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Title: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 04, 2011, 07:20:38 AM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5220/5504327649_94410038ab.jpg)

It's happening! The Grunt MS Group Build. This group build focuses on the common pilot and his/her common machine all through the Gundam franchise history, and now is a chance to showcase some MS that don't usually get the spotlight thanks to the illustrious Gundam!

Rules:
The kit can be any grade or make
The kit can be from ANY gundam series
The kit must be considered a grunt/mass produced mobile suit
Variations and Customs of a single Grunt suit are allowed as long as the base suit used for the customization is a Grunt suit (Commander Zakus and Gelgoogs for example, such as Johnny Ridden's Zaku II or Char's Gelgoog. )
Finish by August 30, 2011

Heavy customization is recommended. Let's make these otherwise normal suits look bad ass and use of Grunt MS GB banner is open to anyone! Good luck, Newtypes!

List of Participants
Dakaramor - HGUC Jegan ECOAS type
Alphabeta - HGUC Zaku II
Xenomorph - GN-X
Busterbeam - GM Command
Hoardz - HGUC Acguy
Shifty - Ball Ver. Ka http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1193.0 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1193.0)
Nicksu - Geara Zulu
Wavehawk - Zaku and GM Cannon http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,1101.new.html (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,1101.new.html)
Tristan - Dazzle Gogg, GM, GM Command http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1115 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1115)
Hemish - GM Type C - http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,1100.0.html (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,1100.0.html)
Infinity - GM Sniper
zahmad - GM Command
Ranalcus -  Zeta A1 Custom
Wolfman X - Zaku II
Mokanaman - GM Sniper/Ball
Rantinan - Ewac Zack http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,1074.0.html (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,1074.0.html)
Joe - Tallgeese/Leo
Bloody13th - Over Flag http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,1145.0/topicseen.html (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,1145.0/topicseen.html)
Busterbeam - GM Custom
ZetaNewtype - MG Nemo / HGUC Gouf
zenma5ter - Shadow Zakus - http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,1089.0/topicseen.html (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,1089.0/topicseen.html)


Finished Build Pics
Shifty: MG Ball Ver. Ka. 1/100
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5303/5667402696_6267133c26.jpg)

Mokana Man: HGUC Ball 1/144
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5027/5666831669_6e35dabf98.jpg)

Hemish: HGUC Acguy 1/144
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5026/5667402636_b10d29d9ff.jpg)

Zeta Newtype: HGUC Gouf Custom 1/144
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5185/5685986261_f17be1bd91.jpg)

TheBloody13th: HG Over Flag and HG Brave Standard Type
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3451/5696741457_02d8afb5fe.jpg)
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5239/5899801568_05f788b6de.jpg)

zenma5ter: Shadow Zaku II Ver. 2.0
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3143/5798277430_9738d0e273.jpg)

Hoardz - Acguy
(http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1054.0;attach=7440;image)

alphabeta - HGUC Zaku II
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6024/5927087825_d43fd90601.jpg)

Falldog - MG Nemo
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6015/6012411872_2abde13f6b.jpg)

Wolfman X - MG Zaku II Ver. 2.0
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6146/6042543095_8d1c6d4d7d.jpg)

Hemish - MG GM Type C
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6199/6087736324_b63c8ab4b5.jpg)

Zeta Newtype - MG Nemo [Atmospheric Sniper]
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6182/6100229211_d26a5e8975.jpg)

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(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3338/5798259208_81d730164f.jpg)

Announcing the Grunt MS Group Build: Ex! Once September arrives the Grunt MS Group Build will end, but only as an open GB! When Septembert arrives and the open GB ends, the Grunt MS GB will be transformed into a conditional GB! Each month (or more depending upon the demand) the Grunt MS build will issue you a challenge!

A challenge may be set up as such and may be as simple as such:
Grunt MS: Ex challenge for September: Construct a Grunt MS from Zeon only

A challenge may be set up to be as difficult and complex as:
Grunt MS: Ex Challenge for September: Construction a Grunt MS from the E.F.F. only and it must painted and pla-plated

The last week of August I will put up a poll that asks you which challenge out of four you'd like to tackle next and the next month will follow the same format. This idea is currently in beta (thought!), so if you have any ideas to help and improve this idea, let me know, August is a bit off anyway! The Grunt MS Group Build: Ex is intended to be fun, and help you finish a kit if you need inspiration, if a month goes by and no one participates, that will probably be normal, I would still provide you with content the next month regardless.  Let us challenge each other and grow as a community! Who knows...there could be prizes involved.  Wink

Sonar: "I will put up the first prize courtesy of Hemish: Your choice of either a HG Zaku I or a HG Nataku!"

There we go, we already have prizes for the first round of the Grunt MS:EX GB in September! Looking forward to it!


Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - A [different] Group Build Suggestion!
Post by: TheBloody13th on March 04, 2011, 10:58:24 AM
hmmmm, Sounds good mate. (Well, I'm not getting one anytime soon, but id I do, It wold probably be either a Gouf Variant or DOM)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - A [different] Group Build Suggestion!
Post by: Falldog on March 04, 2011, 12:35:20 PM
I have a Nemo build planned. Definitely interested.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - A [different] Group Build Suggestion!
Post by: Infinity on March 04, 2011, 01:02:46 PM
Sounds good to me. As long as we can have LEDS ;D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - A [different] Group Build Suggestion!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 04, 2011, 02:44:50 PM
I think the only rule that should be in place is that it has to be a mobile suit that has a reputation for getting it's metal ass handed to it.

Suggestions (models of any grades):
GMs
Zakus
Nemos
Hi-Zacks
Leo/Taurus
Tieren/FLAGs/etc
Ginns/Strike Daggers
and the list could go on and on!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - A [different] Group Build Suggestion!
Post by: Falldog on March 04, 2011, 03:06:03 PM
Sounds fine to me, though nothing will rank higher on that list than the original GM.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - A [different] Group Build Suggestion!
Post by: Wavehawk on March 04, 2011, 09:55:35 PM
GMs forever. I swear, the onyl reason they kept getting wrecked was because the Fed pilots were lousy...

As to other mecha:
Gaza-C
Daughtress (from Gundam X)
M1 Astray
GN-X III

...god, we need more grunt suit kits...
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - A [different] Group Build Suggestion!
Post by: Sonar on March 04, 2011, 10:06:25 PM
Here's a thought: A Zaku with a half decent pilot can give a Gundam something to worry about. GM's were never armoured with Gundarium/Luna Titanium Alloy as it was considered too expensive to mine and process the ore. No wonder they get picked apart like deserted chips at the beach.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - A [different] Group Build Suggestion!
Post by: TheBloody13th on March 05, 2011, 01:36:05 AM
The DOM's anndGouf's? Yes, significant due to ace pilots, but do rememmber, Grunts get em later (Well the Rick dom anyway, as it succeeded the Zaku in space combat)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - A [different] Group Build Suggestion!
Post by: Sandrock on March 05, 2011, 01:56:48 AM
I am interested.  I've got a lot of generic Units from the UC.

It's a shame that The Daughtress is a limited kit.  I would have done that. 

I'd also like to submit the Serpent from Gundam Wing EW for consideration.

@ Sonar, Zakus piloted by aces in Gundam Seed Destiny were able to give the Phantom Pain Gundams a good whipping.  ;D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - A [different] Group Build Suggestion!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 05, 2011, 06:26:34 AM
I am interested.  I've got a lot of generic Units from the UC.

It's a shame that The Daughtress is a limited kit.  I would have done that. 

I'd also like to submit the Serpent from Gundam Wing EW for consideration.

@ Sonar, Zakus piloted by aces in Gundam Seed Destiny were able to give the Phantom Pain Gundams a good whipping.  ;D
Serpents count as well!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - A [different] Group Build Suggestion!
Post by: Wavehawk on March 06, 2011, 08:04:20 PM
I'm wondering about the Grunt MS in Victory, though. Hard to find a reasonably-priced Jamesgun or Javelin nowadays, and the Zanscare MS tended to do more of the butt-kicking...

That said, from V Gundam:
Zoloat
Zollidia
Jamesgun
Javelin

From F91:
Heavygun
G-Cannon
Denan-Zon

...does the Victory Gundam Hexa count..?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - A [different] Group Build Suggestion!
Post by: Wolfman X on March 06, 2011, 09:31:44 PM
well i got a zaku 2 06J MG in my backlog, can make use of that kit hands down.
though i dont think ill crack into it till i complete what i currently got building
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - A [different] Group Build Suggestion!
Post by: mokana_man on March 07, 2011, 12:51:02 AM
I have a heap of the Limited Models from X and Wing, might be a good chance to crack them open.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - A [different] Group Build Suggestion!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 07, 2011, 08:48:52 AM
Alright guys, let's do it!
I will now release the details for my build. I am going to do a MSA-003 Nemo in a White Dingo color scheme in honor of GAF.

Yes Infinity, it will have LEDs!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - A [different] Group Build Suggestion!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 07, 2011, 08:52:51 AM
I'm wondering about the Grunt MS in Victory, though. Hard to find a reasonably-priced Jamesgun or Javelin nowadays, and the Zanscare MS tended to do more of the butt-kicking...

That said, from V Gundam:
Zoloat
Zollidia
Jamesgun
Javelin

From F91:
Heavygun
G-Cannon
Denan-Zon

...does the Victory Gundam Hexa count..?

"A continuation of the League Militaire's "Victory Project" launched during the Zanscare War, the LM312V06 Victory Gundam Hexa is an upgraded version of the original LM312V04 Victory Gundam. The Hexa is virtually the exact same mobile suit as the original Victory type, the only notable difference being a more sophisticated and sensitive sensor suit and communications system in the head. The Victory Gundam Hexa is distinguished from the original model by its lack of the traditional Gundam "V-fin" on the head, and the addition of two large "rabbit-ear" type communications antennae. The Victory Hexa was originally produced in very limited numbers for use by squad leaders and field commanders, but the model later phased out the original Victory Gundam, becoming one of the League Militaire's mass-produced frontline units used by many of its pilots." - MAHQ.net

It sure does, Wavehawk!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: rantinan on March 07, 2011, 09:05:08 AM
I;ve got a EW hizak that needs doing

edit: wrong letters, lolwot i shuoldnt type while having a feaver.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on March 07, 2011, 09:53:19 AM
Zeta - I've got the Nemo line art if interested.

Mine will be white and purple. And shiny.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 07, 2011, 11:06:07 AM
Zeta - I've got the Nemo line art if interested.

Mine will be white and purple. And shiny.
That sounds like an epic color scheme, can't wait and if you wanna toss that line art my way, i'd love it!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 07, 2011, 11:09:12 AM
I;ve got a MG hizak that needs doing
I was going to do either my Hi-Zack or Nemo and I opted for the Nemo, but I still plan to build the Hi-Zack in a similiar scheme to the Nemo.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 07, 2011, 11:12:07 AM
Problem I having right now is translating the 0079 Team of the White Dingos to a Zeta Gundam timeline.

"The members of the White Dingo Team are the protagonists of the Sega Dreamcast video game Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes, although you can spot the occasional Dingo cameo, such as the one in Journey to Jaburo. (Most people just call their game Rise from the Ashes)

The Dingoes are one of the Federation MS teams fighting to take back Australia late in the One Year War. Master P. Rayer is the team leader and player character. The other two members are Leung Fee-Fai and Maximilian Berger. The Federation is riding the momentum from its victory at Odessa and aims to clinch victory on the Earth front. However, the Aussie-based Zeons refuse to back down, as embodied by Zeon ace pilot Visch Donahue.


Spoiler (click to show/hide)

The Dingoes have a cult following in the fandom for how awesome their game and their suits are. Rise from the Ashes is unique in that it gives the player a "from the cockpit" perspective, instead of the third-person POV common in Gundam games. It's a bit hard to get used to at first, but I think it makes for one of the most memorable Gundam game experiences. The Dingoes are awesome enough in-universe to earn their own line of customized mobile suits, decked out in shades of white/gray and navy blue. Dingo suits also get a swanky grinning wolf emblem on their left shoulder. Most of their suits are just recolored versions of the stock models, but their ultimate upgrades, the GM Sniper IIs, are high-performance models hand-tuned to their specifications. " - Mark's Timeline

To me, the White Dingoes brung us the most epic GM of them all the GM Sniper II, I am going to color my Nemo in the scheme of the GM Sniper because it embodies the Team colors.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on March 07, 2011, 11:14:43 AM
This GB has been stickied. I'd love to see a team of White Dingoes. ;D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Busterbeam on March 07, 2011, 12:24:33 PM
Yeah I think I might like to jump into this one as well once my the rest of my troops arrive.  It's probably going to be HG MP Guncannon and/or HG Hi-Zaku for me.  I have a LOT of grunt suits.  Love 'em!  GM Command?  Surely that counts.  Powered GM?  GM Custom?  How about those MP variants?  They were modified MP suits so there weren't a lot of them...  I think the total amount of Powered GM's AND GM Customs made were only around half a dozen.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 07, 2011, 12:48:46 PM
Yeah I think I might like to jump into this one as well once my the rest of my troops arrive.  It's probably going to be HG MP Guncannon and/or HG Hi-Zaku for me.  I have a LOT of grunt suits.  Love 'em!  GM Command?  Surely that counts.  Powered GM?  GM Custom?  How about those MP variants?  They were modified MP suits so there weren't a lot of them...  I think the total amount of Powered GM's AND GM Customs made were only around half a dozen.
Hey Buster! I personally love the HG MP Guncannon myself, so i'd love to see what you do with that and yes, all the suits you named off are custom variations of grunt suits and do count, I will update the rules to reflect such.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on March 07, 2011, 12:56:28 PM
I'm in! I actually had something like this planned from last year! Great headsup to Zeta Newtype to take the initiative...now I want to make a slight suggestion of modification to the target groupbuild....
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 07, 2011, 01:11:25 PM
I'm in! I actually had something like this planned from last year! Great headsup to Zeta Newtype to take the initiative...now I want to make a slight suggestion of modification to the target groupbuild....
Shoot! :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on March 07, 2011, 01:26:45 PM
Errr Over Flag 1/100 considered? It's also a lefty like me, but diff paint (IF I CAN FIND ONE DX)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 07, 2011, 01:37:28 PM
Errr Over Flag 1/100 considered? It's also a lefty like me, but diff paint (IF I CAN FIND ONE DX)
It's a custom of a FLAG, which is a grunt suit. Good to go!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on March 07, 2011, 01:58:08 PM
Shoot! :D
If you are participating in the gb with a UC kit, make it time correct and located in Australia, i.e White Dingo Team.

This is a sub group build within the gb :P
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 07, 2011, 02:15:07 PM
Shoot! :D
If you are participating in the gb with a UC kit, make it time correct and located in Australia, i.e White Dingo Team.

This is a sub group build within the gb :P
I would LOVE to encourage others join me in making kits under the flag of White Dingo Team, I will not force anyone to do so and the time frame I am personally messing with as I am doing a Nemo in White Dingo Team colors that assumes in a "What If" situation one of the Dingoes joined the AEUG when UC 0087 came about. Above all else, this GB is a chance for those to express their love for their favorite mass produced suit.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on March 07, 2011, 02:29:13 PM
Exactly...sub group build for anyone who wants to join! I'm with you zeta!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 07, 2011, 02:38:55 PM
Exactly...sub group build for anyone who wants to join! I'm with you zeta!
Ah! I get you now! So what kit are you going to do in White Dingo? Also I looked over at SamuelDecal and found atleast a White Dingo Team logo! (http://samueldecal.com/alpsdecal2/Other/logo_resize.jpg) http://www.samueldecal.com (http://www.samueldecal.com)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Busterbeam on March 07, 2011, 02:56:53 PM
hey hey white dingo team disbanded in 0080 according to this

http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/White_Dingo_Team

so thats the farthest we could go technically right?  no post 0083 suits?  or am i just thinking too much about it?

also according to the same link there were 4 Aussie teams total, including Green Echidna, Yellow Quokka and Red Possum.

I have no idea what type of creatures those are for the record.  I think I might toss my suit in one of those groups just for the sake of variety.  And the fact that I dont believe anyone has done it before! haha

Logo decals are gonna be a pain but... cross that bridge when we get to it!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 07, 2011, 03:02:55 PM
hey hey white dingo team disbanded in 0080 according to this

http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/White_Dingo_Team

so thats the farthest we could go technically right?  no post 0083 suits?  or am i just thinking too much about it?

also according to the same link there were 4 Aussie teams total, including Green Echidna, Yellow Quokka and Red Possum.

I have no idea what type of creatures those are for the record.  I think I might toss my suit in one of those groups just for the sake of variety.  And the fact that I dont believe anyone has done it before! haha

Logo decals are gonna be a pain but... cross that bridge when we get to it!
Yeah, I figured that if a White Dingo joined the AEUG, it's logo would be on the MS in memory only, that's kind of the premise of my build. Like I said, its a "What if" situation and it stretches the canon a bit. The same could be said that A Dingo member joined the Titans as well.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 07, 2011, 03:06:07 PM
And Buster refers to this

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110305075215/gundam/images/thumb/d/dd/White-dingo-emblem.jpg/200px-White-dingo-emblem.jpg)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Busterbeam on March 07, 2011, 03:14:09 PM
right!  you did say "what if" situation...  OK then in that case, I'm going to do a Green Echidna Northern Territory Defense Force suit (because we have Northern Territories in Canada too).  or at least something along those lines.  i'll choose the suit once i get all my stuff together.  Maybe I'll do two.  An Aussie NTDF suit and a Canadian NTDF suit.  Completely different climate types.  Couldn't have one suit doing both.  These are MP grunts we're talking about here.  Now I gotta think of a name for the Canadian Team.  It'll be fun!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: rantinan on March 07, 2011, 03:24:36 PM
Eh. my EwHizak is gonna be all Titans test teamy.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 07, 2011, 03:31:00 PM
right!  you did say "what if" situation...  OK then in that case, I'm going to do a Green Echidna Northern Territory Defense Force suit (because we have Northern Territories in Canada too).  or at least something along those lines.  i'll choose the suit once i get all my stuff together.  Maybe I'll do two.  An Aussie NTDF suit and a Canadian NTDF suit.  Completely different climate types.  Couldn't have one suit doing both.  These are MP grunts we're talking about here.  Now I gotta think of a name for the Canadian Team.  It'll be fun!
I'm starting to like the idea branching off here! This group build is really taking off into something incredibly creative.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 07, 2011, 03:31:15 PM
Eh. my EwHizak is gonna be all Titans test teamy.
Advance of Zeta? :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on March 07, 2011, 05:26:16 PM
Time frame to complete?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 07, 2011, 06:13:19 PM
Time frame to complete?

