Friday, May 25, 2012

LBX Lucifer and Omegamon


While I was chillin' at my sister in laws place in Gopeng, Perak (Malaysia)...I was texted by the owner of Glory Shop (located in Endah Parade, Sri Petaling) asking if I had time to do some commissioned works mainly model kits. So me on my holiday mood thought that it was just one model kit. Boy was I surprised when she said a few. And again I thought to myself, 'Oh...a few kits, I guess that'd be fine...'. So when I returned, I dropped by her shop. Now Aunty Lenny (the owner) is one friendly lady. Her shop sells mostly Gundam model kits among a few other toys. I've known her for more than 10 years but this is the first I'm taking a job from her.

My mouth was wide open when I saw about 20 boxes of model kits ranging from Master Grades to High Grades and LBX's...I took 6. For starters. Two MG's, two HG's, an SD Gundam and one LBX. As soon as I got home I started working on them...

Here are the first two that was done:

LBX Lucifer

Sadly I was only able to save 2 images out of the many I took. The rest was corrupted and I can't do anything to fix it. But no worries, working on this guy was a treat and I intend to get one for myself! I opt to paint the Lucifer with gold trimmings. Let me tell you masking was a real pain! But once done, it looked good! (I'll be doing a masking tutorial soon, so keep your peepers open on RK Designs Studio FB page ya)

Digimon Reboot Omegamon

Thankfully the not all pictures for this guy was affected by the corrupted memory card, managed to save a few, and the few were close ups of this the fella. Phew. Now the request for this guy was not to make him shiny. Heh. My specialty I guess. So there were parts that needed masking especially the chest area, and had to mix the right colors for the right arm. It took me awhile to mix it, and I tested out a new panel lining technique.

Well, that's the first two. Four more to go! Oh, one of it had a very strange request...but when it's have to see it to believe it...

Later then!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

1984 G.I. Joe Vamp (REFURBISHED)


Alriteys...this here is a 1984 Vamp (from the awesome G.I. Joe series). Finished a couple of weeks back (couldn't post it at the time since the owner wanted to add some more stuff to it) but then I figured, why not I just post this one first and the upgraded version for the next round...heh.

Okay, my friend passed me his '84 vamp and asked me to refurbish the fella. When I received it, there was no steering wheels, no weapons at the back. But the condition of it was still top notch.

He asked me to make it look good. And once given such task, I shall comply with the best of intent! So I started with the separation of the top and bottom parts. Then the tires, and tried to figure out what to put to cover those huge holes at the back. Thankfully the owner was very helpful with giving me ideas as well as giving me the green light to do as I please (did some reference so I won't screw it up...this vehicle is vintage)...I decided to give it some preshades and some details on certain parts of the Vamp.

Here it is. Completed.

'84 G.I. Joe Vamp (Refurbished)

The details on the shovel was painted in. It was molded with the body unlike the 25th Anniversary edition of the Vamp.

Added the missing steering wheel with my extra runners from Gundam kits. Yep, there are uses for it. So keep 'em!

Covered the huge hole at the back with some extra parts from my military kits, and the two cylinders at the sides were from my Finemolds

Some of the details on the console was handpainted in. Just to give it some sense of realism.

My friend wanted the seats painted. Since it was molded in with the lower half, masking was the only option!

As you can see, I did some drybrushing on the upper engine part above the seats. Simple details that adds some realism.

To check out the Work In Progress shots, drop by at:

'84 Vamp Refurbish W.I.P

So till next time!