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Mobile Suit Hangar / HG 1/144 Tieren
« on: October 22, 2016, 02:54:08 AM »
My project of the old Dom Tropical Test Type has been postponed because I want to focus on this one. This is a build for a local group build; the topic is Long range weapon. My entry is a tieren long range cannon type.
Here is the cannon, this one is from a 1/35 tank


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So, I'm thinking about buying a TSF figure from the Muv-luv series. After doing some research, I found that there are 2 choices for me: the 18cm from Volks and the 12.5cm from Revoltech (I'm a little bit lazy now so no kotobukiya this time).
My question is that which one has better paint job and quality control? The big size of the Volks is tempting, but I care more about the  overal quality of the figure.

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Mobile Suit Hangar / 1/100 Dom Tropical Test Type
« on: August 14, 2016, 01:21:17 AM »
I'm very curious about this old style kit so I decided to make it my next project  ;D . I've just pre assembled it using some clear tape
My plan is simple - add some panel lines and raise details  :D


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The Catapult / MG Leo Custom
« on: August 01, 2016, 11:27:04 PM »
Hello! This is my latest work: my very own Leo custom. I'm a big fan of the Leo from the Wing series. Sadly, there isn't a Leo kit that is available at a reasonable price so I decided to build my own from the tallgeese. Let's say that I made lots of compromises in order to make the building process smooth for me.
Here is what I did:
+ reshape the head, the armor on the right shoulder, the chest, the side and rear skirt, the ankle armor, and the feet
+ make the main camera on the head, the shield hanger on the left shoulder, the knee armor, the sides of the feet, and the gun
Hope you like it  :D








Look! It even has an ejection port  ^-^





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The Catapult / HG Build Off HGUC GM Striker 2nd place
« on: June 26, 2016, 01:54:22 AM »
Don't tell me that I'm the first to finish... anyway here it is. the color is off, I should have used a gray primer.
In order to make the painting easier, I removed the pegs holding the elbow joints to the lower hands. I also had to make a C joints mod for the lower legs for the same reason.
I can't find any info on the thrusters on the soles of the feet, so I made a guess there.
One more thing, I removed the seams on the knee armor which they skipped on the manual. I have no idea why they didn't do that; it's not that hard, even I could do that.

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The Catapult / 1/144 Blaze Zaku Phantom
« on: June 18, 2016, 02:52:16 AM »
A small simple kit that I bought a long time ago. Let's say that I need some distraction to relax after all the mistakes I made while building the GM Striker. I scratch built the beam gun mounting on the right shoulder armor, and remove the not-so-spiky spikes on the shield. Also, no wizard pack.







I also put a poly cap inside the beam gun so it can rotate


It went from there to here. So, I'm quite proud of it  ^-^


P/s: "Sieg Zeon"!!!

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Officer's Bulletin / One short question about the Hi-v
« on: February 24, 2016, 11:53:19 PM »
This question is kinda stupid... Anyone knows what the "hi" in "Hi-v" means?

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The Catapult / SD EX-STANDARD RX-0 Unicorn Gundam (Destroy mode)
« on: January 29, 2016, 11:14:12 PM »
Finally... This kit has a lot of small details to paint. I used spray can for the silver and model master clear green for the psycho frame. BTW, painting the backpack was a pain in the... rear end
Hope you like the pictures. Enjoy!









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SD/BB Kits / SD Gundam EX-Standard RX-0 Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)
« on: December 16, 2015, 06:42:20 PM »
SD Gundam EX Standard RX-0 Unicorn (Destroy mode)

Year of release: 2015
Release number: 05
Size & weight: 25cm x 15cm x 5cm H, 100g (estimated)
Cost: 600 yen (I got mine for about 10 AUD)
Origin: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

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Sortie Analysis / Mobile suit Gundam: Iron-blooded orphans Discussion
« on: October 05, 2015, 02:05:18 PM »
It's finally here! I watched the 1st episode yesterday and thought that it is pretty good. It's not something drastically different, but it's a nice change nevertheless. So, here is what I think about the series:
- Plot and setting: Still is the struggle between Earth and her colonies. But this time, we have colony on Mars. The first episode went awesome with some fighting on the planet, but I expect that it will move to outer space soon enough. Personally, I would love to have at least half the series taking place on Mars or Earth. I have nothing against space fights but I love the effect of gravity on the battles.
  The plot moves quite fast in the 1st episode and we jump into the a big fight immediately. So, no complain here. Only a little bit of the back story was revealed; however, it's quite enough for the time being.

