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Title: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: thegunny on January 24, 2013, 09:37:06 PM
Done & dusted  :) My entry is not eligible for prizes, I'm just along for the ride  8)

May I present Special Operations RGM-96X Jesta & his homies.
Edit: I now have a name for my pile of green plastic. Sonar has called it "The Ballstrosity"  ;D
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta00.jpg)

The original mode of transport (Base Jabber) met with a grisly end so a quick raid of the kit pile, bitz box and left over bin yielded a twin set of RB-79 Balls, a Koto missile launcher set and the left over ramp off of a Bandai System Base that were turned into a nasty surf board.

To start with I'll go through the mods that I did.

Jesta first up. Not too many, just some Bandai jet nozzles, a couple of Wave antennas
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Backpackmods.jpg)
Modified the left over shield arm as a rifle mount
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/riflemount.jpg)
Added some Bandai spikes to the shield
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/shield.jpg)
and gave it a Beam Vulcan with the scope from the Gelgoog beam rifle, both from the Bandai System Weapons sets.
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Gatling.jpg)

Next are the RB-79 Balls.
The twin set comes with two sets of each weapon type so why not graft them together and have double the BFG factor  :D also added the tail fins off the Base jabber as wings and some Bandai nozzles for extra thrust.
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/balls.jpg)

Finally the platform. This started life as the left over pivoting platform from a Bandai System Base, a Koto Missile Launcher Set and some plasticard. I also robbed a few parts from the Koto Chain Base sets for the Ball attachments. The spare bazooka comes from the HG Gundam Ground War Set and the clamps are from the rack that comes with the Bandai Weapons Systems sets. The two round silver things are magnets to hold the Jesta in place (one in each of the Jesta's feet as well). They are so strong that the first time I put the Jesta in place then removed it one of the magnets in the Jesta's feet was ripped out  :o
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/platform.jpg)

Right on to the finished items. I chose not to give this fella any battle damage as you don't live too long in his line of work if you get the crap shot out of you.
It's finished in mostly Tamiya paints with Vellejo for the Jesta camo and Gunze for the metallic parts. The weathering was done using MIG filters to take the new looking edge off the base colours then Vallejo pigments to give it the dirty look, followed with a brushing of Tamiya makeup kit green & grey over the edges all topped with Vallejo matte clear. Decals are a mix of Bandai, HIQ & Wave. Hope they are not too hard on the eyes  :)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta01.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta02.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta03.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta04.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta04a.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta04b.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta04c.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta05.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta06.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta07.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta08.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta09.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta10.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta11.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta12.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta13.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta14.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta15.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta16.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta17.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta18.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta19.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta20.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta21.jpg)

(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/thegunny2/Gundam/GAF%20Grunt%20Build%204/Completed%20RGM-96X%20Jesta/Jesta22.jpg)    
Title: Re: Cowabunga Dudes! Surf's up. Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. lotsapics
Post by: Suzaku on January 25, 2013, 02:12:27 AM
Looking good, Gunny! I love the camo work.

But, what's that white stuff all over your balls in the last pic?
Title: Re: Cowabunga Dudes! Surf's up. Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. lotsapics
Post by: thegunny on January 25, 2013, 07:56:41 AM
It's all over the balls in all the pics  :)

Not sure if that was an attempted ball joke or not but it's Vallejo pigments, streaks of light & dark slate grey with a touch of titanium green. They don't get rubbed down after each mission as they get excited enough during battle  ;)

I'm actually thinking of using the other ball twin set and posing them like fin funnels. The Jesta is piloted by a newtype and he has complete control over his balls. (and the descent has begun  ::))
Title: Re: Cowabunga Dudes! Surf's up. Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. lotsapics
Post by: fury-s12 on January 25, 2013, 08:02:01 AM
amazing work as usual gunny, top notch camo and chock full of little details, those bandai nozzles and spikes look great to love the extra detail in them
Title: Re: Cowabunga Dudes! Surf's up. Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. lotsapics
Post by: Sonar on January 25, 2013, 08:08:17 AM
Mind = blown.
Title: Re: Cowabunga Dudes! Surf's up. Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. lotsapics
Post by: Matt723 on January 25, 2013, 09:41:28 AM
Quote
Mind = blown.

