Thursday, 17 November 2011

MG Perfect Gundam Ver H.Bird Part 9

Hello, Mina-sama ... This is the Hummingbird yet again with another update on this build .....

Before continuing, I would like to stress that I haven't done any gimmick or mechanisms work here on this update so if i turn you down on your expectation, I truly do apologize....

I Have to start practicing detailing so,, here they are

Lets start with the leg armour boosters, shall we -
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I'm sure pictures speak a thousand words and I hope my step by step is easily observable and reproducible ...

More on the Leg Booster parts -
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Finalized by this -
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Now that I am happy with those babies ... I cut out those little parts as you can see on the photo-
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which will sit nice and tight on the knee like so -
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You might notice two pieces of Koto part for some details
I will make the plating of plates with circles my signature move... as you will see more of them in this update as well as the future

Next, I cut up those little pates you see on this photo-
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and glued them on to the armour like so -
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I don't know about you guys.. but I love it ... I mean, I am weak in details but for the first serious detailing works, I find this awesome

so details, details and more details...
I scribe panel lines on the knee part
this is the side view
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and this is the top view
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After that, I did some trimming... I don't really like trimming but i do enjoying trimming some of those excess armours for cosmetic purposes...
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all around
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Don't worry about the Messy work.. Clean up will come, don't worry

right now, What I have is some details heavy leg armour... but i am really enjoying it and I might move on to the whole body with the detail works ... we will see...

I'm weak in details so, time to step up my game ...

Thanks for reading as always..... Stay Tuned for more ...

Monday, 7 November 2011

2012 Mecha Contest - FAQ



Q: Can I enter both the Zaku Group Buid & the 2012 contest if I start my entry
after January 1st? 

A: Yes! You can enter both. 

Q: Can I use a pre snapped kit prior to Jan 1, with no modifications?
A: Yes! We appreciate some modellers snap fit their kits when they get them. We do ask for a different approach when it comes to resin though please see rule 4.

Q: Can I work together with another modeller?
A: Yes you can! All we ask is that you clearly state you are building with another modeller as well as where the prize will be sent if the entry was successful. (Multiple prizes will not be awarded)

Q: Can I submit multiple entries?
A: Yes! Multiple entries are welcome but all must have been started after the 1st of January 2012. Please ensure you create an Entry thread for each of your entries. 

Q: Can I use the same kit I submit for one category (ie. Modified) and submit it in another (ie. Diorama)
A: Yes! You can use one kit for more than one category but the entry must adhere to the rules of the separate category, for example. Entry “A” was entered into Modified Plastic. This entry was then placed on a diorama which was started after January 1st 2012, this would be accepted.

Q: Can I use a pre painted kit that I repaint?
A: Yes! All we ask is that you provide us with an entry picture showing the model before the repaint. See rule 1.

Q: Can I include a base with any kit in any category?
A: No! The only category that includes a base is the Diorama Category. Your entry will not be accepted into any other category with a base. You may use an action base for posing your kits but we will only judge the model kit entered.

Q: Can I switch my prize for something else?
A: No! sorry.

Q: Do I have to keep a WIP of my entry?
A: If you are entering the CONCEPT category you must create a WIP thread. We encourage all members to create a WIP thread so that other members may contribute and encourage to your work.


Q: Can I use a pre snapped kit prior to Jan 1, with no modifications?
A: Yes! See rule 1. We ask that your kit has no changes.

Q: Can I use parts from non mecha kits?
A: Yes! When scratch building or modifying a kit we encourage participants to think outside the box. We only ask your kit remain in the “mecha” theme. See “Definition of Mecha” (above rule 1)

Q: Can I include accessories with my kit, do they have to be modified too?
A: Yes! You may use any accessories for your kits in this category. They do not have to be modified, just the model kit itself. Please see rule 6.

Q: Can my entry be all kit bash with no scratch building?
A: Yes! You may use parts from other models and you are not inclined to scratch build. Although we do encourage it.


Q: Can I pre-clean up the parts before Jan 1?
A: This subject is quite open in nature. We ask that your Resin kit be completely new with no clean up although we will allow entries that have minor clean up. Please see rule 4.

Q: Can I inventory and open the parts before Jan 1?
A: Yes! As long as the model kit/conversion remains in its original state of purchase.

Q: Can I use a kit that’s only pined together before Jan 1? No paint or clean up done.
A: Generally the answer for this one is no. But exceptions may be made. Please contact Kamm or Sneeper1980 see rule 1 and click their name.

Q: Can I include a base with my kit, if the kit did not come with one?
A: A base for your kit would place your entry into Diorama. But you may enter your model into both categories. Provided your diorama base was started after January 1st.

Q: Can I include a base with my kit if it was included in the kit? 
A: Depending on the base this would move your entry into the diorama category. Again if you are unsure feel free to ask one of the organisers. See rule 1.


Q: Can I use a pre snapped kit prior to Jan 1, with no modifications?
A: Yes! See rule 1. We ask that your kit has no changes.

