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General Rule Reminder

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Feb 28 2015, 08:39 PM. 0 comments

Because we recently had quite a few new members that joined our hobby community, I just want to remind everyone of the following:

Gundam-eclipse does not allow third party knockoff plastic injection and injection conversion kits (RC, TT, Hong Li, Dragon Momoko, etc) on this forum. Please do not talk about/discuss/display any kits that relate to these knockoff brands.

Resin and resin conversion kits are OK.


Should you have any questions, please PM one of the admins or moderators.

Thank you and enjoy the forum!

February 2015 GE Member Spotlight: VoyeurTheNinja

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Feb 20 2015, 12:05 PM. 0 comments

Gundam Eclipse Member Spotlight: VoyeurTheNinja
Interviewer: Autobot (February 2015)

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Introduction
1) How did you come up with your tag (VoyeurTheNinja)?

Came from one of my guilty-pleasure anime, Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu. I typed it in as a username at one point and found myself attached to it until now.

2)Real name/occupation/race/residence?

My name's Jonathan and I live in Brunei, Borneo, a really, really small country. A mix of half-Chinese and half-Philippines, I'm a 16 year-old student graduating from high school.

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3) What/who introduced/inspired you to start Gunpla (or plastic models in general)? Any influential modelers that you really look up to?

I found out about Gundam when I spotted my cousins watching Gundam SEED Destiny on DVD. Went home and bought a DVD of The 8th MS Team on the way, it was my first encounter with Gundam and I loved it. Years later, my mom bought me a strange 'toy' that needed to be assembled. My dad found out about it a year later and told me it was a model kit before he helped me assemble it at his house. It was then, I saw what the Gundam franchise had that hooked me as a fan.

4) Any other interest/hobbies besides Gunpla?

I seldom cosplay from time to time since my country holds these events from time to time. I've done Angel Beats! and Pacific Rim.

5) What's your favorite animation/robot design/videogame?

Even with all these new designs coming out in all shapes and forms, the one suit that will always be in my heart will be the MSN-100 Hyaku Shiki. Saw it in a game as a kid, loved its design, then watched Zeta Gundam and loved its bada**, shades-wearing pilot, Quattro Bajeena. My favorite series is a draw between Zeta Gundam and Turn A Gundam. I have too many video games to pick.

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6) How long have you been building Gunpla/when did you start?

I'd say it's been 5-6 years since I've built my first model kit, which I forgot to mention as the 1/100 Sword Impulse. Surprisingly good for its time, to be honest, compared to the other 1/100s of the SEED Destiny line.

7) How do you feel about the direction the hobby is heading? What do you like to see?

I think all the new HGs kits have been getting more people into the hobby with its past MG-level of quality and articulation. It helps that Build Fighters is boosting that popularity. I still want to see more Universal Century works getting animated *cough* Crossbone Gundam *cough* and maybe some fresh AUs that won't crash and burn like Gundam AGE. Poor Gundam AGE.

8) Would you like to introduce more people getting into this hobby? the forum?

I would. Mostly got laughed at in school but I try my best. Most people I know don't go for forums so that's quite hard.

9) Do you like and enjoy entering a contest/competition? What do you like the most about it?

do. I love the blood-boiling excitement at seeing who I will be going up against and I get to see model kits made by other people, who tailored their own kits to their unique tastes.

10) Any of your hobby skills that you obtain were applicable to yourself in real life/work?

The dealing with runners helped me with sorting out tools, items and other stuff that I keep around.

11) Most memorable build?

The RG Char's Zaku II. I was impressed on how they managed to fit in so many detail and work into a palm-sized model kit.

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12) Was there a build that you think you messed up and wanted to throw it away? What did you end up doing?

I messed up my whole collection of Double 00 season 2 Gundam suits while I was applying battle damage via hot needle. They now sit on my Gunpla Graveyard as spare parts.

13) How did you stumbled on the GE?

A random Google search lead me here, if my brain remembers correctly.

Current Build Experience
14) What are you currently building?

I've been working on 2 projects for the Gunpla World Championship group build ( The Astray Epsilon Frame, a modified M1 Astray, and the Gabriel Gundam, a modified Raphael Gundam) along with 2 HG Zeon kits that are just waiting to be airbrushed.

15) How do you like the build so far and why did you make any modifications (if any)? Influences, etc? Tried something new compared to previous builds?

The Epsilon Frame and Gabriel Gundam are latest work yet and are the newest kits that I've been trying to tailor into custom suits. Customizing is my favorite parts as a builder and comparing older works with newer ones, while improving on old designs, is just a nice feeling as I can see my craft improving over the years.

