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  • Ben posted a new activity comment 5 years, 10 months ago

    Good to see a suit other than a lead Gundam or Zaku getting the RG treatment! I’m also hoping this means there’ll be a Real Grade Gouf in the future given the line up shown in the “test patterns” from the Gundam Expo a couple of years back.

  • Ben posted an update in the group Group logo of Gunpla TVGunpla TV 6 years ago

    Liking the new Gunpla TV presenters 🙂 😉

    They didn’t invite Iron Kong to the party though!

  • Ben posted a new activity comment 6 years ago

    Thanks for the tips! I’ve picked up some Vallejo Surface Primer and so far so good – very mild and silky smooth finish, but does need a few days to fully cure. I’ll also give the Mr Surfacer another go, as I didn’t know the degradation from lacquers would take that length of time to appear.

  • Ben posted an update in the group Group logo of Q/A & Help GroupQ/A & Help Group 6 years ago

    After much googling I’m still bit confused about what paints are “safe” to use on ABS parts like the RG and (some) MG frames, so wondered what your experiences and preferred solutions are?

    I’m using thinned Mr Surfacer 1200 through an airbrush for priming (Mr Hobby Aqueous, Tamiya and Alclad main coats), but tests on some ABS sprue do seem to…[Read more]

    • I’ve airbrushed Mr. Surfacer 1000 on to ABS with no apparent problems. However, the damage that the lacquer thinner has on the ABS plastic will take a month to a full year to show itself. Tamiya acrylics should be safe if they’re thinned with their acrylic thinner, and any water-based paint will pose no threat to the durability of it either.

    • I find the vallejo model air paints are great. they seem to work well with other topcoats as well. they are acrylics so no problems with damage to the plastic.

    • Ben replied 6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips! I’ve picked up some Vallejo Surface Primer and so far so good – very mild and silky smooth finish, but does need a few days to fully cure. I’ll also give the Mr Surfacer another go, as I didn’t know the degradation from lacquers would take that length of time to appear.

  • Ben joined the group Group logo of Q/A & Help GroupQ/A & Help Group 6 years ago

  • Ben posted a new activity comment 6 years, 1 month ago

    A little bit 😀 😀 😀

  • Ben posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    If I wasn’t excited enough by the Sazabi….

    I’m intrigued by the New Gunpla Project – here’s hoping that it’s *cough* Origin *cough*:-)

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  • Ben posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    The competition section was my first port of call! I don’t envy the judges as it must come down to the tiniest difference.

  • Ben posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    I also bumped into Scott – good to see a HLJ presence, and thanks Scott for taking the time to chat!

    Agree on the lack of Gunpla (must be more uk builders out there?) – though I’m hoping to show some there next year! Great show nonetheless, always some inspiring work to see.

    • Well I was thinking the same thing about showing some of my work next year.
      Did you visit the competition entry’s room? I saw some jaw dropping truly world class models how could you judge that?
      Superb stuff I may even treat my self to another visit in the morning 🙂

      • The competition section was my first port of call! I don’t envy the judges as it must come down to the tiniest difference.

    • You 2 are lucky, I was looking all over the place for Mr president…

      There was some really good models this year. there was even 3 Gunpla kits 4 including the EX ship.

  • Ben posted a new activity comment 6 years, 5 months ago

    That’s my Christmas list sorted…

  • Ben posted a new activity comment 6 years, 6 months ago

    It’s been a good summer for gunpla – VF-1, Geara Doga, Gerbera Tetra (just got my purchase confirmation :-D), and the RX-78-2 and RG GP-01 to come (maybe tomorrow???)

  • Ben posted a new activity comment 6 years, 6 months ago

    Nice! I’m in two minds on getting the Geara Doga, so am looking forward to seeing it on Gunpla TV. Great to see some Ma.K as well!

  • Ben posted a new activity comment 6 years, 6 months ago

    +1 on the Dom Tropen!

  • Ben posted a new activity comment 6 years, 6 months ago

    Ah, happy memories!

  • Ben posted a new activity comment 6 years, 6 months ago

    VF-25 Super Pack, no question!

  • Ben posted an update in the group Group logo of Master Grade DiscussionMaster Grade Discussion 6 years, 7 months ago

    If there is an anime adaption of MSG: The Origin in 2014/15, then I’m hoping we’ll get “Ver. Origin” MGs, especially the Zaku and Z’gok.

  • Ben posted a new activity comment 6 years, 7 months ago

    If only…

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