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Shin Musha Gundam: Dramatica by sandrum Shin Musha Gundam: Dramatica by sandrum
Series: Gundam Musou [Dynasty Warriors Gundam] (video game)

The image is based heavily on a black and white image I saw of Morishita's Musha Gundam illustration I saw a while back. I did this for my wife who still tolerates this gundam stuff.

I played Gundam Musou when I was in Yodobashi Camera long ago and I thought it wasnt too bad. I didn't get to play as Shin Musha, nor did I encounter it, but I thought that the design was pretty cool. This is kind of odd because generally I tend to believe that designs like this aren't really very enticing. Somehow this one drew my attention. I received a lot more help than I expected on this one from people who sent me some pics of this machine.

So THIS Shin Musha mesh was built on top of the Rx-78-2 ver KA mesh that I made a while ago, which turns out to be something of a folly since there apparently will be an MG Shin Musha Gundam coming out in May that will use the One Year War Rx-78-2(gundam) as the base. This makes a lot of sense since the Katoki version is quite stiff and incapable of some of the dynamic poses that many newer plastic models are capable of. Because of this, I tried to make some changes to the rig, including separating the chest and stomach portions and removing the core fighter (which the Musha doesn't need anyway). But I'm also in the middle of moving out of my apartment so there were a lot of things that I couldn't do to repair it.

The original render is over 3000 pixels in height, the smoke and the amount of zaku parts strewn over the field increased the time of the render to 48 hours straight. Actually, this number was calculated because the time it took for certain sections was too large to risk making into a single render. I used the "split render" tool to separate the image into 7 separate parts that could be rendered independently -- each taking 8 to 12 hours to render (holy moses!) 6 parts were the division of the image into 2x3 squares and the last was the smoke, which took HOURS UPON HOURS......The end results had to be combined and edited with Photoshop.

Funny because the end result wasn't what I expected and isn't at all good. Forgive this if you can. The actual game uses the Zaku II. Unfortunately I haven't created that particular machine yet so I substituted the Zaku II F2. Poor guy.

Software: Lightwave 8.3 (modeler, renderer (7 parts), Photoshop (combined, post process)

Gundam is (c) Bandai, Sunrise, Sotsu Agency
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ShinMMGSGSD Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ancient times!!
panzerhuy Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Those poor Zakus...
Ramman05 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
SaberPeep Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I just built the 1/100 model of this. One of my favorite gundams. Couldn't help but notice this was the box-art of the set.
xXAzn-BoiiXx Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I wish I can art like you
Quagmirefan1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Digital Artist
My Master Is The True Dynasty Warrior Gundam!
Kriegskanzler Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
neosapian6 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Artist
somebody is a boss...
cryohazard666 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
great work I'm even more impressed that you did it based off of a black and white drawing.
27Volt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Being Zaku is suffering
slayerfan45 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
There is only 1 gundam and its WING. PERIOD
alions123 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Slayer fan? Gundam Wing fan? Dude I owe you a beer :D
slayerfan45 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
And I will gladly drink it sir
alions123 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Like a gentleman :D
slayerfan45 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Indeed so. Most indeedidly
pugwash1 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student General Artist
there was also a MKII of this and the MK II is more powerful
afroanimejunkie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
ArthurGrow Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Very cool!
Beautiful and other good qualities for this Musha Gundam *O*
magoichi75 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Where did musou gundam start from? I mean I've seen a few cartoons and played the dynasty warriors gundam game, was it from the cartoons or did it really start from the video game?
Komodo-Cath Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Digital Artist
The Musha Gundam was created specifically for the Dynasty Warriors spin-off, if I remember correctly :P
magoichi75 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
8O Oh I see...I remember some sort of old japanese cartoon involving a sort of a mushu looking gundam like the mushu gundam, must of mistaked it for something else xD
Komodo-Cath Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012   Digital Artist
XD That was probably Mobile Suit Gundam :)
Daniel-Eggman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
putarotak Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i'm melting!
SniperGundam-007 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Well done it looks real cool. The best thing to me is that a dead army of zaku are in the background.
DeuxMaxima Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
ShinMushaGundam Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
well the shin musha gundam is not really based off the rx78-2 (kia or not ) it mor based on the gundammkII or rx 178 this is because the thruster pack and foot artiulationas well as the hands and parts of the head which is a reuse of the area where the vulcan would sit on the gundam mark 2 but this picture is amazeing and i think the black and white vearson you had might be a redo of the front box art of the MG shin musha gundam
((i have built both the shin musha gunda,musha gundam mk2 and rx78-2 kia))
subido1 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
fan of gundam too, but to expensive hobby..
that's why trying to make my own .. from scraps!!
Lok321 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
That is awesome! :D
Would be great if you could comment my art also! :D
3Ninja Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
zeroconvoy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
man, that pic i just awesome!
Sycs18 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
You sir, are a hero!!
Dr-Ushi-San Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
*Died of to much awesomeness*

Zerox555 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Most amazing Gundam that is cool with a katana!
mon82 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Filmographer
wow that's so amazing,.you have a lot of patience on waiting just to render it, although not the whole part of it but it's the technique to combine it all,, just confuse, is it really nice to use the lightwave than the maya application coz i want to know what's the best 3d application that can render all over the whole meshes and never wait too long.,,im still amateur when it comes to rendering, just a modeler,...well just asking...
Darkeler Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
<3 Musha Gundam!!! =3
Dark145334 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
That looks to cool!!!!
fuzz-king Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool I love it one of my faves :llama:
Tony-345 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
That look sick.
Pereirator Featured By Owner May 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Beaultiful work, you are the mecha... the man!
shijirou Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Instant fav. I'm a Gundam fan myself. This picture reminds me of my Gundam Seed Red Frame that also wields a katana.
Akuzo16 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Dude this picture is freaking epic
MoradictO Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so AMAZING!
szfoe9nt1iac Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
awesome pic though
szfoe9nt1iac Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
The only negative i see from the musha and musha mk II is that they are not originall
they came from an SD gundam series
fernpogi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Vehayah Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
your musha rocks I wish I could model this well. sadly I am not this skilled...yet.
supermechagoji Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Musha Gundam is @#$%ing some zakus up!
Apsara-Silverwing Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Good details, nice composition and amazing skill. Bravo.
By the way, I sent an e-mail to Tokyopop (who apparently owns the Gundam series) suggesting that they make a fan magazine for fanart and fanfics. I figure that if enough people say that they want it and submit good fanart and fanfics they might actually make the magazine. Think you could e-mail them too?
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