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RGM-79 vs BTR-70
emroglan
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Istanbul, Turkey / Türkçe
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Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 05:38 AM UTC
Greetings everyone,

I was just starting a special project to have some fun when I realized there was a sci-fi dio campaign. So I decided to share my fun!

My scenario will be set in 2050s or 2060s, in a world where the Cold War did not end and the lack of resources is putting pressure on NATO and Warsaw countries leading to continous clashes and skirmishes. I wanted to build a mech painted in NATO colors, so this is the scenario (covered in lots of novels and tons of computer games, a little cliché).

I searched a lot for mech kits in plastic. Sci-fi kits are practically non-existent in Turkey. I turned my attention to internet vendors, still no luck.

Thinking I wouldn't be able to find what I was looking for, I turned somewhere else... Gundams. Lot of them are too fancy for my taste, but the regular GMs (cannon fodder in the series) really looked proper and basic. So I went for a RGM-79.

Alas, my first ever mech and first ever gundam kit:


I discovered the gundams are fun, you can play around with them (before you paint them of course, otherwise you start nicking the paint)



I took this photo to compare the size of the 1/100 Gundam to a 1/35 figure. My aim is to act as if the gundam is actually a 1/35 mech. In the series they are 18 to 22 meter robots. However, since I will use this mech with 1/35 stuff, it will become a 5-6 meter mech, which is more feasible.

Not very friendly, is it?




I am thinking that the pilot/operator sits in the chest section, with his head inside the mechs head.
emroglan
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Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 05:51 AM UTC
Next step, I started painting the mech. It will be a NATO mech, so Tamiya NATO colors (XF-67-68-69) were brought into action.

Overall coat with XF-67, NATO green:


Now it looks more serious eh? At attention mech!

Next came the NATO black:



And finally, NATO brown:



Generally it is ready. The red "shoes" will be painted flat black, as some of joints. It will be armed with a large rifle and a shield.

I also ordered drytransfers from Archer. I plan to write the robots nickname and the pilot's name on the robot. Hopefully, this mech will be called "PAINKILLER", piloted by J. Priest. Yes, since I am an old metalhead, a little heavy metal joke referencing Judas Priest by their Painkiller album (I also have an "Eddie" project in the future for Iron Maiden, heh)

Finally, here's the opponent.


It is Dragon's BTR-70 I've built years ago. I will probably have to repaint it and then I'll knock some holes to simulate hits.

The final scene will depict this mech near the BTR it has just knocked out, with the mech pilot looking around for his next target.
Dixon66
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New Hampshire, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 07:24 AM UTC
Nice concept. The paint scheme on the RGM looks real nice. I tried for that look several years ago on an RGM too, you pulled it off much better than I did though.

Can't wait to see this one finished.

Dave
AlexanderK
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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 09:26 AM UTC
Emre Efli

I think the scale of the Gundam is 100th scale but when you get a chance try to find Bandi's I believe Patlabor kits are 1/35 well at least the newer ones that bandi released a few years back... also a 1/60th scale series which has less detail and easier to find. As a matter a fact the they use AVs that look like the BTR-70 in the anime

AlexanderK
MrMox
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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 09:38 AM UTC
Very cool, theres a lot you can do on wheatering and battledamage on these things, heres something for inspiration: http://www.fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02b-BriegelLZ.htm

Cheers/Jan
emroglan
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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 10:59 AM UTC

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Emre Efli

I think the scale of the Gundam is 100th scale but when you get a chance try to find Bandi's I believe Patlabor kits are 1/35 well at least the newer ones that bandi released a few years back... also a 1/60th scale series which has less detail and easier to find. As a matter a fact the they use AVs that look like the BTR-70 in the anime

AlexanderK



I've seen some of their mech hunters in 1/35. Their flying vehicle is definitely a BTR rif-off. I chose to scale up the RGM so to speak, because I liked the Master Grade and I like the look of the RGM.

Once I finish this one, I even have a crazier idea to use a Zaku II in... Wait and see
Removed by original poster on 07/17/08 - 16:19:41 (GMT).