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maandag 17 december 2012

Some sort of stop

Im going too be really short in this post. Life is taking alot of free time the last year and i hardly build anything. So im going to put it in some sort of stop. In the future ill post what i will build but without deadline im keeping to myself. I hope that the last few people reading this wont be dissapointed. Till next time.

maandag 7 mei 2012

Time is flying

Damn time goes to fast, really havent done that much on my model since my last post. I've been so busy with so many things at the same time that i had almost no time to do anything with the sword impulse. And my schedule is not getting that much better, still working on my attic so my younger brother can sleep there. Thats for starters and im really busy with work, got many days that im late from work and have things like going to the gym for exercising. Maybe with the upcoming holidays next week, there could be a small gap in the schedule for modeling. We will see, till next time.

maandag 27 februari 2012

Been busy with the Sword Impulse

I've been busy with the sword impulse but it's not a major progress.
You can probably remeber the idea of placing aftermarket parts on the chest.
Well it ain't gonna work since the size does not match enough.
It will be too sall and that will look rather dumb.
So i will only paint them.

I also bought a bunch of new paint colours for the airbrush wich should be easier to use and clean.
Took some primer of the same brand too but it's clear, and i used it yesterday.
I can tell you, i dot like it at all since i can hardly see wat im doing.
The brand i'm using is Revell, does any of you know it or used it before? please tell me you're experiences.
Still im going to use it and i'll try some things to work with the primer.
Did pay for it so it would be silly to trow an almost new bottle away.

Forgot to mention this in my previous post i joined a dutch modeling forum wich is mostly building cars, trucks and planes but ocaisonaly someone builds a gundam on the forum.
Nice to talk to some fellow modellers but i missed the enthousiasm that i share with fellow gunpla builders.
And thats why i joined a huge Australian gunpla forum.
I can tell you it's such a relief to talk to builders with the same intrests and enthousiasm.
Here is a link to the forum
Gonna leave the post here for what it is, a small textual update with no photos.
Or you can take a look to the bottom for an awesome Sword Impulse picture i use as my laptop background.

zaterdag 18 februari 2012

Update time !

It's time for an update, so let start where i ended.
The sanding that needed to be done is done finaly, it's the most annoying thing in the whole proces of modeling.
I took my time and thought about modding the sword impulse and i'm sure now it wont be much.
Since i need some tools and i can hardly find the right ones, i'll mod the sword impulse with small things.
And i already started with the excalibur swords.
Everybody knows the beams on the swords and when i saw the beam tips i wanted too make them look more agressive.
And so i did, i took my hobby knive and started to chip away plastic.
Take a look at the picture below on the result.

The upper part is original and the botom part is modified.
Now it looks more pointy and more agressive just like the sword impulse.

As for other modifications i was thinking of putting some after market parts on the impulse.
I got some vulcans wich can be put in the gundam head of a master grade.
And i thought what if i put 2 of them on his chest.
They aint there on the moment but im still thinking on doing it.
Here is a photo so you can see what i mean.

I got the aftermarket piece in my tweezer and in the background you see the chest of the impulse.

And last but not least i got a new model today.
It aint a gundam but it's a model i wanted for really long time.
Me and my brother where in a store full of everything that has someting to do with models and modeling.
I got some putty some brushes for painting and there it was, the model i've been looking for years.
And they had 2 different kits wich were not so different from each other.
Got the one i thought i could use best.
The reason why i wanted this model so bad was because it was my first car!

As for the model its only in a GTI version wich i did not have in real life.
I had a normal 1.6 vw golfII
Back in those days i modified my car to a bit of the looks of a GTI.
In the beginning it looked like this :

Except for the rims and mirrors i already changed them.
And i turned it into this in about a year :

Sorry for the low quality on the picture i made using my cellphone from years back.
After about 14 months a driver who was not paying attention drove in to my car and t-boned it.
The car was beyond repair and unfortunatly i had to get rid of it.
The model does not have all the things i put on my car back in the days.
But i will try to make it look pretty much as my first car.

If you got any questions or comments i'll be glad to hear them.
Till next time!

zondag 5 februari 2012

sanding, sanding sa.... ice?

