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Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on January 16, 2006, 07:22:38 AM
Hi everyone.

I am abit apprehensive about posting this because my models having such in-progress tends to get infinitely stalled. :o  :lol: This is an in-progress since a while cos life got in my way and I've not modeled much for the last 3 months.

And now of cos for the main event. :razz:

(http://www.clanrgb.net/personal/apocalypse/KH-ForWeb/image1.jpg)

Another shot. (http://www.clanrgb.net/personal/apocalypse/KH-ForWeb/image2.jpg)
Carving. (http://www.clanrgb.net/personal/apocalypse/KH-ForWeb/image0.jpg)

Done pretty much like the other 1/35 head I've made but this time I have better resources and am using this excellent blue dense foam. Its fantastic to carve.

Will post more when I have progress. :wink:
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: stephen on January 16, 2006, 07:43:57 AM
It's a good idea !!

I  was only thinking about that for almost 6 months but never started to do something.

It's a good work for you (remembering the other works you have done  :shock: )

Have you any idea to make a limited production GK ? :roll:
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Major Blah on January 16, 2006, 07:51:13 AM
Hey that looks pretty dead on to the MG version from what I can see.  Awesome work.  

Did you use any software to help you draw up the profile in the beginning (block of foam).  Looking at the "Gundam Head" display on my desktop, the 2 versions of kampfer looks a little different, mainly lack of "dip" in the mouth area.
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: FichtenFoo on January 16, 2006, 07:54:46 AM
Very cool project! The carving looks great so far and I hope doesn't get stalled!
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Marc on January 16, 2006, 01:53:26 PM
Looks great! How hard is this foam?
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: maxwinamp on January 16, 2006, 02:41:04 PM
Please dont stall this, as it is loking lovely :)  :evil:
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on January 16, 2006, 06:15:41 PM
Thanks for the replies dudes! 8)

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Have you any idea to make a limited production GK ?

My GK dreams are long over. :) Its too hard to make one now unless a GK company is willing to sponsor me. :lol:

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Did you use any software to help you draw up the profile in the beginning (block of foam). Looking at the "Gundam Head" display on my desktop, the 2 versions of kampfer looks a little different, mainly lack of "dip" in the mouth area.

I mainly used hi-res scans (thanks to G-man) of the instruction plans and the MG head (thanks to maxwinamp) itself for measurement. Actually many artworks of the Kaempfer head varies, from 'softer' shapes to odd looking bulging head. But I am sticking to the MG version mostly.

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The carving looks great so far and I hope doesn't get stalled!

Thanks. :) I hope it doesn't get stalled too, I have a problem of wanting to do too much each time and ended up with nothing. :(

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How hard is this foam?

Its slightly harder than styrofoam packing materials I guess. But its good because its a homogeneous block of foam that is just happiness to carve. There is another one being sold of seemingly lower density. Beige in color. :)

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Please dont stall this, as it is loking lovely

Yes Sir! Thanks to you this is possible. :)
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: fang on January 16, 2006, 06:44:53 PM
any possibility to build the bust as well ?!  :razz:
btw kampfer head look too simple in MG. maybe can refer to Gashapon Gundam bust collection...
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on January 16, 2006, 06:53:07 PM
Quote from: "fang"
any possibility to build the bust as well ?!  :razz:
btw kampfer head look too simple in MG. maybe can refer to Gashapon Gundam bust collection...


I did look for that collection but is there a Kaempfer head? If yes, I would sure like to get my hands on it! The bust is being considered. :)
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Lingwendil on January 16, 2006, 06:55:15 PM
Awesome, maybe now I'll get the gumption to continue my hazel head, I'm a bit of the math retarded type so don't attack me for this, but how do you scale up the measurements?
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on January 16, 2006, 07:04:07 PM
100/35 = 2.8571 :)

So just scale everything by multiplying by 2.8571
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: tetsujin on January 16, 2006, 07:06:39 PM
Quote from: "Lingwendil"
Awesome, maybe now I'll get the gumption to continue my hazel head, I'm a bit of the math retarded type so don't attack me for this, but how do you scale up the measurements?


If you have a 1:100 scale measurement, you can multiply it by 100 to get the full-scale measurement.  If you have a full-scale measurement, you can divide it by 35 to get the 1:35 scale measurement.  (So multiply by 100 and then divide by 35 - or, to simplify, multiply by 20 and divide by 7)
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Lingwendil on January 16, 2006, 07:20:58 PM
Hmm, then, if my hazel head will be 1/35, and is based off of the 1/200 head, how would I figure the measurements then? I'm confused.



PS... sorry to pull off topic.
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: fang on January 16, 2006, 07:27:47 PM
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I did look for that collection but is there a Kaempfer head?

Yes!!! :lol:
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on January 16, 2006, 07:32:56 PM
Do you have it? I didn't see it anywhere here.. :(
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Major Blah on January 16, 2006, 08:07:07 PM
Quote from: "Pazu"

I did look for that collection but is there a Kaempfer head? If yes, I would sure like to get my hands on it! The bust is being considered. :)


Here you go:

(http://www.eng.uwaterloo.ca/~hcscheng/temp/gunpla/kampfer.jpg)

I can take more if you need some other angles.
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Beckylaw on January 16, 2006, 08:22:59 PM
Quote from: "Lingwendil"
Hmm, then, if my hazel head will be 1/35, and is based off of the 1/200 head, how would I figure the measurements then? I'm confused.



