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Title: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 01, 2011, 08:40:53 AM
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6054/5902542812_c0598be4aa_b.jpg)

Alright, the straight contest has been wiped and this has been transformed into a group build with the prizes still remaining for those who make outstanding Epyons. So what do we what to see? Be creative! A lot of you like me was brought into Gundam with Gundam Wing, what did you think when you first saw Epyon? To me, the song "Legend of Zero" combined with the first shot of the kneeling Epyon is something I'll never forget in Gundam Wing. You wanted to see more. What was this machine? It was to become the Harbinger of Revolution. So obviously a degree of being a Gundam Wing fan helps, but it doesn't mean you still can't win, if you create a jaw-dropping build, you're just as likely to win, but the prizes are no longer the focus....this is just a group build, with some added extras...some motivation if you will! Treize still demands perfection!  8)

Rules

1. MG Epyon Only. No NG, HG, etc.

2. Mods are welcome as long as the original kit is used.

3. Basic straight builds are prohibited for prize consideration, but just fine for the GB. Straight Builds must be panel lined and/or decaled at least for consideration of prizes. Push your limits, if you're going to show off something, make it worthwhile!

4. Prizes will be issued to winner(s) at the cut off date of February 1, 2012. You got plenty of time to become a contender.

5. The Group Build is Open End even after builds for contest are submitted at cut off date Feb, 1, 2012.

6. Prizes are issued by your fellow GAF staff and members, out of their own pockets and collections. Negativity towards the prizes will not be tolerated. Please respect your fellow Gunplars. Some prizes and the like are subject to change.

GB Banner: (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6010/5902423341_c922876c6a_z.jpg)

Participants/WIPs
Zeta Newtype
Dakaramor


Finished Builds

N/A


This GB has now been absorbed into the Gundam Wing EW GB!

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YeoDfF6x5T0/T0sInwShXhI/AAAAAAAAApE/-FgMov7EwbY/s400/EW-banner.jpg) (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=2646.0) Clicky!
Title: Re: A Declaration of War - A Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: Sonar on July 01, 2011, 09:15:46 AM
"dramatic much?"

Hahaha. Outstanding post!

So who's down to win some free gunpla? All you have to do is snap some pics really.

I know there's significant interest in the MG Epyon so it will be interesting to see what GAF is able to produce here.

Let's go! ;D

:haro:
Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: Kjasi on July 01, 2011, 10:03:24 AM
I find it ironic that we have to purchase (or have purchased) two MG models for a chance to win two HG models...

I would love to join this group, but I'd have to purchase both kits, and I don't have the money to do that right now.

BTW: The 3rd image is showing up as "Hosted by Tripod". Might want to tinypic.com that image.
Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 01, 2011, 10:23:52 AM
I find it ironic that we have to purchase (or have purchased) two MG models for a chance to win two HG models...

I would love to join this group, but I'd have to purchase both kits, and I don't have the money to do that right now.

BTW: The 3rd image is showing up as "Hosted by Tripod". Might want to tinypic.com that image.
No one has to do anything. This is purely for good fun and it is intended for those who are already getting the Epyon since it just released, and who may have a MG Wing Zero built or in the backlog, while it is unfortunate you cannot join us, I cannot agree with your attitude towards the prizes. Whether or not one chooses to purchase the Wing Zero or Epyon for this contest is completely up to them.
Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: Kjasi on July 01, 2011, 10:30:26 AM
Damn internet and it's lack of ability to convey expressions properly...

I should of added a smiley to that. I find it funny. I'm not complaining or anything. I just find it humorous that we'd be working with MGs to win HGs. *is smiling while I says that.*
Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: iceman90 on July 01, 2011, 11:35:51 AM
Ohhh ...... I do have a completed Wing Zero custom and am planning to get an MG Epyon..... Too bad the Wing is around 5000km away from where I am....  :-\ Nice of you to have this challenge though Zeta.  ;)

Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: fury-s12 on July 01, 2011, 11:39:28 AM
Mmm interesting I really want that epyon and this is a great excuse to get the zero too, depending on how much saving time the close date allows my poor uni ass I will be a late entrant in this

Also there was just the right amount of drama Imo lol
Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: potchip on July 01, 2011, 12:03:03 PM
Damn internet and it's lack of ability to convey expressions properly...

