Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Countdown Begins!

What an awesome video by Kjasi!  Great job man!

Whoo! Getting really excited for this!

Monday, July 25, 2011

HGUC Jesta

Oh yes. Finally. Must have. Hell I might even get two or three of them!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

MG Exia - 2nd Stage - Complete


No I'm not done with it yet... but I'm done for now. There's a certain Gauntlet I have to take care of.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

MG Exia - WIP 6 - Painting

Lotta pics so I'm just going to let them do the talking. You can probably figure it out.  Will talk about the paints I used and the painting process in a bit more detail in the coming posts.



Good old hockey stick!

Getting close to the assembly stage... But of course there are still a lot of little details to do... and then natural extension of that is choosing which ones are a worth the effort. Gonna start with the decals soon.

Friday, July 15, 2011

MG Exia - WIP 5 - Putty

As I mentioned before I've always always hated the feet for this thing. Impractical design with too many moving parts that don't really do anything. The feet look nice but they've sacrificed functionality. I'm going to change that. After closer inpection of the joint for the "toe" I concluded that it's too much work to increase the range of movement because of the joint shape and placement. But I suppose some movement is better than none (unless it's too loose) so I'm going to leave that as is. If it becomes a problem I'll glue it in place.

Thank you, Seven6398 for this pic!  As you can see the heel doesn't exactly extend all the way to the edges.  It's not such a big deal but I did have some balance problems occasionally.  This is a specifically 00 series type of design so I'm going to change it to make it more conventional.

Using the only type of putty I have.  I don't know what type it is but it's the type where you mix a green and white one together to make this.

After it hardened, it's time to shave and sand.  Note the lack of symmetry.

Then I primed.  Sanded and painted.
It's not perfect. I didn't manage to make the edges as sharp as I wanted to and some of the edges where slightly rounded. Instead of re-puttying I just rounded off the opposing side to make it even. It's just the feet and they're going to be painted black. I can let this go. Like I often say, when it comes to modelling sometimes you just have to choose your battles and let stuff go otherwise you'll never finish. At least if you're a modeler like me. I haven't test fitted it yet to see if it works. More to come!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

ANA Unicorn Gundam

Another late post but one made in the interest of thoroughness. I did finish the ANA Unicorn Gundam some time ago but I don't think I ever got around to posting pics of it here. The full gallery can be found at the links at the bottom of any of the photos.

From ANA Unicorn Gundam
From ANA Unicorn Gundam
From ANA Unicorn Gundam
From ANA Unicorn Gundam
From ANA Unicorn Gundam
From ANA Unicorn Gundam

Beautiful kit.  So glad I managed to get my hands on one!  Definitely one of the high points of my collection.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

GM Cannon II

Honestly this is what I was waiting for...

The regular one was killing me with that light blue base and dark green armour. Hard to look at it. I can deal with it on the GM Custom because that's just the colour of the suit but it don't think the contrast with the dark green armour on the GM Cannon II is good at all. Hurt my eyes man seriously. But this... I don't know what to say. I feel such a sense of relief.

From who? Top guy on the side bar is the source. Check him out!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Just Talking - Early July 2011

Well... might as well give you a summary.  For those who like to read here's your recap.

I am still whittling away at the kits I've got here.  In progress are MG Exia, HGUC GM Command and PG Strike Freedom.

Currently at work on Exia, GM, Strike in that order.

Shenlong was fun.  Titanium Finish was great.  Decals finished on the ANA 00.

Brought a bunch of the army out of their boxes.  Still about half to go so that means... God help me... about 40 kits.

But I'm plugging away.  You all know life gets in the way sometimes.

Still... great stuff is coming out constantly and right now I'm talking about the Gundam Wing kits.

Honestly I'm loving these things.  Not because I'm a fan of the series and not because it was the first Gundam series that I ever saw... speaking as a North American...  but because... the kits are ****ing awesome.

Wing, Shenlong and now... Epyon which to be completely honest... has impressed me a lot.  I love that thing.

So I want to make a couple of special posts today.  Special in my opinion.  One I saw from Gundam Guy.

Blue Epyon.  Lovely.  This is why I love modeling.  Doing stuff like this.

The second is from a modeler that I've had... a kind of infutation with for some time and this time she has really and truely blown me away.  I'm SO glad that they actually interviewed her for this project.  This girl SHOULD be as popular if not more so than Mariemon but... where is her blog?  Anyway just an awesome awesome Shenlong.  I shouldn't be surprised that it comes from her but I am.  I can tell you now... in some cases appearance doesn't matter.  Whoever this woman is I love her.  Damn.  Also from G.G.

Wing and Double Beam Trident!  + Semi Nataku colour scheme!

Double FUNCTIONAL and EXTENDABLE Dragon Fangs?!  *explodes*  Channeling some Virsago here maybe?
PLUS the TAIL?! omg
Seriously, I'm shocked.  This model has made a HUGE impression on me for one and to find that it's from a modeler that I've really liked for a while...
Can you imagine if your gf made Gundams like that?  That's crazy!  All I'm going to say is that I hope she's with a man that can appreciate what she does!  Because if she isn't that's just a straight tragedy.

So I'm going to take this moment now to profess my love in public.


Monday, July 4, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011