**READ THE GUIDE***
***READ THE GUIDE***
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 expereinced, 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:http://www.mediafire.com/view/1vf1aw7v91pz5pa/Airfix%20Model%20World%20Specia%20(Scale%20Modelling%20Step-By-Step).pdf
Kawaguchi Gunpla tips:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJV1h9xQ7Hx-SoCOivVEHNDOl16VWLB3A
Gundam Lineart:http://seesaawiki.jp/nuriesozai/lite/d/MenuBar1 AND http://gundma.imgur.com/
#GundamFTWest Group Build Contest:https://gundamftwest.wordpress.com//
Another gunpla guide: http://funakatown.com/images/Building_Gunpla_Final.pdf
Old thread: >>13464039
Look at palpatine without the hood, black and brown with red accents
Chile had some bad pollution>>13470314 oh cool ive got family over in jalisco. Never really been to mexico city
Like i said in my earlier posts i had to downgrade phones. The stock camera app is complete shit but google cam app is slightly better sonce i can change iso and whatnot, but what i noticed is it cant really focus since the stock camera doesnt for some reason. Its day time now so ill try to take better pics. As for the blurry i just naturally shake alot, held my breath for each shot but ill try again
saddly had to delete all my pics cuz apparently saving old photos will turn into corrupt files. Shoulda paid attention in computer classes a lil better instead of playing games
I have an android but this phone i think will piss off any real techies on /g/
just had to wait 5 minutes for it open up a text, shit wont delete the corrupt files ans then it just didnt want to do anythin
If you don't have anything important on it you might as well back up your contacts and reset the phone. Also check to see if the memory card's corrupted as well if you save images to it and they keep getting fucked up. The blurry camera issue might just be a hardware problem if you aren't just doing something retarded
You see i just bought it 2 weeks ago. I cant upgrade since i didnt have the funds atm
im still paying off 2 s5 cuz of the warranty.When the first s5 broke it was 5 months after i bought it but since i didnt pay it off "the warranty was voided" or some bs. If i sound really mad/buttblasted is because i have a bad history with em that almost got me into legal trouble for something i didnt do /blog
Anyways i remembered that i have an old zaku-tank so im gonna add it to my ground unit. Give it some cannons to help cover my sniper
Man the zaku-tank seems really bland. At least the guntank had those fuckhuge 180mm cannons; zaku-tank just has tiny ass grabber arms. Maybe you could pick up one of the Zaku Cannons from the same line and use the torso instead so it at least has a main gun?
Oh i kinda fugd up the inside that holds the arms. But i did replace the right arm with an old fg zaku arm that has some mobility while the grabber arm is permently in a fixed spot. I have the ms cannon set i was thinking of using those or modding a rocket launcher for it
Super Fumina might have worked if they gave you more than one face with that creepy fucking grin on it. No matter how hard you try short of a facial resculpt it will always have that "going to eat your face" expression.
And that's when you're going the distance to make it look good.
Hey /m/, just got my first lacquer topcoat. I have some questions: are you supposed to wear a respirator or a mask when topcoating? And how long does it take for the topcoat to dry so I can get my hands on it? Thanks.
This is the face of fear if I ever saw it.
This will never leave my memory. I'll never stop shitting on this thing.
Yes, even if you spray outside to be safe when the wind suddenly blows at your face
Few hours, wait until they are cured for about one day before you start heavyhandling them.
Well I am posting these images and
But I'm not everyone making fun of the Super Blunder. I'm not even the one who came up with Super Blunder. It's just... look at it.
Look at it.
I'd rather have fun building models, figuring out ways to fix things I don't like about models of designs I like, and discussing models I actually do like than saving a dozen pics of a model I don't and dumping them in every thread with the same beating a dead horse joke over and over like that one file name shit poster does and this guy is starting to do.
You can bitch about it when I'm still doing this a year from now. How about you lighten the fuck up since I link reviews and post pics in these threads all the time, and am just having fun with this one because it's particularly bad?
>compare a guy to snapshitter
>"woah man i'm trying to be polite woah man"
>people are going to buy Super Blunder for 40 dollars when the same 40 dollars could get them a Stylet on amiami
I sell hundreds of figures and gundams on Ebay. People will buy anything. People are too scared with international shipping that they pay my inflated prices. FK knows what he's doing.
>Implying that's going to last at that price much longer
>Implying that isn't already marked up from the preorder price.
>Implying by the end of the month stylet won't be $60 on the after market.
gotta admit, this is pretty mesmerizing
Because Stylet seems pretty
Just waiting on Jinrai or Architect so I can have a ponytail
On a related note, are there any scans out for the Hobby Japan Extra with the new FAG's?
