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Travis Paschall
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Moon Wraith: Bandai 1/100 Hazel Owsla

December 18, 2022 · in Sci-fi · · 16 · 0.8K

It’s been a while to say the least! But here is my latest build that is finally complete after a funk, then taking months to build (procrastinating, lack of motivation, then overdrive! Lol). The moon terrain is scratch built using, styrofoam, sculptamold and my recipe for ground cover. The kit is the usual process, black primer, white marbling technique withe the base colors thinned to show marbling. Oil paints for weathering and Tamiya weathering master sets. VMS weathering carrier used on both oil paints and weathering sets instead of thinner. VMS MATTE Top coat for final protection. LEDs installed and internally wired throughout the kit to hide them. As always thanks for looking and happy to answer any questions!

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  1. Excellent futuristic build, Travis @Snaps0351
    The paintwork is really good.
    How big, or small, is this build.

  2. Love the different dirty shades of gray. Nice job.

  3. I like it, Travis, the model and the photography really go together very well.

  4. Love this stuff!
    You nailed it, @snaps0351!

  5. Fantastic work! How are your LEDs powered? Do you find room internally for a coin cell, or is there a USB line coming out somewhere?

    • Thank you sir! The LED wires are snaked through the entire kit that comes out the foot and then through the base to come out the bottom. The "moon rock" is actually on a small decorative wooden crate/tray turned upside down to hide the wires, double AA battery pack and on/off switch. The kit was preassembled to plan the wire routes, so as to not hinder the articulation or pinch wires, then taken back apart to drill the necessary holes and plan the final construction. It is definitely time-consuming but well worth it once it all comes together! @brithebuilder

      • Ahh, makes sense. I recently built a 1/100 Barbatos and have the LEDs powered with a USB line coming out of his back. Planning and routing wiring is definitely a challenge.

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        • Awesome build! I go the statue style once I build my kits that's why I completely hide the wires. I know it's popular to have the wires come out the back so as to change the poses whenever you like.

  6. Most definitely especially if you're just leaving them plus then it gives you a chance to add your own diorama/base which is half the fun for me! @brithebuilder

  7. Brilliant Travis Paschall (@snaps0351) - I love Gunpla, but always think the bright colours are far fetched and unreal - love what you did with this one man - Class work.

  8. Thank you sir much appreciated @anthonyricco ! I do try to keep my Gunpla somewhat tactical or dirty

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