Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The first, the latests....

Since this site is about Gunpla too, I thought it would be good to post some of my works.....
Well, the first photo is from August 2006. Just finished my first Gundam kit. It's a good model and not too difficult. The HG 1/144 ZGMF-515 CGue hasn't been painted
yet and I was trying to find my way in de world of Gunpla and painting.
So the details are limited to some panelline markings and a little painting.
The thrusters on both sides of the chest are painted,
so are colors the pink and German Grey (Tamyia).
The grey I used was mixed on feeling. Being a teacher in Physics has some advantages I guess....

My latest works are the MG 1/100 RGM-79Q GM Quel (on the background another masterpiece: Gundam Mk II Titans) and the HG 1/144 TMF/A-802 Mobile BuCue
As you can see, all t
he parts are painted. The details are done with old school paint and the larger parts, such as armor plates are done with spraycans. It's easy, faster and, most importantly, economic.
All my Master Grade (and the pending Perfect Grades) have also undergone a Top Coat-Flat treatment, this is to wipe out the chaep plastic-looks from the kit. The flat version makes the kit look very precious and 'heavy'. I've decided the Top Coat treatment to be prohibited to the MG & PG kits. The SD and HG are in my opinion, not worth it (yet, although there are some exceptions).
The GM Quel is
a relatively old kit from December 1999, almost a decade. Though it is a good kit to start or, what I did, enjoy as a funny project between the serious works.

The BuCue (2007) has more articulation and details than the CGue (2004).
It has good beam weapons and two backpa
cks. Either a twin-rail gun and a 13-pod missile launcher.

More projects are coming up. in the future I will upload the best of my works till now. The next project is still unknown, due to the investigation of the Macross Frontier kits. So, the next kit could be a MF kit.

All the photo's till now are taken with an ancient digital compact camera Sony DSC-P8 (2004). This is because the 3.2 megapixel isn't that spacious as the 10.2 megapixel from the Sony-Alpha 300 DSLR. Therefore, soon I will switch to this camera due to the much higher qualities and possiblities it has.


  1. Zien er netjes uit je kits! En zo'n flatcoat verricht inderdaad echt wonderen op een plastic bouwsel ;)

  2. Thanks, Top Coat should be a standard treatment for every MG/ PG kit.

    Looking forward to your next kit!