It took me sometime to get the exposure right for these pictures as the metallic finish really through me off, but eventually I did and the final result was okay.
Like I mentioned in the Hyaku Shiki WIP I had an issue with the decals, being which that they fell apart easily and the worst part was that they were official BANDAI decals. It’s unbelievable to me that in order to use the decals I eventually had to give the decal sheet itself multiple clear coats.
After watching the Zeta movies a year or two ago I started to really appreciate the designs in Zeta, including the Zeta itself. But combing through Dalong’s site at past Master Grades I came upon a Zeta that I felt looked better than the original, that being the Zeta Plus A. Seeing as how this is a 2001 kit, doesn’t come from a Gundam anime, and came out before the 2.0 Zeta its understandable how most people ignore it but as I built it I found out that the build itself might be better than the original. Continue reading
Once my new photography setup was done I wanted to go and give muslin a try, but when I finally got it, getting everything to work right was a bit more time-consuming than I realized. It wasn’t just getting the cloth hung up and removing the wrinkles but also a few days of testing and camera manual reading to just get the camera settings right. Once I went ahead and took the long-awaited Mk-II pictures the end result makes me think the muslin backdrop might be my new default.
When the new Zeta movies came out a few years ago I started to appreciate a few mobile suits I had previously blown off namely the Hyaku Shiki. After watching the triology I wanted to own a Hyaku Shiki and I managed to do just that when I built the HGUC Hyaku Shiki, and modeled a MG Char Zaku II after it.
I was fine with just those two for sometime but after looking at various collection display pictures I noticed that the original plated MG Hyaku Shiki always stands out no matter where it is or how many other kits surround it. So I got tired of waiting for the fabled Hyaku Shiki 2.0 which looks like it may never come to fruition and decided to look into purchasing a normal MG Hyaku Shiki. Continue reading