|Very G1 cartoon in looks and headsculpt is almost dead on!|
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Hey there, Kervs here, as a "collector" of Transformers, I'll be focusing on Transformer figures and maybe wide angling on to other transforming mecha later on. Also (as a warning) there may be things that hardcore collectors will cringe at when they read my posts so its better to be warned than not, which brings me to one of my latest hauls and long time dream toy, Classics Jetfire (also known as Skyfire in the Transformers G1 animated series).
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Drawing is much like riding a bicycle. Once you learn it, you don't really forget how to do it. Of course without practice, you would get rusty at it. Working with computers all these years, it's a rare opportunity for me to work with traditional tools like the basic pencil and paper. I have had to make an effort to shut my computer down and go back to basics. And here's what I came up with:
|Tallgeese III. Pencil on paper. 2012|
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I used a non-grade 1/100 Gundam Astray Red Frame kit to make this one. They look pretty much exactly the same except for the
frame colour, the decals and weapons.
I'm not quite sure if this could be considered an out-of-the-box build since to my knowledge there hasn't been a 1/100 version of the MBF-P03 Gundam Astray Blue Frame that came out. I made this from the non-grade 1/100 MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Frame. They're basically similar in form except for the frame colour and decals. I was planning for this to be a two-phase project, this being phase one which is the base unit of the Astray Blue Frame. For Phase two, I was hoping to tackle the Full Weapon Form version of the Astray Blue Frame. As far as I am aware of, hobbynotoriko did a 1/144 version of this and he got the parts from other HG 1/144 kits. But the specific kits where he got the other parts from did not really come in 1/100 scale so I may have to dip my toes into some scratch building action. Wish me luck.
Friday, August 9, 2013
|I use an 80 cm x 80 cm x 80 cm light tent which came with differentcolour backgrounds (red, blue, black, white),|
three Yongnuo Speedlite YN 460 off-camera flash units in slave mode , one Nissin Di622 flash unit equipped
with a Lightsphere flash diffuser mounted on my Canon EOS 40D with an EF 50mm f/1.8 II prime lens.
Given my background as a visual artist and graphic designer, photography and travel are interests that come naturally. And ever since I was introduced to photography in secondary school, it has been an enduring passion ever since. And the logical progression now that I am into Gunpla and scale modelling is to take whatever I have learned in doing different kinds of photography and apply them to scale models and toys. Although what would be more applicable to scale models and toys would be the knowledge I've acquired doing product photography. Just in case you're interested to see my photography work, you may view them here and here.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Ever since I laid eyes this mobile suit design, I instantly took a liking to it. As I am not well-versed in Gundam lore nor have I seen the complete Gundam Wing series (although I did get to watch Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Special Edition OVA), I only know as much about the Tallgeese III as I've seen in the animated feature. I do like that majority of this mobile suit is pristine white with a dash of blue and gold (yellow). Quite elegant if I may say so myself.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
I feel Zakus don't get much love since they're usually the antagonists in the Gundam Universe. They are reminescent of World War I German Stormtroopers after all. But I think they have a certain "charm" to their design, especially this one from the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny series. The ZGMF-1001 M Blaze ZAKU Phantom is more angular and "spikey" than the Universal Century Zakus which are more rounded and "organic".