Jul 31, 20161501 views

Post your Gunpla

Hey everyone, I was pretty stoked on the Hi-V Nu Gundam https://www.massdrop.com/buy/gundam-hi-v-nu-master-grade-1-100th-scale drop earlier this week. It's going to be my first Master Grade!
Wanted to post a couple Real Grades I did previously. My first was the Freedom, but I was lazy and didn't do any of the stickers except for the face.
The 00 Raiser took a while longer and I did do the stickers.
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Would love to get some tips from veterans about how to pose these properly and how to get into painting them!
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I have zero tips. I just WANT this.
Massdrop should do a gunpla drop
I wanted to get into these through MD but you stopped dropping them :(
Yanbo, do another alt please.
Nothing like a good ole ball to get things rolling ;)
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Here are a few of mine
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Hey, when's there going to be another gunpla drop?
Just finished this, pretty damn pleased with it.
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RG s have water slidedecals
Master51
never paint on joints
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hard to pose high grades
Master51
balance is key
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Recent snap painting soon
Master51
posing set up is dead
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Partial of my stuff. Tried to do some pro shooting but realized I do not have much talent on that side..
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Junemaniac
Last one is gorgeous!
Junemaniac
What's the bust called? I'd love to paint me one
Here are all the Ones I've been working on lately I'm still just getting into it but I'm loving building and displaying these guys Update: just finished the RG Sinanju. It's massive for an RG
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So far the psycho Zaku Ver Ka which is currently being prepared for a coat of paint. Lots and lots of sanding :). It was an excellent buy. I have a couple more on the way the RG Sinanju and the RG Astray Gold Amatsu Mina. Plus some better nippers. Model pro by 3 peaks. Much cheaper than god hands. Still deciding on what airbrush to go with.
Benjaminos
Mind you the HG are still pretty detailed. Especially if painting or panel lining. Oh and try the panel lining ink it's so good.
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I have a bunch of photos and review of the MG RX-93 v. Ka and MG Sazabi v. Ka on my weblog. http://notes.whatthefuck.computer/1465446360.0-note.html http://notes.whatthefuck.computer/1465444800.0-note.html
Right now, I'm trying to get the guts to practice painting on an 1/100 Virtue, it's tough to will myself to ruin a gunpla. It's especially tough since I am just planning a brush painting, since I live in a tiny apartment, and they're going to look terrible drying in the humidity of Oakland, CA...
I usually pose my gunpla to match fight scenes from the series they aired in, or famous poses like the backwards-flying-while-shooting one like http://longai.deviantart.com/art/Endless-Waltz-310730512
Here is the Amazing Red Warrior I finished last week. Will take a posed pic once I finish panel lining.
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Other pics on the drop https://www.massdrop.com/buy/gundam-amazing-red-warrior-mg-1-100th-scale#
Seems to have died off a little in here! Here's what's in my collection so far (among the remains of my WH40K Tau set that I still haven't gotten around to painting). HG Gundam Heavy Arms EW, my childhood favorite (First one I've actually made an honest attempt at) and my newly acquired HG Gundam Fenice Rinascita - One of my new favorites and will be adding the Meteor Hopper to at some point.
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im rewriting everything but its going to take awhile, i will post it in a new thread when done, and link it here
More pictures including some posing done by me and some specific highlights and tips, I just finished taking the pictures, just got to upload and write the comments, stay tuned!
I ONLY had time for these pictures, i will try to get them off the stands and do some actual posing tommrow time permitting, I only other tip i can offer people having trouble with posing is to look at the box art and try to mimic that, its a good base to build up on! Now here are the pics:
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I also managed to get some quick pics of some of the other items in the display case, like my Doom Revenant statue (I DID NOT PAINT)
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and my HG 1/144 Barbatos (
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) that is my very first semi-paint job (only blue and highlights were painted) AND my very first panel line so forgive the sloppiness, you can see the improvement on the MG which I did after.
I am still working hard on the 00 raiser but it is slow going, i give my parts at least a day or two to cure after painting or clear coating, im just about done the plane part of the raiser which I rushed ahead of production just to show you guys xD I will try posing tomorrow as well and hey! Let me know what you think of my work :)
As for posing Yanbo, the only tip i can offer is to try to copy the pose with your own body if you can and then look closely at how your body is arranged and try to mimic that in the gundam, its harder for the lower body but it really helps when trying to visualize how a head should look with one arm and shoulder raised for instance, Hope that helps!
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Sorry Bluecrowned, i just got way too busy with life plus i also didn't see much of an interest in that part of the guide, if you have any questions i can still help out :)
Darkshade
I was just amused!
Im painting my 00 Raiser right now, its going to be a Sky blue color, i will show you pictures if the process if anyone is interested, but I will show end result soon, watch this thread
I got an MG RX-78-2, I am really stoked to start building but my fine line paint markers won't get here until Wednesday :( - Hopefully I'll have something to show off before the weekend
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Are you painting and washing prior to assembly, or do you do it after assembly is complete?
floyd923
Prior to assembly, it can take quite a lot of time and work before you get to see the finished product but that final assembly is so worth it!
let's launch a proper Gunpla Starters Kit drop, complete with tools (alligator clips for painting; nub cutters, xacto knife, tweezers), detail markers, masking tape for painting, spray topcoat, weathering paints and paintbrush sets! :)
timechange
I'm looking into getting something like that up on the site! Stay tuned :)
Henry_L
hmm would really like to get started in air brushing as I've seen some amazing effects done with them.
Pardon the laziness of my Freedom Gundam Metal Build (which come pre-assembled).
My first Gundam model kit was the original MG Zeta many years ago. I didn't know about cleaning up the nub marks, panel lining, painting when I put it together. Since then, I've picked up an MG RX-178 Titans v1 and MG Astray Blue Frame promising myself I'd do a less-casual build. That promise has been a bit of a burden; both are still sealed in the box.
With the arrival of Gunpla at Massdrop though, the excitement is back for me. Last Friday after work, @henry_l, @kaz, and I ventured out to a hobby shop in Chinatown to check out some Gunpla in-person. I picked up an MG Exia kit that I hope to share with you all soon.
But until then...
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@timechange: sadly, I have no experience painting or detailing. The Metal Build Freedom Gundam in my photo looks like that right out of the box.
I can give you lots of tips just ask away!
This might be a stupid question- but I'm not into them. What's the difference between real grade, and master grade?
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ChuckDee
Oh i own both so I can tell you, The RG line is not only smaller but its inner frame comes semi-pre assembled on its own runner, its reallly cool, its movable and everything with really high detial, more than could be expected fo the avreage modeler and it even can move while in the runner, i have no idea how they do it. Dont think this means its just snap on armor, its still a gunpla build through and through. It even comes with little 1/144 figures of the pilots to paint, NOW THAT IS A CHALLENGE im diiieing to get to! Im saving the pilot painting for last!
Thanks for the explanation. I've been wanting to try building some of these. Local Japanese grocer stocks them, and I've been thinking about getting one or two of the small sets ~$35-50. They have a few masters a $120, but... yea need to know what I'm doing first I think. :)
Very nice! Are these painted at all?
timechange
Nope, neither one of them is painted. The stickers do a really good job adding details though.
YanboWu
looks pretty impressive even without paint!