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SMS Kshatriya Gundam 1/100 Build

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    February 2019
SMS Kshatriya Gundam 1/100 Build
Posted by OkieDude on Monday, February 18, 2019 11:35 AM

I’d like to share my latest project with everyone, this being the first resin kit for me. It’s an 1/100 SMS kit of the Kshatriya gundam, beautiful kit and beautifully molded. I decided on a pearlescent paint scheme with light/dark green. The kit went together very well with minimal adjustments. Painting with gloss pearl colors has always been a challenge for me, mostly trying to keep dust/particulates of the wet paint. It was an incredible learning experience, never have I learned so much from one kit. I have about a month of work into it, it isn't 100% complete but I think I need a little break from it. I just needed to see it assembled Big Smile I decided last minute to make the model static, the ball joints were made very small so making the joint articulate would have been more involved than it's worth. I pinned/epoxy the major points. The model weighs about 3.5 pounds and is about 22 inches tall mounted on the stand. It was quite an engineering feat just to get it to balance on the stand. Indifferent

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    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, February 18, 2019 11:50 AM

Very interesting build. The pearlescent paint looks fantastic. Really a great job. I can't believe it's that big!



 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I


  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Cave City, KY
Posted by Watchmann on Monday, February 18, 2019 10:37 PM

Dude, that paint job is superb.  Well done.

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    September 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:59 AM

beautiful paint job

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 A5M4 Claude

1/72 EF-111

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 4:54 PM

I know nothing about Gundam but that's a beautiful model. I love the paint job too! Heart

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen


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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:56 PM

A Bandai rep said it could not be done in 1/100. Trust the resin guys to fill the void!

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    February 2011
Posted by knox on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:00 PM

I really like the model, but your paint job is simply stunning!   


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    September 2006
  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Friday, February 22, 2019 6:51 PM

Wow, how that is how you build and paint a gundam. Have you thought about submitting an article or reader gallery pic to the magazine?



Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, February 23, 2019 12:07 AM

Really nice paint work




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