Author Topic: MG Turn A Gundam  (Read 4906 times)

May 28, 2008, 06:07:25 PM
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T1000

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Surprisingly elegant, beautiful and highly articulated. This kit is a kit that either makes you love it or hate it.

I have used a different approach (using Gaia Cool White) for painting the white, as well as for the steel internal. The effect looks cool.

Other than a few screw ups at the head seam line and the masking at the rifle, I think this kit I have done is marvellous. The problem is "what is its best pose?"

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The only kit I have without decals. This is because when I look at the amount of panel lines, I think there is no need for decals. And the kit also oes not comes with one. So I guess it was intentional.

Ok please comment...

May 28, 2008, 06:19:10 PM
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GlauG

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Gorgeous. :D  How did you do the panel lining?  Also, I couldn't tell if you shaded the shield or if it was just the light...

May 28, 2008, 06:29:35 PM
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I used Tamiya XF-54 Flat Earth to do the panel lines because I think gray is a little too dark for it.

I used a subtle shade on all the white parts, so the shield you see is the shade and not the light. Think I have succeeded in that the subtle shading is to bring out the perspective of the surface by micmic light fallen on it..  :D

May 28, 2008, 06:32:29 PM
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Awesome, thanks. :D I may be a terrible person and try and make my Turn-A look a lot like yours when I build it. :P

June 22, 2008, 09:02:42 PM
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your right about this model it's you ether love it or hate it depend on the pose and how well it's made...and yours is looking awsome makes me want to get it aswel but i know my outcome will make me hate it  :P what color do you use to shade your whites?

June 30, 2008, 09:22:50 PM
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your right about this model it's you ether love it or hate it depend on the pose and how well it's made...and yours is looking awsome makes me want to get it aswel but i know my outcome will make me hate it  :P what color do you use to shade your whites?

I have tried several methods to paint white.. but this is my latest method which I will share..

After priming with 1200 Gray surfacer, I will spray a layer of very light gray comprised of 50% Gunze White (1) + 50% Light Gray (308). what it ends up is a shade darker than white. Then I used a 0.2mm airbrush and load it with properly thinned Gaia's white and spray the middle portion, leaving the sides darker.

July 08, 2008, 03:18:15 PM
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Nice clean work as usual. I need to pick one of these up.

January 06, 2009, 03:06:30 AM
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Nice build, im currently working on mine. I got one question for you though, how did you do the head? Like getting rid of the seam line. This is a head where it's nearly impossible to do the "slide-in-the-face-mod" so i was wondering what method you used

January 17, 2009, 12:18:43 AM
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the usual paint the internal, then mask the face, then seal it up inside the head. Remove the panel line, then after all that, remove the masking tape.