Lurking in the works.

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Just some updates of what  has been going on. I have a MG Crossbone Gundam X1 ver ka, just have been keeping the kit pretty simple. No mods to it really. Looking to finish it up in a couple weeks.

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I did purchase a Gouf Revive. Which is almost done. The seams that the shoulder armor did have. I have removed them from it. The kit is at a point that it just needs a topcoat put on it.
The Shizouka hobby recently ended revealing some interesting kits this year. I was completely impressed with the Hyaku shiki revive. So I am planning on building that. I’ve been waiting since the Qubeley was annouced to get this. I am still not sure if I want the RG Sinanju or not yet. While it is neat that kit uses a plated gold and gloss red for parts. I do not think I am that big of a fan of the suit. I am on the fence about that one.

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The Hyaku Shiki revive on the other hand. Is looking awesome. It doesn’t really need to be gold plated. I am glad they are using some of the gimmicks from the MG Hyaku Shiki 2.0. The interchangable heads are pretty cool. I am soo using the search mode face. Overall the show was not too bad at all. Still have a Force Impulse to get and a Gyan.

Cause my work schedule has me soo busy. I am going to change the way stuff works on here soon. The update posts may be a bit less now. The way finished kits go up will remain the same. The posts about WIP and Etc. Are going to shrink a bit. Cause it will be simpler for me to maintain. I so far though do not plan on changing the Layout at all though.

A little bit free from work.

My current job has been taken up a lot of my time these days but I do have some updates on models I have been working on. The RG Wing Gundam EW I started spray painting it a couple weeks back. I went with Italian Red for the red and a Dark Blue. I ended up running out of Dark Blue. So I am waiting to get more of it.

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MG Exia, I ended starting up to relieve stress from work. I did encounter the loose joint problem with the ankles. I managed to stiffen joints there. I did paint most of the kit. What remains is the other weapons and pilot figure. Have to get batteries for the GN Drive. Plan on using LEDS for the chest and GN drive.

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I will not be able to post as much cause of my job. But I will update when I can and put up finished kits.

New kits and what I’ve been working on.

Well after weeks of waiting I finally got back to work on the MG Turn A. But wasn’t cause I was off from work. I had the Flu.. So I was unable to do the top coat. Only to find out after I do the top coat and started paneling. That the Testors gloss top coat decided it was time to act up on me. It got all gummy.

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It set me back so much. By the time I start to look at the kit again.. I do not want to look at the kit. I wanted to smash it. Part of it was it reminded me of my frustrations with the flu I got. That is just part of it. I know I’m not buying the regular Testors glosscote anymore after this experience again. Yea, again. I have bought this top coat for two projects before. One was the HGCC Turn-A which I ended up parting with once the top coat reactivated the paint below it completely. Which was very odd. Cause it never did that before. It also had a bad affect on my 1st RG Gundam MKII. The MG proto zero is the only other Testors Top coated kit. It top coated with the wet look top coat. It doesn’t seem to give me as much stress as the regular glosscote.

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The top coats have slightly different appearences to them. The top coat on the MG Turn A is the regular blue can glosscote. While on the Proto Zero is the one coat laquer wet look glosscote.

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So after that nightmare all over again. I’m pretty much done with the MG Turn A. But this is what is going on. MG Aile Strike ver. RM and the MG RX-78-2 Gundam 2.0 I’ve been working on for a bit and they are both almost done. The RX-78-2 2.0 Is pretty out of box.

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The Strike Gundam Ver. RM has had its inner frame painted and I’m still deciding on whether or not I’m going to use the Aile Striker pack. I might get something completely different for it.

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The 1/144 HGBF Wing Gundam Fenice is going through the eyeballing stage. It is pretty much done.

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I have recently got a bunch of transforming kits. More hand option sets.

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The RG Wing Gundam EW is the next build I will be updating on. It is one I already have assembled before. The second one will started on a bit later into summer.

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So many transforming kits. I’m looking forward to clearer weather.

MG Turn A and new things

IT has been a bit a since I’ve updated. On the last post I did. I removed the seam line from the head of the MG Turn-A. Also painted its eyes and the symbol on its head. After that I started painting the inner frame of the body of it.

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It is painted in tamiya gunmetal. It was hand painted on it. Then I gave everything a glosscote to protect what I’ve done so far.

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I was going to start on the weapons and then I got the flu. I did get some things in the mail. A new kit and an airbrush and just snapped some things together.

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I recently got the ok to go back to work. So I should have more updates on builds and such soon. Keep your eyes open.

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MG Turn A WIP: Head work

On the MG Turn A I decided to deal with the seams on the head of this kit. I felt the seam was pretty awful. So I had to take the head apart again to deal with a few things before I sealed it up.

I take off the mustache of the Turn-A Gundam’s face. I am just pushing down on it from the thickest part in the center of it. I do not want to break it. This just my way of being careful about it.

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(knife is just pointing to wear I pushing on it with my finger.)
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I have to remove these parts from the top of the head or else I will have a harder time separating the two pieces of the head.
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I used my fingernail as a wedge to actually spilit these two pieces. I didn’t want to use the knife to do it. I want to limit how much repair work I have to do.

