HCM Pro Gundam Ez8

April 24, 2013 at 12:17 | Posted in HCM Pro | 1 Comment
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I bought this Ez8 together with a bunch of other HCM Pro kits a few years back. Having done some weathering on the Gundam Ground Type, I decided to do apply the same treatment for the Ez8.

So the same processes were repeated: enamel wash, dry brushing, paint chipping & applying weathering pastels.

The Ez8 is not so much different from the Gundam Ground Type; it comes with the same types of weapons & accessories. The only additional stuff is the parachute backpack & a bazooka. It also comes with some add-on details parts, which I am saving for other kits. You can also remove the chest armor to reveal some details underneath.

Like the Gundam Ground Type, I am equally impressed with the level of details & articulation in the Ez8, given that it’s such a small scale model. So anyway here’s the pics:

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HCM Pro Gundam Ground Type

April 22, 2013 at 12:42 | Posted in HCM Pro | 3 Comments
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With the current revival of interest in the MS 08th Team, I thought now would be a good time to post some pics of my HCM-Pro kits from that series. First up is the Gundam Ground Type. When opening the box, I came to realize just how small these HCM-Pro kits are. Yet the level of details & articulation is comparable with a HGUC kit.
Like all HCM-Pro kits, all the parts come pre-assembled. This one comes with a submachine-gun, a cannon, 2 beam sabres, a shield and a box-like backpack. In addition, it comes with several add-on detail parts (attached to a runner) to give it a more military-feel. I decided not to use any of it because I’m thinking of using them on my HGUC kits instead. Another thing that impressed me about this kit is that it already comes with some decals attached.
Since this is a ground type unit, it’s crying out for some weathering. So I applied (almost) every weathering technique that I know. These include enamel wash, paint chipping, dry-brushing, and dabs of weathering pastel. I should add that applying these techniques are a little bit tricky given the small scale of the HCM-Pros. Finally I gave it a layer of flat topcoat.
The results are as you see below:

And that’s all I have to say about it. Hope you enjoyed the pics.

HCM Pro Geara Doga

September 23, 2009 at 01:06 | Posted in HCM Pro | 8 Comments
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I got this way back last year and it has been sitting in its box since. After I’m done with this one, there’s another 3 HCM Pro models waiting in line. Anyway, the Geara Doga has everything that appeals to me: it’s green, mean and armed to the teeth. Like most of my HCM Pro models, I felt compelled to add some panel lining. I also took it a step further by applying some decals on the shields and leg. After a generous coat of topcoat, I added panel lines and weathering via the wash method with enamel paints. And to top it off, I added paint chipping effect by applying some silver paint via a toothpick. For the photography, I used my recently constructed DIY softbox with a white background and my 50mm macro lens. Amazingly, all of this is done in a day. I can’t say the same for my ongoing project though, the VF-25S Messiah.  Hope you enjoy the pics

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