Gundam Model Kits

October 01, 2011 @ 09:23:43
thehood:you dont have to have them shipped all that way.try these gundamstoreandmore.com and hobbywave.com as for which one its up to you but theres all sorts of cool ones out there.i think the crossbone full cloth would be a nice start.

cybrax2:all you really need is an xacto knife and a hobby mat or piece of cardboard to cut on(but the cutting board is an inexpensive purchase thats a great investment).you dont have to do panel lines but theres different ways to do them if you decide to.you can use a toothpick with black or dark grey paint,you can use a panel line marker from the stores i listed or amazon.com,you can use a really fine brush and paint then use paint thinner to clean it up,or you can use a mechanical pencil or the gundam pencil thats on hobbywave.ive read it should be a certain number i cant remember right now but its the same size as the gundam panel pencil.

as for painting in my opinion they look fine snap built with stickers and decals.if you want to add more decals or have trouble with the etch on ones then try samueldecal.com.they have lots of waterslide decals which are much easier to use than etching decals.or that couldve just been my experience with my mastergrade cuz its an older kit.
October 01, 2011 @ 17:45:22
thanks! Im deciding which model to buy. The sengoku MG is really attractive.

YOu know any MG model thats loaded with guns?
October 02, 2011 @ 00:18:41
yeah.

this one!


wont be out till dec though and will go for about 85 to 90 bucks.i think koto or another company put out weapon accesories.you can look for em a couple pages back on gundamguy.blogspot.com


this ones on my want list^.


strike gundam with i.w.s.p.


i have this one on a stand and its pretty intimidating even though it only has one gun.also comes with some beam sabers though.

i look tomorrow for some more.
October 02, 2011 @ 00:19:24
it's the exact same model and box that i linked. bought at a toysrus in hong kong. so as far as I know its Bandai. can take pictures to confirm.
would $50 be reasonable? seeing how they sell $60 on ebay.


ill go as high as 40 shipped.you have the launcher base right?
October 02, 2011 @ 00:41:19
Originally posted by Inactive User

this ones on my want list^.


I saw that! I was gonna consider that or shin musha.

imo I hate skinny gundams.
October 02, 2011 @ 19:32:33
i say go with the fazz.smokeyfaceand post pics if you can.and if you get the shin musha get the blue one.
October 02, 2011 @ 19:46:05
Why the blue one?
October 03, 2011 @ 02:03:43
cuz the titans would love you for it.and also cuz it looks cooler.just imo but you should check it out.
October 04, 2011 @ 01:09:09
holy shit, kits are cheaper here in japan. like damn, no mark up and sometimes below retail, SINANJU FOR 70 bucks?! WTF. if i had room in my luggage to bring it home i woulda copped it. and unicorn is just 50 bucks and 80 for the one with stand. wtffffffff.
October 05, 2011 @ 19:14:06
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170704846193

Just won this.
Do you guy think it is worth it? Or should I have brought the metal composite version?
but i didn't feel like paying $200+
whats the different anyway besides scale?
October 05, 2011 @ 21:28:00
zyezye thats what they go for on gundamstoreandmore.also post you progress pics on that zoid nigradamus.and hood the metal composites have metal parts that i believe are die cast.but i say you shouldve got the master grade kit instead.they have that colorway.thats just me cuz i really like building these things.been lazy lately cuz of a tooth but i got a root canal today so ill be finishing up my latest one tonight then building the stand tomorrow.smokeyface
October 05, 2011 @ 22:20:41
I think the Mg is only A1
it doesn't have the C1 conversion.

I just wanted a G.F.F
just wondering if it is good for the price.
October 06, 2011 @ 00:11:13
yeah but its the same thing just minus the extra stuff.
October 10, 2011 @ 00:15:04
New toy Bruh!



A1


A1 waverider


C1/BST


This mode was a bitch to built, as one of the leg piece was broken and I had to superglue that shit which took forever.
October 10, 2011 @ 19:40:36
nice.just try to not have the saddle style legs so much.unless thats a problem with it.ive never messed with a fix figuration.
October 11, 2011 @ 14:04:25
just picked up an airbrush and mg destiny and mg 00 qan(t). i use an iwata revolution cr and its one of the best airbrushes out there for the price (got it for $100). as for preshading, i go over edges and panel lines in a neutral grey (if its a white piece), on about 15-20 psi and then go over it in a coat of white, on 20-25 psi. for darker pieces (blue, red, green, etc.) i shade with black and go over in a light coat of the same color. here's my basic formula:
>build segment
>hand-brush small details
>pre-shade/coat exterior pieces
>panel lining, which i do with a thin micron pen
>decals
>topcoat
I will definitely be posting pics of destiny and qan(t) as soon as i get home. as for anyone who plans on airbrushing, your best bet is to go with a gravity feed brush, which can be bought at a local hobby store, and a compressor (I've heard to stay away from propellant cans), which can be purchased at ac moore or michaels, then practice on paper or old, cheap kits. i practiced on my old wing kits, then moved on to some of my mg's. I would do my pg rx-78-2, but its already decaled and weathered, so it would just look funny.

