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Title: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 25, 2012, 10:13:44 PM
Times have changed...
(http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2941.0;attach=12911;image)
Shattered Century
The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3


You’re a lucky pilot. All the other pilots hate you. You don't mind. You get all the fun. You get to pilot a suit that has been stolen from your enemy. Or from an enemy you've never met...
That abandoned Cold Districts GM was just sitting there, waiting for a new pilot. A daring clandestine raid on the Anaheim Electronics Research Division netted you a few Zeta Plus C1s for the Zeon army. Stolen plans allows your AEUG factories to produce shiny new Geara-Dogas’. Rewrite the history books!

The competition time for Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 is over! A big round of applause for all the great entries!
Results will be announced Sunday night.

The challenge:

Your challenge? Take any grunt suit from the UC timeline. Then give it to the other team.

Your grunt suit MUST be built as a member of any U.C. faction APART from its actual U.C. faction. Basically, a Federation suit should be built as a Zeon suit, and vice-versa. The faction you build it for DOES NOT have to be from the same period of the U.C. timeline. This means the Titans could be fielding a blue/orange ReZEL, or Neo Zeon could be rocking a nice new RX-79[G]. Or maybe the Zeon Remnants could get some Balls...

Because of the nature of this build, and the difference in outcomes based on a builder's skill, there are two judging categories:

General - OOB/Snap builders
Can't paint your kits due to various reasons? Not interested in painting even if you could? This category is for you! Due to what this build is about, you'll have to do some extra things, though!

Your kit must have some connection to a faction other than the original. Weapons, decals/stickers, or even random spare parts from the new faction's other suits. Grunt suits do need repairing at times. Who doesn’t want to see a RX-178 with a Zaku II’s head? The factories back at home are low on parts, and your Hi-Zack needed new legs; so why not salvage that Guntank? Please note that this is still a grunt suit build, and keep additions to parts from other grunt suits.

Requirements:
Assembled out-of-box.
Decals/stickers or accessories from the new faction's armoury to show it's 'changed sides'.

Allowed extras:
Decals.
Clear coats.
3rd party addon sets - (Kotobukiya weapon sets, HiQ metal thrusters)

Not allowed:
(any of these will push you into the Painters/Customisers category)
Painting.
Scratch building.
Weathering / battle damage.

Judging guidelines:
I want to see some well-built OOB grunts here, but more importantly I’m looking to see how clever you can be with your customisations.

Advanced - Painters/Customisers
Got 12 airbrushes primed and ready? Enough plasticard to build a house? Yeah, me too!
This category is the real thing. I want to see how much you can make me believe your kit is from the faction of your choice.

Requirements:
Custom painted suit in the colours of a  U.C. faction of your choice. See Rule 4 for more information.

Allowed extras:
Anything. Your build can be painted and coated, all the way through to a weathered, trashed  scratch built monstrosity. Just keep in mind these are meant to be grunt suits. Other than that, it’s open slather.

Judging guidelines:
This one is all about creativity! Go nuts on your suit. I’m judging based on both the quality of the work, and the creativity of the work. Surprise me!

The good bit:
PRIZES PRIZES PRIZES
There will be a first place and a second place for each category. There is also a prize pool of four prizes. Winners will be able to choose a prize from the pool in the following order:

Winner - Advanced Category
Winner - General category
Runner up - Advanced Category
Runner up - General category

What’s in the prize pool?
MG RMS-108 Marasai -  thanks to Shaid
MG GATX-102 Duel Gundam - thanks to Sonar
a set of Sinanju or Unicorn Decals and a 20% off voucher - thanks to GenteiKits (http://wwwgenteikits.com)
(http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/images/genteikits.jpg) (http://wwwgenteikits.com)

The Marasai is confirmed, as I’m donating it. ;) The other prizes will be revealed as soon as they’re confirmed. Trust me, though, they’re good prizes.

RULES FOLLOW:
(Thanks to thegunny for allowing me to shamelessly steal from his rules. He did such a good job writing the rules and requirements that I’m not going to reinvent the wheel.)

Start date: 7am (0700) Friday the 8th of June 2012 [AEST]
Finish date: 11pm (2300) Monday the 23rd of July 2012 [AEST]

1. Entries must be based on a Bandai or B-Club kit. Any scale/grade is allowed. If you want to repaint a PG kit I won't stop you; just remember this is a 6 week build. Resin conversions from B-Club are also allowed. Limited non-genuine plastic, metal or resin parts such as weapons, heads, hands, shields, nozzles or other small parts are allowed. If in doubt, ask. Scratch building is allowed as are the use of any type of decals (it’s hard to find official Bandai decal sets sometimes). As there are a multitude of pirated B-Club kits around these days if you plan on using some B-Club parts or kits please include pictures of the box top as mentioned in rule 4.

2. Allowable entries. Models must have appeared at some point in the Universal Century timeline. The suit MUST be considered a grunt suit. Generally, this will mean it’s classified as a “Mass Production” suit. If in doubt, ask!
The suit MUST be built as a member of a U.C. faction OTHER THAN ITS ORIGINAL FACTION. Variants of grunt suits are also allowed, even those that may not have appeared in kit form. But for those contemplating scratch building a rare grunt variant, I’ve included thegunny’s comments on scratch building from Grunt:EX2, and I will be following his standards in the judging of scratch builds.

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While it's nice to see some unusual MS being chosen you have to remember this is only a (6 week) build. I'm not sure how much scratch building experience all of you intrepid souls have but some of the chosen subjects IMHO would push the skills of seasoned scratch builders.

I'm not trying to put a downer on your enthusiasm but you are putting yourself at a distinct disadvantage to those who are going to do a stock kit. I will be researching all the chosen scratch builds and I'll say right now that close enough is not good enough. If they do not accurately represent your chosen subject they will not fare well in the judging.

As I have said I don't want to hit you with a cold spoon while you're all excited   but I also don't want to see anyone biting off more than they can chew and coming away from this challenge feeling pissed off and let down, so I'd ask all the scratch builders to carefully consider their entry and if you truly feel you can deliver than go for it   otherwise switch to a tried and true kit and go to town on it.

3. Allowable techniques. Please see the definitions of Requirements and Allowed Extras for the two categories specified earlier in the post. On top of that the basic building techniques are completely open. Glue, nub removal, panel lining, scribing, and panel washes, and clear coats are allowed in both categories, as well as 3rd party detail sets/weapons..

4. The dirty details on faction changes. The faction you build your grunt for is completely up to you. It must, however, not be the suits original faction. For the General category, you’re obviously not going to be changing the suits colour scheme. Equipment/decals/markings are the easy way for a faction change here. For the Advanced category the colour scheme must be one that was used by the faction you’re building it for, and it has been used on a grunt suit. If in doubt, ask!
What’s a faction? Here’s some examples: The Earth Federation (EFSF/EFGF), The Principality of Zeon, AEUG, Titans, NeoZeon, so forth. I’m also going to point this out here: I consider Londo Bell to be a faction all on its own, and not part of the Earth Federation.
The faction you choose doesn’t need to be from the same period of the U.C. As examples: You can do a U.C.79 Zaku II in the ReZELs colours, and you can do a JEGAN as a EFGF Guntank (or vice-versa...) if you want. One note on this, though, is that you MUST change the colour scheme for the suit if you’re doing an Advanced Entry. I’m after creativity here, folks!

5. Entry requirements. To be considered as an entrant you must make a post in the Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Universe thread including the kit you will be building, what faction (and faction colours if applicable) it will be built in, and at least one photo of the kit sometime between the start & finish times. The photo must show the kit before any work is done and it must have a timestamp no earlier than 7AM (0700) Friday the 8th of June 2012 [AEST]. Feel free to post more as your build progresses. If you wish to keep your choice of faction to yourself, but aren’t sure it’s a valid choice, you can send me a PM.
Once you have finished as with the previous challenges please start a new topic in the Mobile Suit Hanger showcasing your finished kit as outlined in rules 6 & 7. Your final presentation must be posted no later than 11PM (2300) Monday 23rd of July 2012 AEST.

6. Presentation. Finished kits can be presented as stand alone figures or in a vignette (no full blown dioramas). Stands may be used to display the figure. There are some good Bandai stands around but there are also pretty good stands from other manufacturers as well. As an example of a stand you could use the Zeon or Federation Bandai action base. If you wish to do a small scene (vignette) you could for example use the Kotobukiya Chain Bases to depict repairs or re-arming. If you are going to do a vignette just remember they are only intended to be a small scene that complements the centre piece. No Cecil B DeMill productions of Ben Hur. For example if you choose to use a chain base then make it only one panel wide by one panel high. Judging of results will be focused on the suit itself. Bases might get you a few bonus points, but it’s the suit itself that is the important part.

