Welcome Guest [Log In] [Register]
http://s1.zetaboards.com/Gundam_Eclipse/index/

Welcome to Gundam Eclipse. We hope you enjoy your visit.


You're currently viewing our forum as a guest. This means you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use. If you join our community, you'll be able to access member-only sections, and use many member-only features such as customizing your profile, sending personal messages, and voting in polls. Registration is simple, fast, and completely free.


Join our community!


If you're already a member please log in to your account to access all of our features:

Username:   Password:

Gundam Review Spotlight

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Mar 29 2015, 05:39 PM. 0 comments

Posted Image

GE Product Review

I'd like to draw your attention to the fantastic product review of Tiger Bone which RYC03 shared on the forum. If you have not checked it out yet, I highly suggest that you do take a look! Although it may not be a very well-known series but his insightful review may lead you to get one of the these.

Follow the link below for more pictures:


http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5783650/1/#new

Posted Image

Spotlight

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Mar 26 2015, 03:26 PM. 0 comments

Posted Image

I'd like to draw your attention to the fantastic MG 1/100 Gundam Astray Blue Frame D which psychodynamix 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/5782545/1/#new

Posted Image

Gundam Eclipse Product Review

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Mar 22 2015, 04:46 PM. 0 comments

Posted Image

GE Product Review

__________________________________________



We are implementing a new product review section.

Interesting product reviews will be referenced on the front page.

Here's your opportunity to review like a pro and also contribute to the forum and the hobby!


For more information, please go here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5780883/1/#new

A new Product Review section is located here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/forum/1711557/.

This new section will go live on 3/28/15.

And as always, participate and contribute to a hobby we all share and love!

SO GET INVOLVED AND OPEN THOSE BOXES!


March 2015 GE Member Spotlight: Otonashi

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Mar 18 2015, 05:49 PM. 0 comments

Gundam Eclipse Member Spotlight: Otonashi
Interviewer: Autobot (March 2015)

Posted Image

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

It's the name of a character from Angel Beats, my gateway anime.

2)Real name/occupation/race/residence?

My name is Victor. I'm currently a student at USC. I'm ethnically Chinese and reside in a suburb of Chicago.

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

I became interested in Gunpla after buying a kit for a friend's birthday present. He was really into it and managed to get me into it as well. I look up to ED, Moki, Justinius, and Hobby no Toriko for inspiration.

Posted Image

4) Any other interest/hobbies besides Gunpla?

I play Yugioh, MTG, a bit of Weiss Schwarz, Pokemon (video games), and collect anime figures.

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

My favorite anime is Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. My favorite MS design is a tie between the Adele and Jesta. Favorite game is currently Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.

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

I started snapping kits about three years ago. I started painting kits two years ago.

Posted Image

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

I love where the hobby is heading. The quality of the kits is getting better and the prices aren't that much more expensive. It wasn't too long ago that kits often omitted crucial accessories, like most HG 00 kits. I'd like to see more of the new frame polystyrene used in kits, preferably replacing the regular grey polystyrene altogether. It's mush easier to cut and clean and doesn't wear out as easily.

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

Definitely! The more the merrier, after all. Plus, if there's enough demand, Bandai might decide to start selling Gunpla internationally again. Maybe they might even open the web shop to the rest of the world...

Posted Image

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

Of course! Not only do I love seeing other people's entries, I also love showing off my own.

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

Patience, definitely. I almost never feel frustrated in real life when dealing with difficult people.

11) Most memorable build?

The Adele Endeavor. It was my first kitbash and my favorite build. It also coincidentally has the color scheme of a space shuttle.

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

I was planning on modifying a Genoace II, but the yellow paint I used clumped really badly. I ended up stripping the paint and breaking down the kit for spare parts in another build.

13) How did you stumbled on the GE?

I believe it was when 2Old4Toys and Zversus made promo videos for the site.

Posted Image

Current Build Experience
14) What are you currently building?

Currently, no. I'm stuck on a tiny college dorm (without an AC... in downtown LA).

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

I'm planning on making another custom Adele, custom Red Frame, and custom Strike (how original, eh?). Beyond that, I'm not entirely sure. I have a Gunpla Battle Arms set and Caledbwlch Honoo (referencing the box as I type). I'll see what I make of them.

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

I plan on using an airbrush. I bought a basic one last year, but all of my builds up to this point have been done with spray cans. I'll also practice shading.

17) 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 kit of Chamber from Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet would be nice. I know there's a figure coming out, but it's so expensive...

Posted Image

Final Thought

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

Don't be afraid of screwing up.


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

Many thanks to Otonashi 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 Mar 16 2015, 01:23 PM. 0 comments

Posted Image

I'd like to draw your attention to the fantastic MG Qan(t) Dual Saber Custom which Wolfman Garcia 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/5771797/1/#new

Posted Image

Spotlight

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Mar 9 2015, 11:56 AM. 0 comments

Posted Image

I'd like to draw your attention to the fantastic Bandai's X-wing which holocause 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/5773067/1/#new

Posted Image

2015 GE Gunpla Builders Championship - Extension Update

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Mar 4 2015, 12:36 PM. 0 comments

Posted Image

2015 GE Gunpla Builders Championship


The Staff had decided to give the GB an extension. The GB will now end at the end of June 2015. This should allow those who have started to finish their builds and those who wish to join can join!__________________________________________



This group build speaks for itself. Got a model kit that you want to build, pilot and compete, just like the Gundam Build Fighters?

Here's your opportunity!

JOIN US, BUILD AND COMPETE!


For more information, please go here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5692300/1

A new Group Build WIP section was created here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/forum/1710738/

And as always, group build success depends on the participants involved.

SO GET INVOLVED AND COMPETE WITH A BUILD THAT YOU WANT TO PILOT AND BE THE STAR OF THE SHOW!

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)

Posted Image

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.

Posted Image

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.

Posted Image

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.

Posted Image

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.

Posted Image

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.

Posted Image

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

Posted Image

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

Posted Image

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

Posted Image

Board Statistics

Total Forum Posts: 268,583
Total Members: 3,883 (The newest member is CybranKnight)
Dec 4 2012, 11:38 PM, a record 493 users were online.
 
Powered by web analytics software.