Author Topic: Kotobukiya KG-6 Sleipnir  (Read 291 times)

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Kotobukiya KG-6 Sleipnir
« on: May 18, 2017, 07:50:46 PM »
Yet another Kotobukiya painted orange! this one even more so than the last one: http://mecha-lounge.com/index.php?topic=38.0
Like that kit I've built this for a local hobby show, CAMS 2017.

So I started this kit around this time last year, but never finished until just recently, it was a good mix of sheer laziness and that I just couldn't find a shade of orange that was a good fit. I did all of the prep work when I was working on it last year but I managed to lose the photos (or more likely just neglected to take any at the time).

Anyway, I have finished it up properly now; the orange is a New Haven Orange by Badger Flex, I had the absolute worst time trying to spray this stuff it supposedly pre-thinned but it wasn't spraying well so I then thinned it and it still wouldn't spray cleanly. Anyway the rest of my colour selection are the usual culprits Vallejo paints and pigments. I felt that this kit needed some really heavy weathering to make it fit in the show it comes from where its considered to be less than a grunt.


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Re: Kotobukiya KG-6 Sleipnir
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 01:42:47 AM »
Very nice indeed,the colour is spot on and the weathering is great.

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Re: Kotobukiya KG-6 Sleipnir
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 02:42:34 AM »
^^Thank you very much, I figured that it needed to look really abused. I mean its pretty much the Zaku I of its series :D
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Re: Kotobukiya KG-6 Sleipnir
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 06:02:21 AM »
Nice I like the color. What series is it from? It looks familiar.

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Re: Kotobukiya KG-6 Sleipnir
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 10:22:31 AM »
^^Thank you very much, this is a mech from Aldnoah.Zero

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Re: Kotobukiya KG-6 Sleipnir
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2017, 01:35:35 AM »
What an awesome design.. I have never heard of/or seen this mech
before but I love it! Those legs remind me of the Graze from IBO.
Man I love the weathering/textures you added... and that flat orange,
SWEEEET!  8)

I look forward to seeing this at the show on Saturday! ;D ;
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Re: Kotobukiya KG-6 Sleipnir
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2017, 10:52:00 PM »
Thank you very much, I will absolutely be bringing this along!!
I can't got to the show anymore without something orange :D
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Re: Kotobukiya KG-6 Sleipnir
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2017, 04:21:49 AM »
This model has a really great mechanical design, and your treatment of the kit highlights many of these design elements in a great way. Nice job!

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Re: Kotobukiya KG-6 Sleipnir
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2017, 07:02:39 AM »
That is a very interesting looking kit and colour is very nice.

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Re: Kotobukiya KG-6 Sleipnir
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2017, 02:26:56 AM »
@GoodGuyDan & rockpopandchips Thank you very much guys!
I really enjoyed how this kit went together, and its aesthetic is quite unique :D
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