My Gundam Models and Anime

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!!!

Just want to wish everyone a happy new year. Sorry about the lack of updates but I have extremely busy moving to a new residence, but I have alot of things to post up. If you have requested a color chart, do not worry, I am working on those and have not forgotten about you. So to all... Have a happy and prosperous 2008!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

1/100 Exia - New Project

Because of the recent weather conditions I am out of work, so I get bored at home and decided to start a new kit. Like I stated before, I am tired of Seed Destiny kits so I went with something more recent, the 1/100 Exia. I finished the straight build in like 3 hours, now I have to prep for paint.

A couple of things that I noticed about this kit are the leg joints are not sturdy enough to support the legs so I have to figure something out to make the joints stronger. Also Bandai did a great job of hiding seams with this one so there are not that many seams to take care of. The kit looks good and im excited to see the final product.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

New Arrival - MG GM Quel and MG RX-121 Head Parts for GM Quel

Got today a MG GM Quel and custon head parts from Dengeki Hobby magzine to turn it into an RX-121TR-1 Hazel. I love these custom parts from Japanese Magazines so I think I will be building this kit as a TR-1 Hazel. I'm not really into the look of GM's, this was the same as the Sword Calamity kits, they are hard to find in the US but they are readily available in Japan.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

MG ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom

Well here it is, my recently completed MG Strike Freedom. It took 3 months but have you have to understand I don't work on my kits every day. Sometimes I go a couple of weeks without messing with my kits. but I always come back to them and I did a little bit of work on this puppy.

First, I didn't want any seams on the rail cannons, hip mounts, and specially the wings. I think the backpack was the hardest part on this kit, plus you have to be extra careful to not break the wing mechanisms which from what I hear is very fragile. The kit is completely airbrushed and the decals that came with the kit have been applied. For those wondering what I used for the gold, it was Tamiya X-12 Gold Leaf. Funny thing about the Tamiya X-12 Gold Leaf was that when I first airbrushed it, it looked really pale, but as it dried up, it darkened up a little and it ended up looking ok. I also changed the color of the beam rifle since it was molded in dark blue plastic.

Overall I am quite happy with the way my MG Strike Freedom turned out and this will be my last Cosmic Era kit. I have built nothing but SEED Destiny kits lately, in order, 1/100 Force Impulse, 1/100 Sword Impulse, 1/100 Strike Freedom, 1/100 Akatsuki, and finally the MG Strike Freedom. The last non CE kit that I built was the MG GP-03S, I think i am going with something more recent now like the 1/100 Exia. Hope you all like....

Monday, December 03, 2007

Freedom Complete

The MG Strike Freedom is finally complete after like 3 months. I will post picks hopefully by tommorrow, I am helping my parents move to a new house so my time is tight right now. I'll get them up ASAP.

Detail Preview: Look at the light reflecting from the wings on the right. The seams are completely gone =-)