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Title: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on May 11, 2011, 11:14:36 AM
*Throws down Strike Freedom forearm equipped with MX2200 beam shield generator, still crackling with electricity.*

Let all who deem themselves worthy step forward and pick up this gauntlet and by doing so enter the gauntlet; the set of trials, tribulations and ordeals we must all face before we see a Perfect Grade Gundam kit come to completion.

*cue apocalyptic lightning striking over head.*
(http://www.uwec.edu/jolhm/EH3/Group2/Pictures/lightning.jpg)
O_O!

This is a challenge.  With a fixed deadline of September 1 (regardless of what time zone you're in.)

This idea came about when I realized that myself and 3 of my fellow Gundam bloggers were all working on this kit, to a greater or lesser extent, at the same time.  None of us were finished and all of us have had the kit since near, if not on, the release day (December 2010).

The bloggers I refer to are ASM (http://americansalaryman.com), Gaigun (http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/), Lupes (http://lupes.wordpress.com/) and myself (http://plamoaddiction.blogspot.com/).  Coincidentally all 4 of us were members of Sinanju Group Build (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kkHpmgyvxvs/TC8ErQ1bWuI/AAAAAAAAB8o/-53ESBzwzZg/s1600/29vh4c6.jpg) (before GAF when it was EvilCow) in which we all made a name for ourselves in the Gundam building/blogging community with our respective kits.  Even the Chief aka Administrator Sonar was kind enough to send us all plaques to commemorate the event (http://plamoaddiction.blogspot.com/2010/07/gifts-from-abroad.html).

I say this not through arrogance or conceit but as simple statement of fact.  That project may have been the single most demanding Gunpla project I've ever undertaken and it might just be the same for the others as well.  I've seen other modelers cite our Sinanju's as an inspiration to them.  Some emulated Gaigun's Yellowbird, or Lupe's Blue Berserker.  Just type "black Sinanju" into Google and ASM's and my own Sinanju will pepper the page with images.  Speaking personally I've gotten E-Mails and messages from other modelers out there who have used my colour scheme and poses.  It's quite flattering actually to think that one's own creativity can inspire the same qualities in others and indeed looking at myself... I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for the modelers that came before me and lit the fires of my own imagination.

But... that was almost exactly 2 years ago... and granted we have all made exceptional pieces of work since then, the 4 of us have never combined or efforts simultaneously as we did for our Sinanju's.  Could such a feat ever be reproduced?

This topic will answer that question.

The 4 of us may be the start but we may not necessarily be the end.  This is a community and as such this GB is open to the public.  But there are stipulations.

To accept this challenge you don't need to be a blogger.  But you must already have the Perfect Grade Strike Freedom in your possession.  This isn't for people to join in randomly.  It's made for people who already have the kit and haven't been able to finish it yet for whatever reason.

So no matter where you are in your build process, whether that be taking the runners out of the plastic or putting on the final decals... considering taking up the gauntlet and finishing your PGSF with us.  Personally I'm about 65% of the way through my own PGSF.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kkHpmgyvxvs/TUDogKVanDI/AAAAAAAACNM/aduG3YnD44c/s1600/GEDC0053.JPG)

The idea initially came about when I saw the tremendous progress Lupes was making on his...
(http://i56.tinypic.com/f2povr.jpg)

and also when I saw another impressive PGSF finished in these very forums (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1290.0) recently by Falldog.
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5148/5674641386_f5321a5d95_b.jpg)

These become an inspiration to me and I realized that I wasn't the only one in this position as well.  If Lupes and Falldog could find the motivation to power through theirs why couldn't we all?

So here are the official rules.

1. You must already own a PGSF *Amended - you may purchase your PGSF between now and the deadline but you must complete by September 1st

2. You must be part way through your build process be that 5% in (classified as: "I looked at the manual and thought about it for a while." or 95% finished (classified as: "I have a couple more decals to put on and then the final top coat").

3. The standard Strike Freedom colour scheme is banned.  Re-colours only. Something as simple as changing the scant amount of red parts to orange is sufficient.

4. You must think of a noun by which your PGSF will be referred to.  We were talking about using the 4 Horseman of the Apocalypse theme (thus the title) but who wants to name their PGSF "Famine"?  Not me.  I thought it should be modernized but "global climate destabilization" and "germ warfare" don't exactly roll off the tongue either but who am I to judge...  Anyway you have time to think of the word/s you want to use.  Just post it when you post the finals pics of your PGSF


and the final and most important rule.

5.  You MUST finish EVERYTHING by September 1st.

After that you can pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself on a job well done.  We'll probably also heap praises upon you as well because the Gunpla community is supportive like that.

Take it as far as you want.  Mods?  OK.  More LED work?  NP we encourage that.  Kit bash?  Why not but it's gotta be a PGSF base.  Do whatever you want BUT it's gotta be done and pics posted here before midnight on Sept. 1. Otherwise you fail this GB.

If you decide to pick up the Gauntlet I will keep track of your name.  It shall be en-scribed in the annals of history to be looked upon by future generations of Gunplars from now until the end of time.

That's all you need to know.

Like all group builds it's all about the community and enjoying yourself... so let's have fun doing this!  But if you can't make the deadline expect to be called out at the end! Sept. 1 is "Judgement Day"  Think carefully before you enter.  Could you handle the mantle of shame you would inherit if you fail?

I leave that up to you.

*picks up the gauntlet*

*burns name in a tablet of Gundarium alloy with MGX-2235 "Callidus" multi-phase beam cannon, mounted in torso*

Busterbeam - IN

*cue ominous roll of thunder and somewhere off in the distance, maniacal laughter.*
O_o!  Did it just get cold in here?  Good thing the summer is coming!  Great time to get out and paint!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on May 11, 2011, 11:56:33 PM
September 1st? I challenge you to finish it by May 1st. May 1st, 2011. That's right, time travel.

This sounds more like a straight challenge than a group build, specially if others can't just join.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 11, 2011, 02:42:29 PM
I will be watching your career(s) with great interest. /Emperor Papaltine
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on May 12, 2011, 06:49:11 AM
feel the power of the darkside!  yeah maybe a hybrid gb/challenge?  i havent developed my time travel powers yet.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on May 12, 2011, 07:54:07 AM
(http://i54.tinypic.com/2gvoq5t.jpg)

I'm in. I intend on making this sucker my Pride. Abstract nouns count, right busterbeam?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on May 12, 2011, 02:06:34 PM
acceptable!  and its a great name.  thinking to open this to anyone who gets the kit later as long as they can finish on time.  dont want to be an elitist.  the more the merrier right?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: iceman90 on May 12, 2011, 02:47:11 PM
Looking forward to the work from you guys in this thread. Falldog's PG SF had me really impressed and into this model.
acceptable!  and its a great name.  thinking to open this to anyone who gets the kit later as long as they can finish on time.  dont want to be an elitist.  the more the merrier right?

Have to agree with you about opening up to anyone as long as they can finish on time.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on May 12, 2011, 04:08:10 PM
Challenge accepted!

http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/2011/05/gauntlet-of-the-apocalypse/ (http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/2011/05/gauntlet-of-the-apocalypse/)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ASM on May 12, 2011, 07:30:51 PM
My fellow Gunplar of the Apocalypse has called, and I have ridden to join my brothers in this noble cause.

(http://americansalaryman.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/pgsfgb.jpg)


We're going Digital! (http://americansalaryman.com/2011/05/12/gaf-pg-strike-freedom-group-build/)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on May 12, 2011, 10:55:21 PM
Day one progress: Clog the everloving *($@ out of my airbrush.

Awesome!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 13, 2011, 07:34:23 AM
Day one progress: Clog the everloving *($@ out of my airbrush.

Awesome!
Huh. Twice in one day i'm laughing at your expense... :P

JK. Hope you get it sorted out, bro
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on May 13, 2011, 08:05:05 AM
Day one progress: Clog the everloving *($@ out of my airbrush.

Awesome!
Huh. Twice in one day i'm laughing at your expense... :P

JK. Hope you get it sorted out, bro

Nah, the update on the facebook was from yesterday.

It's weird, I mixed the paint like I usually do. Perhaps leveling thinner and summer are not friends.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 13, 2011, 08:12:22 AM
Day one progress: Clog the everloving *($@ out of my airbrush.

Awesome!
Huh. Twice in one day i'm laughing at your expense... :P

JK. Hope you get it sorted out, bro

Nah, the update on the facebook was from yesterday.

It's weird, I mixed the paint like I usually do. Perhaps leveling thinner and summer are not friends.
Funny how summer just suddenly said "Hello" around our parts huh?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on May 13, 2011, 08:32:22 AM
Day one progress: Clog the everloving *($@ out of my airbrush.

Awesome!
Huh. Twice in one day i'm laughing at your expense... :P

JK. Hope you get it sorted out, bro

Nah, the update on the facebook was from yesterday.

It's weird, I mixed the paint like I usually do. Perhaps leveling thinner and summer are not friends.
Funny how summer just suddenly said "Hello" around our parts huh?

Tell me about it, wtb spring or fall please. At least it's lovely at night here in Ohio.

(http://www.noiseaddicts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/album_ugly_kid_joe.jpg)

Time to try this again with some good music.

EDIT: Cool, got the base white down on about half of the dragoons. I was painting a Hi-Nu Gundoom for a friend at the same time (Have to paint aaaaall the white parts since the stock white of the kit doesn't match SUPER WHITE IV) so I ran out of my mix halfway through, but I get the feeling I'm going to need to buy more white paint even though I wasn't planning on it.

EDIT EDIT:

(http://www.covershut.com/cd_covers/Led-Zeppelin---Presence-Cd-Cover-2643.jpg)

Got the wings touched up since there were some dark spots where my fingers rubbed off the alclad. times like that really make me appreciate how precise the airbrush can be because I didn't take a damn thing apart to do said touching up. I also managed to get the majority of the wing armor parts set with alclads, now they just need their clear blue coats. I've also discovered a far easier way of cleaning out the ABs cup that I probably should have known about before now(turn the nozzle a half turn and the air escapes through the cup, cleaning the inside of the AB out) so now I can swap colors with far less hassle.

I'm not sure why, but I've been having a lot of trouble with my white lately. It was fine for the first half of today then when I refilled to continue painting it suddenly spiderwebbed all to hell on me.

EDIT EDIT EDIT: This post is worthless without a picture, so here's one of the head. Still love how mean this thing looks. I'll snap one of the dragoons and wings once they're finished up for sure.

(http://i52.tinypic.com/168tv8g.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 14, 2011, 06:23:23 AM
You get extra winning points for Led Zeppelin!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: kman on May 14, 2011, 10:18:47 AM
Hi all since everyone here is building pgsf, I'll just share what I'm working on. I guess this is gonna fit in the 95% completed category.

The colour theme is inspired/copied by Keita. I'm just too lazy not creative enough to think of another colour scheme.

a few things that I still need to do.

1. where in the world can i buy LR41 batteries for cheap? Dicksmith dont sell this size and watch shops wants 16 bucks for it.

2. More decals.

3. To spray the inner frame with gold paint. I'm stuck here bcos I'm wondering if I need to apply primer b4 spraying gold and not too sure which gold paint to use.

(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb139/kelvinyjt/PGSF/PGSFWhite1.jpg)

(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb139/kelvinyjt/PGSF/PGSFWhite2.jpg)

(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb139/kelvinyjt/PGSF/PGSFWhite3.jpg)

(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb139/kelvinyjt/PGSF/PGSFWhite4.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 14, 2011, 11:40:05 AM
Kman- Love your metal decals. Good job!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on May 14, 2011, 11:45:31 AM

1. where in the world can i buy LR41 batteries for cheap? Dicksmith dont sell this size and watch shops wants 16 bucks for it.

3. To spray the inner frame with gold paint. I'm stuck here bcos I'm wondering if I need to apply primer b4 spraying gold and not too sure which gold paint to use.

eBay is your best bet for batteries. Look for a local seller though.

I used Tamiya sprays. Looks great, easy to use. Either way, you shouldn't need to prime since it's the same color/shade.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: kman on May 14, 2011, 12:04:26 PM

1. where in the world can i buy LR41 batteries for cheap? Dicksmith dont sell this size and watch shops wants 16 bucks for it.

3. To spray the inner frame with gold paint. I'm stuck here bcos I'm wondering if I need to apply primer b4 spraying gold and not too sure which gold paint to use.

eBay is your best bet for batteries. Look for a local seller though.

I used Tamiya sprays. Looks great, easy to use. Either way, you shouldn't need to prime since it's the same color/shade.

Thanks Falldog.... i was really inspired to paint the inner after looking at your WIP. Your work looks sensational
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on May 14, 2011, 05:56:40 PM
kman now we are talking!  wow!  thank looks great.  metal decals ftw
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hemish on May 14, 2011, 06:01:38 PM
 Click here  (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4x-Maxell-LR41-192-AG3-Button-Cell-Battery-FREE-POST-/140547949509?pt=AU_Electronics_Batteries_Chargers&hash=item20b94f83c5)

There you go

I got batteries of him for my MG Exia that is still sitting in the box :)
He was great to deal with, cheap and free postage
Doesnt get better than that
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on May 14, 2011, 07:06:14 PM
having a bit of trouble editing the original post but i definitely want to open this up to anyone who buys the kit between now and the deadline.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 15, 2011, 10:01:52 AM
Well this was a welcome surprise to come home to!

Busterbeam, all credit to you for a charismatic, inspiring, and downright electric OP. Thoroughly enjoyable reading which I can say with certainty I will re-read a number of times.

Unsurprisingly, this thread has had a lot of veiws in a short time. GB threads always seem to generate the most views. In particular when people of stature in the Gunpla blogosphere all post about it at the same time!

This is truly an exciting event and I'm proud to be able to offer the platform for the synergy to conduct through.

I literally just got home and not only am I tired but pretty incoherent and still a bit hungover from my night on the town with ASM.. (more on that later) After I've had a good night's sleep we'll see what we can do to propel this GB further and keep the momentum rapid.

If you're reading and would like to help spread the word, we'd love it if you could re-post about the Gauntlet on your :blogger: :wordpress: :fb: :twitter:

Here are the relevant blog posts to date:

http://plamoaddiction.blogspot.com/2011/05/whats-coming.html
http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/gauntlet-of-the-apocalypse/
http://americansalaryman.com/2011/05/12/gaf-pg-strike-freedom-group-build/
http://lupes.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/the-gauntlet/
http://gundamaustralia.blogspot.com/2011/05/pg-strike-freedom-gb-gauntlet-of.html

This should be a pretty amazing experience! Really looking forward to seeing what happens next!!

:haro:
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 15, 2011, 05:10:46 PM
having a bit of trouble editing the original post but i definitely want to open this up to anyone who buys the kit between now and the deadline.

IDK why that would be.. Maybe try clearing your cache? I just performed a small edit to rule 1, if you want to rewrite anything else let me know and I'll fix it up for you. :)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Adrian on May 15, 2011, 05:58:43 PM
This is quite really exciting considering the people involved. I'm going to watch this one.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ASM on May 16, 2011, 01:07:18 PM
First off, I didn't post it in my joining the gb post but, Falldogy, your PGSF is amazing looking.  My initial idea had be black/red until I heard about and saw your beauty.  I read your follow up too on your blog, I agree quite wholeheartedly with your conclusions.

Also, Kman, really really nice decals, did you make them yourself?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ASM on May 16, 2011, 01:08:06 PM
and someone needs to come and bust out some awesome PS skills so we can get banners for the GB of all shapes and sizes!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on May 16, 2011, 02:01:57 PM
I've decided on a theme and on a noun, I mean name.


COURAGE
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/ja-lgflag.gif)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 16, 2011, 02:07:22 PM
Outstanding.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 16, 2011, 02:09:56 PM
Right on!.... and no one saw I posted that on Gai-Gun's post.....still adjustin' to mod powarz! :P
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: MrDoom on May 16, 2011, 06:24:50 PM
Some sexy SF's here :) Makes me want to build it again :D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: kman on May 17, 2011, 02:31:08 AM
Click here  (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4x-Maxell-LR41-192-AG3-Button-Cell-Battery-FREE-POST-/140547949509?pt=AU_Electronics_Batteries_Chargers&hash=item20b94f83c5)

There you go

I got batteries of him for my MG Exia that is still sitting in the box :)
He was great to deal with, cheap and free postage
Doesnt get better than that

thx got it :)
First off, I didn't post it in my joining the gb post but, Falldogy, your PGSF is amazing looking.  My initial idea had be black/red until I heard about and saw your beauty.  I read your follow up too on your blog, I agree quite wholeheartedly with your conclusions.

Also, Kman, really really nice decals, did you make them yourself?

nah just bought them off ebay  ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on May 17, 2011, 08:23:33 AM
having a bit of trouble editing the original post but i definitely want to open this up to anyone who buys the kit between now and the deadline.

IDK why that would be.. Maybe try clearing your cache? I just performed a small edit to rule 1, if you want to rewrite anything else let me know and I'll fix it up for you. :)

thanks for that mate.  i'll just leave it as is.  thanks for the kind words about the OP as well.  i wanted to get the 'epic' feel but i didnt want the apocalypse thing to make people depresssed!  i mean... it is coming next year apparently

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon

i personally hope that its like a meteor or something equally spectacular. but i dont really see how armageddon could be... boring.

btw Sonar my issue editing the post was with the cursor jumping around as i was typing.  i couldnt see the text i was editing.  it was there but the text box kept moving up to an early part of the post as i was typing while the cursor stayed in place.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on May 17, 2011, 08:45:34 AM
Busterbeam
lupes
Gaijin Gunpla
ASM
kman
and I am tossing Falldog in there too for honourable mention as he finished his after I first approached the others about the idea but hadn't made the post yet.  Besides if I'd been a week earlier (took a small vacation) or he'd been a week late in any aspect it would have been fine...

So the 1 has become 6!

Also I took a look at the Falldogs write up as well.

http://otakurevolution.com/content/pg-strike-freedom-complete

and I also think that his assessment of the kit is accurate (like ASM said).  if you're thinking of buying the kit do a bit of research first.  as good as it is it isnt what it should be imo.  correction "ioo".  in OUR opinions.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on May 17, 2011, 01:09:23 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qgf3lVCjgvE/TciukRJ0QcI/AAAAAAAACdY/BmQSMu4fBUo/s1600/PICT0484.JPG)

probably going to have to find a better way to fix this.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on May 17, 2011, 01:53:16 PM
Fill it with putty then drill a tiny hole and insert metal rod down the length of it.

That's probably the route I will take.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on May 17, 2011, 01:54:28 PM
and someone needs to come and bust out some awesome PS skills so we can get banners for the GB of all shapes and sizes!

Definitely.  I am not capable of producing the awesomeness some of the people here do using photoshop. 

Banners!  We need them! 

Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 17, 2011, 03:48:15 PM
and someone needs to come and bust out some awesome PS skills so we can get banners for the GB of all shapes and sizes!

Definitely.  I am not capable of producing the awesomeness some of the people here do using photoshop. 

Banners!  We need them! 


Alright, get me some images to work with and i'll get you gets something together. I assume the theme would be the impending apocalypse? :P
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 17, 2011, 11:11:42 PM
btw Sonar my issue editing the post was with the cursor jumping around as i was typing.  i couldnt see the text i was editing.  it was there but the text box kept moving up to an early part of the post as i was typing while the cursor stayed in place.

That is an infinitely annoying bug in this forum software. I had this problem when sending PM's and editing long posts in Japan using Vista/IE. Sometimes this can be combated by using IE in compatibility mode.
Fill it with putty then drill a tiny hole and insert metal rod down the length of it.

That's probably the route I will take.


I was thinking the same.
and someone needs to come and bust out some awesome PS skills so we can get banners for the GB of all shapes and sizes!

Definitely.  I am not capable of producing the awesomeness some of the people here do using photoshop. 

Banners!  We need them! 



Random where you at homie? ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Talanor on May 18, 2011, 12:01:53 AM
Hello everyone!
I would like to join the challange!
I am around 8% with my kit, meaning that i read the manual and have decided the colour scheme of my gundam...

As for the name it will be the not so original "Stinger"

Ciao
Talanor

PS: i ask for forgiveness if sometimes my english is not correct, but i am italian and i will try to do my best!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 18, 2011, 12:05:41 AM
Welcome Talanor! Buongiorno signore!

Welcome to GAF and welcome to the Gauntlet. I'm very interested to see what you have planned for us!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Talanor on May 18, 2011, 12:46:09 AM
Hi again,
thanks for the warm welcome in the forum!

The color scheme i decided is a little strange ( I think ), but i hope will result nice enough.

Basically will be centered around  copper/orange (candy) for the main parts with details in matte black and i decided to leave the original gold inner frame (repainted gold to cover the "bad gold"), from this waspy arrangement of colours derive the name "Stinger".

I am still deciding the colours of the decals but i think they will be black.
Ciao
T.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 18, 2011, 12:52:41 AM
Wow! That sounds exciting. I know from experience that the orange/black combo is not an easy one to do well. Looking forward to seeing some pics ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 18, 2011, 01:07:09 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qgf3lVCjgvE/TciukRJ0QcI/AAAAAAAACdY/BmQSMu4fBUo/s1600/PICT0484.JPG)

probably going to have to find a better way to fix this.

http://plamoaddiction.blogspot.com/2011/05/pgsf-wing-fix-ver-busterbeam.html

Felt this needed to be shared in this thread, for completion's sake. :)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 18, 2011, 01:45:33 AM
PG Freedom Conversion using PGSF parts via Gundam Guy (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Rpo5xM2m8Vk/TciuigQZByI/AAAAAAAACdQ/w4O_D90QJUk/s320/PICT0474.JPG)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Nhl_WCAkTTQ/TdIHWflnQxI/AAAAAAAAvyA/Eetr0G1ew1o/s320/4.jpg)

Haha it's like a downgrade!

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20061026040719/en.futurama/images/thumb/9/99/Bender-obsoletely-_fabulous.jpg/250px-Bender-obsoletely-_fabulous.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shiaoran on May 18, 2011, 03:11:22 AM
I've been asking about the Dragoon Unit fix on another topic:
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1362

But I guess I should've just asked about it in here.

I haven't even opened mine's box yet, but when I start building it, I already want to have in mind exactly what I'll do to prevent that common breakage and also have the proper materials.

Aside from Busterbeam's method, the only other I know that may do the trick is the aluminum pipe one:
http://www.gunjap.net/site/?p=5511

Please do share your fix methods.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: random on May 18, 2011, 05:50:14 AM
and someone needs to come and bust out some awesome PS skills so we can get banners for the GB of all shapes and sizes!

Definitely.  I am not capable of producing the awesomeness some of the people here do using photoshop. 

Banners!  We need them! 



Random where you at homie? ;)

Stop... Banner Time!
(http://www.availableforpanto.com/MC%20Hammer.jpg)

sounds good people
ill see what i can do, ive got a fair few things on atm (album covers woot)
plus trying to get a new job.
will give it a go, but if some one beats me to it that is fine ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: random on May 18, 2011, 06:40:02 AM
ok how do we fee about this?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: random on May 18, 2011, 06:51:28 AM
and a banner before i go to work ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on May 18, 2011, 06:53:08 AM
It's an honor to be posthumously included in this group build.

