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Video Game Group Build WIP Spotlight (VG GB): magmatron

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Yesterday, 6:23 PM. 0 comments

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Work in Progress Spotlight: magmatron

Work in Progress Spotlight hightlights current Video Game Group build projects!

Today, we have magmatron's RVR-87 Specineff from the Cyber Troopers Virtual-On franchise.

Cyber Troopers Virtual-On was a Action/Mech-similation game originated in 1996 in the arcades. It also appeared on the Sega Saturn and Dreamcast (with Twin Stick Controllers) and Sony's Playstation 2 and 3, as well as the xbox 360. You can read more information regarding to Virtual-On here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_On


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Currently, it's being snapped together. For more information regarding the current build, refer here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5584763/1/#new

For up to date discussions and rules regarding the Video Game Group Build, please click here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5536577/2/#new

And as always, the more people participate in our group builds, the more fun we will have.

It's a great way to take one of your backlogs that you've been wanting to build or take a dive into something different from any V-fins or Monoeyes and test the water!

Just contact one of the staff members to include you and your project in the group build.

I look forward to see more participants and I want to see you there!

So what are you waiting for?


JOIN NOW!

August 2014 GE Member Spotlight eire

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Aug 17 2014, 05:10 PM. 0 comments

Gundam Eclipse Member Spotlight: eire
Interviewer: Autobot (August 2014)

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

It is funny because many people often pronounce it as eerie (ear – e) which means strange, spooky, and creepy: really not what I’m going for! Eire is the Irish name for the island that they inhabit (Ireland). It is pronounced in the same way that many would say the word “era” (air – uh). I spent a bit of time in Ireland finishing my schooling, have quite a bit of heritage from that country, and feel a strong connection to it. When coming up with a forum tag, eire was a short, interesting word that would probably be unclaimed. It really has no relationship to modeling, robots, Gundam, or mecha in general.

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2) Real occupation and residence?

I live in Alaska, the land of the midnight sun. Right now it is summer and there is very little darkness, which provides a lot of time to build models. I am an elementary teacher at a public 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 grew up building and painting fighter jet and car models with my dad and brothers in small-town Montana. My favorite plane was (maybe still is) the A-10 Warthog, so I loved building different versions of that plane, painting them up in camo, and hanging them from the ceiling in an intimidating attack stances. That was a time where you could find models almost anywhere that toys were sold: drug stores, department stores, grocery stores, etc. Kits were ubiquitous and cheap! We had only a few TV channels, so we weren’t exposed to anime or Japanese culture really, but when I was 12, I found a Robotech model that was completely amazing at a hobby shop in a larger town. I remember building it and then cutting the box down to the front illustration and taping it onto the inside of my desk at school (the desk tops lifted up). I was so stoked on it! Many, many years later, my son was getting into building Legos a lot, and I was looking around for other building type activities that we could do together. I had long since stopped building models, but I remembered that Robotech kit and started searching out mech models to see if my son could handle building them. My local model shop had some Gundam kits, which wasn’t really what I was looking for, but I ended up picking up an HG kit and a really old Wing kit: the 1/144 Vayeate. Those builds pretty much hooked me, and I’ve been building non-stop since.

I am constantly scouring life and the internet for inspiration and motivation for modeling. I’m always impressed by the work of GE members when it comes to Gundam, FSS, and anime kits. Julius Lim is an extremely impressive and versatile modeler that inspires me. There is a guy that goes by the name of uzazo (tract+) that does amazing figures and Ma.k stuff. Klav, Lin.k, Jason Eaton, and Brian Krueger are also Ma.k builders that inspire me to spend time modeling. Lastly, there are a few guys that frequent mech model forums such as SingleMedia,, Ogami, Tigrillo, and J. Twobad (just to name a few) that push me to get back to the workbench.


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4) Any other interest/hobbies besides Gunpla?

I am a voracious reader, so when I don’t feel like building, I’m often doing that. Hiking and camping are also activities that I’m often involved in.

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

My favorite anime is Ergo Proxy. A lot going on there! I love the animation style. As far as robot design, Kow Yokoyama is a favorite designer as well as Kobayashi Makoto. Pretty much anything those fellows design tickles my fancy.

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

Been building gunpla and mechs seriously and continuously for about 5 years.

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

I think it is a pretty good time to be a builder of robot-related obscure model kits. There are so many sources for this stuff now, and between resin, plastic, and other materials, the span of available subject matter is huge! It seems that there has been a bit of resurgence in availability in the US with companies like Barnes and Noble carrying Gundam MG and HG kits in store.

