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MG Jesta Collage by enc86 MG Jesta Collage by enc86
Here is my Finished 1/100 Master Grade Jesta model. Hand painted and weathered, with the exception of flat black, primer (krylon) and spray top coat (testors dull) I built this kit as a nice diversion from 1/35(and a procrastination project, as I should of been building a diorama) This kit was pretty dang incredible and allot of fun to paint, put together, and of course play with XD  For the most part I built him "outta the box" swapped beam saber color and gave him old MG handguns and a knife.

MG gundam kits have always been a bit intimidating to me. They contain allot of parts (moving parts too) are pretty complex and there is allot to screw up. Years ago I built a few MG's without paint and thought I would never reach a level where  could paint one. Anyways with this build I wanted to keep it simple and not take too much on. While I had a bunch of smaller mistakes and I am not incredibly impressed with some of my effects, I am pretty proud of what I was able to accomplish on this one. Being a bit unsatisfied is a good thing as it will make me want to do even better on the next one of these I build.

Anyways I built this guy in the hopes of getting tons of pictures of him. This weekend I hope to see how he does outside and do a bit more of a goofy photo shoot. I got a few more "accessories" I am working on for him that will be done this weekend if the weather is good......

Questions, comments and suggestions welcome!
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KINGOOB Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
thanks friend!
KINGOOB Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Anytime :D
comcody336 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have never watched any of the gundam series but these kits look awesome :D
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
i have watched a few by this point(there are soooooooo many) but i am no where near the gundam nerd as alot of guys i know lol.

but i do know scale models lol and this one was a blast. the kit was pretty amazing(probably in my top 10 fav kits) its a great feeling to finish one and see are the parts move.
soldust Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Was never a big Gundam fan, but I'm loving these kits. Especially the hands, didn't know how many moving parts there really were in one of those!
how much does the average MG kit go for?
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
i like the gundam universe but i dont know a fraction of what most do(my head is already filled with trek,wars comics  lore ect lol)
but i really LOVE the models, lots of work,moving parts and details. you really get your moneys worth!

i would say the average MG(master grade) kit cost around $40-50us. amazon has started to sell them as well and sometimes can get really good deals.

if your uncertain or the price tag seems a bit much, you could get a HG(high grade) kit. they are a bit smaller,less detailed and such but are still awesome builds and about half the cost.
soldust Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
40-50ish doesn't sound that bad, most good models are around that price anyways.  maybe I'll give one a try, would be a totally new topic for me!
gotta finish a PT boat first tho :P
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
yea they are pretty decent and you defiantly are paying for quality. anyways they are pretty fun i say give one a shot!

ohhh yea! i love PT boats.
Hobbittzu Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Is this model from a particular Gundam series? I've gotta say, next to the MS - 18E Kampher and the RX -79G mobile suits, this fellow's a damn awesome site! :)
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