Gunpla / Plamo General
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For those new to gunpla/plamo or even just new to this thread; please read the guide. Please read it before asking questions as there is a chance it has already been answered there.
For those unfamiliar, "plamo" is a shortened form of "plastic model". If it's made of plastic, someone can probably help you here.
If you're new, you're gonna fuck up. Don't worry! If you're experienced, don't make the new people worry!
>Why won't anyone answer my question?
Try being specific, especially about your materials and process. Post pictures whenever possible; even if the kit/part looks bad, you are more likely to get help posting pictures.
A guide to other types of plamo:
Kawaguchi Gunpla tips:
http://seesaawiki.jp/nuriesozai/lite/d/MenuBar1 AND http://gundma.imgur.com/
Another gunpla guide:
January Restock: http://pastebin.com/cGZkTqai
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Our next Group Build!
Basically what this means is that rather than the mobile suit being fresh out of a factory, it's quite the opposite. Whether it's trudging through dense jungles or dodging debris in asteroid belts, your mobile suit has seen some better days.
You've been out in the field for quite a long time now, nearly half a year of active duty in the front lines and your personal mobile suit's pretty banged up. What's worse is the fact that there isn't a maintenance bay within several thousand kilometers of your local area that's capable of making any major repairs. Your unit's engineering crew has resorted to patch work and jury-rigging to keep your machine operational. Stray fire might have crippled its legs and arms or otherwise dealt considerable damage to a mobile suit's systems meanwhile some units have simply lost bits of armor and panels to the elements and have been forced to patch weld metal sheets over the exposed inner workings.
In any case it's beaten to hell but somehow you and your team have somehow kept it chugging along and now command's ordered all units operating in your theatre to fall back to form a defensive line against the enemy offensive.
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Just got this in today. Can't wait to build the limited red gaea, iirc only around 4k were made.
nope. not gonna argue about it more, but last raven was the peak of the series. hands down. if you couldnt handle the AC Nexus series Difficulty/new heat system/ new controls you were bad. took a bit getting used to, but once you played a bit you got a hang for it. i did enjoy some of the ACSL weapon types though, howitzers were fun as fuck. the fact that there were weapons with all sorts of different stats but the same model shows that the dev team was just looking to add filler. the way ACNexus and ACLR story just flows together makes me giddy as fuck.
i need to line this White glint and VOB kit as well as sticker it, but i need practice with that so im buying a bunch of mass produced zaku IIs to get into lining before i do that. i want to really do the GAEA (and evangel) justice so thats going straight to backlog until i get gud.
>nope. not gonna argue about it more, but last raven was the peak of the series. hands down. if you couldnt handle the AC Nexus series Difficulty/new heat system/ new controls you were bad. took a bit getting used to, but once you played a bit you got a hang for it. i did enjoy some of the ACSL weapon types though, howitzers were fun as fuck. the fact that there were weapons with all sorts of different stats but the same model shows that the dev team was just looking to add filler. the way ACNexus and ACLR story just flows together makes me giddy as fuck.
I beat it you shitlord I just had way more fun playing Silent Line and before that when I got an emulator. Nexus just throws a wrench into the fun mechanics of the game.
then instead of saying NEXUS KILLED ARMORED CORE say i had more fun with the simplified mechanics of silent line instead of tuning individual ac parts, and micromanaging HEAT with energy/boosting.
thats all there is to it. also the fact that it had 7 different endings and branching mission timelines was pretty neat i thought. part destruction was cool ,and having to individually repair parts was good. i played it on PS2, not an emu, so i hhad the chance to buy each game and have fun with each of them. theres not an AC game pre 4a that i havent fully completed/100% i also played dark souls and i can say with 100% certainty that FROM is at its peak when creating genuinely challenging games. you cant quantify an opinion like "X game killed X series" without having played through a great portion of it and compare it to itself.
Zinaida a best waifu
managed to get Nexus with Special edition Disk, was a pretty cool experience to play old missions with a new engine
Hey /m/, this only my fourth Gunpla, and I used an SD to practice decals. This shit is hard.
I love the graze custom but the graze custom 2 extra curves and thrusters even furthering it from the standard graze... so yeah now I basically got one of each graze type so far coming except the blue one with tallgeese head thing.
