This is my completed customized battle damaged version of the MG Exia. Spent about 3 days on it from start to finish. Im pretty satisfied with the results, and think it looks way better this way ^^
First time attempting bullet hole damage, added to the left front and back shoulder as well as the top of the right shoulder plates as seen above. Here are some overall shots:
Drasticaly increased the amount of scars. Time for some detail shots:
Primary shield; so it should have deflected a massive amounts of attacks. Bullet holes and a few beam saber damage.
GN blade shield; since this is a close combat melee weapon, i mainly added sword and beam saber damage effects.
Damage sustained to the back and right side of head, close up of the right shoulder also.
Back of the left shoulder has been shot a few times and the tiny piece of the edge blown off.
Massive damage to the right leg, knee plating almost destroyed. Few shots taken to groin area also >_<
Light cuts and scrapes to the back of the legs.
Wear on the feet; even though most battles were in space, he has his moments with land battles.
Feels so good to make Gunpla after so many years ^^ For those interested, a quick summary of my process.
-sand/buff overall areas to remove plastic look and give light scratches.
-exaggerate certain areas with more sanding, use cutting knife and file to scrape/cut selected ares.
-use a stick of incense to lightly melt the plastic to simulate impact of bullets and beams.
-fill in areas with Gundam marker to accentuate burnt/dirty look.
These were the only tools i had available:
Gundam markers(GM01 and GM21), cutting knife, file, sand paper(P800 + P1000), and rubber eraser. I also used a stick of incense and tons of ear swabs for cleaning.
Thanks for looking ^^