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Title: MG Wing ver ka. Amuro Ray Custom
Post by: beertax on May 27, 2008, 03:04:30 PM
Hi all,

This is my 2nd (or 4th, if you count the two that I stripped paint off) MG Wing ver ka.  I never liked the series and didn't like Heero as a character, but strangely enough I love Katoki's rendering of the Wing Gundam and can't get enough of the MG version.  So after having completed the Strike Noir custom awhile back, I stripped my old MG Wing ver ka. and decided to paint it in Amuro Ray - Hi Nu colors.

Here's a list of the mods I placed on the kit:

1. Like the Strike Noir, I inserted around 30x 1mm beads to various parts of the body, 6x 1mm tubes to the shield, and 4x 2mm tubes to the wings.

2. The wing mod - spread the upper and lower parts of the wing so they can open and close.

3. Weapons - the rifle is from HG Astray red frame 1/100, while the lance is the resin Shot Lance from mechaskunk.  A note about the shot lance - it's mostly a smooth, easy to put together weapon, but for some reason one of the resin stubs (that you have to cut off of all resin parts) was on the very tip of the lance, soI had to cut the tip off and reshape the tip using epoxy which took some doing. 

4. The upper torso, the ankle guards, and the feet are from a very cheap recast of CoreWork's Crossbone Gundam.  I bought this recast for $25 from the trade forum, but the quality was so bad that I almost threw them away, until I got the idea to re-use some of the parts for this project.  The parts took a lot of cleaning and they are still not perfect, but any flaws are hardly noticeable now  :D

5. Custom decals - most are from bandai's MG Hi Nu waterslides, I added the red warning decals from leftover MG Wing ver ka. waterslides.  The "Booster" decals on each wing are actually for the Gaplant, and they are from XyberDecal series #4 (awesome decals, I wish they were easier to get)

Personally I like the rifle version better, but I put a lot of work on the lance as well so I feel as if I should like it too  :D   Anyway, here are the pics!

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/HN1.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/HN2.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/HN3.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/HN4.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/HN7.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/HN10.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/HN8.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/HN9.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/HN12.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/HN11.jpg

ps: actual mechs are a bit redder than they appear in photos - I tried but couldn't correct for it properly :(
pps: I am looking to do yet another MG Wing ver ka. in the near future, so if someone has spare shield/ wings for sale/ trade please let me know, thx
Title: Re: MG Wing ver ka. Amuro Ray Custom
Post by: GlauG on May 27, 2008, 05:17:53 PM
The concept really rubs me up the wrong way, but I love the execution, so I'm torn. ;)  It's a build you should be proud of either way though. :)

I think I have a spare shield/wings, but they're in the UK, so I won't be able to check for 2-3 months. >_>;
Title: Re: MG Wing ver ka. Amuro Ray Custom
Post by: Major Blah on May 27, 2008, 05:57:41 PM
Works really well.  I love the Hi-nu gradient on the wings.  Another interesting and excellent take on a popular design. ;)
Title: Re: MG Wing ver ka. Amuro Ray Custom
Post by: Doctor Seleski on May 27, 2008, 06:02:47 PM
The concept really rubs me up the wrong way, but I love the execution, so I'm torn. ;)  It's a build you should be proud of either way though. :)

You took the words out of my mouth.  There is something that bothers me about Gundam kits being painted in ace schemes for pilots that aren't even in the same series/universe/era.  (Doesn't bother me so much when it is a Gundam kit painted in homage to another series. *shrug*)  The thing is that the ones I've seen posted here lately are so well done.  But I don't want to let my A.R. about fictional sci-fi ruin this.

I also have to echo GlauG's other comment... you should be proud of this.  Great work for a second (or fourth) kit.  The gradient is nice.  I like the changes/additions you've made to it.  It isn't just another repainted kit.  Did you post a progress thread that I missed?

I'd like to see some more pics of it from the front and rear... and some more close ups.
Title: Re: MG Wing ver ka. Amuro Ray Custom
Post by: GlauG on May 27, 2008, 06:07:20 PM
I also have to echo GlauG's other comment... you should be proud of this.  Great work for a second (or fourth) kit.  The gradient is nice.  I like the changes/additions you've made to it.  It isn't just another repainted kit.  Did you post a progress thread that I missed?

I'd like to see some more pics of it from the front and rear... and some more close ups.

You know I managed to fail to notice the torso mod first time I looked, but now I see it... Beertax, did you mod the torso from the X-bone to fit the rest of the Wing Ka for the shoulder mobility or something? :)  Or is it just the front of the chest on the Wing Ka torso?