Tuesday, October 4, 2016

MG Tallgeese III completed Gallery


Hey guys, Justin here again with another completed kit. this time it's another commission work, the P-bandai 1/100 scale MG Tallgeese III. I was a huge fan of the original tallgeese kit when it first came out, so getting my hands on this was super great, although i think the tallgeese II is my favorite variant, regardless the extra parts were nice. My client wanted stock colors and decals (and since this was p-bandai the water slides were included which was very nice) with little modification, shading and lining. So what I did was started with the frame, which i used a different color than normal to compliment the outer armor rather than contrast like i normally do.

my next plan was the armor needed to be broken up a little since the top half had the largest concentration of blue, i moved some blues to the legs and waist area as well as the inner pieces of the shoulders. just to help push the color scheme along. finally to break up the monotony of the white i added a couple of grey bits here and there just to keep interest going along the entire piece. in the end this is what i wound up with. unfortunately there aren't a mass of details on this kit, it's fairly clean with little in the way of panel lines and the like. but it's still a really fun kit.

if you managed to read this far please be sure to click the bump down below and look at the rest of the gallery!



Monday, May 9, 2016

1/144 Graze Kai WIP

So I started working on a second Graze Kai this week. I'd previously prepped and started painting it, but I decided to strip what I'd done and start fresh. During my move from South Carolina, home I managed to lose the top part of the Graze kai head, so instead of ordering a replacement, or scratchbuilding the part, I just scratchbuilt a whole new head...



Friday, April 15, 2016

SD Jesta Resin Kit Gallery

So I'd say this wip has been ongoing for at least 2 years, thought maybe it was time to wrap it up. nothing fancy or special here. custom mixed colors, and lots of small pins. I present, the SD Jesta

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Graze Kai Fenrir Custom

So again, I'm sorry I've sort of abandoned my blog. I haven't had as much time to model as I'd like, considering I just had my first child I guess it's probably excusable ;P



anyway, this has been a long standing build off with a good friend of mine, who builds over on facebook : Go check out Mecha Lab
he's a member of my team, and a good friend. anyway, I wanted to do some modifications to my graze outside keeping it normal and changing the colors. so the first thing I played around with was the ankle guards. I flipped them upside down, and threw them on, and thought they looked really cool that way. not really a modification, but it's different. next I wanted to experiment with scribing, so I added some detail to the legs and the chest. Finally I felt like adding wolf ears would make the head of the kit stand out, since it's so plain (it looks really good, in my opinion, mind you) thus the Fenrir was born. the weapon is a 1/100 Magic toys ore gun, since I preordered it I actually got double the weapons, so I tinkered with how it looked holding a large oversized cannon. and oddly enough it didn't look too out of scale. so I decided to keep it. the Axe was modified heavily using pla-plate, I didn't care much for the stock axe, and thought It could use some work. so I lobbed the top half off of the back portion of the axe, and cut it at an angle, and I cut a triangle of styrene out and glued it to the top of the axe, and sanded it to shape.

as for the color scheme, I was originally thinking of painting it in an orange color. Not really in relation to my team, but because I thought an orange graze would look awesome. but I laid down a red basecoat and fell in love, so I quickly modified my color scheme, and changed how it would work, and moved forward with the build.

now that you've heard all there is about the build. hit the bump and see some photos! this was a blast to build and paint. can't wait to dig into another one :)