I should of added a smiley to that. I find it funny. I'm not complaining or anything. I just find it humorous that we'd be working with MGs to win HGs. *is smiling while I says that.*

Similar initial feeling, perhaps the word is 'amused'.
Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: Kjasi on July 01, 2011, 12:19:32 PM
Similar initial feeling, perhaps the word is 'amused'.
That works great!
Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: StraitStealth on July 01, 2011, 01:39:05 PM
Hey,what about we form 2 groups,1 doing wing,1 doing epyon and at the end we see which groups have the better builds.The reason why i'm suggesting this,is that building 2 MG kit and a diorama for both is a tough task and it is going to take ages.Do understand that I am very interested in this idea,i'm just worried about time.
Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 01, 2011, 01:57:40 PM
Hey,what about we form 2 groups,1 doing wing,1 doing epyon and at the end we see which groups have the better builds.The reason why i'm suggesting this,is that building 2 MG kit and a diorama for both is a tough task and it is going to take ages.Do understand that I am very interested in this idea,i'm just worried about time.
The contest is a photo contest, which requires the Epyon and Wing Zero to be engage in battle. No dio is required. You may do so if you wish. The deadline for this contest will be long to meet the demand. I will take all opinions and apply them to Rule 4, which states things could change before the July 5th launch. This isn't intended to be a Group Build, but it sounds like it's going that way. :D
Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: StraitStealth on July 01, 2011, 02:09:16 PM
Ic,maybe i read it wrongly,sry about that.I was thinking of a epyon group build too,but yours better:)But i'm not a fan of photoshop...Haha...
Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: Sonar on July 01, 2011, 11:18:42 PM
I see the funny side of the prizes. :)

But I would point out that everything you see here at this forum is funded by me personally, and any prizes that have been offered so far are by way of generous donations from our members.

Thanks to Hemish for the prizes. :)

I also see Zeta's point, and I would reiterate: This is just a bit of fun in posing and photographing for anyone who is intending on getting the Epyon and who may already have a Wing (ver. ka is ok btw) or plans on getting one to pose them together.

As it turned out I have a couple of Wing kits that Hemish gave me ages ago to use as giveaways which I thought would make relevant prizes when Zeta stepped to me with the idea of a photo comp to highlight the Epyon release.

It would be super cool if we could do something in terms of winning the set of MG Wing Kits.

However I'd love to go into negotiations with HLJ for some better prizes for this one, I am reluctant to ask them for too much as I have already been asking for a bit lately and I don't want to wear out the friendship. This last comment hints towards an upcoming major GAF announcement. Stay tuned.... :)
Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: fury-s12 on July 02, 2011, 12:00:16 AM
This last comment hints towards an upcoming major GAF announcement. Stay tuned.... :)
Ive glued the tuning knob in place im THAT tuned lol


from what i gather with this comp/build its not to do some crazy as dio but more just a photo setup competition, in a booth, in a bush, in space if you can that captures the epicness of the wing epyon battle rather then a dio/build/mod comp
Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: Sonar on July 02, 2011, 12:32:51 AM
Spot on.

They don't even have to be painted!

Just a MG Wing and an MG Epyon in an awesome battle pose.

Awww. I have to buy an MG Epyon to participate. Sux2Bme... ;D Can't wait to build it!
Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: fury-s12 on July 02, 2011, 12:36:46 AM
i have to buy both it reaaally sucks... HAHA
Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: Xenomorph on July 02, 2011, 08:17:03 AM
I'm in the same boat Fury lol
Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 03, 2011, 05:18:47 AM
Alright, due to mix reactions I created a poll for this Contest, it will decide rather or not this contest goes live.

http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1641.new#new (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1641.new#new)
Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: Sonar on July 03, 2011, 08:55:13 AM
Expressions of interest please GAF! I think it sounds cool and fun myself.

