1/72 W-Gundam Zero Custom WIP2

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERASlowly making headway on the B-Club resin kit. Much fine tuning is needed before I can get back to detail as well as some portion reworking.

 

 

1/8 MegaHouse Alpha X Omega Heero Yuy and Relena Peacecraft

Well, they’re here! After what seemed like a year of teasing and waiting… Operation Meteor has landed, and they deliver!

Material: ABS and PVC
Scale: 1/8
Sculptor: Iwamoto Kunihito
Production: MegaHouse
Product Line: Alpha X Omega

 

I’ll let the pictures do the talking since it should be fairly straight forward… I’ll just comment a bit.

Pro’s
-HEERO AND RELENA FINALLY!!!!!!
-Absoultly beautiful sculpt, looks like it just popped out of the Rythem Emotion OP!

Con’s
-1/8 scale is small, given the cost.
-Relena’s hair ties/bows aren’t fully painted in the centers
-Heero’s head has an ugly gap (because it is removable)
-Heero’s green shirt is 2 halves glued together the seam doesn’t look very good.

 

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1/72 MM W-Gundam Zero Custom [B-Club Resin Kit] Remodeling

I’ve been working on remodeling the Mechanical Moving 1/72 Full-Resin Kit by B-Club. I’m adding slight detail and updating the portions to match WZC’s updated look in the  GundamW Glory of the Losers manga. I hope to create a nice blend of new and old.

A full progress of the head remodeling can be found over on the GundamEclipse forums or here.

The primered head is nearly completed. Just a bit more cleanup work and some small scribing details left.

 

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It’s Name is Epyon… [WIP]

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I wasn’t planning to do much to Epyon as I had liked Katoki’s render as it appeared in GOL but, with the inspiration of a few returning oversea’s modelers such as E-Day a bit of a fire has been lit inside.

As you saw in the previous picture I’m thinking I will inject some vintage Evolve Seed-era styling as well as a bit of my own while clearly keeping it Epyon. Sorry, no TV version this time.

Breakdown.

1. Scratchbuilt a lower portion to the center chest. The original epyon design in Wing had a white-grey square around the center lens. I wanted to add this element back to Katoki’s EW redesign. I had to do a bit of retooling to get the cockpit portion to attach to the chest armor to make it easily removable for later painting.
2. Scratchbuilt a roundish-square camera lens. I wanted something different than the round circle it had to contrast Wing Zero a bit more. Started with a 3mm pla-plate and beveled it with a file. Afterards I rounded the edges with a hobby knife and used a sanding sponge to smooth it all out.
3.General Pla-plate detailing. Epyon doesn’t have alot of room so I decided to raise the armor and extend it a hair instead of scribing details.
4. Carved out some notches in the red piece and then glued in some pla-plate details.
5. Extended the chin with 0.5mm plastic and filed to shape.
6. Added detail and extended the cheeks a hair.
7. Sanded off the red fins on the ears, the doubled (4 fin) look it had was slightly congested looking to me and the angle was bothering me.
8. Used some platsic to reshape the ear with a bit more definition and length with a cut-a-way revealing a bit of layering. A lower fin was scribed onto the lower half.
9. More detailing to break up the armor a bit more. Still need to shape it.
10. Adding 0.2mm plaplate details to the inside of the chest and also filling up dead space for the lens to fit better.
11. Extending and raising the center of the head and extending the bottom edge of the V-Fin’s center downwards so it covers more. Currently I think the V-Fin in general is a bit small in size and bulk.
12. A total pain. Using 0.5mm plastic plate and a series of exacto blades super glued together (every other blade up and down) I created a tool to scribe neat rows of lines. I then used my knife on some of them to bevel one edge of each scribed marked to give it a slight layered look (as shown on the bottom picture.) As a whole it is a bit sloppy but, the areas I’m using are small enough so it looks good. I will have to be way more patient when making future layered parts. Lastly, I then cut out the frame and vent sections and glued on my homemade layerd plastic in its place. Once dry I’ll hopefully trim them down to the original shapes.

Dengeki Hobby NOV2000: Wing Builds

A classic issue of Dengeki Hobby at the top of the Gundam Wing crazy. This issue features remodeling on all the 1/144 GundamW kits with pilot sculpts, a 1/100 HG Wing Gundam Remodeling (including a head to match the opening scene,) a SD remodeling and even the production shots as the PG Wing Zero Custom was being developed.

 

 

My GundamW AnotherStory Fanart

 

Here is a fanart I did for a little idea that had been brewing in my head after the disappointing concusion to GundamW Frozen Teardrop. The premisis is I wanted to do my own variant and reimagination of a future gundam for Heero Yuy in a post Endless Ealtz story. I like a lot of elements from Frozen Teardrop but, the rehasing rewritten backstories and interconnection they added for all the characters just was annoying in my opinion. Nobody watched Gundam Wing for the stories, it was all for the beautiful super-mecha tearing through the battlefield.

As a fan art it of course has a completely stupid fanfiction plot to accompany it which yours truely dreamed up.

The story takes place 7 years following Endless Waltz. Mankind has move past the stars and have the project to colonize Jupiter and Mars has entered its final stages. After the events of Endless Waltz the Earth and Space Colonies were able to peacefully coincide, the now Unified Colonies under the leadership of the delegate Quatre Winner and the Earth Sphere under  the Peace Senate led by Vice Foreign Minister, Relena Darlin/Peacecraft. Through their unified partnership peace finally became a reality until the year AC.203. Following Relena’s maternity leave, fellow Senate memeber Dorothy Catalonia steps up to continue the relations in her stead. Later that month following a tour to Earth to renegotiate free trade between the Unified Colonies and Earth, representative Quatre Raberba Winner was assainated his home L4 colony simultaneously was destroyed by a fraction claiming to be the Ghost of the Battlefield…