HGUC Hyaku Shiki Done

My last kit for 2010, a kitbash of the HGUC Hyaku Shiki and Zeta. Just like of my usual builds this guy was treated with additional panel lines, pla plates, etc as details. It was a nice fun build which kept me busy in between builds for the last quarter competitions locally.

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HGUC RX-79[G] Ground Gundam Type

Finished this kit about a month ago for the IPMS Philippines Nationals. Its a purely OOTB build with a slightly weathered scheme. I kindda miss pre-shading mecha kits, and its perfect to practice weathering I've learned from armor building. Chippings and filter were achieved using oil paints (sorry, cant be seen clearly from the photo because of the camera's exposure), then I used acrylics and powders for the dusting on the feet and legs. I was also amazed on the tooling of this kit, very few seam lines to tackle and excellent fitting. Probably my favorite build this year.


Sangokuden Bacho Blue Done

At last after more than a year I was able to build another Sangokuden kit. I must admit I had difficulties with this kit specially with regards to masking and paint finish. Lots of bleeding and touch-ups were done not to mention there were also some orange peel on the finish. But despite of all the mishaps Im still glad that I was able to finish this and its another addition to my Sangokuden collection.

Also, credits to zoidx_chung of Zero-G for letting me use his color scheme.


HGUC Hyaku Shiki: WIP Photos

Just another scrap build, been working on this kit for quite some time now... the usual on and off. I was a bit busy and lazy that I forgot to make a WIP entry for this one. But I still want to share it with you guys so just follow the link to my album below. Thank you!


Trumpeter 1/35 KV-1's Ehkranami Done

Been a while, been busy with the local modeling events here lately. Here's my 3rd attempt on armor modeling. Its a 1/35th scale Russian KV-1 "Ehkranami". Its a pretty straight forward OOTB build. I use Russian Green as my base paint, then toning it a bit with black and white/yellow for the post shade and highlights. Dry-brushed the kit with dark brown and dark gray to simulate scratches, sponge technique was used for the chippings. I also applied a dark brown pinwash and filter. For the mud effect I used Tamiya acrylics mixed with talc and fine sand (many thanks to Fritz for this recipe). Dust and Rust was achieved by using Tamiya weathering sets and oil paints.

Also kudos to Plamo for their tutorials and WIP's. Been a great help and excellent reference for this build.


Trumpeter 1/35 KV-1's Ehkranami: WIP 3

Mud effects applied using acrylics and talc.

Then followed by light dusting.


Trumpeter 1/35 KV-1's Ehkranami: WIP 2

At this point I've already applied the decals (also scratched them a bit to fit the weathered look). Also started with the initial rust color and a pin-wash to raise the details.

A darker color for the rust was applied.

Another layer of rust, this time using Tamiya Weathering Set. A dark brown and light gray filter was also applied.

Here's the turret, instead of drybrushing it with a lighter color, I used dark brown to simulate scratches and chi[[ings. I find this a bit more realistic than the circa way we all used to. Credits to the M Workshop for this technique.


Trumpeter 1/35 KV-1's Ehkranami

Here's what I've been up to for a couple of weeks now. Back to armor modeling, also a break from mechs/Gundam kits. This one will be purely out of the box. Assembly and fitting is quite decent, except for warping on some parts (which can easily be fixed), maybe due to the temperature and storage. A great armor kit specially for those who are new to the genre like me.

Painted the tracks (plastic) black then highlighted it with reddish brown mix and drybrushed with light gray.

Russian Green as base coat.

Post-shaded with a mixture of Russian green + black

Then highlighted it with a mix of Russian Green + Yellow + White


NG 1/100 Saviour Gundam Done

This is my latest build. Its a non-grade 1/100 scale Saviour Gundam. The whole build was pretty much straight forward. Modifications done were not that obvious unless you are familiar with the stock kit. I did some adjustments on the overall proportion of the kit to suit my preference such as extension of the lower torso, ankle joints and neck joint, lowering the leg-crotch joint, shaving the upper thighs (more room for articulation). Additional detailing like panel lines, pla-plates, etc. were also applied. For the scheme, I decided to go with the original colors.


