More black light fun

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Batch 2 as promised. I thought hard about how to make the Unicorn’s psycho frame glow and got it some fluorescent color at first, but this is totally unnecessary with black light. Had to strip it off before taking this set.

 

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Filling the backlog

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I’m starting to shoot the models I’ve done over the past few years… there’s just a lot so I won’t be making separate pages for them, but rather shooting a batch whenever I feel like it. Here is the first Master Grade batch

This isn’t mentioned in any significant way but some of the Bandai kits have some sort of fluorescent coating that reacts well to black light. I’m very happy how the Nu Gundam’s psycho frame and Wild Tiger turned out. Unicorn would look really nice with this too, and may be this will get me to start working on its FA version.

 

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Gundam Epyon EW 1/100 Master Grade EW MG

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It seems like everyone and their cat are building this Epyon kit. It might not be the most popular suit coming from Gundam Wing, but the Katoki’s MG rendition was pretty awesome, maintaining its sinister look while modernizing the design so that it’s less super-robot-like. The only thing I don’t like are the wings, which seemed too low in the original kit. I like my robots to have some crap surrounding its head visually somehow, like stuff popping up from the back or something. So I inverted the support beam of the backpack so the wings are elevated; IMHO the height was just right. Did some extensive drybrushing on the edges since the body was dark.





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Ryofu ver. wet

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Haven’t done any girly kit for ages, and after the last update 4 years ago, I couldn’t find Ryofu’s hair pieces and thus she just sit in limbo. Over the weekend I found the pieces so I’ve  finish up the final touch ups.

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Gundam Deathscythe Hell Custom : Endless Waltz EW MG

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This critter came from a nonstop weekend run of kit building to make room for another big purchase…


Would need more photos soon but I’m a bit sick of posing this dude…

While I like the mech and the kit has done justice to it, I feel the construction of the kit is on the “cheap MG” side of things. The internal frame isn’t detailed (not that I care a whole lot), but the mech is noticeably smaller than other MGs. Heck I have done the Wing Zero Custom and perhaps because of its wings I didn’t feel the kit is that much smaller than other regular MGs. There are also more visible seams here as well… yeah I’m spoiled but I can’t remember the last time I had to work on seams. They’re now also doing a modular switchable 4-finger attachment for different hand expression… I like this better than the stupid 3-finger-plus-1 style of the past, as these hold objects tighter. Wished the Wing Zero was this way. The shoulders are horrible… ABS aren’t perfect and here Bandai decided to use them to leverage the shoulder’s up-and-down motion. Guess what, it doesn’t work that well!

Complaints aside, this dude is pretty cool and I’m looking forward to finish my EW collection (VERY BEGRUDGINGLY), as they’re all some of the best Katoki renditions.

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