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:
February Restock: http://pastebin.com/JN75W8vU
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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.
Deadline: March 7
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First painted kit, C&C is welcome. I know I fucked up the top of the shield a bit, tried to use a gundam marker for it and it got messy. Same for one of the eyes.
Just finished my 1st lining attempt. Also used a pin vise to make hole mounts in the cannons for beam sabers for a "cannon" effect. Any way I can improve on lining?
This is nice
are you not supposed to go over the grooves? also i realize now there are a bunch of grooves here now. also as for making lines without starting edges or blotches, does that improve with time or does having shaky hands mean im fucked?
Those are not beam cannons you silly dork
Sup, give me some tips on painting this piece of shit
Any advice for some one who loves gundam and model kits,so he order some from hobbylinkjapan and put them together but has shaky hands and is to afraid to put paint on them to make them look better.
I just got a HG Zaku 2 thunderbolt from a friend and I'm still a bit new to gunpla, should I paint some parts like the mono eye and lenses?
I have some experience painting minis, but not models.
Progress shot. Anybody else partway though something they're having fun with?
It's really whatever you're comfortable with. What kind of minis have you painted? How well do *you* feel you painted them? Depending, you may be skilled enough to lay into it and do some more complex work.
The mono eye and it's lenses, depending on your skill set and personal standards, may be something you want to hold off on painting until you're more confident in your skills - at the moment, you seem like you're not so sure of yourself yet.
Ignore that faggot; you are, just people tend to use colors that act as darker versions of the main color for panel lining, so it looks like the gunpla is shadowed instead of traced. For red, you'd want to use brown instead of black. For white, grey.
Also, go over your gunpla after panel lining with an eraser to clean up any stray marks
Take a look through the guide for tips.
Mostly stuff for tabletop like Skeletons, sisters of battle, Thousand Sons, and Dark Angels.
Honestly, all I want to do is just paint the lens just a solid color, possibly doing some lens effect and not something crazy like free handing.
Is there any news on a Leo kit? Other than modifying a Tallgeese I, there's only an action figure. It' my favourite suit, I'd like to get a couple, to build a standard, then customise.
Just finished my MG Turn-A. Really fun build.
Looks cute with the hg butteefly wings
Finished detailing him and his accessories last night.
I'm in the middle of panel lining my HiNu Vrabe. Gotta say those vents are a nightmare, thanks bandai.
I would paint the details, especially on a thunderbolt kit where there are many thrusters and little grey dots etc. Just paint the details and then get a can of matte (or flat) topcoat and the model will look nice.
looking good, too bad there are like 2 people here who can appreciate scratch/modding and how much work it takes
if you're not a trip making some chink resin conversion you can expect 0 discussion
Is this some kind of Zeta MK-ll?
I like the it
Every thing is painted right? How did you managed to get the paint on so thick? Also panel line it properly, some are too thick and you even lined the fucking seams.
What color scheme should I give my GX custom? I was thinking going grey and green?
Stupid question, but does it have to be a grunt unit?
The seams aren't lined, they're just not completely closed due to the figure and therefore visible. I'm not trying to hide seams yet, not master autist enough to be bothered by them at this point
Keep the white parts white and the blue parts green?
Holy shit, I didn't know these were a thing but they're so fucking cool!
What do you mean?
So let's say it's the OYW since that would be the easiest, you can be some random zaku assigned to some insignificant theater like Africa as a glorified guard where resupplies are infrequent but guerrilla forces keep fucking up your shit. You're gonna need to patch up your crap in between supply drops with whatever you have before the tribals show up again to throw grenades at your face.
On the other side, it can be a super secret Feddie prototype gundam that had escaped from an attack on the site where it was being developed and has to make it's way on land to another friendly installation while being hounded by zeek ground forces. Keep in mind the secret base is thousands of miles away from any other real friendly military encampment so the only things you have to repair your suit are pieces you can salvage off the zeon forces you destroy in skirmishes.
Last picture of the Phenex for now. I hate forgetting how I pose things when I really like them a certain way.
that a mini cooper that you're driving in? My dad used to have one of those, def a fun car.
I think it would looks cool with a titans style color scheme (since that looks good on almost anything imo) so it would be very dark blue or black chest, navy blue body, then red feet and yellow accents in other places
I could also see it looking cool with a tan/biege desert style paint scheme. I think it's a cool idea that you put physical weapons (for the most part? I don''t know what your headcanon is with your custom) but it made me think of it as a "Gundam X Physical" like the Virtue Physical from 00 (pic related is what I'm referring to). I think it would also be real cool with that sort of style.