I have to pick a name right, how about Advocate?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: random on May 18, 2011, 06:55:06 AM
ok now im running late  ;D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on May 18, 2011, 07:37:38 AM
lol, they look great
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 18, 2011, 08:05:34 AM
Win!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on May 18, 2011, 10:40:30 AM
Banner time!  Please random dont hurt em! haha random nice work!  that was really cool!  and fast!


I have to pick a name right, how about Advocate?

There you go!  this is starting to come together now!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on May 18, 2011, 10:59:55 AM
Your skills are top notch, Random. Do you have your own site or similar?  I have no problem including a link to you in my site considering how much you've helped me(us) with the ReZEL images.

For the Strike Freedoms, is it possible to get something 308 x 154 and 637 x 300?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on May 18, 2011, 11:00:17 AM
Fill it with putty then drill a tiny hole and insert metal rod down the length of it.

That's probably the route I will take.


i may do the same with some thicker pipe.

Talanor and Shiaran welcome!  8 of us now!

Busterbeam
lupes
Gaijin Gunpla
ASM
kman
Falldog
Talanor
Shiaoran

Remember that you can change the name of your suit up until the last day.  Sometimes the end build isnt exactly what we had in mind so its good to be flexible. But I'll keep track of your info as it happens.

also... yeah SFreedom to just Freedom is a downgrade but there are a LOT of Freedom fans out there who hate the SF.  And I can understand why to be honest.  it is a bit over-powered.

Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shiaoran on May 18, 2011, 12:14:43 PM
Sorry, Busterbeam, I'm not in for this one. Butthanks for the welcome XD

I'm just hoping to learn about the fix while you guys are at it. I still have my PG 00 to finish (Gundam done, Raiser unopened) and given the magnitude of these kits (size, time, price...), I won't start my SF for a while. In fact I only got it a month ago because I couldn't miss a 10000 Yen discount.

Also I'm a straight builder (that's the term, right? straight build?), all I do is panel line and paint missing details/eyes.

BTW, your blog has been very helpful since I got back to model kits after about 8 years without building any ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: random on May 18, 2011, 07:30:31 PM
GG the 637 x 300 it the first one (just click to inlarge)
308 x 154 coming right up
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: random on May 18, 2011, 07:36:26 PM
there you go
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 18, 2011, 10:39:57 PM
Random you are truly an amazing dude. Thanks so much mate. I was gathering that you are super busy with life from your recent inactivity, and it's great to see you answer the call mate. You are a great friend. Also, those banners BANG. Album covers? Yeah dun. We'll talk more soon I'm sure. Look out for a lil su'n su'n in the mail next week too. ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on May 19, 2011, 09:41:30 AM
well, I got four of the wing armor parts painted, pics once they're dry. part of me wishes I wasn't committed to doing it by airbrush, maybe I'll re-alclad them yet again and just spray them all with tamiya clear blue and save myself a lot of work. Efficiency and all that. Can't wait to see what you guys have come up with so far...kman, that white SF is the hotness and those metal decals look great, especially on the forearms.

Random, those banners are killer. nice work.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on May 19, 2011, 10:12:58 AM
GG the 637 x 300 it the first one (just click to inlarge)
308 x 154 coming right up

You da man, Random.

Apologies for missing the 637 x 300.  I was viewing on my iphone and images weren't showing.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 19, 2011, 11:02:13 AM
Random, those banners are killer. nice work.

You da man, Random.

He is that dude.

Mad props cos the props don't stop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7hbmWJLRo0
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on May 19, 2011, 01:32:38 PM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/2ymtyle.jpg)

I have a few other halves done as well, though a few still need more work still. I really can't wait to be done with this section. They look great, but damn is it aggravating now.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_yPZhmO0wF3M/S-l78yVx9oI/AAAAAAAABGQ/G9bWpyUAHck/s1600/Danger_Zone_-_Kenny_Loggins.jpg)

Additionally, the paint on the R2 part keeps getting scratched to hell thanks to the way the stand makes the kit sit. I've had to strip and repaint it about 4 times now, and I'll have to do it again still before I'm done. Seriously, this stand is a total joke. I'll be looking in to some other alternatives for the final product since I can't just let it stand due to the weight of the kit puffing the chest out so much like in this picture:

(http://i53.tinypic.com/2vmstjd.jpg)

Also got the panel lining done (warm grey FTW) yesterday. For the gripes I have, I'm still loving how this is turning out. Decals should be here soon!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ASM on May 19, 2011, 02:08:47 PM
Random,  hotness on the banner.  Not to be selfish, but could I get a w240xh180 one? 
I love how the banner looks man, seriously, it's like a move poster practically.  I can't stop but smile at the "Gauntlet of the Apocalypse" theme.

On the wing fix, I did the ring fix, and totally forgot to send Buster his rings, sorry bro.  Will drop some in the mail this week.  I did a ish job on the puttying around the ring though, so it looks like an explosion of whitish putty around there.  Got to fix it up for sure.  I'll probably get started sometime in June though, I'm trying to finish up the PG GP01 before going back to the PGSF. 

Lupes, know what you mean on the chest jutting thing.  Unfortunately the notched peg in the waist doesn't do much from keeping the torso from eventually leaning backwards due to weight...
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on May 19, 2011, 02:54:49 PM
i didnt look in this thread before cause im not part of the GB and seeing all this will make me want to be lol

but some sweet pics startign to come out i like where this is headed which judging by previous efforts is to be expected that banner looks dam awesome too

random-whats the background image of in the banner?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on May 19, 2011, 03:09:32 PM
Here's my first WIP post for this GB.

http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/2011/05/courage/ (http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/2011/05/courage/)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hoardz01 on May 19, 2011, 05:13:27 PM
This is all looking amazing, awesome work, cool banner and heaps of talent. Ingredients for a good GB!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: random on May 19, 2011, 05:50:58 PM
Cheers guys, your all to kind :)

@Sonar: yeh life is interesting atm, was good to bash out some gundam graphics :D

@Asm: no worries, with in a day (at work atm)

@Fury: the apocalypse
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: random on May 19, 2011, 07:28:39 PM
here you go mate
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 19, 2011, 10:10:01 PM
That picture disc of danger zone is sweeeet.

Great post GaiGun. Priming using the Hemish method could certainly save you some time here.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hero on May 20, 2011, 10:24:17 AM
Hmm, I've been working on my own since early this month. Still in the final stages of snapping the wings while cleaning every nub and seam along the way before making mods. I won't join you guys though because my final colors must be traditional and my deadline is in less than two months. Would be nice to see what you guys have got though.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 20, 2011, 10:31:04 AM
It's a shame you won't be joining in Hero. Your work is typically outstanding so it will be beautiful to see your PGSF in stock colours I am sure. If you don't mind could you keep us appraised of your progress or drop a pic in the GB topic when you're done? :)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hero on May 20, 2011, 10:57:00 AM
Sure, I can do that. Of course, you'll probably be the first to know when it's done anyway.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: kman on May 20, 2011, 11:13:53 AM
Lupes: Thats a very nice shinny blue... what kind of colour is that? I find it really hard to get an even coating of metallic paints but your paint job is smooth as!!

and love that SUPER NINTENDO in the background. Lost mine ages ago. Is that still working?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on May 20, 2011, 11:30:59 PM
Lupes: Thats a very nice shinny blue... what kind of colour is that? I find it really hard to get an even coating of metallic paints but your paint job is smooth as!!

and love that SUPER NINTENDO in the background. Lost mine ages ago. Is that still working?

Thanks! the blue is alclad II chrome with clear blue over it...some parts turned out smoother than others and it's taken quite awhile to get everything to be just so. Metallic paint is my jam though, +5 to shiny things.

All my old consoles work! The SNES, Saturn, Dreamcast, NES and Genesis are all still playing games...though they obviously don't look quite as good when they're blown up on a 47" TV. That's why we have hacked Wiis and PS3s and 360s though. :)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Z on May 21, 2011, 05:25:57 PM
This Gauntlet will top the previous Sinanju GB! It has to! haha. I'm so anticipating to see the final artwork from you guys. 3 and a half month is just around the corner!

Good luck!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Wolfman X on May 25, 2011, 02:36:20 PM
hey lupes, your SF reminds me of AnA colours
do like!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on May 26, 2011, 03:40:00 PM
A day of many decals.

(http://i51.tinypic.com/6ym74k.jpg)

(http://i51.tinypic.com/2n71p3a.jpg)

(http://i56.tinypic.com/v654r8.jpg)

Some of the placement was taken from Falldog, other stuff more improvised.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on May 26, 2011, 04:32:54 PM
you win!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on May 26, 2011, 04:41:57 PM
he wins
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hemish on May 26, 2011, 04:43:14 PM
Yeah thats looking awesome
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: iceman90 on May 26, 2011, 04:46:01 PM
The decal outlines seem visible. Is this what they call silvering? Or is this just the normal look before the next coat of clear when it disappears? Sorry if Im asking what seems to be a very basic question, Im new to decaling with waterslides.

The decals on the blue are nice. White seems a little empty at the moment. Are you going with blue coloured decals on the white? Or do you have some color scheme in mind?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 26, 2011, 10:53:24 PM
The decal outlines seem visible. Is this what they call silvering?

Yes it is. Did you lay down a gloss coat first Lupes? Did you apply mark setter to the surface before laying the decal?

It might just be the angle of the shots. Suffice to say, I think it moved.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: iceman90 on May 26, 2011, 11:05:54 PM
Would adding some mark softener now fix the problem?? Or would a few coats of top coat do the trick?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 26, 2011, 11:30:15 PM
Would adding some mark softener now fix the problem?? Or would a few coats of top coat do the trick?

Maybe, and unlikely. Mark soft(n)er will give you a chance to reposition the decal if you're lucky, but it won't make it adhere any better if the surface below is not gloss clear coat smooth.

Hemish has gotten good results from wet sanding the decal lightly with 2000 grit wet n dry.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on May 26, 2011, 11:43:39 PM
The decal outlines seem visible. Is this what they call silvering?

Yes it is. Did you lay down a gloss coat first Lupes? Did you apply mark setter to the surface before laying the decal?

It might just be the angle of the shots. Suffice to say, I think it moved.

I have some setter to apply after still, but yeah there was a clear coat down before I set the decals. It's annoying, but I'm hoping that it'll get cleared up once I start doing other stuff.

The decal outlines seem visible. Is this what they call silvering? Or is this just the normal look before the next coat of clear when it disappears? Sorry if Im asking what seems to be a very basic question, Im new to decaling with waterslides.

The decals on the blue are nice. White seems a little empty at the moment. Are you going with blue coloured decals on the white? Or do you have some color scheme in mind?

I don't have any blue decals handy, though I might wing up ordering some now to give it some proper pop...definitely a very good idea. Thanks!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on May 27, 2011, 01:06:40 PM
(http://i56.tinypic.com/v654r8.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5267/5763305389_1d50b550ac_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2334/5763305347_7661b1138f_o.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3265/5763305245_58606d0e59_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2065/5763305283_12be090ef9_o.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 27, 2011, 07:44:36 PM
haha! Awesome.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 27, 2011, 09:27:49 PM
Gaijin Gunpla Update (http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/pg-strike-freedom-some-mods/)

It's a Gundaaaam Update (http://lupes.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/pg-sf-gb-wip-3-decals/)

Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on May 28, 2011, 12:52:46 AM
Man, the paint on yours came out so damn smooth. I'm still torn on using a matte coat for the white parts and sticking with gloss for the blue areas myself, just because glossy white feels so very underwhelming.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: cezar_rk on May 28, 2011, 02:41:04 PM
Hi There! let me show you my PG "Power" Strike Freedom, hope that noun is fine, this is the first PG I build, it is 95% complete, all that is left are the stickers.
(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/932/dsc00329qnp.jpg)

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/3055/dsc00330im.jpg)

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/7794/dsc00325wd.jpg)

Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 28, 2011, 08:16:25 PM
Nice silver dude! I like your blue and gold ReZEL too!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on May 29, 2011, 06:45:30 AM
whats up with that probability book?!  feeling the metallic scheme on that!  looking good!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: cezar_rk on May 29, 2011, 07:03:27 AM
@Sonar Thanks, I will upload the images of the ReZel.

@BusterBeam Well, some times duty calls  ;D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 29, 2011, 01:39:28 PM
Excellent job, Cezar, I really feel like you capture Bandai's "Extra Finish" look there.  Rarely do I see such great recreations.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on May 29, 2011, 06:58:22 PM
@Sonar Thanks, I will upload the images of the ReZel.

@BusterBeam Well, some times duty calls  ;D

true indeed!  well good luck with that man.  that **** aint easy.  at least not for me!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 30, 2011, 09:03:56 AM
whats up with that probability book?!  feeling the metallic scheme on that!  looking good!

I saw that and thought you would notice it as well.. ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on May 30, 2011, 03:35:49 PM
you know me too well my friend!

also great job with the banners at the bottom guys.  Gundam Australia does it right.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 31, 2011, 10:19:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4Bx7R0LKx0
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on May 31, 2011, 01:13:11 PM
haha!  cant go wrong with Kane
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 31, 2011, 09:16:04 PM
Gundam Australia does it right.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 02, 2011, 12:16:44 AM
Finally got all the messed up wing parts sanded down yet again. Third time is the charm, right? Gonna try to make some headway on the actual dragoons as well since I need to do some white painting for some other models as well...busy work week though, we'll see how much I can get done.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 02, 2011, 08:56:44 AM
Keep watching the GAF Blog, something interesting is coming concerning this GB! I might even have it done tonight!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 02, 2011, 09:01:03 AM
Oooh! I'm excited!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 02, 2011, 12:06:55 PM
Want some story and humor in this Group Build? I has it! I'm decided to follow this GB a little less than....normal we will say! It's a new series called "GAF Live Reports!" by yours truly, I whipped up some parody News images to share here in full size glory too, hit the blog for a fun little intro.
http://gundamaustralia.blogspot.com/2011/06/gaunlet-of-apocalypse-1-end-is-nigh.html (http://gundamaustralia.blogspot.com/2011/06/gaunlet-of-apocalypse-1-end-is-nigh.html)

Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 02, 2011, 12:20:11 PM
Led Zep unclogs the toughest of clogs!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 02, 2011, 12:20:43 PM
Led Zep unclogs the toughest of clogs!
Hahaha! Thought you might like that.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on June 02, 2011, 12:41:32 PM
lol very kool way to follow the GB and that explains the cryptic blog of yesterday lol
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 03, 2011, 09:30:58 AM
Flawless victory!

Outstanding concept and execution with that post mate! I love it! Bowel lossening creativity right there.

For some reason I can't comment on the blog. I keep getting stuck in an infinite loop of logins.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on June 03, 2011, 12:08:32 PM
I feel a little guilty (because it's awesome!) pointing out that my banner says 'Yohoku' instead of Tokoku. 
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 03, 2011, 01:18:39 PM
I noticed that also. Keyboard slip I guess.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 03, 2011, 02:03:09 PM
I feel a little guilty (because it's awesome!) pointing out that my banner says 'Yohoku' instead of Tokoku.  
This is why I love photoshop. It will be fixed within a few moments! My apologies. There's also another error within your banner. It contains words in the news crawl I ended up removing in later images.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 03, 2011, 02:12:35 PM
Fixed!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on June 04, 2011, 01:36:58 PM
Hey everybody!

Is it too late to join in the group build? You guys have inspired me to pull mine out of storage and give it a go!

Might as well introduce myself here! Live in Melbourne. Been building gunpla since 2002, haven't built many since 2008. Still been buying them though, might take a photo of the pile'o'boxes downstairs awaiting some love at one point. Customs probably think I run an import business for HLJ <_<

Got the last three main PGs waiting to be built, and couldn't decide on which to start first. A bit of random googling for scheme ideas, and I found this post. Now I'm inspired. Having not built much recent, I'm jumping in the deep end.

Colour scheme is based on (of all things) the prototype photos of the PGSF. I like the grey! >_> So I"m going for a white/grey theme, though frame'll be gold still, but repainted all in one colour. Everyone knows Bandai dropped the ball on the pre-painted gold frame stuff, but I think mine's worse than many I've seen here. As for the marbled gold 'metallic' plastic? Guuuh.

I'm 'shopping up the colourscheme, might look good, might look blurgh. Who knows? The fun is in trying, anyway! September is a long way away still (famous last words, amirite?) Also, cutting and sanding. And sanding... Maybe I should've started smaller.

Cheers!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 04, 2011, 05:26:54 PM
(http://i56.tinypic.com/e8k5c1.jpg)

Guess what I'll be waking up in 3.5 hours to work on?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 04, 2011, 07:16:25 PM
Fixed!

Top effort

Great to have you on board Shaid! September is not really all that far away at all in terms of :pg: Busterbeam asks for commitment only from the brave, whom fortune favours. Go forth and create my friend, but make the deadline or pay in spades.

Lupes I love your commitment. the last couple of nights seeing your PSN ID active on Netflix I am imagining you working on your PGSF while watching something. How does netflix for the PS3 work? Can I get a noob explaination?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 05, 2011, 12:36:02 AM
I like the layout for ps3 a whole lot more than 360, it's just things organized by category (Instant Queue at the top, followed by recently watched then top picks then genres similar to things you've watched over the last few days). The way the ps3 is laid out everything is shown in a nice horizontal list up to about 50-75, depending on how many movies/shows are in the list.

(http://www.aimlesspodcasts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Netflix1.jpg)
Here's a shot of the ps3 layout, which I like a lot more than the 360 design-

(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/gizmodo/2009/03/ScreenHunter_02_Mar._21_11.31.jpg)

The 360 also stops and tells you the network quality has changed and takes time to stop the video and rebuffer which is annoying as piss while the ps3 just changes and doesn't feel the need to stop and alert you to the fact that your internet speeds aren't constantly the same.

The key thing is to be sure to rate stuff so it gives you stuff you like, as opposed to random junk. I watched Ip Man last night while working on the rifle parts, talk about a kickass movie. Wish I could learn something like that.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 05, 2011, 09:35:10 AM
Lokks cool. Hope they expand their market outside the US some day.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 05, 2011, 10:02:20 AM
Lupes takes to the early mornings in order to Power Forward (http://lupes.wordpress.com/2011/06/04/power-forwar/)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on June 05, 2011, 09:55:16 PM
After hours of stuffing around in photoshop with a range of source images, I present:

(http://i.imgur.com/uhPdX.jpg)

Final colours may vary, this is just a photoshop mockup, after all.
I decided grey was too plain.

Also, obvious source images, credit where credits due, etc.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 06, 2011, 09:27:20 AM
Now that is a great color scheme, make it work bro!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on June 06, 2011, 10:10:43 AM
Love it!  Hell, you don't even have to build the kit.  That picture is awesome enough.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 06, 2011, 10:18:10 AM
That colour scheme would really lend itself to some Kriz (http://kriz-kreativemindz.blogspot.com/) style pin work:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5247/5349277789_8eb433bd3f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40590218@N02/5349277789/)
PICT1619 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40590218@N02/5349277789/) by Rmahza (http://www.flickr.com/people/40590218@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ASM on June 06, 2011, 05:18:47 PM
Had a hell of a busy May, and so have not been able to keep up at all lately.  I finally get a breather and stop back to check up and you guys just fricking blow me away! 

Where to start?

Random, amazing banners man, I donít know what to say than just that, amazing.  Me and Gaigun finally got back on COD when the PSN was restored and the first thing he says to me is ďman did you see Randomís banners?Ē Yeah, and I was blown away.

NTZ Ė After coming back after being blown away by Randomís awesomeness, I then read the blog and then saw the breaking news type photos.  Long story short, consider me blown away again.  Seriously, you guys are amazing. 

Everyone else whoís coming along farther than me, amazing.  Seriously, my heart gets all proud and stuff and it makes me want to go home and start working on my PGSF right now.  Iím hoping I will be able to get started this month, but due to a variety of reasons, I probably wonít be painting and what not till later next month.  As is, the bar has been set incredibly high, and I need to bring my full game to this. 

But let me say this.  Reading this thread has made me proud to be a Gunplar. I salute you all.
 

Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on June 06, 2011, 06:17:05 PM
colour scheme looks great shaid can't wait to see it applied to the actual thing
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 07, 2011, 05:14:39 AM
Had a hell of a busy May, and so have not been able to keep up at all lately.  I finally get a breather and stop back to check up and you guys just fricking blow me away! 

Where to start?

Random, amazing banners man, I donít know what to say than just that, amazing.  Me and Gaigun finally got back on COD when the PSN was restored and the first thing he says to me is ďman did you see Randomís banners?Ē Yeah, and I was blown away.

NTZ Ė After coming back after being blown away by Randomís awesomeness, I then read the blog and then saw the breaking news type photos.  Long story short, consider me blown away again.  Seriously, you guys are amazing. 

Everyone else whoís coming along farther than me, amazing.  Seriously, my heart gets all proud and stuff and it makes me want to go home and start working on my PGSF right now.  Iím hoping I will be able to get started this month, but due to a variety of reasons, I probably wonít be painting and what not till later next month.  As is, the bar has been set incredibly high, and I need to bring my full game to this. 

But let me say this.  Reading this thread has made me proud to be a Gunplar. I salute you all.
 


Thanks for the kind words, ASM. I definitely look forward to what you bring to the table. They say the longer something cooks, the better it tastes. :D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 07, 2011, 09:04:14 AM
I love that forum happpenings have made it into psn chats. ;D

Guessing you guys have all got your premium membership and free games from ps store now seeing as I see the little gold plus sign next to your names. Sonar928 if you are yet to add me on psn ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on June 07, 2011, 09:12:36 AM
Thanks guys, if it looks even half as good as that photoshop job came out, I'll be happy!

I think I'm going to do some custom decals. Nothing fancy, just some white ones and so on, for the wings and such.

Anyone done customs with Samuel Decals before? I'm sure they come out nicely.

Now back to trying to choose a new airbrush. So many options...
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on June 07, 2011, 10:45:55 AM
Shaid, that design is effing awesome!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on June 07, 2011, 01:17:18 PM
I reassembled Courage last night to get an overall look at how the frame is looking.  I don't think I will need to do any more painting of the frame so I will move onto the Dragoon frames.  At first I had divided them into parts that definitely needed painting and parts that didn't but now I am thinking it's best to be safe and just spray them all.  Yes, all of them.

Got some pics to show off here.

I really love this kit!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on June 07, 2011, 01:32:23 PM
I really like the masking on the pipes on the back skirt.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 07, 2011, 03:06:20 PM
Excellent, GaiGun! Top tier masking work as usual.

(http://i55.tinypic.com/20jg6q0.jpg)

I need to fix some imperfections on the large blue parts on the rifles via some wetsanding, but this weapon is the hotness.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 07, 2011, 03:17:12 PM
Bonertime. :drool:

That rifle is the business Lupes.

