May’s Model Build Gathering

The monthly model build gathering was very successful this month. We got a good amount of work on the PG Astray done; some new folks were introduced to the group; and I finally got to give the airbrushing class I’ve been trying to teach for the past couple of build gatherings. I think the class was a rousing success. We had 11 people airbrushing at the same time. We also brought back Rockband to the gathering as the past few have been fairly subdued and quiet with the lack of rocking out.


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PG Astray Part 2 and Kriska Barchenowa kit

We had a local gathering for the folks building the PG Astray this past Friday. We had four air brush stations running at the same time. The station in the workshop, one in the dining room, and two in the front living room. Ten of the eleven builder showed, so we got a good amount of work done. The colors were voted on and it was basically a battle between the clear orange and the clear red with the clear red winning out. In other news, I pinned a Kriska Barchenowa from Muv Luv kit using brass rods and magnets.


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PG Astray Group Build Project part 1

Last month, on the forums, we discussed the possibility of working on a group project at the build gathering. We’ve been holding the build gatherings for a little over a year now and each month we’ve been working on projects of our own. Last year we kinda did a group thing and worked on the 1/144 Gundam Bar. The bar itself was a group effort but the individual kits were still projects contributed by each builder. This idea behind this was to get a fairly complicated kit, that was fairly expensive, split the costs of purchasing the kit, and having each person that donated to the cause work on the project. So at the end of the polling, we decided on the PG Astray that had just come out in March.


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