Sunday, September 26, 2010

Not only did we capture it and repaint it; we made it really shiny!

After watching Zeta Gundam and playing Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam, I decided the Gundam Mk II was one the top of my list of favorite Gundam designs. I like the reloadable beam rifle and bazooka, I think the most about it. I think it's the first MS to carry beam rifle clips for quick reloading (I may be wrong on that one). I honestly like the darker Titans colors better, but I already had a MG Titans Gundam Mk II Ver 2.0. However, after building this one, the Titans version pales in comparison to the over all appearance. With the gloss finish and those silver chrome decals, the HD releases of the Zeta MG kits are quite pleasing to look at! I have this one, the Zeta (Unbuilt), and the Hyaku Shiki (Built) in the HD Colors. I may pick up the Titans version if there are any left when I order another batch of kits this October.

If you ask me, the Gundam Mk II only looks good in space, I don't like that it hovers in the games and in the animation like the Dom, Gundams are supposed to walk! But that's just my opinion. This was my first time using Photoshop to make a beam saber blade! I'm getting better at this!

On to the model! This was my first attempt with waterslide decals. I made sure the area was clean first, got the decal wet and slipped it onto the plastic. I had Testors decal set, but i didn't have the stuff that melds the decal to the model, I will have to get some of that stuff for the Zeta Gundam!

Front, fully loaded with Head Vulcan Pod, Beam Rifle, Bazooka, and Shield

Left Side

Right Side

Rear view

1/4 Turn Left

1/4 Turn right

3/4 Turn right

3/4 Turn left

Unloaded Front

Decals on the shoulder area, in silver. AEUG logo and acronym.

Left shoulder with silver decal. Model number.

Top view with the silver panel decals

Same on the right shoulder.

The inner pipes come chrome coated.

So, I had to paint the outer pipes gold ^_^

Left side

Right side

Arm markings

The left thigh has its own decal.

A sort of wrap around with the model number.

For what ever reason, with the decal on the side of the calf muscle it makes me think there are beam sabers inside like the RX-79 [G] :-P

And unloaded rear view

AEUG stamped on the butt.

And the acronym spelled out on the back of the right shoulder.

This silver decal on the back of the leg, for whatever reason covers an indented panel and it annoys me greatly because I didn't have that decal melting stuff!

Love that 2.0 articulation! Awesome kneeling pose.

Had to turn on the flash to show the pilot inside the cockpit.

Showing off the mirror that is the shield.

Even better with the flash on.

Again, could have really used the decal melt!

Bazooka has its decals too.

Ready to fire!

Vulcan pod

Side view

... other side view...

Put your hands in the air!

I love the design of the Mk II's beam rifle!

This pose is okay, but...

Get the Mk II in the air and it just looks so much better!

This is my favorite pose of this picture set.

Beam Saber

This was a nice easy build, I didn't put too much work into this one. I did the same thing to the Mk II's eyes as I've done with all my MG Gundams and I painted the hydraulics and I put on the markings but not too much else. I will need to get some more decal chemicals for the next time I'm using waterslides. They are so much easier to work with than dry transfers and stickers, I like the look of them so much I may start ordering decals online for my kits.

I did brush on some Testors gloss coat over the decals to sandwich them in. No worries, they aren't going anywhere!

Until next time: Happy Building!

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