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Paint Area 8-28-2015 by Bang-Doll-SSI
Paint Area 8-28-2015
A quick pic I took of just how chaotic my studio area has gotten since first moving in a couple years ago. lol  On the left, my spray booth (sans hood) is buried under my current commission project (1/350 DKM Prinz Eugen), and on the right, my paint storage table has gotten more filled up with a 1/144 Patraqushe Mirage waiting forlornly to be mounted to a base...
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NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom Details by Bang-Doll-SSI
NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom Details
1/100 Elyn Kshatriya
1/100 Elyn Gatling Guns x 4
Custom decals laid out by Dade W. Bell and printed by Samuel.
Custom mixed paint scheme with 12 layers of paint for both candy purple colors.
Paints are Gaia, Gunze, Vallejo, and Citadel.

This project took FOREVER and I frankly stopped keeping track of the hours once I hit 150.  This is mainly due to all of the paint layers required to give the proper shading and depth I was after.  Plus the fact that I'm a slow builder. lol  Note that I also went with my concept of painting the frame in a lighter color than the armor.  We often see MS frames painted in dark and/ or metallic colors, but I thought it would look much more interesting if the frame was a light color contrasted with the darker "candy purple" armor (kinda like my Ple Qubeley).  Also note how I went farther with the idea of making the finish matte.  I think this adds an interesting appearance to the candy surface and is actually more realistic and less toy-like than the usual gloss finish seen on candy colors (contrast with my Ple Qubeley...). 

The pictures truly don't do the real thing justice and I'll try to take better photos (and a video) with my D5100 outside when it cools down in the fall...  Until then, I think these pics will suffice.

With this project done, I'm done building Kshatriyas.  Too much of my life has been taken up with these things and it's time to move on.  Still, I'm the "Ple Guy" so I had to at least make this one. ;-) (Wink)  As for how Ple could end up piloting the Kshatriya, below is the story file I created to go on the base when I have a custom label printed later...

An Alternate Timeline...
     In the original events of ZZ Gundam, Elpeo Ple sacrificed herself to protect Judau Ashta from the Psycho Gundam Mk-II piloted by her clone, Ple Two.  However, in this alternate timeline, Glemy Toto’s attempts to clone Ple failed... and as a result, Ple didn’t die at the hands of her now-nonexistent clone.  Thus, the “butterfly effect” of the changed timeline allowed Ple to survive the First Neo-Zeon War.
     With the First Neo Zeon War over, Ple headed to Jupiter with Judau and Roux, but eventually grew bored with her relatively peaceful life (not to mention her “third-wheel” status with her friends), and decided to return to the Earth Sphere.  During the long voyage home, she was disappointed to find that she missed the events of the Second Neo-Zeon War (Char’s Counterattack), and vowed to never miss out on any further action.
     So when Ple heard about Full Frontal’s group of Neo-Zeon remnants, The Sleeves, she joined them without hesitation (and received the customized purple Kshatriya for her personal MS).  This was because of a longing for excitement more than any kind of belief in Neo-Zeon ideology, and the battlefield was once again filled with the giddy shout of, “Purupurupurupuru!”.  However, she quickly switched sides when she discovered that Frontal was merely using her as a “test” against the Unicorn Gundam’s NT-D system (her ability to defeat her own NT-D-controlled funnels and fight the Unicorn to a standstill is a significant departure from the original timeline).
     Being a natural Newtype and not subject to the side-effects of the Cyber-Newtype process (complicated by the horrible events of childhood), Ple was able to avoid most of the unfortunate, and ultimately fatal, events that befell her clone, Marida Cruz (Ple Twelve), in the original timeline.  As a result, she and the Kshatriya were able to survive the Third Neo-Zeon war relatively unharmed... a feat for which she rewarded herself with a nice, long bubble bath.
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NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom Gatling Guns by Bang-Doll-SSI
NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom Gatling Guns
1/100 Elyn Kshatriya
1/100 Elyn Gatling Guns x 4 (note that while similar to the guns the Unicorn carries, they are not the same)
Custom decals laid out by Dade W. Bell and printed by Samuel.
Custom mixed paint scheme with 12 layers of paint for both candy purple colors.
Paints are Gaia, Gunze, Vallejo, and Citadel.

