Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Kronos The Harvester (Graze 1/100 .R) - COTT Build Off 2016

Seriously, I have no idea how this project lasted for 6 months, from March 2016 when I got the kit n officially call it of at end of August ... Anyway, as usual, pictures first, talk later.

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Overall Upper Body:
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Lower Body:
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Left Foot:
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Part of Front and Back Skirts:
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Upper Body:
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Shoulder & Forearm:
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Side Skirt:
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Long Range Weapon:
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Weapon Scythe:
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Back Skirt:
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BackBone: (a BIG thank you to Kriz for d idea!! :) )
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Some other random pictures......

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This is a project where i joined the Clash of The Titans Build Off 2016, initiated by Kenny Lim (ToyMaker) & Kelvin Zhang (Mr Dash). The subject is 1/100 Graze from IBO series. Initially was planning to complete it by end May of 2016, which, as usual, deadline is dead, so we gotta make a new one. In the end, i barely completed it by end of August 2016.

Wasn't planning out much for the kit; there r two things i would like to do for this project:
1) Despite i love mecha without feet, i have yet to build one. So this will be the project for that.
2) It is also time to build my first scythe weapon.

Yeah, simple n unambitious as that.

Since the build off is named "Clash of the titans" which to my impression, should be some greek mythology stuff; with a mecha holding a scythe, i just named it as Kronos (Cronus): One of the old Gods, Father of Zeus, the God of harvest.

Oh btw why Kronos? Merely because "K" & double "O" looks cooler than "C" & "U"

For modification, basically just kit bashing . Nothing much to shout about.
Feet- main part if Astray Blue frame's big ass gun
Back skirt - GP01
other stuff are just after market, leftover parts, and modification of both.

Color is the major disaster i encounter.

Initially was trying to get makoto kobayashi's art. It's like burnt metal (which is like a yellowish and darker tone of silver) together with a fade orange- yellow kinda gold (something like champagne gold). The whole thing, in his drawing, looks like all are metallic colors.

- The problem with mixing metallic is, first of all, one cannot see the color in the mixing container; until i really spray them onto a surface.
- Besides that metallic tone consist of metallic flakes and clear color, is very sensitive to the base color it is sitting one.
- Third, even when i got the individual tone looks delicious enough, when i put too colors together, it might looks like some kindergarten project (Well, i have absolute prejudice onto kindergarten kids' work). The tone, the reflective agent, the position of various colors, the visibility of it in different part of the mecha etc etc.

I had spent more than a month, a half pack of plastic spoons (reuse 2~3 times), just trying to get the color combination "right". "Right" doesnt mean what i love,  it just simply means it doesnt look that stupid.

And, for one, professionally i deal with colors, printing.

In the end, i have gone from a camo color scheme which i think is absolutely beautiful and daring, to something safe n "no so ugly". Gold and metallic brown.

And yes, some colors can only exist in 2D paintings and CG drawings.

Well, at least this round i confirm that Gaianotes flatbase is really fine enough to spray onto metallic colors n in a way, u can control the shininess of it. This is something Gunze, which with a much coarser flat base, can't.

C & C are welcome.


  1. What was your final build time on this all in all? It looks fantastic, I like the subtlety in the shades of grey on the legs, and that gold is really sharp!

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I would say the whole project took slightly less than 7 months.