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Forum Issues / The Mecha Lounge, and it's future
« on: January 23, 2018, 10:06:50 AM »
Hi All, a couple of weeks back I was tinkering with the forum to give ti a bit of a facelift, however I ended up mashing up the whole site and realised how fragile and archaic it really is lol.

Unfortunately, development for this forum software is slowing to a crawl, so I am in the process of looking for a new solution. The idea of this website is to provide the following:

-An easy to search index of tutorials, advice, resources and knowledge on mecha modelling.
-A place for modellers of all skills to show their work, and receive helpful, constructive feedback.
-A place for modellers to interact with each other, make friends, gain experience and have access to experts.
-A place for modellers to regularly compete, to push and test each others skills. To win prizes!
-A place that can be the number 1 website for mecha modellers to visit, worldwide.

I think it would also be awesome to have a rating system, similar to that which Modellers-G uses where registered users can cast votes. Monthly and annual overall modellers can win prizes of some kind.

Any feedback, suggestions or solutions much appreciated. The Mecha Lounge will continue to exist, but this forum in it's current form will be going. In order to meet all the objectives above it's going to take money, and it's going to take time and dedication. Any support you can provide as the new Mecha Lounge evolves will be much appreciated. It will not ammount to anything, without the support and interest of the Mecha community.

More updates will be added.


Announcements / The Mecha Lounge group on Facebook
« on: December 28, 2017, 09:09:29 AM »
We've now added a facebook group for the Mecha Lounge, feel free to join up and share your works as always.

Random Chats / GBWC 2017, your thoughts?
« on: December 20, 2017, 09:50:41 AM »
I wrote a thing on this, interested to see others opinions if you have one:

Info + Q&A / Winners Announcement!
« on: September 20, 2017, 12:31:53 PM »
Thank you all for entering! There was a great range of skill and concept on show so very well done to everyone who entered. Now to announce winners!

Winners are as follows (all very close!):

1st: MrAdam5 - Powered GM Cannon Advance
2nd: naMECHianGunpla - MG 2.0 MS-06-J Zaku Ground Type (Melee Spec)
3rd: Rockpopandchips - RGC-80 GM Cannon

I will be contacting each of you via PM here on the forum to sort out prizes so please look out for a message.

The following 5 entrants have been picked at random to receive a set of IBO decals:


Logan67, you along with everyone else will receive a mecha-lounge super shiny Mecha-Lounge sticker.

Please send me a PM with an address I can send your prizes too.

Congrats all! We'll be thinking of a new contest very soon :)

Announcements / Zaku's Vs. GMs - Contest closing date coming!
« on: August 19, 2017, 01:38:45 PM »
Just a reminder that this contest will be closing on September 9th - you've got 3 weeks left to get your entry in :)

Info + Q&A / Prizes
« on: July 05, 2017, 06:09:13 PM »
Prizes shall be:

1 - MG GM Sniper 2 kit

2 - HG Zaku I Thunderbolt version

3 - HG Zaku High Mobility origin kit

All completed entries will receive a super amazing mecha lounge shiny sticker, and 4x people at random will be sent a set of 2 IBO decals.

Entries & WIPs / How to enter + Entry post
« on: April 08, 2017, 10:13:59 AM »
Please post this image along with your intended kit(s) to be used, example below!

Info + Q&A / How to enter
« on: April 05, 2017, 03:38:43 PM »
Zaku's Vs. GMs - On the front line - Mecha Lounge Build-off

Open to all Mecha Lounge members, no restriction on location.
Any scale, standalone Zaku or Zaku variant, GM or GM variant - any scale, model only (diorama's fine but not counted towards judging). Modification, scratch building and kit bashing accepted.

Build time:
The build off opens on Saturday the 8th of April, and entries will be open until August 5th. The closing date to get your final work completed is September 9th. This give you a good 5 months to knock out some work. Winners will be announced 1-2 weeks later and all entries will receive feedback, as well as a super-duper exclusive Mecha-lounge sticker! woot!. WIP's are encouraged, but will not count towards judging.

Entry Requirements:
Post an image of untouched or snap-fitted kit/s you are going to use with the supplied build-off image (will be posted here on the start date) in shot to validate your entry in the entries and WIPs thread. Please post WIP's on your entry thread.
Admin will confirm your acceptance. Can enter without validation, but will not be considered for prize allocation. One entry per member please. Completed work to be posted in 'Showcase' thread. Please post 6-12 clear unedited pictures with good presentation, showing detail and multiple angles. Admins will confirm final entry which will be final so please be 100% happy with what you are uploading.

Judging rubric:
Entries scored on the following:
1: Workmanship
2: Paint work
3: Concept
Judges TBA

3x available, 1st place, 2nd, Judges Pick. Winner get's first choice, second, second, Judges Choice receives chosen prize. Prizes TBA.

Terms of acceptance:
Any images uploaded to the Mecha Lounge may be used to promote the event on our Facebook page, admins will contact beforehand to confirm and share links.

Please link to the wherever you share WIPs, and please share this vid wherever you can to help spread the word!


Post questions below please!

Buying / Selling / Trading Model Kits / MG titus wanted
« on: February 18, 2017, 08:14:22 PM »
As per title! If you have one unbuilt or snapped unpainted willing to sell, drop me a PM ;)

Random Chats / Mecha Lounge Build-Off - 1 - Get your votes in!
« on: January 13, 2017, 02:12:51 PM »
Please feel free to suggest time scales you would feel comfortable with. Will run this poll for a week or so, result will display in 7 days time.

Random Chats / who's ready for a build-off?
« on: January 10, 2017, 10:44:40 AM »
We've kind of been holding off on a build-off for a while so we can get enough people on the forum to participate - the question is, is everyone ready for one? With membership as it is I suggest the build off be something small, and I am open to any ideas you may have. Prizes will be made available for winners who complete their entries, and depending on how well it all goes we can start to ramp up to larger compos!


Showcase / HG Clanche Custom
« on: December 18, 2016, 06:21:45 PM »
Last kit of the year, a commissioned Clanche Custom, painted in good 'ol trusty Mr Color, with a little Vallejo model air.

free image hosting

Showcase / 1/100 Tr-1 Hazel
« on: November 11, 2016, 09:33:42 AM »
T'is done, but there is still a WIP to be edited and slapped onto youtube, thought I would share it here first. Pretty happy with how it's turned out, I think next time though I will draw back the strength of black I used on the panel lines. I like the contrast but I feel a darker grey would work better. I welcome any feedback you have :)

Reference Material / Full-on guides for Mecha Modelling!
« on: October 30, 2016, 01:17:58 AM »
Need a good primer? Dan from ThoseGundamGuys has this superb guide:

Online Retailers / Japanese Retailers - Plamo / Gunpla
« on: October 10, 2016, 06:38:46 PM »
One's I have used so far are: (huge range, prices ok)

Banzai Hobby (pretty decent range, more RC stuff)

Mandarake (if you're looking for something a little bit more hard to find)

Jungle (Second hand and b-stock stuff, good for a bargain now and then with the occasional rarity)

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