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Squee
February 8, 2016, 11:10 AM
From the anime Aldnoah Zero, this is a model kit that came out last year, by Kotobukiya.

First time trying out salt/hairspray weathering. Info on how i did most things are in my WIP thread.

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thwalker13
February 8, 2016, 1:17 PM
Nice job man. Looks damn good! The weathering looks great!

Cmdr Jesse Reiger
February 8, 2016, 2:58 PM
I am absolutely in love with how you weathered that.

A_Lurker
February 8, 2016, 4:42 PM
Awesome work man, really was looking forward to seeing this thing done!

Iris_Aznable
February 8, 2016, 8:25 PM
Despite all the issues you had holy shit that thing looks cool.

Zaku
February 8, 2016, 10:07 PM
it is done A lurker. and it looks awesome. the head decal does add to it. im glad you decided to go back and do it. awesome work.

Squee
February 9, 2016, 2:00 AM
Thanks for the kind words guys/gals!

@Iris, the issues i had were mainly on my part using the wrong tool for the job, or being forgetful lol

@Zaku, reread A Lurkers post, its probably due to bad wording, but he was saying he was waiting to see this thread basically. As for the head decal, yea, i'm glad i didn't go the lazy route and ignore it, the decals really help accentuate the other colors.

Zaku
February 9, 2016, 2:49 AM
yea i see it now my bad. and the paint chipping is awesome. its noticeable but you didnt go crazy with it. its the perfect amount.

AkaToke
February 10, 2016, 9:06 AM
Wow squee!! The weathered effect looks great, with the weathered decals.

Does the model kit articulate movement well?

Squee
February 10, 2016, 9:48 AM
Yes, it has some really killer joint articulation, the knees are some of my all time favorite looking design. I don't move my kits once i paint them so this is as it will stay.

Zaku
February 17, 2016, 6:14 PM
Do you not move your kits after you paint them just because you are done with them or is it because you are afraid of scratching the paint?

Squee
February 17, 2016, 7:31 PM
I treat my kits like models. I'll play with it and pose it well before i start any real work on it. Once I choose a pose, i stick to that pose. Its very rare that i will move a kit once i do the final posing. I don't really worry about paint scratches, as lacquers are much harder to damage, but often with weathering, moving parts will look weird.

Zaku
February 17, 2016, 8:37 PM
yea i get ya. that lacquer seems tough. i like to re pose my kits a lot. i dont sit there and play with them but i get bored with their poses. and what do you mean by the moving parts looking wired? u mean stuff like paint streaking going the wrong way after re posing a kit or do you mean it rubbing the paint?

Squee
February 17, 2016, 9:28 PM
The streaking issue etc. Like on my Zogok. I weathered the hip joints, and then they moved. You see a nice ring on where they were once hidden.

zoidmagnite
February 17, 2016, 10:05 PM
I like the finish to the model. It definitely has that "in-service" look that probably most mecha would have if they were actually doing what the stories say they are doing. Kotobukiya makes some really good stuff.

Zaku
February 17, 2016, 10:21 PM
oh ok. also ive been reading your Wip thread over again and your KAN was your very first post in 2012.

Squee
February 17, 2016, 10:39 PM
Well that was for that thread at least. As you know, i have way too many builds going on, so i started one thread. If you look at my thread that i started, the first wip i posted on this board was the Dra C.

Looking at my threads is depressing, i have kits that i've posted in the Ego zone with like 5 replies, kits that i've won awards for LMAO

Zaku
February 17, 2016, 11:14 PM
oh yea i forgot about that guy. and what kits are you talking about? im sort of biased in my lurking. whatever MS or kit i like i click on. im just lurking around the forums.

zoidmagnite
February 17, 2016, 11:18 PM
Everyone comes to modeling for different reasons. Some for the desire to be the best at modeling, and for others it's just a means to have a physical representation of a TV show, or Manga that they like. For others, it is a serious hobby, for others it is a casual past time. And for a very few, it's just something to do that may be fun and different from their SET career. Lots of different reasons, all build models, but they do it for different reasons. The same thing is true for Zoids fans, I can assure you.

Squee
February 17, 2016, 11:20 PM
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