Mack's Mechas
I now have every kit I bought at the Belfast Comic Con painted, built and shelved for display. They took all summer and they were all worth every penny put into them! If I had to average a cost to build these kits, I’d say £350 at least total investment for the kits, paints and display stands.

I now have every kit I bought at the Belfast Comic Con painted, built and shelved for display. They took all summer and they were all worth every penny put into them! If I had to average a cost to build these kits, I’d say £350 at least total investment for the kits, paints and display stands.

I took a few photos of my twin Unicorn units together. The Banshee is having alot of trouble holding together. I’m tempted to disassemble it and  paint it to help toughen the joints.

Anyway, for now it held up well to get in some neat poses with the Unicorn alongside it.

The second kit I built while away, the Unicorn Gundam OVA version. With this one I had ALOT of fun building it. It has no paint whatsoever and I’m keeping it that way. No colour on the V fin / horn either, I love it plain white.

Next to the Banshee I’ve noticed some mold degradation over time. This earlier kit of the mold is very sturdy and never sways, yet the Banshee can barely stay on its feet. Might wanna look into that Bandai…

I tried recreating a few poses with this one, 3 to be exact. I’ll post side by side comparisons in a few minutes.

So I decided to finish my last two kits I got at the Belfast Expo while I was on holiday, so have a look at my finished and fully painted Sengoku Astray Gundam. I have some touch ups to do with paint tubs, but the entire body and frame of the kit have been spray painted a mixture of flat white, metallic red, gunmetal, black and gold.

This kit was alot of fun to build and had some new mechanics to it I’ve not seen in other kits before. It can hold its weight very well on one leg for something so top heavy and can pull off some incredible poses.

I highly reccomend this kit to anyone, it’s a fantastic piece of work and alot of fun to build.

If you’re familiar with this blog, you’ll know every now and then I like to post top 5 favourite lists. This is my next list I have had in mind for a while. I am very well versed in the knowlege of countless mobile suits, factions and characters from Gundam and the battleships they use are no strangers to me either. So here are my top 5 Gundam warships.

1. Ra Cailum class ”Ra Cailum”. I have always loved the Ra Cailum since first watching Char’s counter attack many years ago. It is one of the first warships to lead the new, more peaceful attempt to find and take down Zeon remnants after the disaster of the Titans in the Gryps conflict. Designed with two mobile suit decks that can hold 8 suits each and defences focusing most firepower forward, this ship is intended moslty as a frontline assault fighter.

2. Argama class ”Argama”. I loved this one less for its design, more for its technical advances compared to other ships. The bridge retracts in battle mode to protect those on the bridge and there are two large rotating gravity blocks which simulate artifical gravity throughout the ship, a first for any warship in Gundam.

3. Pegasus class ”Albion”. The headline ship of 0083, the Albion was originally commissioned by the EFF for use during the One Year War. But because of all the advanced tech being added, the ship was not completed until 4 years after. Then it would carry the next two gundams in the UC project as part of the EFF’s reformation program.

4. Nahel Argama. There is alot and little to know of this ship. It is a one of a kind battleship with no others in the line. Created to carry a huge fleet of MS, this ship can also hold its own in battle with many fitted anti-MS cannons, artillery guns and missile launchers. Its huge size and lack of speed can be troublesome to the crew, but the large fleet of MS onboard can more than hold off all but the strongest of opponents.

5. Peacemillion. The only non-UC warship on my list, Peacemillion debuted in Gundam Wing and was the home ship of the 5 gundam pilots during the final days of the war against OZ and the White Fang rebellion. This ship could actually hold many MS, but given Howard’s choice to remain neutral to either cause he only had the 5 gundams and Noin’s Taurus on board. Its armaments consisted only of minimum power beam cannons that could barely scratch a Leo.

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antsmakelifeharder:

macks-mechas:

Hey look, it’s you again. I guess I should block you now because like I said I don’t like dealing with ignorant people. Nice of you to try and mask under anon too, but given the rarity if questions here it is painfully obvious who you are.

Lol I didn’t send that anon not would I ever need to talk to you anon I’m sorry for your butthurt even tho you do build tight models

You know, it’s funny. You said only yesterday you had no interest in following my blog. Yet you are clearly stalking it enough to know when I have answered your anon mail. Ignorant and a hypocrite, you’re just fantastic.
Once you put something on Tumblr and it leaves you blog it's out of your control, once it's reblogged to someone else's blog it's there's to do what they want with it. You may not like it but that's just the way it is.
Anonymous

Hey look, it’s you again. I guess I should block you now because like I said I don’t like dealing with ignorant people. Nice of you to try and mask under anon too, but given the rarity if questions here it is painfully obvious who you are.

deleted. i understand why you'd be upset but man i don't care how much time you spent on it nor do i want that on my blog. sorry man it came up on my feed for blogs i should follow but i guess i'm glad i didn't follow lol

Aren’t you just a basket of roses. If anything I’m glad to not be followed by someone who removes people’s original credit to add his own inadequate descriptions (if you could call it that). Trust me, the loss of you as a potential follow is a relief, not a loss. I have no time for ignorant and rude people such as yourself.

antsmakelifeharder:

tight

If you’re going to reblog my post, can you please not remove my original description of the work that went into the kit? I appreciate the notes on it, but I would also like people to know how and why I made the kit too.

Decided to give Evasion Optimus the same premium paint job overhaul I gave to Galvatron a few days ago. It turned out ok; a bit of silver, gold and blue to make some of the lost details stand out better.

What I was aiming for most was colouring parts that will not stand out in vehicle mode. I don’t want to alter the colour of the alt mode in any way so the feet and shoulder pieces stayed untouched.