Thursday, April 10, 2014

RG Zaku Diorama " The Old Guard " verDC23


RG Zaku Diorama

It has been sooooooo long since I finished a Gunpla. My very last Gunpla project was my The O II diorama  back in 2010. It was a build intended for my Face-Off against my good friend Kenny Lim aka Toymaker. Kenny as expected got the upper hand ( LOL ).

This project is my very first diorama after 3 years of hiatus and this is also my very first build as a member of TEAM NEXUS!

Basically  this is just a practice build as I have not done any projects ( even non-gunpla ) projects for a while. Just testing the waters if I can still do Gunpla and if I will still enjoy it. Even though this is only a practice build, I wanted to make it a bit special as this RG Zaku was a gift given by Edmund of HobbyMate, Kenny, YiHui and Ben back when they attended our old MAC forums anniversary party.

Anyways, this was fully hand painted ( except the primer ) with VALLEJO paints. I primed it with Bosny grey primer ( spray can ) and used Vallejo Model Color, Vallejo Game Color, Vallejo Water Effects, Vallejo Pigments and Vallejo Washes. The finish is a bit satin on the RG itself, matte on the groundwork and extremely glossy on the water effects. I have yet to cover this with Vallejo Matte Varnish ( except the beach ) as I've said I have yet to buy a new airbrush.

I was having a hard time getting the correct white balance during the photoshoot. My iphone kept on giving me a different balance whenever I point it towards the Zaku versus the groundwork. Out of frustration, I recorded a short video and post it in my Instagram account. Do check the video out guys!


This was a confidence gaining build as I thought I might not be good ( or at least decent ) in building Gunpla anymore. I guess I am ready to pick up my pending commission works now. :)


RG Zaku Diorama

RG Zaku Diorama

RG Zaku Diorama

RG Zaku Diorama

RG Zaku Diorama

RG Zaku Diorama

RG Zaku Diorama

RG Zaku Diorama

RG Zaku Diorama

RG Zaku Diorama

RG Zaku Diorama

RG Zaku Diorama

RG Zaku Diorama

RG Zaku Diorama

Thanks as always for dropping by! Just enjoy the hobby! :)
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