This project took FOREVER and I frankly stopped keeping track of the hours once I hit 150.  This is mainly due to all of the paint layers required to give the proper shading and depth I was after.  Plus the fact that I'm a slow builder. lol  Note that I also went with my concept of painting the frame in a lighter color than the armor.  We often see MS frames painted in dark and/ or metallic colors, but I thought it would look much more interesting if the frame was a light color contrasted with the darker "candy purple" armor (kinda like my Ple Qubeley).  Also note how I went farther with the idea of making the finish matte.  I think this adds an interesting appearance to the candy surface and is actually more realistic and less toy-like than the usual gloss finish seen on candy colors (contrast with my Ple Qubeley...). 

The pictures truly don't do the real thing justice and I'll try to take better photos (and a video) with my D5100 outside when it cools down in the fall...  Until then, I think these pics will suffice.

With this project done, I'm done building Kshatriyas.  Too much of my life has been taken up with these things and it's time to move on.  Still, I'm the "Ple Guy" so I had to at least make this one. ;-) (Wink)  As for how Ple could end up piloting the Kshatriya, below is the story file I created to go on the base when I have a custom label printed later...

An Alternate Timeline...
     In the original events of ZZ Gundam, Elpeo Ple sacrificed herself to protect Judau Ashta from the Psycho Gundam Mk-II piloted by her clone, Ple Two.  However, in this alternate timeline, Glemy Toto’s attempts to clone Ple failed... and as a result, Ple didn’t die at the hands of her now-nonexistent clone.  Thus, the “butterfly effect” of the changed timeline allowed Ple to survive the First Neo-Zeon War.
     With the First Neo Zeon War over, Ple headed to Jupiter with Judau and Roux, but eventually grew bored with her relatively peaceful life (not to mention her “third-wheel” status with her friends), and decided to return to the Earth Sphere.  During the long voyage home, she was disappointed to find that she missed the events of the Second Neo-Zeon War (Char’s Counterattack), and vowed to never miss out on any further action.
     So when Ple heard about Full Frontal’s group of Neo-Zeon remnants, The Sleeves, she joined them without hesitation (and received the customized purple Kshatriya for her personal MS).  This was because of a longing for excitement more than any kind of belief in Neo-Zeon ideology, and the battlefield was once again filled with the giddy shout of, “Purupurupurupuru!”.  However, she quickly switched sides when she discovered that Frontal was merely using her as a “test” against the Unicorn Gundam’s NT-D system (her ability to defeat her own NT-D-controlled funnels and fight the Unicorn to a standstill is a significant departure from the original timeline).
     Being a natural Newtype and not subject to the side-effects of the Cyber-Newtype process (complicated by the horrible events of childhood), Ple was able to avoid most of the unfortunate, and ultimately fatal, events that befell her clone, Marida Cruz (Ple Twelve), in the original timeline.  As a result, she and the Kshatriya were able to survive the Third Neo-Zeon war relatively unharmed... a feat for which she rewarded herself with a nice, long bubble bath.
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NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom Binders by Bang-Doll-SSI
NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom Binders
1/100 Elyn Kshatriya
1/100 Elyn Gatling Guns x 4
Custom decals laid out by Dade W. Bell and printed by Samuel.
Custom mixed paint scheme with 12 layers of paint for both candy purple colors.
Paints are Gaia, Gunze, Vallejo, and Citadel.

This project took FOREVER and I frankly stopped keeping track of the hours once I hit 150.  This is mainly due to all of the paint layers required to give the proper shading and depth I was after.  Plus the fact that I'm a slow builder. lol  Note that I also went with my concept of painting the frame in a lighter color than the armor.  We often see MS frames painted in dark and/ or metallic colors, but I thought it would look much more interesting if the frame was a light color contrasted with the darker "candy purple" armor (kinda like my Ple Qubeley).  Also note how I went farther with the idea of making the finish matte.  I think this adds an interesting appearance to the candy surface and is actually more realistic and less toy-like than the usual gloss finish seen on candy colors (contrast with my Ple Qubeley...). 

