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Re: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff

Post by Dark Duel » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:35 pm

So I decided to revisit the Falke Graze a bit to tweak the Ground Type's equipment, and at the same time I experimented with other color schemes a bit as opposed to keeping the same colors as McDoofus's Schwalbe/Ritter.
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I'm in the process of reworking the design a little bit, and will post the new/updated links once they're done.


Now, there's a second custom I have been working on for a while, and this one is of a Gundam Frame.
I hesitated for a while between a couple of different possibilities for the name, but eventually settled on ASW-G-32 Gundam Asmodai. This first image is of its Rollout/Calamity War colors - it would've been its original color scheme.

As it ends up in the hands of the same individual who previously piloted the Falke Graze, I have also done variants on the same four color schemes I did for the Falke:
1. Trombe
2. Crimson Lightning
3. Blue Devil

I've removed the purple color scheme for now as I'm working on a new version, and will post the new/updated link once it's done.

Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Random outbursts?
Last edited by Dark Duel on Sat May 06, 2017 6:02 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff

Post by Omega » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:16 pm

Really cool to see another of the 72 Gundam Frames brought to life your way Dark Duel xD Plus, I like how you also did four diff color variants for it. Out of curiosity though, what sort of weapons do you see the Asmodai using?

Your Falke Graze also looks like something really cool too to see in action

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Re: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff

Post by Dark Duel » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:23 pm

Pretty light armament - a pair of swords and a long-range rifle, plus one or two supplemental weapons integrated into the frame. It's designed mainly as a fast and agile mid-to-close-range fighter, and is also intended to be capable of unassisted atmospheric flight.
By the way, I also did quick-and-dirty modified lineart that shows Asmodai's internal frame - modified hands and feet(the feet were the most time-consuming part).

As for the Falke, it's basically a Schwalbe that's been modified using parts from the regular Graze/Graze Ritter. Its armament is a standard Graze Rifle, and two handheld swords of the same type as that used by the Graze Ritter.
The top one is the space-use version, while the bottom is a ground combat variant.
Both Asmodai and the Falke are meant to be used, at different points, by the same pilot - which would be either the same bloke I designed when I first did the Falke, or else this gal. Modified from the uniform character art for Carta, while the flight suit I basically drew in Photoshop from an assortment of screenshots of Carta(again) in her own flight suit, plus the character art of McDoofus in his flight suit, along with screenshots of the helmet courtesy of McDoofus and Gali-Gali.
As before, I also did a more formal uniform as well, adding on a gun belt in lieu of either the knife McDoofus wore or Carta's sword, and the cape once again courtesy of McDoofus's character art.

EDIT:
One other color scheme I did that I'd briefly considered as a possible alternate rollout color scheme(before settling on the blue), which I'd forgotten to upload earlier.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2912/3324 ... 092a_c.jpg
Last edited by Dark Duel on Sat May 13, 2017 12:48 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff

Post by Dark Duel » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:13 pm

So I finished a batch of Kimaris recolors I started working on a while back

First set shows all four with Vidar and KT recolored to match the first two:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2823/3439 ... d105_b.jpg
Second set shows the three Kimaris recolored to match Vidar:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2890/3400 ... 954d_b.jpg

Thoughts?

EDIT: I just did a third one. It's a variant of the second set above, but with purple instead of blue, to see how it looks:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2892/3400 ... 44c9_b.jpg
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Re: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff

Post by Dark Duel » Sat May 06, 2017 6:44 pm

Okay, so as per the edited post at the top of the page, I have been working on a revised version of a black-and-purple color scheme for my custom Gundam Asmodai.
That is now complete
I've been told it resembles Skywarp - certainly not what I was going for, but okay. I rather like how it looks somewhat sinister, IMO.

Again as per the top of the page, I have also been reworking the Falke Graze. The current idea for the background I have for the Falke is that it was originally one of the prototypes that were considered as the next-gen replacement of the EB-04 Geirail, and was selected instead of the Schwalbe because it was easier to pilot. It was then simplified further, resulting in the EB-06 Graze we know and love.
So, without further ado, the finalized EB-05f Falke Graze

EB-05f Falke Graze
The Falke Graze in its original form, it was built from the same base design as the EB-05s Schwalbe, and has some parts in common with it. However, the Falke was selected over the Schwalbe because it was much less difficult to pilot effectively. Subsequently, in order to ease mass production the design was further streamlined refined into the EB-06 Graze. The Graze Ritter is also developed from this machine.
Falke Graze(original) without its backpack

Some time after mass production of the EB-06 Graze began, the Falke prototype were acquired by the Falk family, and then further upgraded to improve its performance, yielding two distinct, improved custom variants for Space and Ground Combat. While I only did one color scheme - its "rollout colors" - for the original prototype, for the custom variants I did the same four color schemes as previous, similar color palette to the four custom color schemes I did for Asmodai.

EB-05fj Falke Graze Custom Ground Type
A customized version of the Falke Graze, optimized for increased performance in ground combat.
1. Trombe-inspired colors
2. Crimson Lighting colors
3. Blue Devil colors
4. Purple & black (couldn't think of a clever nickname for this one. Sorry :P )

EB-05fs Falke Graze Custom Space Type
A customized version of the Falke Graze, optimized for increased performance in space combat.
1. Trombe-inspired colors
2. Crimson Lighting colors
3. Blue Devil colors
4. Purple & black
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Re: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff

Post by Omega » Sun May 07, 2017 3:53 pm

Ya know Dark Duel, I tried kitbashing your Asmodai as it seemed like it'd be fun to put together Gunpla-wise. My first attempt looked weird as I didn't have the regular Gusion Rebake, so the torso looks a lot bulkier due to me subbing that for the Full City's torso. Tried it again with regular Rebake and I think the result turned out nicely.

I'll send you a photo if you want

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Re: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff

Post by Dark Duel » Sun May 07, 2017 9:05 pm

Saw it. Pretty good.
I'm still in the process of deciding which color scheme to go with, but once I do I plan on actually building both the Falke and the Asmodai.
Once I'm done with that, I plan to take some pics and post them in my Gunpla thread.
Actually, at some point I may go back and take better pics of most of my Gunpla, the ones I have, the resolution kinda sucks.
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Re: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff

Post by zerg171 » Mon May 08, 2017 10:29 am

Grate work man, question what is the Asmodai weapons ? And does the EB-05f Falke Graze be used in space and ground combat in its original form or whit out the back boosters ?
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Re: Dark Duel's Shop-Fu and assorted artsy stuff

Post by Scorpio[pt] » Mon May 08, 2017 1:19 pm

looks badass specialy asmodai
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