Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Gunpla Worklog: 1/100 Gundam Astraea FA Kai - Update 3

Here is a minor worklog update for my 1/100 Gundam Astraea Type-F. As I had stated in my previous worklog, I will be modifying this kit to make it into another version of the Astraea line... I am actually aiming toward creating a FA Kai version (Full Armored), but I've yet to come up with a cool name for it. More on that in a later post.

So with what limited time I get to work on this kit, I had used most of that time to sculpt & design new / modify part for this kit...mainly using epoxy putty & pla-plate. I have also primed most of th upper body, as well as performed a bit of kit bashing for a new GN booster. This update will mainly just display some of what I done to the upper body and the new GN Booster. Last time we left off where I was at 30% modify state, but now I am at about 50% modify state, so still quite a lot of work to be done.

This image display the results on the head where I had used epoxy putty to lenghten the antennas.

Here all the labled parts are 100% epoxy putty & pla-plate, maticulously sculpt, sand & panel lined. The two square holes on the new piece is for a pair of vulcun cannons (silver tube) to be installed later.
The new GN Booster shown at the back is created using parts from the 1/100 Gundam Dynames & MG Freedom Gundam. The GN Booster itself is at 40% completion pending wings extenions, some small parts created from pla-plates, & new panel lines.

The back of the head is an extension which was sculpted using epoxy putty.

Here are various misc images of the work done thus far.... most of the new parts still requires a bit of sanding to smoothen the surface.

Next update, I should have all the upper body components & details completed. And I would also start to work on the legs and weapons accessories.
Hope to update soon!

Mobile Suit Gundam 00I Manga Preview from Zeonic|Scanlations

Here is the preview manga (from ZeonicScanlations) for the upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam 00I manga series.

I surely hope that ZS will pick up this series and gives us regular releases. Is too bad they are thinking to drop the Gundam00F manga translation after releasing 2 issues, since that series had been licensed in the states. Although no decision had been made as of this time, but I am pretty much convinced they will drop it.

Anyhow...enjoy the scans from ZS.
(Drop by their site, and make a friendly donation if you want to continue to see regular quality releases)

All Scans are from ZeonicScanlations

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