GaiGun I love how it is looking already, and that you have a 1/144 paint tester knocked up while getting your Yojimbo on.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 08, 2011, 09:52:11 AM
GaiGun Blog Update spotted: http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/pgsf-more-gold-and-those-dragoons/

Lupes update spotted! http://lupes.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/gauntlet-gb-4/
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 08, 2011, 10:31:30 AM
Wonderful, one of the Z1-1 or Z2-1/Z1-2 or Z2-2 parts has vanished from my workdesk. Hope it turns up soon.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on June 08, 2011, 01:27:32 PM
Hah, I have large bright coloured pieces of model kit fall on the group and disappear all the time. Then they turn up weeks later in a different room. I've come to the conclusion they get sucked into a temporal vortex.

Probably the work of rogue ZEON elements.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 08, 2011, 02:02:36 PM
Wonderful, one of the Z1-1 or Z2-1/Z1-2 or Z2-2 parts has vanished from my workdesk. Hope it turns up soon.
...You know this is going back into the news crawl again right? >_>
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on June 08, 2011, 04:33:36 PM
Wonderful, one of the Z1-1 or Z2-1/Z1-2 or Z2-2 parts has vanished from my workdesk. Hope it turns up soon.

This is what we needed to happen in order to catch up to you.  Which pieces are those, btw?

Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on June 08, 2011, 10:28:26 PM
Ooof, that's one of those important pieces.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on June 08, 2011, 10:38:02 PM
So yeah, I joined the blog parade just for this GB.

http://gundam.lostspiral.com/

Expect occasional updates and stuff!

Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 09, 2011, 12:29:37 AM
Wonderful, one of the Z1-1 or Z2-1/Z1-2 or Z2-2 parts has vanished from my workdesk. Hope it turns up soon.

This is what we needed to happen in order to catch up to you.  Which pieces are those, btw?



Hahah, I feel like the universe is trying to sabotage me finishing first. Those parts go to the inside of the dragoon units and help facilitate the whole popping out thing they do, so I really need to find it. Here's the picture of the manual with the part in question:

(http://i55.tinypic.com/2f0d6vp.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 09, 2011, 09:10:04 AM
Dalong can't be hot linked. You need to RCS and upload.

You are forever losing parts dude!

You need a curtain for your work table that attaches to the front of the table and goes over your lap while you are working to catch anything you drop.

Nothing can be done about the ricochets though.

Best thing to do is comb over a metre squared at a time slowly and gently with a dustpan and brush. It will turn up, probably at the bottom of a box of cereal, sitting on top of your playstation, or in your freezer. :)

So yeah, I joined the blog parade just for this GB.

http://gundam.lostspiral.com/

Expect occasional updates and stuff!



I have a feeling this will make it into the next Live Report. Too bad you're using wordpress or we'd add you to the blogroll.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on June 09, 2011, 09:29:16 AM
I have a feeling this will make it into the next Live Report. Too bad you're using wordpress or we'd add you to the blogroll.

Blogspot wont let you add Wordpress blogs to the blogroll? :'(
Maybe link to the RSS feed or something. http://gundam.lostspiral.com/feed/rss/ (http://gundam.lostspiral.com/feed/rss/)

Back on topic:
Those of you who've painted the inner frame; did you strip the metallic gold paint off the prepainted stuff before painting, or did you just coat all three different colours in gold/silver paint of choice?

I'm also planning kitbashing a weapon of some kind, but I have to go through my weapon cache first. 'cause, you know, SF doesn't have many guns or anything, right? >_>
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 09, 2011, 09:36:41 AM
Weird, but previous post amended with the aforementioned missing part picture. The thing with the curtain is a really good idea, but this one disappeared when I had everything taken apart for painting. I thought it had been in the same spot since I sat it on the shelf while I got everything done but apparently it fell off or...something. I'll clean today and hope it turns up, if not I'll probably be giving a certain someone a call since he's been a real help for me in my broken/missing part escapades.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on June 10, 2011, 10:38:38 AM
Progress update:

I got a bunch done yesterday! I measured the dragoons, worked out I want decals on them that are 9.5cm x 0.7cm, and... then fell asleep.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 12, 2011, 01:10:20 AM
Z1-2 part popped up, it was under my bed (HTF it got there, I'll never know). Excellent. In other PG Related news, my friend and I decided to play with his PG Strike some more...candy metallic red all the way baby. that'll do a nice job unifying the reds and we're going to paint the whites so they match.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on June 13, 2011, 12:32:32 PM
Found some time this weekend (before and after going out and drinking my face off with ASM) to put in some more work. 

I painted what I think will be the last parts of the frame that need paint but I am open to the possibility that some more areas of the wings will need to be done.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/IMG_7290.jpg)

The I started disassembling, once again, the kit.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/IMG_7285-e1307932001233.jpg)
In order to prime the torso pieces.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/IMG_7288.jpg)
You'll notice at the bottom of the picture the small piece for the chin.  Ya, I had to disassemble the whole head to get that.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/IMG_7286.jpg)

Then prep for priming
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/IMG_7291.jpg)

And to test the contrast between the tones I am using, here's the test subject.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/IMG_7289.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 13, 2011, 12:34:26 PM
....Iron Man Build Mk. II? :D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on June 13, 2011, 03:14:42 PM
time for a long overdue update;

First i want to give props to ZetaNewtype for expanding the story a bit and increasing the drama because thats what this gb needs.  more drama and... explosions!

(http://iramis.cea.fr/Images/astImg/882_1.jpg)
Hell yeah!

first... the tablet!

busterbeam
lupes
gaigun
asm
kman
talanor
shaid

falldog as cavalry

reserves:

shiaoran
hero
cezar_ rk (if you want to jump up to the front line/active service let us know)


Shiaoran - thanks for the comment and im glad i could help you with some of the PGSF wing stuff.  im sure this topic will be a wealth of knowledge for anyone working on the kit.

random - again thanks a lot for the banners!  you really out did yourself!  everytime i see them i'm reminded of what im participating in and how epic it is.

Shaid - welcome to the gb and to the blogging world as well.  your ps mock up looks awesome!  cant wait to see some of your WIP.  also i didnt strip anything before i painted the frame.  gold on gold.

ASM - if you sent the rings i havent gotten them yet.  if you didnt its all good.  I wont be hitting the wing stuff until much later and i have another idea of how to handle it also.  that said if you ever get the time id definitely put them to use.

Lupes - Ip Man is awesome and so if your PGSF.  but seriously man... whats up with all the lost parts and repainting?! haha  i do think you'll still finish before the rest of us.  outside of kman who is practically at the end too.

i'm putting this update in here now because I'm jumping over to the Grunt MS GB for a minute to handle mah bizness there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvUOZO_fDos

so good luck guys and keep it up!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on June 13, 2011, 06:17:21 PM
New plastic demolition tools should arrive this week! (Hopefully tomorrow). Thus progress on modifying the gun can start. Also, I'm thinking of removing the chest beam cannon. Not sure I like it. Not sure what to do with it. Might reshape that panel a little or something. It's always been the part of the SF design I dislike the most.

Also, MOAR EXPLOSIONS.

(http://regretfulmorning.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/explosion.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 13, 2011, 06:36:32 PM
I was just wondering where our fearless leader was. Great updates from the gaunletiers in the last page or two! I'm excited by the possibility that someone is going to take to their PGSF with malcontent. I'm yet to see a damaged one. ;D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 14, 2011, 01:04:59 AM
Lupes - Ip Man is awesome and so if your PGSF.  but seriously man... whats up with all the lost parts and repainting?! haha  i do think you'll still finish before the rest of us.  outside of kman who is practically at the end too.

(http://www.iamwomanworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/explosion.jpg)

Mostly due to having too many projects running at the same time and trying to work on days where it's just too humid. Many atime I've sprayed the first cup of white paint just fine but when I pour the second half of the cup it spiderwebs or clogs on me. The blues I've just wound up with particles in the paint from god knows where.

I got a lot of the stickers put on the kit last night, I'll be avoiding using them on any areas with the candy blue though since the border would be far too obvious.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on June 14, 2011, 03:33:43 AM
bringing the heat!  love it guys.  yeah Sonar i kinda fell off a bit there but i might be around a bit more now
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 14, 2011, 08:03:13 AM
Stickers. (still to go: a handful of decals on the right leg)

(http://i54.tinypic.com/ogcoyr.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hoardz01 on June 14, 2011, 08:13:53 AM
damn Lupes, that is so sweet! I have to stay away from this thread or else will succumb to PGSF. Amazing work, considering the scale, thats how many thousands of dollars worth of paint :-)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 14, 2011, 08:21:41 AM
damn Lupes, that is so sweet! I have to stay away from this thread or else will succumb to PGSF. Amazing work, considering the scale, thats how many thousands of dollars worth of paint :-)

about...20 bucks? Maybe 30 tops, and that's only because Alclad is so friggin' expensive. I love my airbrush.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on June 14, 2011, 09:25:48 AM
My turn!
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/explosion.jpg)

First stage of armor painting is complete. 
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/IMG_7311.jpg)

If I've done this correctly, people viewing the kit (very closely) will notice 3 different shades of red.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/IMG_7320.jpg)

The white you see on the torso and skirts is actually primer. I needed to get the torso together after painting to determine how the next shade of color will go on.

And I already noticed a mistake I made that will need correcting. (dammit!)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 14, 2011, 04:28:33 PM
The red makes it look like another SEED era suit. Totally different feel too it. Maybe Sword Impulse? I know you have a soft spot for that kit. Still some of the best box art to date.

Looking good guys.

So do we have to post some kind of explosiuon with each post now, or is that for participants only?

Since I am an 'Honorary' Gauntletier,

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/5378/nukew.jpg)

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2007/08/simpsonsbg.jpg)

;D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hemish on June 14, 2011, 08:08:03 PM
Ooooo thats looking very pretty GG keep going
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on June 14, 2011, 09:55:25 PM
As mentioned, I donít really like the chest beam cannon on the SF. Looks silly to me. So Iím going to change the chest a teeny bit.
I was musing over this, when I had the feeling someone wanted to tell me somethingÖ

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/rx-chest.jpg)
You know what? The little guy has a good idea!

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/rx-approved.jpg)
RX-78-2 Approvedô

I love blutack, I must add. Might need to thin it down a bit, or a sharper edge. Got to get me some modelling putty and board/plastic/whatever it is. Pla-plate?Also, how effing awesome is the RG RX-78-2?

Also, off topic, but how effing awesome is the Real Grade RX-78-2? Apart from the hands and bits liking to just pop off.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on June 15, 2011, 03:43:27 AM
^ LOL!!!  funny!  yeah its a damned good kit but the feet kinda bug me a bit.  i think gaigun has had the best explosion so far.  looking good with the red.  i actually like the straight red and white thing im seeing there.

shaid im curious to see how that ends up looking! 

lupes looking good man!

sonar i dont think its mandatory but im not complaining!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 15, 2011, 08:56:49 AM
RX-78-2 Approvedô


Haha. This needs to be a seal.

(http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/images/GA_SEAL.JPG)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on June 15, 2011, 02:17:04 PM
I heard you likes explosions.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5199/5834638455_7d11842f39_o.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Dakaramor on June 15, 2011, 02:55:16 PM
That made me seriously lol
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 15, 2011, 03:13:50 PM
I heard you likes explosions.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5199/5834638455_7d11842f39_o.jpg)

Haha! Winner!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 15, 2011, 03:53:37 PM
I heard you likes explosions.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5199/5834638455_7d11842f39_o.jpg)

(http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/images/GA_SEAL.JPG)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on June 15, 2011, 04:50:55 PM
LOL!!!  i love this topic... that was seriously a "Goodbye Mr. Bond" moment.  love the seal!!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on June 15, 2011, 04:51:32 PM
but on topic... what do you guys think about this?  i hope it reminds you all of what we're doing here!

http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2011/06/pg-160-strike-freedom-gundam-painted.html
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on June 15, 2011, 05:00:47 PM
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/xzibit-yo-dawg-explsion.jpg)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/explosion1.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on June 15, 2011, 05:36:11 PM
Gunpla? What's that?

<_<

(http://geekman.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/asplode3.gif)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on June 15, 2011, 05:37:18 PM
but on topic... what do you guys think about this?  i hope it reminds you all of what we're doing here!

http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2011/06/pg-160-strike-freedom-gundam-painted.html
Mine'll look a bit like that. With moar blue.


Possibly.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on June 15, 2011, 05:50:01 PM
but on topic... what do you guys think about this?  i hope it reminds you all of what we're doing here!

http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2011/06/pg-160-strike-freedom-gundam-painted.html
Looks good. Interesting that he went to the trouble but used the stickers.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on June 15, 2011, 06:28:35 PM
enjoy while you enjoy!  this topic is almost as epic as sonars mg musha but thats on a different level tho
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 15, 2011, 09:22:24 PM
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/xzibit-yo-dawg-explsion.jpg)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/explosion1.jpg)

++

HAHAHAHA. F u c k. Has anyone seen my s hit? I seem to have misplaced it.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: kman on June 15, 2011, 11:38:50 PM
but on topic... what do you guys think about this?  i hope it reminds you all of what we're doing here!

http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2011/06/pg-160-strike-freedom-gundam-painted.html

White FTW!!!

minor update. A few more decals n lining...have yet to paint the inner frame gold.

(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb139/kelvinyjt/PGSF/P6154752.jpg)

(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb139/kelvinyjt/PGSF/P6154755.jpg)

(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb139/kelvinyjt/PGSF/P6154753.jpg)

(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb139/kelvinyjt/PGSF/P6154756.jpg)

(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb139/kelvinyjt/PGSF/P6154759.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on June 15, 2011, 11:44:56 PM
looks good mate the vents (i assume you added) look good

as does everyones updates these are going to turn out to be epic builds
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on June 16, 2011, 12:37:19 AM
White effing rocks.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 16, 2011, 04:33:56 AM
ROFL. That was a nice series of posts that cracked me the hell up.

However....I think it's about time to drop a colony on this thread. SIEG ZEON!

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110414043129/gundam/images/d/dd/Explosion_on_Dublin_colony_seen_from_afar.png)
(http://media.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/575675/998285.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 16, 2011, 04:35:31 AM
You all realize the next set of new rolls is going to be nothing but explosions right? Ahahaha
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 16, 2011, 05:57:20 AM
You all realize the next set of new rolls is going to be nothing but explosions right? Ahahaha

I cannot wait for this to happen.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on June 16, 2011, 07:45:47 AM
oh no!  colony drop?!  GAF will never been the same!

(http://ghostlightning.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/p017b.png)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on June 16, 2011, 09:28:41 AM
eh no important bits missing in that pic :P

are all group builds like this lol if so im in the next for sure haha
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 16, 2011, 01:20:15 PM
oh no!  colony drop?!  GAF will never been the same!

(http://ghostlightning.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/p017b.png)
The tagline says "Survivors of Operation British!" we're all good!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hoardz01 on June 16, 2011, 09:25:10 PM
Lol! What the hell is going on in here :-) Pisser!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on June 17, 2011, 12:47:02 AM
this is how we do it!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 17, 2011, 08:37:45 AM
eh no important bits missing in that pic :P

are all group builds like this lol if so im in the next for sure haha

Tassie must have been washed away after the impact. If you look closely you can see Tassie in the GAF logo.

(http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/images/GALogo100x100.JPG)

Nah all GB's are not like this, only HorsemenTM GB's
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 17, 2011, 01:31:15 PM
Hooyah, got my white primer in today + replenished my supply of chrome (or chrom)...the base black is down and the wings are finally nearing completion! The end is nearing!

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/05/30/article-1023042-016D12BC00000578-798_468x378_popup.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 17, 2011, 07:39:50 PM
I keep telling you, it's pronounced "chome". :facepalm:
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on June 17, 2011, 09:52:11 PM
I just gotta say, as a long time reader, and first time poster, this thread is so epic, it deserves a new kind of explosion:

(http://i52.tinypic.com/xljr40.jpg)

Keep up the great job guys!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 17, 2011, 11:45:46 PM
It just needed ooooone little thing...here you go.

(http://i54.tinypic.com/s2vcpj.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: dominict on June 18, 2011, 01:14:40 AM
Lol the most off topic group build ever... the most AWESOME off topic group build ever!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on June 18, 2011, 01:52:45 AM
oh man LOL!!! is xzbit the front man for this topic now?!  that explosion is out of control.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 18, 2011, 08:23:18 AM
Hahaha Lupes!

Lost my s hit at that! :D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 19, 2011, 12:32:21 PM
First gunpla post of this page:
(http://i52.tinypic.com/333vafl.jpg)

Oh yeah! Got the primer laid down on the other 4 dragoons too. Just need to get more super white IV and get grinding. Also: these wings are heavy as sh!t, I posed that side higher up originally but it sagged back down to there in no time.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hoardz01 on June 19, 2011, 01:47:15 PM
That lloks awesome lupes, can't get enough if that blue/silver combo!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 19, 2011, 02:40:00 PM
Blue parts on the rifle for the winnings. 5 Hour extra strength energy.. So that's how he does it!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 19, 2011, 02:50:26 PM
Blue parts on the rifle for the winnings. 5 Hour extra strength energy.. So that's how he does it!

For when I absolutely have to work on gunpla at 3am. Touching the rifle blue parts up, hence their sad absence. Can't wait to see what the other fellas are up to...
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hemish on June 19, 2011, 03:25:02 PM
That looks amazing, how much space is that going to take when finished and dragoons fully extended??
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 19, 2011, 04:08:12 PM
hard to say. I plan on leaving them extended, so here's a picture of his royal bigness on his eventual throne with a bunch of other WIP kits.

(http://i51.tinypic.com/15zjprb.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hemish on June 19, 2011, 05:26:43 PM
Geebus that is freakin huge!!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on June 19, 2011, 05:32:30 PM
Agreed. I'm going to have to re-think where I was going to put mine when I finally buy it...
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 19, 2011, 06:45:32 PM
I would be tempted to suspend those Dragoon units from the ceiling with fishing line.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on June 20, 2011, 12:34:40 PM
If you've got the wings, you gotta keep them extended.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on June 21, 2011, 10:48:40 AM
whats up with that strike in the background?!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on June 21, 2011, 03:33:29 PM
Moved on to the next part of Courage last night.  I think I used a whole can of white primer on the Dragoons alone.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/IMG_7359800.jpg)

From there, I took out my trusty pencil and...
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/IMG_7361800.jpg)

Let's hope this works.

Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on June 21, 2011, 06:38:48 PM
WOW.  i hope it works too.  and for the record...  i believe in it as well.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on June 21, 2011, 06:59:27 PM
whats the pencilling for ? as a guide to paint over later as a "catch phrase" for your courage?

also it says "believe in japanese power" or am i getting the particles wrong
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on June 21, 2011, 07:15:53 PM
also it says "believe in japanese power" or am i getting the particles wrong
What little I understand about reading Japanese, (and I can barely read the "Japan") I think it's closer to "Believe In Japan's Power". Course, "Believe In Your Power, Japan!" could be a nice alternate.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 22, 2011, 04:14:50 AM
whats up with that strike in the background?!

It's actually for a friend, it's the old Mwu La-Flaga themed strike I started forever ago. He decided PG SF's chrome blue looked so good we should go back and give the reds on the Strike the same treatment.

GaiGun looking good! Are you going to scribe that in there?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 22, 2011, 08:08:05 AM
Damn that is going to be an expensive paint job by can alone.

My guess is scribing..?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on June 23, 2011, 09:46:04 AM
whats the pencilling for ? as a guide to paint over later as a "catch phrase" for your courage?

also it says "believe in japanese power" or am i getting the particles wrong

I think I am realizing just how long I have been in Japan.  When I look at that sentence I don't even think about what it means in english, I just think the Japanese.  If I had to translate it I would write it as "I believe in Japan's strength."  (power seems corny when used in this context.)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on June 23, 2011, 11:56:41 AM
haha strength is definitely better thanks for clarifying that, shows just how hard it is to get "true" meanings from languages from the outside
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hero on June 23, 2011, 02:48:33 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/NycDarkDragon/Strike%20Freedom/KMSF.jpg)

L: Happy Anniversary! Do you like it?
K: Oooo, shiny! I wonder if it's scratch proof.


Nearly done with all the mods, but not going to spoil it yet.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on June 23, 2011, 03:07:49 PM
great pic!  hero are you joining us?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hero on June 23, 2011, 03:17:29 PM
Not really. My colors are traditional and I won't be doing WIP here. I might pop in an image or two if it's interesting.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 24, 2011, 09:19:09 AM
haha nice one Hero. Very interested to see your PGSF. If you choose to throw up a couple of pics here we would be most grateful. ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on June 24, 2011, 05:09:24 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/NycDarkDragon/Strike%20Freedom/KMSF.jpg)

L: Happy Anniversary! Do you like it?
K: Oooo, shiny! I wonder if it's scratch proof.
LOL! I saw that while "Tobe! Freedom" from the Gundam SEED Soundtrack 3 was playing! Fit perfectly!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Adrian on June 25, 2011, 01:30:09 AM
Most. awesome. groupbuild. ever.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: dominict on June 25, 2011, 02:37:53 AM
@ Hero

Just out of curiosity, what ever happened to your PG strike to PG strike freedom mod?? That really was quite amazing.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hero on June 25, 2011, 04:51:44 AM
It was officially cancelled when Bandai announced their own. I couldn't figure out how to get the wing joints done, so it was delayed for years. It wasn't a wasted effort though because I got a lot of experience in scratch building and mod'ing from the project.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 25, 2011, 06:20:17 AM
It was officially cancelled when Bandai announced their own. I couldn't figure out how to get the wing joints done, so it was delayed for years. It wasn't a wasted effort though because I got a lot of experience in scratch building and mod'ing from the project.
Finish it and call it the Strike Freedom Prototype, it doesn't need wings :D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on June 26, 2011, 06:53:27 PM
Because it's been a while since an update, I thought I'd post one!

Man, PG kits go through spraycans like candy at a kid's birthday party.

So, I decided to TS-21 up the chest a bit. Whole innerframe will be this colour. I took before and after shots, but meh. You've seen em all before. :P
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/waist.jpg)

The TS-21 is actually very close to the non-plated metallic gold in colour.
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/gold.jpg)

Oh, and does anyone else really like the colour of primer? I might not paint the rest... Also contains a preview of the simple chest change. Can anyone spot the piece I forgot to prime? I also want to prime and blacken the gold pieces inside the chest vents. I've coloured the vents themselves gold to compensate.
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/ilikeprimer.jpg)

And the backpack, for the hell of it.
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/backpack.jpg)

Currently not painted or partially painted are the feet, head and rest of the missing armour from the chest
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hemish on June 27, 2011, 12:24:49 AM
Yeah I'm a fan of primer grey, be interesting to see it worked into a kits colour scheme.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on June 27, 2011, 12:33:59 AM
Got the dragoons totally primed now, gave up fighting the wing parts. After sanding them down so many times and it still not being perfect I caved and just got replacement ones care of our favorite courageous gunplar. I refuse to settle for less than perfect on this thing.

