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Everything posted by Chas

  1. Never heard of them, but that artwork is reminiscent of Ryoichi Ikegami's work. And thanks for the tip on the Art book Fortress, I'll keep an eye out for it!
  2. Has anyone actually watched Fight! Iczer One? I bought this art book back around 86/87 http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAyNFg4MTA=/z/YVYAAOxyOMdS8KSw/$_57.JPG but never actually saw the OVA. Always wanted to. and still do.. . .
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    New scratch build project

    Great scene for a dio! Not enough Macross dios around if you ask me. I've had one in mind for a few years; It's a DYRL dio of Hikaru and Misa in their tent under the VT-1 in Gerwalk. still planning on it just gotta get some other builds completed first. Looks like you're well on your way. How much ref do you have? That building looks pretty fab! Got any in progress for it? Did you scratch the entire truck as well? Which VF-1D kit is that? Are you planning on adding figures?
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    54th Shizuoka Hobby Show

    You have a pm! Thanks!
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    54th Shizuoka Hobby Show

    Anyone have any info on these builds: I googled the name from the card 'Anavel Sato' and found an interview, but I'm looking for more pics of his models.
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    1/48 Hasegawa VF-1 Strike Valkyrie WIP

    There are alternatives for metalic finishes. http://www.essmc.org.au/Natural_Metal_Finish.html
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    Mature Power Rangers fan film

    I think the word you are looking for is crass.
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    Gundam Plamodel Thread IV

    Does anyone have a copy of THIS MAGAZINE ? There is a particular diorama build I am looking for and I think it is in this issue, but I don't know for sure. Failing that does anyone know if there are scans of it available online anywhere?
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    6 Foot Long Daedalus Scratch Build Up

    This is just . . . well just damned incredible! What's the crate for? Where are you shipping it? tell me you are not sending her away. I mean you are keeping this no? You should try to get a copy of the video to Kawamori-san & Kazutaka-san. I'm certain they would love to see it.
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    Hasegawa 1:4000 SDF-1 (DYRL)

    Yeah from comparison with pics of the Yamato 1:3000 online I'd say this Hasegawa version has a 'smoother' look to it overall - less knobbly. Some really good pics of a build up of the Yamato 1:3000 to compare to the colour pics posted above can be found here. As an example :
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    1/48 Hasegawa VF-1 Strike Valkyrie WIP

    This looks pretty darn good so far. I think I'm gonna enjoy following this build thread.
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    VF-2SS Valkyrie II w/SAP (custom)

    Wow! That looks worlds away from what it started out as! Fabulous work there.
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    Wave 1/100 Strike VF-1S Fighter build-up

    Cool link. Nicely done build video. Thanks.
  14. for single small parts I've often used two part epoxy putty to make a mould and the used the same putty to cast the part. Works just fine. I've done two part and single moulds. But Isince I got my hands on Oyumaru I just use that over and over again.
  15. Sounds a lot like Oyumarubut in a slightly different form.
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    My Macross Fanart Gallery

    nel2012 this is very good work. The digital work is EXCELLENT. You are very accomplished in this area. The initial drawing however do have some issues. Theses are mainly in the proportions and anatomy of the figures. From looking at your work I would hazard a guess that your initial figure construction is off. In fact, for many of these, it appears as though you are not doing much if any figure construction before adding the clothes ( hence the radically long necks, legs and hips that don't connect properly with the torso etc). Also the foreshortening on the arms of your figures tends to be hit or miss with the result that often they appear to short. With a little work ( studying anatomy and more figure drawing) I'm certain that you can overcome these small issues and improve you work quite a bit more - The skill is clearly apparent. I would suggest drawing out the figures first, to get the construction and proportions to look right, and then adding the costumes etc after that has been accomplished. My apologies If this is unwanted critique. It's just that you obviously enjoy what you do and I get the feeling that you want to be the best you can be at it So I thought I tell you what I see as areas where you could stretch yourself a bit. If this post in anyway offends you ( I know this is a fan site not an art critique site) I apologize and you are (as everyone is) absolutely entitled to ignore everything I've written here. Just to be fair, As you have shown your work feel free to have a look at some of mine, if you want. Some of it may be found at http://chas.portfoliobox.me. Please don't let anything I've written discourage you in anyway. If you ignore everything I've said your work is still very good - as evidenced by all of the comments here and you should feel proud of it.
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    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    I would use another clear coat after the decals, not a dull coat, then oils over that, to blend the decls in with what came before them. then when you are happy with the way things look go with the dull coat flatten everything out. The reason I would clear coat after the decals and before treating them with the oils is because the dull coat creates a rough finish and applying oils over this will, I suspect, highlight that rough surface and look 'wrong'. Test out both methods with some spare materials first and see which one works best for you.
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    Looking for a Gundam-style Battroid kit

    Ummm, yeah . . . that is just NOT accurate info. While there are some parts of the Hasegawa 1:72nd scale kits' assembly that are snap fit. It is by no means a 100% snap fit kit. (which is why HLJ has it listed as requiring GLUE and paint to complete). Now the 1:100th Wave kits can be built up without any glue, but I would recommend having some at the ready if you want it to STAY together.
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    Hasegawa 1:4000 SDF-1 (DYRL)

    That's a 'grown' kit, rapid prototype, 3D print call it what you will. Definitely interesting, but I'll wait till I see some sprues before getting too excited by this. It's still a long way from production and lots can happen 'twixt now and then.
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    New from Hasegawa 1/48 Weapons and 1/72Gerwalk

    Nice! Is that official? Wouldn't it be nice if the wings came with optional parts for a flaps down build like that pic?
  21. As I am interested in the Gaianotes paint line as well I emailed that "place in Australia" and asked if they would ship to Canada. Here is the response I got just now. "Thanks for your question. We can ship upto 6 jars of GaiaNotes and Gunze paints for each parcel to Canada. If you would like to order over 6 jars, you may need to place separate orders or use Sea Mail instead. If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind Regards," Granted Australia is a little far to go for model paint, but not that much further than Japan.
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    New from Hasegawa 1/48 Weapons and 1/72Gerwalk

    Well it's a good deal considering what I paid for my 3 Hasegawa gerwalk kits.