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"I understand! This Gunpla's loud roar!!!"
Real Grade Joker by GeneralMechanics
Real Grade Joker
Another random moment of hilarity while completing the Real Grade Gundam GP01 and the Sprukits Joker.

I took the best of both models and put them together! 

I think I'm calling it done at this point. I just need to fashion a 'BANG' flag for the end of the beam rifle!

Sprukits Joker, 2014 Bandai
GP01, 2013 Bandai
Built by me! 2014
What's On the Desk -12/6/2014- by GeneralMechanics
What's On the Desk -12/6/2014-
So as I step back into the stack of Gunpla from the Backlog of Infinite Awesome, I decided to take on a classic
Best Mecha Collection Gouf while at the same time building the Real Grade Gundam GP01.
It's amazing to see how far these models have come. 

The Gundam is a labor of lines and details, and the Gouf is getting a complete paint job...

I call it "No Zaku Blue" in honor of the model. Testors Model Master Acryl Recipe..  1/1 mix of French Blue and Flat White

Gouf 1980 Bandai
GP01 2013 Bandai
Both WIP by Me 2014!
See my Awesome Solo Legendary Shenanigans on!

also check out my Max Tow Truck review on Youtube for CollectionDX!
Lets Put A Smile On That Face WIP by GeneralMechanics
Lets Put A Smile On That Face WIP
EDITED 10-21-2014

"Hello DA!!!! GM's back in town!! AAAAHHAAHAHAHAAHAAHAHAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

...Technically... I've been swamped in real life for a number of very demanding reasons, and so I have not been working on my open kit projects but I wanted to leave you with a taste of something I've started. 

In between saving the world and keeping the peace in the land of Gunpla and Cattle, I have been stacking up my 'Backlog of Infinite Awesome' with some really special and grandiose kits as well as a few of Bandai America's latest attempt at making model building relevant in America again: "SPRUKITS!"
Despite what little the line has to offer, I'm very excited about these models. Bandai isn't feigning us with gimmicky, simple-build-and-play model kits. These are Gunpla Grade!

The whole 'no tools part; I'm not a fan of shearing plastic. Though to the process's credit, one clean swipe with an x-acto knife will sever the parts just fine.
As for the kits, I have the Level 2 and 3 Master Chief models and with a TRU discount offer I got the Level 1 Joker model which you see here. 

While I haven't started building it yet, I can say the model looks easy enough but there is some real work to do with painting and detailing. 

Because he's a level 1 model, the Joker is one of the more simplistic kits in its overall execution but the head is is superbly designed with separate colors for his hair and face. He nearly has five parts for his hair alone, while at the same time it only takes two parts to make each of his legs.

Honestly, I could just build his head and be done with this kit and I'll still be happy!

I filled the creases and wrinkles in the Joker's face with a GM-02 "Gray" Gundammarker and wiped away the excess ink with some diluted cleaner.

I did the same technique with a GM-03 "Brown" pen too for the lips. I then came over those lines and painted the lips with red acrylic. 

For giggles, I used my rapidoliner to set where I'm going to paint the Joker's irises/pupils in his eyes, which I came back and painted green when I filled in his eyebrows.

I did some more finishing touches with the gray Gundammarker and weathering it into the creases of his hair.

The outlines in the teeth set my borders for painting, which I colored with a mix of yellow and white paint. 
If I have to call it a 'mistake' my lines for his teeth came out a little too strong (even though this is the gray pen) because I did this AFTER I painted them and not before. It's something I can fix as I go on with the rest of the model.

Sprukits is property of Bandai, DC Comics 2014.
model work is by me!
Greetings visitors and friends of my DeviantArt Domain!

I send this journal entry to say that while in my period of minimal activity on DA, I keep a more regularly updated photo-journal segment on my Google+ Page. I'm not retiring from DA, it's just easier with G+ since it is built into my cell phone and is more rapidly available to post material online.

...or I'm just that one guy who continues to refuse to getting a Facebook page. 

Don't judge me, it's not like I've got a Zune. 

The address link is

"Apparently I'm popular there because people like my pictures of Gundam Models, Baby Cows, and Broken Tractor Parts!"

There you will see some in progress work of mine that I will later mirror here and in future model reviews on CollectionDX!
  • Listening to: Sansa MP3 player
  • Reading: model kit manuals
  • Drinking: water


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Rob Braun
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United States
Gunpla and Cow Master of CollectionDX!
Fearless Leader of the GM Brigade!
Solo Legendary Hero of Awesomeness!

Current Residence: Builder's Den, Hahira region
Favourite genre of music: soundtrack
Favourite style of art: Fine Point Illustration, character illustration
Operating System: ZBN-Drive
Shell of choice: Ceramic coated Cobalt-Titanium alloy
Skin of choice: Nano-polymer
Favourite cartoon character: Grimlock, The Tick, Freakazoid.
Personal Quote: "If Life were easy, it wouldn't be fun."



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Makingscalemodels Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch! *bow*
GeneralMechanics Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome! Your work is incredible!
Tentish Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student General Artist
thank you so much for
 the watch!! X3
IsaiahBelmont Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Count-Vilanova Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey happy birthday buddy!
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Welcome to :iconmodelpit: buddy, we are happy to have you. please read the rules and have fun!
SierraFaith Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the :llama:!
SierraFaith Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:giggle: hi
Pitboy2710 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Just read your review of 1/100 scale Metal Gear Rex. Thanks for the info :)
GeneralMechanics Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! Thanks for reading.
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