- Character: It's nice to see that the main character -Mikazuki Augus - is not some random teenager who randomly find the gundam laying around and jump into the cockpit. He actually has the combat experience and competence to pilot the suit. He's a little bit cold and distant but he has a good amount of interaction with others which indicates that he is not a sociopath who can do nothing but pilot gundams and murder people.
  Some people said that Aina, who apparently is the heroine of the show if the writer doesn't decide to kill her off mid way through  the show, is a copy of Relena Peacecraft. It's too early to tell but I don't think so based on what I've seen so far. She's precisely what she is described in the story - a naive girl.

- Art and Animation: superb. The fight scene is fast, but I still managed to catch most of the things going on. The characters are well designed and I can easily tell who is whom. The MS design is unique and interesting. I don't like the heels of the Graze though

- Music: BGM is all good, but I don't like the ending song.

This is what I think, How about you? Any predictions?

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RGM-89S2 Stark Jegan Heavy Type ('Stark Jegan H' for short)

(I think that the eye looks really nice  ;D the light was just perfect; I didn't even notice this brilliant eye until I checked the photos.)

  U.C. 94, the stealing of the Sinanju Stein by Full Frontal raised the concern of a possible military build-up of the Neo Zeon "The Sleeves". At the same time,  the construction of several new warship by the Sleeves was confirmed by the EFSF. In order to counter this new threat, EFSF requested an upgrade in firepower for  their anti-ship MS - The RGM-89S Stark Jegan. Anaheim Electronics proposed several upgrade packages, and the package 02 was accepted and named RGM-89S2 Stark Jegan Heavy Type. 5 RGM-89S Stark Jegan aboard the Nahel Argama received this upgrade package in June U.C. 95., and they formed the squadron "Star". 4 months later, They made their combat debut in a skirmish against a battle group of 5 Sleeves warships. Star squadron was credited for the destruction of 2 out of 3 destroyed hostile warships. Due to this success, another 10 Stark Jegan were planned to be upgraded. U.C. 96, the Nahel Argama took part in the Laplace Conflict, and the MS team aboard the ship suffered heavy casualties. 3 Stark Jegan H were lost and 2 pilots were confirmed KIA. Stark Jegan H unit 01 and 04 survived the conflict suffering minor damages. After The Laplace Conflict had ended, the Sleeves  was no longer considered a threat to the Earth Federation and all planned Stark Jegan H were cancelled. Remaining units were put to storage and pilots were transferred back to the Standard Stark Jegan.
  AE made the following upgrades for the Stark Jegan H:
   New hard points for mounting missiles on the missiles launcher and 2 legs. This doubles the firepower of the upgraded Stark Jegan.
   The left arms also receive 2 hard points to mount the 2 beam-disfusing missiles (the scaled down version of the ones used by the General Revil)
   The Stark Jegan H was equiped with a new beam rifle. This beam rifle is fully automatic, and its rate of fire rivals that of a beam galting gun.  A mini generator is installed inside the right hand beam saber compartment to power the rifle.
   The MS outer armor is treated with an experimental anti beam coating. This coating provides excellent protection against ship-borne anti-MS guns. On the downside, this coating is glossy increasing the MS visibility.

