Gaijin Gunpla
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!
Categories: Builds, Unicorn Gundam

4 Responses so far.

  1. eviltediz43 says:

    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! 😀

  2. G.G. says:

    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. Tonzo says:

    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. Gaijin Gunpla says:

    @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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