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  • Birthday 11/01/1972

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    St. Louis MO
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    The Wife and Kids<br>Macross, Star Wars<br>Plastic Modeling<br>Drawing, Painting<br>Computers<br>Movies

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  1. Looks like you're off to a great start! It's so cool to see one of these kits being completed. It's a great subject and fantastic that John produced it.
  2. Ha ha! That old Imai box has two completely different colors for the fast packs right there next to each other! I think they both look good, and would love to see a build that uses the greenish hue. All that being said, Gabe's blue mix looks just about perfect! I don't think you can go wrong with it, and I'm definitely going to have to steal that formula. Thanks for posting it, Gabe!
  3. I think your best bet would be to get a few paints that are all close to the color you want, and then mix until you get the best match you can. Since you are going to be painting the whole thing, You'll want to mix up a large amount of the color you decide on so that you make sure you have enough to paint everything. You don't want to run out and have to try to mix more because it will be almost impossible to exactly match your previous mixed colors. It sounds like a pretty big undertaking. Best of luck!
  4. That's a good looking build! Thanks for coming back and posting up those finished pics! I definitely dig that color scheme! I especially like the dark grey for the boosters/armor parts. It gives an excellent industrial/utilitarian look. Even though you mentioned some airbrushing problems, it looks like you managed a nice smooth finish with the paint. The simple red roundels look good against the grey too. Seams are the bane of all modelers! Especially on those older kits. Although my experience has shown the Bandai kits are better than the Imai/Arii kits by a landslide! I know I've had kits that felt like I put hours into filling and sanding seams only to see them show through the paint like trenches! As a modeler, there's always room for improvement on your next kit, but you've definitely got a good model for your display shelf there! Just an idea: I'd love to see some subtle silver or gunmetal drybrushing on those big thruster nozzles and all the little small nozzles. I bet that would really make them pop and look great against those dark grey armor parts! Keep up the great work!
  5. I think JT Graphics is still in business. I've had pretty good experience using his decals in the past. http://jt-graphics.com/
  6. Very Cool! Looks like you're off to a great start! That must be a pretty good-sized diorama. What are the full dimensions?
  7. Awesome job on ROM! He is one of my favorite characters. I think the original Marvel comics are very underrated. I wasn't too impressed by the artwork in the new IDW books though. Anyway, love to see ROM getting some attention! Can't wait to watch him come together!
  8. Can't wait to see how this turns out. I've got one of these waiting in the stash. I do like these old vintage kits. They had some great detailing for their time. Keep up the good work, and let us know if the kit presents any snags or tricky bits!
  9. Super cool! Did you design those yourself, or are they available to purchase/download from somewhere? Great work on them by the way. Seems like paper would be a great medium for building in that large scale.
  10. Fantastic craftsmanship on those! It is too awesome how the Gallant can be assembled/disassembled into it's components. Love the Inbit too! I like to see the Mospeada modeling love!
  11. Amazing job on that old kit. You really brought Millia to life out of the original plain figure! Thanks for sharing all of your process. It's very inspiring!
  12. Very cool stuff there! I love the launch bay interior artwork! Did you do that yourself? Anyway, great work. It seems like you took a bit of a minimalist approach to the scratchbuilding and customizing. It gives a good effect and adds a bit of an organic feel to the valk. Like a previous poster said, it adds to the nolstalgic anime look of original Macross. It's awesome to see that you were able to stick with it and get this project finished even after some setbacks!
  13. Hi all, I haven't sold in a while, but I've done several deals with members here and I'm on the SSL from way back. I've got some Robotech Defenders Dougram model kits listed on that old auction site. Thought some of you might be interested. Please see them at this link: SuperAwesomeModelKits! I know prices are high, but a lot of these kits have been going for more. I can combine shipping, and may be able to work out a deal if you PM me. Thanks for looking! oh yeah, and I have a nice laptop for sale there too!
  14. The Valk is looking good! And that's a great tutorial!
  15. Awesome job on that JM! You really did it the right way and it paid off. Did you sculpt the figure from scratch, or did you just modify the face/head on one?
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