Who will be getting the Epyon?
Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: Kjasi on July 03, 2011, 10:13:36 AM
Depends on what happens on my Birthday. I doubt I'll get Epyon, so I'll have to buy it myself, but either way, I'm going to wait until after the 10th.

I also have an airbrush, shoes, and other things I need to afford before I get Epyon, but I hope it's soon!

For those who already have it, can we get a (translated) paint list for the official colors?
Title: Re: Wing Zero Vs. Epyon - A GAF Challenge Issued - Starts July 5th!
Post by: Sonar on July 03, 2011, 10:37:00 AM
MECH9 IS YOUR SAVIOUR:

http://www.mech9.com/blog/2011/06/mg-oz-13ms-gundam-epyon-color-guide-manual/
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: filmechs on July 05, 2011, 10:01:02 AM
wow!! I'm thinking of joining  heheheehehee
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Sonar on July 05, 2011, 10:09:03 AM
We'd love to have you particpating Fil! ;D

Ok just so everyone is clear, the OP was changed from a photography contest to a Group Build with a bonus prize.

I think this has more potential Zeta. I'm champing at the bit to get my Epyon now!
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 05, 2011, 10:14:30 AM
I've been a good boy to stay away from my Epyon kit until I got atleast some work done on 00 Raiser. The 00 Gundam part is complete. That's half the battle, i've earned the right to rip into Epyon tonight!!   seal
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Sonar on July 05, 2011, 10:17:15 AM
Didn't I read a post somewhere on :fb: about the need to complete half a dozen partially snapped kits? ;D
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 05, 2011, 10:18:20 AM
Didn't I read a post somewhere on :fb: about the need to complete half a dozen partially snapped kits? ;D
Shut up! You're not helping! LOL
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Shaid on July 05, 2011, 10:35:57 AM
I'm in!

Wonder what it'd look like with the Wing Zero Custom wings on it...

Must. Resist. Must. Finish. Strike. Freedom.

Also, I like the similarities in the titles between the PGSF Gauntlet of the Apocalypse and the Harbinger of Revolution title. Good work!
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 05, 2011, 10:38:09 AM
I'm in!

Wonder what it'd look like with the Wing Zero Custom wings on it...

Must. Resist. Must. Finish. Strike. Freedom.

Also, I like the similarities in the titles between the PGSF Gauntlet of the Apocalypse and the Harbinger of Revolution title. Good work!
Dramatics. Me and Buster both have it. :D
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: fury-s12 on July 05, 2011, 12:29:59 PM
Sucks it got changed but any gb(with comp) is better then none and the end date is forever away so I might be able to enter :)
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: StraitStealth on July 05, 2011, 06:43:44 PM
Lol,I knew that this will turn into a group build sooner or later.Wow,the cut off date is like light year away,great for intense modding on the epyon:)
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Hoardz01 on July 05, 2011, 07:10:13 PM
Awesome banner mate, looks really cool :-) Very tempted!
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Sonar on July 08, 2011, 08:39:14 AM
Ok so let's kick this thing off with an awesome 4 day gauntllet run by our very own Waylander:

http://gundamaustralia.blogspot.com/2011/07/catapult-gaf-member-feature-mg-epyon-by.html

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5071/5908733803_fcbe7495a6_z.jpg)
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Vamp on July 08, 2011, 10:18:59 AM
Looking good people.
Speaking of my plan, I am still thinking what should I do with my Epyon.
Should I just mod some parts and paint in original colour scheme
or
should I paint a total different color scheme. 

Don't have anything in mind yet.

Having said that, I think this Blue Epyon (http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2011/07/mg-1100-oz-13ms-gundam-epyon-ew-painted_05.html) is quite nice.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EbuAkeHlakk/ThP-98Wp5cI/AAAAAAAA4ng/464iX8sQRqU/s200/2.jpg)


Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: fury-s12 on July 08, 2011, 11:47:01 AM
Saw that blue one yesterday too looks very good, this is one of those kits where getting two is almost a must coz the standard colours look great straight outta the box but then so would alot of custom scheme as we are seeing
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: lupes on July 08, 2011, 11:47:16 AM
Hmm....I might be entering this, depends on if GSAM has the kit in stock when I visit or if I'll have to pick it up through Gundam Guy. Already got my plans all in place, at least. ;)
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: StraitStealth on July 08, 2011, 01:58:34 PM
I think I'm going to go with dragon mode,and gonna try kit bashing using 2 epyon and sinanju.Hope it works...haha
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 09, 2011, 01:37:40 AM
Hmm....I might be entering this, depends on if GSAM has the kit in stock when I visit or if I'll have to pick it up through Gundam Guy. Already got my plans all in place, at least. ;)
Good! One of us....one of us....
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Dakaramor on July 13, 2011, 11:38:08 AM
I jut got this kit last week! I am definitely in!
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 13, 2011, 12:10:27 PM
Hmm....I might be entering this, depends on if GSAM has the kit in stock when I visit or if I'll have to pick it up through Gundam Guy. Already got my plans all in place, at least. ;)
You going to Ann Harbor, MI?
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 13, 2011, 12:15:00 PM
Alright, give me a shout if you're in this so I can get a Participant list up!
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Vamp on July 13, 2011, 01:53:31 PM
Yes... I am in ~~~~

Just saw this in Gunjap (http://www.gunjap.net/site/?p=20253).

It is just a cover for the Novel <Frozen Teardrop>

Gundam Epyon White...

Em....I'm just wondering, this could be a good idea for my GB project?!
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 13, 2011, 01:56:38 PM
Yes... I am in ~~~~

Just saw this in Gunjap (http://www.gunjap.net/site/?p=20253).

It is just a cover for the Novel <Frozen Teardrop>

Gundam Epyon White...

Em....I'm just wondering, this could be a good idea for my GB project?!
I can't wait to see that in full view. Looks like Epyon in classic Gundam colors. You should do this, Vamp!
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: lupes on July 13, 2011, 03:04:27 PM
Hmm....I might be entering this, depends on if GSAM has the kit in stock when I visit or if I'll have to pick it up through Gundam Guy. Already got my plans all in place, at least. ;)
You going to Ann Harbor, MI?

Yeah, I'll be headed up there tomorrow morning. Their site doesn't have it so i'm not exactly getting my hopes up, but knowing how well they keep the site up-to-date...
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 13, 2011, 03:46:14 PM
Hmm....I might be entering this, depends on if GSAM has the kit in stock when I visit or if I'll have to pick it up through Gundam Guy. Already got my plans all in place, at least. ;)
You going to Ann Harbor, MI?

Yeah, I'll be headed up there tomorrow morning. Their site doesn't have it so i'm not exactly getting my hopes up, but knowing how well they keep the site up-to-date...
lol if you pass by Indianapolis, be sure to wave my direction. Let me know how it goes, I'm thinking about going up there myself before Youmacon in Detroit.
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: lupes on July 13, 2011, 10:15:47 PM
Hmm....I might be entering this, depends on if GSAM has the kit in stock when I visit or if I'll have to pick it up through Gundam Guy. Already got my plans all in place, at least. ;)
You going to Ann Harbor, MI?

Yeah, I'll be headed up there tomorrow morning. Their site doesn't have it so i'm not exactly getting my hopes up, but knowing how well they keep the site up-to-date...
lol if you pass by Indianapolis, be sure to wave my direction. Let me know how it goes, I'm thinking about going up there myself before Youmacon in Detroit.

I'll try to remember to take pictures this time. :) I'm in Ohio though, so I don't think I'll be passing through that way haha.
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 14, 2011, 12:55:16 PM
Hmm....I might be entering this, depends on if GSAM has the kit in stock when I visit or if I'll have to pick it up through Gundam Guy. Already got my plans all in place, at least. ;)
You going to Ann Harbor, MI?

Yeah, I'll be headed up there tomorrow morning. Their site doesn't have it so i'm not exactly getting my hopes up, but knowing how well they keep the site up-to-date...
lol if you pass by Indianapolis, be sure to wave my direction. Let me know how it goes, I'm thinking about going up there myself before Youmacon in Detroit.