Hm, let's make it Fall of this year, give us the summer to work on this.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on March 07, 2011, 06:19:30 PM
Silly Americans, Summer has just finished down under :P
I'm guessing 3 months is what you had in mind?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 07, 2011, 06:24:27 PM
Silly Americans, Summer has just finished down under :P
I'm guessing 3 months is what you had in mind?
Eh, yeah let's go with that....Good luck with winter *puts on shades*
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on March 07, 2011, 06:42:50 PM
Hehehe, just going into Autumn, so we are March now, End of June?Or end of August, August probably better considering the GB we have going on at the moment
What ya think?
Oh and I'm in >:)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 07, 2011, 06:43:40 PM
Hehehe, just going into Autumn, so we are March now, End of June?Or end of August, August probably better considering the GB we have going on at the moment
What ya think?
Oh and I'm in >:)
Oh Hem, you win this time, you win this time :P *Edits the first page for the third time to reflect August!*
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on March 07, 2011, 07:43:39 PM
My goodness this GB just went supersonic in the last few hours! Banner and eveything!

Buster for the record an Echidna is like a Porcupine or Anteater, A Quokka is somewhere between a Rat and a Wallaby, and a Possum is like a fatter, meaner Squirrel.

I had to look up Quokka. I thought it might have been some type of flightless bird... Way off... :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zenma5ter on March 07, 2011, 07:48:04 PM
A quick question - what if it's a grunt suit frame but custom colour scheme kit? i.e. Zaku White Ogre (basically a 06J frame, but instead of green it's white), can I use that?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Infinity on March 07, 2011, 07:50:48 PM
I'm in and gonna do Zaku II Shin Matsunaga Custom. I asked Zeta and he said mine was fine, so I assume yours is too Zenma.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 07, 2011, 07:54:38 PM
Infinity is correct, variations of grunt mobile suits are valid. This includes the Commander versions as well, AS LONG as the suit's base is still the grunt suit so this opens up the following: All Zaku variations, All Gouf variations (Custom), All Gelgoogs, etc.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zenma5ter on March 07, 2011, 08:09:37 PM
Thanks for verifying guys. This GB is up my alley, I was about to start a Zaku trio project.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: mokana_man on March 08, 2011, 01:39:36 AM
I would LOVE to encourage others join me in making kits under the flag of White Dingo Team

Mmm... Maybe a good chance to crack out the old GM Sniper.

also according to the same link there were 4 Aussie teams total, including Green Echidna, Yellow Quokka and Red Possum.

That could be fun too...

On second thoughts I just cracked open a twin ball kit so it could be a bit boring from my end...
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sandrock on March 08, 2011, 06:24:11 AM
Is anyone out there doing a Gelgoog?  I'd like to toss in a little variety.  I've got a Gelgoog that is begging for paint.  Maybe the Zeon units could find a team and color scheme to rally behind.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on March 08, 2011, 09:10:43 AM
We really took the concept of 'cannon fodder' and ran with it. :/

Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on March 08, 2011, 10:00:29 AM
Zeon team could be the Midnight Fenrir team who helped the zeon remnant forces in australia and have thought to have helped Anavel Gato.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zenma5ter on March 08, 2011, 11:50:55 AM
(http://images.wikia.com/gundam/images/5/56/Midnight-fenrir-logo.gif) Hmm, so what's the colour scheme Zahmad? Blue and black?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: rantinan on March 08, 2011, 12:21:30 PM
Eh. my EwHizak is gonna be all Titans test teamy.
Advance of Zeta? :D
Damn yeah. gives me an excuse to do some weapon variations while I'm at it. Which given the standard EW Hizak is unarmed, is a a lot onf an excuse to go silly.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on March 08, 2011, 12:22:56 PM
From what I can see, they use the normal Zaku/Gouf colours.... so pick something you think will go well with that logo.... Black I guess :P
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on March 08, 2011, 12:44:37 PM
was thinking of going with midnight fenrirs as well
navy blue and black always works
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: rantinan on March 08, 2011, 01:14:01 PM
Phase one: design.

HA, no you don't get any pics, not yet, because I'm NOT posting up my horrible sketches. Instead you get description.

What I've been playing with in ink and paper is the concept of a EW Hizak that has been converted into a Q ship to give a nasty surprise to any one who dares poke the titan's support units.

SO far i'm planing on the following modifications:
An anti MS shotgun stowed inside the extended range propellant tank. Will be modeled with the tank opened at one end and the shotgun poking out.
Conversion of the Radar dome into a weapons mount. I have this crazy idea which involves the dome splitting along the mono eye track and unfolding to reveal a weapon of some sort. I'm gonna have to hit up the bits box and see what i can cram inside.
Rebuilding the forearm shield with either an MLRS type weapon or a brace of panzer fausts.
Of the two I'm leaning towards the MLRS.

I intend to get this finished for the animasia easter competition so stay tuned.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on March 08, 2011, 01:33:41 PM
I got concepts in my mind:

Custom Insignia: XIII

Pain scheme: Replace the white areas and visor with silver red

SVMS -01O13 Over Flag
Bloody 13th Custom
A specially overhauled overflag used by the ace pilot nicknamed the bloody 13th.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zenma5ter on March 08, 2011, 01:46:55 PM
@zetaNT: Maybe a list of participants in the first page and links to their individual WIP would help? Like what Sonar did here http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,620.0.html (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,620.0.html)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on March 08, 2011, 01:55:16 PM
That is typically how you would lay out the OP for a GB. ;)

ZetaNew this is your GB to lead and you may run your GB however you wish mate. :)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 08, 2011, 02:17:11 PM
Will do, this GB just took off running so yesterday was filled with ironing out details about the GB and the banner got made. Tonight I will get all the participants together and links up and running on the front page
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 08, 2011, 02:22:16 PM
Alright, soon as everyone has their decisions finalized, please post your kit and a link to a WIP thread if you have one.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Joe on March 08, 2011, 02:36:44 PM
What if we are taking a non-grunt suit and making it into a grunt suit?  Like a Tallgeese cut down to a Leo or the Veayate and Mercurius cut down to Virgos?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Infinity on March 08, 2011, 02:43:22 PM
I'm doing the MG GM Sniper and it's gonna be part of Zeta's team dingo! I assume I can post pics and updates here like in the Rezel thread? Or we gonna do our own threads?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 08, 2011, 03:46:54 PM
What if we are taking a non-grunt suit and making it into a grunt suit?  Like a Tallgeese cut down to a Leo or the Veayate and Mercurius cut down to Virgos?
Now that's the heavy customization i'm looking for. A million times yes :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Joe on March 08, 2011, 03:58:41 PM
What if we are taking a non-grunt suit and making it into a grunt suit?  Like a Tallgeese cut down to a Leo or the Veayate and Mercurius cut down to Virgos?
Now that's the heavy customization i'm looking for. A million times yes :D

Then I am in a million times over!  Was going to be working on this project anyway.  WOOT!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on March 08, 2011, 04:14:21 PM
Customized personal GM Command for me....
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on March 08, 2011, 06:39:03 PM
I have a question.
I am a new one here, and not from Australia.
Can I join in this group build then?
With MG Gelgoog 2.0 ?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on March 08, 2011, 06:47:06 PM
Go for it. Gelgoog is a grunt
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on March 08, 2011, 11:37:54 PM
I don't think a suit piloted by a main character qualifies as a grunt :/
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on March 09, 2011, 12:15:10 AM
then how do you question about the gelgoog mass production types :)
sure its been piloted by the likes of anavel gato and reccoa londe but zeon had novices and fresh piolts using this ms
here have a read
http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/ms-14a.htm
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sandrock on March 09, 2011, 12:42:50 AM
@ Falldog - I consider Gelgoogs to be the next generation Grunts after the Zaku 2.  Sure, main characters can Pilot grunts.  I think everyone here can agree that mass produced units end up being grunts.  Typically, a grunt is customized for the ace pilot, but it's still a grunt at heart.


I have a Gelgoog and a Zaku 2.  To be true to the Midnight Fenir, they only have Zakus, Goufs and Doms...  (Reference http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/Midnight_Fenrir_Corp (http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/Midnight_Fenrir_Corp)

Would you all be opposed having a Midnight Fenrir Gelgoog?  ???

Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on March 09, 2011, 01:19:32 AM
not at all.
someone did say sothing along the lines of "what if" :)
gonna halt my pg astray for this
hmm lets see, a zaku II with 2 shades of blue for the majority of the body while the shoulder and shield will be black and german grey
and the shoulder spikes being blue.. kinda makes it look like a gouf now
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on March 09, 2011, 04:31:43 AM
I don't get it.
If if it is a Zeon MS that means it should be automatically painted as a Midnight Fenrir Team Member?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zenma5ter on March 09, 2011, 06:13:54 AM
Not at all Ranalcus. You are free to do whatever you want :D. Midnight Fenrir is one of the Australian Zeon forces, so some of us are trying to follow that route.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheGhostofZeon on March 09, 2011, 06:37:45 AM
I don't think a suit piloted by a main character qualifies as a grunt :/

That rules out the Zaku II then.......

Honestly, to me any Mass Produced Mobile Suit is considered a grunt suit.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 09, 2011, 07:13:13 AM
I don't think a suit piloted by a main character qualifies as a grunt :/
It may be piloted by a ace pilot, but the fact remains it's still a Grunt MS, which is the focus of this build. Those pilots were the first to take something out of a mass produced machine and make it great, like Char's Red Zaku II, and that's the theme of this GB.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Joe on March 09, 2011, 07:14:48 AM
Considering that every mass produced Mobile Suit has it's ace, yeah, we're going to have to be liberal on that point.  Even the Leo, the ultimate cannon fodder of the Alternate Universes had Zechs.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on March 09, 2011, 01:16:02 PM
Don't forget the infamous Over Flag (as based off Graham's personalized Flag) It's for aces, yes. but it's still a grunt MS when you think about it's origins
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: tristan on March 09, 2011, 01:22:11 PM
Does a MSM 03 Gog count?

(http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/msm-03.jpg)

'Cause thats what Im building at the moment and it would kill two birds with one stone.....though I would need some suggestions for a unique paint scheme!  ;D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on March 09, 2011, 02:12:37 PM
Hmmm GM or Zaku
Might have to go the GM this time I think
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 09, 2011, 02:42:16 PM
Does a MSM 03 Gog count?

(http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/msm-03.jpg)

'Cause thats what Im building at the moment and it would kill two birds with one stone.....though I would need some suggestions for a unique paint scheme!  ;D
That's what we call an Underwater grunt, now someone needs to do a Z'Gok!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on March 09, 2011, 05:25:30 PM
Midnight gogg xD
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Joe on March 09, 2011, 06:21:38 PM
All ready got started!  Dug out my first time built 1/144 Veayate and Mercurius.  Wow, parts just twisted and pulled off the runners and everything.  Also, I have a little something special planed for the Virgo's Planet Defensors (or whatever they're called)...
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on March 09, 2011, 06:49:07 PM
Hmmm GM or Zaku
Might have to go the GM this time I think

Yay!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: tristan on March 10, 2011, 07:20:30 AM
Midnight gogg xD
Navy Blue and Black???
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 10, 2011, 02:48:12 PM
Midnight gogg xD
Navy Blue and Black???
That'd be a scary thing to encounter at night!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on March 10, 2011, 04:29:20 PM
Midnight gogg xD
Navy Blue and Black???
That'd be a scary thing to encounter at night!
But that would be a perfect color set for a Navy unit.
And paint it in "Dazzle camouflage".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazzle_camouflage
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 10, 2011, 05:43:39 PM
Midnight gogg xD
Navy Blue and Black???
That'd be a scary thing to encounter at night!
But that would be a perfect color set for a Navy unit.
And paint it in "Dazzle camouflage".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazzle_camouflage

Yes, this needs to happen. Tristan!! :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: tristan on March 10, 2011, 07:14:11 PM
Midnight gogg xD
Navy Blue and Black???
That'd be a scary thing to encounter at night!
But that would be a perfect color set for a Navy unit.
And paint it in "Dazzle camouflage".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazzle_camouflage

Yes, this needs to happen. Tristan!! :D

(http://images2.memegenerator.net/ImageMacro/4814963/challenge-accepted.jpg)

Though to be honest, I think the camouflage could be beyond my painting abilities..... Thats some pretty intense masking thats required!!

Example of dazzle camo to save people having to look

(http://www.danlockton.co.uk/research/images/HMS_Furious.jpg)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: tristan on March 10, 2011, 08:36:11 PM
Gog-tastic goodness!!!

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5294/5514650856_3e730a8795.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/5514650856/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/5514650856/) by Tristan Forsyth (http://www.flickr.com/people/tristanforsyth/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5139/5514652030_0e7e1742dd.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/5514652030/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/5514652030/) by Tristan Forsyth (http://www.flickr.com/people/tristanforsyth/), on Flickr

One completed and somewhat modified Gog....couldnt resist the spikes.......

Sorry about the crappy pics but quickest way to get photos online!

Back into box for an undercoat and then basecoat.......the camo is going to take some thought/planning!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on March 10, 2011, 08:52:08 PM
First post updated with participant list...
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on March 10, 2011, 10:07:27 PM
Hmmmm, now, to find me an overflag
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on March 10, 2011, 10:11:12 PM
But there are 2 things.
1st - I am still waiting for a package with Gelgoog (I have taken a SAL)
2nd - It is my first serious build and I am not sure if it will look good.I want to use some scratch-build skills during this build.

P.S. I am thinking about Midnight Blue (most of the torso) + White combo (arm + thigh) (additional yellow/orange parts somewhere as a complementary color to blue).
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 11, 2011, 08:57:16 AM
First post updated with participant list...
Much appreciated
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 11, 2011, 09:05:31 AM
So i'm going through my spare parts and I got some exciting add-ons for my Nemo build. Really going to go MSV with this grunt build. I could be all secretive with it, but I need something to show for this GB! Okay, I own the MG Perfect Gundam, but when I finished it, I did not like it...It's too clunky and just designed weird. I will be removing key parts of it and incorporating into the Nemo, especially the Canon Backpack. Also since I basically destroyed my MG Super Gundam, I will be taking the large rifle that comes with the G-Defensor and giving it to the Nemo, it's 0086 techology and it will give the "Sniper" feel and it will be another nod to the White Dingoes.  The idea is to give this thing a hyper beam cannon, using the large backpack from the Perfect Gundam as a power source. I am still debating some head mods, I really wanna find some way to put a visor on the Nemo to give it a Sniper targeting system the GM Sniper II is famous for.

Reference Pics for GB:
(http://www.mahq.net/Mecha/gundam/z/rx-178-fxa-05d.jpg) - www.mahq.net (http://www.mahq.net)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_GrzR8SdPQ0o/Smh159OhznI/AAAAAAAAAno/w-CLqPWtcmQ/s1600/MG%2B1-100%2BPerfect%2BGundam(Rear%2BView).JPG) http://mygundammodelkits.blogspot.com/2009/07/mg-perfect-gundam.html (http://mygundammodelkits.blogspot.com/2009/07/mg-perfect-gundam.html)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on March 11, 2011, 11:04:10 AM
@ Zeta:

Taking a thing or two from the Super Gundam and Perfect gundam?

Sounds like a major undertaking already
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 11, 2011, 12:11:57 PM
Here's a look at what I was describing earlier and some WIP shots!

From a little test fitting I can already see some heavy mods will be required due to the different sizes of the back and the Nemo's back. Also attaching this thing will cause me to abandon Nemo's engine, which is a cool looking thing so I may go a different route and detach the cannon from the backpack and mount it on the rifle to make a BFG and incorporate the theme of "extra energy source" somewhere else. Putting the head together I already mapped out what mods I will do to place LEDs into the visor, I will also look at the rifle after I got some idea how its coming together and place LEDs in those as well. Check the blog for a bit more detail!

Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on March 11, 2011, 01:17:19 PM
good luck. now I'm hunting down the Elusive 1/100 scale NG Overflag. stores roundhere don't stock it any longer
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zenma5ter on March 11, 2011, 03:16:53 PM
I am in with my Shadow Zakus - WIP here http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,1089.msg14120.html#new (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,1089.msg14120.html#new)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on March 12, 2011, 03:16:54 AM
Yay! After waiting 2 weeks I got finaly a MG 2.0 MS-14S Gelgoog, Gundam Weapons - Gelgoog Special Edition, few Kotobukiya parts and Busou Shinki MMS Type Spoon Merienda!
I am so lucky.
Especially now after the info about Tsunami.
So officially I am ready.

Maybe we should promote this group build at others forums? Just like Beargguy group build?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 12, 2011, 04:24:29 AM
Yay! After waiting 2 weeks I got finaly a MG 2.0 MS-14S Gelgoog, Gundam Weapons - Gelgoog Special Edition, few Kotobukiya parts and Busou Shinki MMS Type Spoon Merienda!
I am so lucky.
Especially now after the info about Tsunami.
So officially I am ready.

