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Guncannon Dio (for Campaign)
RedComet
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: April 27, 2007
KitMaker: 127 posts
ModelGeek: 92 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 04:43 AM GMT+7
Starting my build for the campaign, a small diorama featuring a Guncannon and a Zaku :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/gcan/guncanwip.html

So far both kits a test fitted and planning has begun for the scene (which will be a semi-serious semi-light hearted one) and possible modifications to the Guncannon to suit the scene.
RedComet
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: April 27, 2007
KitMaker: 127 posts
ModelGeek: 92 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 05, 2008 - 07:32 PM GMT+7
Update :

Made some modifications to the Zaku to allow for easier seam removal and painting :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/gcan/guncanwip.html#update1

Also worked out the basic layout of the scene.
MrMox
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Aarhus, Denmark
Joined: July 18, 2003
KitMaker: 3,376 posts
ModelGeek: 409 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2008 - 02:14 AM GMT+7
Shaping up nicely - keep it comming. How big is the base 20 by 20 cm ?
RedComet
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: April 27, 2007
KitMaker: 127 posts
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Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2008 - 04:13 AM GMT+7
The base is just under 20cm square. It's 19.5cm x 19.5cm to be accurate (from edge to edge - the inner frame is slightly smaller).
RedComet
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: April 27, 2007
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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 05:07 AM GMT+7
New update :

Done some battle damage to the Zakus leg :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/gcan/guncanwip.html#update2

I plan to have the Zaku done over the weekend - I'll see how I go, nothing ever pans out like I want!
slodder
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 22, 2002
KitMaker: 11,718 posts
ModelGeek: 3,131 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 06:00 AM GMT+7
Nice update, love the pose. You never think of these big mecks laying down.
Very cool
matthew9
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Texas, United States
Joined: April 04, 2005
KitMaker: 53 posts
ModelGeek: 20 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 05:27 PM GMT+7
Nice progress. I like your battle damage. I look forward to watching this. I'm new to Gundam and was wondering about you reference to different versions such as "HGUC version" and "NG version". Is it size, detail, or............ I've just finished a Gundam kit an will post pictures after I get it on a base.
RedComet
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: April 27, 2007
KitMaker: 127 posts
ModelGeek: 92 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 05:43 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Nice progress. I like your battle damage. I look forward to watching this. I'm new to Gundam and was wondering about you reference to different versions such as "HGUC version" and "NG version". Is it size, detail, or............ I've just finished a Gundam kit an will post pictures after I get it on a base.



The different versions are more to do with 'Grades'. A No Grade (NG) has less articulation and less pieces than a High Grade Universal Century (HGUC) kit.

Here is a useful Wikipedia article outlining the differences in 'Grades' :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gundam_model

Hope this helps you out!
matthew9
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Texas, United States
Joined: April 04, 2005
KitMaker: 53 posts
ModelGeek: 20 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 09:47 PM GMT+7
Great link! Thanks, that really helps.
MrMox
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Aarhus, Denmark
Joined: July 18, 2003
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Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008 - 05:49 AM GMT+7
Nice damage. gonna look real cool when you paint it.

Cheers/Jan
RedComet
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: April 27, 2007
KitMaker: 127 posts
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Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2008 - 08:23 AM GMT+7
Small update - more damage has been done to the Zaku and I've modified the power cables a little to allow for a more natural pose in the scene :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/gcan/guncanwip.html#update3
RedComet
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: April 27, 2007
KitMaker: 127 posts
ModelGeek: 92 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 06:03 AM GMT+7
Another quick update so you can see where I am at with the Zaku :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/gcan/guncanwip.html#update4

It's partly weathered now. I just have to finish off the chips and melted parts and then I can move onto the Guncannon.
RedComet
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: April 27, 2007
KitMaker: 127 posts
ModelGeek: 92 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 05:06 AM GMT+7
Finished with the Zaku for now and made some Palm trees for the now Jungle scene :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/gcan/guncanwip.html#update5

Next up, sanding the Guncannon and getting it ready for some jungle camo!
matthew9
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Texas, United States
Joined: April 04, 2005
KitMaker: 53 posts
ModelGeek: 20 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 02:02 PM GMT+7
Nice positioning of the Zaku. I would have never thought of palm trees. Looking forward to more.
RedComet
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: April 27, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 01:31 AM GMT+7
Been a while since I did any work on this one but I finally started painting the Guncannon and building up the jungle base :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/gcan/guncanwip2.html

Next up is more camo painting and some smoke.....
slodder
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 22, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 06:47 AM GMT+7
Nice up date. Are you planning any trees on the right bank of the gulley? It look a bit out of balance with no larger vegitation on that side.
It's coming along nicely.
RedComet
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: April 27, 2007
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Posted: Sunday, June 01, 2008 - 01:26 AM GMT+7
Possibly. Once I add the smoke from the Zaku and the Guncannon to the scene, I'll evaluate where I am at and change or add trees as necessary.

Glad you are liking it so far!
RedComet
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: April 27, 2007
KitMaker: 127 posts
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Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2008 - 08:55 PM GMT+7
Update :

Added some explosions to the Zaku, finished the Guncannon, and almost ready to add some water.

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/gcan/guncanwip2.html#update7

Nearly done!
slodder
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 22, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 06:35 AM GMT+7
Really interesting application of flame. The blow through smoke is a great idea and will come out really nicely.
RedComet
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: April 27, 2007
KitMaker: 127 posts
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Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2008 - 02:46 AM GMT+7
Done!

As the pilot of the severely damaged Zaku II tried desperately in vain to get his Mobile Suit upright again, the hidden Guncannon crashed through the jungle to finish what had only begun seconds before. With a final blast through the chest armor of the Zaku II, the Guncannon's pilot grinned, 'Game Over...'



Completed Page : http://www.ghostofzeon.com/complete/gcan/gcanzaku.html

In Progress Pages : http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/gcan/guncanwip.html

and most importantly, the Gallery : http://www.ghostofzeon.com/complete/gcan/gallery/index.html

Fire away!
ryally
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New South Wales, Australia
Joined: July 29, 2005
KitMaker: 954 posts
ModelGeek: 402 posts
Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2008 - 03:51 AM GMT+7
Hey

I like this alot, it all looks great. I think the smoke will add a great effect once painted.

Ryally
slodder
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 22, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2008 - 07:06 AM GMT+7
The final product is very good. Nicely done. You always have a flare for a very dramatic story, this is no exception.
Nice addition to your portfolio.
BM2
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Virginia, United States
Joined: November 19, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 11:59 PM GMT+7
Very nicely done!