Q: Can I remove seam lines?
A: Yes! You may clean up seam lines in fact we do encourage it a lot! Please do this after January 1st see rule 1.

Q: Can I add/remove panel lines?
A: No & Yes! The kit must not be changed physically by adding (such as scribing or aftermarket parts) but if you would like to fill in panel lines that is fine.

Q: Can I leave parts of the kit off? (example ankle guards, shoulder armor, etc.)

A: Yes! So long as the kit hasn’t been physically altered see rule 5.

Q: Can I leave sections unpainted?
A: This is obviously a tough question. We would like the majority of entrants to paint everything on their model but this might not always be the case. Refer to rules 1 & 5. And if you are still unsure please pm one of the organisers.

Q: Can I paint a base to go with my kit?
A: No! A base would make this kit a Diorama entry.

Q: Can I weather the kit to fit paint weathering? (chip edges, ad blaster holes etc.)
A: So long as the kit isn’t physically changed see rule 5. Then weathering via washes, paint chipping, pastels, pigments etc is completely fine.

Can I Mix unaltered parts from other kits? (Blasters, weapons, accessories)
A: No! This would make your entry a Modified Plastic Category

Q: Can I add lights or effects to my kit that do not alter the kits plastic?
A: If LEDs or other lighting effects are included with the kit you may use them. You may also use LEDs or other lighting if the kit houses such effects. You may not alter the kit to fit the previously mentioned effects.


Q: What does 70% Scratch Built mean?
A: For the concept category you must create from scratch ( This maybe using Plasticard (pla plates), modelling clay (Sculpting putty) or anything that will help you to create your masterpiece. After creating a WIP (work in progress) thread on the forum, if you are unsure please contact a member of staff.

Q: How do I know if my entry is 70% scratch built?
A: This percentage is a very loose way of creating your entry. You will be required to create a WIP thread on the forum and at any stage if you are unsure your entry does not meet the requirements you must contact an organiser. We will review your entry and give feedback immediately!

Q: Can I use parts from other models to create my entry?
A: Yes! But you must scratch build the majority of your entry. See rule 9.

Q: What if I create a diorama or base for my entry?
A: Your entry will not be judged on the base or diorama. 

Q: What if my entry isn’t 70% scratch built, would it still be accepted?
A: Exceptions may be made due to this category being so diverse. We ask you contact and organiser if such an issue should surface.

Q: What if I build my entry from designs or concept art not designed by myself?
A: This would be completely fine, we only ask you create a WIP (work in progress) thread on the forum to display your build progressing. Please see rule 9.


Q: Is there a size limitation on Diorama base entries?
A: No! There are no size limitations but you must provide use with enough evidence to show your started the entry after January 1st 2012. See rule 1.

Can I use multiple kits in my entry?
A: Yes! You may use multiple kits in your entry but you must provide sufficient evidence to show the models were started after the start date. See rule 1.

Q: What if my entry has Resin and Plastic kits? Is this allowed?
A: Yes! You may combine resin and plastic kits into your diorama entry.

Q: Can my entry have non mecha related model kits such as figures?
A: Yes! This is the only category where figures or models from other “genres” are allowed. We will be judging your entry based upon its mecha content and story.

What if my diorama has moving parts or lighting effects? Can we submit video evidence?
A: No! Unfortunately due to the number of entries we will receive the only way we will be able to judge your entry is via pictures. We hope this will be sufficient to showcase the best of your work.


2012 Mecha Contest - Prizes Update and Rules

Hear ye... Hear ye .... Hear ye....


Right now that you guys have seen the video, I can start blabbing... hehe

nah, I won't... I just made a stupid joke as I am so excited about this update 

Right, let's get to business - Here are the Rules of the Great 2012 Mecha Contest Hosted by MAC -


Definition of "MECHA":
If you are unsure on your entry please feel free to pm "KAMM" or "SNEEPER1980" to clarify if your entry is valid.

1. EVERY entry must be submitted with a photo demonstrating the kit
was started after January 1st 2012. Use the "ENTRY PASS POSTER" available here: and (click spoiler for example)

- Kits can be snap fitted but no changes maybe done in the entry photo.
- Resin entries must not be completely clean (denubbing, sanding must be done after January 1st) although this is relative, exceptions may be made. Please do contact "KAMM" or "SNEEPER1980" to clarify if your entry is valid.

2. Contest will run until July 1st & you can enter more then one kit.

3. Any MECH style kit is allowed (if unsure please pm me or sneeper1980)
example: Zoids, Ma.k, Gundam, Robotech, Super Robot Wars, FSS, etc.

4. RESIN kits & RESIN conversion kits are accepted
- We ask that the kits are not completely cleaned (de-nubbed or sanded) but we will accept projects started close to the starting date. If we take issue with your entry picture we will contact you immediately to discuss your entry.

5. Kits that are UNCHANGED (physically) Such as Modifications or Physical Damage but are soloy painted belong in the "OOB PAINTED" Category. 
-Custom paint jobs are accepted. 
-Seam line removal is accepted. 
-Waterslide decals are accepted.

