MG 1/100 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. OYW0079

My exams are around the corner but I managed to get some time to install Photoshop and deal with these photos which were taken back in September. This model was built back in April 2007, long before I had an airbrush. Some parts were hand-painted, with panel lines done using Mr. Color Flat Black and sprayed with Mr. Super Clear Flat. I only applied the given dry transfer decals and did not use the provided stickers except for the camera at the back of the head.

Please excuse the bad modeling but I like this iteration of the RX-78-2. How can a Gundam fan not have the First Gundam – father of all Gundams? I think I’ll have a separate category apart from my more recently completed ones. Maybe someone could give me ideas on what 1/100 kit to work on when my exams finally end.

MG 1/100 Gundam Ver. OYW0079

MG 1/100 Gundam Ver. OYW0079

Please excuse the now shoddy modeling job by today’s standards.

MG 1/100 Gundam Ver. OYW0079

The eyes were painted clear yellow with silver painted behind. This method doesn’t work well for most models especially ones with green or blue eyes as they are too dark to be seen.

MG 1/100 Gundam Ver. OYW0079

MG 1/100 Gundam Ver. OYW0079

The only part of the model with poor articulation is the ankles. They go side to side only up to 20 degrees.

MG 1/100 Gundam Ver. OYW0079

MG 1/100 Gundam Ver. OYW0079

However, the kneeling pose is one of the most impressive feats this guy can perform. Notice the horrible sanding marks on the knee joints. (*´Д`)

MG 1/100 Gundam Ver. OYW0079

MG 1/100 Gundam Ver. OYW0079

MG 1/100 Gundam Ver. OYW0079

MG 1/100 Gundam Ver. OYW0079

MG 1/100 Gundam Ver. OYW0079

MG 1/100 Gundam Ver. OYW0079

I don’t have a Zaku II to split in half for this scene.

MG 1/100 Gundam Ver. OYW0079

Last Shooting

MG 1/100 Gundam Ver. OYW0079

ま-まさかっ!

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5 thoughts on “MG 1/100 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. OYW0079”

  1. Lol are you kidding me? You call this bad? This is awesome work! This must be the version KA, panel lining everything with the flat black really makes a lot of difference 😀 Love the last pic, classic pose with the enemy.

    As for the 1/100 kit, maybe the new purple color astray ^^?

  2. There were a lot of problems with the kit. I cut the hydraulic pipes to paint them but screwed up and one of the knees has a spoilt hydraulic cylinder. Also I failed terribly at using Mr. Super Clear so there were a few frosted areas. It’s not so obvious because the kit is light coloured.

    I really dislike the 1/100 purple Astrays. So obiang! I can accept the MG Astray Blue Frame 2R but the yellow face bits kinda put me off. I prefer a UC MG but don’t mind non-UC ones if I can be poisoned enough into buying them 😀 Oh articulation must be good also, unless there is a really old kit which is a must-get.

  3. Actually I am looking forward to the 1/144 HGUC unicorn 😀 Somehow these few months the 1/144 kits are much better than their bigger counter parts cough ** PG raiser** cough..

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