Monday, October 17, 2011

The Catapult: GAF Member Feature - Curtuism's EX-S

The MG EX-S is by no means an easy build. Often touted as the most complex Master Grade kit yet to be developed and with a box that rivals most PG's in size and runner content, she is a brutal mistress. The kit has a weaponry loadout so extensive and bulky that it includes a stand so that it can, well.. stand.

Both of the aforementioned reasons demonstrate why tackling this kit is a pretty big undertaking. Painting it alone would take up a great deal of your time. So when I see someone not only take on an EX-S, but recolour, modify, and extensively detail one of these behemoths it is exciting. The awesome chrome decals,  extensive pin work, thrusters, and the mesh work are but a few of the details you will be delighted by when you hit the jump to GAF for loads more pics, and also a link to Curt's blog.

You may remember Curt's PG 00 from an earlier post. I'm starting to think he likes 'em big! Curtuism is one of the names I am particularly excited to see as the author of a new thread in the Catapult. His work is of a very high standard and definitely a name to look out for.

Plenty more pics at GAF. Enjoy.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Catapult: GAF Member Feature: alphabeta's Gundam Mk. II Titans Ver. 2.0

I absolutely love mobile suits from Zeta Gundam, so you'll have to forgive me for the following fanboyism. This Gundam MK. II Titans Ver. 2.0 by GAF member fantastic.  :D

I can't believe how well this was pulled off. It looks very clean, very precise, the colors are vibrant where they need to be and not where they don't, and the decals are picture perfect. Like I said starting out, I love Zeta Gundam and the MK. II is one of my favorite machines from Zeta, so to highlight such a great model is a great honor and I just found the inspiration for my PG MK. II. Thank you, alphabeta for sharing one hell of a build with us.

Look at that orange and red against that blue, it doesn't get much better than that. Alpha really brought out those Titan colors. The flat coat lends itself very well to the Titan's MK. II.

I envy his decal skill! Look at that. I wish my decals would come out that straight and perfect! 

These photos were taken with the help of Hemish, so i'm not sure who to say Kudos to for the posing work, but Kudos anyway!

Rarely do you see someone put that much detail into the thrusters that come with the kit, usually it's replaced by metal ones and that's it, but that's dedication and i'm sure the end result is much more satisfying. 

Well that's it for this GAF Member Feature! I really should get around to doing more of these, we got so much talent in the GA Forum, can I get an intern to do my college homework so I can blog and do gunpla more? Thanks! Keep up the Gunpla, Newtypes! 

- Zeta Newtype