I have always wanted to customize a super-deformed kit wondering how much I can do with it. It turns out, there’s quite a number of things I was able to apply without going over-the-top. Much of the was work painting the details using various masking techniques as well as hand painting. To upgrade the weapon system, a few add-ons were attached to the main cannon and I was able to find a scrap missile launcher from my Gundam Ez-SR HG kit for more firepower. A few simple scribing and pla plate work, and the Tiny Gargantuan is ready to go a-pounding.
This is a custom paint build using the original colors, but making it more subtle. Using light gray instead of white levels the saturation with the other colors to balance the color scheme. Everything is out of the box, including the decals.
The 1/100 MG Wing Ver. Ka is quite an old kit and it has a few minor quirks. The sticker decals are thicker compared to later Bandai releases which makes them harder to hide. Plus, they are a challenge to position as they are not precisely cut to match the surface of the kit.
This build is a commish project. I got the kit fully assembled and had to clean up some nub marks and dents. Also, a few seam lines needed to be addressed. It’s not entirely an original concept or color scheme but it was a fun project.
Base Kit: 1/100 MG Gundam Heavyarms (Endless Waltz)
Modelling Notes: Custom painted, no modifications
Products Used: Gaiacolor, Mr. Surfacer, Tamiya Enamel Colors, Tamiya Thinners
Here are the winners of the recently concluded Gundam Model Kit Contest (Philippines) 2015. The Photos are courtesy of Gundam Philippines.