My hope is that a new generation of builders are locating these models and giving them a try. Modeling in general seems to be becoming more and more of a niche activity in the US, and I hope to see it continue on instead of die out. On visits to my local hobby store, the shop areas containing RC vehicles, Warhammer materials, and figures/toys are usually very populated, while the modeling section is usually just me and an 80 year old fellow scouting model train goods.

I have really liked to see Bandai creating HGUC kits for obscure MS (often resurrected through the Unicorn series). A few years ago, who would have imagined ZSSA, Gallus, Zogok, and Doven Wolf in official plastic kit form? It has also been excellent to see all the new lines in recent years such as RG and the new 1/100 Reborn. Pointing back to the previous comments about the hobby dying out, I believe that a wide range of offerings at different price points is the best way to attract a variety of consumers.


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

I would love to see more people building model kits. It is extremely rare to find anyone to chat with about this hobby and all of its facets outside of a forum/youtube/online community. The average IPMS meeting is filled with very knowledgeable folks, but the focus is usually planes and armor… definitely not Sci-fi stuff. That said, I don’t introduce this hobby to people I meet casually. People who are friends obviously see stuff around the house and we end up talking about it, but it is never on my list of things to chat about initially.

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

I do enjoy contests. Over the years I have entered a handful. I am not a super competitive person, but contests push me to challenge myself and make gains in my own ability. I also really like the contests that require work in progress threads, as I believe that it ups the ante and really pushes others to go further than they normally would when they see other contestants doing great things.

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

At my school, I mentor students for the First Lego League robotics challenge, so that’s a fun way to connect kids to building, engineering, and robots in general! I also believe that one gains a lot of general construction knowledge and an understanding of tools and paint and problem solving through modeling. All of that applies directly to “real life.”

11) Most memorable build?

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My most memorable build would be the MG Ex-S. That kit is gigantic, part-heavy, and ultimately ends up looking pretty impressive out of the box. I had the box sitting on my shelf for around 2 years before I really felt I had an idea of what I wanted to do with it and felt comfortable executing that plan. The build really forced me to organize an approach for building and painting it in order to not get burnt out. I spent quite a bit of time on that one, but I still really enjoy looking at the kit and thinking about all the different things that went into it.

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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 reached that point with a few builds. One such incident happened with the Wave 1/100 Junchoon kit. The frustration level with that kit is astronomical. I got pretty far along with the build, but ultimately put it in the box before I allowed myself to throw it into a wall. It still remains in that box, tucked away, far under my workbench. There may come a day when it resurfaces…. but probably not!

13) How did you stumble on the GE?

I remember having GE pop up continuously when searching the webs for model kits, WIPs, Gunpla news, and other mecha related topics. Gundam Eclipse is by far the best place to find news and product discussion that I have located. I initially joined just to check out people’s finished work and WIPs, but it took me awhile to start posting. The level of talent shared on the site is quite impressive, and the members are incredibly welcoming, humble, and encouraging!

Current Build Experience
14) What are you currently building?

At the moment, I am finishing up my Rick Dom to Dwadge conversion build. I have the kit built, painted, decaled, and such. I am working on a simple base and once that is complete, I will finish weathering the kit. I am also working on a MG RX-78 3.0.

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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?

So far, the build has been a bit up and down. I am really excited about the look of the Dwadge. The resin conversion ended up with solid casting and good fit, so that was a relief. I have had to modify a few components of the original plastic Rick Dom such as using C-connections in the knee joints, but overall it has been a pretty straightforward build.

16) Toughest challenge(s) in the build?

I ran into a few issues on the resin chest plate and legs, and those issues slowed things down a lot. The chest plate shrunk considerably in the casting process, so I had to do some chopping and puttying to get it into line and make it fit precisely. The resin portion of one leg piece snapped off at a very structural area (the knee attachment), so I had to scrap the resin legs and modify the plastic legs into the Dwadge versions. I also just had the ankle attachment break on the inside of the leg while positioning the kit, so I am in the midst of coming up with a solution to that!

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

I had planned on really knocking this kit out quickly, but it has taken much longer than anticipated. Also in the process, I’ve decided to take a break a few times to build/paint other stuff. I usually like to stay focused on one kit, but the breaks during this build have allowed me to problem solve and reduce frustration caused by part breakage and lack of motivation.

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?

This Dwadge build has required quite a bit of tinkering to make it work. I would recommend it to advanced builders and those comfortable with resin, putty, and problem solving.

