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navychief
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 04:06 AM UTC
Returning to the hobby after a long layover. I have been an avid aviation modeler and figure sculptor, as well as the occasional armor thing, but have never tried sci-fi. I am an anime and sci-fi fanatic when it comes to movies/TV, but have never modeled anything in the genre. A friend of mine gave me an unopened 1/144 Gundam GM Sniper K9 kit and it seems like a perfect way to get back into the swing of things and also expand my horizons. Not really a fan of the gundam series, so don't expect an "AS SEEN IN EPISODE #XXX", I'm going to trick it out Armor Style....Maybe a build log....We'll see. Updates coming soon to a computer near you.
Mike
Aurora-7
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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2015 - 01:02 AM UTC
Look forward to seeing this! Especially a GM kit.

Got into some Gundam kits, mostly what are referred to the 'GM's. A lot of the Gundam stuff can be pretty flamboyant but to me, the GMs are pretty no-nonsense looking.
navychief
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 05:33 AM UTC
So, I opened the kit last night and I find I have no idea how to build a gundam. Normally, I have a clear understanding of the order of things to facilitate painting and detailing, so I decided a straight build OOB with just a cool paint job. I was thinking of a dark urban digital camouflage pattern...think mega cities of the future damaged and destroyed by battling giant robots. It's a sniper, so where else can a hundred plus feet tall mecha find concealment for sniping? Pictures to follow. Starting the parts breakdown, wash and cleanup tonight.
Mike
HARV
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 06:14 AM UTC

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And you may find yourself...




The Talking Heads?? Anyway that is who came to mind when I read the title of your post.

Randy
Aurora-7
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 06:07 AM UTC

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It's a sniper, so where else can a hundred plus feet tall mecha find concealment for sniping?



Well at basically a at 18+ meters (60 feet) they'd be behind tall trees in forests/jungles, hillsides as well as 6 story and higher buildings. Also considering the nature of the sniper beam rifle, distance was a cover.

Basic mobile suite kit construction usually begins with the appendages - hand/arms then feet/legs then torso then head. After making one you'll get the feel for one. Hey, you'll have at least get one more as an Zeon opponent.

A digital camo pattern would look pretty cool on a sniper GM.

Here's a site with the specs of your GM:

http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/RGM-79K9_GM_Sniper_K9

And the 'dog pack' support unit is available for this kit:




.....same as it ever was, Randy........
navychief
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 06:13 AM UTC
"Living in a shotgun shell"