Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by agesthreeandup, Mar 13, 2007.
The runners can be used as Quiddich posts lol
My current Zaku shelf now that I finished up the Falmer unit. Once I get to my new place the falmer unit will be going into it's own detolf shelf.
it's been two weeks and I still haven't built the earth unit... I blame the holiday festivities.
Better yet.. AT Field templates! You're already set for the Real Grade Eva!
While I was washing off the parts for Penelope, I was in a long conversation with some of my MeWe builder friends, guys who have never touched a Gunpla until recently, who wanted to know about the Armored Core kits by Koto. So that got me thinking about the ones I have in the backlog... and then I lost track of time last night working on plans for them.
The White Glint (Movie Color Version) and the reissued Crest Oracle I recently picked up. White Glint is pearl white coated plastic and metallic black, and will need mostly that color added to it. The Crest is also molded in metallic colors, but will need more detail painting in more than one color and thus I started mixing paint. Steel is a great starter for these recipes more so than Silver.
The metallic Black for the Glint on the right, and the Crest's metallic White, Grey, and Pale Gray on the left. The Crest needs one area to get painted with a metallic blue, but that's something I can mix for a one time application in the paint pan when I get there.
Next time I go online for hobby supplies I really need to stock up on the 26ml jars.
local Barnes & Noble had that new Gundam Universe line in stock so I picked up a Deathscythe. so far I'm liking it a lot.
they had Wing Gundam too but from what I could tell it didn't seem transformable. Really disappointing if they left that out; Bird Mode takes MINIMAL effort...
This is a really fun gimmick. I'm gonna have to get the other versions after Barbatos.
I went to the Bluefin Warehouse sale yesterday and it was super packed! The sale was pushed back to 10AM due to the rain, which works for me as I was still in my work meeting.
It took me 40 minutes to make it there as I was driving from LA to Anaheim, so definitely not getting first dibs on the good stuff. The line was ridiculously long, last year it took an hour to get in, this year it took two hours! From 11AM to 1PM!
I did not bother to go for the Sunday sale, as last year was literally just scraps.
As usual there was a lot of Gunpla (PG, RGs, MG, HGs, SDs, old kits, bases, LED parts, P-Bandais, etc), Star Wars model kits, SHFiguarts (Naruto, Power Rangers, Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon, Harry Potter, Dragon Ball), Shokugan, Dragon Ball Z model kits, Studio Ghibli merchandise, Sailor Moon, Transformers model kits, Mega Man, TMNT, Samurai themed Star Wars and Marvel statues, Super Mario, Street Fighter, Tekken 7, Fate Grand Order, Digimon Adventure, One Piece Styling figures, DC Comic, etc. Sales ranged from 15 to 50%. There was two special sections this year; one was an area with a lottery/mystery bag of your choice either Gundam, Sailor Moon, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Dragon Ball, Kiki's Delivery, or Star Wars all at different price points from $40 to $60. The other was a build a box workshop to build your own Christmas present for someone by getting them a your choice figure, model kit and two Shokugan with a bonus SHFiguarts Kid Goku and power pole accessory with Gundam Marker included in each box for $100.
Gunpla-wise, everything was roughly between $6 to $12 cheaper then regular prices in all the local Gunpla stores in SoCal. Half the Gunpla selection was either in perfect condition or damaged boxes with perfectly intact contents. From what I saw that were some pretty good deals: Mega Size RX-78-2 Gundam for $70, HGUC Penelope for $70, MG Full Armor Unicorn Gundam Ver. Ka $70, HiRM God Gundam $130, RG Perfect Strike Gundam $40. A lot of the P-Bandai kits were the clear/transparent types; RG Sazabi, MG Psyco Zaku, HGUC Blue Destiny, SD Zeta, etc. (I never get why Bandai made these as I don't3see them as sellers). Supposedly the RG Nu Gundam was really cheap but was gone with the first 100 people they let in.
The bulk were all MG Deathscythe Hell EW, MG Epyon, MG Wing Gundam, MG Shenlong, MG Tallgeese II, HGUC Narrative Gundam C Pack, HGUC Byarlant, HGUC Silver Bullet Suppressor, HGUC Destiny Gundam, RE100 Vigna Ghina, RG Sinanju, RG Destiny, SD Freedom Gundam, and a lot of HG Build Divers, HG IBO, and HG00 kits. There were a lot of other selections like HGUC Zeta Gundam, HGUC R-Jarja, HGUC Stark Jegan and so forth, but those quantity were fewer compared to what I listed.
