Mobile Suit Builders



  • This one is in honor of the love Kyle has for Z Gundam.

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  • Just finished up these two kits. I love all the IBO designs.

    Reginlaze and Hugo

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  • I'm more a SD guy myself. I have more fun doing those. Haha



  • @Funso The HG Gusion is the next one I want to buy. I love that stupid bulky as hell turtle looking thing.

    The Gusion Rebake looks cool in the anime, but the model kit itself didn't look that good to me.

    After the latest batch of episodes, I wish there was a kit for the Landman Rodi.



  • @Minamik God the gold Bandai uses when it isn't plated is just... gross. Good job on the kit in general though!



  • @Otter Considering it looks like this in the anime, I think the HG is actually more color accurate than the MG.

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  • @Minamik To an extent. It was intended to be the shiny metallic gold though. The older Hyaku Shiki Hg even had it. alt text


  • Easy Ally

    Hyaku Shiki is actually my favorite Gundam design. I'm eyeballin' that MG Ver. 2 for the next one I buy (2 to build first though! thanks @Minamik )



  • @Bosman Yeah, there are a lot of options for Zeta stuff. I thought about getting just the high grade Psycho Gundam, but I don't have anywhere to put something that big, haha.



  • @Otter Yeah, I guess so. Though, the HGUC Delta Gundam looks pretty good as far as the gold plating is concerned.



  • @Minamik said in Mobile Suit Builders:

    HGUC Delta Gundam

    Oh for sure. That things gold plating is beautiful. Especially for an HG.



  • Also, now that a good amount of the allies have model kits to work on. I wonder if Brandon would enjoy one of the Bandai Star Wars kits.



  • @Otter I believe that someone sent him a Charizard model kit, lol.



  • I'm curious what you guys do for displays?

    I have grand plans for an epic display of all my odds and ends/movies/games but don't really have the space or the means to do it right now.. I love seeing good displays though!



  • Sadly, I won't be able to finish all the cool shoulder stuff on this guy for a couple months, since I won't have access to my brother's airbrush. I've finished, the main body though. This is the first kit I'm airbrushing, and I've tried some other techniques for the first time (like the reverse wash for the trimming on the right hand).

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    @Faaip said in Mobile Suit Builders:

    I'm curious what you guys do for displays?

    I have grand plans for an epic display of all my odds and ends/movies/games but don't really have the space or the means to do it right now.. I love seeing good displays though!

    I've just got a cheap bookshelf that I just try to cram everything on to. For stands, I use some cheap fence-post wood that I chopped up with my dad's woodworking tools. I then drill a hole into them and stick a barbecue skewer into it, since I've found some that were the perfect size for mounting Gundams.



  • I finally got my other set of real touch markers and some Zeon water slide decals in yesterday, so I should have a few updates finally coming.

    I'm feeling really pleased so far with my Gouf.

    Do you guys think a gloss coat would make my Hyaku Shiki a little nicer, or should I just leave it as is?



  • @Minamik said in Mobile Suit Builders:

    Do you guys think a gloss coat would make my Hyaku Shiki a little nicer, or should I just leave it as is?

    I've gloss coated some stuff that I've painted gunmetal grey and it looks really nice, but I'm not sure how it'd look on gold plastic. I'd say go ahead and give it a try. If you don't like it, you can always flat coat over it to remove the effect.



  • @Funso I'm the same way.. I have a bookshelf that I try to fit all my books, games, movies, and knick knacks on. Someday I'll have space for it all



  • @Funso Actually, I'm gonna try dry brushing with gold paint and then flat coating it, to make it look like someone threw an ugly coat of yellow on top of what's supposed to be gold, lol.



  • I might have overdone it a bit on the weathering, but I had fun with these.

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    Well, Ms. Aina. The Kerguelen will have to leave without me. I have found the place I am to die."

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