Steven

  • Steven posted a new activity comment 4 years, 9 months ago

    don’t know about scratch building but you can get replacements of sorts now

    https://www.hlj.com/product/ban978548/Gun

    not sure the scale there but there’s a bunch of fins there so maybe one will be to your liking.

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

    well those really are for HG’s and used sometimes in MG to help support larger weapons but they really aren’t meant to take a whole MG kit.

  • Steven posted a new activity comment 5 years, 7 months ago

    I’d say if you want to just test the waters then the SD line is a great and cheep place to start. and something like SD Quan[t] has a pretty cool sword. The reason I say this is cause they have few pieces use some polycaps and have a few stickers, so they cover all the basics and don’t cost very much but as mentioned a PG won’t have you doing…[Read more]

    • Thanks.

      Yeah, I looked at some pictures of the EVA semi completed and it looks very simple inside compared to other PGs. Taking away the one of the features the PGs have of seeing pistons move or other similar things.

  • Steven posted a new activity comment 5 years, 7 months ago

    they should go quite well together metallic and mica both get a nice sparkle to the paint, I think Mica actually sparkles more but it shouldn’t be overpowering either

  • Steven posted a new activity comment 5 years, 7 months ago

    I actually am already aware of colored mica, and have looked into places to buy them. In addition to what you’ve mentioned people have also told me makeup stores are a good place to look, might be a bit awkward going in there but if they have it then it’s as good a place as any to get it.

    Think the confusion came cause I mistakenly cut off my…[Read more]

  • Steven posted a new activity comment 5 years, 7 months ago

    yeah if the part is already painted then the places in the clear coat will help that effect, if not then Tamiya has paints with the flakes in them. They’ll be listed on the can as metallic, pearl or mica. Pearl and mica are basically the same thing btw they both use mica flakes. As for where to get the flakes.

    Oh also Tamiya does actually…[Read more]

    • @Steven, believe it or not, but I got my pearl powder from a site where you can get items to make your own soap bars. And I have seen some shops at Ebay who sell them. But mostly they have a colored sheen in them. Like yellow, green, blue etc.
      Even HLJ sells them. They are made by Wave. I’ve ordered them, but not yet used them, as I’ve got a few…[Read more]

      • I actually am already aware of colored mica, and have looked into places to buy them. In addition to what you’ve mentioned people have also told me makeup stores are a good place to look, might be a bit awkward going in there but if they have it then it’s as good a place as any to get it.

        Think the confusion came cause I mistakenly cut off my…[Read more]

  • Steven posted a new activity comment 5 years, 7 months ago

    well a glass cutter can cut through a mirror since it is glass as for a place to have someone do the trimming for you I don’t really know but I’d presume something like a hardware store might be able to help you.

  • Steven posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    yeah there really isn’t too much you can do if you want to keep the factory gloss finish. just do you’re best to only cut away the nubs without damaging the rest of the surface. I wouldn’t use an xacto knife, though use a modeling knife and.or a sanding stick. xacto knives are just too big.

    Anyways a bunch of the nubs won’t be visible with the…[Read more]

  • Steven posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    oh didn’t even notice he was using that in his tutorials, just found a site with a bunch of tutorials and posted to help out.

    Anyways yeah don’t use that, use a modeling knife, with changeable blades. Though I must confess when I started I was using a nail clipper to cut sprues,, would not recommend that either btw lol.

  • Steven posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    found this with a quick search seems to cover quite a few things http://goodguydangunpla.blogspot.ca/2013/08/building-for-beginners-tips-and-tricks.html That should help you get started even has the tools listed that he uses.

  • Steven posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    like I said there isn’t a better. higher numbers are fore finer work, try grinding down a nub from the runner with p1000 sandpaper, then try it with p400 you’ll see that the p400 does it quite a bit faster with far less work. the higher number however will leave the smoother finish.

    as for the difference between the numbers it’s basically the…[Read more]

  • Steven posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    don’t know about better but the higher the number the finer the abrasive and the smoother the finish. On the other hand this also means it’ll be more work and go through your sandpaper faster trying to grind down big imperfections. In general you want to use the highest grit sandpaper that you can that will still grind away the imperfection you…[Read more]

  • Steven posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    there’s probably a guide around but the basics are trimming the posts before assembly as was already mentioned. What the means is simply a 45 degree cut on the peg to make it easier to pull back apart. the other thing is that prying apart, and anything that can slip between the cracks and is sturdy enough will do, so yeah knife blades, though…[Read more]

    • i also recomend if u were to plan ahead and decided to paint the kit as u were building it dont assemble the stuff that is impossible to come out when ur trying to unassemble the gundam done that a few times not a pretty sight at all

  • Steven posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    I think it’s different for everyone. mostly I think it’s just going about your everyday life when you see something and get to thinking, “hey what if?” and from that “what if” you go about your idea. it’s not really something that’s simple to explain cause it really could be anything. if you like a color maybe you just want to work it in then…[Read more]

  • Steven posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    for a metallic paint you want to lay down a gloss black before the actual metallic color you want, whether or not you use a primer before this I suppose could be considered optional but I’d do it. When working with gloss paints you can’t really do touch up work, it shows too much, and if you’re doing metallic you’re probably not going to want to…[Read more]

  • Steven posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    I believe standard practice is super glue since it’s thin and dries pretty fast, but in theory any glue should work. all you’re trying to do is add just a bit of thickness to create extra pressure which in turn means more resistance to movement, don’t overdo it though or it won’t be able to move at all or worse yet won’t even fit.

  • Steven posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    not quite sure I completely understand the question, but if you’re asking if those skirt pieces will fall off the kit when you try posing then no it should be fine, the ball segments should hold it in place just fine still. If you’re asking will they flop around more then that is a possibility which can be fixed by letting a thin layer of glue…[Read more]

  • Steven posted a new activity comment 5 years, 9 months ago

    think the standard reply would be use a really high gloss clear coat or future floor polish, but since these kits are clear I don’t really think you should do that so I really don’t think there is anything that you’d really want to do to them. clear kits are kinda tricky like that.

  • Syd the definition of insanity isn’t what you think it is, that’s just Hollywood and is misattributed to Einstein. The actual definition of insanity is “a state of being unable to differentiate between fantasy and reality” or the legal definition “not being able to tell right from wrong at the given time”

    Doing something repeatedly and…[Read more]

  • Steven posted a new activity comment 5 years, 9 months ago

    did a bit of digging and apparently above 3000 grit you’re looking at specialty items. I have also found that jewelers use even high grits though honestly I don’t think you should bother trying to find anything beyond the 2000 you’re likely to find at any automotive or hardware store. also I’d go for a wet/dry sandpaper. That’s something you…[Read more]

  • Load More