Author Topic: HGUC 1/144 Hazel series  (Read 3229 times)

July 29, 2008, 03:45:54 PM
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beertax

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Hi all,

These are the 3 HGUC 1/144 Hazel mechs I worked on in conjunction with the Spartan.  These are, in order a. Hazel early-type Full Armor color b. Hazel Custom c. Hazel Owsla.  The only serious mod I did were extending the lower legs of the Hazel Custom and Hazel Owsla, since the stock legs make the kits look squat.  I also added some styrene parts to the legs as well.  For decals, I used the Bandai AOZ series and Xyberdecal #4 which is absolutely fantastic.

Additional notes for each mech:
a. Hazel early-type Full Armor coloor: I actually did this kit as a test bed for the FullArmor colors, which I plan to use on another project in the future.  I think the colors need less difference in hue, but this kit didn't turn out too bad imho.  I'm pretty satisfied since I only bought the early-type for it's backpack which I wanted for the Owsla.

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/IMG_0984.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/IMG_0983.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/IMG_0988.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/IMG_0987.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/IMG_0985.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/IMG_0990.jpg

b. Hazel Custom: This is the stock Hazel Custom with Advanced Hazel's backpack and shields, and the early-type's rifle.  I expected a lot of trouble with this kis but I never realized that I would have to do so much masking.  I am pretty satisfied with the color scheme; I used the same colors from my GP02 b/c I love the blue so much.  I especially love the white text decals from Xyberdecal, which were prefect for this project.  I might do another Hazel in the future, but only if Bandai makes the MG version :)

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/IMG_1033.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/IMG_0994.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/IMG_0995.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/IMG_1028.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/IMG_0996.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/IMG_0997.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/IMG_1000.jpg

c. Hazel Owsla: Please note that this kit is not finished.  It actually is, in the technical sense, but now I plan to make some changes - esp. with the decals, which I think are too much.  Plus I need to take photos with a background that does not clash with the white color of the mech.  Hopfully MarkW can help me with the additional decals I plan to add to the Owsla.  Anyway here are just a couple pics of the Owsla in its current state.

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/IMG_1011.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/beertax/IMG_1017.jpg
« Last Edit: July 29, 2008, 08:22:11 PM by beertax »

July 30, 2008, 03:40:08 PM
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I really like the color scheme of the early type hazel. Not too bright nor too dark. A perfect balance. I also really dig that blue.
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August 03, 2008, 01:09:33 PM
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Pretty nice work on the Hazels. I like the green one, it's different, and you chose a really good green tone. I see a few places where the decals are silvered, and you can see the outline of the decals. Maybe more decal solvent and/or more clearcoat.

Still, nice work overall. You deserve a special award for bringing in an AoZ project on time!  :D
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August 07, 2008, 02:12:08 AM
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I meant to reply to this earlier...
Very nice painting job. My fav would be the last. I actually love the abundance of decals.
The other two are also nice. The one inspired by that FA Gundam resin kit works well and the other one is pretty dynamic. Not a big fan of the blue mouth piece though.