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Title: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 01, 2012, 04:55:20 PM
EDIT: RULES UPDATED 12/17/13!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WD7gEe32eQE/UMq4PqTff1I/AAAAAAAAAN4/PLXEHXNQ0N8/s1600/Nu-g-medium.jpg)
Banner care of the ever-awesome zenma5ter!

The Nu Gundam ver. Ka is easily the biggest kit that we've seen this year (especially since there's no new PG kit) and since I haven't started a group build yet (GaiGun had the Unicorn GB and Busterbeam kicked off the PG Strike Freedom) I think it's high time I get on that. Considering most gunpla builders I know are all hot on the Nu I think it makes a perfect kit to do this with! For those of you just joining us, you can order the kit over at HobbyLink Japan (http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN978604)! Best hurry because this kit is selling out fast in all of the popular places!

(http://static.desktopnexus.com/thumbnails/450800-bigthumbnail.jpg)

The deadline for ALL ENTRIES is the END OF MARCH. I've found that GBs with a countdown tend to be even more fun and push us as builders to create something amazing without taking 3 years (hello, PG Wing Zero). Winter may be upon us but I believe in everyone's ability to work around that to create something outstanding, of if you're really unable to paint the kit there are other categories that won't involve painting. We're really trying to make this something the majority of GAF can get in to! The actual deadline will become more concrete once HLJ starts shipping orders out, that way we don't wind up with some of us having considerably less time to build due to potential stock issues (it's already listed as backordered! whoa!).

(http://www.gundamaustralia.com/App/bomb.png)

Here's the Gundam Schemer app (http://www.gundamaustralia.com/App/NuVerKa/GundamSchemerAppMGNuVerKa.html) for the Nu ver Ka, wonderfully done up by the man himself, fury-s12. In his own words:

"...all ready to start your designing in the comfort of your web browser.
ive tried to get a balance of easy scheming and good color separation in the vain of the RG line, if you so desire, so theres about 150 separate color-able areas,about 30ish more then the delta plus version, the eagle eyed players will notice the coming soon, ive left the shading out of this version in an effort to get this edition out before the kit starts shipping (TODAY!!!), that will be added eventually.
Anyway get designing and then get painting! dont forget to save and share your designs."

In order to get as many folks involved with the GB as we can we've got a slew of different categories for entrants to compete in with their own set of rules.

SPEED STYLE
RULES:
A race between straight builders to see who can finish building the Nu Gundam fastest and have a simple straightbuild that exemplifies the basics of gunpla. OOB by nature, this one is for those of us who can't find the time or aren't comfortable painting kits! Fastest completed kit wins a prize, so don't break open the plastic the second you get it, we will need exif stamped pics of the runners still in their bags! Extra points for panel lines and decals. The builder with the shortest amount of time (as in, between exif stamped parts still in bags to exif stamped completed kit) between when their kit was started and when it's completed takes this one.

Sonar
TagrasticF91
Joe


HYPERSPEED STYLE
RULES:
Everyone is eligible to enter that one. Just has to be completely assembled, properly denubbed, nicely photographed, and posed in a way that makes me think you are some sort of aesthetics demigod. Even if you're entering the open or newtype styles you can enter this as well. Consider this category a firestarter for those of us who are going to be painting our kits as well.

Lupes
Shaid
Hemish
Epimethius
Falldog

(OPEN) GANGNAM STYLE!
RULES:
This is your standard fare for builds. You can do whatever you like for this category. Paint it in stock colors or your own custom colors, mod things here and there, do something outrageous with weathering or other building techniques. Anything goes here! Best in show wins it, as decided by YOU: GAF!

Falldog (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8346/8241629813_9dc79c9240_c.jpg)
Xenomorph (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3554.0;attach=14626;image)
thepuddingcup11 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3554.0;attach=14573;image)
Wolfman X
Fury-s12
Hemish (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/MyNuVerKa.jpg)
Gaijin-Gunpla
khai62
Gundam Guy
ASM
MamoruMiyano (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8499/8273358803_e1c60df477_z.jpg)
Epimethius
Derringer
Busterbeam
asian1skill
Torquamedus
flamingeyebrows

NEWTYPE STYLE
RULES:
Kit must be colored in the theme of one of Amuro's old mobile suits. Best execution of theme takes the pony. Multiple people can take a crack at the same colorscheme. Here are the suit/schemes eligible for this category:



If any knows of any other official suits that have documentation of being piloted by or intended for Amuro, just let me know and I can add it to the list.

Karaba Air Force colors - Lupes (http://i48.tinypic.com/260ej55.jpg)
Hi-Nu colors - BabyTheEnd (http://i50.tinypic.com/2m3k875.jpg)
Zeta Plus A1 colors - Shaid

(http://i48.tinypic.com/67mlc8.jpg)

Of course, nothing this monstrous is going to go without prizes! Sonar is the man on point with this and he is currently talking to the wonderful sponsors of GAF to see what we can get. In his own words:

Quote from: Sonar
It will be something like MG, RG, HG and we will aim for what's going to be released around the time of the GB conclusion so until release dates are confirmed I usually hold off on the prize announcements. Mystery prize/secret prizes to be revealed closer to GB close, but rest assured they'll be brand spanking new releases!

If you're still on the fence for one reason or another, taking a good hard look at Gaijin-Gunpla's awesome first look (http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/mg-nu-gundam-ver-ka-first-look/) at this beast and get yourself off of that fence and in to the GB! With kits likely arriving within the next few days for everyone this GB is about to kick off with the force of a colony drop!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Group Build
Post by: Hemish on December 01, 2012, 05:11:32 PM
The not stock colours was a good idea, the paint it in only the heroes other suit colours, mmmm not so good, will have to pass on this one :(
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Group Build
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on December 01, 2012, 05:28:44 PM
what about zeta 3A, he also has piloted a guntank, guncannon and Re-GZ
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Group Build
Post by: Xenomorph on December 01, 2012, 05:50:58 PM
what about zeta 3A, he also has piloted a guntank, guncannon and Re-GZ

The Zeta 3A is the Karaba Air force colours which is already up there :P
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Group Build
Post by: fury-s12 on December 01, 2012, 07:01:14 PM
You should hit up sonar mate he's got something in the works for this kit pretty sure it's the first part of your idea, the anything but stock colors, which I like heaps to, also I have a color schemer on the go for the GB ;)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Group Build
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on December 01, 2012, 07:20:12 PM
what about zeta 3A, he also has piloted a guntank, guncannon and Re-GZ

The Zeta 3A is the Karaba Air force colours which is already up there :P
oh derp, didn't make the connection.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Group Build
Post by: lupes on December 01, 2012, 10:58:12 PM
The not stock colours was a good idea, the paint it in only the heroes other suit colours, mmmm not so good, will have to pass on this one :(

Eh, we figured since the Nu was Amuro's ultimate mobile suit (as far as animation was concerned) it would be interesting to see what people could do with the schemes from the other suits he's used. It's all good!

what about zeta 3A, he also has piloted a guntank, guncannon and Re-GZ

Added the last three. Goes to show you how long it's been since I watched 0079, haha.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Group Build
Post by: Wavehawk on December 02, 2012, 09:20:27 AM
Not joining, but I'm curious to see a Nu Gundam in Dijeh colors...

Also, according to some sources (not verified), the Zetaplus A1 was given a red color scheme and Amuro's "A" mark, but wasn't actually piloted by Amuro, ever.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Group Build
Post by: MamoruMiyano on December 02, 2012, 09:52:32 AM
Not really joining (due to my lack of skills :P), but if I may to give some result of my brainstorming lol.

PS: I am going with Original color with mine, but who knows I might change my mind again  ;D
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Group Build
Post by: Sonar on December 02, 2012, 10:41:27 AM
We will definitely go ahead with this. Thanks for taking point Sarge. We might add an additional couple of categories to make it fun for everyone as I mentioned in the thread I made hyping the Nu ver. ka.

Sit tight and let me look over it again. We were looking at the possibility of some prizes and an update to the Delta plus schemer app as well so stay tuned!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Group Build
Post by: lupes on December 02, 2012, 11:30:55 AM
We will definitely go ahead with this. Thanks for taking point Sarge. We might add an additional couple of categories to make it fun for everyone as I mentioned in the thread I made hyping the Nu ver. ka.

Sit tight and let me look over it again. We were looking at the possibility of some prizes and an update to the Delta plus schemer app as well so stay tuned!

Other categories would be good! I was talking to Gundam Beginner about some stuff when BTE and I first ironed the details out but that's a very tentative thing, hence why I didn't want to make a point of it. Once you get the additional stuff set in stone, let me know and I will amend the first post!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Group Build
Post by: Sonar on December 02, 2012, 08:30:31 PM
10-4 good buddy! ;)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Group Build
Post by: fury-s12 on December 03, 2012, 08:12:15 AM
well we've already got a couple saying they would be more inclined if there were a category that didn't restrict color schemes, me included :D so i rekon there something there, im surprised no ones brought a certain gauntlet for this kit :P
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Group Build
Post by: lupes on December 03, 2012, 10:59:02 AM
well we've already got a couple saying they would be more inclined if there were a category that didn't restrict color schemes, me included :D so i rekon there something there, im surprised no ones brought a certain gauntlet for this kit :P

3 month time frame and a banned stock colorscheme (I like more than open and EXTRA mode, but I think that's probably what we'll wind up with) give it a very similar ruleset as the gauntlet..I'll have to add that word in there when I update the first post with the new rules.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Shaid on December 03, 2012, 01:44:37 PM
Don't forget tonnes of EXPLOSIONS.

Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Sonar on December 03, 2012, 10:22:54 PM
Don't forget tonnes of EXPLOSIONS.



Concur. Needs moar.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: lupes on December 03, 2012, 11:06:03 PM
Don't forget tonnes of EXPLOSIONS.



Concur. Needs moar.

(http://africanxmag.com/800px-Explosions.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Falldog on December 04, 2012, 01:40:47 AM
I'm in!

Right now I'm just planning on replacing the blacks with blues and darkening some of the greys. I'll get a mocked up theme later today.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Sonar on December 04, 2012, 06:47:37 AM
Don't forget tonnes of EXPLOSIONS.



Concur. Needs moar.

(http://africanxmag.com/800px-Explosions.jpg)

Approval ratings soar!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Falldog on December 04, 2012, 06:53:36 AM
It'll look better, but that's where I'm headed. The blue will probably be more navyblueish.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8346/8241629813_9dc79c9240_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: lupes on December 04, 2012, 07:39:34 AM
Added to the first post.

(http://cdn.oddstuffmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/62.jpeg)

I hope I can wrap up the PG Strike before the Nu gets here, would love to finish 3 PG kits within a few months of each other.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Shaid on December 04, 2012, 09:19:47 AM
I'd like to provisionally lay claim to the Zeta Plus A1 colour scheme. Will work on knocking up a provisional colourscheme.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Hemish on December 04, 2012, 09:25:20 AM
I am so in now!!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Xenomorph on December 04, 2012, 10:21:27 AM
Here is my idea. The only question is if i can get it done :P

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll20/Arckinvale/2z8yo49.png)

There is quite simply to much damn white plastic on my shelves!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Hemish on December 04, 2012, 11:04:00 AM
Looking very much like the VF1d
Noice
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on December 04, 2012, 02:56:51 PM
I'd like to provisionally lay claim to the Zeta Plus A1 colour scheme. Will work on knocking up a provisional colourscheme.
i was going to do that but decided it would be better for my  RG zeta 
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on December 04, 2012, 02:59:35 PM
would be so awesome if someone made an app for colouring this. (stares at fury)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: fury-s12 on December 04, 2012, 04:35:49 PM
haha lol as i said before its on the go, ive got the outline and colors done ;)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: lupes on December 04, 2012, 10:45:15 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/Explosions_at_Miramar_Airshow.jpg)

first post updated again! I love the VF-1D scheme! I was about to comment that a VF-1S would be cool..then realized that was Nu colors already.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Falldog on December 04, 2012, 11:52:52 PM
haha lol as i said before its on the go, ive got the outline and colors done ;)

At least just give us a properly clean diagram to colour on our own! (;) at whomever did the first one)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: fury-s12 on December 05, 2012, 12:20:40 PM
ill put mine up but im not sure how good they will be for the MSpaint'rs out there as i use ALOT of panels lines and rely on the app to allow people to fill in whole areas but anyway if you want to click like mad to color or go RG on this baby and make every side a different shade this is the image for you.

Spoiler: "No Color" (click to show/hide)

Note: i havent actually tested them in paint as i work on a mac but the areas all work in flash for fill which requires no broken lines so paint should love it
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on December 05, 2012, 03:01:51 PM
the first one is so dark i can barely see it. might be my computer though, wow these are impossible to see on photoshop.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: zenma5ter on December 05, 2012, 03:11:16 PM
the first one is so dark i can barely see it. might be my computer though, wow these are impossible to see on photoshop.

Works in paint. All white and ready for paint.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on December 05, 2012, 04:38:38 PM
all i get is a black rectangle
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: zenma5ter on December 05, 2012, 04:46:18 PM
Hmm, I'm running windows 7. Basically i just right click the image, save as .png. open it with paint.

I get to paint all individual segment of the image.

Also, very cool fury, you've outdone yourself!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on December 05, 2012, 04:48:33 PM
cool thanks i was copy pasting.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on December 05, 2012, 05:22:34 PM
i did this, but when i zoomed out realized i had burned my retinas.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on December 05, 2012, 05:38:54 PM
Hey Fury, could I get the original non faded image of that please? I like to replace colors in Photoshop and it's hard with a semi transparent image xD
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: fury-s12 on December 05, 2012, 07:33:18 PM
will post the original tomoro, but dont forget im making an app so dont go to too much effort in paint it aint worth it :P
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Sonar on December 05, 2012, 07:45:49 PM
Nice work Fury! Can't wait for the app!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on December 06, 2012, 05:11:11 AM
will post the original tomoro, but dont forget im making an app so dont go to too much effort in paint it aint worth it :P
Will use the app too but PS allows me to play with shading options and such.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: lupes on December 06, 2012, 09:17:14 AM
Nice work fury.

Bought my paint for this build today! So hype, it will get here smack dab in the middle of holiday shutdown so Ill be able to focus on the Nu entirely.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Busterbeam on December 09, 2012, 03:35:16 AM
this is going to be a good one.  i forgot how fun these can be!

things are heating up!!!

Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Sonar on December 09, 2012, 11:21:23 PM
(http://cache.betting.betfair.com/poker/onfire.png)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: lupes on December 10, 2012, 01:58:04 AM
(http://cache.betting.betfair.com/poker/onfire.png)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6zqHKd265E
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on December 10, 2012, 05:28:24 PM
(http://cache.betting.betfair.com/poker/onfire.png)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6zqHKd265E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1UuEHmxG0U
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Sonar on December 10, 2012, 07:05:04 PM
IDK WTF JHT.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: lupes on December 10, 2012, 10:49:49 PM
(http://cache.betting.betfair.com/poker/onfire.png)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6zqHKd265E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1UuEHmxG0U

I swear to ducking god, the space jam theme goes with literally everything ever.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Shaid on December 11, 2012, 08:42:31 AM
I swear to dunking god, the space jam theme goes with literally everything ever.
FTFY.

Also, map props to Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Sonar on December 13, 2012, 12:16:43 PM
Anyone up for throwing a banner together for this demented off track NBA Jam throwback group build?
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: lupes on December 13, 2012, 12:24:41 PM
(brownie points for anyone who makes a chicago bulls nu gundam)

THE NU IS BEING UNLOADED AT HLJ RIGHT NOW! Get your orders in folks!

(i also added an RG zeta to my order, maybe we'll see a GB with that later or i'll just storm through it after the Nu is done)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Epimethius on December 13, 2012, 12:57:54 PM
Unpack faster please :)  I have a warehouse full of stuff that has been waiting for the Nu to ship.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: lupes on December 13, 2012, 12:58:52 PM
Unpack faster please :)  I have a warehouse full of stuff that has been waiting for the Nu to ship.

How the heck does the warehouse work anyway? I have the RG zeta sitting in the warehouse and the nu set to go in to the warehouse as well, I assume I set them both to ship once they're ready?
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Shaid on December 13, 2012, 01:10:22 PM
You'll get an email when they're added to your private warehouse. Then you just log in to your account and choose what you want to ship.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Epimethius on December 13, 2012, 01:11:51 PM
Yeah.  You can put items in your warehouse and HLJ will hold them for up to 60 days.  You can then choose items out of the warehouse to make up shipments.  I will just ship everything that is ready.  Hoping to get the delivery to me before Christmas because I am impatient.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: fury-s12 on December 13, 2012, 03:12:50 PM
Yeah.  You can put items in your warehouse and HLJ will hold them for up to 60 days.  You can then choose items out of the warehouse to make up shipments.  I will just ship everything that is ready.  Hoping to get the delivery to me before Christmas because I am impatient.
this +1 although im waiting on the metal gear rex to come in too then it ship dammit ship

ill leave the banner to someone else unless no one takes the reigns, do we have set rules, dates and prizes for this thing yet though lol poke poke prod
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: MamoruMiyano on December 13, 2012, 03:16:13 PM
Yeah.  You can put items in your warehouse and HLJ will hold them for up to 60 days.  You can then choose items out of the warehouse to make up shipments.  I will just ship everything that is ready.  Hoping to get the delivery to me before Christmas because I am impatient.
+1 again. I'm also waiting for their restock of  MG FA Unicorn :| Have 3 kits for the next postage, Wing Zero MG, Nu ver.ka, and FA unicorn. I want to celebrate my Christmas *properly*
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: khai62 on December 13, 2012, 04:33:57 PM
this +1 although im waiting on the metal gear rex to come in too then it ship dammit ship

ill leave the banner to someone else unless no one takes the reigns, do we have set rules, dates and prizes for this thing yet though lol poke poke prod
I might give it a try but currently my brain broke of any good idea for it so it will take a while :P
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Sonar on December 13, 2012, 11:03:26 PM
Gaijin Gunpla - Nu Gundam Ver. ka "First Look"! (http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/mg-nu-gundam-ver-ka-first-look/)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: fury-s12 on December 13, 2012, 11:23:09 PM
the latest gunplaTV has some first look stuff too ;) im so glad i got it in the end looks just as awesome as the expos have made it out

also the fuse is lit, the countdown begins, whose ready for this explosion ....

(http://www.gundamaustralia.com/App/bomb.png)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: lupes on December 13, 2012, 11:36:22 PM
So after some discussion with Sonar, we've started drumming up some new categories to get more people involved here. Can we get some feedback on what folks think?

SPEED STYLE
RULES:
A race between straight builders to see who can finish building the Nu Gundam fastest and have a simple straightbuild that exemplifies the basics of gunpla. Anything goes here, so long as you clean the nub marks properly! Fastest completed kit from a set start time wins a prize, so don't break open the plastic the second you get it, we will need exif stamped pics of the runners still in their bags! Extra points for panel lines and decals.

HYPERSPEED STYLE
RULES:
Everyone is eligible to enter that one. Just has to be completely assembled, properly denubbed, nicely photographed, and posed in a way that makes me think you are some sort of aesthetics demigod. Even if you're entering the open or newtype styles you can enter this as well. Consider this category a firestarter for those of us who are going to be painting our kits as well.

(OPEN) GANGNAM STYLE!
RULES:
This is your standard fare for builds. You can do whatever you like for this category. Paint it in stock colors or your own custom colors, mod things here and there, do something outrageous with weathering or other building techniques. Anything goes here! Best in show wins it, as decided by YOU: GAF!

NEWTYPE STYLE
RULES:
Kit must be colored in the theme of one of Amuro's old mobile suits. Best execution of theme takes the pony.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Sonar on December 14, 2012, 12:02:28 AM
Woo!

Schemer app: Damage catastrophic! Damage Catastrophic! ....Goodbye.

(http://blog.news-record.com/staff/culture/Bat%20Pod.jpg)

I'm liking the revisions to the guidelines. Any feedback from you lot??