7. Photgraphs. As the final products will be judged from photographs I feel that a few guidelines need to be in place. This is not a photography contest so no Photoshop trickery will be tolerated. You may resize and colour correct and that is it. No fancy titles, names, fades, light effects on weapons, lens trickery to hide a poorly made model, nothing! Please photograph the model against a plain background as to prevent the background from distracting the model. If you wish to present your model AFTER the judging has been completed with a bit of photo trickery that’s fine but if any shopping is detected in photos submitted for judging apart for what was mentioned above then the entry will not be judged. Also do not include any props in the photos that are not part of your finished entry. As a minimum requirement you must submit 4 shots of your finished model; front, back, left & right sides. Minimum resolution is 1000 pixels high bearing in mind that if you choose to use the forum based attachments the pictures can be no bigger than 3200x1800 to avoid any problems with displaying the images. Feel free to highlight any mods, assembly or painted effects you have done with extra close ups.

8. Points arising from previous builds.

If you’re in doubt about any part of the rules, ask! I might’ve missed some important things.

Participants:
Shaid: MG ReZEL ver. Titans (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3000). Not eligible for prizes.
thegunny: Apparently it's a Zaku or something. Not a Titus. Sad... (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=2942.0)
Epimethius: RB-79 Ball (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=2943.0).
flamingeyebrows: A NeoZeon Sleeves GM Cannon II (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=2994.0)
Solo: HG RGM-79C GM Type C - ZEON'd (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3003.0)
potchip: MG Acguy. Freddie trial and evaluation unit.
zenma5ter:  HGUC GM II ver. Sleeves
QuangVuong: RB-79 Ball.
Wavehawk: Zee Zulu in Federation Desert Camo. (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=2993.0)
zahmad: AMX-107 Bawoo Mass Production type.
randmness: Probably kitbashing!
fury-s12: SD ZakuII Federation style. (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=2989.0)
thepuddingcup: Might've been a Bawoo.
Yami: MG Marasai Karaba-styles.
Zeta-Newtype: Something.
PGOD: A secret. Who had pink grunt suits, anyway? ;)
Garret Masterson: An EFF Z'Gok. A F'Gok? (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3024)

The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century has begun!
Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on May 25, 2012, 10:39:08 PM
ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET?
ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET?
ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET?
ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET?
ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET?
ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET?
ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET?

 :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on May 25, 2012, 10:40:55 PM
quick question would it be against the rules to enter a kit you have already snapped to together but haven't painted.
so i have already snapped it and i will take it a part again and paint it.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on May 25, 2012, 10:47:06 PM
Awesome idea shaid, this ones all about themes and details people scrub up on your knowledge And get entering
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 25, 2012, 10:49:35 PM
@thepuddingcup11:
Sorry, but you can't have started on the kit at all. As this is a group build, everyone has to start from the same point, and that point is with a completely untouched, unbuilt kit.

From rule 5:
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The photo must show the kit before any work is done and it must have a timestamp no earlier than 7AM (0700) Friday the 8th of June 2012 [AEST]
Then from Rule 8:
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As this is a group build all kits must be started on or after the start date of Friday the 8th of June 2012. As part of the build requirements at least one date stamped picture must be posted in the build thread showing the kit before you start building it.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on May 25, 2012, 11:31:21 PM
Damn it a 2 week wait :'( I've had a quick rat through the backlog and I'm ready to go  :zaku1:

I'll be sticking to the OYW, ground pounders of course  ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on May 26, 2012, 08:36:48 AM
thanks but it woud not have mattered any way as i am assuming a gouf custom is not a grunt suit.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Sonar on May 26, 2012, 09:21:22 AM
This has the potential to be the best GGB:Ex yet!

Zenma5ter, would you do the honours please? ;)

Does anyone care to make a banner for me to run?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on May 26, 2012, 09:41:55 AM
thanks but it woud not have mattered any way as i am assuming a gouf custom is not a grunt suit.

Correct, nothings changed since you asked that question in the 2nd build  ;) Surely you've obtained another model that would be suitable since then  ???
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: potchip on May 26, 2012, 10:28:01 AM
Donating a prize - choice between HGUC Eye-Zack or 00 Rasier designer colour.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Epimethius on May 26, 2012, 10:30:53 AM
I think I shall enter into the fray.  I may have a ball that is begging to switch teams.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on May 26, 2012, 10:35:47 AM
...why are all the cool group builds held when I CAN'T get down to crackign with my kits? :(
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: zenma5ter on May 26, 2012, 10:38:12 AM
This is cool!! Rest assured I'll be participating.

@Sonar: LOL, done and done boss!

http://gundamaustralia.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/grunt-ms-group-buildex-challenge-3.html (http://gundamaustralia.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/grunt-ms-group-buildex-challenge-3.html)

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 26, 2012, 11:04:59 AM
@potchip: Thank you! PM sent with a quick question.

@zenma5ter: Thank you too! I've stolen your image and now have an obscenely large... signature. Looking forward to your entry!

@wavehawk: You've got 6ish weeks of time to work in. I'm sure you can squeeze something in. ;)

@Epimethius: Good luck, I expect you'll have a ball! :P

Also, I think Sonar is hoping everyone does their kits in the Titans' colourscheme. ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 26, 2012, 11:05:44 AM
thanks but it woud not have mattered any way as i am assuming a gouf custom is not a grunt suit.
Correct. As thegunny said in the last group build the Gouf Custom isn't a grunt. The standard Gouf is, though.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on May 26, 2012, 11:11:02 AM
I think I shall enter into the fray.  I may have a ball that is begging to switch teams.

Lots of material there  >:D but seeing as it's a family forum it shall go through to the keeper  :)

Pity I've already built the Pink Beargguy. I'm pretty sure he's switched sides but that's not what this build is about, is it  ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on May 26, 2012, 11:27:44 AM
Enough silliness for now.

I have a question regarding camo schemes. Both sides are prolific users of camo, especially on the MSV side of things. There are numerous schemes that look pretty similar so my question is; is any camo scheme allowed for any side as long as the side they are on is clearly identified with appropriate markings or do we have to provide a reference to the specific camo scheme used.

To keep it short and sweet I reckon one of the three options below would be enough.
1. No camo at all.
2. Any camo as long as it is clear what side the suit is on.
3. All camo must be referenced and applicable to the side chosen.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 26, 2012, 11:45:58 AM
@thegunny: The camo should be a camo pattern the side you're rebranding has used.
3. All camo must be referenced and applicable to the side chosen.
That one.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on May 26, 2012, 11:47:38 AM
Roger that  :)

FYI all entries will be stickied to make them easier to find amongst our prolific collection of WIP's.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on May 26, 2012, 02:07:05 PM
thanks but it woud not have mattered any way as i am assuming a gouf custom is not a grunt suit.
Correct. As thegunny said in the last group build the Gouf Custom isn't a grunt. The standard Gouf is, though.
I REALLY DONT REMEMBER ASKING THAT BUT WHAT EVER, THANKS
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: QuangVuong on May 26, 2012, 02:26:33 PM
Great challenge!

But with the final colour scheme, does it also have to be from a Grunt? Or could it be something like the Char colour scheme or Tri Stars?

Oh, and would it be alright to use my unfinished Ball from the last GB. The two halves have been cut from the sprue, but thats all.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 26, 2012, 05:40:30 PM
But with the final colour scheme, does it also have to be from a Grunt? Or could it be something like the Char colour scheme or Tri Stars?

Oh, and would it be alright to use my unfinished Ball from the last GB. The two halves have been cut from the sprue, but thats all.
You cannot have started on the kit at all before the start date. While it may sound harsh, since you've only removed two parts from the sprue, rules are rules. I won't make exceptions.

As for colour schemes they need to have been from a grunt unit. Char I specifically ruled out in the OP. The TriStars were a group of aces, and therefore also not grunts.

There are plenty of awesome grunt unit schemes out there to choose from.

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on May 26, 2012, 07:56:09 PM
thanks but it woud not have mattered any way as i am assuming a gouf custom is not a grunt suit.
Correct. As thegunny said in the last group build the Gouf Custom isn't a grunt. The standard Gouf is, though.
I REALLY DONT REMEMBER ASKING THAT BUT WHAT EVER, THANKS

My bad it wasn't you. You asked pretty much the same question that was asked in the two previous builds. You turn caps lock off now  :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on May 26, 2012, 07:59:01 PM
One of the biggest detail points in this build will be decals, which definitely won't come with the kits, so those with out a large pile of unused decals should decide on an idea asap and see if they can't pair up and swap decals with another member doing an opposite swap ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: flamingeyebrows on May 26, 2012, 09:52:11 PM
Ok. I want in on this even though half of the build time fall in my exam period. :P

I have some questions though. First of all I assume the GM Cannon II is allowed? But are Gundam GPO2A and GPO1FB. I don't hold out much hope but I'd thought I ask. :P

Also, is it just one entry per person or are multiple entries allowed? Also Also, Am I allowed to use the pattern used in the Geara Zulus, Sinanju and Dreissen around the neck and sleeves. I mean the black and white pattern in this one. (http://www.gundammodelkits.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/HGUC-1144-Geara-Zulu-Guards-Type-New-Images-01.jpg) I dunno if that qualify as a grunt pattern or not.