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16) Toughest challenge(s) in the build?

The one thing that I find hard to improve over the years. Painting. Shading, paint thickness, proper paints cans, toxic fumes, choice of colors and other factors make this my biggest obstacle in the run.

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17) Were there changes that had to be made midway in the build?

My Epsilon Frame's foot pegs snapped due to stress from my hands while I was separating the foot from the leg. Oh boy, it took me an hour to improvise a new foot peg and a new foot design to cover up the exposed newer pegs.


18) Do you recommend what you build/did to others and what level of experience/age group do you think is required to reproduce similar work?

Age is never something I factor in work. I've seen experienced kid waiters where I come from and other things that convinced me that experience, mettle and skill is what matters.

19) Like your results so far? if you have an opportunity to redo certain parts or steps, what parts/steps do you want to do differently? or leave it the same?

The foot pegs. I just wanted to check for nub marks and it snapped on me. I would gladly want them to be un-broken again.

20) What kit(s)/project(s) are you planning to build in the near future?

The new Build Fighter designs have really caught my eye. Like the Mega Shiki, Gundam The End and the Red Warrior. I will do whatever it takes to get their kits once I get a well-paid part-time job.

21) Something new you want to try on your next build? Something new to learn?

Scratch-building and better nub and seam removal. The first one is something I want to try and the other two are something that I haven't really been good at for years.

22) Any kits that you're dream of having, even though no manufacturer has made one yet? re-hash from pass anime/sci-fi series?

A MG Hyaku Shiki 2.0 and a MG Delta Gundam would be a dream come true. Along with an MG Geara Zulu and HGs of past mobile suits that have not been in kit form yet.

Final Thought

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23) If you could offer one piece of advice to someone starting out with the hobby, what would that be?

There are no limits and no absolutes in Gunpla. With all the new HG model kits, improved qualities and better communities, anyone can go in any direction when it comes to Gunpla. It all comes down to what the Builder wants and can do.


Be sure to also check out Voyeur’s finished builds in the showroom: http://s1.zetaboards.com/Gundam_Eclipse/forum/1678016/!

Many thanks to VoyeurTheNinja for a very insightful interview, I certainly look forward to seeing his future work and I hope you will, too!!! :castlerock:

Spotlight

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Feb 10 2015, 03:07 PM. 0 comments

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I'd like to draw your attention to the fantastic 1/35 SMS Nu Bust which p3tb shared on the forum. If you have not checked it out yet, I highly suggest that you do take a look at his fantastic work!

Follow the link below for more pictures:


http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5757435/1/#new

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Sptolight

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Feb 8 2015, 03:52 PM. 0 comments

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I'd like to draw your attention to the fantastic MG Zaku II J Desert Camo which Gies shared on the forum. If you have not checked it out yet, I highly suggest that you do take a look at his fantastic work!

Follow the link below for more pictures:


http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5757481/1/

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Spotlight

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Feb 4 2015, 02:43 PM. 0 comments

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I'd like to draw your attention to the fantastic HG Star build Strike which Sensei Sindak shared on the forum. If you have not checked it out yet, I highly suggest that you do take a look at his fantastic work!

Follow the link below for more pictures:


http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5755339/1/#new

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Spotlight

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Jan 23 2015, 06:01 PM. 0 comments

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I'd like to draw your attention to the fantastic MG Sazabi Ver Ka which TheGhostofZeon shared on the forum. If you have not checked it out yet, I highly suggest that you do take a look at his fantastic work!

Follow the link below for more pictures:


http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5749311/1/#new

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January 2015 GE Member Spotlight: ah559881

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Jan 19 2015, 02:18 PM. 0 comments

Gundam Eclipse Member Spotlight: ah559881
Interviewer: Autobot (January 2015)

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Introduction
1) How did you come up with your tag (ah559881)?

It was my student ID number it's been with me ever since elementary school. I've become quite fond of it.

2)Real name/occupation/race/residence?

Austin Scott Hill student at Weatherford College.

3) What/who introduced/inspired you to start Gunpla (or plastic models in general)? Any influential modelers that you really look up to?

Like everyone gundam wing I remember my father giving me the 1/144NG wing gundam as a gift when I was a child. But I somehow think he exposed me to model kit's earlier than that. The molders I look up to are DC23, barudos @YouTube, and GunPla Fixation.

4) Any other interest/hobbies besides Gunpla?

Casual gaming sometimes, and a lot of Facebook browsing.

5) What's your favorite animation/robot design/videogame?

Defiantly Armord Core if anything I love it more than gundam. I would like to see a OVA of armored core someday hopefully.