Maybe we should promote this group build at others forums? Just like Beargguy group build?
I don't think that's necessary, I think it's fine as it is as a GAF GB.

The stuff about the earthquake is indeed terrible though, my thoughts and prayers go out to anyone affected by that.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: tristan on March 12, 2011, 10:54:49 AM
Ahoy, hoy....a new mech enters the arena!

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5219/5518161237_f3e0ef46f6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/5518161237/)
IMG_6756 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/5518161237/) by Tristan Forsyth (http://www.flickr.com/people/tristanforsyth/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5256/5518161811_634bb30d05.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/5518161811/)
IMG_6759 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/5518161811/) by Tristan Forsyth (http://www.flickr.com/people/tristanforsyth/), on Flickr


Not sure what to do with my GM....I kind of like it how it is (all pathetic and wimpy)

Also have the GM commander which I may throw into the GB as well (as Im trying to clear a bit of my back log....)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on March 12, 2011, 06:13:19 PM

Also have the GM commander which I may throw into the GB as well (as Im trying to clear a bit of my back log....)

Do, do ... the more GM's, the better!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: tristan on March 12, 2011, 07:38:21 PM
First one of two/three done


Gog primed today but I think the weather may be against me


Really dont know what to do with this guy......suggestions?

Have waterslides picked out but quite un-inspired past that!

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5132/5518905151_969f302d20.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/5518905151/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/5518905151/) by Tristan Forsyth (http://www.flickr.com/people/tristanforsyth/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5017/5518905857_a666aba956.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/5518905857/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanforsyth/5518905857/) by Tristan Forsyth (http://www.flickr.com/people/tristanforsyth/), on Flickr


Again, apologies for rubbish pics. Its just quicker to use my phone for WIP/quick snaps
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wavehawk on March 12, 2011, 08:32:29 PM
...can't...decide!!! GM Cannon, Zaku Cannon, V Gundam Hexa, or custom Zaku II? Aaarrrgghhh...

...help!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on March 12, 2011, 10:54:06 PM
*Cough Cough Take Cough Zaku Cough Cannon Cough*
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: mokana_man on March 13, 2011, 03:43:54 AM
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g430/mokana_man/DSCN0182.jpg)

Ball FTW!  :ball2: :ball:
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 13, 2011, 05:21:28 AM
*Cough Cough Take Cough Zaku Cough Cannon Cough*
What my ill friend friend is trying to say here is.....ZAKU CANNON!!!.....*COUGH* ......huh look at that
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 13, 2011, 05:22:33 AM
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g430/mokana_man/DSCN0182.jpg

Ball FTW!  :ball2: :ball:
Funny thing about this, I convinced my girlfriend to build one for the GB! :D Good jump on the most Grunt MS/MA of them all!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 13, 2011, 05:30:04 AM

Really dont know what to do with this guy......suggestions?


With GM there's limitless possibilities as far as color schemes go! Ever think about Real Type colors for it? I always thought that'd be interesting.

If you have an extra parts pile lying around, look to see what works for the kit and give it some extra armor/weapons!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: tristan on March 13, 2011, 11:56:17 AM

Really dont know what to do with this guy......suggestions?



With GM there's limitless possibilities as far as color schemes go! Ever think about Real Type colors for it? I always thought that'd be interesting.

If you have an extra parts pile lying around, look to see what works for the kit and give it some extra armor/weapons!

'scuse my ignorance but what are 'real type colours'? As in red/blue/yellow/white ala the RX 78-2? Or is this another scheme again? (my google fu is letting me down.....)

Thinking about the weapons as  I type this.....



EDIT: Think I might go with the White Dingoes scheme........seems easy!

But there is still the GM Commander which Im aiming to start today.......decisions, decisions.......
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheGhostofZeon on March 13, 2011, 01:00:57 PM
Here is an example of real type colors : http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN950079

Pretty much black, red, white and greens (army style like Olive Drab and the sort). Black and red on the chest and vents is generally the main thing for real type colors.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 13, 2011, 03:24:57 PM
Here is an example of real type colors : http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN950079

Pretty much black, red, white and greens (army style like Olive Drab and the sort). Black and red on the chest and vents is generally the main thing for real type colors.
This! I always thought a GM would look good in Real Type colors, I may do a second build in this GB with this scheme.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wavehawk on March 13, 2011, 08:16:23 PM
Thing is, my GM Cannon is mostly done. I'm still trying to make parts fit with my Zaku Cannon--Mokona_Man knows what I do with old kits, I take it and an HG kit and try to marry them together as a decent MS. Sometimes that means they'll look different from the excpeted MSV.

Anyway, I'll build both of the Cannons for the moment--will catch some pics later, but not now.

EDIT: That's it. DEFINITELY going to be working on those two Cannons (GM and Zaku). I'd been working on them on and off in the past couple days, so might as well put them all together:
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,1101.new.html
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 14, 2011, 11:03:43 AM
Thing is, my GM Cannon is mostly done. I'm still trying to make parts fit with my Zaku Cannon--Mokona_Man knows what I do with old kits, I take it and an HG kit and try to marry them together as a decent MS. Sometimes that means they'll look different from the excpeted MSV.

Anyway, I'll build both of the Cannons for the moment--will catch some pics later, but not now.

EDIT: That's it. DEFINITELY going to be working on those two Cannons (GM and Zaku). I'd been working on them on and off in the past couple days, so might as well put them all together:
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php/topic,1101.new.html
Two-for-one! Love the the MSV-V you are going for :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sandrock on March 15, 2011, 04:24:35 AM
Did you guys see the Post Gundam Guy had for a High Speed Zaku?

http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2011/03/1144-maso-b05sp-kyu-zaku-speed-hobby.html

It's like the Gundam Airmaster of Zakus!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on March 15, 2011, 12:26:52 PM
Whew, got issues guys. Overflags are tough to find round here
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 15, 2011, 12:54:28 PM
Did you guys see the Post Gundam Guy had for a High Speed Zaku?

http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2011/03/1144-maso-b05sp-kyu-zaku-speed-hobby.html

It's like the Gundam Airmaster of Zakus!
This is the kind of kitbashing I want to achieve with my Atmospheric Assault Nemo. :D Yes, it has a name now.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 16, 2011, 07:31:05 AM
So I did an up a concept 'card' for my build, it gives you some idea of what the color scheme will be, not exactly, but its what i'm pretty much going for. Included is some simple backstory for the theme of my build, that of which I will elaborate on later because i'm a dork like that, none of this is Gundam canon obviously and there may be some mistakes, but its all for fun right? :D

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5259/5530428006_63f82fbb40.jpg)

The MSA-003 Nemo Atmospheric Assault customization loadout was rumored to be developed by the chief engineer on the Argama, Astonage Medoz, to assist the Argama in atmospheric combat when descending to Earth. This loadout included many features that increased the long range effectiveness of the stock Nemo mobile suit, including the prototype long beam rifle which was later used in the G-Defensor and ultimately the RX-178+FXA-05D Super Gundam. The Nemo Atmospheric Assault did not see much combat as it was developed later during the Gryp's Conflict against the Titans of the Earth Federation. Rumor has it a group of these Mobile Suits were used by surviving members of the White Dingo Team from Australia, famous for their victory in Australia. The only confirmed fact was the young ensign on board the Radish named Derek Wright who piloted one of this machine with a the White Dingo Logo emblem upon it. It is not known what became of these machines or the White Dingo after the Gryp's Conflict.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on March 16, 2011, 09:05:14 AM
Nice :P
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on March 16, 2011, 09:11:56 AM
Great back story!

Small detail though, the OYW begins in either January or September of UC 0079 depending on who you believe, and the incidents of Zeta Gundam occur from UC0087. Assuming AEUG was founded some time between UC 0083 and UC 0087, the White Dingo members became disillusioned with EFF after the OYW, but did not join AEUG until the Gryps conflict (UC 0087).

That would make Derek Wright neither young, (and most likely) nor an Ensign depending on at what stage he abandoned the Federation. Consider the actions and promotion of Amuro in UC 0079, and the mention that during wartime that ranks are ascended more quickly. You would think after x amount of years with the Federation Derek Wright would have made Lt. Jr. Grade.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Federation#Military_rank_of_the_EFSF

:)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 16, 2011, 09:17:52 AM
Great back story!

Small detail though, the OYW begins in either January or September of UC 0079 depending on who you believe, and the incidents of Zeta Gundam occur from UC0087. Assuming AEUG was founded some time between UC 0083 and UC 0087, the White Dingo members became disillusioned with EFF after the OYW, but did not join AEUG until the Gryps conflict (UC 0087).

That would make Derek Wright neither young, (and most likely) nor an Ensign depending on at what stage he abandoned the Federation. Consider the actions and promotion of Amuro in UC 0079, and the mention that during wartime that ranks are ascended more quickly. You would think after x amount of years with the Federation Derek Wright would have made Lt. Jr. Grade.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Federation#Military_rank_of_the_EFSF

:)
I knew someone would call out some details, I said it was in good fun but alas, the description in the 'card' says Derek Wright was a new recruit, which assumed the White Dingo Team recruited new members. :P
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 16, 2011, 09:19:23 AM
The 'new members' thing and the mention of 'rumors' in the description which followed the card was a device to allow freedom for others to create their own rumors, and incorporate their builds into the team as new members. Just something fun.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on March 16, 2011, 09:36:31 AM
Maybe its another Derek Wright?
:P
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on March 16, 2011, 10:05:06 AM
A really great back story is partially based in the accuracy of the details for me. The important thing is, that it doesn't matter one bit. It's a fairy tale, loosely based off another fairy tale, which is in turn based off another fairy tale, to accompany a plastic model that comes from a fairy tale. ;)

I liked it. It was very good. But don't expect something historically improbable to get by me ;D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 16, 2011, 11:29:19 AM
A really great back story is partially based in the accuracy of the details for me. The important thing is, that it doesn't matter one bit. It's a fairy tale, loosely based off another fairy tale, which is in turn based off another fairy tale, to accompany a plastic model that comes from a fairy tale. ;)

I liked it. It was very good. But don't expect something historically improbable to get by me ;D
It's not historically improbable though :P You misunderstood the original post, you thought Derek Wright, a character I made up altogether, was a member of the White Dingo Team originally in the One Year War, and he was not, it's a fiction that implied he joined the Dingoes during the Gryp's Conflict.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on March 16, 2011, 12:21:59 PM
Now I'm just confused ???

*slowly backs away....
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 16, 2011, 12:36:48 PM
Now I'm just confused ???

*slowly backs away....
*blinks, oblivious* ....who farted?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on March 16, 2011, 02:38:54 PM
What he means is that the White dingo team still existed as a team in 0087 and Derek Wright is a new recruit for the White dingo team - occuring somewhere between the OYW and the grips conflict...
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: tristan on March 16, 2011, 06:02:58 PM
Nerds......
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 17, 2011, 04:57:59 AM
What he means is that the White dingo team still existed as a team in 0087 and Derek Wright is a new recruit for the White dingo team - occuring somewhere between the OYW and the grips conflict...
This!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: nicksu on March 18, 2011, 02:17:27 AM
Aug. 2010, en, that seems realistic for me. Can you count me in this?

 The kit will be AMS_129 Geaba Zulu HGUC from Gundam Unicorn. WIP is coming up soon.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 18, 2011, 10:01:46 AM
Aug. 2010, en, that seems realistic for me. Can you count me in this?

 The kit will be AMS_129 Geaba Zulu HGUC from Gundam Unicorn. WIP is coming up soon.
Will do!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: mokana_man on March 20, 2011, 06:24:31 PM
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g430/mokana_man/DSCN0214.jpg)

Man this is a fun kit and am able to punch out two video tutorials. Will be using that Mr. Metalics buff paint on the cannon (filming today) and salt weathering next week. Will be space weathering the crap out of it...
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Joe on March 21, 2011, 01:18:08 AM
I'm so special, I'm listed twice in the opening post :-P.  You could change one listing to "Joe - Tallgeese/Leo"
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on March 21, 2011, 01:39:37 AM
Whew, Finally found one, now I gotta wait till tuesday
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on March 23, 2011, 07:11:19 PM
Nearley botched the paint on the shoulders and A small boster part. NOT Spraying again. XD

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt95/psycolord/OverFlag/032320111369.jpg)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on March 23, 2011, 08:21:28 PM
Any more updates guys :P?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on March 23, 2011, 08:32:33 PM
Mines on the shelf while my brain decides how to modify the chest and legs
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on March 23, 2011, 08:39:24 PM
Taking a break. nearly screwed up on the shoulder. no more painting for me, that's a given
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Joe on March 24, 2011, 01:33:24 AM
The Virgos are still in the planning stages, I just recently found decent line art that included the beam cannon from two angles.  Trying to decide how I'm going to make the massive shoulders too.  I did get started on the planet defensors and I'm working on a neat little gimmick to make them easily detachable from the Mobile Doll and then attach them to a frame work of en energy field to reproduce the shield defense.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 24, 2011, 12:49:20 PM
Alright, as far as my build is going i've decided something. I'm going to work on the Nemo project on and off as parts come in for it and I will probably premiere it at or close to the deadline so updates on that will be fairly spaced apart, to keep things interesting i'm going to build MORE kits in this GB than previously planned. Like my MG Gouf 2.0, MG Hi-Zack, MG GN-X and the MG Gogg i'm about to purchase. I will apply various themes like teams and what not. I really wanna do a Colonel Smirnov custom on my GN-X. Thoughts? :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on March 24, 2011, 01:01:56 PM
Go for it dude. I'm going for a mostly OOB build

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt95/psycolord/OverFlag/032420111382.jpg)

updated. Thing's coming together nicely
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on March 25, 2011, 06:21:46 PM
Body is finished, now to get the weapons and Flight pack done
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on March 26, 2011, 02:43:21 AM
Looks good already, even without the pack (Still building it, an Over Flag ain't an Over Flag without it's trademark pack)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt95/psycolord/OverFlag/032520111402.jpg)


you can see here how I screwed up the Defense rod. Ouch. But the Trident Striker looks great as compensation.
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt95/psycolord/OverFlag/032520111399.jpg)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 26, 2011, 12:39:47 PM
Top article on G.G.'s blog right now is exactly what inspired me to start this GB, check it out these triple GM Kais (http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2011/03/gundam-project-vii-rgm-79c-gm-kai.html) from Zteve Wong. Image under spoiler for being a bit laaarge :P
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: jasonh768 on March 26, 2011, 01:22:04 PM
its amazing how much realism a good hangar dio can add to everything (of course it helps when the kits look great too). the 0083 title was a really nice touch
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on March 26, 2011, 01:41:09 PM
Darn. Now those Pics were Awesome.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 26, 2011, 01:53:16 PM
its amazing how much realism a good hangar dio can add to everything (of course it helps when the kits look great too). the 0083 title was a really nice touch
I feel like we just got our asses kicked! JK! It's more inspiration than anything!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on March 26, 2011, 03:54:42 PM
its amazing how much realism a good hangar dio can add to everything (of course it helps when the kits look great too). the 0083 title was a really nice touch
I feel like we just got our asses kicked! JK! It's more inspiration than anything!

Yup, now I'm inspired to photoshop My Flag, flying high in the sky.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Shifty on March 27, 2011, 08:35:00 AM
Late arrival fellas but gonna throw my hat in the ring for this GB

Have started working on MG 1/100 RB-79 Ball Ver. Ka :)

Will start a WIP soon.... Should be fun
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: tristan on March 27, 2011, 09:36:20 AM
Nice to have you aboard Shifty!!!

That dio over the page is awesome....so insanely jealous of guys that can do that level of work (looking at my two attempts at a dio.....one ended on the floor because of 5 year old and my other is still half finished on my bench.........could be tempted to do attempt number three to go with this build as I have some scale grunt /army kits from 08 MS that would work well with this!!!)


Anyway, the sun was out for about two hours yesterday so I primed my GM (white tamiya in a can= yuck) and I gave my Gog its black undercoat for the dazzle camo. Now I have to find the right shade of blue to go with it!!

The GM Commander is built but still sitting in its zip lock bag whilst I think of what to do with it!!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on March 27, 2011, 01:40:53 PM
unit is Finished. Now all I gotta do is set up some decent lights
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 27, 2011, 01:47:32 PM
Late arrival fellas but gonna throw my hat in the ring for this GB

Have started working on MG 1/100 RB-79 Ball Ver. Ka :)

Will start a WIP soon.... Should be fun
Welcome Shifty, great to have you on board!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on March 29, 2011, 07:05:41 AM
Some progress to show finally, got the straight build half down and I have done mods to the Long Rifle so it fits in the socket designed for the Ballute system on the arm. I recently purchased the Hyaku-Shiki Ballute system with this in mind ( other than wanting a paintable Hyaku-Shiki of course! :D ), the extra thrusters on the limbs will look very custom and it's usable on the Nemo ( and Rick Dias for that matter ). Small gold detailing on the thrusters, was just for fun, these will be replaced by g-thrusters. Pics below.

Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on March 29, 2011, 09:04:42 AM
Coming along nicely :)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sandrock on March 31, 2011, 10:12:07 PM
@Zeta Newtype - Very Cool Nemo!  I like the mod.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on April 04, 2011, 09:31:52 AM
Great mod! Shaping up to be a bad ass Nemo!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: mokana_man on April 04, 2011, 07:26:29 PM
Almost there, just some decals and pigments left to do...  :ball2: :ball:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g430/mokana_man/General%20pics/DSCN0242.jpg)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on April 04, 2011, 10:24:04 PM
Nice weathering. Poor thing looks like it's seen better days in service. :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 05, 2011, 06:27:40 AM
I'm back from the event I went to, and i'm fixing to get back to work on the Nemo hopefully, I came away from that event with a fewww more kits. :P
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: tristan on April 05, 2011, 06:59:37 PM
Almost there, just some decals and pigments left to do...  :ball2: :ball:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g430/mokana_man/General%20pics/DSCN0242.jpg)
Dinosaur shadowpuppets
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Gunduck on April 08, 2011, 10:55:23 AM
throwing my hat into the ring with a HGUC Zaku F2 [Zeon ver]

this kit was originally planned to be nothing more than a sacrificial kit to practice weathering/battle damage but I'm liking how it's turning out so far with the
damage & weathered decals

(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/3853/img0512small.jpg)

//note to self - I really need to get a Tripod
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Zesaviourta666 on April 08, 2011, 10:25:23 PM
Assuming I'm up to working on gunpla again in the next week or so, (cut myself on my hobby knife, so taking a break on the building part) I'll be submitting my RG Zaku into this, seeing as I haven't been able to track down a tauraus.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 09, 2011, 12:29:54 PM
Trying to get around to working on the Nemo, but unfortunately my trip left me with a cold :/ expect an update in a week or so
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 09, 2011, 01:20:21 PM
Throwing this kit into the GB! I completed this straight build last night before my cold got as bad as it was today. I've not built too many of the newer HG kits and these are definitely awesome. I'm not sure what i'm going to do with this Gouf Custom as far as color schemes go as I was just enjoying the straight build. I may do a mica blue job here since Gai-Gun's Gouf Ver. 2.0 looked so good in it, I figured a custom would look cool too.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on April 10, 2011, 06:22:41 AM
Hey, Zeta, want a metal tip for your Nemo's gun? I ordered two but I think I'm only going to use one.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 10, 2011, 07:07:53 AM
Hey, Zeta, want a metal tip for your Nemo's gun? I ordered two but I think I'm only going to use one.
I'd love one, what would you like for shipping? I'm in the States afterall.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zenma5ter on April 10, 2011, 07:19:17 AM
Minor updates at http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1089.15 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1089.15)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on April 10, 2011, 01:04:58 PM
Hey, Zeta, want a metal tip for your Nemo's gun? I ordered two but I think I'm only going to use one.
I'd love one, what would you like for shipping? I'm in the States afterall.

Um, how much do you want to pay? I don't think this thing will cost much to ship, not sure when I can make it to the post office though.

Here's the part, http://www.hlj.com/product/HQPGB2
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 11, 2011, 02:37:16 AM
Hey, Zeta, want a metal tip for your Nemo's gun? I ordered two but I think I'm only going to use one.
I'd love one, what would you like for shipping? I'm in the States afterall.

Um, how much do you want to pay? I don't think this thing will cost much to ship, not sure when I can make it to the post office though.

Here's the part, http://www.hlj.com/product/HQPGB2
I'll give ya $12 for it, should give you enough for it, shipping and a little extra for your trouble if not let me know, and if you can give me until this coming Friday it takes care of your time issue as well.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: cleaning quest keichi on April 12, 2011, 09:32:41 PM
what about enacts for gundams
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on April 12, 2011, 09:36:23 PM
I'll give ya $12 for it, should give you enough for it, shipping and a little extra for your trouble if not let me know, and if you can give me until this coming Friday it takes care of your time issue as well.

PM me your address and I'll see about getting it over. I was thinking more like $5 lol
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on April 12, 2011, 11:32:10 PM
tossing in a HG 1/144 Standard Brave. my buddies here decided to start a Sol Brave Gropu build, leader get's the commander, everyone else get standards. should arrive in a few weeks
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 13, 2011, 04:09:39 AM
I'll give ya $12 for it, should give you enough for it, shipping and a little extra for your trouble if not let me know, and if you can give me until this coming Friday it takes care of your time issue as well.

PM me your address and I'll see about getting it over. I was thinking more like $5 lol
Better safe than sorry was the theme there. I'm not knowledgeable on exchange and shipping rates and what not. 5 bucks sounds good to me! PM'd!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 13, 2011, 11:09:35 AM
Here we have a preview shot of the paint scheme. Looking pretty good! I used one coat of Tamiya Mica Silver and Deep Metallic Blue  (helmet will need more coats, I think the side vents are fine. ), the frame armor under the visor in Light Gun Metal. The yellow piece missing from that slot is set aside for painting Gold, a can I do not have at the moment. It's slightly following my concept art. Not sure i'm going to make the visor blue, I see no way of doing it and being able to LED the visor very well, atleast at my current skill level.

Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: tristan on April 13, 2011, 08:55:37 PM
Thats a nice silver!

My WIP page btw
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1115

Hope to add some more to it in the next day of two!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 14, 2011, 12:54:14 PM
Thats a nice silver!

My WIP page btw
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1115

Hope to add some more to it in the next day of two!
Added you to the main page already :P
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Freya on April 14, 2011, 03:48:47 PM
Can I still entering mine?
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1167.0
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 14, 2011, 03:52:00 PM
Can I still entering mine?
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1167.0
While your kit is amazingly awesome, it's already been built outside of the group build which defeats the purpose. :/ 
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Freya on April 14, 2011, 05:08:02 PM
ooh...never mind then ;)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 15, 2011, 11:10:55 AM
More previews, Yellow and red parts are still unpainted but were reassembled for the preview shot regardless. I managed to get most of the green armor parts done in Mica Silver, however at my last few pieces my can tanked...so there's a set back, hopefully the can of Deep Metallic Blue won't do the same to me for the navy parts. May be a short while before my next update because bills win over more paint this week :P

Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zenma5ter on April 16, 2011, 05:55:12 PM
All snap fitted and main body painted. Expected time of completion, after Easter. With some gold painting and decal work left.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 17, 2011, 03:35:30 AM
All snap fitted and main body painted. Expected time of completion, after Easter. With some gold painting and decal work left.
Looking good, is this just painted or is there a flat coat there too?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zenma5ter on April 17, 2011, 08:09:47 AM
Thanks mate! Painted matte black on most part and metallic charcoal for chest and skirt armor.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 17, 2011, 11:43:48 AM
Thanks mate! Painted matte black on most part and metallic charcoal for chest and skirt armor.
Very nice, like the results you came out with :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on April 17, 2011, 12:19:29 PM
Looking good guys.

Zeta, you should have that metal part in a few days. I shipped it out Wed with hopefully enough postage.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 18, 2011, 03:40:13 AM
Looking good guys.

Zeta, you should have that metal part in a few days. I shipped it out Wed with hopefully enough postage.
Thanks, man. Do you use Paypal? Need to send you that 5 bucks :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on April 18, 2011, 12:19:18 PM
How about I hold you hostage for parts later ;)

My Nemo entry is going to have to wait a bit. With any luck I will be finishing my PS SF in time for the arrival of my RG Strike for which I have something special planned.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 18, 2011, 01:12:59 PM
How about I hold you hostage for parts later ;)

My Nemo entry is going to have to wait a bit. With any luck I will be finishing my PS SF in time for the arrival of my RG Strike for which I have something special planned.
Thanks very much! You are first on the list! I'm currently working on the RG RX-78 in anticipation for the RG Strike.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on April 18, 2011, 01:55:43 PM
Haha.. a parts IOU.. A gunpla piece promisorry note.. I like it. :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 19, 2011, 10:10:29 AM
How about I hold you hostage for parts later ;)

My Nemo entry is going to have to wait a bit. With any luck I will be finishing my PS SF in time for the arrival of my RG Strike for which I have something special planned.
Thanks very much! You are first on the list! I'm currently working on the RG RX-78 in anticipation for the RG Strike.
I can confirm that I received your part today along with your 'calling card'! That's awesome. I'm keeping that in my work space :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 21, 2011, 04:33:15 AM
Some updates on the HG Gouf Custom front. I decided to do this a weathered OOB build and so far I got the shield down, i'm using new techniques in preparation for the RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. 2.0 restore project. I've took a Tamiya scriber II to this shield and gave it some damage much like it appears on the box art then I went further with weathering pigments and paint. I'm not done yet as I intend to go back and put some more cuts and sand down some of the 'fresher' spots. Below are so shots the shield, the Gouf Custom panel lined in prep for weathering, and my cluttered work area and some WIP shots from another build! Oh there's a special guest here :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on April 21, 2011, 07:54:10 AM
Ohai RG Strike! ;D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 21, 2011, 11:30:14 AM
Ohai RG Strike! ;D
Oh not quite, that is RX-78-2. I'm not one of those special people that got RG Strike early xD
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Zesaviourta666 on April 21, 2011, 08:37:41 PM
How did some ppl get it early?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 22, 2011, 03:31:13 AM
How did some ppl get it early?
Press releases for reviews and whatnot, such as Gundam Guy's Blog ongoing review of the kit.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Zesaviourta666 on April 23, 2011, 05:26:52 PM
Ahk then fair enough.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on April 24, 2011, 03:40:58 AM
teaser for my Over Flag (SERIOUSLY LONG OVERDUE >_<)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt95/psycolord/OverFlag/Bloody13th.jpg)
edited ala photoshop

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt95/psycolord/OverFlag/24042011106.jpg)
this, I got a special photoshop project in mind. ;D

still got more pics to take, the past month has been hectic with all the stuff I needed to work on, so sorry for the insanely long delay
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Zesaviourta666 on April 24, 2011, 04:54:13 AM
Ok so I've pretty much finished my RG Zaku II Char Custom. Only thing left formme to do is get another inner left arm frame and build that, and construction will be complete with only topcoating and the stickers (whatever it is the RGs come with) to put on.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on April 25, 2011, 04:44:24 PM
Is the acguy considered a grunt suit?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on April 25, 2011, 05:09:01 PM
Is the acguy considered a grunt suit?


Yep he is a grunt
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on April 25, 2011, 05:23:01 PM
sweet, well put me down for one of him for this GB as well
Teaser shot :)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla138.jpg)

Oh and here is where i am at with my GM for this GB
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla141.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla140.jpg)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 26, 2011, 04:13:56 AM
Is the acguy considered a grunt suit?


Model number: MSM-04
Code name: Acguy
Unit type: mass production amphibious mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; civilians
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 19.2 meters
Weight: empty 91.6 metric tons; max gross 129.0 metric tons
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1870 kW
Propulsion: hydrojet thrusters: 109000 kg total
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 0.85 G; maximum water speed 53 knots
Equipment and design features: Forearms interchangeable
Fixed armaments: 4 x 105mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 6-tube rocket launcher, mounted on forearm; mega particle cannon, mounted inforearm; 1x machine gun, replaces mega particle cannon, mounted in forearm

Credit: MAHQ.net
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 26, 2011, 04:14:54 AM
Way to make an old kit look new Hem, GM Type C Ver. 2.0!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on April 29, 2011, 10:53:44 AM
Completed kits now have pictures on the main page of the build. If I missed yours let me know and i'll add it. All photos will be uploaded to my Flickr with descriptions clearly stating it was your build and what it was, this will also keep the photos on the main page to a manageable size and not overload anyone.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on April 29, 2011, 05:03:47 PM
Nice! Now this is how to run a GB thread. Well done ZetaNew!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on April 30, 2011, 12:48:42 PM
sweet, well put me down for one of him for this GB as well
Teaser shot :)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla138.jpg)

Oh and here is where i am at with my GM for this GB
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla141.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla140.jpg)


God damn, that's hot.

Since my PG SF is wrapping up I'll be starting on my Nemo shortly. Going to try something different with the internal frame and paint it silver.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Shifty on April 30, 2011, 02:08:31 PM
Silver frame FTW Falldog
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on April 30, 2011, 09:31:09 PM
I took my gm out and gave him a spray of black for his base coat, colours to come maybe Wednesday next week if the weather is good
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on April 30, 2011, 10:18:58 PM
Can I get in on this? Another grunt ACguy. HGUC and just want to show where I am at and hopefully get some forward direction happening with gunpla in general. Anyways , heres some basic pics of assembly for anyone who is not familiar with this kit, cheers.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on April 30, 2011, 10:32:50 PM
Woohoo Go Hoardz!!
Oh sharpen those spikes :)

This is where I am at

Cheated with the preshading, just got out the black spray can and sprayed the whole thing.
I have 3 configurations for this things
With the GM sniper rifle, will add a cannister and cable to this one
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla156.jpg)
Shield and beam saber
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla158.jpg)
Long range attack!!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla159.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla160.jpg)
Will go with either white and blue or white and red as the scheme here me thinks
Or I might surprise everybody and use green :)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Shifty on April 30, 2011, 10:45:54 PM
Green FTW
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on May 01, 2011, 08:29:41 AM
Missile attack looks cool :-)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on May 01, 2011, 01:08:19 PM
White and Red Hemish....

On another note, I'll finally show some progress lol!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on May 01, 2011, 07:17:55 PM
Progress!

Getting somewhere, just some little bits of plate to break it up ( and hide some seamlines  ;) )

Bit dodgy, but really just want to have some fun with the airbrush and have something to contribute to this GB.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on May 04, 2011, 02:14:56 PM
Started to build my Nemo today. Will probably stop half way as my RG Strike just made it to NYC.

Zeta, did you ever get a hold of Nemo line art? I had intended to share mine with you but apparently I can't find it. Sorry.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 04, 2011, 02:35:17 PM
Here is all my research materials relating to the Nemo.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 04, 2011, 05:16:16 PM
While the Nemo trudges along waiting for another can of Mica Silver, I went ahead with the HGUC Gouf Custom! All weathered and flat coated. This was really a prototype kit for the upcoming RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. 2.0 restoration project i'm working on and i've definitely learned what to do and what not to do. What to do? Always mix your weathering colors. If a scratch is just silver to look like metal, it looks dull and boring...but when you throw some blacks, browns and tans in there...you got yourself a convincing look. What not to do? Don't accidentally leave a spot unweathered, atleast not an obvious spot that makes you go "Oh that doesn't even make sense!" ...anyway! Photos below then bed time for me...i'll blog about this later!

Edit: I'll have to revisit this for more photos....There is a photo of the shield on some other page weathered....but it makes sense to take a few more shots of it posed!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on May 04, 2011, 06:32:30 PM
Wow, love that Nemo Canon head! Great work on the Gouf
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on May 04, 2011, 07:01:28 PM
Nice plates Hoardz, way to cheat :)
What colours ya going with?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on May 04, 2011, 08:56:29 PM
Looking good Hoardz! Good to see you've got the itch again.

Very nice work with the Gouf ZetaNu. Keen to build mine now ;)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on May 04, 2011, 09:37:49 PM
@ Zeta. Gouf looks awesome, weathering makes a big difference to those HG kits. I really like the work, and that gatling is bad ass!

@Hemish & Sonar. Cheers Guys, good to be back :-) Definately a cheat on the plates,just wanted to get the primer on, couldnt wait for putty to dry. I have been wanting to try camo for ages (blu tack technique), but also want to test out salt weathering......so one of those and some military colours.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Shifty on May 04, 2011, 10:15:34 PM
Nice work Hoardz :) haven't tried either the salt or blu tack techniques yet so you gotta give us a full report :)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on May 04, 2011, 10:47:24 PM
done the blue tak and works a treat, so does spraying freehand if you feel up to it though the blutak does give you cleaner lines

Alphabeta is keen for another get together as he missed the last wanna have an impromtu one?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on May 05, 2011, 07:35:40 AM
I'm keen, though I won't be available for a couple of weeks until I get back from Japanand I imagine my first week back at work will be a 6 day week.. :'(

Next meet is @ Sunny coast. Bring your hi-tops cos we be ballin'!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 06, 2011, 04:59:36 AM
Alright, Gouf done, Nemo on backburner still, gotta keep the workhorse going, i'm tossing in this MG Rick Dias, Quattro ver. I just got. I'm sticking with stock colors here, all in metallics, so the end result will go well next to the Nemo. 
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on May 06, 2011, 08:57:07 AM
@SHifty. Will let you know how the new techniques go, I've settled on the blu-tac camo and plain colours for the larger flatter areas so as decals will stand out still.

@Hemish. Blu-tac sounds easier, although freehand would be fun to do! Another meet sounds awesome, prob is I'm all tied up for the next two weeks with uni assignments :-(

@Sonar. Better go buy some new jordans!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on May 08, 2011, 12:12:08 AM
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1313.msg17289#msg17289

Done and done. some pics are kinda old as I added a small FLag fighters sticker to the left shoulder
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 08, 2011, 06:33:07 AM
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1313.msg17289#msg17289

Done and done. some pics are kinda old as I added a small FLag fighters sticker to the left shoulder

Added you to the front page!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 11, 2011, 04:33:42 AM
Can of Mica Silver obtained, and a new can of Light Gunmetal as well! The Nemo project resumes!  ;D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 11, 2011, 02:28:29 PM
Alright, the Nemo stands fully painted now, though a lot of work still remains, got the panel lining to do, decals, top coats, shield, weapons, and I've got to paint some add-ons that came from an entirely different kit, but progress is progress!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on May 11, 2011, 03:06:51 PM
I started work on mine as well. Got the frame painted (even if not fully built) and the to-be-purple pieces partially primed.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 11, 2011, 03:28:08 PM
I started work on mine as well. Got the frame painted (even if not fully built) and the to-be-purple pieces partially primed.
Purple Nemo? That sounds awesome. I was the same way too, I started painting this thing before I even built the lower half. I just built the skirt and legs a few hours ago lol
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on May 11, 2011, 09:42:32 PM
I swear this is all Sonar's fault, He dared me to paint it green
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla177.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla180.jpg)
More pics in my wip thread
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Shifty on May 11, 2011, 10:01:58 PM
I like it but you knew I would ha ha ha
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on May 12, 2011, 12:15:35 AM
@ Hemish

Dude, Green is your natural color, it also gives of that military unit vibe :D

Thinking of giving the Standard Brave a darker shade of green
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 12, 2011, 03:31:21 AM
Hemish, if it ain't broken don't fix it :P
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on May 12, 2011, 04:37:28 PM
:)
Nearly finished now.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla204.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla196.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla195.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla207.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla202.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla199.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla192.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla208.jpg)
The dry brushing is next and then the final flat and we should be good to put this one away
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on May 12, 2011, 09:10:13 PM
Looking great Hem, nice work. The colours are good for this kit!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on May 12, 2011, 10:58:32 PM
Looking good! I better get onto it as soon as my assignments for Uni finish...
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: jasonh768 on May 12, 2011, 11:07:35 PM
looks awesome hemish, great color scheme.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on May 12, 2011, 11:18:08 PM
Sigh, My Brave Standard Test type is seriously late
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 13, 2011, 04:10:39 AM
Looks excellent, Hem!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on May 15, 2011, 06:08:32 PM
Some progress with blu tack camo! Not a difficult technique, but could take a while to really master it. It is easily applied and removed plus you can have some control over how hard/soft the lines are.