P.S. Gangnam style in my house is referred to as Gundam style, cos all of my kids can say Gundam but only one of them can say Gangnam.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Wolfman X on December 14, 2012, 12:22:38 AM
count me in
open style yo
good thing i suck at painting white or off white anyway
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: fury-s12 on December 14, 2012, 12:28:07 AM
lol @ "open gangnam"

categories look sound to me, gaigun (should he swing by) can blow us all away in the speed build category, we can all stop halfway and enter the hyperspeed category and then we can can continue on to crazy levels of customization that will have us all quit gunpla from exhaustion at the end wiht some us giving it an OG newtype scheme for the bonus category entry,

im not sure im up to the standard of others in the custom MG department, considering i still havent done one but if i chicken out ill have the best dam oob there is lol
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: Wolfman X on December 14, 2012, 12:57:08 AM
remmeber the unicorn gb and the rezel gb. let alone the delta gb. i think each one of those took its toll on at least 1 person. ohh sinanju build and ive still not finished that yet LOL
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: babytheend on December 14, 2012, 02:19:11 AM
I'm diggin' all of the entries thus far! Let's see some more though!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: lupes on December 14, 2012, 07:31:33 AM
lol @ "open gangnam"

categories look sound to me, gaigun (should he swing by) can blow us all away in the speed build category, we can all stop halfway and enter the hyperspeed category and then we can can continue on to crazy levels of customization that will have us all quit gunpla from exhaustion at the end wiht some us giving it an OG newtype scheme for the bonus category entry,

im not sure im up to the standard of others in the custom MG department, considering i still havent done one but if i chicken out ill have the best dam oob there is lol

I think for the purpose of the GB and keeping the 'speed' section fair it'll be measured by EXIF data, time started to time finished and then compared across the board. Even if GG finished 'first' and his build took 8 hours, someone who got it after him and finished in 6 hours should (IMHO) win out. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: fury-s12 on December 14, 2012, 07:57:35 AM
lol @ "open gangnam"

categories look sound to me, gaigun (should he swing by) can blow us all away in the speed build category, we can all stop halfway and enter the hyperspeed category and then we can can continue on to crazy levels of customization that will have us all quit gunpla from exhaustion at the end wiht some us giving it an OG newtype scheme for the bonus category entry,

im not sure im up to the standard of others in the custom MG department, considering i still havent done one but if i chicken out ill have the best dam oob there is lol

I think for the purpose of the GB and keeping the 'speed' section fair it'll be measured by EXIF data, time started to time finished and then compared across the board. Even if GG finished 'first' and his build took 8 hours, someone who got it after him and finished in 6 hours should (IMHO) win out. Thoughts?

ye that makes perfect sense GG is well known for his speedy builds, granted they are mostly rough ones for gunplaTV but still
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: lupes on December 14, 2012, 08:02:20 AM
Cool. Clear to update the first post with stuff then?
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet
Post by: fury-s12 on December 14, 2012, 08:07:58 AM
@lupes: go for... do you hear that?.... it...

(http://www.777icons.com/libs/mil/nuclear_explosion-icon.gif) KA BOOOOOOOOM (http://www.777icons.com/libs/mil/nuclear_explosion-icon.gif)

Alrighty here it is, the Schemer App - Nu Gundam Ver Ka. Edition, all ready to start your designing in the comfort of your web browser.
ive tried to get a balance of easy scheming and good color separation in the vain of the RG line, if you so desire, so theres about 150 separate color-able areas,about 30ish more then the delta plus version, the eagle eyed players will notice the coming soon, ive left the shading out of this version in an effort to get this edition out before the kit starts shipping (TODAY!!!), that will be added eventually.
Anyway get designing and then get painting! dont forget to save and share your designs ;)

GUNDAM SCHEMER - NU VER KA EDITION (http://www.gundamaustralia.com/App/NuVerKa/GundamSchemerAppMGNuVerKa.html)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: lupes on December 14, 2012, 08:40:49 AM
First post updated! People who have already entered, please let me know if you want to enter any of the other categories (eg: hyperspeed) so I can update the post to reflect that!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Shaid on December 14, 2012, 09:54:23 AM
Woo.

I'm still planning to do the Zeta Plus A1 scheme, lupes, as an FYI. Probably the hyperspeed one too. I should play with Fury's new schemer a bit.

Work Christmas party this afternoon, so I might get to play with it at work while noone is watching. ;)
You know you work at a larger organisation when your Christmas party needs to be held on the oval at Etihad Stadium...
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: lupes on December 14, 2012, 11:00:12 AM
Woo.

I'm still planning to do the Zeta Plus A1 scheme, lupes, as an FYI. Probably the hyperspeed one too. I should play with Fury's new schemer a bit.

Work Christmas party this afternoon, so I might get to play with it at work while noone is watching. ;)
You know you work at a larger organisation when your Christmas party needs to be held on the oval at Etihad Stadium...

Added you to the first post!

I just paid for my kit + RG Zeta! A 19.9 MEGAJOULE OF NEGATIVE B-BAL ENERGY HAS BEEN DETECTED IN NEO NEW AUSTRALIA.

(http://www.stuffwelike.com/stuffwelike/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/backley.PNG)

(http://wallpapers.wallpapersdepo.net/free-wallpapers/1364/Explosions_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on December 14, 2012, 11:11:35 AM
put me down for open but as i said before not sure how open ill lol, just paid for mine too but itll be sitting in my private warehouse awaiting other items
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 14, 2012, 11:26:34 AM
Hyper-atmospheric-gigajoule-dunk on that ass!

If it hasn't been done already, please add schemer link to OP.

Shaid jeez Etihad? Who do you work for? BHP Billiton? ;D

OOB Speed build will be from a set agreed time when all/most kits are deemed to have arrived, or all those who nominate themselves for the category have received their kits. Like X date at Y time AEDT you snap your photo of your sealed bags, pick up your nippers and your sandpaper/hobby knife and go hell for leather.

Heeeeee's heating up!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 14, 2012, 11:31:35 AM
Now there's a GB OP to rival the best of them. Hats off to Lupes, that was extremely well written!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Epimethius on December 14, 2012, 11:36:45 AM
I think I may single-handedly be pushing HLJs server over the edge.  I am checking my account status every 20-30 minutes to see if my order has shipped yet.  I know they are super busy, but I just cannot wait.  This is what kids are like a Christmas.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 14, 2012, 11:40:17 AM
I'm super busy with work all this week and next. What I could really use a hand with is some cross promotion. Spread the schemer and Group Build links around social media, your twitter accounts, facebook, google plus, instagram's, youtube etc and help me get the word out.

Newcomers are welcome to join they just need to register a free account with GAF first.

Anyone wishing to do some cross promoting on the other forums that would also be great, but please be very tactful about it.

Anyone who can help me out with some cross promo that would be hugely apprecaited. Normally something I'd handle myself but I'm just too flat knacker in the critical time sensitive next 2 weeks.

Also,

PAGING THE FOUR HORSEMEN, THE DOOMBRINGERS!

LUPES!

GAIGUN!

BUSTER!

ASM!

Form!

Gundam Guy! Can you lend us some of your massive promotional influence?

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m78230x8JV1qdgj2no1_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on December 14, 2012, 12:12:56 PM
ive posted the schemer app on reddit it has no upvotes lol falldog is a mod of the subreddit though i think wink wink

also paging blog overseer zen, further winking
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Shaid on December 14, 2012, 02:01:53 PM
Time to break out the novelty reddit account and upboat!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Shaid on December 14, 2012, 02:09:50 PM
Also, it might be worth pointing out in the OP that Amuro-themes for the Newtype Style category can be entered by multiple people. Just so people don't assume the Hi-Nu, Zeta Plus A1 and Karaba Air Force colours are not unavailable.

That is, of course, assuming that what I say above is actually true. ;)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: MamoruMiyano on December 14, 2012, 02:15:42 PM
Count me in the Gangnam I guess? :S Is there time limit for this category? Do I have to provide WIPs? As I don't usually do WIPs lol, I only take picts when I finish with my kits
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Hemish on December 14, 2012, 02:17:14 PM
Um I guess put me down for Hyperspeed and Open??
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: thegunny on December 14, 2012, 02:36:01 PM
You know you work at a larger organisation when your Christmas party needs to be held on the oval at Etihad Stadium...

So you're bunch of slobs that no one is willing to let into a proper restaurant  :P 
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Hemish on December 14, 2012, 03:23:55 PM
Mine will be something similar to this I thinks
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/MyNuVerKa.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: lupes on December 14, 2012, 04:07:58 PM
Also, it might be worth pointing out in the OP that Amuro-themes for the Newtype Style category can be entered by multiple people. Just so people don't assume the Hi-Nu, Zeta Plus A1 and Karaba Air Force colours are not unavailable.

That is, of course, assuming that what I say above is actually true. ;)

Correct, mutiple people can try their hand at the same colorscheme. I'll edit the OP when I get home from work, thanks Shaid!

Count me in the Gangnam I guess? :S Is there time limit for this category? Do I have to provide WIPs? As I don't usually do WIPs lol, I only take picts when I finish with my kits

The deadline for ALL ENTRYS is going to be by the end of March in all categories. WIPs are not required (aside from the prerequisite exif stamped pictures for the speed category) but are of course encouraged since it adds to the hype of the gb!

I will edit the OP to make that more clear as well as add the new entries when I get home.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: zenma5ter on December 14, 2012, 04:16:24 PM
also paging blog overseer zen, further winking

Oh dear......                                          BOOOOOOOMMMMMSS!!!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WD7gEe32eQE/UMq4PqTff1I/AAAAAAAAAN4/PLXEHXNQ0N8/s1600/Nu-g-medium.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on December 14, 2012, 04:26:34 PM
and damn most are either on backorder or sold out. guess ill look for one when im in japan :3
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on December 14, 2012, 05:19:56 PM
This has got my attention!  The list of participants and the scheme being shown lead me to believe this will be an epic Group Build and if I can get my stuff together, I'd like to join in.  Gotta finalize a scheme and maybe order some things and then see what I can do.  Gonna be an interesting three months!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: lupes on December 14, 2012, 06:07:34 PM
also paging blog overseer zen, further winking

Oh dear......                                          BOOOOOOOMMMMMSS!!!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WD7gEe32eQE/UMq4PqTff1I/AAAAAAAAAN4/PLXEHXNQ0N8/s1600/Nu-g-medium.jpg)

Now this is looking like a proper GAF GB! Love that banner, nice work!

This has got my attention!  The list of participants and the scheme being shown lead me to believe this will be an epic Group Build and if I can get my stuff together, I'd like to join in.  Gotta finalize a scheme and maybe order some things and then see what I can do.  Gonna be an interesting three months!

Glad to see you're up to the task, hope you get everything good to go! I'm really hoping the Four Horsemen can ride together again on this one.

My kits have shipped via HLJ!! someone post a supernova for me since doing that ish on my phone is a royal pain.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on December 14, 2012, 06:45:09 PM
(http://www.bibleprophecyupdate.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/supernova.jpg)  ;)

@hem great scheme i was hoping someone would take to it with some more "real" army-ish colors and the green is on its way

@gaigun: good to see this has piqued the interest, the PGSF GB was quite the event to stand back in awe of, getting that lineup of entrants together for another run will be great
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 14, 2012, 07:07:09 PM
It seems this thing is getting pretty real!

Someone point GaiGun to the schemer app so he can trial some colour schemes.

Great to have you on board mate!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 14, 2012, 07:54:34 PM
Forgot to ask for an Undo button on the schemer app :)

Nu Ver. RX-78-2
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: lupes on December 14, 2012, 08:03:16 PM
Schemer app is linked in the first post, i enlarged the text to make easier to see.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 14, 2012, 08:25:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_-cz9gqvg0
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Xenomorph on December 14, 2012, 08:57:31 PM
Here is my scheme updated with fury's app :P
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: MamoruMiyano on December 14, 2012, 11:55:05 PM
The deadline for ALL ENTRYS is going to be by the end of March in all categories. WIPs are not required (aside from the prerequisite exif stamped pictures for the speed category) but are of course encouraged since it adds to the hype of the gb!

I will edit the OP to make that more clear as well as add the new entries when I get home.

Count me in then :)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on December 15, 2012, 12:31:35 AM
I also did a take on the RX-78-2 for fun. I tried to incorporate all assets of the RX-78-2, when the skirt gold pieces didn't work I moved them up to the shoulder pieces and added more blues here and there. What I noticed about coloring the Nu is the fin funnels are the most finicky piece to color especially if you leave the suit white, it just looks good in it's original colors and it was hard to make it work. I added blue in there but i'm not sure how I feel about it.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 15, 2012, 10:28:51 AM
RX-78 colours are hard to pull off, right? Props to anyone who goes with this colour scheme and pulls it off well.

In other news... we have garnered some interest from some notable names in the Gunplasphere.. I guess we'll all stay tuned for them to drop a post ;)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: MamoruMiyano on December 15, 2012, 04:47:54 PM
My entry :D

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8499/8273358803_e1c60df477_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90898225@N08/8273358803/)
Nu-blue (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90898225@N08/8273358803/)

Pretty much inspired by Alex, but I won't enter the Newtype as I'd rather have 'my own Alex' :P
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on December 15, 2012, 05:25:47 PM
Some nice designs being lined up here can't wait to compare to the finished kits. ;-)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: ASM on December 15, 2012, 11:53:13 PM
The sound of a gauntlet being thrown down is causing one horseman to stir in his slumber....
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on December 16, 2012, 05:35:47 AM
Did anyone just hear thunder? I heard thunder...
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: lupes on December 16, 2012, 07:19:55 AM
The four sleeping giants are waking...

Nu has arrived in the us! I expect it to be here monday or tuesday.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: G.G. on December 16, 2012, 12:54:07 PM
The gauntlet has been dropped....  Will respond in full force with my army of MG Nu Ver ka.
Opening my box and devising a plan...
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KDOES1FUny8/UM0JtBTQB9I/AAAAAAAEGgw/bz4nluMc4gM/s640/1ggw1.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on December 16, 2012, 01:23:40 PM
The gauntlet has been dropped....  Will respond in full force with my army of MG Nu Ver ka.
Opening my box and devising a plan...
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KDOES1FUny8/UM0JtBTQB9I/AAAAAAAEGgw/bz4nluMc4gM/s640/1ggw1.jpg)
Army? ARMY?! I think G.G. cheats! :P
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: khai62 on December 16, 2012, 02:41:31 PM
Sign me up for GANGNAM STYLE! :P

I might get the kit in Jan since i will get it from my local seller. Still undecided on what color scheme to choose but have some idea to mod it a little.

Also G.G mountain of box will broke the forum any time soon with that amount of awesomeness :P
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 16, 2012, 07:01:55 PM
Nice one Gundam Guy! Welcome to the fray!

ASM! Great to see you again, O dormant one!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on December 16, 2012, 08:01:54 PM
need to decide what colours ill go for... hi nu gpb colours perhaps but with white 2 tone grey
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 16, 2012, 08:04:36 PM
That sounds real nice wolfie. When do you leave for Japan?
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: lupes on December 17, 2012, 03:26:03 AM
GPB colors would be interesting to see for sure.

Surprised no one has signed up for the speed category. I know one friend wants to enter it but if he has no competition then entering it would be a little redundant, haha.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 17, 2012, 08:03:18 AM
More cross promo needed.

We need to agrre on and set a start date and time.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on December 17, 2012, 09:59:57 AM
im leaving this thursday :)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Epimethius on December 17, 2012, 10:17:18 AM

Surprised no one has signed up for the speed category. I know one friend wants to enter it but if he has no competition then entering it would be a little redundant, haha.

My Nu will be stock colours (although probably painted stock colours) but if your friend wants someone to build against I can enter.  And if I am in for speed I might as well be in hyperspeed also.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 17, 2012, 01:59:51 PM
I'm in for speed. 

Maybe it would be better if we scrap the idea of all starting at the same time and just award the prize to the fastest builder with exif stamped start, midway, and finish photos? The problem I foresee is most of us will not be able to wait to get started once we receive our kits!

So with that in mind, if you have your kit please take a photo of all of the runners still in their bags and make sure the exif data is stamped on it, and GET BUILDING!!

Person with the smallest distance between start and finish pics gets a prize. A midway complete shot would go along way to helping your cred. Panel lines + Decals equals a minus 2.5 hour credit off your total build time.

No cheating with the exif data either! Cheaters will be forced to do a wasabi snooter.

Ready..... SET......

;D
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on December 17, 2012, 02:19:12 PM
wasabi snooter.. oh bad memories
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: MamoruMiyano on December 17, 2012, 02:21:46 PM
Still waiting for my shipping notice :( And looking at G.G's facebook feedback makes me even more impatient
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 17, 2012, 02:27:56 PM
wasabi snooter.. oh bad memories


I double dare you and Alan to attempt this while drinking in Japan, film it, and share it with the forum.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on December 17, 2012, 02:39:05 PM
lol ye i like the idea of using exif data and going build when you want, some people will still want to take more time with the build but many will be up for a quick snap for a chance at a prize
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on December 17, 2012, 06:53:53 PM
Oh no I ain't doing that again. Alan might but not me. Call me chicken if you will, I've been called worse lol. Had crazy wings a year ago. Also bad memories.
Anyway I prefer to take my sweet time on a build but there's always a downside to it all. Examples like my mg memo and sinanju oh and my current zaku ii build lol. Hopefully I can get this done as quick as I did with delta
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: lupes on December 17, 2012, 08:05:09 PM
I'm in for speed. 

Maybe it would be better if we scrap the idea of all starting at the same time and just award the prize to the fastest builder with exif stamped start, midway, and finish photos? The problem I foresee is most of us will not be able to wait to get started once we receive our kits!

So with that in mind, if you have your kit please take a photo of all of the runners still in their bags and make sure the exif data is stamped on it, and GET BUILDING!!

Person with the smallest distance between start and finish pics gets a prize. A midway complete shot would go along way to helping your cred. Panel lines + Decals equals a minus 2.5 hour credit off your total build time.

No cheating with the exif data either! Cheaters will be forced to do a wasabi snooter.

Ready..... SET......

;D

This was what I originally had in the OP but I changed it when you suggested the same start time haha. I will re-edit back to the original rules in the morning. My kit should arrive today! I'm going to try to get the work intensive parts done quickly. I love that I'll have nothing but free time for a week to super focus on this.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 17, 2012, 08:30:43 PM
I thought it would be cool and generate some buzz to do it that way but ultimately impractical. Apologies for the inconvenience :)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/13/12]
Post by: lupes on December 17, 2012, 10:55:39 PM

Surprised no one has signed up for the speed category. I know one friend wants to enter it but if he has no competition then entering it would be a little redundant, haha.

My Nu will be stock colours (although probably painted stock colours) but if your friend wants someone to build against I can enter.  And if I am in for speed I might as well be in hyperspeed also.

I put you down in Open and Hyperspeed since you are painting your kit and the standard speed is for OOB only. That okay?

I thought it would be cool and generate some buzz to do it that way but ultimately impractical. Apologies for the inconvenience :)

Just bemused, it's certainly no trouble. :) I am going to post on reddit and a handful of other spots, as well as reach out to a few gunplars that get a decent amount of traffic and see if we can get a few more entries. I also added you to the speed group.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 17, 2012, 11:20:02 PM
Back in stock at HLJ. Limited stock only get in quick! Get it shipped in the next 2 days for 20% off shipping :)  http://www.hlj.com/product/ban978604
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 17, 2012, 11:36:25 PM
Breaking nus: My kit is out for delivery! You might even see some WIPs later today. ;)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Falldog on December 17, 2012, 11:54:40 PM
I assume the last 5 pages are nothing but explosions. ;)

HLJ just shipped mine (which I pre-ordered btw). With my luck it's going to get here right after I head home for Christmas.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 17, 2012, 11:56:53 PM
I assume the last 5 pages are nothing but explosions. ;)

HLJ just shipped mine (which I pre-ordered btw). With my luck it's going to get here right after I head home for Christmas.

Close!

