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Model Gallery / HGUC Kampfer
« on: May 16, 2010, 09:19:52 AM »
Good day. It's been a while since I last posted my work. Here is my HGUC Kampfer built for a local contest last year.

There's not much modifications here except for the sharpened shoulder spikes, monoeye and bazooka sensor details.


Metallic Blue:
 base coat- Gaianotes EX black
 silver- Gaianotes Starbright Silver
 1st candy coat (Clear Violet mix)- Clear Blue + Clear Red + Clear (little)+ Fluorescent Pink (few drops)
 2nd candy coat (Clear Blue mix)- Clear Blue + Clear Red (few drops) + Fluorescent Pink (few drops)
 Final clear coat (Gloss Clear)- Gaianotes EX Clear- 4 Heavy Coats; no polishing/buffing

Mechanical Dark Metal:

 base coat- Gaianotes EX Black
 metallic color- EX Black + Starbright Silver

 Mr. Color Gold + Starbright Silver + Clear Yellow + Clear Orange

Comments and criticisms are appreciated. Thanks for looking! :-)

Painting/Priming / Re: Pre- and Post-Shading
« on: September 19, 2009, 06:48:44 AM »
If you want to make a shaded look on supposed black or midnight blue colors, you can try a preshade base coat of black, then highlight with a mix of black and 10% purple and 10% white. It will look like black on its own but when you highlight it in a black base coat, it will look a bit grayish with black shading :) hope this helps

Model Gallery / Re: Dygenguar - Super Robot Wars -
« on: July 19, 2009, 08:31:51 AM »
Painting and construction looks flawless. Love the shading and colors. Great job!  :D

Model Gallery / Re: Gundam - MSV Continue...Proto Gundam RX-78-1
« on: June 27, 2009, 11:03:42 PM »
*drool* This is one of the best builds of the Prototype Gundam  :D Paint finish is excellent as expected of you and the metal parts with aurora decals complete this wonderful piece.  :number1

By the way, is this a conversion kit, or did you modify it from scratch?

A 40ml bottle of Mr. Surfacer can prime about 3-4 standard sized MG kits.

Model Gallery / Re: MG EZ-8 desert scheme
« on: May 04, 2009, 08:48:36 AM »
Thanks for the comments, guys. :D

Now that you mentioned it, (together with a lot of other people with that comment  :lol: ) It's NOT a desert scheme!!!! I initially thought  :unsure: that a light tan looks 'deserty' but i'm now enlightened  :twitch: Could you please delete the "desert scheme" part in the thread title to avoid further confusion?  :-)

About the weathering, my hands are tied here as my friend wants his kits very clean. :( It was very tempting to weather it after the decal and flatcoat were applied  :pirate2:

Model Gallery / MG EZ-8
« on: May 03, 2009, 09:16:03 PM »
Good day, this is my latest build, a commission work for my friend. Basically an OOTB build with some minor adjustments to accomodate Armored Core weapon parts. The usual pre-shading look and dry transfer markings were used. Photography still needs improvement, although I got the background to be darker than what I did in my previous work, I can't get the light desert tan to show properly in the pics. Oh well, more practice and experiment will hopefully improve on the next sessions... :P

Paints used were Mr. Color for the base colors, Tamiya enamels for the wash and details.

Comments and suggestions are very welcome. Thanks for looking guys! :-)

Model Gallery / Re: 1/144 FAZZ
« on: March 19, 2009, 08:35:15 AM »
Looking at how the stock kit fared, that is an awesome work you have there, Bawoo. Top notch execution and detailing!! It's been quite a while since I've seen your finished kits dating back to the CoM days :) Glad to see you back  :D

Model Gallery / Re: Hi Nu ver DC23 " the final blow " diorama
« on: March 01, 2009, 08:09:36 PM »
Great job overall especially the detailiing mods, but my fave is the base  :D

