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Title: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: Red Comet on January 05, 2008, 11:51:52 PM
My entry for this years Plamo Project WOOB (http://plamo.outthere.info/forum/showthread.php?tid=3140) :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip.html (http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip.html)

So far test fitted and beginning mods and detailing plans, HGUC are small so doing these will be a good challenge!
Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: Red Comet on January 06, 2008, 09:02:11 PM
Update - some major cosmetic mods done to the legs :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip.html#update1 (http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip.html#update1)


Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: Major Blah on January 07, 2008, 07:19:59 AM
I like the mesh added to the legs, but the tubes I'm not too sure.  Wouldn't it hinder transformation?  Even if you don't plan to transform the Z, it should still be part of the design considerations I think.
Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: Red Comet on January 07, 2008, 01:30:24 PM
I like the mesh added to the legs, but the tubes I'm not too sure.  Wouldn't it hinder transformation?  Even if you don't plan to transform the Z, it should still be part of the design considerations I think.

I more than likely wont be transforming the kit but the chain will in fact slide through the bottom and into the leg so it could be possible. It's just the way the plastic one looked really looked out of place.

Anyway update time :

Forearms this time. Added chain and modified with styrene to accommodate this.

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip.html#update2 (http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip.html#update2)

Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: NickM on January 08, 2008, 05:56:42 PM
This kit is pretty tough as it is. I worry that your chains will make painting even more difficult :P. Looks good so far.
Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: Red Comet on January 08, 2008, 06:15:28 PM
Thanks NickM! I will more than likely paint the chains and mesh depending on the overall colour scheme I end up choosing.

New update :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip.html#update3 (http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip.html#update3)

Changed the arms a little and worked on the shoulder armour.
Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: Red Comet on January 09, 2008, 07:39:54 PM
Update :

Torso modifications this time - added height and width to the upper half of the torso :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip.html#update4 (http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip.html#update4)
Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: Red Comet on January 11, 2008, 08:12:47 PM
New update :

Lots of new mods done to the chest and skirt armours :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip2.html (http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip2.html)

Remember, comments and suggestions are welcome.
Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: Ezechiel on January 12, 2008, 12:29:06 AM
The mods look nice, are you planning some extensions on the legs and feet?
Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: Red Comet on January 12, 2008, 02:07:55 AM
The legs will more than likely stay the same but the feet I may widen - they are a bit too slender for my liking.
Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: Ezechiel on January 12, 2008, 02:26:17 AM
Are you serious? I was thinking the exact opposite :lol:
I was more thinking of doing them like the MG v2 or Z+ feet but I'm curious to see what wider feet will look like!
Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: Red Comet on January 14, 2008, 01:04:19 AM
Modding the feet in that way might be interesting. Hmm. I've done a small mod to the underside of the foot (which I will disclose in a future update!). Thanks for the suggestion Ezechiel, I'll see what I can do with it.

Anyhoo,

Update time!

Added details to the rear wings and sharpened the V-Fin :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip2.html#update6 (http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip2.html#update6)
Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: Red Comet on January 18, 2008, 01:14:59 AM
Update :

Some mods to the feet and the center wing piece :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip2.html#update7 (http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip2.html#update7)
Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: Red Comet on January 25, 2008, 06:16:16 PM
Update :

Added vents to the feet and some more mesh to the chest and knees :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip2.html#update8 (http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip2.html#update8)
Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: Red Comet on January 26, 2008, 07:51:29 PM
Update :

Changed some thrusters around :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip2.html#update9 (http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip2.html#update9)
Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: Red Comet on February 05, 2008, 01:37:32 AM
Update :

Painting time (finally).

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip2.html#update10 (http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip2.html#update10)

Up next I plan on masking and painting parts again with a different shade paint to the piece being painted.
Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: Red Comet on February 18, 2008, 12:48:21 AM
Update :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip2.html#update11 (http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip2.html#update11)

Legs have been painted with hexagon/triangle contrasting color patterns. Thoughts on the painting are more than welcome.
Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: 5thluna on February 18, 2008, 01:17:01 AM
very interesting
and you give me numerous pieces of idea and hint  :twitch:
cant wait your finish!

GANBARE!
Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: Red Comet on March 01, 2008, 12:40:32 AM
Update :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip2.html#update12 (http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip2.html#update12)

Nearly finished painting, only the chest armor to go and then I can start adding decals.
Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: sentinel011 on March 03, 2008, 01:52:48 PM
Great job so far! Masking the designs must be a pain in the @ss. All the little details gave it a very natural feel when it comes all together.  ^_^
Title: Re: HGUC Zeta Gundam
Post by: Red Comet on March 06, 2008, 01:43:54 AM
Update :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip2.html#update13 (http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip2.html#update13)

Added decals and nearly done!