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Chadders' Entry: Gundam Barbatos

Postby Chadders87 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:46 pm

This year I am going for something easier as last years disaster paper craft kit ended up in the bin, and something fairly quick since I am a slow modeller.

Also, something different - A Gundam model kit: Barbatos

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10338392
Cost was £11.90 inc postage :D

I plan to repaint everything so the pre coloured sprues included are not not me cheating :superlglue:
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Re: Chadders' Entry: Gundam Barbatos

Postby Mark » Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:47 am

Another good choice ! We are certainly getting a great selection of models this year. The best competition yet :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Chadders' Entry: Gundam Barbatos

Postby Chadders87 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:23 am

It does look like a good number of participants and a great variety of models this year. Just hope mine arrives in time... email confirmation states 2 -14 weeks :doh:
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Postby casper » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:00 pm

excellent choice chadders :clap: great selection this year
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Postby royjess » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:29 pm

Another great choice. This years entries have been very diverse and interesting. I'll look forward to seeing this build.

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Re: Chadders' Entry: Gundam Barbatos

Postby Mark » Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:27 am

Chadders87 wrote:It does look like a good number of participants and a great variety of models this year. Just hope mine arrives in time... email confirmation states 2 -14 weeks :doh:


Could be a weekend build then :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Postby Chadders87 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:51 pm

Phew... According to the better half, I have a nice parcel from Japan waiting for me home. It can only be one thing :pray:
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Postby Mark » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:59 pm

Good news :D
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Postby royjess » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:19 pm

I've my fingers cross for you that it is what your expecting :pray:
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Postby steve131 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:48 pm

Great news hope three weeks will be enough time for you.
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Re: Chadders' Entry: Gundam Barbatos

Postby royjess » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:18 pm

steve131 wrote:Great news hope three weeks will be enough time for you.


I make that four weeks to go,

So there's no pressure, no rush, take you time but hurry up :laughing-rolling: ;)
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Re: Chadders' Entry: Gundam Barbatos

Postby Chadders87 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:31 pm

Looks like I will be able to start now!

Inside the box were 2 packs of parts in various colours, and a sticker sheet.
Detail of the parts looks quite nice, and the forming is perfect with no flash or imperfections at all.
Instructions are all in gobbledygook, though the pictures look fairly easy to follow.

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Now onto the planning...
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Re: Chadders' Entry: Gundam Barbatos

Postby Chadders87 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:36 pm

royjess wrote:I make that four weeks to go,

So there's no pressure, no rush, take you time but hurry up :laughing-rolling: ;)


You do realise it has taken me 7 months to part complete the Suzuki RGV-r!! I am a doddler with a toddler :doh: I get a few evenings free a week which is 2-5 hours of modelling :lol:

If needed, I intend to take a day off when SWMBO is working and the toddler is at Nursery to finish it :dance:
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Postby number1 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:51 pm

If needed, I intend to take a day off when SWMBO is working and the toddler is at Nursery to finish it :dance:

Sounds like a cunning plan :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Chadders' Entry: Gundam Barbatos

Postby Mark » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:22 am

These are superb quality kits. The fit is usually perfect.

There is no need to use glue, but it's advisable if you're going to sand the join lines and paint it.

Are you planning to paint him, or leave him in the recoloured plastic ?
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Re: Chadders' Entry: Gundam Barbatos

Postby Chadders87 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:41 am

I am completely undecided on what to do with him now. Originally I planned to fill seams, paint, and weather...but wasn't expecting this level of quality or colour separation.

I think first things first I'll build as is with no glue and see how he looks, then decide if I want to disassemble and touch up.
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Re: Chadders' Entry: Gundam Barbatos

Postby Chadders87 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:08 am

Well here he is. Note this isn't the finished piece, just a test run of the build to see what I can do to it.

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Took around 3 hours yesterday from start to finish. The parts are all dry fitted as no glue was necessary at all, so the disassembly should be fine.
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Re: Chadders' Entry: Gundam Barbatos

Postby casper » Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:24 am

Figure looks great chadders
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Re: Chadders' Entry: Gundam Barbatos

Postby royjess » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:36 am

Very Cool!
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Re: Chadders' Entry: Gundam Barbatos

Postby Chadders87 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:28 pm

I made a bit of progress last night. I have decided to limit how many parts are fully repainted as the finish is actually quite good already, though I have re-done some parts that needed more depth of colour.

I used Vallejo Air "French Blue" and mixed in a drop of Tamiya "Chrome Silver" to give it a slight metallic shimmer
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I took out all the yellow pieces and sprayed them with Tamiyas "Gold Leaf". Though I missed one in the head section but that can be brushed later.
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The jetpack part was sprayed in Tamiyas "Metallic Grey", and some Flat Black was added to the mix before I painted the inside.
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The weapons have both been coated in Tamiya "Gun Metal" which will act as a base for dry brushing details.
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