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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:54 pm 



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Here's a cool Youtube vid of someone putting together a Kotobukiya Ikaruga model kit complete with painting it as well (even has the cool Ikaruga theme BGM playing in the background). It isn't my YT vid anyways. The modeller even lists what type of hobby paints he used. Not to mention how articulated the fightercraft really is. Even hints at the option of having the inside wing flaps being raised (or not) that isn't mentioned in the instruction manual either. Color me impressed with Kotobukiya's overall presentation/craftmanship of it once it's finished. I like the inside joke of using "dirty water" for some of the parts when he paints them for that extra detailing/realism.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcsGnJVTvQI

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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:46 pm 


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Wow, great video! I was confused with the "dirty water" comments myself, but his posts below describe it as a mixture of black/grey paint and thinner/water.
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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:10 pm 


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New Raystorm kit now:

http://www.amiami.jp/shop/?set=english& ... splay.html

Im convinced that Kotobukiya are just producing the Spectres13/b kits - in which case, I hope we get a nice plastic R-9.
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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:51 pm 


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New Raystorm kit now:

:shock: Holy crap, I want this more than the Ikaruga model!
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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:21 pm 



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It seems like Kotobukiya's on a roll with producing both white & black Ikaruga fightercrafts and now this, a new Raystorm 1/144th scale plastic model kit (slated for a December 2011 release)? Wow, it's a great year to pick up all of these finely produced shmup model kits for the 2011 season indeed. I think Kotobukiya's got some more shmup related model kits up their sleeves...just what they might be though, I wonder.

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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:28 pm 


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It doesn't look like any decals are necessary for the Layer Section ship, so a nice 2P color scheme paint job could be very possible too!

I too hope that an R-9 ship will be on its way.
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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:34 pm 


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Insane amount of panel lining on the Raystorm ship. Could be quite fiddly.


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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:43 pm 


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Insane amount of panel lining on the Raystorm ship. Could be quite fiddly.

Not really. After putting on a gloss clear coat, use the lighter fluid and flat enamel paint trick. What you do is dilute the flat black (or whatever color preference) enamel paint with something like Zippo lighter fluid, dip a brush in it, and touch the brush to the panel lines. If it's at the right consistency, the panel lines basically fill themselves in. After a few minutes, just wipe away the excess with a paper towel or cotton swab dipped in the lighter fluid.
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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:01 pm 


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I wasn't aware of that trick. I've done loads of panel lining and it takes f*cking ages to do, especially on larger models.


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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:18 pm 


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Yeah, you could use the GM01 fine point Gundam marker, but I find that this can be cumbersome on larger projects.

While wiping away the excess with the lighter fluid, it doesn't attack the paint underneath at all and looks nice.
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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
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Pics coming back from Wonder Festival suggest that Plum (makers of recent Darius Burst and Silpheed kits) will be doing the R-9.
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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:05 pm 



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The upcoming Kotobukiya produced Raystorm R-Gray 1 variant model kit is up for pre-ordering from NCSX site:

http://www.shopncsx.com/raystorm.aspx

Mentions a January 2012 release for said model kit.

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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:06 pm 


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But the Amiami.jp site that Sly Cherry Chunks linked to has it for a much better price. Do they charge ridiculous shipping rates from Japan or something?
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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:12 pm 



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Yes, NCSX has to pay for S&H for all items from Japan and then charge a bit more if you want item(s) shipped via UPS, FedEx or USPS shipping methods. Just shipping via UPS Ground is a minimum of $17.38 and that's the cheapest shipping method listed (but it's insured and trackable, of course).

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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:25 pm 


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A few pictures of the new black polarity Ikaruga model kit that arrived on Monday from Japan:

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Quite a few more photos here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/53666013@N02/sets/72157628096426542/with/6330769019/
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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 2:07 am 


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Ginkei kit:

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10187504
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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
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Chicken chunks??



I will get this and promptly ruin it :?
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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 9:57 pm 


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After I make a MG Hyaku-Shiki 1/100 and an RX 78-2 for my son, Imma get me the Ikaruga model and a Vic Viper of some description I think :)
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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 1:19 am 



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That's cool to learn of a new Ikaruga variant model kit from Kotobukiya. Makes me wonder if any of the Ikaruga end stage bosses will get the 1/144th scale plastic model kit treatment as well? Would certainly make for a cool Ikaruga "showdown" diorama set nevetheless. Or could go the garage kit route, albeit more expensive.

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 Post subject: Re: Ikaruga Model!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:58 pm 


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Necro bump..

Just saw the Ikaruga & RayStorm models are both 50% off at Entertainment Earth right now:

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