I dig the frame color, Shaid. The chest mod is unique and it'll totally make yours stand out in a crowd.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on June 27, 2011, 12:46:33 AM
Yeah I'm a fan of primer grey, be interesting to see it worked into a kits colour scheme.
Pre phase shift armour mode seed gundam perhaps ?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 27, 2011, 08:41:28 AM
Yeah I'm a fan of primer grey, be interesting to see it worked into a kits colour scheme.
Pre phase shift armour mode seed gundam perhaps ?

Paging Gunduck.. ;)

MG Aile Strike Phase Shift Down by Gunduck (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=266.0)

Nice work Shaid. I'm glad to see that removing that anus from the chest area came up so nicely. ;D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on June 27, 2011, 09:26:16 AM
I received my replacement parts from Bandai and with those in my possession there was nothing stopping me from assembling the torso.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/IMG_7477800.jpg)

The skirt is almost done except I decided to spray the frame with the remaining TS-21 gold I had as from some angles the frame is visible. Once that is finished I can assemble the skirt (except for the guns).
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on June 27, 2011, 12:40:04 PM
@sonar, ye thats it exactly but if its been done need a new idea now haha

@gaigun, still loving  that red looks awesome
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on June 27, 2011, 01:25:18 PM
That's almost too much red I think. Could use something to break it up.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: GS_Zaku2 on June 27, 2011, 11:23:33 PM
Only if I had the money I would buy 2 PG Strike Freedoms. One to be kept in it original colour scheme while the other would be different in colour. But as I said if I had the money to get them! lol
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on June 28, 2011, 12:16:29 AM
They're probably still 40% off at HLJ. That's almost half price, almost two-for-one!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on June 28, 2011, 05:04:02 AM
yeah id probably break up the reds too but thats just me.  i dont know what vision you have for the end product.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on June 28, 2011, 09:10:51 AM
I'm seeing your 3 shades of red and I'm liking it. I'm seeing your vision and your reluctance to break it up as well. Keep going strong mate. :)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: GS_Zaku2 on June 28, 2011, 10:02:13 AM
and the strike freedom will have a name change to Char's Strikes back. Lol
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on June 28, 2011, 11:38:46 AM
The red is broken up by the other 3 shades of red.  ;)

I haven't really shown my vision for this thing yet, although it's been hinted at.  The next few Courage posts on gaijin-gunpla.com will give everyone a better idea what I am going for.  I'm having to much fun with the Epyon right now which is good because the weather hasn't been conducive to painting.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Dakaramor on June 29, 2011, 04:37:49 PM
the subtle difference between the three shades is very nice. Enough to make the parts stand out, but not enough to clash. Very good use of color there!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on July 03, 2011, 09:01:00 PM
This Weekend's Progress(tm)!

Kinda over sanding.

First up, legs and waist! Ready to spray!
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/waistlegspre.jpg)
I also have 5 cans of TS-21 ready, just in case I'm a little heavy handed.

Also, WTF Bandai? An injection mold seam line? On a PG kit?
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/wtfbandai.jpg)
This is a piece of the leg armor. There's also another piece with the problem. So, 4 leg pieces needing extra effort.

*grumble sand sand sand grumble add water sand phew*
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/sandsandsand.jpg)
Still a bit of a plastic mark, but nothing primer wont fix. Also shows up bad under camera flash.

So now I've got feet, legs and waist all ready to paint.

Only arms and wings to go! Wait, what do you mean it's July already!? When's September again, after November, right?

EDIT: Spleelings.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on July 04, 2011, 01:55:06 AM
yeah im going to have to get my butt into gear too if i'm going to finish this.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on July 04, 2011, 10:48:46 AM
yeah im going to have to get my butt into gear too if i'm going to finish this.

same here. really taking my sweet time on the dragoons...
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on July 05, 2011, 10:37:08 AM
Maybe we need to organise to have Buster kidnapped for a month or two so he can't close the build until Oct/Nov.

Wait, illegal? Kidnapping? Since when?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 05, 2011, 10:39:05 AM
Maybe we need to organise to have Buster kidnapped for a month or two so he can't close the build until Oct/Nov.

Wait, illegal? Kidnapping? Since when?
Hmm, I'm in the States....I'm closest. Mission Accepted. *Hops off to go find Wing Zero.*
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on July 05, 2011, 10:53:41 AM
As an agent of the Four Horsemen I can't allow subversions to the bonds you have adorned by taking possession of the Gauntlet by way of kidnapping. It is a great plan though. By all accounts you would have legions of beautiful young Japanese ladies more than willing to pay his ransom. ;)

Only Buster himself can extend the deadline, which would effectively nullify the challenge. I hear a few now making noises of concern about the deadline, and to you I say that you must prioritize your PGSF if you are to succeed in running the Gauntlet!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 05, 2011, 11:48:04 AM
As an agent of the Four Horsemen I can't allow subversions to the bonds you have adorned by taking possession of the Gauntlet by way of kidnapping. It is a great plan though. By all accounts you would have legions of beautiful young Japanese ladies more than willing to pay his ransom. ;)

Only Buster himself can extend the deadline, which would effectively nullify the challenge. I hear a few now making noises of concern about the deadline, and to you I say that you must prioritize your PGSF if you are to succeed in running the Gauntlet!
Mission Failed..... *tries to self-destruct himself, but fudges it up as usual!*
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on July 05, 2011, 11:52:00 AM
Not failed yet.

We just need to kidnap Sonar too.

I'm closer, I'm on it!

SHIRT-NINJA, AWAAAY!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on July 05, 2011, 02:03:41 PM
*goes into hiding
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on July 05, 2011, 03:03:42 PM
I do my best work under pressure anyway. I'll make the deadline for sure, just waiting on those replacement parts to arrive. I oughta be laying down the chromed blue for the dragoons within the next few days as well as trying to close up at least half of the dragoon units themselves.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on July 05, 2011, 06:31:48 PM
I've done stuff!


http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/courage-under-the-maskinging/ (http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/courage-under-the-maskinging/)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_7611800.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on July 05, 2011, 08:45:08 PM
I like that right there very much.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on July 05, 2011, 08:52:23 PM
I've done stuff!

http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/courage-under-the-maskinging/ (http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/courage-under-the-maskinging/)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_7611800.jpg)
I see what you're doing now! I didn't put it together (pun intended) until I saw those shoulder pieces. You're painting Courage to look like the Japanese flag. Very clever! Bravo.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on July 05, 2011, 09:27:47 PM
That's a clever idea! Very nice!

Are the dragoons going to be alternating red and white?

I need it to stop raining here, or to jury rig a spray booth, so I can do some painting to mine. I'm building and painting in sections too.

Damn winter.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on July 05, 2011, 10:28:06 PM
@GaiGun - i had an inkling this was the direction of you scheme after your last post but didnt wanna say anything incase i was wrong lol i love it though should look epic in the end especially combined with the kanji scribes on the dragoons, my only dislike of it is im planning a very similar thing by placing a rising sun (ijn style) on my HG freedom  haha

@all- the purpose of this GB was to be a challenge and an undertaken that will break some and i like it (cause im only watching the pain hehe) the fast paced work is quite good from this side of the fence
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on July 06, 2011, 04:38:31 AM
I've done stuff!


http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/courage-under-the-maskinging/ (http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/courage-under-the-maskinging/)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_7611800.jpg)


Looking awesome, I figured things were going this direction and actually seeing it it looks fantastic!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 06, 2011, 06:37:55 AM
Wooooow. Now that's an undertaking that seems to be paying off. Good job, Syd!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on July 06, 2011, 08:14:32 AM
As an agent of the Four Horsemen I can't allow subversions to the bonds you have adorned by taking possession of the Gauntlet by way of kidnapping. It is a great plan though. By all accounts you would have legions of beautiful young Japanese ladies more than willing to pay his ransom. ;)

Only Buster himself can extend the deadline, which would effectively nullify the challenge. I hear a few now making noises of concern about the deadline, and to you I say that you must prioritize your PGSF if you are to succeed in running the Gauntlet!

haha funny!  yeah you dont want that army of young jp women to descend upon you asking where i am.  or maybe you do?! lol

anyway no one, myself included, can postpone the inevitable!  the Apocalypse is coming and it waits for no man!  it might wait for a reasonably hot woman though.

(http://static.allkpop.com/wp-content/uploads/old/2009_stories/20090822_jessicagomezstarhwabo_07.jpg)  what?  she's from PERTH?!  I'm in love with an Australian!

what a second back on track here!

(http://healthybulls.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/lightning-1.jpg)

No extensions!  Keep up the pace!  This is what "The Gauntlet" is all about!

Gaigun its coming along great man!  I really like where you're going with it.  I think it will be a very popular PGSF for years to come!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on July 06, 2011, 08:17:34 AM
i guess i should change that from 'reasonably' hot to 'exceptionally' / 'smokin' hot.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on July 07, 2011, 06:43:49 AM
I've done stuff!


http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/courage-under-the-maskinging/ (http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/courage-under-the-maskinging/)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_7611800.jpg)

You've got some red on you.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on July 07, 2011, 11:50:56 AM
You've got some red on you.
Strike Freedom of the Dead.

Now THERE'S a fun concept! Zombie Gunpla...
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on July 07, 2011, 12:59:26 PM
Strike Freedom of the Dead.

Now THERE'S a fun concept! Zombie Gunpla...
Would be a good use for all those kits we've ruined over the years.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 07, 2011, 01:29:20 PM
You've got some red on you.
Strike Freedom of the Dead.

Now THERE'S a fun concept! Zombie Gunpla...
Falldog has you covered. http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=772.0 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=772.0)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on July 10, 2011, 09:17:13 AM
Thanks to Random for this one. Ties in well with Courage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3xSwXN7WbE&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on July 10, 2011, 10:24:40 AM
... Wow... Japanese rap...

Not a fan of rap.

But the imagery was nice.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on July 11, 2011, 11:32:28 AM
Got some more stuff done this weekend thanks to some incredibly dry weather.  I was on a roll.

Arms!
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_7644.jpg)

There are several shades of gray in there.  Yes, the arms are missing some pieces.  That is because those pieces..
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_7634800.jpg)

Have been masked.

But once they were painted and top-coated they were ready to go.  Pics are from the iphone so apologies for the lower quality.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_0891.jpg)

And here's a shot of the head.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_0890.jpg)

Legs have also been painted and are waiting for top-coat to dry.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on July 11, 2011, 12:19:10 PM
That's lookin' mighty fine there, pardner! The white/grey combo I like (and not just because I am doing something similar...)

Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on July 11, 2011, 12:27:02 PM
Progress update!

It was a dark and storny night...

Or weekend. Whatever. Which means no painting. Which means I should build a spraybooth.

So, instead I got stuck into the wings. All dragoons are ready to paint! "Man, that was a heap of trimming and sanding",  I thought. Then I started on the wings proper...
So many pieces. So much repetition. Huuh. Now all right wings assemblies are done. And half the outer armour pieces are ready to paint.

Now my painting area is full of little (and big) pieces of plastic. Some of which are going to get modded! I need something to do while I wait for better weather.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on July 12, 2011, 12:45:24 PM
Finished up on the leg armor.  Just need to do the ankle and feet armor and then the suit is done and the dragoon work can proceed.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_7683800.jpg)

This thread has seen a large slow down in Gauntlet build posts.  I'm gonna have to start calling people out.  >:(

(j/k)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on July 12, 2011, 12:57:59 PM
so clean as usual syd

only a month and a half left i rekon the posts are about to pick up big time...i hope they are have loved watching this thread
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on July 12, 2011, 07:31:30 PM
Call 'em out their name!

Where are your progress reports ASM, Buster, Lupes, et al!?

ASM you CANNOT leave this all until the upcoming week off you are expecting. All reports indicate that a week will not be sufficient.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on July 12, 2011, 09:14:23 PM
I'm waiting for better weather to do some painting.

Better not be cold till the weekend before September...
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on July 12, 2011, 09:53:09 PM
Call 'em out their name!

Where are your progress reports ASM, Buster, Lupes, et al!?

ASM you CANNOT leave this all until the upcoming week off you are expecting. All reports indicate that a week will not be sufficient.

Got the Dragoons done in white, just waiting on replacement parts now and I need to give the stickers the candy blue treatment for the dragoons.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on July 13, 2011, 04:41:34 PM
yeah i'm starting to feel it creeping up too.  gotta get this exia done before i can jump in properly!  love the pressure!!!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: kman on July 13, 2011, 07:46:51 PM
i'm so devastated. Broke this part while trying to seperate them.  >:(

Any ideas how i can order a part like this in? B18 and 2 x B13

(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb139/kelvinyjt/PGSF/IMG_1722.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on July 13, 2011, 10:38:18 PM
I know HLJ can order parts in, and I presume some of the other online stores can to, but I'm not familiar with their processes.

You're lucky they're from the same runner, makes it easier to order. Main problem is you usually have to wait a bit before the part order goes through, and pricing can be hard to predict.

HLJ's parts page is here (http://www.hlj.com/helpcenter/partssupport.html).

Good luck!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on July 14, 2011, 10:11:18 AM
i'm so devastated. Broke this part while trying to seperate them.  >:(

Any ideas how i can order a part like this in? B18 and 2 x B13

(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb139/kelvinyjt/PGSF/IMG_1722.jpg)

Do you have paypal?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on July 14, 2011, 11:08:37 AM
GaiGun you do this so much out of being kind natured and helpful and I admire that about you very much. Perhaps you should think about offering a paid spare parts proxy service via your website?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: kman on July 14, 2011, 11:28:56 AM


Do you have paypal?


Yes i do. Will appreciate any help. :) what do you suggest.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on July 14, 2011, 06:04:34 PM


Do you have paypal?


Yes i do. Will appreciate any help. :) what do you suggest.

I have to send away for some parts soon so I will add these to the list.  Once I know how much it will be I will send you my paypal info.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: KhaoTiKz on July 14, 2011, 08:01:08 PM
Great work, guys!

I can only dream to be half as good as each of you.  ;D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Adrian on July 14, 2011, 08:39:34 PM
This is why I love GAF.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: kman on July 14, 2011, 11:39:41 PM


Do you have paypal?


Yes i do. Will appreciate any help. :) what do you suggest.

I have to send away for some parts soon so I will add these to the list.  Once I know how much it will be I will send you my paypal info.

Big thanks mate. Really appreciate your help. Just let me know how much. 
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sir Vyving on July 15, 2011, 02:30:31 AM
This is why I love GAF.

Agreed!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on July 15, 2011, 07:35:15 AM
This is why I love GAF.

Agreed!

This fills me with pride.

You guys are awesome. It is this sense of community that we strive for.

;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on July 19, 2011, 08:53:29 PM
Progress update!

Saturday weather was nice. Got most of the frame done in the gold now. Got the dragoons primed.

Sunday weather was ishe. Went to Bunnings and bought a bunch of crap, started building a DIY spraybooth. Sure, easier to buy one, but I'm into building things. Thus this hobby, and all.

On Monday I discovered that 2x 120mm PC fans are not quite capable of pulling enough air through a vacuum cleaner air filter. They pull some air, but not enough. Might need to think of another filter method. Maybe just one of those honeycomb filters or something from another spraybooth. My better half laughingly suggested I use a vacuum cleaner for the extraction fan. ;)

Huh, maybe I should do a WIP for my spraybooth.

Also, Badger Crescendo on the way from the USA.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: kman on July 20, 2011, 12:24:04 AM
Progress update!

Saturday weather was nice. Got most of the frame done in the gold now. Got the dragoons primed.

Sunday weather was ishe. Went to Bunnings and bought a bunch of crap, started building a DIY spraybooth. Sure, easier to buy one, but I'm into building things. Thus this hobby, and all.

On Monday I discovered that 2x 120mm PC fans are not quite capable of pulling enough air through a vacuum cleaner air filter. They pull some air, but not enough. Might need to think of another filter method. Maybe just one of those honeycomb filters or something from another spraybooth. My better half laughingly suggested I use a vacuum cleaner for the extraction fan. ;)

Huh, maybe I should do a WIP for my spraybooth.

Also, Badger Crescendo on the way from the USA.

Should definitely do a WIP for a spraybooth. I'll be interested to build one too if cost of building is cheap. Personally find spraybooth a little too ex!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on July 20, 2011, 08:22:09 AM
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=410.0
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on July 20, 2011, 01:33:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBKOpFVggr8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

(http://i52.tinypic.com/11rur6v.jpg)

(http://i53.tinypic.com/28wjo5d.jpg)

(For the record, the song is Cheap Trick- Mighty Wings)

Back on board! Special thanks to GaiGun for kicking me back in to gear!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 20, 2011, 01:41:21 PM
Sexy, bro. Just sexy.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: QuangVuong on July 20, 2011, 05:16:57 PM
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

That colour scheme is crazy! Looks really nice.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on July 20, 2011, 05:41:23 PM
awesome scheme looks great
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on July 20, 2011, 08:24:38 PM
Still looking awesome lupes!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on July 20, 2011, 09:27:48 PM
Fiiiiiyahhhh!!!

Damn Lupes!

I've been trying to figure out what the Top Gun fascination is and how it ties in for a while now... I may just have my answer.

Holy smokes I can't wait for a proper photoo shoot of this.

Are you gonna do something nice with the base as well? I better start arranging some plaques I think..

Can I get a list of Entries and their Monikers?

GaiGun - Courage etc?

I'm placing that in the hands of our valiant GB leader, Mighty Buster-B, can you hook me up please?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on July 21, 2011, 01:09:53 AM
The Top Gun thing doesn't have much to do with SF, it's just because I grew up with it and my dad was in the Air Force...and I love planes. That and my friends insist I act like Maverick.

I hadn't thought about doing anything with the base, but I probably should even though I'm still thinking about getting a G-System 1/60 base so I can pose this thing's torso. Maybe I'll keep the normal one around, I'm not sure yet...also jesus, the wings. THE SIZE OF THEM! The weight is absolutely massive, I had underestimated how heavy they'd be after I put the dragoons on there. I could hear the plastic creaking when I was taking pictures.

Going through the thread here's what I've found as far as names (also, updated list of everyone who's entered so far) go:

GaiGun: Courage
Busterbeam:
ASM:
Lupes: Pride
Falldog: Advocate
Talanor: Stinger
kman:
Shiaoran:
Shaid: Caeruleus

Haven't seen an update from some people in awhile, I wonder how they're coming along? Just a little more than a month left now folks, time to get to work!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 21, 2011, 04:33:59 AM
Yeah, need me some material for the next news ticker update. Bring it on, Gauntleters!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on July 21, 2011, 08:38:37 AM
Thanks Lupes. What we need is another inspirational post by our fearless leader ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on July 21, 2011, 09:12:05 AM
I've got most of the white done on the Dragoons and reassembled them so I can determine what to mask off before I spray the red.  I can't stop taking pictures of this thing.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_7978800.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 21, 2011, 09:16:08 AM
It is fantastic how much the flag comes out in just that photo alone, the final product will be awe inspiring i'm sure.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on July 21, 2011, 11:27:00 AM
Guh, when I came up with the Caeruleus name I thought it was a nice pun. Now I think it is a little bit too much self indulgent wankery.

Time to come up with a better name!

Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on July 21, 2011, 11:52:56 AM
you dont realise how big these things are (for those that dont have one) until you see it standing on an a4 sized cutting mat and making it look puny 8)

as zeta said gaigun it already looks spot on to the flag and your not even done yet
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: KhaoTiKz on July 21, 2011, 12:40:23 PM
Breath-taking SFs... awe-inspiring, really.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on July 21, 2011, 07:18:42 PM
i'm so devastated. Broke this part while trying to seperate them.  >:(

Any ideas how i can order a part like this in? B18 and 2 x B13

(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb139/kelvinyjt/PGSF/IMG_1722.jpg)

I got the parts however they sent me B18 x 2 and B13 x 1.  I'll send away for the other B13 right away.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Adrian on July 22, 2011, 12:14:43 AM
@GaiGun:
To quote myself:
This is why I love GAF.
---
I'm starting to consider getting a MG SF myself after seeing what you guys did with the PG. Must...resist...
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: KhaoTiKz on July 22, 2011, 11:55:59 AM
@GaiGun:
To quote myself:
This is why I love GAF.
---
I'm starting to consider getting a MG SF myself after seeing what you guys did with the PG. Must...resist...

Come to the dark side!... We have cookies!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: kman on July 22, 2011, 07:46:16 PM
i'm so devastated. Broke this part while trying to seperate them.  >:(

Any ideas how i can order a part like this in? B18 and 2 x B13



I got the parts however they sent me B18 x 2 and B13 x 1.  I'll send away for the other B13 right away.

much appreciated! :)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: randomguy7737 on July 23, 2011, 12:49:13 PM
@GaiGun:
To quote myself:
This is why I love GAF.
---
I'm starting to consider getting a MG SF myself after seeing what you guys did with the PG. Must...resist...

Come to the dark side!... We have cookies!
now that you are on the dark side, are you surprised we didnt have cookies?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: KhaoTiKz on July 23, 2011, 01:16:02 PM
*holds up plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies* I made them myself :D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sir Vyving on July 23, 2011, 06:42:56 PM
*holds up plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies* I made them myself :D

You'd better join fast, otherwise the cookies will all be eaten!  ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on July 23, 2011, 08:35:58 PM
GaiGun: Courage
Busterbeam:
ASM:
Lupes: Pride
Falldog: Advocate
Talanor: Stinger
kman:
Shiaoran:
Shaid: Caeruleus *TBC*


If you guys are done with your fruity baking class can I get a confirmation on the above ASAP so I can get the plaques underway? ;D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Talanor on July 24, 2011, 04:01:52 AM
Hi guys,
i am sorry for not having posted anything.
Unfortunately i am still at 50%, but due to the death of my dad, i am doing very small progress.
I hope i will be in the mood to finish the stuff, but as for now it is not my priority.
I am very sorry to let you all down, nevertheless "Stinger" will be finished.
Hope to post soon with good news.
Talanor
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on July 24, 2011, 05:49:02 AM
I don't think anyone is gonna hold that against you given the circumstances fella, very sorry to hear about your loss. :(

(http://i51.tinypic.com/14cqptv.jpg)

Got my parts in today, thanks GaiGun.

EDIT: Doh, bandai sent him T1 x2 and T4 x2 leaving me with four female halves. Oh well, I can still finish the majority of the wings!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on July 24, 2011, 08:22:20 AM
Sorry for your loss Talanor. Take all the time you need mate. We'll be here when you feel up to it.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: KhaoTiKz on July 24, 2011, 09:52:24 AM
My condolences Talanor. My prayers are with you.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on July 24, 2011, 10:21:05 PM
@Talanor: You have my condolences, my friend. :(
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on July 24, 2011, 10:23:22 PM
Shaid: Caeruleus *TBC*

If you guys are done with your fruity baking class can I get a confirmation on the above ASAP so I can get the plaques underway? ;D

How about ZGMF-N0MN0M Muffindam!
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs46/f/2009/203/1/0/burning_muffin_gundam_by_Visored_rlley.jpg)
By Visored Rlley @ Deviantart.

