Custom Build: FM 1/100 Gundam Aerial "SOLARIS MODE"

MODEL TITLE: Gundam Aerial SOLARIS mode
MODIFICATION TYPE: kit bash, custom details, custom paint job, scratch built parts, vignette
KITS USED: Full Mechanics 1/100 Gundam Aerial, MG 1/100 Gundam Double X

In the fascinating realm of Gunpla modeling, where originality has no bounds, a spectacular project known as "Gundam Aerial SOLARIS Mode" arises as a monument to the modeler's ability, dedication, and innovative prowess. This project, which took an impressive 102 hours to complete, is a kit bash marvel that incorporates elements from Full Mechanics 1/100 Gundam Aerial and MG 1/100 Gundam Double X, as well as custom details, paint jobs, and scratch-built parts, to create a stunning vignette that captures the essence of mecha artistry.

The Gundam Aerial SOLARIS form is more than simply a model; it's a diorama that tells a story and brings the static figure to life. The modeler, known as "gunplaspot," set out on a voyage to push the traditional boundaries of Gunpla modification, combining art and engineering to create something genuinely unique.

Modification Techniques:

The project started with an ambitious kit smash that flawlessly combined the Full Mechanics 1/100 Gundam Aerial and the MG 1/100 Gundam Double X. This fusion improved the model's aesthetic appeal while also adding a new degree of complexity and detail.

Custom Details: The Gundam Aerial SOLARIS mode exemplifies meticulous attention to detail. The modeler included various additional details not seen in the original kits, such as panel lines, verniers, and handmade weapons, increasing the model's complexity and distinctiveness.

A thorough custom paint job brings life to the model. Utilizing Mr. Color and Mr. Weathering paints, gunplaspot achieved a vibrant yet realistically weathered appearance, mirroring the wear and tear of a mobile suit that has seen many battles. The colors chosen and the technique used to apply them emphasize the model's dynamic lines and features.

Scratch Built Parts: Where the original kits fell short, the modeller's imagination and talent showed. Scratch-built parts were painstakingly designed to fit the unique design of the Gundam Aerial SOLARIS form, ensuring that every piece fits properly and serves its purpose, whether for aesthetics or narrative.

The customized vignette basis is a beauty in and of itself. It's made of XPS foam and sculpted with glue, Plaster of Paris, and tissue to provide a dramatic backdrop for the Gundam model. The base is painted with the same attention to detail and care as the model, with realistic terrain and environmental effects that add to the entire presentation.

The Gundam Aerial SOLARIS Mode is a spectacular demonstration of what can be accomplished when passion meets expertise. The 102 hours put into this project are obvious in every aspect, from the intricate kitbash to the scratch-built pieces and bespoke vignette base. Gunplaspot's masterpiece not only demonstrates the technical skills and creative vision required for such a project, but it also encourages other modellers to push the boundaries of their own Gunpla creations.


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