The pictures truly don't do the real thing justice and I'll try to take better photos (and a video) with my D5100 outside when it cools down in the fall...  Until then, I think these pics will suffice.

With this project done, I'm done building Kshatriyas.  Too much of my life has been taken up with these things and it's time to move on.  Still, I'm the "Ple Guy" so I had to at least make this one. ;-) (Wink)  As for how Ple could end up piloting the Kshatriya, below is the story file I created to go on the base when I have a custom label printed later...

An Alternate Timeline...
     In the original events of ZZ Gundam, Elpeo Ple sacrificed herself to protect Judau Ashta from the Psycho Gundam Mk-II piloted by her clone, Ple Two.  However, in this alternate timeline, Glemy Toto’s attempts to clone Ple failed... and as a result, Ple didn’t die at the hands of her now-nonexistent clone.  Thus, the “butterfly effect” of the changed timeline allowed Ple to survive the First Neo-Zeon War.
     With the First Neo Zeon War over, Ple headed to Jupiter with Judau and Roux, but eventually grew bored with her relatively peaceful life (not to mention her “third-wheel” status with her friends), and decided to return to the Earth Sphere.  During the long voyage home, she was disappointed to find that she missed the events of the Second Neo-Zeon War (Char’s Counterattack), and vowed to never miss out on any further action.
     So when Ple heard about Full Frontal’s group of Neo-Zeon remnants, The Sleeves, she joined them without hesitation (and received the customized purple Kshatriya for her personal MS).  This was because of a longing for excitement more than any kind of belief in Neo-Zeon ideology, and the battlefield was once again filled with the giddy shout of, “Purupurupurupuru!”.  However, she quickly switched sides when she discovered that Frontal was merely using her as a “test” against the Unicorn Gundam’s NT-D system (her ability to defeat her own NT-D-controlled funnels and fight the Unicorn to a standstill is a significant departure from the original timeline).
     Being a natural Newtype and not subject to the side-effects of the Cyber-Newtype process (complicated by the horrible events of childhood), Ple was able to avoid most of the unfortunate, and ultimately fatal, events that befell her clone, Marida Cruz (Ple Twelve), in the original timeline.  As a result, she and the Kshatriya were able to survive the Third Neo-Zeon war relatively unharmed... a feat for which she rewarded herself with a nice, long bubble bath.
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NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom 7 by Bang-Doll-SSI
NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom 7
1/100 Elyn Kshatriya
1/100 Elyn Gatling Guns x 4
Custom decals laid out by Dade W. Bell and printed by Samuel.
Custom mixed paint scheme with 12 layers of paint for both candy purple colors.
Paints are Gaia, Gunze, Vallejo, and Citadel.

This project took FOREVER and I frankly stopped keeping track of the hours once I hit 150.  This is mainly due to all of the paint layers required to give the proper shading and depth I was after.  Plus the fact that I'm a slow builder. lol  Note that I also went with my concept of painting the frame in a lighter color than the armor.  We often see MS frames painted in dark and/ or metallic colors, but I thought it would look much more interesting if the frame was a light color contrasted with the darker "candy purple" armor (kinda like my Ple Qubeley).  Also note how I went farther with the idea of making the finish matte.  I think this adds an interesting appearance to the candy surface and is actually more realistic and less toy-like than the usual gloss finish seen on candy colors (contrast with my Ple Qubeley...). 

The pictures truly don't do the real thing justice and I'll try to take better photos (and a video) with my D5100 outside when it cools down in the fall...  Until then, I think these pics will suffice.

With this project done, I'm done building Kshatriyas.  Too much of my life has been taken up with these things and it's time to move on.  Still, I'm the "Ple Guy" so I had to at least make this one. ;-) (Wink)  As for how Ple could end up piloting the Kshatriya, below is the story file I created to go on the base when I have a custom label printed later...

