Almost everything done on the manipulator or hands, reading gunpla blogs and it seems that what the hands on a mecha are called, like it sounds sci-fi. Seen quite a few pictures with the fingers either black or green, went with metallic black because i prefer the way it looks.
Weapons got a top coat of black before a more metallic finish, filled in the underneath of the rifle magazine as it makes it looked heavy and an empty one would look kinda lame.
For 30th Anniversary this little video was made with what i reckon is a gundam from every TV series, OVA and movie from the great big gundam universe, even got Unicorn in there. Recognise most of them but not sure about the half of there names.
Great how the core booster flys through the different gundam universe with most of the backgrounds being U.C. Great way to stop a colony drop. "Oh, look, white base" Watched this quite a few time.
Got another UC series under my belt with 0083. Another great series i thought, the animation is top notch and seeing the mecha on animated so smoothly and looking really military like really got me into this one.
Found Nina to be abit annoying, wanted to get the her out of the way and get to see Zeon and the Federation battling out again.
2 amazing suits below which appeared in the first episode, they got my attention quick after the cool training sequence with the captured Zaku II
Then the amazing RX-78GP03 Gundam "Dendrobium Orchis" at the end of the series, talk about one awesome super pack! Be great to get the HG gunpla of this, its over a meter long!
Read there a movie version of the 0083, Fading light of Zeon, which i might watch, be happy to see all the colony drop action again.
2009 Mobile Suit Gundam - Universal Century marathon so far
Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079 MS IGLOO 2: The Gravity Front Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
Already started Zeta Gundam, Gundam Mk II in Titans colour im liking.
Got quite a bit done on the Zaku II today, not sure now far i should go with the weathering.
Kept thinking about wanting to work on the Y-wing, one of my favorite Star Wars vehicle.
Started by removing any flash or seam lines, which was really hardly any.
Then applied lots of Pro-modellers wash Black, added some washing up liquid so to get rid of the surface tension meaning the wash flows into all parts.
Up to the top is after about 30 minutes and the excess wash has been removed. the little green spot there is a R5 unit i sculpted on to replace an R2 unit as it seems that the Y-wing with the marker on this model had a R5
An 26 episode anime TV series which has been condensed into an hour and an half movie, doesn't really work.
The first half is fine and its about the journey to get to Second Earth which took quite along time in the series but the second half is really confusing. if you haven't watched the TV series then really you got no idea whats going on.
Found the TV series myself to be quite a gore fest but in the movie theres even more, no leaving it to the viewer imagination here, in fact it worse then what i could would have imagined.
Ending was very different, in the series even though most of mankind has been wiped out it ends on a happy note, with the movie i was a little confused. Thought that at the end of the credit there might be a little easter egg giving the viewer a little something to take away with them but alas no.
Still good points were that all the sound effect i remember where in there and a little bit more animation which was alot better than what was in the TV series.
I'm a completest so ive had this on my watch list for some time hoping to complete the Blue Gender anime but otherwise i would say just watch the series and only watch this if your mildly interested to see how you hard it is to condense a entire series into a movie.
Built up the GN-X over the weekend, which i bought back in July and was one of the first gunpla i bought. Straight from the box with the stickers and black marker applied, really happy with the way it turned out. Will paint the details then thinking about leaving it the way it is.
The articulation is not as good as the other gunpla ive bought but that's because of the design of the suit which i really like, reckon this suit and its upgrades are my favorite design from Gundam 00. Of course all the gundams are quite cool as well.
With the BFG (quake reference there) The smaller rifle connects up with the big barrel to form the one massive weapon.
Really dig the head design, would have been great with better movement, can hardly turn at all.
Been thinking about getting the GN-X III because i like this one so much, looks like it has better articulation too.