• mbp457 posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    In reply to: sablenk87 posted an update in the group The RG Group
    RG Unicorn Awww yisss. ...
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    I kinda tired of the unicorn, but i will still need a couple of these

  • In reply to: Syd wrote a new post, Gunpla TV - Episode 239 - HG Vual and the return of Gundam Decals! Bandai has made April a lean month so we only have the High Grade Vual Gundam to show, but does that mean that next month's Shizuoka Hobby Show is going to feature a lot of big reveals? Possibly. Be sure to watch […] View

    Great show as always. I love the vual, cant wait for new anouncnents.

  • Unfortunately my build is now a long term build. I have seen some amazing builds and wish everyone luck.

  • I did not like the leg piece that came with the vual, so I used an old piece that I had and added the shin armor, however i also might modify the leg that came with it.
  • mbp457 posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    In reply to: dscrimager posted an update in the group Airbrush and Gunpla!
    I see a lot of compressor questions. I\'ve used airbrushes from the little hand held hobby ones to a full size one used to paint cars. I\'m hoping this information will help a bit. I\'m not going to talk about what you need to paint cars - just fine scale models at this point. See the photo below. That is a US$70 compressor. That might sound like a lot but that is the minimum I would tell anyone to start with. Cheaper ones will very quickly frustrate you. Here is what this has over most of the cheaper ones. 1) this unit can go up to something like 50PSI (4.4 bars differential to atmosphere?) You will need a high psi at time for paint that you cannot always thin way down or for when certain effects need to be done at a longer distance. You will learn how to adjust pressure as needed. This regulator also has a lock - you pull up to adjust and pull down to lock. The last thing you want is for the pressure to be changed accidentally. This is a nice wide range regulator from < 1 psi to something like 100. All metal parts inside. 2) this unit has a moisture trap. You will not believe how frustrating it can be to get a varying amount of moisture on your model as you paint. Your surfaces will never be consistent from day to day and season to season. 3) unit has a gauge so you can actually tell what PSI and take note of what is best for your situation. These gauges are often not perfectly consistent from unit to unit so your exact measurement may not work for others - but you will learn your unit and it\'ll be close. Anything with adjustable regulation but which does not have a gauge is useless. You will have to start low and work up or vice versa until you are getting a consistent spray -since you are spraying \'in the dark\' you will waste a LOT of time and paint trying to get something to work. 4) This one has a TWO YEAR warranty - so it\'s made to last. Gets really hot if you are spraying a really high PSI for a long time - so it has a thermal shutoff for protection. For my use I don\'t think it\'s really even warm to the touch. Show me any of the \'hobby\' grade stuff that is built like that. I\'ve been using mine for over 10 years now at least 5 hours a month (so like 600 hours on mine) without a hitch and if it went out today I would get another immediately. 5) actual metal fittings that take standard spray accessories - I can add longer hoses (which you will like) and use multiple brushes with a splitter (maybe I\"m rapidly changing back and forth between two colours). Sometimes you may need to buy adaptor but they are easily found in the US. 6) this one has a reservoir - it\'s not trying to just make a constant supply - anything without a reservoir will surge a lot and again not make a consistent surface - and if not a consistent surface, may as well brush paint. Along with the regulator you have now decoupled the compression and painting sides. This also allows the compressor to start/stop and produce less heat. It\'s disconcerting at first to have it start/stop but you get used to it - and pretty much every compressor set up for painting small and large has a reservoir and start/stop. Finally, something not part of this unit - PROTECT YOUR LUNGS/EYES. Do not spray without a vapor mask - even outdoors you can get blow back. A vapor mask is not one of those thin paper things. I\'ve attached one below. A lung or eye full of enamel paint and thinner will be VERY harmful. It\'s not a joke. Even spraying water based paints the pigment is bad inside your body. It needs to be organic filtering - this one is like $20 US. And remember please - you do not want your family breathing even low levels of thinners - you really need to exhaust to the outside. So, I know this does not help people that already have a compressor. I can say that if you are getting into airbrushing - please get something like this to start or you will struggle to get the results that you want. I also know this idea is probably not helpful - but if your compressor setup does not have these features - honestly - trash it and get something like this. A typical compressor and dual action air brush at online US prices cost LESS than many Gunpla MG Ver Ka kits. If anyone wants something like this about dual action brushes please let me know.... I\'ve always got at least 2 opinions on everything and sometimes they are even consistent. Don\'t mean to denigrate anyone\'s setup and this is just my input so please take it for what its worth. And for international audiences I apologize if this comes off as american-centric I just don\'t know the availability of these things outside the US. Cheers!
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    Great info

  • mbp457 posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    In reply to: XClops posted an update in the group Master Grade Discussion With the MG ZZ ver Ka coming, im interested in either a Zeta ver Ka or just a 3.0 thoughts? or what you hope for the next ver Ka? View

    Im hoping for a RX-79g , I think the 3.0 was just a proof of concept, however i would like to see chars zaku

  • Working on the right arm getting ready for putty work
  • mbp457 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    In reply to: Israel sachi posted an update in the group Intermediate Modeler – Modeling Competition 2017
    changed the angel on the knee pads so the won\'t be in the way of extended front skirts and started working on one of the weapons (hammer)
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    Ive been eyeing on of those for a while now, nice work

  • mbp457 posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    In reply to: Setsuna posted an update in the group Beginner Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017
    Hi everyone! I was about to use my MG Freedom for the contest but finally I choose this one :)
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    Also the waist, I have had issues with all of rg atrays

  • Arrived on Monday 🙂
  • mbp457 posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    In reply to: USB Desk posted an update in the group Advanced Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017
    I haven\'t updated in a while because I\'ve been busy at work. There hasn\'t been any major updates on Barbatos for the moment but I have progressed quite a bit on the 1/100 mobile worker truck. Its still missing a few details and the front isn\'t quite the angle I wanted but it at least is starting to look like what it\'s supposed to be.
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    Good work, I really like the mobile workers

  • mbp457 posted a new activity comment 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    In reply to: Manndrakke posted an update in the group Beginner Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017
    Time to panel lining... Used a pen (not gundam pen) and feel like would be more eficiente with some paint and a thin brush...
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    your out to a good start with

  • Do the kits have to be new?

  • mbp457 posted a new activity comment 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    In reply to: Ronin posted an update in the group Advanced Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017
    Pardon for the very frequent updates. So I managed to knock one off the list by adding a hatch mechanism for the forearms. I dig a groove for a rod to fit in. Took one of the leg flaps on the 00 gundam and used that as the cover for the hinge. It turned out to be a pretty good fit although it may have added a milimeter thicker but I think it\'s passable.
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    Not updates .. “inspiration” thank you for sharing

  • mbp457 posted a new activity comment 7 months ago

    In reply to: Ronin posted an update in the group Advanced Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017
    Some more progress for this weekend. I mounted the hinges on the body after sculpting them. Had to sand off some detail so the panels would close properly. Also used a polycap runner\'s gates as the rods that hold the hinges. They were sturdy and has enough friction to hold the panels together. I\'m calling this a good days work.
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    Agreed , I really like what im seeing

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