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Post by George Caswel » Sat, 01 May 2004 16:11:26



http://1-4-4.home.comcast.net/models/Works/1_144_Strike_Gundam/

See also the entry in this month's CMC.  It's a HG Strike with a modified
no-grade sword striker pack fitted to it, and rejointed arms for some crazy
poses.  Fun stuff..

---GEC
Projects page: http://1-4-4.home.comcast.net/
"I am but the humble student, who seeks one day to snatch the scratchbuilt
 pebble from the master's fully articulated hand."

 
 
 

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Post by EGMcCan » Sat, 01 May 2004 20:33:41


Looks nifty (and rather like the non-phased colors... but slightly greener?
Maybe it's my monitor.)

Though I can't help hearing "And there's the pitch..." looking at #7. :)


Quote:

> http://1-4-4.home.comcast.net/models/Works/1_144_Strike_Gundam/

> See also the entry in this month's CMC.  It's a HG Strike with a modified
> no-grade sword striker pack fitted to it, and rejointed arms for some
crazy
> poses.  Fun stuff..

> ---GEC
> Projects page: http://1-4-4.home.comcast.net/
> "I am but the humble student, who seeks one day to snatch the scratchbuilt
>  pebble from the master's fully articulated hand."

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Post by Paul Seg » Sun, 02 May 2004 02:59:12


Quote:

>http://1-4-4.home.comcast.net/models/Works/1_144_Strike_Gundam/

I gotta ask... what's your logic with the decals? The emblem and the "105" on
the sword pack's shoulder unit make sense, but what are the "98" and the big
character on the skirt armor for?
Other than that, it looks great... can't go wrong with grayscale.

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Post by 5parro » Sun, 02 May 2004 06:22:29


Quote:


>>http://1-4-4.home.comcast.net/models/Works/1_144_Strike_Gundam/

> I gotta ask... what's your logic with the decals? The emblem and the "105" on
> the sword pack's shoulder unit make sense, but what are the "98" and the big
> character on the skirt armor for?

Character = Tetsu ("Steel").

I'm guessing GEC was taking a poke at the Hyaku-Shiki, with its big
"Hyaku" (100) kanji.

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Post by T Wong the C » Sun, 02 May 2004 08:38:13


AS105 is probably the squadron number, or the MS/weapon pack's serial
number (or might it have something to do with the Strike's model
number [GAT-X-105]?). 98 would be the Strike's unit number. Skirt
character would just be the equivalent of modern noseart.

Question: Does the beam blade plug into the sword, or do you have two
swords for on and off modes?

The paintjob is a nice break away from the standard. Good stuff.

Quote:


> >http://1-4-4.home.comcast.net/models/Works/1_144_Strike_Gundam/

> I gotta ask... what's your logic with the decals? The emblem and the "105" on
> the sword pack's shoulder unit make sense, but what are the "98" and the big
> character on the skirt armor for?
> Other than that, it looks great... can't go wrong with grayscale.

> -Paul Segal

> Website:   http://asterphage.lunarpages.com
> This newsgroup is ridiculous.

 
 
 

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Post by Nevin Won » Mon, 03 May 2004 22:15:51


Quote:

> Looks nifty (and rather like the non-phased colors... but slightly
> greener? Maybe it's my monitor.)

I also think it's a little green. Is it my eyes, or... did you spray any
highlights and shadows? I do think the white is a little plain without
any highlights. The light saber can also use some highlights, which
somehow looks like a long pink neon tube to me now. Other than that, the
decals are nice :>

I'm really jealous you can print decals XD

Nev

 
 
 

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Post by George Caswel » Tue, 04 May 2004 03:38:52



Quote:

> >http://1-4-4.home.comcast.net/models/Works/1_144_Strike_Gundam/

> I gotta ask... what's your logic with the decals? The emblem and the "105" on
> the sword pack's shoulder unit make sense, but what are the "98" and the big
> character on the skirt armor for?

   Let's see...

   Apart from the suit's model number, it also has a unit number: like Roy
Focker's VF-1 (model number) is unit number 001 aboard the Macross, or Amuro's
RX-78-2 (model number) is unit number 102 aboard the White Base (according to
various kits).  So this particular Strike is unit #98 aboard some ship
somewhere.

   The shoulder-shield decal says "AS105 Anti-Ship Unit" because the sword
unit is supposedly an anti-ship sword.  (Which makes a certain amount of
sense, since ships in Seed have pretty good anti-beam defenses.)

   I had been tossing around various ideas for the unit number.  My color
scheme was based on the Nu Gundam, but after it was done I thought it looked a
lot like an Ingram (AV-98, from Patlabor) hence, the 98.

   The skirt kanji is "Tetsu", as in "Tetsujin" which is a handle I use
frequently.

---GEC
Projects page: http://1-4-4.home.comcast.net/
"I am but the humble student, who seeks one day to snatch the scratchbuilt
 pebble from the master's fully articulated hand."

