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1:144 Bandai Sandrock by fritzykarl 1:144 Bandai Sandrock by fritzykarl
I made a lot of modifications and scratchbuilding on this one. The modified/scratchbuilt parts are:

- Added Styrene on surfaces to simulate additional armour
- Scribed in additional details
- Did a face lift to make it look like the Destiny Gundam
- Sharpened the heat shotels
- Scratchbuilt "thrust vectoring" style boosters (we gotta be updated with technology right?
- Scratchbuilt the hands for more natural-looking poses
- Scratchbuilt the shield (with spare magazine rack for the machine pistol)
- Scratchbuilt the machine pistol (with stowage rack in the back)
- Scratchbuilt the knife and scabbard
- Overhauled the shoulders
- Scratchbuilt the elbow joint up to the biceps for that MG-style double joint with bicep rotation
- Heavily modified the Hip joints using sawed-off 1/100 shoulders to get rid of those loose ball joints.
- Modified the ankle into two articulation points
- Installed ball joint in the waist for movement.
- Custom paint scheme of course
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GrummanF-14 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Cool mods and did you make it to where Shamrock Custom could wear the Cloak that has on in the Endless Waltz OVA as it makes 're entry
Ramman05 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
I don't normally fav model art, but I will make an exception here. Great Job.
MiloVu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice :x
UnicornKnight321 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
You should totally do some remakes of the Gundam Wing units.
Itachisuperhero Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
how many hours have you spent on this?
fritzykarl Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
I have no idea ^__^'

Probably about 5 weeks where I worked on it 3 or 4 hours a day.
Itachisuperhero Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
:O just a lil bit :D
fritzykarl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Thanks for viewing my work!

To answer your question, I used a double ball joint in that area. I first sawed off the ankle armor since it was molded into the leg. I then used another ball joint to add another point of articulation to the ankle. I did this by gluing a spare ball joint polycap in the leg, then the ball that goes into it is then glued to the actual ball joint polycap that is provided in the kit. To add durability, I bored a hole on top of the polycap and glued the ball in. The foot is then attached into that polycap.

Hmm, somehow that sounds confusing even to me.

Here are some links to in-progress pics:
Siroh32 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
You have done a wonderful job with this model. I have the same model, but as a super-amateur at model-building, I have a few questions at least as to one aspect of this model: What did you specifically do to modify the ankle joints? What have you used to do that? If the tools are model-specific, is there anything you could use that are either normal everyday items around the house or a given hand tool you could get at a nearby store?
Siroh32 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
I should add that, if a reply is forthcoming, it can come at your convenience, as a joint to the right leg is broke, and I'm going to have to fix that with the strongest glue I can find (if at all possible). Of my models, it's the most abused.
Siroh32 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
And as I'm taking some steps back (as I think I hadn't worded my last message right), I guess I should note a reply can always come at your convenience. I'm not telling you whether it should or not. *shrug*

(You'd think someone who has English as a native language could be able to use it well. I'm proof against that, apparently. Ugh. Sorry about that.)
GlauG Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Really nice work :D I only wish it was 1/100 :P
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