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Re: Model Building Thread! (For more than Games Workshop eve

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:01 pm
by D-vid
I kindof really want a 1/60 of the Titans colored Gundam Mk. 2. But alas, that price. Not even counting the spray paint I'd need.

Re: Model Building Thread! (For more than Games Workshop eve

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:34 pm
by Sockpuppets
Topaz Luckdragon wrote:Wouldn't it have been better just to rez the "grown ups that collect toys" thread in general shenanigans?
Honestly? No. Model making requires a completely different skill-set to toy collecting, although it is partially related. While some models are pre-built, most are not. We share our pictures I believe, because we are proud of the hours of effort we placed into building them, sanding them, painting them, etc.

Granted, some models, such as the Gunpla posted, are closer in the way of what might be considered toys (posable, bright colours, "cartoony") not all models are similar (although I do enjoy all kinds immensely.) I also build differently scaled buildings and terrain, historical models, such as aircraft and soldiers; often from different places in history; things considered more traditionally "model" if that is your taste.

It is up to the individuals posting to share what they feel like. Which apparently seems to be gunpla right now. This may change.

This thread is also intended to be a place to discuss model making techniques, difficulties, and possibly even ask for opinions or advice on current builds, not just the collecting aspect.

I hope you might understand a little better now why this thread may warrant separation from the old toy thread.

Re: Model Building Thread! (For more than Games Workshop eve

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:40 pm
by Sockpuppets
D-vid wrote:I kindof really want a 1/60 of the Titans colored Gundam Mk. 2. But alas, that price. Not even counting the spray paint I'd need.
Yeah, I have a Real Grade of the Gundam Mk II I haven't built yet (been busy painting model pirates, yarrr?) but having a look at it you'd need a whole buncha spray paint! It'd be worth it though, it's a lovely kit.

You might consider purchasing an airbrush if you're really into model making! It's a pricy initial investment, but it becomes a lot cheaper than spray paint in the long run!

I typically buy Tamiya spray paint for what it's worth. It's about $15AU a can here though, which is ridiculous honestly. I hope you can get it a lot cheaper than me!

Re: Model Building Thread! (For more than Games Workshop eve

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:06 am
by Hogia
Do fighter jets count? I made these from kits.

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The F-16 was my first. I still need to put the decals on both of them, but I've never done that before and I'm afraid I could mess it up.

Re: Model Building Thread! (For more than Games Workshop eve

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:39 pm
by D-vid
Hobbylink Japan got a black Friday event going on everything they got in stock until December 1st.