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Title: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 03, 2012, 11:24:54 PM
Welcome to the Grunt MS group Build #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096

START: 8AM CDT Thursday 01 Nov 12
FINISH: 8PM CDT Thursday 31 Jan 13

In this build the intention is to represent the grizzled war weary veteran Squad Leader or the cocky, flashy, over confident Ace (who usually gets their ar5e saved by the aforementioned Squad Leader). To allow for a bit of variety vehicles are also included in the mix. This build is open to grunt MS & vehicles from ALL theaters of war (ground, air, sea & space) and all conflicts from the One Year War in UC0079 to Unicorn in UC0096 and any side story within that time frame.

To set the scene picture the Squad Leader as the wily old fox that has survived the battlefield by knowing just what to do and when to do it while at the same time attempting to keep his snot nosed brats alive for the next mission. He knows what works and what doesn't so his Mobile Suit or vehicle is a little bit different to the norm. Maybe some extra armour, some additional thrusters, some special comms gear or just and array of nut busting weapons. On the other hand the Ace is the flashy show boat who is overawed by his own reflection in the mirror. Cocky, good at what he does and not afraid to let anyone within ear shot know. His MS could be decked out in gaudy colours, stripped bare for that extra edge in speed and mobility or loaded to the gunnels with BFGs. The Squad Leader may well be an Ace as well but that sort of thing is not important to them. For the purposes of this build an Ace is not considered a hero so no hero MS are allowed.

Now down to the boring stuff, the rules  :)

BUILD RULES. Revised 16Oct

1. First and foremost all entries must be based on an original Bandai or B-Club kit. Under no circumstances are pirated/bootleg (or whatever other name you have for them) kits allowed. If in doubt ask.

2. This buildís entry requirements are different so please read the next section carefully.

A.   PRE-ENTRY. (Concluded. All categories are a goer)
Between 8AM CDT 4Oct12 & 7PM CDT 30Oct12 please nominate in this topic what category you will be entering into (see below for categories). This will determine prize allocation. Categories with only one nominated entry or less at closing time will be dropped (no instant prizes). If you are the sole entrant in a dropped category you will be given the opportunity to switch to another category. You can choose to enter the build without prior nomination once it has started but you can only enter into one of the active categories. Once a category has been dropped it will not be brought back.

Please also use this time to ask any questions you might have about your build so when the start comes around you are ready to go.

B.   ENTRY
As with other builds, to be considered an official entry please post a dated picture of your unstarted kit in the Grunt Build #4 topic after 8AM CDT Thursday 01Nov12. In the past this requirement seems to have gotten the better of some people so to make it easier just include the front page of the newspaper from the day you plan to enter in the picture. Please do not forget to do this as you will not be considered for judging if you donít.

You do not need to start a separate topic for your WIP. Please keep all WIP posts in the Grunt Build #4 topic.

C.   COMPLETED ENTRY
Once you have completed your entry you may start a new topic within the Field Training board with your final pictures and any other information you might wish to include about your build. This needs to be done no later than 8PM CDT Thursday 31Jan13. Previous builds have been difficult to judge due to the, shall we say less than adequate pictures that some people have submitted. Whilst the minimum requirement of four profile pictures remains (front, back, left & right) there will also be a size requirement as well. The four profile pictures MUST be as follows; Cropped to include only the subject (I couldnít care less how pretty your back drop looks) and must be 1200 pixels wide by 900 pixels high give or take a few either way to keep the aspect correct.  Blurry dark mobile phone pictures are out as is any photo shopping, titles, signatures or any other item that is not part of the model being photographed. If your pictures do not display your entry clearly you will be asked to correct them and if you donít your entry probably won't fair well against better photographed entries when judged. Feel free to add more close up detail shots of your finished entry and donít be shy in highlighting anything you think is special about your model. The more pictures the merrier.


3. CONDITION OF ENTRY.
Please make sure you understand and accept the following (overseas members especially); unfortunately due to the ridiculous prices Auspost charges for postage, a condition of entry to this build is that if you are skilful enough to pull off a victory you accept that you will pay half the postage costs or make other arrangements to collect your prize. The winners will be notified of the cost and payment details immediately after the results have been announced. Prizes will not be sent until payment has been received.

4. All times and dates are Australian Central Daylight Savings (CDT). The build is open to ALL forum members.

5. Iím sure, as in other builds everything has not been covered so fire away if you have to. Please accept that we are but mere mortals and do not conduct an ďare we there yetĒ attack if you donít agree with the answer.

CATEGORIES.
To keep it simple there will only be 3 categories. OOB Basic, OOB Advanced and Open. ALL entries must be based on a grunt mobile suit or vehicle. No hero suits allowed. Please see list of allowable MS & vehicles.

ALLOWABLE BASE KITS SEE REVISION AT BOTTOM OF POST

B-Club kits and parts are eligible in the Open category only.

Out of The Box Basic. Any scale.
This category is intended for those people who want to stick with the original kitís colour scheme and like to do clean builds. Glue, filler and paint (original colours only) are allowed. Filler is only to be used to cover up seams etc. It is not to be used to reshape the model. If you want to do that you must enter into the Open category. Only components that come in the box can be used except for the allowances below. Multimedia is Ok as long as it came with the kit.

To allow for the customisation required to represent a Squad Leader or Ace you are allowed to make ONE addition to the kit that is not OBB. You can chose from
a) weapons (either ranged or close combat but NOT both),
b) thrusters (main and/or manoeuvring),
c) additional armour (add on armour or a different shield but NOT both),
d) extra communications gear (antennas, radar etc).
The additions can be from any plastic aftermarket source such as Wave, Kotobukiya, Bandai etc or from another Bandai kit from the UC era (except hero MS. See Revisions below). No scratch building.

Out of The Box Advanced. Any scale.
This category is pretty much the same as OOB Basic except for the following; you can recolour the kit and add battle damage and weathering. ALL other restrictions from the Basic category apply.

Open. Any scale.
This category is for those who wish to go the whole hog. Recolours, additional markings, battle damage, weathering, multiple upgrades, resin parts, metal parts and scratch building. You must still use a grunt MS as the base and no parts (plastic, resin or otherwise) from hero kits See Revisions below.

Please note: this applies to all categories.
Finished kits can be presented as stand-alone figures or in a vignette (no full blown dioramas). Stands may be used to display the figure. There are some good Bandai stands around but there are also pretty good stands from other manufacturers as well. As an example of a stand you could use the Zeon or Federation Bandai action base. If you wish to do a small scene (vignette) you could for example use one of the Kotobukiya Chain Bases to depict repairs or re-arming. If you are going to do a vignette just remember they are only intended to be a small scene that complements the centre piece. No Cecil B DeMill productions of Ben Hur. For example if you choose to use a chain base then make it only one panel wide by one panel high.

If you are in doubt about anything please ask. Supporting reference is required if you feel that something should added that is not already mentioned.

MOST IMPORTANT: For any of these categories to get off the ground they must have two or more pre-entries.

Prizes are as follows;

OOB Basic First: Choice of either an RX-121-2A Advanced Hazel or a Shaldoll Custom. Second: Depends on what first place chooses.
OOB Advanced First: Choice of either an RGM-86R GMII or a Gouf Custom. Second: Depends on what first place chooses.
Open First: Choice of either an RX-121-1 Hazel Custom or an ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5. Second: Depends on what first place chooses.

Grand Prize for the overall best kit: MG RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Full Psycho Frame Prototype Mobile Suit with MS Cage and the Gentei Kits prize mentioned below.
All entries in all categories are eligible for this prize. To spread the luv the winner of this is not eligible for any other prizes.

The WFT award: Hazel II & Hobby Japan Primrose.
All entries are eligible for this award (including any place getters). This will be awarded to the person who has the biggest WTF moment during the build.

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/003-1.jpg)

Other prizes may be forthcoming as the build progresses and will be allocated as the donator see fit.

ADDITIONAL PRIZES:

PRIZES ANNOUNCED courtesy of Gentei Kits (http://www.genteikits.com/)!!!!

GGB:Ex4 Winner can choose 1 of these kits:

http://www.genteikits.com/tgf-gft

http://www.genteikits.com/delta-plus-inner-space

http://www.genteikits.com/hg-leos

http://www.genteikits.com/hguc-jesta

SONAR's Mystery Prize  :o
As well as that, there will be a 20% off total order voucher up for grabs!

(The free kit will be a coupon as well and all the winner has to do it apply it during checkout and they will receive the kit and free SAL shipping.)


Starting line up (names in green have posted their entry picture)

OOB Basic: PGOD tristan, alison,

OOB Advanced: Epimethius, Matt723, meneh, xenomorph,

Open: flamingeyebrows, Fury-s12, Hemish, thegunny(not for judging), Wave Hawk, zenma5ter, Shaid, alphabeta, puddingcupII, siwrx, mikiwank, nico, zahmad

REVISIONS

6Oct: Common parts from hero suit kits can be used. For example Char's MS-06S shares many parts with a standard MS-06 such as the Zaku Machinegun, Heat Hawk and most of the basic body work but you cannot use the parts that are specific to the 06S such as the lower leg thrusters and armour or the back pack. If you wish to give your Squad Leader or Ace those sort of things you must modify the standard parts to achieve it. You may use the head mounted antenna as that is an option on just about all Zaku kits and is supposedly one way to distinguish squad leaders from the grunts.

16OCT:
ALLOWABLE MS UPDATE

ANY MS from the UC timeline of 0079 to 0096 that is referred to as:

MASS PRODUCED or
MASS PRODUCTIVE or
SPECIAL OPERATIONS


either on the box or on the first page of the instructions  ARE ALLOWED

ANY MS that is referred to as:

PROTOTYPE or
CUSTOM/CUSTOMIZE or
(insert name USE)


either on the box or on the first page of the instructions  ARE NOT ALLOWED except for the common parts that have already been addressed in a previous update.

NOTE: there are some kits that Bandai have chosen to ignore their normal naming methods such as the Stark Jegan for example. Just ask if in doubt.

COMPLETED ENTRIES
tristan http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3624.0 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3624.0) 1st OOB Combined
Matt723 http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3644.0 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3644.0) 2nd OOB Combined
Epimethius http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3629.0 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3629.0) 3rd OOB Combined
xenomorph http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3659.0 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3659.0) Encouragement Award
Flamingeyebrows http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3685.0 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3685.0) 1st Open
Fury-s12 http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3688.0 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3688.0) 2nd Open
Shaid http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3669.0 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3669.0) 3rd Open
Hemish http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3682.0 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3682.0) Grand Winner
thegunny http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3664.0 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3664.0)
Wavehawk http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3671.0 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3671.0)
zenma5ter http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3681.0 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3681.0)
Alison http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3686.0 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3686.0)
puddingcupII http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3687.0 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3687.0)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on October 04, 2012, 03:34:58 AM
Gunny, I was thinking of entering this MG Ver.Ka Ball into the open category.
(http://www.gundamplanet.com/media/catalog/box-art/mg-rb-79-ball-ver-ka-pa.jpg)
(Epi's entry for the last one got me interested.)

It wasn't in the list but I saw that the HG Twin Balls were so i thought I'd ask if it was allowed.

I will pitch you the entry idea if you approve of the kit.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tsubaki on October 04, 2012, 06:00:47 AM
i don't see the gm powered type from stardust memorys on the list is it alowed or not?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 04, 2012, 08:13:30 AM
Gunny, I was thinking of entering this MG Ver.Ka Ball into the open category.
(http://www.gundamplanet.com/media/catalog/box-art/mg-rb-79-ball-ver-ka-pa.jpg)
(Epi's entry for the last one got me interested.)

It wasn't in the list but I saw that the HG Twin Balls were so i thought I'd ask if it was allowed.

I will pitch you the entry idea if you approve of the kit.

Me thinks your flamingeyebrows are blocking your vision  ;) Line 22 of the MG page sure looks like RB-79 Ball [Ver.Ka] to me  :)

i don't see the gm powered type from stardust memorys on the list is it alowed or not?

No it's an experimental MS.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on October 04, 2012, 08:35:06 AM
Ok, declaring my entry.

HG Loto (half of twin set since an ace cannot pilot 2 suits, even if he is an ace).  I would like to enter the Advance OOB.  Just wanted one clarification on the rules.

Welcome to the Grunt MS group Build #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096

To allow for the customisation required to represent a Squad Leader or Ace you are allowed to make ONE addition to the kit that is not OBB. You can chose from
a) weapons (either ranged or close combat but NOT both),
b) thrusters (main and/or manoeuvring),
c) additional armour (add on armour or a different shield but NOT both),
d) extra communications gear (antennas, radar etc).
The additions can be from any plastic aftermarket source such as Wave, Kotobukiya, Bandai etc or from another Bandai kit from the UC era (except hero MS). No scratch building.

Out of The Box Advanced. Any scale.
This category is pretty much the same as OOB Basic except for the following; you can recolour the kit and add battle damage and weathering. ALL other restrictions from the Basic category apply.


Is the advanced OOB restricted to just one of the choices also?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on October 04, 2012, 08:35:43 AM
Quote
Me thinks your flamingeyebrows are blocking your vision  Wink Line 22 of the MG page sure looks like RB-79 Ball [Ver.Ka] to me  Smiley

My excel-fu had failed me. I didn't realise there was more then 1 page. :P Thanks.

To Epi. I hope you weren't wanting to enter a ball too. Sorry if I am stepping on your toe. :D You can enter a ball too though. We can be ball buddies. :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on October 04, 2012, 09:39:50 AM
"and no parts (plastic, resin or otherwise) from hero kits."

so just to confirm we are turning grunts into leaders and aces without using anything from hero kits?



either way put me down for the open category i have no idea what im going to do as of yet but i want it to be more then the advanced oob allows :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on October 04, 2012, 09:42:30 AM
Quote
Me thinks your flamingeyebrows are blocking your vision  Wink Line 22 of the MG page sure looks like RB-79 Ball [Ver.Ka] to me  Smiley

My excel-fu had failed me. I didn't realise there was more then 1 page. :P Thanks.

To Epi. I hope you weren't wanting to enter a ball too. Sorry if I am stepping on your toe. :D You can enter a ball too though. We can be ball buddies. :P

Don't worry Brows.  You are not stepping on my Ball.  I was planning a Loto all along.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on October 04, 2012, 09:42:57 AM
Open any scale - 1/144 acguy
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on October 04, 2012, 11:39:42 AM
Same as epimethuis exactly. I mean WTF I was just about write this when I say his post.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 04, 2012, 11:40:05 AM
Ok, declaring my entry.

HG Loto (half of twin set since an ace cannot pilot 2 suits, even if he is an ace).  I would like to enter the Advance OOB.  Just wanted one clarification on the rules.

Welcome to the Grunt MS group Build #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096

To allow for the customisation required to represent a Squad Leader or Ace you are allowed to make ONE addition to the kit that is not OBB. You can chose from
a) weapons (either ranged or close combat but NOT both),
b) thrusters (main and/or manoeuvring),
c) additional armour (add on armour or a different shield but NOT both),
d) extra communications gear (antennas, radar etc).
The additions can be from any plastic aftermarket source such as Wave, Kotobukiya, Bandai etc or from another Bandai kit from the UC era (except hero MS). No scratch building.

Out of The Box Advanced. Any scale.
This category is pretty much the same as OOB Basic except for the following; you can recolour the kit and add battle damage and weathering. ALL other restrictions from the Basic category apply.


Is the advanced OOB restricted to just one of the choices also?

Yes
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 04, 2012, 11:41:15 AM
"and no parts (plastic, resin or otherwise) from hero kits."

so just to confirm we are turning grunts into leaders and aces without using anything from hero kits?



either way put me down for the open category i have no idea what im going to do as of yet but i want it to be more then the advanced oob allows :P

Yes
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 04, 2012, 11:46:24 AM
For the pre-entry phase you don't have to declare what you are building if you don't want to or are unsure, just declare what category you want to enter.

You don't have to decide what you are going to build until you actually enter on or after 1Nov.

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 04, 2012, 12:02:42 PM
Open (along for the ride, not eligible for prizes)

HGUC RGM-96X Jesta
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 04, 2012, 01:04:26 PM
Open any scale - 1/144 acguy


Finally got him to come out and play  :headbang:
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on October 04, 2012, 01:38:56 PM
It's a great theme

You baited the hook perfect :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: khai62 on October 04, 2012, 03:12:52 PM
Just wondering if i can for example Jesta as the main entry included with it's base jabber or it will it not count.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 04, 2012, 04:05:39 PM
Just wondering if i can for example Jesta as the main entry included with it's base jabber or it will it not count.

You can use it as a base just as I am. It will judged along with the Jesta.

I notice that you have already posted pictures of the Base Jabber with a Jesta beside it. You cannot use those in this build as a requirement of the build is that we all start with unassembled kits on 1Nov.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on October 04, 2012, 05:12:18 PM
i don't see the gm powered type from stardust memorys on the list is it alowed or not?

It's experimental so it's not allowed.
The Sazabi is on the MG list.

Also, shouldn't the MG ReZEL Commander Type be allowed or do we consider that to have a headstart on the "Squad Leader" like qualities? I'm leaning towards it or the MG Hi-Zack as my entry.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 04, 2012, 05:23:25 PM
Removed the metallic finish Sazabi from the list.

I view the later command types as a lot more advanced than the early GM command types and they would more than likely be officer's rides not an NCO so that's why they are off the list.


Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on October 04, 2012, 05:36:37 PM
MG Hi-Zack Open it is then!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 04, 2012, 05:41:21 PM
You gonna finish this time  ;) :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: khai62 on October 04, 2012, 06:51:12 PM
Just wondering if i can for example Jesta as the main entry included with it's base jabber or it will it not count.

You can use it as a base just as I am. It will judged along with the Jesta.

I notice that you have already posted pictures of the Base Jabber with a Jesta beside it. You cannot use those in this build as a requirement of the build is that we all start with unassembled kits on 1Nov.
Fair enough since i have 2 more of both of these in my backlog anyway so might just as well use it for this. :) Still not sure which category i will entering.  :-\

Forget to ask as for weapons on OBB, it say that made one addition so i assuming that only can add one ranged gun to the build or can add more in the same type ?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on October 05, 2012, 03:56:39 AM
You gonna finish this time  ;) :P
I need to use this kit for something so it's highly likely, College always comes first and that's when prevented the last one from completion. I am so sorry for having my priorities straight :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: zahmad on October 05, 2012, 10:38:42 PM
"and no parts (plastic, resin or otherwise) from hero kits."

so just to confirm we are turning grunts into leaders and aces without using anything from hero kits?



either way put me down for the open category i have no idea what im going to do as of yet but i want it to be more then the advanced oob allows :P

"and no parts (plastic, resin or otherwise) from hero kits."  ;)

That's screwed up my original entry....oh well, should have a backup!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on October 06, 2012, 12:38:42 AM
I'm putting one up for the Open build. At the moment I'm undecided what base kit to use (Hopign it's a GM Cannon)

One question: I have a couple of unfinished weapons mods from other kits--I made a mod of the GM Rifle into a Logn Machinegun. It's part-ways done (some tweaking and paint needed). Can I use that or does even the scratchbuilt/modded weaponry have to be done during the build period?

