• In reply to: Syd wrote a new post, Gunpla TV - Episode 235 - Kimaris Vidar joins the Kimaris Family! Tearing themselves away from their new favorite thing, Syd and Todd switch modes and present the newest Iron-Blooded Orphan kit while oogling the just-released HG Atlas Gundam! Don't forget HobbyLink TV's […] View

    Can’t wait for 1/100 Bael

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    In reply to: Tjov posted an update in the group Beginner Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017
    After burn effect
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    Depends on your airbrushing level but judging from your work, based on my perspective it belongs to intermediate category. But again it’s up to the judges perspective. The judges have the rights to either promote or demote you to a certain category. So yeah posting your WIPs here is perfectly fine.

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    In reply to: Chillboi posted an update in the group Intermediate Modeler โ€“ Modeling Competition 2017
    I\'m pretty late to the hype, but I am still excited to join. I decided to do a simple old HG, the HGUC Z\'gok mass production type, which I will be painting. I\'m new to this and this will be my first painted build.
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    They’re allowed ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    In reply to: Stocking posted an update in the group Beginner Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017 I\'m concerned a bit. I\'m not sure on the rulings but based on the description of the group, I\'m seeing projects that belong in the Intermediate category. This mostly pertains to painting the entire kit, either airbrush or hand painting. I\'m not trying to bash the works or anything. I just feel like they should be in the Intermediate category. View

    Exactly! I thought I’m the only one who thought of this. I’ve seen projects where it belongs to intermediate and even advanced probably. But on the other hand, HLJ staffs have the rights to either promote/demote contestants. So I’m just hoping that the staffs had an objective view regarding which entry belongs to beginner, intermediate or advanced so that this competition remained fair and balanced for everybody.

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    In reply to: DebU posted an update in the group Beginner Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017
    Update: 18-Feb-2017 Main AC weathering. Dry brushed weathering on White Glint. Will dry brush the VOB and weapons soon. Peace!
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    Well whatever category ur entry is in goodluck and have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    In reply to: DebU posted an update in the group Beginner Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017
    Update: 18-Feb-2017 Main AC weathering. Dry brushed weathering on White Glint. Will dry brush the VOB and weapons soon. Peace!
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    I’m pretty sure that doing weathering falls into either intermediate/advanced category (source: description of each category).

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    In reply to: Meijin the 5th posted an update in the group Beginner Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017 Question: Is duplicating a part with pla plate considered in this category? thx View

    Well, I only duplicated one super simple part. I didn’t do any other crazy mods on my kit. Aside from duplcating those I only changed the colour scheme through hand painting.

  • In reply to: Syd wrote a new post, Gunpla TV Episode 232 - HG Rouei & Helmwige Reincar! Last week's episode turned out to be pretty big but I think we may find a return to normalcy this week with our HG Iron-Blooded Orphan kits. They may be small but they stir some strong emotions. That's my lead in […] View

    Sweet episode and a pretty good giveaway

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    In reply to: kaiZONE posted an update in the group Beginner Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017
    Imma try completing this kit in a day
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    lol

  • Question: Is duplicating a part with pla plate considered in this category? thx

    • Probably not, i’d say maybe intermediate at best.

      • Well, I only duplicated one super simple part. I didn’t do any other crazy mods on my kit. Aside from duplcating those I only changed the colour scheme through hand painting.

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    In reply to: Drake Albion posted an update in the group Beginner Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017
    So, I present a question: If I was give a model a total makeover in color terms, use some spare decals, and do some panel lining, along with some weapon tinkering, which category should I go for? Here\'s the mockup, made in about 20 minutes all told.
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    Doing some panel lining still goes into beginner category, total colour makeover… probablly depends, using some spare decals would probbably go somewhere in between depends tho, weapon tinkering depends on how far you tinker with it lol. Just my thought tho u can ask this to HLJ staff for a much reassuring and much reliable answer.

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    In reply to: Meijin the 5th posted an update in the group Beginner Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017 Question: Is it fine if I sprayed Mr Hobby top coat on top of acrylic hand painted kit. If it isn\'t safe can somebody tell me a good top coat suitable for hand painting. I bought AK Interactive\'s ultra matte varnish but the consistency of that thing is pretty much the same as water. I can\'t use it. thx View

    I’ve primed my kit with white/grey acrylic paints. It worked for me after that crappy primer I bought expensively(costs more than most well known brand primers such as Tamiya, Mr Hobby and Gaianotes) ruined the model. I’ve also brought a lacquer primer so that I can use it in the next project. The lacquer primer works just fine.

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    In reply to: Meijin the 5th posted an update in the group Beginner Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017 Question: Is it fine if I sprayed Mr Hobby top coat on top of acrylic hand painted kit. If it isn\'t safe can somebody tell me a good top coat suitable for hand painting. I bought AK Interactive\'s ultra matte varnish but the consistency of that thing is pretty much the same as water. I can\'t use it. thx View

    Thx for the info. I’ll use Mr Hobby top coat then.