Lastly, am I allowed print my own decals or do I have to buy and use official ones?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on May 26, 2012, 11:44:49 PM
I'll try and see what I can cook up. Johnny Ridden's ReZel custom, or maybe a modded Geara Doga...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 27, 2012, 11:33:56 AM
@flamingeyebrows: Yes, the GM Cannon II is allowed. No, the GP01FB and GP02A aren't allowed, as they're not grunt suits.

Only one entry per person is allowed. If you want to build mulitple kits as part of the group build, feel free, but you'll have to choose which one is your entry.

The Geara Zulu you've used in that picture is the Elite Guards type, which is given to Full Frontal's elite guards. I've included a picture below of the Normal Type Geara Zulu. You can use the detailing from the Normal type, as it's a grunt, but the Elite Guards type is probably pushing it a little bit.
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110404131319/gundam/images/thumb/f/f1/AMS-129_Geara_Zulu_%28Normal_Type%29_-_SpecTechDetailDesign.jpg/830px-AMS-129_Geara_Zulu_%28Normal_Type%29_-_SpecTechDetailDesign.jpg)

If you want to print your own decals, that's fine. Just ensure that they're actual in-fiction decals, and not something you design yourself.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 27, 2012, 11:36:10 AM
@Wavehawk: A ReZEL is fine, as long as it's not the Commander type. Doing it in Johnny Ridden's colours, though, is not. He was an ace.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Ranalcus on May 28, 2012, 03:56:04 AM
I have a question.

I want to use a HGUC Gaplant.
A quite customized one.
As a part of a Zeon Forces in Zudah camouflage pattern style.
Can I join?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on May 28, 2012, 07:48:58 AM
I have a question.

I want to use a HGUC Gaplant.
A quite customized one.
As a part of a Zeon Forces in Zudah camouflage pattern style.
Can I join?
sorry but i think the gaplant being a prototype is not counted as a grunt.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 28, 2012, 10:19:48 AM
@Ranalcus: thepuddingcup is correct; unfortunately the Gaplant is a prototype suit. According to Gundamwiki there WAS a mass-production version of the Gaplant, but it was only produced in Mobile Armor mode, it couldn't be transformed into Mobile Suit mode.

Also, the Zudah was a prototype suit too.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Xenomorph on May 28, 2012, 10:42:09 AM
The new Anksha kit looks very tempting :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: randmness on May 28, 2012, 01:44:03 PM
Just to clarify, can we kitbash kits for the general category? Or are we only allowed to use one kit?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Solo on May 28, 2012, 02:23:58 PM
I'll be entering the advanced category with an HG RGM-79C GM Type C. Looking forward to this one, but HLJ will be shipping it with the Blitz I have on order, so that'll but some of my time out... See how we go :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on May 28, 2012, 03:11:18 PM
I suppose I should declare my entry in the official thread.

I'm going for the lowest of lowly grunts. An MS-05 Zaku I in RGM-79 colours. It will be an MG kit with some left overs from the RGM Sniper and RX-79[G] that I used in the Reaper dio.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: potchip on May 28, 2012, 03:24:06 PM
Entering a MG Acguy. Freddie trial and evaluation unit. So it will not be a 'recolour' as such but to represent as realistically as possible how a captured enemy machine may appear under wartime situations.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Epimethius on May 28, 2012, 03:36:19 PM
Ok, I have decided.  I will be making my MG Ball marked with Zaku Cannon details.  I don't think i have violated the grunt suit rules there... if I have let me know.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on May 28, 2012, 03:59:48 PM
Entering a MG Acguy. Freddie trial and evaluation unit. So it will not be a 'recolour' as such but to represent as realistically as possible how a captured enemy machine may appear under wartime situations.
damn acguy was mine, mine i say. but i guess you declared it first
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Hemish on May 28, 2012, 04:10:58 PM
Ok, I have decided.  I will be making my MG Ball marked with Zaku Cannon details.  I don't think i have violated the grunt suit rules there... if I have let me know.
There's a shock!!! ;)

Will be watching from the sidelines on this one me thinks
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: flamingeyebrows on May 28, 2012, 04:17:58 PM
I will be entering the GM Cannon 2.

Shaid, can you clarify some things for me please? I found that all these other (what I think are) Grunts suits also have the similar markings around neck and sleeves which I thought signify that they belonged to the Sleeves, the third neozeon movement.
(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120526141646/gundam/images/thumb/6/6c/Rozen-zulu-ova.png/300px-Rozen-zulu-ova.png)(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110320024120/gundam/images/thumb/4/42/Amx009dreissensleevesco.jpg/300px-Amx009dreissensleevesco.jpg)(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110130202260/gundam/images/thumb/0/02/Amx-003NZS.jpg/300px-Amx-003NZS.jpg)(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110305193226/gundam/images/thumb/6/65/Ms21dracsleevescolors.jpg/300px-Ms21dracsleevescolors.jpg) Am I mistaken and are they all just Full Frontal Elite Guards. Sorry I am not that familiar with UC Lore.

Also if for example the colour scheme I pick is Black and Green Can I use several shades of green just to sexify it. :P

Sorry for all the questions!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: zenma5ter on May 28, 2012, 04:18:56 PM
I should be able to enter a HGUC GM II ver. Sleeves

@flamingeyebrows: the Sleeves are just whatever is left of zeon. the design of sleeves on the suits does not signify that they are the personal guards of full frontal. although i found the complexity of the sleeves are a sign of hierarchy ie geara Zulu normal v guard type.

Anyway, I've made a smaller version of the banner to put in the signature box.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on May 28, 2012, 04:48:45 PM
they are all grunt suits except the rozen zulu (the big purple one)

Mod Edit: no need to quote pictures.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Epimethius on May 28, 2012, 04:53:22 PM
Ok, I have decided.  I will be making my MG Ball marked with Zaku Cannon details.  I don't think i have violated the grunt suit rules there... if I have let me know.
There's a shock!!! ;)

Will be watching from the sidelines on this one me thinks

C'mon Hemish.  You know you love my Balls.

You should buy a kit and join us.  ONE OF US, ONE OF US, ONE OF US.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on May 28, 2012, 04:56:18 PM
Will be watching from the sidelines on this one me thinks

dont wanna "ruin" one of the army of 20 zaku's with feddie markings hey?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on May 28, 2012, 05:01:32 PM

Also if for example the colour scheme I pick is Black and Green Can I use several shades of green just to sexify it. :P

Sorry for all the questions!


All paint schemes will be subject to spectral analysis. Incorrect shades no matter how small the variation will not be allowed.

How about using a bit of common sense  :-\ As long as the scheme is basically the same WHO CARES!!!!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on May 28, 2012, 05:05:41 PM
Ok, I have decided.  I will be making my MG Ball marked with Zaku Cannon details.  I don't think i have violated the grunt suit rules there... if I have let me know.

Only the rules of nature.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: potchip on May 28, 2012, 05:25:10 PM
Ok, I have decided.  I will be making my MG Ball marked with Zaku Cannon details.  I don't think i have violated the grunt suit rules there... if I have let me know.
There's a shock!!! ;)

Will be watching from the sidelines on this one me thinks

Unless of course the winner of the photo puzzle competition requests a recolour of Zaku in this GB's scheme! Paging Flamingeyebrows.

To quote a rather forward/smart/good looking person from that very thread before this GB was even launched: (I sent myself a D-mail that's how)

Oh and if anybody have any suggestion as to which Zaku II colour scheme should I bother Hemish with, please all input is welcome. So far the only idea I have is maybe as a Spacemarine... :P


You just opened the Pandora's box. This must be a new torturing technique?

"Freddie captured Zaku painted in GM colour scheme?"

Wait where's my commission on the idea gunny?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 28, 2012, 06:14:58 PM
@randmness: kit bashing is fine, as long as it IS kitbashed, and not scratch building at all.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on May 28, 2012, 06:34:15 PM
@Wavehawk: A ReZEL is fine, as long as it's not the Commander type. Doing it in Johnny Ridden's colours, though, is not. He was an ace.
- ...dang. Okay, I'll leave it open for the moment. Since we don't start until June, I'll probabyl just go and grab whatever I can find and think I can work with.

