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  1. #31
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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Been a while since I've put anything up here, but that's how summer is sometimes, I suppose, lol. Still trying to get the Physalis build completed, just have to find a chance to do some priming and painting on the bazooka and backpack, and the thruster bells.

    On the other hand, I finished up a Guncannon Revive straight build yesterday, and I have to say, I enjoy this kit a lot. Very pose-able and very well engineered. Same quality as the RX-78-2 I built up a while ago (which I never got to take any cool photos of). So, here are some finished work pics of my Guncannon (with a Hi-Mock rifle on a couple of them, cause why not?) and the Gundam, both straight build with panel-lining.

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    Gundam:



    And a quickie shelf shot:
    It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. At least, that's what I keep telling myself with all my modeling supplies...

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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Been a while since I've posted here, but it's also been a while since I've finished off a build. This one was just a straight build of the Dynames; finished up the panel lines a little while ago. I don't know what it was about this kit, but it started off fine, and after the torso and head, it just seemed to get tedious. I didn't really care for it at that point, but once it was all completed, I actually found myself liking it quite a bit, even with some very annoying nub marks that I couldn't quite get rid of.

    Still, even with such a simple pose, it looks pretty badass.

    Maybe next time I do some pictures in the photo box, I'll have a proper place to sit it with proper lighting.

    It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. At least, that's what I keep telling myself with all my modeling supplies...

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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Nice. I ended out cancelling my Dynames order after waiting on backorder for about three weeks. Sort of regret it now.

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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    I'd go for it if you ever catch it in stock. Only thing to be aware of is that it doesn't come with any beam saber effects or its pistols, sadly, but still, not a bad buy overall.
    It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. At least, that's what I keep telling myself with all my modeling supplies...

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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    I'd like to see an MG version released.

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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Is that the 1/100 HG or the 1/144?


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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    It's the 1/144.
    It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. At least, that's what I keep telling myself with all my modeling supplies...

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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Just a quickie build and line job on this little no grade 1/144 Heavyarms I got in the other day. After building so many modern HGs, this one really brought back memories of the old days, lol. Probably not gonna be doing anything else with this one. Doesn't look too bad really, but it's definitely got issues with joints, especially the gun arm and head being loose. Plus the pose-ability is pretty minimal.




    It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. At least, that's what I keep telling myself with all my modeling supplies...

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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    In my opinion, the Katoki redesign looks so much more better than the original.
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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Can't really argue with that sentiment!
    It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. At least, that's what I keep telling myself with all my modeling supplies...

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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Been a while since I've done a full paint job on a kit, but here's what I've been working on the last couple weeks. Had the kit itself built and ready to paint since last summer, but just got around to working on it now because I wanted to get it done and off my plate. And I needed practice.

    So, here we have the 1/144 Serpent, hand-painted and finished. This was a very good practice build that turned out rather nice looking overall. I got the paint as good as I could without becoming obsessed with getting it perfect, and there are some definite brush marks and mistakes, plus the clear/dull coats are a bit thick in spots (first time I've made use of them in forever), and panel lines aren't the best cause it was my first time using a wash, but hey, practice makes gooder, right? The weapons actually turned out nicer than I initially thought they would once the dull coat was on them, though mainly those were an excuse to try some new Tamiya paint. Definitely need some retarder for that stuff when painting by hand...











    It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. At least, that's what I keep telling myself with all my modeling supplies...

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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Oh, the things I learned on this project...like the fact that hand painting Tamiya acrylics, especially in colors like orange and red, SUCKS. The Vallejo paints work a lot better for hand painting; I just didn't have local access to a wide range of colors in that brand. Why Hobby Lobby has like two dozen colors with at least a quarter of them variations of flesh tones I'll never know... Anyway, here we have what I've been working on since February. The paint is something of a nightmare, but it kinda looks like fire...if you use your imagination, lol.

    I'm really proud of the big weapon, though. The once color that's not disappointed me from Tamiya has been their gunmetal color. A couple of coats of that makes guns look good. The backpack mod looks pretty good, though the bands on the tanks gave me a bit of a headache, what with me never really having had to bend plastic pieces and actually trying to get them to stay in place. Tried several new things here, so for that, I'm very pleased. Overall, I'm happy with this one, and I'm likely going to revisit the idea somewhere down the line once I get better.

