Author Topic: MG 1/100 RX-0 Unicorn  (Read 7269 times)

May 08, 2008, 09:52:38 PM
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mtomczek

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Hey all,

Heres a quick piece I did for a friends birthday present. Pretty much OOB, some custom decals from Samueldecal and metal parts from Mechaskunk. The only thing that I dont like about this model is that once its painted up really nice, its terribly hard to transform to destroy mode. :(  Thankfully he really only likes this mode, and probably wont transform it at all. Start to finish this took about 2 weeks of on and off work.

Enjoy!












May 08, 2008, 10:15:13 PM
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Looks good. I myself like the destroy mode better, but you've made this model look good. Keeping it simple is sometimes the best route and you just proved that.

May 09, 2008, 12:17:58 AM
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I'm currently in progress with this kit too! looks great, the custom decals look better in unicorn mode, since red would look a tad clashing and out of place in this mode.

I prefer Destroy Mode too, since I got myself the Novel beam miniguns.

May 09, 2008, 02:27:26 AM
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Sweet, love the classy masking on the shield!

May 09, 2008, 04:25:14 AM
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Looks great! Seriously, I prefer the unicorn mode of this gundam, not to say I don't like the destroy, but you really made this look snazzy, I'm not sure what it is about your kit, but you made it look mean, and almost five star story-ish (Just the feel, not the overall design)

Well, there is why the paint job looks familiar! (Looked at who posted it!) You have a recognizable paint style, I think the reason this looks different is how cool of colors you used, the white almost seems like a slightly offset gray. And the blue on the shield gives the kit the color it lacks. Great job on all the machine parts, a great clean kit. Good work :D My birthday is soon, what do I get? I'm just kidding.
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May 09, 2008, 08:24:40 AM
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Finally a decent looking build-up of the unicorn. Nice work!

May 09, 2008, 09:34:25 AM
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simple and clean! just the way i like it! :D and great masking/pattern on the shield! ^_^

May 09, 2008, 02:31:55 PM
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great  ^_^ i like!!

we can't have a picture in destroy mode?  :P

May 09, 2008, 10:55:38 PM
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great  ^_^ i like!!

we can't have a picture in destroy mode?  :P

Because of the paint its really hard to get it into destroy mode. It would destroy the paint on a lot of parts. I would have to build a second one and only assemble it in destroy mode. :(

May 09, 2008, 11:31:03 PM
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Because of the paint its really hard to get it into destroy mode. It would destroy the paint on a lot of parts. I would have to build a second one and only assemble it in destroy mode. :(


I know it was a quick buildup for a present, but maybe after the paint's cured in a few week's time you could ask your friend if you could grab some snaps? :D

On a related note, what colour/mix did you use for the grey?  It's...  perfectly Ver Ka-looking, if that makes sense, and I'd like to use the same on some models I've got on the go (Like my Unicron!)

May 10, 2008, 09:44:19 AM
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Because of the paint its really hard to get it into destroy mode. It would destroy the paint on a lot of parts. I would have to build a second one and only assemble it in destroy mode. :(


I know it was a quick buildup for a present, but maybe after the paint's cured in a few week's time you could ask your friend if you could grab some snaps? :D

On a related note, what colour/mix did you use for the grey?  It's...  perfectly Ver Ka-looking, if that makes sense, and I'd like to use the same on some models I've got on the go (Like my Unicron!)

For the grey I used Tamiya Light Grey, then shaded it with Dark Grey. No mixing, straight out of the bottle.

May 13, 2008, 04:55:00 PM
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Nice job!  You took away all the stuff that makes the Unicorn ugly (transparent red open yucky panels).  I'm sure your friend is very happy to get this as a gift.

May 13, 2008, 07:28:58 PM
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I prefer this mode Matt and as everyone said, it's a magnificent and unique paint exemple of that.
Excellent work, as usual...
Luca

May 14, 2008, 09:20:30 AM
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Thanks for the replies everyone!

My friend liked it so much, that he is looking at ordering the 1/48 g-system Hi-Nu and having me build it for him. :)

May 14, 2008, 01:20:05 PM
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Beautiful model. Quality build all around. I like it just the way it is. Destroy Mode is not necessary. :yucky:
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May 14, 2008, 02:52:13 PM
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Great Job!!!  8)

I am glad that you decided to not build the Unicorn Gundam in destroy mode.

Your version looks so much better.

Again, Great Job!
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May 14, 2008, 07:04:29 PM
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awesome build and a great paint job...great job.  :D
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May 14, 2008, 08:30:55 PM
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Is your friend G. Lucas?   :lol: :lol: :lol:

That's awesome, you get to build more big resin projects.

May 14, 2008, 10:43:04 PM
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Is your friend G. Lucas?   :lol: :lol: :lol:

That's awesome, you get to build more big resin projects.

hahaha I wish...

Yea, I am super excited to work on it. He is ordering it on Friday, so hopefully it will be here sometime next week. I have 2 other comission projects on the table right now (1/72 Tetra, 1/100 Mark V) that I need to finish up, and then I will start on the Hi Nu. He is actually having me do the 1/48 Hi Nu, the new 1/48 Nu that G-system just finished, and the 1/48 RX-78-2 Eiyuu-Tan version that just came out recently.

He wants to do a timeline of Amuro suits all in 1/48 scale. :)

On top of that I just got a smoking deal on a 1/35 scale g-system RX-78-2 full kit. :)

Woo!!

June 23, 2008, 07:18:43 AM
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it looks nice i have the model myself and yea transforming is a pain, i just dull coated out of the box since i figured the paint would scratch like crazy since the model is so stif