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Post by BrendonStria » Fri May 09, 2008 8:03 pm

Do you guys know where to get good paint?

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Post by ulnhyrr » Fri May 16, 2008 6:04 pm

I did another update to my tutorials page. Adding a masking tutorial as well as adding supplamental videos to existing tutorials. The panel lining tutorial now has a video for it, as well as the V-Fin thinning/sharpening!

http://www.gamerabaenre.com/?p=141

I'm also looking for feed back, to improve the existing videos as well as looking for ideas for other tutorial videos people may be interested seeing.

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C-Joint Mod

Post by Somecha » Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:52 pm

Modification to help with Painting - allowing the easy removal/replacement of assembled and seam-filled armour from the frame for painting.

I thought this was pretty cool. One of the users of the Gundam Australia Forum posted a detailed explanation of this simple mod which I searched for here and couldn't find any info, so here i is:

C-Joint Mod

Following the formula given in the first post in this thread:

The site is the Gundam Australia Forum, a forum for Gundam/Gunpla enthusiasts the world over to exchange ideas, photos, and techniques. Hosted by http://www.evilcow.net/forum

The URL for the modelling section is http://www.evilcow.net/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=12

Registration is not required to view the Gundam forum, obviously it is to post.

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Edit: I also have a thread at this forum for sites with links to useful modelling tips - Here's a link

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Post by SNT1 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:33 pm

Heh, I feel like a C-Joint requires more labor and needs more skill than just masking, but others might find this more effective :P
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Post by AceWhatever » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:50 pm

Beginner's Guide to Model Kit Building (Draft)

Is this allowed here? I want to know what you guys think of it. If not then I'll return it to my own thread.

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Post by Somecha » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:43 pm

That's a pretty nice little guide there AceWhatever. I've PM'd you a couple of ideas.
SNT1 wrote:Heh, I feel like a C-Joint requires more labor and needs more skill than just masking, but others might find this more effective :P
It reeks of effort to me too. The poster does make mention of his hatred of masking. :lol:

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Post by dj898 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:05 pm

well~
I have had the incidents where the masking tape pulled the paint at the tight corner... Maybe I was bit impatient and didn't wait for the Acrylics fully cured... - -;

Also c-joint mod allows you to complete each components separately and put together at later stage - kind of LEGO huh~?

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Post by prince_of_zeon » Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:20 pm

Is it better to paint/ panel line before or after you assemble the suit?
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Post by Hyakushiki » Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:39 pm

It depends on your preference, for me personally I like painting everything first then assembly.
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Post by dj898 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:41 am

I tend to assemble as the sub-modules.
And then paint before final assembly plus any minor touch up where necessary~

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Post by prince_of_zeon » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:52 pm

Thanks. Yeah, I just got a HGUC GM Quel and tried one leg the one way and one leg after I had assembled it. The dessassembled way is easier to handle, and that's how BAKUC does it, and, as everybody knows, I sold my soul to Bandai as soon as I bought those hobby nippers.
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Post by SNT1 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:08 pm

I'd like to keep this thread for links only.

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Working with Surface Mount Tech (SMT) LEDs Tutorial

Post by MarkW » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:52 pm

With Tetsujin's help, I put together a little tutorial based on my experience using these incredibly tiny LEDs. This is for the 0402 package LEDs, 1 x 0.6 mm wide and 0.2 mm high--small enough to fit inside Monoeye lens of a MG kit.

You can access the page directly through thislink, or in the Tips & Techniques section of my site.

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Scribing Panel lines (without fancy schmancy tools)

Post by MarkW » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:56 pm

Another tutorial I put together. Too many people seem to think there is magic to doing scribing, and you gotta pay for some ridiculous new tool you saw the Japanese guy on youtube using. Not so...

Direct link, or through the tips &Techniques section of my site.

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LED tutorial

Post by Phoenix Pyros » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:52 pm

the 0402 package LEDs, 1 x 0.6 mm wide and 0.2 mm high. Where is a good place to acquire such a small LED?

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Post by MarkW » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:48 pm

Sorry I didn't see this sooner--e-mail notification was auto deleted.

I order them through Mouser. I understand eBay is also a source.

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Post by Megaman0 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:30 pm

I don't know if this is the right place to ask but I want to know what type of screwdriver I need for the MG Alex and MG Strike Noir (and other CE MGs if they use the same screws).

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Post by MarkW » Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:44 pm

Every MG I have ever seen with screwa uses a small philips or cross headed screwdriver, slightly larger than the type you would use for eyeglasses, but smaller than a normal #2 screwdriver tip.

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Post by Megaman0 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:29 pm

Well the thing is I want to order one online but I need an exact name or type of screw before I can order one...

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