Question: What if I pick up a Federation Zaku F2 and then redo it in Zeon colors? Does thta count as a...no, wait, if Zeon steals a Feddy suit that was originally from Zeon anyway---does that even work?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Hemish on May 28, 2012, 07:21:34 PM
Sorry potchip, flaming has already given me his chosen scheme and i call no backsies :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 28, 2012, 07:45:20 PM
damn acguy was mine, mine i say. but i guess you declared it first
Nothing stopping you doing an Acguy as well.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 28, 2012, 07:47:46 PM
@flamingeyebrows: If you look at the picture of the Rozen Zulu there, and the one of the Elite Guards Zulu from the previous page, and compare them to the other ones you've posted, you'll see the Rozen and Elites have more ornate white decorations than the others. Just keep that in mind. ;)

Yes, you can use multiple shades of the colours in your chosen design.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 28, 2012, 07:51:31 PM
Will be watching from the sidelines on this one me thinks
Come on Hemish. You could enter the Marasai you just bought and possibly win a replacement for it. ;) It's not buying a kit if you win one.

Wait where's my commission on the idea gunny?
Sorry potchip, he lost that stash of cash when the robber's stole all his Titus kits.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 28, 2012, 07:52:51 PM
[Question: What if I pick up a Federation Zaku F2 and then redo it in Zeon colors? Does thta count as a...no, wait, if Zeon steals a Feddy suit that was originally from Zeon anyway---does that even work?
While you could do that, and it'd be lolworthy, it probably wouldn't win. Though if you think outside the box you could use the F2 to do the Zaku II in a more recent Neo Zeon scheme or something. Though honestly I'd choose something that stands out more.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on May 28, 2012, 07:56:57 PM
damn acguy was mine, mine i say. but i guess you declared it first
Nothing stopping you doing an Acguy as well.
sorry i took that as a personal attack on my individuality.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on May 28, 2012, 08:09:28 PM
[Question: What if I pick up a Federation Zaku F2 and then redo it in Zeon colors? Does thta count as a...no, wait, if Zeon steals a Feddy suit that was originally from Zeon anyway---does that even work?
While you could do that, and it'd be lolworthy, it probably wouldn't win. Though if you think outside the box you could use the F2 to do the Zaku II in a more recent Neo Zeon scheme or something. Though honestly I'd choose something that stands out more.
- Zaku F2 in Crossbone Vanguard Colors/Regalia?

No, I'm not promising anything...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: QuangVuong on May 28, 2012, 09:05:03 PM
That pic of the Dom reminded me that it was purple and black. Lol, totally forgot about that.

Anyway, I guess I will enter with my other Ball.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on May 28, 2012, 09:57:58 PM
Anyway, I guess I will enter with my other Ball.
- Must....not...make...snappy...comment...

...I swear, if this degrades into a contest of showing off Zeon's Balls, I'll go laugh my head off naked in the Dandenongs...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on May 28, 2012, 10:21:14 PM
There'll be no danger of that as Zeon are a bunch of giggly girls that don't have balls  :gm:
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: zahmad on May 28, 2012, 11:08:56 PM
Hmm...what can I do for this GB? Looks at stash of HGUC captured mobile suits....
I believe the Bawoo is eligible due to its mass production at some point...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: flamingeyebrows on May 29, 2012, 01:21:53 AM
Sorry potchip, flaming has already given me his chosen scheme and i call no backsies :)

Hahaha, Dam! Well, I did choose Red and White so it was pretty close to Feddie GM scheme actually. :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Sonar on May 29, 2012, 10:13:24 AM
There'll be no danger of that as Zeon are a bunch of giggly girls that don't have balls  :gm:

Haha!

"Zeon's Got No Balls"

Sig worthy, and also a perfect candidate for one of Gunny's hand painted battle slogans.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on May 29, 2012, 10:24:24 AM
well zombster had what i wanted to use for this in stock and i had a prize to spend at zombster, so im officially throwing my hat in the ring, with an SD (gasp), kits should arrive just in time too [edit]-they are overnighting them great show from zombster, pity i cant start the build yet lol :D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 29, 2012, 08:39:52 PM
Hmm...what can I do for this GB? Looks at stash of HGUC captured mobile suits....
I believe the Bawoo is eligible due to its mass production at some point...
Sources differ on whether the Mass Production Bawoo could transform or not, but it certainly became a grunt of some form or another.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 29, 2012, 08:40:42 PM
@fury: I was hoping someone'd enter a SD. This could be really interesting!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Yami on May 29, 2012, 11:11:50 PM
Hi Shaid, i am interested to join as well. Probably i am going to use MG Marasai as my entry if it is fine and i am planning to do Karaba color scheme. I will be starting late as well since i am still busy with my uni at the moment.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wolfman X on May 30, 2012, 02:09:14 AM
id love to enter but my backlog as always and projects been piled up. let alone my 2 month old nephew does get brought to the joint so i cant do any painting. weather sucks as well. to everyone else good luck to you all
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 30, 2012, 10:41:43 AM
@Yami: MG Marasai is perfectly fine. It's a grunt, after all.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on May 30, 2012, 06:41:35 PM
are you allowed to have weapons on teh suit not used by that faction?
eg. a efsg zaku with a giant sword?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: zenma5ter on May 30, 2012, 08:00:08 PM
@puddingcup: i think the most important points are, is it a grunt type of weapon? does it belong to the thieving faction?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on May 30, 2012, 09:02:22 PM
No hero type weapons. Only weapons you would expect a grunt to have. I would say a small knife/axe or something like that would be OK but not a huge ornate weapon. Shaid has the final word.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 30, 2012, 10:34:10 PM
Zen and Gunny are right. If you can't show me where a grunt used that weapon, then it's not a grunt weapon. Sorry.

A good rule of thumb - grunts generally get the crappy equipment.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on May 30, 2012, 11:26:01 PM
What about makeshift weapons, say a 'fake' Gundam Hammer made from a Ball and chain? (pun intended)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: zahmad on May 31, 2012, 12:29:47 AM
Zen and Gunny are right. If you can't show me where a grunt used that weapon, then it's not a grunt weapon. Sorry.

A good rule of thumb - grunts generally get the crappy equipment.

I'm out then lol...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on May 31, 2012, 06:01:32 PM
Wait, quick question: Do the RX-79(G) Ground Combat Gundams count as grunt machines for purposes of this group build? For that matter, do Gelgoog Marine/Jaeger models count as grunt or elites? I'm just trying to iron out what I can and can't use...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on May 31, 2012, 10:04:04 PM
@zahmad: What were you planning to do?

@wavehawk: RX-79[G] is definitely fine. So are the Gelgoog Marine and Jaeger types, as long as you're looking at the mass produced versions and not the commander type.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: zahmad on June 01, 2012, 10:14:08 PM
Might as well let it out of the bag.....
Hyakyu Shiki/Bawoo custom with massive rifle...not so Grunt MS :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on June 02, 2012, 06:36:25 PM
Huh. I need to brainstorm about what kit I wanna use but i'm definitely in. :D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: ~PINK~GUNDAM~OF~DOOM on June 03, 2012, 01:16:17 AM
count me in!  i will keep mine secret >;D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on June 05, 2012, 06:17:37 PM
How late can I enter the comp? Since it's Model Expo on this weekend and I'll be busy with finishing up work and my move to a new property, I might not be able to get a new kit until Sunday 10 June---only because all the other Zaku kits I have are already either partly/fully assembled by now or (in the case of my 2 RX-79(G) and Ez-8) reserved for another project.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on June 05, 2012, 06:23:20 PM
As mentioned in the first post you can enter anytime between the start and finish dates.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on June 05, 2012, 08:44:02 PM
This would have been easier if I didn't impulse-build that one HGUC Zaku II a week before I moved... :(
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on June 05, 2012, 08:47:57 PM
You could enter the very last day if you wanted. The requirements are that the kit be done from start to finish within the competition timeframe.

This would have been easier if I didn't impulse-build that one HGUC Zaku II a week before I moved... :(
Rash decisions can come and bite you in the arse, hey? ;)

Only a few more days before it all begins everyone!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on June 06, 2012, 10:03:38 PM
Only two more days to get ready, everyone!

Also I've changed the end time to 11pm, instead of 7pm. Odds were I'd still be stuck in traffic at official closing time, otherwise.
So official end time is now:

Finish date: 11pm (2300) Monday the 23rd of July 2012 [AEST]
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on June 06, 2012, 11:45:58 PM
Thanks. Now, all I need is a Zeon MS to convert to Feddy standard and I'll be all set...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on June 07, 2012, 06:03:21 PM
Dang diddly dang the excitement-a-reeno is too much to bear
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/excitement.jpg)

Rash decisions can come and bite you in the arse, hey? ;)

Only a few more days before it all begins everyone!

I got bitten on the arse by a guard dog once, that does count  ???
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on June 08, 2012, 09:04:54 AM
It. Has. Begun!
Dramatic much?

