Guide to TR-1 Hazel Gundam

Discussion in 'Anime, Cartoons, Figurines & Paperdolls' started by Soaring, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    Well, my first thread :)

    Anyways, I wanted to point out that mechanicm8or created a really great TR-1 Custom Hazel Gundam. I will post the link to his site, if I am able to.
    Since there's no instructions to his model, I want to make some photographic instructions. Also, this will be my second fully built kit xD Hi Nu and EX-s were just too difficult.

    *So to start off, I printed the shield first. I'll post updates on the finished scoring of the shield in a few minutes.

    - Since I do not have most of tools you guys use, I will use these for this model

    -67 lb of cardstock(148 g/m) White or cream cardstock
    -Scissors (Two kinds, still scissors)
    -X-acto knife (only on rare occasions for the parts)
    -Cutting mat (No, not that green one, I use a table cloth)
    -Super Glue (I don't know where to get Advanced Craft glue* at the store)
    -Toothpick (to wipe off excess super glue)
    - Paper clip *bent* (In case of small edges or openings
    -Tweezers or Nail filer (For scoring)

    Attached Files:

  2. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    Step 1

    Step 1: Scoring the pieces

    -So, I start off with scoring the pieces which take me about oh, 5 minutes.

    -Two things I would like to note is that I work on these models at night. Just before school... Anywho, my pictures will be blury, so excpect that! Night time here has horrible lighting, plus I don'tphotograph well with one hand, since I had to point the Filer at the tab.

    Second, on scoring the model, here's what I like doing.
    -On creases which aren't located on tabs, I score it on the doted or dashed lines.
    - For score lines that indicate where a tab is, I like to score just a little above the lines. You have to look real hard at the attachment shown below. The filer is pointing a little just above the score line. That's where I score on tabs indicating where there is a fold.

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  3. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    Time: 10:37
    Alright, good night folks, expect to get instructions on the shield finished tomorrow.
  4. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    Step-by-step guide to building Mecha! Nice start! I'm a little tempted to build a gundam now... ;)
  5. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    Thanks Lex!
    Anyways, It's school time in 30 minutes, be back in 5 hours!
  6. 57townsman

    57townsman Member

    That seems like a good model for a build thread, not too complicated but still big size :mrgreen:. Looking forward to seeing more :thumb:

  7. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    Finished school, expect some updates! :)
  8. rlc321

    rlc321 Gundam designer wannabe

    cant wait for this been wanting to do this model for awhile looking forward to see it put together. keep up the good work
  9. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    Alright, Step 3

    -Before going on to glueing and all the "sophisticated-ness" Let's print out the blue part of the shield.

    As always, score the card. From here until the end of these photographic instructions, I'll say, Make sure to score first, but won't show a picture of the finished scored piece.

    Anyways, there are two options which you can do with this part of the shield
    Since there are two of the same parts printed on the same page, you can choosed just to cut out one full shield part. If you just choose to cut out one of the full sets ON THIS PAGe, you'll end up with 11 parts.

    OR, you can cut all the parts of this page. Personally, I would cut only one inner shield part than to do the whole page. I'll show you what I mean later.

    Anyways, some of the fold lines can't be seen TO well, so I'll post some foldings.

    Attached Files:

  10. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    -Scoring, Cutting and pre-shaping, Oh my!

    Ok, from here on in, if you see
    -Scoring, Cutting and pre-shaping, Oh my!
    It will basically mean Score the card, Cut the pieces, then fold the tabs and pre-shape it. This way, it will cut down on boring text and will make this go a bit faster. So let's get started with Step 4 of the shield

    -Scoring, Cutting, pre-shaping, Oh my!

    So, here wwe are cutting out the inner areas of the shield. As mentioned earlier, I prefered to cut only the three BASIC parts to the shield which will only apply to one shield. I didn't cut the small things out yet, but it will be finished and instructions for them will also be posted.

    The attachment below shows two major areas. The right side, or the WHITE Side, (white parts) were from the previous page.

    The blue parts from the page above this post, is the three parts I was talking about.

    - Back from where we were, preshape the blue pieces. Then, you can assemble the shield WITHOUT Glue, to see where everything goes. I'll post the preshaped shield when I get back from the dentist's. Also, we'll get some x-acto knife action in here.

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  11. miguelj

    miguelj Papercraft Addict

    That gundam model has been available for a long time and yet I haven't seen a built one. Can't wait to see the finished model:twisted:
  12. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    Eh, it's 7:30 Nigth time
    I'm sorry guys, I'll make sure to post some pictures of the finished version, but I'll postpone the instructions for mybe a few dayss. Yes, days, not years or weeks. I'll make sure to post the progress, then the instructions xD
  13. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Looking great. I've had this one for a while too but have never gotten around to building it.

    Keep up the good work buddy.
  14. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    No hurry, take your time. We cardmodelers all have patience ^^
  15. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    I'ma going to a Boring Christmas party today, I'll sit i nthe little room and paper craft ":)_ So by the end of today, hopefully, HALF of Hazel will be finished xD
  16. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    bleh, I'm sorry guys for the long wait, but you'll have to wait just a bit more :) I'm testing something at the moment. The strike Noir :) and Hi NU :)
  17. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Both are great models! I love the Hi NU and will get to that one day. Twice the size of it's intended size I think.

    One day anyway! LOL :)

    As for the Strike, I now have it and I'm thinking of doing that soon. I can't decide between that, a Stike Gundam and a nice Ex-S.
  18. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    Well, When I dl'ed strike, it came in seperate parts, which was confusing XD Anyways, I'm testing TR-1's head
  19. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    Alright, let's restart these instructions! Merry Christmas, and to all a good night!

    NOTE: I'll start the instructions OVER AGAIN, forget about the past posts. Now we gonna get this thing done :) Good night, see you all in 10 hours.
  20. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    It's alright ^^ Waiting to see your progress

    --FYI you can edit/update your previous posts

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