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Work-In-Progress 2 by Illsteir Work-In-Progress 2 by Illsteir
My own rendition of the Gundam Epyon which, as you can see, is still incomplete.

My original plan was to store the beam sword in the right skirt armor but it's too big. I don't want the skirts to be any more bigger than this so I'll have to put it somewhere else. The bottom part of the backpack seems to be a good choice.

I'm still deciding whether or not to add the fins on the sides of the legs. What do you guys think?

On each foot is an extra armor plate that slides back to cover the ankle joint when in MA mode. The lower half of the leg also slides forward.

I won't explain the method of transformation in the hips, it's kinda complicated. ^^; I hope you guys understand.

Various IRL activities will greatly hamper the progress of this project (I'm working on this for more than 3 months now) but I'm hoping that I'll finish this not later than Christmas, and that's an optimistic estimate.

Thanks for viewing!

Mobile Report Gundam Wing (c) Sotsu Agency, Sunrise.
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Unknow0059 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I literally can't wait for this to get done. Because it'll never get done.
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deviantoptimus Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
cant wait to see the rest of the suit! Think you can do a suit like the Psyco Gundam, Unicorn Gundam, or the RX-178 Gundam Mk.II?
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Marian87 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I started modelling a gundam....I don't know how you do it, it's harder than it looks. Guess having some gunpla on hand would help alot.
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Illsteir Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
It does. It's a good reference material especially when it comes to planning out the robot's articulation.
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wingzero-01-custom Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
can't wait to see the rest of the Epyon done!
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flaketom Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Love the details!
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ExceedTheCold Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The transformation mechanism seems evident and convincing enough.
I kind of want to see a full body shot, and perhaps a transformation vid.
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Troopermanaic Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like doing custom edits on my models as well I guess its actually better this way cause only people who are really into gundam will they notice I guess, if even...

PS~ I am thinking about buying zbrush that post I sent you about that person on youtube, you gotta admit he made your model really stand out I think it will help make models look allot better.
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Illsteir Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Yeah, I'll admit that too XD. The small details added were definitely done in ZBrush but the textures were in Lightwave.
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Troopermanaic Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really? I want to texture so badly but I cant for the life of me. Trying to UV unwrap is the hardest thing I have come across.
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Illsteir Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Zbrush does have it's own texturing tool but in the video I'm pretty sure he used Lightwave.
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Troopermanaic Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It didn't hit me until now. The back skirt is supposed to be the same color as the grey parts on the legs
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Illsteir Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
In the original, yes. But since it's a fan rendition, I can do whatever I want as long as it will still look like the Epyon at first glance :D
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
nice start on Gundam Epyon
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eyetypher Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
E~PI~YOOOON :wow:
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Illsteir Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
I~N~DEEEED :D
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eyetypher Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wish to see it completed... :meow:
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E-Squid Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
I'm not a Gundam fan, but this is really good! I think it looks fine as-is, with no side fins.

Could you possible make a tutorial for this? It's some really nice modeling. :)
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Illsteir Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
I've learned some new methods by making this model. I'll try to share those after this project :)
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E-Squid Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Thank you. :)
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phildog Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't wait to see the rest!
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El-Bronco Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh, I want see the upper body T_T
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djomally Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
OMG i haven't seen the Epyon in years, not since i used to watch Gundam Wing lol
i have to say this and Heavy Arms were my 2 favorite Gundam units
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Hazardmachine Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Magnificent~
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Troopermanaic Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EPIC
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StrikeRougeMk2 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe you should put the saber in the shield.. or was that where it is originally?
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Illsteir Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Nope, the shield houses the Heat Rod(whip) and the sword is mounted on the right skirt armor in Kunio Okwara's design:[link]
The sword gets it's power from the internal generator through a power cable dangling from the hilt, so storing it in the shieild is not a good idea.
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StrikeRougeMk2 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hm.. I see. Is it possible to have that "outlet" for the saber on the underside of an arm and have the sword jutted forward for use? Actually I think the actual hilt of the sword looks a bit big.. er, I tried. :P
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Shotomanexe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Dude, you should definitely do a sketchup tutorial
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Rawforce29 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome stuff.
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Illsteir Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Oh thanks :)
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