An Alternate Timeline...
     In the original events of ZZ Gundam, Elpeo Ple sacrificed herself to protect Judau Ashta from the Psycho Gundam Mk-II piloted by her clone, Ple Two.  However, in this alternate timeline, Glemy Toto’s attempts to clone Ple failed... and as a result, Ple didn’t die at the hands of her now-nonexistent clone.  Thus, the “butterfly effect” of the changed timeline allowed Ple to survive the First Neo-Zeon War.
     With the First Neo Zeon War over, Ple headed to Jupiter with Judau and Roux, but eventually grew bored with her relatively peaceful life (not to mention her “third-wheel” status with her friends), and decided to return to the Earth Sphere.  During the long voyage home, she was disappointed to find that she missed the events of the Second Neo-Zeon War (Char’s Counterattack), and vowed to never miss out on any further action.
     So when Ple heard about Full Frontal’s group of Neo-Zeon remnants, The Sleeves, she joined them without hesitation (and received the customized purple Kshatriya for her personal MS).  This was because of a longing for excitement more than any kind of belief in Neo-Zeon ideology, and the battlefield was once again filled with the giddy shout of, “Purupurupurupuru!”.  However, she quickly switched sides when she discovered that Frontal was merely using her as a “test” against the Unicorn Gundam’s NT-D system (her ability to defeat her own NT-D-controlled funnels and fight the Unicorn to a standstill is a significant departure from the original timeline).
     Being a natural Newtype and not subject to the side-effects of the Cyber-Newtype process (complicated by the horrible events of childhood), Ple was able to avoid most of the unfortunate, and ultimately fatal, events that befell her clone, Marida Cruz (Ple Twelve), in the original timeline.  As a result, she and the Kshatriya were able to survive the Third Neo-Zeon war relatively unharmed... a feat for which she rewarded herself with a nice, long bubble bath.
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So many apologies for being away from DA so much!  Last year was just so insanely busy and I've been trying to get back to building models just for fun (crazy idea, I know).  I have sooooo much DA to catch up on!  Hopefully I can rectify that this year...  Thanks for all the faves and putting up with my DA-absence!

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Dade W. Bell
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
**I'm currently not taking on new commissions because I'm too swamped with current projects**

I'm a hermit who leads a happy, simple life with my fiancée (professional YA novelist Jaclyn Dolamore) and three cats.

An old Gundam/ anime fogey who saw First Gundam on Betamax (lol) in 1980. Been building models for about 30 years, professionally for 10 of those 30.

I've produced a couple of animated shorts for anime conventions:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G3GxU… www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZvE3F…

And two animated history shorts (History With Dade).
www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9kgAB… www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LC1Ub…

I've won awards in some model shows and have been published in Finescale Modeler and Animerica (won three mecha design challenges). I've written some fairly long articles for Modelshipwrights.com.

But after a massive case of burn out/ pre-midlife crisis, I just chill building models and act as a history adviser/ plot sounding board for my girl's novels (Magic Under Glass, Between The Sea And Sky, etc.).

Thanks for reading this self-congratulatory diatribe and I hope you enjoy my stuff! Take care.

Current Residence: Maryland, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XXL (I'm 6'5")
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock/ Pop
Operating System: Macintosh OS X Snow Leopard
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Favourite cartoon character: Elpeo Ple, Ple Twelve (Marida Cruz), Paptimus Scirocco, Setsuna F. Seiei, Graham Aker, Rau Le Creuset, Mu La Flaga/ Neo Roanoke
Personal Quote: "Out in the garden I was playing the tart. I kissed your lips and broke your heart."
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:iconkarz09:
karz09 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favourite! :w00t:
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Have a wonderful birthday my friend ... take it easy for the day :meditate:
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Bang-Doll-SSI Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! =)
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VinIsmael Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi! you're invited to join our group in facebook.. all about mecha customizing... please pm this guy and he'll add you there facebook.com/pla.mecha.5
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Nightblade69 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
thanks for the watch
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Zero-Cannard Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot 4 the :+fav: !!

=)
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Tyrie2001 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
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chanchimi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Happy amazing birthday!
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Bang-Doll-SSI Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! 40 years old now... gah, I'm getting ancient!
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chanchimi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ha ha, you're welcome! I hope you had a great day! :D
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