Gaijin Gunpla

As I mentioned in my MG Blitz Review, I find the colors on the Blitz similar to the colors found on the greatest uniform ever worn by a sports team, the Buffalo Sabres.

Worn during the second half of the 90s the Sabres sported the the cool black, silver, red, and white combo.

That’s a real player by the way. #81 Miroslav Satan (pronounced Sha-tan) scored some big goals for that club, but the real dominant player for that team was the goaltender, #39, Dominic Hasek. How dominant was he? So dominant that his nickname was ‘The Dominator’.

(I won’t bore you with stats so let’s just say this, he was the best.)

Anyway, back to the Blitz. As the colors, in my mind anyway, were so similar I thought I would make this Blitz look like a Buffalo Sabre. So I started with the shield. The first step was to spray a bit of red and then mask that.

Once that was dry I masked another layer and sprayed silver, then masked again and sprayed black.

Then all that was left to do was remove the masking and see how I did.

I felt a pang of nostalgia when I had the masking pulled off. This paint job will be fun. I’ve got to mask certain parts of the kit to get the white and silver and red in the right places but first I have to pick up some more white primer.

Categories: Blitz, Builds

6 Responses so far.

  1. Syd, you continue to verify that you are my Gunpla soulmate. I am a HUGE Sabres fan, in fact, I have that white Satan jersey pictured above. Dom is the reason I became a Sabres fan and continue to be to this day.

    While I love the yellow & blue, I really miss the red/black combo that I wore for many years. I’ve often considered doing a Sabres Gundam and this is inspiring me to go forward with those plans. In fact, as I type, I see in my head a blue/yellow Sabres’ MG Duel…

    You are my favorite builder and posts like this are why I check Gaijin-Gunpla EVERY day. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

    Oh, and “Let’s Go Buff-a-lo!”

    • ClayCannonII says:

      I second that

    • syd says:

      Hi Timber,

      Comments like yours are one of the reasons I try to keep my site updated regularly (and try to do it with cool stuff). The Buffalo Blitz is progressing but I hit a bit of a snag. I wanted to somehow get the buffalo head onto the chest but of course there are no decals like that. I seem to remember picking up some Buffalo Sabres stickers from a sports shop those many years ago. Anyone out there able to point me towards a source of mid-90’s Buffalo Sabres stickers? Shot in the dark, but…

  2. ClayCannonII says:

    Is it just me or does that picture of the red shield look like bacon with the tape on it?

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