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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

1/100 Hi Nu Gundam




My 1/100 Hi Nu Gundam Project

I started this project by first checking out the building manual…and quickly I realized I didn’t like the original color scheme, the design of the shield, some of the parts attached to the back & design of the weapons. So I decided to customize everything that I didn’t like, and make it my very own customized Hi Nu Gundam!!! And I had actually spent an afternoon to think about how to approach this. So here are the customizations:


1. Color: I dreaded the Light Blue paint in the original design…..and since Gundam Guy likes darker tone colors, I choose something just a tad darker…and went with Grey Blue. The original design only had 2 primary color, Blue and White, with a bit of silver here and there. And I thought it would be cool if I added one more color pattern to it…and selected my favorite Dark Grey. I then drew out on a piece of paper the torso, arms & legs, then using color pencils to color my design of the paint scheme, this serves to help me remember what & where to paint, and limit any chance for dumb mistakes.


2. Head: I thought the head looked kinda plain in mostly white color…so I decided to use a very fine model saw to carve two more panel lines on both side of the head, paint some area with Dark Grey, and the antenna in Yellow.Eyes are re-done using Silver & Clear Orange paint. The camera unit screen on top of the head...I just use the original Green sticker...yeah I know...thats lame, but got lazy.


3. Shield: The front part of the shield comes in 3 pieces… 2 pieces White, and the main piece Blue…when put together..you get this zigzag White & Blue design…which I personally didn’t like (everyone’s taste is different). So I used putty and made all 3 pieces into a single piece, then redesign the paint patterns.


4. Back: Attached to the lower back of the Hi-Nu Gundam are two long canisters, which in my opinion looked quite out of place compare to the neat design of everything else. So instead of using those ugly parts, I attached 2 customized boosters instead (from my spare model parts).


5. Weapon: The weapons that came with this MG are horrible… They looked plain…and looked like something a GM would use. So I attached parts to the beam rifle to make it look better. And also use some customize weapons (from my spare model parts)

6. Decals: I used decals from other left-over decals belonging to the UC era.



































































7 comments:

  1. Hey GG nice Hi-Nu Gundam you got. Its a good thing you've posted on Senjou no Kizuna Portable GameFAQs board and found your blog URL. I am starting my Universal Century MG kit collection right now.

    I got two 1/100 MG Ver2.0 RX-178 Gundam Mk.IIs (AEUG HD and Titans Standard Editions), a 1/100 MG RGZ-91 Re-GZ and of course my first Gundam kit, a Speed Grade RX-78-2 which is very small-scaled.

    I built the two MG kits about a day, no glue, no paint. Now that I found your blog site I am tempted yet again to buy another MG kit... how much is your Hi-Nu Gundam? I'll try to find a shop here who may have good deals and buy one or buy a RX-78-2 Ver 2.0 or a Zeta Gundam.... :-)

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  2. Thanks for your comment. Do you ahve a link to your images of you kits?

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  3. amazing work! where did you get that weapon's stand [also, that's pretty neat you customized the armaments. i only have spare polycaps and such but maybe i just need to use my imganiation a bit]

    mind if you check out my simple blog [it's a bit empty at the moment as i post mainly on my deviantart account]

    http://ant1ph0n.deviantart.com [also i'm part of the first official gundam group there so stop by if you're interested in writing/posting stuff there as well to contribute =D]

    thanks!

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  4. That's so marvelous.
    This is much better than original Hi-nu and also far better than mine too.

    I really like the head, hope you don't mind if I try the similar color for my HGUC Nu.

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  5. Finally got around to building and posting my HG. Let me know what you think.
    Thanks!

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  6. I'd love to try and emulate this kit. What brand or mixture did you use for the blue grey paint?

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  7. take my money damnit

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