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by John F. Moscato
Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: Do Mortar Heads glow?
Replies: 3
Views: 2026

Thanks for the insight Nu Soard, this is really interesting. I'm having a little trouble wrapping my brain around how the glow is supposed to appear though; the outer armor on some MH will seemingly allow light to pass, but it seems to me that the engines and such (for a LED for example) are burried...
by John F. Moscato
Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: Do Mortar Heads glow?
Replies: 3
Views: 2026

Do Mortar Heads glow?

Yes, I agree that this may seem like somewhat of a retarded question. It arises as a result of something I had read long ago about the Akatsuki Hime (pardon the spelling) and how the color of the armor seemed to have gone from red to opera... Something about the light emitted from the engine. That g...
by John F. Moscato
Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: Buster what?
Replies: 3
Views: 2790

If memory serves me correctly, another reason why Buster weaponry isn't used is simply because it is TOO destructive. The whole reason why the nations of Joker use MHs is because the aim of the fighting is generally to gain territory/infrastructure/ressources. MHs can be used almost surgically to ca...
by John F. Moscato
Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: New and upcoming releases
Replies: 6
Views: 8954

happy hopping wrote:In that KOG V3 photos above (blue poster), it says something about transparency on the kit. What exactly are they saying?
Some members on Hobbyfanatics claim that some translations mention the use of a new, non-yellowing clear polymer for the external armor.
by John F. Moscato
Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: FSS Trade
Topic: 1/100 original models blowout!
Replies: 1
Views: 4271

1/100 original models blowout!

Hi everyone. I'm looking to thin-down some of the doubles and triples in my collection of models, therefore I've decided to sell the following models. These are all original japanese kits with boxes/manuals. THe models marked "test fit with hot glue" means just that; that the kit was assembled using...
by John F. Moscato
Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:50 am
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: Some questions about Mortar Headds
Replies: 10
Views: 8004

Hi Blue Giant, and welcome :) Hortar Headds are measured to the top (?) of their shoulders in stead of to the tops of their heads, but regardless of that, there is still a huge discrepancy between the numerical values given to MHs, and the size that they appear in the manga compared to their pilots....
by John F. Moscato
Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: WSC Engage SR-3 comic ver.
Replies: 28
Views: 19343

Stagnant demographics is more likely the culprit. Toy and model companies, like any other business, cater to the markets that bring-in money. Fewer and fewer young people are taking-up modelling as a hobby, prefering more retard-friendly hobbies like toys (Dollfie anyone?) (instant gratification) vi...
by John F. Moscato
Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: WSC Engage SR-3 comic ver.
Replies: 28
Views: 19343

"What pattern of competition? " The one in his mind, no doubt. I think it's great that both firms are focussing on their own releases; things have been too quiet lately and I welcome the variety of kits coming our way. Truth be told, they probably realised (collectively) that it's bad for business f...
by John F. Moscato
Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: WSC Engage SR-3 comic ver.
Replies: 28
Views: 19343

I love the new proportions: nowhere as chunky as the first, and not overly-lanky. I think I'll be picking this one up.

Wasn't WSC also working on a Berlin SR2?
by John F. Moscato
Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: Fastrun's Neptune
Replies: 13
Views: 8254

Splendid. You have the reference you need to do it yourself then :wink:
by John F. Moscato
Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:31 am
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: Fastrun's Neptune
Replies: 13
Views: 8254

What a whigner.

Just paint the details you like on the face, or sculpt your own facial features. Who knows, maybe the mermaid isn't supposed to have a face at all, it may be symbolic of something we aren't yet aware of.
by John F. Moscato
Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: Gold?
Replies: 9
Views: 6497

Pure, bloody, 24K gold baby!!! :twisted:
by John F. Moscato
Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: Gold?
Replies: 9
Views: 6497

Without getting into the intricacies of the process, it's the equivalent of "metal plating", but for non-metallic objects. Not nearly as expensive as some people think: if you do all the prep for your parts, the metalizing shouldn't be more than $100 or so. Personally, I don't recommend the gold fin...
by John F. Moscato
Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:45 am
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: FAC 06
Replies: 7
Views: 4926

Nice, but... I have pretty much no interest in 1/144. Show me those designs in 1/100 and I'll light up like a christmas tree :D
by John F. Moscato
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:05 am
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: Gold?
Replies: 9
Views: 6497

You can use Alclad chrome as a base, and then go with a clear yellow/amber overcoat. It's not perfect, but it's cheap, and loads nicer than the "metallic banana" look you get with the Gunze metallics.

The twisted people such as myself will resort to vacuum-metalizing.