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

The Kotobukiya 1/400 Evangelion kit has piqued my interest and that will be a kit that I plan to build soon. I also have a HGUC Victory clipped and ready for cleaning and painting. Lastly, I have an SMS MKII to Barzam conversion that I have tinkered with for about ½ a year. I really need to get back to that!

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

I have aspirations to learn how to cast in resin. I’m still working on it at the moment, but I’ll get it down one day!

21) Any kits that you dream of having, even though no manufacturer has made one yet?

I have been so excited about all of the material getting released lately. Honestly, huge chunks of my dream kit list have been created in the past few years, especially with Bandai releasing so many amazing RG and HGUC kits. Wave has rereleased a load of classic Ma.k material, and Hasegawa continues to produce quality material from that line as well.

My set of dream kits that I would still love to see in the future would be a resurrected line of 1/144 HGUC kits from the Gundam Advance of Zeta and Sentinel lines. With the Sentinel version of Zeta coming soon, maybe more new kits from that line are on the horizon (FAZZ, S-Gundam w/ Booster, Nero, Barzam please). We have a few suits from AOZ in HGUC kit form, but there are so many other amazing MS that deserve releases (Woundwort, Stutzer, and Gaplant variations to name a few).


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

My advice: take your time. Take time to enjoy a build. Take time to research new techniques in building and painting and learn how to do them well through first-hand experience. Take time to let your glue cure and your paint dry. Take time to appreciate the kits that you already having and spend less time worrying acquiring new kits.

You can see his current WIP here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5480355/1/#new

His current WIP/Tutorial for his MG RX-78 3.0 is here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5567791/1/

Be sure to also check out eire’s finished builds in the showroom: http://gundam-eclipse.net/forum/1678016/! He has a ton of great finished builds!

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

Video Game Group Build WIP Spotlight (VG GB): LeetKillaNYC

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Aug 15 2014, 12:33 PM. 0 comments

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Work in Progress Spotlight: LeetKillaNYC

Work in Progress Spotlight hightlights current Video Game Group build projects!

Today, we have LeetKillaNYC's Halo Commander Sarah Palmer from the Halo franchise.

Halo was a FPS game originated in 2001 for the PC and Xbox. It continued on the Xbox360 and will continue on the xbox1. You can read more information regarding to Halo here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo_(series)


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Currently, it's being snapped together. For more information regarding the current build, refer here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5583998/1/#new

For up to date discussions and rules regarding the Video Game Group Build, please click here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5536577/2/#new

And as always, the more people participate in our group builds, the more fun we will have.

It's a great way to take one of your backlogs that you've been wanting to build or take a dive into something different from any V-fins or Monoeyes and test the water!

Just contact one of the staff members to include you and your project in the group build.

I look forward to see more participants and I want to see you there!

So what are you waiting for?


JOIN NOW!

Video Game Group Build WIP Spotlight (VG GB): ChexGuy

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Aug 13 2014, 11:20 AM. 0 comments

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Work in Progress Spotlight: ChexGuy

Work in Progress Spotlight hightlights current Video Game Group build projects!

Today, we have ChexGuy's Volks MBV-707G Temjin from the Cyber Troopers Virtual-On franchise.

Cyber Troopers Virtual-On was a Action/Mech-similation game originated in 1996 in the arcades. It also appeared on the Sega Saturn and Dreamcast (with Twin Stick Controllers) and Sony's Playstation 2 and 3, as well as the xbox 360. You can read more information regarding to Virtual-On here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_On


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Currently, it's being snapped together. For more information regarding the current build, refer here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5567782/1/#new

For up to date discussions and rules regarding the Video Game Group Build, please click here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5536577/2/#new

And as always, the more people participate in our group builds, the more fun we will have.

It's a great way to take one of your backlogs that you've been wanting to build or take a dive into something different from any V-fins or Monoeyes and test the water!

Just contact one of the staff members to include you and your project in the group build.

I look forward to see more participants and I want to see you there!

So what are you waiting for?


JOIN NOW!

Video Game Group Build WIP Spotlight (VG GB): WarMachine395

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Aug 8 2014, 03:50 PM. 0 comments

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Work in Progress Spotlight: WarMachine395

Work in Progress Spotlight hightlights current Video Game Group build projects!

Today, we have WarMachine395's 9Ball from the Armored Core franchise.

Armored Core was a Mecha Simulation/third-person shooter game originated in 1997 for the Sony Playstation. You can read more information regarding to Armored Core here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armored_Core


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Currently, it's snapped and is being prepped prior to painting. For more information regarding the current build, refer here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5579888/1/#new

For up to date discussions and rules regarding the Video Game Group Build, please click here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5536577/2/#new

And as always, the more people participate in our group builds, the more fun we will have.