I screwed up a joint on the kitbash im working on with the standard graze to the point it be a bigger issue to fix then replace so decided to get the high mobility for extra parts it only comes with. So gonna use whats left of him in a kitbash with another kit I bought just for parts haha.
Im gonna wait on rebake until I get comfortable with masking so many small parts just hope it becomes a rare rerelease suit, and definetly waiting on the new gundam with the gyan vibe, dalong should its sprues are ripe for reuse so Ill wait for its later version to see which id prefer.
I take the kit apart sometimes, what I mean is when you. say. put the kit together and something doesn't quite fit, you push down on the piece, and sometimes your nail might hit another piece and put an impression in the paint. It's just happened to me before.
They're already cut. The paint makes it hard sometimes to put the pieces together so I have to use force sometimes and I have big hands. Listen I just asked a simple question, does top coat prevent that kind of thing or does paint just naturally imprint? If you're not going to answer and just reply with crap like that just save both of us the trouble and don't reply.
I've got big hands, it gets annoying I know. I work with HGs mostly.
Sangoku if you are a chinkaabo.
Legend series (Knight, Musha, Command, etc) if you want quality and HGUC enjoyment
SD EX if you hate yourself and your money and want to kitbash SD with HG
SD Musha ZII if you want to skip right into the holy-grail or Star Winning Gundam if you want a cheap, second-place taste of the holy grail.
Does anyone have any tips to applying these cocksuckers? If not, does anyone even use these?
Why doesn't bandai include water slides in perfect grades?
>Does anyone have any tips to applying these cocksuckers? If not, does anyone even use these?
they are just peal and place stickers right? just peal them off with the edge of your knife and carefully stick them on, then rub with the edge of your fingernail to remove any air bubbles.
or just buy some decals from SamuelDecals like any sane person.
>Why doesn't bandai include water slides in perfect grades?
they do now thanks to Katoki, even for PGs Bandai wanted their kits to be easily built without needing very many tools, so they just included stickers and dry transfers.
Hmm, I see.
I wish I had one of those fancy ALPS printers so I could print my own white decals.
Also, I'm not seeing any water slides in the Unicorn PG, but I know they make aftermarket slides for them- is that what you meant?
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i just looked again, PG Strike Freedom came with waterslides, which was Katoki's design. Unicorn has regular decals but the FA Unicorn set has a huge sheet of waterslides to replace the stickers.
like i said before just order some sets from Samueldecals, Alps printers arnt even in production anymore and there are plenty of third party sets between him and Chinese printers making their own stuff; not as detailed as Cartograph but good enough.
>implying snapshit has friends
>implying he would still be shitposting this thread 24/7 if he had any semblance of a social life.
>implying you're going to make get anything but retard answers by replying to him
you should really just ignore him
also drunk UNO is fun as shit
>also drunk UNO is fun as shit
I always knew the people on this board who literally campaign against me were losers!
>people on this board who literally campaign against me
It's not some little group conspiracy out to get you, everyone here hates you because you are a shitposter, plain and simple. Why else would your posts get deleted?
The FAGs are 1/12th scale so it's more Figuarts/figma scale than the size of a frame arts kit. You'd probably be able to fit the Frame Arm's frame in there but which kit you'll be able to put in depends on the kit itself
So, a regular HG Pale Rider hasn't yet been announced because...?
In fact there's a bunch of possible kits where Bandai clearly has the mold, and they haven't been done yet for some reason.
Im considering a RG Zeta decal pack for my HG Zeta Plus. Yes or no?
I can only hope for a Strike Noir 2.0, Verde Buster, and Blu Duel to go along with that.
They already have the 2.0 GAT series frame.
They already made one, albeit the gimped R version. Unlike this fully armed Robot Damashii.
Because it's a design that's only from a video game, rapidly losing relevance and interest, and since they packaged the kit with the game already as well as made a p-bandai most people in their primary market already got the kit if they wanted it at this point.
im feeling like shit because I'm liking barbatos form 6 better than the original.
so I basically wasted money on the original.
I mean, dem shoulders, those heels, dat what the fuck is that THING its holding?
Dem heels, man.
And that THING could've been kinda cool, actually. Just remove that second small handle.
That is not a weapon that is a HYPERSONIC GUITAR
and you all know what that means
Yeah, they don't look like Kimaris' leg boosters
hello sexy beast
Oh, look what I found, coincidentally.
that's nothing check this out!
