Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Box Pile Assessment

Every so often, I organize my ever-growing pile of boxes so I can assess how things are looking.
While rearranging them, I found a mini-pile of sorts.

This was certainly not intentional as I had originally planned to only have one of each unit.
Well, they're there now. What are you gonna do? ┐( ̄ー ̄)┌
Though now that I think about it, Strike Freedom is easily my favorite Gundam and that's probably one major factor that led to this.

...or five...
...and soon to be six since a custom build involving yet another RG Strike Freedom is in the planning stages.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

[Custom MS Girl] ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam

One of my more challenging builds since there's no concrete way this is done and I pretty much winged it halfway through. Overall, I'm pretty happy though and I hope you like her as much as I do.

Dual-wield. Because two swords are three times as cool.

Combined rifle for that extra "pew"

With RG "Wing of the Skies" addon

It's not nearly as well-done as the RG, but the knee and shoulder armor are articulated.

*pew pew*

Custom MS Girl WIP- ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam: part 03

Finally finished!
She didn't quite come out as I had initially expected, but definitely not in a bad way.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Pretty Models

I'm not particularly fond of talking with people, so I've developed a bad habit of unintentionally phrasing things in a misleading way.
This is one example.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Custom MS Girl WIP- ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam: part 02

The shoulders are finally done. I decided to mount them off-center to preserve some proportion of the original design and also to show off a bit of her shoulders.
Only the backpack is left. That should be reasonably simple.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Custom MS Girl WIP- ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam: part 01

Another WIP I've been keeping under wraps for the past month.
This is my first time working with a Frame Arms Girl kit--or even a Kotobukiya kit, for that matter. This is also my first attempt at an MS Girl, so I thought it'd be better to keep it all secret until completely sure I won't botch it.

She proved to be a bigger challenge than initially expected because apparently, Kotobukiya's fitting isn't as well-done as Bandai's which I'm so used to. There were quite a few seams where cement was not enough and I had to use putty. That being said, Koto's molding is still very good and once all the gaps have been closed, she's quite something.

It definitely took a lot of planning to figure out what needed to be done to make her look cool, yet still cute. Truth be told, I've got a general idea in mind, but still making it up as I go along.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Laplace's Box Papercraft

If you're like me, you went nuts when you saw the UC Charter pencil holder that Bandai showed off earlier this year.

If you're even more like me, you're not too keen on the idea of spending 3000JPY on a pencil holder...

Thus, I made this during my free time; a little papercraft model.
I've included a guide for laying out the parts on the first page.
Printing as-is will make a roughly 1/20 scale model; the same as the PBandai version.
If you plan to use it a basis for making props for your Gundams:
print in 42% scale for 1/48, 33% scale for 1/60, 20% scale for 1/100, and 14% scale for 1/144.
I plan on updating the center panel once i find a higher quality image. Maybe someone can help me out with this? Give me a holler.


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