It's a 2004 scion xb
I like the idea of the tan scheme. It's meant to be a cover-laying suit. It's down to either the white-green or the tan.
It looks good though~
Wrong post there, friend
You can sorta use that jewelry box for size comparison.
I don't think it's going to happen, anon. Mods will delete some of it but they're either unwilling or unable to just ban him once and for all. And he knows it and he's just going to keep doing it.
God these threads have become such shitshows...
Just make a solid effort to ignore you-know-who and post more original content. I'll take more posts like >>13852712 any day because even though his build isn't spectacular, it still shows more effort than what Snapfit does.
Turning the MKII into a Zeta? That's very interesting. I can't wait to see the end result because the head looks awesome so far. Curious why you're scratch-building the Zeta's chest rather than just modifying it.
What color scheme are you going to use for the right custom?
>MXN still weak to everything
This is what I'm going with right now. I need to redo the legs for their seams, but everything's kinda been at a halt since early September with this guy
Here's a buttshot. Yes that's a MG Aile Striker pack
Last picture of the Hi-Nu for now. I like it this way.
That's it. Thanks.
For some reason the only clean one I could find on google was some huge size and I don't have the base on hand at the moment to figure out the correct size to resize it to.
In case the mexibros from last week are lurking, I made a shit album of photos with the results of comex paints.
I kind of liked the primer, but some of you may not like the flat coat a lot as it looks semigloss on the picture. I was really sick so please excuse the shit everything, if you need anymore info or wanna call my photos shit go ahead.
It's less glossy IRL, but I think it's also because I didn't shake the can a lot, or it's an effect of the spoon because the top part is really flat.
The primer is aerocomex primario gris, and the top coats are transparente and transparente mate from aerocomex as well, the prize is $46.5 for a 400ml can.
The primer is also available in rust and white, think I'm gonna stick with this primer and try the topcoat in a finished model.
Posting some legit snapfag OC now that the autism has ceased.
This thing, like Victory Gundam itself, can only be described as a beautiful nightmare. Going from 2 SEED MGs to this little monster was like jumping from algebra to trig.
also, weird things happen when Superbowl intoxication turns to other activities late at night.
Modifying an old RizeGreymon kit because the gun arm is kind of silly.
Does anyone else think the neck is too long or is it just me? Nothing is attached permanently yet if you notice the blutack.
Exactly what I wanted to see...with a little bit of work, my custom will be amazing.
Nice dubs by the way.
Thanks for letting me get a look at that.
With some work, I can get that to look like (pic related)
So uh, I've recently started seam wielding my kits using Tamiya cement, and I was wondering if all the time I spend inhaling that weird cement smell is going to fuck up my health?
As much as I'd love to have better looking kits, I don't really want to die from cancer over it.
Cancer? No. Killing Brain-cells? Yes. Open a window and use a fan.
If you kill enough brain-cells, you may find life is enjoyable.
Nah, he was just in here but the mods/janitors started deleting the spam and I assume banning him so we usually get a week or so before he comes back and starts shitting up the place.
Wouldn't a FLAT's head look better? The kit is 1/144 too and should be very cheap considering its age.
>Be that anon enamored with the GN-XII
>Watch through 00
>Flags look like robots on stilts, Enacts are bland, and Tierens look strange
>Come end of part 2 and the movie
>The Flags are now my favorite suit from the series and the GN-XIIIes seem sort of dull
That was unexpected.
That picture is a gashapon toy.
If you think this is disgusting it's an unpainted no grade.
If you think the design is disgusting fuck you flats are great.
>Also why the bully for people who want to snap build and line only?
Not really a thing.
People here want other people to improve; that's all it really boils down to. If you actually try and fuck up, that's fine as long as you're not red-cliff bad. If you are, you should kill yourself. What people dislike is the fags who suck at snapbuilding, don't make an effort, and then come and show off their kits as if there's anything worth looking at.
Because you're literally doing gunpla wrong when you just snapfag. If you dont take the time to truly put the model together instead of hamhanding it and calling it a day, dont fucking bother with it. Just buy a figure or something if you're just going to leave it as is out of the box.
But anon, 1/100 is the worst scale. Its meant for hamhanded fucks who cant deal with the intricacies of the superior 1/144. 1/144 scales so much better with other things, doesnt take up unnecessary space and is cheaper and has more variety. MG is a blight upon Gunpla and has no reason to exist. If you want ig buy a PG otherwise stick with 1/144
Original poster here, I just really enjoy the process of building something. Its very soothing to take a few hours to carefully cut, sand, and top coat (with maybe some line painting where there should be stickers) a model. It reminds me of when I when younger and spent countless hours building and playing with bionicles and zoids. Plus unlike figures, when you look at the displayed models you can go "I built that."