Second Question: And I'm just nitpicky here. What if it's a weapon packaged with a Hero mech but also used by Grunts (Such as the 100mm Machinegun used by the Ground Combat Gundam/Blue Destiny)? Or (More likely) The RX-78 Gundam's Hyperbazooka used on a stock GM (Note: The original MG GM had the MG Gundam's bazooka and a mount latch for it)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 06, 2012, 12:44:21 AM
I'm putting one up for the Open build. At the moment I'm undecided what base kit to use (Hopign it's a GM Cannon)

One question: I have a couple of unfinished weapons mods from other kits--I made a mod of the GM Rifle into a Logn Machinegun. It's part-ways done (some tweaking and paint needed). Can I use that or does even the scratchbuilt/modded weaponry have to be done during the build period?

The build is 3 months long so to be fair to everyone all construction should take place in that 3 months.

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 06, 2012, 12:46:50 AM
Second Question: And I'm just nitpicky here. What if it's a weapon packaged with a Hero mech but also used by Grunts (Such as the 100mm Machinegun used by the Ground Combat Gundam/Blue Destiny)? Or (More likely) The RX-78 Gundam's Hyperbazooka used on a stock GM (Note: The original MG GM had the MG Gundam's bazooka and a mount latch for it)

Are we there yet  ::) :)

Wondered how long it would take for someone to ask that. If the weapon is a common part than of course you can use it.

Edit: the original GM also had a beam rifle and two beam sabres and I reckon is a far better kit than the V2.

I have modified the opening post so there is one less nit to pick  :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on October 06, 2012, 12:47:48 AM
Sorry. It's late, I'm still awake and heavily soused up on Bacardi and Vodka. It's a miracle I'm still typing straight.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on October 06, 2012, 11:19:46 AM
in advanced oob are you allowed decals and markings from different kits or aftermarket?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on October 06, 2012, 06:31:06 PM
Okay, confirming: OPEN Category, and I have dibs on the GM Cannon II which I just bought today.

It's unopened and I'm not openign him until the 1 Nov start date.

As to HOW I'm modifying this into an Ace/Character custom, it's not exactly an 'Ace' or 'Squad Leader' I'm thinking up but more a character and MS for a specifica position:
Quote
In modern military parlance, to take point, walk point, be on point, or be a point man means to assume the first and most exposed position in a combat military formation, that is, the lead soldier/unit advancing through hostile or unsecured territory. The term can be applied to infantry or mechanized columns. The soldier, vehicle, or unit on point is frequently the first to take hostile fire. The inherent risks of taking point create a need for constant and extreme operational alertness.

Essentially I'm turing the Mid-range fire support GM Cannon into a front-up Point Man/Assault Breacher type of unit.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tsubaki on October 06, 2012, 11:55:15 PM
still deciding on wat to do, i may enter open not sure yet have the Brisbane entry for the world cup coming up
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on October 07, 2012, 07:43:21 AM
Should we see if HLJ can swing us a RG Zeta to up the ante a bit?

Gunny may also be offering something up for anyone wishing to compile a banner for the GGB:Ex 4. See here (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3393.msg45720#msg45720).
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on October 07, 2012, 08:16:34 AM
Should we see if HLJ can swing us a RG Zeta to up the ante a bit?
retorical question?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: zenma5ter on October 07, 2012, 08:39:21 AM
Put me down for an open.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Shaid on October 09, 2012, 09:58:55 AM
I shall enter the Open category, with a currently undecided kit (though probably a Jegan.)

An aside: If the kit comes as a twin-set, can you enter them as a team?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on October 09, 2012, 12:45:04 PM
in advanced oob are you allowed decals and markings from different kits or aftermarket?

waiting waiting waiting
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on October 09, 2012, 12:52:47 PM
in advanced oob are you allowed decals and markings from different kits or aftermarket?

waiting waiting waiting

Additional marking are mentioned in the open category but not in the OOB or advance OOB, so I am assuming that they are not allowed.  Gunny is pretty good about minimising grey areas in his rules.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 09, 2012, 01:28:45 PM
An aside: If the kit comes as a twin-set, can you enter them as a team?

I'm sure you'd look good in a twin set
                                                 (http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/twinset1955-image.jpg)
But for the sake of all concerned just keep it in the closet until after the build  :-*

So that's a no

What I will allow is the use of some sort of transport as a base, bearing in mind that they will both be judged as a single entry. For example I'm going to use a Base Jabber as a base for my Jesta and you could also use the EX or very old 1/144 Dodai as a ride for a Zeon ground pounder. There may well be other battle field taxis but they are the two most common.

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on October 09, 2012, 01:45:44 PM
I shall enter the Open category, with a currently undecided kit (though probably a Jegan.)

An aside: If the kit comes as a twin-set, can you enter them as a team?

You just wanted to show us all your balls, didn't you Shaid
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: zahmad on October 09, 2012, 07:41:07 PM
Or loto tickets....
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 15, 2012, 04:43:09 PM
At the moment this build looks about as popular as a pork chop in a Synagogue  :(

No luv for OOB and just barely a rise for Open. I thought the Unicorn in a cage would have attracted a few more takers but it looks like not. Would a 1/100 B-Club RX-78 ver.Ka or GP03S get a bit more attention I wonder?

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on October 15, 2012, 04:55:26 PM
I don't think it's the prize, Gunny. Some people are probably getting entries ready for Supanova and/or don't want a project over Christmas/new year.

I don't think the turn out is too bad. If everyone is dedicated enough to finish, there will still be more finishers then the previous GB. :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on October 15, 2012, 05:20:22 PM
Balls....just finished the Oggo.

May have to have a look downstairs top see what Ive got in the backlog (shutup!) but I may be in. Probably in one of the OOTB categories, will see how I go and feel about it re weathering!





edit: AMS-129 GEARA ZULU [GUARDS TYPE] so I dont forget!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on October 15, 2012, 05:53:31 PM
come on sonar join the fun. :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: khai62 on October 15, 2012, 06:07:59 PM
Well i can't take part on this GB since i will have examination for a month so i doubt i will get it done by the end of this year anyway.  :(
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tsubaki on October 16, 2012, 08:19:43 AM
so the rezel type c isn't classified as a grunt?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on October 16, 2012, 08:45:47 AM
ReZEL Type C is a Commander Type, so it should qualify as either a squad leader or an ace. Definitely not a hero suit.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on October 16, 2012, 11:02:45 AM
Ok. So we are not allowed to take parts from 'hero' suits for our mods for the open category.

What count as 'hero' suit. Can I still use parts from Ace, Squad Leader/Custom Grunt suits.

I am wanting to use the gattling gun from the Gouf Custom for my Ball. Is that Kosher?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 16, 2012, 11:20:52 AM
The Gouf Custom was a hero MS (Norris Packard).
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on October 16, 2012, 11:24:02 AM
I think we define hero and ace differently in the Gundamverse.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Shaid on October 16, 2012, 11:24:16 AM
I think that we should specifically reference the Gouf Custom as not being a grunt in the rules from now on. It's come up in every group build.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on October 16, 2012, 11:27:43 AM
I think that we should specifically reference the Gouf Custom as not being a grunt in the rules from now on. It's come up in every group build.

I know he is not a Grunt. I just thought he might not be a 'HERO'. I was just imagining a category between the hero and grunt, such as 'ace' which I am hoping the Gouf Custom belong to.

Oh well, Know any grunts with Gattling guns? Or should I invest in a Kobukiya Gattling gun set?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on October 16, 2012, 11:42:14 AM
The sleeves version of the Dra-C is a mass production suit with a 40mm Gatling, and looking at HLJ site I think it comes in the kit.  http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN971632

Now Flaming, aren't you glad that I am in Thailand with nothing to do but trawl the interwebz for you.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on October 16, 2012, 06:10:51 PM
@Epi, I am very glad that your google fu is strong. I typed in 'Gundam Grunt with Gattling Gun' and got nothing useful. :P The Dra-C's Gun look good, thanks.

@Gunny. My line of questioning caused a rule clarification to be made? The future lawyer in me is giddy with pride. :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on October 16, 2012, 06:34:20 PM
can we add decals as an option in advanced oob, please?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on October 16, 2012, 06:50:11 PM
What count as 'hero' suit.
- See that white flashy robot with the big yellow v-shaped antenna? :P

Seriously, suits that are obviously heroes or else obviously MS that are attached to personalities like Char's Zaku or The O. Limited-issue mecha like the Powered GM or Cima's Gelgoog Marine Commander count as well. And of course, Ms that are distinctly used by one team or other. The GM Sniper II is a 'grunt' MS, while the GM Sniper II White Dingo custom is a 'Hero' suit.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: potchip on October 16, 2012, 07:31:57 PM
In with a Dra-C. Open I guess.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 16, 2012, 08:51:56 PM
What category?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 16, 2012, 09:50:28 PM
@Gunny. My line of questioning caused a rule clarification to be made? The future lawyer in me is giddy with pride. :P

I can just see it at an interview for the bar. "What has been your most compelling argument to date, Mr Eyebrows?" "Oh it's a ripper Your Beakship. It'll go down in the annals of law. I, caused a rule clarification in Grunt Build #4."
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 16, 2012, 10:01:49 PM
In with a Dra-C. Open I guess.

Unusual choice. Can't say I can picture a Dra-C in either role  ???
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on October 17, 2012, 04:34:26 PM
@Gunny. My line of questioning caused a rule clarification to be made? The future lawyer in me is giddy with pride. :P

I can just see it at an interview for the bar. "What has been your most compelling argument to date, Mr Eyebrows?" "Oh it's a ripper Your Beakship. It'll go down in the annals of law. I, caused a rule clarification in Grunt Build #4."

I will call you as a witness to back me up.

"Yes your honour. Give this guy a simple set of instruction and he will break it down into a hundred issues and ask them to be clarified. He's a real asshole." :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Siwrx on October 17, 2012, 05:00:18 PM
I'm in with a RGM Quel, not sure for the category : custom colour scheme + decals, would it still be considered as OOB Advanced or is it directly Open ?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on October 17, 2012, 05:14:06 PM
I'm in with a RGM Quel, not sure for the category : custom colour scheme + decals, would it still be considered as OOB Advanced or is it directly Open ?
yeh its open unless we change the rules to allow decals, hinty hint hint hint
also its pretty obvius but cna i use a chars Zo,gok but re paint it?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on October 17, 2012, 05:31:26 PM
I'm in with a RGM Quel, not sure for the category : custom colour scheme + decals, would it still be considered as OOB Advanced or is it directly Open ?
yeh its open unless we change the rules to allow decals, hinty hint hint hint


Real men hand paint instead of using decals. :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 17, 2012, 08:06:51 PM
I managed to get a translation of the rank emblems that come with most Zeon kits. The upper translations are Navy ranks and the lower are Army ranks.

If you are doing a squad leader than the first 3 are the emblems to use as Lieutenants and above command platoons or higher. (Ensign/2nd Lt are basically coffee boys so don't normally command anything)

If you are doing an ace then you could use any rank but realistically you wouldn't expect to see a Commander/Lt Colonel or Captain/Colonel in active combat unless things were pretty grim.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on October 18, 2012, 08:43:47 AM
That is awesome and deserves it's own topic in the Engineering Corps. I've often wondered this. Cheers!

Also,

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(The free kit will be a coupon as well and all the winner has to do it apply it during checkout and they will receive the kit and free SAL shipping.)

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Gunny can you please update the OP?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Matt723 on October 18, 2012, 11:26:36 AM
I'll  go for and advance OOB.  Pretty sure I'll build a Zee Zulu.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Yami on October 18, 2012, 08:48:28 PM
I am considering to do either Gouf or High Mobility Gyan(if i can pull out that one) both in Johnny Ridden version for i can make it for this Group build.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 18, 2012, 09:26:47 PM
Gyan is a prototype so is out. I consider Johnny Ridden a hero/character similar to Char or Shin or The Black Tristars so both them and anything exclusive to them is also out.

What category are you going to enter please?

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Yami on October 18, 2012, 09:47:13 PM
I will be entering Open Category

While Gyan in canon UC verse never being mass produced, in paralel timeline they actually managed to be mass produced in which they practically have all counter part for Gelgoog variants like Cannon and High Mobility type. I think they are quite eligible entry.

Just wonder what's the classification for the Ace pilot? because i think Johnny Ridden is still considered to be Ace Pilot rather than 'Hero' type since overall he is not the main character of the OYW despite being starred in his sidestory.

If Johnny can't make the cut probably i will use Garma color scheme then.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Yami on October 18, 2012, 10:25:50 PM
As far as i know, Gyan is one of the 2 possible MS other than Gelgoog lineup that Zeon choose to be the successor for Dom as mass produced unit near the end of OYW.

http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/gihrensgreed/ms-15b.htm

http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/gihrensgreed/ms-15c.htm

http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/gihrensgreed/ms-15f.htm

The high mobility Gyan that i want to use:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bKWlxeVgtCE/UBJIuivP4rI/AAAAAAAAE4o/u0az4S2cURE/s1600/20120725092142_0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on October 18, 2012, 10:47:01 PM
Always has to be one  ::)

Information to support Gyan in this so called parallel universe please or it's not in.

NO PUBLISHED ACES/HEROES/CHARACTERS/UNCLES/AUNTIES/COUSINS/BROTHERS/SISTERS/NEPHEWS/CONCUBINES. Make your own up.


I love your posts, don't you ever leave :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 18, 2012, 11:46:13 PM
I did say any side story so I suppose the MS-15B is OK. I've managed to gather a few pics of what it's supposed to look like so if you do decide to go this way just remember what's been said in other builds. Close enough is not good enough. If you want to scratch build this variant please make sure it looks right or it won't fair well in the judging.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Matt723 on October 19, 2012, 11:15:12 AM
Could swapping parts with another kit, let's say an arm or a head, count towards an OOB customization?

Like an arm swap could add a ranged weapon or melee
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 19, 2012, 01:28:54 PM
Could swapping parts with another kit, let's say an arm or a head, count towards an OOB customization?

Like an arm swap could add a ranged weapon or melee

No only what comes in the box apart from the allowed additions.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on October 19, 2012, 06:43:46 PM
Excuse me Ensign Bright.  Since there are two models in the Loto twin set can I use both of them the heads on one model.  My Ace is Tasmanian.

*ducks right hand*
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 19, 2012, 07:13:03 PM
You are excused, after all this time around you've got no balls.

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on October 21, 2012, 03:02:29 PM
Guys, I just had an "Oh Crap" moment. Zeon MS have shotguns like the Kampfer, but does anyone know of any official references showing Feddy MS with shotguns? I'm wondering if I can still go ahead with my original plan for the build or if I have to rethink it.

It's still going to be the GM Cannon II in the OPEN category, I'm just rethinking my Pointman/breacher idea long before I even open the kit.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on October 21, 2012, 03:41:43 PM
(http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/images/rage.jpg)

Please refer all future OOB decal requests to Ensign Bright who will deal with them in his usual manner. 

Excuse me Ensign Bright.  Since there are two models in the Loto twin set can I use both of them the heads on one model.  My Ace is Tasmanian.

*ducks right hand*

LOL. Nicely played.

Also, Bright Noa ranks a bit more highly than Ensign FTR.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on October 21, 2012, 03:46:13 PM
Guys, I just had an "Oh Crap" moment. Zeon MS have shotguns like the Kampfer, but does anyone know of any official references showing Feddy MS with shotguns? I'm wondering if I can still go ahead with my original plan for the build or if I have to rethink it.

It's still going to be the GM Cannon II in the OPEN category, I'm just rethinking my Pointman/breacher idea long before I even open the kit.

Sorry Wavehawk, my google-fu has failed on this occasion.  Cannot find any Feddies who are packing the good old shotty.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Yami on October 21, 2012, 04:42:01 PM
Feddie MS have railguns and grenade launchers but so far i don't see any of the official Gm variants use Shotguns probably because EFSF doesn't emphasize close combat like Zeon did.

Unless you consider Clay Bazooka as shotguns
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 21, 2012, 05:24:48 PM
Also, Bright Noa ranks a bit more highly than Ensign FTR.

Not when he was dishing out Bright slaps  :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on October 21, 2012, 05:27:50 PM
btw probs chaning my entry to open mg z,gok
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 21, 2012, 05:58:05 PM
As long as it's not the Char version you spoke of earlier.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on October 21, 2012, 06:08:15 PM
As long as it's not the Char version you spoke of earlier.
why if i repaint it wont it be exactly the same?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on October 21, 2012, 07:03:23 PM
Oh heck. I think I'll just scratchbuild a shotgun of some sort. Clay Bazooka with shot rounds does count as a shotgun, but way too unwieldy for the kind of work I'm thinking my mod will do. A sawed-off shotgun or somethign like that would be more ideal. Likewise I'm picturing the GM cannon to have lots of little dings, bangs and perforation holes from the work it does...

...and a very good idea about the psyche of the man piloting it: What kind of lunatic WILLINGLY takes a medium-range MS into CQB range?

It's not as if cannon-size shottys don't exist already (Grapeshot, Canister Shot, Beehive rounds)--I think I'll be working on the gun as much as the kit itself at this rate.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 21, 2012, 07:27:39 PM
As long as it's not the Char version you spoke of earlier.
why if i repaint it wont it be exactly the same?

No

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on October 21, 2012, 07:32:20 PM
As long as it's not the Char version you spoke of earlier.
why if i repaint it wont it be exactly the same?

No, do some homework for a change. The MG Char Z'Gok is different to the normal MG Z'Gok.
i did all i got was an Optional 4 claw hand. And diffrent colour scheme


http://i.ebayimg.com/t/GUNDAM-MG-Master-Grade-1-100-66-Char-ZGok-ANIME-MODEL-/00/$(KGrHqUOKpgE4k2HTDgBBOQL7(DGQQ~~_35.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Bandai-Gundam-Master-Grade-MG-1-100-MSM-07-ZGok-Model-Kit-GMG142-/00/s/NjI3WDUxMg==/$(KGrHqJHJDIE7BcvkTEGBO33f,UFeg~~60_35.JPG

name one difference?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on October 21, 2012, 07:42:14 PM
...I think someone better get to digging that 6-foot deep plot now, as he's gonna need it...

(puts on helmet)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on October 21, 2012, 07:44:21 PM
yeh well that's a stupid rule whats the point of it? (pouts in the corner)
fine i will change it to a normal z,gok. still dont see the point though.
oh and where did you get QLD from?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Yami on October 21, 2012, 07:55:32 PM
from what i now the S prefix on Zeon MS signifies a commander type MS which Char's Z'gok type happen to be one of those type.

IIRC Zaku and Gelgoog got those prefix as well.

So as long as puddingcup do a different color scheme it should be fine i suppose
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 21, 2012, 08:23:58 PM
oh and where did you get QLD from?

My bad I thought you came from Qld. Apologies to all Queenslanders.

As you seem to have issue with just about everything associated with this build, may I suggest you save your kits and energy for one of the upcoming builds next year.

So as long as puddingcup do a different color scheme it should be fine i suppose


No it's not.

I really wish you would all take a closer look at the Char kit as I'm sure you'll spot the differences.

