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!
i like that scale but i tend to collect MG 1/100 as that's what i have the most parts for and is what most of my gunpla collection is/will be in. this really reminds me i gotta get off my duff and finish my MG sazabi!
i do have a gundam kit, that is awaiting a proper usa ww2 paintjob/details.
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.
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.
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.
Nice job on the Jesta. The colors are amazing!
thanks, this was soo much fun. call me hooked, after a few 1/35 projects, ill be back for more!
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.
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.
Classic mecha action pose.