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1/144 Gundam Wing Project!

Post by duke4799 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:34 am

I haven't made my final posting, which will be a grouping of the completed models; however, I wanted to share with you all some more relics from the past!

A couple months back I had posted about my 1/144 Wing Gundam and now here are the rest of the original Gundam Wing Units:

1/144 Gundam Deathscythe

1/144 Gundam Heavy Arms

1/144 Gundam Sandrock

1/144 Gundam Shenlong

I will update this opening post when I post the final part of the project, which unfortunately will have to wait until I get real internet back at my apartment. I'm teathering my smartphone right now... :?

EDIT! Finally got the final post done! Link!

Sorry for the delay, I just moved and was without actual internet for a bit.
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Re: 1/144 Gundam Wing Project!

Post by G-Slayer » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:52 pm

I've been reading your blogs about your Wing Project and despite the problem you had with the cement (I've been there), I'm still impressed with the end results.

One thing I like about those 1/144 NG kits is how the knees are double-jointed. Hypothetical question: If the upper leg (connecting to the hip) was facing the wrong direction (e.g. 2 left legs), AND cemented, how would you fix it?
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Re: 1/144 Gundam Wing Project!

Post by duke4799 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:35 pm

Yay! I have a reader!

Thank you, I'm glad to know you are impressed.

As for your hypothetical question, I actually did cement the arms of my Nataku Custom (Decemeber Model-A-Month) with the wrong poly-caps in the shoulders! Luckily, I caught that before the cement had time to fully cure.

If something like that were to happen, I would use a small saw blade and re-cut the seam line. Disassemble the part afterward and carefully fit it back together correctly. There would be a gap between the pieces, however, or else the part would appear thinner than it should provided nothing impeded the parts going back together completely (like the knee joint p-cap). I would have to either place a bit of thin styrene sheet between the parts and trim it down or use epoxy putty to fill the gap.

I'm curious as to why you asked? Did you spot something I missed on one of my Gunpla? I have missed more obvious things :-P
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Re: 1/144 Gundam Wing Project!

Post by G-Slayer » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:55 pm

Another modeling question: What cutting tools do you use for light to moderate modification of parts?
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Re: 1/144 Gundam Wing Project!

Post by duke4799 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:39 am

Aside from hobby knives and Exacto blades, the only other cutting tools I use are a dremel with various bits and the saw I used on the MG Gyan's hands. That saw blade is very handy (no pun intended).
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Re: 1/144 Gundam Wing Project!

Post by G-Slayer » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:27 pm

Which episode of Hobbylink did you see the tool? And what brand is your saw blade?
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Re: 1/144 Gundam Wing Project!

Post by duke4799 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:47 am

I don't remember exactly which episode. Syd had used some Tamiya scribing saw blades to cut the fingers apart on the MG Full Armor Gundam, so it was one of the earlier episodes of that series they did.

As far as I know, the blade I used is Excel brand, it came out of a clear tube with a red stopper, like the tubes Excel uses now. Like I said in my post, the tool box it came out of is a decade old or older, so I don't know if they still make that blade. I can't see why they would stop though, it's very handy!
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Re: 1/144 Gundam Wing Project!

Post by duke4799 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:21 am

Edited opening post. I finally got the last picture set up for this project, enjoy.
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Re: 1/144 Gundam Wing Project!

Post by SNT1 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:17 pm

Ah, nostalgia!

You did pretty good at them despite being what they are...
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Re: 1/144 Gundam Wing Project!

Post by G-Slayer » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:14 pm

Looking through your blogs, did you paint the insides of Wing Gundam black and how did that work out?
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Re: 1/144 Gundam Wing Project!

Post by duke4799 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:53 pm

G-Slayer wrote:Looking through your blogs, did you paint the insides of Wing Gundam black and how did that work out?
Yes I did. I painted it after assembly though, so I didn't have the problems I had with the others.
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Re: 1/144 Gundam Wing Project!

Post by andrex » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:33 am

duke4799 wrote:Aside from hobby knives and Exacto blades, the only other cutting tools I use are a dremel with various bits and the saw I used on the MG Gyan's hands. That saw blade is very handy (no pun intended).

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