Non-TF: Pirate Leo (Gunpla Custom)

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  1. NewtypeS3

    NewtypeS3 Well-Known Member

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    I had some spare cash at the local Hobbytown, and found one of my favorite model kits available on clearance: the 1/144 HGAC Leo model kit. Right next to it was the also on clearance Skull Weapon add on kit. Inspiration struck, and this is what resulted...

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    First, the painting. The standard Leo was an olive green, and I wanted something different. While I wound up basing the paint scheme off the Flint from Crossbone Gundam... the purple Leo is also a Space version of the Leo in canon. Go figure. Still, I decided to use some gold highlights to make a bigger difference, and the black shoulder helps. Further, the pirate equipment is the big difference.

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    I also scrapped the twin derringer pistols that came with the Skull Weapon kit. I wasn’t going to use them, and I already had them from an earlier Skull Weapon purcahse. However, the skulls found on those guns made for some excellent theme decoration. I put one on the chest, as seen above, and one on the purple shoulder armor. Another is on the rifle.

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    I also decided to make the quad manipulator arms uneven. The lower arms are extra short, acting as holsters for the rifle and main sword. This allows for...

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    Extra stabby melee mode. As you can notice, the shoulder shield can also be changed to the forearm, because I love modular equipment. I also glued on an extra sheath for a third knife that has different painting just because I wanted him to have more than enough equipment.

    I had a lot of fun with this one.
     

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  2. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz Trying to achieve something

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    Not a Gunpla guy, looks great thought!
     
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  3. Reaper6

    Reaper6 Well-Known Member

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    we need to see more gunpla content around here. i've got one nearly done but until the weather warms up I can't finish it.
     
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