I'll try to remember to take pictures this time. :) I'm in Ohio though, so I don't think I'll be passing through that way haha.
Didn't know how you were traveling, you aren't going all the way to Michigan for the warehouse are you? lol
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: lupes on July 15, 2011, 04:19:59 PM
Hmm....I might be entering this, depends on if GSAM has the kit in stock when I visit or if I'll have to pick it up through Gundam Guy. Already got my plans all in place, at least. ;)
You going to Ann Harbor, MI?

Yeah, I'll be headed up there tomorrow morning. Their site doesn't have it so i'm not exactly getting my hopes up, but knowing how well they keep the site up-to-date...
lol if you pass by Indianapolis, be sure to wave my direction. Let me know how it goes, I'm thinking about going up there myself before Youmacon in Detroit.

I'll try to remember to take pictures this time. :) I'm in Ohio though, so I don't think I'll be passing through that way haha.
Didn't know how you were traveling, you aren't going all the way to Michigan for the warehouse are you? lol

It's only an hour and a half away from me, but I drive like Char's Zaku moves so we made the trip in about an hour. I definitely did though.
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 15, 2011, 05:09:41 PM
Hmm....I might be entering this, depends on if GSAM has the kit in stock when I visit or if I'll have to pick it up through Gundam Guy. Already got my plans all in place, at least. ;)
You going to Ann Harbor, MI?

Yeah, I'll be headed up there tomorrow morning. Their site doesn't have it so i'm not exactly getting my hopes up, but knowing how well they keep the site up-to-date...
lol if you pass by Indianapolis, be sure to wave my direction. Let me know how it goes, I'm thinking about going up there myself before Youmacon in Detroit.

I'll try to remember to take pictures this time. :) I'm in Ohio though, so I don't think I'll be passing through that way haha.
Didn't know how you were traveling, you aren't going all the way to Michigan for the warehouse are you? lol

It's only an hour and a half away from me, but I drive like Char's Zaku moves so we made the trip in about an hour. I definitely did though.
Well that's awesome! How are they doing?
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Dakaramor on July 16, 2011, 07:11:24 AM
just a quick heads up for those using the translated color guide: make sure you are using the right brand of paint, Mr. Color, not Mr Hobby. Mr Hobby wine red is much lighter and will result in a sort of pink color. Guess who has two thumbs and wasted a bunch of paint? This guy.

Well, not totally wasted. My fiancee has a Justice Gundam she wants to do and that one has pink on it. Unless she decides to paint it black. Meh, it'll get used somehow I'm sure.
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Dakaramor on August 02, 2011, 09:14:39 AM
Its been kinda quiet in here ;-p

Work has progressed well with the Epyon. I've gotten the Kit painted and mostly together with its first clearcoat. I am doing the panel lining and decals now. I have to say that a few of the decals are unfortunately placed on the sliders for the wings and will be leaving them off. Once that is done, one more gloss coat to seal it then a flat coat to finish it. I move forward with a bit of trepidation as this will be my first time using a Flat topcoat and also my first time using my airbrush for a clear coat. I understand clear coats can clog airbrushes fairly easily so I'll have to be careful ;-p
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: fury-s12 on August 02, 2011, 11:58:10 AM
wow youve worked fast to have it painted already
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Vamp on August 02, 2011, 01:34:32 PM
@ Dakaramor, thanks for the update.  You are certainly very fast.  Can't wait to see photos of your Epyon :)

I am still in the process of getting the Color Scheme of "White Epyon" right before building it.
I photocopied the manual (the page showing you where to put decal on) and use colour pencil to paint it.  Also, I am thinking what extra detail I can add in to Epyon as well.

