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My 1st and still only built Gundam kit.
cbrain21
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Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 05:35 PM UTC
Hello, just wanted to share my only built Gundam kit. It's a 1/144 HGUC Char's Z'gok. Everything's OOB 'cept for the monoeye.... replaced the monoeye sticker with a cheap plastic jewel. And this was my first attempt at pre-shading.

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Hope you guys like.
fanai
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Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 07:16 PM UTC
Love the effect looks quite capable of ripping off your head, like the shading not to much to remove it from the anime style- of course you could go overboard and do paint chipping and damage and wear & tear- but I like it as it is
Great work
Ian
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2005 - 01:10 AM UTC
Very cool. I have a couple of Gundam kits but know nothing about the Gundam saga. I just think they look cool. That one looks like it is designed for undersea usage, am I correct?
Mech-Maniac
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2005 - 08:46 AM UTC
Looks pretty good, how do they determine the scale if the thing isnt real? seriously.
awsome robot
-shain
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2005 - 10:47 AM UTC
Nice work, man. While I personally like to see a brighter red on a Char suit, it's still refreshing to see a darker take on it from time to time. Pre shading is nice, although it's somewhat unrefined (quite large areas are shaded), though that's really only going to improve with practice.

This is the MSM-07 Z'gok, more accurately the -07S Command Variant. It rather specializes in the whole "ripping off your head" Style of warfare. While it does have several missile tubes and a pair of Beam Cannons, its most famous scene is undoubtedly annihilating a GM mobile suit by ramming one of those claws straight through the machine's midsection and out its back. That's about 20 feet of armor, structure and reactor core, FYI.

It's an Amphibious unit, actually... Best suited for water use (it's got a streamlined cruising mode where the limbs retract up to the body), but still quite capable of coming ashore to dish out some pain. Whilst its predecessors were quite bulky and slow, this is the culmination of a series of earlier amphibious units and is equally agile on land as underwater.

As for scale, they may not be real, but pretty much all the Mobile suits in the various Gundam series have full technical specs attached to them. The Z'gok stands 18.4 meters tall, weighs 65.1 tons empty and 96.4 tons fully loaded. I can even list the armor materials, reactor output, and thruster outputs, if you'd like... :-) Check out full listings at mahq.net.
Mech-Maniac
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2005 - 12:22 PM UTC

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As for scale, they may not be real, but pretty much all the Mobile suits in the various Gundam series have full technical specs attached to them. The Z'gok stands 18.4 meters tall, weighs 65.1 tons empty and 96.4 tons




got it got it. I am not at all familiar with the Gundam series, I just think they are pretty darn cool looking
cbrain21
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2005 - 02:02 PM UTC

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Looks pretty good, how do they determine the scale if the thing isnt real? seriously.
awsome robot
-shain



Well for one thing, aside from the specs/dimensions provided by the manufacturer (Bandai)... you can also approximately use for scale the size of the pilots against the mech from screenshots of the show.

I believe scale is established by having a point of reference, just like other real subjects or sci-fi kits.

Say if you have a 1/144 scale figure of a pilot and as you watch the show the pilot appears to stand ankle high against the mech.... if your 1/144 scale pilot stands as high as the ankle of the mech kit you built then you can say that your mech kit is in 1/144 scale.

I think it's just a matter of ratio and proportion. If your pilot figure stands too big or too small in reference to the show.... that's when you can state that the kit is off scale.
cbrain21
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2005 - 02:12 PM UTC

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Love the effect looks quite capable of ripping off your head, like the shading not to much to remove it from the anime style- of course you could go overboard and do paint chipping and damage and wear & tear- but I like it as it is
Great work
Ian



Thanks for the compliment. I sure would love to weather the kit some more but I still find weathering kits intimidating.
Themage
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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 02:35 PM UTC
Looks good nice colors