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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