Seriously though?

ZGMF-X21B Strike Redemption

(I thought Strike Redemption sounded better than Strike Freedom Redeemer / Strike Freedom Redemption, so I dropped the Freedom. )
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on July 26, 2011, 06:21:26 AM
Talanor - my sincerest condolences go out to you and your family.  naturally all of this stuff takes a back seat to whatever youre going through right now.  that said i know that sometimes a creative project can help to take your mind off of things and can be used as an escape.  your call there though mate.  as leader of this initiative i extend the cut off date for you.  take as long as you need my friend.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on July 26, 2011, 07:27:34 AM
Sorry guys been out of circulation for a bit while I was working on this:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VljE7RafbR4/Ti3RQXMVJCI/AAAAAAAACVY/Ex_GbROJzg0/GEDC0138.JPG)

But... it's time to get started!  Now my section and the final portion of the "Gauntlet" begins.  So I will start WITH the gauntlet and shoulder section.  Like I mentioned before I've already done a bit of work on this and just really have to get the paint scheme down and a couple of mods.  Hopefully it won't take too long and I'll be able to finish before the deadline but... that could just be me being an optimist.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XpD7MM8HQcA/Ti3RQVwpzvI/AAAAAAAACVc/50iOQ60XToA/GEDC0139.JPG)

5 WEEKS to go!  Can I do it? Can we?

With the Apocalypse looming can we afford to fail?

(http://amysorrells.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/lightning1.jpg)

We're all at different stages in our builds... and we're all at different stages in our lives.  Of course it gets in the way and of course we never have enough time to do everything that we want... but I encourage the soldiers of this "Gauntlet" to reach down deep and pull it all together.

We may not be able to do everything exactly as we want to.  We will experience breakage, over spray, under spray, pooling, masking problems, silvering, chipping... and any number of trails that we face as modelers...  But if posting at GAF has taught us anything, it's that we are a community and that our strength lies in our collective creativity, solidarity and support of each other.

So to those remaining, to those waiting, to those observing and especially to those participating I say only this.

ONWARD!!!  Let's make it happen!

Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on July 26, 2011, 08:06:46 AM
(http://i56.tinypic.com/ouw1zd.jpg)

onward!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on July 26, 2011, 09:25:57 AM
YEAH! I'm pumped after reading that. Nice one BB! Nice looking Exia as well.

Lupes that is looking so very clean. The gold vent details and decals are awesome. Inside that skirt armour looks really nice in that shot too.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on July 26, 2011, 10:10:25 AM
Nothing GaiGun levels, just chromed it all over. And clean is key ;) after all the time I've spent making it just so, it better be!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on July 26, 2011, 12:01:20 PM
looks really good lupes and good to see your still going with it busterbeam

from what ive seen in this thread only one of these has changed the frame color no?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on July 26, 2011, 01:25:45 PM
ONWARD!

Nice one lupes!  love that photo!

well lets not waste anytime.  anyone who knows my work knows that i like to start with some hacking of the plastic.  i thought about sawing it and doing it nice and cleanly but the plastic is just too thick for my 0.1mm saw.  so i tried a larger saw that i have but in the end i just said **** it, scored a line, used my cutters and just bent it off.  i then used my cutters to make the lines a bit cleaner. heavy sanding to come

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PIeGRdZ7sTI/Ti4voUoLO0I/AAAAAAAACWA/my-w2sZ4J7k/GEDC0140.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-r2gobViFBs8/Ti4voIEisXI/AAAAAAAACV8/KhNgWL3wsMM/GEDC0142.JPG)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on July 26, 2011, 02:09:27 PM
from what ive seen in this thread only one of these has changed the frame color no?
Most of us have changed it. From ishty ish gold to nicer gold.
;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on July 26, 2011, 02:17:38 PM
Damn BB, I love the modding work you've been doing lately. No fear! Exia's shoulders, now PG SF's as well.

from what ive seen in this thread only one of these has changed the frame color no?

Yeah, most people have changed the gold to unify it in to one color or at least have different shades of good gold. I imagine mine is the only one that managed to suck up two weeks of time though.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on July 26, 2011, 05:18:54 PM
but it also looks the best and is the boldest so far.  yep i also painted my frame in a couple different types of gold just for the sake of comparison.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on July 26, 2011, 10:21:20 PM

Yeah, most people have changed the gold to unify it in to one color or at least have different shades of good gold. I imagine mine is the only one that managed to suck up two weeks of time though.

You used Allclad for it, right?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on July 27, 2011, 04:27:25 PM
i didnt, no.  i used a mixture of tamiya acrylics and enamels.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on July 28, 2011, 12:21:33 AM

Yeah, most people have changed the gold to unify it in to one color or at least have different shades of good gold. I imagine mine is the only one that managed to suck up two weeks of time though.

You used Allclad for it, right?

Yeah. So much expensive paint...
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Dakaramor on July 28, 2011, 02:45:16 AM
Oh man, the more I see of this GB, the more I want to get a PG SF! This is some amazing work!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on July 28, 2011, 09:26:38 AM
Onward!
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_8008800.jpg)

Started the first stage of getting the red on the Dragoons and have sent away for more replacement parts.  I will be done by Sept 1 (in some form.... maybe... )
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on July 28, 2011, 09:49:03 AM

Yeah, most people have changed the gold to unify it in to one color or at least have different shades of good gold. I imagine mine is the only one that managed to suck up two weeks of time though.

You used Allclad for it, right?

Yeah. So much expensive paint...

I hear it smells, and you need to seal it, correct?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on July 28, 2011, 10:19:20 AM
Started the first stage of getting the red on the Dragoons and have sent away for more replacement parts.  I will be done by Sept 1 (in some form.... maybe... )
youve got alot of replacement parts for this build, i take it this is a cheap easy process in japan?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on July 28, 2011, 10:58:06 AM
Started the first stage of getting the red on the Dragoons and have sent away for more replacement parts.  I will be done by Sept 1 (in some form.... maybe... )
youve got alot of replacement parts for this build, i take it this is a cheap easy process in japan?

Yes, it's fairly simple for japanese residents, although there are some oddities with having to use postal money orders.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on July 28, 2011, 11:05:20 AM

Yeah, most people have changed the gold to unify it in to one color or at least have different shades of good gold. I imagine mine is the only one that managed to suck up two weeks of time though.

You used Allclad for it, right?

Yeah. So much expensive paint...

I hear it smells, and you need to seal it, correct?

It doesn't really smell to me, and sealing it is a good idea but I haven't had issues really with that since I painted the frame with it as long as I'm mindful of where I'm touching.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on July 28, 2011, 01:03:51 PM
Started the first stage of getting the red on the Dragoons and have sent away for more replacement parts.  I will be done by Sept 1 (in some form.... maybe... )
youve got alot of replacement parts for this build, i take it this is a cheap easy process in japan?

Yes, it's fairly simple for japanese residents, although there are some oddities with having to use postal money orders.


besides the oddities, lucky you :)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on July 29, 2011, 09:20:44 AM
Onward!
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_8008800.jpg)


I LOL'd.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on July 31, 2011, 04:19:56 PM
I finally assembled the frame, as weather was nice enough to finish the golding of the arms.

I call this image "Dude, Where's My Head!?"
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/dudewheresmyhead.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on July 31, 2011, 07:16:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMclWElrezI
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on July 31, 2011, 07:29:18 PM
Top notch, first class production right there.

Outstanding effort Kjasi! Thank you!

DRAMA TO THE FINISH!!!

Suddenly feel like we need a counter..
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on July 31, 2011, 07:33:31 PM
Thanks! That's what I was going for. (Was kinda easy too. I do this for a job, so... ^_^ )

And as we're in the last month of the GB, yeah, we need a counter... That's why I put one in the video.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on July 31, 2011, 07:50:40 PM
Just looking at mods for this now... alll of them look pretty unstable :(
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on July 31, 2011, 08:17:17 PM
Oh wow. Nice.

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/rx782approved.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 01, 2011, 06:34:35 AM
Love the video. Also that you used all the pictures of Pride where the eyes were lit up!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on August 01, 2011, 08:19:06 AM
Superior video!  What a great GB this is turning out to be!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shifty on August 01, 2011, 09:10:19 AM
Very nice vid bro :)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on August 01, 2011, 10:23:21 AM
awesome!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on August 01, 2011, 12:54:53 PM
haha awesome video sums up the previous 20 pages perfectly explosions included

Suddenly feel like we need a counter..
check the alternate GAf man ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on August 02, 2011, 08:51:39 PM
Thanks everyone! I'm just trying to support all of you with this, since I don't have the funding or time to join in.

@Lupes: Well, those were the best pictures of it.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on August 03, 2011, 03:42:04 AM
I want to keep cutting but I feel like I should lay off before I get myself into some hot water.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Dakaramor on August 03, 2011, 04:51:03 AM
Wow, clipping the bottom of those shoulders off really slims up the look of suit in general. Makes it look much more sleek and ninja like.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 03, 2011, 09:42:41 AM
^Agreed with both above posts.

Quit while you're ahead.

I feel it has much of the sleekness of the Sword Impulse (http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN958494) with those mods. Very bold of you to hack away at $300 worth of plastic Bb!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on August 03, 2011, 11:02:31 AM
I want to keep cutting but I feel like I should lay off before I get myself into some hot water.

What about the back skirts? No cutting there?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on August 03, 2011, 12:51:26 PM
I want to but i need to keep it intact for the story im making for this thing.

yep sonar not afraid to do a little hack and slash to this thing.  i did spend a fair amount of money on it but the base design is imperfect imo so i gotta make it my own.  This is what its all about!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 03, 2011, 02:22:57 PM
Who else is booking holidays for the last week of August just to get this finished?

Also, hey weather, why you so sunny in week, and ish on weekends?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on August 03, 2011, 05:21:08 PM
Also just something I wanted to mention...

As some of you might have read recently ASM had a new addition to his family (http://americansalaryman.com/2011/07/31/the-state-of-the-gunpla-union-%e2%80%93-073111/) recently.  I just wanted to say "Congratulations" to him and his family.

+ I think there needs to be a disclaimer for this, as we've had the full life cycle in this topic from Talanor's father passing away (RIP) and ASM's son being born...  remember this stuff is only plastic.  Family comes first!

ASM you get a deadline extension too even though you said you won't need it, it's yours to take if you want it.

The rest of you... suck it up and let's finish these damn things!

Also, Sonar when do you need to know the names for the suits?  Yesterday?! haha

P.S. I would love to see someone post a working pose of this monster holding the combined beam rifles.  Is it even possible?!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 03, 2011, 08:51:19 PM
Congratulations ASM! There has a news item dedicated to your new addition since he was less than an hour old.

@Buster +1 on the sign mate. Hehe..

ONWARD!!!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Dakaramor on August 04, 2011, 12:41:06 AM
Congrats ASM!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 04, 2011, 07:32:04 AM
Also just something I wanted to mention...

As some of you might have read recently ASM had a new addition to his family (http://americansalaryman.com/2011/07/31/the-state-of-the-gunpla-union-%e2%80%93-073111/) recently.  I just wanted to say "Congratulations" to him and his family.

+ I think there needs to be a disclaimer for this, as we've had the full life cycle in this topic from Talanor's father passing away (RIP) and ASM's son being born...  remember this stuff is only plastic.  Family comes first!

ASM you get a deadline extension too even though you said you won't need it, it's yours to take if you want it.

The rest of you... suck it up and let's finish these damn things!

Also, Sonar when do you need to know the names for the suits?  Yesterday?! haha

P.S. I would love to see someone post a working pose of this monster holding the combined beam rifles.  Is it even possible?!

Said it on his blog and I'll say it again here- congrats to you and your family ASM!

Define 'working pose' and I've probably got you covered.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on August 05, 2011, 05:41:34 PM
both hands gripping the handles and not having it look lame?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 06, 2011, 04:22:39 AM
both hands gripping the handles and not having it look lame?
Wing Zero-ing it? lol. I don't think the Strike Freedom was designed to do that, even in the show it always held it with one hand on the handle and the other handling the top half of the combined rifle.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 06, 2011, 12:29:38 PM
Yeah, it can't really hold the rifles like that sadly...but..

(http://i56.tinypic.com/xd8jtl.jpg)

SO CLOSE.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 06, 2011, 03:38:33 PM
*looks at room full of primed pieces.*

SO FAR. :'(
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on August 06, 2011, 07:30:05 PM
SO LITTLE TIME

:P
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on August 06, 2011, 08:42:42 PM
Tick... Tick... Tick...

Do I need to make an updated countdown timer?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 06, 2011, 09:15:07 PM
WIP time!

As I've mentioned before (and you've all forgotten ;) ), there's a few things I don't like about this suit.

Today's dislike: Too much ranged weaponry.

So, let's change that.
Prizes will (probbly not) be awarded if you can work out what I've used for these things.

First, I need hilts. The fingerguard was too close to the hilt itself, so I've used some leftover bits from the sacrifical parts to extend the guard from the hilt.
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/hilt.jpg)
Puttying and cleanup still to come.

Hey, there's a handy peg on this piece, and a nearly handy hole! Super Hasegawa Tri-tool Saw, Attack!
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/pommels.jpg)

You might've seen a messy hole on the hilt handley bit. It's actually there for the peg on the hand to go in. Works, too! I was shocked. Though on the right-hand hilt it's in slightly the wrong spot, though I fixed that for the left-hand one. Putty to the rescue later on.
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/swordhand.jpg)

Oh, and here's a sneak peak of the whole deal.
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/thesword.jpg)

I've also got to work out a way/place to attach these to the SF. Have an idea for that too, but that's still a secret (I.E: planning it still)

'til next time!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on August 07, 2011, 02:00:20 PM
Yay! A Buster Sword!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on August 08, 2011, 03:43:53 AM
looking good!  actually thats a pretty heavy mod if im looking at it right.  pgsf beam rifle barrel split up and re-attached with mg blue frame tactical arms parts?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Dakaramor on August 09, 2011, 03:59:33 PM
if that is the beam rifles hacked apart, could you use the mounting from the beam rifles as well?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 09, 2011, 08:32:45 PM
Tick... Tick... Tick...

Do I need to make an updated countdown timer?

I don't think anyone would hold that against you. ;)

Maybe leave it a few more days though.. Has it been a week since the last one?

We are working on building a counter into the GAF Custom theme.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 09, 2011, 11:03:51 PM
looking good!  actually thats a pretty heavy mod if im looking at it right.  pgsf beam rifle barrel split up and re-attached with mg blue frame tactical arms parts?
Yep, 'cept it's the Tactical Arms from the NG 1/100 not the MG. I have the MG in my backlog, so NG become sacrificial.

if that is the beam rifles hacked apart, could you use the mounting from the beam rifles as well?
Of course. ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on August 10, 2011, 02:49:42 AM
haha im glad you choose the ng and not the mg one.  that would have been kind of wasteful.  the mg kit is pretty solid.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on August 10, 2011, 03:54:43 PM
We are working on building a counter into the GAF Custom theme.
I'm throwing together a flash countdown timer, based on the assets I used for the trailer. Just tell me what size(s) you want/need.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 10, 2011, 04:00:21 PM
Every time you use Flash, a HTML5 guru murders a kitten.
Please, think of the kittens.

;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 10, 2011, 04:06:10 PM
(http://i52.tinypic.com/rw7ups.jpg)

(http://i53.tinypic.com/1585lb6.jpg)

Four wing parts and a that blue dragoon bit left.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on August 10, 2011, 05:50:04 PM
^^^^ EPIC nuff said




We are working on building a counter into the GAF Custom theme.
I'm throwing together a flash countdown timer, based on the assets I used for the trailer. Just tell me what size(s) you want/need.
No need man, i threw together a basic javascript one, it fits onto the page nicely and works fine it just requires a custom theme to add it into as modding the default one (this one) in a manner that is needed isnt a good idea/do able even lol


Every time you use Flash, a HTML5 guru murders a kitten.
Please, think of the kittens.
Lol i really should learn to code HTML5 but i likes my flash :P
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 11, 2011, 05:37:06 AM
What a BEAST, good job, Lupes!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on August 11, 2011, 09:19:46 AM
Lookin' good. Sure took you long enough ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 11, 2011, 09:30:08 AM
Lookin' good. Sure took you long enough ;)

True that.

What a BEAST, good job, Lupes!

WHAR TICKER UPDATE?

Just kiddin'. ;) Thanks dude.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 11, 2011, 10:58:18 AM
WHAR TICKER UPDATE?


HERE:

LUPES: Kicking ass and taking names
GAIGUN: Somewhere in Tohoku? gathering inspiration, and working on a D+???
BUSTER: Furiously hacking plastic and wrangling a roll of masking tape
ASM: MIA in Osaka with ASM Jnr and a MG Nu kit.
SHAID: In a bunker below a desert building a WMD
Talanor is excused

Also,

GaiGun: Courage
Busterbeam:
ASM:
Lupes: Pride
Falldog: Advocate
Talanor: Stinger
kman:
Shiaoran:
Shaid: Caeruleus *TBC*


If you guys are done with your fruity baking class can I get a confirmation on the above ASAP so I can get the plaques underway? ;D

Still after some confirmation here ;D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 11, 2011, 12:42:04 PM
SHAID: In a bunker below a desert building a WMD
My WMDs had a bit of an issue related to me forgetting what kind of putty I was using.

But I was going to pla-plate that section anyway.  :-\

Shaid: Caeruleus *TBC*
Still after some confirmation here ;D
Changed the name, now it's Redemption (or ZGMF-X20-C Strike Redemption Gundam, or whatever. ;)). I've even named the WMDs.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on August 11, 2011, 12:49:43 PM
WHAR TICKER UPDATE?


HERE:

LUPES: Kicking ass and taking names
GAIGUN: Somewhere in Tohoku? gathering inspiration, and working on a D+???
BUSTER: Furiously hacking plastic and wrangling a roll of masking tape
ASM: MIA in Osaka with ASM Jnr and a MG Nu kit.
SHAID: In a bunker below a desert building a WMD
Talanor is excused

Also,

GaiGun: Courage
Busterbeam:
ASM:
Lupes: Pride
Falldog: Advocate
Talanor: Stinger
kman:
Shiaoran:
Shaid: Caeruleus *TBC*


If you guys are done with your fruity baking class can I get a confirmation on the above ASAP so I can get the plaques underway? ;D

Still after some confirmation here ;D

Confirmed?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 11, 2011, 01:37:21 PM
Lupes, the new Ticker update is coming, I'm just waiting for our fearless leader to give us something more so his ticker is a little more exciting :P
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on August 11, 2011, 07:17:58 PM
I got the parts.  Send mean email to gaijingunpla@gmail.com with your mailing address as soon as you can and I'll send them to you.  Can't send pm by iPhone. Can someone make sure kman sees this. 

Lupes I'm sending yours too
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 11, 2011, 10:36:40 PM
PM'd.

ok, lets do over:

GaiGun: Courage
Busterbeam: Theta+
ASM:
Lupes: Pride
Falldog: Advocate
Talanor: Stinger
kman: Revolution
Shiaoran:
Shaid: Redemption (I like that better)

I'm still out 3 more names here guize.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 12, 2011, 12:44:34 AM
I got the parts.  Send mean email to gaijingunpla@gmail.com with your mailing address as soon as you can and I'll send them to you.  Can't send pm by iPhone. Can someone make sure kman sees this. 

Lupes I'm sending yours too


Yessssssss. Thanks GG!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: kman on August 12, 2011, 12:46:03 AM
I got the parts.  Send mean email to gaijingunpla@gmail.com with your mailing address as soon as you can and I'll send them to you.  Can't send pm by iPhone. Can someone make sure kman sees this.  

Lupes I'm sending yours too



Thank you so much!! sent you an email
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: kman on August 12, 2011, 12:52:20 AM
OK been thinking about a name

" R e v o l u t i o n "  ;D

thx
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 12, 2011, 08:45:45 AM
Updated, thanks.

Can we see some progress shots?

How are we looking for the deadline folks?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 12, 2011, 11:48:36 AM
How are we looking for the deadline folks?
Panicing a little here... Hopefully after this weekend I'll feel more on target.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 12, 2011, 05:03:17 PM
The forum thread is suddenly silenced, all is dark.....yet a lone television screen suddenly appears


(http://www.rangercentral.com/database/2010_ooo/images/ooo-al-kousei.jpg)
GAUNTLETERS OF THE APOCALYPSE!!!!
SUBARASHI!!!!

I SENSE YOUR ANTICIPATION WITH YOUR DEADLINE!! WONDERFUL!!!!

I LOOK FORWARD TO THE RISE OF YOUR BRAND NEW MACHINES!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! HAHAAHAH!!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 12, 2011, 05:22:13 PM
Updated, thanks.

Can we see some progress shots?

How are we looking for the deadline folks?

As long as the parts and decals arrive soon, I should be fine. Hopefully I get them here with enough time to spare to bang everything out in one day.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on August 12, 2011, 07:55:28 PM
Updated, thanks.

Can we see some progress shots?

How are we looking for the deadline folks?

As long as the parts and decals arrive soon, I should be fine. Hopefully I get them here with enough time to spare to bang everything out in one day.


You should have them by the middle of next week, Lupes. With a deadline looming I sent them EMS. 
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Deikun on August 12, 2011, 11:24:49 PM
I find it sad that I already finished my Strike Freedom... And it looks so nice too!  :P
(http://rainingplastic.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/size_compare_1.jpg)

(More Images Here! (http://rainingplastic.wordpress.com/reviews/perfect-grade/pg-strike-freedom-gundam/))
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on August 12, 2011, 11:29:22 PM
i concur some bloody nice detailing to the frame right there
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 13, 2011, 12:30:30 AM
Updated, thanks.

Can we see some progress shots?

How are we looking for the deadline folks?

As long as the parts and decals arrive soon, I should be fine. Hopefully I get them here with enough time to spare to bang everything out in one day.


You should have them by the middle of next week, Lupes. With a deadline looming I sent them EMS. 

Ohhh, tres excelente. Thanks dude!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: QuangVuong on August 13, 2011, 07:03:52 AM
Wow it looks like a suit already!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 13, 2011, 11:19:20 AM
Deikun: Very nice!

Also, you don't like the bits of the kit that I also don't like! Good taste, man! ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Deikun on August 13, 2011, 11:57:50 AM
Deikun: Very nice!

Also, you don't like the bits of the kit that I also don't like! Good taste, man! ;)
Which bits? the armor? That shot just doesn't have any on yet ^^'
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 13, 2011, 02:08:42 PM
Also, you don't like the bits of the kit that I also don't like! Good taste, man! ;)
Which bits? the armor? That shot just doesn't have any on yet ^^'
Nah, I read your review on your blog. The guns and the chest cannon. :P
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Deikun on August 13, 2011, 02:32:10 PM
Also, you don't like the bits of the kit that I also don't like! Good taste, man! ;)
Which bits? the armor? That shot just doesn't have any on yet ^^'
Nah, I read your review on your blog. The guns and the chest cannon. :P
Ah! Okay, forgot people actually READ that thing! xD
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 13, 2011, 06:49:50 PM
Very nice Deikun! Welcome to GAF ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 13, 2011, 06:55:50 PM
Sneak preview.