Discussion closed.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on October 21, 2012, 08:31:55 PM
someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. (or is that normal i cant tell)
if its so important to you sorry. i will use a normal z,gok. all good :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: mokana_man on October 22, 2012, 02:47:32 AM
LMAO This is the second angry-ist thread I've seen on this forum :o ...

@Puddingcup: I would so scratch build a forth claw on your normal z'gok
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10034553a/20/1
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10030872a/20/1


That aside sign me up for the open class but haven't an idea on a kit, need to find an old arse gelgoog or something weird because that WTF prize is mine...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 22, 2012, 08:30:17 AM
Oh heck. I think I'll just scratchbuild a shotgun of some sort. Clay Bazooka with shot rounds does count as a shotgun, but way too unwieldy for the kind of work I'm thinking my mod will do. A sawed-off shotgun or somethign like that would be more ideal. Likewise I'm picturing the GM cannon to have lots of little dings, bangs and perforation holes from the work it does...

...and a very good idea about the psyche of the man piloting it: What kind of lunatic WILLINGLY takes a medium-range MS into CQB range?

It's not as if cannon-size shottys don't exist already (Grapeshot, Canister Shot, Beehive rounds)--I think I'll be working on the gun as much as the kit itself at this rate.

What about these?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on October 22, 2012, 09:06:24 AM
Alright, below is the lowdown on the Char's Z'Gok, aka the Z'Gok Commander Type.

"The MSM-07S Z'Gok Commander Type is a moderate improvement over the standard MSM-07 Z'Gok, sporting a more powerful reactor and a more economical use of armor and construction materials, resulting in a lighter gross weight and increased performance. Produced late in the One Year War, the S-type is usually reserved for ace pilots and unit commanders. Zeon ace pilot Char Aznable uses one of these S-type Z'Goks during Zeon's assault on the Earth Federation Forces' Jaburo military headquarters on November 30, UC 0079. Because the attack is hastily organized, Char is unable to make use of several mobile suits designed at the captured California Base for an attack on Jaburo."

The point of this build is to make your own squad leader suit from a BASIC grunt. The Commander Z'Gok is ALREADY MODIFIED. Now onto kit differences. The kit has two differences off the top of my head and that is being that the regular Z'Goku has three claws and the Char has FOUR. Also as Char tends to do, he's got extra thrusters, because he's the Red Comet, duh. :P

End of story and childish responses.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on October 22, 2012, 09:43:20 AM
Everyone just calm down ok?

Pudding what you're doing here is bordering on trolling. Knock it off please.

Gunny settle down mate. You're arguing on the internet with someone a third your age. The word futile comes to mind. I know you're trying to explain it to him patiently and it's frustrating, but please understand the guy is trying to participate in our GB. We do want participants.

May I just take this opportunity to again point out that agression, anger, trolling, and generally being unkind to each other is the exact opposite of what we are about here at GAF.

Please remember that we, all of us, are ambassadors for our sponsors and if I let a bunch of you get away with behaving like children then how does that reflect on them? Just remember we're pretty lucky to have HLJ on board here guys. It isn't like they back every forum you know. Moderators in particular and indeed all of the staff I expect to be fair, patient, and even handed. Please don't spin out if someone just can't get the point no matter how many times you tell them the same thing. Technicolor fonts and bold large type just make you look angrier and do not convey your point any more effectively.

I catergorically REFUSE to let this forum degenerate into the likes of our international predecessors. I've come close a few times, but I've never had to ban anyone for misbehaving. Please be adults and exercise some patience and judgement. Getting angry at your monitor is just about the stupidest thing anyone can do IMO. It's as pointless as being angry at a newspaper or a doorstop. Turn it off and go outside.

Smarten up crew. Thanks.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on October 22, 2012, 10:02:32 AM
Also, Bright Noa ranks a bit more highly than Ensign FTR.

Not when he was dishing out Bright slaps  :P

I thought Bright was Captain of the White Base in 0079, but as it turns out I was wrong. Bzzzzzt. Fail.

FTR Bright Noa assumed command of the White Base as an Officer Candidate after all of the other senior officers were incapacitated. He is listed as an Ensign but is repeatedly referred to as (Kancho) Captain.

I don't get how there can be degrees of seniority within a rank such as Ensign.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bright_Noa

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Shaid on October 22, 2012, 10:08:32 AM
Getting angry at your monitor is just about the stupidest thing anyone can do IMO. It's as pointless as being angry at a newspaper or a doorstop.
What if you, while carrying a monitor, slip on the newspaper you left on your doorstep and fall over? Then you can be angry at all three!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on October 22, 2012, 10:11:09 AM
Getting angry at your monitor is just about the stupidest thing anyone can do IMO. It's as pointless as being angry at a newspaper or a doorstop.
What if you, while carrying a monitor, slip on the newspaper you left on your doorstep and fall over? Then you can be angry at all three!

IRL LOL.

I stub my toe on the doorstop frequently, but I usually get angry at myself. Never shook my fist at a newspaper though.

You know what I really hate? The sleeve of my T-shirt getting snagged on the door handle as I walk past it. Odd as it sounds it happens to me all the time. I never get angry at my shirt or my door though.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on October 22, 2012, 12:44:36 PM
ok i was just trying to say THE MODEl is the same not the actual mobile suit. Maybe i was wrong sorry if that is the case, i wasn't trying to troll, if i was i could do it a lot harder than that :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 22, 2012, 02:18:50 PM
FTR Bright Noa assumed command of the White Base as an Officer Candidate after all of the other senior officers were incapacitated. He is listed as an Ensign but is repeatedly referred to as (Kancho) Captain.

Whilst at sea the commander of a ship is always referred to as Captain no matter what rank he actually is.

You know what I really hate? The sleeve of my T-shirt getting snagged on the door handle as I walk past it. Odd as it sounds it happens to me all the time. I never get angry at my shirt or my door though.

If you weren't so short that wouldn't happen  :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 22, 2012, 04:09:50 PM
As it would appear that trying to stick to a theme for the Grunt Builds is stiffing peoples creative karma and upsetting their stomachs please feel free to disregard the requirements of the opening post and fill your boots and do whatever you please. As such there will only be one category; open anything goes.

I will no longer be running the build as I'm no fun or so it would seem  :-\ I will still be entering as someone has to put up a boring old grunt  :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on October 22, 2012, 05:32:48 PM
As it would appear that trying to stick to a theme for the Grunt Builds is stiffing peoples creative karma and upsetting their stomachs please feel free to disregard the requirements of the opening post and fill your boots and do whatever you please. As such there will only be one category; open anything goes.

I will no longer be running the build as I'm no fun or so it would seem  :-\ I will still be entering as someone has to put up a boring old grunt  :)

Oh come now, that's silly. Every was happy with the build and ready to fall in line. Most just wanted rule clarifications which happens with every build. (and eveything that have rules. :P) Yes, Puddingcup was silly with his insistent on a very clear cut rule. (bad puddingcup, bad :P) No need to change the whole GB, me thinks.

IMO a theme bring out more creative entries as take more creativity to bring together a cool entry within the rules. The point of a Grunt Build itself doesn't call for anything goes. I for one will be sticking to the original rules even if the whole them get scrapped, which I hope it doesn't. :D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on October 22, 2012, 06:09:38 PM
ok i was just trying to say THE MODEl is the same not the actual mobile suit. Maybe i was wrong sorry if that is the case, i wasn't trying to troll, if i was i could do it a lot harder than that :)
See below.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on October 22, 2012, 06:38:42 PM
@ZETA we are not arguing this anymore.
also the only reason i was arguing this was because my local hobby shop only had chars ver in stock.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on October 22, 2012, 06:54:22 PM
LMAO This is the second angry-ist thread I've seen on this forum :o ...
- It's! Not! My! Fault!

Quote from: thegunny
What about these?
- Erngh. Forgot that those existed. Probably had a good reason to, too. Maybe. We'll see.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 22, 2012, 07:47:13 PM
As it would appear that trying to stick to a theme for the Grunt Builds is stiffing peoples creative karma and upsetting their stomachs please feel free to disregard the requirements of the opening post and fill your boots and do whatever you please. As such there will only be one category; open anything goes.

I will no longer be running the build as I'm no fun or so it would seem  :-\ I will still be entering as someone has to put up a boring old grunt  :)

Oh come now, that's silly. Every was happy with the build and ready to fall in line. Most just wanted rule clarifications which happens with every build. (and eveything that have rules. :P) Yes, Puddingcup was silly with his insistent on a very clear cut rule. (bad puddingcup, bad :P) No need to change the whole GB, me thinks.

IMO a theme bring out more creative entries as take more creativity to bring together a cool entry within the rules. The point of a Grunt Build itself doesn't call for anything goes. I for one will be sticking to the original rules even if the whole them get scrapped, which I hope it doesn't. :D

The original rules are still in the first post so all is not lost. We just need someone with some Alka-seltza and keyboard without caps lock and all is go  :)

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on October 23, 2012, 07:02:59 AM
If you are truly stepping down, Gunny, i'll take over. I will not however change the original rules.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on October 23, 2012, 09:07:16 AM
No need to take your bat and ball and go home. None of these things were an attack on you, and you were not the one causing the problem Gunny. So have a cup of chamomile, mix in a teaspoon of cement if you wish, and join us back in the fold. I know a number of issues have arisen with this GB for you but let me tell you that your leadership and contribution are critical to the success of the GB. You are running it and you are free to do it your way so long as you can control your temper with the youngens a bit. When I run a GB I will make it a free love fest but you do yours by the book cos that's how you do it best. :)

Pudding if you had stated your motivations to begin with we could have avoided this debacle. I'm sorry your local hobby shop only has the Char version in stock, but this is the Grunt Group Build. The rules are simple. No hero suits. End of debate. Choose something different, or ask your shop to get a regular Z'gokk in for you perhaps?

Show of hands please: Who wants Gunny to lead this GB? I do.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on October 23, 2012, 09:09:59 AM
I would like Gunny to continue.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on October 23, 2012, 10:27:03 AM
Oh yeah, my hands are totally up. Gunny please continue.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: alphabeta on October 23, 2012, 10:28:44 AM
May I enter a GM in open class please ?

Also,I too would like G to continue :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on October 23, 2012, 10:56:25 AM
i already told gunny my hand is up for him to take the reigns back
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on October 23, 2012, 11:14:22 AM
Aww look at the love for Gunny, who would have know there was so much Gunny Love about?? ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on October 23, 2012, 12:42:38 PM
i know this may not mean much but i hope you finish the group build looks fun.
Also i am now ordering my NORMAL z,gok from hlj so everyone one wins. ill be sure to click the banner add when i order :).
can we please drop this. whats done is done.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 23, 2012, 12:56:05 PM
None of these things were an attack on you, and you were not the one causing the problem Gunny.

That's not how I read between the lines of comments made in another topic.

Pudding if you had stated your motivations to begin with we could have avoided this debacle. I'm sorry your local hobby shop only has the Char version in stock, but this is the Grunt Group Build. The rules are simple. No hero suits. End of debate. Choose something different, or ask your shop to get a regular Z'gokk in for you perhaps?

This had nothing to do with who had what in stock. If cupcake had of bothered to do any research on the two kits he would have noticed that there are quite a few differences between the two. Everyone has focused on the four claw fist and completely missed the fact that the Char kit has totally different arms and legs.


Seeing the responses from some of the people that I respect on these forums I will take over the running of build again.

There's a few things I'd like to make clear though.

Firstly, the topic was decided by poll and the result was substantially in favor of Squad Leaders and Aces. It was not decided on by me alone. The build is neither political (not sure how a group build can be political but their words not mine  :-\) or niche, it was requested by the forum members and any implications to the contrary are based in fiction.

Secondly, I did not pull the rules that I put forward for this build out of my ar5e. I have spent much time going over the past 3 Grunt Builds and all the comments made about this, that and something else. Why people didn't enter, why people wanted this changed, why people wanted that changed. No luv for OOB, OOB being too restictive, too much luv for MG and anything goes. Not enough freedom, too much freedom, I have to fork out heaps to compete. Ad infinitum! I tried to give the OOB builders a bit more freedom by allowing gluing and painting but it would seem that some people have no idea what OOB implies and then proceed to sound off like a broken diff whilst venting their lack of knowledge. I am sick of the continual requests for things that are clearly not allowed for in the current rules and then trying to back door them with some obscure reference in an attempt to show that they know more about the Gundam universe than I do. Well whoopdy doo I hope it made you happy.

I would have hoped that this being the fourth Grunt Build that the message would have gotten through that the build was for not for custom or prototype MS but that doesn't seem to be the case. Maybe I should have been tighter with rules but I can't see how I could have without provoking more broken diff imitations  :-\

So with that in mind please remember this build is intended for you to take a bog standard issue MS and give it something special that you would expect to see on a veteran squad leader or an ace. It is also intended for you to create your own characters and paint schemes and not regurgitate existing ones. Also remember that within the OOB categories you are competing against people who have the same restrictions placed on them as you do so don't ask for things that are not allowed.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on October 23, 2012, 04:48:56 PM
^^ here here

And for the record. my hand is up as well for the big G to run this sheebang...even you cant see it as Im actually bottle feeding my little one and hen pecking left hand style on the keyboard!!

And official notice, competing proudly in OOB, first category! (unless I "change" my mind and have to weather due to a stuff up!!)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tsubaki on October 23, 2012, 05:32:54 PM
i will be entering the 1/144 HG UC K142 Rezel Type C (Defenser b-Unit) in the open category, and my hands are up for g to continue running the show
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on October 23, 2012, 05:56:45 PM
im sure its pretty obvious by now but open mg z,gok.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: zahmad on October 23, 2012, 07:17:00 PM
All is well! Keen to get started after my exams, which I should be getting back to ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on October 23, 2012, 07:23:10 PM
i will be entering the 1/144 HG UC K142 Rezel Type C (Defenser b-Unit) in the open category, and my hands are up for g to continue running the show

If this is an acceptable kit I might even poke my nose in on this one. Just so happens I have one in the backlog... I make no promises about finishing it though :P

Gunny I always say what I mean mate. There is nothing between the lines except what you read into yourself. Since when have I ever been reserved in what I say to you? ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 23, 2012, 07:30:01 PM
If this is an acceptable kit I might even poke my nose in on this one. Just so happens I have one in the backlog... I make no promises about finishing it though :P

We don't have an unpainted category.

Gunny I always say what I mean mate. There is nothing between the lines except what you read into yourself. Since when have I ever been reserved in what I say to you? ;)

You got a complex or something  ???  It wasn't aimed at you  :)

Nor was it meant for the broken diff impersonator  ::)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on October 23, 2012, 08:05:27 PM
What about a grey category?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 23, 2012, 08:17:45 PM
Could be classified as stealth armour I suppose.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on October 23, 2012, 08:18:40 PM
On a more serious note: My wife wants to join the build.......'cause she wants to beat me!

So that everything is above board

Gunny just PMed to ask me to move up a category as Im the only one in OOB Basic (and Im more than willing to move up, in fact it would make sense for my idea). He joked about getting my daughter to build with me and I suggested my wife (again jokingly).

Just asked her and she said yes..... *damn it*

Ill get her to join up the forums but I just wanted to announce it publicly so no foul can be called!!

This could be interesting!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 23, 2012, 08:21:06 PM
I feel some interesting material coming for the WTF award  8)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on October 23, 2012, 08:39:16 PM
what that must be 3rd female for GAf ever? congrats
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ~PINK~GUNDAM~OF~DOOM on October 23, 2012, 09:24:09 PM
i've been so so so quiet lately because of school i'm entering this!
ill declair my kit now for the standard OBB the HGUC Jegan
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on October 23, 2012, 09:34:24 PM
Out of 10 possibles, the Wife chooses either RGM-79 GM (the gruntiest of grunts!) because it has nice chest vents or the Zaku I Sniper because it has a nice backpack!

She currently agonising over which one to choose!!

Yes, I secretly laughed when it came down whether it has a nice back or chest...who says you cant be 'shallow' in gunpla!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 23, 2012, 09:52:35 PM
Must resist, must resist.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on October 23, 2012, 10:16:01 PM
GM. She must pick the GM!!!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on October 23, 2012, 10:20:34 PM
Must resist, must resist.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on October 23, 2012, 10:21:19 PM
You guessed it, the GM!
Ive put the other kits away so she wont change her mind but Im still really nervous over what she will do to it! (or more, that she will want to raid my stash for stuff and make better use of it than I ever will!)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tsubaki on October 24, 2012, 05:24:19 AM
i cant stop chuckling i think im going to need a medic, sona the rezel c is a mass production suit and from the rule on the first page mass productions alowed and i just want to build his kit lol
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 24, 2012, 07:15:56 AM
On a more serious note: My wife wants to join the build.......'cause she wants to beat me!

How could I have missed this  ???

Along with your recent purchase of Gundam Leotards, hmmm  :o
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: meneh on October 24, 2012, 08:05:33 AM
Im in OOB Advanced, havent decided on kit yet
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: meneh on October 24, 2012, 08:20:09 AM
Is a 1/100 MG RGM-79C GM Kai Space Type cool? on sale at HLJ
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 24, 2012, 11:40:05 AM
Yes  :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: meneh on October 24, 2012, 12:40:56 PM
sweet on its way!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 24, 2012, 01:18:48 PM
The pickings are a bit lean in that sale but the Kai is a good buy.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on October 24, 2012, 03:54:05 PM
I thought the vinyl gogg was a bargain.....
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on October 24, 2012, 04:03:07 PM
I really wanted the MG White Ogre Zaku II but it sold out too quick. :(
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Siwrx on October 24, 2012, 05:37:53 PM
Not sure if I have to confirm my category as I haven't decided in my first post, so just in case it will be open for me !
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 24, 2012, 06:07:23 PM
At this stage all I need to know is category thanks. You declare the kit when you actually start the build from Thursday week.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on October 24, 2012, 07:19:10 PM
You guessed it, the GM!
Ive put the other kits away so she wont change her mind but Im still really nervous over what she will do to it!
- (Mental image of a GM quivering in fear as the x-Acto knives and saws come out...)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on October 25, 2012, 07:18:02 AM
Oh man, November needs to hurry up, i'm feeling that drive and i'm amped like Gookaaaaaaaiii Sillvvveeerrrr!!!

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 26, 2012, 09:39:40 PM
As the start draws near I thought I'd put up an example of what I'd like to see as your official entry into the build. In past builds it has been a problem for some people to do date stamped pictures, so this time around to make it easier just photo the front page of the newspaper of the day you enter along with your unstarted kit. Please make the photos no wider than 1200 or no higher than 900 pixels.

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/004.jpg)

As the build draws to a close I will put up some examples of the photos I would like to see for judging.

Please DO NOT start a separate topic for your WIPS, just keep it in this topic thanks. You can start a new topic in this board (Field Training) once you have finished your build and are ready for judging. Once the build is finished I will move your completed models into the Catapult.

Just remember that to be considered for judging you must post a picture in this topic of your unstarted kit with date verification on or after 01Nov2012.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Xenomorph on October 28, 2012, 09:22:34 PM
Eeeep OOB advanced with a stark jagan!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 29, 2012, 08:24:13 AM
Unless there's run on OOB Basic it looks as though the starting categories will be OOB Advanced & Open.

