Author Topic: GM Custom Nouvel  (Read 5516 times)


February 26, 2008, 02:05:33 PM
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About time! Looks great. Your painting is definitely improving. The dark body grey looks odd against the tan/orange/red to me. Maybe a warmer gray would had worked better. Aside from that the scratch parts look great and it's a nice piece.

February 26, 2008, 02:10:15 PM
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It's great, one of the coolest GM's I've seen.  The red and the white are a little jarring in the paint scheme, but I really like the tan-on-gray.  The design of the mods is the best part, very cool.
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February 26, 2008, 06:38:16 PM
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Well, obvously the mods are fantastic! The quality of the paint job and decals is much better than on your Zeku.

I'm also undecided about the colors... I like the dark gray, orange and white. It's the tan-gray color I don't like. I guess feel the opposite of Fichtenfoo  ;). I like the dark gray and would prefer a cooler light gray. Then again, I have a GM Custom that I'll build next after my AoZ project, and I plan to make it two-tone gray (with a dark gray just like the one you used and a cool light gray), red, and white so I guess in my head that's just the way I've been imagining a GM Custom...

Excellent work overall. :D Needs brighter photography to show off your work!
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February 26, 2008, 07:38:06 PM
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The colors look great together, I think the tan is so neutral you could almost call it gray, and the dark blue gives it that titans feel. The only part I feel is a little off is the red on the shoulder mounts, other than that the color scheme is good, imho. As for you mods, brilliant! Way to take a semi-par kit and make it look beastly! The old GM Nouvel design is chunky and fat, but I like slim streamline mobile suits, and find this piece sure does the job. Great work!
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February 26, 2008, 07:48:14 PM
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The mods/add-ons are fantastic Eze! The paint quality looks great, and much improved. I am slightly on the fence about the colors, but they dont bother me too much.

February 26, 2008, 08:25:07 PM
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Oh yea.... ohhh ho yea.

Looks awesome. I think the inclusion of the darker orange on the shoulders throws it off a bit for me, but thats just me. Great work.

PS- Any chance of recasts on those feet? I could really use them on my Quel for the AoZ comp!

February 26, 2008, 09:25:11 PM
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I like the way the model turned out, it looks great. The paint job fits the overall look and feel of the model, all of the add-on to the MS really make it look like a field modified Gundam.

Great Job!!!  8) :-)
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February 27, 2008, 05:37:19 AM
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I think the mods are inspired and well done and make the GM look menacing.  Reading the other posts, it seems the colors are getting enough mixed feedback.  I really like how the knees and the chest came out.  You said in the WIP that the fins in the rear of the shoulder pack are straight.. its a shame that they look a little off in the photos.

I can appreciate the hard work you put into it and hope personally to be able to attain the level of creativity and talent you exhibit in your GM Nouvel.

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February 27, 2008, 06:30:10 AM
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Thanks for the input guys!
I wasn't sure on the dark gray at first too. But then it grew on me.
This is the color scheme I was trying to reproduce:
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/6757/0341cf0.jpg
What I came up with looks less "test type" that what I was planning but I'm happy with it. The painting is faaaar from flawless. I still have way room for improvement.
I'm mostly happy to have been able to finish it without any major screw-up. Can't say I actually really enjoyed the painting process. It's also linked to the lack of a proper work-place.

DrDazzle: Nope, they are painted and will stay that way  :D Plus you can get much better looking ones from Ako. Mine are a tad too wide. The fugly original were a bitch to modify, damn you Bandai.

February 27, 2008, 06:42:02 AM
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Wow!  Definitely MOTM material (too bad you're a moderator  :razz:).

I like EVERYTHING about this piece.  You've heard enough praises from me in the WIP so I won't comment on the awesomeness of the modifications.  I really like the color as well.  The tan/red pieces give a more add-on part look to the overall design.  I like the dark bluish grey too!

February 27, 2008, 06:51:22 AM
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The tan/red pieces give a more add-on part look to the overall design.
Cool, that was exactly the intended effect :-)
Glad you like it!

February 28, 2008, 07:27:46 AM
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everything is great..the color is ok for me. i believe you should mod the head as well and make is a complete GMIII nouvel

February 28, 2008, 10:28:13 AM
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Great work there bro! I really love the knee mods! and nice choice of color scheme! ^_^

February 28, 2008, 06:42:12 PM
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DrDazzle: Nope, they are painted and will stay that way  :D Plus you can get much better looking ones from Ako. Mine are a tad too wide. The fugly original were a bitch to modify, damn you Bandai.

Do you mean the Ka replacement lower feet? Or does he sell more Hazel/AoZ style ones now too?

February 28, 2008, 08:15:49 PM
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Finished model confirms what i thought when I saw last uncompleted model update.
Absolutely the best GM I've ever seen.
GREAT WORK! :number1
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February 29, 2008, 04:21:50 AM
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Do you mean the Ka replacement lower feet? Or does he sell more Hazel/AoZ style ones now too?
Yeah I meant the old Ka ones. I supose they could work for a AOZ themed kit. Much better fit than the Quel's anyway :yucky: