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

Post by Dark Duel » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:58 pm

Nope - no relation to Kira. ND HE is, in the story, basically a memory clone of a younger Gai Murakumo, IIRC created based on data from Gai's earlier days, when he was in the Alliance.
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LG-GAT-X105 Gale Strike Gundam
I remember way back when the Gale Strike and its pilot were first revealed, I speculated based on the color scheme and combat capabilities of the Gale Strike that ND HE could be a clone of Gai - turned out I was right :P

But yes, it is interesting how much he looks like Heero. Especially the hair.
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Post by Dark Duel » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:02 pm

Well, I've revisited the Knight Saviour, and thought I'd run it by y'all:
Ver2.0
(for comparison, here's Ver1.0)

A while back I also did a slight edit of the first ND HE pic I'd done, this time with a standard OMNI Enforcer helmet instead.


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Post by Scorpio[pt] » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:36 am

nice improvements :)
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Post by Dark Duel » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:51 pm

Finally found the means to do art for a ZAFT normal suit for my one female character so far in the rewrite, and did this pic
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Post by Dark Duel » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:49 pm

I tweaked the Knight Saviour a bit more.
changed the faceplate and color scheme a bit...I LIKE how it came out.

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Post by Omega » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:30 am

:) More badass than prior versions.

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Post by Amion » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:41 pm

This version seems....I don't know...crisper somehow. Excellent work. Although considering my poor, poor coloring ability, that might not be saying much. But it looks good!
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Post by Dark Duel » Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:17 am

I think it's the white, coupled with the added detailing on the legs, that has that effect. That said, I'm glad y'all like it.
This variant of the paint scheme, by the way, is inspired by the same source that is alluded to in its model number. See if you can guess.
In the meantime, I have a few new pics I've done.

First is A Custom ReZEL I did. Basically just took a stock ReZEL, added the binders from the ReZEL C, and the hip thrusters from those two über-ReZEL variants whose names currently escape me - the one with the twin Mega Beam Launcher and redesigned boosters, and the one with the giant missile boxes and the ZZ's beam sabers.

Then there's this whole set of pics. Mind you, these constitute a SPOILER for the latest chapter of my fic. Please read it first, then click on these:

Image #1
Image #2
Image #3. I think this one turned out best of these first three
Image #4
Image #5
Image #6
So yeah, that's that.
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Post by Dark Duel » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:29 am

You know how the Z Gundam episode title "The Black Gundam" refers to the Gundam MkII, but the MkII is shown to be dark blue, and not black?
Weell...
I know. Still technically dark gray and black. But closer, I think. I'll do one that is completely black later, maybe.

On a related note, Psyco MkII in MkI-inspired black
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Post by Dark Duel » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:33 am

Continuing the Shop-Fu, this time we have a couple of recolors of the Gundam MkII variant from Build Fighters.
First, in Titans colors, and second in black

Aand, we have Doggose Giar-class ship #3, which is essentially the General Revil, but with MOAR DAKKA - by means of taking those two dinky (relatively speaking) dual cannons it had mounted to the outer side and relocating them, thereby making room for the same much larger cannon that its predecessor had there.
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Post by Dark Duel » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:30 am

Okay, anyone here remember Lancerow, that red-haired SRA dude from X who looked a lot like a less scenery-chewing-prone Treize expy?
Yeah, he woulda looked perfectly at home with OZ too.

Speaking of fiddling with stuff from X, in between episodes I've also been fiddling with Ennil El's custom Jenice Kai, too.
Here's the first one. Nothing too special, just added the leg- and shoulder-verniers plus the shoulder spikes from the original Jenice.
The second one adds an Octape-based custom high-mobility backpack, plus the legs from the Septem.
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Post by Dark Duel » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:30 pm

Ashtaron recolor.
Also, because I hate the Gundam X Maoh's head design, I did this.
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Post by Dark Duel » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:59 pm

TSX/MA-4QF Thales.
A custom mobile armor I knocked together for my GSD rewrite.
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Post by Dark Duel » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:38 pm

XXXG-01WF Wing Gundam Fenice. A simple palette swap - the colors are inspired, of course, by the original Wing Gundam.
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Post by Dark Duel » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:52 pm

ZGMF-X56S Impulse Gundam Silhouette Flyers, from my GSD rewrite.
You might note that the Storm Silhouette looks somewhat different.
I also made the corresponding adjustments to the Storm Impulse lineart:
Unit 1
Unit 2
The reason for the change is, well, that I want to custom-built a MG Storm Impulse Unit 2 to go with my MG Destiny. :P
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Post by Scorpio[pt] » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:26 pm

Nice :)
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Post by Dark Duel » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:02 pm

RGM-79QN GM Quel Custom
Nothing too particularly special, just a souped-up GM Quel using GM Custom parts. Specifically, I swapped out the shoulders and knees of the Quel for the Custom's, thus adding some thrusters, which boosts maneuverability. I also doubled up the chest sensor and beam saber.
Came out pretty nicely, I think.
Also, I did this next one in a moment of "what-if?" boredom. Seems kinda fitting, no?
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Post by Dark Duel » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:39 pm

I'm not sure what to call this, other than "Build Gundam MkII takes a level in badass".
Sketched it out while bored a while back.
Colored it in PhotoShop today.
In Titans colors, obviously. But I did it in AEUG colors too.
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Post by Dark Duel » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:05 pm

You guys remember how in Unicorn, they gave the Byarlant Customs a GM/Jegan-style visor instead of a monoeye like the original Byarlant had?
I thought I'd do the same thing with the Gaplant TR-5.
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