Also got to play with the Alcad lacquers, love these metals. Applied over a nice gloosy black and you got metal!

Really dissapointed with how pink the reds turned out, but will wait and see how the whole thing comes together at the end. Not far to go now, some clear coats, decals and we're laughing  :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on May 15, 2011, 08:35:54 PM
So the camo is a two tone red?

You sir have me interested!!

Gotta love the alclads hey, they come up a treat and yours look great

Hurry up and finish already :)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wavehawk on May 15, 2011, 11:59:48 PM
*sigh* Sorry guys, haven't been able to work on my two Cannons lately due to a few issues on my end. Will try to catch up and finish them when I can.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on May 16, 2011, 06:07:33 AM
@Hem. Cheers mate. Two tone red is the order of the day, looking forward to putting the whole thing together and seeing how it looks. The alcads are frickin awesome, love the finish and how easy they are to work with. Iam moving along with this, should be done soon! this is break neck pace for me :-)

I will need to do a dark wash over the reds to bring out some details, they are all acrylics, with acrylic clears, any advice on the wash? Colour/paints?

@ Wavehawk. We all know what its like to come off the track, especially me, kepp at it mate :-)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on May 16, 2011, 06:44:18 AM
A mix of black and brown is always a good wash colour, faster faster!!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on May 16, 2011, 04:43:15 PM
i just realized there was a time limit on this GB......
time to get cracking on the zaku II
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on May 17, 2011, 03:04:28 PM
Seems in order for me to fit those adlers nest spikes on the zaku II shoulders is to use epoxy putty. 1st time fiddling with the stuff
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on May 17, 2011, 11:34:11 PM
Wait, there's a time limit? wtf
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on May 17, 2011, 11:55:12 PM
Pays to read the OP. Just because it's a GAF GB doesn't always mean it is open ended! ;D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on May 18, 2011, 01:25:07 AM
i forgotten that there was a time limit on this gb. maybe the mess up of the wing ka was a sign of sorts lol
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 18, 2011, 05:08:24 AM
Yeah, the deadline for this GB is then end of August. This was done by popular demand and let's face it....we could spend years in this GB doing Grunt suits, but that's not necessary :P
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on May 18, 2011, 05:26:51 AM
Wolman's post made me think it was next week lol

August is more than reasonable ;)

Speaking of which, I should share some pictures.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on May 18, 2011, 05:50:18 AM
A few coats of purple in...

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5265/5730827867_dfcf2f6f15_z.jpg)

The frame...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2036/5731377830_39828a66a5_z.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3410/5730827741_b4ec03e734_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Joe on May 18, 2011, 01:41:33 PM
Seems I had better get crackin'.  Oh how the real world never seems to slow down enough to allow for some gunpla goodness.  Do we have until the first of August or the end of August?

EDIT just looked a few posts up... End of August then.  still time and vaca on the way.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on May 18, 2011, 03:53:08 PM
I promise to show some progress today :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on May 18, 2011, 08:31:50 PM
MY Brave HG is two bloody weeks late. >_<
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zenma5ter on May 20, 2011, 12:54:31 PM
Well, this is my contribution to this GB.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on May 21, 2011, 10:53:51 PM
(http://i54.tinypic.com/e7htw1.jpg)
progress
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on May 21, 2011, 11:35:02 PM
btw thanks to mokana man, the shoulder spike armor looks very very promising now after epoxy putty and after a bit of work. fits quite snug
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on May 22, 2011, 01:24:39 AM
Is a Zeta A1 a grunt unit?
http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/sentinel/msz-006a1.htm

Because i am buying her or a Zaku 2 F2 MG.

I am not sure.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on May 22, 2011, 01:37:27 AM
being a mass produced ms, yes thats allowed :)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on May 22, 2011, 02:42:21 AM
But will be it good model for FIRST customized/painted model?
I only build 3 MG OOB before.
And i have only experience with plaplate from Warhammer 40k Orcs builds.
I know that this completion is for fun, but I want to build something "worthy" to show and be proud of it.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 22, 2011, 02:58:50 AM
But will be it good model for FIRST customized/painted model?
I only build 3 MG OOB before.
And i have only experience with plaplate from Warhammer 40k Orcs builds.
I know that this completion is for fun, but I want to build something "worthy" to show and be proud of it.
Yeah, the Zeta Plus would be a good kit to do your first custom, it's an older kit so it's not too involved so it won't be too complicated to paint it and add your own gimmicks.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on May 22, 2011, 03:14:28 AM
Oh, thats great, thank you Mr. Zeta Newtype.
I will order it tomorrow.
And will spend twice the amount of money for materials and parts.
Quite a pricey hobby i got into.
But thats good.
So now I have to think about good story why that MS was modded that way.
Sadly i watched only 15 first episodes of Zeta Gundam years ago.
I hope that i will have yours support guys. I will need it, probably a lot. XD
Once more time thank you for info, i appreciate it a lot.
So can anyone change it at first post?
into:
Ranalcus -  Zeta A1 Custom
?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 22, 2011, 05:53:31 AM
Oh, thats great, thank you Mr. Zeta Newtype.
I will order it tomorrow.
And will spend twice the amount of money for materials and parts.
Quite a pricey hobby i got into.
But thats good.
So now I have to think about good story why that MS was modded that way.
Sadly i watched only 15 first episodes of Zeta Gundam years ago.
I hope that i will have yours support guys. I will need it, probably a lot. XD
Once more time thank you for info, i appreciate it a lot.
So can anyone change it at first post?
into:
Ranalcus -  Zeta A1 Custom
?
No problem! The main page was edited to reflect your new project!

 The Zeta Plus A1 was actually never in the Zeta Gundam TV series, it came from the Gundam Sentinel.

"The transformable mobile suit MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam developed by the AEUG resistance group is originally considered far too complex and expensive for mass production. But Karaba, the organization that serves as the AEUG's terrestrial forces, takes note of the Zeta Gundam's effectiveness and redesigns it to create the mass production type MSK-006 Zeta Plus (later redesignated as the MSZ-006A1). Because this machine is intended exclusively for use in the atmosphere, its space flight systems and atmospheric entry features are eliminated. However, its cost-performance ratio and flight capabilities are superior to those of the prototype Zeta Gundam.

Instead of the flying armor used by the original Zeta Gundam, the Zeta Plus is equipped with variable geometry wing binders similar to those of the MSN-00100 Hyaku Shiki. These wing binders improve the flight characteristics of the wave rider form, giving it a cruising range of hundreds of kilometers, and in mobile suit form they can be used for AMBAC maneuvering rather than simply becoming dead weight. The Zeta Plus is also equipped with two thigh beam cannons, which are connected directly to its movable frame so that energy supply and fire control can be performed without using the mobile suit's hands. " - Gundam Wikia

And this particular unit, was piloted by Amuro Ray himself :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on May 22, 2011, 06:59:00 AM
IS there any possibility that a Unit of A1 could get into Neo-Zeon hands?
Like a traitor pilot from AEUG who found that his former comrades from OYW and his beloved one are now Neo-Zeon pilots?
I would love to mimicry a Bawoo and a "Sleeves" Units.
Change the "shield" into more like "tower shield"/ space shuttle (that black painted bottom). Redesign the face visor into monoeye/cyclops style. Ornaments on Chest and sleeves. and Pipes like in old Zeon Designs. Any other ideas, that i can use?
And use a neodymium magnets.
I am not sure about colors.
I love Midnight Blue, but with that color it would looks just like regular Zeta.
So I think that hands, thighs, arms = white
Shoulders, chest = Dark Green/ Digital Camouflage and a red cockpit hatch.
Or anyone of you guys know a good well matched color scheme?
And sorry for my primitive English.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 22, 2011, 08:57:28 AM
IS there any possibility that a Unit of A1 could get into Neo-Zeon hands?
Like a traitor pilot from AEUG who found that his former comrades from OYW and his beloved one are now Neo-Zeon pilots?
I would love to mimicry a Bawoo and a "Sleeves" Units.
Change the "shield" into more like "tower shield"/ space shuttle (that black painted bottom). Redesign the face visor into monoeye/cyclops style. Ornaments on Chest and sleeves. and Pipes like in old Zeon Designs. Any other ideas, that i can use?
And use a neodymium magnets.
I am not sure about colors.
I love Midnight Blue, but with that color it would looks just like regular Zeta.
So I think that hands, thighs, arms = white
Shoulders, chest = Dark Green/ Digital Camouflage and a red cockpit hatch.
Or anyone of you guys know a good well matched color scheme?
And sorry for my primitive English.
Your english is just fine! I think the idea of a Zeon Zeta type is fantastic, I've never seen anything like that, take this idea and run with it. It doesn't matter if it's a likely story or not, this is about taking a MP suit and making something interesting out of it!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on May 22, 2011, 09:04:32 AM
Cheers to everyone else in this GB, seeing all the pics and seeing what you have done is inspiring. Here is a quick preview of my AcGuy camo pattern. Bit pink, but not tooo much, the metals im happy with and the black, well, its black :-)

Doing decals now, cleaning up right shin armour where a decal went bad ( dont play with new chemicals on nearly finished work :-) ) and then a brown/deep red wash over the camo. Then we are all good.

Cheers
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 22, 2011, 09:08:09 AM
Looks really great Hoardz! Love the attention the Acguy's been getting in this GB!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on May 22, 2011, 02:28:02 PM
That Acguy looks like he have a Mars Camouflage from Imperial Guard W40k.
Astonishing painting skills bro.
When I see it I think about strawberry lollipops. XD
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on May 22, 2011, 03:02:36 PM
@Zeta newtype. Thanks mate, much appreciated. The Acguy is a cool little kit and easy to work with, highly recommended.

@Ranaclus. Big thanks! The blu-tac did all the work on that one, the "mars camo" is a cool name for the scheme, will have to check out some pics of the IG now.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on May 22, 2011, 03:20:47 PM
http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Imperial_Guard_Camouflage_Schemes
First one.

And if I remember well Blu-tac is something similar to clay/plasticine?
Are there any other ways of using Blu-tac, other than for camouflage?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on May 22, 2011, 04:24:43 PM
putting blutack in between the part and a skewer onto the blutack, you can use it as a painting prep thing like a gator clip+skewer
or adding weight for hollow parts
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on May 22, 2011, 08:26:30 PM
The red camo came out a treat nice job, he staying glossy or going with a flat coat?

I kinda want to see him all dirty so you can drybrush it and bring out all those extra details you added.

Where did ya grab the acguy decal on the head from ?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on May 22, 2011, 09:50:51 PM
very slamming accguy
i didnt know you could use blutack for camo painting
the wonders of improvising
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on May 22, 2011, 10:10:06 PM
Looks super stealth! Great job Hoardz!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on May 23, 2011, 05:36:11 AM
@Wolfman,Zahmad. Cheers guys, good to be back on the plastic crack!
@Hem. Thanks mate, seeing all your kits in person was a big motivation to start finishing some stuff. Definately a flat coat at the end of all this and the decal is a samuel decal, cost about $2 :-)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on May 24, 2011, 02:42:07 PM
testing the AN spikes on the shoulder spikes which i prepped with epoxy putty to fill up the space needed to give the spikes a bit of height. seems i need to rework the middle spike coz its on a slant.
(http://i51.tinypic.com/52wq8.jpg)

(http://i54.tinypic.com/15rjzf6.jpg)

(http://i54.tinypic.com/sl05yd.jpg)

otherwise it looks like i got around to the problem with the holes so using the 2.5mm drill bit, it fits quite snug
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on May 24, 2011, 03:11:16 PM
@Wolfman. They look mean as! They will really add some menace to the kit, cant wait to see.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on May 25, 2011, 03:33:00 AM
Ok i have a small trouble now.
I want order this:
http://www.hlj.com/product/KBYAW-15
I can buy 1 set or 2.

If I buy 1 set, then I will use it to modify teh standard rifle of Zeta A1 (that rifle is ugly as hell).

If I buy 2 sets, then I can remodel those 2 cannons from set into twin cannons similar to Guncanon design. Good thing is that those cannons can be easily folded. So after transforming into Wave Rider Mode it will look like G-Fighter/G-Armour.

What should I choose?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: jasonh768 on May 25, 2011, 04:45:05 AM
^no such thing as too much firepower :)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on May 25, 2011, 04:56:45 AM
Also there is now a problem.
Because all Zeta A1 at HLJ.com are now sold out.
I will have to buy it at 1999.com.

And I have an Beam saber from MG Gyan, that I could easily remodel into Lance.
It will suit teh remodeled Tower shield.
Also I plan to use custom Decal at shield:
http://yfrog.com/0eremiliawp
Remilia Scarlet (Touhou game series) SD/Chibi Mode
So that Beam Lance will resemble her Spear Gungnir
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gungnir

At first i was thinking about repainting the MG in a Remilia Colors, but that would look ridiculous.
So I am ordering this also:
http://www.hlj.com/product/HQPDCMTS
 


Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on May 25, 2011, 09:31:59 AM
@Ranalcus. Those new weapons will look awesome. Just keep in mind that they are really 144 scale. Most are oversized though and are perfect for 1/100, but just be aware. You seem to be right into this and having heaps of great ideas, keep it up!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on May 25, 2011, 02:25:57 PM
Those weapons are similar in scale to 1/144 ones?
Thats weird.
Because when last time I watched a Armored Core Kit, there where clearly written that those Mechas after build are around 17-18 centimeters high. So nearly the same size as MG kit.

And I also have two variants of color combo in my mind:
- Dark Green torso + shoulder and rest of parts colored in Arctic White/Arctic Blue, also cockpit hatch will be some "juicy" shade of Red.
http://www.utan1985.com/gallery/gallery_images/hguc_zakuf2/zakuF2_00.jpg
Green Digital camo like here
- Arctic White/Arctic Blue + All Orange parts of Zeta A1 repainted into Violet/Magenta or similar color.

But I need a "Complementary" color to that combo that would suit.
Red will work with Green, and with Violet/Magenta that probably would be Yellow.

This will be MY FIRST kit that will be not just snap-fited OOB. It probably will look more like child work, than any of builds I can see at this forum or other ones. I will use it to learn how to do Panel Lines making and "refreshing" my plastic card scratch build skill that got little "rusted" when I have ended building W40k Orks Wagons nearly 3 years ago.

So I will be extremely happy to get any tips & tricks, any good ideas, no matter how ridiculous/stupid/simple there are, because I am quite newbie in world of Gunpla.

But still thank you for you answer, I appreciate it a lot.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on May 25, 2011, 02:34:11 PM
you can always join and buy a zaku II :)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on May 25, 2011, 02:52:22 PM
At first I wanted to get a MG Zaku 2 F2 and make for him helmet similar to B-type helmet of Zaku 2 FZ.
But I want to Zeonify (? Is that word even exist xD) that Zeta A1, to build it as a Africa Zeon Remnants Unit, because if I am not wrong Zeta's A1 were used on Earth only, right? C1 were Space use?
At first I was thinking about Mono-Eye, but that will be to much to scratch build, and this Grioup Build will end soon.
So I will remodel its Visor in a shape of T, and use this:
http://www.hlj.com/product/HSGTF5
There will be some rebuild at hip guards/covers, torso vents and shoulders.
I am talking about what I can do with this kit with my friends, but they don't know anything about Gundam.
I am ordering quite a lot of parts, tools, materials and MG RX-79 for my Friend.

A Midnight Fenrir "Captured" Zeta A1 XD, that sounds Awesome, now I just have to "polish" the story behind it. I have some ideas about WHY Zeon Remnants got that Model in theirs hands.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on May 25, 2011, 06:12:41 PM
@ Rnclus:

That would work dude, and yes Zeta Plus A1 was earth use only
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on May 25, 2011, 06:32:36 PM
Thank you Mr. TheBloody13th, I have seen you project from this group build. Sadly I haven't watched Seed and 00, so I don't know what to say about it.
I found this:
http://www.hlj.com/product/HSGX48-2
They would look great under the wings IMHO.
Sadly the Cannons I wanted to buy are now sold out, I will have to use this, and remodel it into foldable ones.
http://www.hlj.com/product/KBYAW-06
And those multi barrel green gun, could be easily remodeled into hip guns in place of the standard ones of Zeta A1.
I don't know what those 2 Blue things are in that set, but probably I could use them somewhere on the kit.
Do you have any ideas Mr. Bloody? No matter how can they sound stupid or weird, I would really appreciate any help/ideas/kind words from more experienced modeler/Gundam fan.
I see one problem now. How I build Boosters backpack similar to that of Zeta C1.
And why, oh WHY, everyone write my nickname WRONG! XD
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on May 27, 2011, 09:39:29 PM
I am terrible sorry for doing a double post here, but I have a problem that I need to end ASAP.

