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