PS... sorry to pull off topic.


200/35 = 5.71. Measure the length of the 1/200 head, then multiply it with 5.71.
If the 1/200 head is 10mm in lenght than the 1/35 head will in 57.1mm in lenght. Hope this help :wink:.

Major Blah: Can show more picture of it. Nice!
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on January 16, 2006, 08:34:27 PM
Thanks Major! It doesn't look like its got much more details that I can use unless the top of the bust can be removed to show internal details?

Lingwendil: Becky is rite, its really quite elementary. Take for example if you are building a 1/20 head based on 1/100. Its pretty obvious that 1/20 is 5 times bigger than 1/100. And how do you derive that mathematically? 100/20 = 5.  :) So for your case its 200/35 = 5.714 to be multiplied on every measurement you take from the 1/200 head.
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: fulcy on January 17, 2006, 05:20:20 AM
Please.

Recast.
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: erix93 on January 17, 2006, 05:47:06 AM
Yeah!!! Recast!!! Than sell one to me!!!!   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on January 17, 2006, 05:53:18 AM
Quote from: "erix93"
Yeah!!! Recast!!! Than sell one to me!!!!   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


I sell you 'champion-edition' (but actually same kit) for extra USD20. 8)  :razz:

I might try to make a mold out of it but to sell it as a kit is way too hard to pull off.  :cry:
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: erix93 on January 17, 2006, 05:58:31 AM
Quote from: "Pazu"
Quote from: "erix93"
Yeah!!! Recast!!! Than sell one to me!!!!   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


I sell you 'champion-edition' (but actually same kit) for extra USD20. 8)  :razz:

I might try to make a mold out of it but to sell it as a kit is way too hard to pull off.  :cry:


I don't care!! Just do it!!  :evil:
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Major Blah on January 17, 2006, 07:53:00 AM
Yeah man, would be so awesome if you can recast it.  But finish it first!  :lol:

Here's another pic.  
(http://www.eng.uwaterloo.ca/~hcscheng/temp/gunpla/kampfer2.jpg)
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Lingwendil on January 17, 2006, 08:14:17 AM
Thanks Beckylaw and Pazu, I'm really bad at even basic math unless it's for school.

Hey, are you going to light the monoeye on the Kampfer? That'd be a nice touch.
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on January 18, 2006, 12:38:58 AM
I am playing with the lighting system.  :)
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: WhiteBase on January 18, 2006, 04:04:16 AM
This is looking great! And the overall shape is prety much spot on!

What's the next step in the process? thermal forming? Or something else?
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on January 18, 2006, 04:40:21 AM
Next step is Milliput forming. :lol:
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Beckylaw on January 18, 2006, 07:05:19 AM
Quote from: "fulcy"
Please.

Recast.


Don't forget me, i want it too. :lol:
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: dr_feelgood on January 18, 2006, 11:17:12 PM
Whoa! and that's a wicked project! :shock:
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on January 20, 2006, 09:10:04 PM
Abit more progress! :razz:

Milliputting!
(http://www.clanrgb.net/personal/apocalypse/KH-ForWeb/image3.jpg)
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on January 25, 2006, 11:44:26 PM
LOL. I guess the last picture must have looked super fugly.. no reply to that.

Let's see if this one can salvage it.
(http://www.clanrgb.net/personal/apocalypse/KH-ForWeb/image4.jpg)

Working on the internals now. So much harder... :cry:
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: stephen on January 26, 2006, 12:21:05 AM
Hi Pazu, sorry but I couldn't see any picture. I've tried also to claim the picture alone but nothing more than a red X

 :cry:
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on January 26, 2006, 01:17:02 AM
Thats weird, I have no problems with the pictures loading at this and other forum.. Is it the same for the first few pictures of this thread too? Cos they are from the same location.
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: stephen on January 26, 2006, 02:06:56 AM
also the first images are out. I don't know why, maybe it's only my problem, but I can see all the other sites without problems
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on January 26, 2006, 03:01:48 AM
Sorry I have no idea why... does anyone else have problem viewing the pictures?.. :(
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Major Blah on January 26, 2006, 06:26:38 AM
I can see them fine, and they are some good progress.  I think you nailed the kampfer head dead on.
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: FichtenFoo on January 26, 2006, 06:39:40 AM
I see the pics and it's looking great so far!
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: stephen on January 26, 2006, 08:34:57 AM
No way to see the mainlink and sub  http://apo.clanrgb.net/

I tried with IE and Firefox but no way.

Past week was working but now ..... no.

I'll wait till things go better.  :cry:
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: fulcy on January 26, 2006, 08:45:34 AM
Pictures are fine - and look great - with me, and I'm using Firefox...
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on February 09, 2006, 08:01:23 AM
Some update.

