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kit: 1/100 MG Gundam Deathscythe EW Version

16 Responses so far.

  1. Dill-n says:

    Looks Awesome! Great job with the finish.

  2. ChroniK says:

    Good Job! Very Cool! did you do something to the beam effect parts, because they look different and why do I get a Blue shine when I look at it from different angles.

  3. Joe says:

    I to am wondering about the paint job… it looks cool! I like it very much… I just don’t know how it was done. Enlighten us, oh GaiGun, Master!

  4. Joe says:

    Also, is the one featured in the you-know-what for your place of business? (feel free to edit/block this post)

  5. Sunny says:

    hmm i think he used a marble effect on the chest part, as for the beam sabers i think he used clear green or neon green, but that’s all my guess work. Syd tell us please.

    • syd says:

      Hi guys,

      As I didn’t write an WIP on this kit on my site I will give the details here, or as much as I can remember.

      I wanted this to have the same kind of look as the MG Wing Gundam I had built not long before starting the Deathscythe. So I used Pearl White for the white armor pieces, Gun Metal for the frame, Mica red for the few red parts. For the dark armor I went with Tamiya TS-64 Dark Mica Blue. So dark it is almost black from some angles. It’s the same color ASM use for his Sinanju, which is where I first encountered it. I had wanted to get a extra finish look on the gold parts but wasn’t satisfied with the result after I had sprayed two coats of Yellow Clear over Silver Leaf, so I sanded the parts down, primed, and went with Brilliant Orange. You can see I painted some of the head, chest, and legs silver leaf as well. For decals, I used those for the MG Wing and also some from Samuel Decal’s Deathscythe set.

      I had originally planned to put wings on this guy, and even have all the parts here to do it, but I have lost my enthusiasm for this project and don’t see myself going back to it anytime soon. Which is just as well, considering my backlog at this point.

  6. Dill-n says:

    I thought you had said you were thinking about putting wings on it. I think I saw an entry in one of the Model World Cups that’s been going on, that added wings to this kit. It looked pretty cool but I don’t think the kit needs them. Nice build.

  7. Joe says:

    Well… when Feb. comes around we will get Deathscythe Hell Ver. EW! That one will have all the wings you’ll ever need on a Deathscythe.

  8. Busterbeam says:

    very nice finish. i like the gloss look and the colour choices. should have done a bit more with the back pack thrusters tho. looks too plain for such a great looking suit!

  9. Samshio says:

    Very Awesome job

  10. Shinra says:

    Just finished up my Deathscythe too! I even used the same dark blue paint. What kind of a clear finish did you use? Can barely see the mica in there

  11. ratyz says:

    Really like to get to start with mine.. I also have the Hell Custom MG.. your work here is very impressive!

  12. Lester says:

    hello syd! im just a beginner gunplar.. i’ve been following your gunpla tv and i got a question. im also a MG junkie! i love mg kits and it’s the 1st time that im going to paint a kit. how do you prime your kits? coz im having difficulty priming every single armor piece! i use spray cans.. and also, do you paint the frame of your mg kits? thanks in advance!

    • syd says:

      Hi Lester,

      MGs are great, eh! I usually don’t prime my kits unless I am using light colors or doing a special project but when I do I just use spray cans and spray it the same way I would paint. Primer is pretty forgiving. I will prime every piece individually to be sure they are covered evenly. sometimes I paint the frame and sometimes not. It depends what look I am going for.

  13. Vitalya says:

    The HGUC is a teeny tiny bit more accurate to the oraiingl design (it’s got wider shoulders and a slightly bulkier-looking chest block) and it’s more poseable as well. Still, if I didn’t have a Kampfer and wanted one I’d probably go with the MG. Since it’s molded larger and with a higher parts count, that means there will tend to be sharper detail and fewer draft angle issues. Either kit is kind of a fixer-upper to my mind, but the MG gives me a better starting point despite being slightly less accurate. For the price difference (1800 yen vs 4000 yen MSRP) I think it’s worth it. The MG is more expensive than the HGUC but it’s not that bad and in my opinion the value is a lot greater. Of course, that’d be my decision according to my preferences. Your ideas of what makes a kit great could be totally different.

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