If this is the case then the prizes will be 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each category with the grand prize going to the overall winner along with the Gentei Kits prize. The Gentei Kits voucher will be Sonar's mystery award (for mysterious things I suppose  ;)). I will decide what prizes go in what category by random draw with the winner of that category getting first choice and so on. As mentioned earlier the Hazel II and Hobby Japan Primrose Escape Pod combo will go to person that I consider has the biggest WTF moment during the build.

Once the build starts we will only be accepting additional entries into the starting categories.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on October 29, 2012, 08:16:40 PM
Put my other half in the OOB Basic...she's getting cold feet!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on October 29, 2012, 10:19:24 PM
Oh lord. I saw something I shouldn't have and now have...further ideas with what to do with my OPEN build for the GM Cannon II With Shotgun.

Basically: Is it possible to be BOTH the Wizened old Veteran AND the trigger-happy hothead AT THE SAME TIME?

The answer is: YES!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR_2CikHenA
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x136/m3nd3z2010/RED%20vs%20BLUE/yougotsarged.jpg)

...If the GM Cannon II gets painted red and gets a BIG Shotgun, I hold the guys at Rooster Teeth responsible for birthign that mutation in my mind.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on October 29, 2012, 10:35:30 PM
Quote
Basically: Is it possible to be BOTH the Wizened old Veteran AND the trigger-happy hothead AT THE SAME TIME?

I am wondering the same thing.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: mikiwank on October 29, 2012, 11:12:32 PM
I'm not sure to be in good topic to say that... (Thank to move this post if necessary. :) )

I'm in this GB with MS-06F2 ZAKU II F2 (http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN962025) hguc.

Open categorie, please.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on October 30, 2012, 03:26:42 PM
Do I really have to buy a paper to show the date??

Oooo maccas having free paper with breakky meal, fine I will go to maccas Thursday morning :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on October 30, 2012, 03:32:25 PM
lol im sure if you know how to timestamp a photo thats still an option...coz ye who buys newspapers anymore :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on October 30, 2012, 04:41:37 PM
You could alswas use newspaper as drop sheets for painting or to line the kitty litter box (the best use for the Herald Sun IMO)...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 30, 2012, 06:50:10 PM
A date stamped picture is fine  ::)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on October 30, 2012, 07:02:36 PM
The pre-entry phase is now over.

It would appear that all the categories have enough starters to get the nod, let's just hope the finishing line up is as good  :-\

This means we are back to first & second place for each category.

The random prize allocation draw resulted in:

OOB Basic: Shaldoll Custom & RX-121-2A Advanced Hazel

OOB Advanced: RGM-86R GMII & Gouf Custom

Open: RX-121-1 Hazel Custom & ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 01, 2012, 07:28:42 AM
Well the time has come, the walrus said.
 

IT'S ON!

Go for it. 3 months to build the meanest, nastiest cigar chomping Squad Leader or the flashiest, puffed up Ace in The Universal Century.

Just a few things to remember.

1. Make sure you post a picture of your unstarted kit in this topic dated no earlier than 0800 (8AM) 01 Nov 2012 (all times and dates are Australian Central Daylight Time) I will not be following up on this. If you don't post an appropriate picture you are not entered, simple as that. All correctly entered members names will be in bold green in the Starting Line Up section on the first page.

2. Keep all WIP posts in this topic, do not start a separate topic until you are finished and wish to present your completed entry.

3. I only take Australian currency for bribes  ;)

4. If you are in doubt about anything you want to do please ask before it is too late. I will try and provide you with the best answer I can and I don't expect to have to argue the point once the answer is given  ;) As helpful as other members of the forum try to be please bear in mind that the decision needs to come from me (please refer to point 3 if you are desperate)  :)

5. Can everyone please make sure they understand and accept Rule 3 Condition of Entry especially now there seems to be a bit of interest from OS. My wallet has told me this is non negotiable  ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on November 01, 2012, 08:25:41 AM
Awesome, can't wait to see what's in the pipeline from all of you for this one!

Just one question though, I have a lot of foreign currencies kicking around my place. Would it be ok to bribe Gunny with some of them?

;D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on November 01, 2012, 12:28:00 PM
I guess this is my spot then, I better go get a paper
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on November 01, 2012, 01:04:52 PM
A date stamped picture is fine  ::)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 01, 2012, 01:06:56 PM
Steal it from your neighbors front lawn, heaven forbid that I be held responsible for forcing you to go to Maccas and loosing your boyish figure  :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on November 01, 2012, 01:14:01 PM
My DLSR doesnt do date stamps :) most dlsr dont apparently
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 01, 2012, 01:28:56 PM
Does it do wide angle  :P

The picture's EXIF data has the date and time and the software that came with your camera should have a function somewhere that allows you to add a visible date stamp to the image then save it or you could use something like this : http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Digital-Photo-Tools/Photo-Dater.shtml (http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Digital-Photo-Tools/Photo-Dater.shtml)

Pic 1 b4 Photo dater
Pic 2 after Photo dater

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on November 01, 2012, 03:35:27 PM
It appears that I broke page 11 by uploading a massive picture.  Sorry.  I have resized and here it is.

Entry Pic
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on November 01, 2012, 03:53:21 PM
lol deleted your post from page 11 so it works again but you've lost your spot there :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 01, 2012, 04:16:52 PM
Gunning for the WTF prize right off the bat  ::)

Almost wasn't much point having the newspaper in the pic as you almost cropped the date off  :-\

Let Epi's picture fail be a lesson to all. There is a reason why I keep telling everyone to keep thier pictures to around 1200x900 and no more than 500k in size  ::) :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on November 01, 2012, 04:28:04 PM
Gunning for the WTF prize right off the bat  ::)

Well, maybe... :P


Let Epi's picture fail be a lesson to all. There is a reason why I keep telling everyone to keep thier pictures to around 1200x900 and no more than 500k in size  ::) :P

That is exactly why I did it   :-[
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 01, 2012, 04:34:12 PM
That is exactly why I did it   :-[

Most considerate of you  :fyou: :bacdafucup:
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on November 01, 2012, 06:09:35 PM
How 'bout a sizzling side order of some SARGE? :)

I had to butcher the pic a bit so that the newpaper date would come up, plus the headline topic for those who doubt me...

FYI:I bought a copy of The Australian. Yes, I could have just filched the neighbor's paper but the neighbor's dog prefers to poop on the Herald Sun, so I let it.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Xenomorph on November 01, 2012, 06:36:04 PM
Here is my Entry! Stark Jegan gogo!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on November 01, 2012, 08:43:59 PM
Here is my Entry! Stark Jegan gogo!
- ...I'm sorry, My brain read that as "Stark Jegan Gigolo". Was that on purpose? :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Xenomorph on November 01, 2012, 08:55:12 PM
You sir have a dirty mind :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on November 01, 2012, 09:05:51 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/IMG_5849.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/IMG_5850.jpg)

Hahahaha we had one of those free papers on the driveway it serves it's purpose.
Righto lets get cracking!!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 01, 2012, 09:28:45 PM
Here is my Entry! Stark Jegan gogo!

I thought it was a cheer  :-\

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlMWJBchtGQ&feature=related
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Matt723 on November 02, 2012, 08:17:42 AM
aaah, asian transvestite

on a more serios note: zee zulu, hashin!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 02, 2012, 01:03:24 PM
I thought it was the kick boxing champion that likes to cosplay female characters but it turns out it's a Japanese comedian and believe it or not that song/clip went #1 in Japan during 2004  :o
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on November 02, 2012, 06:12:55 PM
It's only Day 2 and ALREADY I'm stuck. What am I stuck on?

Shotgun. I was planning to use old bits and pieces of toys I hadn't used in awhile for the shotgun (mainly McFarlane HALO toys), but finding it won't work very well with my build (Too small). I might end up scratch-building a shotugn---I was expectign I'd do this, but not this soon in the build... :(
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Matt723 on November 02, 2012, 07:53:45 PM
Would the one from Kotobukiya be too big for what you building.

Kotobukiya M.S.G. MSG 16 Weapon Unit Model Part SHOTGUN
http://www.1999.co.jp/itbig11/10115190a.jpg (http://www.1999.co.jp/itbig11/10115190a.jpg)
I know there are some on ebay
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on November 02, 2012, 08:18:03 PM
Already considered it, it doesn't fit with what I had in mind (which is a shotgun much like the one in the Halo games, but fitted to a GM Cannon). It's not an issue of buildign it, I was just hoping it would be the LAST thing I worked on, not the first...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 02, 2012, 10:47:14 PM
Due to the outstanding effort TV stations go to to provide the viewing public with top shelf shows I had some time to make a start.

All good homicidal maniacs need some Armageddon creating transport to get them into the thick of it, hence the Assault Carrier. Enough firepower to get the party started and carrying a few back ups for the squad leader when his party poppers run out  ;D

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/assaultcarrier01.jpg)
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/assaultcarrier02.jpg)

Base Jabber with some Koto missile tubes and the left over barrel from the beam rifle in the Bandai System Weapon 002 set to replace the ugly kit spud gun. Spare weapons will be mounted to the top of the missile tubes using the clamps that come with the weapon rack from the 002 set. I moved the rear stabilisers inboard so they weren't directly behind the missile tubes.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on November 03, 2012, 08:05:43 AM
Declaring my entry .....

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8192/8148881846_9d3c3c60f0.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/8148881846/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/8148881846/) by Tristan Forsyth (http://www.flickr.com/people/tristanforsyth/), on Flickr


Ally will be posting up hers soonish....
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 03, 2012, 08:49:26 AM
Just in case there was any confusion about the pre-entry stage, that was only to try and get an idea of how many people were entering into each category. You did not not have to pre-enter to enter the build. So it put it another way;

The build is now open to all forum members regardless of whether they pre-entered or not and all categories are available to enter in (only one entry per member thanks  :)).
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on November 03, 2012, 08:30:17 PM
What is funny when you look at a part and gut it in preparation for led stuff to go in and then find those parts were there for a reason and you have to come up with something else :)
No pics yet, got the head and chest snapped and sanded, using those bandai builders parts, the eye lense is a bit big but it looks dam cool, the extra detail they put in these is awesome!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on November 03, 2012, 09:21:55 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/IMG_5866.jpg)
With the Bandai lense unit in place
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/IMG_5854.jpg)
Testing it out
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/IMG_5862.jpg)
Everything tucked neatly in the head with the on/off switch at the back of the head, the only time I need to open that up after it's painted would be to change the battery.
Yay for lighting stuff up !!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on November 04, 2012, 12:16:05 AM
Aren't leds just fun looks good mate
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: nico on November 04, 2012, 02:58:42 AM
I am late but still in, here is my entry in open section.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/MSA-0011/Zaku%20II%20Mega%20Size/IMG_3408.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on November 04, 2012, 07:05:38 AM
I can't post my entery for a while because it is shipping from hlj, but I will be entering.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Siwrx on November 04, 2012, 08:25:00 AM
Same for me, my RGM is still on its way
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on November 04, 2012, 09:27:03 AM
@Nico: You're doing a MEga Size Zaku? Good luck, and I'll sure as heck want to see how you progress!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: nico on November 04, 2012, 10:13:58 PM
That's it a Mega Size, I bought it during my stay in Tokyo last october. It was 30% off so... The build is already finished, it took me about an hour  ;D. Now I will add some details here and there and may be modify the back pack.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/MSA-0011/Zaku%20II%20Mega%20Size/IMG_3413.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: alphabeta on November 05, 2012, 08:01:15 AM
Very nice work nico.

My Jim is enroute,be here soon :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 05, 2012, 10:37:52 AM
Already considered it, it doesn't fit with what I had in mind (which is a shotgun much like the one in the Halo games, but fitted to a GM Cannon). It's not an issue of buildign it, I was just hoping it would be the LAST thing I worked on, not the first...

Is this any good. It's out of the Koto D-style Ingram 2. You'd have to do a small bit of work to one side as for some reason only know to Kotobukiya they left one side pretty well blank (see second pic)  :-\

If you want it PM me your address and I'll get it off to you.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ~PINK~GUNDAM~OF~DOOM on November 05, 2012, 10:14:08 PM
gun-dam it this is the last time i use hobby search i think ill try and ust pick something up this weekend at supanova is that ok as long as it's a grunt right?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: nico on November 06, 2012, 04:09:58 AM
Very nice work nico.

My Jim is enroute,be here soon :)
Thx but it's just an easy build. I think HGUC have more parts. :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tsubaki on November 06, 2012, 08:50:44 AM
ill probly meet some of u at supernova this week end lol
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ~PINK~GUNDAM~OF~DOOM on November 06, 2012, 12:03:25 PM
ill probly meet some of u at supernova this week end lol
GAF shirts!!!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: meneh on November 06, 2012, 08:16:27 PM
Entry into OOB Advanced RGM-79C GM Type C
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: alison on November 06, 2012, 09:18:49 PM
My entry

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8331/8148874956_36646817d4.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/8148874956/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/8148874956/) by Tristan Forsyth (http://www.flickr.com/people/tristanforsyth/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on November 06, 2012, 11:23:47 PM
Finished the snap fit
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/Untitled-3.jpg)
I so love that lit up eye
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/IMG_5870.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Xenomorph on November 07, 2012, 01:12:04 PM
All Snapped Together  ;D

Also, my new phone takes pretty good pictures :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on November 07, 2012, 09:22:52 PM
Parts all ready for painting

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7135/8163663507_90babdbeb2.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/8163663507/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/8163663507/) by Tristan Forsyth (http://www.flickr.com/people/tristanforsyth/), on Flickr

Just have to build and then destroy the ball for wreckage in my 'vignette'!!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 07, 2012, 09:43:52 PM
Err, this is a 3 month build not a 3 week build  ;) ;) ;)

No prizes for the first one finished  :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 07, 2012, 09:56:42 PM
"Hello Mr Summers"
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Weaponmount01.jpg)

Modified the left over shield arm so it would fit on the opposite side to hold the beam rifle as both his hands will be full carrying another BFG  >:D

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Weaponmount02.jpg)
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Weaponmount03.jpg)

Oh and added some pointy things to the shield just in case all else fails.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on November 07, 2012, 10:09:12 PM
Yeah problem is those other months I get busy with work and family so I making use of the time now :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on November 08, 2012, 07:08:34 AM
Err, this is a 3 month build not a 3 week build  ;) ;) ;)

No prizes for the first one finished  :P

Bah Humbug!
Thats time I can spend building other things!!!!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on November 08, 2012, 04:41:35 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/IMG_5877.jpg)
Bit of detailing done
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on November 08, 2012, 07:34:21 PM
noice!!!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: zahmad on November 08, 2012, 08:03:19 PM
So here's my entry:

(http://i45.tinypic.com/34yqw47.jpg)

Should have more progress to show by the end of the night!
P.S. This is in the Open Category...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on November 08, 2012, 08:30:10 PM
Soooo.... update on my progress.  I have cut most of the pieces from the sprues.  My plan it to paint before assembly (something new for me) so we'll see how it goes.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on November 09, 2012, 10:08:44 AM
See and my other problem Gunny, is that the Cricket has started so don't know how much building I will get done :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: TheGhostofZeon on November 09, 2012, 10:21:38 AM
Just listen to ABC Grandstand instead of watching it. I'm glad I've got radio on my earmuffs so I can listen to it while I work. :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on November 09, 2012, 10:38:08 AM
really? if there was one sport where "watching" it and do something else at the same was most ideal it would be cricket
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 09, 2012, 12:38:08 PM
Yeah I suppose watching paint dry does require absolute concentration  ::) :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: alphabeta on November 09, 2012, 03:02:40 PM
This literally just arrived!
Joy

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv336/nediazanneis/0DE8224B-2E65-4A7C-A737-96A40BF0BD22-1038-000001114331D635.jpg)

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv336/nediazanneis/CAA6C114-A3C1-4B25-9CF4-381606D00BC3-1038-00000111553B31E8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 09, 2012, 03:13:49 PM
Burson's sell Gundam as well do they  ???
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on November 09, 2012, 03:16:53 PM
did there used to be an excel doc with allowed kits in it on the front page fo this thread or am i crazy and if there was where the f is it now lol

also i think gunny is trying to win is own wtf award or the WFT award as its spelt on the front page of thread :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: alphabeta on November 09, 2012, 03:18:48 PM
Would you believe ONLY thing here @ work with the date on it!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 09, 2012, 03:35:41 PM
did there used to be an excel doc with allowed kits in it on the front page fo this thread or am i crazy and if there was where the f is it now lol

Yes there was but after all the sooky waa waa tantrums by those who thought they didn't need to follow the rules, the eligible requirements were changed to what is on the front page now. I can send you a copy of the list if you want.

also i think gunny is trying to win is own wtf award or the WFT award as its spelt on the front page of thread :P

It's my award, I'll call it what I want  :P FTW, WFT, WTF, FTAF. You just did your chances of winning it a lot of good  :fyou:
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Shaid on November 09, 2012, 04:28:25 PM
I have a copy of it somewhere too if gunny decides he doesn't like you enough Fury. ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on November 09, 2012, 05:26:24 PM
lol gunny must still like me, he sent me a copy, thanks mate ;) also dam :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on November 09, 2012, 05:30:00 PM
its the "well f*** that" award as in you cant be bothered.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on November 10, 2012, 04:11:33 PM
so i was trying to figure out what kit to use for the gb and nothing was clicking then i remembered i won a hi-zack from hemish in the last GBEX, which as it turns out is a grunt suit, WIN.

so with no plans, goals or detail parts to suit it, here my entry proof photo lol
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-u9JEIc-P3Ig/UJ3uBVCQMpI/AAAAAAAAF0Y/UBn_wHGQFEg/s411/entryproof01.jpg)

after discovering i had a kit i got the, urge we all know, to build it, so heres the prelim build, only a couple of seams to take care, nice kit actually really like the look of it too
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5Tg8Mn2HXh4/UJ3uCwVBM_I/AAAAAAAAF0g/120lp4za43A/s411/wip01.jpg)(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ugo86GpS7pc/UJ3uJh8E1EI/AAAAAAAAF0w/DFPD74LHU0Q/s411/wip02.jpg)(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-IL_O0LCSCg0/UJ3uK86nTiI/AAAAAAAAF04/fKrPvcdWyXY/s411/wip03jpg.jpg)(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yMYg0_JjXmk/UJ3uLihhabI/AAAAAAAAF1A/ou8FS5tARgI/s411/wip04.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on November 10, 2012, 06:06:31 PM
Is this any good. It's out of the Koto D-style Ingram 2. You'd have to do a small bit of work to one side as for some reason only know to Kotobukiya they left one side pretty well blank (see second pic)  :-\

If you want it PM me your address and I'll get it off to you.
- Sorry for not respondign earlier Gunny. I'll build my own shotgun for the moment, but I'll PM you if Im unable to go anywhere and need the shotty after all. Decided to put the weapon problem aside for a moment and work on getting the kit proper built first.

Thanks!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 10, 2012, 07:42:50 PM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-IL_O0LCSCg0/UJ3uK86nTiI/AAAAAAAAF04/fKrPvcdWyXY/s411/wip03jpg.jpg)

Is this the poke em in the eye or some sort of gangsta pose  ??? ??? ???

