Richie Ramos -- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Gundam! (gaijin@i-manila.com.ph)
Thu, 8 Mar 2001 12:16:43 +0800


I agree with garrick here...it must be in colors you like, unless the whole
point was to win the contest, not show the world what you like....

anyway, I find that anything blue is a bad thing in the battlefield, unless
you're underwater, but even there it would be better to stick to grays.

----- Original Message -----
From: "garrick lee" <goner4sure@yahoo.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 9:13 AM
Subject: Re: [gundam] model realistic or anime style

>
> --- "Enriquez, Eric" <EEnriquez@hatch.ca> wrote:
> > Suggestions from the group please.
> >
> > I'm building a MG Kampfer for a IPMS model contest
> > up here in the great
> > white north and I am wondering about MS thrusters.
> > I know that in the anime
> > shown on TV most MS have their thrusters painted a
> > bright red or yellow just
> > to make them stand out on the screen. The problem
> > is that I am painting my
> > Kampfer as realistic as possible and I was thinking
> > that I should paint the
> > thruster areas a titanium or some other metallic
> > color with some nice
> > weathering to simulate the heat from the thrusters.
> >
> > Or..... Should I just paint them yellow and then
> > weather the thrusters to
> > give the model a semi anime look.
> >
>
> well, you should paint your kampfer in a way that
> you'll be proud of even after the contest.
>
> myself, i'd go for drab serious pseudo-military
> colors. i never follow the anime colors (what kind of
> thrusters are color yellow anyway? i suggest
> weathering them over with dark bronzes and dark
> browns...) the kampfer blue is ok, actually. but the
> traditional red-white-yellow-blue of the gundam is
> definitely not.
>
> i rather liked the rx78-g3 color scheme. two shades
> of gray makes a whole lotta difference from parade
> colors. eek!
>
> -garr
>
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