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Messages - dj898

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The Catapult / HGUC MSM-03/C Hy-Gogg
« on: June 04, 2020, 03:49:07 PM »

The Catapult / Re: 1/144 scale RX-75 Guntank Mass Production Type
« on: November 07, 2019, 06:21:29 PM »

The Catapult / HGUC Guntank Mass Production Type (updated pics)
« on: November 07, 2019, 08:20:30 AM »

The Catapult / Monaka Gunpla Build - 1/144 MSK-008 Dijeh
« on: July 17, 2019, 10:14:38 AM »
Another old Gunpla kit built using the Moanaka build method. :)
Before start you can check out what this old kit is looked like with the straight build over

And after this and that and what not :p here's what it looks like. :)

Not much of articulation but at least it now looks decent just like HGUC kits - which is the whole point of Monaka build. :p

Yea I know. It's been a very long time. Well many things happened - my family got expanded and we moved to house and etc. Anyhow here's my latest take on the so called "Monaka Gunpla Build" technique. It's popularized by the Model Graphix article on the same subject.

Itís the popular build method where the old Gunpla kits are modified to look more modern or close to the illustration. Reason why it's called Monaca is that the old Gunpla kits have the seam line right in the middle all the way from top to bottom, just like the Japanese snack, Monaka. (see the wiki link below for the photo)

They put out the compilation of articles in the mook as you can see in the below link. Check with Kinokuniya bookshop if you are in Sydney as they sometimes carries this and other related mooks.

Anyhow this kit is the old 1/144 MS-06Z Gunpla which a lot of gunpla modelers patiently waiting for the Bandai to release the retooled revision.

Ok. firstly here's the old kit in its full glory.
(The one with the cigarette pack is the OOB pic from

And then my take on this old Gunpla kit after the Monaca Gunpla building process. :p

Sure there are many areas that can be improved upon but I'm satisfied with this build. I do have the MS-06Z-2 aka MSN-01 kit unopened so who know what I will add/improve when I get around to build it as the Monaca Gunpla buid. :)

Engineering Corps / Re: colour mixing question
« on: January 31, 2017, 06:40:53 PM »
another option will be decan TS49 and use it with AB :)

Mobile Suit Hangar / Lunar II Spec RGM-79L GM Light Armour
« on: October 29, 2016, 01:24:03 PM »
Like Jaburo produced RGM-79 based RGM-79L there's another version of GM Light Armour based on the Lunar II produced RGM-79. As the based GM units were slightly different the resulting GM Light Armour were also different as well.

Based on that info here's first mockup using the HGUC kits and few junk parts.

As you can see it's rough mock up and need some more changes.
Namely the shoulder needs to be changed as they do look like just bare inner frame with the armour removed.

Now it looks more likely. :)

With little bit more clean up it looks like very much near the painting stage.
Just few more spot detailing if I have time to tinker with...

Engineering Corps / Re: Plastic on Polycap?
« on: December 24, 2014, 08:26:13 PM »
I do believe I know the one you are referring
but I have my doubt how durable that is as never used it meself :)

Engineering Corps / Re: Plastic on Polycap?
« on: December 24, 2014, 09:27:49 AM »
you cannot glue polycap to plastic.
what you can do however is build small plastic housing where the poly part is inside then you can glue two plastics together... :)

The Catapult / Re: HG Z'gok vs RX-78-2
« on: July 26, 2013, 12:33:54 PM »
only criticism if I may would be that I'd like to see them more closer...which will increase the urgency/impact of the scene.  Other then that it is great work!!! :)

Engineering Corps / Re: How to achieve this?!?!
« on: June 26, 2013, 11:24:51 AM »
apply thin coat of Tamiya grey putty and light brushing with "old" toothbrush...
you don't really want the zimmerit effect pronounced unless you are working in 1/35 or 1/48 scale~ :)

Engineering Corps / Re: Project Flow Chart
« on: March 18, 2013, 03:37:38 PM »
ok here's dad's take~

1. Save money for the kit and then spend on things for kids
2. Save again and spend on things for missus
3. Save again and finally buy the kit
4. Managed to bring it in without missus finding out
5. Opened the box & Read manual & closed/put aside
6. Opened the box and closed/put aside
7. Wait till everyone have gone bed and then open the box and closed/put aside coz little one had woken up
8. Wait till everyone have gone bed and then open the box and then cut off all the parts and put them into small containers per section
9. Trim and sand when ever there's chance of free time - which isn't much sadly
10. Rinse & Repeat (9) till all parts are done
11. Assemble, put aside till the assembly is done
12. Disassemble & sand and glue
13. Rinse & repeat (12) till all components are done
14. Put them back into the box and wait till missus take kids to in-law's house for annual visit
15. Pull out all the necessary gears and tackle it full on
16. Rinse & repeat (15) till the painting is all done
17. Finish the kit and put it into the box and store away - unless you don't mind kids take it and play it with their Barbie dolls~ :x

Mobile Suit Hangar / Re: Diorama concept- Non Militarized mobile suits
« on: March 07, 2013, 07:28:32 AM »
fire fighting zaku, huh?
what's wrong with water shoot out of its groin armor - first flipped open of coz then the machine gu... I mean water pipe poking out that shoot out the water~
for extra brownie make the water into golden anti-reactive chemical liquid... :p

Engineering Corps / Re: Cloaks
« on: February 05, 2013, 03:50:32 PM »
I did some what similar but only off to the rough concept stage.
with one of diorama/vignette I needed the Zeon flag on the pole in size with MG Zaku.
thought of rolled out epoxy putty but after failing to keep them in shape while drying up I thought of carving a block of clay for the shape the flag is to be and then once that block is dried pushed against the other yet to set clay block - effectively making the mold set.

After that get the thin sheet of aluminum and make it into the shape using the mold set.
But the problem was I have no way to keep the thin aluminum from deforming during the handling.

back to drawing board I suppose...

Engineering Corps / Re: Citadel Inks
« on: January 25, 2013, 09:19:11 AM »
I dislike them for panel lines because they're more of a pain to clean up than enamels.

I often use the Artist Ink for that. It's easy to apply over Gunze/Tamiya Acrylics, wipe and top coat~

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