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    Hi Resolution Wing Zero Custom Thread

    Hi all,

    Want to get thoughts on the Hi Res Wing Zero coming out. I personally already pre ordered it, along with the RG Unicorn. I have heard some dislike the Hi Res line, and I am curious to hear why, and what your opinions are on this Hi Res release.

    I think it can be said, emphatically, that it looks amazing!

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    Re: Hi Resolution Wing Zero Custom Thread

    I think it looks great, but I think most complaints come from the fact that the frame is already built and you just stick the armor on it.

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    Re: Hi Resolution Wing Zero Custom Thread

    Fair enough. But its still really pretty and detailed. I plan on doing an electroplating powder rub on the inner frame, to give it a nice sheen, and make the armour pop a bit more.

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    Re: Hi Resolution Wing Zero Custom Thread

    AN electroplating rub? you have the equipment to do that at home!?? Is there a DIY way to do that?



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    Re: Hi Resolution Wing Zero Custom Thread

    No, its a faux electroplating. Called MGM powder. Rub on plastic and it becomes metallic, almost a dark grey chrome. Heat it up a bit and it will become even more reflective. I am using it as a metal coat on my MG Kampfer build.

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    Re: Hi Resolution Wing Zero Custom Thread

    It looks good, but expensive for a kit I'd paint anyway to make it look better. Can't justify the hi res vs getting 4 MG kits.

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    Re: Hi Resolution Wing Zero Custom Thread

    Glad HLJ reopened preorders a few days ago, can't wait to get mine! It looks like its easier to disassemble compared to the previous barbatos frames.


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    Re: Hi Resolution Wing Zero Custom Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyboy3394 View Post
    No, its a faux electroplating. Called MGM powder. Rub on plastic and it becomes metallic, almost a dark grey chrome. Heat it up a bit and it will become even more reflective. I am using it as a metal coat on my MG Kampfer build.
    This is something I will have to look into. Always looking for different ways to make a metallic look.



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    Re: Hi Resolution Wing Zero Custom Thread

    I'm gonna see if my local model shop can get it in. They got me the hi res Barbatos which I'm still paying off but if reviews are anything to go by it will be worth it.

    I was happy to see Wing Zero getting this treatment into the hi res category. I was worried the unicorn would get it or god forbid the Strike Freedom. Seriously that thing has more vsriant kits than the rx 78 i swear.

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    Re: Hi Resolution Wing Zero Custom Thread

    Yeah its like 6 bucks too... always nice, and it goes a long way. Apparently though, you can put a color coat on top, but its finicky, and could blow off, as it is powder. I have seen ppl do it well with a clear red/blue coat. Looks fantastic.

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    Re: Hi Resolution Wing Zero Custom Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyboy3394 View Post
    Yeah its like 6 bucks too... always nice, and it goes a long way. Apparently though, you can put a color coat on top, but its finicky, and could blow off, as it is powder. I have seen ppl do it well with a clear red/blue coat. Looks fantastic.
    I have been looking at a few different types. So far C-1 Metalizer. It looks like one of the better ones out. You can paint over it and it dose not come right off.



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    Re: Hi Resolution Wing Zero Custom Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by gundammonkey View Post
    I have been looking at a few different types. So far C-1 Metalizer. It looks like one of the better ones out. You can paint over it and it dose not come right off.
    I tried painting over my MGM powder with a clear red, and it came out fantastic. If done right, over a gloss black base coat (like any chrome paint), it was smooth and reflective. Hit with a heat gun, and it bonds a bit better. I then hit it with a light coat of Tamiya TS clear red, to seal it, then hit it with thicker coats. It came out superb. Will be painting my MG Char's Zaku 2 with this combo.

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    Re: Hi Resolution Wing Zero Custom Thread

    Unboxing!

    http://blog.kenbill.com/?eid=1161

    Supposedly its out for release on Friday, can't wait to get mine!


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    Re: Hi Resolution Wing Zero Custom Thread

    So...this thing is a MG sized RG Frame?

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    Re: Hi Resolution Wing Zero Custom Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenico View Post
    So...this thing is a MG sized RG Frame?
    If RG's were made of plastic and metal... sure.

    Its basically a Metal Build where you add the armor yourself.


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