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MG Jesta Custom by enc86 MG Jesta Custom 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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dciusa Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
wow desert color jesta.....
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enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
thanks! for just throwing on left over paint, the color scheme worked out alright.
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LEgGOdt1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
So this is what the USMSC(United States Mobile Suit Core) units would look like if they built Mobile suits during WWII? 
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
almost! it is painted in usa colors but more of the Vietnam time period, tho it was more about having the paint on hand than any kinda theme.

i do have a gundam kit, that is awaiting a proper usa ww2 paintjob/details.
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LEgGOdt1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Ah I see well it still really cool and if we had this during the Vietnam War we would of won it. 
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kingspacegodzilla94 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Awesome :D the head looks a bit like master chief ( halo )
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enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
lol yea it kinda does, maybe they are related XD
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kingspacegodzilla94 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Think that he will help chief to save the earth from the covenant :D
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enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
i almost think he does not even needs chief XD
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kingspacegodzilla94 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Ha lolz :D
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ARRD-ART Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Love that gun. Great work!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
thanks i think i did alright but next time i hope to do so much more XD
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ARRD-ART Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I think you done perfect. :)
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Deamand Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looking like a bad ass are you talking to me? are you talking to me? ill bust a sabot round in yea lol
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
ahahhaha LOVE that movie, would be scary cool to hear bob's voice coming from a GIANT robot XD
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Deamand Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yup
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VictoriadeArdum Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
+fav 
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
thanks!
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ShiroiZaku Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Cool jesta, im gonna get one . Right now still thinkin which custom color i should use :)
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
thanks! this was a aweosme model kit and i think would look great in tons of colors!
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Duo36 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Looks great, kind of reminds me of Gundam Wing's Maganac corps color's
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
thanks dude! (quick Google).....yea it does look similar! i didn't really plan that XD
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StyreneRobot Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Looks great man. Killer pose. I like the subtle paint chipping effect, really make him look heavy and gives him a good sense of scale.  
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
thanks buddy! honestly i was a bit scared and worried, it being my first painted MG. so i went really light on the weatherizing, i think it looks alright but next time i am gonna have to go real dirty.
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StyreneRobot Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
No problem. I understand, Gundams are definitely a little harder to weather and keep it looking realistic. I think its because if you're used to working on kits in the 1/24-1/48 scale range, that 1/100 scale or 1/144 scale can throw you off for sure. 
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
yea i was a little lost as i am still pretty new to them. 95% of my builds are 1/35 so alot of my habits were hard to break, i completely agree and get what you are saying.  anyways i am not like 100% happy on it but i think i did ok. just means ill really have to bring it on the next one.
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EricSellers Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
awesome!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
thanks, was a pretty fun one to do.
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Whitevoid43 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
nice wreathing and i see you gave it strike noir's beam pistols
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
thanks dude!
yup there are his handguns, i just had them sitting in a box and figured jesta would look cool with them. thats one of the smaller gripes i have against this kit, did not come with enough weapons.
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SarienSpiderDroid Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
The flat thing on the right side of the picture: is it a shield?
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
it is a shield. its kinda neat, it has this weird muli jointed mechanism that lets it be posed independently .
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SarienSpiderDroid Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Cool!
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henrykhaung Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
EPIC AND HARDCORE!!!! :D
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
XD
thanks a ton!
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The paint job looks great to me, nice work!
I've got a couple of Gundams I never painted too :)
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
thank you.

they are pretty cool! i have built alot of models and i was really impressed with this one. you should give one a shot, they really are not that bad to build up, sure you could fully paint one no problem.
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've built 3 but so far don't have the nerve to paint one :)
Maybe I'll give one a crack soon as they are really neat!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
yea when i built them years ago, i was the same way. i was pretty intimidated when i first started this one but really wasn't as bad as i had expected.
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petshop00 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
nice dude…still can't wait to see the Sazabi!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
thanks dude!

lol yea i think there are a few people here on DA that are just wanting me to do that one. gonna be a few months, gotta get better at alot of things before i tackle that monster.
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GeneralMechanics Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Version Ka? Awesome! Working on mine now .

Nice job on the Jesta. The colors are amazing!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
yup ver.ka, the massive box in my stash that the idea of painting still seems scary. cant wait to see yours, hopefully you do a review too, love to read your thoughts on the kit(as they are so detailed, i can lean alot of what i am in for!)

thanks, this was soo much fun. call me hooked, after a few 1/35 projects, ill be back for more!
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GeneralMechanics Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see how it would be intimidating but half faith, it is not as scary as it looks. Like the first MG Sazabi kit, there is not much under the hood. The inner frame is structural but there are some ventilation details only where it is exposed when the panels are open. I haven't applied the armor yet but let's just say that I got the core of Sazabi's torso and waist built in an hour. 

I'm starting on the kit by getting my detail painting done first and then moving up the assembly. I really like the design of the color pattern, where the movable plates are a different color from the fixed armor. I'm doing something like I did with my Nu Gundam by painting over the areas that would be using those paneling decals (open the box, gunplarar.... gundammit kirara moment) with a matching mixture and adding more of that same color to more areas: across the chest, the forehead crest, etc. 

Also: MP-2 manipulator parts, I feel are much better than the ones that came with the Nu Gundam (and your Jesta). the joint parts are slightly bigger to make up for the proportions of the fingers.

Good luck on your next Gunpla! Which one is it?
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
thanks for the encouragement dude! after finishing  the Jesta i am a bit less afraid than when i first got it. was worried i would mess up my Jesta and would have so much of a nightmare that the other MG kits would sit for awhile. but i think i pulled it off ok, and everything still moves so i think i will be alright on the Sazabi, just take me a ton of time. think i will be less scared once i get my airbrush up and running too, will make the painting 1000% easier for me(hand painting each armor part was a freaking pain)

very cool, sounds like you got it handled and an aweosme plan.

ahhh good to know! the hands on the kits always worries me.

well i think in a couple of months ill tackle my MG Sinanju OVA. but a friend of mine IRL has been bugging me to make him a custom MG tallgeese, so that might come first.
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GeneralMechanics Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
let me guess, he wants a Tallgeese -Valkyrie- from Build Fighters? (Drab green with the cannon from the Tallgeese 3)

-As for Sazabi, good luck!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
no actually, he wanted to be boring and have it just like the box. lol i pretty much told him it was against my rules to paint things like the box....... so its still on him to come up with a decent scheme(tho he is color blind so might need a little help)

thanks buddy!
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

Classic mecha action pose.

#1 

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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
yea i just had to do a classic "i'm here to chew bubblegum" shot. this kit really lends itself to alot of those.
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Movie poster
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