Anyways, my catch:
MG Wing Gundam $32
HGGTO Zaku II Type C/C5 $14
HGAC Wing Gundam $12
HGAC Wing Gundam Zero $12
RG Crossbone Gundam $21
The cool thing about this year is that everyone gets a cool tote bag; mines was the large white one with the RX-78-2 Gundam on one side and the Wing Gundam Zero Custom on the other side.
updated my collage.
while i should have this blasted thing within the next couple of days, it IS annoying that, according to the tracking,
the package seems to be doing some sort of crazy postal service hot-potato ballet all across creation,
from within just a handful of miles, to several hundred miles, and the adjacent state, away from me.
FEDEX is weird...
Took a 6 month hiatus from building, but recently got back to finishing the MG RX-78-2 V3.0.
Nekommander GM (w.i.p): "you are too big!"
damn! penelope is crazy, you really cant get a grasp of how all the stuff works until you have it in person!
What's the little guy on the left?
1/144 GM/GM i'm kinda kitbashing.... still a work in progress
Do you ever worry about getting plastic shavings in your drink while building? lol. I noticed that after I finish a build sessions, I got bits of plastic all over exposed areas of my desk and was a bit cautious to have drinks around. Haha
Not always, in fact I use condensation off the side of the glass to moisten my sanding pads. Makes wet sanding more efficient!
Sometimes I just lay an ice cube in paint pan and coat it in brush cleaner.
It's important to stay hydrated while building, so plastic shavings in the beer is worth the risk.
Premium Bandai China will be releasing the Inspection Colors version of the Perfect Grade 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G in March 2020 for about 1,600 Chinese Yuan ($230 USD) ! This unit appeared in the Mobile Suit Gundam 00V, a side story series of Gundam 00 that was serialized by Hobby Japan that showcases variations of its main Gundam and mobile suits.
The kit open its pre-orders at the official P-Bandai China webstore from December 12 while supplies last.
The webstore is also celebrating a year-end 12.12 promotion campaign that allows buyers to get special discounts for up to 60% off normal prized model kits and other merchandise.
This kit will also be packed with a water decal transfer sheet for detailing.
GN Beam Saber x 2
GN Buster Sword II
GN Katar x 2
GN Sword II Long
GN Sword II Short
GN Sword II Blaster
Got the email notices from two domestic hobby stores that the MG Barbatos is in stock at their stores.. however while i don't have it preordered, I'm surprised there's not been any Japanese Sample Build reviews of it outside of the one or two video reviews.
It adds a nice flavor to it too.
Can't say it doesn't look good. I honestly like the 00 Seven Sword in the Inspectors Colors more so than the normal blue for some reason but I have the Real Grade version of this since I don't like the Perfect Grade.
Yeah... I'm putting those AC side projects aside for a bit because I've got Penelope envy.
Talking with a friend of mine IRL who was confused with color mixing guides working on his Thunderbolt, "The parts are gray, but the mixing instructions says "mahogony" and that threw me off..."
So I let the plastic speak for me... "Wanna see a magic trick?"
There's a hue inbued in the plastic. So that's why he needs the extra unexpected color.
Now, this is where I stagger myself into trouble by getting creative.
I want to paint those vents on the long skirts for Penny, so I worked on a recipe. Taking some of that pale Orange I made for my Figurerise Mechanics Haro and Insignia Yellow to finally make a proper "Gundam Yellow!" Testors Model Master Acrylic, 1 bottle of Insignia Yellow to two pipettes of "Haro" Unfortunately I forgot to label that bottle so I don't know what my concentrations of what exactly are in it.
Even so, I've got plenty of it left in the reserve jar so when I come around to refreshing this recipe, I've got plenty!
"Make that red look deeper and richer by mixing in a drop of black and brown."
Color theory is bullshit. Fuck art.
trust me, before I was a Cattle Baron I was an art major. The teacher hated me when I kept making that same remark. Though it's not wrong, my recipe for "perfect grade frame" is flat black, leather, and Dark Gray F15.
I just made one minor correction to my recipe for this yellow by adding in a couple drops of white primer.
Even looking at the Penelope's instruction manual for a color, their recipe says add White, 1%
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