Explosions and NBA Jam references ;D
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Falldog on December 18, 2012, 12:35:14 AM
It took me awhile, but I can see the association with this kit lol

Also, under the new rules, put me in for Hyperspeeeed as well. However I can all but guarantee that the soonest I'll be able to post good pictures will be Dec 25th.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 18, 2012, 05:25:05 AM
(http://i45.tinypic.com/x53wqw.jpg)

(http://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/381281/811372.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: babytheend on December 18, 2012, 06:15:15 AM
I assume the last 5 pages are nothing but explosions. ;)

HLJ just shipped mine (which I pre-ordered btw). With my luck it's going to get here right after I head home for Christmas.

Me too man, got my shipment notice at 2AM this morning >__>;;
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Derringer on December 18, 2012, 06:22:24 AM
I'm in!  Will be going under "Gangnam Style" doing a variant of the "History Makers" color scheme that JP modelers like having on Amuro's suits: (http://f7.aaacafe.ne.jp/~mesarion/gallery/oywg/g00.jpg)


And I've already started
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/whalegamer2000/Current%20Project/Nu%20Museum/20121215_163306.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 18, 2012, 08:17:37 AM
Woo! Welcome aboard Derringer! Talk about hob knobbing with the big wigs! ;)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on December 18, 2012, 08:21:13 AM
Damn, I want in on this, but I can't get the kit for a bit! I'm definitely a big fan of the stock colors so if I pull it off, I'll be in the open category...Finals are over this week and I haven't even started my Grunt MS Ex entry yet.....Ooyyyy....
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 18, 2012, 08:33:51 AM
Stopping point for now. I might try to get the legs built before work.

(http://i50.tinypic.com/11tvcqg.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 18, 2012, 08:37:47 AM
Anyone up for throwing together a slim GB banner for the bottom of the page? Perhaps Fury could chuck it up for us while I'm out for 14 hours straight today? ;)

Time for a collection of relevant links:

http://gundamaustralia.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/the-mg-nu-gundam-verka-gauntlet.html

http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/mg-nu-gundam-ver-ka-first-look/

http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/mg-nu-ver-ka-first-session/

http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/mg-nu-ver-ka-second-session/

http://gundamguy.blogspot.com.au/search/label/MG%201%2F100%20RX-93%20Nu%20Gundam%20Ver.%20Ka

^A dozen or more relevant links including painted builds, unboxing video, Nu Ver Ka with Hi Nu Funnel Pack attached, and more!

http://lupes.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/the-gauntlet-is-thrown/

http://americansalaryman.com/  /  http://plamoaddiction.blogspot.com.au/  >> possibly incoming?



Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on December 18, 2012, 08:45:02 AM
wow flying through that build

@sonar jeez you work to hard man
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 18, 2012, 08:48:34 AM
80 hours this week  :-\

After reading Syd's two build breakdowns as linked on the page previous, I only wanna be with Nu!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uRlU81Kz0Q
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Shaid on December 18, 2012, 09:29:13 AM
I have requested shipping of mine, so it'll probably arrive just after Christmas. Hopefully.

Gives me time to finish off (start?) my GBEX4 entry. ;)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 18, 2012, 09:45:42 AM
Yeah the GBEx4! Unfortunate timing for the Nu Gauntlet. How is it, despite all intentions, we wind up running simultaneous GB's ???
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on December 18, 2012, 10:02:00 AM
i think in this instance the Nu's release almost came from no where, well after the GBEX dates were set and we couldn't not do a Nu GB, i think the both will coexist for the month or so the dates collide, speaking of dates i love the mentions of the Nu GB being a limited time span similar to the PGSF and i assume previous gauntlets, it may be harder for the entrants but so much more exciting for all
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: zenma5ter on December 18, 2012, 10:37:56 AM
Sup... Fury, if you've got time, here's an image for the banner. I got lazy, so feel free to add words and stuff on it.

Also, not sure if it will work but a translucent animated .gif over the image would be cool. I've attached that too. With my limited knowledge, it ended up being just an image over it. pfft..
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 18, 2012, 12:45:28 PM
quickie before work:

(http://i50.tinypic.com/33jqpau.jpg)

(http://i50.tinypic.com/35iaiq8.jpg)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/1zzm5pk.jpg)

I am loving this build! I really hope in the future the frame parts are made of the soft (EDIT: polystyrene, not abs!) plastic, it makes trimming the nubs off so much easier than the huge chunky nubs I'm used to. Once I make a blog post I'll give my thoughts on the kit, I'm just trying to finish the standard build ASAP. I'm sitting at ~3.5 hours total build time so far, going by my EXIFs on when i started and stopped.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Derringer on December 18, 2012, 02:04:16 PM
Actually the selling point is it's NOT ABS plastic.  It's an all polystyrene frame, something that was started with in the MG Marasai and MG Age kits released earlier this year.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 18, 2012, 04:03:43 PM
Actually the selling point is it's NOT ABS plastic.  It's an all polystyrene frame, something that was started with in the MG Marasai and MG Age kits released earlier this year.

Whoops! Thanks for the carlification Derringer.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 19, 2012, 10:45:41 AM
http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/mg-nu-ver-ka-third-session/
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 19, 2012, 12:36:32 PM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/74085_403468516396270_1044233832_n.jpg)

Writeup coming once I finish up the weapons and funnels! I actually managed to take pictures of the kit's parts as it was coming together for a little mini review before painting.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Xenomorph on December 19, 2012, 12:52:18 PM
God damn that looks tasty!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: MamoruMiyano on December 19, 2012, 01:34:06 PM
Gorgeous!! You made me drooling so much. :( Mine's still on the way.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 19, 2012, 04:06:35 PM
When the heck does the double unnel expansion come out again? I wan't going to get it but the size of the Nu's funnels means I can't transplant Hi-Nu's bits. I got a good idea for the other side's funnels, at least...
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 19, 2012, 04:19:58 PM
Gentei kits posted in their thread recently that they had secured more stock. Get in quick!

On the pevious page at the Gundam Guy link there is a pic of a Nu ver. ka with Hi Nu's backpack. Looks sweeeeet.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on December 19, 2012, 08:59:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyd-8U-QaFg
innerframe. loving this!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Falldog on December 19, 2012, 09:49:31 PM
(╯į□į)╯︵ ┻━┻

Bastards, the lot of you! Last time I order from HLJ grumblegrumble
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 19, 2012, 10:16:01 PM
Quit yer grumblin'! Lupes got his delivery notice same day as you right? What's up with the UPS would be the more appropriate dig ;)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Hemish on December 19, 2012, 11:19:24 PM
Yeah seriously you can't complain about the speed of service on it's way out of Japan it's once it gets to your country that the hold up generally happens
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on December 20, 2012, 12:06:27 AM
what ive learn from this year as well as the previous years is to worry less about the little things. youll eventually get it. heck i missed out on the initial presales but ill eventually get one while im in japan :)
but genrally whenever i buy things from japan it gets to me between a week or 2. as far as patience goes im quite patient for a month depending on whatever item/s
btw how big is the box? anyone?
wonder if ill be able to fit it in my luggage :)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: strikegundam on December 20, 2012, 12:10:56 AM
btw how big is the box? anyone?
wonder if ill be able to fit it in my luggage :)
"Item Size/Weight : 39.2 x 31.3 x 11 cm / 1163g"..
I got that from Hobbysearch website, but i am not sure if it is right or not
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on December 20, 2012, 12:18:33 AM
well if its close enough its gonna be interesting how im gonna fit that in with the other things im intending to buy. of course if the shop i buy it at can mail it for me ill happily take that route providing someone at home can sign it off for me and take care of it. most likely ill get an earful for hoarding but meh
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 20, 2012, 08:28:24 AM
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/425594_403830023026786_1727914010_n.jpg)

Aaaaaaaand time on the straight build. Now to take a few pictures for a review and then get to work on taking this thing apart for painting. I probably won't start painting until I get back from Virgina on the 24th, but having til the 1st off from work means I'm going to try to power out as much as I can in that space of time.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Falldog on December 20, 2012, 09:04:31 AM
Quit yer grumblin'! Lupes got his delivery notice same day as you right? What's up with the UPS would be the more appropriate dig ;)

Yeah seriously you can't complain about the speed of service on it's way out of Japan it's once it gets to your country that the hold up generally happens


I didn't pre-order it in Oct to have it show up after everyone else, bah humbug!

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3427/3355111914_62d3056712.jpg)

Guess this means I'll have to work on one of my other projects in the meantime grumblegrumble
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Falldog on December 20, 2012, 09:06:24 AM
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/425594_403830023026786_1727914010_n.jpg)

Aaaaaaaand time on the straight build. Now to take a few pictures for a review and then get to work on taking this thing apart for painting. I probably won't start painting until I get back from Virgina on the 24th, but having til the 1st off from work means I'm going to try to power out as much as I can in that space of time.

How tall is that from the base of the stand to the top of the vfins? I'm afraid it's not gonna fit in my display cabinet.

Where ya headed to in VA?
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 20, 2012, 09:14:15 AM
Quit yer grumblin'! Lupes got his delivery notice same day as you right? What's up with the UPS would be the more appropriate dig ;)

Yeah seriously you can't complain about the speed of service on it's way out of Japan it's once it gets to your country that the hold up generally happens


I didn't pre-order it in Oct to have it show up after everyone else, bah humbug!

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3427/3355111914_62d3056712.jpg)

Guess this means I'll have to work on one of my other projects in the meantime grumblegrumble

I also used FedEx, I have no idea if that plays in to it at all. I preordered it in october too, I'm guess it's just a real cluster trying to get such a popular kit out to everyone. I'll let you know about the height when I wake up from my pre-work nap (eff you third shift). I also preordered and paid for the expansion set, rationalizing it as "now i can have funnels on display AND have the nu's awesome asymmetrical look", plus I figured out what to do with the second set. the REAL reason I did it is because i want those god damn effect parts. Maybe I'll try to paint the gray parts of the kit tomorrow. I think I'm going to wind up working backwards, doing the outer armor and then slowly working my way in til it's time to paint the frame.

Headed to Woodbridge to see my mom for the holidays.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: G.G. on December 20, 2012, 09:56:50 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OBbT-NRBGhg/UNJQldj-3sI/AAAAAAAEHRY/xR1TGf1EH8E/s640/1.jpg)

I am working at a snail pace... but I am starting on it.  I really am... hope to post more of my progress soon!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 20, 2012, 10:25:36 AM
Woo! GG is off the mark!

Lupes what is your total build time please? Looking nice btw ;)

FD I hope your kit turns up ASAP.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 20, 2012, 12:42:00 PM
Woo! GG is off the mark!

Lupes what is your total build time please? Looking nice btw ;)

FD I hope your kit turns up ASAP.

Sitting around 10.75 hours or so for the straightbuild.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 21, 2012, 09:42:15 AM
We have new things appearing on Facebook...

A completed Nu photo set shot in the HLJ booth (https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.432711900116474.102593.191554777565522&type=1)

ASM Is well and truly off the mark! Comparison shot of MG Nu and Nu Ver. Ka frame (https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=515250788499856&set=a.184235411601397.45113.130450316979907&type=1&theater)

...and Lupes is all done with the pre build and pics, ready to write up his initial thoughts on the build (https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=404103116332810&set=a.118205971589194.22237.117687668307691&type=1&theater)

GaiGun what was your total amount of construction hours?
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on December 21, 2012, 12:18:17 PM
I calculate it to be just under 8 hours. 

I've got the build done, the review pictures taken and will start doing text for the review.  I hope to have a bit of a special kind of review for this guy so it may take longer to prepare than normal.   I'm already working on color schemes (fury's lineart thingy is amazing by the way.  Some of the guys here at work were playing with it), but I don't think I'm going to stray too far from the stock color scheme.  I've also got a plan in my head to fix some issues the Fin Funnels have.  I'll probably start the actual painting when I get my new years holidays which don't start for another week.  Will post progress here (and maybe some explosions to go with it).
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Post by: Derringer on December 21, 2012, 04:36:30 PM
And before someone else says it, I'm going to be inverting the vents on mine so it's a little closer to the Evolve 5 design that it's based loosely on. =D

BTW does anyone have a used MG Nu 1.0 they want to get rid of?  I'm building the old 1988 Nu Gundam as a 24 year comparison and I thought it'd be neat to have the MG Nu for comparison as well http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3586.0
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 21, 2012, 05:57:25 PM
I calculate it to be just under 8 hours.  

I've got the build done, the review pictures taken and will start doing text for the review.  I hope to have a bit of a special kind of review for this guy so it may take longer to prepare than normal.   I'm already working on color schemes (fury's lineart thingy is amazing by the way.  Some of the guys here at work were playing with it), but I don't think I'm going to stray too far from the stock color scheme.  I've also got a plan in my head to fix some issues the Fin Funnels have.  I'll probably start the actual painting when I get my new years holidays which don't start for another week.  Will post progress here (and maybe some explosions to go with it).


Care to share what you have in mind for the funnels? Maybe it's just me but they seem a bit on the floppy side, having them on the back of the kit is a bit frustrating when it's on the stand due to the way they bend forward (which is absolutely something i want to get solved before my double funnel set shows up). They look great on display though.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: zahmad on December 21, 2012, 06:10:24 PM
I'm interested in this Group Build, but can't make myself spend the dough on an MG right now....
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: MamoruMiyano on December 21, 2012, 08:50:44 PM
Just got my Nu ver.ka today from the post guy.
Started devising plan (as I paint using spray can :P), will get things started after Christmas probably, I'll gonna get busy around Christmas (parties, bla bla bla).
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Falldog on December 21, 2012, 11:42:24 PM
Quit yer grumblin'! Lupes got his delivery notice same day as you right? What's up with the UPS would be the more appropriate dig ;)

Yeah seriously you can't complain about the speed of service on it's way out of Japan it's once it gets to your country that the hold up generally happens


I didn't pre-order it in Oct to have it show up after everyone else, bah humbug!

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3427/3355111914_62d3056712.jpg)

Guess this means I'll have to work on one of my other projects in the meantime grumblegrumble

I also used FedEx, I have no idea if that plays in to it at all. I preordered it in october too, I'm guess it's just a real cluster trying to get such a popular kit out to everyone. I'll let you know about the height when I wake up from my pre-work nap (eff you third shift). I also preordered and paid for the expansion set, rationalizing it as "now i can have funnels on display AND have the nu's awesome asymmetrical look", plus I figured out what to do with the second set. the REAL reason I did it is because i want those god damn effect parts. Maybe I'll try to paint the gray parts of the kit tomorrow. I think I'm going to wind up working backwards, doing the outer armor and then slowly working my way in til it's time to paint the frame.

Headed to Woodbridge to see my mom for the holidays.

Yeah, next time it's gonna have to be FedEx.

I realized that I can use the extra option set for my Nu Unicorn... options, options.

Have fun in VA, Woodbridge is the one place everyone lives in but I've never been to.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: khai62 on December 22, 2012, 01:25:34 AM
I wonder if the hi-nu funnel effect parts fit with the Nu funnels ?, if not i was thinking of making it out of clear plastic portfolio.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: babytheend on December 22, 2012, 02:56:22 AM
Woop woop, mine was delivered to my front door this morning! Too bad I have class from 2-6PM tonight and then winter break until January 6. Guess I'll have to start it after that since there's no way I'm risking it in my suitcase :O
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Xenomorph on December 22, 2012, 08:13:32 AM
My new arrived today, let the craziness begin!
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Post by: Joe on December 22, 2012, 01:18:12 PM
count me in for the Speed Style! Might do a bit of detail painting by hand but that would be it.  Sounds like fun!  Should we start our own thread or post out pics here?
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on December 22, 2012, 06:53:00 PM
Quote from: Lupes
Care to share what you have in mind for the funnels? Maybe it's just me but they seem a bit on the floppy side, having them on the back of the kit is a bit frustrating when it's on the stand due to the way they bend forward (which is absolutely something i want to get solved before my double funnel set shows up). They look great on display though.

Lupes, my idea is a simple one; insert a metal rod. I just tried it right now (a bit of a rush job right now) but it works. I left my camera at work do can't post pics here but I've put a pic on Facebook and if you can wait til Monday will post on my site how I did it.  It took maybe 10 minutes and it works perfectly.  My fin funnels are very firm now. Best part is there's no cosmetic damage/work that needs to be addressed. All the plastic cutting/removal is done inside the funnels.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 22, 2012, 09:48:13 PM
Great/sh it to hear. I'd hoped they'd have fixed the number one flaw with the original MG Nu Funnel design but it seems that was a MASSIVE oversight by Bandai. Thumbs down, dudes. Glad to hear there's a quick fix.

Joe post your pics in this thread, that goes for all WIP related pics, times and pics for the speed comp, and any other explosion/NBA Jam related material.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: MamoruMiyano on December 22, 2012, 09:56:34 PM
Erm. If we are not in the Speed build category, will it be compulsory as well to post a timed picture with all bagged runners?
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on December 22, 2012, 10:05:12 PM
Nope unless your going for the fastest build there's no need to timestamp
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 22, 2012, 11:41:17 PM
Quote from: Lupes
Care to share what you have in mind for the funnels? Maybe it's just me but they seem a bit on the floppy side, having them on the back of the kit is a bit frustrating when it's on the stand due to the way they bend forward (which is absolutely something i want to get solved before my double funnel set shows up). They look great on display though.
Lupes, my idea is a simple one; insert a metal rod. I just tried it right now (a bit of a rush job right now) but it works. I left my camera at work do can't post pics here but I've put a pic on Facebook and if you can wait til Monday will post on my site how I did it.  It took maybe 10 minutes and it works perfectly.  My fin funnels are very firm now. Best part is there's no cosmetic damage/work that needs to be addressed. All the plastic cutting/removal is done inside the funnels.

I'm out of town til monday anyhow. Thanks a ton! If you can also include the size of the rods and such I'd really appreciate it, getting stuff like that stateside has always been a bastard for me. Glad to hear it's an easy fix at least! It also looks like inserting said rods has no aesthetic impact on the funnels, so double score there.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Falldog on December 23, 2012, 06:07:10 AM
Whoo! Building mine now.

Has anyone had issues with the breast flaps? (E16 & E17 from 1-8 that move down to reveal the psycho frame underneath) Mine are floppy and like to fall off, especially in the extended position.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Epimethius on December 23, 2012, 06:16:06 AM
Teehee, you said breast.

We need more gundams with nipples.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Derringer on December 23, 2012, 07:33:28 AM
Was looking at my manual and official art and noticed that they're a little different.  So I made a scan of the manual and put it up against the lineart given to me back in August.

Besides the Katoki decals, it turns out there's a number of small proportional and color changes between the initial MG lineart we saw in August and the final version in the manual.  One of things that sticks out to me is that the original design used the Evolve 5's inverted chest vents, which makes sense given that Katoki had originally based this design off the Evolve 5 CG short.  It's a shame it was removed in the final version.  We know now that the G-Dome coloring for the chest was kept as an optional component that you can switch out at your leisure.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/whalegamer2000/Current%20Project/Nu%20Museum/th_NuComparison.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/whalegamer2000/Current%20Project/Nu%20Museum/NuComparison.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on December 23, 2012, 08:19:28 AM
Somebody has an eye for detail, interesting though, on that note my apps line art is based off one of the first high res shots of the model at the first show it was announced at, when we didn't know about the frame so something's could be off from the final, good thing it doesn't really matter lol
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Falldog on December 23, 2012, 11:14:47 AM
FYI - Part I 25 (from the end of step 3-4) is hard as eff to remove once it's in. If you're not careful you'll like to break it like I did. I recommend removing the rest of the bits from the the second part of set 3-4 and separating the arm bits a little.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: MamoruMiyano on December 24, 2012, 08:30:20 AM
Just finished the Torso. Spent about 3 hours assembling, denubing, and painting.

ok, I just done a small part of this kit. But it hasn't failed to impress me.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on December 24, 2012, 10:04:06 AM
Hey Lupes, and everyone enjoying this kit.

Here's the promised mini-tutorial on a fin funnel fix.

http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/the-fin-funnel-fix/
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on December 24, 2012, 10:11:51 AM
very nice fix and virtually un-noticeable when you undo it besides some small holes
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 24, 2012, 10:18:55 AM
Great, simple fix for fixed display pose. Guess it would be even quicker with a Dremel too. Thanks for that G-Gun.

