Got the cockpit done in one week, the Sweet kit is quite plain but the rest is suberb, decided to add a little detail to the cockpit.
Added a instrument panel, cut out the shape in plasticard then to make the gauges i drilled holes to make them, added the pedels even though they cant be seen, a joystick and finally used masking tape to make the belt for the seat.
Serious recommendation to watch this awesome movie! One of the best anime ive watched for some time. I'll let wikipedia do the explain the plot because there is no way i can do it justice.
All the character all designed by the fantastic Yoshiuki Sadamoto and there are alot of them yet you know who they all are which i amazing. Animation is beautiful which i lucky got to watch in HD, damn that's sharp.
Quality movie with lots of sweet mecha action, which i's like. This was what i though was meant to be the last Universal Century stories but just discovered Victory Gundam which i going to leave for some time, think ive gundam overloaded (except Unicorn, got to watch that asap)
Defiantly would have been better as a TV series, though of course then the animation would not have been so good. I think it would have been better because before all of Tomino's gundam series have been around the 50 episode mark which give alot of time to discover the characters and plot line which i think there seemed to be quite a few plot holes in this. Unlike the movie which introduces new one which only appear for a relatively short period of time, What happened to Amuro's fear of space from Zeta Gundam, shame we never got to see him over coming that on screen.
Will be modelling Char's Sazabi, that is one beautiful looking mobile suit and its huge!
All the UC ive watched since summer last year -
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
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
Mobile Suit Gundam: F91
Ive been trying to get an anime mete series done each year, so far 2007 everything Dragonball, 2008 everything Macross, 2009 everything UC gundam and for 2010 i going for Votoms.
Excellent little kit from Sweet which i completed months ago but never got around to taking pics of. Reckon ive got about another 5 kits of the Wildcat IV from Sweet yet to be made which hopefully next time i won't ruin the canopy on, bought some new glue for clear plastic which should help with that. Actually bought this kit a year ago when i first started model building, damn time flies.
This version is from Number 794 Squadron at the Royal Navy Base Eglinton, Northern Ireland. 1945.
Got around to finishing off double zeta which i reckon would be the equivalent of Macross 7 in the universal century. I liked it but not as much as the other gundam series or ova's ive watched, had good bits and for a more goffy take in the gundam universe there was still quite alot of deaths. Was great to get to see Camille / Kamille and then Sayla which was a surprise.
No new mecha in there that i wiuld want to model Gundam ZZ was cool but Zeta and Mk.II better.
Had my favorite gundam gal so far, Roux Louka or as thought i heard it Lu Luka.
Onto Char's Counterattack, looking forward to that one.
Got the entire bird decaled up today, took me about 3 hours! Don't know what was going on with the time but sure must have gone super fast.
After a nice heavy gloss i apllied the decals using a mix of the revell and dml dragon ones. Both decaled supplied for the kits are both wrong for the actual photos of this harrier which i'm modellling but can be corrected using a mix from both.
Using the dml dragon tail-wing decals on the revell model which meant i had to cut up the decal into 4 pieces half way through applying this one to get to fix correctly. Used alot of decal solution to get this one to fit in the right position.
Nearly finished which actually means another month for me to get her all done and i want o start new models.
After getting him all ready, its time for the paint work. Above you can see that he's nearly all done, just started the eyes here. Had no airbrush at this time but still think i did quite a nice job with the brush work. First i painted the blue trouser which then i masked off, then the white and then all detail like shoes and finally the eyes.
Below is all the paint done and ready for a nice gloss coat to protect the paint work and protect him on his journey back home. Pupils on the eyes was a little tricky had to redo them a few times so that i hope he's actually looking at you.
This is the last photo i took before posting him out with the homemade decals on his t-shirt.
From my little Making of you would'nt have guessed that i received the figure befroe Christmas and took me about 3 months to complete. Really enjoyed making him though, something new which was different to the mecha or aircraft i usually make.
Before Christmas Leon from Open the Toy asked me of i could make repaint a figure to make his askot OTTi, yeah i thought why not. Never done anything like that before and would like to have ago at something pop art.
Above is the design Leon sent and below is the original figure which i receiveda ll the way from Singapore in like 4 days, super fast! Which i think might be vinyl.
First thing to be done is to sand and get him primed so i can apply the paint.
After being primed i tried out the green paint i had chosen for OTTi's skin tone, looked perfect to me, very vibrant.