When I ordered my Nu Gandam from Amazon it took them a whole week just to find it in the warehouse to ship it. It somehow came two days later even though it was only the free shipping for non-prime members.
>not having prime
ive probably saved close to 400$ on shipping from amazon just with prime.
Yeah Barbatos really ended up full of Graze parts
This, it looks hideous. People shat on the Barbatos a lot but I liked it for its skeletal, demonic design. This is just a clusterfuck. The brutal mace replaced with some bulbous fold-out club. Those retarded giant high heels, like it's a Gundam Throne. Those tacked-on binders that looked out of place on the Schwalbe Graze and even moreso now. Those WoW pauldron shoulders and that all-white mess of a chest that make it look like it's got football armor on top of its twiggy frame. And those blue slabs on the arms.
This is just bad.
Watch the Barbatos frame turn out to be incompatible, forcing you to buy 2x Gusions giving you the armor for two turtles and two rebakes.
Seriously, how else are you going to get another frame?
Because someone out there is going to find a way to Kamen Rider Kabuto the two together.
And when they win a goddamn award for their Gusion Cast-Off Custom, you'll finally realize why they did it.
i dont know about you but i have a friend in japan that i can pay to order individual runners for me. he makes some cash and i get specific runners without having to order a whole kit, only downside is sometimes shipping takes longer
the kit comes with 1 frame and the armor for both of the kits
I'm never buying cheap and built gunpla ever again. Cleaning 4 years old panel lining was terrible. At least this guy's going to be a pretty fun once his new backpack arrives
and i manage to get his legsback in shape
>MS Option Set 4 & Union Mobile Worker 600Yen
Maybe they can find a way to package 90% of another kit with 1/100 Kimaris too.
Maybe i should glue it's beam saber chargers elsewhere
I personally don't feel it would look good because a good number of those decals are grey so they would blend in too closely with the Zeta Plus, but don't let me stop you.
post pics when done
>too busy shitposting to have friends
Can we please get mod attention again? It happened already a few weeks ago.
>What manner of sissyness is this?
It's ZZ, it'll always be silly.
his pathological desire for (you)s is likely due to him not having anyone to communicate with in the real world, definitely no friends, can't imagine anyone wanting to spend any length of time with such a desperate little boy. probably in his case, bullying is a necesity
>his pathological desire for (you)s is likely due to him not having anyone to communicate with in the real world, definitely no friends, can't imagine anyone wanting to spend any length of time with such a desperate little boy. probably in his case, bullying is a necesity
That's cute now go play drunk uno with your friends lmao!
>Build my first kit ever and take a picture
>Start to see all the tiny flaws in the details
If it's a HGUC I want to see it.
what fun projects are you working on?
I primed this guy last night while I'm working on the body finish, I'm really enjoying this project even though it's so tiny. I wanted to add more weapons but they don't even fit. The Mr. Surfacer bottle looks like 50% larger in this pic.
It's okay to be bad ,
as long you put some effort in getting goodpost your kit so we can laugh at youand tell you what you should do to improve
the Nu gundam ver ka
bastard is gonna tower every other model I have
Bro that's like the exact same picture you posted last time.
In other news my usual display has been changing recently.
Working on the NG Graze, so far I'm liking it, but I think I'll paint the eye and the two front yellow things instead of the stickers.
the marker I bought for panel lining is too fat and cotton swabs didn't help
I suck at sanding and just gave up on it in the middle
really rushed it, got too excited to finish it
but I bought gusion, barbados and kimaris so I'll get enough practice from this when I'll get a RG or a MG
>the marker I bought for panel lining is too fat
>I suck at sanding
Remember to sand in one direction, almost always. Pushing & pulling are different motions for your hands & you're likely to not hold the same line of motion forwards & backwards. Going one way only makes sure that you minimize the variance in your strokes & keep the sanding surface moving in a uniform direction in order to maximize the uniformity of your material removal.
Pls no bully. waiting on markers and paints, haven't arrived yet due to God know what. Planning on running an led to make the stand glow.
Touching up snapfitted kits.
I built the Delta Gundam's head and gave it a green visor.