What's up MoFo  O0 Git back here or I'll lay some hot lead in your honky ar5e.

or

Get away, get away you brute or I'll poke you in the eye with my pointy thing with the round bit on it  :-*
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on November 10, 2012, 07:45:12 PM

Get away, get away you brute or I'll poke you in the eye with my pointy thing with the round bit on it  :-*

Misquoted for ishs and giggles
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on November 10, 2012, 07:53:34 PM
Lol clearly he is duck hunting
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: mikiwank on November 11, 2012, 04:06:59 AM
Here my entry!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/mikiwank/plamo%20and%20toys/zaku%20II%20f2/th_november-2nd.jpg) (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/mikiwank/plamo%20and%20toys/zaku%20II%20f2/november-2nd.jpg)

Starting with simple assembly and new hands from bandai builders parts (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/mikiwank/plamo%20and%20toys/zaku%20II%20f2/hands.jpg).

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/mikiwank/plamo%20and%20toys/zaku%20II%20f2/th_montage-a-blanc-zaku-2-f2.png) (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/mikiwank/plamo%20and%20toys/zaku%20II%20f2/montage-a-blanc-zaku-2-f2.png)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: nico on November 11, 2012, 04:53:58 AM
Nice hands, I like the F2 design. Now lets modify this dude.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 11, 2012, 07:10:26 AM
Gee I thought we got ripped off with newspaper prices but 2.25 Euro makes our papers positively cheap  :o
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: nico on November 12, 2012, 03:12:44 AM
Australia is the "occidental" country where newspapers are cheaper and where there is the greatest variety of magazines. It' seems that you loves reading magazines.
In france News papers are quite expensive particulary daily news. I won't go into details not to bore you, but that's a fact.  ;D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on November 13, 2012, 06:06:16 PM
In france News papers are quite expensive particulary daily news. I won't go into details not to bore you, but that's a fact.  ;D
- Probably because the French know something we dont: "News" is actually reality entertainment and should be paid a premium to waste our time with...SO let's get creative and build Gunpla! :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 14, 2012, 07:17:48 AM
Zeta Newtype, zenma5ter, Shaid, potchip, tsubaki, siwrx, come out come out where ever you are.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: zenma5ter on November 14, 2012, 07:58:06 AM
Ah... The Master beckons... Does he want cheese with that...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Shaid on November 14, 2012, 08:00:18 AM
I'm waiting for my ECOAS Jegan to arrive; can't really start without it.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on November 14, 2012, 08:10:30 AM
Zeta Newtype, zenma5ter, Shaid, potchip, tsubaki, siwrx, come out come out where ever you are.

You forgot Flamingeyebrows Gunny.  He has yet to show us all his Ball.  So Brows, stop sulking about the Nadleeh from the weekend and get your Ball up here.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: zenma5ter on November 14, 2012, 02:24:32 PM
The best thing about having a plan is, well, instant GO!

Get some parts from Loto and you have a pimped up Draken E for the Ace GM Sniper II. This little bugger will be able to hold its own with all the guns and smoke missiles to cause distraction and confusion. Creating an advantage for the Sniper. Big booster at the bag for instant drop in and out. Also a big lense to act as the Sniper's remote eye.

I am waiting for the Sniper rifle from Bandai or Koto, whichever comes first. In the mean time, I will start on the GM II.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 14, 2012, 05:35:39 PM
You forgot Flamingeyebrows Gunny.  He has yet to show us all his Ball.  So Brows, stop sulking about the Nadleeh from the weekend and get your Ball up here.

How could I forget the face that launched a thousand ships (all in the opposite direction  ;)).

Flaming John Howards come out come out wherever you are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmswTuiclro&feature=related
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on November 14, 2012, 06:12:06 PM
Here is my entry, all cut and trimmed up.  I put it in little bags to stop it getting mixed up.  Now I just need to buy some paint so I can paint it.

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Siwrx on November 14, 2012, 07:03:48 PM
Zeta Newtype, zenma5ter, Shaid, potchip, tsubaki, siwrx, come out come out where ever you are.

Still waiting for my kit ! Like Shaid, can't really do anything without it :(
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on November 14, 2012, 10:01:35 PM
You forgot Flamingeyebrows Gunny.  He has yet to show us all his Ball.  So Brows, stop sulking about the Nadleeh from the weekend and get your Ball up here.

Haha, you heard about the Nadleeh, huh? Damn you for sniping kits I want. :P Too bad I didn't see you at all at supanova.

You forgot Flamingeyebrows Gunny.  He has yet to show us all his Ball.  So Brows, stop sulking about the Nadleeh from the weekend and get your Ball up here.

How could I forget the face that launched a thousand ships (all in the opposite direction  ;)).

Flaming John Howards come out come out wherever you are.

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


Jeez Gunny, you always make sure my ego stay at an acceptable level. :P

The reason I havn't been playing with my ball is that it's my exam period and I already spend way too much time not studying by going to supanova. It's all over now because tonight was my last exam. :D

So I will be exposing my ball ass soon as I get my hands on a newspaper.
I am so excited about this ball. I have so many ball-related ideas.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on November 14, 2012, 10:47:28 PM
WTF is with the Hitler s hit dude???
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 14, 2012, 10:58:08 PM
Er listen to the song  :-\
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on November 15, 2012, 05:06:36 AM

Haha, you heard about the Nadleeh, huh? Damn you for sniping kits I want. :P Too bad I didn't see you at all at supanova.


I saw you.  You rocked up, walked in front of me, tried to claim your girlfriend had won People's Choice, looked over the list of winners and then walked away before I could even say "Hi". 
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on November 15, 2012, 11:37:50 AM
Haha. That was a total mindfart. She didn't even enter. :P but the name they were reading out was identical to her Chinese name so I got confused.

I was in a hurry because I was suppose to be in line for Billy west's autograph so I didn't even notice you. :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: nico on November 17, 2012, 02:56:37 AM
Hi every body,

Here is my progress so far. I add kotobukya plastic detailing parts, Parts from RX78 ver Ka for the head antenna and Koto photo ecthed parts. For the gun I used Styren tubes and sheets and parts from the kit it self. Now I have to finish the gun and add surface texture on some areas of the kit. Then I will start to prime and paint. 
(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/th_IMG_3452.jpg) (http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/IMG_3452.jpg)
(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/th_IMG_3451.jpg) (http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/IMG_3451.jpg)
(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/th_IMG_3450.jpg) (http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/IMG_3450.jpg)
(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/th_IMG_3449.jpg) (http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/IMG_3449.jpg)
(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/th_IMG_3448.jpg) (http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/IMG_3448.jpg)
(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/th_IMG_3447.jpg) (http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/IMG_3447.jpg)
(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/th_IMG_3446.jpg) (http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/IMG_3446.jpg)
(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/th_IMG_3445.jpg) (http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/IMG_3445.jpg)
(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/th_IMG_3444.jpg) (http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/IMG_3444.jpg)
(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/th_IMG_3443.jpg) (http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/IMG_3443.jpg)
(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/th_IMG_3442.jpg) (http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/IMG_3442.jpg)
(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/th_IMG_3441.jpg) (http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/IMG_3441.jpg)
(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/th_IMG_3440.jpg) (http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/IMG_3440.jpg)
(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/th_IMG_3439.jpg) (http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m500/hangarmk/gallery/nico/Zaku%201-48/IMG_3439.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on November 22, 2012, 11:10:11 AM
ok heres my entry hope it works this time MG z,gok arctic squad leader type. "ICE BREAKER"
spoiler because the image is big.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 22, 2012, 12:39:04 PM
So I will be exposing my ball ass soon as I get my hands on a newspaper.

Newspapers hard to come by in your neck of the woods  ???

thepuddingcup11 please engage the grey matter in future. How many times do you need to be told how to post pictures and what size they should be  ::)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on November 22, 2012, 12:43:36 PM
Its because of my new camera it has bigger picture sizes than my old one.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 22, 2012, 12:48:50 PM
Your new camera hasn't changed the requirements of this site  ::)

Stop with the excuses and think before you post anymore pictures.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on November 22, 2012, 01:42:09 PM

Newspapers hard to come by in your neck of the woods  ???


It is when you are lazy. :P I've been cooped up in my room since wnd of exams just playing games.

This is me right now
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbcmqd7LKB1rwv51ko1_500.jpg)
except I am asian so no facial hair. :P

I actually posted a date stamped pic yesterday but it went into the internet aethers when Puddingcup fubared the post. Here it is again.

(http://i.imgur.com/41Bool.jpg)

Am I clear to proceed now, boss?

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Siwrx on November 22, 2012, 04:41:45 PM
Hope it's not too late to join the party :)

(http://i.imgur.com/BPEfO.jpg?1)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 22, 2012, 06:44:07 PM
It's only too late once the build has closed  ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on November 22, 2012, 07:12:29 PM
Some pics of my progress

All handpainted- first coat down. Needs at least another one!
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8480/8208330856_653d67cc1b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/8208330856/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/8208330856/) by Tristan Forsyth (http://www.flickr.com/people/tristanforsyth/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8341/8207239787_01e83cba90.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/8207239787/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/8207239787/) by Tristan Forsyth (http://www.flickr.com/people/tristanforsyth/), on Flickr

Sniper Rifle
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8068/8207240471_42e9263598.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/8207240471/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/8207240471/) by Tristan Forsyth (http://www.flickr.com/people/tristanforsyth/), on Flickr

Dont know why I bothered painting it though. Why would a 10 ish metre rifle have a wooden stock and grip!

Slowing down with this one at the moment....kinda hard with the opposition building next to me plus my mind keeps wandering to scratch build possibilities!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 22, 2012, 07:15:46 PM
Just finished splashing some paint on the Base Jabber. It's a bit rough in places especially in the centre section as it acted like a trap for overspray and to make matters worse the damn wind was blowing straight up my vent pipe for the spray booth so my booth was acting like a giant dust bowl  :-\ I'll have to take to it with some 2000 wet & dry to knock down the lumpy bits  :)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/001.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on November 23, 2012, 05:10:53 AM
Zeta Newtype, zenma5ter, Shaid, potchip, tsubaki, siwrx, come out come out where ever you are.
What? Can't hear you playing Mario U....What? Yeeah! I hear you! I'll start it soon! ......*Goes back to playing Wii U and eating Turkey*
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: nico on November 23, 2012, 06:05:08 PM
Just finished splashing some paint on the Base Jabber. It's a bit rough in places especially in the centre section as it acted like a trap for overspray and to make matters worse the damn wind was blowing straight up my vent pipe for the spray booth so my booth was acting like a giant dust bowl  :-\ I'll have to take to it with some 2000 wet & dry to knock down the lumpy bits  :)
2000 will be a little bit too much. If you have compound try it first. You can use car compound it works fine. Then if you apply a wash  it will be perfect. Then you can work on each panel with oils to fade or discolor some areas.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 23, 2012, 06:10:13 PM
You assume I know what I'm doing  :D

I've already hit it with 2000 and it's not too bad. It's still rough in some areas but most of it is in the centre section so I'll just call it anti slip  :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on November 23, 2012, 11:35:21 PM
That rifle is nice T.

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on November 24, 2012, 09:56:02 PM
Pics to come, but I just spent Mecha workshop scratch-building my Shotgun. Yes, that's right, I've spent more time building the Shotgun than the actual kit...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on November 25, 2012, 12:48:48 PM
That rifle is nice T.


Cheers!!

Second coats down and topcoated for lining and stickers......getting there!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on November 26, 2012, 10:53:26 AM
snapped.
(http://i.imgur.com/mHIK0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 26, 2012, 11:52:16 AM
Can you please resize your pictures so they fit on the screen.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on November 26, 2012, 12:43:58 PM
I had the day off work today (my brakes decided to spit their brake fluid out rather than use it for braking) so I spent some time mounting and spraying my kit.  Here it is.  Just a primer coat at this stage, hopefully do a mid coat this week.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8063/8219696824_a57dc5bc8f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8219696824/)
GB 4 entry Primed (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8219696824/) by Epimethius444 (http://www.flickr.com/people/72810033@N03/), on Flickr

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 26, 2012, 02:12:06 PM
Mounting your kit eh  :o Here was I thinking the WTF award was safe  :)

@puddingcup; thanks. No excuses now.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on November 26, 2012, 02:51:55 PM
since mine is an Arctic custom, its got drills and things to assist with it ice breaking.
then i saw this
(http://www.1999.co.jp/itbig20/10202216a5.jpg)
on 1999 and i was like OMG yes. then i saw
Release Date:   Feb (Oct. 4, Pre-order start.)
and then i was like:
(http://i.imgur.com/8LQ7e.jpg)




(totally not a shameless attempt to win WTF award.)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on November 26, 2012, 02:59:04 PM

(totally not a shameless attempt to win WTF award.)


Don't worry not even close  :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on November 26, 2012, 03:00:27 PM

(totally not a shameless attempt to win WTF award.)


Don't worry not even close  :)
what about if i crash the page 5 more times will that count?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on November 26, 2012, 03:45:28 PM
lol it might get you the award but it would be an honorary "in name only" award as im pretty sure youd be banned and cast out five times over ha
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on November 26, 2012, 06:01:09 PM
added come details with hatches and drills. got some Gatling guns in the works as well. Borrowed some cues from thegunny and added some bling to the jet pack.
rockin this  :zgok2:
(http://i.imgur.com/CWcE7.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/aOVPg.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on November 27, 2012, 12:43:49 PM
Alright. Been 20+ days, I plan to get my Hi-Zack started tonight. Already got my LEDs and stuff all set up and planned out. Now to snap this baby and get installing them. Time to stop playing Halo 4 and Wii U so much! :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on December 01, 2012, 08:21:37 AM
Hmm, one month in, lots of starters, lots of talk, not much else  :-\

Everyone playing it close to the chest, waiting for a slam dunk at the end  ???

At the moment one thing's certain, the WTF award is safe and sound  :(
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on December 01, 2012, 11:29:34 AM
Im finished ya big girl!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8062/8233964072_36647fe4cf.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/8233964072/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/8233964072/) by Tristan Forsyth (http://www.flickr.com/people/tristanforsyth/), on Flickr

Just working on the base!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on December 01, 2012, 09:53:29 PM
I'm waiting on some details from metal mecha store... And more inspiration lol
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on December 02, 2012, 05:23:29 PM
The Loto has been midcoated.  Topcoat to go, then a little detailing and clear-coat.  Will post pics up soon.

Midcoat

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8477/8239868685_6a290d95ea.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8239868685/)
IMG_2273 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8239868685/) by Epimethius444 (http://www.flickr.com/people/72810033@N03/), on Flickr

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on December 03, 2012, 05:25:17 PM
Ok, topcoated the Loto today.  Just a few finishing details to go.... not to mention I have to assemble he kit yet :)  Then a nice clear gloss for lining and a flat for style points :P

Half of it coated

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8062/8239868089_685c84a376.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8239868089/)
IMG_2275 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8239868089/) by Epimethius444 (http://www.flickr.com/people/72810033@N03/), on Flickr

All of it coated

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8479/8239867813_0da4d13e9a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8239867813/)
IMG_2276 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8239867813/) by Epimethius444 (http://www.flickr.com/people/72810033@N03/), on Flickr

Some out of focus tank treads, but the stick is beautiful and clear, isn't it?

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8202/8240937552_a3593c22eb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8240937552/)
IMG_2277 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8240937552/) by Epimethius444 (http://www.flickr.com/people/72810033@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on December 04, 2012, 05:23:57 AM
So I couldn't wait.  I assembled this little bad boy and here it is.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8486/8242455390_2eb4aa4dc9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8242455390/)
IMG_2284 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8242455390/) by Epimethius444 (http://www.flickr.com/people/72810033@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8479/8242455582_63b49b491f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8242455582/)
IMG_2283 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8242455582/) by Epimethius444 (http://www.flickr.com/people/72810033@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8208/8242455794_5511c29884.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8242455794/)
IMG_2282 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8242455794/) by Epimethius444 (http://www.flickr.com/people/72810033@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8059/8242455990_a8fe6f8bf3.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8242455990/)
IMG_2286 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8242455990/) by Epimethius444 (http://www.flickr.com/people/72810033@N03/), on Flickr

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on December 04, 2012, 05:53:30 AM
going to weather it?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on December 04, 2012, 06:17:48 AM
Just some light weathering.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on December 04, 2012, 07:46:14 AM
What sort of camo scheme is that  :o

Here I am blow the crap out of me  :P

Is it really orange or has your camera had a fit trying to process the colour against the white background  ???
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Shaid on December 04, 2012, 08:54:25 AM
He hides behind EXPLOSIONS.

He's obviously going for the flashy obnoxious Ace, instead of the Squad Leader.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Suzaku on December 04, 2012, 09:11:27 AM
I dunno, that Loto could BE the camo. For the REST of the squad, that is. All the enemies will be so busy blowing up the bright orange thing that they'll ignore everyone else! :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on December 04, 2012, 10:30:21 AM
What sort of camo scheme is that  :o

Here I am blow the crap out of me  :P

Is it really orange or has your camera had a fit trying to process the colour against the white background  ???

It isn't finished yet, I have other details to put on.  It is really orange.  I am quite happy with the colour actually.

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on December 04, 2012, 11:05:14 AM
Its the I'm that good come at me bro scheme.

It's an aces and leaders group build they want people to come at them
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on December 04, 2012, 11:20:59 AM
It's the "Camo is for faggots" scheme or it could be for hiding in the Christmas pageant waiting to get the jump on Santa  :)

I smell an attempt at the WTF award  :goomba:



Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on December 04, 2012, 11:26:45 AM

I smell an attempt at the WTF award  :goomba:


If I get it then I get it, but not gunning for it specifically.  Might as well say it, I am going for tiger stripes, so there will be black stripes on this.  Have not tried stripes before so will be a learning experience.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: zenma5ter on December 04, 2012, 01:43:47 PM
Elbow pads now black with spike.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Siwrx on December 04, 2012, 04:30:50 PM
Couldn't choose between playing with my new GoPro camera or starting my build last sunday so I did both :

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

The video is just for fun and trial for the timelapse settings  ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on December 04, 2012, 04:46:10 PM

I smell an attempt at the WTF award  :goomba:


If I get it then I get it, but not gunning for it specifically.  Might as well say it, I am going for tiger stripes, so there will be black stripes on this.  Have not tried stripes before so will be a learning experience.

Meow
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on December 04, 2012, 04:51:08 PM
if mobile suit pilots really cared about camo all space types would be completely black with white dots
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on December 04, 2012, 04:56:49 PM

I smell an attempt at the WTF award  :goomba:


If I get it then I get it, but not gunning for it specifically.  Might as well say it, I am going for tiger stripes, so there will be black stripes on this.  Have not tried stripes before so will be a learning experience.

