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Model Gallery / Shin Matsunaga's Custom Kampfer
« on: May 30, 2005, 05:06:31 PM »
Ok I redid the blades on the forearms and added some variation to the paint chipping and added some more paint chips.  <<Click Here>>  Let me know what you guys think.  The old pictures are still there.

Model Gallery / Shin Matsunaga's Custom Kampfer
« on: May 26, 2005, 09:40:31 AM »
nice..... btw where did u gt the bullet strap for ur gattling gun?
I pulled the sucker off of a 1/8 MG42 figurine weapons set.  It was actually attached to this:  I cut the belt a bit, so I can use other parts of the belt for another project yet to be determined.
Niiiice, GB. Not being a Gundam "officianado" I don't understand the base...but it looks nice. The gatlin gun came out really well...
Shin Matsunaga is one of the ace pilots from the zeon.  He had his own custom Zaku II painted in white and grey with his own markings.  He was one of the aces at the battle of Solomon, and the inspiration came from the recent PS2 Gundam game Project Pegeasus OYW.  There's a stage where you fight him infront of the entrance to A Baoa Qu.  Hence the use of the gate and um rock formation :)
Looks great all put together. The large hand-held gun is very nice as is the base. That's some HUGE acrylic rod though. Looks better than brass or aluminum though. Overall paint looks great... digging the blue shading. Chips look better on the final piece. More subdued.
Thanks, that acrylic rod is 5/8" diameter cast acrylic.  I figured it'd be strong enough to not eventually bend.  I have a total of 8 feet of the stuff, so I'll be using it again.  I'm glad the blue shading came out and melds well with the grays.  I was going to use a grey shade but opted against it because there were other grey's.  This goes back to Motoo Osumi's Sazabi that also inspired the kit.  The name "Ice Blaze Sazabi" just feels like there should be some shade of blue somewhere.
Ah, now I see the paint chip effect.

Great work dude. The base helped bring out the chip scale for me
Whew, at least you don't think it looks like he's contracted some strange strain of "Zeon Measles" *sigh*  Yeah, I decided to not go overboard with the chipping and see if it'll work.  I've seen other works where the chipping is on a very small scale, and I was never able to do that because I simple just go nuts.
Very nice, gam. I've said it before, but you really are pumping out work!
I like how you even used the leftover shoulder spikes on that shield (which was also a leftover).

Only thing I don't like is the "Ground Pounder" decal. But just ignore me, because I am being a dumbass over it not being canon and this scene taking place in space. Which is also the only 'complaint' I have about this work... the weapons seem suited for ground battle, not space. But like I said, ignore me... the weapons are sweet, and the mods look excellent.
You know, I kinda of half assed put that decal on.  And as soon as it had set, I thought, crap, this is a space suit, what the hell am I doing?!?  And figured someone would point that out.  Oh well.... good catch!  The gatling gun was a last minute addition.  My forethought into the weapons in  a space environment wasn't so clear.  Since the kampfer is seen as more of a ground unit with all it's conventional weapons (shotgun in space?)  But it did fight inside a colony.  *shrug*  It's still a close combat unit and it's sorta close to a ground area (A Baoa Qu is sorta ground) - blah, I know, I'm making excuses :)  And yes, you hit the nail on the head with the comment about Shin Matsunaga and the battle of Solomon.  I read it out of some Gundam Entertainment Bible and some other places.  And it's in the games :)
Yeah, I wanna be like Foo... pushing out kits after kits :)  Eventually, I'll burn out and not build anything for another year or so.  My stupid hobbies are all like this.  I have ADD or something.

Model Gallery / Shin Matsunaga's Custom Kampfer
« on: May 26, 2005, 12:03:49 AM »
Ok, I completed my mini dio for the Kampfer.  The entire process is documented <<HERE>>  And here's a sample picture:
More pictures are located at the completed page: <<CLICK HERE>>
Let me know what you guy think.

Model In-Progress / Kampfer
« on: May 25, 2005, 08:56:34 AM »
The hole is for the acrylic rod that's going to support the kampfer.  Heh, I guess I never took any pictures of the rod in place.

