Author Topic: 1/72 Bandai Nausicaa Gunship  (Read 7139 times)

June 14, 2012, 02:40:31 AM
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NorrisPackard

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Built OOB. I changed the color scheme by adding a lighter color on the underside (as with most real planes). It's a custom mix of Sky Blue. It was a very easy and smooth build. Nothing broke, cleanup and painting was fast.















BTW, that spot in the middle slot is a scratch from removing the flight stand.

















Thanks for looking!
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June 14, 2012, 03:56:19 AM
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Will Vale

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Lovely colours! My eye keeps being drawn to the leading edge of the wings, the way the saturation appears to increase across the colour transition is great, as are the scratches.

Can I ask how big it works out to be?

Will

June 14, 2012, 04:07:22 AM
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Love the paint job! Nice touch using the blue for the underside. Great work
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June 14, 2012, 07:57:30 AM
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Excellent paintjob, I love the subtle pre-shaded panels (at least, I think it's because of pre-shading :P)!

June 14, 2012, 09:32:20 PM
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Beautiful colored kit...!

June 15, 2012, 11:18:45 AM
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NorrisPackard

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Thanks guys! :D :D

@Will vale: Wingspan is about 20 cm. It's quite small.

@Sharkdog: Yup, all the panels are shaded. I applied the overall base color first then painted the centers of the panels with a slightly lighter shade. I'm not sure if that's pre or post shading, I'm always confused with both :razz:. I just use whatever method works for the situation. I like my models very subtly shaded to the point that the effect is subliminal :lol:. I do heavy shading only if I don't own the kit and its owner wants it so.
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June 15, 2012, 05:53:42 PM
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I have this kit unbuilt in my stash. I have never seen one that is finished, it looks great! I like what you did with the blue, I think I'll remember that for when I get around to doing mine.

Not a fan of the stock base too much though, this one screams for a little diorama of some grasslands or something similar.

July 05, 2012, 10:26:43 PM
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Wow, this looks stunning. I love the tones and colors. Great weathering too. Exactly enough.
It seems like it was a relaxing kit build. (nothing broke)  :D
Nice work.
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October 17, 2012, 06:33:11 PM
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Will Vale

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It looks like your images are so nice that our local web store has stolen them:

http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/Nausicaa-Gunship-of-the-Valley-of-the-Wind-172-Model-Kit/20630039/

Bit shabby if they didn't ask you, cool if they did! I suspect the former since quite a few of their kits are illustrated by grabbed-from-the-web pictures of build-ups far better than the original manufacturer's ones.

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October 18, 2012, 09:40:05 PM
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October 25, 2012, 09:22:52 PM
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Fantastic pictures and a great build and paint job as well.
I checked our local supplier (mightyape) and they have taken your piccies....hope they gave you some credit for them.

Slainte,

Andy