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MGSciFi SOAM - Mobile Suit killin' a city WIP
KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 07:24 AM UTC
Hi, this is an update of my WIP of the modified Gundam MS killin' a city for the MGSciFi Shell Of A Man campaign.

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I had already started this project several years ago but this (Slodder's) campaign has modivated me to complete it. Good.


These images are of the back pack, modified with disposible lighter parts for detail.


top view of diorama base without the mobile suit.


street and roof painted today, I went home for lunch



as always, comments and critizism is welcome. Streets are very difficult to paint correctly. Any suggestions? anyways, I'll put in a couple hours tonight before bed, then tomorrow again. Thanks for looking!
MZ3
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 08:36 AM UTC
Nice! I like the lighter parts.
slodder
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 03:58 PM UTC
I like the combination of buildings and sci-fi. Nice composition. How about some type of adverstising sign on the water tower? I'd like to see some details in the street - a car, wagon, trailer, boxes.
jba
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 05:25 PM UTC
well... robots...
But then I *really* like your street/building, the tag on the wall is really well done!
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 04:54 AM UTC
jba, haha, yes of course. The modified gundam is on the bench for a sculpt of it's left hand so it will be holding the top edge of the building, while writing it's name on the water tower.
The graffiti on the wall is replicate of actual building corner that I have a picture of. And there will be more on the walls.

Thanks for the above comments and suggestions!

MZ3, cool, the pipes on the roof are also parts from a lighter.

slodder, good suggestions, I'll chop together a couple dumpster bins for the inside corner and a little truck if I have time. Ad on the water tower, hmm, I'll look through my dry transfers.




jba
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 01:54 PM UTC
Oh stupid me, i didn't got the theme! This is a really brillant idea, the robot who tags his name on the TOP of the building!
Good luck with the other tags, the first one looks real good already
JB
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 04:26 PM UTC
jba - that's a great idea! Great twist.
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 07:40 AM UTC
Thanks for the replies. This is an interesting campaign.

jba I appreciate your replies. I clicked on your photos and I am impressed. Thank you for your comment about the graffiti, I try to keep them authentic and in scale.

more pics . . .



The left hand was harder to sculpt than I thought and after frustration and breakage, I decided to use the kit piece, modified. Although my sculped thumb seemed to work fine.



I used the right hand turned upside-down then trimmed off the thumb and cut to fit. CA glued in place then applied Dr.Microtools red paste to cover up the cuts and scrapes. Looks like left fingers to me.







KoSprueOne
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2007 - 08:45 AM UTC
Replaced a broken drain pipe thing today, paint tomorrow.


Dumpsters built today . . . crudely, but I think will work, paint tomorrow.






KoSprueOne
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2007 - 03:59 AM UTC
making the dumpster lifting channels.



scratch build dumpsters (front loading bins):
http://modelgeek.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=124292#1025577




exer
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2007 - 04:54 AM UTC
Very clever and fun build congratulations
Trisaw
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2007 - 09:17 AM UTC
LOL, this one's great! The creativity's Top Notch!

Most times when people model Gundam, they forget that there's a human inside controlling the robot's actions. You really showed this with your diorama and the vanity of the pilot.
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2007 - 10:39 PM UTC
Thanks, exer and Trisaw. I'm not actually familiar with the anime or comix regarding the Gundam series, but whenever I see pictures or box art, it looks like they're in battle with other MSs. I wanted to illustrate in 3D, another form of battle. I'd like to build a bigger diorama of about six MSs in a Body Roc break dance battle with a rival MS crew in a city square or city park. Probably in 1/44 scale for reasonable affordability and size of diorama. Sometime in the future, I guess.

Finished pics of this one

overall shot of MobileSuit 07B3 signing the water tank -


role call of this campaign build members in no particular order -





Henk
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2007 - 04:29 AM UTC
Looks great (from a confirmed 'reality' builder.. ) very creative. I think that touch of including the other participants in the campaign as tags on the wall is superb.
Nice pony tail too, but where is his skateboard...

Cheers
Henk
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2007 - 04:46 AM UTC
LOL , thanks for your comments.
I think the skateboard idea has been done...


haha