Should post more update at later stage :)
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Dakaramor on August 02, 2011, 06:26:07 PM
I have a lot more free time since my job is getting less busy at the moment and I quit playing Warcraft ;-p

I have a pretty good system going as far as cutting, cleaning and prepping for paint. I basically follow along the manual, cutting parts out in that order and putting them in trays as I go. I play with the parts and get a feel for how they go together. Once all the parts are cut out, I sand and then wash all the parts that are going to be a given color, then paint. While those dry I prep the next color and so on. It mkes for a pretty efficient assembly line style work flow^^

On a sad note, a few of the dry transfers gave me trouble so I had to leave a few off. On the plus side it was on the legs that I thought were a little too busy with all the decals so I may have left them off anyway to tone it down a bit.
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Vamp on August 02, 2011, 11:26:56 PM
I'm just wondering that would Bandai release water slide decal for MG Epyon or not. or else, I might need to look it out from Sameul Decal.
I personally like Water Slide Decal better.  

I haven't tried applying dry transer decal yet, was it hard to apply compare with water slide decal?
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Dakaramor on August 03, 2011, 01:16:22 AM
For flat surfaces, I'd say they're easier. But once the Decal is down, its there and there is no moving it. For surfaces with any drastic bend to it or big dip it can be a serious pain and you have to tape the plastic backing very well and in those instances a water slide is far superior.

Overall I'd say water slides are probably a bit easier to work with and more forgiving but you need to use mark sol to get the same painted on look I am getting with these dry transfers. Once they are on and you have the protective gloss coat over them the dry transfers look amazing.

If I were to do this over again I would get water slides and use them for certain parts and the dry transfers for other parts depending on the part of the kit.
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Shaid on September 03, 2011, 02:15:59 PM
Now that the PGSFGOTA is over, I've got time for more kits!

So count me in for this GB. Now, what colour scheme to use...
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on September 03, 2011, 02:40:11 PM
Glad to see you onboard, Shaid, i'm excited for this GB to kick off again, i'm looking for inspiration to get cracking back at this kit. I really wanna see someone do the Epyon in Gundam colors like the one shown in a recent hobby magazine, you up to the task Shaid!?

EDIT: It's called Epyon Bai from Frozen Teardrop. Someone had some photos up from Gundam Eclipse.
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/2200/1309462974307.jpg)
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Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Shaid on September 03, 2011, 03:07:07 PM
Well, you know I like white... and blue... and gold...

Might not do exactly that scheme (chest and head are too blue), but something similar is sure possible!

I could do something based on that and the Wildwurger's colours.
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Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Xenomorph on September 03, 2011, 03:20:10 PM
Just Got one of these kits though i don't have any idea what i will do with it.
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Zesaviourta666 on September 22, 2011, 04:47:38 AM
Had mine sitting there for a bit, plus participating in the 00 Raiser GB as well, want to participate but not sure what colour to do (Gundam Epyon Hyper Mode maybe?) Anyway will have to see how the other stuff ive got turns out first, got some ideas for my MG Qan[T] and Exia Ignition Mode as well.........so much on my list plus more stuff coming......(RG Freedom and MG Sandrock...)
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: QuangVuong on September 22, 2011, 07:38:55 AM
Hmm, a golden Epyon sounds like a pretty good idea!
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Kjasi on September 28, 2011, 06:40:03 PM
Hyper-Mode Epyon? God Gundam doesn't stand a chance...
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on October 06, 2011, 05:23:01 PM
Whut? Update! Straight build equal DONE!

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Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: fury-s12 on October 06, 2011, 05:33:08 PM
even oob it looks so awesome
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on October 06, 2011, 05:43:15 PM
Yeah and that's no panel lines except for the mask too. I was impressed how awesome it looked just freshly built. I can't wait to see what happens after all the extras.
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: randomguy7737 on December 26, 2011, 04:54:56 AM
hey count me in, mine is on the way!
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Shaid on February 02, 2012, 10:11:19 PM
Went to look at the requirements for this group build today as I was thinking of getting stuck into my Whitepyon and saw we were actually meant to finish yesterday...

Maybe a re-start of the build / extension is in order?
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Sonar on February 02, 2012, 10:45:37 PM
Yeah I think Zetas forgotten about it. Lets have a rehink aabout GBs this year. Unfortunately I think I will have to can this one if someones not going to take the reigns..
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on February 03, 2012, 07:09:52 AM
Yeah, I was the only one to complete my kit for this it looks like xD Even though I did a OOB. This should have been canned long before Feb 1. cut off due to lack of interest. Like Sonar says, if there's interests in keeping this going, i'm willing to stick to it otherwise we should banish it to focus on more relevant GBs and Contests.
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Sonar on February 03, 2012, 11:40:14 AM
I built an Epyon OOB prior to the cut off.

