Oct 8, 2010

The O WIP 5. tutorial.

All right, as I sit here needing a break from drilling holes and measuring, I thought that some of you might want to see just how I did all those little holes to closely together with out them looking all randomly placed. Here is how I did it.

1. Ruler and a pencil, measure the gap you are using and mark with the pencil in this case I am using 3mm.
Here is what one side looks like after step 1. The thing here is because its pencil I can't mark to far ahead or I will end up rubbing it off as I manipulate the piece so I can hold it tight enough to drill it.
2. After all the lines are placed. I then draw the vertical lines at some places the line is thicker this is a visual reference for myself to know I need to go lower or higher on the line. This part is key to keeping everything lined up though.
3. Drill, drill, drill, more drilling, and still more drilling. Just this side skirt consisted of 58 holes to be drilled. Remember though because its all hand measured and you are measuring against lines you scribed in the amount and placement of the marks may not match exactly on each side. That is the part in the end I think is really going to help this work stand out though. Too much symmetry can get boring.

All right that is the drilling part. Fun stuff there; it looks great IMO, but I will not be doing this again any time soon.

Now as I work on making the additions look less like the freedom parts they are and more like a high powered weapon setup, I had to add some power cables. This is a preview of what I started tonight the work is all still very rough, but you can get a glimpse into my vision for this thing.
Above: Backside of the mount for the 2 large beam rifles.
Above: Side view of the mount.
Above: Forward facing view of the mount. Still need to get some sanding done, ( I hate that part).
So you can see a lot of work has been done in the past few days I am counting down the pieces left to drill, 4 left...so close then a lot of sanding and clean up prior to making final decisions on paint and such. Hope this helps you. Enjoy GUNPLA!!


  1. Nice Tutorial! You really did a lot of work to make those holes. Now I have great admiration for your patience. I especially like your vision for the gun with the power cables, that is very 'O' like.

    If you put all your WIPs together, you would have a pretty good tutorial about modding a gunpla.

  2. yup, very informative !!! cant wait to finished! More power bro !!