Saturday, April 19, 2014

Ideas for Customs

Here are some of my ideas for customs for this summer. Info for what kit I use included.

MG 1/100 Red Frame Astray (Webshop)

Something feels off on the upper part of the torso. The color separation on the torso feels wrong. I added some white to the chest, but I might change my mind on that. Inspiration is from a Japanese modeler who did the same thing on a 1/100 NO Grade. It was cool enough to make me like an Astray so I thought I'd try it.

RG 1/144 Strike Freedom (Deactive Mode)

First of all, I'm a huge fan of this color scheme. I want to use the deactive version so I won't have to worry about painting the RG frame, which would be a super big hassle. I also want to use the RG because I like the proportions quite a bit, and I think this color scheme will look stellar with the "Wings of Whatever" particle effect.

MG 1/100 Build Strike Full Package (Body) + MG 1/100 Strike Freedom (Backpack)

I've seen all the Freedom color schemed Build Strikes out there, and really dig them. This is my take on a semi-original custom based on those. I want to try to recreate Strike Freedom using the Build Strike, and paint the frame like a few people have done to simulate the RG system. I might tweak the colors a bit depending on how it looks with the backpack. The guns will be modded versions of the Star Build Strike's Hyper Beam Rifle. I'll try to get them to combine for the long rifle affect of the original Strike Freedom. Also, this will have the Star Build Strike leg bits. Depending on how I feel I may mod the side skirts to have the folding guns on them

*Edit for paint colors*
White: Gaiacolor Flat White
Blue: Mr. Color Bright Blue OR Cobalt Blue
Black: Gaiacolor Flat Black
Red: Gaiacolor Premium Red
Gold: Gaiacolor Star Bright Gold
Grey: Mr. Color Aircraft Grey
Green: Alclad Candy Green

MG 1/100 Build Strike Full Package (Body) + Destiny Impulse Regenes (Backpack)

First of all, I would like to say I'm not a Seedfag by any means. That doesn't mean I don't like a lot of the mech aesthetic used in the show. I thought the Destiny Regenes' Wolf-bullshit beam cannons were really cool, and what better to slap them on than good ol' Build Strike? The Destiny Backpack will be done up in black/grey/green. The color scheme is meant to resemble that of Double X as it is one of my favorite Gundams. I'm also gonna paint the Universe Booster Plavsky Wing particle effects in Alclad Sebaceous Blue/Green.

I don't know of any decent Alex kits, but Goddamn I want to try this.

More Nu Color scheme. What can I say? It looks good.

HG 1/144 F91 Gundam Harrison Mardin Custom

Okay, this is meant to be my first real challenge as a painter/builder/modder. Like everyone and their mother I watched Build fighters, and this was one of my favorite customs from the entire series. It's just so simple and classy! I am intentionally using the HM custom to try to see if I can efficiently mask the blue. I also need to remove the "F" and "91" detailing from the shoulders, and scribe new lines for the white detail near the fins. This is hopefully going to be my first real project.

 HG 1/144 Stamen GP03, or HG 1/144 Dendrobium

If it isn't horribly apparent already I put way too much cash into this hobby. I'm seriously considering buying a Dendrobium and customizing it. Stamen has always been awesome in my book (Katoki rules), and green is obviously my favorite color. This is the least likely of any custom I've thought of so far, but it isn't ruled out entirely. I'm going to try to remove the backpack, and give it a "ground type" MS feel (hence the color scheme).

 HG 1/144 Gouf R35 + HG 1/144 Gouf Custom

I LOVE GOUFS. I'm planning a huge series of custom Goufs in the future once I have some serious modding skill under my belt. I want to smash this together with 2 Gouf Customs and give it double gatling shields, a modified head with an angular cut out of the mono eye slot, and various other proportion tweaks.

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