Friday, February 28, 2014

Bout 90% done with this thing.........

Been back at the sabre again........really close to completion on this one. this build has been dragging on for way to long. man what is with me sometimes. i really need to start keeping a schedule on builds. but thats what makes this a hobby. doing it when you want on your own terms.

Needless to say this kit has had major problems. mostly in assembly. paint work has gone ok for the most part. just assembly, dammit!!! still need to clean up my wiring a bit, make a base for this guy to help hide them wires and do a few extra details to the weapons.

i added a koto sniper to the kit. i think it looks ok so far. i am gonna have to move the antenna to the other side of the BFG or it will hit. also will have to move the shoulder cannons to the same side as the BFG as well. this wasnt in my plan but i should have seen this coming. thats what happens when you wing things.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Shiro11's Pg RX 78-2 Nu Gundam color scheme.

Shiro11 had participated in the Mecha Contest 2012 and placed 2nd in the dio category. His trophy was none other than the Pg RX 78-2 from yours truly!! And i cant think of a better winner to have this kit than him!  So in a way seeing what he did with this prize really blew me away! This kit used to just sit on my own shelf collecting dust. It was an old birthday present from my family. It was a bit tough to part with it at first but as you can see it went to a great home!

So Shiro11 put his custom touch on this bad boy for sure! Looks super good in the Nu Gundam colors! Amuro would be proud!! So slight custom scribing and paneling going on here for sure! Everything just flows so well. Its like it was meant to look this way. As a huge fan of the Nu color scheme myself this is perfect!

So get down to Shiro11's blog or come check it out on the Mecha Lounge, either way you are guaranteed to see some great work at either spot!

Mecha Lounge RX 78-2 pg Nu Colors! or at Ani Mei Shiro11's blog

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Now Featuring Gundam UK'S Level Up Contest

Mecha Lounge's own administrator and fellow hobbyist Simon aka Gundam UK held an online mecha contest via his youtube channel. The name and title of the contest is the Level Up Contest. It was to challenge peoples modeling ability to try and step out of the normal routine. Try and make them strive for more in a way.  Come on down to Simons blog to check out what he is up to lately.

"Level Up! contest update and more
Hello 2014! I know, its already been going for 13 days but this is of course the first blog post of 2014. I have now returned from a most excellent visit to Japan and am now spending some time attempting to defeat my jetlag..

Level-Up! Contest - Update

Just a reminder that the deadline for the contest is drawing near! If you need a reminder for the rules then please click here I have 1 entry in so far out of around 20 so keep those WIPs coming :) I have decided that the top prize for the winner will be the awesome Kotobukiya Jehuty HD edition . Second prize will be announced later!"

that was from simons website directly.

I thought the idea was great. But you all know me.........i build really slow. i am just still trying to get through my own builds for this year. I am hoping to make it to the Seattle IPMS show for this year 2014. The way i am going i should be able to have at least 2 entries. But that is enough about me.

Lets get back to the subject at hand.....The Level Up Contest. I was browsing through some of the entries and stumbled upon a few that caught my eye.....

But first here is a taste of some of Simons work......

Now after looking through some of the finished entries 2 really stood out in my mind. If you havent heard of Tigrillo you are most likely living under a rock or something. this guy has some of the best scratch building skills i have seen around. the man is very good at what he does. i have featured his work on the Robot Garage a few times now. Here is his entry...of  course its a fully scratch built VF 1 Ozma Lee type.

And the other entry i found very intriguing was this custom Tallgeese EW version converted into a knight/roman centurion looking kit! wow very creative work by none other than Pawces. A very creative modder and custom kit builder. what more to say than this kit is awesome!! love the colors and details added here. plus the fur and cape give me a reminiscent of what Russel Crowe was wearing in the beginning of Gladiator. See the rest of his images here at the Mecha Lounge
Mecha Lounge Tallgeese EW Pawces also check out his blog here Otaku on a budget

And finally last but not least and by far not the last entry in the Level Up Contest by any means. We have fellow Mecha Lounge member and friend Justinius. I have had the pleasure of getting to know our bearded warrior on skype. What a class act and a great up and coming model builder. Here we have the Efreet Nacht mg conversion. Also Justin's first completed resin kit. Knock out job here by the way. The blues are to die for.

you can check out justins work at his blog and on mecha lounge as well. Justinius Builds