May 29, 2011

Sword Impulse, Destiny Ver Tem

Here it is the finished Sword Impulse. My friend wanted a dark build, not my normal style, so I took the challenge. I used silver in the frame to give it some pop, and break it away from the dark colors of the panels. I mixed a yellow and over sprayed some copper on it to give a metallic final look to the yellow. It also darkened the color some.

I used the Destiny's decals mostly for the gold and silver on the sheet.

Not a lot of need for more words here. The pictures are why you are here any way.

There you have it the MG Sword Impulse Destiny Ver Tem. Hope you like it. C/C welcome as always. Whats next you ask? Here is a sneak peak. This build is all my its going to be an interesting one.

May 13, 2011

Sword Impulse WIP...3?

The build and details are done, now to prime!!! I took some quick snaps of this guy prior to breaking him down for paint. In case you are wondering, no I didn't build this guy in three days. I have been working on him since December on and off. I haven't made it a priority until I got the PG's I was building done.

Anyway, here is the unpainted Sword Impulse Ver Tem.

Below everything is broke down to be primed and painted. This is a build for a friend so I have some choice in the colors, but some were dictated to me.

The frame is going to be a light color (I have never done that before) I will be painting Tire Black for the white parts, after panel lining I will be spraying the black so its a flat color. I'll be using the Copper color to offset the black, the reds will be glossy to stand out from the flat, the little details will be the dark yellow color (same one I used on The O). There you have it, my color choices and where I am at. Hope you like it.

As always keep building!

May 7, 2011

Presenting the PG Astray, Green Frame!

Here it is folks, not the image below that is one so you can compare the OOTB to the Ver Tem.

Below is the my completed PG Astray Green Frame Ver Tem. Thank you to and (unfortunately he no longer sells the awesome parts though) This is a birthday gift to my brother-in-law, and a tribute to a lost friend who build this PG before I did, he was also one of the reasons I got into Gunpla. so Nick and Dung here it is.

This was my first serious use of pla-plate and I honestly really like the details it adds.

Going to let the pictures do the talking here. A lot of cut aways exposing more of the green frame and the nice details.

The Gerbera Straight. (the name of the sword)

A closer view of the green enamel wash.

I really like the extra detail the thrusters give to the back of this guy. I didn't like the setup on the back pack either so I cut that all away and put in large boosters instead.

Where you have boosters there is a need for fuel, that being the case and these being added post build of course there are going to be some exposed lines.

A closer view of the black enamel wash. It really brings out the details in there.

I also thought this guy could use some spike shoulders. Not big ones just ones that say no touch!

Added small metal tube around the out armor to give it a more machine look.

The gun and shield setup, nothing too out of the norm basically the exact same as the PG Strikes.

This is the only place I used the white decals it added some much need break up from the dark colors as did the green enamel wash.

This is a closer view of the leg thrusters showing no limitations on movement due to their placement.

Yup that's a BFS, and a huge reason to get this kit!

There are beam sabers too!

And a lot of movement possibilities, granted this guy fits together very tightly so every pose scratched the paint. I will try and ship him in his final pose so to limit any more damage to 3 days worth of work painting!

A close up of this knee. I just like how the decals worked out here....its one of the Ver Tem additions...they shouldn't put extras on there if they don't want me to use them. :)

The beginning of the classic pose for the Astray.

And there you have it.

There you have it, the PG Astray Green Frame Ver Tem. A lot of extra effort really trying to push my abilities with this one. Next is the Sword Impulse its almost ready for priming so I need to paint yet again. After that I am working on a custom Dom, still planning this one, but needless to say there is going to be a lot of cut away on it. And below you can see a good day shopping. The one in the middle is the sniper I have been searching for! Thank you Gundam Guy for this one...and The PG Zeta! Haven't got that one in the mail yet though.
As always C/C welcomed and appreciated. Keep building!

May 6, 2011

PG Astray quick update!

Hey I haven't fallen off the bus, just been rather busy with 3 kids and all. PG Green Astray is almost done clear coat today and picture time! I plan on having pictures posted tomorrow. Stay tuned!