This is the one thing that has always bugged me about the Nu and Iíve been whining about since the announcement of the Ver. Ka.

Why on earth they didnít fix it I may never understand...
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 24, 2012, 03:22:14 PM
Hey Lupes, and everyone enjoying this kit.

Here's the promised mini-tutorial on a fin funnel fix.

http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/the-fin-funnel-fix/

Thanks GG! Hopefully I can locate a brass rod that's the right size without much trouble. Even better is that removing the rod to display the funnels is easy!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Joe on December 24, 2012, 05:03:19 PM
YOUTUBE VIDEO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0zy08QCEKY)

Made this YouTube video a bit ago and hadn't shared it here yet...

I'll be working on my speed build on Wednesday, I hope, I hope, I hope.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on December 25, 2012, 01:22:21 AM
just picked mine up some days ago. saw the built kit personally from the volks shop ( where i got it from) and the thing is quite chunky and tall. i LIKE it a lot
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 25, 2012, 01:34:31 PM
For those of you doing (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=1mm%20brass%20rod&sprefix=1mm+br%2Caps&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3A1mm%20brass%20rod) GaiGun's funnelfix. I went with 1mm just to be sure it fits.

Mini-review (http://lupes.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/nu-ver-ka-minireview/) with some basic pictures and my thoughts on the kit.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Derringer on December 25, 2012, 01:59:49 PM
Here's the Nu Gundam interview I requested translated into Eng.  I also helped with the translation :D

Something to note is that the exposed Psycoframe is called "Invoke Mode"

http://en.gundam.info/topics/white/18562 (http://en.gundam.info/topics/white/18562)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 25, 2012, 02:48:54 PM
Here's the Nu Gundam interview I requested translated into Eng.  I also helped with the translation :D

Something to note is that the exposed Psycoframe is called "Invoke Mode"

http://en.gundam.info/topics/white/18562 (http://en.gundam.info/topics/white/18562)

I'm a huge fan of people using the word "dreadnought" to describe the Nu, haha. Good read though!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on December 26, 2012, 11:23:09 AM
mmmm a very good read indeed!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 26, 2012, 04:36:44 PM
Got all the light gray painted today, and I got the frame taken apart to where it's ready to get it's coat of dark gray. I also used CA glue to tighten up the chest and hips since double funnels are going to be heavy as hell.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Falldog on December 27, 2012, 07:24:44 AM
Anyone interested in trading their bazooka for a rifle or beam sabers?
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Joe on December 27, 2012, 08:29:30 AM
Let's get this party started!
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/375199_10151320590487375_1332480052_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: khai62 on December 27, 2012, 10:13:02 AM
Finally finish it now thinking to improve it abit  ;D
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/305531_484373131615250_1329850539_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/419422_484373288281901_1955649988_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/247222_484373284948568_1228359750_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 27, 2012, 10:18:54 AM
Nice action shots Khai!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Joe on December 27, 2012, 10:38:56 AM
two hours in...
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/2039_10151320767087375_115000675_n.jpg)
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/66753_10151320767472375_1480833248_n.jpg)

4.5 hours in...

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/564875_10151320911687375_834893871_n.jpg

I won't keep inserting photos and taking up space...
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on December 27, 2012, 02:18:27 PM
Nice job on the pilot, and keep inserting images it's what the thread is for, that and explosions
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 27, 2012, 02:36:36 PM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/393037_10151208286078651_50455477_n.jpg)

Gonna do the yellows tomorrow. Masking up the collar part right now! The light gray is a very slight difference that my iphone doesn't capture that well.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Joe on December 27, 2012, 05:30:32 PM
9 hours! This kit is SOOOOO complex! There's a lot going on here.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/581604_10151321174602375_2096780814_n.jpg)

Going to bed for the night.  Does the timer keep on tickin' for the Speed Style or does it pause until I pick it back up after work tomorrow?
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on December 27, 2012, 09:37:42 PM
i think it would have to keep ticking or people could cheat. and say they were sleeping but actually worked on it.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 27, 2012, 10:14:25 PM
I clearly explained the consequences for cheating earlier. Read back through the thread.

Wooooooo! I like a man who paints his pilot!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 28, 2012, 12:59:56 AM
i think it would have to keep ticking or people could cheat. and say they were sleeping but actually worked on it.

That's easy to get around, just take a picture of your stuff when you start back up so we can see everything is where you left it when you stopped working.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Joe on December 28, 2012, 04:15:15 AM
I clearly explained the consequences for cheating earlier. Read back through the thread.

Wooooooo! I like a man who paints his pilot!

Oh yeah! I mean, you gotta paint the pilot!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 28, 2012, 07:23:09 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/a96a2ec238e7f4e5a53c7bc76548a5c6/tumblr_mfpknzFwYk1qbtpmxo1_500.jpg)

yellow is all done. time to work on the pinks on the calves, feet and head. chest will get done eventually, and I'm holding off on doing much with the funnels until the brass rod arrives.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on December 28, 2012, 09:46:57 AM
i think it would have to keep ticking or people could cheat. and say they were sleeping but actually worked on it.

That's easy to get around, just take a picture of your stuff when you start back up so we can see everything is where you left it when you stopped working.

You would have to have every single bit of the kit in each photo though other wise you could just build stuff "off frame" while clock is stopped, I think it just needs to be start time to eventual finish time, if your going for the speed build start at 6 am and skip lunch lol
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Falldog on December 28, 2012, 12:48:07 PM
Well ish. Now I feel awful for doing a simple colour scheme. Looks awesome!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 28, 2012, 04:03:24 PM
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/383664_10151209911158651_1998944983_n.jpg)

Still need to do the secondary block of pink on the chest, but i had to share how well it looks thusfar.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Hemish on December 28, 2012, 06:13:55 PM
That's actually looking pretty good, I wasn't sure on the pink but that looks the business.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Xenomorph on December 28, 2012, 07:28:13 PM
Just an fyi for people :P be sure there is no flash on the finger joints for the hands before you bend them into position, or you can be like me and break one of said fingers off :P
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Hemish on December 28, 2012, 08:41:15 PM
Lol, if it was gonna be anyone it was gonna be you wasn't  it :)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Xenomorph on December 28, 2012, 08:44:56 PM
Hey what does that mean :P
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Hemish on December 28, 2012, 08:55:18 PM
You had the same dramas with the PG Freedom didn't you???
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Xenomorph on December 28, 2012, 09:01:11 PM
i think almost everyone had the same problem with the PG Freedom :P , though that was not hand related :P
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 28, 2012, 09:06:22 PM
That looks like a prick of a magenta. Good luck with that! ;)

Real baw$e speed builders do it in one session. Go to whoa.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Falldog on December 29, 2012, 12:00:00 AM
That looks like a prick of a magenta. Good luck with that! ;)

Real baw$e speed builders do it in one session. Go to whoa.

I tried with this kit, but she's way too much fun to speed through.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Joe on December 29, 2012, 06:25:16 AM
I tried to do it all in one go, but there's just too much going on in this kit.  I've done MG's in one sitting, assembly decals/markings, and panel lines all in one setting.  But this beast... WOAH!  Also, I couldn't get to it yesterday, so I'll be finishing it *crosses fingers* tonight!  I'm having a real fun time with this kit though.  I don't care if I get fastest time or not :).
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Xenomorph on December 29, 2012, 09:20:37 AM
well here is what I've got so far, apart from the hands.

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll20/Arckinvale/Nu%20Gundam/WIP1_zpse9d6b355.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Joe on December 29, 2012, 09:58:56 AM
Round Two: FIGHT!

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/184587_10151324255602375_1557743040_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/530523_10151324255637375_578643273_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/557520_10151324255347375_1849589644_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/15465_10151324255662375_1979911934_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/74753_10151324255362375_2142161666_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/528599_10151324255397375_52070104_n.jpg)

Also, I noticed my timer on the camera is 12 hours off - the AM/PM is switched, but it's in military time.  I won't fix it until after the Nu is all done and photographed though, so we can get an accurate time :-P.

EDIT:

Alright, 2.75 hours, the MS is complete!  Short break for some dinner, then WEAPONS!

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/71641_10151324436092375_1755109981_n.jpg)
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/577753_10151324436117375_448260452_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 29, 2012, 01:19:06 PM
(http://i46.tinypic.com/2i24pw1.jpg)

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/188741_10151211324638651_1851523078_n.jpg)

closing in...
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: khai62 on December 30, 2012, 01:36:15 AM
Still undecided on which color scheme i would choose either the Titans or Heine Custom

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/165087_485768671475696_1992350232_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/528479_485768641475699_200201492_n.jpg)

In the meanwhile, suddenly i came up with this idea...
(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/dinbatu62/DSC_0518_zps212ce89b.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on December 30, 2012, 08:31:55 AM
oooh thats tough one the titans scheme always looks good but the nu lends itself to "bright" schemes well... flip a coin haha, big yes to the bazooka btw
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Falldog on December 30, 2012, 11:13:09 AM
It took a week but I finished construction...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8074/8323150699_f04f3f9bf7_o.jpg)

Unfortunately she doesn't quite fit on the second level (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mt_falldog/8324244188/in/photostream/lightbox/) of my display cabinet to she'll have to block in my old Nu (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mt_falldog/8323185971/in/photostream/lightbox/) until I can paint and find a good place for her.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Epimethius on December 30, 2012, 09:16:40 PM
Ok, just finished a Nu.  Please see pics below.  Now I believe that there is a 2 1/2 hour bonus to build time for detailing.  Please see time stamps.  Seems I finished about an hour and a half before I started :P

In Bags (8:04)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8354/8324569611_6905cd68d9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8324569611/)
Nu in Bags (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8324569611/) by Epimethius444 (http://www.flickr.com/people/72810033@N03/), on Flickr

Half done (8:26)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8083/8324569211_61b22a491a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8324569211/)
Nu half way (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8324569211/) by Epimethius444 (http://www.flickr.com/people/72810033@N03/), on Flickr

Finished (9:10)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8219/8324569869_ba745a6bfa.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8324569869/)
Nu Finished (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72810033@N03/8324569869/) by Epimethius444 (http://www.flickr.com/people/72810033@N03/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: zahmad on December 31, 2012, 12:14:12 AM
Hahaha!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Joe on December 31, 2012, 04:35:35 AM
I almost pulled this same joke! I'm glad I didn't, because your execution was spot on.  LOL! thanks for the laugh!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on December 31, 2012, 08:41:14 AM
Bahaha week done i was on that hook perfectly, also the SD itself looks pretty good
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on December 31, 2012, 10:24:30 AM
Hahaha! Epi has just won the gunplaverse.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Hemish on December 31, 2012, 10:56:24 AM
Really??? An hour to snap a SD kit together????
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on December 31, 2012, 11:23:51 AM
(http://i50.tinypic.com/sfgqie.jpg)

Still some masking left to do, then it's time for a gloss coat and decals.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Hemish on December 31, 2012, 12:22:08 PM
That is pretty, what type of paints you using?
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Epimethius on December 31, 2012, 12:25:16 PM
Really??? An hour to snap a SD kit together????

Hush you, I was watching Leverage while I was building.  And it has stickers and panel lines.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Hemish on December 31, 2012, 12:27:59 PM
Watching Leverage eh? Then all is forgiven :)
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Post by: lupes on December 31, 2012, 12:35:03 PM
That is pretty, what type of paints you using?


The white and grey are the mr. color paints i always use, the magenta is vallejo which has been kind of tough to work with. the end results are nice enough but i don't think i'll be using it in the future.
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Post by: Joe on December 31, 2012, 12:53:45 PM
Round 3 - Final Round: FIGHT!

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/533826_10151327684502375_444821369_n.jpg)

EDIT:

And let the tedium of the fin funnels begin!

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/64977_10151327801897375_1617746534_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/207708_10151327801917375_1577945405_n.jpg)

EDIT 2:

FINISHED!  I'll do decals and panel lines later, but this beast is assembled!

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/644268_10151327900662375_266662749_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/582396_10151327900667375_1741759982_n.jpg)


Total actual assembly time: 15 hour, 29 minutes
Total time from start to finish: 4 days, 7 hours, 56 minutes
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Post by: lupes on January 01, 2013, 06:40:33 AM
(http://i48.tinypic.com/wmjo5k.jpg)

Damned brass rods finally shipped!
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Post by: Falldog on January 01, 2013, 10:13:35 AM
Broke mine down for paint today. Between going through 10 colours of paint trying to decide what to go with and the billions of pieces in this kit (each need individual attention) I severely underestimated how much work this kit is gonna take.

On a bigger dilemma, I ordered the extra funnel set and I'm not sure I'm going to use them for this kit. I rather like the lopsided look. It's iconic.
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Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on January 01, 2013, 01:02:06 PM
Broke mine down for paint today. Between going through 10 colours of paint trying to decide what to go with and the billions of pieces in this kit (each need individual attention) I severely underestimated how much work this kit is gonna take.

On a bigger dilemma, I ordered the extra funnel set and I'm not sure I'm going to use them for this kit. I rather like the lopsided look. It's iconic.
Perhaps keep the extra set always on the stand in firing mode that way you used them and it's not technically attached to the kit?
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Post by: lupes on January 01, 2013, 01:17:10 PM
Broke mine down for paint today. Between going through 10 colours of paint trying to decide what to go with and the billions of pieces in this kit (each need individual attention) I severely underestimated how much work this kit is gonna take.

On a bigger dilemma, I ordered the extra funnel set and I'm not sure I'm going to use them for this kit. I rather like the lopsided look. It's iconic.
Perhaps keep the extra set always on the stand in firing mode that way you used them and it's not technically attached to the kit?

This is exactly what I plan on doing.
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Post by: Sonar on January 01, 2013, 04:10:47 PM
That pink is damn huge.
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Post by: lupes on January 01, 2013, 05:45:26 PM
That pink is damn huge.

The more I look at it the more it grows on me, despite it's brightness.
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Post by: khai62 on January 02, 2013, 03:01:17 AM
Flip the coin, the winner was the Titans :D Also added up some more black into it to break up the blue abit and most probably the blue that i will be using is different from the picture as can't find that close to it without mixing which i lazy to do.
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Post by: Suzaku on January 02, 2013, 04:29:19 AM
Broke mine down for paint today. Between going through 10 colours of paint trying to decide what to go with and the billions of pieces in this kit (each need individual attention) I severely underestimated how much work this kit is gonna take.

On a bigger dilemma, I ordered the extra funnel set and I'm not sure I'm going to use them for this kit. I rather like the lopsided look. It's iconic.
Perhaps keep the extra set always on the stand in firing mode that way you used them and it's not technically attached to the kit?

That was my plan. Get to keep the sweet lopsided look and also get funnel effects.
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Post by: Falldog on January 02, 2013, 09:41:35 AM
Broke mine down for paint today. Between going through 10 colours of paint trying to decide what to go with and the billions of pieces in this kit (each need individual attention) I severely underestimated how much work this kit is gonna take.

On a bigger dilemma, I ordered the extra funnel set and I'm not sure I'm going to use them for this kit. I rather like the lopsided look. It's iconic.
Perhaps keep the extra set always on the stand in firing mode that way you used them and it's not technically attached to the kit?
All of the funnels coming off the stand is just too cluttered. I think what I'm going to do is modify the square bits that come with Action Bases to serve as a base for the additional funnels. With two sets of three I can move them away from the kit for something more dynamic.
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Post by: Xenomorph on January 02, 2013, 07:48:54 PM
Quick build update!

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll20/Arckinvale/Nu%20Gundam/WIP3_zpsc61eae47.jpg)

All that is left is the weapons and funnels.
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Post by: Joe on January 03, 2013, 09:05:10 AM
Lupes, that color scheme is just awesome!  That pink has gown on me immensely.  Well done, sir!

khai62, looking forward to seeing those Titans colors come to life on this beast.
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Post by: Falldog on January 03, 2013, 01:55:53 PM
I'm moving along at breakneck pace, it's sorta awesome. Gotta complete pieces here so I can use the my painting clips for another set.

Here's a decent estimation on how things are coming colour wise...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8362/8340946810_ba2c06fab8_c.jpg)

I'm at an impasse about the red though. I was planning on muting the stock colours a bit but I realized that the stock decals have a lot of that same bright red. I'm not sure how two shades of red would look on the kit. Alternatively I can get some custom ones printed out, probably in silver. Thoughts?


Edit!


If I go with custom decals I can cut out the red all together (like I did with my old MG Nu)...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8356/8339995213_f964849986_c.jpg)

I'm starting to like it more that way...
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Post by: Xenomorph on January 03, 2013, 04:34:28 PM
Build Finished!

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll20/Arckinvale/Nu%20Gundam/WIP43_zps08eea273.jpg)

Now it waits to be painted.
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Post by: MamoruMiyano on January 03, 2013, 04:53:39 PM
The fin funnels are killing me now lol... I finished all my paint job, just need to fix this issue then decalling, just waiting for the metal rod... Dang it...
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Post by: Joe on January 04, 2013, 04:40:40 AM
Oddly enough, I haven't had issues with the funnels stay together.  I shook them and the didn't come apart... Perhaps I got lucky.
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Post by: Xenomorph on January 04, 2013, 06:55:58 AM
Oddly enough, I haven't had issues with the funnels stay together.  I shook them and the didn't come apart... Perhaps I got lucky.

I'm the same. I haven't had any issues with them falling off at all
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Post by: khai62 on January 04, 2013, 02:34:07 PM
Same for me but the problem is that with all 6 attach it tend to collapse inwards.
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Post by: Sonar on January 04, 2013, 08:42:14 PM
See Gaijin Gunpla for easy cheap funnel sag fix *insert link here
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Post by: khai62 on January 05, 2013, 03:52:13 AM
Already see that and planning to get the brass rod for it.

Anyway since i don't really want to pay the expansion set just to get the effect parts, so make it myself. I feel the line need to be wider tho
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Post by: lupes on January 05, 2013, 10:39:03 AM
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/543302_10151222297288651_1458970534_n.jpg)

For anyone who is based in the US, I bought a boatload of extra wire for the funnel fix so if you give me your address via PM, I can just send you the 1mm brass rod for ~TOTALLY FREEBIES~ if you haven't bought some already.
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Post by: khai62 on January 05, 2013, 10:58:54 PM
I was thinking to make the psychoframe bit more shinier, is silver/chrome > clear green is enough ? 
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Post by: Suzaku on January 06, 2013, 03:18:47 AM
I was thinking to make the psychoframe bit more shinier, is silver/chrome > clear green is enough ? 

That depends on whether you want shiny or sparkly. For reference, the green on my Devil Gundam build was done with clear green over silver (alclad aluminum, I think. Pretty sure it wasn't chrome):

http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3301.0

It was then flatcoated, but it wasn't really sparkly during that. You could try clear green over silver, and then gloss coat it, which should give you more f a shiny candy coat look. See: lots of Sinanju builds :P

Neither one is going to get you anything terribly sparkly, though.
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Post by: lupes on January 06, 2013, 02:08:21 PM
(http://i50.tinypic.com/fbm3ap.jpg)

I redid all the pink today. It looks a lot better now, imho.
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Post by: Sonar on January 06, 2013, 05:20:58 PM
Outstanding Lupes. That looks fire hot.

What is your total completion time please?
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Post by: Falldog on January 07, 2013, 05:25:15 AM
Geez, Lupes, you're quick when you want to be ;)

Mine is being forced into a little hiatus due to work and waiting to hear back from Samuel Decal about some customized prints. Most of the kit is painted though. just some internal frame components I want to spruce up and a second coat of the light-er gray remain outstanding.
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Post by: Piat on January 07, 2013, 09:49:11 AM
That hot pink colour really is very effective, looks great
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Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on January 07, 2013, 05:19:03 PM
I did it.  I did some work on the kit and also made a post!

http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/gaf-nu-group-build/

New Year's Holidays and all.  Spent most my time drinking... (maybe it shows)
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Post by: fury-s12 on January 07, 2013, 05:30:19 PM
Nice post gg I wish I had a complete kit to use as a guide too lol,  love the small mods you've done will be stea...copying that thruster opening mod for sure.

