Sunday, 24 August 2008

MBF-P02 Astray Red Frame

This Astray Red Frame HG 1/144 kit is a very cool kit. The ability in making critical poses are not as good as the HG 1/100, but it's close to that.

The color for the frame is Bright Red spray (TS-) and Top coat flat after that (I love it matt). The armor plating, as far as you can call those few white panes 'armor', is sprayed with Matt-White (TS-).

A real pain in the ass are the tiny areas on the frame which also need to be colored white. In summary, it is an easy kit with an awesome rep. Perharps it is the Gerbera Straight that is making this MS so cool...

Friday, 22 August 2008

GAT-X105 Aile Strike Gundam

This kit is a bit mutilated due to the many battles the Strike encountered during the serie.

This means that I have an extra Strike Gundam. Oh well, I might modify that one into a Rouge version or some other fancy color combination. I post the sword Strike a little bit later...

Do you have a crazy damaged MS kit?

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

FX-550 Sky Grasper SD

This SD version of the Skygrasper is included in the Striker Weapon System SD. It's only one piece which makes the painting quite a challenge.

There is nothing much to talk about it except that the following colors are used: Royal Blue X-, Flat Black X-1, Flat White XF-2, Orange X- and German Grey X-63. Nevertheless, a very funny thing to build. The stand is borrowed from another SD kit.

Saturday, 16 August 2008

GAT-X303 Aegis Gundam

A completely painted Aegis Gundam. It was terribly much work, but it was worth the effort.
Note: The stand that is depicted below is not compatible, I put the kit just on it.

The color is a mix of the following acrylic colors red, pink, flat white and flat base: respectively Tamiya XF-7, XF-17, XF-2 and XF-21. I forgot the ratio to be honest and since coloring is a personal taste, I'll leave the mixing-ratio to you. This color is really beautiful.

Mobile Armor Mode

As you can see, there are seam lines visible. I'll try to fix that in the near future. Sad enough I'll be doing that to the best and populair kits due to lack of time...

Friday, 15 August 2008

Gundam Astray Gold Frame SD

This SD kit was release in the second half in 2007. An expensive kit compared to other SD kits, because of the gold plated parts. Actually it is exactly the same kit as the existing Red Frame. For the Blue and Green Frame, you better customize it youself. An alternative I've seen is the Gold Frame with the right hand of Blitz; cool for those who are prepared to sacrafice a Blitz SD kit or just click that arm on it if you already built one.

If you think of making an Amatsu, you better stock up your epoxy putty level. I reckon it is worth to try. If you already have one, please show it.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Upcoming MG release

Early bloggers also guessed it: The Master Grade Infinite Justice in coming to town. Something I've been waiting for...Yiehaa!
Mr. Choo is closer to the source.

GAT-X Blitz Gundam

Seed fans know that this High Grade 1/144 is a nice MS and this one is nice for critical poses.

The acrylic paint black (X-1) was used was gloss. This suits the Mirage Colloid of the Blitz well. Note that gloss paint requires more time for drying, let's say two days more compared to the flat-colors. Two days?! Just to be sure that your finger prints do not stay on the Gunpla permanently...

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Released kits August 2008

Perhaps you've already found the site on Gunpla. I forgot to mentioned this site. Check for the recent releases at the Gunpla site.

ZGMF-X2000 Gouf Ignited

HG 1/144 Heine Westenfluss

The orange is not a spray job. One could try spraying bright orange (TS-31), but might become too flashy. So for this kit I mixed orange X-6 and flat base X-21. It works pretty well. The Goug Ignited is a cool model complete with whips and swords. It even got two metal parts voor the wing-hinges. Loads of work, but it was worth it.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Aegis Gundam phase shift down

Remember that Nicol got killed in his Blitz in that hart rending scene in episode 29?

Athrun stood there powerless. Tears in my eyes...
Do you have something similar?

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

MBF-02 Strike Rouge Gundam SD

Creative colors. I finished this kit on 18 February 2007. This tiny project was inspired by a builder who also showed a Rouge on the web. Unfortunately I can't find the link anymore.

No special features applied. The original SD kit was a Strike Gundam S.W.S., but I already built the Strike once. So, I mixed red XF-7 with pink XF-17 (basis) and a little bit flat base X-21 to be sure that the color would be matt. (All acrylic paint) The ORB Lion decal on the shoulder makes this kit almost perfect...

Monday, 4 August 2008

RX-78-2 Gundam

E.F.S.F. Prototype Close-Combat Mobile Suit – Version One Year War 0079

The One Year War version with a 2.0 frame makes this kit one of the most popular Master Grade kits in the world. The original colors looks a little bit cheap in my opinion, so I weathered the whole Gundam with a mix of enamel flat black (XF-1), flat brown (XF-10) and enamel thinner. The ratio that was used 1:1:10.
Spray Top Coat before you weather for protection; the enamel mix is so aggressive that it warps the plastic and you might end up in tears...

Saturday, 2 August 2008

RX-78-2 Ver. Ka. footage

Take took at this video, you might have seen it already. We all know that Gunpla is famous in Japan and this man makes his models as it should be...
Part 1

Part 2