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D-Style AV-98 Ingram 1


7 comments posted
polycap balls

Do you find the double polycap ball joints to be loose or fidgety? I really disliked that technique when Bandai used it on the Gundam Seed Destiny cheapie 1/144 kits.
On the other hand, the polycap ball joints with the hole in the center for a peg were also used by Bandai, on the earlier Gundam Seed 1/144 cheap kits, and those worked great.

recognizer's picture
Posted by recognizer on 20 July, 2010 - 19:39
I found them to be nice and

I found them to be nice and firm upon completing the model. Nothing on this model was fidgety at all which I liked

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Posted by chachipower on 20 July, 2010 - 21:49
The parts are prepainted

that's crazy, man... ready to build out of the box! Affordable price too

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Posted by Berserk on 20 July, 2010 - 22:10
koto always does that to their model kits

but at times they can be nerve racking like the valsione kit from srw og, the main beef i had with the kit is that all that needs to be painted are just the fingernails the problem is that it's too small for guys with big hands like me it's frustrating though i commend that it looks good even without painting

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Posted by exia00astraea on 21 July, 2010 - 02:43
You could try using masking

You could try using masking tape to isolate tiny areas you need to paint. It'll be a little bit easier to paint that way. Some hobby shops sell rolls of masking tape of various widths for this purpose.

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Posted by thehappyknife on 21 July, 2010 - 15:12
the thing is it's so tiny...

yeah imagine giving a manicure to something oooh... so small i have no problems with panel lining but when it comes to those fingernails man... just look at this... have fun painting each fingernail individually

exia00astraea's picture
Posted by exia00astraea on 21 July, 2010 - 18:39
Looks pretty good. Wish I

Looks pretty good. Wish I could have seen a completed picture prior to your additional marker work though. I get the feeling that makes it pop a lot more.

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Posted by Newton Gimmick on 21 July, 2010 - 05:06