My RX-78 entry for the Group Build is finally finished 😀
This project was started in 18th February 2010. I plan to finish it in a week, but it got postponed due to some important event that happen in my life. And it is finally done now 😀
RX-78 is definitely my favorite. The classic and simple design is so hard to resist! Not to mention how Bandai treat it as a legend 😀 This one is a 1/144 scale HG RX-78-2 GUNDAM Ver. G3oth.
I am not constantly buying a Gunpla, so I don’t keep track of Gunpla’s price on the market. And then there is this one day when I was passing by in an online shop, I saw this version of RX-78 is sold on a very affordable price. I decided to buy it as a celebration after completing my thesis 😀 also to take some break from 3 consecutive military kits. It all comes in a very perfect timing 😀 Not to mention when I hop in right away after the announcement of RX-78 Group Build in RockLeeLotus’s blog.
To make this kit still have its original classic atmosphere, I decided only to change the color scheme. I think that by a combination of purple, white, yellow, and gray color will make the kit becomes more dynamic 😀
Doing it out-of-the-box style would also improve my basic technique such as seamline removal, masking, and airbrushing. I use Tamiya Acrylic Flat White for the white color, Tamiya Acrylic Lemon Yellow for the yellow, Tamiya Acrylic German Gray for the inner frame, Tamiya Acrylic Light Gray for the waist and weapon, and a mixture of Tamiya Acrylic Purple and Flat White for the purple color.
There was a problem in the photo session though..My camera is somehow not able to capture the real purple color as it is T.T That’s why I asked the help of Aditya Rakhman, a photographer who has previously collaborated with me in here and here 😀 So it’s a big thanks to him!
So that’s a wrap of my RX-78 😀 Thanks a lot to RockLeeLotus for the Group Build on his blog 😀 Knowing that this is gonna be an entry for a group build makes me feel more motivated 😀 I can’t wait to see all you guys finish your RX-78 😀 Even if it gone far from the my actual deadline, still this is pretty fast build for my standard. Thank you all for following the progress, it’s been a total fun ^^
The Work in Progress