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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
Badass!!!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
thanks friend!
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KINGOOB Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Anytime :D
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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
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
this model/mech comes from the newer show "Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn" and i believe this suit is just a common , kinda cannon fodder type(not a hero unit)  
but i gotta agree, this guys angles,proportions ect make him one of my favs!
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Baryonyx62 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great stuff! Incredible poseability.

Suggestions? How about showing this one in interaction with the other/s? Could make for some nice pictures, either cool or comical. :lol:
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
thanks buddy, the poseing is like half the fun!

ohhh yea, thats great. it will defiantly be on the more comical side XD
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jaffacakesandpopcorn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Cool he came out well, is he gona get a chainsaw gun? for slaughtering inbred mad max bad guys :lol:
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
yea i think i did alright, lest he still moves XD

ohhh man how did i not think of that, next time for sure!
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precinctomega Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Looks really cool.  Needs some military decals to give him more of a gritty realist feeling to match the weathering and muted paintjob.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
thanks buddy!

yea he really does, that's one BIG mistake i did on this build. i have been at the mercy of mother nature(have to use cans for some things) and the weather has been pretty bad. anyway late one night,while i was very tired and the weather was awesome for a change, i started the matt clear finish process. because of that mistake i kind shot myself in the foot when it came time to decal.

anyways when i get my airbrush set up, i hope to give it a gloss coat and give it some markings.
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BazSg Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Daang great job man! Arrr I feel my gunpla spirit burning! XD

This paintjob would look so perfect with a MG Zaku Cannon too! 
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
thanks a million friend. i can built up armor without any sweat but MG MS kits have always intimidated the heck outta me. while i think i could of done even better(next time muhahahahahha XD) i am still pretty dang proud of myself on this one. now i know i can do the other two in my stash......

ohhhhh yea it would! could see that working perfect!
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gedionki Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work as always! And it moves, that levels it up a few times more for sure!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
thanks! i was pretty worried i would mess something up so i am pretty proud he came out alright and still moves. he really is too much fun to play with.
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gedionki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea I can understand that, moving parts are fun and challenging!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
yup! but its really worth it, when its done and everything still moves, its  pretty dang proud feeling.
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Markonator Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic!!! :D
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
thanks buddy! was a bit of work(and crappy weather slowed me down) but i think it was all worth it. you can tell i am gonna have tons of fun with this guy.
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Mineraleater Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks great! most impressive for me is the fact that you can move everything =) 
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
thank you very much! his movement was the big thing that worried me when i started this build. i have heard horror story's from other modelers about paint making them static. so i was really happy that he still has 100% movement and his joints are smooth.
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Mineraleater Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, that are some bad news to hear when you want to assemble it =)


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SlaterWheeler Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
So how are you liking those hands? The version 1 of the new type hands they're using are nice, The Sazabi is the first of the Kits with the Version 2 of those hands and have a lot of improvements to them as well. Over all, the hand articulation is great, no more static pose thumbs lol.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
they are pretty cool, my first time working with them. it was pretty neat how they come off the runner, are pretty dang detailed and hold up better than i had expected.

the only thing i dont love is they dont pop out very good. was thinking about making another set just for play outside(would hate to loose a pinky or something in the snow lol)
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SlaterWheeler Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
They're based off of the hands used in Perfect grade kits, so they're gonna be a bit more difficult do to down sizing. they use similar hands in Real grade kits from what I hear(never built and real grades myself). There is a company called Hobby Base that makes hands similar to those, though they require more work to assemble. They make the hands in both 1/144th and 1/100th scales, and in both square and round finger types(square is more federation style, while round is more Zeon style). take a look at those if you're wanting some spare hands to play around with, just be sure to play with the joints on all the fingers before completing assembly, they're REALLY stiff right out of the package and can break very easy if they're not worked a bit before assembly.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
hummmm good to know....i have a bunch of MG hands in my stash, it might be awhile till i pick up one of those sets, but when i do your info will come in handy. i am a bit lost when it comes to gundam aftermarket....
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Mace-X Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Man, that turned out great! I like how you didn't go overboard with him either like some Gundam type figures tend to do with weapons, etc.

Makes me want to pull out the Gundam models I've been afraid to touch...lol
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
thanks a million buddy, this one had me worried!  yea i wanted to be very simple on this one, figured less might be more for this kind of suit. and that let me focus on his movement and not screwing anything up(there was alot that could of gone wrong XD)

aweosme, i say give one a shot! you have great painting skills, i am sure you could build/paint one great!
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Mace-X Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
I feel like paint rub is always one of the biggest concerns of figure makers. There's always the looming question of when you are painting that goes "Ok, is the paint going to stay, or am I going to watch it come off the moment I move something and get reaaaal angry?" lol. I know it's geared a little more toward action figure customs than models, but here's a site you might want to take a look at when you get a few:

www.figurerealm.com/viewcustom…

The tutorials are pretty good for general stuff like paint rub and the Special Effects section is great for thinking out new ideas. They definitely helped me go into new projects with less apprehension!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
yea that was the big one, but lucky i only have really minor scarping. i put on three coats of clear and that seemed to help alot.

great resource! ill have to bookmark it and really study some of that latter. awesome link, thanks!
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, the guns look neat too!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
thanks friend!
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"yay i have so many positions  available that even can dance 50`s rock!" XD
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
XD

gonna have to have a robot dance party XD

DANCE ROBOT, DANCE! XD
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:dance:
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billking Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Great jod and it was a quick build!!!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
thanks man, he built up nice and was a really enjoyable build. was pretty impressed by the kit overall and felt good to not cut something up for a change lol.
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billking Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
:)
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
nice touch with the lightsaber!
or is he supposed to have that?

those guns are awesome looking!
does the shield have rockets in it?

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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
yea its a "Beam Saber"(same difference XD)

the one he came with was pink so i swapped it with a green one i thought worked a bit better.
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
pretty much!
nice!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
thanks a tonnage.
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Starfox2o12 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Love the poses.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
yea i do too, was pretty worried about the paint and things not being able to move(have heard nightmare story's) but for the most part he is pretty smooth when it comes to movement with only really minor scraping.
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