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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Darwin » 2009-03-20 11:04am

generator_g1 wrote:Darwin, what camera do you use for the close-up shots?


Nikon Coolpix 4800. My main reason for getting that particular camera is, that for a point-and-shoot, its macro capabilities are fucking superb. It can focus on a subject 1cm away from the lens. (but you'd better have a tripod!) I rarely photo that close, but 3 inches is common, and I don't need the high end features or more than 4 megapixels of higher end cameras. And I got this one refurbed for cheap. ^.^

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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Darwin » 2009-03-23 07:05am

Minor update this time, still trying to figure out my color mix. In the meanwhile, I added detail to the bits of the backpack thrusters that are going to stay exposed

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and some more detail to the arm (though I need to clean up that gundam marker oops)

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I also added detail to the beam rifle, but I'll get pics of that with the next round, cause I'm not quite done with it!

I also ordered an obscene number of aluminum upgrade parts from Mechaskunk, so, I've still got a lot of work to do!

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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Darwin » 2009-03-25 01:06am

Day whateverthefuck

Have I mentioned that I really really suck at using 2-part epoxy putty? It sticks to my fingers, it sticks to my tools, it sticks to the table, It sticks to everything but I want it to stick to. This is why I almost always use no-mix putties when I can.
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To explain, I really liked the look of the G-System Sinanju's beam axes, so I'm gonna try to replicate that, instead of the kind of cheap-looking skeletal ones on the MG kit.

Here's my progress on the beam rifle. It's almost ready to go!
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And the optics, before a coat of Future.
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While I had the Future out, I decided to give a spray to my black parts, And beam-axe blades, since they're getting some decals) as they're going to need to hold up to a lot of abuse/handling/masking/demasking when I get ready to spray the gold!
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Oops, maybe I took it too far.
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Nope, It's all good.
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I forgot to pre-shade the parts that are white (backpack bits and the fuel tanks) guess I'll post-shade em soon. I'm totally out of Tamiya black. Must work on that.

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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Darth Yoshi » 2009-03-25 03:12am

So...shiny...

The rifle looks really good, especially the metallic parts. I assume you're not finished with the scopes yet?
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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Darwin » 2009-03-25 03:22am

Darth Yoshi wrote:So...shiny...

The rifle looks really good, especially the metallic parts. I assume you're not finished with the scopes yet?


More or less. There's some small detail yet to add, but I think I'm going to keep them the color of the rifle.

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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Darwin » 2009-03-25 10:33pm

painting on hold a few days, I figured out the problem with my airbrush compressor.

You know the gasket, between the halves of the motor housing? The one that keeps all the oil in?

Yeah. I don't have one of those.

Gotta call the Silentaire peeps and order one.

Meanwhile I'm gonna keep working on those axe handles.
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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Ypoknons » 2009-03-27 12:09am

Ahhh G-System... If I go back to Hong Kong for law school I can have all the resin parts and airbrushes I want. No more of this New York expensive kits with US customs freaking over all plastic toys from Asia. Those light green cables are looking mighty good, mate.

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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Ypoknons » 2009-03-27 02:06pm

You know Darwin, your work's great and all, but next time I see a Sinanju build, I'm expecting:

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Except with grey mechanical bits shadowed and everything.

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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Darwin » 2009-03-28 02:37am

Man, the G-System Sinanju makes me so jealous.

On the other hand, I'm stealing details from it left and right for my own. :D

Today I got my Mechaskunk order, and spent all day sorting and allocating bells and baffles and verniers and pins. Woo!

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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Ford Prefect » 2009-03-29 02:51am

Darwin wrote:Man, the G-System Sinanju makes me so jealous.


I don't know, to be honest. Despite the additional detail, something feels a little off about it.
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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Darwin » 2009-03-29 09:20pm

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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Darwin » 2009-03-30 02:43am

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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Darth Yoshi » 2009-03-30 10:33pm

*completely ignores bells'n'stuff* They're so cute!
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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Ypoknons » 2009-03-30 10:33pm

Panel lining that Tieren Taozi Gasaphon makes all the difference.

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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Darwin » 2009-03-30 10:46pm

Ypoknons wrote:Panel lining that Tieren Taozi Gasaphon makes all the difference.


Yeah, I know! I did that right before taking the pictures, cause it just doesn't look very good bare pink. :D

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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Darwin » 2009-04-08 12:02am

Was down for a bit because my airbrush compressor needed parts!

all back now though, and in the meanwhile I've been working on the beam axe handles., as I've wanted them to look more like the G-system Sinanju's, with smooth, body colored panels. So after filling the holes I started adding evergreen sheet styrene. This is complex, as a few attachment points need to stay in order to use it in the various configurations.

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Have to cut out the holes that interface with the hand of course.

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And filled. I still need to add surface detail, a few more panels for visual interest, prime and pre-paint. woo!

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lessons learned: I need a panel line scriber and squadron white shrinks way too much to use as a filler in this application.
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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Darwin » 2009-04-12 01:58am

Progress today, but not much.

the airbrush compressor seems to be running without leaks now. yay!

Got the black paint and the white paint, did some touch-ups on parts I had to butcher and repair (esp. the front skirt armor), re-did the white pieces, they're now totally done. yay!

I sprayed pre-white on my thruster bells and baffles. Baffles are done, the bells are prepped for yellow and orange.

I'm putting off spraying the red armor because frankly I'm a bit terrified of it.

Then after allll that, gold.
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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Darwin » 2009-04-20 08:01pm

I got a package!

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It's from Japan!

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What could it be?

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Gleeeeeeeeee!

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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Darth Yoshi » 2009-04-20 08:49pm

Wait, is that a novella packaged with the bazooka?
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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Havok » 2009-04-20 08:54pm

Ok, for all the non anime geeks... what the hell is that? An aftermarket bazooka for your model?
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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Darwin » 2009-04-20 09:36pm

Havok wrote:Ok, for all the non anime geeks... what the hell is that? An aftermarket bazooka for your model?


Well, special edition. It's packaged with the Gundam Unicorn vol.8 novella as a special, and is the only way it's available. They did the same thing with vol.4 and the beam gatling for the Unicorn. Yes, it's in Japanese and I can't read it.

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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby VF5SS » 2009-04-20 11:35pm

You cheeky bastard, you paid EMS shipping for that? How badly did you need a new gun that model will not be able to hold?
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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Darwin » 2009-04-21 12:00am

VF5SS wrote:You cheeky bastard, you paid EMS shipping for that? How badly did you need a new gun that model will not be able to hold?


I've already spent like $230 on this Sinanju, what's another $40? :shock:

I'll make it up by selling the spares. I ordered from a few different places, anticipating short supply. I've got another one (minus novel) coming in from new york that I'm probably going to sell to someone on the finescale or fitchenfoo forums.

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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby Ford Prefect » 2009-04-21 02:36am

Havok wrote:Ok, for all the non anime geeks... what the hell is that? An aftermarket bazooka for your model?


It's a volume of the novel which this Mobile Suit appears in, as the personal unit of the antagonist, Full Frontal. Only in Japan are their special editions of novels which come with crazy shit like 1/100 scale giant robot bazookas. :lol:
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Re: Sinanju Project (image heavy!)

Postby VF5SS » 2009-04-21 10:32am

At least they didn't make it a B-Club exclusive kit. They're the only guys who can make you spend 2000 yen on a hand set for your 2100 yen Master Grade model.
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