This is a kitbash created by combining the HGUC Zaku I Sniper and standard Zaku I kits to make Ramba Ral’s unit. It was also the “star” of my How to build Gunpla tutorial. Click on the picture above to go to the gallery.
Six months in the making. One hundred and thirty five pages of tools, supplies, tips, suggestions, and techniques. It’ll take you from clipping pieces off sprues, through surface preparation and painting to decal application and washes and there’s even a section on photographing your completed model.
Click on the picture below to get to the download page.
It has been 6 months since I finished a model… but this one’s in the books! It has an Air Force camouflage pattern but Navy weathering. The major decals are my own design and all the little data stencils come from the kit. To make it more detailed I replaced the kit’s seat with a 1/32 scale resin ejection seat from an F/A-18C Hornet and resin wheels from two different scale F-4 Phantoms.
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I’ve completed the Core Fighter! I’ve updated the WIP with the rest of the In-Progress report for the Core Fighter. Follow the picture link to see how I finished the Core Fighter:
This is one of the largets projects I’ve ever put together and will be a 2-Part Diorama Featuring 2 heavily-modified Master Grade G-Fighters, 1 U.C. Hardgraph Core Fighter and several Hardgraph figures. I started work on it over a year ago but it’s been shelved once and I keep bouncing around to different parts of the project so no single part of it is complete yet. Still, it seemed like I was really overdue to post an update on my site so I decided to sum up the work so far.
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I built this Wing Gundam for the 2013 Southern California Gundam Model Contest
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I prepared this PowerPoint and presented it yesterday at the 2013 Southern California Gundam Model Competition. By popular demand, I’ve converted it to PDF and uploaded it to my site so that you can download it.
Now go plan some awesome color schemes! See you at next year’s SCGMC!
Last weekend I put the finishing touches on the 1/48 Mega Size Zaku. I built it for Roy, who owns Robot4Less, which happens to be about literally around the corner from my house. It’s now on display there next to a couple of other Mega Size models built by speed-builder Martin. Click on the Picture Link below to see the gallery.
Only in my world would that sentence make sense.
This was going to be a post, but this was a pretty massive project, so I decided to make it into my usual In-Progress and Completed pages.
In mid-January I called up Steve at Bluefin and had him send over the Unicorn (again) for refurbishment. We last left the Unicorn in a case of Star Wars-like “used future” weathering in an attempt to make lemonade once the clearcoat on the Unicorn turned VERY yellow from sun exposure, and it suffered a fair amount of dings and staining in being shipped cross country. We started with this:
And ended up about 6 weeks and 123.5 man-hours later with this:
After a little more than six months of work, my part of the Those Gundam Guys GM Build diorama is done. 6 mobile suits, 2 support vehicles, 1/6 diorama base and a lot of paint and weathering. On the one hand quantity took precedence over quality and there are lots of small flaws. On the other hand these little models came out pretty cool and I got a lot of good shading and weathering practice, which I needed.
Follow this link to the completed Diorama launchpad page which leads to pictures of all the subjects