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October 05, 2008, 09:29:11 AM
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michael tan

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Here is a Zaku F2 kit a friend commissioned me to do. This is a simple OOTB build with low-contrast pre-shading and used dry transfer decals for all markings. Pardon the not-so-good photography.

With Bazooka:



With machine gun and heat hawk:


Front and rear view:


Close up of machinegun and bazooka:


With the next project! :D


Comments/suggestions are welcomed with open arms. Thanks for looking!

October 13, 2008, 08:09:50 AM
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makalaka

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hmm... I don't know what it is about this build but I really like it. I think it has to do with the paint job. Can you tell me exactly what  "low-contrast pre-shading" is? I'm a complete noob about how to do any type of shading but I really like how yours looks. Awesome job!

October 15, 2008, 10:45:23 AM
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A nice clean build, I like it. The muted colors and subtle shading work well and add realism.
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October 15, 2008, 10:49:17 PM
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@makalaka:

I'm glad you like it! Low-contrast shading is simply shading with a color less dark than the highlight color, resulting in a shading that is not easily seen (the green used here is an example.) On the other hand, shading is evident on the weapon parts because i used a darker shading. :D

@funaka:

thanks for the comments!

October 17, 2008, 02:52:39 PM
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I love how this turned out. Nice and clean, but perfectly colored. That's what I'd expect a real-life Zaku to be colored like.

October 18, 2008, 09:25:29 AM
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@fichtenfoo:

I'm glad you like the colors! I was partly inspired by the now defunct italian website Pramoderu's build of his MG zaku though not as weathered as he did.