Sunday, 29 April 2012
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Wanted to post all the little details i added to the RG Gundam so took quite a few close-up, enjoy...
Panel next to the vulcan cannons was painted white and small part between the antenna and the red polygon painted grey
Luckily i found a nice little pilot Amuro Ray decal but had to cut it down to fit.
Took 6 decals to get the shoulder correct copying the 1/1 Real-G.
Lot of tiny decals that i had to cut up to get the leg marking correct.
Cut up decals added to the "collar" copying the 6 dashes on the Real-G and 2 new panel lines added above the cockpit missing on the RG.
Hardest part to decal was getting those pink lines matching up all the way round the wrist, hands are painted metalic black with the gaunlet 50/50 metalic black/black.
Backpack or Randel was the first think completed. Rocket boosters are painted Gun Metal with the end Chrome and detail added with a black wash and finally those Brass marking painted, going to do this with all my RG from now on.
These beam sabers are really sweet, had to add the vertical panel line as was missing.
Really dig those radioactive signs, look like they are the same on all Real Grade model, even the Zakus.
Feet are one of the parts i under decaled as was really starting to look busy here.
The more you zoom in the less you can read? Like how the green and red navigational lights copy modern day aircraft.
The small panesl have to be masked off above and below the elbow brass markings, bottom panel is white and the one above is a stange sand grey which took some time to mix correctly.
Really like the back of the knee, lots of detail but will largly not really seen as i will always have the Gundam facing forward.
The red warning decal just above the knee on the photo above and just above the heel on the photo below is on the 1/1 Real-G but lacking with the decal sheet from bandai but the very same decal as the 1/1 is on the weapon so if you have a spare decal sheet or transfer you can add this nice little detail.
Almost looks like a face o=.
The tiny tabs just above the warning marking i noticed needed to be painted grey just like Real-G.
All i got to do with the Real Grade RX-78-2 is take some action photos using the cool weaponary and build a small diorama to display it one, plan on making a little White Base hanger dio.
Sunday, 15 April 2012
Kit which i reckon i bought soon after i started modelling 1/144 and for some reason never got around to building, probable due to my dislike of these sort of camo patterns on jets, just not a fan for some reason and really don't like how i can't get them to look correct when i paint them.
Very nice kit, looking almost perfect. When i first bought it i did a kit review but way back in 2009 for some reason i resized the photo (no idea why?) [Kit Review] - Revell 1/144 - Hawker Hunter FGA.9 -
Great little kit to build and up to the usually great standard of the Revell own kit over the last decade.
Added the intake detail which seems to be the only big feature missing from the kit, copied a 1/32 resin cockpit which i really very happy with and lowered some of the flaps.
Would paint soon but thinking of building a few other RAF jets with the same camo pattern and paint in one session.
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
After get a heads up from ProjectZero about 6 new sets of 1/144 Mobile Suit Gundam figures from Pro-hobby it reminded me about these Presier figures i slightly modified and painted up as zeks, only to see if it could be done by myself.
Women in blue is meant to be one off the characters from Lost War Chronicles, the pilot is meant to be Zappa rider Sol who's in my new favourite gundam manga The Iron Mustang and MSG episode Time be Still and the the last is meant to be a old Zeon Officer larger because of the effects of no gravity serving in the Zeon navy.
You can tell how small they are by the Tamiya paint jar they're all standing on.
Monday, 9 April 2012
Something that i picked up wondering what the 1/144 kits from Attack and or Jach are like. Found it to be a very expensive kit for what it is compared to say Revell, Sweet and Platz etc, with maybe half the detail. But then this was one of Attack first 1/144 releases and it look like there improving with each release which is mostly Soviet jet which Eduard have now started there new range with.
The kit itself seems to be in correct proportions with nice amount of panel lining but what i found strange is that this is a normal single seat MiG-15 supplied with the UTI duel cockpit which means cutting out the second seat behind the pilot to add a very chunky canopy, with no cockpit detail supplied at all. Nothing to worry about for a modeller but for the cost of this feels a little disappointing.
Decided not to build the kit, think remodelling the F-toys Gasphon would be a better option if i wanted a MiG-15, feel this could be the worst review ive ever done, damn shame. But the decals are nice with 5 options.
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Five months after buying this in Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara, ive completed this little beauty of a kit which im really very happy with, one of the most satisfying builds ive ever made and think because of how perfect the kit is caused me no hassle.
Took me quite a alot of searching through lots of photos on flickr to get all the detail and decals correct, what few decals i did leave off was because of my fear of over busying up the Gundam, but to decal took me almost 2 sheets of Bandai RG Gundam decals.
At the moment ive only posed it just like the 1/1 Real-G is but will do some action shots with it fully armed up in the future, need to take time easing the joints so that i don't ruin the paint work before i go and take any photos.
After building this my third Real Grade ive now decided to model every RG kit from the Universal Century that's released, especially One Year War gunpla but would really look forward to a RG Turn-A.
Sunday, 1 April 2012
Just got the completed Gundam together for the first time, was going to give it a little weathering but a tad anxious about ruining it.