Saturday, January 22, 2011

Blast From The Past - MG Freedom Gundam

The Year: 2006

Again another blast from the past posting. Dug into my archive and here I found another Gunpla build of mine that could have been one of my earliest airbrushed works. And me being a big fan of the Freedom Gundam (the mecha okay, not the pilot!) I wanted to make sure that this fella was done right...(on another note...I hate the Strike Freedom..bah!)

Didn't do any changes to the original paint scheme...the only details I did was added some extra decals. And so here it is...the 2006 version of the Master Grade Freedom...

(Don't bother with the panel lines and rough was half a decade ago okay...LOL)

So...What happened to this kit? It was sold a while back. Quite cheap. Yes. At that time I wasn't sure how much it was worth, and since it was one of my earlier airbrushed kit...I wasn't that confident with the pricing of my work.

Now it's different. Heh.

And stay tune, my wife got me another MG Freedom Gundam...So let's see how I do after 5 years of airbrushing and modeling...

And that was...2006.


Friday, January 21, 2011

Tamiya 1/35 JSU-152 with Flakvierling


Another tank. Yep. But this time along with a flak cannon.

It's the JSU-152 and a 20mm Flakvierling. So what was the inspiration? Actually I suggested to my client the color gray. Originally it was colored green, but I thought gray would be awesome and more solid. He wanted to know if the flak cannon can be mounted to the back of the JSU, and seeing that the tank had quite a space behind...the answer was yes. But I didn't glue it so it will never come off, no...I just propped the guns on it's stand so it can be removed anytime...

So, following the schematics of my's a pretty simple styling. Pre-shades and some wash on the creases. Not to mention connecting parts to the hatch, just to show a little wear and tear. My client didn't want anything heavy...just a nice looking tank with little weathering.

So here it is.

Tamiya 1/35 JSU-152 and 20mm Flakvierling

That's all for now folks! Be sure to tune in for next posting. Here's a hint...

Republic Gunship...and another tank...heh.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

HALO Spartan II: Team Black - RK ver.


Just a little something to mix it up a bit.

I'm a big fan of the HALO games and when I knew the figures where out, I searched for the best Master Chief figure. A few weeks ago I managed to grab a new Master Chief figure from McFarlane toys, which I think is the best. So what am I gonna do with the other 2 figures of the legendary HALO hero?

Repaint them of course!!

Well, it has been a plan of mine to do the Spartan II teams and the new team that I manage to read about was the Spartan: Team Black. A covert unit of Spartan II commandos. Their Mjolnir prototype armor were painted matte black. Since I had only two Chief figures, I opted to do Black One and Black Three, the leader and the heavy weapons specialist.

But I'm just gonna show one. The leader.

So here's how I worked on this small little project.

Here's the original figures.

I chose the slightly lanky figure to be the leader and the slightly stumpy to be the weapons specialist.

Masked the faceplate. Primed it with Mr. Hobby surface primer and painted it with flat black. Once the paints cured, I did my favourite technique...drybrushing! And the results...

Spartan II: Team Black - Black One

With the other Spartan II's. Master Chief, Spartan 104 Fred and Black One.

I'll post Black Three once I've found a suitable...erm...big gun to put him with. Heh.

Till next time!

Tamiya 1/35 Jagdpanther


Yup. It's been a month I haven't posted anything. Actually this kit was done awhile back, but I have a policy that I only post the works that I have returned to my clients. No reason actually, but it's more of a personal preference. I love to see the clients reaction first...then I decide if I should post it or not...LOL!

Alright, so what do we have here? It's another military build. The last work I did was a bit more dusty and my client wanted a more cleaner look. Guess he's more of the not so heavy weathering type, but it was okay. So my reference was my previous build the 'Duster'. Giving it the desert color tone, it was a bit challenging than the 'Duster'. The 'Duster' was green and highlighting it was with some orange actually created a very nice jungle weather look.

Applying almost the same technique, the usage of color was a bit tedious. I mean, if you got the wrong tones what you'd get is a clown-ish looking tank. And I hate clowns. Heh.

Okay, let's stop clowning around and see what I did.

Tamiya 1/35 Jagdpanther

Alriteys, it's all for now. More to come!