If gunpla was not meant to be snapbuilt, it would require glue, have waterslide transfers instead of foil stickers, and would be molded in one color of plastic.
End of argument.
Sure you can put more time and effort into them. But does Bandai intend for you to do so? NOPE.
>more parts = better!
How is that even relevent anon? They'll both look the same on the outside at the end of the day, and you can easily make an HG look multitudes better than an MG out of box if you spend even a little time on it.
>144 SCALE IS BETTER YOU FUCKER
>EAT A DICK BRO 1/100 MASTER RACE
wow what a degenerate convo this is
That's not entirely true though. Even in the plug in anime snapfags are shunned as shown in Try. They're clearly meant so that if you're incapable of anything else, a snapfit could look decent but they're meant to be worked on.
I'm just a snapfag but the problem is when people keep posting their snapbuilds to show to everybody but don't want any criticism. There is no reason to post your build here unless you want feedback since we can just google images for any snap builds. It's just like showing everybody that you can follow the instructions and produce the same result most can. Worse is that they post kits that aren't denubbed or are poorly made and get butthurt that it gets pointed out. They use these threads as their personal blogs and get offended when criticized. Sure its fine if you just want to snapfit but don't post it unless there is a reason for you to do so.
Then how come bandai has it's own brand of paint and accessories such as Gundam Markers and paint?
Post Guncannons. I want inspiration for my own custom.
pic related but not mine
>Anyone have tips on diorama building?
If you have never built a diorama, keep it simple. besides that, i recommend googling for some guides. Not "gunpla diorama" though, don't use Gundam in your searches. Look for train modeling guides and warhammer 40k terrain guides. Look at "cool mini or not" and look for the very best dioramas, then the artists who make them. Google those artists, look for how-to's by them.
Once you have soaked up some game, then start looking at gunpla dios, and how you can apply the techniques to gunpla.
Been looking at pics of MG Kampfer because I'm interested, and is it just me or is the gap between the head and torso unnaturally wide?
If anyone has it, could you comment on whether the neck really stands out as online pics show?
Not mine but very sexy. Posting another after that I also think is a nice take on it.
Here is the other.
The proportions you're giving the legs are interesting, but that shield has some rubbed off paint or something at the top I think.
Is it Guncannon time? Finished this guy a few weeks ago. Wish I fixed the seam on the rifle but other than that I'm quite happy with it.
Why haven't I heard anything about the kits from last month? Revive Qubeley is an easy 9/10 with the only downside being the little pink stickers used on the binders. Wing EW is a pretty solid RG, and the Kimaris's bulky frame and Lance are just Unf.
I like your style of advice giving. Theres a lot that can be made from junk like Styrofoam and cardboard, so just go thru your recycling bin. Its free and great to practice your skills/ideas on.
I would add that keeping the scale of the diorama as consistant as possible. In my own research I've found that dioramas with inconsistent scale look bad, regardless of the level of detail.
Not my Cannon but I saved what the guy eventually evolved it into.
Super dig it. Like, would partner in gunpla battle dig it. Y/N?
Hello /m/, how are you? So I just finished building a stock MG banshee (fucking nub marks are a bitch to get out on it) and now I'm looking at doing a lighting mod for it and its sister unit the Unicorn. However, I'm not sure how to mount the LEDs, let alone the battery placement and wiring, for the inner frame. Is there someone that documented the process somewhere, or do I have to just fumble my way through this? I've seen other kits that people added the lights in that look great. One in particular that somehow added lights into the vibro claws and shield. I've no idea how they manage multiple LEDs on such a low voltage, so I'm not sure on how to go about this. Do you have any suggestions on parts I may need, or tutorial locations I can reference for something like this? Pic is the Banshee in it's current state.
With my last Dom finished my Tri-Stars are complete, fucked up a few decals but i still love it.
also did they intentionally fuck up the spelling on the Tri-Star names? it sure as hell isnt Guyya or Mush
Why don't I have a Neo Grade Gouf Custom. Why must my life forever be incomplete.
Arm and shield are def Bawoo, abeit the shield is modified. The shoulders are GN-X. Would recognize them anywhere. The missile launcher is a straight mystery to me though I really like what he did with the antennas.
Those look like slightly modded MP Guncannon cannons to me.
