Thursday, May 21, 2009

Great WIP blog

I am not a avid fan of Gundam 00 just because I did not have the time to follow it. However, I am a fan of an awesome gunpla build.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Gouf Custom WIP up

Start the first blog of the Gouf Custom version 2.0. This is the excerpt of the post I made in GameraBaenre's forum. The constructions allow me to insert the chest frame of Zaku 2.0 into exterior of Gouf Custom chest block. I have since made quite a bit of progress beyond this point, so stay tuned....

Gouf Custom 2.0

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Start of a new era

Well, This is going to be my first serious mod of master grade model. This is definitely not the first master grade Gundam model that I own. I have been reluctant to start in this scale simply because it is bigger, and the internal frame puts an additional modding effort. I have always been a fan of the Gouf Custom due to its fierce appearance. Zaku Version 2.0 is an excellent kit due to its exceptional posability. The concept is simple: put a MG Gouf Custom exterior on an internal frame of Zaku Version 2.0. Turn out the task to accomplish such is anything but simple. So far I have only been able to attach the two sides of the chest block to the frame.


One comment I have about the development of Gundam models, particularly the master grade, is the increasing mobility of the robot has been achieved through the use of ABS as modeling material for the internal frame. However, the ABS is not workable with the common plastic cements. Therefore, customization of the model becomes more difficult. I will write up the procedure I used to make the modifications in a dedicated blog. At this point I can see that it is going to take far more effort than customizing a high grade kit.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

GP-04 done, for now.

This one has been done months ago. I just did not have the time to update posts. Here it is with out the sturm units. I will work on the sturm units sometime in the future.


Friday, July 11, 2008

GP-04, the pain(t)ing

I finally return to this model. To tell you the truth. I ran out of the screwer for Gaplant. Returning to this model after such long layoff presented some problems, such as cracking in the putty filled putty and forgetting how to airbrush and shading. Not that I was any good to begin with. After many tries, I finally got it into a presentable shape.

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Still need to paint the nozzles, minus molds, decals, and a wash. I will update the blog when everything is done.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Gaplant.... almost done.... building.

The school has been very busy with summer research. I completed the last piece of the major modifications for the Gaplant. Now it is just tying up loose end here and there.


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Extreme makeover: Gaplant Edition

Posted some cosmetic surgery on the head of the Gaplant. Look like I am almost home free on the construction part.