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

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In the captivating world of Gunpla modeling, where creativity knows no limits, emerges an extraordinary endeavor titled "Gundam Aerial SOLARIS Mode" showcasing the modeler's skill, commitment, and inventive spirit. This remarkable project, requiring a noteworthy 102 hours of dedication, is a captivating fusion of the Full Mechanics 1/100 Gundam Aerial and MG 1/100 Gundam Double X kits, embellished with personalized touches, meticulous painting techniques, and intricately crafted components. The result is a breathtaking vignette that encapsulates the essence of mecha craftsmanship.

The Gundam Aerial SOLARIS form transcends mere model status; it evolves into a narrative-rich diorama, breathing life into what was once a static figure. Renowned as "gunplaspot," the modeler embarked on a quest to redefine conventional Gunpla modifications, blending artistry with engineering to birth something truly exceptional.

Techniques of Modification:

The journey commenced with an audacious kit bash, seamlessly melding the Full Mechanics 1/100 Gundam Aerial with the MG 1/100 Gundam Double X. This amalgamation not only enhanced the model's visual allure but also introduced a heightened level of intricacy and detail.

Customized Accents:

The Gundam Aerial SOLARIS mode epitomizes meticulous attention to detail. Beyond the original kits, the modeler meticulously incorporated various additional elements such as panel lines, verniers, and handcrafted weaponry, elevating the model's intricacy and uniqueness.

A meticulous custom paint job breathes life into the model, as gunplaspot skillfully employs Mr. Color and Mr. Weathering paints to achieve a vibrant yet authentically weathered appearance, echoing the battle scars of a seasoned mobile suit. The carefully chosen colors and application technique accentuate the model's dynamic contours and features.

Scratch-built Parts:

Where the original kits left gaps, the modeller's ingenuity shines. Painstakingly crafted scratch-built components are tailored to complement the distinctive design of the Gundam Aerial SOLARIS form, ensuring each piece fits seamlessly and serves its intended purpose, whether for aesthetic enhancement or narrative depth.

The Customized Vignette Base:

The foundation of the customized vignette is a work of art in itself. Crafted from XPS foam and sculpted with a blend of glue, Plaster of Paris, and tissue, it provides a dramatic backdrop for the Gundam model. The base receives the same meticulous attention to detail as the model, with realistic terrain and environmental effects that enrich the overall presentation.

The Gundam Aerial SOLARIS Mode stands as a testament to the boundless possibilities when passion meets expertise. The 102 hours invested in this project are evident in every facet, from the intricate kitbash to the handcrafted elements and bespoke vignette base. gunplaspot's masterpiece not only showcases the technical prowess and creative vision required for such a venture but also inspires fellow modellers to explore new frontiers in their own Gunpla creations.

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