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/ohaiguiz.jpg)
Hi guys!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hemish on August 13, 2011, 07:29:16 PM
Very nice colours
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 13, 2011, 07:37:27 PM
Yes I love that blue. Quite Titans.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on August 13, 2011, 07:52:18 PM
blue and orange always works throw in the white and bam awesome
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Deikun on August 13, 2011, 10:12:07 PM
VERY Nice done Shaid! What shade of blue is that? Custom mix?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 13, 2011, 10:15:01 PM
It's mostly Medium blue with a bit of royal blue in it.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shifty on August 13, 2011, 11:27:19 PM
Looks very nice.... That orange really pops
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 16, 2011, 03:11:31 AM
Sneak preview.

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/ohaiguiz.jpg)
Hi guys!

I love this!

Also, I got the replacement parts. Thanks GG!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on August 16, 2011, 04:17:27 AM
Well guys, here’s an update for you.

I’m just going to speak personally for a bit.

It’s finally getting down to the last two weeks of this project and the time has really flown by.  Some of us have really managed to use the time wisely and spread it out over the duration since the concept first came together in May.

I’m not one of those people.  I was working on the Shenlong and then the Exia... which were both relatively easy in comparison to this.  Obviously.

But looking back I think there was one key thing always missing for me.  And that was vision.  I had the concept but when it came time for me to really commit and lay down the paint I couldn’t make myself do it.  It just didn’t feel right.  Too be honest I just didn’t have the confidence to execute the plan the way I wanted to.  New techniques.  Relatively complicated paint job. And in the end it might look like crap.  What then?  Start over?  I can’t start over.  Sink or swim and for now I feel like I’ve just been treading water.

However it’s time to get serious.  and even if I don’t know exactly what's going to happen at the end of it all it doesn’t change the fact that I still have to make the steps forward to reach the inexorable conclusion.

I’m in the process of relocating everything to my 2nd laboratory in order to achieve the focus I need to finish this project on time.  It can be done but it will be a push.  Some of us do our best work with our backs against the wall!

I won’t wish for more time because I’ve had that but what I always lacked was clarity of vision and I think that’s starting to come after much pondering and postulating.  I also held off to see what others were doing to see if I could be inspired by them.  I have been.

So no lightning or explosions or calamities or female distractions.  This is the calm before the storm.

Speaking personally… I’m going to have to fight and hustle through it because of the decisions I’ve made in my life over the past couple of months.  It seems like my own personal career stuff might be coming to a head as this thing wraps up so add that to the mix as well.

But this is all progress and that’s a good thing.  Working towards an achievable and discernable goal and hopefully we’ll all be better people through the process.  Slightly more disciplined and knowledgeable if nothing else.

So this is the part where we spend some time with our families, enjoy a nice meal and some time of quiet introspection.  And then we head to the armoury and pick our arsenal because we are going to battle!  Brothers, good luck to you all.

We move ever onward!!!  To the bitter end!

My Gundam will be called: Theta+
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 16, 2011, 09:23:05 AM
Sounds like you are either about to re-commit yourself to the project or give up Bb.

I've watched most of you building other kits to varying degrees of success or detriment to your PGSF's. Is effective time management, and maybe some procrastination a factor here?

Yes, the job you have undertaken is large and difficult.

However,

You can't build a wall without bricks, and the only way to reach your goal is one piece at a time.

Focus on what is in front of you. Make each piece it's own goal, and focus on only that.

With determination and perseverance it is completely possible.

I have complete faith in your vision. Do not falter before the battle.

You can do it. It will be AWESOME.




GaiGun: Courage
Busterbeam: Theta+
ASM:
Lupes: Pride
Falldog: Advocate
Talanor: Stinger
kman: Revolution
Shiaoran:
Shaid: Redemption (I like that better)

I'm still out 2 more names here guize.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 16, 2011, 12:54:32 PM
GaiGun: Courage
Busterbeam: Theta+
ASM:
Lupes: Pride
Falldog: Advocate
Talanor: Stinger
kman: Revolution
Shiaoran:
Shaid: Redemption (I like that better)

I'm still out 2 more names here guize.
I think Shiaoran was just after advice, and not actually in the groupbuild. I could be wrong though. Relevant quote follows!
Sorry, Busterbeam, I'm not in for this one. Butthanks for the welcome XD

I'm just hoping to learn about the fix while you guys are at it. I still have my PG 00 to finish (Gundam done, Raiser unopened) and given the magnitude of these kits (size, time, price...), I won't start my SF for a while. In fact I only got it a month ago because I couldn't miss a 10000 Yen discount.

Also I'm a straight builder (that's the term, right? straight build?), all I do is panel line and paint missing details/eyes.

BTW, your blog has been very helpful since I got back to model kits after about 8 years without building any ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ASM on August 16, 2011, 05:55:57 PM
Buster, I actually appreciate you coming out and letting us know how things stand.  That actually makes things easier for me, because I'm somewhat in the same boat.  Rather than make excuses, I'm just going to be honest and say that work, pregnant wife, and now new born has not made it easy to find the motivation as well as the time needed to do the painting. 

I really don't know when I'll get the chance to paint too because I want to be careful around my son, I don't have the wide open space that folks abroad or GaiGun has, and so I don't want him inhaling or smelling paint by accident.  That's not just for the PGSF, but for any other kits I was thinking about painting at this point... 

I guess what I'm saying is, we'll see where these last 2 weeks take me, but I'm afraid I can't make any promises yet.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on August 16, 2011, 07:10:35 PM
I think everyone understands life happens and comes b4 gunpla noone is gonna look down on u or anything like that for not quite making it guys, in an effort to help motivation heres a helpful emoticon :zoidberg2: ...i wanted a little guy waving a flag saying "go" but zoidberg will have to do
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 16, 2011, 08:29:29 PM
Not to worry. I pretty much expected ASM to bow out, having been down that path numerous times myself. No one is expecting you to spray around your baby mate. They are so delicate and precious when they're so new.

Buster I hope you can lead us to a resounding finish. If you can't, at least we will have a number of very strong finishers and we will look forward too seeing your completed work at a later time.

It's been an awesome ride so far.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 17, 2011, 05:35:38 AM
Well guys, hereís an update for you.

Iím just going to speak personally for a bit.

Itís finally getting down to the last two weeks of this project and the time has really flown by.  Some of us have really managed to use the time wisely and spread it out over the duration since the concept first came together in May.

Iím not one of those people.  I was working on the Shenlong and then the Exia... which were both relatively easy in comparison to this.  Obviously.

But looking back I think there was one key thing always missing for me.  And that was vision.  I had the concept but when it came time for me to really commit and lay down the paint I couldnít make myself do it.  It just didnít feel right.  Too be honest I just didnít have the confidence to execute the plan the way I wanted to.  New techniques.  Relatively complicated paint job. And in the end it might look like crap.  What then?  Start over?  I canít start over.  Sink or swim and for now I feel like Iíve just been treading water.

However itís time to get serious.  and even if I donít know exactly what's going to happen at the end of it all it doesnít change the fact that I still have to make the steps forward to reach the inexorable conclusion.

Iím in the process of relocating everything to my 2nd laboratory in order to achieve the focus I need to finish this project on time.  It can be done but it will be a push.  Some of us do our best work with our backs against the wall!

I wonít wish for more time because Iíve had that but what I always lacked was clarity of vision and I think thatís starting to come after much pondering and postulating.  I also held off to see what others were doing to see if I could be inspired by them.  I have been.

So no lightning or explosions or calamities or female distractions.  This is the calm before the storm.

Speaking personallyÖ Iím going to have to fight and hustle through it because of the decisions Iíve made in my life over the past couple of months.  It seems like my own personal career stuff might be coming to a head as this thing wraps up so add that to the mix as well.

But this is all progress and thatís a good thing.  Working towards an achievable and discernable goal and hopefully weíll all be better people through the process.  Slightly more disciplined and knowledgeable if nothing else.

So this is the part where we spend some time with our families, enjoy a nice meal and some time of quiet introspection.  And then we head to the armoury and pick our arsenal because we are going to battle!  Brothers, good luck to you all.

We move ever onward!!!  To the bitter end!

My Gundam will be called: Theta+

Motivation +100. Tension Max!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on August 17, 2011, 09:56:00 AM
I will be honest here and say that I will be disappointed if the big 4 haven't all finished their kits by September 1st.  This was bandied about back in May, if I recall correctly, and we're getting down to the wire and not everyone is on the same page.

But instead of being a jerk here, I'll show some of my work in progress.


I only needed to paint the last few pieces red and then painting would be completed on Courage.  I assembled the Dragoons, eyeballed them for awhile, cut out a few different curves on my masking tape, and finally came up with this.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_8323800.jpg)

Repeat that for both sides of both wings...
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_8324800.jpg)

Then I finished masking off the rest of the piece.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_8326800.jpg)

And ended up with a result I am happy with.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_8519800.jpg)

I was on the fence about the markings on the Striker Freedom.  I wasn't using any of the large Gold stickers, of course, but what about the two hundred other markings?  I didn't want to put on all the markings and have it detract from the effect the kit is supposed to have so I decided I would use the markings sparingly.  I've applied the markings to pieces of the kit that are visible from the side.   But I didn't want to disassemble the kit to do it.  Ha!  So I maneuvered the kit into different positions which allowed me access to the part where the sticker needed to be.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_8531800.jpg)

The kit is done.  I don't see myself doing anything else with it.  That gives me two weeks to work on that boring stand.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 17, 2011, 11:39:40 AM
I hear you man. Be confident in the fact that your hard work has resulted in something very unique and inspiring to many.

There was a program on local TV here last night about some of the science behind the quake. As I was watching the images of the Tsunami I felt all of the sadness and despair come back to me. I didn't want to re-live those feelings. Not at all. But I felt it was important for me to do so. Not to forget.

I choked up a little watching the rescuers marking out the locations of bodies, removing their helmets and bowing their heads in prayer. I thought of your road trip to Tohoku, and I wondered about how powerfully it would have affected if you were watching the sad stories of the individuals I'm sure the TV variety shows started airing in the following months, being fluent in the language. They always seem so dramatic to my eyes.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on August 17, 2011, 11:42:13 AM
dont you have to scribe the kanji into the dragoons or did i miss that? either way i cant wait for a photoshoot set of that thing
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 17, 2011, 12:38:11 PM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/29maypc.jpg)

Just decals left.

(http://i55.tinypic.com/2mfx6xw.jpg)

(http://i51.tinypic.com/2wmdm2p.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 17, 2011, 12:51:18 PM
Now with 100% less blurrring! ;D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 17, 2011, 03:23:33 PM
Yeah, that looks awesome lupes! The metallic paint works great! I also like blue alot, so I'm biased. The silver frame looks great, and it's different to the rest of us.
I've wondered each time I see this; did you paint the white, or leave it at stock? I didn't realise how off-white it is til I started painting my non-white bits white. >_>

Must admit I'm not looking forward to the decal stage for mine...
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 17, 2011, 04:30:37 PM
I left the white stock, I just happened to luck out and find a white that matches it just so for the middle of the torso and the dragoons.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 17, 2011, 05:29:58 PM
You clever bastard.  8)

Oh well, atleast I've got Mr White Surfacer 1200.

Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 18, 2011, 05:40:15 AM
That should do the trick just well, I think yours will look better with that stark white you've got going on.

(http://i51.tinypic.com/zuscqg.jpg)

Sunrise SF. The only good thing about being up early.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on August 18, 2011, 09:04:05 AM
awesome photo man the whole thing looks great
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Deikun on August 18, 2011, 12:58:12 PM
I just came. TO SEE SOME MORE OF YOUR GUNLPA OF COURSE...! =D

But on a more serious note, NICE job Lupes! I kind of feel down now that I didn't do anything with my outer armor, but I do really like its design in the first place and didn't really want to change it... ^^;
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 18, 2011, 01:23:59 PM
Deikun: You still can, you know. ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on August 18, 2011, 01:30:50 PM
Deikun: You still can, you know. ;)

Don't do it!  That frame is special unto itself.  Don't cover it up. ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Deikun on August 18, 2011, 02:09:05 PM
Deikun: You still can, you know. ;)

Don't do it!  That frame is special unto itself.  Don't cover it up. ;)
NO! You're right GG!
I'll put HALF of it on. The frame is what I really care to showcase anyway, so any fancy shmancy armor would only get in the way! Why go through the trouble of painting and detailing the armor if I'm to only leave it [mostly] off? I wouldn't! That, and I already decaled and top coated the entirety of them. So there's that... ^^;
I'll post more pictures later, but I have to go get shots in the morning (Midnight over here...), and I happen to have Trypanophobia, which is nice. NOT...  :'(
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 18, 2011, 02:12:07 PM
You could get the clear armour parts too...
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Deikun on August 18, 2011, 02:23:11 PM
You could get the clear armour parts too...
There are clear armor parts? ... o-o
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on August 18, 2011, 03:50:05 PM
Just rub some cooking grease on it until it turns clear. :P
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on August 18, 2011, 05:07:01 PM
lupes thats pictures is siiiiiiiiiiiick!  awesome man!  and dont worry guys.  i'll finish.  i did a **** load of work tonight and i got over the first initial paint/prep hurdle and laid down the first coat a little while ago.  I can do it.  I WILL do it.  ive modified things a bit but... i think it will still be something that i'll be proud to attach my name too.  the back story is going to be crazy tho...

love the new forum format btw guys.  props!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 18, 2011, 06:33:43 PM
That's really good to hear Bb. Thanks for the kind comment as well!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Deikun on August 18, 2011, 10:16:01 PM
Yes, not to get too off track but what is that picture in the background? I really like it! =P
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: kman on August 18, 2011, 11:33:26 PM
Thanks to Gaijin gunpla for sending the parts so quickly! , "Revolution" is back up in action!   ;)

glad i joined this forum and meeting wonderful ppl

(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb139/kelvinyjt/PGSF/P8184788.jpg)

(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb139/kelvinyjt/PGSF/P8184792.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on August 19, 2011, 12:11:16 AM
yeah!  looking good!  very solid paint job there!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on August 19, 2011, 12:17:16 AM
Ill say, dam nice work mate
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 19, 2011, 09:13:06 AM
Beautiful work Kman! Are you done?

Forum BG is red smoke by Gundam Australia.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: kman on August 19, 2011, 01:44:57 PM
Thanks all... i guess i'm done unless the base is counted. Need to add some color to the base.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hemish on August 19, 2011, 02:12:11 PM
That is sweet
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on August 19, 2011, 05:59:12 PM
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_85351000.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 19, 2011, 06:19:20 PM
kman: Hell yes, that thing looks like the hotness. I love love love those metal decals, they really give it some serious pop.

GG: THOSE. WINGS. OH MY GOD. I'm guessing you spent a lot of time getting them in to those position, if my own tribulations in posing them were any indication?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on August 20, 2011, 05:37:49 PM
GG:  wow... i cant even imagine how you planned that.  even though you explained it.  thats ambition right there man.  props to you
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on August 20, 2011, 05:42:51 PM
yeah this new forum style is siiiiiiiiick.  i really like it.  GAF you've done it again!

Anyways just a small post from me.  I've been painting.  And I've been spending a lot of time with the spiders.  Natural cobwebs this time.  I wish I knew how to make the real ones.  Although the paint ones are kinda cool.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 20, 2011, 06:14:42 PM
Been awhile since you touched that piece, BB?

I've been relearning how much "fun" airbrushing white is. On a fairly related note, I managed to use a whole can of Mr White Surfacer 1000 today!
I ran out with two pieces to go. Always happens.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 20, 2011, 09:23:40 PM
Ahr! That sucks. I hate it when I run out of some form of paint.

Bb are your cobwebs anything to do with your chemical experimentation?

Hardware stores, auto stores, and craft stores are all usually relatively cheap resources for lacquer thinners, enamel thinners, and IPA for your acrylics. Some good examples of what strips what can be found here (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1831.0) along with a few ideas about thinning on a budget.

GaiGun I am pleased with your penmanship ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on August 21, 2011, 11:13:43 AM
indeed your calligraphy (theres a japanese work for it but that will do) is great for a gaijin lol those dragoons are exactly as youve been describing them so youve pulled of your dream to perfection as far as i can tell
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hemish on August 21, 2011, 09:23:35 PM
GG - Man that is looking amazing
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 21, 2011, 09:44:29 PM
Haha that's funny Fury. To me it looks ok too. It's probably neater than what I can do, but on discussing it with another forum member today who is experienced in writing Japanese apparently it is as untidy as GaiGun specifies or moreso, and interestingly uses slang that is specific to someone who is fluent in the language.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on August 21, 2011, 09:57:14 PM
Ha ye its way better then I could do especially on a gundam, ive been told that using  informal plain form words at the wrong time is a common rookie mistake with japanese but I think its appropriate here anyway either way its a top addition to an already sweet job
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 23, 2011, 12:54:41 AM
Ten days left, can't wait for my decals to get here so I can stamp this one as completely done. It's down to the wire!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on August 23, 2011, 12:03:46 PM
Getting down to crunch time, folks.

Speaking of crunch time...
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_8560800.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on August 23, 2011, 12:26:34 PM
ha i can just see the creation of that, "i need a crushed car for my dio", *ok places car on floor* STOMP
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 23, 2011, 03:11:10 PM
Getting down to crunch time, folks.
Yeah I'm not going to panic though.

*hyperventilating* ohgodohgodohgod
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Deikun on August 24, 2011, 07:41:12 AM
WHY YOU GO AND CRUSHY THAT POOR MAZDA 3!? WHAT IT EVEH DO TO YOU?

Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on August 24, 2011, 09:20:40 AM
haha nice! nothing like a crushed car to add to the realism.  and sonar those cobwebs are from actual spiders.  its not like i left the pieces there long.  just overnight but that was enough!  10 days?  yeah im feeling the pressure but im getting a lot done.  must keep going!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on August 26, 2011, 06:04:56 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NpTaPDVuBRg/TlX_DCGvDnI/AAAAAAAACok/5f40kN8Uoow/s1600/GEDC0496.JPG)

One more week!  Time to make it happen!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 26, 2011, 08:38:16 AM
Gaijin Gunpla clear out in front of the pack, Lupes falling back to the middle, ASM has turned around and gone back into the gate, Shaid runnning strong ...and from behind, Busterbeam with the surprise break on the outside of the pack! This could go down to the wire folks!

Can't wait for the final results! I'm calling GaiGun by a head and shoulders, followed by Lupes neck and neck with Busterbeam.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 26, 2011, 09:46:05 AM
Just one more decal left to put on before it's done-done :P They still silvered some, which is rather baffling....Not sure if I'll be using these decals in the future.

Busterbeam that is INTENSE, I'm digging the black on red on gold big time. Keep it up and make it to the finish!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 26, 2011, 10:11:10 AM
I've got wings to finish, and a few other misc bits.

Then decals.

Seems like a heap still to do.

But you know what?

I'll make it! We all will!

Blurry phone camera photo with washed out colours of Redemption riverdancing!
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/riverdance.png)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 26, 2011, 10:21:28 AM
Hell yeah, Buster! That's what i'm taking about! Using the a Strike shield too, that's a great idea since the Strike Freedom doesn't have a physical shield, I can't wait to see more!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 26, 2011, 10:22:53 AM
And looking good there too, Shaid, you guys are amazing with the CLEAN results i'm seeing, everything looks nice and smooth. I like your choice of that green, Shaid!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on August 26, 2011, 01:07:43 PM
loving the black and red theme busterbeam
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Frontl1ne on August 27, 2011, 09:50:18 AM
That's some clean work Shaid, great colour scheme too!

Keep up the great work guys :D

Edit: This thread makes me want to build a PG Strike  :'(
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 27, 2011, 03:39:54 PM
(http://i52.tinypic.com/14wwmu.jpg)

I'm done (http://lupes.wordpress.com/) (there's a link there, hard to see with the new theme). Shaid, I love the white and blue!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sir Vyving on August 27, 2011, 07:36:55 PM
Awww Yeaah!   ;D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hemish on August 27, 2011, 08:13:33 PM
WOW!!!

Pardon me while I wipe up my drool!!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shifty on August 27, 2011, 09:00:20 PM
That looks awesome :)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 28, 2011, 05:08:02 AM
Damn I love that blue, great job Lupes :D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 28, 2011, 08:06:34 PM
Hey Lupes, that looks effing fantastic! The Chrome+blue is great. I love the white and blue combo.

Final sneak preview. Not much more to go now. Ohgodsoclose.

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/dethmetal.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 29, 2011, 05:29:30 AM
Damn I can't get over how clean that white is.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 29, 2011, 08:05:54 AM
Outstanding Lupes. You can really see how you've pored over perfecting the paint. I'm dumbfounded. Please buy a large piece of black fabric and a cool white globe for your lamp and shoot it on a black background (if you can be bothered!) ;D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 29, 2011, 10:18:14 AM
Hey Lupes, that looks effing fantastic! The Chrome+blue is great. I love the white and blue combo.

Final sneak preview. Not much more to go now. Ohgodsoclose.

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/dethmetal.jpg)

I can't get over how FAST you tackled this build. Compared the myself and BB, you flew right through it and you've got an excellent kit to boot!

Outstanding Lupes. You can really see how you've pored over perfecting the paint. I'm dumbfounded. Please buy a large piece of black fabric and a cool white globe for your lamp and shoot it on a black background (if you can be bothered!) ;D

I'll see what I can find, might have to make a quick drive west for a large enough bit of black fabric.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on August 29, 2011, 02:31:45 PM
wow outstanding final product lupes looks fantastic, LED was a nice touch too
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on August 30, 2011, 03:56:55 AM
Nice job everyone!  This is shaping up to be a pretty impressive finish!!!

Just want to make a couple of quick notes.  I'm officially cutting it off at  September 1 - 00:00 EST.  So sync up since most of us are in different time zones!

Entering into the last week I can't believe that just NOW I'm finally getting my paint mixtures right and have to repaint some parts!  Blah!  Better now then later though.  Most of you are done but I'm pushing this right to the wire!  After all what's a GB without DRAMA!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b8/Storm_clouds_over_swifts_creek.jpg)

The storm is coming!

FINAL WEEK!  To the remaining participants, aka The Survivors, aka The Vanguard, aka the Legends...  Your time is NOW!  Time to make it happen guys!

Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 30, 2011, 06:36:10 AM
Argh. By EST you're meaning United States east coast time right? So that would be around 2pm AEST. I think. I'll play it safe and aim for Wednesday night.

Panic stations everyone!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 30, 2011, 09:09:32 AM
Hey, if I decide mine doesn't need wings then I can pretend I'm finished!

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/ishtycameraho.jpg)

Wing's'll be done tonight, and I might just possibly get the "WMDs" done.

