Tuesday, August 10, 2010

MG GM Ver. 2.0

Here it is, the MG GM ver 2.0! Finally got the pics uploaded. A note about the clear censor piece: It wasn't quite green enough, so I tried to use some clear green to darken it, put too much on and when I went to remove it with a bit of acrylic thinner, it marred the plastic and left it cloudy... Grr.

Very anime styled and proportioned, like the Gundam 2.0... Well it does use the same framework.

That blasted cloudy visor!

I painted the pistons and had to hollow out the pipes a little more so the silver paint would not rub off too much.

Painted the knee joint as well.

And the elbow :-P.

I painted the inner mechanical portion of the hand the same as the frame.

The core block
Really bad picture of the painted pilot inside the cockpit

The core block alone, without the torso frame.

The back...

The inside of the head.

Painted the neck pistons as well

Arm and leg inner frame exposed.

Beam Saber ignited!

Spray Beam Pistol.

Hyper Bazooka

This pilot is ready for action! Launch and save Jaburo from the clutches of the evil Principality of Zeon!

I hate the Feddies... :-P

Friday, August 6, 2010

MG Ball Ver. Ka.

The Master Grade Ball Ver. Ka. The very idea of the Ball being made into a Master Grade is almost laughable! But here it is and it has had 3 official releases and then it had a Pro-Shop(?) Limited release with a metal base coating on it's armor. I never thought I would actually want a MG Ball unless they made a MG High Mobility Zaku Test Type as well so I could re-create that epic scene from 08th MS Team.

Then the pictures of the finished product came out and I could not resist! So much inner detail! That is the MG Ball Ver. Ka.'s selling point and it is very much worth the relatively small price tag for a Master Grade.

Bonus points to Bandai for giving it a stand to sit on as well.

As with any Ver. Ka. there are a lot of panel lines and markings.

Quite an array of thrusters too.

The cockpit is one of the most detailed I've seen at this scale.

Funny thing is, I always thought the ball was just a cockpit with arms, thrusters and a cannon. I always felt it really shouldn't need to be much larger than a core fighter.

The inner frame was painted with a pretty equal mix of Euro Gray and Silver Model Master Enamels.

I also used Gold for much of the details

Because the Ball lacks any sort of body or real gimmick, I had to do something to help this model feel good about itself.

So I painted the entire inner frame and tried to give the model some real detail work.

I know there was more I could have done, but it looks pretty good, I'd say.

I do like the detail on the side pods there.

This is a shot with the frame work removed from the main body.

And that's the Ball!

Next up, my friend GM!