Either the green visor is superior or the head sculpt is better than the Mega Shiki's
This is definitely a winner in terms of looks but my experience with the 1/100 barbatos has made me mistrustful of the line. I tried my damndest to get it in the same pose as the hg here and it's practically impossible due to the weight issues in the legs. I mean, I don't see myself trying to do anything as instead with the Rebake but at least with the hg I can pose it next to my hg gusion.
that's right, SD's look stupid and for kids
when I have women over, they look at my suits and go "wow cool, you are a cool man adult and you can take care of me forever"
when they saw I had an SD they went "WOW I WAS WRONG YOU ARE JUST A KID YOU BAKA"
Shit, I have the HG and I couldn't get into that pose.
some time ago my brother buy a robot spirit then we lost him
how can your camera capture that much depressing information
>Iraq next to Egypt
>The place of origin for card games
>Dirt floor with what I assume is a sleeping rag since you claim it was crushed while sleeping
>Only light is camera flash
>Everything, literally EVERYTHING, in the pic is filthy.
Then where the hell do you live?
Is that the fucking ragnell from Fire Emblem
FAG: jinrai's on preorder over at amiami
Just finished this. Pretty interesting build as it was my first MG RX-78-2. Obviously not all of the markings are on it yet.
so the plasma cannons now extend? they look kinda weird
To be fair, isn't that what led to his other forms in the first place?
>lost the right arm plate and graze shoulders, on to form 3
>form 3 gets rekt nearly by the Kimaris, thus leading to High-heels-chan
That being said, I await the 1/100 of that fucker or at least the HG. Would be nice side-by-side with the old Barby.
judging from this back shot, opening up the plasma cannons probably won't be mandatory to deploy them when posing
the barrel thing seems to slide in and out of the cannons, you just don't do it and you'll have the classic himat pose
>The 1/100 Rebake won't have the white for the shield either
I was considering the 1/100, but the 1/144 will have to do.
tried to make the energy rings better around God Gundam. not perfect but good enough for me
they are more in line with 1/144 perfect grades than the construction of MGs, iirc
shit that's nice. fucking shit that's really nice. i.... i dont know how to feel about this now
I can't fucking wait. I'm glad I held out on the old MG, can't wait to add it to the freedomfag collection.
Who is dalong?
Is there a gundam kit he doesn't have?
Does dalong actually exist? Are there photos of this man?
Or is he merely a korean robot programmed by bandai?
And just like that, with a simple opening, worst weapon suddenly becomes the best. Told ya.
I wounder how big the runners are.
Here's the info page, you can take a gander and guesstimate it yourself. I'm thinking those calf-section runners are around a foot and a half.
Make a sanding sponge by attaching some sandpaper to a sponge/piece of foam. It'll more evenly distribute pressure over a wider area as you sand, reducing uneven surfaces on curved pieces.
>Barbatos is slowly turning into a Gunleon/MortarHead hybrid
I'm ok with this
probably a lost cause but does anyone here have any experience with the 1/6th medabot plamos? not that it wont stop me from buying one or two, id just like to hope theres still people around that love the series as much as i do
>i dont like it
>THAT MAKES IT SHIT
ibo is here to stay, wither you like it or not. it got confirmed for a(t leas ta) 50 EP series anyway. i cant wait for all the juicy melee kits
Better then wing, so I'd say it's decent.
The story is a bit garbled and they pulled the ever-so-retarded move of having a main character in a killshot scenario and yet, not actually having the guy make the shot, but I think otherwise it's alright. It's just a bit slow, which would've been a lot more justified if it was a 50ish episode series from the start.
I'll have to mod the ass tho.
>FUCKING KILL ME
Can't live without Galeo looking up at you when you look down on your gay faggot IBO gunpla?
i was talking about the larger action bases, not the character plates. stuff like the char aznable, shinjaku, unicorn, esef and zeon logos, etc. hoping bandai would release more of those would be a false dream though. id pay out the ass for a large action base with the Iron Flower on it.
also holy shit clean up the nubs.
you people are blinded just by the term chainsaw. Take a second look, it's the dinkiest chainsaw ever and that weapon still looks like ass. The blade is so tiny and can only be used on limbs, it's like safety scissors.
Glad there's some chainsaw, maybe there will be like a cool couple kills with it in the show, but overall still disappoint.
So, Barbatos is getting:
- shoulders from new teal Graze-chan
- hip thrusters from Ein's Graze
- chainsaw club
- redesigned arms with redesigned arm guards (like form 1) with built in vulcans
- heels and bulkier torso armor
At least all the thrusters will be useful against hi-mo mobile suits and make it so Barbatos isn't useless without weapons
didn't even notice i misspelled them, iv'e been fucked sideways by engineering classes this semester, haven't gotten a good nights sleep in a while, thanks for the input on the metabots, good to see a fellow fan out here.