Meow


I'd like to get to know that Pussy a whole lot better.  Maybe even introduce that Pussy to my Balls :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on December 04, 2012, 05:04:48 PM
I think that's sunk as low as it's going to go on a G rated forum  :beargguy:
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on December 05, 2012, 06:38:05 AM
It's the "Camo is for faggots" scheme
Whoa, when did I get on XBOX Live and start playing Call of Duty? I thought this was GAF. :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on December 09, 2012, 12:00:43 PM
Whoa, when did I get on XBOX Live and start playing Call of Duty?
- Sarge: "Call of Dipsticks? Son, you want to play a REAL Man's game, you play Halo 4! That's where all realistic training comes from! Take me, for example! Why do you think I excel on my own show, Red Vs Blue?"  ;D

Heh. Three guesses which "Ace Custom" is still in progress right now...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on December 09, 2012, 12:02:48 PM
These were all shot at Mecha Workshop. I was hoping someone would have gottne better pics and posted them. Regardless, this is Sarge -in-situ.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on December 09, 2012, 12:04:22 PM
Last pic dump of the day. I've spent more time modding a proper shotgun for Sarge than working on the kit itself. That and I've been making a few mods to the cannon backpack, which is why it's not pitcured here.

Finally, the last pic---hopefully it won't keep me TOO busy in between the group build and other stuff I'm doing.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on December 09, 2012, 08:04:48 PM
so added some details to the drill and claw on the arm power pack on top,(X on it) i have a spare one and wondering where to put it? so its like a spare ammo clip. also i tried to add some zaku style pipes to it did not work, don't buy that, piece of ish.
(http://i.imgur.com/povU0.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/1Nkz3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on December 18, 2012, 05:15:01 PM
"I can't find a pulse Doctor!"

"Stand back, I'll see if I can shock some life into it."

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/heart-5.gif)

"It's no good nurse, resources have been diverted elsewhere."

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/1301248865_flatline.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on December 18, 2012, 05:17:50 PM
For what it's worth, a bit of progress.

Damn Jesta has caught a rash  :-\ Every time I apply some ointment it breaks out it more spots  :o

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Camo01.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Camo02.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Camo03.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Camo04.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on December 18, 2012, 07:05:12 PM
Interesting camo design,  mine is coming along slowly I'm still making things up as I go but I have a theme now pics soon
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on December 18, 2012, 07:52:20 PM
I might try get some paint down on mine tomorrow, the chompbot has been taking my time lately
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on December 18, 2012, 09:33:57 PM
Work. Argh.

Why must I work through christmas? Oh yeah, need to pay off all the gunpla I've been buying, silly me... -_-

Will try to squeeze some quality build time in
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on December 18, 2012, 09:36:51 PM
Quality camo Gunny!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on December 19, 2012, 06:13:10 AM
Your camo makes me wanna cry Gunny.  That is awesome.  I think I may have to abandon the tiger striped Loto.  At this point looking like it may be an orange monstrosity to draw fire.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on December 19, 2012, 06:40:56 AM
If you're going to leave it orange you should put a big nose on it and stick a wind up key out the back ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on December 19, 2012, 06:46:29 AM
Lol, thank Gunny.  Mind adjusting the rules to allow me to use that as my one addition.  I wont add weapons or anything else, just lemme add a key. :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on December 19, 2012, 06:50:06 AM
No need to modify the rules. It looks like an antenna to me  :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: cobraleader on December 19, 2012, 10:52:15 AM
nice paint work gunny ....
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on December 19, 2012, 12:00:59 PM
If you're going to leave it orange you should put a big nose on it and stick a wind up key out the back ;)
I dunno, his tiger idea goes really well with your Giraffe camo :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on December 19, 2012, 12:11:07 PM
That's Australian Military Disruptive Pattern there mate, so watch it.

Also,

(http://cdnexpat.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/rainbow-giraffe.jpg?w=593)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on December 19, 2012, 03:40:08 PM
That's Australian Military Disruptive Pattern there mate, so watch it.

Also,

(http://cdnexpat.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/rainbow-giraffe.jpg?w=593)
:D ;D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on December 20, 2012, 01:52:30 PM
made a gun turret, just a bit more sanding then its ready for paint. :)
also will add some zaku missile pods too the leg if i can get any.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on December 20, 2012, 02:09:57 PM
That looks pretty good so far  :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on December 20, 2012, 05:08:29 PM
thegunny, giving a compliment? the world really must be coming to an end. :D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on December 20, 2012, 05:28:40 PM
Whats the blue hinge from?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on December 20, 2012, 11:40:11 PM
1/100 gail strike, and gun turret itself is a heavily modified shoulder of 1/100 GAT NIX or something.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Matt723 on December 22, 2012, 02:08:34 PM
Well might as well post some WIP see as if MG Nu Gundam won't get here before the holidays...

all the build is done, everythings on clips ready for painting.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/matt723/DSC00109_zps8e5eadaf.jpg)

Somehow I think camo patterns may be popular for this GB
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/matt723/DSC00111_zps3cdbe7a3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 01, 2013, 05:15:49 PM
Added some decals.

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/decals01_zps8ff090bb.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/decals02_zps91afcb0d.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/decals03_zps6e0a1e30.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on January 01, 2013, 07:45:29 PM
Not sure why someone would have  Spider-Man on his mobile suit but looks good
i meant canonically not what ever. um this comment never happened.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 01, 2013, 08:16:47 PM
booby Spider-Man

 ??? ??? ???
One day when you grow up might just understand  ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on January 01, 2013, 09:52:12 PM
These youngsters :)

What you planning to do with the feet?
I'm guessing mangle them up good and hard??
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 02, 2013, 07:17:39 AM
To quote someone's recent comment "Hahahahahaha"

None. This bloke lets his guns do the talking  :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on January 02, 2013, 08:53:28 AM
Not sure why someone would have  Spider-Man on his mobile suit but looks good
i meant canonically not what ever. um this comment never happened.
You are crazy...That's an awesome decal and it's of Spider-Girl not Spider-man. If our time A.D. turned into Universal Century at the construction of space colonies, and the Earth is still our earth with the same continents and everything, someone had a spidey comic somewhere still :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on January 02, 2013, 09:39:39 AM
ah just forget i said anything, i have no idea what i was trying to say
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 02, 2013, 11:25:40 AM
Calling; ZNT, Shaid, potchip, tsubaki & PGOD. Less than a month to go and no starter pics  ???

Are you lot still in the running  ???

Come to think of it is anyone still in the running :-\
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on January 02, 2013, 12:33:20 PM
Calling; ZNT, Shaid, potchip, tsubaki & PGOD. Less than a month to go and no starter pics  ???

Are you lot still in the running  ???

Come to think of it is anyone still in the running :-\
I'm out, on top of absolutely no drive to start any kits lately, we got hit with a Blizzard that gave me the flu, even if I wanted to crack it out in the last few weeks I wouldn't be able to.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on January 02, 2013, 02:53:53 PM
Mines all ready for final vignette 'assembly'. I just start a final thread in this sub forum when finished?

Al's struggling a bit atm due to family stuff but she has made some inroads....just have to crack the whip a bit (and yes, I know some people will take that the wrong way!! :) :P  )
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on January 02, 2013, 04:38:40 PM
I'm still working on mine to although about to moving house so the deadline is scary but I'll try
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 02, 2013, 05:02:55 PM
Al's struggling a bit atm due to family stuff but she has made some inroads....just have to crack the whip a bit (and yes, I know some people will take that the wrong way!! :) :P  )

Don't forget the pictures  ;D

Mines all ready for final vignette 'assembly'. I just start a final thread in this sub forum when finished?

Yes. I'll move them after the judging is done. Please make sure you post the pics as asked for in the rules. Also I don't want to have to keep jumping to other sites to view the pics so please make sure they display full size in the thread.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on January 02, 2013, 06:32:08 PM
just have to get MY F***ING airbrush to work then i can start painting. I cant find any wooden bases for the model. is there any where that sells them in Melbourne?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: TheGhostofZeon on January 02, 2013, 06:52:28 PM
Wood bases can be found at Spotlight or Bunnings. They just need painting.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on January 02, 2013, 07:11:02 PM
Yeah I got my bases from Spotlight, they were like $2 or something??
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 02, 2013, 07:18:54 PM
My Base Jabber crashed on a test flight so I've had to come up with another mode of transport.

Knocked this up in a few hours this arvo.

THE GONAD MOBILE :ball: :ball:

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Balls1.jpg)

Platform is from the left over ramp off a Bandai System Base. Extra BFG from the Gundam Ground War set, underslung Koto missile launchers, Koto hands with beam sabres and of course a pair of balls from the twin set. Swoops in and drops off the Jesta, jettisons the platform then the Balls can swing freely to do their own thing  :)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Balls2.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Balls3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on January 02, 2013, 07:26:45 PM
My Base Jabber crashed on a test flight
-  ??? Do tell. It sounds like it'll be an interesting story.  Wasn't flown by this guy: :monsha: was it?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on January 02, 2013, 07:36:13 PM
Apologies, post edited for low brow content.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: khai62 on January 02, 2013, 07:46:07 PM
Bringing the parade eh ? :D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: cobraleader on January 02, 2013, 09:23:23 PM
nice idea ....

have to refrain from the smut level of comments  thou .....
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Piat on January 03, 2013, 09:13:32 AM
they certainly have a lot of chutzpa
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 03, 2013, 10:16:12 AM
My Base Jabber crashed on a test flight
-  ??? Do tell. It sounds like it'll be an interesting story.  Wasn't flown by this guy: :monsha: was it?

Let's just say you can pick your friends but you can't pick your relatives kids  :-\
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on January 03, 2013, 03:04:26 PM
Is that a pair of gundam sized sunnies in the last pic? Near the blu tack? Please say yes and that its for your model!! Just needs a camel back and it could be a current O/S server!!!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 03, 2013, 04:39:57 PM
Is that a pair of gundam sized sunnies in the last pic?

Yes but they are MG size. All will be revealed in good time  ;)

Damn it's difficult to talk about the RB-79 without descending into gutter, especially when Bandai put two in a box  ::) but here goes. I have upgraded my Jesta delivery system from Gonads to Kahunas. Think of them as balls gone bad  :D You can never have too many BFG's.

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Balls4.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on January 03, 2013, 05:12:24 PM
awwww...the left hand one has a baby on a leash......
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on January 05, 2013, 11:09:54 AM
My Base Jabber crashed on a test flight
-  ??? Do tell. It sounds like it'll be an interesting story.  Wasn't flown by this guy: :monsha: was it?
ROFL. No one likes to get Ramba Ralled.  (No Ramba Ral emoticon.)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on January 05, 2013, 07:35:15 PM
Uhm, how's everyone progressing so far? I'm not sure I'll make the 31 Jan deadline, given this (killing me crazy) heat and inability to get stuff done lately due to work and other things...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Matt723 on January 06, 2013, 07:37:57 AM
Well I'm almost finished, the holidays helped to get all that tedious painting done.  Now I just have to finish my extra weapon to complete the build.

But then again Zeon grunts are badass enough just out of the box...

Don't mess with UC
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/matt723/DSC00118_zps5bbe2b62.jpg)

or else...
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on January 06, 2013, 08:54:54 AM
Well I'm almost finished, the holidays helped to get all that tedious painting done.  Now I just have to finish my extra weapon to complete the build.

But then again Zeon grunts are badass enough just out of the box...

Don't mess with UC
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/matt723/DSC00118_zps5bbe2b62.jpg)

or else...
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Zeta Choice Award ( made up >> << ) goes to this guy for dispatching the worst gundam in history of gundams!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 07, 2013, 04:06:41 PM
Thought the Gundam Hammer needed a bit of hardening up. Didn't want it looking like a baby on a leash after all  ::)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/GundamHammer.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on January 07, 2013, 04:38:07 PM
Now thats a spicey meatball!!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on January 07, 2013, 05:31:40 PM
Holy crap that's a tough weapon
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on January 07, 2013, 06:55:27 PM
I Like that alot. You made it much more fierce.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on January 07, 2013, 07:27:32 PM
alright progress picture dump time..

so i decided to go with a samurai/musha gundam themed ace, mr bushido style, which means some swords and some samurai armour on the waist is in need, the rest of the hi-zack has a big bulky armour feel already  :)

lets start with the armour
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

also done a led (of course) for the monoeye the switch and battery are buried in the large hg torso heres some pics, was a bit of a rough cut for the switch hole, i need a saw or something??, but it doesnt matter as its hidden behind the backpack
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Swords
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

ive also made the sheild into a weapon but i dont have wip pics of that, added some samurai "flags" and some minus molds, heres the current progress stage all primed ready for some clean up and paint, which i hooopppe will happen in time but has to wait till i move.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

BONUS MINI COMPETITION - with no prize unless you count smug pride lol
smug pride to whoever can name the source of the sword metal half cirlce thing
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 07, 2013, 07:55:40 PM
Pretty good. Saracen Samurai  ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Piat on January 08, 2013, 08:25:19 AM
Looking good, the extra armour around the waist is looking great.

BONUS MINI COMPETITION - with no prize unless you count smug pride lol
smug pride to whoever can name the source of the sword metal half cirlce thing

I believe that is a underwire for a bra? I've pulled a few out of the wife's out of the washing machine. Yours? ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on January 08, 2013, 09:22:30 AM
holy sh*t i didnt think someone would get it that quick, i did indeed turn an underwire into samurai swords lol smug pride to you sir
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Piat on January 08, 2013, 09:51:31 AM
It was the shape and the tipped parts that gave it away

Also I always know the answer when there is nothing to gain. If the lottery jackpot was $0 I bet that would be the week my numbers were drawn
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 08, 2013, 01:26:33 PM
Hmm, you fishin' for the WTF award  :D

I can just picture the scenario unfolding.

"Hey woman give me your bra".

"Why Fury you horny devil you".

"It's not what you think you creature from another universe, I need a sword blade for my Hi-Zack. Geez women they don't know anything  ::)".
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on January 08, 2013, 01:37:56 PM
haha the scene didnt quite go like that, it was more:

GF "this bra ia broken" *rips out underwire* and aims for bin

me "INSPIRATION, blueprints and tools flash in head, that wire would make perfect swords

the scene also happened well be this build lol

mods can come from anywhere people :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on January 08, 2013, 01:50:03 PM

mods can come from anywhere people :P


I must say that I am a fan of mods coming from boobs.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on January 08, 2013, 02:56:17 PM

mods can come from anywhere people :P

I must say that I am a fan of mods coming from boobs.
The amount of truth in this statement is abundant.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on January 08, 2013, 11:46:14 PM
:( hopefully I get time to paint I have had friends over the lag few days and am going to Queensland in 2 weeks
Title: IMPORTANT NOTICE
Post by: thegunny on January 09, 2013, 11:49:29 AM
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

In light of the apparent lack of interest and finishers (and other distractions) for this build I am not prepared to part with over $300 worth of kits without there being any competition.

If there are not at least 4 finishers in Open and 3 finishers in Basic OOB & Advanced OOB those categories will dropped. I don't feel inclined to hand out prizes by default.

Many thanks to those that have made an effort and I really hope it hasn't all been in vain.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on January 09, 2013, 12:28:08 PM
It has spurred me to do my first fully painted kit, so all is not in vein.  Hoping to finish painting this weekend, will make a post next week once I have had a chance to finish paint and lining.  If the advanced OOB is dropped can I move up to open?  I will just put my existing entry into the next category up.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 09, 2013, 12:41:44 PM
Options will be discussed closer to the finish but going up a category is a possible option, more so with Basic into Advanced.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on January 09, 2013, 01:57:47 PM
Quick teaser before getting out my camera etc

Bugger to pose as I kept scratching the paint.....touchups needed before final pics!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8236/8363700686_bde1791c50.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/8363700686/)
Quick teaser before getting out the camera (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/8363700686/) by Tristan Forsyth (http://www.flickr.com/people/tristanforsyth/), on Flickr

Not sure what to call it...'The Wanker' sounds good!!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 09, 2013, 03:31:15 PM
You've got the pose all wrong. It should be lying on the ground shot full of holes where all Zeon Zaku types belong  :P

Added a bit of camo to my balls so they can hide in the undergrowth.

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Balls5.jpg)
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Balls6.jpg)
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Balls7.jpg)
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Balls8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: zenma5ter on January 09, 2013, 06:04:22 PM
@gunny: Is that gunmetal or gloss black on the Balls armaments?

I am still in, just an update. I am currently in Shanghai doing a short course and visiting CIETAC. I will be back 10 days before the final countdown.

Given that I finish the MG Delta Plus in 2 days, and with the gunpla drought for the past few weeks, I am confident I'll be able to blast through the HG GM Sniper II in good time.

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 09, 2013, 06:59:58 PM
Neither. It's a Gunze colour called steel red. Looks exactly the same as steel or metal black in the jar but the finished application is a lot better.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 09, 2013, 07:18:34 PM
One down and hopefully many to go. Thanks tristan.

I have a request for everyone that is going to post up their finished pics. Please make sure the full size pictures (as per part C in the rules) are posted in the topic you start. I do not want to be jumping back and forth between Flickr, Photobucket or whatever other hosting service you use. It is far easier to scroll through your pictures in this forum than to go to another web site and have to suffer through their version of a slide show.

If you choose to do your thing that's fine by me but if I miss your killer mod or fancy paint trick and it costs you a prize so be it  :)

Edit: Some clearing up needs to be done. I do not want you to use the attachment feature in the additional options. I want the picture to appear full size (as per part C of the rules) in the post by using the http code that your host should generate.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: zahmad on January 09, 2013, 07:45:05 PM
I'm still in it! Will update with pics very soon!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Xenomorph on January 09, 2013, 08:16:35 PM
I'm still in it! Will update with pics very soon!

 ^^ what he said. That pesky family taking up my spare time :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on January 09, 2013, 09:18:20 PM
There's some amazing paintwork happening in here! Tristan and Gunny OMfreakinG!!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Xenomorph on January 10, 2013, 05:29:32 PM
Got most of the painting done today. Will try to get some pics up later, I seem to have misplaced my phone >_<
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: cobraleader on January 10, 2013, 06:24:30 PM
gunny can do my camou scheme's from now on ..... nice work mate ....
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on January 10, 2013, 07:12:23 PM
He is the master of camo!

Is it freehand or stencilled/masked??
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 10, 2013, 07:37:37 PM
I could say that I slave over sheets of masking tape, carefully cutting out complex intricate patterns or but more than likely I just click a few buttons and wait for the postie  ;)

http://www.hiqparts.com/product/869 (http://www.hiqparts.com/product/869)

Thanks for the offer cobraleader but I'm starting to get a bit sick of green, black & brown at the moment. I just hope this lot doesn't crash land as well. I've already dropped the centre piece and split the seam where I used plasticard to cover up the gaps  :-\
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Matt723 on January 10, 2013, 09:11:48 PM
we'll just have to hope that you don't bust your [RB-79] balls during the rest of the build
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Xenomorph on January 11, 2013, 07:39:19 PM
Found my camera :P and here is some progress!

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll20/Arckinvale/Jegan/DSC_0012_zpsda7e9998.jpg)

All that is left to do is paint ALL the thrusters (so god damn many) and give it a top coat
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on January 11, 2013, 07:43:54 PM
Al's working on hers now!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 11, 2013, 08:58:25 PM
Found my camera :P and here is some progress!

Are you building a porcupine?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on January 11, 2013, 10:12:30 PM
Haha I thought the same thing is it just me that snaps the skewers in three to get more bang for your buck
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Xenomorph on January 11, 2013, 10:14:21 PM
Found my camera :P and here is some progress!

Are you building a porcupine?

