Author Topic: 1/144 HGUC Z'Gok (Again)  (Read 2808 times)

January 05, 2012, 05:00:35 PM
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NickM

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Another year, another Z'Gok. I must have built four or five of these old HGUC kits now. And why not, they're only 800 Yen and look awesome. This one is strictly oob, just painting practice. Ok, it's not really oob, I added a G Option monoeye, sharpened the claws and sprayed the surface with aerosol truck bed liner to give it that crusty sea texture. Painting is Max Style, my first attempt. I'm quite pleased.

This is a really great little kit to have on my shelf :)


























January 06, 2012, 12:11:05 AM
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Truck liner? That's pretty crafty. Did you do anything besides spray it on? It looks like a really simple way to texturize and it came out great.

January 06, 2012, 01:23:28 AM
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Truck liner? That's pretty crafty. Did you do anything besides spray it on? It looks like a really simple way to texturize and it came out great.

Well it goes on very runny, so I had to dab it with a paper towel to absorb some of the urethane, but luckily it leaves the small flecks on. However masking is difficult because the stuff peels off like rubber, and it tends to run under tape. Then you have to cut it with a blade to remove the tape and leave sharp lines.

But compared to using thinned Tamiya gray putty or Mr Surfacer it is way less labour intensive and provides a lot of fine detail.

However the stuff dries super hard. After a couple days it can survive a nuclear event.

January 06, 2012, 05:30:24 AM
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Even outside of a fridge?

I agree though, the rusty / cast iron effect makes this little Z'Gok shine :)

January 06, 2012, 05:57:40 AM
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Very nice man.  Love the bed liner trick.
SNIFFING RESIN DUST IS FUN!!!!!!

January 10, 2012, 01:20:52 AM
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cast iron effect, especially the blue colored part. very nice man.