Sunday, 29 December 2013
Had this Christmas week off and so plenty of time to do some modelling and so far what a result!
Really can't believe how good this is looking so far, really happy all the modelling work i put in has paid off.
Saturday, 16 November 2013
This is everything modelled and ready to be primed, mods from the top:
Head - Streamlined the nose, cut out the section of the head for the sight, added vulcans, added antenna and crest at the rear.
Torso - Fitted chest from HGUC kit (which is sitting a little too high in photo), added detail in plasticard.
Waist - Buckle added where Zaku II cable would have attached and part of the skirt extended.
Arms - Both shoulder modified, shoulder guard had spikes removed from and other side fitted shoulder from HGUC kit, wrists size increased.
Legs - All holes for Zaku II cables covered and verniers on the front and back of below knees covered, knee stand added from the HGUC kit.
From the back:
Backpack - Various little details added to the HGUC kit to bring it more inline with the RG, booster rockets added from the RG kit (thought the HGUC boosters where too big, plus when all zakus lined up all booster look the same)
Legs - Al sockets for cables covered and verniers covered.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Must have been about 3 months since i worked on my RG Zaku Sniper, recently completed the head. Quite a bit of work for such a small piece.
Bottom of the antenna from the HGUC sniper kit and custom fin added to the rear.
Few little bits to fiinish and this should be ready to paint in winter.
Saturday, 5 October 2013
Another gorgeous Master Archive from GA Graphics to add to the ever growing collection mecha goodness and after the surprise RGM-79 comes what you would be the first Master Archive RX-78 Gundam. Cover from what i can tell every gundam with the RX-78 production number.
Fantastic photorealistic Gundam! Pages of the great CG work, i love it!
This is quality, after RX-78-2 comes the realistic coloured RX-78-G3 which in the master archive is ungraded Ver.Ka, inspired way of putting Ver.Ka into the gundam time line and lovin the gray.
Simply gorgeous, in the gravity well.
Drool..... mecha pron.
Enitre mook is full of awesome lineart like this by Kyoshi Takigawa, any help with finding his site would be great, if he has one?
FF-X7 Core Fighter, need to finish my 1/144 scale soon, like when its winter.
Hello Gundam, like how the joints are white, tv animation style not really seen that much.
Core-booster lovin, even some from my favorite 08th MS Team.
RX-78-1 Gundam, nice dark hanger for a darker gundam.
Before Gundam, EFSF was all Balls and Fighters.
Nice colour guide to Gundams RX-78-1 to RX-78-3, with Prototypes and Ver.Ka G3
Centre Fold....GM Goodness
After RX-78-2 my next favorite Gundam is RX-78NT-1 "Alex" been really hoping that whenever a new Real Grade Gundam is annouced it will be Alex, that or a GM and any Zeon suit.
Strange that the flightsuits are War in the Pocket style, really like the basic pilot suit from Mobile Suit Gundam
Nice little section on the Trojan Horse.
Awesome last page shot.
Felt like summer ended over the lase 2 weeks so will proablie start modeling again soon.
Saturday, 7 September 2013
The Red, White and Blue last flypast.
Free 4 day air festival (not show) down on Bournemouth beach on the last weekend of the summer holidays, spectacular! Over 400,000 festival-goers at super Saturday packed the beaches and cliffs. Lots of Royal Air Force aircraft on show, many ive never seen before Meteor and Venom being a highlight.
The first and best part of the airshow, The Red Arrows.
Battle of Britain memorial flight, Hurricane, Lancaster and Spitfire.
The Red's heart.
Red Devils, maybe?
Cool sculpture on the cliff.
Enjoyed this amazing festival more than Farnborough, which is nuts since you have to pay for that.
Friday, 23 August 2013
Taken me about 2 months to get this decaled, the sun is actually shining here in Britain during the summer months for the first time in about 6 years, so modelling really has taken a back step for now.
Used Samuel decals for most of the markings and have added RG marking only sparingly in red, next is a protective coat then some awesome U.C. Hardgraph weathering.
Lizard decal on the shield looks ace, going to have to make the rest of the Zaku look as weathered as that.
Sunday, 4 August 2013
Have had this fantastic little Revell kit completed months ago but never got around to taking photos until now.
One of the best cockpits ive yet done and from the look off the photos got the undershading done successfully for once.
Modelled as a Royal Air Force No.4 Squadron using the excellent Xtradecal markings.
Won't have anything finished anytime soon, it summer so for me holidays and ive really started to work on my fitness alot more over the last few months.
Monday, 29 July 2013
Saturday, 20 July 2013
Except for an antenna to be added the viper is all modelled and ready to paint.
Once primed i can check for any mistakes and fix, then find the correct greys to paint this bird.
Saturday, 13 July 2013
Been a couple of months since i updated this build, during summer my model building really takes a sideline.
Head/monitor and the chest completed, looking like the best modelling works ive done so far, all very crisp and clean but had taken me month to get to this stage.
Knee stand from the HGUC added to the RG, alot of the inner frame cut up to fit this the way i wanted up close sitting on the leg. No need to add Real Grade detail to this parts, for HGUC is is really already very detailed.
Backpack with the RG rocket booster instead of the big ugly HGUC ones, also did this so what when all my other RG Zakus are lined up from behind there is a sort of conformity.
Little bit of detail added to the backpack, panels lines and screw holes to break some of the plain surfaces.
Really not alot left to do, going to wait for the weather to cool before i paint this.
Sunday, 23 June 2013
For a brand new Revell kit i got to say theres alot of work to get this looking as good as there previous 1/144 kits, lots of flash to remove and a fair amount of putty used but a great amount of detail to compensate, you can just about see some of the great panel which will look great after a wash making this the best 1/144 F-16 kit.
If it taken me 6 months to get this far i think it will be completed in another 6.
Thursday, 6 June 2013
White and very clean.
But not very long, weather the hell out of this soon.
Took me some time to paint every single part a uniform white, don't know if it normal but used nearly an entire jar of the Tamiya paint to get this result.
Few issues to fix before starting on the weathering, maybe not so much in the photo but where i covered over the verniers on the front calves is really visible, going to have to strip the paint, putty again to make perfect. Also front part of the face (snout?) must have lost that somewhere along the way because once assembled no sign of that, have been searching but luckily if not found i have a spare if needed, looks kinda goofy without it.
Can see alot of the mods from the rear, back of the calves verniers have been covered and a panel line drawn down the centre like the MG J type, top of the backpack verniers filled in and the booster rockets replaced with the smaller ones from the calves because big old rockets ain't need on the gravity front. Also the standard sharpening of the spikes on the shoulder guard and thining the head antenna.
Kind of white finish i'd like to have on Shin's MS-06R-1A White Wolf, but a long way off yet.
Thursday, 30 May 2013
The Sayla Mass figure is the best 1/144 scale figures ive modelled, took 3 figures to make but definitely worth it.
Amuro looks good too but think i need to make his hair curlier, both figures pose's i copied from the 1/35 Core Fighter kit
Needed some figures to go with my RG Core Fighter which i hope to make a diorama with.
Saturday, 25 May 2013
Used Halford's White Primer which is meant for cars but from all my tests using different white primes is the best and just happens to be the cheapest.