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 1 
 on: September 18, 2017, 08:33:23 PM 
Started by swisssonlee - Last post by Amiisato
Your information is very good.

 2 
 on: September 18, 2017, 08:33:03 PM 
Started by dominict - Last post by Amiisato
I like your information a lot.

 3 
 on: September 15, 2017, 02:02:02 AM 
Started by dominict - Last post by dominict
Hey everyone,

I built the blue commander type brave about 8 years ago and it was an instant hit in my mind. It's a unique design that's super sleek, menaning and put on a great show plowing through the ELS in the 00 movie. I loved the blue so much that for the first brave I didn't paint it, just panel lined and top coated.

But recently I came across the standard type and had to re-experience it.

Customisations:
 - covered up all the holes at the back of the knees, head fins, elbows.
 - extended the arm length by 2mm.
 - changed the shape of the feet, lengthening the front to a sharp point and the extending the read into two prongs.
 - scratch built a combat knife. The blade is a piece of pla plate cut to shape and bevelled. The handle is the spare handle from the rifle slightly modified.

Set up work:
 For this project I imagined the brave is flying close to the surface in it's MA mode, dodging shots from an overhead enemy. When an opportunity shows itself the brave seamlessly transforms, turns to face its opponent, dispatch them with a well placed rifle shot and transform back to MA mode to continue cruising. I wanted to capture that moment when the enemy pilot is looking down the barrel of the Brave's drake howling, lamenting how utterly screwed they are.

So for this project I fixed the Brave in a single position. To emulate overhead lighting I painted the whole model in black, then painted it from above between 45 degrees and directly above in white; so the model is pre-shaded.

Purple Armour Paint:
 - Grey primer
 - Black then white pre-shade (described above)
 - Purple paint
 - panel line with blue enamel paint

White Armour Paint:
 - Grey primer
 - Black then white pre-shade (described above)
 - Purple paint
 - White paint
 - panel line with blue enamel paint

Black armour paint:
 - Grey primer
-  Black then white pre-shade (described above)
 - Black base
 - Dark grey (95% black + 5% white) in the centre of panels
 - panel line with blue enamel paint

Frame paint:
 - Grey primer
 - Black Base
 - Gun metal
 - Silver dry brush
 - Black enamel wash

Now pictures:


























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 on: September 15, 2017, 01:06:31 AM 
Started by dominict - Last post by dominict
Hey everyone, I think it's been a 5 years since I last posted. It's good to be back.

I put together this HG GM Custom for the BAKUC 2016 in Malaysia. I'd been looking for a GM type MS that I liked for quite some time and the Custom ticked all the important boxes. I especially like the head, it's not flashy but it still looks professional, like the gunpla version of a good suit.

Customisations:
 - drilled a hole in the top of the backpack to house the second beam saber.
 - added the arm gauntlet (from the HGBF EZ-8 SR kit) to the GM's right forearm.
 - drilled a hole in the butt to fit a clear rod that connects it to the base
 - added plaplate to the front of the ankle guard and bottom of the foot (think the red parts on the bottom of the full armor thunderbolt gundam's foot)
 - scribed a line across the chest

Brown Armour Paint:
 - Grey primer
 - Preshaded with brown, which was a bit of a waste as it's not noticable anymore <_<
 - Base colour is a 50/50 mixture of tan and brown
 - Applied random pieces of tape for the camo
 - 2nd base colour is pure tan
 - Minor detail parts painted with grey enamel paint.
 - panel line with brown gundam marker

Blue armour paint:
 - Grey primer
 - Base colour is greyish blue (I'll have to check)
 - panel line with black gundam marker

Frame paint:
 - Grey primer
 - Base colour is dark grey
 - Black enamel wash

Other details:
 - Added clear colouring around the sensors to simulate them glowing. I think I went overboard covering too great an area and next time I will dilute the clear colour with some gloss to lighten it,
 - Painted the thrusters with a mix of clear red, yellow, orange green and blue (the technique is from a video from GundamInfo but looks like it's been removed), though I went overboard and will scale it back for next time.
 - painted the pipes on the back of the knees gold.   

The base
 - used a photo frame from Daiso because it's CHEAP!
 - the larger 'rock' bits are lumps of polystyrene held in place with epoxy putty. The clear plastic rod is pushed into the polystyrene and reinforced with epoxy putty.
 - the bed is a mixture of wood glue, sand, stones and a few polystyrene chunks poured/painted on with a brush.
 - The whole is painted with the grey primer and then tan.
 - Finally, I applied a brown wash to the whole thing.

It was a really fun build and a great learning experience, if you're looking for a simple HG to build and customise I recommend the GM Custom.

Now pictures:
















 5 
 on: September 14, 2017, 10:08:17 AM 
Started by Thepartsguy - Last post by thegunny
Let's face it, it was a long shot that anyone would have the major internal leg pieces of an OVA Unicorn just lying around spare  ;)

As for the Strike V-fin, Bandai do a Builders Parts set called Non Scale MS Blade 01 which has various V-fins and there are a few other aftermarket v-fins floating around

 6 
 on: September 13, 2017, 11:15:56 PM 
Started by Thepartsguy - Last post by H3avenguy
I guess its a no go on my replacement parts since i havent got a response

 7 
 on: September 10, 2017, 02:23:28 PM 
Started by Thepartsguy - Last post by H3avenguy
I need the parts for K20 and K10 for MG RX-0 Unicorn Gundam OVA
and also needed B31 for MG Strike Freedom Gundam
Please let me know if you could. I would very much appreciated. Will pay for any shipping and any cost.

 8 
 on: September 05, 2017, 10:53:38 AM 
Started by thegunny - Last post by thegunny
More

 9 
 on: September 05, 2017, 10:52:44 AM 
Started by thegunny - Last post by thegunny
Another year another comp. Same venue as last year but man what a difference a new committee makes. Comp ran reasonably smoothly with AFAIK no models in categories they didn't belong in  :) Our display was well stocked with a variety of subjects and from what I saw attracted a fair amount of attention. Uncle Hemish did a good job of running the build table over the two days. There were lots of familiar faces from past years having a go but there was also a lot of newbies.

Below are pics of the display, Mecha-1 & 2, SF-1 & 2 and Juniors. Hemish's tribe was well represented this time round. At least they finished something, eh Mr H  :P

Someone needs to tell the banana benders the categories are Sci-fi 1 & 2 and Sci-fi Diorama not Star Wars 1, 2 & Diorama ::) and it's only going to get worse next year with all the Bandai Star Wars kits that were sold over the weekend  :'(

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 on: September 05, 2017, 10:01:02 AM 
Started by thegunny - Last post by thegunny
For next years squad it was Smegalot's turn to come up with a scheme (don't worry Mark it's your turn next time so you've got a whole 12 months to come up with something  ;) ).

We are doing ANY 1/100 Iron Blooded Orphans Mobile Suit in blue/grey/black camo decked out for urban combat (no massive BFG's or heavy armour, just lots of smaller weapons and bashy things) If a camo scheme is not your bag then just paint various components in a blue/grey/black scheme. A couple of examples are shown below.

As usual the GAF logo must feature on the kit somewhere (shouldn't it Mark  :P ). if you need any just PM me your address and I'll get some to you.

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