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6) How long have you been building Gunpla/when did you start?

Ever since I was five years old or so. Plamo tsukurou introduced airbrushing gunpla modeling to me. It was very fascinating. At first I had no clue how to really model besides snap a kit. GE really helped me learn and grow.

7) How do you feel about the direction the hobby is heading? What do you like to see?

More customized build from everyone in the online community. I want to see people push creativity beyond just a OOB painted build. Expand it into something different and exciting.

8) Would you like to introduce more people getting into this hobby? the forum?

Defiantly I want to show people you can start from the bottom and grow. Building is simply wonderful and exciting. That's a strong reason I make YouTube videos currently.

9) Do you like and enjoy entering a contest/competition? What do you like the most about it?

Love me a good competition. I'm currently ready for the 2015 GBWC I'm hoping to take best of show in the summer at my local convention. The idea of multiple modelers wavering building skills against another is fun at heart!

10) Any of your hobby skills that you obtain were applicable to yourself in real life/work?

Only practical application I see it origination skills and time management.

11) Most memorable build?

My AGE-2DB not one of my favorite colored builds but the building experience was great.

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12) Was there a build that you think you messed up and wanted to throw it away? What did you end up doing?

I have not come across a build like that yet. I tend to plan and take action carefully when building.

13) How did you stumbled on the GE?

I think it was gundamguns on YouTube advertising summer wars. At that point I was very inexperienced.

Current Build Experience
14) What are you currently building?

Right now my XSB-05 Sword Burst Gundam.

15) How do you like the build so far and why did you make any modifications (if any)? Influences, etc? Tried something new compared to previous builds?

It went very smooth everything worked great. I tend to study other modelers techniques and use them myself. Example DC23 has this cool armor panel separation method. I used it on my build.

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16) Toughest challenge(s) in the build?

Getting the microsaws to saw straight at first. Once you get it it's super easy.

17) Were there changes that had to be made midway in the build?

I decided to change a few colors from my original idea.

18) Do you recommend what you build/did to others and what level of experience/age group do you think is required to reproduce similar work?

I wouldn't recommend it unless you have experience. But it's possible because of my explained YouTube videos on the build.

19) Like your results so far? if you have an opportunity to redo certain parts or steps, what parts/steps do you want to do differently? or leave it the same?

A few parts need some touch ups but everything is clean and ready for painting.

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20) What kit(s)/project(s) are you planning to build in the near future?

It's hard to say I'm currently thinking of something zeta like for my next MG. But I have a commission coming to me soon.

21) Something new you want to try on your next build? Something new to learn?

Detail panel scribing and color variation like RG's have.

22) Any kits that you're dream of having, even though no manufacturer has made one yet? re-hash from pass anime/sci-fi series?

Zoids Lord Gale, and a Armored Srike from Blue Gender would love me some of them!

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Final Thought

23) If you could offer one piece of advice to someone starting out with the hobby, what would that be?

Don't rush your build keep everything planed and organized.


Be sure to also check out ah559881’s finished builds in the showroom: http://s1.zetaboards.com/Gundam_Eclipse/forum/1678016/!

And his other social media outlets:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqhRfVThLwqYdgzcXPhVMmw

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/austin.s.hill.5

Many thanks to Austin for a very insightful interview, I certainly look forward to seeing his future work and I hope you will, too!!! :castlerock:

Spotlight

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Jan 15 2015, 01:40 PM. 0 comments

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I'd like to draw your attention to the fantastic MG Sazabi which Twobad shared on the forum. If you have not checked it out yet, I highly suggest that you do take a look at his fantastic work!

Follow the link below for more pictures:


http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5741883/1/#new

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Domain Problem has been resolved

Posted by Posted Imagetc012009 (Administrator) at Jan 14 2015, 06:37 PM. 0 comments

Zetaboards appear to have resolved the domain problem which has been impacting the forum since November, Gundam-Eclipse.net has been re-established as our primary domain.

I don't envision any further problems going forward, however should any issues arise, the forum can always be reached using the zetaboards default URL:

http://s1.zetaboards.com/Gundam_Eclipse/

Thanks for your patience and support over the past few weeks (Y) :castlerock:

Spotlight

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Jan 13 2015, 03:42 PM. 0 comments

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I'd like to draw your attention to the fantastic MG Marasai in Zaku III Colours which our very own Admin WarMachine395 shared on the forum. If you have not checked it out yet, I highly suggest that you do take a look at his fantastic work!

Follow the link below for more pictures:


http://s1.zetaboards.com/Gundam_Eclipse/topic/5743420/1/#new

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