>this weak execution
even real life safety chainsaws look more dangerous and useful
>Wait for a re-release pretty much since the kit first released and immediately sold out
>It comes and goes while I'm at work
This kit and my not-having-it will haunt me to my dying days
I refuse to give in to Amazon and their ludicrous prices, but if it's going to be like this, is there really any other choice?
The magazine scans show it can deploy normally.
For what reason they open up I don't know but maybe it's just for show.
It's just some sort of heat vent gimmick.
So long as it's optional, I'm okay with it.
Some people do whine about the tacked on spikes on the wing cannons but if they really hate it, those can easily be cut off and sanded down.
Looks promising so far, might easily be the best representation of the Freedom, better than the RG for sure.
What even is this v-fin?
Otherwise liking how this looks, but man.
Reminder to self: always go with a pseudonym whenever fantasy robots are involved.
Finally finished, this is my best work yet, although i gave up on painting the collar black because i fucked up masking to many times. Kit looks great overall, i don't like how tiny the revolver is, the barrel is thinner than Ingram's finger.
Looks like something from the 80s/90s. I know the thing's a candy toy but I guess asking for the red to be molded was a bit too much. Still can't wait to get him though
Depends, what supplies?
I'm barely getting into painting, trying to start with detail painting. I was planning on ordering the paints from Tamiya mexico.
For nippers/building supplies I just get whatever I can use from Hardware stores. I have to cut the pieces from the runners with a pair of fucking
pinzas perrasand then trim it a bit with a pair of toenail clippers and sand/cut the last bit with an exacto knife.
Worst part definetly is
fucking college, m8.
To be honest I haven't ever topcoated a kit because of how kind of expensive it is. Around 150 pesos for a can plus another 150 shipping if buying from a national dealer.
I do panel line my kits with gundam markers, though.
Yea but his model isn't a nub-filled unlined piece of garbage so no-one would have a problem with him posting the same pic more then once. are you really that stupid that you can't understand such a simple concept? maybe read a book instead of trolling online all day long
People in hobbymex forums were talking about the comex clear one, no that anon btw I'm from
CDMXI been using future fro gloss finish and I ordered a vallejo flat from amazon, so far both are good but not great. I'll try the comex one this weekend if you want I can get some photos, btw they are selling krylon here in the sherwin williams stores, don't know if that's good tho
I find it funny that that shipping inside the country is more expensive or almost the same that shipping something from Japan
goddamit where do people find their gerbera tetras 1/100? i've been trying to find one forever and all i find is either the bullshit hg or some hideous piece of plastic from the 80s
I know, I've been checking the site weekly to see if they ever fucking restock.
I've heard that Comex spray paints are really hard on the plastic. I'd like some photos, though.
If those work they'd be a godsend.
Some years back national shipping was around 100 pesos. Now it's around 200, 150 being the lowest.
Fucking sinking economy.
>comex clear one
never tried it, but some pics would be appreciated
I used once the Krylon stuff and the results were complete shit
I know 2 stores in CDMX that sell tamiya stuff so I'll be going to them this weekend to get the stuff I need to keep working on my Nu
I've been sticking to spending ~1,500 Taco Vouchers each month on gunpla/videogames/other stuff.
Next month is going to be bad, Gundam Breaker 3, Dark Souls 3 and Senran Kagura come out and I also wanted to buy the 1/100 Barbatos and Gusion.
Even steam is selling games at the same price as retailers.
I'll get the comex clear and primer and post pics this weekend or during next week, hopefully they're not completely shit.
>Even steam is selling games at the same price as retailers.
That is for AAA games only, nintendo does the same on the eshop, people says it's because gameplanet and other stores complain about the lower prices.
Let's hope the taco dollar doesn't sink anymore this year, I have limited my budget as well and want to buy a house this year
Yeah I was surprised by the quality of it, I've got the premium one which is ready to airbrush and I just add a drop of slow dry stuff for every 3 drops of varnish
SD neo zeong is 15 bucks shipped on Amazon right now
you don't hate fun do you?
Thank you based Anon! You can pick any brat you want
Please don't give him a space rat, they need to go extinct.