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    In reply to: Meijin the 5th posted an update in the group Beginner Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017 Question: Is it fine if I sprayed Mr Hobby top coat on top of acrylic hand painted kit. If it isn\'t safe can somebody tell me a good top coat suitable for hand painting. I bought AK Interactive\'s ultra matte varnish but the consistency of that thing is pretty much the same as water. I can\'t use it. thx View

    I’ve read from an external source that lacquer paints are the strongest type of all. Enamel and acrylics can be sprayed/brushed on top of them but it doesn’t work the opposite way. But it was from one source and is looking more references regarding this issue. If there’s no issue with painting lacquer on top of acrylics than I’ll go grab one. It’s much easier to get lacquer top coats instead of acrylic ones.

    • For panel washes you can use enamel over lacquer though, just fyi.

      I’ve only completed two kits with full paint and my process went acrylic paint, lacquer gloss coat, enamel paint panel lining, and lacquer flat coat and I’ve never had issues or any of the paint running.

  • Meijin the 5th posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    In reply to: Meijin the 5th posted an update in the group Beginner Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017 Question: Is it fine if I sprayed Mr Hobby top coat on top of acrylic hand painted kit. If it isn\'t safe can somebody tell me a good top coat suitable for hand painting. I bought AK Interactive\'s ultra matte varnish but the consistency of that thing is pretty much the same as water. I can\'t use it. thx View

    Everytime I brush on top of it, it will “shrink”(I don’t know the proper way to say it :p) so it’s no use. Same thing happened with the primer. The primer has that consistency of a water and instead of priming, I’m ruining the whole model. Since then I would always do a test run of a product fearing that the same thing might happen again.

    • Hmmmm…. not sure. Try a different primer, the first primer I used warped the plastic. The one from the hobby shop cost more, was in a spray can, and worth it. I heard krylon primer can work and be good, but I myself won’t try it after recently having success with my new one.

      • I’ve primed my kit with white/grey acrylic paints. It worked for me after that crappy primer I bought expensively(costs more than most well known brand primers such as Tamiya, Mr Hobby and Gaianotes) ruined the model. I’ve also brought a lacquer primer so that I can use it in the next project. The lacquer primer works just fine.

  • Question: Is it fine if I sprayed Mr Hobby top coat on top of acrylic hand painted kit. If it isn’t safe can somebody tell me a good top coat suitable for hand painting. I bought AK Interactive’s ultra matte varnish but the consistency of that thing is pretty much the same as water. I can’t use it.

    thx

    • I’ve only used lacquer based gloss and flat coats purchased at a hobby store. Hobby lobby has the same type and I’ve never had any issues spraying over acrylic hand painting.

      • I’ve read from an external source that lacquer paints are the strongest type of all. Enamel and acrylics can be sprayed/brushed on top of them but it doesn’t work the opposite way. But it was from one source and is looking more references regarding this issue. If there’s no issue with painting lacquer on top of acrylics than I’ll go grab one. It’s much easier to get lacquer top coats instead of acrylic ones.

        • For panel washes you can use enamel over lacquer though, just fyi.

          I’ve only completed two kits with full paint and my process went acrylic paint, lacquer gloss coat, enamel paint panel lining, and lacquer flat coat and I’ve never had issues or any of the paint running.

    • Why wouldn’t it be ok? So long as the undercoats were cured. Don’t rush. Give it a few days to cure. Then clear coat. Then 1 week+ in a closet or cabinet.

      • Everytime I brush on top of it, it will “shrink”(I don’t know the proper way to say it :p) so it’s no use. Same thing happened with the primer. The primer has that consistency of a water and instead of priming, I’m ruining the whole model. Since then I would always do a test run of a product fearing that the same thing might happen again.

        • Hmmmm…. not sure. Try a different primer, the first primer I used warped the plastic. The one from the hobby shop cost more, was in a spray can, and worth it. I heard krylon primer can work and be good, but I myself won’t try it after recently having success with my new one.

          • I’ve primed my kit with white/grey acrylic paints. It worked for me after that crappy primer I bought expensively(costs more than most well known brand primers such as Tamiya, Mr Hobby and Gaianotes) ruined the model. I’ve also brought a lacquer primer so that I can use it in the next project. The lacquer primer works just fine.

  • Finally all of my paints have arrived and I have painted the first layer on some parts including the shoulders, backpack, connection between the upper arm and lower arm, lower torso and a foot. Will be painting more tomorrow and adding a new layer on the parts that have been painted.
  • In reply to: Syd wrote a new post, Gunpla TV - Episode 231 - MG GM Sniper II - HG GM Ground Type We have a big episode for everyone showing new kits in different grades and talking a bit about handling those frame covers on the MG Psycho Zaku Ver. Ka Thunderbolt kit. We also talk about the just announced […] View

    Sweet! 2 Astaroths. Btw Todd placed one of the shoulder armour on Barbatos Lupus wrong lol.

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