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Recommended method for remodeling the gunpla for beginners (first part)

2019年1月13日Gundam Ez-8Ez-8, hguc, mixing, mixing build, original

gundam Ez-8

Let’s first think about the idea of ​​remodeling

– I heard that this time the original remodeling.

Yes, if the “Ez-8 of Gundam sentinel” exists, I made original reconstruction with the setting that it is.

 

I hope I can do it,

Before remodeling, the content of the idea is concrete, and there are illustrations to reference, it is easy to find remodeling points.

 

This time I will use “Gundam sentinel” as an idea reference.

 

 

wikipedia Gundam sentinel


Among them, I will refer to “Gundam sentinel 0079” edited by the latest interpretation at the time of the first “Mobile Suit Gundam” aircraft.


– What specifically did you refer to?


It is an illustration drawn by Mr. Katoki Hajime, which is said to be the so-called “sentinel version Gundam”.

I am also referring to the illustration of Ez – 8 drawn recently by Mr. Katki Hazime.

Wikipedia Katki Hajime

The important thing in making “Gundam sentinel version Ez – 8”

To make an original Ez – 8 image from illustrations and sentences.


Different interpretation is a very interesting part, as it is different from “what is sentinel likeness” by modeler.


– For example, what kind of things do you have as “sentinels like”?


Although it is a personal opinion, rough characteristics are as follows.

  • Design that leads to MS (Mobile Suit) in later period
  • There are the same parts in mass production type and testing machine
  • I am incorporating the design of real weapons
  • His head is high, there is volume in front and back

This time with remodeling according to 4 features.

In addition, observe the balance of each part and the composition of the surface
It matches “Sentinel version Gundam”.


– Well, I see, I’m thinking of details.


How to easily make the Gundam fairly easily

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– Can I ask you for details on specific remodeling?

Yes, first of all I will explain from the beginning.


Recommended for Gunpla beginners

It is a way to sharpen the head and make it smaller and improve proportions.

There was no redo when changing the proportion in this way.


As a common way to make the kit look good, there are ways to extend your limbs and raise your head and make it slim body.


I do not recommend it for beginners.

Because if the limbs are stretched out, the balance of the whole will change greatly.

The change in appearance is easy to understand, once the collapsed balance is difficult to fix.


I think that the method of extending limbs can not be said to be suitable for beginners.


Looking closely, because the head of the original kit is long vertically,

My head is low, because my head looks big.


Because the frame of  “crest’s”main camera is thick as a kit, you can raise your head somewhat by cutting the frame around “crest”.

This is a method that can be used with other kits.

Since “Gundam sentinel” is the theme this time, it is better to raise your head.


To cut the gunpla “hyper cut saw”

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– Next is the fuselage, but its form has changed a lot.


Yes, the fuselage is being reworked from scratch.
It was based on the old kit “GM Sniper”.

Because old kit has few parts, it is easy to carry out extensive reconstruction.


As I referred to the illustration “Since the Zaku shield has been diverted to the armor of the chest,” the breast armor of the kit has undergone a major renovation.

First of all, we cut “unnecessary part” using “hyper cut saw”.

– What is “hyper cut saw”?

It is a small saw blade with a thin blade.

  • It is easy to leave connection pins when cutting
  • The reduction in thickness when parts are cut off is small

Because it has the feature that,

  • The strength of the cut parts is hard to fall down
  • Thin, small parts can be cut cleanly

There is an advantage.


To cut with the small force little by little when using.

To this hypercut saw

“Blade is easily chipped if forced to move”

There are drawbacks.


– Is it better to use a saw that specializes in modeling as well?


No, model dedicated use is not necessarily good, but we strongly recommend saw belly used this time.

Because the general saw blades are thick, even a difference of only 0.5 mm, you may scrape down the necessary parts of the fine parts.

Especially when using parts in combination, precision saw saw is essential.


I added a duct to the bone.
The duct uses the details under the cut thorax armor (Kyoto Soukou).


For smaller ones and those with precision details, use smaller saws.

It is a precision saw of “Tamiya”.


Those with different blade types and sizes are set, Tamiya ‘s precision saw dust is fixed to the handle of a separately sold design knife.


 It is a little slower to cut than the hypercut saw, but because the blade is small it is easy to reach narrow places.


Thanks to the special saw saw, we were able to transplant parts safely.


There was a duct at the same position in “Sentinel version Gundam”, so it was a good idea with me.

 

 


Summary of modification method recommended for beginners

How was it?

  • Concrete idea for remodeling is easy to decide remodeling point
  • In order to make it look good, it is recommended to reduce your head and raise your head
  • It is better to use exclusive sawtooth when cutting the gunpla

These three are the first half points.

Procedures and methods of remodeling are people, and in fact mostly do as I like.

However, as a dare for beginners, I summarized the method which can be done at the shortest for people who are going to remodel Gundam season from now on.


In the second half the explanation of the basic remodeling method is over.

Who would think that I should try making a Gunpla  Come on.