Seems allot of people are opting to keep the general default scheme with some color changes here are there, not completing its a great looking scheme and the changes being made look tops
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Post by: Falldog on January 09, 2013, 12:58:50 PM
I've decided to go the extra step and get a full copy of the decal set, printed in silver. Unfortunately it's probably going to be a long wait for them.

I'll be using the silver decals, and the white ones that shipped, for contrast.
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Post by: Busterbeam on January 09, 2013, 02:23:39 PM
OK got the kit on new years day.  Painted frame parts on runner.  Started clipping last night.  I am IN.  Check my post on my blog if youre inclined (you should because I put a DOPE picture of Naoki's NU on there.  Weathering baby).  Link in my sig.  Down for GANGNAM style!  LET'S DO IT!
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Post by: Gundam Beginner on January 09, 2013, 03:39:34 PM
Hmmm I don't know if I have the time.. But damn, I'm interested.
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Post by: Sonar on January 09, 2013, 09:04:58 PM
Oh man that Naoki Nu is the heat.

Thanks for the exposure GaiGun & Buster! Awesome to have the crew back in effect! *AHERRRMsalarymanCOUGHHACK*
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Post by: lupes on January 10, 2013, 07:22:03 AM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/14lmpuq.jpg)

Loving it! Bold choice on the color of the psycho frame GG, I wonder how you'll make all of that work together.

BB, glad to have you on board! I've been hoping your blog would see some activity soon.

GB I would love it if you found the time to join in! This thing is already huge with lots of cool ideas going around, I really hope to see some more progress from some of the other builders (especially those in the newtype style!) soon. All of the builds are coming along really well!

I think ASM is still stateside but I have no real idea, so. I'm doing a photoshoot for my own Nu later on since I got the shield all done up right, so this sucker is DONE-DONE. Total build+paint time is probably in the ballpark of the 20 hour range, I wasn't keeping exact time when I was painting it.
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Post by: Busterbeam on January 10, 2013, 07:42:58 AM
Gundam B its a bit of a commitment, money and time wise.  plus its 3 months to do it.  which i think is fair.  one season.  i like 4 tho personally :)

Also Derringer mentioned back on page 13 (with the cool side by side shot) of how the original design was changed slightly from the finished version.  in particular he mentioned about the inverted chest vents.  i have the MC Gundoom and its styled like that and i hated it.  I'm SO glad that that specific aspect was addressed and changed to be more conventional.  anyways certainly have learned a lot from going through these pages.  gonna be fun!
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Post by: Sonar on January 10, 2013, 04:41:55 PM
Also, thanks to Lupes for the exposure and heading this thing up. MASSIV effort mate. MEGAHPROPSS!!1

Gundam Beginner we would be honoured to have you join the ranks for this GB. As you have demonstrated time and again your username is a very deceptive thing. Your work is testament to that. I'd personally really like to see your take on the Nu.
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Post by: Derringer on January 10, 2013, 05:38:23 PM
Heh I'm attempting to recreate the Evolve inverted chest vent

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/whalegamer2000/Current%20Project/Nu%20Museum/th_DSC01233.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/whalegamer2000/Current%20Project/Nu%20Museum/DSC01233.jpg)

More updates and fun Nu stuff at the other topic

http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3586.msg49000#msg49000
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Post by: Sonar on January 11, 2013, 11:11:39 AM
Epic. I'm just so humbled to think that all of these pivotal figures, writers, and modellers in the Gunplasphere are actively participating in our forum and taking a vested interest in the Nu Group Build.

Thanks to Falldog, Derringer, Busterbeam, Gaijin Gunpla, Lupes, Gundam Guy, and Salaryman for your continued participation, exposure, and support. You guys are awesome.

Now where's my broom (for all these names) ;D

Big, big ups to Lupes for leading the putsch, and Fury for the App (which has been very well received at HLJ HQ!)

(http://gifsoup.com/imager.php?id=4090867&t=o)
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Post by: fury-s12 on January 11, 2013, 11:26:17 AM
the App (which has been very well received at HLJ HQ!)

Interesting, 400 uses and counting ;)
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Post by: lupes on January 12, 2013, 06:51:22 AM
Epic. I'm just so humbled to think that all of these pivotal figures, writers, and modellers in the Gunplasphere are actively participating in our forum and taking a vested interest in the Nu Group Build.

Thanks to Falldog, Derringer, Busterbeam, Gaijin Gunpla, Lupes, Gundam Guy, and Salaryman for your continued participation, exposure, and support. You guys are awesome.

Now where's my broom (for all these names) ;D

Big, big ups to Lupes for leading the putsch, and Fury for the App (which has been very well received at HLJ HQ!)

(http://gifsoup.com/imager.php?id=4090867&t=o)

Big up s to you and HLJ for hosting and being such fantastic sponsors! ;) This would have been nothing without a good place to have it at.
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Post by: Busterbeam on January 12, 2013, 03:25:04 PM
true indeed. respect to host for all of this and all the previous ones!

mine may look something like the attached image.  but it wont.  more gradients and different separation but the the theme is for this to bookend my sinanju aka the ebon enforcer so similar palette.  no surprises here guys.  stock Busterbeam colours.  white/black/gold/grey/silver  but i do have some curve balls prepared for y'all. watch out! you've been warned!
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Post by: lupes on January 13, 2013, 11:07:41 AM
Can't wait to see it Busterbeam!

(http://i45.tinypic.com/33ab90g.jpg)

Maybe I should do my OVA Unicorn in Amuro colors and have it bookend this Nu Gundam...
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Post by: Sonar on January 13, 2013, 05:14:37 PM
Ho-Lee Sheet.
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Post by: Piat on January 13, 2013, 07:00:00 PM
the more i see that pink colour scheme the more it grows on me.

Add gray to the red and white and its Bat-Nu
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Post by: Sonar on January 14, 2013, 02:01:04 PM
Tagrastic:

It would appear that there is also a restriction on pixel width as well. I was trying to load some images in the R&D section and one was over 3200 in width and it kept failing. Once the image was reduced to 3200 wide it loaded just fine.

So it seems the max size to load an image to the forum is 3200x1800.

There is no need to load pictures over about 1200x900 as most screens cannot display anything bigger without having to scroll due to the forum window size.

Please resize your images before uploading or you will break the topic. Thanks. :)
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Post by: TagrasticF91 on January 14, 2013, 04:16:04 PM
Finished it today. This was an awesome build despite the kits problems.

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Post by: TagrasticF91 on January 14, 2013, 04:21:07 PM
Tagrastic:

It would appear that there is also a restriction on pixel width as well. I was trying to load some images in the R&D section and one was over 3200 in width and it kept failing. Once the image was reduced to 3200 wide it loaded just fine.

So it seems the max size to load an image to the forum is 3200x1800.

There is no need to load pictures over about 1200x900 as most screens cannot display anything bigger without having to scroll due to the forum window size.

Please resize your images before uploading or you will break the topic. Thanks. :)

Sorry about that, I completely forgot about the size of the pictures. I fixed it. You can tell I don't go on forums much XD
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Post by: khai62 on January 15, 2013, 12:57:11 AM
Bit of update, The railgun and the bazooka mount on the backpack are rougly build.  :-\

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/dinbatu62/Nu%20Gundam%20Ver%20KA/DSC_0580_zpsa6e07e4a.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/dinbatu62/Nu%20Gundam%20Ver%20KA/DSC_0582_zpsef0c0047.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/dinbatu62/Nu%20Gundam%20Ver%20KA/DSC_0585_zpscfd41d90.jpg)
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Post by: Falldog on January 15, 2013, 10:19:16 AM
Bit of update, The railgun and the bazooka mount on the backpack are rougly build.  :-\

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/dinbatu62/Nu%20Gundam%20Ver%20KA/DSC_0580_zpsa6e07e4a.jpg)



That's just awesome.
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Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on January 15, 2013, 07:22:28 PM
My kit is done and awaiting decals. I also started messing about with the second kit and have a gun idea I want to try. Will post pics when I'm back sitting at a computer. I just had a long weekend and got a lot done gunpla-wise.
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Post by: Busterbeam on January 16, 2013, 04:30:03 AM
im panel spraying as i go.  i made a silly mistake and applied my HG and standard MG speed build technique to this kit.  and then i realized... this is no regular MG.  It make take me a bit longer than normal to assemble.  good thing i got some practice with the 3d star destroyer puzzle i built last year.  so far, gloss black and gold leaf, laquers.

khai - cool shoulder mount!  i like that idea!
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Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on January 16, 2013, 07:50:25 AM
I'm probably going to be picking up my kit at Ohayocon this year. I might be down for a open category because i'm going to get my groove back into Gunpla by straight building this and adding some LEDs for the psycho frame parts.
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Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on January 16, 2013, 07:51:39 AM
Bit of update, The railgun and the bazooka mount on the backpack are rougly build.  :-\

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/dinbatu62/Nu%20Gundam%20Ver%20KA/DSC_0580_zpsa6e07e4a.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/dinbatu62/Nu%20Gundam%20Ver%20KA/DSC_0582_zpsef0c0047.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/dinbatu62/Nu%20Gundam%20Ver%20KA/DSC_0585_zpscfd41d90.jpg)

I love the originality you got going here. That railgun looks so damn promising and a Nu Gundam Cannon? Yessir.
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Post by: Sonar on January 16, 2013, 08:18:41 AM
Things are starting to gather some momentum up in hurr!
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Post by: lupes on January 16, 2013, 09:02:03 AM
Buster, GG: ~PIODH~

khai, that shoulder mount is awesome. where did you get the part from? i'm going to try my hand at customizing the hell out of my sinanju stein when i get it and any info would be really helpful!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: asian1skill on January 16, 2013, 10:46:19 PM
id join the open catagory
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on January 17, 2013, 06:47:24 AM
Hey A1S. Nice to finally have you on board. ;)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: asian1skill on January 17, 2013, 03:21:32 PM
Hey A1S. Nice to finally have you on board. ;)
thx glad to be. but gotta wait till my nu arrives i jsut ordered it when it said low stock so i dunno if its gonna be backordered or not haha
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on January 17, 2013, 05:51:05 PM
So I've finished all the painting on Nu #1.

(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/IMG_4896.jpg)

And the Fin Funnels are back together.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/IMG_4897.jpg)
I've replaced the yellow with Tamiya gold and think it looks much better.  Will be topcoating this weekend hopefully and then next week the decals.  While waiting for good weather I've tinkered around with Nu #2.

(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/IMG_4910gaf.jpg)
I call Titans.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on January 17, 2013, 09:00:49 PM
This design will lend itself well to a Titans scheme. GaiGun you have an eye for colour, balance, and symmetry so the idea of a Titans Nu painted by you is pretty exciting to me.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on January 18, 2013, 01:15:35 PM
Lupes,

Saw this and thought of you.

http://www.genteikits.com/rgkaraba
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Busterbeam on January 18, 2013, 04:11:54 PM
^ i can see why.

lupes - what does PIODH mean?  

A1S - good to have you aboard!

Here's a bit of what I've done.  Just painting on runner.  Gloss black here.  Check my blog for more pics.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Zvzbe3gZO1I/UPjlBTzm-ZI/AAAAAAAACsI/DmIPXNvSUSM/s1600/DSCF1220.JPG)

Am spraying runners as I go so they're mostly done now.  Leaving the white as is for now until I finish my acrylic paint tests.

Started putting the silver stickers on the clear green runners.  TEDIOUS!  Wouldn't it be easier just to paint the backs silver?  I wonder if you would get a better or worse effect...
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on January 18, 2013, 04:26:52 PM
POIDH - pics of it didnt happen ;)

spraying on the runner hey i though people hated that and avoided it like the plague?

only one way to find out re the silver paint ;) would be good to know wink wink
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Piat on January 18, 2013, 06:10:21 PM
I'd imagine painting them silver will be a little more dull, if its just standard chrome silver acrylic, its not quite a chromey as the chrome stickers. I'd say painting them would be just as tedious unless you can paint inside perfectly without getting it around the edges to the front.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Busterbeam on January 19, 2013, 01:10:56 AM
fury - i didnt know people didnt like it so much. i do it because i dont like building straight oob kits with standard colours so i do this to switch up and get an idea of how it'll look once i'm done.  and its just ridiculously easy.  but im not really that advanced a modeler.

yes i guess theres only one way to know for sure with the silver and clear green!

piat - may try it on a small section just to see.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Epimethius on January 19, 2013, 04:56:57 AM
fury - i didnt know people didnt like it so much. i do it because i dont like building straight oob kits with standard colours so i do this to switch up and get an idea of how it'll look once i'm done.  and its just ridiculously easy.  but im not really that advanced a modeler.


I have often though about painting on the runner, but wasn't sure how to handle the nub-marks and any paint repairs that might be necessary after assembly.  Do you go back and hand paint these?
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: khai62 on January 19, 2013, 06:41:37 AM
khai, that shoulder mount is awesome. where did you get the part from? i'm going to try my hand at customizing the hell out of my sinanju stein when i get it and any info would be really helpful!
The part i was using back then was an adapter from Nu gundoom to try out the over the shoulder idea, i end up building the joint myself as those was flimsy to hold the giant bazooka. Made from Hi-nu shoulders joints with a spare runner as the roller which give it up & down movement. The problem was that it have no resistance to hold the bazooka in place, so it aiming downwards which is not i want.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/dinbatu62/Nu%20Gundam%20Ver%20KA/DSC_0592_zps2893a4ca.jpg) 

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/dinbatu62/Nu%20Gundam%20Ver%20KA/DSC_0607_zpsb4c34ee9.jpg)

Also try out some different ideas like replacing the bazooka with the big gun from HCHG Nu Gundam HWS and add add more stuff in the shield.
(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/dinbatu62/Nu%20Gundam%20Ver%20KA/DSC_0603_zps7ad41fb5.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg185/dinbatu62/Nu%20Gundam%20Ver%20KA/DSC_0606_zpsabd51d63.jpg)

I was hoping to complete modding this weekend so i can get into painting but in Saturday there was a power grid maintenance in my area which not good for me as it get hot fast in the house.  :-\
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Busterbeam on January 19, 2013, 06:52:58 AM
Epi - yes i do paint again after.  most of the time.  some hg's i just left as is and do touch up by hand.  faster. but usually I spray the certain sections over again because I often get new ideas once i set the kit fully built.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on January 19, 2013, 09:22:15 AM
Ye I think it's the nub marks that cause the issue with on the runner painting, If it works for you then who cares of course lol
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on January 20, 2013, 12:49:05 AM
and so far ive started mine ever so slowly. holidays is coming next week so i can get cracking. first thing ill be doing is a full inner frame spray.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Busterbeam on January 21, 2013, 10:26:06 AM
kinda like the shiny sticker thing.  whats a ver.ka build with sticker/decal hell?

also i seem to have misplaced my hand runner.  any idea on who i could talk to about ordering that runner again?
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on January 21, 2013, 03:23:56 PM
http://www.genteikits.com/parts
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on January 22, 2013, 07:40:23 AM
ASM: The images you posted were too wide for the forum software and crashed the thread. Unfortunately I could not retrieve your post, could you please post it again with slightly resized pics?
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on January 24, 2013, 08:55:29 AM
Lupes,

Saw this and thought of you.

http://www.genteikits.com/rgkaraba

Ordered so hard.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Busterbeam on January 24, 2013, 04:25:49 PM
Progress thus far.  I lost my "emotion" hands.  Actually I'm not sure if they were even in the box or not.  So my friend mailed Bandai about it and they are sending them out for free and apologized for the inconvenience.  This all happened within 48.  God bless the Japanese!

However...  as a gift from the vendor upon purchase, I was given 3 "omake" special part runners.  Beam effect, thrusters and... extra hands.  All made especially with the Nu Gundam in mind.  So the hands can hold these weapons but they're really no better than HG hands.  Just larger and with more detail.  A lot of detail actually which is quite nice.  Will post pics of those later.  Until I get my "emotion" hands back (I'm thinking I'll get them by late feb.  My friend says it will be much sooner.) these hands will have to do.  Going double funnel at first.  My issue with the Nu Gundam is well documented here http://plamoaddiction.blogspot.ca/2009/09/physics-and-rx-93.html (http://plamoaddiction.blogspot.ca/2009/09/physics-and-rx-93.html).

Next - Frame work

Also ASM crashed the topic with pics that were too large?  wtf man is this is first time to the dance?! shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit *clay davis style*
lol just playing mang.  actually as you can see i totally forgot how to link properly in forums.

theme song for this build right now  http://youtu.be/MyXe-ZIyTR8 (http://youtu.be/MyXe-ZIyTR8)

MG RX78 OYW ver. is the Overseer for this build.  Amuro's first Gundam and his last, paying respect to one aspect of this Gauntlet... all of suit Amuro piloted.  To celebrate the occasion I have removed all non UC and non MG models from the room.  So that leaves Titans MK.2 ver.2, Musha MK.2 (subjective but it stays), Zaku J ver.2, Zeta C+ and Sinanju.  All my builds have Overseeing suits.  Call it a ceremony.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on January 24, 2013, 04:54:36 PM
I like the way you roll, Busterbeam.

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Post by: Busterbeam on January 27, 2013, 08:49:25 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ti1dnQdf8_k/UQRchBB8abI/AAAAAAAACs4/ofVAvVjTf_I/s1600/049.jpg)

Starting to feel the epicness of this kit.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on January 27, 2013, 01:05:59 PM
(http://www.krtv.com/images/thumbnails/C0079605D7620C32B66F410B1F916245_600_600.jpg)

now that's what i'm talking about!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on January 28, 2013, 02:52:04 AM
just finished spraying the inner frame in the afternoon. will need to put this all together but got a shoot on the early hours today
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Falldog on January 29, 2013, 05:19:13 AM
I think I'm going to scrap custom decals and get something that's already out there. Too much stuff going on to have this doing nowhere for a month. :/
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on January 31, 2013, 01:01:40 PM
MG Nu Verka Progress
Innerframe 95% complete, Thruster bells 80%
Using german grey for the inner frame. a few white parts have also been sprayed with this colour. Thruster bells given a gloss black and returning the use of ginsan. i love this stuff!!

one small small set back is losing a piece "J35" which connects the handle to the wrist. a minor oversight

(http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/304815_10152490335865445_1228620850_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/550063_10152490335735445_354559335_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/269209_10152490342220445_2003722735_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/304872_10152490342410445_1278123039_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/314723_10152490344225445_641208621_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/533818_10152490340690445_1244837244_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on February 03, 2013, 06:10:02 PM
Head and Chest done
Decaling aint fun, aint fun at all!!!! but man doing so was worth it

(http://i49.tinypic.com/2a7elhg.jpg)

(http://i49.tinypic.com/okrldy.jpg)

(http://i47.tinypic.com/iejx40.jpg)

(http://i49.tinypic.com/xy269.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on February 03, 2013, 06:19:13 PM
i actually dont mind the texture this primer is giving. not intending to weather this thing
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Hemish on February 03, 2013, 07:07:51 PM
Looking good, didn't you do another kit in this type of colour set?
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Post by: Wolfman X on February 03, 2013, 07:29:19 PM
yeah i did. was going for the hi nu gpb colour scheme with this but didnt have the proper shades of greys. went with what i got and its been a while since i last air brushed.
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Post by: fury-s12 on February 07, 2013, 08:31:34 AM
one of the first full (non stock color) repaints of the nu ive seen, i dont actually like it but something to aim for ;)

http://www.gunjap.net/site/?p=115409
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on February 08, 2013, 09:17:57 AM
I like that
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: flamingeyebrows on February 08, 2013, 12:39:21 PM
Ordered a Nu ver ka from HLJ so hopefully I can join in the fun soon. :)
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Post by: Wolfman X on February 08, 2013, 01:35:35 PM
Awesome. Would love to see what you do in terms of colour schemes at least. And I just got an idea but need magnets
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Post by: Epimethius on February 08, 2013, 03:40:27 PM
No magnets anymore :(
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Post by: Wolfman X on February 08, 2013, 08:30:37 PM
Whatcha mean no magnets any more?
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Epimethius on February 09, 2013, 04:44:14 AM
The Australian government is outlawing small magnets because children are swallowing them and getting sick. I will post a link soon as I find it.

http://www.productsafety.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/997517/fromItemId/997511
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on February 09, 2013, 10:35:19 AM
Ehhhhhhh  that sucks.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: thegunny on February 09, 2013, 01:21:24 PM
You might want to read the FAQ's on the right side of the page. I think you'll find that using them as components of larger kits is still okay.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on February 09, 2013, 01:55:09 PM
The today tonight mums slowly bubble wrapping the entire country
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Torquamedus on February 09, 2013, 02:09:37 PM
i finally got my NU kit yesturday and would like to be put down for the open category thanks bit worried i may not finish in time but im gonna give it a bloody good crack

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/Diagron/71c19be2-5b12-4fcc-aa13-2b0f03056598.jpg)
rough representation but gives an idea
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on February 09, 2013, 08:10:52 PM
Arms and shoulders painted,  decaled and top coated. Will post pics when I'm home. Time to celebrate chinese new year in the city. All the food!