6. Kits that are changed from their original form (physically) such as modifications,
physical damage or Kit bashing belong in "MODIFIED PLASTIC" Category.

7. Kits that feature a base or diorama setting are to be placed in the "DIORAMA" Category. 
-Multiple kits may be used.
-Resin is accepted in this category.
-No size limitations (only we ask you provide evidence of when the diorama
was started. See rule 1.)

8. Resin kits and/or Resin Conversion that are straight painted or have been modified are to be placed into the "RESIN PAINTED/MODIFIED" category.

9. When entering the "CONCEPT" category. Entrants must follow the rules below:
- Kit must atleast be 70% Scratch built (judges can review and give feedback on this)
- Parts from other kits maybe used but ultimately the build must be scratch built by the builder.
- Entrants MUST create a WIP thread on the MAC forums giving pictures and description of there build
showing the "ENTRY PASS POSTER" (see rule 1)

10. When Submitting entries. Please see (example coming...)

11. If you have any questions please see the Questions posted below before asking. Thank you

Be sure to REGISTER at MAC to gain entry to this awesome contest 
If you want to read the FAQ, please refer to this blog post..... 

Remember - 


Don't forget - You heard this first from the MAC forum

If you want to know more.. please visit the official discussion thread on the MAC forum

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Featured Modellers Chapter 4.2: Winndom's Gundam GaGa

Greetings and Salutation to you, my dear readers.....

Today, I would like to feature another work of the ingenious work of Winndom. I'm sure you will recall his Carnage gundam, his custom, transforming gundam.

In this, I will be featuring his Gundam GaGa, no you haven't read it wrong. GUNDAM GAGA.

This is a project that he started after seeing an Overflag ver. GaGa from Aor-or-Die. He stated he love Lady Gaga and he also love Gunpla and this custom was  built as to celebrate those love. He decided that Gundam GaGa would need to take on some essential GaGa accessories in order to truly embody her. Thus Gundam GaGa is equipped with:

1. A pair of reverse grip buster rifle (inspired by Lady GaGa's crutches in her Paparazzi video)
2. A pair of rifle boobs (inspired by her Alejandro video)
3. A pair of killer high heels (come one, you can't be GaGa without fabulous heels)
4. A funnel system comprise of 7 funnels for her 'hair' because GaGa always has crazy hair
5. Face shield in the style of Astraea because sunglasses are trendy.
6. Feminine proportion...duh

The crutches are modded from 4 buster rifles from Wing Zero HG. Rifle boobs were modded from NG Strike Freedom, high heels were scratch built with muzzle from two of the leftover buster rifle and extra beam saber hilt. The whole funnel system were scratch built. The body was modded from NG Blitz mostly with NG Infinite Justice providing the upper body.

This was his first custom project and he rushed through the details. And he made some boos-boos with sanding and the sanding marks become visible after painting and some minor mistakes showed up after painting. Even with mistakes, he still churned out a awe-inspiring kit with his ingenious design and take on GaGa concept. Another kit from Winndom that I personally find very very inspiring and I do believe so awesome that it eventually will get in a place in MAC's Legend Hall. I hope you guys find this inspiring as I do.

So, Without further Ado, I would like to present to you, Winndom's Gundam GaGa.

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There, isn't that amazing? I juts love this.
If you want to see more of this amazing kit, drop by to the offical Thread here on the MAC forum.
As always, I would love to extend my gratitude to my dear readers for reading this. I hope I don't bore you guys out.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

MG Perfect Gundam Ver H.Bird Part 8

Right, after a month of inactivity on this baby.. Work has been resumed ..... and here we go ...

First of all, I did this 
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As you can see, I put in some exhaust for the smoke for the missile launcher, I know they are not perfect and kinda not identical but don't worry, I am planning to fix it anyway I can... LOL 

next is the cannon ... I was looking into it and I look very very plain and very very under-powered so I decided to up-gun it .... and I will show you step by step what I did ... 

Step 1 
I made the first base layout for the cannon barrel 
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Do u see the round rods between each plates?
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Those were added in so that I don't have to go through the tedious job of filling in the gap with putty... ( and It works )

Step 2 -
Added the sides of the barrel.. and just like the lower part.. the little ridges added by using the round rods 
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Step 3- 
Closed the upper part ... added round rod in the gaps between the edges of the plates, and I got this ...
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Next up... I did this for something that I have been planning ....
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after making that little space.... I make this little device -
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which can do this when an adapter is used -
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Why this device you ask??? it is for this ..... ''BOOM ''
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Test fit -
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There you go... I still need to finalize the works ... still need to do some touch up on so many areas...

This is just the first process

oh and before any one else ''troll'', I got that idea of the inside of the cannon from the Virtue/Serevee's Bazooka ....

Thank you so much for reading and as ever, great appreciation for the support 

Stay Tuned guys... There will be more.. I promise