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0.3 mechanical pencil,..I have to get me one of those.

Looks vere nice indeed.

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The 0.3 pencil works really well if you do it right. The trick I used to keep it clean and prevent rubbing smudges everywhere is just using enough to bring out the panel line. On the VF-1J I used it very softly so there was no extra graphite that would have to be rubbed off or smudge later.

You can't use too much and you can't get really dark black panel lines with it without smudging, but that's ok because that wasn't what I was looking for. I wanted the panel lines to show all the detail, but not stand out. Also the 0.3 is so precise, since I don't have the money to buy more 1/48s I didn't want to take the chance of anything touching, smudging or even slightly discoloring the white plastic. I really wanted to make sure that the pure plastic color shows through perfectly that's why I didn't use any type of paint or wash. And the fact that it is so easy and took about 2 hours. I paint a lot of miniatures for Warhammer 40K, some of them are quite good and take upwards of 20 hours, but on the Yamatos I didn't want anything to discolor the pure plastic.

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My VERMILLION squad:

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Looken good. ;)

How big is that display case?

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The 0.3 pencil works really well if you do it right. The trick I used to keep it clean and prevent rubbing smudges everywhere is just using enough to bring out the panel line. On the VF-1J I used it very softly so there was no extra graphite that would have to be rubbed off or smudge later.

You can't use too much and you can't get really dark black panel lines with it without smudging, but that's ok because that wasn't what I was looking for. I wanted the panel lines to show all the detail, but not stand out. Also the 0.3 is so precise, since I don't have the money to buy more 1/48s I didn't want to take the chance of anything touching, smudging or even slightly discoloring the white plastic. I really wanted to make sure that the pure plastic color shows through perfectly that's why I didn't use any type of paint or wash. And the fact that it is so easy and took about 2 hours. I paint a lot of miniatures for Warhammer 40K, some of them are quite good and take upwards of 20 hours, but on the Yamatos I didn't want anything to discolor the pure plastic.

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I've always wanted to try the mechanical pencil technique but was alwasy dubious that the extra graphite will cause it to smudge, or you just need a little and it would smudge all over the place when handling the toy. Did you use some kind of clear coat to seal the seam lines?

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hmmmm....mechanical pencils??? wonder if it needs top coat for it???

Edited by mojacko

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hmmmm....mechanical pencils??? wonder if it needs top coat for it???

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I haven't had any problems with smudging using a 0.3mm pencil, and I play with my valks. You can lessen the chance of smudging by using a harder lead (ie 2H vs HB), and keeping a sharp point. The panels lines on 1/48s are deep enough so running your fingers over it won't affect the pencil lead.

Here's some leaded and oft-transformed valks:

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Edited by ghostryder

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I handle mine all the time as well. As long as you don't use too much graphite it won't smudge unless water or something gets down into the seem. The moisture from your hands is not enough to seep down into the seems causing it to smudge as long as you don't use too much graphite. Also the seems are deep enough that the graphite won't easily come out as ghostryder said.

The only negative I have found with the 0.3 pencil is that you can't really make extremely dark panel lines without the risk of the graphite getting everywhere, but for subtle panel lines it is very safe.

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Cool! Thanks for the tip. I only had my VF-1S roy done with a gundam marker and it was quite a harrowing experience. Apply gundam marker. Rub with rubber. And repeat.

And there are some problem areas where the panel lines are shallow like the VF-1S laser antennae and its neck area, where the pen keeps getting off the line and you can't rub it and leave the panelled lines there either.

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Alright, two fresh ones. These aren't my valks, they're edited pix of the VF-1S Enigma Super/Strike Custom by Majestic. I snagged the pic without permission, but I'm giving the guy credit, so cut me some slack. I just wanted to make something cool for the eyes

UN Spacy recruiting poster:

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My attempt at adding missiles:

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I thought recruiting posters needed sexy pin-up girls, preferably with boobies? :lol:

Sorry. Can't resist.

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I thought recruiting posters needed sexy pin-up girls, preferably with boobies? :lol:

Sorry. Can't resist.

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True, but who can't resist a giant transforming ass kicking robot flying in space?

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I thought recruiting posters needed sexy pin-up girls, preferably with boobies? :lol:

Sorry. Can't resist.

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True, but who can't resist a giant transforming ass kicking robot flying in space?

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The incentive : You will be able to fly in one of these

reaction : Sign me up now! Yes Now!

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My VERMILLION squad:

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Shouldn't the entire nose section of Kakizaki's Valk be white, I noticed you used the cannon fodder to make a Kakizaki custom :rolleyes:

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this my small colection

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i love this girl  :p

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and yamato 1/48

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I live in mexico and is very hard to find these mech`s toys  and the prices are very high

from:mexico

to: macross world

                                  :lol:   "VIVA MEXICO CABRONES" :lol:

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Chavakaiser what the heck are those things on your SDF-1 Macross toy neverseen anything like that?? :blink:

Edited by Dangard Ace

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I decided to take the super parts of my cannon fodder and placed my GBP armor on to see how it looked on it. I must say it stood without falling back like the 1J did where I had to push down on the ankles to keep it from falling back the CF 1A stood straight for once. :)

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Chavakaiser what the heck are those things on your SDF-1 Macross toy neverseen anything like that?? :blink:

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yeah what are thoe?

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this my small colection

39ne.jpg

fleet8ox.jpg

centro3oo.jpg

centro27fh.jpg

64zl1.jpg

i love this girl  :p

sdf1close28lh.jpg

sdf1close1cf.jpg

and yamato 1/48

yamato25vk.jpg

I live in mexico and is very hard to find these mech`s toys  and the prices are very high

from:mexico

to: macross world

                                  :lol:   "VIVA MEXICO CABRONES" :lol:

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Chavakaiser what the heck are those things on your SDF-1 Macross toy neverseen anything like that?? :blink:

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hi!! mi son lost the original aircarriers :angry: and use ship from gundam to custom :(

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last one, my toy room :)

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Say how high are those Detloff shelves?

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this my small colection

hi!! mi son lost the original aircarriers :angry: and use ship from gundam to custom :(

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Which ship is that, the Albion from Gundam 0083 Stardust Memory? Sure looks like it. :unsure:

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Say how high are those Detloff shelves?

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There's three glass shelves with about 40 cm between each two shelves.

------top

40 cm

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40 cm

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40 cm

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40 cm

------bottom

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Cheers! :D

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just got My Quedluun -Rau last week at my job while I was out at subway for lunch and Man I was too excited to stay there anylonger so I can open it up. funny how getting a new yamato gets me in a good mood when you're down in the dumps. :D

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Edited by VF-18S Hornet

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