Author Topic: G-System 1/35 EX-S - commission  (Read 13600 times)

January 24, 2011, 10:22:41 PM
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Assembly of the massive 1/35 EX-S has begun! This specific build is another commission for the owner of the Sazabi and Nu Gundam that I completed last year. In between paint coats and waiting for paint to arrive for the Gp03 I started assembly on the EX-S.

Surprisingly the kit is going together a lot faster then I had thought it would. The parts breakdown is making it pretty easy to put together and thanks to liberal use of threaded rods and nuts and bolts it's holding all of its weight! The shear size of this kit is amazing.
























January 25, 2011, 01:34:06 AM
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The rod you are using to display the kit is really impressive. Everything is oversized.

January 25, 2011, 02:32:28 AM
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 :twitch:impressive.

January 25, 2011, 04:14:29 AM
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Well look who has been busy.  ;)  Very impressive.  Is it possible to get a comparison shot with the GP03?   Has your client decided on a color scheme yet.
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January 25, 2011, 09:05:43 AM
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Well look who has been busy.  ;)  Very impressive.  Is it possible to get a comparison shot with the GP03?   Has your client decided on a color scheme yet.

Yea, once I finish up the paint on the legs of the Gp03 I'll put the two together side by side. :)

As far as color scheme that's still in the works. There is so much work to do on the assembly and clean up side that I am not too worried about the color quite yet.

The light resin while reducing weight, is also pretty messy in terms of the casting. Lots of sludge, low spots, etc that need fixing.

January 25, 2011, 09:58:18 AM
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Impressive  :-)

That's a lot of resin, so how much paint will it take to cover this thing?
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January 25, 2011, 10:48:23 AM
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Impressive  :-)

That's a lot of resin, so how much paint will it take to cover this thing?

Not entirely sure. I got a new Iwata airbrush for christmas specifically for large projects like this, and it seems to use far less paint then my old paasche I was using.

Since it's a trigger style with a larger needle (.5mm) I can cover big things a lot quicker.  So we'll see. I am anticipating quite a bit, probably in the 30-40 bottle range of Mr. Color.

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January 25, 2011, 12:50:04 PM
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holy crap what a monster.

I'd be tempted to build a scaled-up 1:100 display base, just to mess with the eyes.

January 25, 2011, 01:26:32 PM
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Holy *%*$!  :twitch:

If I ever get a hold of this kit, I'm putting it in my will to be buried with it. 
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February 01, 2011, 01:24:21 AM
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DAMN!  :twitch:
Looking awesome. This is going to be cool to watch.
Any chance you may be convinced to show some other model scale references from time to time during the wip? It would be really cool to see I think.
Looking like a crazy fun project.
Cheers Matt.
P.S - This is not the 2.0 version, correct?
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February 01, 2011, 02:23:43 AM
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Aww, you didn't get the pre-colored one?

February 01, 2011, 04:01:28 AM
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Aww, you didn't get the pre-colored one?

I did. :sarcasm:  Should be here next month.
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February 01, 2011, 11:00:31 AM
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No this is not the 2.0 version. This is the light resin version of the original release.

@Fulcy: This isn't mine.

February 01, 2011, 12:58:00 PM
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I know it's not yours - since the title of your thread says 'Commission'

February 01, 2011, 07:20:48 PM
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I don't know what makes me feel worse about my life... The fact that someone has the money to first afford to buy all of these kits, then ship them to you, then pay you to assemble them into true works of art, then have them shipped back to themselves...  or the fact that after paying for all of this they can afford a cavernous space somewhere to display them....  I'm obviously in the wrong line of work.

February 02, 2011, 12:10:39 PM
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I don't know what makes me feel worse about my life... The fact that someone has the money to first afford to buy all of these kits, then ship them to you, then pay you to assemble them into true works of art, then have them shipped back to themselves...  or the fact that after paying for all of this they can afford a cavernous space somewhere to display them....  I'm obviously in the wrong line of work.

I know, right? As much as I thought I would do anything for Gundam and the Ex-S is one of my all time favorite MS, there's no way I could pull this off, and even if I could afford it, I honestly have no place for it in my apartment......

.....I mean...I could find a place, I'm sure. 
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February 02, 2011, 12:50:03 PM
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I find my adulthood grants me the ability to take too many liberties. For example,I WOULD get this,and then put it right in the "I don't care if I don't have the room,I'll put it wherever I want" spot.
Wherever that may be in the house :D
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February 02, 2011, 04:44:14 PM
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I find my adulthood grants me the ability to take too many liberties. For example,I WOULD get this,and then put it right in the "I don't care if I don't have the room,I'll put it wherever I want" spot.
Wherever that may be in the house :D

I tried that approach and it didn't go over too well with the wife. Although after she saw this one started she thinks it's much cooler now then when I first told her about how big it was.

February 02, 2011, 06:41:35 PM
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Haha, I have it similar thing. If I show her any part of the progress,she's like "why do I care?",but if I show it all finished,I get "that's kind of cool".  :-)
Also, Is the grey resin the light stuff? I'm picturing it sanding really easy?
Again,Really cool to see this wip happening, even just for reference. All joking aside, I really would need more space :-)
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February 02, 2011, 07:35:08 PM
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Yea the gray parts are the ones made from the light resin. It sand super easy and almost has a foam like feeling to it. Still holds the details pretty well though.