Good luck everyone! I look forward to seeing all your excellent efforts!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on June 08, 2012, 09:34:22 AM
sweet jesus i havent even done the research to see if my idea fits the bill or how to pull it off lol hooray
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on June 08, 2012, 10:02:32 AM
<snip> how to pull it off lol hooray

Must resist, must resist. Nah, bugger it  :naughty:

You're in your 20's and you don't know this  :o


Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on June 08, 2012, 10:41:58 AM
Off we go  :)

MG MS-05B Zaku I in standard RGM-79 colours. Seam city here I come  :-\

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%203/CrossdressingZakuI.jpg)

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on June 08, 2012, 10:43:30 AM
ive always had others (do i really need to specify they are female...yes) do it for me so never really learnt :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on June 08, 2012, 10:47:54 AM
im thinking of entering i have got my idea planed out i just need to buy the kit.  ;D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on June 08, 2012, 12:51:26 PM
so to clarify my idea bashing these two kits together is acceptable within the limits yes

(http://dpcollection.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/img_4963.jpg?w=600)
(http://www.ishop2go.com/images/products/UR_001/15022007074.jpg)

i know i know i should watch the original gundam series lol (or zeta at least for the titans) but in my research it seems that even though *spoilers* the titans end up neo zeon supporters (according to gundam wiki) they were still opposing teams at one time so it makes sense
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on June 08, 2012, 01:51:56 PM
The RX-178 MkII isn't a grunt suit as far as I know.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on June 08, 2012, 02:19:33 PM
oh ye i should have been more specific the zaku is the base with only "bits" of the rx being used mostly just color and decals, but some parts, if that passes rules :S
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on June 08, 2012, 04:00:22 PM
If you only use parts of the mkII that appear on the Refined Barzam (the mass produced version of the mkII) you'll get away with it.

Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on June 08, 2012, 04:16:22 PM
well it was the arm i was gonna use but they arent the same so i guess ill have to mod the arm to look like the refined barzam or scrap that ideas least the beam rifle still counts :p
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on June 09, 2012, 08:48:47 PM
Good news: I am entering a Zee-Zulu I bought today at the Model Expo. I blame Splinter Cell:Blacklist.

Bad News: My Nokia N8 doesn't have a timestamp of proof on the photo.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on June 09, 2012, 09:44:41 PM
Get a receipt? photo that maybe
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on June 09, 2012, 10:13:32 PM
No. The kits were on 40% off at Model Expo and I know Darryl (Victorian Hobby), so I didnt' bother. Am I disqualified? :(
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on June 09, 2012, 10:30:08 PM
EXIF data states it was taken today at about 5pm. I'll believe what it says, so you'll be safe. Sure, EXIF data is modifiable but I'll trust you. ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on June 09, 2012, 10:35:15 PM
Reasons why I picked the Zee-Zulu: While the main focus will still be Feddy-izing it, I'll also take some cues from this. Mainly the Karambit knife which looks a lot like the weapons the Zee-Zulu carries.

EDIT: Removed the video link. How do you show just the link without actually posting the video onto the site?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: mangyver5223 on June 12, 2012, 12:46:29 PM
I'm back from ops and confirm to enter this GB ^_^
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on June 12, 2012, 02:57:43 PM
EDIT: Removed the video link. How do you show just the link without actually posting the video onto the site?
I dont think you can i just tried a few things and everytime it worked out it was a youtube video and embedded ( i suspect it wont do that for all non youtube videos), unless someone else knows how id just put it in a spoiler tag if you dont want it "shown"
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on June 13, 2012, 10:29:08 AM
To make it easier for Shaid to answer any questions regarding what mods etc are in and what's out please ask them first in this topic, not the WIP of your entry. Thanks.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: flamingeyebrows on June 13, 2012, 10:36:50 AM
Just formally declaring that for my entry, I am taking a GM Cannon II and doing some non-cannonical(haha) modifications to it. It's being made as if the sneaky Sleeves are producing their own versions from stolen plans. I am tentatively calling it a Cannon Zulu unless I can come up with better name. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/7y5uCl.jpg)

Edited with PHOTO.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Solo on June 13, 2012, 10:48:06 AM
Formal declaration of intent! I'll be doing the kit below in classis Zaku 2 greens with some mods like panel lines, thruster mods and some hobbybase mech hands.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Epimethius on June 13, 2012, 02:51:10 PM
Formally throwing my hat into the ring.  My build will be an MG Ball ver Ka with Principality of Zeon Zaku Cannon cannon and decals.  the kit won't be painted, just clear coated and panel lined.  Picture below.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on June 13, 2012, 08:10:14 PM
Formal declaration: Zee-Zulu modified for Desert combat by Feddy ne'erdo-wells.

Yes, that's why I call it "Fish outta water".
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on June 13, 2012, 10:05:44 PM
@Wavehawk: You need to post the image here too.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on June 13, 2012, 10:07:55 PM
Because I shouldn't break too many rules and thegunny asked so nicely, I better mention here that I'm 'entering' too. Not that I can win anything. ;)

Formal declaration of intent.
I'm turning this ReZEL into a Titans suit.
(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/001-Unboxed-resize.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on June 13, 2012, 11:36:51 PM
Sorry---my Fish Outta Water entry, still unassembled as of Monday
(http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2993.0;attach=13073;image)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: flamingeyebrows on June 15, 2012, 08:44:59 AM
So I am gonna be modding the shoulder next and theguny said I should ask questions here.

(http://i.imgur.com/LACYbl.jpg)

I want to give it a black white-lined spikey shoulder part. But the thing is only the Guards type have it and normal Geara Zulus don't. I wouldn't be using the Guards type Zulu's shoulder guard but scratchbuilding my own that would look something like this.

(http://i.imgur.com/3oGjBl.jpg)

Would that be ok is that too much of a stray?

How about if I just use this shoulder (without the black guard) from the Guards type.

(http://i.imgur.com/sXJw3l.jpg)
It's just a pretty standard Spiky Zaku shoulder and I just don't have any other zeon kits to steal parts from right now. :P

Also @ Wavehawk. That photo is HUGE, man. You might want to change it. :P

EDIT: Stopped hotlinking Dalong pic.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on June 15, 2012, 09:54:06 AM
Are we there yet  ???

Don't direct link to Dalong's pictures it doesn't work.

How much of the original GM Canon is going to be left? I don't know about Shaid but I think you're going way to far for the intent of this build  :-\
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on June 15, 2012, 11:13:42 AM
Remember that you're building a bog-standard grunt suit here. So if the normal Sleeves guys don't have it, I wouldn't do it to yours.

Gunny has a very good point. While you might come up with an amazing finished product with all these mods; you might also disqualify yourself from the competition by it not really being a grunt suit. Fine line to walk. I'd err on the boring side for the mods if I were you.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: flamingeyebrows on June 15, 2012, 03:09:43 PM
Are we there yet  ???

? I don't know what you mean?

How much of the original GM Canon is going to be left? I don't know about Shaid but I think you're going way to far for the intent of this build  :-\

Well, so far, I have modified just a bit of the chest plate and gave him a hat. I don't feel like I've been going overboard. My intent is for the end result to look recognizable as a GM Cannon II but make it visually distinctive that the Sleeves have it. Since I entered the advance competition I don't feel like I should just do a colour swap. I will keep in mind your concern about going too far and try and hold back though.

Gunny has a very good point. While you might come up with an amazing finished product with all these mods; you might also disqualify yourself from the competition by it not really being a grunt suit. Fine line to walk. I'd err on the boring side for the mods if I were you.

Gotcha. I will PM you my overall plan then, so you can determine whether or not the end result would likely be too much. Thanks again.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Ranalcus on June 17, 2012, 05:28:13 PM
Ok I have another question. Can I use a Zeon Gelgoog Marine and remodel it into The Sleeves version?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on June 17, 2012, 09:23:21 PM
Remember that you're building a bog-standard grunt suit here. So if the normal Sleeves guys don't have it, I wouldn't do it to yours.
- Likewise, that's why I'm playing it really careful with my modding. So far I've got a Jegan Beam Rifle and a standard small Feddy shield (the type used by Ground Combat MS in the OYW--Unicorn Ep.4 shows a GMII with it). Unfortunately that also means some of the ideas I was planning had to be scrapped because of lack of parts/time or just plain nonsense--That Gundam Cherudim Beam Sniper Rifle looks good, but it's not even from the same universe, for one... :(
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on June 17, 2012, 09:34:20 PM
Ok I have another question. Can I use a Zeon Gelgoog Marine and remodel it into The Sleeves version?

Aren't Zeon and the Sleeves basically the same brand of bad guy  :gelgoog:
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: TheGhostofZeon on June 17, 2012, 11:19:11 PM
Pretty much. Sleeves are remnants of Neo Zeon.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on June 18, 2012, 06:33:22 AM
Ok I have another question. Can I use a Zeon Gelgoog Marine and remodel it into The Sleeves version?
The Gelgoog Marine is fine. While technically you could make it into a Sleeves unit you probably won't win anything as it's not really going to be much different than the original suit.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Sonar on June 18, 2012, 08:02:17 AM
Sleeves would be more likely to inherit a Gelgoog Marine than hijack one...?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on June 18, 2012, 08:53:23 AM
Yeah, they would be able to dig one up from somewhere.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on June 18, 2012, 09:12:34 AM
Yeah, they would be able to dig one up from somewhere.