It's a great way to take one of your backlogs that you've been wanting to build or take a dive into something different from any V-fins or Monoeyes and test the water!

Just contact one of the staff members to include you and your project in the group build.

I look forward to see more participants and I want to see you there!

So what are you waiting for?


JOIN NOW!

GE Youtube Spotlight

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Aug 5 2014, 12:25 PM. 0 comments

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:Pop2: Today's Youtube Spotlight is the unboxing of the MG Turn X by Ryc03. This model was presented to him in recognition of his efforts with the wonderful Hildolfr Warwolf project, which Ryc submitted as his contribution to the "5" group build. :Pop2:



You can find his WIP here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5453556/1/

And his finished Warwolf here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5546832/1/#new


I look forward to Ryc03's next build and I hope you will, too!

Video Game Group Build WIP Spotlight (VG GB): Ryc03

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Aug 1 2014, 04:31 PM. 0 comments

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Work in Progress Spotlight: Ryc03

Work in Progress Spotlight hightlights current Video Game Group build projects!

Today, we have Ryc03's Kos-Mos ver.4 from the Xenosaga franchise.

Xenosaga was a role playing game originated in 2002 for the Sony Playstation 2. You can read more information regarding to Xenosaga here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenosaga


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Currently, it's snapped and is being prepped prior to painting. For more information regarding the current build, refer here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5563407/1/#new

For up to date discussions and rules regarding the Video Game Group Build, please click here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5536577/2/#new

And as always, the more people participate in our group builds, the more fun we will have.

It's a great way to take one of your backlogs that you've been wanting to build or take a dive into something different from any V-fins or Monoeyes and test the water!

Just contact one of the staff members to include you and your project in the group build.

I look forward to see more participants and I want to see you there!

So what are you waiting for?


JOIN NOW!

Video Game Group Build WIP Spotlight (VG GB): Imateria

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Jul 30 2014, 12:29 PM. 0 comments

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Work in Progress Spotlight: Imateria

Work in Progress Spotlight hightlights current Video Game Group build projects!

Today, we have Imateria's Ginkei from the Ikaruga franchise.

Ikaruga was a vertical shooter originated in 2001 in the arcades and later released for both the Sega Dreamcast and the Nintendo Gamecube. It was also re-released later on XboxLive. You can read more information regarding to Ikaruga here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikaruga


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Currently, it's snapped and painting had started. For more information regarding the current build, refer here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5555975/1/#new

For up to date discussions and rules regarding the Video Game Group Build, please click here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5536577/2/#new

And as always, the more people participate in our group builds, the more fun we will have.

It's a great way to take one of your backlogs that you've been wanting to build or take a dive into something different from any V-fins or Monoeyes and test the water!

Just contact one of the staff members to include you and your project in the group build.

I look forward to see more participants and I want to see you there!

So what are you waiting for?


JOIN NOW!

Video Game Group Build WIP Spotlight (VG GB)

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Jul 28 2014, 02:44 PM. 0 comments

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Work in Progress Spotlight

Work in Progress Spotlight hightlights current Video Game Group build projects!

Today, we have Autobot75's R-Gray1 from the Raystorm franchise.

Raystorm was a vertical shooter originated in 1996 and released for both the Sony Playstation and the Sega Saturn in 1997. It was also re-released later on the Xbox360. You can read more information regarding to Raystorm here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RayStorm


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Currently, it's snapped and in the LED installation phase. For more information regarding the current build, refer here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5551135/1/#new

For up to date discussions and rules regarding the Video Game Group Build, please click here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5536577/2/#new

And as always, the more people participate in our group builds, the more fun we will have.

It's a great way to take one of your backlogs that you've been wanting to build or take a dive into something different from any V-fins or Monoeyes and test the water!

Just contact one of the staff members to include you and your project in the group build.

I look forward to see more participants and I want to see you there!

So what are you waiting for?


JOIN NOW!

July 2104 GE Member Spotlight Imateria

Posted by Posted Imageautobot75 (Spotlight Manager) at Jul 19 2014, 10:42 AM. 0 comments

Gundam Eclipse Member Spotlight: Imateria
Interviewer: Autobot (July 2014)

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

The Immateria is a song from Swedish Progressive Metalcore band Burst's fourth album, Origio. It's a good song from a good band (IMO) and I liked the name, so of course I misspelled it when I first started using it!

