Friday, September 1, 2017

RE 1/100 AMX Bawoo Green production type re color

Well lately i have been plugging along with the be honest i actually have more than one going on at the time. Which is totally unusual for me.  I normally just pick a large project and stay with one all the way till the end.  This time i figured i would switch it up a bit and do multiple things.

So the current build here is the RE 1/100 AMX Bawoo. This is not the P Bandai production green type.  But rather the original reddish orange color scheme.  But i prefer the green production type. I couldnt see myself paying an additional 30 USD for a color i could just paint in myself!

So i ditched the idea for the reddish orange scheme.....and went with the green scheme instead.  This kit is basically finished....just need to wrap up the masking on the beam rifle and its off to the photo booth for final pictures.

So this is some shots from the build process.  On this kit i tried out my good old buddy Matt Mrozek's suggestion and tried out an automotive clear coat called UPol.  I must say this is some toxic stuff!  Highly recommend using safety equipment, gloves, mask, fans, etc.  But the finish itself shines very bright and glossy.  This stuff sprays on like glass. But be mindful this stuff comes out thick if you lay it on too wet.  So light coats is highly recommended.

So this kit is very inexpensive for a one gallon supply of clear coat.  This stuff is an acrylic urethane type clear coat. Its about 70 dollars or so for this kit.  Mix ratio is a 4 to 1 mix.  With a one hour window of use.  Due to it being a two part mix.  Once the hardener is mixed you better get to spraying.  Also you better clean your gear up immediately once done spraying. Cleans up with good old Lacquer thinner

So here are some of  the build photos....of course the shiny parts are clear coated with the above mentioned clear coat.  Followed up with a good old matte coat of clear.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Finally finished the Neograde 1/60th Nu Gundam...............better late than never.

Well as this build was supposed to be for last year 2016 IPMS Seattle spring show.....Sadly you know i didn't make the deadline for that show.  So I finally finished all the small little details on this kit.  As i went to turn on the LED's after digging back into the chest area and replacing the batteries....and nothing!! So i had to pretty much rewire the entire thing over again. To be honest i cannot say what was the actual problem.  But problem solved!!! So on to the weekend Hobby town USA Gundam show!

Very surprised at the turnout for the show on Sunday the 16th! Everything from 1/144 scale up to 1/48th scale stuff! Vary skill levels as well. Some very good work turned out for our small section of the Pacific Northwest to be honest!! Big thanks to the guys at the Silverdale Hobby town

!! Special thanks to the Assistant Manager John!!!! That man donated a crap ton of his own kits to winners and for a kick ass raffle give away!!

So for me i was very honored to walk away with the Grand Prize and the Best of show award! i was very happy to take home such an honor.  Plus i won a Pg Banshee Gundam to boot!!

These kits were provided for the contest winners and raffle prizes courtesy of John @Silverdale Hobby Town USA! Thank you guys once again! Such a great show!

Now these are the pictures from the photo shoot after the contest!

And here are some of the photos from the Hobby show at Silverdale WA Hobbytown USA!