Author Topic: 1/144 XXXG-01SR2 Mk. II-04 "Sandrock" (Image heavy)  (Read 10348 times)

October 05, 2008, 08:21:45 AM
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NorrisPackard

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Hey guys! I've been lurking around for quite a while now. I've been a member for quite a few months but I only managed to post now.

Anyway, here are pictures of my latest build. I made a lot of modifications and scratchbuilding on this one. The modified/scratchbuilt parts are:

- Added Styrene on surfaces to simulate additional armour
- Scribed in additional details
- Did a face lift to make it look like the Destiny Gundam
- Sharpened the heat shotels
- Scratchbuilt "thrust vectoring" style boosters (we gotta be updated with technology right?  :lol:)
- Scratchbuilt the hands for more natural-looking poses
- Scratchbuilt the shield (with spare magazine rack for the machine pistol)
- Scratchbuilt the machine pistol (with stowage rack in the back)
- Scratchbuilt the knife and scabbard
- Overhauled the shoulders
- Scratchbuilt the elbow joint up to the biceps for that MG-style double joint with bicep rotation
- Heavily modified the Hip joints using sawed-off 1/100 shoulders to get rid of those loose ball joints.
- Modified the ankle into two articulation points
- Installed ball joint in the waist for movement.
- Custom paint scheme of course :D































Thanks for looking!
« Last Edit: October 06, 2008, 07:01:46 AM by NorrisPackard »
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October 05, 2008, 09:37:21 AM
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That,s pretty damn fine.  I utterly love the wear on the swords, gives me some ideas for future projects :shifty:.  If you couldnt tell i love the Sandrock Custom.  Great work.

October 05, 2008, 09:38:52 AM
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Best Sandrock ever! Very nicely done! The mods, colors, everything make this quite a beauty.

October 05, 2008, 01:12:55 PM
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Really nice mods, love the color scheme

October 05, 2008, 02:42:19 PM
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Thought I was looking at a production work, like a MSiA or something.   Very nice.  Just wish you had an in-progress to post.  We'd love to see all the work you put into this.  ^_^

October 05, 2008, 05:51:16 PM
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This is beautiful, I find it hard to believe it's a 1/144th kit

October 06, 2008, 12:15:38 AM
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October 06, 2008, 04:43:59 AM
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Thanks a lot guys! I'm humbled that my work is appreciated by such masters :-) :-)

About those in-progress pics, can I post them in this thread? (technically this is no longer a WIP) or do I need to post them in the Model In-Progress section?

Thanks again :D
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October 06, 2008, 04:49:34 AM
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you can post them here. :)

October 06, 2008, 06:56:49 AM
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you can post them here. :)

Thanks!

Here they are:
 
Arm modifications MG style




Waist modifications




Shoulder forward swing (I hate the fact that you have to swap torsos in the stock kit)




Ankle modifications. From 1 articulation point to 2.












The Knee posability is surprisingly out-of-the-box :twitch:


Shoulder modifications




Scratchbuilt shield








Additional details


Magazine rack with the topmost round visible


Added styrene sheets for armor


Permanently fixed the handles to make its retrieval more logical


Thrust vectoring boosters




Other scratchbuilt stuff








Scratchbuilt hands on the left and stock ones on the right


Machine pistol storage rack


Custom hands handling their respective weapons


Some poses :lol:

Chuck Norris Roundhouse kick :P


Japanese V-sign :lol:


Primed and ready


Sharpened heat shotels




Painted


Handpainted Arabian markings




Facelift :D



Well that's about it. After this was decal placement, weathering, and final topcoat.

Also, the rules regarding the local BAKUC competition just came in. Only one entry is allowed per participant so right now I'm contemplating on making a diorama base for this.

Thanks for looking! :D





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October 06, 2008, 05:42:12 PM
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What was the weathering method of the knife and swords?  Was it like a wax pigment or did you use masking?  Again great job.

October 06, 2008, 10:50:41 PM
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What was the weathering method of the knife and swords?  Was it like a wax pigment or did you use masking?  Again great job.

I just drybrushed some enamel chrome silver on the edges.
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October 06, 2008, 10:52:22 PM
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just wonderful workmanship.
i can learn a lot.
cant wait to see your other works.

October 07, 2008, 04:54:19 PM
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Woooow..its prety damn cool.. ;) awesome brader..
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October 09, 2008, 06:45:08 AM
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I must say, the scratchbuilt stuff is friggen sexy. I wasn't a big fan of that machine pistol at first, but once I saw it on the stowage rack, I was like, "Damn, that's sexy." Very nicely done, sir. Very nicely done.
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October 10, 2008, 09:24:36 PM
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This has got to be one of the best Wing mobile suits I've ever seen! Really nice work on the mods both for mobility and asthetics. I like what you did to the shoulders. Making them smaller is actually an improvement. The shield is great, too. Good color scheme, good weathering. Everything about this is GOOD! How long did it take?

Nice work, looking forward to future projects!  :D
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October 11, 2008, 01:37:53 AM
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Thanks a lot for the kind words fellas :-)

This has got to be one of the best Wing mobile suits I've ever seen! Really nice work on the mods both for mobility and asthetics. I like what you did to the shoulders. Making them smaller is actually an improvement. The shield is great, too. Good color scheme, good weathering. Everything about this is GOOD! How long did it take?

Nice work, looking forward to future projects!  :D

This one took me around 3 weeks of building and 1 week of painting. I started on this around late March and once it was built, I shelved it for a while. Got back to it just this September and finally painted and finished it. School got in the way :lol: :lol:
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October 12, 2008, 11:05:02 PM
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this is one beautifulwork. I like those SB hands VERY much!!

October 13, 2008, 07:51:44 AM
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superb workmanship~ i especially love the arabic markings on the shield... 
the scratch building and the level of details are amazing... :twitch:
u wrok and lm looking forward to ur future builds~ 4 thumbs up!  ;)

October 14, 2008, 01:37:30 PM
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Ditto to all that has been said!, this is a very beautiful project you put together. I'm really impressed with all the scratch built stuff (hands especially!!). Anyways great, great job I hope to see more of your stuff soon!