Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Kronos The Harvester - COTT Build Off WIP#3


Well, this round, due to my lack of planning, there r quite some trial n error. Probably also due to being rusty ady, i cant really have a very clear image/visual in my mind n resolve into this build-fugly-throw stupid routine.....

Here's this round of work log:

SB a small portion of the upper chest to fill the empty space due to the reverse position of the original chest piece. In addition, added more piston; on the chest connecting the neck. Well, not really connecting, just visual.

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Got this Seed mecha as second hand kit, mainly for the purpose of kitbashing. Thank you Yee Siang for willing to sell me the kit despite i d told me it's mainly for dissection  :)

Added some evergreen...
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Reverse the connection, modified the original parts for that too.
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Seems not too bad...... before putting it on.
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O.M.G...... it looks FUGLY!!! Especially after putting in the extra large foot part, the whole thing just looks like some badly done clown skirt..... ABANDON!!!!
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At the meantime.... since i m already already using the kit.. either Arios or Kyrios or something like that, for convenience purposes, also i need a pointy front skirt....
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Not too bad. Later will only test fit the feer to see the overall...
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Ok, since the previous side skirt look stupid, decided to go another way. Use the backpack part; saw it out....
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Pretty much it is i guess for the meantime.......
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Let's try adding an extra piece of heavy add-on Armor at the groin... huhu, that needs special extra protection.
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Hmmmm.............................. Looks a little overdo for now... ok let's put everything together and see.
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Preparing the "feet"... not really a fott, but some extended innerparts for thrusters. This Graze should be one without foot.
I am using a China-made weapon. A little too long, hence get ready for some amputation surgery.
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This is just another idea i am totally not sure about..... adding some extra fin. doesn't look good from here.....
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Hmmmmm...... hmmmm......
Honestly, do not look good at all. The extra front skirt piece totally block off the fragile waist which i purposely wanna make it look long n slim. Bad, bad.
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Without the big ass front cover, seems like it looks much better!!! slimmer waist follow by a big @ss.....
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But the front looks kinda too weak without the front armor piece though... just a lil too thin....
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Maybe, if the front piece tilt a litttle more upwards, where the top part of the front skirt is more distanced from the waist?
Maybe. But i cant do that with the current front skirt, as the design of them, the two fat "feet" are at their ways. As a result, the front skirt always tilt outwards at the bottom.
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Ok., let's try another solution.
Get this GP03 parts from Honeymic. Thanks bro for selling it so dirt cheap to me!!! Huhu.
Center piece, gonna slit it into 2.
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Ok, at least now it is not blocking the feet... but it is blocking the view of the waist! WTF......
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Same sh*t.
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Time, really wasted.... hahahahah Also reminds me that try refrain from chatting n joking while u r doing design..... brainless attempt, waste time, waste parts, waste energy....

P/S: I realized I totally forgot to take photos of the back skirt!
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A pretty much nothing-achieve-wip for this round........

Monday, February 15, 2016

Kronos The Harvester - COTT Build Off WIP#2

Ok, next the blurdy head......

Decided not to use the duck like helmet thingy hohoho.

Drill Hole for the "eye". Yes, mono eye all the way..........
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Drill holes, holes, n holes. decide to plant some "hair" onto the rather bald head. Hopefully some hair will make it look more intimidating. I dunno what kinda rational it is, but... what the hell XD
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Hair. Use Loreal for healthy and silky smooth hair..... Oh, in the end it will have 3 types of thicknesses of hair.
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Drill extra holes (again). These are for the extra "eyes". So if i aint gonna have mono eye, i will have seven eyes altogether.
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Another Loreal commercial. the front few will have some extra "hair clip" just to make her look beautiful...
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Oh yeah, the white thing on the chest; since i flip over the chest piece, there's a hugh space at the chest. Still not sure i will build outer armor or simply let the inner frame to be exposed. Anyway, just build a simple outer armor first. Is flexible, i still can change my mind anytime....
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My SB skill really sucks!!! This is the simple stuff i have come up with. Not really looking great, but it will be there for the meantime until later i have better idea.
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After I have done with the abdomen area, i realize it looks a little empty/plain. Initially was thinking of slapping in some dunno-what-the-F*ck spare parts to make it looks more solid, since i have a hydraulic fetish (Not piston, mind you), i thought of why not i build another pair of smaller ones there?

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If u think it is a little "lebih"..........I dun care what u say.... i am loving it. Hydraulic rules!!!... hahahaahahah!!!!
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Kronos The Harvester - COTT Build Off WIP#1

This is a project for a group build, Clash of The Titans Build Off, which the subject is RE1/100 graze from the Iron Blooded Orphan series.

Since the name is about titans, without thinking much, i associate it to Greek Mythology. Choosing Kronos, or Cronus, the God of Harvest, basically based on the reason.... well, not much of deep thinking of conceptualizing, merely because i feel like building a scythe is kinda cool. Hohohohoh!

In short, this is a build without much concept, merely driven by the weapon. Probably the only reason for building it is the weapon. Worse, actually i dont have big plans for the scythe. I am just thinking, well, a scythe.

Oh, besides that, I find the name Kronos or Cronus sounds interesting too. Hahahahaah!!!!

So, it goes from here......

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First, i would say Bandai has done a very good job. snapfitting this kit is so enjoyable. Amount of parts is a little like the early MGs, plusso much advancement in terms of structure.

The immediately I realise i do not like is the way Bandai make the waist hydraulic (or piston, some may want to see it as). I am one of the early modelers who were totally awed by Naoki's Zeta. However, I find the way Bandai's made it, it just shorten the waist so much it doesn't look slick at all. So the first thing, increase the length of the waist, and yet, maintain the "S" shape posture (which i think this, Bandai has done a wonderful job!!!)

Instead of cut off the middle part (too much work for me :p), i decided to tilt the joint connecting to the groin area so that i could raise the chest  up to reveal more of the waist n ribs area.

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Besides that, I will tilt the 2 main hydraulic tube outward a little for better visual (V shape body :p). Added aluminium rod for support.
(Side note: I really love this product, produced by Wave. Straight aluminium solid rod. It's soft, straight, and can be polished n it will look like chrome)
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Much better.
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Ok, it is more of the neck than the head. Since I am trying to to make a Greek like inspired Mecha that should look a little scary, having a neck n head that look like a drawf's aint gonna do it.
Simple, lengthen the neck!

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Slightly longer
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Ok make a hole n put in metal spring. at least aint gonna look so empty.....

Oh, i realised just turn the chest up side down will make the chest look raised. ok, saves me a lot of work.....
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