1/72 Macross Glaug   1 comment

This big guy is a recast of an older WonderFest kit (I think!) of the Zentraedi Glaug officer’s battlepod from Super Dimensional Fortress: Macross.  The Glaug is a tough design to render due to the spindly arms, and I had to use alot of pins on the parts to keep it stable.  I actually finished this kit a year ago, but only finally took it back off the shelf to re-fix the arms the other day, and figured it was time to finally photograph it all finished.  The decals were made by me in Photoshop, using a scan of the decal sheet from a 1/72 Glaug plastic kit (either an Arii kit or Imai I assume), printed on clear decal stock.  This was the first time I made my own decals, and I’m pretty happy with how they came out… I think the clear backing worked really well with the gunship greys of the machine, and gave it a bit more subdued look, instead of totally bright stand out colors all over the mech.  I replaced the antenna on the side of the cockpit with a piece cut from thin Plasticard.  Painted with a couple of random Tamiya and Testor’s rattle cans I had on hand, and then detailed with acrylics and a brush.  I did all those yellow stencils on the legs by hand, and it took a long time to get them to where I was happy with them.  An oil wash and weathering pigments rounded out the package, along with clear red on silver for all the sensor lights.

Posted July 9, 2009 by Prometheum5 in Macross, Mecha

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  1. Nice! I just finished my Arii 1/100 scale Regult, I need to build one of these next. Great job! LF

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