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Border Break Cougar type-1 Heavy Weapon Class-A Color


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That is some hardcore weathering!

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Posted by recognizer on 3 September, 2010 - 21:36

Wow!!! amazing paint job!!!

I tought that this model kits were made out of ABS like Bandai Plamo.


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Posted by RoDandres on 4 September, 2010 - 00:09
Thanks. I had a great time

Thanks. I had a great time working on this kit, even with the couple of breaks.

It is basically the same plastic as Gundam kits... ABS and Styrene are basically the same thing, so that's what I went with from my model-making lingo. Thanks for the catch, though.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 4 September, 2010 - 00:24

Wow man, it looks like it took you a long time to get that mech trooper customized to the core. You made it look so easy. I commend you for taking the time and patience of giving this kit the battered look. I can feel it's intensity. The paint brings out a voraciously raw feeling to the thing. You can easily imagine Sylvester Stallone kicking some brutal butt piloting the mecha.

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Posted by Diakron on 4 September, 2010 - 13:14

ABS is actually structurally different from polystyrene, and different in its physical properties. It's harder and more resistant to bending, and it's usually got a shinier finish than regular polystyrene. It's actually pretty important to note the difference in kits, particularly because many robot kits use the two materials together - and there's a difference in long term wear between, say, an ABS-on-ABS joint versus an ABS-on-polystyrene joint.

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Posted by recognizer on 7 September, 2010 - 17:15
The kit came out GREAT. I

The kit came out GREAT. I always use the plastic colors as the base color as much as I can so I can spend my time weathering, but they never come out this cool and badass. Great review

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Posted by chachipower on 4 September, 2010 - 11:07