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Title: Hello!
Post by: viipenguin on November 28, 2017, 11:10:32 PM
Hello everyone! I used to be a member of mechalounge before it closed down, probably as "Otonashi" or something. Glad to see you guys are back! I heard about it from Justinius's latest hangout.

I'm currently in LA for school, but I'm from the Chicago area. I've technically been building when I was 5, when my mom bought me a 1/144 Zoloat for my birthday (they were on discount at the local Jusco lol). I started building Gunpla intentionally around the time 00 aired. Kits are plentiful and cheap in China and Japan, so I've been accumulating kits whenever I visit family or go on vacation. Glad we're allowed 2 free suitcases for international travel...

I started painting in 2011. Started with another 1/144 Zoloat for nostalgia value. I've mostly been using spray cans, but I recently started using an airbrush. I've grown to love shading kits, but my current living situation makes it difficult to set up a workstation indoors, so I'm probably taking a break from painting.

My favorite part of the hobby is customizing kits. I love altering kits to reflect your own tastes. Even if I can't paint atm, I can still modify my kits in preparation for painting  ;D

Anyway, to a fantastic hobby. Cheers!
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: viipenguin on November 28, 2017, 11:28:13 PM
Ah, here are some pictures of my builds.

(http://thumb.ibb.co/dvfGDR/Zoloat_Sp.jpg) (http://ibb.co/dvfGDR) My first painted kit, the Zoloat SP. I've sincve forgotten what the SP stood for.

(http://thumb.ibb.co/ibJQ7m/10245298_706994172697031_4405615895602476180_n.jpg) (http://ibb.co/ibJQ7m) The Adele Endeavor. This actually won Best of Show for the Chiago regional of the GBWC back in 2014. I was incredibly embarrassed about the seams. Haven't slacked off on seam removal since.

(http://thumb.ibb.co/jeoQ7m/11401325_918716861524760_4429759201051752467_n.jpg) (http://ibb.co/jeoQ7m) The Adele Apex. Removed the seams properly this time

(http://thumb.ibb.co/jZaSL6/13321648_1126764990719945_8491498657780373732_n.jpg) (http://ibb.co/jZaSL6) Delta Storm. I noticed the Buzz Lightyear colors far too late.

(http://thumb.ibb.co/hWuMf6/19884505_1534906553239118_2097300747436009450_n.jpg) (http://ibb.co/hWuMf6) The Graze Falke. I want to repaint/reshade some parts due to chipping, but I've been busy and don't have space...

Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Grandfather Gunpla on November 30, 2017, 05:52:43 AM
Hello, those are some nice builds you have there!   :)
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: viipenguin on December 05, 2017, 09:40:49 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: GundamUK on December 07, 2017, 11:03:27 AM
Welcome back old chap, always good to have a veteran back in the ranks :)