  That's the end of my own fantasy. Now, let's talk about the model. First thing first, there are A LOT of things that could have been better. Well, what's done is done. I hand painted some areas; some turned out to be good while others are quite disappointing to put it frankly. However, I do believe that I managed to pull off most of the things that I originally wanted to do.  For the colour, I decided to use a darker shade of green than that in the original colour scheme. I actually use 5 shades of  green on this kit; not sure that the camera picked them up though (well, it's not that noticable to begin with). About the modification, I haven't been very good at modding stuffs ; thus, they are not very clean looking. The modifications on the arms were actually added at the last minute; so I did manage to mess it up a little bit (hint: it involes CA glue running amok)
  Here is what I added to the kit
  • Reflective paper for the cameras on the head and missile launchers. I also add a clear piece with a silver backing inside the head

That's what I used. I bought the whole sheet of clear thingie in a bookstore for a little more than half an AUD; It's for car decoration I think. And yes, it's the side of a toothpaste box. It has a very nice sheen with the right light so I thought I might save it; just in case. This is the result:

  • New recessed panel line on the missile launchers, chest, arms, back skirt, and thighs
  • Raised details on the feet and back skirt
  • Decals (actually, I did use 4 stickers on this kit, feel free to point out if you notice them :) they're kind of obvious though; I was lazy and didn't feel like buying a whole sheet of decal for just 4 little markings :()
  • New custom beam rifle
  • 4 missiles on the sides of the missile launchers (my original plan was to use the 2 missile launchers from the HGUC Unicorn full armor, but a certain guy snatched it off the hobby store before me  ???)
  • 2 missiles on the left arm
  • new parts (from a 1/35 T-54) on the right arm
  • 2 missile launchers mounting on the legs. I drilled a hole on each leg armor piece  and added a poly cap part on the other side so the missile launchers can rotate around.

------------------------Time for the picture------------------------
I think that this pose is pretty much mandatory when we have missile launchers hanging on our models










------------------------Close up------------------------























------------------------Some poses with weapons just for fun------------------------










Thanks for reading  and good luck fellow group builders!

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Engineering Corps / hand-brush flat clear
« on: July 26, 2015, 07:12:38 PM »
A friend of mine asked me about this. Since I have only used Mr. Hobby flat clear rattle cans, I wonder if anyone have any experience with hand-brushing flat clear (my personal advice for him was using a rattle can or getting an airbrush)


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1/144 Scale Kits / HGUC RGM-89S Stark Jegan
« on: June 20, 2015, 06:43:00 PM »
-Year released: 2010
-Release number: HGUC 104
-Size & weight: 31.1 x 19.2 x 8.3 cm / 360g (taken from hlj.com)
-Rough cost: $13 at hlj.com
-Origin of unit: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn


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Officer's Bulletin / MG Unicorn
« on: June 20, 2015, 01:45:20 AM »
Hi!
I'm looking for a MG Unicorn, and this time I want something different. So, I'm interested in the Unicorn Titanium Finish (hlj has it restocked in July). However, I wonder if the MG Unicorn is undergated. You see, I don't like to have visible nubs on the main attraction of my shelf.
Thank you in advance.

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Mobile Suit Hangar / My first MG - a Zaku 2.0 Char
« on: May 10, 2015, 02:14:49 AM »
Have some free time, so I decided to crack open the new box I just receive last Thursday! (just ignore the "built" in the second picture  :-\)




I built my first model kit 2 years ago on 30/4 (that's probably the biggest annual celebration in my country so it's kind of easy to remember). It was a F4F Wildcat with a what-if colour scheme. I only used 2 tools at that time - a paper knife and a nail nipper, and believe it or not, I still have them. The tip of the knife is blunt now, but the rest of it is still somewhat acceptable (for me at least)


I saw them yesterday, so I decided to build something with them... to celebrate the past I guess. I know that the result won't be very nice; thus, I chose to build the inner frame of the MG Zaku.
Detail wise, it's a feast for the eyes. However, it seems that Bandai has used this mold a lot since it has some thick flash here and there. The progress so far:
 



There's no point in trying too hard to remove some certain nub marks such as this one:

Nice bend  :D nothing popping out so far.

The hand, I did separate the fingers:


Thanks for watching!

P/s: My girlfriend keeps saying that my SD Zaku is an ad for Heineken  :o

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