The curious case of Alclad primer

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For the last few months I have been using Alclad black, gray, and white primers and for the most part they have been wonderful. They are pre-thinned, spray on smoothly, and have such a glossy finish that I have been using the black primer instead of normal black paint. The white primer is fine albeit completely inferior to Mr Base White and the gray is seemingly just like Mr Surfacer. The thing is with the HGAW Wing, the SD Hi Nu, and as your about to find out with the HG X Maoh things that remind me of the hell I went through with Plamo Color keep happening. Continue reading

Two at once

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I am the kind of person who finds it difficult to move on unless I finish the previous project first. I see a lot of other builders building their kits in advance then coming back to them to paint them. Being somewhat curious of this method I wanted to give working on two kits at the same time a try. So I worked off and on, on the RG Destiny and the HG X Maoh. Continue reading

WIP’s, Updates, and a word of warning

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So I went back to the SD Hi Nu and tried to see what I could do with it. First I stripped the paint off the arms and the white parts of the fin funnels. Next I wanted to somehow negate the paint scratching that caused all these problems so I sanded the elbows and used magnets to connect the static fin funnels to the backpack. The magnets surprisingly worked wonderfully but the problem came with the articulated fin funnels. No matter what I did I just couldn’t get it to work without either buying more kits or basically scratch building them. Continue reading

MG AGE-2 Double Bullet

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Along with the Normal I finally after weeks busted out the photos for the Double Bullet and while this kit is pretty much the same as the normal the extras left me feeling better about it.

The only real problems I had with this kit was that the replaceable fingers were an absolute pain to connect back to the hands with the beam rifles in hand. Also I had some trouble pulling off specific poses with the binders that I have seen other builders do. Finally after the mess of the Normal’s transformation I opted not to transform this for the photo shoot and frankly its Strider mode is so butt ugly I wasn’t missing it.

MG AGE-2 Normal

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The HGAC Wing post had so many poses I felt that from now on every photo shoot should have the model in as many iconic and expressive poses that I could pull off. Because of that I kept delaying taking photos of this kit, but wanting to move on I finally sat down and got it done.

Posing for the most part was fine but the tight joints on this kit made transforming it extremely frustrating to the point that I actually had to take it apart and strip it to its inner frame just so I could do so. In the end I kinda was left feeling a little cold on this kit and wondered if the HG would have been a better choice.