Saturday, 29 December 2012
Almost completed, decaled and then a satin coat applied which has given it a real nice texture to weather onto.
When i decaled this i didn't quite follow the instructions, felt that too of the markings make the Zakus look a little "busy" and this is now the template for all future RG Zakus.
Saturday, 22 December 2012
Latest RG finished and ready for action. This is my 3rd completed Real Grade and what was the the most straight forward and quickest to complete even though it felt like the most number of parts ive had modelled on a RG.
About the most articulated pose i went for, so as not to ruin the paint.
Changed the colour of the bazooka, original the barrel was the same colour as the gundam, dark blue but felt it look off so changed it to black .
Only mod done can be seen here, rear of the wrists there was a panel line thathas been eliminated. Like all the fibre cables you can see from the rear, might paint them when i do the AEUG version.
However you pose this Mk,II, i get the feeling of strength.
Next up will be the AEUG Mk.II and Chars Zaku which im working on and then the awesome Zeta.
Sunday, 16 December 2012
Completed Mk.II on parade in Green Noah.
Really like doing this sort of on parade photo as the first for a completed RG, done it for the last 2 and will make it routine now as the first photo of a finished RG. This is the fourth completed Real Grade ive done and defiantly not the last, got 2 on the go right know with alot more waiting to be model, mostly Zakus.
Was a great little build to model, alot of parts to make the 14cm high mecha but made easier by a simple paint scheme and a decals copying what appeared on screen, except for the addition of the cool TITAN's eagle on the shoulder and shield.
More completed shots coming soon.
Saturday, 15 December 2012
Same arm mod i did on the TITANS Mk.II, back of the arm is a ugly looking seam line that looks really out of place on an RG.
What needs to be done is to glue the 2 largest parts of the forearm together using the inner frame as a guide. Then later cut off the glued part by sawing down the panel line, sand and finish. Only mod you have to do to the kit and an easy one, now got to sand off all the stubs on the rest of the kit.
Monday, 10 December 2012
Its not pink its "Man Salmon"
Damn hard to get the colour match correct and still not feeling its perfect compared to the anime but having run low on white couldn't risk mixing up any new batch of pinkish paint. Think it will be fine and from the colours any gundam fan would know its the Red Comet.
Got this painted and ready to decal in quite good time, probable be completed by Christmas to then concentrate onto the Mk.II AEUG.
Sunday, 9 December 2012
Wanted to have both Mk.II finished before the Zeta was released but way behind, got lots of free time during Christmas to catch up.
Monday, 3 December 2012
The new Revell 1/144 F-16, an awesome new addition to the Revell 1/144 scale range and completing their Teen series jets after first the F-14s, F-18s and last years F-15. Taken quite some years after the DML Dragon kit 20 years ago to get a new 1/144 Viper and for some reason i knew that Revell would be the first to release a updated more accurate version.
Quite a few parts for somewhat of a smaller jet compared against other revell kits., things to notice is the amount of weapon's usually lacking or just enough on most Revell kit, the part of the fuselage for the cockpit is separate from the main body which i reckon would suggest a future 2 seater (but like the Refale, Typhoon and Strike Eagle yet to appear) and the multiple parts of engine nozzles, canards and wings to make initial production F-16A and the later F-16C. Canopy has the bubble effect.
Never seen a Revell cockpit with this amount of detail before along with the great panel lines.
Best injection plastic ejection seat ive ever seen! Amazing improvement over the earlier F-14, F-18 or even the recent Typhoon.
Close-up on the 2 of each, jet nozzles, canards and tail wings. Also GBU's which Revell not made before, always used DML ones before.
All those assess panels on the fuselage which the F-16 is lacks on alot of the previous Vipers all present and looking good. Really detail cockpit too, even has separate control panels.
Not over the moon on the decal choice and with this being the only option instead of the a extra set for usual grey/grey scheme lets the kit down a little but at least all the important marking are separate unlike the F-15 where the marking are Incorporated into the tiger patterns.
Still very sharp crisp decals designed by Daco, who produced a decal sheet with every F-104 Starfighter in the Luftwaffe and also have some Dutch F-16 decals available.
Only this one livery to choose from, a very bright Viper as per the box art. Not a fan of this schem, with Revell only gaving you this one option to model, Revell's F-14A and D, F-18, Refale, Typhoon, and Hawker Hunter all came with 2 option to model usually a high viz like this one and a normal low-viz combat version, damn shame.
Except for the decal option i reckon this kit is going to be beauty to built, looking forward to building mine and itching to start on the best F-16 released so far. Got to wonder what Revell will choose next?
Saturday, 1 December 2012
Had this little conversion kit in my stash for over a year waiting to be used on a build. This is one of RetroWings first conversion kit which over the last year has rapidly expanded.
Fits like a glove, very easy with no problem at all.
Cockpit is very bland on this at the moment, after seeing this close-up i will defiantly start from scratch to build up a more detailed one as it my tribute the the British Harrier.
Nice little conversion so that you can have the air intakes open just to add a little detail.