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My first Gundam build. RGM-79 Quel
Armornv
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Posted: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 01:15 PM UTC
Ok, here we go. Now we will have 2 Gundam projects going on here. Let's see some more!!!

Progress so far.
Thrusters and beam saber handles were done with Alclad Polished Aluminum over gloss black laquer. Everything else is Vallejo or rattle can(the white)
Inner frame is a VERY dark gray. Darker than I inittially wanted but decided to keep it to offset the color of the armor that is mostly white.
Added a few panel lines on the head. The visor is masked not painted.
There will be an LED in there as well running off of a 2025 flat cell battery. switch is mounted in his back.(no pics of the wiring)
The battery is almost too big for this kit. I had to do way more trimming than I wanted to get it to fit.
Enough babbling, here's the pics. Several of them....











As it stands right now, I'm giving everything plenty of time to dry before I move on to the future and decals and weathering. Last time I rushed this part of the sequence, I almost had some bad things happen.

Thanks for watching!

Clint





old-dragon
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Posted: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 11:24 PM UTC
Lookin' good Clint!
WindSword70
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Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 03:21 AM UTC
I will be watching this one too! Looks good!
Armornv
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Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 06:32 AM UTC
Thanks guys! I'm hoping to get some future on it this weekend. I'm really looking forward to the weathering on this one. It won't be greasy grimy like a tank can get but I think it will really start to bring things together.


Clint
old-dragon
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Posted: Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 03:13 PM UTC
Clint, you could run two 1.5v watch batteries...they're smaller and take up less space.
Here's a site I use for an led wizard to help configure led voltage{they do vary from color to color for optimum brightness}, running voltage and the needed resistor value.
led wizard
As you will note, it will work for one led...use the "diode forward voltage" help button per the color led your planning on using. "Diode forward current - Ma" is usually "20", and the "source voltage" can be whatever you want it to be...9v, 3v, 12v....I plugged in 1 orange led @ 2.2 volts forward volts, 3v source voltage, 20 Ma forward current and 1 led and got your set up with a 47ohm resistor to knock it down to the needed voltage of 2.2...it'll help the battery to last alittle longer this way too by running a higher voltage than needed for your led and you don't run the risk of overdriving the led so it'll last longer.
Armornv
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Posted: Saturday, November 06, 2010 - 07:52 AM UTC
Finally have an apdate to show. I'm done with what is probably THE most boring part of the process. Future/decals/Future/initial oil wash/matt coat. With lots and lots of drying in between each.

Thanks for tip on the batteries Bob. The main reason I stuck that big one in there is because I didn't bother to recheck the amount of space I had to work with before I bought the battery lol. I wasn't about to fight through Walmart again just to swap it out for a smaller one!
This is the calculator I normally use.

http://metku.net/index.html?sect=view&n=1&path=mods/ledcalc/index_eng

Still a little ways to go. weapons, details, a few more detail, and weathering/fading maybe a few more chips and scratches( i've added only a couple so far on the chest) to tie it all together.

Well, here's the pics. Let me know what you think!

Until next time!



linkname Resistor Calculator
BM2
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 12:33 PM UTC

Impressive. Most impressive
vonHengest
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Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2012 - 05:02 PM UTC
Keep it up Clint! I always thought the shield and color scheme made this version look really sporty.

If you've finished, don't forget to post pics here