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  1. Dammit @Perxion, you and @Tober are goading me into buying a 3D printer of my own, aren't you? Very impressive design work, guys.
  2. I don't blame you there! ๐Ÿ˜… I'm sure you'll find the Spartas much easier, both because of the more angular features and proper style guides to work from. Quite a bit further, actually... Given the more advanced nature of these 'roids, I've devised a more advanced pattern of decals for 'em.
  3. Are you suggesting this secondary intake is redundant? ๐Ÿ˜… It just looks like sloppy work to me... right down to the spelling inconsistency. ๐Ÿ™„
  4. Au contraire, mon Capitaine! I filled it in. As far as I can tell, it's a lot more anime-accurate that way. It's just how I see it, of course... ...and you may well disagree. We all know how inconsistent the animation was... ...but I think there's enough onscreen evidence to support my interpretation.
  5. Not at all, man. Different Bioroid, different thread. ๐Ÿ˜Š I'm actually grateful to have that Duck Models build for reference as I move forward with my own Hemorroid, as it shows pitfalls to avoid and opportunities for improvement. The lenses in the head represent one such opportunity, since our erstwhile Captain was thoughtful enough to make them separate pieces: By using those pieces as a buck, I could make transparent versions using the ol' "heat and smash" method.
  6. With apologies to @Convectuoso, it really didn't. ๐Ÿ˜’ The green color was a good choice, and the red is pretty close, but the orange... isn't. ๐Ÿคจ More importantly, I see the same problem inherent with other Duck Model builds is just as prevalent here: the limbs aren't correctly attached. Dare to compare: I avoided commenting until I had my own kit in-hand for comparison -- and I had commissions to complete before I could devote time to it -- but now that I've begun assembling the "Hemorroid," I can objectively criticize Duck's work. The thighs are floating above the knees (leaving visible gaps), and their ball-joints don't appear to be fitted properly to the torso, either. This makes the thighs appear too long, too thin, and much too far apart. Worse still, it pushes the "skirt" armour out to the sides at an oblique angle, which forces the arms to hang at such an awkward position that they look broken at the bicep joint. The chest pipes are flared out (rather than hanging down), the knee segments are the wrong color, and the shoulders are at completely incongruent positions. ๐Ÿ™„ As this was the first painted sample to have appeared online (and still the only completed one I've seen to date), I'm concerned by how badly it misrepresents Moscato's design. If I were @captain america, I'd be upset to see my work presented in such a manner. I admire his restraint, having refrained from commenting personally... I don't think I could be as magnanimous. I just hope I can do justice to his work, 'cause these are fabulous kits. For anyone else needing proper reference, I'm happy to share my color model sheets. ๐Ÿ˜‡ These are the colors I'm testing:
  7. I loved all the callbacks to First Contact, particularly the use of Jerry Goldsmith's score. ๐Ÿ‘
  8. I appreciate the suggestions, gentlemen. My second attempt is closer to the anime look I'm after: I added a purple tint to the image, which counteracts the effect of the clearcoat and ends up a neutral grey. It's still not exactly what I want, but it's a definite improvement.
  9. Hasbro's not even done with Menasor, and third-parties are already fixing their mistakes. ๐Ÿ˜…
  10. Hobby Japan magazine has always been ahead of its time. ๐Ÿ˜…
  11. Actually, I'm not so sure... The sealant coating turned the ink kind of greenish, and softened up the lines more than I had anticipated. Plus, the pattern looks more like a circuit board than the hull of a battle fortress. ๐Ÿคจ
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