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got bored

here's my Beaten-up MG Exia

so... no LEDs used in the eyes. just touched with color dodge.
chest LED is real tho ^_^
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hmortiz Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
This is awesome.
Ivania1006 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Did you color or paint it to make it look damaged?
HobbyV Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep. It's painted.

Also the kit had some optional "damaged" parts with it, and i did my own damage as well... Might not be the most accurate thing tho. Considering the real size of the thing (~20 meters tall) , materials used to make a gundam and the weapons that caused the damage are not really real =)
Ivania1006 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
so when you buy the gundam exia ignition mode, theres an option where you can get the parts damaged?... and may i ask where you bought the paint? i would really like to try and paint mine similar to yours :)but it might not come out as good as the one you painted
HobbyV Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

I've used metallic spray paint for base coat and revell acryllic colors. Applied as several thin layers glazed over metallics...
Ivania1006 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
oh right i forgot lol

oh ok... if i wanted to do the same what brand of paint would i have to buy? o_O... im not much of an artist haha but i at least want to try it out.. yours looks epic
HobbyV Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you =)

Well, any brand of modeller's paints will probably be ok... You have to experiment to see what works for you tho >_> I suggest trying new techniques on more expendable and cheaper models ^_^
Ivania1006 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
you're very welcome

But if you had to suggest a brand a paint for a starter what brand of paint would you recommend? what models would you recommend?.. i recently purchased a Beginning and Reborns High Grade gundam and i have 2 other high grades on the way... i tried panel lining with a fine gundam marker but it hasnt been the best i've liked so far... i've heard you can use a led pencil, or pencil, to make the lining dark and more realistic
HobbyV Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
depends on what kind of look you want to achieve.

High grade models are a nice place to start. Among those HGUC models, especially the more recent ones, has overall better quality.

For panel lining, pencils do work.

As for brand names, it's more about how you use your mediums. And what kind of paint that you prefer. Acryllic, Enamel or Lacquer? I like acryllics because they are water based. Not much poisonous fumes. But you have to work FAST. They dry in no time and you have to be confident, and relaxed for that. Learn to live with your mistakes, or turn them into strength =) Enamels are more forgiving but there's more chemistry involved. But that's only my experience.

Gundam markers are not very good for anything serious.

And really, any brand that you can get easily is fine. Revell, Valejo, Gunze, Tamiya, Humbrol, are all good and is a matter of preference...

Watch some video tutorials. That'll help a lot =)
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neosapian6 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Artist
"bro, you just broke my face... Imma break your nuts, and your mind, and then rip your ass a new one, comprendo!?
HobbyV Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Yea, Exia is quite the badass!
neosapian6 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Artist
4z3rSh0ut4r0u Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
epic exia is epic
LinkTumi Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
amazing ......... looks like it was in real fight
so cooooooooool bro ............. keep it up
zeroconvoy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow very nice
it looks really good and the work you put into it shows
rgm501 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
terminator styles! looks wicked.
QuantumRaiser Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
you make my work look like shit.
awesome weathering looks like it's the real deal.
kikomachi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this has been beaten up so bad... awesome :D
somewhat it kinda look like a terminator though
RoXaSTG Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Epic :D
reyasemsz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
truly epic! :D damn!
breakeric Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Woww, I don't even like gunpla, but THAT'S AMAZING!
Erementaru-Koori Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that is amazing. I recently the past year or so have been building Gundams. I'm mostly just building them and perhaps later own start painting. I am in amazing in the detailed worked you have placed in all the parts to give it the feel that it has gone through a battle. It's insane and it will be an inspiration as I work towards building better Gundams.
HobbyV Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^_^
Avatar260 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
this is expert level work here

well done
Harbinger-01 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
It looks really cool man, you must have spent AGES on it! :wow:
I don't paint my models, i only panel-line them and use matte topcoat, can't afford much paint for gundam models lol...
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great weathering! Well done with the photoshopping to
gundamguy00 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
I never understood wh broken gundams look so much cooler than brand-new ones. But hey, they do! This picture kicks ass for miles!
HobbyV Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you introduce time into an otherwise 3 dimensional object.
Broken things has their stories to tell ^_^

and thank you =)
sielre Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
talongman Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Just the way i like my gundams... BATTLE DAMAGED :iconyeehawplz:
wolf75 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
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