Its cool but woulda been cooler if it were green
Anyways finished for now my zaku-tank. It needs a lot more work to be anywhere good. Left the pipes off untill i paint them. Still need to think of a color scheme
I'm just not a fan of the hair, faces or the original stylet anyways. I was too late to jump on the Gourai hype train so I'm going to have to wait for whatever they release after the Materia
Architect, I'm probably going to try to make an EWAC FAG with her
>Still need to think of a color scheme
Why not Hatsune Miku?
If it's going with the rest of your mono-eye land squad then you should probably keep the same color scheme so they resemble an actual OYW team.
The smuggest bastard
Nah man, it's a combination of the design choices to fit in the sleek, jet aesthetic that reminds me way too much of Shit Witches, the vocaloid-shit hair and the fact that the weapons are so much more lackluster than the mega-bazooka the gourai had
>he doesn't like Strike Witches.
On that note, what would be the best way to make a Strike Gundam Strike Witch, aside from slapping jet engines on an MS Girl, assuming a Strike version exists.
Take a FAG, paint it Strike colors, give it a V-fin, and mod some Aile pack boosters into leg armor.
Please don't tell me you think all twintails are Vocaloid and all jet mech musume are Strike Witches.
I don't know why people kept comparing a unpainted model kit to those finish painted products
Well unpainted FAGs still look better imo, I can't think of any other comparisons at that same price point.
Those koto seams. (TM)
I think at the end of the day the only similarity is mecha musume. But that's enough to have a jolly time comparing the two
Please anon. I need a translation.
>tfw this model would fit snapfit boxer if try fighters ova allowed it
>tfw those hips and legs on miss sazabi
They changed Architects haristyle. It looks like this now.
Do we have a height comparison?
Miss Sazabi is a tall gal
hmmm Not yet that I know of considering they seem to be mostly legs they still might work, wont be as tall I dont think but be pretty nice with the upper torso.
after the MG Gundam X, now I want to go for something smaller, which one you guys think should I do next of these?
- RG RX-78-2
- 1/144 Huckebein Mk II
- RG Red Frame
- SD Soulgain
- HG Crossbone X-2
a better pic next to graze kai. Shitty comparison job coming up
Make them interesting, stick to a format, and keep them short and fast-paced. Kokujin Reviews is my favorite reviewer because he respects my time. Kakarot197 is my second favorite because he's a little more in-depth, but always gets to the point.
Its a bit off of course tried to get the pack of cigs to same size. the guy in comparison to the graze however is even longer legs from looks of it.
even crappier attempt, I think this is about where the legs align socket wise.
Note to self: always have a bottle of Tylenol next to you whenever sanding down an FSS kit.
Do you fuckers even bother reading the guide any more? It's there for a reason you shitters.
>the guide doesn't answer our questions
>One of the most comprehensive guides on the internet
>Literally a link to a very well written chapter on topcoating
You didn't even open it up did you?
>Apply multiple, light coats with the can 5-10 inches away from the subject for the best results
Multiple is tad vague for my tastes, could be 5 or 50 for all I know.
When will gunpla look this good?
Between this >>13473244, RG RX-78 and Origin fix figuration, which is the best looking 1/144th Gundam?
Any one have experience with the mg Qubeley?
I want to get one, but Don't know too much on it.
so after watching the 2 origin movies i decided i wanted to get char's zaku 2 since hes my favorite pilot and ramba rals gouf because hes the fucking man. only question is which versions should i get? i like the way the hgbf gouf looks but im completely undecided on which zaku to get. which is the best version of char's zaku?
Gonna be a long week/end but glad I finally bought this guy.
Already have a third Stiletto but I'm probably doing a straight build of it since I have the weapon set pre-ordered.
She's just shy and doesn't show her expression much.
Can't help how nice the line art is if the sculpt is bad.
That's the best version. You can always wait for the revive which is coming out.
My god that grey for the plastic.
Since when were you under the impression that silver panel lining looks good?
Anyone else getting one of these?
Charr is probably the pilot for this thing too lol.
Insanely bad, you can still see smudge left overs of the seams
Because the orange is quite dark, definitely look better with flash
Shit gritty pic without flash
Pure plastic magic from 1988.
I'm going to polish my skills before attempting to do this kit justice.
>Because the orange is quite dark
So you're ignoring both the official art and common sense and just doing gunpla is freedom thing? Okay.
>Actually supporting A/Z
The show is over. What is there to support?
Imagine being dumb enough to attempt to dislike a mecha design based on the show it's in.
It's been a while since I finished something
PLUM kit, A.R.K from some game. Don't even know. Modded the backpack so that it goes up and down instead of parallel to the ground at the hips.
First time taking photos with new setup, it went well. Samsung S6 has a gorgeous camera. The finish on the kit is kinda shitty - got some dust in various stages of the process - so I tossed some of the more dramatic closeups.
Still, nice to not have to really treat anything with Photoshop later.
