man, this thing took just freaking long when i imagine that the plan was, to build this in my three weeks vacation (last year ) and meanwhile a half year is gone since i started the boosterpack
ok, i had a few breaks, one with Renamon and a few others so the pure building time was about two months but also a long time
i have to say that i don't have any clue about Gundam Wing/00/Zero ore whatever which series is called i know about the Gundams and love the mecha design (specially this one because of the wings) but never saw one part so don't bother about the name
ah, big mechas with wings i just love this shit
even the sheets where not the best (they are very pixelized) i'm totally pleased with the result but during the building and right now i can say, it's definitely not a starter model i had to modify a lot of stuff and quite every blue and grey edge is recolored to hide the folding lines but all over is was pure fun and... surely not my last Gundam model the next one is allready planned
Model number: FMB-1X Code name: Nighthawk Unit type: experimental transformable mobile armor Manufacturer: Feinsilber Industries, Brandenburgo branch. Operator: Xebac First deployment: August OC 0045 Accommodation: pilot only, in high resolution screen cockpit in head Dimensions: MA mode: length: 26.2 meters, width: 19.8 meters. MS mode: height: 19 meters. Weight: empty weight: 38 tons, max weight: 52 tons. Armor materials: Aluminum, high tensile steel and titanium alloy. Powerplant: Thermonuclear fusion reactor, output rated at 1450 kw Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 4x 40.500 kg Performance: maximum thruster acceleration: 3.11G Equipment and design features: sensors, range 5000 meters Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, 2 x missile launcher, 1 x mega laser cannon, output rated at 2.5 MW.
Technical and Historical Notes
The FMM-1X is an experimental MS project, that eventually turned in what is known as the first “Mobile Armor”, term that describes a giant mobile weapon that isn’t antropomorphic in shape. Designed by Ben Greehm and financed by the royal families supporting Xebac, the Nighthawk combines the speed of a space fighter with the versatility of a MS. The complexity and the cost of producing this unit led to Feinsilber almost droping the task, but later reconsidered thanks to Benjamin, who encouraged the engineering team to continue with the prototype. Initially just a MA, until Benjamin realizes that it could hide ms parts in-between the fuselage, that could be conected to joints which could enable the ship to “transform” into a MS. Altough capable of its MS form, the Nighthawk was primarily a space fighter, using its MS mode for special tasks that require interaction with objects. In that cases the MS manipulators come in handy. Other than that, the MS mode is not a good option to fight, in the sense that cannot make use of the machine fullest potential. Its armament was a high output laser cannon(which uses many parts in common with the Kwalen’s rifle) and a set of two heat seekers missile launchers. Both of them could be used in MA or MS mode. The Nighthawk weak arms could only handle small, light weight weapons, therefore was only equipped with a small knife that rarely used. A preproduction of three prototypes was projected, but only two of them were assembled while the unassembled one was used as spare parts source. The MA/MS concept did not catch the developers interest for future investments, and they rather prefered to separate the MA concept from the MS, producing them separately. Despite all of that, Benjamin Greehm was not willing to accept that his concept was a bad idea and was(and sure even is now) looking for investors for an improved version of this experimental craft.
A second variation of something I made up when I was 7. An earlier version on the original Spheroid. And I must admit, this version seems cooler.
Their final design is about the size of a pea or a marble. It includes a duo-output camera, sturdier shield-like legs, more dynamic folding design, and an external AI (via satellite). They're used as an exploratory probe or a spying device. My childhood imagination of them included a minute gun, for use as a tank against small soldiers, such as ants.
Here is my Finished 1/100 Master Grade Jesta model. Hand painted and weathered, with the exception of flat black, primer (krylon) and spray top coat (testors dull) I built this kit as a nice diversion from 1/35(and a procrastination project, as I should of been building a diorama) This kit was pretty dang incredible and allot of fun to paint, put together, and of course play with XD For the most part I built him "outta the box" swapped beam saber color and gave him old MG handguns and a knife.
MG gundam kits have always been a bit intimidating to me. They contain allot of parts (moving parts too) are pretty complex and there is allot to screw up. Years ago I built a few MG's without paint and thought I would never reach a level where could paint one. Anyways with this build I wanted to keep it simple and not take too much on. While I had a bunch of smaller mistakes and I am not incredibly impressed with some of my effects, I am pretty proud of what I was able to accomplish on this one. Being a bit unsatisfied is a good thing as it will make me want to do even better on the next one of these I build.
Anyways I built this guy in the hopes of getting tons of pictures of him. This weekend I hope to see how he does outside and do a bit more of a goofy photo shoot. I got a few more "accessories" I am working on for him that will be done this weekend if the weather is good......
damn! damn! damn! as i started this project, i never thought that it will take quite three months to finish
but this whole work with re-coloring from blank sheets to a colored version was totally worth This Gundam is just badass and to call this a SD (super deformed) version is definitely an understatement
with over 400 sometimes really tiny and complicated pieces, i really can say it's nothing for beginners you can see it in the building process gallery and i have to say that too, i printed that thing on A3
the model itself was really cool to build all pieces fit quite perfect together sadly, and that's the reason why the model hold the weapon only one time and in that way, the weapon it's not really designed for the model or rather the hands not for the weapon the hands are based on one piece which is fold to itself just to get the shape of a hand so it's really unstable, think about that when you wanna build that model
now then to the point what you probably all waiting for and to the sad part because this time, it's a bit different the original model as black&white version and a pdo as help file (where i made the screenshot from) is available here but you need a password i can't tell you the password here but think about "from where" you download the model, that's all i can say then my recolored version normally i ask the owner or designer if i can get the permission to share them ->public<- but because there is no way for me to contact "panda" i'm not gonna do that ... by the way asking questions in a private messages is free here on dA maybe you know what i mean
i combined the photos this time because i noticed that there are many fakers and thiefs out there, specially in the gundam scene
but there is only one person, who has that brown desk under each model
feel also free to write a critique would make me happy