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Monday, January 28, 2013

MG Rezel Type C (Defender A+B Unit) Group Buy!




MG Rezel Type C ready for launch!


Joe from Modelgrade just informed me that the MG Rezel Type C group buy is now live. Hop on the band wagon and grab a preorder for this kit before it's too late!

Here are the details:

Special preorder price $71.99
Flat rate $5 shipping
Plus you'll receive a free $5 coupon for your next order!
If you purchase two you will receive free shipping!
Deal ends March 20th 2013
Deal is open to US & Canadian addresses only. Free shipping is only valid for the US customers

Order yours now!

Directions:
1: Add the special Rezel Type C to your shopping cart
2: Proceed to checkout. 
3: On the 5th step you'll be able to enter the coupon code REDDITDEAL to get the discount (look at those $1000 melt away!). You may need to change the shipping option before completing checkout.
4: Done!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Next Commission


These just arrived today; say hello to my newest commission. MG 00 Raiser Seven Sword/G and my old friend MG Banshee.

I will be starting with the 00 Seven Sword/G. This kit will be receive the 'inspection' color scheme; which features an orange red in place of the blue and a brownish grey frame color. 



The background for the 00 Seven Sword is kind of interesting. In the 'lore' of the 00 series the 00 Seven Sword/G was developed after the end of the second season but before the movie. The goal of the project was to restore the combat effectiveness of the 00 after the loss of the twin drive system at the end of season 2. Technically the Seven Sword system was never produced; and like the Full Saber system for the Qan[t] only existed as schematics and test data.

I'll tackle the Banshee after the 00 is finished. Unlike my Banshee this Banshee is going to receive a black armor paint job. My client has also specified leaving the psycho frame color as it is, and has asked for a full 'ver. ka' decal scheme like my Banshee's.

Here's a sample of the 00's new frame color on the Sword/G rifle.


Mini update hit the bump

Byarlant Camo Update

I'm not going to post a huge update, but I do want to show off how the camo looks so far.

The frame is a darker gunmetal, and the thruster bells are duralinium.




For more photos from tonight's work hit the bump!


Monday, January 21, 2013

Back from the precipice Delta Epsilon



I shelved the Delta back in August 2012 after a disastrous first run through paint and subsequent stripping.I hadn't given it much thought since, until I caught up with a friend on Skype. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

XXXG-01D Deathscythe & XXXG-01D2 Deathscythe Hell

 Mini-Review




MG Deathscythe EW Commission



This is the third commission kit I've complete for my customer Rob; the first two being the Heavyarms and the Ground Gundam. I really enjoy working with customers like Rob because they know what they want, but they also allow me to incorporate my ideas into their kits.


Friday, January 18, 2013

A Zeta in the mail

I was a little surprised to find that the mail man had shoved a HLJ into my mail box today. Especially since I haven't order anything from HLJ in over a year. However I quickly realized that the box was from my friend Justin. You may know him on Reddit as MMincBacon or on blogger as Justinius. 

Here's what he sent me!



Thanks for giving this guy a good home, hope you enjoy! (Yeah, I know, this isn't a Zeta) - Justin









Unfortunately I will have to replace this one part here. I considered repairing it, but the parts are so precise I'm concerned that if I repair it, that it won't actually work out. 

Thank you so much for sending this to me Justin.

High Resolution Banshee Decal Diagram



To view the full sized image; save the file to your computer.

Big thanks to Rosc on r/gunpla for providing a high resolution scanned copy!

MG GAT X-303 Aegis Mini-Review


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

HG Sinanju is up for sale



I decided that it's time to part with my HG Sinanju. It's currently up for sale on Ebay.

This is the Sinanju that I built up and painted for the 'Sinanju Start to Finish' series. It really inspired me to get involved in writing tutorials and being a more active member of the Western Gunpla world. 

Hopefully it will go to a good home! 

In case you haven't already viewed the gallery you can find it here

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Weekend WIP

Painting MG Deathscythe



I took Friday and Monday off from work; so I had a nice long weekend to work on Gunpla! 

Would you believe that when I posted the photos of the Aegis on Saturday the Deathscythe was still only half way built?



My client requested a paint scheme similar to the TV version, but he allowed me plenty of wiggle room to incorporate my own ideas into the scheme.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

MG Aegis



I'm not the biggest fan of Seed and Seed Destiny; but I do like the mecha designs that came out of the series. Unfortunately way back in 2004 when I first saw Seed I didn't have the resources to devote to modeling; so I missed many of the early MG Seed kits. But the MG redesigns for the four early baddies that came out this year really reignited my interest in building some Seed kits. I will have a Duel Assaultshroud commission coming up in a few months that I'm really excited about.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

HG Byarlant Custom Review




About: 


I received the HG Byarlant Custom from redditor Lorf30 during the r/gunpla gift exchange. I was so excited to build this model that I skipped over the newly arrived Nu ver.ka and a few other kits I had laying around. 

Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to paint this kit anytime soon because of my back to back commission schedule. But I already have a color scheme in mind; I intend to use a 'dazzle' or 'splinter' type camo pattern inspired by some of the mecha of Front Mission 4.  

 



Background:

The RX-160S Byarlant Custom is a prototype high mobility mobile suit and a variant of the Rx-160 Byarlant. According to Gundam wiki The Byarlant Custom possesses enhanced speed, agility and self-sustained atmospheric flight over the original. It's capabilities were achieved through the incorporation of powerful thrusters in it's shoulders, waist and back with two high capacity fuel tanks to supply additional propellant. The Byarlant Custom also features redesigned legs based on the NRX-055 Baund Doc. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

MG Sinanju Stein Group Buy




MG Sinanju Stein is ready to launch!

Joe from Modelgrade just informed me that the MG Sinanju Stein group buy is now live. Hop on the band wagon and grab a preorder for this kit before it's too late!

Here are the details:

Special preorder price $76.99
Flat rate $5 shipping
Plus you'll receive a free $5 coupon for your next order!

Deal ends February 20th; expected release date is March 2013.
Deal is open to US & Canadian addresses only. Free shipping is only valid for the US customers

Order yours now!

Directions:
1: Add the special Sinanju Stein to your shopping cart
2: Proceed to checkout. 
3: On the 5th step you'll be able to enter the coupon code REDDITDEAL to get the discount (look at those $1000 melt away!). You may need to change the shipping option before completing checkout.
4: Done!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Secret Santa

The package from my Secret Santa arrived today! And I was extremely pleased to see that he sent me a Byarlant Custom! I can't wait to start building this kit! 

And a big thank you to my exchange partner Lorf30!