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Suzaku
September 30, 2012, 1:16 AM
I figure it would be more organized to just start a compilation thread for my completed kits instead of posting a new topic every time.

First up is the NG 1/144 God Gundam. I'm not terribly happy with the final result, but I think the sword and hand turned out pretty well. The clear yellow over Alclad chrome worked reasonably well, except for the part on the chest where I put the yellow on too heavily and it started to eat the chrome.

For a snapper, the color separation is horrible, and there are not nearly enough stickers to cover the difference. Shoulders and feet are all red, upper chest is all blue, and the waist armor is all the wrong color.

For a painter, like all the G kits so far except the Devil Gundam, the masking is a pain. Big sections need to be masked off, as most pieces things that need to be two or more colors are single pieces molded in one. And the divisions aren't always smooth, especially on the shoulders.

Additionally, most of the panel lines, except some on the legs, are too shallow and fill in easily once the kit is primed and painted. This is another ongoing issues with most of the G kits.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8029/8038159540_efa72f7222.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68370978@N05/8038159540/)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8456/8038154213_d4bcc93cab.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68370978@N05/8038154213/)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8034/8038153721_73600ff310.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68370978@N05/8038153721/)

Exia
September 30, 2012, 1:26 AM
Looks good. That's the entire point to NGs, they aren't supposed to look good outta the box. They're just supposed to be cheap.

Suzaku
September 30, 2012, 1:32 AM
And cheap they are! Well, they were less cheap when I got all these, but still.

It's really interesting to see how things develop through these NG series. The G line is absolutely abominable. To the point that, other than Devil Gundam, I'm having a hard time even coming up with redeeming qualities. The Wing line is actually much better by comparison--part and color separation is better, panel lines are more defined, stickers tend to do a better job for the snappers, etc. The X line that followed Wing wasn't as large a step forward as the G -> Wing transition, but they are a bit better still.

Actually some of the X kits give some of the early HGs a run for their money....

Exia
September 30, 2012, 1:42 AM
You should try for one of the G-Unit kits. They're from the Wing era and they're the stepping points from NG to HG. I was prepared for a the 2 G-Unit kits I built to be all no gradey, so when I saw the little "HG" in the corner of the box I called BS. They aren't as HG as I would've liked but I think they're sorta from the gunpla era that was in the middle of phasing out the whole "all gundams suits get a NG" to "lets just put out a few HGs of these and see what happens". If any of that makes sense. Sorry if it sounds like rambling.

thwalker13
September 30, 2012, 11:38 AM
I think it looks great. Love how you made the gold.

Deathscythe!
September 30, 2012, 11:56 AM
I desire, I were capable of painting as well as you are. Srsly, that painting looks magnificent.