Friday, December 30, 2011

The Catapult: GAF Member Feature - Falldog's RaDGoK

Secretly developed by Zeon forces well below the long since decommissioned Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, the RaDGoK emerges.
(too insensitive?)

It is with pleasure that I present to you the latest top secret project from one of my favourite U.S. members at GAF. Falldog has been working on this in secret for the past month, and just this morning unleashes the radioactive bombshell on us all!

Man I love this guy's work. I was wandering through a hardware store some time last year or the year before and I saw a can of GITD paint in the spraypaint aisle and wondered if I or someone else would ever put it to good use on a gunpla. Falldog has done so with Finesse!

I love this work. I really like Gunpla that is highly original without being too radical a departure from the original MS' design.

To see more pics, and read about how Falldog achieved this MONSTER effect, check out his thread at GAF, and also his write up at his own page at Otaku Revolution.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Catapult: GAF Member Feature - thegunny's "Confirmed Kill; The Reaper's Last Harvest" Diorama

"Confirmed Kill; The Reaper's Last Harvest" - Modeled by thegunny

"...As exhaustion started to overcome him he began to recall the events of the past 2 months. Being one of the only surviving members of Midnight Fenrir’s final battle deep in the outback of this god forsaken country called Australia he had continued to harass the Federation forces with any means at his disposal. He recalled how he came across a Federation research facility and had plundered it for all it was worth. That’s were he discovered the Gatling gun shield. The scale of destruction it wreaked was something he had never witnessed outside a barrage from a flotilla of capital ships. He took pleasure in the fact he was now turning it on its makers. He also discovered some unique paint that rendered whatever was painted with it virtually invisible to all forms of sensors. He was none too pleased at covering up his Zeon colours but if he was going to stay alive he needed every edge he could get. His painting skills weren’t the best but it got the job done...."

Read the rest of the excellent back story and see loads more pictures at GAF.

Simply outstanding work. I've wanted to see an Australian Military themed Gunpla work ever since I discovered Gunpla, and this absolutely nails it. Everything so masterfully completed, so painstakingly detailed, so subtley weathered. No detail left unchecked. Scratch built weapon mounts. Custom decals from a variety of sources. This is clearly a man with a military background executing this masterpiece, and what better way to achieve a realistic diorama than through first hand experience.

2011 has been a fine year for Gunpla in Australia, and this caps it off perfectly.

Congratulations Gunny. I'm proud that you would choose to share your work with us. It is truly outstanding work and a step above.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

KAMM's Ordeal - A plea to help a fellow Gunplar

Recently a fellow Gunplar most of know well has fallen on some hard times and needs our help, here's the original post from over on the MAC Forums.

"With all that is going on in MAC and the community, Competitions, Christmass, group builds, I know we are all busy. 
          However we need to help Kamm somehow!!!
The guy who is always there for MAC without a doubt, Lost his car when he was hit by an uninsured driver, then the recent event of his attack... 
(For those who do not know)
Kamm was assaulted by an unknown attacker, He took a hit to the face which knocked out a few teeth and drove other teeth back into his jaw. He must undergo many trips to an Orthodontal surgeon to stabilize his mouth, repair and salvage what can be saved, and clear and remove what can't. Kamm will also have dental implants at some time once the initial damage has healed. 
Kamm's dental bills are in excess of 5,000 pounds (or about $7,000 USD), and he is self employed. Not only does he have these issues but time away from work, is money he's not making. Due to the nature of his work, his customers (clients) may decide to go with another service.  
We need to help find a way to lessen the burden on him and make sure he gets the medical expertise and help he deserves to get put back together the right way.
What can we do? We have amazing people here and I know together we can think of something. 
Thoes who can donate, can do so by Clicking on this:"

I myself donated 5 USD to the cause, maybe here we here at GAF and whoever else is reading this can pull together a little more to help out our MAC brother and someone who has given so much back to the community as a whole. 

Kamniks is known for his wonderful hand painted builds and wonderful YouTube videos seen here