Anyone who wants to see this revived please express your interest ASAP.

They can't all work out :( A shame too. This one had great potential and a really cool banner ;)

I've felt for quite a while we've had too many going simultaneously. Having said that there is some degree of participation in all of the ones that have been maintained.
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Shaid on February 03, 2012, 12:01:25 PM
I'd still be interested in participating, but maybe we resurrect this one after the Delta Plus one finishes?
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: QuangVuong on February 03, 2012, 06:22:22 PM
Id be interested. Getting a Epyon soon.

But Id agree with Shaid. Starting this up again after the Delta challenge.

And how about any MG Wing series kit? it would have a broader range of kits, but possibly more interest too. Esp with the recent release of the Heavyarms, and new releases of the Sandrock and Shenlong.
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on February 03, 2012, 06:27:01 PM
Hmm, and Gundam Wing EW series GB you say? That's not a bad idea. Sonar, thoughts?
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Xenomorph on February 03, 2012, 07:39:28 PM
Now that does sound delicious :P
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: zenma5ter on February 04, 2012, 08:18:54 AM
Aye, a vote from me for a series GB.
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Sonar on February 04, 2012, 08:44:14 AM
Yeah a Wing GB would be cool. It has to be actively led and followed up by the leader and participants for it to work. I'm skeptical because this Epyon GB/Comp has already had two incarnations.

Can you guys commit to following it through?

What will your terms be?
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: QuangVuong on February 04, 2012, 04:09:26 PM
Well Ill be in for sure now! Just ordered an Epyon. And Ive seen quite a few guys here who have just gotten the MG Heavyarms.

I vote for a 9 month GB(til the end of the year). So everyone will have ample time to build the kits.
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on February 04, 2012, 05:46:04 PM
A just for fun GB focusing on the GW kits could work, it will run like the Rezel GB but like Sonar says with no interest, no dice.
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: fury-s12 on February 04, 2012, 06:40:41 PM
id tentatively accept as most of the wing MGs are on my want list and in my grasp now so if it goes ahead id most likly participate
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: QuangVuong on February 24, 2012, 07:14:40 PM
Bumping this up! So who is interested? The Delta + GB is almost over, so this one can start up again!

Zeta, maybe change the title of the thread, so its about a Wing GB
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Sonar on February 24, 2012, 09:16:08 PM
Timely bump. Do it again in a week.
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on February 25, 2012, 05:29:23 AM
Sure when I get home, I can do some retooling, got time restraints now so can anyone whip me up a GW EW banner?
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: zenma5ter on February 26, 2012, 08:52:25 PM
Hey Zeta, I havent got much time to do much, being in the heat and all, here is just something that I whipped up. That's the basic idea, and hopefully I've got all the EW kit in there (that will be allowed in this GB). Anyway, I should be free on Tuesday, so I might have more time to crop the boxart nicely and a better layout too.
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on February 27, 2012, 06:58:44 AM
That is beautiful, thanks!

Sonar, should I retool this thread (again :D) or should I go ahead and make a new thread?
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on February 29, 2012, 08:41:11 AM
Alright, i'm going to create a new thread, those who wish to continue their Epyon builds just carry them over to the Gundam Wing EW GB thread. I look forward to seeing your work!

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Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: Sonar on March 01, 2012, 10:19:30 AM
Erm, we could merge them but I guess that would get confusing.

How about we post a redirect in the OP of this thread and lock it down? Whaddyareckon?
Title: Re: The Harbinger of Revolution - The MG Epyon Group Build
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 01, 2012, 10:35:45 AM
Erm, we could merge them but I guess that would get confusing.

How about we post a redirect in the OP of this thread and lock it down? Whaddyareckon?
Originally I had locked the topic, but after seeing that we don't usually do that to topics, I unlocked it before any issue had raised. I'll set up a redirect.