Yes, Yes i am!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: TheGhostofZeon on January 11, 2013, 10:30:35 PM
Haha I thought the same thing is it just me that snaps the skewers in three to get more bang for your buck

Nah, I do it too, well in half any ways. :D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on January 12, 2013, 06:49:40 AM
Ally's snapped GM

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8051/8370417446_b74c9890b0_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/8370417446/)
Ally's GM for the GAF Grunt build (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/8370417446/) by Tristan Forsyth (http://www.flickr.com/people/tristanforsyth/), on Flickr

The conversation after she 'finished'

Al: "There, its finished!"
Tr: "No, you still have to paint it"
Al: 'Why?"
Tr: "Thats the rules of the group build"
Al: "What colours?"
Tr: *points at GM "Those colours"
Al: "Thats stupid"
Tr: "What?"
Al: "Its already red and spearmint, why would I paint it red and spearmint?"
Tr: "Um........shut up!"

Art Teacher 1: Philosophy Teacher 0
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on January 12, 2013, 08:06:30 AM
Haha first and last kit ally?

@goz, oh good not just me, seems a waste to use one whole skewer for a tiny piece :p
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on January 12, 2013, 08:24:01 AM
Progress has been made.  Starting on panel lining and weathering (fingers crossed) today.

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on January 14, 2013, 01:57:26 PM
LOL @ Tristan

That's looking uber sweeeet Epi.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on January 14, 2013, 03:16:57 PM
Thanks Sonar.  It is finished but I am having a war with my camera to get better pics of it.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on January 14, 2013, 05:19:17 PM
Hello all, I went on a cruise and then visited the folks so I've been away from the hobby for a while. I am back now and hopefully, there will be some progress soon. :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 16, 2013, 07:47:11 PM
Balls with bite  :)

Finished decalling, now down to weathering. Almost done.

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Balls09.jpg)
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Balls10.jpg)
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Balls11.jpg)
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Balls12.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on January 16, 2013, 07:59:35 PM
Not sure how else to put it Gunny, but I like your balls.  I love the Decals, especially the Aussie flags.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on January 17, 2013, 08:52:29 AM
Not sure how else to put it Gunny, but I like your balls.  I love the Decals, especially the Aussie flags.
Is there a "WTF QUOTE AWARD" because I think this should get it!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on January 17, 2013, 09:09:34 AM
they are nice balls.. why do i feel like i just commented on a porn clip
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 17, 2013, 11:37:32 AM
Hmmm. I'm glad none of you know where I live otherwise I might wake up one morning with a dollar under my pillow and a wayward look in my eyes  :o

Porno clip eh. Damn internet, can't keep anything secret  :)

Better not use up all the jokes as I've still got another twin set and 4 MG balls to build  8)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: cobraleader on January 17, 2013, 03:43:46 PM
hmm nice work .... but why are the balls smiling ???
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 17, 2013, 04:25:18 PM
Err... because they're happy  :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: khai62 on January 17, 2013, 05:07:08 PM
Scary happy face ball to disturb your sleep  :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Shaid on January 17, 2013, 05:18:41 PM
Nice pair o' balls there, gunny. Careful, though, you don't want your balls to be too impressive, and distract from the main event. Don't want the Jesta going limp.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on January 17, 2013, 05:24:13 PM
I got my primer out and sorted out my acguy and some miniatures that arrived the other day
I have next week off so with any luck I will get it painted and finished then.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Jimmy The Guz on January 17, 2013, 05:37:56 PM
Tri colour camo and heaps of detailing.  Looks like a mission and a half.  Can't wait to see the finished product.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on January 17, 2013, 06:31:24 PM
Balls........!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on January 17, 2013, 08:58:46 PM
Good luck Hemish!

Those Torrington decals are very nice Gunnery. Staunch balls. Possibly your best camo work yet.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Matt723 on January 18, 2013, 12:38:40 PM
not another ball pun...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/matt723/The%20Grunt%20MS%20GB%20Challenge%204/DSC00154_zpsba479a27.jpg)

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on January 18, 2013, 12:57:24 PM
haha props for the topic relavant way to introduce your entry
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ~PINK~GUNDAM~OF~DOOM on January 19, 2013, 11:33:01 PM
everyone's looking great now if Australia post actually do what they said they would my kit will finally be at my door step monday....
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on January 19, 2013, 11:54:54 PM
Haha Matt!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Xenomorph on January 22, 2013, 05:23:59 PM
Good news: I finished my entry today!
Bad news: Turns out my top coat had a rather nasty effect.

Pics soon
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on January 22, 2013, 06:22:31 PM
Well, that's Gunny for you. Always increasing his Spheres of influence... :)

...now if I can only get some time to actually WORK on my kit...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 22, 2013, 08:53:50 PM
World domination is only a squeeze away  :ball2:
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on January 22, 2013, 09:56:14 PM
Cmon sunny weather tomorrow, ready to paint this bastard
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Xenomorph on January 23, 2013, 04:12:32 PM
Oh Hi!

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll20/Arckinvale/Jegan/Front_zpsd6889e29.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on January 23, 2013, 04:15:22 PM
Thats nice, one thing that irks me about that kit is the light sensor things on the missile racks, they are the same piece instead of being molded for each side


Oh and i got some painting done, I am really trying to finish in time, it will come down to friday and the weekend to see if it's completed or not
but look colours :)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/IMG_5899-2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on January 23, 2013, 04:24:26 PM
Oh and i got some painting done, I am really trying to finish in time, it will come down to friday and the weekend to see if it's completed or not
but look colours :)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/IMG_5899-2.jpg)

Well if you have colours you are already 1 step ahead of Sonar :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Xenomorph on January 23, 2013, 04:28:50 PM
Thats nice, one thing that irks me about that kit is the light sensor things on the missile racks, they are the same piece instead of being molded for each side

Don't worry Hem, your not the only one :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on January 23, 2013, 06:01:28 PM
i finished painting just need some touchups and pics
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on January 23, 2013, 06:33:19 PM
I'm finally moving this weekend so I don't think I'll make it in time :(
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on January 23, 2013, 06:42:33 PM
I've snapfit the kit... this is gonna be a bit of a time trial.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 23, 2013, 07:19:27 PM
So far only the Advanced OOB entrants are up for prizes. The Basic & Open entrants better pull their collective fingers out.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on January 23, 2013, 08:09:10 PM
how many people would object to giving a longer time limit?
if thats ok with the prize master of course
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on January 23, 2013, 08:35:06 PM
It would suit me for obvious reasons entirely up to funny though and ether or not that would actually get more people across the line
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 23, 2013, 08:53:57 PM
How long's a piece of string  ??? ??? ???

You've had 3 months  :-\ I'm sure if it was extended to 6 months there would still be people who couldn't get their sh!t in a sock  :gihren:

If the required number of finishers don't materialise the prizes will just have to go back on the shelf for another occasion  O0
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on January 23, 2013, 08:58:17 PM
What he said, there has been plenty of time.
I just want to get mine finished in time, should be ok I guess provided friday and saturday are sunny
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on January 23, 2013, 09:30:08 PM
can we make it the 1st instead? im going to queensland tomorrow and i am almost finished, i may be able to squeeze it in early tomorrow and 29th but it will be hard. how many people are finished or will finish agian? is it 6 or  7?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 23, 2013, 09:49:14 PM
How long's a piece of string  ??? ??? ???

You've had 3 months  :-\ I'm sure if it was extended to 6 months there would still be people who couldn't get their sh!t in a sock  :gihren:

If the required number of finishers don't materialise the prizes will just have to go back on the shelf for another occasion  O0
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on January 23, 2013, 09:52:12 PM
that afro really answered my question. im gonna go with no
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on January 24, 2013, 12:32:54 AM
Isn't the deadline 31st, not 29th?

Anyway, I am sure I will hand in SOMETHING. I am at modding already.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on January 24, 2013, 07:00:52 AM
Sure is
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on January 24, 2013, 07:23:07 AM
Ignore my whining I'll get it done
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 24, 2013, 10:13:31 PM
Mines done  :)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta00.jpg)

http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3664.0 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3664.0)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: cobraleader on January 25, 2013, 05:18:58 PM
nice gunny ... like the weapons the balls are carrying .... makes em look a bit evil .... especially with the sharkmouth smile you've got on em ....
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on January 25, 2013, 08:38:00 PM
So far only the Advanced OOB entrants are up for prizes. The Basic & Open entrants better pull their collective fingers out.

Shes almost finished...what with life and family getting in the way and all that!! :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on January 26, 2013, 12:47:49 AM
Modding is nearly finished but I had to stop for the night because I managed to cut up both my hands. I figured I don't get extra points in this Group Build for base coating the model in my own blood.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on January 26, 2013, 01:20:32 AM
Stpid freakin rain, please be sunny tomorrow, i so close!!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 26, 2013, 08:45:07 AM
Ha Ha!

Now you know what I have to put up with for half the year.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on January 26, 2013, 01:47:23 PM
Got damn Gunny that's some fine good work!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on January 27, 2013, 12:31:23 PM
Unless this rain finishes by Wednesday it's not going to happen :(
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Shaid on January 27, 2013, 04:18:46 PM
Long weekend - time to actually finish my entry!

Because I've been slack, here's the timestamped start picture!

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/gbex4-start.jpg)

Close up of date:
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/gbex4-start-date.jpg)

Four years after starting, here it is, pre-detailing/weathering.
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/built-predetailing.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on January 28, 2013, 10:19:51 AM
Waiting for some paint to dry on my entry. This won't be my best work, granted... :(

EDIT: AAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH :kouuraki:

...I'm going out for awhile. Otherwise I'll throw a tantrum and just wreck this kit...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on January 28, 2013, 10:25:26 AM
This flooding and rain crap is just balls, oh well I got to stay home but can't paint the kit :(


Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on January 28, 2013, 10:46:03 AM
No flood, no rain, not that hot. But I F----ed up the dullcote on my kit by using Testors instead of Mr Color---forgetting I used inks on this kit for the details. DOUBLE ARRRRRRRRRGHHH
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Shaid on January 28, 2013, 01:06:08 PM
My entry is all finished.

Click below for post and photos.
RGM89D-LR Jegan ECOAS BFG-type (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3669)
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/003-right.jpg) (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3669)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on January 28, 2013, 02:32:23 PM
Uhm, I think I killed my own thread...Every time I click on it I get a white page.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 28, 2013, 02:44:59 PM
16 lashes of a stirred up frill neck lizard for you.

Post deleted, start again and think of the poor old frilled neck lizard this time  :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on January 29, 2013, 01:54:24 PM
The gods were kind, painted today , with any luck decals tonight and seal it tomorrow
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/IMG_5911-2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Siwrx on January 29, 2013, 04:08:34 PM
I will have to pull out, end of the year was busy and I didn't get a lot done, didn't catch up in the last weeks :(
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on January 29, 2013, 04:19:44 PM
Ready for decals!!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/IMG_5897-3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on January 29, 2013, 07:32:20 PM
Whooo nice
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on January 29, 2013, 09:03:53 PM
My mum's weekend visit got extended because she got stranded by the flood so I havn't got much done. Still holding out hope that I can submit something but its starting to look real bad. :(
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on January 29, 2013, 09:30:48 PM
To enter half-done or to not enter at all. That is the question.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on January 29, 2013, 10:58:41 PM
Finish it!!

I got my decals all done yay !!!!
Now to just top coat it and apply a couple of weathering washes and some light chipping and then it's done.
I should finish on time
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/IMG_5899-3.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/IMG_5898-3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on January 30, 2013, 12:06:52 AM
Ok. Strange question this late into the GB but can I paint my kit the Gundam colour scheme. My kit is a Ball and I am not implying he is a prototype or a hero, just someone that admire and hero-worship the legend of Amuro. is this against the rules? :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: TheGhostofZeon on January 30, 2013, 06:40:47 AM
@Hemish : Love the paint work. Can't wait to see it weathered and stuff.

By far the best of this GB IMO. :O
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 30, 2013, 07:22:04 AM
Ok. Strange question this late into the GB but can I paint my kit the Gundam colour scheme. My kit is a Ball and I am not implying he is a prototype or a hero, just someone that admire and hero-worship the legend of Amuro. is this against the rules? :)

You're in open aren't you so anything goes.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on January 30, 2013, 10:39:08 AM
F*****g airbrushes, am glad i bought some spares, glossed and ready drying now
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on January 30, 2013, 11:40:08 AM
Very cool Hemish ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on January 30, 2013, 01:07:28 PM
That's looking hot Hemish!

Some progress! Kit is no longer stock colour. I have never been so happy to see the sun in my life! Now that I got the ball rolling (haha!) on the final stages I am holding out hope that it will actually be done in time. I might not sleep tonight. :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on January 30, 2013, 05:12:52 PM
Finished it !!!!

I will try and take proper shots tomorrow

These are more to prove that it's done

Pretty happy with how this came out

My ace pilot was a history buff and after looking back at old craft in earths history he had his suit painted to mimic the old German fighters of WW2

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/IMG_5898-4.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/IMG_5899-4.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/IMG_5900-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/IMG_5902-3.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/IMG_5903-3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on January 30, 2013, 06:39:32 PM
godi hate you and your amazing paintjob right now.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Shaid on January 30, 2013, 07:12:03 PM
I love the nose art on the arms. Very nice, Hemish!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on January 30, 2013, 07:57:31 PM
That's rather nice right there nailed your brief to say the least, looking forward to the full shoot
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on January 30, 2013, 08:13:26 PM
you know whats really fun, realizing you lost/misplaced/left at you holiday house. a central piece of your z,goks leg.
FML  :bacdafucup: :bacdafucup: :bacdafucup:
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on January 30, 2013, 08:16:29 PM
you know whats really fun, realizing you lost/misplaced/left at you holiday house. a central piece of your z,goks leg.
FML #1stwp

:(  Hope it works out Pudding
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on January 30, 2013, 09:35:54 PM
It's all good pudding I too have had a piece go missing during my move, not sure how as it was all in its box but ah well I just cut a similar piece down to size
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 30, 2013, 09:40:03 PM
@H; I've already told you the yellow is in the wrong place  :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on January 30, 2013, 09:57:15 PM
Bite me, my zeon suits would kick any feddie pilots arse, unfortunately the history you have been told is from the feddie point of view hence you think that these girly rx suits are something to be feared
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on January 31, 2013, 01:20:01 AM
Done most of the painting, detailing and weathering. Just need to finish some battle damage and decals. Thought I should post some pictues since I havn't posted any since the timestamped entry pic.

Snapped fits.

(http://i.imgur.com/Iwa02IQl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zEjFB2Zl.jpg)

Current Progress :)

(http://i.imgur.com/UsbvE4yl.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 31, 2013, 07:15:39 AM
@H; I've already told you the yellow is in the wrong place  :P

Bite me, my zeon suits would kick any feddie pilots arse, unfortunately the history you have been told is from the feddie point of view hence you think that these girly rx suits are something to be feared

Fixed  :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on January 31, 2013, 07:18:27 AM
Today's the day.  Good luck everyone.  I am just working on adding a few photos to my entry post, hopefully I can get some good ones up before deadline.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: zenma5ter on January 31, 2013, 12:56:16 PM
Mine is donio. Now to go through the mountain of posts that I missed and designing my Nu.. Ngeh ngeh

I so want to weather my bot like you Hemish...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on January 31, 2013, 01:11:57 PM
You are going to make it brown and portly???
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on January 31, 2013, 01:16:12 PM
hahaha, oh man, great call
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on January 31, 2013, 01:19:34 PM
I know right, WTF award right there :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 31, 2013, 01:26:50 PM
Sadly unless something out there happens in the next 6 hours that award is staying in the box  :'( :'(

Although depending on whether or not they finish there is one possible candidate  8)

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on January 31, 2013, 01:37:21 PM
will my finishing push the number of open entrants over the line to prize territory? or just push the number of entrants in general into a number worth giving some prizes too?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on January 31, 2013, 02:04:15 PM
I may be entering a peg leg mobile suit so....
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on January 31, 2013, 02:21:05 PM
Decided to redo the body white because I wasn't satisfied with the shade. Probably was a bad idea with time constraints but all or nothing! right! :P As soon as it dry I need to decal, weather (very lightly) Photo and submit! Will I make it in time?  dun dun dun! Stay tuned.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 31, 2013, 02:51:00 PM
At this point it looks like OOB Advanced & Open are goers. tristan already knew he may be bumped up to Advanced and was okay with it.

Just over 4 1/2 hours to go. Get that hairdryer working flamingeyebrows  :D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on January 31, 2013, 02:54:02 PM
ish better get my diorama happening i thought the deadline was 12:00
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on January 31, 2013, 03:13:05 PM
Pretty sure only vignette are allowed Pudding.

Gunny, I am hoping the hairdryer don't warp any pieces. :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 31, 2013, 03:17:40 PM
So you don't want them looking like this  :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on January 31, 2013, 03:26:15 PM
Hahaha. That reminds me of a t-shirt a girl I met at a club was wearing. It had a melted Motorcycle on it and it says 'Dali Havison'. Best shirt ever! :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on January 31, 2013, 03:43:20 PM
that's what i meant
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 31, 2013, 06:30:53 PM
One hour to go  :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Shaid on January 31, 2013, 06:33:45 PM
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Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on January 31, 2013, 06:37:57 PM
All done. taking photos! Wargh gablargh!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on January 31, 2013, 06:50:46 PM
If my photos take a bit lOnger to get up is that ok? Like if it gets up at 8:15? my interwebs is soooooo slow right now.

(http://i.imgur.com/vS7lMpF.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on January 31, 2013, 06:55:45 PM
Proof shot

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kmp_eQNj1VU/UQowjgjKu3I/AAAAAAAAHeE/ZaGgIztLy9A/w480-h480/13%2B-%2B1)

Mines completed to a stage I'm at least happy with, will pay proper pics for judging as the night goes on as I don't have the internet so it's going to take for fn ever lol, time stamp on Google plus post and image will prove its done though
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 31, 2013, 07:12:59 PM
Looks like someone's mahjong set is short two tiles  :)

I hope the final pics will be a lot bigger than that  ;)


15 minutes to go

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: alison on January 31, 2013, 07:18:54 PM
Tristan's uploading my pics fopr me now....net is so slow.....
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 31, 2013, 07:23:09 PM
10 minutes to go
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on January 31, 2013, 07:25:22 PM
wow sorry will resize

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 31, 2013, 07:30:46 PM
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/th1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on January 31, 2013, 07:31:12 PM
All done.

(http://i.imgur.com/l43ICaIl.jpg)

http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3685.new#new
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on January 31, 2013, 07:34:44 PM
I submit all the overall shots from all angles in time as proof of finishing. Can I submit detail shots and background fiction now please? :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: alison on January 31, 2013, 07:35:33 PM
DOne...I think. Im not that good with this type of stuff
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on January 31, 2013, 07:59:35 PM
Another grunt Build has come to an end. Thanks to those who managed to finish  :D

If I have asked for bigger or better pictures please post them up ASAP. It's very hard to judge from pictures that are too small or out of focus. Part C of the rules did give the picture requirements  :-\

Now on with the judging.

As all groups were at least glue and paint the usual suspects of seams and sprue marks will be high on the list along with fit and finish. Next will be the overall look. Does it look like the bad ar5ed veteran or the snooty ace? This part obviously will be influenced to some extent by personal taste so please don't feel too bad if your interpretation and my interpretation don't agree  :)

Unfortunately OOB Basic did not get off the ground so they will be included in OOB Advanced (with allowances made for the lack of weathering).