Model Gallery / Re: G- Core Fighter ver. Sid
« on: February 19, 2009, 08:46:24 AM »
To make an old kit look this good takes a different level of skill and imagination. I gave up on building that same kit years ago :(.. so a lot of props for you to actually finish it!!!  :D :D

Model Gallery / Re: HGUC Jagd Doga
« on: February 15, 2009, 09:16:44 AM »
Exceptional work, bro! Great detailing and paint job!  :D

Model Gallery / Re: MG Force Impulse Gundam
« on: February 06, 2009, 10:38:01 PM »
Another great work. :) I have been an admirer of your works for a long time now. :D :D Great job on the shading!

Model Gallery / Re: Volks 1/35 LED Mirage w/ AKD Veil
« on: January 15, 2009, 09:44:39 AM »
Whoa nelly! that's one HUGE kit! Excellent work on the painting! Detailing is very well done, I really love the quality of detail on the gold trimmings :) Great painting on the white as well, very clean.  8)

If there's one nitpick for me, it's the shading on some silver/metallic parts (notably the head crest). IMHO they look too dark for that size and scale. I think it would've been better if you left it unshaded and make the metallic paint work for you, or make the shading subtler. But hey, the product still looks awesome!

Congrats on this finished project!

Model Gallery / Re: HGUC Gyan ver. 2
« on: December 22, 2008, 10:12:40 AM »

Thanks for the comments!

I agree with you on the plainness of the torso.. I just didn't know what other details to add, so I decided to leave it in its plain surfaces

Model Gallery / Re: Sangokuden Shibai Sazabi
« on: December 22, 2008, 10:10:04 AM »
This build is really inspiring, doc! Beautiful scheme for this one!It's not everyday that you see a really good Sangokuden build and this is one of those days. :D

Model Gallery / Re: HGUC Gyan ver. 2
« on: November 23, 2008, 07:16:07 PM »
I'm happy that you like this simple version of mine.  :-) I hope to see your Gyan posted soon!

Model Gallery / HGUC Gyan ver. 2
« on: November 22, 2008, 09:48:55 AM »
Here is my latest build: A modified HGUC Gyan which I affectionately dubbed ver. 2 because it's

supposed to be an "improved" version. This is my first kit with extra panel lines so i'm

very proud of this work! hahahaha!

Modifications include:

-replaced joint cover of HGUC Gouf for the elbow part
-replaced stock hands with HGUC Zaku I hands
-scratchbuilt joint covers for the knees
-detailing all over.

Color guide:

Light blue= White 70% + cobalt blue 20% + fluorescent pink 10%
Dark blue= Character blue 20% + cobalt blue 50% + white 20% + fluorescent pink 5% + shine red 5%
Gray= Dark gray (mixed with surplus grays) 80% + mahogany 10% + white 10%

HIGHLIGHT COLORS: Added white to each base color paint

Comments welcome!

Model Gallery / Re: MG Zaku F2 Green
« on: October 18, 2008, 09:25:29 AM »

I'm glad you like the colors! I was partly inspired by the now defunct italian website Pramoderu's build of his MG zaku though not as weathered as he did.

Model Gallery / Re: MG Zaku F2 Green
« on: October 15, 2008, 10:49:17 PM »

I'm glad you like it! Low-contrast shading is simply shading with a color less dark than the highlight color, resulting in a shading that is not easily seen (the green used here is an example.) On the other hand, shading is evident on the weapon parts because i used a darker shading. :D


thanks for the comments!

Model Gallery / MG Zaku F2 Green
« on: October 05, 2008, 09:29:11 AM »
Here is a Zaku F2 kit a friend commissioned me to do. This is a simple OOTB build with low-contrast pre-shading and used dry transfer decals for all markings. Pardon the not-so-good photography.

With Bazooka:

With machine gun and heat hawk:

Front and rear view:

Close up of machinegun and bazooka:

With the next project! :D

Comments/suggestions are welcomed with open arms. Thanks for looking!

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