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I am getting dangerously close to finishing now, just need to finish the beam sabres handles and the little dudes and of course the shield ( which I'm not looking forward to due to complicated painting on the inside of it)  butn I'll get it done in the end I'm sure 

 

 

here's a couple of pics of him with his rifle

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That is just so good! like the pose in the last picture as well " look over there Kamille is doing something stupid again" 

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That just looks superb.

I've been wanting to get a better/larger gundam model of some sort to have a go with after getting the gundam bug building a couple of the 1/144 HG kits.

 

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On 7/11/2018 at 6:44 PM, eureka said:

That just looks superb.

I've been wanting to get a better/larger gundam model of some sort to have a go with after getting the gundam bug building a couple of the 1/144 HG kits.

 

thank you eureka

 

I'm new to these kits and have only built a 1/144 real grade before this one and I have found the larger size much better to work with although the sheer number of parts was quite daunting at the beginning

 

Pete 

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May the Forc..........   sorry I was thinking of a different laser sword in popular culture

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the handles stow away on the sticky up bits on the backpack like so

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Edited by Brundledonk

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And at last it's time for the shield, I've been putting this off as I wasn't really relishing the thought of painting the detail on the back but in the end it wasn't as bad to do as I thought it would be although  when I do my gp01 Gundam I'm going to do the weapons first as it's felt a slog to get them done at the end.

 

fronts were painted white with a bit of grey shading to match the White armour on the suit

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the insides were painted in my now signature steel/aluminium combo but I painted the outer border in white

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top part of the shield done the same way but only the uppermost area

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On 14 July 2018 at 1:06 AM, The Chief Smeg said:

Oh man that shield looks good

Thank you Chief

it was the part that I was least looking forward to as I got near the end but it really wasn't too bad to do and came out better than I'd hoped

 

Pete

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On 14 July 2018 at 11:57 AM, Hunter Rose said:

Nice! The shield looks cracking! And he looks cool with the sabre handles in place :)

Thanks mate

 

the sabre handles really made a difference to the look once I plugged them in and finish off the backpack nicely 

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There are only a few bits and bobs left to paint now and amongst them are these pieces that build up into a kind of adaptor that allows the shield to mount on the side of the forearm.

 

i painted them white to match the connector on the back of the shield and then masked so I could paint the end of one of them yellow

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Then over that with some very thin strips of tape

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Followed by a shot of black then a pair of tweezers to remove the masking ( I'm ashamed to say I have no fingernails due to the disgusting habit of gnawing them ) 

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Here's the result after plucking away the tape with said tweezers

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Looks a tiny bit rough in places ( macro is brutal ) but to the eye is pretty clean and plenty good enough for me

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Parts snapped together and a touch of neutral grey wash to the recesses to give some definition

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Fixed to the shield

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And on the arm

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Without the adapter the shield fits like this due to the connector socket being on the back of the forearm

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And lastly the little dudes, not a lot done to these just a bit of blue for the visor and the knee pads, back pack and gloves painted dark grey and a bit of wash in the lines

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Same deal for the other figure and even the poses are very similar 

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But they do help give a sense of scale to the Gundam

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those were the last bits done and dusted all that's left is for me to decide if I'm going to add some scratches/chipping to the armour. I'm going to wait a little while and see how I feel because I'm worried if I get stuck into it straight away I will end up rushing it just to get it done and I've spent a fair amount of time on this one and it would be a shame to muff it up now.

 

ive got a little side project that I started yesterday that should take me until the weekend to finish and once that's done I'll go back to this one and see how I feel about weathering it and then I'll try and take some decent pics for the rfi section

 

Pete

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Well he looks stunning as he is but I always think shaded parts always look better with a bit of chipping if nothing else and the MK II`s did go through quite a few battles at the start of Zeta. 

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