Too right! From the pile of dead MS left behind by the mighty Federation  :feddies:  :gm3: :gundam2: :guncannon: :rgm79c: :rx78head: :ninja:
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Solo on June 18, 2012, 10:01:48 AM
"Here's where we take all the ruined Zaku's too son, take your pick..."
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: mangyver5223 on June 18, 2012, 12:45:13 PM
Here I confirmed to enter this GB with my HGUC GM cold district type. Sorry, my mobile phone don't have date tags  :'( and I taken this photo yesterday. Still decide to put it in Zeon or Titans team....
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on June 18, 2012, 02:03:13 PM
Are Titans really a side change for a GM  ???  ???
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Garret Masterson on June 19, 2012, 04:07:47 AM
Hi guys!  I'd like to apply my official entry for this group build a MG Z'gok which I will paint in EFF colors.  As for the specific EFF colors I'll post it along my wip thread in the days to come since I'm still experimenting on a good color scheme.

Here's the pic with the exif data

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on June 19, 2012, 08:13:33 AM
Entries are piling in for this one, I think we may need a Section just for it in the wips running outta room for regular wips :p
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on June 19, 2012, 08:48:24 AM
Yeah I was going to contact you about that after seeing Garret's entry. So what's stopping you  :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Sonar on June 19, 2012, 09:04:22 AM
Cool! This is getting way outta control!

Biggest GGB:Ex yet!

Fury I think that's a good call, either that or we just don't sticky the individual WIP's. What was the reasoning behind doing that again?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on June 19, 2012, 09:08:53 AM
To make them easier for Shaid to find if he wanted to keep an eye on them. People were starting to ask questions about general things in their build topic instead of the main topic although I think I may have stopped that.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Sonar on June 19, 2012, 09:17:41 AM
Do we want a seperate section for current GB's? I feel we are already very section heavy as it is?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on June 19, 2012, 09:20:56 AM
Just a child board within the Hanger would be enough wouldn't it.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on June 19, 2012, 09:22:12 AM
how come it says sonar is never online? when he posted something a second ago.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on June 19, 2012, 09:22:42 AM
i think another temporary GBEX section will be manageable and chances are with the short time span of the GB progress will be made and updates posted often so even if you unsticky them they will probably stay at the top
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: TheGhostofZeon on June 19, 2012, 12:45:36 PM
Pretty sure I suggested a sub forum for group builds a while ago. Ive never understood why the GB wips were in one topic or stickied. It would be 100 times easier if every entry had its own topic and were grouped together in one forum.

Just saying......... ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Sonar on June 19, 2012, 11:29:04 PM
Vox populi etc..

Current GB section "Field Training" now created and populated. I have unstickied all the WIP's. We'll just keep the parent topics as stickys.

Let me know if I missed anything.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on June 20, 2012, 11:43:04 AM
You could also make people currently hosting Group Builds moderators of that subforum incase they need to clean things up or whatever.

Jus' sayin'.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on June 20, 2012, 01:25:17 PM
Today the Grunt Build, tomorrow GAF!  >:D

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/austin-powers-mike-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Sonar on June 23, 2012, 10:10:05 AM
You could also make people currently hosting Group Builds moderators of that subforum incase they need to clean things up or whatever.

Jus' sayin'.

Noted.

Gentei Kits have offered to kick in a set of Sinanju or Unicorn Decals and a 20% off voucher as prizes. Can you please add that to the OP and stick a GK image or banner in there please?

I'm still working to secure a couple more kits from other sources.

;D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on June 23, 2012, 05:14:48 PM
I have a question about who's on who's side?

To me recolouring a GM or any eligible Federation MS in Titans colours is not a side change. The Titans are Federation, be it the evil cousin you keep locked up whenever the family photo's are taken but none the less they are still Federation based. The later alliance with Neo-Zeon is not a side change.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Sonar on June 23, 2012, 05:22:48 PM
Technically this is correct. Depends if you want to stick to the rules to forsake all else, or allow some creative interpretation of factioning for diversity's sake?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on June 23, 2012, 05:38:21 PM
Mmmm, I obviously missed the part in the rules about ignoring them for creativity's sake   ;)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Epimethius on June 23, 2012, 05:43:52 PM

Your grunt suit MUST be built as a member of any U.C. faction APART from its actual U.C. faction.


Correct me if I am wrong but a faction is not a side.  The Feddies and the Titans are different factions, aren't they?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on June 23, 2012, 05:56:53 PM
Yes it would appear you are correct. I missed that part. As I recall part of the original discussion on this build was changing sides (captured suits or designs). Lots of things have changed since the original discussions so I might just exit stage right as I'm not creative enough  :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: flamingeyebrows on June 23, 2012, 08:09:48 PM
I am no UC lore expert but I would still think NeoZeon and Zeon is still the same faction, no? NeoZeon is just remnants of Zeons they can't keep down, right?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Sonar on June 24, 2012, 08:04:51 AM
Since you put it that way, painting a GM in Titans scheme would seem as ludicrous as painting a Kshatriya in Zaku scheme.

Things might get a bit chaotic if we don't all stick to the rules, but given the rule states "Faction" then I guess the amount of variation between the suits origin and where it lands would be determined in the Judging.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on June 24, 2012, 09:28:35 AM
Word of god time!

Yes, the rules state faction, and yes, Zeon and NeoZeon are effectively different factions, and so are the Federation and Titans. You can take a GM from the Federation and make it all Titans. If you do this, though, you probably wont win on the creativity points.

The rule is stated that way to allow for some creative crossovers, such as taking a LondoBell suit such as the Jegan and doing it up (down?) in OYW GM colours, or doing a ReZEL in the Titans livery.

Taking a UC79 GM and making it a Titans suit is allowed in the rules, but to win you'd probably want to make some modifications to it. Don't forget the Titans had some odd suits like the Refined Barzam, Hizack, and Marasai to use as inspiration. 
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Sonar on June 24, 2012, 11:39:15 AM
Yes, the rules state faction, and yes, Zeon and NeoZeon are effectively different factions, and so are the Federation and Titans. You can take a GM from the Federation and make it all Titans. If you do this, though, you probably wont win on the creativity points.

*snip 

Probably a better way of conveying exactly what I was trying to say ;D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on July 01, 2012, 01:20:04 PM
Build is roughly at the midway point, everyone!

Keep those balls rolling!

What I've seen of the WIPs so far tells me this is going to be a hard build to judge...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Garret Masterson on July 01, 2012, 04:31:41 PM
omg I forgot about the time limit of this group build!  I knew I shouldn't have played those games aaargh!  Ok time to do some more work with my kit
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on July 08, 2012, 10:29:16 PM
@Garret: Luckily I finished my first run of Deus Ex human Revolution, so I forgo sleep in order to catch up....
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2993.0;attach=13323;image
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on July 11, 2012, 09:06:04 PM
12 days to go!

Time pressures, can you feel it?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on July 11, 2012, 09:37:15 PM
Crap I've spent three days faffing about making a battery holder lol time to buckle down
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Garret Masterson on July 11, 2012, 09:49:42 PM
@Wavehawk

I can't do that I need my beauty sleep! ;D  But seriously man you're doing good with your wip
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: flamingeyebrows on July 11, 2012, 11:57:33 PM
12 days to go!

Time pressures, can you feel it?

Argh! Arrrrrrgh!  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/vampire_eyes/GIFs/Supernatural/Group/tumblr_lgl4k7gBQq1qf7vpw.gif)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 12, 2012, 03:56:38 AM
Man, I love this challenge. I hate that I just now got enough time to do some gunpla again because I would have loved to throw my MG Hi-Zack kit into the ring for this. When I started this Grunt MS contest, I had no idea it would become so fierce, you guys rock. Keep it up.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Sonar on July 12, 2012, 09:34:27 AM
You can whip out an MG in 11 days ZETA!

Shout to ZETA for the concept!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on July 12, 2012, 08:42:42 PM
I'm applying decals currently to my build but my problem right now is that it still lacks that impact that I want to go for, so I'm tryign to think of what else I can put on this build...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on July 16, 2012, 01:07:17 PM
ONE WEEK left everyone whos gonna be cutting close? *raises hand*
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Yami on July 16, 2012, 06:06:35 PM
It seems i am the one who is the most late at working on the project :P, yesterday i managed to finish assembling my Marasai and planning to start painting the kit by tomorrow. If you got MG Marasai, i would recommend to get LED unit for it because the kit looks much better with it.

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w371/yaminoseigi/IMG_6200_renamed_16964.jpg)

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w371/yaminoseigi/IMG_6201_renamed_367.jpg)

I will be also including the Ballute system from my Hyaku Shiki :D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on July 16, 2012, 10:04:10 PM
You're got a week still, Yami. Plenty of time.

