After over 3 months of mutilating plastic and inhaling cement and paint vapors, I am proud to present to you - the Kampfer Desolator!
Summary: Project Name - Kampfer Desolator Kit - MG Kampfer 30th Anniversary edition Build period - July 2012 to September 2012
Mods - panel scribing and pla plates - drilling for rivets etc. - opened up armor for metal parts, mesh - LED mono-eye - 10 glass fuse "canisters" with green gel and LED - 5 concealed 3v batteries to power LEDs - metal cables, IC pins, pin heads, thrusters - custom thrusters from Guntank wheels and ointment caps - custom backpack and shoulder armors from extra clear parts - custom weapon (HALO gun, h-arms custom gatling guns, armor parts, canisters) - dio made of floppy drive metal casings, pla plate, runners - desolator team made from modded and painted Mage Knight miniatures - waterslide decals
Paint - Tamiya clear green - Tamiya clear yellow - Mr. Hobby steel - Mr. Hobby gloss white - Mr. Hobby flat grey - Mr. Hobby gloss yellow - Mr. Hobby flat red - Tamiya weathering kit - Tamiya flat base - Jhonson's Wipe N' Shine (Future) topcoat
This project was such a great learning experience for me. As a relatively new gunpla enthusiast I gained valuable experience, particularly in airbrushing and working with different types of plastic. It may not seem much, but the modifications I attempted here have given me the confidence to take on more extreme projects in the future. I might even try my hand at a full scratch build someday! I'm just glad that I was able to come up with a nice concept and stick to it until the end, despite the many mishaps I encountered. I'll be taking a week off of gunpla to recharge my batteries, but you can be sure i'll be back with an even bigger project - so keep an eye out for new posts!