Model In-Progress / Kampfer
« on: May 25, 2005, 12:22:38 AM »
Yeah, I decided to go on the light side for the paint chips, but I'm fairly happy with my restraint.  Hopefully it marries well with the base I just completed.  And speaking of which, here are some pictures of the base progress and the completed base:

The complete progress page is here: <<CLICK HERE>>
It's fairly basic, I wanted more focus on the kit than the base.  I'm not sure how the perspective will work out, but I'll find out tomorrow when I put the thing together.  The wood base is getting the polyeurathane treatment and I should be able to put the entire thing together tomorrow and take the completed pictures.  Yay, fun times.

Model In-Progress / Kampfer
« on: May 23, 2005, 09:41:25 AM »
ooo.. never thought about using a pencil to add to the chipping.  Thanks!  I'll try that out tonight.  Great, now I have to suffer through work before I can go home and start weathering...

Model In-Progress / Kampfer
« on: May 23, 2005, 08:56:08 AM »
Heh, I wanted to keep the chips to a minimum.  I went nuts with the chipping on the G-3; and this time I wanted to try just small nicks and dings. Since I used the same tool (toothpick) to apply the masking sol, the majority of the shapes and sizes of the chipping should probably be the same.  However, I from my last experience with the masking sol technique; the removal of the masking sol lifted the paint in different shapes.  Guess the little dots of masking sol was too small in comparison to how I did the G-3 so not much paint was lifted when I removed the sol.

I still have another weathering sessions to go through so I'll see how a little dry brushing will work.  I'm just afriad the dry brushing will negate the paint chipping; since the two techniques result in very different types of damage.  And that I have a tendency to go crazy overboard when it comes to weathering.

I was wondering how the baby blue shading would work with the gray's.  Hopefully I didn't over shade.

Model In-Progress / Kampfer
« on: May 22, 2005, 08:11:53 AM »
YAY!  I updated my progress page:

More pictures here: <<CLICK HERE>>

Still got tons of work.  The base, and finishing up the model.  But it's getting there...

Model In-Progress / Kampfer
« on: May 16, 2005, 08:50:24 AM »
Thanks guys, I'm glad you guys are liking the gun.  This is the first time I'm building a gun like this (using styrene tubes, parts from random guns, and putty)  It's not as difficult as it looks from seeing other people do this.  The problem now is that I gotta keep it in moderation or I'd go overboard.  I'm still deciding how big a base to build.  It'll still be relatively small, but I'm debating between a square base or a rectangular which would allow for a slighly bigger gate and landing area.  I'll do some test ideas and update the page later this week.  Sucks that I have to be at work when all I want to do is work on the thing...  :(

Model Gallery / Night Strike Astray
« on: May 16, 2005, 01:35:45 AM »
NICE!  I like the claw and arm blades (I'm doing someting very similar with my Kampfer).  But what's with the purple/blue (I'm sorta colorblind)?  For me it kinda looks out of place.  Not saying it's a bad idea or anything, just want to know the reason for it.  Just to break up the color scheme a little?

Model In-Progress / Kampfer
« on: May 16, 2005, 01:26:48 AM »
Got a $14 kampfer and this is what it looks did/currently looks like(click in images for bigger picture):

The progress page is here: <<CLICK HERE>>
I still have a long ways to go.  Possibly a couple of more mods here and there or not, I'm not entirely sure yet. What do you guys think, seriously, ugly isn't it?

Dioramas / Making a base
« on: May 13, 2005, 10:11:30 AM »
Hmm, to reproduce that base I would use sheet styrene and styrofoam.

Styrofoam to provide the structure of the raised pavement here and there, styrene for the pavement top.  Now ontop of the styrene, use the baking soda + acylic medium to create the pavement look.

Model Gallery / Gundam G3 One Year War ver.
« on: May 04, 2005, 08:39:42 AM »
Thanks guys.  Oh yeah, since bhop brought up valleycon, here are my pictures:

Model Gallery / Gundam G3 One Year War ver.
« on: May 03, 2005, 10:15:13 PM »
Hey all,

I sorta rediscovered this site yesterday.  I've kinda been out of the model building scene since the start of the year.  I've been posting on and off on CoM, but I've not been really active anywhere else.  With my recent job change, I had a week off so I finished the Gundam RX 78-2 One Year War version with the G-3  esq paint scheme.  Some of you may have already seen it from one of the many mb's I spam when I actually complete something.  But for those who haven't: <<Click here>>  I've gotten a little inspiration to build again, so hopefully that sticks so I can complete a few more things during summer.

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