High guys, back with another kaiju for Sodoragon. Does anyone else but me think I'm getting better at drawing ? I really don't have anything to say about his one except that this is probably one of the most perfect drawings I've ever done (perfect, yeah right ) .
UPDATE: I tweaked some of Galden's powers and some of his backstory to help add more to his character.
Bio: Height: 110 meters Weight: 80,000 tons Powers/Abilities: Prism Beam Galden's primary/main beam attack. Galden's fires a prism beam from his mouth that is obviously destructive, capable of wiping out weak monsters in a single hit and destroying several city blocks. While it is a destructive attack, it is definitely not the strongest of monster beam attacks as it only does medium damage to most monsters but due to his fast recharge rate, Galden is able to fire his beam multiple times making the battle quite an annoyance to his foes if they decide to stand at a distance for too long. Tail Shards Galden's tail splits into twin tails near the end and on these twin tails are large diamond-like shards. Galden is able to fire the shards off of his tail in the direction he points it in. The shards are extremely hard and can penetrate just about any known surface (even if the monster has a thick carapace). The shards penetrate the victim and they penetrate very deep, causing severe wounds if the monster doesnít move out of the way of defend itself properly. The only drawback to this is that Galden may run out of shards if he fires too many during battle. However, the shards usually grow back within a day. Burrowing Ability Galden is very slow whether he is walking to his destination or fighting an opponent, to solve this he usually burrows and travels underground. Galden's burrowing can also be used as a weapon as he can tunnel directly beneath his victim and drag them under where he then proceeds to maul them and toss them back out. Another option he uses is digging a sink hole around his victim, causing them to fall and possibly get buried alive. Galden also burrows underground when he needs to sleep or go into his healing hibernation. Galdenís burrowing speed is at least three times faster than his walking speed. Mineral Absorber If Galden is injured, tired, or needs to replace any diamond-like armor that was lost, then Galden will tunnel very deep underground and sleep. As he sleeps, his body collects minerals which heals his wounds and replaces any lost diamond-like armor and as Galden burrows under any circumstance, his body continuously gathers more minerals and adds it to his armor, making his hide bigger, thicker, and stronger. Galden is also attracted to any type of shiny mineral object especially diamonds. However, when Galden finally makes contact with the mineral he winds up devouring them for nutrients. Claws, Teeth, Twin Tails Galden's primary way of fighting at close range. Galden's jaws and teeth are very strong and jagged, capable of crushing and cutting objects as hard as diamond. Galden's claws may somewhat blunt, but when he grips his opponent, itís hard to get away. His twin tails are also used as lashing weapons due to the large diamond-like shards at the end of each tail. Very Thick Hide/Diamond-like Armor To make up for his very slow speed, Galden has a very thick hide and diamond-like armor. While his armor has the appearance of diamonds, it is actually much thicker. Galden is capable of taking massive damage and if a nuclear holocaust went off, Galden would probably come out almost unscathed. Super Strength Galden can lift monsters much bigger than him with ease. Description Galden is a very large dinosaur who went into hibernation during the extinction of the dinosaurs. In present day, miners were sent to dig up diamonds somewhere in Angola but were only rewarded with large rumblings and small earthquakes. Despite the problems, the miners were told to keep digging for diamonds and as the miners dug, they eventually came across the sleeping dinosaur: Galden; who hibernated in the diamond mines due to his attraction to shiny minerals. After coming across the dinosaur, the machinery and digging in the mines awoke Galden from his slumber. Infuriated about the uncalled wake up call, Galden got up and the mines collapsed which caused many casualties among the miners. Still unhappy about the disturbance, Galden began to attack Luanda in Angola and while Galden was wreaking havoc, Sodoragonís instincts sensed that another monster was causing destruction somewhere on his new home. Sodoragon flew to the destination only to be met by an infuriated Galden who not yet had any trust in him. After Galden attacked Sodoragon, the two had a brawl that lasted for 10 minutes and eventually, Sodoragon realized that Galdenís armor was very thick so he finished the fight by using his output cannon. Galden barely survived due to his thick armor and was severely wounded from the attack so he retreated. Since the incident, the two monsters have had a truce and even though Sodoragon is not Galden's best friend, Galden is willing to help Sodoragon defend the world against both mutants and invaders alike who threaten their home.
Another showing of the Prototype Gundam, this time using the hyper bazooka (from the original HGUC Gundam's kit) and borrowing a RGM-79's opened left hand (it looks better and I have a few spares thanks to a few other B-Club kits I'm working on). Just showing off the nice color the Copper adds on the shield as opposed to just going yellow. Also, doesn't that opened left hand look better than the blockish hand that came standard with the HGUC Gundam kit?
I stripped off the old paint job and completely redid the whole kit from the top down. Also, didn't go as nuts with the drybrushing as before and used an oil wash to really give it the working machine feel. Added the GM's beam weapon, too, mounted via a series of magnets for quick changes of set ups.
This is the MG Qubeley Mk II used by Ple Two, the clone of Newtype prodigy Elpeo Ple.
For my build, I greatly expanded the design work of the markings. The original kit only contains markings (in yellow) for the front facings of the shoulder binders-- Psycommu System marking and Qubeley script with Ple Two mascot on the left and Neo Zeon insignia on the right. EVERYTING else was all designed and laid out by me (repeated markings on back of shoulders, split Neo Zeon insignias on top of binders, text on legs and arms, danger warnings, funnel binder text and isignia, etc.). I also changed the color to gold to match the metallic finish I was creating. I sent this design off to Samuel to produce the decals for me.
Regarding the metallic finish, I wanted to add some visual interest and not just do the same old color over chrome metallics. I lightly sanded the gloss black primer before spraying on the chrome Alclad and it gave me the brushed metal look seen here. A way of weathering the finish without getting dirty. The red was Alclad Transparent Red (I've said it before-- DO NOT USE HOT METAL RED!!! It has nowhere near the amount of pigmentation for primary color use). Gold is also Alclad. Grays and blacks are Gunze and Gaia respectively.
There are also some physical mods with the addition of HiQParts thrusters inside the binders and on the outside of the legs. Metal collar parts were used for the hoses.
Weee..that was quick. I love the simplicity of this 1/144 kit from Bandai. Its like 2 pieces, snap, snap, done on top of a simple paintjob. Good cool-off kit for when you want to do something simple. Haven't worked on the Battroid because it takes a little more work.
This just seems like the perfect way to display a papercraft...I don't know why I've never done it before! Expect to see a lot more of my collection in this manner soon! See him in more detail here: [link] See him with Mario here: [link] -------------------- Part of a series of rotating papercrafts: Mario: [link] Kurt Zisa: [link] Zora Armor Link: [link] Aryll: [link]
Just a closer view of the Zeta. That damn left hand beam cannon is so long it's hard to get a nice view of all the frontal details. Had a hell of a time hand painting the pinkish-purple striping colors so I have to show them off a bit better.
Something I hated in the original HGUC Zeta kit that doesn't improve here is the way it holds its weapons (minus the saber). The damn things are too long and the arms just don't have the room to give it to fit straight on, hence why all the weapons are twisted at their sides. I could've displayed the cannon with both arms to counter, but again, plastic cracking is nothing to fuck around with.
Also, this whole kit is cannibalized from my old Zeta. Go take a look to see how far it's come.