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Q & A / Re: Best paint brands
« on: August 13, 2017, 09:05:57 PM »
Concerning the Vallejo paint. Do you add Vallejo airbrush thinner and Retarder medium before you thin it down before loading it into your airbrush? I usually add 3 drops (depending on how much paint I mix I may add more drops) retarder to slow down drying time then add the airbrush thinner for adhesion. Then I thin it down with Tamiya acrylic thinner or Windex (the blue color does not effect the paint, for light colors like white it may give it a slight blue tint.
I use the Vallejo retarder to slow down drying medium.
The Vallejo airbrush thinner to help the thin down paint to adhere/stick to what I am painting.

I usually use the Vallejo paint I have for ground type Gundams or military models kits.

Modification / Alt. for God Hand Spin Blades
« on: July 09, 2017, 02:07:39 AM »
Found this on Ebay as a good alternative to buying a set of God Hand Spin blades.

$3.84 for 5 flat blade screwdrivers size 0.8 - 1.6mm

I have been using this for modifying my builds. I use a pin vise to drill the holes for rivet holes/modifications then I use the screwdriver to square the hole I made with the pin vise. Since these tools are made to work on repairing watches the sizes work great on HG and MG kits. The blades are extremely sharp and they have no problems cutting into plastic.

God Hand Spin blade $20.80 for this set.

Showcase / Re: RGC-80 GM Cannon
« on: July 07, 2017, 02:55:46 AM »
Thanks for the info. I am working on a US Abrams tanks and this would be perfect for making it look like it's in the desert of Saudi Arabia with serious wear and tear.

Showcase / Re: RGC-80 GM Cannon
« on: July 06, 2017, 08:46:44 AM »
Nice build.
Good luck with the contest.
Q: What did you use to weather your build. To give it a dusty desert look?

Showcase / Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« on: July 05, 2017, 09:18:10 PM »
Bet me to it dude, just. He looks fantastic, love the blue!

Good luck!


Thanks, I listed every step I did building this kit on the work in progress section.
Wish I could have used the decal I tried to order. But they were back ordered.
The only thing I did not do was show how to modify lens/scope optics for the weapons.
Thanks again, and good luck.

Entries & WIPs / Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« on: July 05, 2017, 07:26:37 PM »



Good luck to everyone,

Showcase / MS-06S Zaku II
« on: July 05, 2017, 07:07:58 PM »
MS-06S Zaku II (Blue Max)
Since this is made to operate in space (no rusting and some weathering). 
Finally complete.

Good luck to everyone,

Entries & WIPs / Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« on: July 05, 2017, 08:46:48 AM »

Zaku on stand not plugged in.

Zaku off the stand. It is still pose-able and can be posed on any surface.

Zaku connected to light up pink Mono eye and 2 blue flicker LED on the thruster on the backpack.

Mini-connector on base of Zaku for power source (hidden on bottom base, under Zaku skirt armor).

Flickering blue LED in thrusters.

Almost done just need to do a little weathering (in space so very little weathering) and final photos need to be taken.

Entries & WIPs / Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« on: July 05, 2017, 04:21:56 AM »

Surface of base, made with plaster. I mixed in flat slate rocks and some small pebbles/stones.
I wanted an asteroid or planet look.
Since this Zaku was going to be in space.

Painted surface with Tamiya German Grey with airbrush.

Entries & WIPs / Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« on: July 04, 2017, 10:53:25 PM »
Loving the work your doing on this, definitely looking forward to seeing it finished.

Just finishing up the base. Waiting for plaster to dry then airbrush a dark eerie dark gray for asteroid look. 

Entries & WIPs / Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« on: July 04, 2017, 08:21:48 PM »
Making a custom base.

Using a Mayonnaise lid, it was about the size I needed. I am trying to make it look like the Zaku is landing on an asteroid or planet.

I attacked a clear 8mm pipe (Tamiya) to the base. It will allow the Zaku to connect to the base with the pin connector piece that came with the kit. I used resin to connect the pipe to the base. But remember to rough up the surface with 200 grit sand paper to give the resin a rough surface to bond to.

Testing the connector.

Tools and supplies used to wire power to light up the Zaku.

Drilled small hole in pipe to run wires down to the base for power.

All wires solder and tested under the base.

Taped up wire and any other items I did not want painted. Then painted with semi-gloss black.

Hot glued DIP switch (on/off) in place, at back of base.

Hot glued all wires in place and battery holder and Dip switch.

Almost done with this project. Just need to create an asteroid surface on the base.

Q & A / Re: Help... Gundam Chess Set
« on: July 02, 2017, 04:09:34 PM »
Thanks for the idea Othikent
Unfortunately the girl-friend has other ideas for the spare cash I have on hand right now.
So I probably won't start on this for a couple of months.
Thanks for the idea again.

Entries & WIPs / Re: 1/144scale RGC-80 GM Cannon
« on: June 28, 2017, 02:19:01 AM »
Look nice. Good luck with the contest.
I should have mine done in a couple of weeks.
I need to work on my base and clear coat my Zaku and weather it a little.

Entries & WIPs / Re: 1/144scale RGC-80 GM Cannon
« on: June 26, 2017, 11:49:13 PM »
Looks nice. Are you going to put it in the showcase file soon?

Modification / Re: Lighting for Pics
« on: June 25, 2017, 11:49:18 PM »
I don't think you really need to buy a photo booth.
Before I bought the lights I have been doing research and considered buying a photo booth.
But I have been having good luck with taking pics with these 2 studio lights and hanging a black or white cloth for the back-ground.
I went to my local Wal-mart and bought 1 square yard of white and black (about $2.99 for each color).
I washed both of the cloth and ironed them (to remove creases) and have been very useful on all the pics I have taken.
Plus they are easy to store - I just hang them on a cloth hanger and put them in the closet.
And if it creases up again just iron it.

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