Mega Size Gundam RX -78-2

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Mega Size Gundam RX -78-2

Postby [omega] » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:23 pm

Hi guys , I've started on another Gundam project.
The first you've seen but not the first for me.
The Mega Size Gundam RX -78-2 is perfect for whethering techniques :D
Anyway I will put these decals on later

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This is the back of Gundams head un-inked. As you can see it looks quite sad so inking is the order of the day...

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You will need some some Gundam markers or what Evers affordable and works. Then draw along the grooves on the head. If you are inking on a white surface, grey, purple or brown is recommended as the color to use.

Now this may not be common knowledge, but you can use a pencil rubber to clean up after inking.


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You can also use fine sandpaper to remove any offensive overflowing ink too.
This is the back of Gundams head after inking - and cool does it look too.

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Here's a look at his leg .... it's gonna be great

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That's it for now ... Adiós
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Re: Mega Size Gundam RX -78-2

Postby skydemolisher » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:53 pm

How big will the finished GUNDAM be?
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Re: Mega Size Gundam RX -78-2

Postby [omega] » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:40 pm

skydemolisher wrote:How big will the finished GUNDAM be?

Here's a size comparison before I took it apart to begin remodeling :D
It's a slow process but rewarding none the less.

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Re: Mega Size Gundam RX -78-2

Postby skydemolisher » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:00 pm

Far out, thats massive. :twisted:
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Re: Mega Size Gundam RX -78-2

Postby omegaprime » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:48 am

Preety cool whats the articulation like
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Re: Mega Size Gundam RX -78-2

Postby [omega] » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:16 am

Articulation is pretty much ok ... just the hands are a fixture but don't seem to be a bother.
It's a permanent pose for the hands in general , comes with two sets of hands.
Overall it's about a 95% articulated figure.

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Re: Mega Size Gundam RX -78-2

Postby skydemolisher » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:42 pm

Set you back much?
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Re: Mega Size Gundam RX -78-2

Postby Mr.Deflok » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:48 pm

Yeah, I'd like to know too. Been thinking about making a Halonix Maximus for ages now and this could make for a good base. Will have to see what else is around at that scale.
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Re: Mega Size Gundam RX -78-2

Postby NKF » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:43 pm

One Mega kit will likely set you back between $70 ~ $90-ish in NZ dollars depending where you get it. The box is huge though so shipping will probably be an extra $50 ~ $60. Just did a quick price check on HLJ and got $130 with express international shipping.

I picked up the Mega Zaku II a while back, and it's 365mm of awesome. Says so on the box. ;) The RX78 here is 375mm. The Megas are very basic in construction compared to the excellent Master Grade versions and the hyper detailed but very expensive Perfect Grade. It's the scale that really sells them.

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Re: Mega Size Gundam RX -78-2

Postby Mr.Deflok » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:17 am

Any recommendations on where to buy these? The RX782 in particular?

Edit: nvm, saw you mentioned HobbyLink Japan.
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Re: Mega Size Gundam RX -78-2

Postby MAULER666 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:07 pm

[omega] wrote:
skydemolisher wrote:How big will the finished GUNDAM be?

Here's a size comparison before I took it apart to begin remodeling :D
It's a slow process but rewarding none the less.

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Damn that's big unit!! Like the detailing you were doing too bud. Major cool! 8)
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Re: Mega Size Gundam RX -78-2

Postby Starscream NZ » Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:52 pm

I wish my Gundam marking looked as clean as yours does!
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Re: Mega Size Gundam RX -78-2

Postby [omega] » Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:28 pm

Thanks Starscream NZ my Gundam pen somehow disappeared?
Kind of put a grinding halt to my hobby.
Well realy I just don't have the time at the moment.
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Re: Mega Size Gundam RX -78-2

Postby jiptravolta » Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:18 pm

I've seen those pens in most stationary stores, are they different?
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Re: Mega Size Gundam RX -78-2

Postby NKF » Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:40 pm

The GSI Gundam markers for panel lines have a very thin tips, which makes them easier to work with. Also I think the ink's soluble with the marker removed from the other Gundam marker sets. Then again, the ink's soluble with most alcohol based solvents.

GSI have also recently come out with a 'slushing' sumi-ire extra thin markers that has a slightly more watery ink solution that makes panel lining quite a breeze. You just touch the corners or joins with the felt tip and the ink runs along the lines. You then need do is wait for it to dry then wipe off the excess ink at the spots you've touched to tidy it up.

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