Oh, right.

One week to go!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Garret Masterson on July 18, 2012, 08:02:20 PM
5 more days left am I right?  Darn so many things to do before I can finish my wip.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on July 18, 2012, 08:46:14 PM
Nurgle~~ :(

Are we almost done? I'm just wodnering if I have time to squeeze in one more change to my Zee-Zulu bash before Sunday. It's not major, but scratch-buildign a Bazooka holder is a pain...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: QuangVuong on July 18, 2012, 09:31:24 PM
Only til Monday to get it finished! Been overseas for the past couple weeks.

I may get a start on it this weekend. If not, good luck to the rest of the competitors.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on July 18, 2012, 09:43:28 PM
Yes, only FIVE days to go!

If it helps I've still got to finish painting my ReZEL.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on July 18, 2012, 09:53:14 PM
If it helps I've only got to photo mine  :P :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on July 19, 2012, 09:10:20 AM
I decided to move house in the middle of the build. Kinda slows you down. Got painting area all set up as of last night, though.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on July 20, 2012, 01:58:55 PM
I'm done  ;D http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=2942.30 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=2942.30)

Good luck to all the others.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on July 20, 2012, 08:29:33 PM
...finishing up on my project at the last minute...

...then get a call that i need ot work this weekend.

...and much rage was shared. >_<
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Yami on July 20, 2012, 09:03:19 PM
Well i almost finish painting my Marasai as well and only the shield and the Gun left to be painted along with some minor fixes here and there. If there are no interference in this weekend, i should be able to finish my model along with the Balute system :).

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w371/yaminoseigi/IMG_62082000x1333.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on July 22, 2012, 10:53:32 AM
Done. Only because I can't do anything else with the kit (and still make the deadline) and my monday is going to be too busy to post anything...
http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=2993.15
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Garret Masterson on July 22, 2012, 11:54:37 AM
Forgot to post that I'm done as well!  Hope to see the others work soon.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Epimethius on July 22, 2012, 12:28:35 PM
Done, photos are up.  http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=2943.msg43081#msg43081 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=2943.msg43081#msg43081)

Good luck all.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on July 22, 2012, 10:01:59 PM
25 hours to go!

Who's not sleeping!?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: flamingeyebrows on July 22, 2012, 11:09:46 PM
I KNEW I shouldn't have gotten drunk tonight! LOL. A little bit more weathering then photos. Hope I wake up early enough tomorrow. :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on July 23, 2012, 11:22:06 AM
Just under 12 hours to go!

Can the remaining participants finish in time? If they fail, can they face the SHAME?

The pressure is on! The clock is ticking...
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on July 23, 2012, 02:30:25 PM
Just top coated mine time to dry and a photoshoot before eleven easy:-P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Yami on July 23, 2012, 05:18:26 PM
Finish topcoating my Marasai, should make it in time for the Photoshot :).
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on July 23, 2012, 07:47:31 PM
my entries in, done and dusted, see the last post in my wip here

http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=2989.15
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on July 23, 2012, 08:22:48 PM
Not long left now guys!

Just 2.5 hours.

Good to see all the completed entries!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on July 23, 2012, 08:31:17 PM
I'm finished, too!

(http://gundam.lostspiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/left.jpg) (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3000.msg43139#msg43139)
Pics in WIP post (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3000.msg43139#msg43139)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on July 23, 2012, 08:39:36 PM
To the remaining competitors:

Remember, the deadline is 11pm EST. If your completion post (including the four required photos) isn't placed by 11PM, you've missed out.

Good luck!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: mangyver5223 on July 23, 2012, 09:37:51 PM
all photos of my work already uploaded. take a look :D and I may added several photos later on
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on July 23, 2012, 09:55:51 PM
I'm finished, too!
- Is that Rezel actually doing the John Travolta Saturday Night Fever pose...?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on July 23, 2012, 09:57:14 PM
1 hour people,some great entries in already gonna be hard one to judge for who ever its doing that lol
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: potchip on July 23, 2012, 10:04:22 PM
I'm finished, too!
- Is that Rezel actually doing the John Travolta Saturday Night Fever pose...?

I saw an acguy doing it..
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Yami on July 23, 2012, 10:32:06 PM
Well here is the finished result of my MG Marasai, more is coming up but probably it will past 11pm by then. Does that mean my entry is disqualified  ??? ?

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w371/yaminoseigi/IMG_62432000x1376.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: flamingeyebrows on July 23, 2012, 11:08:16 PM
So. It's all over. I frankly feel all drained but like I achieved something by finishing at all. I bought myself a huge load of gunpla as reward. :P

Well done to all who finished. Best of luck with the comp. :D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: mangyver5223 on July 24, 2012, 12:23:10 AM
I uploaded my photos yeaterday, but just now already done rearrangements so it can be easily viwed. so here's the link :D : http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3031.msg41285#msg41285 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3031.msg41285#msg41285)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Garret Masterson on July 24, 2012, 12:42:50 AM
Nice going guys! I guess it's time everyone get a good nights sleep ;D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on July 24, 2012, 09:16:33 AM
Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

Well come on who won?

You've had just about 10 hours since closing, how much more time do you need  :P :P :bacdafucup:

Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Epimethius on July 24, 2012, 09:34:02 AM
Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

Well come on who won?

You've had just about 10 hours since closing, how much more time do you need  :P :P :bacdafucup:

Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

I am sitting here at work refreshing the page every 30 minutes.  :D  Just don't tell me boss.  :-X
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: flamingeyebrows on July 24, 2012, 02:32:54 PM
Me ----------------------------> (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m76u7weAJV1qi4jwro1_500.gif)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on July 24, 2012, 07:10:28 PM
You've had just about 10 hours since closing, how much more time do you need  :P :P :bacdafucup:
*shrug*

Suspense is fun.

I'll make this official, and will officially state I'll be officially announcing the official results on Sunday night.

(Though I'll probably decided on a winner on the plane to and from Canberra on Thursday ;) )
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on July 29, 2012, 08:37:48 PM
The Grunt MS Group Build:EX Challenge #3 is over.

I'd like to thank all the participants. Each entry was excellent. You've all made it very hard for me to choose a winner.

My only regret is that there wasn't more out-there builds. With the concept you could've done some

First, though, to help with the suspense, I'm going to give my brief thoughts on everyone's build. These are in no particular order, except the only OOB entry gets to come first.

Epithemius's MG Ballzaku - OOB category entry.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Fury-s12's SD Zaku II / Barzam crossover.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Wavehawk's HG Zee-zulu
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

TheGunny's MG Zaku GM
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Potchip's MG EFF Acguy
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Yami's MG Karaba Marasai
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Flamingeyebrows' HG GM Sleevecannon
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Manguyver's HG GMZaku Jaburo Assault Jungle Type
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Garret Masterson's MG White Dingo Z'Gok
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Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Shaid on July 29, 2012, 09:11:22 PM
It's finally here. The winners!

First, though, a little bit of admin.

The prize categories and prize pool
Prize categories
There is a prize pool of four prizes. Winners will be able to choose a prize from the pool in the following order:
Winner - Advanced Category
Winner - General category
Runner up - Advanced Category
Runner up - General category

What’s in the prize pool?
MG RMS-108 Marasai - thanks to Shaid
MG GATX-102 Duel Gundam - thanks to Sonar
A choice of either HGUC Eye-Zack or HG 00 Raiser Designer Colour. Thanks to potchip. NOTE: The person who chooses this prize gets to choose ONE of these two kits. You don't get both.
a set of Sinanju or Unicorn Decals and a 20% off voucher - thanks to GenteiKits

Now, a dilemma. There was only a single entry in the General category. That means I've got a spare prize. Though I've got a solution for that, too. The fourth place prize is now for the best paintjob. It both works well as a prize and solved my judging problems. ;)

About my judging: This competition was about making me believe in what you've done. I wanted to be convinced that the suit you've built actually DOES belong in the faction you've modded it into. Paintwork and finish quality are important too, but first and foremost is the faction-change element. I've judged with this in mind.

The part you've all been patiently waiting for while I waffle on:

THE RESULTS

Runner up - General categoryBest paintjob
Not enough entries for this prize to be given as intended. But I'm giving it away anyway. It's my competition, I can change things up. This is now the Best Paintjob Bonus Prize!
The receiver of this prize (and fourth choice from the prizepool) is:
Garret Masterson
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/Masterson/MG%20Zgok%20-%20White%20Dingo%20Custom/DSC_1027.jpg)
Your paintjob is fantastic. I can really, really believe this is a marine suit. The texturing and weathering is awesome. While you might not have modded the suit enough for one of the main prizes, your paintjob gets you the super awesome paintjob bonus prize. Congratulations!

