylon paint is good stuff, I use a lot of their paints. This kit looks really cool I like the color choices you picked. Nice and shiny too!


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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Quote Originally Posted by gundammonkey View Post
    That Krylon paint is good stuff, I use a lot of their paints. This kit looks really cool I like the color choices you picked. Nice and shiny too!
    Thank you! I've not tried their paint, but their primer worked just as good as Tamiya's from what I could see. I had a bit of a problem with the top coat, as it frosted on the first layer on most parts, but I think that was environmental or a factor of the rough paint surface (still not got the smooth airbrush paint job down yet), but it cleared up completely on the second layer to get that high gloss sheen. Definitely a good choice.
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    I like their primers. They cover just as well and fill in some spots just as well as the expensive stuff. Plus it comes in multiple colors. Some of their paints are great some not so much. The problem is the pigment size that they use in some of the paints. Like the metalics it will clog up an Airbrush but if you stick to the normal colors and I personally stick to the Flat/Matt finish, I find they go on easier and if they are a bit ruff I can hit them with something like a 1000 grit paper wet sanding and they smooth out really well.


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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Quote Originally Posted by gundammonkey View Post
    I like their primers. They cover just as well and fill in some spots just as well as the expensive stuff. Plus it comes in multiple colors. Some of their paints are great some not so much. The problem is the pigment size that they use in some of the paints. Like the metalics it will clog up an Airbrush but if you stick to the normal colors and I personally stick to the Flat/Matt finish, I find they go on easier and if they are a bit ruff I can hit them with something like a 1000 grit paper wet sanding and they smooth out really well.

    Nice; I might have to give them a try sometime.
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