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by John F. Moscato
Thu Dec 16, 2004 7:52 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: Some scratchbuilt MHs
Replies: 18
Views: 9024

Wow, I never realised that the available reference material was so... Limited. I was certain that there was more "footage" of it in the manga, or better yet, color references in one of the art books. If anything, it looks somewhat more "slender" in the Manga and dare I say, a little more Berlin-esqu...
by John F. Moscato
Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:02 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: Some scratchbuilt MHs
Replies: 18
Views: 9024

I think Falk has a good point: red doesn't mix well with green & white... Especially THAT shade of green, and with THAT shade of dark blue. If anything, I'd call the SR2's paint scheme somewhat... Gaudy! Very out-of-character for a super-talented artist like Nagano. Might anyone have a link or a pic...
by John F. Moscato
Thu Dec 16, 2004 3:20 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: Is This a Good Deal? (1/100 KOG )
Replies: 10
Views: 4972

That's a fair price for the G-Sys recast.Good subject matter.

As for the kit, you gain on certain details, others are very slightly dulled. Good quality for a recast though, and less than half the price of the original model.
by John F. Moscato
Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:10 am
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: Some scratchbuilt MHs
Replies: 18
Views: 9024

The berlin sculpt is quite beautiful, especially considering the tiny scale. As for the design, it doesn't seem to do anything for me...I'm actually rather fond of the original Berlin designs, and I think it could have done better had Nagano just tweaked the original a bit. Mind you, I think the col...
by John F. Moscato
Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: Don't Blink Your Eyes...
Replies: 2
Views: 2484

Okkkk....... And the point of showing us the Wave IP kit line is.....? :roll:
by John F. Moscato
Wed Dec 15, 2004 3:24 pm
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: yet another MH question
Replies: 26
Views: 10055

...On the subject of the AUGE, here's something I was wondering about. In the early days of the internet, japanese FSS fans had come to the conclusion that the reason why the Patriarch Mirage's face looks just like the AUGE's is because it's the same component. Essentially, the theory was that when ...
by John F. Moscato
Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:12 am
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: WSC A-Toll!
Replies: 115
Views: 44399

hmm, I don't think the groin on the Engage looks that bad, really. Still very Nagano-esque, with organic plating, and that "tapeworm" just looks like overlapping plating going over a conduit coming down from the torso. If anything, I always thought of the Junchoon and Engage design offshoots as bein...
by John F. Moscato
Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:40 am
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: WSC A-Toll!
Replies: 115
Views: 44399

...And let's not forget the legendary KoG Joker 3100; the kit that made Ikushima's reputation. It may have the older-style armor and foot-stabilizers, but I still consider it right up there with the later Volks V3, simply because the proportions are just so nice, and some of the details (shoulder in...
by John F. Moscato
Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:26 am
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: 1/48 Bang Doll
Replies: 34
Views: 17892

Hydrospan: it doesn't become "gummi bear" soft really, but it's not hard enough to drop on a table, and very large (over 1ft long) parts sag under their own weight, which is another problem. Once enlarged, they are also very suceptible to damage, so they have to be handled with care. Mind you, for c...
by John F. Moscato
Sun Dec 12, 2004 8:57 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: 1/48 Bang Doll
Replies: 34
Views: 17892

cobywan wrote:Haw about giving the 1/144th scale Atoll Scritti the hydrospan treatment.

I was actually contemplating doing that, but with another MH model: hydrospan it up, and then enhance & add extra detail. A 1/144 model enlarged to 160% would make a very nice size 1/100.
by John F. Moscato
Sat Dec 11, 2004 12:12 am
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: 1/48 Bang Doll
Replies: 34
Views: 17892

Hydrospan is a type of polymer/resin which, when cured, may be submerged in water, and expands a particular part to 1.6 times its size. In a nutshell, it's a way to "enlarge" parts. I'm not that fond of it though, as once the part is removed from the water, it begins to shrink again... Sometimes shr...
by John F. Moscato
Fri Dec 10, 2004 4:03 am
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: first
Replies: 53
Views: 21747

Sheizzel wrote:I did a quick set up and found out the height of Volks MM Last Junchoon. As expected, it is small compared to other kits...It stands at slightly taller than 21cm.
F^%&$^$%^^($$#$$%#*#@*%!!!! :evil:

Oh well; guess I'll just have to sculpt my own some day *sigh* :roll:
by John F. Moscato
Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: 1/48 Bang Doll
Replies: 34
Views: 17892

Hmm. Looks like they just hydro-spanned the WSC "retouched" kit.

I've been meaning to do that with the KoG V3 at some point, but never have the time.
by John F. Moscato
Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:32 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: first
Replies: 53
Views: 21747

Hi KoG. Wasn't the Bibros an AF series model? Actually, on the topic of Volks' Last Junchoon... Could anyone who has the kit tell me how tall it is in a standing pose? I used to have the WSC Junchoon which I wasn't completely happy with, and oddly, it was even smaller (IIRC) than the older Volks AF ...
by John F. Moscato
Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:51 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: first
Replies: 53
Views: 21747

...On the topic of Volks' MM series, I can describe them perfectly with one word: garbage. Aside from the small size of the kits, their ball-joint system never worked, as the tension of the ball/socket was nowhere near enough to support the weight of a resin model, so your built-up A-Toll or Ashura ...