I couldn’t fix the Geara Doga’s mono eye, so I had to replace it but luckily it was fairly painless. For the lighting area I made a temporary setup that took up my entire work desk. It worked surprisingly well, so much so that I will probably use it for any other large builds in the future.
There wasn’t much left to do. All I did was clean up the wires and painted the areas I epoxied so that they blend in with the rest of the base. One problem I see to be having is tat the mono eye light for the green Geara Doga is malfunctioning, I can look into it but I am not sure if I can do anything about it. Besides that my last bit of frustration is how I am going to take pictures of this whole thing. The base itself is too big for my ordinary lightbox so I will have to come up with something special for this. Continue reading →
Not a big update but wanted to get images of the Geara Doga and Jagd Doga finished and placed within the diorama up. For the most part this was smooth except for when I put the Jagd together the mono eye wouldn’t light up. I eventually had to take it apart to fix it but during this I noticed that inside of the chest I forgot to remove some masking. With that gone the beams lit up a bit more, so this blessing in disguise was just in the nick of time. Continue reading →
Starting this week I stepped up my speed on the Jagd Doga and began painting. Luckily after a thread on the Mecha Lounge I came to realize that my understanding of pre shading and post shading was wrong. Because of this I looked at a few new spraying tutorials (this being one of them) and instead of using pre or post shading I decided to use both but in a new more knowledgeable way. The result was much better than expected and with a whole lot of masking (this is a HG) I managed to finished it. Continue reading →
Even with it being grounded and having a big body I still wanted to go lite on LEDs for the Jagd Doga. The beam going through it and the mono eye are the only source of illumination in the Jagd and using the reasoning I explained in the fin funnel post I actually felt totally fine with it. Most of all I just don’t want the frustration of the Nu to repeat itself, and frankly after seeing the Nu lit up while on the diorama base I found a new reason why doing it this way is the best course of action. As you can see in some of the pictures below the lit up Nu’s thrusters are very bright to the level of actually casting spot lights on the diorama. Now with that in mind if I lit up every thruster of the Jagd Doga the base would look like I threw a bucket of blue paint over everything. Continue reading →