Master Grade Rick Dias

DSC_7183 Some view the Rick Dias as being under appreciated, others I imagine hate it. Personally I think it's an awesome design and a worthy evolution of the Rick Dom family. Coincidently, it also makes up a damn fine model. This was my first time using real Gundam markers, the Real Touch version to be specific. They work excelent and cleaned up very well. One issue I had with construction were cutting the nubs off the exterior lower leg. When I removed them and did a light sanding I found that there was still a lighter area (presumably due to a compression of the plastic from nipping). My attempts to sand them out only resulted in a lack of uniformity between each side (easy to see in the picture).

Layman's Gunpla Guide - Posing & Bases!

Probably the most important thing you can do after putting together a model is give it a pose. Add some life and personality to your kit.

 

Posing

It's a rookie mistake, your Gundam shouldn’t stand around stiff as a robot. It should be allowed to loosen up as to look and feel more natural.

 

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From here on everything is up to you. Reenact a scene, pit it in combat against another model, make it dance, facepalm, etc. If you’re working on your first kit with individual fingers, do what everyone does the first time, flip the bird. I really shouldn’t have to help with this part.

 

Layman's Gunpla Guide - Painting Equipment

I decided to break this page down into three different sections relating to airbrushing equipment, hand and detailing painting equipment, and everything else that you'll need. Of course, you're also going to need some paint!

 

Airbrushing Equipment

Airbrushes


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Picking out an airbrush can be pretty daunting at first. Here's some information on the basic types of airbrushes...

(Reposting) My Angel's Egg AMV

Since OR won't let me embed veoh videos: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v1585001SPSJx5t2 So the story behind this is probably better left put in the Rants & Raves section, but suffice it to say I generally HATE anime music videos. So one Christmas in 2005, I decided to sit down and create my own in a three to four day period. It's nowhere near a masterpiece, but I did submit it to MIddle Tennessee Anime Convention just because...well I had an AMV to submit to my local con...so. And it won Best Drama.

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