Edit:
(http://i45.tinypic.com/30nirso.jpg)

(http://i49.tinypic.com/2jbtl7a.jpg)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/2dhwb4h.jpg)
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Post by: Falldog on February 10, 2013, 10:17:29 AM
Lookin' fiiiiiiiiiiine
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on February 10, 2013, 11:47:17 AM
Forgotten to mention that I'll won't be able to show its psycho frame due to some of the parts are permently in place due to me forgetting to put those few parts in before others and having to trim back those parts in question to place them in their respective sections. But I prefer it this way
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on February 11, 2013, 12:56:53 PM
Damn Wolf, that looks gorgeous.
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Post by: Sonar on February 11, 2013, 01:52:39 PM
Nice one Wolfie!

*AHERGMHAPPYBIRTHDAYLUPES!!
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Post by: Wolfman X on February 11, 2013, 06:08:17 PM
Thanks guys. Any more nu gundam builders coz I'm feeling I'm the only one ere so far lol. Anyway next phase is the rest of the foot and hopefully 3/4 of the leg parts depending if I got enough gator clamps
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Post by: Falldog on February 12, 2013, 05:53:33 AM
My project stalled really badly in part because of decals and work. All momentum was lost but now that decals are on their way I've started it back up again.
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Post by: Busterbeam on February 12, 2013, 01:16:34 PM
wolfman that is looking REALLY solid.  im impressed man.  i hope i can get as clean a finish on mine.
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Post by: Wolfman X on February 12, 2013, 02:12:53 PM
oh i bet you will. and thanks. anyone can pull off basic airbrushing/use of rattle cans as i would :)
oh and J35 was found - the peg which holds the beamsaber handle on the arm
on the side note, my backlog is going even further back coz of the mg tallgeese im building for a friend. that will be in full swing once im done with nu gundam ka :)
i say another 4 more weekends and ill may be done. shorter if i can push out more parts to completion and/or i dont have anything happening on either saturday and sunday which i tend to do thanks to photography :)
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Post by: Xenomorph on February 12, 2013, 04:44:45 PM
Put down a base coat on the frame today, hopefully will have it it done tomorrow. After that's all done will start on the armour pieces and weapons
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Post by: lupes on February 14, 2013, 08:51:50 PM
Added you to the open category Torquamedus.

Wolf, that is looking tough! Very military feel to it, I like it.

I wonder where all our other entrants are at? Looks like Syd finally wrapped his build up so I expect we'll see a gallery for that soon.

I'm hoping my double funnel set ships before too long! I'm excited to have those parts in hand. A little more than a month and a half left, everyone! Considering we've only got a few finished entries it's time for people to crack down on this GB and grind it out!
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Post by: Wolfman X on February 14, 2013, 09:05:46 PM
Would love a montage of the overall builds for this kit like with the rezel xD
I've mapped out how long I'll need to finish my build and I should be done in a month or less. I'll have this Sunday and Friday and Saturday next week at least. :)
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Post by: Xenomorph on February 15, 2013, 12:10:03 PM
Update! Got the entire inner frame painted and flat coated. All i have to do now is the armour pieces :P

Also for those wonder i used Mr Hobby Aqueous - Steel Red on the entire frame.

Enjoy!

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll20/Arckinvale/Nu%20Gundam/DSC_0047_zps7e4c6ca9.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll20/Arckinvale/Nu%20Gundam/DSC_0048_zps345044e6.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll20/Arckinvale/Nu%20Gundam/DSC_0049_zps79adbcd1.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll20/Arckinvale/Nu%20Gundam/DSC_0046_zpsbfccdf87.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on February 15, 2013, 12:15:41 PM
Looking good Xeno! Hope the paint and flat coat isn't going to cause you fit issues during final reassembly.
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Post by: Xenomorph on February 15, 2013, 01:06:31 PM
Looking good Xeno! Hope the paint and flat coat isn't going to cause you fit issues during final reassembly.

I wouldn't imagine so too much, the frame itself went back together rather easily, same with those green bits.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on February 16, 2013, 12:44:09 AM
see the green bits on the knees? i initially forgotten to put them in before assembling the knee section so i hacked away into the green bits corresponding to that section and it fitted like a charm :)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on February 17, 2013, 09:59:46 PM
progress
Legs and foot are done. started on torso
i decided to leave the psycho frame on the feet exposed and treat it like its extra sensors like with certain gundams like the gundam hazel (UC) as well as gundam zabanya (00). i think the gundams in stardust memory have sensors built on its leg and feet

(http://i50.tinypic.com/2vdpp9i.jpg)

(http://i47.tinypic.com/e61zpd.jpg)

3 hours of decalling the legs and feet..... TOO TOO long!!
but finally its standing.
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Post by: TheGhostofZeon on February 17, 2013, 10:10:02 PM
Looking nice Wolfy!
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Post by: Wolfman X on February 17, 2013, 10:21:21 PM
im still caining from decalling this.
thanks GOZ :)
next week torso, backpack and weapons. fun fun '3'
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Post by: Sonar on February 18, 2013, 08:53:45 AM
Duuuuuude that is some ultra clean work! Loving it!
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Post by: Shaid on February 18, 2013, 08:55:41 AM
Yeah that looks pretty great. Needs some orange on it, then it'll be all Titans-y. I like the gold.
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Post by: zenma5ter on February 18, 2013, 08:56:55 AM
Noice Noice Noice Wolfie!!!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on February 18, 2013, 11:22:35 AM
youre the 3rd to call it a titans shaid but i can somewhat see it as a titans though :)
colour scheme is from a previous kit i built though. i did think of adding another colour to brighten it but was afraid it will offset it too much but woulda added it on the yellow/gold parts after you mentioning it now.

Sonar and zenma5ter thanks guys and im still chugging :3

but wheres the rest of the people for this gb??

you only got 6 weeks left :D
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on February 18, 2013, 11:53:20 AM
what's the rifle from? build looks sick though, i love how it turned out. it's got a really serious business military feel to it that i'm loving the hell out of.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on February 18, 2013, 12:22:50 PM
the rifle is from wave option parts. i just place it there til i can build the actual rifle in due time.
dw i aint planning to use it. again thanks lupes :)

ohh 1 thing i noticed is that when placing that rifle ( and i dunno if it will be like that when placing the nu rifle as well) but the wrist likes to sag. granted that i only connected the hand to the wrist once during assembly)
might have to give the ball joints some layers of  top coat or something
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Shaid on February 18, 2013, 01:36:42 PM
but wheres the rest of the people for this gb??

you only got 6 weeks left :D
I'm trying to do the frame of mine in a nice shiny silver, but my mileage may vary. Possibly pics tonight/tomorrow.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Falldog on February 18, 2013, 01:44:39 PM
Just spent the better part of watching a great movie and putting on decals. Just the white ones for now, my silver ones are in the post somewhere.

I have off tomorrow and the weather is supposed to be sunny and lightly warmer. With any luck I'll get the frame painted and top coat what I can.

I'd take pictures but she's not going to come together until all the pieces have been completed individually.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Xenomorph on February 18, 2013, 02:08:02 PM
If it would stop raining for 1 day i may be able to get more done >_>
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: HLJ on February 18, 2013, 03:56:01 PM
Looking good guys!




Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on February 18, 2013, 04:50:23 PM
Given I got Friday off this week I'll be able to push 2 more sections on Saturday and Sunday while I use Friday to head out and meet those who are buying stuff from me via my selling thread like to shaid for instance :)
Rain is an excuse xenomorph xD! I've built and painted kits while it was raining except that its a pain in the backside when it comes to paint drying enough :(
Shaid/fall dog keep chugging along. 6 weeks is plenty of time. I started mid/late January and its been once every week for each section ( minus the time allocated from prepping parts from sprues letting alone sorting them out to sections from head to feet)
But now its finally lively again hahaha. Nice job there hlj :)
Going with a sort of original colours/Aeug Mkii colour scheme there :D
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on February 18, 2013, 09:16:58 PM
Ugh.. it's just beautiful Syd. You've outdone yourself.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on February 18, 2013, 11:11:22 PM
I though gaigun was syd xD
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on February 19, 2013, 01:08:52 AM
Looking good guys, I'm liking that Dark Gray Nu of Wolfman X and will have to wait patiently for Buster to reveal his grand scheme.  I finally finished mine and will posting about it on my site but will post here first while I clean up some stuff back at gaijin-gunpla.com

Having finally completed my Nu Gundam Ver Ka I took it into the studio in order to try and capture it for posterity.  Well, not exactly. My goal with a gallery is to show not only the kit in its entirety but all the little details that go into making the finished project.  For the Nu that amounted to 167 images! This is just too many for a gallery post so what I decided to do was write about and show the details in this post and also explain what I did when it came to taking pictures.  This will make the Nu Gallery much smaller when it goes up in a couple of days.

So what did I end up doing to my Nu Gundam Ver Ka?  Allow me to show you.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5554.jpg)
Here's the Mobile Suit on its own, without any weapons or fin funnels, etc.  You can see it's not in the standard Nu color scheme.  When it came to painting I went with these Tamiya colors:

* Dark blue found on the torso, feet, legs, wrists, backpack, shield, Bazooka, rifle, and Fin Funnels is  Dark Blue

* Light blue for the stickers on the feet and legs as well on parts of the backpack, rifle, Bazooka, Fin Funnels is Tamiya Racing Blue.  It's the first time I've used this color and I like it quite a lot.

While I did paint the blue stickers I didn't do so for the gray stickers as I never planned on using them.

* The center block and chin are Metallic Black while the pistons are Chrome Yellow.

* V fin is Orange Clear over Silver Leaf.

* All thrusters are Bright Red and Dark Gun Metal.

* All yellow parts were painted with the same Gold I used on the frame of the PG Strike Freedom.  This color was also used on the Fin Funnels and even on the ammunition for the Bazooka.

* Psychoframe was painted Candy Green and no stickers were used.

* Lastly, the frame was painted in a combination of Light Gun Metal and Gloss Aluminum with pistons being Silver Leaf.

That's the breakdown but just text won't give you the proper idea of just what went into the Nu Gundam in terms of painting.  When it comes to showing the work on the frame probably the best image was one I posted on facebook.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/734825_506682412709761_990328332_n-1.jpg)

So where to start? I guess start from the bottom and work our way up.

(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5562.jpg)
Here is the foot and you can see the difference in the blues.  I think they work well together though sometimes in dim lighting it's tough to see the contrast between them.

(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5561.jpg)
Looking into the ankle frame you can kind of see the difference in the metallics. Viewing from behind you can see them easier.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5587.jpg)
For reference the majority of the frame is the Light Gun Metal so the lighter color is the Gloss Aluminum. You can also see that the stickers took the paint pretty well.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5588.jpg)

Here's a shot showing the Chrome Yellow and Silver Leaf done for the pistons in the knee.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5666.jpg)
I really like how this turned out. The yellow is quite striking compared to the darker colors of the kit but is hidden well behind the large knee armor until you expose it by bending the leg.

Looking up at the skirts from below you can see the Gold parts hidden inside.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5599.jpg)

And those funky Nu hands took the paint really well.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5604.jpg)

By painting one piece of the elbow joint assembly I was able to get a good effect.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5680.jpg)
For some reason this is one of my favourite areas to look at on the completed kit.

There's more to show regarding the frame work but it will have to wait until Nu goes through its psycho frame exposing transformation.  Before doing that I wanted to get photographs of him with his weapons.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5606.jpg)
(http://"http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5613.jpg)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5625.jpg)
The shield wasn't touched except for the panel-lining though I did paint the parts on the back.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5584.jpg)

The rifle also had some silver included in its paint work.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5582.jpg)

The Bazooka saw just the Dark Blue though the piece that allows the Bazooka to attach to the backpack is the Racing blue.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5572.jpg)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5573.jpg)
But the Bazooka rounds were done in both Silver and Gold.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5574.jpg)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5575.jpg)

And the Beam Saber handles just needed their decals applied.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5578.jpg)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5579.jpg)
The lighter blue part on the left side of the image was originally yellow. I didn't like that yellow and preferred using the lighter blue so the arms had some of the same contrast found on the legs.

Now I've got to explain myself regarding the Fin Funnels.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5631.jpg)
The larger center piece is the Dark blue while the small rectangular piece that juts out is Racing Blue. Gold was used in place of yellow.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5632.jpg)
The back of the funnels are also the Dark Blue and even those little joints were painted.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5635.jpg)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5637.jpg)

Of course, the panel lines were done and decals applied.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5633.jpg)

I've written about the fix that I came up with for the Funnels and did state that I could with relative ease take apart the Fin Funnels when it came time to display them on the stand, however, I went ahead and assembled, painted, panel-lined, and decaled a second set.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5638.jpg)
This isn't the Fin Funnel set that Bandai sold separately. These actually came from a second MG Nu Ver ka.  I'll be writing more about that one some time in the future.

Maybe I'm just lazy (or really strange?) but I felt using the second set when it came time to posing Nu on his stand would be easier than taking apart the Fin Funnels I'd modified (even though I modified them in such a way they could be disassembled in seconds).

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not great when it comes to photographing and posing Gunpla but there were a couple of poses I wanted to get right, if possible, for my Nu Gundam.

The first is one I saw in the Gundam Musou 3 video game. When playing as the Nu Gundam (which is great fun, btw) there was one special move he had wherein most of the Fin Funnels detach and form a protective pyramid around him as he reaches for the sky.  Well, I could get the reaching-for-the-sky part down.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5642.jpg)
To get the Fin Funnels in the correct position I had to use parts of two stands (good thing I had a second Nu).
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5656.jpg)
The first I laid down and positioned the arms so the Fin Funnels pointed up then the second was positioned behind the Nu holding up the single Fin Funnel to complete the pyramid.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5644.jpg)
Did I capture what I wanted?  You'll have to wait for the gallery and decide for yourself.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5649.jpg)

The other pose I really liked is the one found on the Nu's box.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5662.jpg)
That looked simple enough (and really cool!)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5663.jpg)
Could use some tweaking.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5670.jpg)

Before I put Nu through his transformation I took some shots of him with his Fin Funnels on.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5684.jpg)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5687.jpg)
These still can cause Nu to lean a little bit but if you're aware of it you can adjust easily enough.

For the psycho frame pictures I first had to take off the unnecessary parts.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5689.jpg)

Once the transformation was complete Candy Green could be seen.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5693.jpg)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5694.jpg)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5695.jpg)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5699.jpg)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5698.jpg)
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5710.jpg)

When I removed the part on the back of the lower leg it exposed the section of the frame I really like. The Gloss Aluminum contrasting with the Light Gun Metal.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5700.jpg)

It also made the thrusters easily visible.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5705.jpg)
It's now that the modifications I did to the thruster housings/hatches on the legs show their worth. That post detailed how the thruster housings only opened slightly leaving the thrusters barely visible.  My modifications changed that.

What I hadn't anticipated when I modded the frame was the effect the armor parts would have on my mod work. The armor on the top thruster housing actually comes into contact with that found on the bottom thruster housing.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5702.jpg)
This prevents the bottom thruster from opening to its maximum.  However, but pushing in slightly on the edges of the armor I was able to slide it inside of the higher armor part and get it opened all the way.
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5703.jpg)
The gallery will show more of the outcome of these modifications.

Having spent all this time on the Nu for the gallery I've come to an even greater appreciation of it.  It is one of the best Master Grades around!
(http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_5628.jpg)

Looking over this thread I am forced to admit I haven't been as involved in the group part of a group build as I have in the past and that is my loss.  There's some great stuff in here.  And explosions.


Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on February 19, 2013, 01:38:17 AM
and i just got an idea with how i can have the funnels connected together without having to peg them which had the tendency to fall off. was thinking of using rare earth magnets which would be strong enough to hold the weight of the funnels together when stored. of course im going for the double funnel configuration rather then the original so the weight will be halved at least. but its a matter of how quick i can get small but strong rare earths ( hopefully the cavity inside the funnels have enough space to place them) might have to ask alan in regards to this
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: flamingeyebrows on February 19, 2013, 10:28:10 AM
I got my Nu ver ka now so put me down for the open. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/o84ZnYPl.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on February 19, 2013, 03:53:19 PM
Think you can pump this kit out to the finish line? :)
But good to hear you're also taking the GB up. Though it be nice that people who are posting their builds on the main section post here. Just saying but of course its what I think anyway ^^
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: flamingeyebrows on February 19, 2013, 04:01:29 PM
Think you can pump this kit out to the finish line? :)

Well, so far I got the chest snapped. :P I am hoping my schedule as a student benefits me here. :P We shall see.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Falldog on February 20, 2013, 08:34:17 AM
and i just got an idea with how i can have the funnels connected together without having to peg them which had the tendency to fall off. was thinking of using rare earth magnets which would be strong enough to hold the weight of the funnels together when stored. of course im going for the double funnel configuration rather then the original so the weight will be halved at least. but its a matter of how quick i can get small but strong rare earths ( hopefully the cavity inside the funnels have enough space to place them) might have to ask alan in regards to this

You can get those magnets in all sorts of sizes via eBay, but I'm not sure if they've banned them Down Under to save the kids. I have a bunch that are only 1.5mm thick and about 5mm in diameter. Either way I think you'll have to clear a space in the funnels, most of the space is used one way or another. It'd be easier if you don't plan on taking them apart again. That way you can clear out the top at the top where the two pieces attach to each other.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on February 20, 2013, 08:40:00 AM
not to go too off topic here but did they actually ban all small magnets or just the ones marketed as toys (bucky balls i think there called in the US) .....either way just get em from the usual chinese guy on ebay they dont care lol
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Epimethius on February 20, 2013, 10:15:47 AM
http://www.productsafety.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/997517/fromItemId/973865

Not sure if it applies to us or not.

the link to the consumer info page says this

Construction or modelling kit
This ban is subject to the definition of consumer goods provided in section 2 of the Australian Consumer Law. This means that a construction or modelling kit containing small high powered magnets which is not used, or likely to be used, for personal, domestic or household use will not be subject to this permanent ban.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: fury-s12 on February 20, 2013, 10:27:12 AM
well thats interesting, a quick check of ebay shows that no one cars though haha
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: TheGhostofZeon on February 20, 2013, 02:55:55 PM
I reckon that law is more aimed at those Neo Cube sort of toys that got popular a couple of years back. Pretty much a big bundle of ball bearing sized super magnets.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: thegunny on February 20, 2013, 03:53:02 PM
The first FAQ on the right side of the page covers the uses we would use them for and all is okay.
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: khai62 on February 21, 2013, 04:11:59 AM
Now the time to kick my lazy ass off and actually finish this.

Almost done with the modding side of things and hopefully get to paint these in the weekends.  
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8100/8491520501_31edca4b12_z.jpg)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8370/8491520623_e0007027e7_z.jpg)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8251/8492620660_af6e45b091_z.jpg)
Use one of many selection of kotobukiya joints which i will glue into place when i finish painting them.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8088/8492620782_ca4b15d025_z.jpg)
More putty work continues as there still some holes here and there.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8505/8491520969_0792d747cf_z.jpg)
Look like a cannon from Omnimon XD

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8091/8492621256_6f99d6ba78_z.jpg)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8104/8492621150_dfcaac9d3b_z.jpg)
Play around using the 1/100 Builders Parts MS Vernier 01 but i find for the leg it just too oversize for it which might as well use the 1/144 instead.

Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Sonar on February 21, 2013, 01:51:55 PM
Nice Khai!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: flamingeyebrows on February 23, 2013, 08:22:32 PM
Finally finished snapfitting everything! Only took me five freaking days!

(http://i.imgur.com/nACCNaxl.jpg?1)

Really like the PG style hands! but...

(http://i.imgur.com/5WdVpiil.jpg?1)

the fin funnels are flimsy and keep falling off.

Putting it on the display stand with the funnels deployed make it look very over 9000 though!

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

Considering doing little mods here and there with optional parts. And then I need to settle on a panit scheme and get cracking. :)

Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: flamingeyebrows on February 23, 2013, 11:32:09 PM
The controversial retconned destroy mode. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/GptAi4Gl.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/ChyyX1rl.jpg?1)

Also manage to steal an led from the Exia. Here's looking at you.

(http://i.imgur.com/49wDGYOl.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Busterbeam on February 24, 2013, 01:30:27 AM
so much win in this thread but im REALLY impressed with Syd's post.  you can really see all the detail and care that went into the creation of the kit and his painting of it.  really great and super clean stuff.  fine fine work.  flamingeyebrows I LOVE your pics!!! haha lots of character!

rest assured that i'm still chipping away at this build.  ive been really busy recently and the -15 C weather hasnt been helping issues but... i'll get it done before the end of march for sure.  the more i do, the more i paint, the faster i go because i can really see the whole thing starting to come together.

what a fantastic kit this is.  glad i ended up getting it.  and i wouldnt have if it wasnt for this GB.  pics coming very soon!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on February 24, 2013, 03:37:58 AM
(http://i48.tinypic.com/2rc1qgn.jpg)
body is done.
rifle and bazooka needs decalling
but once thats done then onto the funnels and the base.
will be spraying the base as candy red ( or trying to attempt it. and if i mess that up ill get the base from the hi nu :) )
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on February 24, 2013, 09:29:21 AM
My double funnel set shipped out! Expect to see a quick build for those going up in a few days. flamingeyebrows, I added you to the first post. Wolf, what rifle is that from with your Nu? Looks sick.

Syd's outstanding work has me mulling over going back and doing some retouching on mine to bring it up a notch...
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Hemish on February 24, 2013, 09:36:13 AM
That Koto Bazooka really looks the goods with this kit, nice one Wolfman
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Shaid on February 24, 2013, 10:10:42 AM
Wolf, what rifle is that from with your Nu? Looks sick.
It's the Koto Free Style Bazooka weapon unit kit.
http://www.hlj.com/product/KBYMW-18 (http://www.hlj.com/product/KBYMW-18)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on February 24, 2013, 03:56:22 PM
(http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/856679_10152606298065445_1280420160_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on February 25, 2013, 01:19:47 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/11agvtk.jpg)
figured i can show them gold thrusters but dunno if anyone can tell whether theyre blinging enough. didnt have the proper light conditions to take it so bear with me til i take proper shots after completion

(http://i48.tinypic.com/261z41f.jpg)

i found out the can of gold i used for the base was the same end result as the alclad pale gold i used for most of the parts on the nu.. i shoulda gave that a shot before using the alclad pale gold which im now down 1/3rd left LOL
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Post by: Falldog on February 25, 2013, 08:05:26 AM
Finally got all the pieces complete! Hope to have photos later tonight.
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Post by: Sonar on February 25, 2013, 09:50:06 AM
Woo! Full steam ahead with the Nu's! The clock is ticking.. ;D
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Post by: fury-s12 on February 25, 2013, 10:03:32 AM
im finally joining the fray here with a little over a month to go lol, started building mine last night, trying to build the frame with little armour first, got the top half done, awesome build so far, although the psycho isnt as led friendly as i hoped but oh well i only have a month lol and its way better the the FAU, i didnt have any plans for the kit but i really like the dark blue armour pieces oob so i think i may go for a dark blue theme, not titans specific but just dark blue as the main colors of the to the schemer to figure it out.
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Post by: Shaid on February 25, 2013, 10:28:44 AM
Kit fully desprued. As for painting; I got half the frame done in silver before I ran out of paint. Now that I know it looks OK I can go buy more.

Still need to finalise outer armour scheme. I think I said I'd do a ZetaPlus A1 scheme, so I guess mostly white, grey and red (or orange).
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Post by: Falldog on February 25, 2013, 11:07:19 AM
Coming together!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8107/8505841826_25d4a1be87_b.jpg)
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Post by: Sonar on February 25, 2013, 12:05:04 PM
Whoa. Holdup there big fella. That's way too fresh. Please dial back the awesome. Thx.
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Post by: Xenomorph on February 25, 2013, 12:11:09 PM
Seeing all these nice shiney Nu gundams makes me want to paint mine more. If only the rain would piss off >_>
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Post by: fury-s12 on February 25, 2013, 12:41:13 PM
blue psycho from FTMW, sorry if i missed this in the earlier explosions but how did you do that?

@xeno - feel free to share the rain with other states i wouldnt mind some and im sure our firies wouldnt either
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Post by: Falldog on February 25, 2013, 12:55:46 PM
'tis just some blue metalic paint

She's finally back together, took a lot longer than I thought. Final photos and such will have to come tomorrow.

Also, my white balance is off. It's actually a navy blue, not the greenish colour in the photo. Which sort of sucks because that green looks slick.
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Post by: fury-s12 on February 25, 2013, 01:13:53 PM
ah ok must be the lighting in the photo, makes it look like its retained some of its see through-ness, either way it looks boss
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Post by: Wolfman X on February 25, 2013, 04:26:11 PM
That blue fall dog. Also royal blue???? :) but very nice and clean too
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Post by: Sonar on February 25, 2013, 08:35:44 PM
dat blue. 8)
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Post by: flamingeyebrows on February 25, 2013, 10:23:56 PM
Everyone keep taling about that '50 shades of grey' so I decided to experience it for myself. I only got up to 7.

(http://i.imgur.com/N3CuJEyl.jpg?1)

ALTERNATE PUNCH LINE: As a colour blind person, this si what a rainbow looks like to me.

PS: I did some colour tests for my Nu today.

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Post by: fury-s12 on February 25, 2013, 11:07:15 PM
lol third from the left looks nice.

well my enjoyment of this kit took a nose dive does anyone else hate the hands? cant just be me?, they are such a pain, both hands ended up with finger tips left on the runners and once those come off they don't go back on with any strength, plus one hand had a finger come off at the mid joint and simply wont stay together now, they are basically useless to me cant touch em without bits falling off, im going to get some alternatives eventually but its rather annoying
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Post by: flamingeyebrows on February 25, 2013, 11:31:35 PM
Really? The hand is my favourite part! I wish Bandai would sell extra sets of them so I can use them for older MGs. Now, the funnels on the other hand make me want to commit multiple homicides.
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Post by: Wolfman X on February 26, 2013, 01:09:27 AM
must be just you fury. i had one digit falling off from the joint above the knuckle. i put it back and its not fallen off since even going nuts with moving it about. theres a set of hands that i bought 2 years ago and they were articulated. i dont remember the brand name but it was the same year where i got them dodgy articulated hands of the same scale.
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Post by: Falldog on February 26, 2013, 01:43:03 AM
No, I hate the hands as well. I think the ones they used for the Ver Ka Sinanju were the best.
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Post by: Wolfman X on February 26, 2013, 02:34:35 AM
which were used by the zaku II. the doms ( which i think were the first kits with such hands)and i think the dias used those hands as well. ill admit those hands were the best for me.
if only the marasai came with such hands with its connector on the palm rather then the static hands which have been standard fare with the current seed wing and age mg kits ( not that its a bad thing)
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Post by: fury-s12 on February 26, 2013, 07:02:40 AM
Good to see one person had the same issue, mine most definitely won't stay together now they've come apart, I prefer the red frame and I believe unicorn ones with the fingers separate that you place in the palm and sandwich with  the back armor, much stronger in my experience
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Post by: Falldog on February 26, 2013, 07:19:27 AM
My Nu is missing at least three finger tips. Apparently she's not a very good Yakuza member.
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Post by: Xenomorph on February 26, 2013, 07:39:42 AM
lol third from the left looks nice.

well my enjoyment of this kit took a nose dive does anyone else hate the hands? cant just be me?, they are such a pain, both hands ended up with finger tips left on the runners and once those come off they don't go back on with any strength, plus one hand had a finger come off at the mid joint and simply wont stay together now, they are basically useless to me cant touch em without bits falling off, im going to get some alternatives eventually but its rather annoying

I had the same thing happen :P . I just ordered a new set, only cost like $5 and have had zero problems with the new ones!
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Post by: fury-s12 on February 26, 2013, 08:05:30 AM
ah excellent far cheaper then i envisioned might throw in a set or two in my bday order and hope for the best
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Post by: Falldog on February 27, 2013, 01:21:34 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8366/8508082991_2750baf05a_b.jpg)

I want you, to check out the rest of the photos on The Catapult

http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3739
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Post by: Wolfman X on February 27, 2013, 01:48:03 AM
oh heck you finished!!! very nice and clean job falldog!
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Post by: lupes on February 27, 2013, 05:14:20 AM
That is one hell of a build, Falldog! Nicely done. Maybe I should give my Nu a flat finish after all...

Got my double funnel set! prepping parts now and I think I'll probably paint them tomorrow since I'm back on third shift now.
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Post by: Sonar on February 27, 2013, 11:20:28 AM
SIR, YESSIR!
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Post by: asian1skill on February 28, 2013, 01:39:16 AM
man i am so behind in this build thx to crappy weather lol. cant even paint a runner without it being windy or rainy
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Post by: Wolfman X on February 28, 2013, 03:07:39 AM
if it makes you feel any better, all ig ot is the shield, sabers and funnels and its been raining for a couple of days now. i got an airshow and a dinner to go for the weekend, that leaves friday off but im worried that day will be wet as well...
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Post by: babytheend on February 28, 2013, 03:49:41 AM
I think I'm going to have to drop out of the group build, as much as it pains me to do so. I've only had time to build the head, upper body, and some of both arms, and I'd rather not rush my build of this glorious MG. If I do end up finding time to finish it before the deadline, it's probably going to be stock colors with a flat finish, rather than the lovely Hi-Nu color scheme I came up with :(
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Post by: Xenomorph on February 28, 2013, 10:28:07 AM
Bit of an update.

I've gotten most the main armour pieces painted and will try to paint the rest over the weekend.

Not gonna show them all but here is a sample of what i have so far:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll20/Arckinvale/Nu%20Gundam/DSC_0052_zps73106fab.jpg)

P.S. This also turned up today

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll20/Arckinvale/DSC_0053_zps339358d2.jpg)
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Post by: khai62 on March 01, 2013, 02:01:34 AM
Finish the inner frame, sort of anyway...
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/184061_518053651580531_113037887_n.jpg)
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Post by: fury-s12 on March 01, 2013, 06:55:34 AM
I too am at that stage right there, except i fully built the head :p
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Post by: Sonar on March 01, 2013, 09:24:43 AM
Nice progress Khai & Xeno! Sorry to hear you won't make it BTE. Please be sure and post it up in this thread when it's finished anyhow ok?

Xeno that is some sweet looking khaki. :ninja:
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Post by: lupes on March 01, 2013, 09:32:40 AM
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/313493_10151334636473651_2015649880_n.jpg)

double your pleasure, double your fun...
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Post by: Sonar on March 01, 2013, 09:58:34 AM
double my "excitement"  :-*
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Post by: khai62 on March 02, 2013, 02:45:52 AM
Just finish up the torso, the eye kinda get lose in there tho...  
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/11529_518420964877133_1023842882_n.jpg)
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Post by: Sonar on March 02, 2013, 10:14:44 AM
TITANS
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Post by: lupes on March 02, 2013, 11:59:10 AM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/c37fde1e4f2233e2388baa3445e25323/tumblr_mj0g3fAr4z1qbtpmxo1_1280.jpg)

sonar you know the gauntlet link in the banner is missing a : and is busted right?

also bought a set of hi-nu decals to use on this since they are grey/black and will go with the suits colors better
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Post by: flamingeyebrows on March 03, 2013, 04:46:34 PM
Almost done with the torso, hopefully by end of the day.

Painted the little pilot because I am sadistic like that. :P


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


Also, played with my Ginsan today.


(http://i.imgur.com/KZsNyIjl.jpg?1)
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Post by: Epimethius on March 03, 2013, 05:01:37 PM
Angelo Sauper is a safe painter
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Post by: Hemish on March 03, 2013, 05:16:08 PM
LOL
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Post by: fury-s12 on March 03, 2013, 06:51:13 PM
Haha, nice work on the pilot dude
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Post by: Shaid on March 03, 2013, 09:07:23 PM
Well, the frame is all done (apart from a few touch ups, I think). All other parts are de-nubbed and ready for priming.

I'm going to be sorry to put the armour on.

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/IMG_2416.jpg)
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/IMG_2429.jpg)
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Post by: fury-s12 on March 03, 2013, 10:31:17 PM
I'll say, I've gun metal'd my frame ready to detail it and I don't wanna ruin it with armour haha
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Post by: Sonar on March 03, 2013, 10:54:40 PM
Someone please flame up those brows.

I didn't know the banner was busted. I'll fix it tomorree.
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Post by: flamingeyebrows on March 04, 2013, 04:58:13 PM
The top Half is finished.

(http://i.imgur.com/gwMJ3Nxl.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/HoOc0lol.jpg)

Next stop the lower half. And then the back pack and weapons. :P

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Post by: thepuddingcup11 on March 04, 2013, 05:30:17 PM
nice paint scheme btw here you go...lol
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Post by: Sonar on March 04, 2013, 05:36:15 PM
Haha! Chalk one win up to Puddingcup for that one. Needs more flame though.
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Post by: fury-s12 on March 04, 2013, 05:58:14 PM
Now that's am interesting scheme, the nu not the Photoshop ala paint
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Post by: flamingeyebrows on March 04, 2013, 06:59:15 PM
Thanks guys. I am glad that it turned out the way I intended.

Oh and, awesome Puddingcup! I especailly like how my eyebrows are on top of my hair. LOL you are the best at photoshop paint. :P
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Post by: Hemish on March 04, 2013, 07:07:31 PM
Looks like Ms Marvel costume > : )
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Post by: Wolfman X on March 04, 2013, 07:28:49 PM
Ms marvel inspired???
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Post by: thepuddingcup11 on March 04, 2013, 07:43:16 PM
come on guys that was 5 minutes work. i tried ok, i tried :(
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Post by: fury-s12 on March 04, 2013, 08:32:41 PM
Well this is turning out to be not as hard as i thought, so here is a sneak peek of whats to come for my nu... I don't know why its blue stupid phone, its not there's a white led behind the green frame.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bvmaLPNi078/UTR3Mm5K_VI/AAAAAAAAHtY/qqejxXwOOx4/s869/IMG_20130304_203649_1.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-sV74wHWogNQ/UTR3Mlj8cII/AAAAAAAAHtU/CtGpgkNBhzM/s868/IMG_20130304_203707.jpg)
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Post by: thepuddingcup11 on March 04, 2013, 08:39:19 PM
blue looks cool :)
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Post by: Sonar on March 04, 2013, 09:14:29 PM
Zed Oh Em Gee Fury.

I liked Pudding's work. Just low brow enough to appeal to me.

For the record, I am the best at Paint.

(http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/images/angelo.jpg)

....Well apart from maybe Jim'll Paint It (http://jimllpaintit.tumblr.com/).

 ;D
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Post by: thegunny on March 04, 2013, 10:08:14 PM
I'm pretty sure I saw that person marching down Oxford St in Sydney on the weekend.
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Post by: flamingeyebrows on March 04, 2013, 11:19:20 PM
I liked Pudding's work. Just low brow enough to appeal to me.

haha, I did too. I was just giving him a hard time.

I'm pretty sure I saw that person marching down Oxford St in Sydney on the weekend.

Christ, that must have been terrifying. :P

Looks like Ms Marvel costume > : )
Ms marvel inspired???

No, I think it's rather both Mrs Marvel and me and going for the same motif. As I finished painting it though, I thought it look a lot like Mrs Marvel's costume. But the Nu have nowhere near the big enough rack to rival her. :P
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Post by: Shaid on March 05, 2013, 09:12:47 AM
I spent last night sorting out colour breakdown, and sticking the pieces onto skewers. This kit has so many small pieces.

Colour separation now sorted out, and I'm still doing the red/orange Zeta Plus A1 scheme. Priming time tonight.
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Post by: Wolfman X on March 06, 2013, 06:15:45 PM
Labor day on Monday giving me the extra time to pump out the remaining parts to complete this and then roll it out onto the catapult. Weeeeeeeee
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Post by: Busterbeam on March 07, 2013, 05:55:24 AM
holy smokes there is so much win happening in this thread right now.

lupes - loving the double funnels man!  looking forward to some closeup shots
falldog - clean and crisp as usual!  awesome work.  im really impressed
flamingeyebrows - i love the unique scheme.  its going to look amazing when you're done!
shaid - you stole my heart with that frame man...  thats when of the best looking frames ive ever seen and perfect shot with the outdoor lighting.

man i cant wait until april when i can make a proper compilation post.

as for me... the weather in toronto hasnt been that great.  subzero most of the time so ive been doing detail painting indoors mostly but have been having some trouble with my paint mixtures.

i told myself that the next time i got injured during i build i'd use my blood as paint and here it is.  My psycho frame will have custom psycho joints (420 degrees).  This is the Gauntlet!  3 weeks to go!



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Post by: Wolfman X on March 09, 2013, 05:23:04 PM
(http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/857047_10152654881155445_1739906260_o.jpg)
Completed
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Post by: lupes on March 09, 2013, 06:21:46 PM
Bold. I dig it!

Decaling my Nu tomorrow after I grind out some commoission bs. Also, gotta work on the armor of my sinanju stein!
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Post by: Sonar on March 10, 2013, 07:31:02 AM
Oh wolfstrom, how I yearn to see your pro shoot!

@Lupes: "commission bs"? It has become that mundane to you now? For some of us "if only".. :P
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Post by: Wolfman X on March 10, 2013, 10:28:53 AM
its up
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3761.new#new
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Post by: khai62 on March 11, 2013, 05:02:31 AM
The suit is finish, now onto funnel and weapons.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/578496_523141617738401_1612908006_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/72622_523141651071731_1788099862_n.jpg)
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Post by: fury-s12 on March 11, 2013, 07:41:35 AM
Love it!
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Post by: lupes on March 12, 2013, 05:40:30 AM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/300307_10151355998403651_2017342610_n.jpg)

its about time i finished the shield up
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Post by: Sonar on March 12, 2013, 08:23:53 AM
The overall standard of quality in this Gauntlet is incredible. I mean, everyone who has ever finished a Gauntlet has produced a very high standard of work, but these Nu's are really quite amazing.

Lupes, I love it. The double funnel has added a new dimension. I think it actually needed the extra pink on the top half to really make it excel. That paint job is incredible BTW folks, taking into account that white is a bee-yiy-yitch to paint. Full marks.

Khai, you've nailed that Titans scheme!

Wolfman, I let you know how I felt about your effort in your Catapult thread.

Falldog I've expressed myself clearly about my position in regard to your work as well.

You guys are a credit to the Gunpla community, and I'm humbled to be a part of such amazing work. Thank you!
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Post by: Shaid on March 12, 2013, 09:06:21 AM
Painting finished. First clear coat tonight, then decals and so forth.

No pics in my WIP update things, because:

1: paint colour for the A1 scheme looks odd unassembled, though it matches the colour of my MG A1 kit pretty much spot on;
2: surprise bits wont be a surprise if revealed early;
3: I keep forgetting to take photos >_>

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Post by: lupes on March 12, 2013, 09:22:16 AM
The overall standard of quality in this Gauntlet is incredible. I mean, everyone who has ever finished a Gauntlet has produced a very high standard of work, but these Nu's are really quite amazing.

