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Gundam Unicorn WIP by alphaleo14 Gundam Unicorn WIP by alphaleo14
here is a shot of my latest plamo i'm working on now 'RX-0 Gundam Unicorn'. instead of the original color [link] i did a lot of re-modification myself, i respray all the red psycoframe component to gold color, it looks even better when i custom colored it to nu-gundam [link] black and white color. the biggest modification i did was replacing the unicorn's tiny face with a much larger face salvage from duel gundam, looks better now.

The leg bend articulation which many people complain as the biggest flaw of the kit with the maximum bend of 70 degree, but i manage to modified the bending to 110 degree after numerous try out which almost the result of destroying the leg.

overall the whole build is around 70% done, i still have the decals to apply and lots of parts damage during the assembly(especially the gold component) i'm also planning to scratch build a fin funnel booster pack. so it may take some more time.

other than that i'm stopping the build for a while to work on a Gundam 00 poster for the up coming comic fiesta.
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:icondynamo-soldierbb:
Dynamo-soldierBB Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A unicorn gundam with the nu-gundam's colors is a fantastic idea, it looks great!
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rizegreymon33 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
SWEET MERCY!! Better 9000 times over than original Unicorn Gundam
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:icondeathknight42:
Deathknight42 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
SWEET JESUS. I love it :D
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Bletilla Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Awesome! Golden frame with black and white armor, this is more than unicorn
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videogamemasta Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
with the gold psycoframe and black armor it looks a lot like the ashtray gold frame, but still your recolor looks pretty damn cool
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:iconzeroragnarok:
Zeroragnarok Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:star::star::star::star::star-half:
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duplicate00 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Very interesting colour scheme and creative modifications I must say
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:iconalphaleo14:
alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
yeah, the pure white may be a bit dull, so i wanna try out u-gundam color, let's see what if amuro rey will pilot it

anyway, i submited this baby for the gundam kit competition and it won a 'new challenger award'

u can check out the finish model in
[link]

and my upcoming gundam unicorn centaur
[link]
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BlackHammer-0001 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010   Traditional Artist
whoa, that's awesome. considering Nu is one of my fav gundams and I find Unicorn looks great as well
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:iconderzocker:
DerZocker Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great recolor! I'm currently doing something similiar with my Forbidden Gundam
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:iconbpdballin3:
bpdballin3 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
it kinda reminds me of nu gundam. unicorn ver. nu
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:iconddb21:
DDB21 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
You just made my day, turning the pinkish destroy mode's parts into a much more awesome gold parts, two thumbs way up.
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:iconrizegreymon33:
rizegreymon33 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
The gold painted parts are similar with Strike Freedom's.
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williamcll Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
want to see nromal mode
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zero000101478 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Good painting but I still prefer the original colors because my favorite color is RED.
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M0nteNegr0 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Looks kinda like Sandrock from Wing.
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:iconvforvengeance:
vforvengeance Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
This is awesome, but I think Amuro Rey is kinda overrated...
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:iconzetra006:
Zetra006 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
AWESOME!
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:iconjohncleric:
Johncleric Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
AWESOME THis gundam looks kickass :)

all it needs is Amuro Ray or Kamille Bidan to pilot it :D
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wolfgangcake Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that came out great. should go check out my gm sniper sometime^^
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
correction, I "WANT" one. *oops* :D
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
*GASP* :omfg: I WHAT ONE!!! *jumps around with temper tantrum* :D
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:iconaimee5:
aimee5 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
eh ... ya, these colors sure look better than the original unicorn.
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:iconalphaleo14:
alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
ya, shinny gold
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:iconriza23:
Riza23 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
woaahh OwO
cant make it for BAKUC huh ^^u
or did you had another entry OwO
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:iconalphaleo14:
alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
nah, no intention to join bakuc for the moment, mybe may try out next year, but i still lack the most crucial tool of modeling, airbrush. i'm doing all my gunplas using hard ware store spray only
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Riza23 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
I see... ...wait you didnt use airbrush!? O____o
wow you gotta teach me to spray with normal spray then OwO
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:iconalphaleo14:
alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
nah, no intention to join bakuc for the moment, mybe may try out next year, but i still lack the most crucial tool of modeling, airbrush. i'm doing all my gunplas using hard ware store spray only
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Loone-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
that's amazing, too bad it's hard to find those stuff in my country...
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yohkou Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
DAMN! REALLY LUV UR WORKS BRO!
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russetwolf13 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I gotta ask, how many people become spontaneously impotent in the face of all that awesome you put off?

Seriously, you're embarassing me. I feel like I have to shit a gold brick to catch up now. :iconhorghit:
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Apotheosi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
no wonder it looked like nu gundam XD

great work
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:iconalphaleo14:
alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
ya, the original unicorn color looks too plain white, so why not try out other color, nu gundam was a good choice
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Apotheosi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
definitely
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:iconalphaleo14:
alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
ya, the original unicorn color looks too plain white, so why not try out other color, nu gundam was a good choice
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rustle22 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
kool it looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!
nice recolor. reely detailed :)
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:iconwolfez:
WolfeZ Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did lots of modifications to that? It looks awesome, wow sure looks more cooler then the original...
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:iconalphaleo14:
alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
ya, especially the original gundam face, it was tiny
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:icondrei-chan:
DRei-chan Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
There are people who don't realize how much work goes into making and modifying these models(no one here, of course).

It's clear you work very hard on these models, and I love seeing that. :3
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acerix Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I am in awe of your Gundam Model building ability. Mine is fail.
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:iconalphaleo14:
alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
i still need to train myself to have a more stable hands and fingers
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:iconalphaleo14:
alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
i still need to train myself to have a more stable hands and fingers
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foxy-yazoo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
This is SO COOL! I love the idea of recoloring it, it really does look better in black and white. You're inspiring me a bit, for I have a lot of Gundam models I built back in high school that I want to redo. Back then I just made them straight from the kit with no modifications whatsoever (other than the decals) but now that I have an airbrush and other things I REALLY want to retouch them now. X3
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:iconalphaleo14:
alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
damn it, u have airbrush, smething i don't have at all, i used hardware store's spray can for the color, it's very expensive to buy model kit spray here, i can only afford cheap hardware store's spray. make sure u make full use of your airbrush, if not i'm coming after u
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foxy-yazoo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
That's AWESOME you're able to do that with cheap hardware store paints though, it's more amazing. XD I'm just curious what type of paints would be best for something like this. And I WILL make full use of my airbrush for other projects though, when school lets up and I have time for art. X3
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alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
well, according to exprences, hardware store paints don't stick that well to the model, i have to do a lot of sand papering to rough up the surface for the paint to stick better, airbrush is a better choice because u will be mixing some thinner into it and it well stick better on the plastic and u can have more choices of custom colors, well it's better to get model paint like Mr color or tamiya paint
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:iconalphaleo14:
alphaleo14 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
well, according to exprences, hardware store paints don't stick that well to the model, i have to do a lot of sand papering to rough up the surface for the paint to stick better, airbrush is a better choice because u will be mixing some thinner into it and it well stick better on the plastic and u can have more choices of custom colors, well it's better to get model paint like Mr color or tamiya paint
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foxy-yazoo Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
AH okay... I'll have to remember Tamiya model paints and thinner whenever I get the chance. Thanks so much! X3
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adillustrations Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Do want...
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CharTeam Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
its in destroy mode right but man it looks sweet
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