edit: anyone here gonna be doing gundam pickups at comic con this weekend? i know i will.
October 12, 2011 @ 04:47:13
sounds good.but comiccon?thats not ill summer here so i think you mean new york?
November 10, 2011 @ 20:02:58
December 18, 2011 @ 12:33:14
This right here..Is tight as fuck

http://newuniversal.tumblr.com/post/14368698736

smokeyfacesmokeyfacesmokeyface
December 19, 2011 @ 23:01:03
definitely just found my favorite thread
December 21, 2011 @ 05:49:18


finished building my MG unicorn
December 21, 2011 @ 06:36:26
^ Nice add some panel lining and decals to it maybe?
December 21, 2011 @ 19:12:45
panel lines not so much,but definitely decals.
December 22, 2011 @ 08:13:04
brown/orange/red panel lines. grey and black dont look really good on unicorn
December 24, 2011 @ 01:01:46



Finished "Turn A Gundam". Its missing one blue chest piece...kept falling out

Next Project
-Crossbone Full Cloth

2012 Purchase
-Unicorn
-Shin Musha Mk-2
-Astraea Type-F
December 28, 2011 @ 15:51:53
Originally posted by Inactive User
So much love for the Armored Core series.

@TroyTheSandman | troyillustrations.com | @WMPClothing | wmpclothing.com

January 03, 2012 @ 10:02:44
I remember me growing up and being in awe when seeing Sandrock come up on the screen, so I'm sure I'll buy him first.

Questions:
1. Do you guys know the difference between the New 1/144 Wing kits, as compared to the Original 1/144 Wing kits? The New Sandrock kit is out of stock, so I'm gonna have to go with the Original one.
2. I plan to get decals for the model too.. Is it dumb to get decals for a 1/144 model?
3. What are the necessary things needed to build one of these (an 1/144 model to be exact) properly? In the past, I've just panel lined random parts on my kits, and they didn't turn out so well.
4. How do you guys know when to panel line? Do you guys do everything? Or do you guys use a certain reference ie: box art?

Equipment:
I'm thinking of getting nippers from my cousin to take the pieces from the sprue and removing extra plastic pieces left from the sprue, sand paper, to sand out the uneven edges when putting pieces together, (but I'm not sure what grit), some tweezers to apply the decals (if needed), and a new panel lining pen.

Should I worry about getting Gundam markers to colour some pieces on this kit?

Originally posted by Inactive User

This one's really dope. What's its name?

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January 03, 2012 @ 18:38:42
^ Just get the MG version of Sandrock.
And, the equipment you listed is fine.
That's what I use too unless you want to paint it.
January 03, 2012 @ 23:54:12
that kit is a a d style kit from kotobukiya.try hlj.com or 1999.co.jp/eng .theyre a little more than sd gundams tend to be so they go for about 20 to 30 bucks a pop.i havent gotten a koto kit yet so im not sure about paint but it should be molded mostly in the right colors.

the old hg 1/144 and the new ones are the same.they just make new ones when needed.its never dumb to get decals if you want some,not even for 1/144.try samueldecal.com or gundamstoreandmore.com.

i dont do panel lines but just use the box art or pics you find online.for gundams you want a less abrasive grit.like really soft so you dont scratch the shit out of it.

you dont need to sand the edges of where it got cut off but since youre just getting back into it you might.i just cut it off as close as i can with the xacto knife and the carefully cut off the excess and make it so it mostly looks like it was never cut off.it takes some patience and also you have to put a tiny amount of spit and then scratch it with your fingernail so itll all be one color.
January 04, 2012 @ 11:29:43
I can't find an HG of the original Sandrock. I fucking hate how the custom looks, haha. I plan on getting my Gunpla and decals off gundamstoreandmore, as the total price will be a little less than fifteen bucks, which is crazy, so yeah. Thanks for the help guys. Hopefully I'll order it in a couple weeks.

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