MG Gouf Custom WIP 02

Wow, its been about 7 months since my first wip on this guy! Finally giving him some much needed attention in modding form. My goal in this build will be to improve articulation and custom the already custom design lol then add some weathering/battle damage. I mostly worked on this at night so some of the shots are bad.

*Shoots flare to signal customization time*

Tubing:

Replaced orginal hard plastic inner tube with a bendable one, cut from the rubber joint runner😀

After measuring and cutting to length, I bent it to mimic the original. To keep the curve in place, I applied some heat for about a second.

Waist and Hip mod:

Made a ball joint for the waist, looks rough but its effective!

This was my third attempt, the first two were different and broke after a short while under the pressure. I went to my old Tallgeese for scrap parts since he was already falling apart ^^;

Lot of work done on the hip portion.

Added part to connect to waist. Cut hip part into two for added rotation and flexibility. Joint used here was from Exia repair cape, and its a bit weak.

With combined mods above:

Allows for nice torso twisting ^^

Legs:

Only finished one leg so far…

Cut the thigh part in two for added rotation, kinda like with HGUC RX78. I will be modding the armor also to take advantage of this function.

Rotate for more posing possibilities and kung-fu squats!

Armor and Weapons progress:

Attempting to slim down the side chest armors, but may scratch build a different one with a design i have in mind. Also the Guyer type elbow blade in progress😀

Mod to add function to the gattling gun. Will attempt to make it open and close and attach/detach to the shield like in the anime.

 

This stuff is new territory for me, and its extremely difficult to cut parts with only hobby knife and scribber XD  Im still enjoying it so far! I could use a few new supplies for these mods but I wont be getting new tools any time soon… ^^;

I have a lot planned for this Gouf Custom, hope it all turns out well.  Modding is fun, give it a try😛

 

~ by rockleelotus on October 29, 2010.

17 Responses to “MG Gouf Custom WIP 02”

  1. That’s a whole lot of modification done there and recreating a new joint for the torso? For an MG? *salutes*

    Can’t wait to see the finished version.

  2. WOAH! MASSIVE JOINT MOD! ON A MG!! *salutes* i dont even dare to mod MG joint, mainly because of the need on interfering the frame😀

    GO GO GO GO!

    • *salutes* have to do lots of planning to see if things will work out or else big trouble! my mods are not the best and so far my main concern is making the new part strong ^^

      i want to do a proportion mod to a HG kit like with your SF in the future too lol

  3. So many mods! Can’t wait to see the final product!

  4. Wow I can do this if someone can teach me how😀 my MG RX-79G will be coming next month. ^o^ my first gunpla too

    • congrats on getting your first gunpla!! i would suggest you get comfortable with building and the mechanics of the kit before doing mods. research is vital ^^ good luck to you in your build!

  5. Nice! Can’t wait to see how this beast turns out in the end😀
    I still don’t have the guts to modify the articulation..

  6. Wow great work on the articulations man! Looks like modding skill level up!

    I like what you did for the hip joint! Makes the gouf so much posable! I’ll be getting the 1/144 version when it hits the local stores hehe ^^

    • thanks man ^^ having tons of level ups in the process. lol i just spent a whole day trying to work out a small mod ^^;

      the HGUC ver looks awesome! ill have to pass on it though since i already have the MG.

  7. Nice modification looks diffcult

    • thanks, mods are easier the more you plan ahead. i made the mistake of cutting too soon with a skirt armor mod and took days to figure out how to get it to function the way i wanted lol

  8. Great mod rocklee. Especially the torso, it’s like an eva’s torso now😀

    Btw where is nendogelion?

    • thanks! beware of berserker gouf custom!

      man, Nendogelion is super postponed😦 been way too busy to put on a bigger production like that. now im not sure when i can actually start it T_T but ill try to at least make some preview clips so you guys get an idea of what i have planned.

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