Author Topic: MG Zaku F2 (Mostly OOB)  (Read 3222 times)

January 18, 2010, 08:32:06 AM
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WhiteBase

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Hi guys! Its been a while since I last completed anything, and this Zaku has been sitting around waiting to be painted for ages. First time doing weathering, rust and battle damage, so its overly done at many areas. Hope I'll get better at this with more practice


The gallery is here : -
http://www.ebasenet.com/wb-ZAKU_F2.htm

As usual, comments are most welcome! Thanks!

(Thanks Eric for cleaning up the pics and putting up the gallery!)
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January 18, 2010, 09:10:00 AM
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I really like it! Especially the green panels on the left leg. Whats the reason behind the green anyway? Just to break away from the tan?
Hey, how's it going?

January 18, 2010, 09:53:10 AM
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I dig it! It's like an old vdub beetle with a door and hood a different color.
Is there a Harry Dresden emoticon I can add  ;)

Great beat up metal look.

January 18, 2010, 02:51:48 PM
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Really nice! I like the texture on the damaged areas and specially the rusted hidden part of the shield. About the cons, the exposed parts of the inner frame (elbows and knees) and weapons have a different look&feel with the damaged overall body.

January 18, 2010, 02:55:46 PM
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Looks awesome WB. Great texture and the weathering looks nice.

January 19, 2010, 01:58:26 AM
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Wow!!!!
Really good one!!!!!
I love the green parts!!!!
It seems that it was mounted in a second time, when replacement was poor and other destroyed Zaku was cannibalized... :D
- Piergiorgio -

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January 19, 2010, 02:16:45 AM
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Gorgeous It seems basic at first sight but there are lots of painting details, wonderfull work.

January 19, 2010, 05:12:42 AM
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Thanks so much for the comments! Still learning, and hope to improve further in my future builds.

Pggasta - yup! That was the intention! I figured, during the war, cannibalization of parts would be quite common. Especially during the tail end when the Zion forces were in retreat.

January 20, 2010, 12:14:19 AM
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Yes, and your Zaku show the idea very well!!!!
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January 27, 2010, 01:40:34 AM
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Looks great! great armor texture, good colors, the only thing I would say about it is I'd like to see some more markings/decals as it looks a bit stark otherwise. I may just be a sucker for .ka type markings though. XD

Bonus props for the M4-style telescoping stock on the zaku machinegun. Where did you get that?

February 26, 2010, 09:25:28 PM
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Very nice work! I really like the weathering. I've always liked the idea of cannibal parts, but I think the green in those panels is too bright. I think a duller, drab green or olive green would have been much better.

I'll have to check out the rest of your site. :)
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March 01, 2010, 02:27:58 AM
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The interior of that shield is just something else
Amazing work.