I am not sure if it is right sub forum, to write this thread.

I am ordering NOW a package from HLJ.com.
And I am  in quite in big trouble.
Because I have two options to choose.
Zeta Plus A1 from HLJ.com
Zeta Plus C1 from YaHobby.com

I want to heavy convert it (ok, maybe not have like few guys from yhis forum, but still XD) into Twin Cannon version (think - Transformable Guncannon).
A1 have standard rifle ugly as hell and also landing gear that looks even more uglier.
C1 have a "Smart gun" (i will send it to Aulon from MacForum, because I don't need it), nice landing gear and a rocket/booster backpack.
That backpack is awesome, but also makes a problem, it takes all the place at the back, where I could put those beam cannons.

Which one should I choose?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on May 27, 2011, 10:45:47 PM
You know you dont have to choose , you can get both :)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on May 28, 2011, 01:15:44 AM
Sadly I CAN'T.
I just ordered a MG Re-ZEL as a GIFT for my friend, and a lots of parts.
I don't have a job anymore, now I am just a NEET.
So there can be only ONE. XD
Maybe somehow I could change the position of that booster backpack, to gain some place for those cannons.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on May 28, 2011, 07:16:56 PM
Progress. But will show what ive done when i get home
unless mokana_man post that pic of the current zaku II
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Shifty on May 28, 2011, 08:23:27 PM
You know you dont have to choose , you can get both :)

This is why no Pay Pal for you my friend lol...

Gotta have stuff to put in your sick hobby room tho ;)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on May 29, 2011, 12:48:49 AM
(http://i54.tinypic.com/2zgatk0.jpg)
a few imperfections however but ill find a way to get around it
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on May 29, 2011, 08:22:11 AM
Nice one Wolfman, that light inner frame is nice
Starting on your decepticon colour set early? Looks a bit like skywarp :)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 29, 2011, 01:32:02 PM
Nice one Wolfman, that light inner frame is nice
Starting on your decepticon colour set early? Looks a bit like skywarp :)
I just imagined a Thundercracker Gouf....that'd be kick ass.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on May 29, 2011, 01:45:40 PM
the thundercracker paintjob will be on the delta mg
would be nice if i could get a few others to join my decepticon cause of owning the skies :)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on May 29, 2011, 03:30:05 PM
@Wolfman. That is a kickass colour scheme on the zaku, go skywarp-Zaku! My Starscraem Arios will be joining you in the skies above as time allows. Decal design was slowed by the fact that I suck at vector graphics:-( But definately loving the decepticon thing!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on May 29, 2011, 04:17:48 PM
Since tf3 is coming out son i figured i would do such a thing and it would not just involve the delta but any gunpla kit with jet like features. Ill make that as the next gb closer to the date.

after reading bits and pieces, the release date of the mg delta might be in august ( need to confirm this just to be sure)


Anyway waiting on metal parts which should come in next week i hope. Otherwise the colour scheme on my zaku II was merely an accidental paintjob after looking at zens zaku. It still follows somewhat the midnight fenrir paintjob except i thought i go a bit different on it. Glad you fellas like it ;)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 30, 2011, 08:38:43 AM
Since tf3 is coming out son i figured i would do such a thing and it would not just involve the delta but any gunpla kit with jet like features. Ill make that as the next gb closer to the date.

after reading bits and pieces, the release date of the mg delta might be in august ( need to confirm this just to be sure)


Anyway waiting on metal parts which should come in next week i hope. Otherwise the colour scheme on my zaku II was merely an accidental paintjob after looking at zens zaku. It still follows somewhat the midnight fenrir paintjob except i thought i go a bit different on it. Glad you fellas like it ;)
Yes, the MG Delta Plus does come out in August.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on May 30, 2011, 01:59:43 PM
Some progress to be shown. The ballute system from the Hyaku-Shiki kit was added, it's not painted yet i'm hoping to do that tomorrow if the humidity isn't bad, and here is the painted Long Rifle from the original Gundam Mk. II, it's unfortunately showing it's age a bit but the paint at least gives it some redeeming value. Added decals here and there, and that isn't done yet either as the ballute system will need decals as well...It's shiny now, but after all is said and done there will be a flat coat on all of this.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5306/5774668714_b16616b382_z.jpg)
I just realized the long rifle is showed held, I don't know why I didn't put it back on the arm like it was supposed to be. I will add another photo shortly.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2773/5774185107_1f52e5e329_z.jpg)
And here we are, rifle attached...poorly. Still working this out, I kid you not, it's held by sticky tac at the moment.

I'm still debating about LEDs, I will probably end up doing it but it may be something I leave out to avoid having to take this thing all apart again but then again the ballute backpack is bulky, I could hide the power source and have wires coming out of it stylishly or hide them too. I do intend to replace all the thrusters with metal ones.

Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on May 30, 2011, 02:07:47 PM
some option parts have come in, but just hit a bind.
bought 1 size of beads wrong so got to reorder. of course those set of beads i wrongly bought wont go to waste. just need to find a use of them on an upcoming kit
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on June 02, 2011, 04:23:56 AM
Decaled most of the purple pieces for my Nemo, now I'm turning to getting the green pieces white. A task that is half difficult, half annoying as eff. My krylon primer puts a lot of white dust in to the air so I'm going to stop for a bit to clean up my workspace before continuing.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on June 02, 2011, 08:20:23 PM
So I was looking at some of my primed kits in the cabinet, I dropped off my two little ones at my parents and then had a go
This is what I finished with for the day

Desert Scheme Zaku
Shiney ready for its decals and panel lines
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla219.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla224.jpg)
Pipes are done as well, just need to put them on
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on June 02, 2011, 08:57:35 PM
Looks good hem, relly like the shading on the lighter parts, you are going to be 6 kits in 6 months, impresive!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on June 02, 2011, 10:05:40 PM
Ehhh...
All Zeta Plus are sold out at HLJ.com.
So I am ordering Rx-79[g].
At mahq.com they say it is a mass production MS.
And one of few Gundams that I like.
Yet I still want to Zeon'ify it.
I can use a Gelgoog shield!
So if there can be a Char's Rx-78, so there can be a looted Rx-79[g].
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on June 03, 2011, 02:11:34 PM
Having issues with my top coat. For some reason some parts come out glossy like I want, and others look flat. Boo.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on June 03, 2011, 03:22:59 PM
Like whats gone one with my zaku as shown above
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on June 03, 2011, 05:10:12 PM
Throw some clear gloss in with your paint mix
Or just start buying gloss paints
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on June 03, 2011, 09:21:18 PM
Panel lined the zaku, waiting for the paint to dry before removing the excess, have the decals all picked out for this too, with any luck that will all be done tonight, so all I need to do then is flat coat it and then the weapons
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Xenomorph on June 03, 2011, 10:32:15 PM
Hi, I've only just joined these forums and figured i would jump right into the action =P. After reading the thread i figured i would go with something a little different by doing up some BuCues from Gundam Seed. That's if nobody objects to that idea
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on June 04, 2011, 12:22:54 AM
Throw some clear gloss in with your paint mix
Or just start buying gloss paints


It is. But for some reason isn't not exactly consistent. Maybe I should take some photos to see how it looks through ze glass.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on June 04, 2011, 12:47:35 AM
Hi, I've only just joined these forums and figured i would jump right into the action =P. After reading the thread i figured i would go with something a little different by doing up some BuCues from Gundam Seed. That's if nobody objects to that idea
well you got til the end of august.

anyway minifest tomorrow and since theres a restriction of no abing, im stuck till sunday
well at least last night i did get the rest of the priming done on the final parts. weather is currently craptacular
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: randomguy7737 on June 04, 2011, 06:35:36 AM
hey would a mg rezel count at a grunt? cuz it got pretty beat up in gundam unicorn
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 04, 2011, 02:26:23 PM
hey would a mg rezel count at a grunt? cuz it got pretty beat up in gundam unicorn
Sure would, ReZELs are the new grunts of Unicorn.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on June 04, 2011, 07:20:28 PM
hey would a mg rezel count at a grunt? cuz it got pretty beat up in gundam unicorn
Sure would, ReZELs are the new grunts of Unicorn.

No. Grunts are mass produced units. ReZEL is not mass produced. Jegans and Zulus are the MP units of Unicorn.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on June 04, 2011, 11:13:23 PM
Got the panels done and the decals
First time using samuels, you really appreciate the bandai ones being precut, oh well they are fantastic decals though, nice and thin, and go well with mark softener to take to curves
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla225.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla226.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla227.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla228.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla229.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla230.jpg)
After the decals dried I started giving them a wetsand to take of some of the film on the thicker decals and to also add some wear and tear to the decals, I want this suit to look good and used, not many dents and such, just a suit that has been used for quite some time, so the decals are starting to fade or be scratched etc

Still need to do the weapons on this and repaint the shoulder spikes
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: fury-s12 on June 04, 2011, 11:21:47 PM
looks great man the sticker scratching idea was a good one and executed well imo
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 05, 2011, 05:09:58 AM
hey would a mg rezel count at a grunt? cuz it got pretty beat up in gundam unicorn
Sure would, ReZELs are the new grunts of Unicorn.

No. Grunts are mass produced units. ReZEL is not mass produced. Jegans and Zulus are the MP units of Unicorn.

Unit type: mass production transformable mobile suit
Head height: 20.5 meters
Weight: 25.80 metric tons
Power generator output: 2220 kW
Maximum thrust: 81500 kg
Sensor radius: 14920 meters
Armor: gundarium alloy
Armament: beam rifle x 1, mega beam launcher x 1, shield x 1
Pilot(s): Riddhe Marcenas, Homare
Mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

ReZELs are the answer to producing mass versions of Zeta-Type mobile suits. As far as the Federation is concerned the Jegan is not a new mobile suit, it was produced during the time of CCA, ReZELs are the newer models, therefore are the new grunts of Unicorn.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on June 05, 2011, 09:23:07 AM
Love the scorpions! Your decal selection and placement always impresses me Hemish. Wet sanded to great effect. Nice work with the pre shading. Looking good mate.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 05, 2011, 09:26:08 AM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3338/5798259208_81d730164f.jpg)

Announcing the Grunt MS Group Build: Ex! Once August arrives the Grunt MS Group Build will end, but only as an open GB! When August arrives and the open GB ends, the Grunt MS GB will be transformed into a conditional GB! Each month (or more depending upon the demand) the Grunt MS build will issue you a challenge!

A challenge may be set up as such and may be as simple as such:
Grunt MS: Ex challenge for September: Construct a Grunt MS from Zeon only

A challenge may be set up to be as difficult and complex as:
Grunt MS: Ex Challenge for September: Construction a Grunt MS from the E.F.F. only and it must painted and pla-plated

The last week of August I will put up a poll that asks you which challenge out of four you'd like to tackle next and the next month will follow the same format. This idea is currently in beta (thought!), so if you have any ideas to help and improve this idea, let me know, August is a bit off anyway! The Grunt MS Group Build: Ex is intended to be fun, and help you finish a kit if you need inspiration, if a month goes by and no one participates, that will probably be normal, I would still provide you with content the next month regardless.  Let us challenge each other and grow as a community! Who knows...there could be prizes involved.  ;)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on June 05, 2011, 09:38:22 AM
Love it! You continue to surprise me with your awesome ideas ZetaNu. I will put up the first prize courtesy of Hemish: Your choice of either a HG Zaku I or a HG Nataku!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 05, 2011, 09:40:50 AM
Sounds great, so we got the first prize for September already. We'll have to work out some sort of judging process to announce winners for each challenge, but that shouldn't be too hard. Perhaps our fellow bloggers from outside of Gundam Australia can help us out each month as well.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on June 05, 2011, 09:54:17 AM
Plus 1 runner up per month will receive a 10% off a HLJ order discount code! (Limit 1 per member)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on June 05, 2011, 07:54:37 PM
Sounds good!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on June 05, 2011, 08:00:51 PM
Zaku1 is more a grunt suit than the nataku isnt it?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheGhostofZeon on June 05, 2011, 08:48:40 PM
Is it possible that when this starts we can have a new section dedicated to it? It would be much easier to manage if entrants post an individual topic in the section that contains WIP and completed pics for example.

And then also have a General Discussion topic as well for general chatter regarding rules etc.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: fury-s12 on June 05, 2011, 09:45:27 PM
That's a good idea

Im putting my hat in the ring for this one already I don't stand a chance but that nataku is mine
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 06, 2011, 04:54:52 AM
Is it possible that when this starts we can have a new section dedicated to it? It would be much easier to manage if entrants post an individual topic in the section that contains WIP and completed pics for example.

And then also have a General Discussion topic as well for general chatter regarding rules etc.
We have decided there will be separate threads for each challenge each month, however, an entire section could work, that's completely up to Sonar though.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Busterbeam on June 12, 2011, 12:50:49 PM
Perhaps our fellow bloggers from outside of Gundam Australia can help us out each month as well.

*volunteers*
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Busterbeam on June 12, 2011, 01:38:42 PM
Also ZetaNew... gonna have to change that OP a bit...  GM Command coming in!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QX6U-l9omlM/TfQlTOxAn5I/AAAAAAAACis/qa6HidoHiKA/s1600/GEDC0148.JPG)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 12, 2011, 03:20:58 PM
Welcome Buster, what are your plans for that GM Command? :D  Also, you were added to the list!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Xenomorph on June 12, 2011, 03:45:09 PM
Hey Zeta would you mind adding me to the list also. I'm gonna do a custom GN-X
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 12, 2011, 04:25:55 PM
Hey Zeta would you mind adding me to the list also. I'm gonna do a custom GN-X
That sounds good, and you know what? I may join you in that. My MG Nemo is almost done, and I got a MG GN-X in the backlog.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Busterbeam on June 13, 2011, 03:51:48 PM
for that gm command i got a couple of ideas but its going to be an Australia based mech.  Northern Territory Defense Unit.  It won't be part of a squad but will be used in a strategic defense and attack coordination role.  Primarily stationed in the Alice Springs area but spending 1/4 of its time in Darwin.  I have the back story, mods and colour scheme all prepared.  All shall be revealed!  but not just now.  I'll be working on the ankle range of motion first.

Also is the deadline for this GB the beginning of Aug or the end of Aug?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on June 13, 2011, 06:05:37 PM
@Busterbeam. Sounds like a well developed backstory, can't wait to see this soldier all painted up!
@Xenomorp & ZetaN. GNX is a great build, really unique, enjoy!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 13, 2011, 08:54:02 PM
for that gm command i got a couple of ideas but its going to be an Australia based mech.  Northern Territory Defense Unit.  It won't be part of a squad but will be used in a strategic defense and attack coordination role.  Primarily stationed in the Alice Springs area but spending 1/4 of its time in Darwin.  I have the back story, mods and colour scheme all prepared.  All shall be revealed!  but not just now.  I'll be working on the ankle range of motion first.

Also is the deadline for this GB the beginning of Aug or the end of Aug?
This! I thought I was the only one who was taking it this far. LOL. Thanks for joining me, Buster.  The deadline will be the end of August because the Grunt MS: Ex starts in September.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on June 14, 2011, 02:04:32 AM
So in Grunt MS "EX" a different MS is a must? So anyone can't simple use that kit/build which he used in "normal" Grunt MS Build? I still have to wait around 1 and a half week for a package from HLJ.com.
So I am not sure if the time will be plenty for me. It is my first build.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Busterbeam on June 14, 2011, 03:38:12 AM
i dont think the rules for that have been 100% defined yet.  oh end of august as well?!  ok well i guess that gives me a bit of time to work on my MG Exia...
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 14, 2011, 04:54:17 AM
So in Grunt MS "EX" a different MS is a must? So anyone can't simple use that kit/build which he used in "normal" Grunt MS Build? I still have to wait around 1 and a half week for a package from HLJ.com.
So I am not sure if the time will be plenty for me. It is my first build.
Please refer to the main page for the description about the Grunt MS: Ex, the details are still pending, you should still have time to complete your build, the end of August is quite a ways away.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on June 14, 2011, 09:08:22 AM
Here is my contribution finished, thanks to everyone involved in the GB for putting together such an awesome thread.
The catapault thread is here:
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1544.0

Cheers guys!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Shifty on June 14, 2011, 09:30:42 AM
Looks great Hoardz.....
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on June 14, 2011, 05:27:45 PM
my HG Brave is FINALLY coming in. How the hell they lost track of it I dunno. but it's 2 weeks late. yes. two weeks.
>_<
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wavehawk on June 15, 2011, 01:16:49 PM
Still stuck trying to finish my Cannons--in no small part to me losing the head part of the GM Cannon kit to mod onto the HGUC GM I'm using as a base.

...on the other hand, please stop me. I've just had a new idea for a GM custom Grunt build:

RGM-79 GM "Leeroy Jenkins Custom"...
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 16, 2011, 01:25:39 PM
Still stuck trying to finish my Cannons--in no small part to me losing the head part of the GM Cannon kit to mod onto the HGUC GM I'm using as a base.

