Author Topic: microman/zoid custom  (Read 1880 times)

September 20, 2006, 02:11:01 AM
Read 1880 times

heavyarmscustom

  • *
  • Information
  • Member
  • Posts: 59
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
hello all
well I got the bug again and decited to merge a micro and zoid together once more!
this time it's for the evil side and my first time using the new 03 body styles then from the 99/00 style these are my in prog pics, as I have to paint and modify more parts
but this is the start  It's a micro Scol acroyear and a  Hel Digunner zoid(Iguana Type) I started by sawing off the legs and hip joints for Scol then cut away the connect point for the multi-gun on the HD's back

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/heavy_arms_custom/IMGP0611.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/heavy_arms_custom/IMGP0610.jpg

the bits are two suspension struts from a sherman tank kit and some parts cut off from warhammer 40K guns, cut to fit and glued to some plasic stock then to eachother to form a brace for the hips and lower groin area to rest in
here's a view of the struts

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/heavy_arms_custom/IMGP0604.jpg


the rest of the pics are just porgress pics as I slowly build it up.
I will be adding more stuf and repainting the whole thing
with weathering hope you enjoyed
clifton

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/heavy_arms_custom/IMGP0603.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/heavy_arms_custom/IMGP0612.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/heavy_arms_custom/IMGP0613.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/heavy_arms_custom/IMGP0614.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/heavy_arms_custom/IMGP0616.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/heavy_arms_custom/IMGP0620.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/heavy_arms_custom/IMGP0617.jpg
Heavyarms custom would be an unstopable killing machine if the damn thing never ran out of bullets!!!!!

September 20, 2006, 05:23:48 AM
Reply #1

zerobxu

  • mit Sauerkraut!
  • *****
  • Information
  • Member
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 2105
  • Karma: 11
  • D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.
    • View Profile
    • Zero: Dumber Than Fiction
You're making some interesting modifications here, but won't the end-result essentially be two toys kitbashed together into one?  :?
"The parrot is the bird that talks the most and flies the worst."
-The Wright Brothers

September 20, 2006, 06:54:29 AM
Reply #2

pu_rplecow

  • **
  • Information
  • Member
  • Posts: 286
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
    • http://www.thiscowispurple.com/
I've seen zoids that were pretty well painted and all before.. people generally don't like how hard the plastic is.
www.thiscowispurple.com
I'm trying to decrease my talk : model ratio.
Less talk more model!

September 20, 2006, 07:12:15 PM
Reply #3

zerobxu

  • mit Sauerkraut!
  • *****
  • Information
  • Member
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 2105
  • Karma: 11
  • D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.
    • View Profile
    • Zero: Dumber Than Fiction
Quote from: "pu_rplecow"
I've seen zoids that were pretty well painted and all before.. people generally don't like how hard the plastic is.


I was probably a little overly harsh in my original reply. You make an excellent point, pu_rplecow. There's folks out there that treat Zoids almost as seriously as "real-world" subjects. And there's folks out there that treat toy-hybridization(?) just as seriously. I understand there's a lot of work that goes into some of these, I'm just a little fuzzy about it as a "model" project. But hey--if it makes heavyarmscustom happy, we'll all probably learn a thing or two in the process of "watching" him do it--via this thread.
"The parrot is the bird that talks the most and flies the worst."
-The Wright Brothers

September 21, 2006, 02:10:09 AM
Reply #4

fulcy

  • Genius is never understood in its own time
  • *****
  • Information
  • Member
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 2135
  • Karma: 3
    • View Profile
    • http://www.mechaskunk.com
Alot of people say the same thing about the gundam 'models' we enjoy building...  It's really up to the modeler, what he considers a 'model' - kinda like the custom painted 1/48 Yamato Valkyries...  It's a toy, that's got a custom paint job.  I'd consider it a model, but others still think of them as toys...

October 01, 2006, 04:38:30 PM
Reply #5

heavyarmscustom

  • *
  • Information
  • Member
  • Posts: 59
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Hey all Update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have figured that I will have to repaint the whole feaking zoid but I had to start with the micro.I dechromed the head and armor to make way for a custom paint job!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/hea...om/IMGP0630.jpg

I used Liquid Drano and a small container and left the part in overnight.
Aside from the stink and hazard of messing with an organic dissolver this stuff will eat chrome off with a quickness!!!! (oh and not hurt the plastic)

here's some more pics of the micro dechromed and some of the head and how cool it looks without all the chromeness

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/hea...om/IMGP0638.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/hea...om/IMGP0642.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/hea...om/IMGP0643.jpg
Heavyarms custom would be an unstopable killing machine if the damn thing never ran out of bullets!!!!!

October 01, 2006, 04:43:14 PM
Reply #6

heavyarmscustom

  • *
  • Information
  • Member
  • Posts: 59
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Heavyarms custom would be an unstopable killing machine if the damn thing never ran out of bullets!!!!!

October 04, 2006, 09:53:40 PM
Reply #7

heavyarmscustom

  • *
  • Information
  • Member
  • Posts: 59
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
yet another update
this is pretty much what the head is going to look like I just need to add a little more dry brushing to the back and top of the helmet as well as lighten up the bone color in the face.
I have to add clear red to eyes as the specs i put in look like hell
but the whole armor and claws will have the same type of coloring as well as the zoid body
enjoy
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/heavy_arms_custom/IMGP0660.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/heavy_arms_custom/IMGP0658.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/heavy_arms_custom/IMGP0657.jpg
Heavyarms custom would be an unstopable killing machine if the damn thing never ran out of bullets!!!!!

October 05, 2006, 12:09:31 AM
Reply #8

pu_rplecow

  • **
  • Information
  • Member
  • Posts: 286
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
    • http://www.thiscowispurple.com/
Looks abit dirty.. if its tiny thats pretty understandable.
www.thiscowispurple.com
I'm trying to decrease my talk : model ratio.
Less talk more model!

October 05, 2006, 05:13:22 PM
Reply #9

Artic Fox

  • *
  • Information
  • Member
  • Posts: 153
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Microman parts are kinda tiny