EX Standard is such a shit line.
It's like looking at some beautiful sports car.
I hate dust too, good thing you can kinda trick it not to show on the camera
It's not just the stickers. Look at this.
Gayrobot discussion on Super Fuminer. Compare to /m/.
>The sunken in look is done deliberately as an artistic choice.
>It is meant to allow the eyes of the kit to follow the viewer.
Yeah, they are idiots. It's basically
>omg so lewd lol
>It's such a big kit and it comes with all the GM Cardigan stuff so you're getting a lot for your money it's so great
>The creepy eyes are an artistic choice, just paint it and the spats
>(the part where the OP admits it's an uncanny piece of shit but that's because of snapfags and you can work around it, gotta stay positive)
Also, video review.
Kind of funny how the Graze Kai and Super Blunder released at the same time, and when Super Blunder went on sale it sold out in half an hour and everyone was hype as shit while the Kai was "aw man, another Graze, seriously?" and now it's completely flipped.
I could see why straight oob builders hate the Super Fumina so much. Face is a nightmare, articulation around the waist is terrible because of the design, few weapons and the exclusion of the ability to use some like the sabers and gattling forearms. I actually think that Super Fumina has great potential with painting and kitbashing though, so I can't wait to see what they do with it
>delta unit 2 and Z3 are already sold out on gentei kits
>I didn't receive the email until an hour ago
1) Make or buy a photobooth. I'm using a Foldio 2 with diffusers (http://orangemonkie.com/product/foldio2-pre-order/) - ignore the URL, it's Korea, the product's out and shipping - it's not the greatest thing ever but it does the job for now, and I don't need extra lighting outside the box, and at 15" it's just the right size for MG and HG kits. I definitely build some stuff that won't fit in here, but I'll cross that bridge when I get there.
2) Phone. Standard app. Pro mode. Set ISO to 100. Change your White Balance based on background color - Auto probably isn't correct. Set filter to either Standard or Vivid (check between the two for each different background color, it'll change how they feel). Leave camera focus on auto and just use the tap-to-focus function. Go back down to brightness and step down between 0 and -1 with -1 being "black background" and 0 being "white background".
Let the camera lie for you. The kit is much more solid green than this awesome blue transition feel that it has here, but the shadow tone of blues get exaggerated to what I wish it looked like in real life all over, especially on the black backgrounds.
>good for its potential as a Frame Arms
If you're willing to sand down half the face/completely resculpt it, and thicken the torso with half a tube of putty.
>So basically you're saying it's bad for what it is
yea, you'd have to be an idiot to buy it just to display it oob
>but good for its potential as a Frame Arms?
if you're talking about FAGs, then you might as well buy a FAG instead. still i'm sure that someone out there is already planning a build with the Super Fumina to try and one up the FAGs. until then, it's will never get close to FAG quality even with mods
There's a few painted Super Fumina pics out there and it still looks goofy due to the face. The MechGaikotsu review is hilarious because he is straight up snap pleb and he reviewed the FAG Gourai a while back and complained that it looked dull and plain. He also said in the comments that Subpar Fuminer would blow it away.
Now this. Haw haw
The next one in their line if the decide to continue it will probably be Mirai.
She got the second try figure and everyone involved with the show seemed to love her.
Much like the character though, it would be super boring.
I have it. You need alot of cement/putty to keep it together
What do you expexct from the internets hugbox of euphoric gentlemen? I wouldn't be surprised if our special friend is a big builder over there
>implying that it's not just the shitposter replying to himself again
He even managed to anonymously start a thread with his shitty snapfit turn A as the OP image before and proudly proclaiming "hey, thats my build!".
He's a pretty sad fuck man.
origin char zaku is an incredible easy build, and imo it should be put in the guide specifically. you'll probably have troubled with shin's himo because the lower body comes with alot of small parts and the spiked shoulder shield had some odd gate placement for nippers/hobby knife. I'd recommend grabbing a Zaku I (any variant) and the Zaku II, which can be nabbed on Amazon for $22 together atm
sounds like you're from reddit.
why don't you fuck off and read the sidebar like the rest of the other idiots there that don't. it'd be a much nicer place there if any single incompetent fool could learn to look to their right on the page for any and all info they need. fucking hugbox.
>Stores'll get Hyakurens in four days
>Animated Hyakurens next episode
Holy shit thats sad. Also if reddit has its own 4chan themed board(? )Why not stay there if here is considered "internet boogeymen"?
Bout time. I cant wait for the unit with the flightpack (forot its name)
if you use pic related you should be fine.i did list the other stuff that isnt glue because thats what everyone else recommends for tightenning things but i personally dont trust it to hold because itll wear out like you said.
also fwiw i glued the foot rocker joint because the front half of the feet hardly have any movement it makes the joint worthless, and if anything, detrimental to stability with the funnels attached.