As i was sanding my sword impulse last month suddenley out of nowhere there was this so called horror-winter coming to the netherlands.
And it came what means that i can take my ice-skates from the attic and go practicing.
The ice skating track is open and i'll go make some laps on it.
I know this is hardly gundam related but this is one of the reasons why i take some brakes at building gunpla.
And i got more news, my brother moved in with me.
This has some advantages because he has a real nice nikon d90 wich is perfect for making photos of my gunpla.

Eough said about non gunpla stuff.
Im going to try and sand the sword impulse some more this week, since if only got the swords sanded and al the white parts.
Now i only need the red parts sanded and the inner frame.
And what a pain in the a.., all those tiny pieces need a touch of my sandpaper.
But in the end it will be all worth it.
I wonder if my followers are builing some gunpla at the moment?
So my question to you is are you busy with gupla at this moment?

Speak to ya later

vrijdag 20 januari 2012

Here it is, or at least the anouncement

As you can see on the photo's below my new project is the MG Sword impulse.
It's one of my favorite mobile suits from Seed Destiny.
Like many others im a sucker for giant swords and with the sword impuse you get two!
I really love the scene's in Seed Destiny where Shinn completly wrecks everything with the sword impulse, not sure wich episode it was that Shinn goes beserk on the ships.
Maybe some off the readers know wich scene it is.

(found the scene with help from Wizzie, episode 12)
Take a look from 6 minutes and about 15 seconds tille the end to see the Sword Impulse in action.

Sword Impulse in action

I'll first show you some photo's of a bit of work i already did.
The armor put on the frame is to give you a bit of an idea how it will look.

Looks good dont ya think, and to be true im already some steps further than the photo's show.
At the moment i'm posting this part i already sanded the white parts.
And i sanded the sword, a piece of the backpack and im starting on the inner frame.
I'm sorry for the second photo, i know it aint really clear. i made this one to give you an idea how long the swords are combined.
They are a whopping 50 cm in lenght wich is extreme.

I'm still thinking of possible mods or just some minor changes in the paint scheme.
As for this post i'm done, i'll update you as soon as possible.

see ya.

dinsdag 17 januari 2012

As promised

Here are the photos of when you re walking in my new hobby-room/office.
They ain't the best photos but i dont have a good camera myself.
Give me you're opinion on what you think of the room, and to let you know the room is far from done.
The desk you see on the right will only be for my laptop in the future since there will come another desk for my gunpla.
Scond desk will come in the back or on the left where some of my other things are standing

See the gunpla boxes already in the room?
I took the seravee box with me and went upstairs to find a new project voor 2012.
And what did i find on my attic, its a gunpla kit i wanted to build for months.
The kit is a nice one and pretty famous with a bad ass look.
Lets see if you reconize it from the photo below.

Well this is it for this post so far, hope there are still people following my blog.
It's always nice to hear some compliment's or tips or something about gunpla on the blog.
And before i forget if anybody who reads my blog knows something about MAC organizing another european contest let me know.

speak to you soon

last week of my 4 week vacation.

Like the title says i'm in the last week of my vacation and since almost everyone i know is working, i got a week of time all for myself.
So finally after about 2 years of leaving the gunpla on a small fire, im going to build a lot more this year starting this week.

And i've been thinking would i continu with a W.I.P or start a new one.
i'll update my W.I.P list at the same time i'm posting this, because there are some projects finished or as good as finished.
The f-16 fighter plane has left the house last year, because the boy it belongd to wanted to paint it himself.
And the Aegis only needs some top-coat on it so i will remove this one of the lst to.

I'm gonna eat a piece of bread and take a look for the gunpla-kits i have left in the box.
I like the idea of starting this new year with a new project what about you ?

maandag 9 januari 2012

Happy new year and the best wishes to you all.

Well a new year has started and i'm sure it's going to be better than last year.
Things are looking a lot better for me since 2011 has been a terrible year to me for multiple reasons, but there is also some good news.
Because my hobby room is really getting nicer and nicer the last months.
Wich means there will finally be some serious gunpla-building for me in almost 2 years.
There will be some pictures of my hobby room when i get more stuff in there.
This will be it fo my post for now, im going to clean my hobby room and bring some stuff up there for later.

speak to ya soon!