    So, without further ado...

    Zaku Firebat Mk. I

    Backstory:
    The Laredo Massacre and the Dodgers Amendment

    As seen on the plaques at preserved battle display at the Laredo Convention Center:

    “During the First Annual Laredo Open Tournament, which used Version 1 of the Battle System operating system, a serious flaw in the system was discovered in a most dramatic way. Mr. Dodgers, a native of Texas who had promised his young daughter that he would win the tournament no matter what, either stumbled into the system flaw by accident or had acquired some inside knowledge of the system’s workings. Regardless of how this knowledge was gained, it was used to devastating effect during the Grand Melee qualifier.

    The Zaku Firebat, as it was named, came equipped with a standard MMP-80/90mm machine gun and several integrated missile pods, those on the shoulder shield and shoulders armed with HEAT warheads, and those on the hips armed with armor-piercing burst rounds designed to explode once they penetrate an enemy’s outer armor to cause massive internal damage. The gunpla itself featured several metal parts, including enhanced armor plating and reinforced internal frame parts, making it rather heavy, even without its unique weapons. The addition of a GN particle storage tank mounted to the back skirt between the legs meant it could also create a limited use GN Shield, though this feature was never used.

    The most interesting features of the Zaku Firebat’s armaments were its two flamethrower weapons. The smaller, arm-mounted flame unit, protected by a reinforced shield, was fed by two aluminum tanks mounted onto the unit’s backpack, and produced a highly compacted ball of fire that could project out to medium-long range. The much heavier handheld giant flamethrower was fed by a trio of aluminum fuel tanks mounted directly to the weapon, and could cover a very wide area with high-intensity flames, melting plastic in moments. There is still uncertainty as to exactly what was used to fuel these units, but it is thought to have been a binary agent that ignited upon contact with air.

    As Mr. Dodgers reportedly said, using such weapons was simply “the best way to win the battle...and it wasn’t in the rules that I couldn’t do it. Gunpla is freedom, right?”

    As seen on the recording playing on the screen to your right, the battle was short and terrifying. Though slow and not very maneuverable, the heavy armor of the Zaku Firebat protected it from most attacks, very few even marring the paint (which had been mixed with a flame and heat retardant agent), and once it's flamethrowers began spewing their chemicals, gunpla across the small battlefield began melting and burning. The first version of the Battle System OS could not detect the use of real flammable chemicals, only reading the simulated fire that it created for the battle. Thankfully it only took a couple of minutes for the system to be shut down and safety personnel to extinguish the flames.

    What remained lies before you, the event now known as the “Laredo Massacre.” Nearly thirty gunpla lie in scorched and melted piles upon the scorched (but otherwise unharmed) Battle System pods, the last victim a lone GM Command Space type that was frozen in place as it tried to crawl away, its legs melted and trailing behind as the Zaku Firebat looms over it.

    It was this event that led to the “Dodgers Amendment” to the official Gunpla Battle rules and regulations, which prohibits the use of flammable chemicals used as weapons and ammunition, as well as the use of actual functioning weapons, however small they may be. The Battle System OS has since been updated to prevent such an event from occurring again, and can also detect weapons and systems like those used on the Zaku Firebat.”




















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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Nice! I like the colors and the mods, and the back story is pretty great. How many layers did you build up of the light orange?

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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Quote Originally Posted by ScornMandark View Post
    Nice! I like the colors and the mods, and the back story is pretty great. How many layers did you build up of the light orange?
    Thanks! I think it was at least 3-4 layers on most pieces to get it the right color.

    And, here's a few more pics I couldn't fit on the initial post:





    And a bonus, April Fools inspired, if a bit late. It's kind of punny when you think about it:
    It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. At least, that's what I keep telling myself with all my modeling supplies...

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    Re: THe (Urban) Sniper's Hide

    Damn spiffy.
    "Pssssssst...Hey you...yeah you...No, THE OTHER you, yeah, YOU, see that person sitting next to you...yeah, that one right there, light them on fire."

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