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Author Topic: MG Grapenanju  (Read 4164 times)

Adrian

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MG Grapenanju
« on: July 03, 2011, 01:38:02 AM »

Before anything else, I would like to say thank you to the Four Horsemen and GAF for creating the Sinanju Group build (that was GAF 1.0 I think. I was a lurker back then). The results are just so awesome that it compelled me to build and paint a Sinanju.
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As some of you may know, this is my third work so far. TBH I think I could have done better if I wasn't so lazy, because right now, it looks dull to me. I worked on this thing for about 6 months on and off because 4th year highschool isn't really that easy, and I may still work on this if inspiration strikes me (most likely painting the thrusters on the inside red).


If anyone's curious, here's what I used:
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Anyway, pics:
The "maybe I can use this as an avatar" shot.

Yes that is a seamline. I couldn't figure out how to remove it so I had to unfortunately ignore it.


Here be spoilers.

The suit itself.
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Random details
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Rifle
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Details on the rifle can't really be seen clearly on pics but it looks ok in person.

First time doing reverse wash, massive amounts of gloss paint, and more-than-usual detailing.

Thoughts:
Building this thing and making it look even half decent will be a really steep learning curve. The decals are sure to be hours of fun (or dread). Dealing with the trims requires the familiarity of what LEA is, and how to use that knowledge to your advantage. To be honest I thought I would have a really hard time with the trims but turns out that it's easier than expected.

P.S. The shield isn't done yet because I ran out of paint.
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Re: MG Grapenanju
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2011, 05:30:39 AM »

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Re: MG Grapenanju
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2011, 08:38:27 AM »

Booya
All sorts of awesome, my only nitpick is the red highlights but the rest is all sorts of win!!!
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Re: MG Grapenanju
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2011, 08:52:22 AM »

Beautiful work dude! The rifle is sweet. I think you did great with that. Excellent work with the reverse wash too. The trims came up a treat. LEA? I'm not familiar with that term.

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Re: MG Grapenanju
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2011, 09:01:41 AM »

@ZN:
Wowzorz. Thanks. It's an honor.

@Hem:
Thanks.

@Sonar:
Thanks. LEA stands for Lacquer>Enamel>Acrylic in order of paint strength and which paint eats which.
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Re: MG Grapenanju
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2011, 09:14:14 AM »

It looks awesome dude!
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Re: MG Grapenanju
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2011, 04:52:15 PM »

Now that Sinanju is epic dude
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Re: MG Grapenanju
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2011, 04:56:51 PM »

I picked one up today, I don't see any PC joints..It doesn't need PC joints??
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Re: MG Grapenanju
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2011, 08:28:17 PM »

I picked one up today, I don't see any PC joints..It doesn't need PC joints??
Welcome to the World of Modern MGs.
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Re: MG Grapenanju
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2011, 08:32:46 PM »

I picked one up today, I don't see any PC joints..It doesn't need PC joints??
Welcome to the World of Modern MGs.

Really??The darn thing not gonna fall apart??
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Re: MG Grapenanju
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2011, 08:48:17 PM »

Oh no, far from it. You might get a bit of joint slippage over time, but they're not likely to fall apart.

This kit is unusual in the large number of stickers, though. If you've got the patience, painting the gold trim is a good idea.
I'm thinking I'll paint them in gold and then mask the trim and spray on black. But maybe Alclads Black Gloss then mask and spray on the titanium gold.

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Re: MG Grapenanju
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2011, 08:52:10 PM »

I picked one up today, I don't see any PC joints..It doesn't need PC joints??
Welcome to the World of Modern MGs.

Really??The darn thing not gonna fall apart??

Probably not... ;)
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Re: MG Grapenanju
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2011, 09:09:24 PM »

Maybe have to apply Vaseline in between the joints?? Like those FSS kits back in the 90s.
I will paint mine in the good old way, black first then gold. I have read people painted the gold first, or apply lots of gloss coating before the actual painting, or prime and sand the whole darn kit..
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Re: MG Grapenanju
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2011, 09:13:36 PM »

Finally, I can see him in his full glory! Great work Adrian! I am impressed with your clean trimmings. Nice colour choice so this is one helluva epic Sinanju!
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Re: MG Grapenanju
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2011, 11:25:00 PM »

@GacktC:
Thanks. I think the only kits which do not have PC parts are version Ka. ones. They're either really tight (like the Sinanju), or really loose (like the Crossbone). From my experience, you may want to lightly sand and even lubricate the "peg" type joints. Also, I think the cleanest possible way to paint the trims (if you don't have the skill/patience) is to do a reverse wash: Acrylic/Lacquer Gold, followed by Enamel Black. P.S I hope I don't sound like a smartass.

@TB13, zenma:
Thanks.
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