EDIT: Apologies for the rather ishe-tastic picture. Damn phone cameras. I'll be using a real camera for the finished shots.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 30, 2011, 09:11:11 AM
Argh. By EST you're meaning United States east coast time right? So that would be around 2pm AEST. I think. I'll play it safe and aim for Wednesday night.

Panic stations everyone!

Out of curiosity Shaid, do you have a lot of WiP pictures for this thing? I'd love to see it come together bit by bit on your blog in a wrap up post or something like that.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 30, 2011, 09:22:34 AM
@lupes: I have some wip photos, but iirc it mostly consists of lots of plastic on sticks in various states of gold, primer and white/blue, and then bits of it assembled. I'll have to go through them.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on August 30, 2011, 11:27:09 AM
I'm done.

And I'm exhausted. Yet deeply satisfied.  I'll be doing a wrap up post on my site and then the official gallery full a pictures on September 1 or whatever time that is here.

Until then, here's a teaser. (I'm not much of a tease)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_0025800.jpg)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_0059800.jpg)
I feel like a father about to send his child off for its first day of school.  Anxious, yet excited.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 30, 2011, 11:55:47 AM
That looks great, Gaigun!

I've also just worked out what the marks on the legs are meant to be. Very clever!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on August 30, 2011, 12:29:59 PM
Dam gg that's outstanding I love it, I dnt no if you enter local competitions or not but you should for no other reason then the japanese people should see that :D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 30, 2011, 03:55:33 PM
Man, that gold looks really good with the white and red. Absolutely outstanding job GG.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 30, 2011, 05:46:02 PM
Wow, just wow. I got nothing more than that. Your skills have come a long way, Syd, kudos bro!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 30, 2011, 11:09:11 PM
They say a picture speaks a thousand words.

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/fallen.jpg)

:D

The power of blutack. Even holds it without support. I was surprised.
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/proof.jpg)

Not finished product, this was just me wanting to see how this looked. It does fit the theme of Redemption, though...
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on August 31, 2011, 01:18:26 AM
That actually looks rather kool lol

 For Those with work left to do by aus time theres but 24 hours left ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on August 31, 2011, 03:35:59 AM
omg whats going on here?  love the wings!

GG thats simply amazing buddy.  personally i think its your best work to date.  The Sinanju was great but concept wise... this takes the cake so its my favourite.  That is something I'm totally going to share with non gundam fans just on principle.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 31, 2011, 04:20:11 AM
They say a picture speaks a thousand words.

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/fallen.jpg)

:D

The power of blutack. Even holds it without support. I was surprised.
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/proof.jpg)

Not finished product, this was just me wanting to see how this looked. It does fit the theme of Redemption, though...

HEYO! I don't think any of us saw that one coming!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 31, 2011, 04:41:01 AM
Shaid, I'd say use those wings because they look cool but I cannot imagine your PG Zero would look very good without it's wings xD
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on August 31, 2011, 07:21:53 AM
Shaid, I'd say use those wings because they look cool but I cannot imagine your PG Zero would look very good without it's wings xD
But what if Zero had the SF's wings instead?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 31, 2011, 08:30:43 AM
Down to the wire!

Gaijin, that is even more impressive than I expected it to be. Congratulations.

Shaid, those WZ wings.. ..work.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on August 31, 2011, 08:50:18 AM
Shaid, I'd say use those wings because they look cool but I cannot imagine your PG Zero would look very good without it's wings xD
But what if Zero had the SF's wings instead?

And paint them to match...
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 31, 2011, 08:59:07 AM
Hell yeah, Buster! That's what i'm taking about! Using the a Strike shield too, that's a great idea since the Strike Freedom doesn't have a physical shield, I can't wait to see more!

Unless I'm mistaken, that is the clear shield from the bonus parts set of the PG Astray RF?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 31, 2011, 09:13:50 AM
Shaid, I'd say use those wings because they look cool but I cannot imagine your PG Zero would look very good without it's wings xD
But what if Zero had the SF's wings instead?

And paint them to match...
I was going to do a shot of that too.

As for painting to match, well...
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/wings.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: KhaoTiKz on August 31, 2011, 10:46:54 AM
They say a picture speaks a thousand words.

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/fallen.jpg)

:D

The power of blutack. Even holds it without support. I was surprised.
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/proof.jpg)

Not finished product, this was just me wanting to see how this looked. It does fit the theme of Redemption, though...

A picture may speak a thousand words... but for a moment they left me speechless...
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 31, 2011, 11:42:06 AM
Hell yeah, Buster! That's what i'm taking about! Using the a Strike shield too, that's a great idea since the Strike Freedom doesn't have a physical shield, I can't wait to see more!

Unless I'm mistaken, that is the clear shield from the bonus parts set of the PG Astray RF?
Could be, both have clear part kits and both have similar shields.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on August 31, 2011, 12:05:32 PM
Hell yeah, Buster! That's what i'm taking about! Using the a Strike shield too, that's a great idea since the Strike Freedom doesn't have a physical shield, I can't wait to see more!

Unless I'm mistaken, that is the clear shield from the bonus parts set of the PG Astray RF?
Could be, both have clear part kits and both have similar shields.

It's definitely PG Astray's clear shield part.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 31, 2011, 12:25:01 PM
Hell yeah, Buster! That's what i'm taking about! Using the a Strike shield too, that's a great idea since the Strike Freedom doesn't have a physical shield, I can't wait to see more!

Unless I'm mistaken, that is the clear shield from the bonus parts set of the PG Astray RF?
Could be, both have clear part kits and both have similar shields.

It's definitely PG Astray's clear shield part.
Thanks for the clarification, but it's still awesome! :D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on August 31, 2011, 12:49:30 PM
Will reply to it all later but I'm too busy finishing this thing!  Related post for all of you guys.

http://plamoaddiction.blogspot.com/2011/08/time-has-come.html
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 31, 2011, 01:12:46 PM
I should've taken the day off work...

Things do to, no time. Only 7 hours til I'm home!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on August 31, 2011, 01:26:28 PM
White is the new Black with these kits, it seems. 
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on August 31, 2011, 01:52:26 PM
Hi just checked a site to try to figure out what time September 1 0:00:000 EST is here and it appears it is in 7 and a half minutes?  is this correct?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 31, 2011, 01:58:45 PM
Uh, I hope not.

I'm working on EST being US EST, which makes it about Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 10:58:02 PM EST.

So 25 hours to go!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on August 31, 2011, 03:09:21 PM
haha. oh ya.  I completely forgot that I'm a day ahead, etc.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on August 31, 2011, 04:35:35 PM
I don't understand why blogger hates me leaving comments on other blogs since I launched the GA blog...

Anyway, that was a hell of a post Buster. Actually had a slight shiver reading it. Nicely done mate.

Just to clarify, Buster has set the end date in US time.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on August 31, 2011, 11:41:37 PM
Just in case horrible things happen and I don't get to post again before 2pm tomorrow; this is my Perfect Grade Strike Freedom Gauntlet of the Apocalypse FINISHED(tm) post.

To my fellow Gauntletees - I salute you all. I've been inspired, and had a effing great time building with you all!

To Busterbeam: thanks for starting this groupbuild! It's your fault I'm addicted to gunpla again after a 3 year hiatus! Can't wait to see your build!
To Falldog: Your black and red vs. my white and blue. Deathmatch, out front, in five minutes! ;) Your gold frame made me want to paint mine, and from there I found this group build...
To Lupes: White and blue, unite! The silver frame works great! Your chrome/trans blue parts look fantastic.
To Gaigun: Inspiring. Awesome. What else to say? You need to get that displayed somewhere; it's an astounding vision!
To Kman: You and I both borrowed a little from Keita! His MG SF made me want to do mine in white, and your version is great! The metal decals are win!
To American Salaryman: The greatest build of your life has just started, and I wish you all the luck in the world! I look forward to seeing you PGSF, but your kid should take centre stage!
To Talanor: My condolences and best wishes. I know when you finish your kit, it will be fantastic!
To Sonar, ZETA, Fury, Kjasi, Quang, Deikun, Khaotikz, gunny, Shifty, Hemish and everyone else: You guys rock. A community is only as good as the people in it! You all are what makes this community great! If I forgot anyone important, hey, it's 12am.
A special mention to my partner. She's had to put up with paint smells, plastic everywhere and expensive trips to local hobby shops. If I hadn't have got spousal dispensation, I'd not be in this build!
To the local hobby shops: Sorry about buying all your white paint.
I'd like to thank my cat, the neighbours, and that guy up the road, my 3rd grade teacher and...
"Hey, this isn't the Oscars' Shaid, shut the eff up already."

Anyway, apologies for the kinda crap photos, I will be getting a better camera to do a better photoshoot with better lighting.
Also, I'll be doing a proper write up and so on, too, for Catapult and my neglected blog and so on. Kit review, backstory for Redemption, all that.

A few comments: No decals. The stickers that come with the kit look kinda odd (not to mention a bit silvered) on the white and blue. I never got my custom set finished to order. The custom swords I was making (Deliverance and Damnation) are almost finished, but I effed up part of them, had to get replacement parts, and they only arrived last week. Then the wings for the kit took longer than expected, so I sacrificed them for this build to be completed.  :'(

I must say though, the dragoons? What the hell. Stay on, damnit. They fall off mine whenever you look at them funny. The wing joints also suck, once painted the wings are too heavy and they sag a lot. I can understand why this kit is pretty much on a constant 40% off on HLJ. It does have some flaws. The weight of paint on parts wasn't accounted for in the design, I suppose.

Still, regardless of that, the kit looks damn awesome.

Ok, enough waffle. Presenting:

Perfect Grade ZGMF-X20C Strike Redemption

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/montage.jpg)

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/yeaah.jpg)

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/woot.jpg)

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/vroom.jpg)

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/omgfinished.jpg)

As mentioned, more pics coming when I have a better photo-taking-setup.

Until the next project, my friends! It's been an absolute blast.
(http://www.ov-10bronco.net/users/merlin/pix/flight/kaboom/titan_081298_explosion_usaf.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on September 01, 2011, 04:46:31 AM
Looks great, Shaid and thanks for the kind comments! That one photo there makes me wanna go like Takuto from Star Driver and say "Itsa pinnnnch!"
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on September 01, 2011, 08:15:53 AM
I totally shoulda just gone with white. Would be way easy, and way sexy.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on September 01, 2011, 08:22:49 AM
I totally shoulda just gone with white. Would be way easy, and way sexy.
Sexy, yeah. Wasn't easy though. The wings were an absolute pain in the arse, and I had to paint all the white plastic white too or it wouldn't match. Still, I'm certainly going to do white schemes again!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on September 01, 2011, 08:29:34 AM
We have another finisher! Congratulations Shaid. It is very beautiful. Really nice colour palette and your paint work is extremely clean. I'd love to see you apply a wash to bring forward some of the panel details. I really love the oranges and blues with the gold. They compliment really nicely. Well done mate!

If I got one absolute gem out of that post it was the phrase "spousal dispensation". That is brilliant. I will be adding that one to medium rotation in my vocab. ;D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on September 01, 2011, 12:09:56 PM
Fantastic Shaid!  It looks like that image you showed us way back when.  Now I demand you pose it the same way because that image is badass!  The mod you did for the chest turned out great.  Looking forward to the better pictures, for sure.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on September 01, 2011, 12:27:35 PM
Two hours to go guys!
(Or maybe three. Damn daylight savings timezone changes.)

*can't wait*

PARTY TIME!
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/party.jpg)

Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on September 01, 2011, 12:51:49 PM
3 out of 5 isn't too bad (excluding Rob and Talanor, as they have extensions), but will the big man make it?! Is kman already done? I think more GBs need deadlines, it makes it a lot more exciting when it gets down to the wire like this and there are still a few people still working!

....plus it motivates me to get off my ass and build some gunpla.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on September 01, 2011, 01:02:54 PM
I totally shoulda just gone with white. Would be way easy, and way sexy.
Sexy, yeah. Wasn't easy though. The wings were an absolute pain in the arse, and I had to paint all the white plastic white too or it wouldn't match. Still, I'm certainly going to do white schemes again!

White, white is cash. White is classy.

One of these days I want to do a mostly white Zeta.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on September 01, 2011, 01:26:53 PM
3 out of 5 isn't too bad (excluding Rob and Talanor, as they have extensions), but will the big man make it?! Is kman already done? I think more GBs need deadlines, it makes it a lot more exciting when it gets down to the wire like this and there are still a few people still working!

....plus it motivates me to get off my ass and build some gunpla.
Exactly right GB's with interesting deadlines are epic from an observers point of view im sure its stressful but still fun to participate too, thats why the new grunt EX GBs should be so much fun, set goals with a relativly short timeline should be great fun

Shaid: awesome work man i love it the gold and white is win add the blue and touches of orange and its plain wicked great work mate
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on September 01, 2011, 02:00:44 PM
 I am disregarding daylight savings time zone things and posting my final Courage post for this Group Build now.

The Gallery is up at gaijin-gunpla.com
http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/pg-strike-freedom-courage-gallery/ (http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/pg-strike-freedom-courage-gallery/)

Since this whole mess began I have been bombarded by, and subjecting myself to, countless hours of video and hundreds of images.   I wanted to use that media as well to show everyone what the concept of Courage is about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve7MHKs2c90

With that this project is finished.  I need a nap.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on September 01, 2011, 02:10:23 PM
It is not often I use this word, so that alone should say enough about how I feel about that video...

Epic.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on September 01, 2011, 02:12:18 PM
OK I finished on time!  Right at midnight is when I finished taking the shots.  The rest was uploading - resizing internet stuff which I'm not including.  Man what a crazy push it was at the end.

Here we go!!!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wwSiq_BJOvw/Tl8ES0b6u5I/AAAAAAAACoo/mEWxatUzKcA/s1600/GEDC0528.JPG)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WWsWmaXxqcc/Tl8EV5V6R2I/AAAAAAAACow/Za6LCq1aUJs/s1600/GEDC0534.JPG)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_nrUfg6VNYk/Tl8Eba_9FXI/AAAAAAAACpA/QQ9wGV7NguA/s1600/GEDC0538.JPG)

I gotta say... I wasn't really feeling it until I put the wings and the weapons on and then I was like... OK.  This is good.  Actually... I ****ing love this thing!!!  SO HAPPY!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on September 01, 2011, 02:14:32 PM
man i need a break.  will do the formal right up tomorrow but im so stoked up this.  i'm going back into the basement to look at it again!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on September 01, 2011, 02:21:01 PM
Duuuuuude, that is effing nuts! The PG Astray swords look badass as hell with it, along with the red and black! Hot damn!

....Maybe I should consider something with my MG Red Frame and another kit.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on September 01, 2011, 03:02:21 PM
busterbeam: SF with katan HELL YES, came out great man the scheme, i never even noticed the red to white fade before nice touch

GaiGun: as i said on GG.com AWE INSPIRING mate
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on September 01, 2011, 03:18:14 PM
@Gaigun: As I said before, inspiring and emotive to those who went through the quake!

Are you going to have it displayed pride of place in the HLJ offices? :P
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on September 01, 2011, 03:18:50 PM
@buster: Ooh, shiny. The katanas and colours give it a very bushido feel! Love it!

I wonder how much a few more of those katanas would cost through the replacement parts service...
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on September 01, 2011, 03:42:57 PM
OK I finished on time!  Right at midnight is when I finished taking the shots.  The rest was uploading - resizing internet stuff which I'm not including.  Man what a crazy push it was at the end.

Here we go!!!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wwSiq_BJOvw/Tl8ES0b6u5I/AAAAAAAACoo/mEWxatUzKcA/s1600/GEDC0528.JPG)

I gotta say... I wasn't really feeling it until I put the wings and the weapons on and then I was like... OK.  This is good.  Actually... I ****ing love this thing!!!  SO HAPPY!

I'm right there with ya!  It's a different beast with those wings on.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on September 01, 2011, 04:30:02 PM
Wow guys! You've all done such amazing work!

Congratulations to everyone who finished!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on September 01, 2011, 04:48:27 PM
Excellent video, GG, fitting for the masterpiece!

Damn Buster, you better call that thing the Musha Strike Freedom, because it's one bad ass Dynasty Warrior!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: kman on September 02, 2011, 12:02:00 AM
Shaid: Amazing!!! I'm very surprised the wings go so well with sf.. thats what i called creativity! which im so lacking lol.
 Really like how u remove the beam in the middle and have the cover. I wasnt a big fan of the beam but just not creative enuf to do something about it. Kinda like alien anus hehehe

Buster: love the shading !! can i borrow ur shinny swords pls  ;D



 
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: zenma5ter on September 02, 2011, 07:16:17 AM
Well done guys, this is a masterpiece of a thread/GB. Will revisit this page by page again when I have time just 'cause. :D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on September 02, 2011, 07:15:30 PM
What a hell of a ride! Some amazing results from all finishers. I'm truly humbled to have been involved in a small way.

Congratulations, Gauntlet Bearers. You have done the Gauntlet, yourselves, and the essence of the Sinanju Group Build Project proud.

It is a tremendous honour for me to witness the culmination of this event.

I only wish I had the time to be more involved.

I look forward to offering my perspective on each of these builds when I can find the time to make a closing Gauntlet post for the blog.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on September 04, 2011, 03:05:56 PM
Proper gallery/catapult post:
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1968 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1968)

I miss this banner on the bottom of the page. :(
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on September 05, 2011, 04:12:31 AM
Proper gallery/catapult post:
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1968 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1968)

I miss this banner on the bottom of the page. :(
The new one isn't too bad...*coughcough*
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on September 05, 2011, 12:58:56 PM
To celebrate and help spread the message conveyed by syd(gaijin gunpla's) courage build i put together this here wallpaper in many sizes so (if you like it) set it as the wallpaper of every device you have and feel free to share it and of course the build with everyone you know, coz its a message and build i think everyone should see ;)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-vhzD5ziL_mo/TmQ5OMErf6I/AAAAAAAAA6w/XS7WSQ9A4JU/s1152/GAFSFGB%252520Courage%252520by%252520Gaijin%252520Gunpla%252520-%2525201920x1080%252520-%25252016x9.jpg)

Full HD 16:9 (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-vhzD5ziL_mo/TmQ5OMErf6I/AAAAAAAAA6w/XS7WSQ9A4JU/s1152/GAFSFGB%252520Courage%252520by%252520Gaijin%252520Gunpla%252520-%2525201920x1080%252520-%25252016x9.jpg)
16:10 Resolution (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NuZAiuvQwSw/TmQ5N3hSBgI/AAAAAAAAA6s/f0voCQzePlw/s1024/GAFSFGB%252520Courage%252520by%252520Gaijin%252520Gunpla%252520-%2525201680x1050%252520-%25252016x10.jpg)
4:3 Resolution (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jjAYhjjrcAw/TmQ5NWIuc6I/AAAAAAAAA6o/Y0d_Rgy8XGM/s800/GAFSFGB%252520Courage%252520by%252520Gaijin%252520Gunpla%252520-%2525201600x1200%252520-%2525204x3.jpg)
5:4 Resolution (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iwyWSSQYJaA/TmQ5M2MXIkI/AAAAAAAAA6k/WIdxYlaBWoQ/s800/GAFSFGB%252520Courage%252520by%252520Gaijin%252520Gunpla%252520-%2525201280x1024%252520-%2525205x4.jpg)
1024x600 - General Netbook Res (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QH-jHaSWa4w/TmQ5MX4aAtI/AAAAAAAAA6g/1yl1uyr2I7E/GAFSFGB%252520Courage%252520by%252520Gaijin%252520Gunpla%252520-%2525201024x600%252520-%252520Netbook.jpg)
960x800 - General Adroid Res (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fMem55S-Y4U/TmQ5MdXOsPI/AAAAAAAAA6c/nkQKrdkxnmE/s800/GAFSFGB%252520Courage%252520by%252520Gaijin%252520Gunpla%252520-%252520960x800%252520-%252520Android.jpg)
960x640 - General iPhone Res (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gZcGOHXiDaM/TmQ5MA8uHtI/AAAAAAAAA6Y/9J9USmkRsAM/GAFSFGB%252520Courage%252520by%252520Gaijin%252520Gunpla%252520-%252520960%2525C3%252597640%252520-%252520iphone.jpg)


If any other gauntleteers would like a wallpaper it could be done :P
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on September 05, 2011, 03:24:03 PM
Really nice effect in the background. Awesome, Fury.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on September 05, 2011, 05:57:19 PM
Not ignoring what everyone said but like Sonar I'll need a bit of time to reply as well.  Looking forward to catching up!

I will be posting the same message on my blog and at GAF as well just so that everyone is on the same page.

***

Time for the text wall.

An overdue post but a necessary one.  I put off writing it until I had the time to do so.  My life became a lot busier on the last day of August with new job orientation and starting work the very next day on Sept.1.  Couple that with plans for the long weekend and you have me out of commission for a while.

I want to thank all of you for your patience.  I know I havenít been much of a leader for this as I donít post nearly as much as some others do but I have to admit that this GB has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience even though I left everything for the last minute and severely under estimated the amount of time it would take.

I tried a lot of new techniques on this build.  Namely all the masking work using tape and masking solution (which worked surprisingly well). 
This was also the first time that I tried using a gradient paint scheme and also doing some mods with pla-plate to reshape and essentiallyshorten a few select pieces.

I enjoyed tackling such a huge project and I will be the first to admit that Iím quite pleased with the end resultÖ while at the same time admitting that there is still a lot of work left to be done on this to get it to my own personal standard of excellence in gunpla! Haha.  Still though I count this as completed as the essential parts are done.  Itís definitely battle ready.

However I must admit, if I am to be strict to the rules, I failed this test.  I didn't complete everything.  Some touch ups need to be done, I didn't do enough decals, and finally as complete assembly approached I decided to repaint some sections and change the scheme.  So I have to say... to be honest with myself and to take responsibility as leader, I'm not sure if my Gundam should be in the same ranks as the others.  But since this is my show I'm giving myself a PASS because of one thing alone.  The feeling of PURE satisfaction I felt when it was totally assembled and ready to sortie!  This is why I make models!  That feeling!  Pride?  Maybe.  But that is something that all of us as modellers earn and can own!  I'll will own that.  There's nothing wrong with taking pride in your work!  *okay need to relax. getting too excited*

Thereís so much to say so I should probably just break it up into sections of what Iíd like to address:

1.       The GB itself and how it started.
2.       The participants and what theyíve made
3.       The concept of ďTheta +Ē / Design notes Ė Original concept / ďThe GauntletĒ
4.       Connection with Strike and Red Frame
5.       Technical issues of the build process and the kit itself
6.       Final comments

I will respond to each of these things in time.  Call me verbose but you donít have to read it.  I, on the other hand, feel compelled to write about it since this blog is a chronicle of my experiences with this hobby.  If I donít mention it here it will never be mentioned at all.  Let it rest in the digital archives.

I know that over time enthusiasm for projects can diminish quite quickly.  Iím sure a lot of us are eager to jump into our new projects.  I know lupes is already hard at work on the PG Wing and Gaigun is working on any number of kits simultaneouslyÖ itís hard to know what heís going to focus his attention on next!  ASM will probably be concentrating on his new son.  We certainly did miss his presence in this GB but seriouslyÖ priorities.