...on the other hand, please stop me. I've just had a new idea for a GM custom Grunt build:

RGM-79 GM "Leeroy Jenkins Custom"...
LOL! Do it. Nao.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on June 16, 2011, 02:49:12 PM
I really wanted to be finished with this one.
I had the decals on and everything and then though hang on a sec they dont look like they need a gloss coat over the top and just flat coated it.
MISTAKE
The decals all silvered really badly
So bad that I think I will sand the brown parts back and respray,decal and weather them

Here's a couple pics shows what I'm talking about
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla238.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla243.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla244.jpg)

Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: fury-s12 on June 16, 2011, 03:40:33 PM
ah thats unfortunate man, weirdly they dont look that bad they, look like stickers now but not in the omg what are those foil stickers doing there way, but in a the mech pilot put them there way

id probably still repaint cause im a perfectionist though
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on June 16, 2011, 04:39:50 PM
Yeah it gave me the ships the more I looked at it, so sanded them down, preshaded and painted, sitting drying hopefully if the weather is good tomorrow I can finish it when I get home
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on June 16, 2011, 09:12:32 PM
Damn Hem, shame about the decals, the kit looks awesome though, and that hangar is pretty cool :-)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on June 17, 2011, 12:13:07 PM
All sorted out

Kids were sick so had some time to do some stuff, sorted them out and put them down for a morning nap and gave me time to fix the issues I had

I can put this on the finished shelf now

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla266.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla245.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla249.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla252.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla254.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla262.jpg)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on June 17, 2011, 09:56:42 PM
For a man who has been a single dad of 4 for the last few weeks you are churning out a very respectable amount of Gunpla. Great work mate.

This has been a resounding success of a group build. Particularly in terms of quality of finished kits per amount completed by a deadline or in a short period. Massive props to everyone involved!

:haro:
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on June 18, 2011, 08:38:44 AM
All good Hem, looks awesome. I think 'single' is the key word Sonar. Looking after the kids would be one thing, but once they're sorted then it would be Hem time!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on June 18, 2011, 08:58:34 AM
There are friggin 4 of them dude! I struggle to find gunpla time with half that.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on June 18, 2011, 09:36:08 AM
There are friggin 4 of them dude! I struggle to find gunpla time with half that.

Lol, fair call. Kids, can't live with them, human species becomes extinct without them :-)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Kjasi on June 18, 2011, 06:14:15 PM
Sonar, you have only one choice: Draw them into the Dark side... of Gunpla.

(http://i53.tinypic.com/rlbcdc.jpg)

edit: Better image
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: fury-s12 on June 18, 2011, 06:36:14 PM
Lol, fair call. Kids, can't live with them, human species becomes extinct without them :-)
give science time an we will see lol
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on June 18, 2011, 07:54:34 PM
Well build time is after 10pm, painting time on wed/thurs when I have my days off, assuming the kids are either running around outside or asleep, other wise no paint, which sucks. Thats how you do it with kids, you have to have them entertained and within eyesight so you can keep an eye on them while you build/paint etc..
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 20, 2011, 07:16:08 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZNRl11imO2M/Tf4YQ3KYegI/AAAAAAAA2K4/HWxL1il7pNQ/s1600/1.jpg) Saw this puppy on Gundam Guy's blog. This is epic win. They beat me to it :P
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: fury-s12 on June 20, 2011, 09:06:53 AM
Good little army, Nice shading work to, im a fan of that gan cannon
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on June 20, 2011, 09:26:58 AM
Nice Dingoes.

Kjasi I'm already onto that.

(http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/images/P1030204.JPG)

(http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/images/P1030317.JPG)

(http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/images/P1020765.JPG)

(http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/images/P1030213.JPG)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Kjasi on June 20, 2011, 01:16:23 PM
Aww... Those are some cute girls.

Hope the Dingo's don't get 'em.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Ranalcus on June 21, 2011, 11:35:52 PM
Yay! I finally got my hands on a MG RX79[g].
Give me few minutes I have to find my camera.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on June 22, 2011, 10:46:19 PM
I can finally start lol! - now that exams have finished!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on June 22, 2011, 11:32:54 PM
@Zahmad. Lucky bugger, I still got one more exam to go :-( Best of luck with your results mate.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: fury-s12 on June 22, 2011, 11:38:04 PM
sucks to be a mainlander, tassie exams finished last week, ive been free since last thursday and have done SFA since then ha
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on June 23, 2011, 09:07:33 AM
So, slowly working on my Nemo.

Purple and white, with white decals on the purple. Silver frame.

Should I add silver decals to the white, or is that too much?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 23, 2011, 01:19:40 PM
So, slowly working on my Nemo.

Purple and white, with white decals on the purple. Silver frame.

Should I add silver decals to the white, or is that too much?
I think if you don't over do it, silver decals will be a nice touch. I'm going the grey, red, and white decals for my Nemo. Going for that Ver. Ka. look.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on June 25, 2011, 11:50:20 AM
So, here's a shot showing the amount of white power paint dust thrown off during priming...

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5077/5867767319_0a04129711_b.jpg)

And a few pieces masked for detailing...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3251/5868323612_8edfa0e38d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on June 25, 2011, 11:20:04 PM
Masking, the bane of many a plastic modeller, 2 hours masking for 2 minutes of painting
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on June 26, 2011, 12:46:46 AM
Yeah, I'm pulling the tape off today, sorta worried. There not much room for error.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on June 27, 2011, 08:40:34 AM
Progress today, a lot actually. Silver decals on about half of the white parts.

Pulled the masking tape off and everything looked better than expected. Nothing a little bit of touch up won't hide. The leg-side parts look the worst, trying to mask a curve lower than the rest of the piece is a bitch. Hopefully it won't be noticeable.

Also did a bit of hand painting. Golden details on the silver frame, plus silver details on the white armor. That went 100% better than I would have expected. My hand painting skills have apparently improved a ish load since my Sinanju.

Pics later I think.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Shifty on June 27, 2011, 10:41:22 AM
keen to see those pics Falldog
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on June 27, 2011, 02:23:48 PM
Pictures!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: tristan on June 27, 2011, 02:32:56 PM
love the shield design...
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Shifty on June 27, 2011, 06:36:49 PM
Thats come up great Falldog...... the gold detail on the silver is WIN and the shield yeah thats WIN too

did you mask the circle arrow or is it a decal?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on June 29, 2011, 03:42:19 PM
I'm tossing in this baby. straight OOB with stickers

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt95/psycolord/HG%20Standard%20test%20type%20Brave/28062011483-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: nullandvoid on June 29, 2011, 04:42:10 PM
I'm in.  
HGUC Guncannon & HG GM Ground type.

Edited for PROGRESS:

What my workspace currently looks like:
(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Janus/Gunpla/Guncannon/workspace.jpg)

What the Ground currently looks like: (Not much done on this sucker, just some simple scribe lines on the head)
(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Janus/Gunpla/Guncannon/gm_torso.jpg)

One of my ideas for the Ground Type:
(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Janus/Gunpla/Guncannon/gm_gun.jpg)

Simple (Blurry) Skirt Mod to allow individual movement:
(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Janus/Gunpla/Guncannon/guncannon_skirt.jpg)
(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Janus/Gunpla/Guncannon/guncannon_skirt_2.jpg)

Drilled out holes in the arm for fun and profit!
(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Janus/Gunpla/Guncannon/guncannon_arm.jpg)

Replaced blank foot thrusters with some extra Dom Trop pieces:
(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Janus/Gunpla/Guncannon/guncannon_foot.jpg)

Done some Pla-plating and putty work on the torso:
(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Janus/Gunpla/Guncannon/guncannon_torso.jpg)

My plan for a long range gun:
(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Janus/Gunpla/Guncannon/guncannon_gun.jpg)

Current progress:
(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Janus/Gunpla/Guncannon/guncannon_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on June 30, 2011, 04:37:25 AM
Thats come up great Falldog...... the gold detail on the silver is WIN and the shield yeah thats WIN too

did you mask the circle arrow or is it a decal?

It's a decal. I bet you won't figure it out where it's from. ;)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Shifty on June 30, 2011, 11:45:42 AM
No idea mate?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on June 30, 2011, 04:55:19 PM
HG Brave fully snapped together, all I gotta do now is panel line...

by november, Commander variant is next >:D


(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt95/psycolord/HG%20Standard%20test%20type%20Brave/29062011520.jpg)

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt95/psycolord/HG%20Standard%20test%20type%20Brave/29062011515.jpg)

Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on June 30, 2011, 09:26:40 PM
That is one weird looking suite, the feet especially
Have at it!!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 01, 2011, 07:56:45 AM
Looking good guys! I need to get back to work....but I can't put down DWG:3! ><
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on July 03, 2011, 12:53:34 PM
*clear coat white pieces*

*discover dust under coat*

FFFFUUUUUUUUUU
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on July 04, 2011, 10:04:44 AM
The buildingz, it beginzez.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6033/5898767145_ef4e8224e7_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on July 04, 2011, 12:09:37 PM
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=1653.0

done. Might post more pics soon or even photoshop em for the GN Particle effect
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 04, 2011, 01:05:19 PM
Would have loved to see you do more with that than a SB, but it looks great regardless, Sean!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on July 04, 2011, 03:27:25 PM
@Zeta:

yeah, I know, but I really need to brush up on the basics, that and I can't paint right now as it's a storm season where I live right now. keeps raining every bloody time I build something, so until I can graduate or get a room with heating, I doubt I can do anything else for a long time
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: alphabeta on July 05, 2011, 01:39:33 AM
Am I too late to join???
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: alphabeta on July 05, 2011, 01:53:01 AM
Been following this thread with interest,airbrush was given it's first run on this kit.
First attempt at some damage and weathering,also my very first zaku  ;D
It's from http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN964268

Dremel tool damage to minimal areas,with 1 or 2 cutter marks for good measure.
Intend to seal it then fill in some of the scarwork,drybrush the whole thing and
maybe try a wash.

Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on July 05, 2011, 07:29:53 AM
Nicely done, the colour looks good and the shading is just right for my tastes :)

Keep it up dude
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 05, 2011, 07:50:26 AM
Looks like a great Zaku! Looks like it walked right out (or in!) of Side 7.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 05, 2011, 09:55:16 AM
Some of you may know I did some fun things for the Gauntlet of the Apocalpyse build on the blog. Fake news reports, etc. I was trying to think of something fun to highlight this build, seems obvious since I started it, I should be doing something fun with it too! Anyone got any ideas?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Shifty on July 05, 2011, 10:33:41 AM
The frame looks great

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6033/5898767145_ef4e8224e7_b.jpg)

purple and white really pop too

smooth decal work

Cant wait to see some more of this built up

Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 05, 2011, 10:39:47 AM
Oh Shifty Falldog, you are putting my Nemo to shame and I love every damn bit of it. Keep those updates coming!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Shifty on July 05, 2011, 10:43:23 AM
Oh Shifty, you are putting my Nemo to shame and I love every damn bit of it. Keep those updates coming!

You got it all worng Zeta..... Thats Falldogs Nemo and he is putting us both tp shame ha ha ha

I was only reposting his pic to comment on as the frame looks so damn good :)

Wish that was my work
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 05, 2011, 10:46:28 AM
Oh Shifty, you are putting my Nemo to shame and I love every damn bit of it. Keep those updates coming!

You got it all worng Zeta..... Thats Falldogs Nemo and he is putting us both tp shame ha ha ha

I was only reposting his pic to comment on as the frame looks so damn good :)

Wish that was my work
My bad, you didn't quote it, you reposted the pic, which led to my confusion I suppose xD And yeah, that detail is fantastic!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on July 05, 2011, 10:58:16 AM
Looking good Falldog.

Nice damage work there Alpha-B.

:haro:
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Shifty on July 05, 2011, 11:56:21 AM
will def quote rather than repost from now one :)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: iceman90 on July 05, 2011, 03:23:33 PM
@ falldog I'm a fan of detailed inner frame. :) thumbs up man..
@ alphabeta  Shading looks prime mate. I've just gotten my airbrush as well and seeing you churn out such nice work is giving me an itch....
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: fury-s12 on July 05, 2011, 10:35:58 PM
Nice work on the zaku alphabeta the shading is perfect as is the damage imo
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on July 07, 2011, 06:41:40 AM
Thanks for the comments!

Here's how she looks right now.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6054/5910085260_a7610a2fdf_z.jpg)

Not the most flattering lighting.

Completion is going to take awhile. Got a few parts which I have to redo after some screw-ups. Also, I just discovered FFXIII.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 07, 2011, 01:31:52 PM
Thanks for the comments!

Here's how she looks right now.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6054/5910085260_a7610a2fdf_z.jpg)

Not the most flattering lighting.

Completion is going to take awhile. Got a few parts which I have to redo after some screw-ups. Also, I just discovered FFXIII.
Phsaw, you just discovered poor linear gameplay! Back to work with you! ...lol jk :P
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: fury-s12 on July 07, 2011, 02:04:15 PM
Sadly he's not joking it wont take anywhere near as long to finish ffxiii as it would to beat ffvii or ffx

love Your colour scheme and decals too man
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Adrian on July 07, 2011, 09:17:20 PM
Thanks for the comments!

Here's how she looks right now.


Not the most flattering lighting.

Completion is going to take awhile. Got a few parts which I have to redo after some screw-ups. Also, I just discovered FFXIII.

DAT PURPLE.

(http://files.sharenator.com/its_beautiful_RE_Draw_Gangster_Monkey-s480x640-156130.jpg)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on July 07, 2011, 11:51:06 PM
Thanks for the comments!

Here's how she looks right now.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6054/5910085260_a7610a2fdf_z.jpg)

Not the most flattering lighting.

Completion is going to take awhile. Got a few parts which I have to redo after some screw-ups. Also, I just discovered FFXIII.
Phsaw, you just discovered poor linear gameplay! Back to work with you! ...lol jk :P

There have been some grueling parts, but it's a fun game. Especially now that I've got a three person team again. FF has always been relatively linear. I just wish I understood the upgrade system.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on July 08, 2011, 09:27:22 AM
That's a cool decal FD. :)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: alphabeta on July 09, 2011, 11:06:46 AM
Thanks for the comments,and apologies for such poor quality pics.
Clearcoated and also drybrushed and painted in some detail on the zaku.Topcoat
and ready to go.

Hey Falldog-the design and placement of those decals look great.The white on that awesome purple
is bold,but it really works.Looking forward to seeing this completed!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on July 10, 2011, 03:22:14 PM
Thanks for the comments,and apologies for such poor quality pics.
Clearcoated and also drybrushed and painted in some detail on the zaku.Topcoat
and ready to go.

Hey Falldog-the design and placement of those decals look great.The white on that awesome purple
is bold,but it really works.Looking forward to seeing this completed!

Yours looks phenomenal.

I redid my photo set up today. Here're a few fancy WIP shots...

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6149/5920524523_916f735b27_b.jpg)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6144/5920524465_d290527369_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 11, 2011, 06:42:14 AM
NGGGHHHHH. That's so damn awesome. :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on July 11, 2011, 08:07:49 AM
I'm guessing he isnt going for low-vis :)

Nice work so far, hurry up and finish

@alpha, man that zaku has come up a treat, perfect seam removal and paint looks good, great work man, those vids must have helped :)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: fury-s12 on July 11, 2011, 02:21:14 PM
Falldog - still loving those decals

Alpha- nice work looks great
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on July 11, 2011, 02:29:09 PM
Lovely work on both accounts. Keep us posted guys!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: alphabeta on July 11, 2011, 11:25:45 PM
May I proudly present my contribution to the Grunt MS group build.

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv336/nediazanneis/IMG_1704.jpg)


(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv336/nediazanneis/IMG_1690.jpg)

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv336/nediazanneis/IMG_1691.jpg)

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv336/nediazanneis/IMG_1689.jpg)

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv336/nediazanneis/IMG_1688.jpg)

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv336/nediazanneis/IMG_1692.jpg)

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv336/nediazanneis/IMG_1693.jpg)

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv336/nediazanneis/IMG_1694.jpg)

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv336/nediazanneis/IMG_1695.jpg)

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv336/nediazanneis/IMG_1697.jpg)

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv336/nediazanneis/IMG_1698.jpg)

Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: fury-s12 on July 11, 2011, 11:34:15 PM
Didn't see this before, nice touch with the leg mounted rocket launchers being mostly empty but with some loaded
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 12, 2011, 06:08:34 AM
Wow, the first page of this Group Build is filling up quite nicely. Thank all of you for making this an awesome group build!

If anyone of has completed a build and it's not shown, do let me know, I want everyone on that first page!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on July 12, 2011, 07:09:25 AM
May I proudly present my contribution to the Grunt MS group build.

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv336/nediazanneis/IMG_1704.jpg)

That's some good weathering, Lou.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on July 13, 2011, 11:10:42 AM
Nice work alpha, we will be seeing this at the hobby show right? :)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: alphabeta on July 13, 2011, 03:34:42 PM
Thank you all for the encouragement and feedback.This build was a first trial for so many techniques I have wanted
to try.I had this idea in my head that I wanted the weapons and backpack to have a alloy like corrosion effect on them.
Mixed black and white enamel for a light grey mix that was thinned and added to those parts.A little thick in areas,but pleased with the result nevertheless.
Thanks H,will bring it fo sure.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on July 15, 2011, 11:39:00 AM
All sorts of issues. But whatev.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: alphabeta on July 22, 2011, 07:56:39 AM
They don't show in the pics FD  8)

Keep at it mate.Every new pic is appreciated....the frame details *drool*!!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Shifty on July 22, 2011, 09:32:57 AM
I think it has come up great Falldog, like alpha said frame is so sweet bro
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: nullandvoid on July 22, 2011, 12:50:20 PM
Seriously, call me a bad modeler but I can't spot a single issue on that Nemo!

Glad to see some activity around this build too--unfortunately I haven't been able to touch my Guncannon/GM lately due to business, fiance, and dealing with immmigration. 

Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on July 22, 2011, 10:09:39 PM
That nemo has issues? Dude, it is PERFECT in my eyes. keep it up. :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wavehawk on July 24, 2011, 02:18:14 PM


@ Null--I often think that Immigration's job is to keep decent people out and all the undesirables in.



Eh, because work on my Cannons has been slow I decided to put in one of my older projects that I put aside as another WIP for the Grunt mecha build.