I know that. I was talking about reddit as a whole that if they have a page based on 4chan why not stay there?
Speaking of other chans, does 8 or 420 have building threads? I know 2chan has one, but my phone wont translate any of the page
mine showed up yesterday, and the box in particular has really grown on me, might be one of my faves now
I don't think Revive Z'gok was ever announced, also comparing two different lines is not the same as comparing engineering reworks for models within the same line. HG and RG serve completely different purposes and I honestly have not been very enthused with how annoying it is to paint all the itty bitty pieces on RG's.
Just buy one it's like four bucks
Picked up this kit for fun and I think it turned out fairly well
straight build, panel lined lightly with some gundam marker and two coats of Testor's dullcoat
I'm kinda going for the westenfluss custom. Dont know why it's getting the iron man vibe though
Pain in the ass is not impossible. Difficult yes, but if anything this has taught me. Patience always produces a good work
Use the side without an edge
Blast it hot water, some dish soap helps
>also i didnt know some paints have to be specially disposed
>mfw i just dumped it/tossed it into the trash
Do you know where the pegs are?
Get your exacto to split the two pieces. Dont lift. Just open the seam
Repeat for each seam in front of a connecting peg.
Watch Ghost of Zeon for tips on how to make removing pieces easier in the future.
On topic of my MKII 2.0 building progress. I have OOB built it and hate this. The yellow parts are a orange color so I am gonna paint them Lemon yellow gloss.
Gonna paint the inner frame and that is gonna be fun
Not the inner arm frame because of how shit and no details on them aside the shoulder and elbow joint
covered parts with detail will be painted gunmetal, titanium silver, gold leaf
Exposed parts will be painted german grey
The pistons and piping covers will be painted silver
>"Purchase selected GUNPLA model kits, and you stand chance to win limited item " HG 1/144 GUNDAM BARBATOS SPECIAL PLATED VER." and luxury range of GUNPLA !"
is it bad? only thing I see that would suck is if you buy from cheap 3rd party sellers who just take that shit for themselves
Just exactly how bad is the stuff we work with? I mean glue ans cement gets you high, putty and paint is flammable as fuck and thinners/paints can cause liver damage. How bad is this for the environment or pipes?
The Elf Bullock is 450 yen at HLJ if anyone is interested. Once I added shipping it just wasn't worth it I wish it was last year when the conversion was 10% better.
I have but its only because I should have gotten the MG rather than the HG or RG
Yeah... yeah it really is.
Schizophonic reviewed his.
It's really saying something when even professional modelers can't make it look good.
The body is not very good either.
Like this honestly creeps me out. I imagine those giant Gundam head worm things from G Gundam only they're Super Fuminas instead.
Little off topic but you guys spend hours discussing paint so I figured I'd ask here instead of making a new topic.
Is there a resource available for telling exactly what colour values some of the more famous gundam/Zaku are? I could do it by eye but I sure do like official numbers.
RGB or CMYK or...generally anything could work - thanks in advance!
Man, I'm so glad the SF turned out so creepy looking. Ever since pics of its eyes without decals came out Id been planning on making some sort of spoopy custom making use of its uncanny-valley features. Hopefully there'll be reprints in time for next Halloween.
It's a handy little resource that basically matches whatever color you want to the closest paint from a bunch of different companies. Use it in conjunction with either mech9 or whatever picture you have lying around
Not the first time, the s/d/g was pretty bad
>"hey senpai what kind of mechamusume you want?
>"give me something cute from a gundam show"
senpai never got it for him, instead a souless hollow awaits
>near perfect recreation of itself in the show
except she's not creepy in the show.
Nope, even though I can have issues with some kits. I collect old SEED kits and I even enjoy those, not to mention I liked the G-Reco kits that I bought and I enjoyed the designs(G-Self, Gaeon)
Is it wrong that I want to give them underboobs?
I've only regretted buying two kits.
The first is the Origin Char's Zaku. It's fucking amazing but when I bought it I didn't know the BTS Origin Zaku existed and I just like that a lot more, and couldn't cancel the order.
The second is the Montero. Legit painfully boring and mediocre kit.
Sorry to be that guy
but it fucking is creepy. Your waifu a shit
She kinda does but since shes also on the somewhat flat side they dont stick out much
flat/semiflat is good too
Super Fumina in the show is a perfect likeness of Fumina and is creepy because it's a stalker homage that Minato probably hotglues every night.
HG Super Fumina is not a perfect likeness of Fumina and is creepy because it has a face nightmares are made of.
I think Japs are also just making spooky Super Blunder customs now and having fun fucking with it.
Go oldschool brah, those kits are pretty damn fun to build, except the tank fuck that. If military model tanks are that much pain in the ass then im good for now