My sentiments exactly.  The empty gaze of those balls is staring deep inside my soul...
Title: Re: Cowabunga Dudes! Surf's up. Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. lotsapics
Post by: Epimethius on January 25, 2013, 11:31:48 AM
I am a massive fan of the RB-79 and the job you did with them is incredible.  The platforms is my favourite part of this, but the MS is also really really cool.  I am going to be examining these pictures very closely to get ideas for myself.
Title: Re: Cowabunga Dudes! Surf's up. Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. lotsapics
Post by: Sonar on January 25, 2013, 02:56:14 PM
Thank you sincerely for making a GM decscended kit in all Aussie regalia. Something I wanted to attempt, a dream really, which you have fully realized. Soo cool. All the markings I would've used and more, right down to the kill strikes.

Zenny if you are about mate I'd really like this one to have a blog feature, if you wouldn't terribly mind that is. ;)
Title: Re: Cowabunga Dudes! Surf's up. Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. lotsapics
Post by: thegunny on January 25, 2013, 03:50:11 PM
Gee thanks  :-[

No one's mentioned the two out of place decals yet  ;)
Title: Re: Cowabunga Dudes! Surf's up. Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. lotsapics
Post by: Shaid on January 25, 2013, 04:40:46 PM
The GAF decal works nicely on the Ball Jabber. What a piece of work it is.

Heheh, he said "Ball Jabber".
Title: Re: Cowabunga Dudes! Surf's up. Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. lotsapics
Post by: zahmad on January 26, 2013, 06:55:48 PM
Awesome work! Now I'm off to work on mine....
Title: Re: Cowabunga Dudes! Surf's up. Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. lotsapics
Post by: khai62 on January 27, 2013, 04:22:45 AM
Love the detail all over the kit and the camo colors.
Title: Re: Cowabunga Dudes! Surf's up. Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. lotsapics
Post by: Jimmy The Guz on January 27, 2013, 06:10:29 PM
Very trick!  Great work Gunny.
Title: Re: Cowabunga Dudes! Surf's up. Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. lotsapics
Post by: thegunny on January 27, 2013, 08:21:20 PM
Thanks people  :)
Title: Re: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: Sonar on February 18, 2013, 02:57:31 PM
Thanks Zenny!

http://gundamaustralia.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/gaf-member-feature-thegunnys.html
Title: Re: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: thegunny on February 18, 2013, 03:08:51 PM
Yeah thanks  :)

I like the second pic you used. I reckon it's the best one. I didn't notice it until after I took the pic but I just like the way it turned out. The Jesta's got that sort of I see you, time to die look. Well at least I think it does, I might be biased though  ;)
Title: Re: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: Sonar on February 23, 2013, 02:59:34 PM
Might have another go at it next week
Title: Re: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: Epimethius on February 23, 2013, 03:01:02 PM
LOL, full of win Sonar.
Title: Re: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: thegunny on February 23, 2013, 03:13:35 PM
That will look good right between the balls  :)
Title: Re: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: Sonar on February 23, 2013, 08:51:22 PM
I'm not happy with it. Should've rested before doing the top line.
Title: Re: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: Hemish on February 23, 2013, 09:12:07 PM
I love this site
Title: Re: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: Sonar on February 24, 2013, 01:16:52 PM
:)
Title: Re: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: curtiusm on February 24, 2013, 09:50:42 PM
Oh hell yeah, love the details and the decals. That camo is top notch as well. So many things to admire! Well done!
Title: Re: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: fury-s12 on February 25, 2013, 07:58:39 AM
there cant be to many plaques out there to commemorate good balls
Title: Re: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: Sonar on February 25, 2013, 09:50:43 AM
Ha! That gives me an idea..
Title: Re: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: fury-s12 on February 25, 2013, 09:59:47 AM
coming soon, sonars ball plaque emporium?
Title: Re: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: Sonar on March 01, 2013, 03:54:32 PM
;)
Title: Re: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: fury-s12 on March 01, 2013, 04:18:21 PM
hahaha awesome
Title: Re: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: thegunny on March 01, 2013, 04:29:26 PM
I'll have to wear the Warwick Cappers when I come up so the masses can admire them  :ball: :ball:
Title: Re: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: Sonar on March 01, 2013, 08:12:19 PM
Ohh gunny that's just.. oh.
Title: Re: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: Hawk105th on September 19, 2013, 05:25:55 PM
I hate to say it but this is one hell of a balls up suit, love it gunny
Title: Re: Grunt Build #4 RGM-96X Jesta & his homies. The Ballstrosity
Post by: thegunny on September 19, 2013, 10:34:28 PM
Thanks. A few people over the weekend were trying to make heads or tails of it   :ball2: :ball: