Hyper Zeta Gundam

Discussion in 'Anime, Cartoons, Figurines & Paperdolls' started by ltla9000311, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. ltla9000311

    ltla9000311 Member

    RMCH, now your talking! At that point I don't need it in color, foamcore and spraypaint.....can anyone say Halloween Costume?
  2. ltla9000311

    ltla9000311 Member

    Here are a few more pics. It seems like even though I'm on vacation, I still have to find time to build. Oh well....

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  3. RMCH

    RMCH Member

    I see super type glues leave the paper almost deeper in color. You see how the super glue stiffened the parts? At that point you could spread thin CA all over the grey formed parts stiffening them to an almost plastic like texture.:twisted:
  4. ltla9000311

    ltla9000311 Member

    Yeah, but I don't feel like I have enough experience in applying without screwing it up. I'll try that on the next free model I build. That BIG pot was from when I opened the tip with my scalpel and it literally shot 2 feet across the table!wall1 Lucily it wasn't pointed at my face this time! I learned my lesson there.:p
  5. karenboy

    karenboy New Member

    hello,I am karenboy,I am very happy,because you enjoy to making my papercrart.thank you,itla9000311.
  6. ltla9000311

    ltla9000311 Member

    Karenboy-Welcome to the forum! Thank you for your kind words and the well designed model!

    I haven't had much time for building over the last 2 weeks. Work and home have jumped in and taken all of my time lately, hopefully I can get back to building soon!

    Here are a few more pictures here:

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  7. tazman3

    tazman3 Model Designer Wannabe

    What a great build thread Itla...and karenboy, many thanks for such a great kit. I would offer a suggestion to post some of your works here that you have for sale, probably get a few new customers!

    Itla, if I interpreted correctly you said you were using thin set super glue, do you clamp up the parts first then add the glue, like you would a balsa plane, or do you just edge glue everything...I'm just curious, it sounds like a technique I'd like to try...and would liquid adhesive like tenax or am-proweld work?

  8. ltla9000311

    ltla9000311 Member

    tazman3-Thanks for the kind words. I haven't had the opportunity to build for almost a month!:curse: That's why no progress pics unfortunately.

    To answer your question on the thin super glue...well it kinda depends. I've been using the super glues for about 15 years. I'm used to how they act coming out of the bottle. (And if you believe that, look at my pictures above!:p) They are definitely different than other glues, specifically (obviously) how fast they will set up. I use the thick or super thick for general assembly of my parts and gluing my sub-assemblies together. About the only time I use the thin is when I have some gaps between parts AFTER I use the thick. I'll hold the parts together, after gluing using the thick, and apply the thin to the "seam" between parts. It flows like water and will usually follw the "seam" between parts and keep them together. To apply the thin glue, I wouldn't advise trying it without a special aftermarket tip. I use a tip that is actually a teflon tube that is about 3 inches long. The end of the tip is about 1/64th in diameter. They slide right over the tip on the bottle and stay in place with friction. From the pictures above, the glue WILL darken your paper if it is a colored paper. If it is a white paper, it will strengthen it, BUT it will become slightly translucent and make a visible spot on the paper.

    A word to anyone reading this: DO NOT use thin super glue without eye protection! That teflon tip has a tendency to spring back to it's original curved shape when gluing. Flinging little drops of liquid death into your face! I am speaking from experience here. This happened while working on this very model. Luckily the drops hit my right cheek and right lower eyelid. Fortunately not my eye. At the time I thought I had gotten it in my eye, but the fumes were what was burning my eye. Yes JUST the fumes.

    Be forewarned.

    Other than that, I won't use anything else for assembly. But it does takes practice.

    Hopefully this answers your questions. If not ask again and I will help out any way I can.:mrgreen:
  9. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member

    Hmm, danger to the eyes is why I use Elmer's Glue applied with a toothpick :p Squirt some glue on some scrap card and dip the pick in it and there you go, precision application, safe-non toxic, and most of all CHEAP!!!


    PS, Karenboy if you put up models for sale here I will definently be a customer :D Great design ;)
  10. ogroto

    ogroto New Member

    hi everyone, its a very good looking model, ltla how do u bought this?? im interested but i am from Argentina...

  11. Natious

    Natious New Member

    im also building this kit
  12. woa!! looks amazing the final version. You are doing a pretty good job.
  13. lightkyo

    lightkyo New Member

    Amazing model Hope I can design one like this one day
  14. mariano_dg

    mariano_dg New Member

  15. thirdrail

    thirdrail New Member

    How's the progress, kommrad?

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