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Hardgraph Gundam arm wip
MZ3
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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2009 - 05:06 PM UTC
Time to start posting again.

Here are some pics, I'll explain tomorrow when I'm not about to fall asleep.










Jason sleep now!!!
Tarok
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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2009 - 05:30 PM UTC
Looks really cool. I'm looking forward to your explanation and further progress

Rudi
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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2009 - 11:09 PM UTC
NICE. I like where this is going! Please keep us updated.
Share where the kid figure is coming from.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 01:04 AM UTC
Dying to see where this is going. I love it. Details please....
MZ3
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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 08:59 AM UTC
It took me a while to build this, simply because I didn't know what I wanted to do with it. I've been working on it for I think over a year, when it first came out. I had it all damaged and weathered, but it looked like every other one I'd seen online or in magazines. One day coming home from work I saw some kids had tagged up a new wall near where I live. !!!!!!

The kid is from the Cyclops Hardgraph set. I had to make a couple of mods to him. I changed the neck, he was looking up. The straight arm was bent, I cut off the hand and used a little piece of wire to make a new arm. Then puttied it. I dropped him a few days ago and broke the new arm. He was painted and ready to go I stripped the paint off so I could properly fix the arm. I think you can see the cracks in the picture above.

The third pic is the beginning of the spray cans. The kid will be holding one, the others will be littered about with other stuff. I think I have some soda bottles in another kit.
MZ3
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2009 - 07:14 AM UTC
Update time-



I went through a ton of ideas before I got to this one. I had a bowl of cement chips from the patio in my backyard. I grabbed them a couple of years ago before they were thrown away. I started with a couple of larger pieces and just added in smaller ones as I went along. I crushed some of the pieces to make the very small debris. Used "Scenic cement" to attach all of it. I places copper wire in and on a few of the pieces, they will be painted to look like rebar.

MZ3
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 12:02 PM UTC
Update, non-update really...

The reason I haven't finished this yet is because I lost the kids head I've been looking for it for this whole time. I can't find it. So I brokedown and bought another "Cyclops" kit with the kid in it. I should have some pics of this finished in a few days.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 12:55 PM UTC
How did I miss this thread? Great idea project ! It looks great

How did you paint the graffiti?

Your name (call sign) is on a wall of one of my models that was in the Shell Of A Man Campaign.

http://gallery.kitmaker.net/showphoto.php/photo/189617




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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 09:35 PM UTC
Jason great idea and work . Kosprueone your gundam dio is fantastic . I built some for my son a while back . Their all wrecked now , oh well . I'll build some more one day . I've vowed not to buy any more kits this year
MZ3
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 10:40 AM UTC

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How did I miss this thread? Great idea project ! It looks great

How did you paint the graffiti?

Your name (call sign) is on a wall of one of my models that was in the Shell Of A Man Campaign.

http://gallery.kitmaker.net/showphoto.php/photo/189617







I like that!!! The colored graffit was done with my airbrush and the smaller "tagging" was done with a fine point marker. I also put my username on this, look at the first picture of the arm on the base.
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 01:10 PM UTC

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Update time-




There it is! haha




Removed by original poster on 05/15/10 - 14:31:24 (GMT).
BM2
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Posted: Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 03:32 AM UTC

Quoted Text

How did I miss this thread? Great idea project ! It looks great

How did you paint the graffiti?

Your name (call sign) is on a wall of one of my models that was in the Shell Of A Man Campaign.

http://gallery.kitmaker.net/showphoto.php/photo/189617


HA HA - I'm on a dumpster- cool


BM2
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Posted: Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 03:34 AM UTC
This is really well done!
majjanelson
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Posted: Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 05:49 AM UTC
Nice. VERY nice!

I can't wait to see it finished...
MZ3
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 01:40 PM UTC
OK, so I apologize for not updating this thread, I hadn't worked on this for a while. In July I decided to finish this for a contest in August.

Here are pics of the FINALLY FINISHED Gundam arm!!!








If you look at the pics I posted earlier, the left hand from the kit was very bad, so I made him a new one.


And the contest...



majjanelson
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 02:47 PM UTC
Jason,

Congradulations on your win!
This turned out really nice. It's a shame the water bottle has the big air bubble in it.

Well done!
MZ3
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 03:08 PM UTC

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Jason,

Congradulations on your win!
This turned out really nice. It's a shame the water bottle has the big air bubble in it.

Well done!



Thank you. The water bottle is from some old Academy kit, all of the bottles on the sprue had a bubble in them. Even the brown bottle on it's side has one
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 05:52 PM UTC
Congratulations!
I think it was the excellent subject matter, oh... and your build and paint skills...




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Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 10:19 AM UTC
Nice,

great little setting, tells it all in a glance, then rewards the viewer with closer examination!


Excellent!


Cheers

Jamie
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Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 03:39 AM UTC
This is really really cool! I have just(unfortunately) discovered the whole Gundam world..... As if I need more genres to deal with lol!
I don't know a whole lot about them yet but a couple of questions if you don't mind.
I'm just guessing but, I take it that is an arm from one of the 1/60 kits? Did you get the arm separately or did you rob it from a kit? I don't think I could bring myself to robbing an arm from a kit that expensive. That's just me though.

Second, this one may be better suited to a new topic...
Why are most of the Gundams I've seen painted still all clean and new looking? Maybe I've just built too many armor models, but I think they would all look so much better with even just a small amount of wear and tear....

Again, just my 2 cents.

Thanks,
Clint
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Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 05:42 AM UTC
Excellent work-congratulations on your win.
MZ3
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 05:21 AM UTC

Quoted Text

This is really really cool! I have just(unfortunately) discovered the whole Gundam world..... As if I need more genres to deal with lol!
I don't know a whole lot about them yet but a couple of questions if you don't mind.
I'm just guessing but, I take it that is an arm from one of the 1/60 kits? Did you get the arm separately or did you rob it from a kit? I don't think I could bring myself to robbing an arm from a kit that expensive. That's just me though.

Second, this one may be better suited to a new topic...
Why are most of the Gundams I've seen painted still all clean and new looking? Maybe I've just built too many armor models, but I think they would all look so much better with even just a small amount of wear and tear....

Again, just my 2 cents.

Thanks,
Clint



The kit is actually a 1/35 kit with just the arm and some figures. It's part of the Universal Century Hard Graph line. Is basically armor and vehicles from the Gundam stories that are too small for the 1/100 scale that most Gundams come in. There is some pretty nice things in this line of models.

The second question, I personally think there are several reasons. Getting the weathering to look good in 1/100 scale can be hard for some people. I think most people that build and paint Gundams actually prefer the clean look to a used one. Some people tha build Gundams don't really know how to weather them. The amount of parts on a Gundam make it harder to weather. There are a bunch of reasons. I wish there were more weathered Gundams around.
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 09:09 AM UTC
Thanks for the info Jason. The 1/35 stuff does look nice!

My first two Gundams should be here Tuesday I'm going to try and finish up a couple of things before I start on them, though I'm pretty sure I won't be able to.
They are both RGM-79's One the G model and the other is the Q.
My idea is to take the armor pieces that I like from both for one, and still have all the required pieces for the second. It may not be possible at all, but I would think that 2 models from the same "series" of robots would be interchangeable enough to do that. Hopefully....
I would think that even though some of the armor looks different, that the connection points as well as the inner skeleton would be pretty much the same.
I suppose I'll find out soon enough!!!

Clint
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Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 01:42 PM UTC
I'm with you on the weathering of Gundam models. Not a big fan of the shiny ones but I like the battle damaged dirty ones