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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

One side

is finished!

Not really much to show, but I did manage to get one side of the rifle, and cartridge-like thingies, decaled this morning. To do so I had to get up at 6 am. I did get to bed early last night so it wasn't as hard as it sounds.

I picked up a set of WAVE decals from work for use on the Rifle, Bazooka, Gatlings, and Unicorn, although other than the feet there won't be much need for white decals on a gray Unicorn.

These decals are the same as the black ones I used on the Yellowbird.

They will make a splendid pair, desho.

Anyways, onto the pics!

Here's the rifle. I really like a well done rifle. This has been painted in Gun Ship Gray while the silver is, of course, Silver Leaf. I am considering using this gray on the Unicorn feet, which I am procrastinating about. I removed the rifle's seam lines fairly well, and only the opening separated slightly when I stuffed the silver piece in. (more details here.) Because everything went as planned, there isn't a need to do any touch up. Yay! Score one for the good guys!

And those cartridge-like thingies?

Mica Blue baby!

I spent the first few minutes, while shrugging off drowsiness, cutting these little suckers out one by one. One the decal sheet they are actually in one line with about a millimeter of space between. Ya, I need help. I'll spray topcoat tonight to hold these on and decal the other side in the next couple of days.

I have already used some of the dry transfers on the backpack, and used the larger ones for the Unicorn's shoulders. Other than that I won't be using them again. Well, I can use one of them with a slight adjustment.

We'll just cut away one of those words.

As a bonus to all you readers out there (笑), I am including this pic I snapped in the local mall the other day. On the 3rd floor there is a large hobby area with Gundam kits, and RC cars, and slot car race tracks, and two large Gundam statues! These things are over four feet tall!


  1. Looking great so far. AndI know of those giant gundam models you saw. They were a rare 1/16 or so series of Char's Zaku and Amuro's Gundam that if you are lucky can sometimes find to the tune of about 1500 USD. Still, I wouldn't mind decorating my room with one! :D

  2. Wow...nice work on the beam rifle.

    I wanted one of those 1/16 figure of the Gundam/Zaku. But is too darn expensive.

  3. That rifle is looking sweet in grey and silver with blue clips.

    I have some pics somewhere on the forum of me posing with one of those RX-78's. I would love to paint one!

  4. @eviltediz43: 1/16 scale? crazy. I thought there were some kind of promotional thing and didn't realize you could buy them.

    @G.G.: What would you do with a 1/16 Gundam? stick it in your room like eviltediz43?

    @Tonzo: thanks for the comment. It seems everyone, but me, knew of the existence of the 1/16 Gundams. Where have I been all this time?


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