Gaijin Gunpla

Only one part to top-coat and perhaps dirty up a bit and he is done! With some good sunny weather this weekend I managed to decal and flat top-coat the weapons and almost all of the I.W.S.P. Only the cannons (or whatever those things are) for the pack remain.

As you can see, there was some masking done here.

And here as well. 😉

The sword-thingy was roughed up to make it look very worn and well-used. I think the result is pretty good.

The shield probably took the longest amount of time to complete. Many different colours were used here as well as the damage/dry brushing time spent.

A close up of the shield reveals the pock marks or bullet holes or.. well, it just looks damaged, does it not?

And the mighty Integrated Weapons System Pack.

The Dark Blue Mica Tamiya spray really reacts to humidity levels (right, Rob!), but the result was that it looks faded or worn in certain places and because of the effect I am trying to achieve seems to work admirably. The decals are part Bandai Waterslides, Bandai Dry Transfer, and Samuel Decal Waterslides. Some of them have been purposely defaced.

The next post will be the photo shoot and then possibly my last posting in this blog. I have recently been experiencing some personal/familial issues and, as much as I enjoy this new hobby of mine, I need to set aside time to be with my loved ones and show them they are number one in my life. If I devote as much time to my significant other as I have been doing to gunpla, hopefully the ship will right itself and I can get back to enjoying life and making those around me enjoy theirs.

But I will defiitely be keeping up to date with everyone else’s work. Fighto! You know who you are, gunpla brethren. /end cheese.

Categories: Builds, Lukas Strike, MG

5 Responses so far.

  1. Tonzo says:

    That is really quite impressive weathering. You have a natural flair. I quite like your colour choices as well. The shield looks fantastic!

    Sorry to hear you are retiring so soon from gunpla. You are very talented and the hobby will be worse for having you leave. That said, you have your priorities straight and I wish you all the best with it.

    I hope to see your name pop up around the usual haunts occasionally. =)

  2. americansalaryman says:

    Looking great, and the damage on the shield is awesome, I can imagine that took you a lot of time.

    I know how things can be though with real life, and that's what comes first. I'm a shout away so just holler at me and we can catch up over a beer anytime.

  3. Asian1skill says:

    dude love da sword and shield it looks very convincing that it went through alot of harsh battles and survived it all

  4. Busterbeam says:

    sorry to hear about that. gai gun and gundam guy both bite the dust to LIFE. oh well. i can totally understand. i had to remove myself from gunpla for a while too. not because of family or woman problems tho it was more so that i could focus on other more pressing tasks at the time. if you think about it… it really is a marvel that we have time to do this hobby at all with all the other things that go on in our lives. never say never. even if you cut it back by like 90% im sure it'll be enough. everybody needs an outlet now and then and considering how good you are at this stuff… well it'd be a shame to just up and cancel it all completely. your call tho mate.

    weathering job looks fantastic! looking forward to seeing your final pics

  5. marc says:

    looks really good, i still need to practice some battle damage.
    but i can use youre images as an example.
    it looks like you just took it right out of a warzone.

    good luck with youre private buisness, aint always as easy as you would like.

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