Anyway this whole GB started in early May with me coming home after a night of drinking and looking on the internet at lupes PG Strike Freedom.  I remembered talking to ASM and Gaigun about ours a couple of months earlier when weíd met in January and it got me to thinking about the Sinanju GB that we did during the ďEvil CowĒ days.  So I sent a message to all of them + Sonar at GAF asking what they thought and low and behold here we are now.  Sonar brought a tremendous amount of talent and resources to table.  Not to mention the forum itself!  A key player in all of these so major props to you brother!

Now for those of you who may be wondering what this whole Apocalypse thing is, it started last year when myself, ASM, GaiGun and Gundam Guy all went to see the 1/1 Gundam together in Shizuoka.  I canít remember who coined the phrase (GaiGun I think) but it stuck.  That said GG has never done a GB with us but lupes has so he becomes the fourth in that situation I guess.  I liken it to Voltron when Lance had to step out of being pilot for the Red Lion and Sven came in.  At least I think thatís how it went! haha

Anyway, ASM commented on how I threw down the gauntlet to all of them and somehow we started joking about the Gauntlet of the Apocalypse and there you have it.  Humble beginningsÖ but Iím so extremely proud of what itís become, with the banners and the videos and the support and so many others jumping in and building along with us.  Your names will never be forgotten except forÖ whatís his name again?  You knowÖ that guy.  That did the thing?  :)

I thought that having a deadline would be important because if it was left open ended who knows when weíd finish.  Motivation can be lost, people can get side tracked.  Life happens.  It happened to some of us during the process of this GB and some had to bow out because of it.  A mixture of happy and sad news... My issues werenít familial but more concerned with my career.  Still though I managed to push through it and make the time to get it done.  Because of the deadline and when I actually committed myself to working on the PGSF steadilyÖ I was basically forced to streamline my build process.  I became a lot more efficient and by the end of it, doing a full Perfect Grade kit with paint job seems like something I can manage relatively well now.  This was my first time to ever try and complete such a task.  And Iím proud of that and the results so Iím glad that this GB gave me that experience and consequent skill upgrade.  The lesson I learned from that was; ďIntimidating tasks can be overcome with steady progress.Ē

Anyway, even though this GB is officially over, Iíd like to leave this topic open for future modellers who wish to try their hand at the PGSF or to any of the participants who completed it but may eventually feel the need to go back and do some touch ups later.  Just because the deadline has passed doesnít mean that we have to stop learning from each other or helping others who come in late.  So now Iíd like to openly invite ANYONE who has ever finished a PGSF or is working on one to post their work in the topic at GAF so we can all help each other and see what type of creativity is out there.  Iíd love to see some more custom schemes.  If this topic is any indication Iím sure there are still some great ones out there waiting to be discovered.  Or created.

Iíll just leave it there for nowÖ Iím a completionist so I do intend on mentioning all the things above in due course but I know how intimidating a giant wall of text can be soÖ like Iím building a model it will be done in incremental steps until itís all finished.
Thanks again everyone.  None of this would have been possible without you.  You are all key players in this and I thank you all for your time, support, dedication and enthusiasm!

Finished but we move ever onward!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_l57QC9iy7g/TmR1BhKshwI/AAAAAAAACXk/l4wv7Whpqao/s1600/GEDC0548.JPG)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on September 05, 2011, 05:58:56 PM
oh **** when did I get promoted?!  I only had a 3 star rank before.  Nice!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on September 05, 2011, 08:33:36 PM
Your names will never be forgotten except forÖ whatís his name again?  You knowÖ that guy.  That did the thing?  :)
Oh my god he's talking about ME! I do things all the time. Obviously it's me. Unless it's, uh, that guy. That did the other thing. >_>

Your groupbuild got me back into gunpla after a three year hiatus, BB. Mad props. <3
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on September 06, 2011, 04:30:31 AM
oh **** when did I get promoted?!  I only had a 3 star rank before.  Nice!
Congrats, now you join us for our conquering of Pekopan! Kerooo kerokerokero!
(http://www.animenews.biz/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/sgtfrog.jpg)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on September 06, 2011, 06:48:39 AM
oh **** when did I get promoted?!  I only had a 3 star rank before.  Nice!
My guess would be around post #100. ;P
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on September 06, 2011, 08:47:13 AM
Thanks Fury! I've been needing a new desktop for a while now ;D

Bb tl;dr. I will get to it soon I promise. I read the first couple of paragraphs but I actually am running out the door as I type this. Work is really bad for me at the moment. Probably the worst it's ever been. So it will take me some time to get to my QMHE wrap up and my Gauntlet overview. Apologies, everyone.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on September 06, 2011, 06:19:29 PM
Now that I have had several days to rest up a bit I find I want to write a proper farewell post in which I bid goodbye to the project while mentioning some things I forgot to mention before and basically put down some thoughts that have been in my head for a while now.

First of all, I wanna thank everyone who was/is involved in this Group Build in some way.  From the people actually building the kits, to those posters who encouraged us on, and to the people who supplied us with banners and video and images (the news reel was fantastic!), and Sonar for supplying the venue.  It truly feels like I was part of something big and not big in the biggest-Perfect-Grade-kit-ever type of big but the a-group-coming-together-and-being-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts type of big.

We've all shown what we are capable of, our strengths and our weaknesses, and did so in an environment that nurtured open, honest discussion and interaction.  So now I have to be truthful and write that this build has taken a toll on me.  Perhaps it is because of the size of project, but probably moreso it is because of what the project meant. Despite the joy I've felt in seeing an idea come to fruition I realize, now that it is done, that I have been working with a pretty heavy heart for the four months I was putting it together.  I'm glad it is done and I'm glad I get to rest.  I don't anticipate I will take on such a project for quite some time.  And that is okay.  This project is pretty special to me and I will see about giving it a prominent place on gaijin-gunpla.com so that it doesn't get pushed aside and quickly forgotten like many of the people it was made for.  It's been several days since I updated my site, probably a record of inactivity for me, but while I have material to put up and projects still on the go, I find myself doing other things with my time.  I am procrastinating.  There is a post I am gong to put up soon but it's also pretty heavy and I want to make sure that, when it comes time to compose that post, I get my thoughts down properly.

Now I'll mention here some things about the kit I forgot to mention in previous posts.  First off, I realize now that I didn't really give any detailed description of the Japanese characters I (crappily) wrote onto the kit.  If anyone out there wanted to know what I wrote, here you are:
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/IMG_0059.jpg)

Starting at the top left of the kit when you look at it head on (which was the intention from the beginning)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/IMG_0069.jpg)
The top reads がんばれ東北! (ganbare Touhoku!)

The very Ganbaru (頑張る) can translate as 'to keep going', 'to not give up', 'to be strong', 'to push through'.  It is used so often in Japanese conversation that in some ways it has lost a lot of its meaning (or so I feel).  The form 'Ganbare' is used to encourage someone on. You hear parents say it to their children, fans to their favorite player during ball games.  This form of the verb is more casual implying a closer connection to the person it is spoken to.  I see this all over Japan on posters aimed at the people of Touhoku.  The rest of Japan cheering on its brothers.  Hang in there!  I actually translated it for the video as 'Stand Firm', which I feel more appropriate in this circumstance.  Stand Firm, Touhoku.  Be strong, Touhoku.

The bottom line in this image reads 一人じゃないみんながいる。(hitori janai minna ga iru)

I feel the best translation for this sentence would read "You are not alone. Everyone is here."  Just after the disaster a series of television commercials aired and in one of them japanese athletes who were playing professionally abroad had words of encouragement for the people of their home nation.  This was one of the sentences that stuck with me.  You're not alone.  We are here to.

Top right of the image.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/IMG_0067.jpg)
To reads がんばろう日本! (Ganbarou Nihon!)

Ganbarou is a much stronger way to say Ganbatte/Ganbare.  It is more forceful.  Because of the strength of this verb form it is used mostly from a person of higher social standing towards those lower.  But it also comes out in times of great distress for instance, in the many videos on the net of the tsunami, people standing watching the water are yelling out to those that are still in harm's way, Nigero! Run Away!   This expression is everywhere in Japan. On billboards, trains, t-shirts.  Japan as a nation, Fight!

The bottoms reads as 日本の力を信じる (nihon no chikara wo shinjiru)

"I believe in Japan's strength."  After seeing how the people of Touhoku have worked together, and held it together, after one of the most devastating natural disasters in modern history (and, I realize now, the event that may define a good chunk of my life) I can say without hesitation that for me that sentence is true.  I do believe.  (I just don't believe the strength is found in the Japanese government.  They're worthless.)

Lower left.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/IMG_0070.jpg)
七転八起 (shichiten hakki)  

This is an 四字熟語 or 4 character expression.  These have origins well in the past and have continued to be used, even in everyday conversation. I love these.  The history behind them and the depth to their meaning has always intrigued me.  I surprise Japanese people quite often when I bust these out in conversation.  "What?!  You can't speak Japanese but you know yojijukugo?!"

 The characters in this one translate to 7 rotations 8 rise, or, how it most commonly translated "fall down 7 times, get up 8."  Just keep going.

bottom sentence:
寒い冬のあとに必ず春は来る。 (samui fuyu no ato ni kanarazu hara ha kuru.)

The spring always comes after the cold winter.  This is similar to 'It's always darkest before dawn."  With what has happened to the people of Touhoku, for the most part, now there is no where to go but up.  I actually found this saying in a video for the people of Fukushima which I found touching.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CQJuAN2BEY
It will get better.

Last dragoon, bottom right of the kit.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/IMG_0068.jpg)

Top reads 今ひとつになる時 (ima hitotsu ni naru toki)

"Now is the time to become one."   Together we rebuild, together we continue on, together we share in the future. I feel the Japanese people embody this type of sentiment more than others.  I think they have to as they won't get much from their inept government.

Bottom reads みんなでやれば大きな力に (minna de yareba ookiina chikara ni)

This is a tough one to put into english.  I see the japanese and I understand the message immediately.  In english perhaps it would translate as "If we all do it, there is strength."   Combine your efforts and produce an amazing result.  I've been able to see a lot of amazing results, but there is still a long way to go.  

Stand firm, Japan.

Throughout the build I was wondering, "Would it work?"  I had an idea, not quite a crystal clear vision, in my head of what I wanted this project to say.  In the end, I think I did it.  I masked and sprayed all that red just eyeballing it as I went and it works.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/IMG_0075.jpg)
I am pleased with how the red circle appears from many different angles.  It could have gone so horribly wrong.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/IMG_0002.jpg)

The base wasn't an idea I seriously contemplated until there was about 2 weeks left in the build and I found myself with a completed kit and some extra time.  With what I wanted to convey, and the feelings I wanted to evoke, I realized that maybe the base was an important part of the whole so I did my best to come up with something simply.  Despite it being my first attempt at a diorama I think it worked out well.

I had a comment on my site from someone that felt that the video I made was in bad taste.  I am not disappointed by this comment and am glad that it was posted.  I battled these kind of thoughts throughout the project.  Was what I was doing tacky?  Shallow?  Was I making light of a horrible situation?    

In the end I realized that I was doing something that was in my power to do for the people of Touhoku.  I don't have a lot of money and can't give it away.  I don't have extra money which would allow me to take time off work and go out to help.  I have a family of my own that needs food and shelter and I can't ignore them for the sake of others even though those others so desperately need assistance of any kind.

A good friend of mine told me that the people of Japan can't forget about what happened to the people of Touhoku.  She said that things such as Courage will cause people to stop, remember, and consider.  I think that's all I can really ask of something like this and I am satisfied if that is the case.

(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/IMG_0105.jpg)

That's all I can think to write at this time.  If I've forgotten anything I'll try to add it later.

People of Touhoku, Courage!


Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: fury-s12 on September 06, 2011, 06:58:50 PM
Well written mate , thanks for the japanese translations too I tried to translate them but the meaning was lost in some, I know the comment your speaking off and I think that guy just missed the point of the project, it had no ill will intended it was too spread the message, to give a little more strength to the people affected, which as u said is the best way u are able to help, you can't put a bad spin on that.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Hoardz01 on September 06, 2011, 08:17:35 PM
What a journey! Congratulations to all involved on their awesome work. This one will go down in history.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Shaid on September 06, 2011, 09:05:51 PM
Thank you for the translations, Gaigun! Your work is moving, and an inspiration! You bring an idea of what it feels like to be in Japan in the aftermath of this terrible event, and a shout a rallying cry of strength to all! As we've all said before, it's a superb work, and a superb message.

(As for burn out; I don't think I'll be able to stand the smell of paint for a few weeks!)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on September 07, 2011, 08:36:56 AM
Nice one Syd.

I don't think it is tasteless at all. I think that your intent is a major consideration, and with that in mind it is a kind and admirable thing that you have done for the country you love so much. Good on you.

With this one; みんなでやれば大きな力に

Would "The sum of the whole is greater than its parts" work?

Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on September 07, 2011, 08:58:24 AM
Thanks for the shoutout, Syd, and again, fantastic job! I saw that comment on your site and it took everything I had not to explain to them exactly what you just said, but I figured it would only cause drama and that's not what this hobby is about. Those of us who know you and have followed you throughout the years knew exactly what you were doing, never once did we think you were making light of a serious situation..and we have your back then and in the future. Onward, Gaijin Gunpla!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on September 07, 2011, 09:40:45 AM
Frankly Syd, I thought your video was a bit of a downer. Your choices of visuals was great, no doubt about it, but I think it was their positions and the music that made it kinda sad.

Despite what that idiot thought, showing the tragedy was needed. But, if you had showed it just at the beginning with the sad music, then switched to some more uplifting/building/grand music, (actually a lot of the climactic music from Gundam SEED and SEED Destiny would of worked perfectly) it would of had a better "Let's pull together Japan!" feel to it. Basically, first you drag them down, and then you raise them up with the power of Courage!

At least, that's my view as a professional video editor.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on September 08, 2011, 09:52:36 AM
Nice one Syd.

I don't think it is tasteless at all. I think that your intent is a major consideration, and with that in mind it is a kind and admirable thing that you have done for the country you love so much. Good on you.

With this one; みんなでやれば大きな力に

Would "The sum of the whole is greater than its parts" work?

That would work.  This strength in numbers, etc.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ASM on September 08, 2011, 11:43:52 AM
Guys,

First up, awesome job to everyone.  There has been some amazing work and synergy shown here over the last few months, and I truly do feel sorry that I couldnít have participated more in everything.  While Iíve been given an indefinite deferment in light of the birth of my son and everything surrounding that, Iíve been with you guys in spirit throughout the build.  Thanks as well for all the kind words and consideration in light of the situation.

That said, this group build has seen some level raising and amazing work.  When I stop by to check and see where everyone is, Iím blown away by the quality of the builds, paint jobs, and concepts used.  The cool thing about a group build is that everyone is on the same level, no one is better than the others, there is no one winner.  We are all winners here, whether we were down in the MS hanger working on our variants, or if weíre just supporting from the sidelines.  The support this time around was superb as well, with news reels, YouTube clips, and more.  To be honest, while we talk about the Sinanju GBP as legend now, I think itís been eclipsed easily this time.  For the old Gunplar legends, you have shown that even old dogs learn new tricks, and for the new legends, welcome to the fold.

While looking at everyoneís variants, and the quality of work put into the kits, it certainly does want me to break out the kit and jump into it.  Iíve got the paint, and the ideas and the goods.  But at the same time, Iím now actually afraid to line up with my fellow brethren as they have put together a slew of variants that all deserve to be seen in upcoming contests. Iíve already told GaiGun to enter Courage in the Bandai Gunpla Grand Prix.  If that doesnít make it to the semi-finals at least, I will lose faith in the Japan block. 

In the end though, there are so many people that I donít know where to comment:

Buster Ė Thanks for taking the gauntlet and lighting the fire and bringing it all to an epic down to the draw close.  Awesome work with the gradation and bringing a sword to a mega particle beam fight is how we all like to roll.

GaiGun Ė Weíve talked about this quite a bit, so you know where I stand.  Courage is simply one of the best concepts Iíve seen in Gunpla ever, with near perfect execution.  Weíve both dealt with the reasoning behind courage for the last six months, and thatís what makes it ever more special.

Lupes Ė That blue is just amazing, youíve definitely shown us the next level in painting.  I canít stop looking at the pics there, and I canít imagine how many parts you must have come through to get everything perfect. 

Falldog Ė As Buster said, you were at the finish line when we were just getting started, but your scheme is simply golden.  To be honest, I love the usage of the black, and I almost had to reconsider my own scheme because you showed how good it can be done, and I donít think I can come even close.

Shaid Ė Solid color scheme, and to be honest, I would have loved to see you take the W-Zero wings and run with that ;)

And overall, to everyone that I may have missed or supported, and all the Gunplars:  Good job, お疲れ and enjoy some R&R, youíve earned it.

I really canít say more than that, Iím proud just being part of an amazing group of talent.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on September 08, 2011, 04:38:20 PM
bringing a sword to a mega particle beam fight is how we all like to roll.

LOL!  ASM you were missed this time and it wasnt the same without you.  we'll just have to do another one later when you get some time and its safe for you to paint!  i'm sure we'll all still be here.  no one gives up this hobby easily.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on September 09, 2011, 02:36:01 PM
some notes for everyone now.

Gaigun - a lot to say to you but im sure ive mentioned it over time.  and yeah it is totally a different beast with the wings on.  I felt like i always approached this kit like it was two seperate things.  the suit and the wings.  it certainly didnt feel like the Sinanju.  but oddly same problems with the damned joints!  oh well.  excellent video but I do agress with Kjasi's point on the music.  I did show that video to a Japanese friend though.  You put it on the line there buddy and i respect that.

Fury - props on the wallpaper man you did an excellent job! 

Shaid - I'm glad this GB could rekindle a fire in you!  3 years is a long time to be out of the game.  Still you came back in style brother!  Excellent job!

Kjasi - 100 posts.  ok!  that makes sense.  I look forward to my next promotion!  Maybe that will happen when i do another promotion? O_o?  anyways i agree with your point on the video.  I didnt know that you did that stuff for a living?  Cool!

ZETA - Musha Strike Freedom!  I can see it!  Never thought of it that way but it's kind of close!  A samurai version of this... *looks off into, and is eventually lost in, space*

Sonar - Time is an important thing man.  We'll all be here later so you just handle your business.  *cue M.O.P. track ft. Guru *
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Kjasi on September 10, 2011, 04:52:22 AM
Kjasi - 100 posts.  ok!  that makes sense.  I look forward to my next promotion!  Maybe that will happen when i do another promotion? O_o?  anyways i agree with your point on the video.  I didnt know that you did that stuff for a living?  Cool!
Next/final promotion is around 250. (at least I noticed it around then.) As for doing video production for a living, I try to. It's one of the many hats I wear at my dad's film/animation production company. But it's the one I feel I could make a career out of.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on September 10, 2011, 12:51:59 PM
Blog tease up!
http://gundamaustralia.blogspot.com/2011/09/heroes-have-been-found.html (http://gundamaustralia.blogspot.com/2011/09/heroes-have-been-found.html)

If anyone was missed, please let me know who and the name of their Gundam.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on September 10, 2011, 07:01:43 PM
Thanks for the tease Zeta. Honestly I'm hoping you can get to a wrap up before I can. Things are pretty real for me atm.

Thanks Buster for the steer on that MOP joint. Is this what you meant?

(Someone's done a clever job synching the preemo remix with the clip here as far as I can see)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktn3yJMBRws&feature=related

Supplemental ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToWuxcc649Q&feature=related
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on September 13, 2011, 06:09:54 AM
right on both accounts buddy.  i was referring exactly to those two tracks.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on September 15, 2011, 10:50:03 AM
I've altered my site a bit and given Courage it's own category/page.

http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/category/courage-2/ (http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/category/courage-2/)

The Courage related posts will eventually be pushed off my main page, but now all Courage related posts can be found easily.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on September 15, 2011, 02:03:31 PM
I've altered my site a bit and given Courage it's own category/page.

http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/category/courage-2/ (http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/category/courage-2/)

The Courage related posts will eventually be pushed off my main page, but now all Courage related posts can be found easily.

Kind of misleading. A button that says "Courage" here I thought I was going to get some life advice, to give me courage to face the rough times and it's this giant robot thing. Yeah thanks guy.

JK. Love it. I love the banner pic too, got a 1/1 Gundam feel to it.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on September 29, 2011, 12:28:02 PM
damn you're organized.  its embarrasing.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on November 19, 2011, 10:01:19 AM
Lulz@Zeta ;D

These just came in the other day (see attached image)


Attention: Gauntletiers

Please PM me your mailing addresses


Nb: GaiGun and ASM I will be hand delivering yours. Would you believe, they got "Gunpla" wrong again? They misspelt it for the SGBP plaque as well. It would almost be comical if I wasn't so annoyed. Unfortunately I didn't have time to arrange a replacement. I be embarrass.  :-[
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on November 19, 2011, 02:52:50 PM
Those are awesome....and lol we sure love misspelling things for GaiGun in this thing don't we?
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on November 19, 2011, 04:59:19 PM
Ha I forgot about that! Mine are a bit harder to edit though ;)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on November 19, 2011, 05:02:11 PM
Ha I forgot about that! Mine are a bit harder to edit though ;)

Eff that, Fred Flintstone that biatch. Here's a hammer and chisel.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Falldog on November 20, 2011, 02:28:00 AM
Straight up ballin'
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: lupes on November 30, 2011, 06:55:20 PM
Oh man, bosstown USA. I still have the ones you made for Sinanju, I need to buy an action base so I can have it doing more than being propped against the model.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on December 03, 2011, 01:50:17 PM
Talanor, Kman, and Shioran still waiting on mailing addresses ;D
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on December 12, 2011, 02:27:26 PM
yep i have my sinanju onr its action base as well.  great stuff!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: kman on December 22, 2011, 01:44:48 PM
Sorry guys have been away over a month... WILL PM YOU my address THANKS SONAR!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on March 28, 2012, 08:13:29 PM
Damn I can't believe I've been holdingg onto these plaques for 4 months!

Time gets away.. sorry guys! ^^;

Internationals dispatched today, domestics tomorrow.
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Busterbeam on May 01, 2012, 05:19:01 AM
received!  thanks man!
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Sonar on May 01, 2012, 08:26:48 AM
No problem. Enjoy mate. :)
Title: Re: PG Strike Freedom GB - Gauntlet of the Apocalypse
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on April 20, 2017, 04:26:30 PM
i'm so devastated. Broke this part while trying to seperate them.  >:(

Any ideas how i can order a part like this in? B18 and 2 x B13

(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb139/kelvinyjt/PGSF/IMG_1722.jpg)

I got the parts.  Send mean email to gaijingunpla@gmail.com with your mailing address as soon as you can and I'll send them to you.  Can't send pm by iPhone. Can someone make sure kman sees this. 

Lupes I'm sending yours too