MG Strike Enforcer over Shenandoah Valley. I like this picture because of the valley and the fog below that was giving off a bluish kind of tint that really added to the pic. Later on the fog crept up on the mountain rather quickly as you’ll see later.
I’ve seen a lot of modded Gundams online, including recently here and here, and didn’t really think about modding a Gundam since I’m fairly new to Gunpla. Earlier last month a new friend sent me an MG Strike Gundam as a thank you gift. Rather than return it, which would be very costly considering where it came from(and rude) I kept it and decided to color custom mod it.
I’m very satisfied with how it came out and learned a lot from a lot of people about color design and spray paints. I took the Enforcer with me recently but ran into some obstacles in posting the Model, which includes getting a new job farther north and the expiration of my trial version of Photoshop CS3(no!!!!!). But at long last here it is…
MG STRIKE ENFORCER (color var.)
Test Pic of the Gundam before Top Coat and finishes. The actual finished color is a bit darker.
The MG Strike Enforcer is made up of the MG Strike Freedom body and water slide decals for the MG Freedom. After using the water decals I’m swearing not to use any other decals but them. They just look fantastic and most look like they’re painted on the kit.
I picked Red, Black, and Gunmetal Grey for the body since I’ve always wanted a Red Gundam/Zaku but none have yet to appeal to me….yet.
My favorite pic out of the bunch and the only one that I used CS3 with.
Another take of the Dragoons deployed this time I set the whole stand on top of some rocks. With the cover post pic I used a small table that a landscape artist had brought up with her.
The waterfall nearby was pretty dark when I got there so I pumped up the iso.
To make it more salvageable I used some effects from the Gimp software to decrease a bit of the grain. (Edit Sept.23, Reprocessed the pic and took Gimp effects out)
Another test shot of the Strike Enforcer. I’m getting into the hang of things when it comes to indoor shooting, but I’m still lacking in that department. I need to find sometime to sit down and actually study through some people’s techniques on figures and Gundams.
Once again I used model master’s topcoat and tamiya spray paint cans like I did with the Strike Freedom. I think in the future I may be looking to get an airbrush but Tamiya spray paints are more than sufficient for what I want to do with my kits. What I really need to buy is one of these!
I really enjoyed color modding the Strike Freedom, which is on the fast track to being my favorite Mecha. After modding the Strike I’d really like to take a crack at doing a different Gundam with similar colors.
Enforcer taking off. I think the Strike Freedom especially the MG looks better without the dragoons. Stand removed using Gimp.
Enforcer with Beam Rifle Extension. The fog from the cover post pic makes it’s appearance.
Heavily armed Strike Enforcer scouting Shenandoah Valley.
Alternate angle #2 Dragoons deployed.
FLIGHTSCOPE 004 – MG STRIKE ENFORCER