Runner up - Advanced Category
This was a very hard choice.
Flamingeyebrows:
(http://i.imgur.com/AuGKZl.jpg)
While you might not have the cleanest entry, this competition was about making me believe your suit was built for the faction you modded it to. You've certainly done that. Those sleeves emblems must have been a pain. Your mods won you this prize. Congratulations!

Winner - General category
This one will be obvious, as there was only a single general category entry. But that doesn't detract from the entry itself.
Epimethius:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8007/7619105906_7c181393ea_z.jpg)
Your entry made me laugh out loud. It's also very cleanly done. Can you imagine this guy coming at you in a battle? Congratulations!

Winner - Advanced Category
Here it is. Though by this point you've probably all guessed what this is. So I wont delay any further.
thegunny:
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%203/Finished/st02.jpg)
Another gunny masterpiece. The paintjob and weathering are awesome. But regardless of all that, at the end of the day this just sums up this competition. It's obviously a Zaku. It's also obviously a Feddie suit. As such, it wins. It is extremely hard to look at this entry and not see it as 100% Feddie. Fantastic work, and congratulations!

Congratulations to all the winners, and also to all the entries. As I've already said, they're all fantastic entries, and the judging was hard! If I could give you all a prize each, I would!

For the prize choosing, I'd like the winners to pick their prize from the list in the order below. To claim a prize, post a reply in this thread.

The order of prizepool choice is:
1st - thegunny
2nd - Epimethius
3rd - Flamingeyebrows
4th - Garret Masterson

Thank you everyone! Until the next group build!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on July 29, 2012, 09:12:36 PM
More fun than a barrel full'o Zakus. :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on July 29, 2012, 09:55:09 PM
Wow  ;D Thanks. Totally unexpected given the calibre of the other entries.

Thanks to all the entrants that put up finished kits. They were all great in their own way. This build was a bit of stress relief from all the clean builds I've been doing lately, a bit like a kid playing in the mud  :)

Thanks to all the prize givers as well, the choice is hard. As much as the Duel is tempting I'm a dyed in the wool UC stalwart I'll go for the Marasai please. 

Thanks again  ;D Bring on the next round.

The casual stance whilst firing the missiles was a bit of a play on my back story of shooting fish in a barrel. A bit like Ho-Hum here I am shooting another stupid Zeon who hasn't worked out I'm not on his side  ;) :P :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: mangyver5223 on July 29, 2012, 10:03:20 PM
may get new cam later on, but I feel happy join this GB for third time :D . Congrats to winner also
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on July 29, 2012, 10:06:07 PM
I'm a dyed in the wool UC stalwart I'll go for the Marasai please.
- Great, now you've got me wondering how creatively you'll mangle the feet on THAT! :p
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: potchip on July 29, 2012, 10:12:33 PM
HEeeheeehee congrats to all and thanks for shaid for a well run GB following the fine traditions of previous ones. I love GBs that runs to schedule and with most participants finishing (even if I couldn't work out the dates), the UC themed GBs get the job done, them doers!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on July 29, 2012, 10:24:24 PM
Congrats to all well deserved, sounds like we need a cutest grunt gb  then im in :p

@shaid - lol yes your correct its the wrong hand I got to into modding the gun and zaku simultaneously and forgot the gun had the hand molded in and therefore forgot to ensure I used the correct arm lol ahwell I'm sure that's how hands are found in the real world no,  also there never was any horn? ?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thegunny on July 29, 2012, 10:43:57 PM
also there never was any horn? ?

Why do you keep opening the door  ;) Must resist, must resist.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: flamingeyebrows on July 29, 2012, 11:06:41 PM
I got a place? Yay! Runner up! Runner up! :P

Big surprise considering how good all the entries look :D
Thanks Shaid and all the other entrants for a great competition. I only wished I managed time better so I didn't have to rush towards the end. Can't wait for the next one. :D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Garret Masterson on July 29, 2012, 11:35:11 PM
Congrats to all the winners and everyone who joined! (Gunny I knew you'd win ;D).   I had a blast and I am honored that I won the bonus prize ;D

Although the group build is over I'll be continuing my Z'gok by adding a city diorama to it.  This will be a good opportunity since it will be my first time to make a diorama for a scale model especially now that I've finished a weathered kit.   
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Epimethius on July 30, 2012, 05:33:24 AM
Thanks to everyone who entered, they were all awesome builds and very well painted and weathered.  I have a love for amphibious suits and am definitely copying Garret's method on a future build.  I was even going to do a little weathering of my own, but couldn't find the feet to mangle them.  Thanks to Shaid for organising the build and donating a prize, Sonar, Potchip and Gentei Kits for their donations of prizes too.  Also thanks to Hemish for suggesting I use hands, definitely a better look than a couple of claws barely hanging on to the heat hawks.  After some thought I would like the Duel please.

Thanks again all.  This was my first group build and I will for sure be in the next one.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on July 30, 2012, 11:40:51 AM
Gunny's second win! Congrats!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: flamingeyebrows on July 30, 2012, 03:33:53 PM
My turn to pick then. I think I will grab the Eye-Zack. If I take the voucher, I  just KNOW I will end up spending too much money. :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Sonar on September 10, 2012, 12:15:33 PM
Congratulations guys! Awesome entries. An MG kit went to an OOB Ball! There you go, we are generous mutherflippers here at GAF ;D

Who's got the reins for the next GGB:Ex?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Epimethius on September 10, 2012, 01:24:48 PM
In my defence it was a pretty sweet Ball.  Had hands and heat hawks and everything.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: flamingeyebrows on September 10, 2012, 01:33:26 PM
In my defence it was a pretty sweet Ball.  Had hands and heat hawks and everything.

Oh Epi, always talking up your own balls! :P

Also, didn't someone say next GB will be up tomorrow, like a month ago. :P
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: fury-s12 on September 10, 2012, 01:48:45 PM
lol no, someone said they would voice their idea for the next GBEX "tomorrow" about a month ago lol
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Wavehawk on September 10, 2012, 01:51:27 PM
TEAM FORTESS 2 GROUP BUILD, I'm calling it just because the GM Sniper's out, and "Snipin's a Good Job, Mate!" :p
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Epimethius on September 10, 2012, 03:11:24 PM

Who's got the reins for the next GGB:Ex?

Zahmad posted on the 4th of August that he had the next GB and it was all sorted.  Yet to hear what it is.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Sonar on September 10, 2012, 03:12:50 PM
In my defence it was a pretty sweet Ball.  Had hands and heat hawks and everything.

Who woulda thunk balls and axes would connect with such good results?

I think I need to handle these balls in person to effectively judge that.

Wait, what?
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Epimethius on September 10, 2012, 03:14:37 PM
In my defence it was a pretty sweet Ball.  Had hands and heat hawks and everything.

Who woulda thunk balls and axes would connect with such good results?

I think I need to handle these balls in person to effectively judge that.

Wait, what?

Next Brisbane meet I shall display my balls proudly for all to inspect, admire and critique.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on September 10, 2012, 04:40:28 PM
god this is worse than cracked.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Hemish on September 10, 2012, 09:42:51 PM
Make sure they are shiney :)
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Sonar on September 11, 2012, 02:02:38 PM
In my defence it was a pretty sweet Ball.  Had hands and heat hawks and everything.

Who woulda thunk balls and axes would connect with such good results?

I think I need to handle these balls in person to effectively judge that.

Wait, what?

Next Brisbane meet I shall display my balls proudly for all to inspect, admire and critique.

I look forward to thoroughly inspecting your balls.

Also, I would like to photograph your balls and upload the pictures to the internet.

It just keeps on giving.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: thepuddingcup11 on September 11, 2012, 02:43:50 PM
oh and i want to fondle your balls :D......wait,what? dammit!!!
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Sonar on September 12, 2012, 07:42:41 AM
:facepalm:
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on September 12, 2012, 05:24:29 PM
So I think to myself, I haven't been to GAF in awhile, damn college.....then I come back and check things and this is the first thing I see. Ah, good to be back.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Sonar on September 12, 2012, 06:43:26 PM
Yup we've moved to an All-Balls-All-The-Time approach. Working out pretty well I think. ;D
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on September 12, 2012, 06:44:03 PM
Yup we've moved to an All-Balls-All-The-Time approach. Working out pretty well I think. ;D
Wouldn't be GAF if it wasn't BALLS TO THE WALL.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: Sonar on September 12, 2012, 08:34:22 PM
I've never fully understood that expression. Balls swinging wildly would be closer to my approach. Whippin em round on some ghetto booty bounce steelo.
Title: Re: The Grunt MS Group Build:Ex Challenge #3 – Shattered Century
Post by: ZETA NEWTYPE on September 13, 2012, 05:14:04 AM
I've never fully understood that expression. Balls swinging wildly would be closer to my approach. Whippin em round on some ghetto booty bounce steelo.
You know, other than certain sexual acts that could relate to, I don't understand the expression either!