Lupes, I love it. The double funnel has added a new dimension. I think it actually needed the extra pink on the top half to really make it excel. That paint job is incredible BTW folks, taking into account that white is a bee-yiy-yitch to paint. Full marks.

Khai, you've nailed that Titans scheme!

Wolfman, I let you know how I felt about your effort in your Catapult thread.

Falldog I've expressed myself clearly about my position in regard to your work as well.

You guys are a credit to the Gunpla community, and I'm humbled to be a part of such amazing work. Thank you!

Let's not forget the obscene amount of masking i had to do to properly nail the karaba scheme ;) thank you though, sir!

khai: I LOVE that titans scheme, can't wait to see the rest of the gear on the kit.

Shaid: Can't wait to see it! It's a shame we're the only ones in the newtype style, haha.
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Post by: Shaid on March 12, 2013, 09:27:43 AM
Shaid: Can't wait to see it! It's a shame we're the only ones in the newtype style, haha.
Funny that we're both doing Zeta-variants, too.
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Post by: Falldog on March 12, 2013, 11:27:15 AM
The suit is finish, now onto funnel and weapons.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/578496_523141617738401_1612908006_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/72622_523141651071731_1788099862_n.jpg)
Soooo... when you gonna paint it? I know the plastic looks all pretty and smooth out of the box but this group build is about going to town with some paint!
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Post by: Sonar on March 12, 2013, 12:43:58 PM
Ooohhh.. endorsement +1

Oh and Lupes, the masking work was next level. ;)
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Post by: zahmad on March 12, 2013, 08:47:57 PM
^^Was going to say the same Falldog!
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Post by: Falldog on March 13, 2013, 10:51:19 AM
Not to self: Don't wear khaki shorts when painting
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Post by: Wolfman X on March 13, 2013, 11:09:43 AM
ohhh how come?? a year ago i wore a pair of cargo pants ( branded as well) during mecha workshop. was spray painting a part and i accidentally spilt the jar of paint and it went onto my cargo pants. was spewing
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Post by: Falldog on March 14, 2013, 06:02:53 AM
ohhh how come?? a year ago i wore a pair of cargo pants ( branded as well) during mecha workshop. was spray painting a part and i accidentally spilt the jar of paint and it went onto my cargo pants. was spewing

I got a bunch of blue on 'em while holding my dropper and thinking "Damn, it's a good thing I put down a drop cloth." Luckily it was acrylic and after a quick wash it's not too noticeable for public wear lol.
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Post by: flamingeyebrows on March 14, 2013, 05:56:00 PM
Finished the rest of ms. Now I just need to do the backpacks, fin funnels and the weapons. *sigh*

(http://i.imgur.com/803hi4rl.jpg)

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

I am pretty happy with the results so far considering this is the first MG I've properly painted. (MG ball doesn't count. :P)

I am not gonna do crazy mods to this one, just gonna try to paint it to the rest of my ability at this point. :)
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Post by: thepuddingcup11 on March 14, 2013, 06:22:11 PM
that looks really good was the lighting bolt done with tape?
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Post by: Hemish on March 14, 2013, 07:33:35 PM
Yeah liking that alot
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Post by: flamingeyebrows on March 14, 2013, 07:58:34 PM
that looks really good was the lighting bolt done with tape?

Yeah, with masking type. It was actually quite difficult to make the design match up cz I had to mask the pieces individually. :P

@ Hemish Thanks. I am happy with my improvement but still not 100%. :)

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Post by: Falldog on March 15, 2013, 12:59:10 AM
Looks great!

No one is ever 100% happy with a kit, there's always room for improvement on the next one!
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Post by: lupes on March 16, 2013, 04:13:22 AM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/486444_10151362022873651_1379949766_n.jpg)

with kind regards to Falldog.
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Post by: Shaid on March 18, 2013, 11:00:20 AM
Sneak ishty phone camera preview.
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/IMG_20130317_212717.jpg)
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Post by: khai62 on March 18, 2013, 11:57:12 AM
Now to decals >.>
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/598956_526408490745047_613844838_n.jpg)

Damnit i forget to attach the shield, will update this later.
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Post by: Torquamedus on March 18, 2013, 03:32:23 PM
not sure if I can finish this in time having some major adhesion issues with Tamiya acrylic bonding to Tamiya fine primer so ive had to get another kit and start again this time im gonna use enamals hopefully that will solve the issue
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Post by: flamingeyebrows on March 18, 2013, 03:43:56 PM
I discovered league of legend which is greatly inparing my ability finish this! :(
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Post by: Shaid on March 18, 2013, 03:56:23 PM
Don't get sucked into LoL, flybrows. It's just not worth it.

I'm at the same stage as Khai, decalhell.
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Post by: khai62 on March 18, 2013, 08:16:36 PM
A proper shots of it before going through the decal hell...
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/64311_526534847399078_588404555_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/429691_526534830732413_1428106738_n.jpg)
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Post by: Ethan on March 18, 2013, 08:32:14 PM
@Torquamedus: You can just use Goz's method of removing acrylic paint: http://www.ghostofzeon.com/diy/paintstrip/paintstrip.html, or go 50:50 with methylated spirits and windex, works the same. Don't waste such an impressive kit!!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on March 18, 2013, 10:47:58 PM
Nice to see people getting closer to the finish with just under two weeks to go! Everyone's kits are looking good, I'm especially impressed with how some folks are using 3rd party weapon sets and the like to give their Nu a really unique look.
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Post by: Wolfman X on March 18, 2013, 11:57:29 PM
I'll need to shoot mine with that option rifle I painted up for it lol
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Post by: Busterbeam on March 19, 2013, 06:00:21 AM
wow some crazy stuff going on in this thread!

lupes your funnel set with effect parts is nuts!  talk about taking it to the limit!

as far as how things are going with me... it's slowing coming together. I may be able to finish this on time.

I am realizing something about this Gauntlet though.  With the first one we were all familiar with the kit already and were just going through the last final push to actually finish the kits.

With this one all of us were coming in cold and had no idea what the Nu was going to be like.  As such I may have miscalculated with assembly and production procedures in order to produce a quality build in the required time frame.

This Nu Gundam is very advanced and innovative and I've really enjoyed taking my time building it.  I'd hate to rush through this thing... but deadlines are deadlines.  I wonder what it will become by April?

*copy and pasted from my blog.  check out the new look if you haven't already.  always looking for feedback*

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Bim2mvv6bmw/UUdwZ5Mgt2I/AAAAAAAACl8/cK_okRwjdVM/s1600/DSCF1460.JPG)
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Post by: Sonar on March 19, 2013, 08:35:43 AM
Buster: I like the formatting. Clean and easy to navigate. On my big screen there are big empty spaces to either side.
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Post by: Shaid on March 19, 2013, 09:53:27 AM
Empty spaces like that are pretty standard these days. Just shows up a bit on that design as the header isn't centred to match the content.

Looks nice, otherwise!
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Post by: Derringer on March 19, 2013, 03:57:36 PM
For the Ver Ka: Evolve style upside down vents successful

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/whalegamer2000/Current%20Project/Nu%20Museum/DSC01453.jpg)
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Post by: Hemish on March 19, 2013, 07:41:18 PM
Someone do one like this please?
Stunning work!
http://shunneige.blog.fc2.com/blog-category-12.html
(http://blog-imgs-54-origin.fc2.com/s/h/u/shunneige/201303181626099bd.jpg)
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Post by: lupes on March 21, 2013, 12:36:53 AM
Someone do one like this please?
Stunning work!
http://shunneige.blog.fc2.com/blog-category-12.html
(http://blog-imgs-54-origin.fc2.com/s/h/u/shunneige/201303181626099bd.jpg)


i'm going to go weep at how much of a sham of a builder i am now

(while unrelated to the Nu ver. Ka, Gentei kits have gotten their RG Karab/Karaba Zeta gundams in yes yes yes)
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Post by: khai62 on March 22, 2013, 05:10:22 PM
Finally completed the decal hell process, have to use decal from other kit since some don't fit or not visible with the color scheme. Now hoping to have a clear weather to top coat...
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/429744_528011237251439_981649857_n.jpg)
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Post by: flamingeyebrows on March 23, 2013, 11:02:31 PM
No new development here I am afraid. I have nasal surgery scheduled for monday and I have no idea how long the recovery will take. The surgery is in Coffs so I am taking my unfinished pieces down hoping I can paint them but at this point I am not sure I can finish them in time. :( Oh well, at least it will be finished by Gold Coast Supanova. :)
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Post by: Busterbeam on March 24, 2013, 06:23:36 AM
derringer - really looking forward to the finished product.  nice work on the vents.
hemish - awesome link!  i used a lot of that stuff on my fb page so thanks for that.
khai - thats Titans look is a Nu after my own heart!  looking fantastic man!
flamingeyebrows - sounds like you wont be in much of a condition to do any modeling.  your health comes first!  good luck and wish you a speedy recovery.  this topic will still be active after the deadline so... anyone who cant make it can just post here when they can.  at this rate i may BARELY make it.

just like the first Gauntlet... always leaving things to the last minute.

here are some pics.  much more and a write up on my blog.  also redesigned it again.  combining the new design with the old one.  I'll be sticking with this layout.  big things coming my friends.  big things.  i'll be going back to blogging more earnestly in April.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wRL2UE8SjEM/UU4UFFdW2oI/AAAAAAAACnA/P62QnGS2WHI/s1600/009.JPG)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2d7dBJiGEJU/UU4UHG7IMeI/AAAAAAAACno/ucJ5SozyA2o/s1600/024.JPG)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xJsYMm_ZJVM/UU4UHacuLVI/AAAAAAAACn4/_Fkj0Q9MAOY/s1600/029.JPG)

And now the final stages... time to get serious!

(http://blogs.unity3d.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/explosion.jpg)
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Post by: Shaid on March 24, 2013, 10:25:03 AM
Hope you make it, Buster. You love cutting these things close.

I'm done. Here's an overly bright preview while I wait for the sun to move a bit further in the sky to a better photography position.
Also this picture has no backpack. Yes, I'm leaving one arm and one leg armourless. I like the frame too much to cover it all up.

I have to say, though, this kit is designed to have a shiny frame. Look at all the spots (esp on the chest) the frame shows through. So sexy.
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/finished-preview.jpg)
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Post by: Xenomorph on March 24, 2013, 06:31:39 PM
bit of an update. All the armour pieces are now painted and all that is left to do is the vent/thrusters, as well as the under side of the funnels.

Only problem is that I'm not sure if it will be finished in time.
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Post by: Shaid on March 24, 2013, 07:14:15 PM
As I said earlier: better pics. I'm all finished!

Click below for my Catapult post.
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/gallery/mg-nu-plus-ver-ka/img_2534.jpg) (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3782)

Good luck to everyone else for finishing! The decal stage is long.
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Post by: Hemish on March 24, 2013, 09:10:15 PM
Very nice, those colours look great, the only thing I'm not fond off is the arm armour off the left arm, it's alright from the side view but when you look at it any other way and there is the hole in there it kind of takes away from the awesomeness that is here.
Saying that there is a super amount of Awesomeness right here folks
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Post by: Falldog on March 25, 2013, 09:40:56 AM
Lookin' sexy!
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Post by: Sonar on March 25, 2013, 10:33:28 AM
Shaid that's killer! This GB has produced so many amazing colour schemes.

Looking forward to Buster's down-to-the-wire post!
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Post by: khai62 on March 26, 2013, 04:41:10 AM
Finally finish it.
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8529/8589696278_a268aa30fe.jpg)
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3786.0
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Post by: lupes on March 29, 2013, 12:26:35 AM
Just three days left (going by my EST timezone) everyone! Will busterbeam manage to cross the finish line in time? Will a lot of those other people who signed up and then vanished reappear as the bell tolls? I went back through the thread and found that it looks like only seven out of nineteen entrants have finished the Gauntlet! That's to be expected with such a huge kit and a short deadline. That's why we call it the Gauntlet though! I've long since moved on to my next big thing (http://lupes.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/showdown-wip-4-hi-stein/) but I'm still holding out for some last minute entries to cross the finish line!

With the end looming, I'm sure we'll start rounding up folks to do the judging for the finished kits and that we'll have info on prizes soon. Gotta talk to our main man Sonar and see what our lovely sponsors have available for us.

Since it might take me an extra day or two to really get up something substantial I want to thank each and every one of you who took the time to read the thread, join the GB or offer feedback on kits while we were working on them. This GB wouldn't have been the same without the major contributions from everyone and I'm really proud to have been a part of such a huge thread. I hope the next time we see a release like the Nu ver. Ka we can get the Old Guard back together and have another amazing group build like this.
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Post by: Xenomorph on March 29, 2013, 06:27:41 AM
Well I should have the model painted, but having it decaled and panel lined will be a different story sadly  :(
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Post by: Busterbeam on March 30, 2013, 09:03:21 AM
i may just barely make it...  we'll see.  post 500!
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Post by: Xenomorph on March 31, 2013, 09:53:49 AM
Well i have finished all the painting, but sadly will not have all the decals and washes done on time.  :(

So anywho here is where I am with it.

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll20/Arckinvale/Nu%20Gundam/DSC_0058_zps7f2543d2.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll20/Arckinvale/Nu%20Gundam/DSC_0059_zps7cc44422.jpg)
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Post by: Hemish on March 31, 2013, 12:10:54 PM
Looking good
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Post by: fury-s12 on March 31, 2013, 04:42:56 PM
I like it, ive been thinking of an orange theme to but way more orange lol but I like your use of the off white (looking) color too
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Post by: Shaid on March 31, 2013, 08:14:45 PM
All the cool kids are doing orange themed Nu's. ;)
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Post by: Xenomorph on March 31, 2013, 08:32:35 PM
Hell yeah :P
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Post by: Busterbeam on April 01, 2013, 01:59:05 PM
2 minutes before the deadline.  Barely survived!
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Post by: khai62 on April 01, 2013, 02:43:18 PM
Really interesting.  :o
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Post by: fury-s12 on April 01, 2013, 03:54:04 PM
thats alot of over-spray on the blinds there, the kit looks interesting though lol
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Post by: lupes on April 01, 2013, 10:08:40 PM
is that the Unicorn faceplate and horn on that thing?! Nice work BB, can't wait to see more pictures! Way to go making it in just under the deadline too.

This GB is now CLOSED and OVER! I'll get in touch with Sonar about our next step regarding this thing. I'll type up a nice big blog post with a compilation of all the finished kits and my thoughts on each. Way to go to everyone who managed to finish this thing and thank you all for entering and taking part!
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Post by: Sonar on April 02, 2013, 10:36:33 AM
2 minutes to spare Buster!! On the razor's edge mate. Well done!

I'll contact HLJ about prizes once you blog the wrap up, I will repost on GAF blog and send them a link to check it out.
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Post by: lupes on April 03, 2013, 11:21:58 AM
The End. (http://lupes.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/the-end/)
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Post by: Gaijin Gunpla on April 03, 2013, 11:46:17 AM
Finally finish it.
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8529/8589696278_a268aa30fe.jpg)
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3786.0

This is the greatest thing I have ever seen anywhere ever.
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Post by: fury-s12 on April 03, 2013, 12:50:52 PM
Great write up lupes!
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Post by: Derringer on April 04, 2013, 08:16:09 AM
Hmmmah I didn't make it in time, but I still plan to finish my Nu this year. =)
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Post by: Sonar on April 04, 2013, 10:59:14 AM
That was a great write up (http://lupes.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/the-end/) Lupes, thank you. I LOL'd @ "people think I'm Australian".

Buster that was an awesome back story. Definitely looking forward to seeing the 4.20 fully loaded out.

I have reposted at GA Blog along with a few words, links, and thank you's: GAF Gauntlet 3 Blog Wrap Up Post (http://gundamaustralia.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/gundam-australia-gauntlet-3-not-just.html)

Big respect and massive thank you to Lupes for heading up another incredible Gauntlet. Anyone who has followed the goings on at GAF over the years will know that with each Gauntlet we have achieved an amazing level of quality with all finishers, and this is no exception. In fact this is my favourite selection of finished kits to date and I find it impossible to pick a favourite. They are all just that good.

Monumental thanks to Fury for the Gundam Schemer Apps (http://www.gundamaustralia.com/App/) .. Amazing work. God tier.

Thank you to our sponsors Hobbylink Japan (http://www.hlj.com/top/gun) for your continued support. Show your gratitude by clicking our banner and buying some Gunpla! :)

Thank you to all of the participants in The Gauntlet 3.0 Congratulations guys you have officially blown me away.

A special shoutout to Derringer (http://www.bluefincorp.com/catalog/) for his Nu comparison topic "The Nuseum" (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3586.0) showcasing three generations of Nu Kits. I love a good comparison and Derringer's thread was highly detailed and very interesting to read. Thanks for your contribution to the forum mate!

Finally thank you to all of the members of the Gundam Australia Forum. You are the Australian Gunpla community and it is your participation and enthusiasm that makes GAF a great place to be.

I will have some confirmation on the prizes for you guys as soon as HLJ get back to me.

Now could someone trawl the last 30 something pages and come up with a complete list of finishers for all categories? Did we have any speed/hyperspeed finishers? Also can you let me know who is judging the winners? I hope it isn't me! Perhaps we could put it to a poll and let GAF choose? Who didn't quite make it? I seem to remember a couple of very nice looking builds along the way.. Flamebrows?

;D
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Post by: lupes on April 04, 2013, 10:26:02 PM
Aside from the ones listed in the blog post, Flamebrows, Xenomorph and MamoruMiyano came close to the finish line- they're all right there on the cusp of having the kit finished but are missing a few things here and there (or in the case of MamoruMiyano, a "finished" post? That kit looks pretty well done in the last WIP post!).

Speed style entrants both finished, Joe @ 15.5 hrs and Targ @ ..no bag picture posted, so I don't think we can actually count that one? I can get a time though, I'm sure.

Hyperspeed times (for straightbuild, prepaint) are as follows:

Lupes- 10.75 hrs
GaiGun- 7.75 hrs

No one else had timestamped pictures. :(

I think a poll is a good way to go for the voting on this one- a  lot of folks were involved with it and hell, the OP post even says "As decided by YOU, GAF!".
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Wolfman X on April 05, 2013, 01:50:53 AM
this has been a very fun group build for me since the rezel gb. would love to join more in the future :)
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: zenma5ter on April 05, 2013, 10:26:29 AM
Fuuuhhh, amazing! Well done guys for finishing with top notch standards!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Joe on April 05, 2013, 03:17:02 PM
I've seen some truly inspirational work here, everyone!  Great job!  I especially love the Zeta III and Titans themed paint jobs, but everyone did some great work with this kit.

Cheers, everyone!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: Busterbeam on April 09, 2013, 07:15:53 AM
yeah fantastic work everyone.  really happy that i could participate in this.  a great learning experience for me and very honoured to be working alongside such awesome modelers!  you guys put me to shame!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: lupes on April 21, 2013, 04:54:36 PM
Just a quick post to let you guys know that a poll WILL be going up for people to vote on for their favorites, I'm just waiting on the from the man Sonar what's going on prize-wise before making said polls.

Quote from: Sonar
I asked for some things that weren't released yet or said order stop so they asked me to contact them again when they were in stock. I checked this week & will check again next week.

If ANYONE CAN HELP GATHER EXIF DATA FOR THE SPEED CATEGORIES, I WOULD MUCH APPRECIATE IT. The speed builds didn't see a lot of activity and it's a bit tough to see who took how long, as mentioned in a previous post I only have times for a very small number of people. I'll be making separate polls for the categories that have enough entrants finished to prevent clutter and confusion. Thank you for being patient everyone!
Title: Re: Not Just for Show! - The Nu Gundam ver. Ka Gauntlet [RULES UPDATED 12/17/12]
Post by: MamoruMiyano on April 23, 2013, 09:16:26 AM
Uh oh, I haven't checked this in a while. Sorry guys, I was so busy in the past 4 months, I had to drop every gunpla matters, uni stuffs and part-time work kinda shoved craps on me. I'm glad at least I can bring the Nu to the final stage. Will post the result as soon as I have time to finish it. Cheers !!! And grats to all the winner !! Well done !