Friday, November 5, 2010

1/144 GM Finished

So it has been way to long since I made an update. I thought I would have more time once I graduated but that has proven untrue. Due t procrastination and working on other models such as this GM I failed to complete my two entries for the Gundam Wing Group build at Hobby Fanatics. With that I am very pleased on how this turned out and can now focus on finishing my Sandrock Gundam along with other in-progress projects including recasting gundam parts and miniatures for Heroscape.

Hope you like my take on the GM and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The GM WIP part 1

So this WIP will be for the GMs that I plan on completing this year. First up is the standard GM. I got around to washing him yesterday and primed him today.

Right now I plan on completing two more GMs...the GM Striker and a standard RGM-79(G). These all will be in my standard EFF colors (See the RGM-79(G) HAMMER).

Monday, August 23, 2010

1/144 Char's Zaku II Finished

Char's Zaku II is finished! That makes 3 gundam models finished this year...and I plan on a lot more if I can just stay focused. Anyways, I really like how this one turned out. The deep reds look so good and Char is supposed to be RED so that's what I did. I also decided to just display him with the bazooka...enjoy the pics.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

1/144 Char's Zaku II WIP part 3

So, I have pretty much finished painting, applying decals, and weathering on Char's Zaku II. Now I am just waiting for the dulcoat to dry and I need to fix up a few spots like on the shield where some paint pealed off. Here are some progress picks.

I am really pleased with how the reds turned out and I personally think that it looks more menacing with the dark reds then salmon and brown...but that's just me.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

1/144 Char's Zaku II WIP part 2

Well got a lot of painting done today. Now I just have to wait for the paint to dry and mask the parts that get more then one color, then its on to panel lining, weathering, and decals.

Here is a pic of the painted pieces...hopefully I can get this done quickly.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Snap-fited GM's and Update

Ok so I am currently still painting Char's Zaku II...but while I was out of town for a week and a half I had the chance to snap-fit a few GM's and start filling seam lines.

These will be painted my standard EFF colors: Red and Grey.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

1/144 Char's Zaku II WIP part 1

Here is my next project that I have started...Char's Zaku II. I just can't bring my self to work on my Sandrock Custom at the moment...funny how this happens to so many modelers. Anyways, I am currently filling seams and prepping for primer. As for paint I will be painting it RED because Char is the red comet not the pink/salmon comet. So with that said this will be oob other then a different paint scheme.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


RGM-79(G) SNIPER is finished...this is the second member of my EFF special ops team I have completed. It turned out pretty good, but not as good as I had hoped. The tan paint didn't turn out that great and I didn't notice until I had removed all of the silly putty. So it is what it is. I tried for a little more worn look on this one so I was a little sloppy on the wash, but at least it didn't dye the blue like my Sandrock Custom that I am now trying to repaint.Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

RGM-79(G) SNIPER WIP part 2

Started painting and now I'm just waiting for everything to dry so I can apply the wash and decals. Should be able to finish this up and take pictures tomorrow.

Here are some pics of the painting progress...all primedAnd here with the green base and silly putty on ready for the next color.

Monday, July 26, 2010

RGM-79(G) SNIPER WIP part 1

Ok so things have been a little bit crazy the last little bit and I haven't had any time post anything or get much modeling done...but here is what I've been up to.

I started the second member of my E.F.F. special ops team...the sniper. For this suit I want to paint it camo instead of the standard plain green, which looks more like Zeon's style. But most importantly I want to add a few upgrades.

1. Add power tanks to backpack for beam rifle
2. Add wires connecting the backpack to the beam rifle
3. Add head attachment from a RX-78 Mk-II
4. Attach the 100mm machine gun to right leg

So, here are some pics of how things are going...
I cut into the sides of the backpack to attach the tanks to power the beam rifle.

And here is how it turned out with the tanks and wires attached.

So, now I have started painting and will post pictures of the process hopefully tomorrow.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Gundam Sandrock Custom WIP part 3

Well I have run into some problems with the watercolor wash. It has stained the white blue and did not really stay in the panel lines.So I am debating on weather to mask the parts again and repaint the white portions or try and hand paint over the watercolor wash. I think that my problem was that I dulcaoted it instead of giving it a gloss coat. But you learn the most from mistakes. Anyways some better news is that I weathered the feet.I would really like to have this done by the end of the month but I don't think that will happen.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

RGM-79(G) HAMMER Finished

So I finished the RGM-79(G) HAMMER and got some pictures taken. This is my first gundam model that I have airbrushed, modified, weathered, and decal-ed.

The story idea behind this suit is that the HAMMer is apart of a special forces unit and its main role is to provide cover fire for advancing troops and break through defense lines that require a lot of fire power. I gave it the stripe on the head and the stripes on the shoulders to signify that it is not your average pilot, but is not quite to the level of an ace pilot with a completely custom color scheme. The rest of the special force unit will be made up of a sniper(RGM-79(G)), commander(ground gundam or EZ-8), a close combat GM(Striker), standard GM (RGM-79 or just GM), a guntank, and possibly a guncannon.

Let me know what you think.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Gundam Sandrock Custom WIP part 2

So last night I was able to paint all the pieces that where ready for black and yellow painted.

I also did some dry brushing of sliver on the black pieces to help the detail show better and because I want this to be a worn and dirty Gundam Sandrock. Now the black pieces need a coat of dulcoat and they will be done.

Also got the red part on the chest painted and dulcoated to help seal the paint so the masking tape wouldn't peal the paint off when removed.

Today I finished the chest by taping off the red part and painting it black. I then dry brushed it with sliver as well. Finally, I removed the masking tape and put the yellow vents in place.

Now it just needs some touch up hand painting and a coat of dulcoat, and it will be ready for the water color wash.