NG 1/100 Saviour Gundam WIP: Last Update

Painted, glossed, paneled, decals applied. Just a final flat coat and its all done.


NG 1/100 Saviour Gundam WIP: Shoulder Detail

Used a scrap part from an old kit and Kotobukiya square vents to detail up the shoulder armor. Also looks like it has an internal. I aslo placed some pla plates on the armor itself as additional layer.


NG 1/100 Saviour Gundam WIP: Details 3

There's a big seam line on the side of the torso, I carved it so it will look like a natural gap of the kit. This also allowed me to paint the neck and arm joints separately.

More details...
- added panel lines on the tail
- slowly building some details with pla-plates (still not finished, looking for more reference)
- added IC's on the turrets


NG 1/100 Saviour Gundam WIP: Dryfit

Did a dry fitting session to see how it looks after the extensions and mods. So far it looks fine to me, pretty much suits my preference. BTW I also extended the waist and front skirts. Applied pla-plates on the torso and skirt areas for additional detail and depth to the kit.

A small modification on the riffle, the OOTB is too long for me.

Here are some poses which the kit can do now.


NG 1/100 Saviour Gundam WIP: Details 2

More panel lines. I also replaced the detail at the thighs that were erased during sanding with pla-plate.

- Made some cuts at the side of the armor to add more articulation on the shoulder joint.
- Cuts and details on the lower arms.
- Lowered and lengthen the thigh joints, again for added articulation.
- Extended the ankle joints with pla-plates.


NG 1/100 Saviour Gundam WIP: Details

Some of you might have this kit and we know its notoriously plain-looking. With lots of empty spaces on some large parts like the legs. Currently Im slowly building and adding details using pla-plates. Panel lines and some rivet holes were also added.


NG 1/100 Saviour Gundam WIP: Intro

Currently doing a fun build. Its a long planned and abandoned project of mine. As you can see the proportion of this kit in MS mode is a bit crappy (well for me at least). So I guess a bit of extensions are needed for it to fit my personal preference.

First, I did the simplest articulation mod I know by shaving the top-medial portion of the thighs so it can have a wider stance.

I also did some pre-painting mods on the legs, really not that necessary but I end up doing it since I want to change the color of some parts and Im kindda lazy to do masking work later.


HG00 Gundam Nadleeh Done

I manage to finish this side project of mine. Even though its a bit cold and rainy these last few weeks. My main concern was the possibility of "frosting" due to the weather, but it all turned out pretty good. You can call it an OOTB finish, I just did a few panel lining and details to it.

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HG00 Throne Drei Done

My latest build. A 1/144 HG00 Throne Drei. I was able to finish it after two weeks of cramming to be able to join the Mechapinoy TBIB In-house Competition. Modifications done were extending the neck and waist joints. I also added panel lines and rivet holes as additional details. I also changed the color scheme a bit to give it a little flair.

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HG00 Throne Drei WIP

Its a relief that we were given another week to finish our entries. It gave me more time to finish and be a little bit more meticulous. Im just waiting for the other parts to cure from the final flat coat and its all done. :)


HG00 Throne Drei WIP: Painting

Painted all the system injected parts and metallics.


HG00 Throne Drei WIP: Painting

Started painting and masking. White parts painted, also did a coat of gloss black as prep for the metallics later.


HG00 Throne Drei WIP: Primed

Just a small update, primed the whole kit.


HG00 Throne Drei WIP: Assembly & Details

Another pre-paint modification for the wings.

I also extended the upper body by 2mm, and the neck by 1mm.

Added panel lines and rivet holes for additional detail.

Filled the hollow parts with epoxy putty, then added rivet holes as details.