I've nicknamed this Zaku I "Dog" for the meantime, in reference to the VOTOMS ATs and that I want it to look like the kind of machine an old war dog would use.

The concept is basically that of an old but heavily customized machine--eg an MS-05 Zaku I with add-ons to make it competitive wih UC 0096 (Unicorn-era) designs.

Still a work in progress, but I'm loving what I did to the MG42 he's carrying so far.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/Wavehawk/Tempbook/Zaku1Dog01.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/Wavehawk/Tempbook/Zaku1Dog02.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/Wavehawk/Tempbook/Zaku1Dog03.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/Wavehawk/Tempbook/Zaku1Dog04.jpg)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on July 24, 2011, 07:56:21 PM
Imteresting concept, gonna have to hurry though :)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on July 25, 2011, 10:02:37 AM
Oh ish, it's almost August.

Everything is done, except for the shield. The top half of the shield specifically. Somehow, during one coat, some sort of creator showed up. I'm trying to fill it in now, and hoping after a sand and proper coat it will no longer be visible.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on July 25, 2011, 10:10:21 PM
I got to get cracking bur what am i waiting for besides the craptastic weather
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on July 26, 2011, 09:29:20 AM
5 days till August!

Looking good Wavehawk. I'm liking the scopedog look.

Falldog I hope you can fix your crater issue. That purple is just so fine.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on July 26, 2011, 10:50:14 AM
Still having issues with the shield. The part I hand panted is a shade brighter than the rest of the shield. I've begun work on a second piece just in case I can't finish the first properly.

At the very least, here are some almost finished pictures...

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6004/5975776829_e64cbaff80_z.jpg)
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6007/5976340136_d31598fa2e_z.jpg)
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6139/5976340176_cc3a4b2b3b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on July 26, 2011, 02:29:36 PM
that Nemo is made of win :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wavehawk on July 27, 2011, 12:15:21 AM
Am hurrying like crazy with the Zaku, at least--the Cannons won't be done in time for August.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Joe on July 27, 2011, 02:03:43 AM
I thought it was the end of august, guys...   I hope?!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Shifty on July 27, 2011, 08:15:24 AM
@ Falldog.... That has come up a treat mate :) very clean with some nice bling

Love the exposed frame and the decals look spot on

This just might be my favorite kit of the group build
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 27, 2011, 11:51:26 AM
That's amazingly awesome, Falldog!

And to clarify everyone's worries, this ends at the end of August, so you have until September to wrap up the main course of this GB, then it becomes the Grunt MS:Ex Challenge series.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: fury-s12 on July 27, 2011, 12:04:51 PM
that Nemo is made of win :D
This all over, sweet looking MS right there nice work mate
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on July 27, 2011, 12:23:38 PM
Yeah I thought was by end of August too :)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wavehawk on July 27, 2011, 08:14:42 PM
....Now you tell me, that I rushed and...nvermind. I'm going to work that whoopsie paint job into my actual kit...
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: nullandvoid on July 27, 2011, 10:15:15 PM
That's amazingly awesome, Falldog!

And to clarify everyone's worries, this ends at the end of August, so you have until September to wrap up the main course of this GB, then it becomes the Grunt MS:Ex Challenge series.

Oh thank the lord.  I'm (semi) back on track!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on July 28, 2011, 03:19:33 AM
@ Falldog.... That has come up a treat mate :) very clean with some nice bling

Love the exposed frame and the decals look spot on

This just might be my favorite kit of the group build

Yeah, she might be my best kit yet, for better or worse lol
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 28, 2011, 08:13:42 AM
Alright, seems this confusion was completely my bad, some of you knew about the deadline being August 30th from the announcement of the Grunt MS:Ex Challenge series, HOWEVER, the rules clearly state Finish by August 2011, which implies it's over at August 1st, this has been amended to say August 30th! After I return from my vacation i'll be hitting the gauntlet hard in order to wrap up my Nemo. Not much left to do. Touchups, decals and top coating. I'm going to Ver. Ka drown this thing! Silver and red decals!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on July 29, 2011, 11:22:42 PM
Okay, I've almost got the last piece of the shield completed. Just needs a top coat but it's 100deg outside and humid as all eff.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on July 31, 2011, 07:56:18 AM
@ Falldog. Your scheme and decals look awesome mate, well done.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on July 31, 2011, 09:07:09 AM
Despite some issues with the top coat on the shield, I'm almost done. Just one piece remains: the little bar on the shield.

I'm having issues with mah chrome. I thought the piece was done but when I went to look at it today found out the other side had warped. I have several of the same pieces drying so I can pick the best one. Not that I haven't already sanded them and repainted several times already lol
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on July 31, 2011, 01:48:55 PM
Guess what's done?!

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6140/5992272161_7203dab485_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on July 31, 2011, 03:06:54 PM
He really is showing up his buddy there, he will definately be getting more attention at the nemo country dance. Looks awesome mate :-)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Shifty on July 31, 2011, 03:41:38 PM
Looks real sweet Falldog....... Nice pose in the pic too
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: TheBloody13th on July 31, 2011, 04:23:55 PM
now THAT Nemo is definitely made of WIN.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on July 31, 2011, 07:01:14 PM
Very, very nice. Looking forward to the gallery!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 06, 2011, 04:28:46 AM
Awesome Falldog! Just awesome. Puts mine to shame! Updated the front page, we have a lot of folks here with finished builds, and as always if I missed your build, yell at me profanely to get it the hell up there! :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Dakaramor on August 06, 2011, 09:19:54 AM
I have a Jegan Ecoas type getting put up on the work bench. Is it too late to get in on this action?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Sonar on August 06, 2011, 09:22:49 AM
The GB finishes in 25 days, so you'd better get cracking mate! ;D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on August 06, 2011, 09:23:36 AM
nope just finish by end of month
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Dakaramor on August 06, 2011, 09:46:32 AM
Sweet! I have the house to myself this weekend so I'll probably get a lot done
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on August 13, 2011, 11:25:15 PM
Guess what, ive completed my zaku II
thanks to mokana_man for putting up with my shenanigans :)

(http://i53.tinypic.com/315ii3t.jpg)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/1pfb6s.jpg)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/246kv45.jpg)
(http://i55.tinypic.com/2lk5uhl.jpg)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/262bnf7.jpg)
(http://i54.tinypic.com/f9h7vr.jpg)

used midnight fenrir colours but tweaked with the overall colour set by adding light/german grey on selected areas like the spike shoulder section. had some stuff ups here and there but overall it turned out quite nicely. enjoy
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: fury-s12 on August 14, 2011, 12:12:33 AM
black and blue goes together well man, love the shield decals to, great job mate
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zenma5ter on August 14, 2011, 10:17:07 AM
nice work wolfman. Good to know the backpack still look great without the trusters (as I lost the connector for my ranged SZ). Love the decal placements.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Joe on August 14, 2011, 02:45:31 PM
Wow!  Everyone has done some amazing work!  And it is down to the wire.  I'm actually more done than what I'm about to share, but I have a WIP up on my blog

1/144 Leo Conversion! (http://joesgunpla.blogspot.com/2011/08/1144-leo-project.html)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hoardz01 on August 14, 2011, 03:04:28 PM
Wow Wolfman, looks awesome. Looks stealthy with those colours and your work with the decals and metal option parts has given the kit a whole lot of personality. Really original and inspiring, and as always, anytime someone pulls off a clean build like this I just got to say bravo on having the patience with the kit to get it there :-)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on August 14, 2011, 08:22:35 PM
Nice, looks like you lost a part though
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on August 14, 2011, 08:37:33 PM
what part?! when i built it, it was all accounted for
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 15, 2011, 06:18:54 AM
Nice, Wolfman X, awesome to see the Team Fenrir colors! Added your entry to the main page.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on August 15, 2011, 06:33:48 PM
what part?! when i built it, it was all accounted for
Where I circled
There is a small part that sits inside the crotch that fills that gap, look at mine and you will see the part I am talking about
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v724/Hdekker/315ii3t.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v724/Hdekker/Gunpla/gunpla288.jpg)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on August 15, 2011, 07:13:53 PM
Oh yrah. That bit broke and I did whatever I could to put it together without any avail. Was when I was taking the thing apart to put the skirts on and it broke along with the hinges to connect the top part so it can bend forward. That section I superglued together since I wont be moving it forward much anyway.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on August 15, 2011, 08:39:52 PM
God I hate those hinges so the thing can bend forward, i've snapped mine a few times
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on August 15, 2011, 10:10:02 PM
Anyway I still have a char custom yet  to be built. Ive learnt more when building this one but who knows when I get to build him. Im glad I got it done even when I ran into a lot of issues along the way. Oh yeah, forgotten to mention that I used ginsan as well and thanks to mokana man I wont run out on ginsan for a few more years hah
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: QuangVuong on August 15, 2011, 10:43:13 PM
Is that Ginsan on the shoulder spikes and the piping?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on August 16, 2011, 01:04:11 AM
Piping yes, shoulder spikes nope theyre metal option parts from adlers nest
but other parts used with ginsan were thrusters and hydrolic pistons which cant be seen anyway
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: zahmad on August 16, 2011, 12:53:23 PM
I will have progress photos soon...I hope :D
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on August 17, 2011, 12:24:40 PM
times ticking for those who have yet to finish the kit
no way in hell ill be able to start another
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 17, 2011, 03:21:48 PM
Time's definitely ticking, Wolfman! I got minor things to do to my Nemo, but I have a small issue.....i'm not supposed to talk about it, but I doubt they'll find me here. I've been beta testing Star Wars The Old Republic and it's eating alive my free time! I must muster the strength to finish my grunt though!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Wolfman X on August 17, 2011, 03:24:00 PM
how is the beta testing of the game? i wanna play it but it means it will eat a bucket loads of time, time which can be used for stuff like car cruises or gunpla in this case :3
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 17, 2011, 03:27:27 PM
It's byfar one of the best games I've ever played... @_@
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Post by: Hoardz01 on August 17, 2011, 05:19:59 PM
It's byfar one of the best games I've ever played... @_@

So its just okayish...:-) Damn I need a good PC.
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: fury-s12 on August 17, 2011, 06:32:56 PM
You've got a fair bit of time to upgrade hoardz doesn't seem like itll be on aussie shores for a fair while
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Post by: Hoardz01 on August 17, 2011, 08:19:13 PM
@Fury. Hmm, something about staggered international releases yeah? I forgot about that. Kinda sad, oh well, time to save up :-)
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Post by: fury-s12 on August 17, 2011, 08:24:26 PM
Yep instead of global release which with an mmo is a big deal, but the worst thing is they won't even give a date for aus release, indicating a long time :(
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on August 18, 2011, 03:15:37 PM
Its finished
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v724/Hdekker/gunpla521.jpg)
Better pics after QMHE when I bring it home
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Post by: fury-s12 on August 18, 2011, 03:56:12 PM
great missile effect man looks awesome
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Post by: Wolfman X on August 18, 2011, 06:30:10 PM
Aye what fury said. Love the weathering as well
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Post by: Hoardz01 on August 18, 2011, 11:01:42 PM
Wow Hem, cant wait to see it in person. Will definately get some attention from the Military enthusiasts this weekend.
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Post by: Joe on August 19, 2011, 03:33:25 PM
Update on Leo (http://joesgunpla.blogspot.com/2011/08/1144-leo-project-part-2.html)

I don't think I'll get this baby done in time, and after see the awesome work of vegeta8259 on YouTube and his conversion of the 1/100 Tallgeese III into a Leo, I'm beginning to get disappointed in my own work.  I will continue to work on it at a decent pace, but I doubt I'll get done into for this Group Build...  Oh well, it's just Gunpla, right, guys?
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 21, 2011, 12:04:50 PM
Warning! Warning!

This Group Build has 10 Days Left!

I bet some of us are feeling the pressure, including myself, we got a little over a week to get our kits out there and we're about to discuss the details of the launch of the Grunt MS: Ex! I love the appreciation we've been giving these grunts so far, but we're about to judge just how hardcore you love these machines!

As far as a personal update, I'm going to get all gushy here for a minute..I came to this community a complete noob-face and an American at that, and especially through this Group Build, you have all helped me grow as a Gunplar and I made some damn good new friends. This was a hell of a lot of fun to be apart of and I'm personally honored to have hosted such a great GB, you took the concept and ran with it and came out with something nothing short of amazing. I was continuously amazed at the builds that kept coming...anyway, I just wanted to personally thank you all for your hard work and letting me be apart of it all. Keep up the Gunpla, Newtypes!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Hemish on August 23, 2011, 08:41:35 AM
Mines finished!!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/gunpla/gunpla528.jpg)
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Post by: Shifty on August 23, 2011, 02:01:44 PM
Finished and looking great mate
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Post by: Ranalcus on August 23, 2011, 02:34:46 PM
SO when it will start?
The second comming of Grunt MS Group Build?
I have just get a MG Zaku 2 F2 and I borrowed and old camera from my father.
I am ready to go, in any moment.
Over and Out!
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Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 28, 2011, 12:36:51 PM
Announcement! So it's pretty much be decided for you what the first round of the Grunt MS: Ex will be, and I really think it's the best way to kick this baby off. Polls will start the next round however!

Coming the beginning of September is The Grunt MS: EX first challenge! Vanguard of Zeon! To win you must put your best skills to work on any Zeon kit out there, official details and rules will be announced on launch day, September 1st, and this contest will run a good 2-3 months so you will all have plenty of time to compete.

ZIEG ZEON!

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6074/6087187521_b9fe6c67b3.jpg)
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Post by: Hemish on August 28, 2011, 06:11:54 PM
Mwahahahahaha
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: QuangVuong on August 28, 2011, 07:20:52 PM
Any Zeon kit, or any grunt Zeon kit?
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Post by: thegunny on August 28, 2011, 09:06:35 PM
Any Zeon kit, or any grunt Zeon kit?

Um let me guess, the name of the build (GRUNT MS Group Build: Ex) doesn't ring any bells  ::)
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 29, 2011, 04:14:55 AM
Any Zeon kit, or any grunt Zeon kit?
Must be a zeon grunt kit, no variations such as chars zaku, etc. More details will be available this thursday
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on August 31, 2011, 05:37:28 PM
She's done! Just with one day to spare too...I will have pics up soon of the Nemo, it's 3:33am in my neck of the woods and i'm too tired to upload them now, but they will be up before Thursday here in the U.S.

It was a learning experience, my first foray into a full custom paint job, mistakes were made, lessons were learned, ....and it's a project i'm glad is no longer hanging over my head! To bed! Goodnight GAF!
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Post by: thegunny on August 31, 2011, 05:53:08 PM
Whimp  :P There's plenty of time to sleep when you're dead  :old:
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Post by: Dakaramor on September 01, 2011, 01:17:38 AM
So I did finish the Jegan already (its still August 31st here ;-p) and I'll throw up a few pics tonight. Its been a crazy month between work and personal emergencies so I haven't had time to set up the area I want to take photos. I have like four catapult posts to catch up on ><
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on September 01, 2011, 04:12:09 AM
What to say about this love/hate relationship of a model? First of all the kit itself is incredibly solid and easy to build, and it looks good. This is the most underrated variation of the GM, and the fact this GB saw a couple of them is fantastic! There's alot of things I tried to do new here and didn't exactly pan out but that's life right? Gotta learn from your mistakes!

I think the biggest flaw my build suffers from is the Long Rifle, I painted and and all that jazz....without sealing those ridiculous seam-lines. It's by far the biggest distraction, so the gun will probably see a redo, but I have to turn in my work now so no excuses! There are few mishaps here and there with the paint, and a few visible nub marks. I did attempt some sort of weathering type of shading on this kit, and it did turn out quite well....well enough of the rambling, onto the pics


Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: fury-s12 on September 01, 2011, 01:34:36 PM
screaming out for a photo booth lol but i like the scheme suits it well and its weathered up nicely for a typical grunt
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on September 01, 2011, 03:30:47 PM
I need to purchase a photo booth and a new camera badly
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on September 01, 2011, 04:49:47 PM
The Grunt MS Build has now concluded. Thank you for all who participated, later today we will reveal the details for the Grunt MS:Ex. Prepare your Zeon kits and get ready to kick Feddy ass!
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: Falldog on September 01, 2011, 10:47:19 PM
Where's that cannon from?
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Post by: thegunny on September 02, 2011, 12:30:29 AM
Where's that cannon from?

Super Gundam I'd say  :-\
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on September 02, 2011, 10:56:50 AM
Gunny is correct. It's from the MG Super Gundam Mk. II kit, The MK. II however is destroyed...it's my "Ode to Emma Sheen" i've never shown anyone ( probably because it was my first hand painted kit and it sucked so bad. I tore it apart and made it a wreckage build :P )
Title: Re: Ode to Cannon Fodder - Grunt MS Group Build!
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on September 02, 2011, 11:56:04 AM
The Grunt MS GB:EX has started ...or maybe i'll call it G-MS GB:EX ....that too confusing? :P Anyway click the banner in my sig to jump to the next installment of this GB, this thread will be open however to discuss our builds from the Grunt MS build!
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Post by: Sonar on September 02, 2011, 07:00:58 PM
Ah I just love that Zeta. Awesome work!

So can we get a wrap up post of our finishers and their respective kits?

This GB has produced some outstanding results indeed. Would be awesome to see them showcased on the blog ;D
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Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on September 03, 2011, 12:39:57 PM
Ah I just love that Zeta. Awesome work!

So can we get a wrap up post of our finishers and their respective kits?

This GB has produced some outstanding results indeed. Would be awesome to see them showcased on the blog ;D
That's in the planning stages, it will be posted with the blog redesign. I will post the link here once it's ready, I think it would be cool if people wanted to tell me about their experiences about their build so I can do a piece on each model in the article and have quotes to work with.