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So many new [Gunpla] & other scale models to spend our paychecks on thread

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  • AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    RG Sinanju............complete

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  • Curly_BraceCurly_Brace Prototype Mimiga VillageRegistered User regular
    God dang that gold looks amazing.

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  • GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Registered User regular
    AtomicTofu wrote: »
    RG Sinanju............complete

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    How'd you find the build process? I'd heard some rumblings that it's kind of a bear to build.

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  • SchideSchide Yeoh! Registered User regular
    Damn. Can't wait to put mine together.

    I mean, I can, which is why I haven't started it yet. Just gotta find the right time.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO ROLLING STAAAAAAAAAAAAART Registered User regular
    that thing is FUCKINGSWEET

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    that thing is siiiiiiiick

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  • AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    GR_Zombie wrote: »
    AtomicTofu wrote: »
    RG Sinanju............complete

    How'd you find the build process? I'd heard some rumblings that it's kind of a bear to build.

    Process was largely fine, but the arms and connection between torso and waist are both looser than I'd like. Not a huge deal since I usually just pose it and leave it alone

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  • MidniteMidnite Down by the bonfireRegistered User regular
    Build Fighters ZZ II

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    Sorry about the crap quality of my phone's camera.

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  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    Boxes are the best backdrop in a pinch!

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  • MidniteMidnite Down by the bonfireRegistered User regular
    Okay, one more

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  • MegaMekMegaMek Murder the Gods and Topple Their Thrones Registered User regular
    Got my niece her own model and paint and brushes. Man, the Bearguy is way bigger than I thought.

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  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    edited February 6
    Hey Gunpla thread, if I'm going to be spray painting a part do I need to sand the whole thing, or just make sure there are no rough edges/nub marks/etc?

    I'm going to be using Tamiya brand TS series spray paint if that matters.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Of mercenary mind. Registered User regular
    edited February 6
    turtleant wrote: »
    Hey Gunpla thread, if I'm going to be spray painting a part do I need to sand the whole thing, or just make sure there are no rough edges/nub marks/etc?

    It depends on how meticulous you want to get. Sanding the entire thing isn't a requirement. If you want your paint to be crazy smooth and later want it to be hyper glossy, you can sand the whole thing to a very fine degree. Otherwise, just getting rid of the obvious seams, nub marks, etc will be just fine.

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  • HefflingHeffling No Pic EverRegistered User regular
    turtleant wrote: »
    Hey Gunpla thread, if I'm going to be spray painting a part do I need to sand the whole thing, or just make sure there are no rough edges/nub marks/etc?

    I'm going to be using Tamiya brand TS series spray paint if that matters.

    All you need to do is remove rough edges and nub marks. Even the pro painters I watch like Matt Mrozek (MVM3897) get by with only sanding down to a 600 grit, and you need a much finer sanding to get plastic back to a glossy coat. The key to getting a good coating is to make sure you use a good primer. A good primer, as I expect any Tamiya primer to be, is self leveling. This means it will fill in any tiny imperfections like light scratch marks from sanding, but won't obscure any details on the model. It also has a very good gripping strength, so that it sticks well to the model and paints stick well to it. Straight painting on plastic can have issues where it doesn't stick well.

    Also, wash your parts and let them thoroughly dry before painting. Getting rid of oils and mold release agents will help insure your paint sticks correctly.

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  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    Papaguy is up for Prime preorder over on Amazon! March 1 release date. Got mine pre ordered.

    08th MS Team Ground GM is also showing up, but not on Prime. Should be up soon I'd imagine.

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    Everyone prepare for the ground GM to be sold out because I'm buying them all.

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  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    Everyone prepare for the ground GM to be sold out because I'm buying them all.

    Nooooooo!

    Also look at this classy ass bear!

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    It's so good!

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  • AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    My regular shop just posted pics showing both the GM Ground Type and the MG GM Sniper II in stock.....

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  • MegaMekMegaMek Murder the Gods and Topple Their Thrones Registered User regular
    Everyone prepare for the ground GM to be sold out because I'm buying them all.

    Already pre-ordered two. :mrgreen:

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO ROLLING STAAAAAAAAAAAAART Registered User regular
    where do you guys store or display your finished models? I never have space to put them anywhere but I'm also kind of a slob and cover every surface in stuff anyway.

  • InquisitorInquisitor Of mercenary mind. Registered User regular
    Not gunpla but I'm very proud of the work I've done so far:
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    Just 10 more guys to go and the project of painting them begins.

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  • LogicReasonLogicReason Registered User regular
    where do you guys store or display your finished models? I never have space to put them anywhere but I'm also kind of a slob and cover every surface in stuff anyway.

    I actually got a glass and metal shelf to display them on. But I needed something in a space in my house anyway.

  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    where do you guys store or display your finished models? I never have space to put them anywhere but I'm also kind of a slob and cover every surface in stuff anyway.

    I actually got a glass and metal shelf to display them on. But I needed something in a space in my house anyway.

    I installed two big shelves on my walls and am probably putting another up very soon.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Good morning
    Here is a Sword Boy

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  • HyperBalladHyperBallad Unbeaten. Unbowed. Unbroken. Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Good morning
    Here is a Sword Boy

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    You've been talking with @Gatsby I see.

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  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    where do you guys store or display your finished models? I never have space to put them anywhere but I'm also kind of a slob and cover every surface in stuff anyway.

    I actually got a glass and metal shelf to display them on. But I needed something in a space in my house anyway.

    Yeah I got a detolf from IKEA for my kits.

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  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    The revive Gyan is so good. I was so happy they based the Gyancelot off it and not the old Gyan kit.

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  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Good morning
    Here is a Sword Boy

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    I think you'll find that is a Good Sword Boy, sir.

  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    Ive been doing research into styrene

    Gonna make some c u s t o m b o i s

  • GatsbyGatsby Registered User regular
    Well joke's on me, the Ground Type is now backordered on hlj (because of course it is).

    So...ebay it is

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  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
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    Wanna make the left dude

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I can't for the life of me recreate that crouched sniping pose from the GM Sniper II instructions

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    I can't for the life of me recreate that crouched sniping pose from the GM Sniper II instructions

    HG or MG?

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    I can't for the life of me recreate that crouched sniping pose from the GM Sniper II instructions

    Yeah, I swear some kits have poses featured on the box and instruction sheets that are straight up lies.

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  • GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Registered User regular
    It may be a case of "this looks totally awesome from this one precise angle, and totally bonkers when viewed from any other direction. "

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  • HyperBalladHyperBallad Unbeaten. Unbowed. Unbroken. Registered User regular
    No, I totally didn't message my local hobby shop asking to let me know when they next get a Wing Gundam Ver Ka...

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  • LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    So has anyone had experience with this kit? It's a decent amount more expensive than a lot of other HG kits, and i'm wondering if that's due to licensing or something
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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO ROLLING STAAAAAAAAAAAAART Registered User regular
    edited February 9
    what series is that from? I don't recognize that or the logos on the box

    googling "gundam elf" doesn't seem to bring anything up that looks like that

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  • miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    it's not a gundam, it's a "elf sigma" from "active raid" (shrug)

    i can't tell what the price is in that photo but the internet has it going for $20-30

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