 
 
 

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Post by George Caswel » Tue, 04 May 2004 03:40:21


Quote:



> >>http://1-4-4.home.comcast.net/models/Works/1_144_Strike_Gundam/

> > I gotta ask... what's your logic with the decals? The emblem and the "105" on
> > the sword pack's shoulder unit make sense, but what are the "98" and the big
> > character on the skirt armor for?

> Character = Tetsu ("Steel").

   Iron, actually.

Quote:
> I'm guessing GEC was taking a poke at the Hyaku-Shiki, with its big
> "Hyaku" (100) kanji.

   It was more inspired by the decal placement on the red Bawoo in ZZ Gundam.

---GEC
Projects page: http://1-4-4.home.comcast.net/
"I am but the humble student, who seeks one day to snatch the scratchbuilt
 pebble from the master's fully articulated hand."

 
 
 

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Post by George Caswel » Tue, 04 May 2004 03:42:06



Quote:
> Question: Does the beam blade plug into the sword, or do you have two
> swords for on and off modes?

   The beam blade plugs in.  I cut the beam blade out of the original sword
part, then drilled holes and put wires into the ends of the blade to plug into
the holes in the sword.

---GEC
Projects page: http://1-4-4.home.comcast.net/
"I am but the humble student, who seeks one day to snatch the scratchbuilt
 pebble from the master's fully articulated hand."

 
 
 

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Post by George Caswel » Tue, 04 May 2004 03:46:26


Quote:

> Looks nifty (and rather like the non-phased colors... but slightly greener?
> Maybe it's my monitor.)

   If anything, it's probably my camera work.  It was rather rushed.

Quote:
> Though I can't help hearing "And there's the pitch..." looking at #7. :)

   Indeed, I thought that, too, after I took the photo.  :)

---GEC
Projects page: http://1-4-4.home.comcast.net/
"I am but the humble student, who seeks one day to snatch the scratchbuilt
 pebble from the master's fully articulated hand."

 
 
 

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Post by George Caswel » Tue, 04 May 2004 04:00:00


Quote:

> I also think it's a little green. Is it my eyes, or... did you spray any
> highlights and shadows? I do think the white is a little plain without
> any highlights. The light saber can also use some highlights, which
> somehow looks like a long pink neon tube to me now. Other than that, the
> decals are nice :>

> I'm really jealous you can print decals XD

   I printed them on a laser printer at work.  It really didn't come out all
that well, I had to print like 20 copies of each individual decal on the sheet
to get 1 or 2 which were good enough to use on the model.  Even then I had to
go over the shield emblem with a little black paint to patch up the holes.

   All the various warning insignia and such were from a Wave decal sheet.
The red stripe on the sword was off-the-rack as well.  The numbers and
lettering on the chest, leg, and right shoulder were dry transfers.  (Stencil
numbers by Archer Transfers, the chest marking was gothic railroad lettering.)

   Normally I have Peter Savin print my decals, but this time around he was
rather busy with his Hazel when I was looking to have decals printed.

   There's no shading on the model, just the basic paint and a wash.  I think
that's rather unfortunate at this point, I want to give the dark parts some
dry-brushed highlights and the light parts some weathering to hopefully give
the whole model a little more depth.  I'd intended to do that for the contest
deadline but I ran out of time.  However, from the start I wanted to avoid the
typical "Max Technique" look on this model, which is why I decided to make the
edges of the dark parts look faded, rather than more vibrant.

   Yeah, the sword could use more work, too.  I'm not really sure of how to
get a good saber effect: simulating a light-emitting energy saber thing with
plastic parts and fluorescent paint is tough, I think, and I haven't seen a
lot of effects that have really worked for me.  I gave it a shot, though.  I
think it would look a lot better as-is if I pointed a blacklight at it, or
photographed under sunlight at least.  I tried to get a little variation in it
but I guess it was too subtle.

---GEC
Projects page: http://1-4-4.home.comcast.net/
"I am but the humble student, who seeks one day to snatch the scratchbuilt
 pebble from the master's fully articulated hand."

 
 
 

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Post by T Wong the C » Thu, 06 May 2004 05:42:27


Quote:
>    The shoulder-shield decal says "AS105 Anti-Ship Unit" because the sword
> unit is supposedly an anti-ship sword.  (Which makes a certain amount of
> sense, since ships in Seed have pretty good anti-beam defenses.)

Was the 105 a coincidence, or is it actually related to the Strike's model number?
 
 
 

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Post by George Caswel » Thu, 06 May 2004 23:03:30



Quote:
> >    The shoulder-shield decal says "AS105 Anti-Ship Unit" because the sword
> > unit is supposedly an anti-ship sword.  (Which makes a certain amount of
> > sense, since ships in Seed have pretty good anti-beam defenses.)

> Was the 105 a coincidence, or is it actually related to the Strike's model number?

   Well, the Strike has a model number (GAT-X105), so I figure the striker
packs have a model number as well, which would have some relation to the
mobile suit's model number.  So yeah, it's AS105 because it's anti-ship
equipment made for a model 105.

---GEC
Projects page: http://1-4-4.home.comcast.net/
"I am but the humble student, who seeks one day to snatch the scratchbuilt
 pebble from the master's fully articulated hand."