2) Real name/occupation/race/residence?

I'm Andrew from Birmingham, England, and work for a small company that provides Electrical, Civil and Transport Engineering CPD courses.

3) What/who introduced/inspired you to start Gunpla?

I got into Zoids when I was about 9 when the Zoids 2 line hit the shelves around '94 (robot dinosaurs with big guns!) then watched the anime when that came out around 2000. I re-watched it, again, about 3 years ago and decided to start buying up the Tomy Zoids. From there I branched out to HMM Zoids then Gundams and other plamo kits.

4) Any other interest/hobbies besides Gunpla?

I watch quite a bit of anime (not just Gundam!) but haven't watched much TV in years with only a very select few shows (Battlestar Galactica, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones), and plenty of films and I'll read Sci-Fi/fantasy novels. I'm a huge motorsports fan, particularly Formula 1 and the World Endurance Championship (Le Mans was a brilliant race this year). Music is my other major passion in life with over 1000 albums in my collection, most on CD since MP3 has inferior sound quality, with Progressive Rock/Metal being my particular forte but I have some Jazz as well. I have a whole mass of concerts lined up to go to for this Autumn.

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

Not one in particular but there are several that I really like:

Hi Nu Gundam
Epyon
Doven Wolf
HMM Geno Breaker
HMM Shadow/Fire Fox
HMM Gojulas
Jehuty


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

Not counting the few Zoids I built as a kid, I got into Zoids again nearly 3 years ago, and moved onto the more complex model kits (HMM's, MG's etc) just over 2 years ago.

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

Having built an '86 no-grade Doven Wolf it's amazing to see just how far the hobby has come, I think overall the good aspects are far outweighing the bad with this hobby. It's a shame that we won't see any more new HMM Zoids, at least in the short term, but the new Z Knights could be interesting, there are lots of other interesting line's out there from Ma. K to LBX via Zone of the Enders, and personally I don't think we've had a truly terrible MG for years now (though I'm no fan of Build Fighters). RG's look great and beginning to diversify from lead suits, HG's are wonderfully varied and better engineered than some of the early MG's and the new RE100 line has brilliant potential for large and obscure kit's that wouldn't be financially viable in MG. Plenty to look forward to there.

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

That would be cool but sadly I don't know anyone with anything more than a passing interest IRL.

9) Most memorable build?

So far the Hi Nu Gundam resin conversion kit was quite the experience but I think the HMM Gojulas I'm currently working on will top that.

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10) 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 a bit with the first of the HMM Molga's I was building for last years Zoid's Group Build. I hadn't realised just how little margin Koto kit's have for paint and when putting the hinge joint together that connects the head to the body it got jammed and broke when I tried to take it apart. In the end I scavenged the parts from the Molga Carrier I had built OOB some time previous, so at the moment I have only 3 instead of 4 Molga's. Should probably try and strip the paint from the damaged parts and glue them back together again at some point.

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11) How did you stumbled on the GE?

I Googled "Gundam Forums" looking for information on Gundam building in general and this was one of the first results.

12) What are you currently building?

HMM Gojulas.

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13) 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's brilliant, and I've only just done the feet and lower legs so far! I've just bought a set of Tomy CP-10 Gojulas Cannons and will see if I can attach them to the kit, will see if I can modify them a little as well to fit in with the HMM aesthetic better. I'll also plan to give dry brushing a try for the first time. I know, a pretty basic technique but I still largely consider myself a beginner at this and still adding skills to the armory.

14) 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 focus mostly on a straight paint job with a bit of detailing, something that everyone can aim for with a reasonable expectation of achieving as they're develop early on in the hobby.

15) 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 desert theme is looking great so far but it's far too early in the build to come to any real conclusions.

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

I'll be taking a break from Gojulas to do Koto's Ginkei for the upcoming Video Game themed Group Build in July. I also have the MG Turn X and Muv-Luv Takumikazuchi Type 00R ver 1.5 which I'll start working on after Gojulas. Beyond that, anything and everything.

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

I'll be attempting a candy coat for the first time with the Ginkei.

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

I really, really, really want Koto to make an HMM Gilvader!

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

Do a bit of research on the kits you like the look of so your only working on something that you really want to and sure isn't going to lead to frustration due to design elements you don't like.

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You can see more of Imateria's other builds here: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5503773/1/#new, http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5448203/1/#new, and here http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5158072/1/#new

Imateria’s current WIP is contained within this thread: http://gundam-eclipse.net/topic/5519958/1/#new

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

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