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post #76 of 380

Its nicely put together, just a couple of comments.

 

First, try to remove the nubs, it improves on the look. Right now its pretty noticeable its been cut out of a runner. 

http://gundamph.com/faqs/how-to-remove-nubmark-sprue-mark-tutorial-gundam-building-101/

 

You don't need to use sandpaper, especially not if the parts have a special finish.

 

 

Second, regarding the panel lining: http://gundameisters.blogspot.com/2011/03/gunpla-tutorial-panel-lining.html

post #77 of 380
Hmm Gunpla could be a great next hobby once I'm bored with headphones....
post #78 of 380
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Hmm Gunpla could be a great next hobby once I'm bored with headphones....

 

Sure, its a nice hobby, but one that needs a lot of patience if you wish to build good models.

Still, its a great feeling once you have a model ready, you feel like you've created something, rather than just buying and keeping stuff.

post #79 of 380
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Sure, its a nice hobby, but one that needs a lot of patience if you wish to build good models.

Still, its a great feeling once you have a model ready, you feel like you've created something, rather than just buying and keeping stuff.

I agree, its quite cool!

post #80 of 380
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May I ask what I should or could outline with the black outline marker?

 

Post pics when you're done!

 

 

 

First, try to remove the nubs, it improves on the look. Right now its pretty noticeable its been cut out of a runner. 

http://gundamph.com/faqs/how-to-remove-nubmark-sprue-mark-tutorial-gundam-building-101/

 

You don't need to use sandpaper, especially not if the parts have a special finish.

 

 

Second, regarding the panel lining: http://gundameisters.blogspot.com/2011/03/gunpla-tutorial-panel-lining.html

 

post #81 of 380
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Post pics when you're done!

 

 

 

First, try to remove the nubs, it improves on the look. Right now its pretty noticeable its been cut out of a runner. 

http://gundamph.com/faqs/how-to-remove-nubmark-sprue-mark-tutorial-gundam-building-101/

 

You don't need to use sandpaper, especially not if the parts have a special finish.

 

 

Second, regarding the panel lining: http://gundameisters.blogspot.com/2011/03/gunpla-tutorial-panel-lining.html

 

I'm guessing it's the same plastic as the airfix stuff, so a craft knife should trim the nubs cleanly.

post #82 of 380
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I'm guessing it's the same plastic as the airfix stuff, so a craft knife should trim the nubs cleanly.

 

I've been able to remove the nubs cleanly with a craft knife, but the mark stays. Its more noticeable on darker colors. If you want to perfectly remove any marks, a very fine sandpaper will do the job (2000/2500 Grit).

post #83 of 380
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I've been able to remove the nubs cleanly with a craft knife, but the mark stays. Its more noticeable on darker colors. If you want to perfectly remove any marks, a very fine sandpaper will do the job (2000/2500 Grit).

Oh, my bad, are the lower end kits pre dyed? I was assuming you had to paint all of them. :(

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Oh, my bad, are the lower end kits pre dyed? I was assuming you had to paint all of them. frown.gif
Old ones and some grades are.


Most grades use pre painted plastics already
post #85 of 380
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Oh, my bad, are the lower end kits pre dyed? I was assuming you had to paint all of them. :(

 

 

They're not dyed, the plastic itself is colored, so its all the same color through and through.

 

The resin kits need to be painted, but they're pretty expensive, artist grade stuff, and look super awesome when complete. Here's a resin example of the Strike Freedom Gundam, 1/100 scale (enlarge for a better view):

 

 

 

 

 

That said, a lot of people actually like to re-color their gundams, some for a different/weathered look, some for a more matte/glossy look.


Edited by proton007 - 5/8/13 at 7:52am
post #86 of 380
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They're not dyed, the plastic itself is colored, so its all the same color through and through.

Dyed. You dye plastics during the moulding process to make them certain colours. It's confusing because dying something obviously also refers to the old meaning where you dye the item after manufacture.

post #87 of 380
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Dyed. You dye plastics during the moulding process to make them certain colours. It's confusing because dying something obviously also refers to the old meaning where you dye the item after manufacture.

 

Thanks for the correction.

However, some gundams like the ones with special finish have been dyed afterwards.


Edited by proton007 - 5/8/13 at 7:17am
post #88 of 380
I didnt make the Strike Freedom.......

It was just the ZGMF X10A Freedom
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I didnt make the Strike Freedom.......

It was just the ZGMF X10A Freedom

 

So how's it turning out? You finished it?

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So how's it turning out? You finished it?

3/4 done

 

Main gun and shield and non attached accessories are left. And stickers, thats it.

 

The entire Freedom Full Blast wing system is done and added on as well as the Freedom itself

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