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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.

Showcase / Re: HG Gusion Rebake [Speed Build]
« on: December 22, 2017, 10:21:59 AM »
Pretty nice, I'm not familiar with the concept of a speed build, is this some kind of compo, or is it just to challenge yourself a bit? Enjoying the colour choices :)

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:

Introductions / Re: Hello!
« on: December 07, 2017, 11:03:27 AM »
Welcome back old chap, always good to have a veteran back in the ranks :)

Q & A / Re: Dragon Momoko question
« on: November 21, 2017, 12:03:47 PM »
Ah, yes it's interesting how this has erupted in a tide of social media battles over this very subject. Personally I am with most of you, and with most of the community I expect. Yep, it's sad they're gone, it was (I suppose) an inevitable action from Bandai, and it's very likely another company will spring up in it's place. I certainly felt that DM's quality was improving although some designs where a little overly detailed.

The question is, will this take-down be incentive enough to stop others from doing the same? I kind of hope not.

Introductions / Re: Introducing Myself
« on: November 21, 2017, 11:59:05 AM »
Welcome to the Mecha Lounge old chap and a great story of how you arrived back into the hobby at a different angle :) You're most certainly not ever too old to build and we look forward to looking at what you can do :)

Works in Progress / Re: HG Zaku High Mobility origin kit
« on: October 25, 2017, 09:36:28 AM »
ha! awesome. The tiny fence is adorable. Action scenes are hard to do right, looks like your direction is a good one.

Random Chats / Re: Oh, damn, I just wanted a go now I'm hooked
« on: October 18, 2017, 10:12:39 AM »
Just looking to order some paints etc and having a look online for tutorials and tips.

There is some much expert advise around, it looks like this hobby has some die hard and talented members.

I am not currently debating on converting my garden shed into a small hobby room.

Do it!

Showcase / Re: 1/100 Bael
« on: October 18, 2017, 10:11:34 AM »
wow very nice work, I really like the details you've picked out in the more mechanical parts, and the panel lines are super sharp. Nice wear and tear effect too. Simple and effective colour scheme too. Thanks for sharing!

Showcase / Re: Kastelan Robots- "heroic scale"
« on: October 18, 2017, 10:09:44 AM »
Great designs, I like the depth you managed to acheive on the visors too. Nice little details catching my eye too.

Info + Q&A / Re: Prizes
« on: October 10, 2017, 12:50:55 PM »
Sweet :)

Info + Q&A / Re: Winners Announcement!
« on: September 27, 2017, 06:07:24 PM »
Bear with chaps, should be getting prizes out to you this weekend.

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 :)

Showcase / Re: MG 2.0 MS-06-J Zaku Ground Type (Melee Spec.)
« on: September 19, 2017, 02:57:53 PM »
Nice, very unique! A proper brawler Zaku. Colour choices and weathering are nicely done - the bullet hole in the skirt is a nice touch. Fist blades are a good touch too. Decal work is fantastic, canít spot a single edge or silver - whatís the secret!? I feel like something is missing from the right shoulder where the hole is. Panel lining is pretty non existent - however I donít think it actually needs it. Swords are acceptably brutish. Great concept all around and very well presented. Thanks for your entry!

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