Friday, August 26, 2016

An old and overused 1/48 AT-ST

Here it is, the Bandai 1/48 AT-ST



The kit is a very simple one, it comes all in gray, with the exception of chewy and the stand both molded  brown, right out of the box is designed to be posed in a boring standing position, making the articulation very poor but, by trimming a few pieces you can have a better articulation, this is something even a beginner modeler can do without damaging the kit, so there is no biggie there.



The detail is good, nothing too complex, so I guess it is a good offering of an AT-ST one that screams to be modified to look awesome.




I didn´t did what I really wanted with this kit, I don't have the skills or the tools to create and modify the pieces I wanted, so decided to go for a veteran World War II tank-like look.
( I wanted to add some Ewok Roadkill to the base among other things)





So I modified the joints to allow wider articulation, after that, I painted the interiors and pilots, then I added light to the interior, painted some parts on german gray, others in metallic gray and some others in gun metal.




I printed my own waterslides decals (I'll post the file for the waterslides as soon as I figure out how) then I added some rivets (allot) I did some battle damage, flat coated, panel lines and dirt, rust, mud and burnt marks, another flat coat and voila...




I forgot to take more pictures of the interiors, I'll update the gallery as soon as possible


Overall I liked this kit, right out of the box is a simple boring gray kit with good detail, but If you are willing to work on it, it has allot of potential, you can paint it in some camo pattern, or modify it, add details, lights and weapons, the sky is the limit.


6/10



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Gorgeous...

 I usually don't like the factory clean models, In my very personal opinion, they lack character, but this kind of work is outstanding, the details are somewhat subtile, but there is something new to look at in every single piece of this 1/100 Sinanju. 




I don´t know who made this so, if you know the webpage or the author let me know so i can ask for proper permission  and give him/her credit.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

1/100 RX-78-2 VER 3.0

I have been busy, like really busy, After thw White glint I took 2 weeks off modeling, I ended up a little burned after that one, and I wanted to do a kit that I really wanted to do, I started with the 1/48 AT-ST by bandai, but I decided I wanted to do decals, and, it is star wars so Aurubesh decals were needed, I had to create some, that project was delayed, then I returned to the VF-0C but I ran out of mate black, another project postponed, then i decided to do the 1/100 astray red frame, and my very first commission ever arrived:


This is a commission for a friends friend, he wanted the Gundam assembled fast because it was a gift for someone else, so I had only week and a half to do this, totally doable without any fancy stuff, and that's what I did, an almost out of the box assembly with a little paint here and there, my very first miniskirt mech, and I must say, it was a fun build.


Most people think I hate Gundam because of the name of this blog, but there is nothing farther from the truth, I like gundam, allot, I just don't like the designs of robots with miniskirts, I find most of the mechs generic, not my cup of tea.


This Gundam was allot of fun, the articulation is excellent, everything is planed so you can recreate the most iconic poses on the show, color separation is excellent, if you like the colors molded on the runners, painting is not necessary, the molding it's not that good, allot of panel lines need to be re-scribed, the arms can come off very easily, and the shoulder armor goes off position every time you move an arm, the m,jor flaw for me is that it comes with stickers, like I have said before, Bandai should include both, the stickers and waterslides in ALL their models, specially on the MG, RG, and PG lines.


One cool thing it's the it includes both, the core, and the core fighter, the hands are like some voodoo magic or something, the way they are molded is impressive, but, they are extremely fragile they will end up in little pieces if you breathe close to them, rest of the accessories are an ugly rifle, a boring shield that I managed to do some battle damage to it, a bazooka, and two beam sabers, I´m a sucker for swords so, the sabers are my favorite weapon of this kit.


Overall, this is an impressive kit, everything fits very well, the color separation is impressive, it comes with two shades of blue, gray and red, three shades of white, yellow and some clear parts, and although I find this design boring, building it the father of all Gundams was very fun, the weapons and the stickers are the low point of this kit.

8/10

I just finished the AT-ST, and I'll upload some pics as soon as possible.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

1/72 White Glint with Vangard Overed Boost by Kotobukiya

FINALLY!!!!! 

First lets talk about the Elephant in the room, this was my first shot on this kind of modifications, so instead of trying things that might not work, I decided to do some kind of tribute to one of my favorite White Glints out there: the DC23 mecharts white glint, I heavily based my version on that one, but, at the same time I tried to deviate enough to make it look unique.



This was a pet project for me, The White glint was one of those kits that I wanted since I started on this hobby, but ignorant as I was, thought that it was a small and expensive kit, Now it's the opposite, The kit feels and looks massive (3 stands are used), and it is worth every cent I payed for it more than a year ago.



For this project I used Pla-plate and lots of detailing parts from the modeling support goods by Kotobukiya, lots of waterslides from different brands and sizes, every piece of the model has some added details, or has been modified.



Even the stock hands were replaced.




I also played a little with different weapons, I always thought that the White Glit could look awesome with some melee weapons.




But after that, I plugged the V.O.B. set, and returned to the stock weapons.




The white glint on it's own is an impressive design, but the V.O.B. set, adds allot to it.




The Glint is impressive from every angle, and with the added details and modifications looks like a killer machine.












After 4 months of building and experimenting this is the result and, there's no turning back, now, this kit is my new favorite, looks impressive and I'm really proud of the final result.
White Glint is the new Black.

9/10