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Old December 8th, 2013, 12:59 PM #1
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(Although No Grades can get in the back way)

Since i couldn't find a general discussion thread for Gunpla (Gundam Model Kit's), i'd figured i'd make one!

If you want to talk Building, Customizing, Upcoming Kit's, what you'd like to see or just showing off your Work, this is the place.

Here is and handy guide to the Grade's, suggested tool's/Paint's and other tip for newer builders until we get one up and running of our own!
https://docs.google.com/document/pub...es3lMO5pHZKu5o


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I posted this in the cool thread, but I this thread is well fitted for it.
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Nice stuff, guys! I had to stop building Gundam models because I have no more time or space for them. One day I'd like to tackle a Perfect Grade, though.

Here's my most recent one from a couple of years ago.



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Old December 8th, 2013, 05:47 PM #4
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I scanned the Info slip that comes with the GP Base kit, since it only comes with on and i'm sure we all need more than that!

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I used to build a lot og Gunpla back when you could get the Wing and G-Gundam kist from WalMart, but stopped when all my kits were smashed when someone broke into my folks house.

I have been painting my friend's and roommate's kits of oh recently.












Some 10 years later, after my kits being smashed, I started getting back into building them myself. The first was a custom idea i had in the back of my head.




and just yesterday, I finished up my new kit.



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Finished my Build Gundam MKII



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Old December 8th, 2013, 10:20 PM #7
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This is for those of you that have GP Bases. You lucky bastards!

I made these to replace the sheets that come with the GPBase. One is based off the one in the stand, the other is based off the anime.


fullsize/DL here
http://zanderyurami.deviantart.com/a...%2F446039&qo=1


fullsize/DL here
http://zanderyurami.deviantart.com/a...%2F446039&qo=0
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JohnnyX wrote: View Post

I posted this in the cool thread, but I this thread is well fitted for it.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/o...psa460f73c.jpg
Started looking into getting into Gunpla again when I saw this pic earlier. Trying real hard not to though. I want to get Wing Zero, but I'd be force to repurchase the other MG Wing Gundams.
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Started looking into getting into Gunpla again when I saw this pic earlier. Trying real hard not to though. I want to get Wing Zero, but I'd be force to repurchase the other MG Wing Gundams.
They did "remaster" and re-release the Wing Gunda,
http://www.gundamplanet.com/hgac-xxx...ng-gundam.html






And then there is the WING GUNDAM FENICE from Build Fighter
http://www.gundamplanet.com/hgbf-xxx...am-fenice.html



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Started looking into getting into Gunpla again when I saw this pic earlier. Trying real hard not to though. I want to get Wing Zero, but I'd be force to repurchase the other MG Wing Gundams.
In addition to what Zander said, the Wing Zero is getting a new, standardized release as part of the High Grade All Gundam Project in March.
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In addition to what Zander said, the Wing Zero is getting a new, standardized release as part of the High Grade All Gundam Project in March.
Isnt that the wing I just posted?
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Old December 9th, 2013, 11:38 AM #12
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Isnt that the wing I just posted?
What you posted was the HG of the original Wing that came out in September.
The new HG Wing Zero is coming in March.

Speaking of HG's...



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Ooh, about time we had one of these.


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Old December 9th, 2013, 12:54 PM #14
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So how does everyone do their painting?
I use normal spray paint. I kinda suck at the model paints and gundam markers are fraking pricey
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Old December 9th, 2013, 01:09 PM #15
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I've been wanting to get a good Airbrush rig since most of the guides i've read recommended it over Spray or Hand Painting, though a decent entry level setup is around $200 with the "ultimate ballers" kits being 600-700.

Gotta shop around for one.
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Yay, a Gunpla thread! I used to do a fair bit of it once upon a time in my early years of the fandom (back in 2000-03 or so), but started getting back into it again last year. I've done pretty much every grade out there, from ancient 1/144s and SDs all the way up to my one and only Perfect Grade, and I've done stuff from nearly all the different titles too. I usually don't paint them (mostly because of space and other issues, like it being too damn cold here in the winter), but I do try to make them look good anyway!

Here are a few examples of my models, old and new alike:


This was supposed to be a custom-colored Gundam X (based on a fanfic idea that didn't pan out) that I did many years ago, using the old 1/100 HG kit. It didn't turn out that great, but it was my first attempt at doing something different from the norm, and a little bit of kitbashing, since that's a Tallgeese shield it has there, and I also modified the rifle (not seen here). I'm waiting impatiently for the Master Grade to come out next month (you should've seen me when the MG GX was announced--I've been waiting YEARS for it!), because I definitely plan to get a couple and do one in the normal version and then one in a revamped version of this color scheme.


I originally started this years ago, but finally got back to it and finished it last year. This is the crappy old LM Jenice (from Gundam X) kit, modified into Ennil El's custom version. Only slightly more poseable than a brick, but it turned out fairly well for someone like me who doesn't paint her kits too often.


RG Justice, not painted. The decals made me cry, and a shoulder piece broke on me when building it, but I really like how it looks.

I also just finished a HGUC Rozen Zulu clear version, but I don't have any pictures yet. And my current projects are the 1/144 Valvrave I (not technically Gunpla, I know, but close enough) and the MG Hyaku-Shiki HD Color version, which I've been procrastinating on most of the year. And then there's also a huge number of kits yet in my to-do stack, with more eventually on the way (if Robot4Less would get off their butts and send me the order I placed over a week and a half ago already!). Once these two are done, I'm not sure what I plan to do next. I have too many good ones to choose from!
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Zander Yurami wrote: View Post

They did "remaster" and re-release the Wing Gunda,

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In addition to what Zander said, the Wing Zero is getting a new, standardized release as part of the High Grade All Gundam Project in March.
Yeah, I don't do HGs. I already had the latest MG Wing Gundam, the latest MG Wing Zero Custom and the first Wing Gundam Ver Ka. I'd be forcing myself to buy all those again if I were to pick up the MG Wing Zero.
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This is for those of you that have GP Bases. You lucky bastards!
These are good, but I can't quite get them to scale correctly to fit. The GP Base can hold something the size of a Japanese standard playing card, like Yu-Gi-Oh. I am also trying to find the fonts they use in the show, along with the High Grade icon they use for the class line.
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The images I posted where made from a scan of the one that came with the base. Same size and all
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Zander Yurami wrote: View Post

So how does everyone do their painting?
I use normal spray paint. I kinda suck at the model paints and gundam markers are fraking pricey
I use a very cheap entry-level air brush from Testors. You can't control the size of the spray, but it works well regardless. Mostly I use Tamiya acrylics thinned down with some rubbing alcohol. Then I use a very light glossy coat on top, and then dull it down a bit with Testors dullcote. Gives a bit of a sheen that I like.

For panel lines I just use a very, very fine tipped marker. Like 0.5mm thickness.
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