(http://www.clanrgb.net/personal/apocalypse/KH-ForWeb/image5.jpg)

Exterior is almost done but still a long way to go... :shock:
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: FichtenFoo on February 09, 2006, 08:10:46 AM
Looks great! Very smooth! 8)
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Major Blah on February 09, 2006, 09:21:26 AM
That's very beautiful... :o

I curious to see how you handle the monoeye and its track
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on February 09, 2006, 04:55:49 PM
Thanks FF!

Major: Would be adding the monoeye details soon. 8)
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: maxwinamp on February 09, 2006, 07:14:26 PM
I see batteries behind!!!
ighted LEDs??  8)
Coming along nice and smooth :)
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on February 09, 2006, 08:04:25 PM
Good eyes. :) Yeah figured it could do with some gimmick given its size. G-sys spoilt the market!!
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on February 19, 2006, 01:11:40 AM
FTP up, FF thanks for hosting my picture. You can remove yours already. :)
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on April 04, 2006, 05:37:10 AM
Sorry its been quite a while since the last update. Got abit burnt out. :(

Head is pretty much done. Internals are all there, at this current stage, its completely foam free.
(http://www.clanrgb.net/personal/apocalypse/KH-ForWeb/image6.jpg)

I rebuilt the mouth pieces because I really didn't like wat I first did. This one better? :P
(http://www.clanrgb.net/personal/apocalypse/KH-ForWeb/image7.jpg)

Thanks!
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: FichtenFoo on April 04, 2006, 05:46:38 AM
Very nice! 8) It'd be great in a dio of the Special Ops team unpacking it from crates on the colony before the fight with the Alex.
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Major Blah on April 04, 2006, 06:33:15 AM
Pazu, this is beautiful.  I agree that the new mouth pieces is an improvement.

Is this going to be even better than your GM head and your Zaku head?  (of course!)  :lol:
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on April 04, 2006, 07:16:38 AM
This thing is 1/35 but HUGE! :lol: I can't imagine if I am to stand beside a real one.

Am definitely thinking of using figures to enhance the scale visually.

Thanks!
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: bhop73 on April 04, 2006, 07:54:12 AM
Looks really nice.  Do you plan to build any of the shoulder or neck parts?
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: pu_rplecow on April 04, 2006, 08:11:18 AM
totally amazing once again.. Hey, your old site is not there anymore, any plans to host it anywhere? I kinda wanted to see the zaku epilogue in-prog to try to do a 1/35 head of my own! I remember the first time i saw it in the shop at sunshine.. your work is still amazing  8)
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Marc on April 04, 2006, 08:58:41 AM
Wow that rocks!!
The new mouth pieces are definitely better.
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: eien on April 04, 2006, 02:21:10 PM
That is just amazing! Now all you need to do is just finish this up and start the body, arms, legs and weapons :P If you can do that that would be so awesome!
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Gundamhead on April 04, 2006, 03:39:28 PM
That is looking quite sharp! I like the idea of the diorama idea of Cyclops Team unpacking it for assembley. 8)
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Pazu on April 04, 2006, 04:33:06 PM
bhop73: Am doing the upper bust.  :)

pu_rplecow: My old site was taken down at my request because I cannot admin the contents anymore. If you want that Zaku head article, you can check out starship modeler or NKG, for a italian version. Until I can get my site back up again. :P

Thanks guys! :oops:
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: oteebzo on April 05, 2006, 12:47:40 PM
I like the new piece better also. An I do have to say that this is definitely worth shelf space. Great work . :D

I WANT ONE!!! :D  :razz:
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: fulcy on July 10, 2006, 03:23:17 AM
http://apo.clanrgb.net/?p=22#more-22
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Marc on July 10, 2006, 04:42:08 AM
Oh god that looks just amazing!
That NEEDS to be recasted.
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: ZLuca on July 11, 2006, 03:45:18 PM
I can't believe it!! :shock:
It was excellent so far, now what can I say?? It's PERFECT!
I LOVE IT!
Congratulation again for the great Pazu!
z
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Major Blah on July 11, 2006, 06:30:13 PM
I'm not so sure if Pazu still checks this forum, so you're praises might go un-noticed.

If anyone can top it off, it would be you ZLuca.  Show us what you got!  :razz:  :P
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: ZLuca on July 12, 2006, 06:57:59 AM
OH, I really don't know how could start with something like that. It's enormous, perfect and....perfect again....
I'm definitely rougher! Everybody I think could be rougher compared Pazu!! :P
z
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: oteebzo on July 12, 2006, 11:05:50 AM
This is a wild piece of work! Seeing That the kampfer is one of my favorite mechas. I would love a recast of this. :D

Super job on this. Deffinitly alot of work went into this .
I want one! :(  :lol:
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: maxwinamp on July 25, 2006, 04:03:26 PM
Pazu's work is almost done.....  :shock:
lovely!! 8)

http://apo.clanrgb.net/?p=29#more-29
Title: 1/35 Kaempfer Head
Post by: Captain Obvious on July 25, 2006, 04:07:50 PM
He's a true artist, but I'm not sure I like that metallic coat.  :cry:   Everything else is perfect though, hope he recasts it.