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Vipes
March 19, 2012, 5:16 PM
A friend recently bought me a Jumbo Grade Gundam, however it turned out to be a knockoff. But this is even more of a reason to modify it. The shape detail, and everything is exact, quality looks it too. However the decals of course spell GUNDAN and a few other changes. The paint is ok, but I'm going to repaint it all.

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/6/6/1/0/7/3/webimg/548311910_o.jpg

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/6/6/1/0/7/3/webimg/548312622_o.jpg

Since it's a knockoff and not really collectors, I will be doing a lot to it.

1. I will take off all decals.
2. Take apart the whole model
3. Paint it, panel line it, then clear coat it. I may decide to paint the decals back on, but corrected.
4. Replace neck joint, shoulder, upper arm, lower arm, and hand joints.
5. Cut the torso from pelvis, add ball joint.
6. Cut off all "skirt" panels, add joints, reattach to pelvis.
7. Add joints to top leg, lower leg, and feet.

Optional
1. Make it so fingers and hands are fully poseable.

Goal:
To make it as accurate as the real thing, and fully poseable, able to do this pose and many more
http://p.lefux.com/61/20111220/A107100HQI/InsetImage/2011121302460355.jpg
http://picture1.enfuniverse.com/anime/gundam/rx_78_2/01.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5k8oCN0qdL8/TPCmPsaqr6I/AAAAAAAACm0/52uW6ZMcsyE/s1600/rd%2Brx78-2%2Breview.jpg

I have a lot of work to make this statue into something not to be laughed at, and two friends are going to help me. One of them paints, but mostly Warhammer 40k stuff, and good with detail. The other is good with metalwork and modifying things. All in all, this will be a due able project.. I think

I should be expecting him in the mail in 10 days.

thwalker13
March 19, 2012, 6:46 PM
Pretty extensive project you have there. It'll be interesting to see how you accomplish your goals. Good luck and I hope that you update this thread.

Vipes
March 19, 2012, 8:00 PM
Thanks, and it doesn't really matter if something goes wrong as these aren't official Bandai products. But from what I can see, it wont. I can't wait to get Gundan in the mail, and make him Gundam

WING ZERO
March 19, 2012, 10:27 PM
where are you gonna get the pieces for the replacement? are you gonna make them?

Vipes
March 19, 2012, 10:49 PM
where are you gonna get the pieces for the replacement? are you gonna make them?

I don't know, I'll figure something out when I get there.

WING ZERO
March 19, 2012, 10:54 PM
oh... lol well good luck then haha