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Then slide the Yellow part that the eyes and goatee attached to then just take those off too.

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I used a Gold gundam marker on the back of the eyes. It is what I painted the eyes on the SD EX Standard Aile Strike with.

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Then all those parts go back together again. The Gold changes the way eyes look when light hits them. It does come with a sticker that creates a silver backing to them. But I didn’t like it.

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I applied testors model glue to both sides of the head and then hold them together really tight til I see glue popping out a bit. I let that dry for a bit.

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I sand the piece til I do not see the seam anymore and it is pretty smooth.

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I like the white color on this kit. I really will not have to mask anything on this head so far. But it is all ready to be glosscoted and panel lined.

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More MG Turn A work to come.

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Finally had the chance to wrap this kit up. The weather stopped being all snowy for a bit…. So I sprayed up the rest of the leg armor and the backpack. I do like how it came out colors wise. I didn’t like to look at that salmon pink like that. I kept kinda of the same color tone. Just without that salmon color.

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This whole kit was painted just using Testor’s one coat lacquers with some enamel, acrylic, and gundam marker touch ups. The lighter red armor was painted with revving red and the dark red armor was painted with Mythical Maroon. The inner frame was graphite dust. The beam rifle and the inner frame of the backpack with painted in graphite dust. I do like the way these colors look on certain gunpla’s. I still prefer the Tamiya TS over these. I thought that they worked well for this particular project. I just wanted to make sure I had another option to use for sure. In the instance I could not at the time shell out all that money for Tamiya spray paints. It would be great though if they would start carrying more Tamiya Sprays at places like Hobby Lobby other then the two primers. Unless its just my hobby lobby that doesn’t carry them. Anyway, I started on the MG Aile Strike RM. I might though put it aside for a bit though and work on something else. Til I feel ready to come back to it.

RG 1/144 Wing Gundam EW

Well I purchased the RG 1/144 Wing Gundam EW sometime after the New Year. I actually had plans to build two of these. One in good condition and another really wrecked looking. I was waiting a bit to snap this together then after so many days of bad weather. The MG Marasai project I was working on was slowed down horribly thanks to the snow storm we had here. I let my curiosity get the better of me. Then that is how I ended up snapping together the shield.

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I like this shield. It holds the beam saber pretty well and doesn’t do the arm sag thing. Cause it is the right weight for the kit.

So of course I do not stop at the shield. I do the leg construction which is not much different from the RG Wing Zero EW legs. Which not surprising since they share the same frame.

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The crotch was just the standard RG crotch assembly. Nothing to fancy here also no color changes at this point.

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The chest is where it starts having different color parts from the Wing Zero EW. The Wing Gundam EW has yellow where in a spot where the Wing Zero Would have blue for the chest.

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The vulcans on the shoulders have a bit of yellow on them. I did put them together but I’m not putting them in til I paint them.

So of course after the chest what do I do next… The Buster Rifle. I was curious to how it went together and just how long it was. The main part of it seems to piece together very easily. Just 2 parts on the inside some small grey hook piece and a large yellow piece in the middle. Add the other side.

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And of course add the barrel.
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And you got your rifle.

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Last part to go on the end of the rifle. This arm/head cover.

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Then you can add the Rounds to rifle. The nubs here do not seem to be that bad. I had thought they might be a large hassle but not really.

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Be careful when adding the rounds in. The fit is kinda tight and feels like it bends the plastic a little.

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So ok, now I finally move on to the arms on this kit. Which is much like Wing Zero EW again to a point.

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It is neat that some parts on this kit come undergated.

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The Wing Gundam EW has yellow claws the Wing Zero EW does not have. These parts are very thin. They are also kind of flimsy, approach carefully.

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It doesn’t take long to finish up both of the arms.

The backpack is also different. It sports different more flat backpack as opposed to the a more blocky one the Wing Zero has.

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No angel wings on this MS. It just sports a different set of more bird like wings. Sorry for the upside down photo. I do not know why it came that way. but you can see all the movable parts in the inside of the Wings on this kit. That get stuffed between another blue Wing part.

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I thought I was gonna have to deal with some pretty ugly nub marks here. But nothing like that happened at all.

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The last few parts of the Wing. Just are some yellow pieces that go on the outside of the wing.

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Wings alll Ready.

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I actually snap in the backpack first. Then I put on the Wings. It felt like a simpler way to do it, instead of mounting everything on the backpack. Then it is all assembled minus a few parts I wanted to wait on adding. That buster rifle is soo long.

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This kit also transforms, It is a nice simple one. It is also one of the many things I like about the Wing Gundam.

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This kit and Wing Zero are easy to place on action base since the RG Adapter clips right onto the backpack of this kit.

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This kit holds that large buster rifle pretty well. My kit doesn’t currently cause I stupidly miss cut the trigger hand that this holds. The Drei Zwerg kit does work with this kit. But it does add a ton of weight to it. You can’t mount the Drei Zwerg on the additional rifle rounds like the manga without some kind modification. So it does make a bit difficult to give it a hawk talon look in bird mode. This is though my favorite kit of the Wing Gundam EW so far.