Its not a 10/10 by any means but it has a real support-bro feel to it.
only have two other shots of it saved in my Guncannon folder.
Wish he took better quality pictures but eh.
The only other good shot Ive seen that DOESNT seem to be from a shitty cameraphone.
I hope some day to make a custom as cool as that.
I hope i can find the armor part above the elbow. or else i'm fucked. The tiles aren't helping either
alas, hamhands are incurable, so is stupidity
what's the difference between a broken nipper and a poorly snapfagged MG? both are a waste of about $40
ITT: Old kits you snap built and want to work on and fix again.
A friend recently gave me a dark hound and now I want to work on the Age-1 and FX that was a bit messily snap built a few years ago
Literally no reason to even bother with that when this exists.
I think it's a kind of acrylic, I can't check since mine dried up and I threw them away some time ago.
The issue is that yes, you probably do need to thin them out. Pressing the tip in to get them in a small palette and dripping some water in, followed by mixing, is how it should probably be done. Unfortunately, I didn't learn about the magic of thinning paints until after I had used up my markers, as well as after I spent an entire pot of Citadel paint painting a toy Clonetrooper blue with green highlights.
That gold Bolt Gundam reminds me, what's a good suit that'll look good painted in metallic/reflective gold? I'm a spray can pleb for now, but I've been curious about using Krylon gold for something or other, I just can't figure out what.
Bit pointless, innit? It already looks good in gold, it's not like I'll be breaking ground or anything by painting a Hyaku Shiki in its natural color. It's like saying to paint an elephant grey, y'know?
Going to build my spare Gaeon soon. I wont be putting any stickers on it. For desk use.
Paint the Mk II's points gold. Titan colors of course.
Joints. I want you to paint the joints gold, fuck this overcorrecting phone.
Taking a photo of two kits from my shitty unexpanded-for-a-year-collection as consequence, pls bully me.
Zomfg I'm so fucking tired of the graze
My first kit ever
More like pic related. Most of the designs in IBO are supposed to be inspired by medieval armor, remember?
You're welcome bro be sure to spray from about 20 cm in short brusts so that the pain doesn't pool and ruins your model, you can practice on the runners or plastics spoons first and shake the cans for about 2 minutes
Jesus, I didn't realize this hobby could potentially fuck me up so bad.
Makes the hobby feel a little more overwhelming. I.. I just wanted to have a good time with my tiny plastic robots.
Its a gun, its a plastic model. Therefore its a gunpla
guess the kit
>that "i'm getting too old for this shit" little guy
I love them
now I have to Gaeons. One for display and one I can mess around with.
Well ,you see. I thought the first one I shipped got lost in the mail so re-ordered it. The one that I thought got lost came a few days after the re-order. I always had a spare inside a box for like a year.
I need to figure out whats the real scale of this kit
Mexico EMSsometimes surprises me with their fast levels.
I'm having an issue with my airbrush I've never experienced before. It's not spraying anything until the trigger is all the way back, then it will kinda shoot a big, spattery load and resume spraying normally. But after I'm done that trigger pull, it goes back to refusing to spray paint until I pull the trigger back completely.
I have no idea what's going on. Anybody able to help?
Not that anon, but it's one of my favourite MGs.
The articulation is what you should expect from a master grade, and it looks pretty damn nice, especially if you count the holofoil satellite panels(pic doesn't do them justice) and the nice large beam saber blade compared to the typical thin ones on most other suits.
On top of that it's a nice simple enough build with just about no real issues you encounter during the build.
yeah, sometimes they are super fucking fast, that's nice
the X is fucking great, get it now
i might actually give that a try, i wanted a X2 Crossbone but i've got to tone down my multiple kits so that would be a nice dark MS. think i still have a purple spray left from my Zaku heat hawks. any recommeneded blacks for that?
So I just finished snapping and light sanding this guy together, no stickers since I'm planning on painting it up.
Building this right after the RG Wing EW just shows how far kits have gone in the last 18 years.
Also has anyone found a good way to separate these old front skirts so they move separately like the more modern type of front skirt with the balljoints?
If I apply a flat clearcoat over gloss enamel, does it make it flat or some horrid abomination?
Asking because the paint that I want is gloss but I don't want to mix 2 flat colors because uniformity.
This kit reminds me of an old SEED kit
-Horrendous seam lines, especially on the forearms and thighs
-Not the best arm articulation
Fun to build
Please ignore the nubs and plastic cement for now; I will be sanding that off tomorrow. This has definitely been an interesting experience with my first Kotobukiya kit.