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Author Topic: 1/72 Custom 2199 Cosmo Zero  (Read 179 times)

Offline Madhatter

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1/72 Custom 2199 Cosmo Zero
« on: October 31, 2018, 04:52:39 am »
Hi everyone

As an aside from my Star Destroyer, I pulled this one out of the stash for something quick to build. This kit only took 3 days to build and paint and I'm pretty happy with how it came out.

It's the Bandai 1/72 2199 Cosmo Zero. I've opted for a scheme that, I think, makes it look racy but nasty.

All the metallics are Alclad and the rest is Tamiya paints.

Completely OOB and no lighting

The stand comes with the kit - I just added some wires for interest


































I originally had turquoise for the leading edges but decided that it was to stark a contrast and looked to toy like. I ended up going for Gold Titanium which looks much better

It was a fun build and the only glue it needed was to secure the missiles to the wing

Well, that's all I have but thanks for looking. Feel free to critique

MH

Offline modelerdave

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Re: 1/72 Custom 2199 Cosmo Zero
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 02:18:48 pm »
That is a really cool kit. I love your paint scheme. How did you do the light panel lines?

Offline AlW

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Re: 1/72 Custom 2199 Cosmo Zero
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2018, 04:16:26 pm »
This is stunning!  Really like the paint job and the variation in tone you achieved with the Alclad paints.  Which Alclad metallics did you use?  The transition from silver to copper to blue towards the engine exhaust is really nice.  The panel lines are very cool and add so much dimensionality!  Great job!

Offline starsiegeplayer

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Re: 1/72 Custom 2199 Cosmo Zero
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2018, 12:31:32 am »
Nice paint work!!

Offline Madhatter

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Re: 1/72 Custom 2199 Cosmo Zero
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2018, 02:45:37 am »
Thanks guys  - I love the lines of the Zero - it's such a sharp looking machine


This is stunning!  Really like the paint job and the variation in tone you achieved with the Alclad paints.  Which Alclad metallics did you use?  The transition from silver to copper to blue towards the engine exhaust is really nice.  The panel lines are very cool and add so much dimensionality!  Great job!

Thanks bro - the Alclads were just Stainless steel on the front section - just varied the amount sprayed on to get the different tonal effect going on. The engines were a mix up of Hi-Shine Aluminum, Dark Aluminum, straight Aluminum with some Candy blue and hot sepia coats to highlight the nozzel

I love the Stainless Steel as an overall colour. It's the most versatile metal colour of the range I think - especially for Sci-Fi stuff

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Re: 1/72 Custom 2199 Cosmo Zero
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2018, 06:04:24 pm »
Wow ...just wow. This looks so dam cool!
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to interrupt your little quest. Captain Ahab has to go hunt his whale!

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Re: 1/72 Custom 2199 Cosmo Zero
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2018, 08:25:37 am »
Seriously, how did you do the panel lines? It's probably obvious but I'm stumped and think it looks great!

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Re: 1/72 Custom 2199 Cosmo Zero
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2018, 08:12:00 pm »
Oh sorry Dave, I forgot to answer your question
Its the Tamiya light gray wash.  Great stuff and easy to use!

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Re: 1/72 Custom 2199 Cosmo Zero
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2018, 02:22:34 pm »
Wow, I have that wash and didn't think you could get an effect like that. Though I've only used it a little bit and more to dirty things up rather than as a panel wash. Thanks!

 




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