I will try and get most of it done tomorrow but seeing as I can't send out the prizes until next week I will more than likely post the results Sunday night or Monday morning. Once again those that I've asked for better pictures please get them up ASAP.

Finally, for those that did manage to put forward a finished entry please feel free to judge my entry along the same lines.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on January 31, 2013, 08:52:25 PM
link to my finished build thread

http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3688.0
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on February 01, 2013, 02:08:21 PM
I've done a bit of navel gazing and the results are in. Just waiting for some replies to a PM I sent out before publishing them.

While I'm waiting I'll take this opportunity to announce some changes in the prize structure. As OOB Basic didn't get off the ground and I wasn't really blown away by any WTF moments those prizes will be allocated to OOB Advanced and Open giving 3 prizes for each group.

The winner of OOB Advanced gets to choose one kit from the following: GMII, Gouf Flight or RX-121-2A. Second get to choose from the two that are left and 3rd gets what's left.

The winner of Open gets to choose one kit from the following: Hazel 1, Hazel 2 or Gaplant. Second get to choose from the two that are left and 3rd gets what's left.

The Grand Prize stays the same, the Caged Unicorn & the Gentai Kits choice.

Sonar has a mystery prize to hand out and the Shalldoll will be given as an encouragement award.

I can say one thing though. The grand prize came down to basics. Seam lines. As this was a glue and paint build, simply put there shouldn't have been any  :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on February 01, 2013, 05:44:21 PM
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3687.0 here is the link to mine by the way
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on February 01, 2013, 09:47:34 PM
Mystery prize goes to Gunny's Ballstrosity for what I'm sure we can all agree was an amazing, head, shoulders, and balls above build. Well done Gunny. This is actually my favourite build of the last 6 months, GBWC included. Damn near perfection. Great concept, huge originality, and near flawless execution. You should be really proud.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on February 01, 2013, 09:55:11 PM
Bing Bong Ding. Attention KMart shoppers the results are in.

Thanks to all the people who caught the Grunt Build #4 Squad Leaders & Aces train and many thanks to those who completed the ride. We had 12 finishers this time around which is new high so hopefully if and when the next Grunt Build takes off weíll get even more.

A good spread of entries from the beginner right through to the pro. This build was intended to let people take it to the limit in open and to also cater for the OOB builders who like to ramp it up over and above just a snap fit. Whilst the entries were all of good basic quality I felt that they were a bit too conservative and no one really pushed it to the limit. To me none of the veterans really made me think that I wouldn't want him storming my ramparts and none of the aces really looked as flamboyant as they could.

As this was a glue & paint for all categories build I placed a lot of emphasis on basics such as seam lines, mold lines, sprue marks and paint application. It was seam lines and basic build quality that ultimately decided the Grand Prize winner. Some entries were so close yet lost out on the basics. One thing that was pleasing was the amount of people who tried something different for the first time. Taking the next step from snapping to glue & paint isnít easy but I hope that those that did will agree that it is definitely worth it and opens up a whole new higher plain of modelling.

Okay on with the results. I PMíd everyone to make sure they were okay with me giving a complete run down of their build. For those that werenít comfortable with it Iíve just given a brief summary. These are in no other order apart from finishing order.

Tristan (OOB Basic). AMS-129 Geara Zulu [Guards Type] ďThe WankerĒ (Ace).

Nice clean build. Good attention to detail, paint looks good, no obvious sprue marks, OOB stickers are applied well and the finished presentation is good. Couple of things that stand out though are the seams on the legs and the mold lines and partial seams on the rifle. The camera picked out a few little spots, most noticeable is the paint scraped off the grenade handles where they clip onto the waist. Good overall effort, well done. Youíve come a long way since the early builds.

Epimethius (OOB Advanced). DC-50C Loto. (not specified)

I believe this is your first foray into painting. The orange base coat seems to have come out quite well and itís a pity you bottled on the Tiger stripes although the darker orange blobs did turn out okay. The panel lining wash looks to have gone on pretty good for the most part and does add detail to what would otherwise be a pretty plain kit. Not sure what this fella is supposed to be as itís a bit short on presence. What happened to the guns? Even the basic single barrel shoulder machine gun would have given it a bit meaner look. The tracks and wheels would have looked a lot better with a lick of paint to make them stand out more. Most armoured vehicles have their wheels painted in the base colour. The one thing you really need to keep an eye on with future builds is overspray. This little Loto has a bit too much in areas like the leg joints. May I suggest that once youíve worked out how you want to pose it you should brush paint the joints in a darker colour to clean them up. I like where you were heading with this and itís a reasonable first effort so donít give up on the painting.

Matt723 (OOB Advanced). AMS-129M Zee Zulu. (not specified)

I would have to assume from the Lt insignia that this an Ace. Right up I like the way youíve chosen to get around the decal/sticker restriction and paint you own, nice move. Well assembled kit and with the exception of the Harpoon Gun there seems to be no obvious seam lines. Overall the camo scheme looks good but under close inspection it does seem a bit thick and chunky. Maybe you could have done a light rub down with 2000 wet and dry to knock down all the edges between colours. I like how youíve done some of the trim by hand but it could do with being a bit sharper which brings me to my next point, panel wash. If you had used a dark panel wash it would partly conceal a lot of wonky lines, making them look cleaner and it would also give the model a bit of depth. As it is a marine unit I would have liked to see a bit of corrosion here and there but apart from those few detail points youíve done well.

Xenomorph (Open). RGM-86S Stark Jegan. (not specified)

Whoops is the first thing that comes to mind. Nicely applied decals but that bumped you from OOB Advanced to Open. Doh! For a first time Air Brush experience I think this is great. Your frosting problem does not really appear to influence the final pictures and apart from a few little spots doesnít really stand out. Overall appearance is quite good. Fit and finish are pretty good and you seams are better than most except for a few places. The lower back of the right leg really stands out, the lower left not near as much and the only other one that is really noticeable is the outside front of the right missile pod. Your weapon upgrade was nicely done as well. I look forward to your next AB kit.

Wavehawk (Open). RGC-83 GM Canon II ďSargeís SpecialĒ. (Squad Leader)

Thereís no mistaking this is part of the Red team. Unfortunately three not very sharp pictures doesnít give me much to go by but here goes.  Red can be a hard colour to apply and it seems to have gone on quite well but in the pictures the surface looks quite rough. Some of the painted detail is a bit wonky and as with Matt723ís Zee I reckon a panel wash would cover a lot of that up. Seam wise itís pretty good and the seams down the lower back of the legs are the only ones that are really noticeable. Itís good to see scratch built weapons but to me itís lacking in a bit a detail, even a few different coloured parts would have made it stand out more. Good effort but without some clearer pictures itís a bit hard to go any further.

Shaid (Open). RGM-89D-LR Jegan ECOAS BFG-type. (Ace)

Presentation wise this is the pick of the crop. The overall look is quite nice and the finish appears to be well applied. Assembly looks good with not too many seams to spoil the show but as with just about everyone else the dreaded lower rear leg seams are there for all to see. The weapon is done well and fits the model as if it came in the kit. The gold bling is good although a bit thin in places but I would have expected a bit more given your opening story line. Maybe the arm and leg joint circles and as you specifically mentioned the shield I thought it would have been pimped up a bit more. All in all a good effort.

Zenma5ter (Open). RGM-79SP GM Sniper II. (Ace)

Another clean zenma5ter build although this time around I do detect a hint of weathering here and there. Nice choice of colours for a sniper and well applied. Unfortunately quite a few seams are peeping out through that lovely paint job. Lower arms, joints, back of legs just above the jets and in what I can only think of as a blonde moment as you are not usually prone to such gaffs, sprue marks on the rear of the ankles. I like your subtle mods and are they left over RG stickers I see. The rifle is good and is a vast improvement over the standard kit one. Good work.

Hemish. MSM-04 Acguy. (Ace)

Well made and well painted. No visible seams, decals look good although I would have liked to see a few more. Weathering and chipping look good but I do have one gripe. Whereís the rust? This is a marine unit and one made out of steel to boot. Things made out of steel (read cheap Zeon junk) rust at the mere mention of salt water . Apart from that thereís not a lot more to say. Well done.

Flamingeyebrows. RGB-79 Ball. (Ace)

Wahoo! Dare to be different. A pickelhaube Ball with a Gurren Lagenn drill. I was hoping youíd come up with something out of left field and you didnít disappoint. Nice colour choice and nicely painted although the paint does look a bit rough in places. Your logic of shedding armour for extra weapons is a bit flawed for a close combat unit but it did give a reason to show some internals which is good. The shield is nice with the hand painted emblem. As I donít have a PS3 or any other gaming system the references are lost on me but itís good none the less. You do have a few seams showing with the one on the top of the drill arm the most obvious. One other thing that caught my eye as soon as I looked at the close up was the mold line down the middle of the handle over the hatch. The only other thing that I would say and itís a personal preference is that itís too clean and scar free for a close combat unit. Nice work.

Alison. RGM-79 GM. (not stated)

For a first up build youíve done a fairly good job. Without any description of what was done Iíd say itís just a snap fit but youíve done a good job of trimming the parts and putting it together with no unusual gaps although the right arm looks like the elbow joint has been pushed past itís limit. The extra weapon looks to be put together well but along with the rest of kit would have benefited greatly with at least a panel lining. Now you know what itís all about youíll have to raid your husbandís more than ample stash and make a few more.

thepuddingcupII. MSM-07 ZíGok (Squad Leader)

puddingcup is a bit shy so heís opted for the short and sweet version. Nice mods, especially the rear mounted missile launcher. The other mods need to be integrated a bit more as they look like theyíve just been tacked on. Good concept that just needs a bit more attention to detail. Nice save with the missing legs. Just a word of advice if I may; he who lives in a glass house shouldnít throw stones.

Fury-s12. RMS-106 Hi-Zack. ďSamurai ZackĒ (Ace)

Great idea. Some brighter pics would have been nice but none the less excellent job. Love the mods, especially the swords. Thereís not a lot to dislike about this build except for the dreaded seams in the legs and the mold lines on the power conduits. The colours are good traditional samurai armour colours and look to be well applied. The swords are great as is the way youíve got them mounted. The sashimono look great except for the attachments to the pole. They look a bit toy like. Maybe some paint would make them look more realistic. Great job. Just one thing though. Even though the sword action picture looks great a true samurai would never use two swords at once.

And the winners are ;D
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Please refer to reply 499 above for prize allocation.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Shaid on February 01, 2013, 10:03:49 PM
Congrats to the winners (I had your names in here but removed them so people can't skip to the end via my post... Whoops)!

Thanks to Gunny for running a top group build again, you can run these whenever you'd like!

If we all only take one thing out of this build: we need to lift our games on the rear lower leg panel lines seamlines.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on February 01, 2013, 10:13:21 PM
If we all only take one thing out of this build: we need to lift our games on the rear lower leg panel lines seamlines.

Well when the rest of the model is so well done they tend to stand out like
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: zenma5ter on February 01, 2013, 10:17:50 PM
Congrats to all well deserved winners.

Great write up gunny. You have sharp eyes. Thank you for a great group build (although i miss a big piece of it, still great).
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Xenomorph on February 01, 2013, 10:32:18 PM
Very much along the lines as what Shaid said.

Gunny has done a great job running this group build and for putting up with all the craziness! Would be more then happy to do it again.

P.S. if I decide to paint another Jegan in the future, can somebody shoot me? That thing was such a pain in the ass. :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on February 01, 2013, 10:43:18 PM
Thanks dude, Zeon suits are made of harder stuff than your silly Feddie rubbish
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on February 01, 2013, 10:55:09 PM
The only other reason I could think of why they wouldn't rust is that they are made of plastic.

Skip to 0.24 for an accurate description of Zeon equipment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuStsFW4EmQ
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on February 01, 2013, 11:01:24 PM
Woo hoo! Top Group Build Gunny. Well ran and quick judging. I regret that my poor time management skill may have decreased the overall quality of my work. It's a lesson learned for next time. :)

It was great fun guys. I look forward to the next one.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on February 01, 2013, 11:20:03 PM
Can the winners of each group please post what prize they want so the remaining place getters can do the same.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on February 01, 2013, 11:26:14 PM
Great builds, guys!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on February 01, 2013, 11:42:49 PM
Wait so what did I win again?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on February 01, 2013, 11:59:36 PM
Wait so what did I win again?


A Unicorn with MS Cage you lucky basterd! :P Oh and a Gentei kit of your choice.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on February 02, 2013, 12:07:13 AM
yeh good work guys
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Torquamedus on February 02, 2013, 12:14:55 AM
congrats guys all well deserved winners
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on February 02, 2013, 12:22:36 AM
Wait so what did I win again?


Can't hold your Zeon hand forever, so you'll have to work that one out for yourself  :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on February 02, 2013, 12:53:53 AM
I am gonna go for the Gaplant Hrairoo, guys. That chicken look badass.

Congrats to not only all the winners but also all the finishers. I hope these group builds get bigger and better like this!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on February 02, 2013, 12:58:13 AM
Yeah nothing like a bit of hairy roo I say  :D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on February 02, 2013, 05:21:14 AM
Congratz to all the winner.  Thanks very much to Gunny for running and judging.  You have help me enormously with my modelling and my photography.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on February 02, 2013, 08:25:29 AM
My thoughts follow the rest exactly another top group build/competition with a great theme, great criteria and a large amount of effort by gunny to get a record number of entrants over the line and judge them all with great critiques, all whilst building a non entry that would have destroyed us all lol, well deserving of sonars mystery prize. congrats to all winners, I'm happy with second for sure and will be assuming to eradicate all dream lines next time Haha.

So if I understand I get pick of the hazels?, in which case I'll take the hazel 1 (or custom as the box says)

Also a hemish unicorn could be interesting
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on February 02, 2013, 08:49:14 AM
eradicate all dream lines next time Haha.

You can call them what you want but they are still seam lines  :P :P :P :D

I can just see it. Fury being a Dalek at his modelling desk. Eradicate! Eradicate!

I'll now move all the finished entries into the Catapult. Hopefully the forum software updates all the various links  :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on February 02, 2013, 09:37:28 AM
Congrats to all the entrants and thanks to Gunny for running such a tight GB

When I checked my mail this morning and found out the great news, Ally goes 'Do you get a certificate for entering?"!!! She is such a  teacher (and Mum!)

Thanks again...Ill take the Gouf  (MS08 FTW!!!)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on February 02, 2013, 10:20:43 AM
Ally goes 'Do you get a certificate for entering?"!!! She is such a  teacher (and Mum!)

Here ya go. Just for you  :-*

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/goodboy.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Matt723 on February 02, 2013, 10:38:02 AM
Congrats to everyone

I was surprised to see all those entries pop up over night (at least for me it was).

@Gunny: The Zee Zulu was fresh off the line, the sea water didn't get to the Zeon hunk of junk yet..

I'll go with the RX-121-2A
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on February 02, 2013, 11:22:14 AM
LOL
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on February 02, 2013, 12:22:42 PM
LOL @ certificate.

Congratulations entrants and winners! This GB has been a resounding success thanks largely to Gunny and what a great effort from you lot!

Thanks for the excellent write up Gunny. Some really constructive feedback there for those looking to improve their skill set.

Can all winners of Gentei Kits prizes please PM me with your preference so I can arrange it with them?

Thanks and congratulations!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on February 02, 2013, 01:14:30 PM
What a finish! All those entries and all those awesome executions.....Ow stop getting me all excited, i'm down with another cold...... :P

Congrats to all winners and contestants and to Gunny for making this GB more than I ever could have. You all once again make this GB another amazing run. May the Grunts CONTINUE TO BE THIS AWESOME!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Torquamedus on February 02, 2013, 03:26:02 PM
some one has to say it so might as well be me Soooo whens the next one lol :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on February 02, 2013, 04:13:02 PM
I can't see there being another Grunt Build until around the end of March.

Remember this is a Grunt Build series so ideas need to be thrashed out to ensure we keep moving forward and don't end up repeating ourselves.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Torquamedus on February 02, 2013, 04:34:10 PM
i was just inquiring cause ive got a few big builds on atm and just would like to participate in the next one it sorta gives me a time scale to work from thats all
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: fury-s12 on February 02, 2013, 05:48:38 PM
With the nu gauntlet going I think the forums group build limit will be pushed Haha but there will definitely be another one so if you've got a grunt project in mind keep it boxed for a bit :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on February 02, 2013, 05:54:44 PM
dont be so sure. he he he
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on February 02, 2013, 06:06:20 PM
@Hemish...wow, forgot about the Gentai kit. What are you going to pick?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on February 02, 2013, 07:44:36 PM
I asked for the jesta, i think it looked the coolest and if that wasn't available then the delta plus
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Wavehawk on February 03, 2013, 03:48:31 PM
I can't see there being another Grunt Build until around the end of March.
- Just a question: Have we ever tossed around the idea of a Group Build using non-UC Kits but made to look like UC MS?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on February 03, 2013, 04:54:02 PM
Not everyone wants to mod their kits to look like something else.

The main reason for staying in UC is that's what most people want. Apart from Seed and to a certain extent 00 there are not a lot of grunt type models around that aren't old, goofy looking and stiff armed. UC has a rich story line and tons of models with more always coming out. Sometime in the future when the next poll comes out as to what path Build #5 will take make sure you put your 2 bobs worth in for a non UC timeline. The last poll had a massive 3 out of 23 votes for a non UC build.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on February 03, 2013, 04:56:43 PM
I think the next GB should have no universe limitations so the minority that want the non UC build don't get left out. As much as I love UC I wouldn't mind a change of flavour. :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on February 03, 2013, 05:22:12 PM
Why don't we let the dust settle on this one first  :-\
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on February 03, 2013, 05:37:44 PM
Hehe. I was only talking of the far future. I need a little rest from the this GB myself. :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on February 04, 2013, 03:56:19 PM
All the prizes have been posted out so I reckon we can put this to bed.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on February 04, 2013, 04:09:11 PM
I'd like to know what happened to this  ??? ??? ???

Was looking forward to seeing it finished.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: tristan on February 08, 2013, 03:44:08 PM
Prize turned up today!!
So chuffed!!

Thanks Gunny
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Epimethius on February 08, 2013, 04:12:10 PM
Hemish, Hemish... Come in Hemish.  Do you have a large box with various plastic items inside?  Over
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: thegunny on February 08, 2013, 04:19:36 PM
You might be lucky but if Auspost is true to form you may not see them until Monday. 4 days is stretching the realms of sci-fi  ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on February 08, 2013, 06:24:49 PM
Arrived about 30 mins ago, courier was running very late
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Xenomorph on February 08, 2013, 06:53:19 PM
good timing lol
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Hemish on February 08, 2013, 10:59:03 PM
Be funny if I forgot it :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: flamingeyebrows on February 08, 2013, 11:53:32 PM
LOL, don't forget my Buster either. :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build Challenge #4: Squad Leaders & Aces UC 0079 to 0096
Post by: Sonar on February 18, 2013, 09:46:22 AM
Mods please leave this topic to ride for a little while before moving to the archive. Thx.