Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Pre-Blog Kits #12: HGUC GM III

This is my HGUC GM III that I painted up in AEUG colours, you can see more of this kit and others that I've built at Gundam Eclipse.

HGUC GM III, completed September 19, 2011

HGUC GM III, completed September 19, 2011
If you would like to see more images of the HGUC GM III you check it out in my Facebook Image Gallery.


AEUG - The Anti-Earth Union Group (エゥーゴ) is a resistance movement formed to fight the dictator-like Titans in space. The term "anti-Earth" is actually a misnomer; the AEUG is a political faction within the Earth Federation, but more "anti-Earth elitist" than anti-Federation government. Throughout the Gryps Conflict, the AEUG attempts to wrestle the Federation government's support away from the Titans. The AEUG also had a sister organization on Earth, Karaba, with the same goals.

Titans - (ティターンズ Titānzu) is an organization first introduced in the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam anime TV series. It is also featured in Gundam Sentinel and Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans. Titans was an elite unit of the Earth Federation Forces established in U.C. 0083 after the conclusion of Operation Stardust. Their original intention was to defend the Earth Federation against supporters of the Principality of Zeon, as well as to investigate Zeon sympathizers. However, they eventually turned rogue, allying themselves with Axis Zeon in order to fight against the AEUG in an attempt to gain control over the Earth Sphere. They were all but wiped out by the AEUG at the end of the Gryps Conflict.

Karaba - (カラバ) is the Earth-based form of resistance to the Titans.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Project WarMachine WIP Weeks 1 and 2

I've got my kit lined up, I'll still be painting 3 LBX kits and 2 SDs before I get to this in
terms of paint but I can definitely start with mods now.

I'm not quite sure how I'll fit the "Five" theme in yet but I noticed that this will actually be the 5th MG that I have ever painted. My plans so far are to create an MS that matches my name "WarMachine", I've got missile racks for one side and an extra large gattling for the other, I'm hoping to figure out some proper flame throwers for one side too.

This one isn't the exact idea that I have but it conveys it well enough.

The detachable fuel tank is a little better now, though I think it could still be missing something....

So, I've also started work on Nu's gargantuan head, the crest is gone and the faceplate can be removed separately. I think I might aim for a more Zeta-like face plate.

I kind of decided to add a bit more pla-plate and round up the area behind that thrust to make it seem like it attaches more fluidly, I've also added a few little rectangular vents down near the end.

So admittedly the head looks really ugly at this moment the crest is cut off and sealed off with some black pla-plate (it was the thinnest stuff I had on hand) which makes it look kind of like Mr. T.

Alright, this is what I've got so far the head still doesn't look quite right, I've smoothed things down more thoroughly added a command antenna (kinda like Cherudim's) and sharpened up the face plate (its falling off in most of the pictures though).

I've started work on the chest, so far I have removed the vents capped the gap in the exterior armour with pla-plate and added a smaller missile launcher unit to the chest.

Got a little more done mostly chest components, I armoured up the cockpit hatch and added a little more asymmetry to it with a small missile rack on the right and just some extra plating on the left.

I've started something with the shoulders, I've got a few ideas it just a matter of implementing things right.