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NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom WIP
Looking at an old SD card to see what was on it, I was happy to find these two pics that I thought were lost to the ages.  This is all the parts of my 1/100 Ple Kshatriya after being painted and ready for final assembly (there are tons of tiny parts in the old medicine containers too). It's hard to explain just how complex this project was, but hopefully this picture sheds some light on it. It also hopefully explains why I'm never building any more Kshatriyas again after doing the HGUC, the 1/72, and this. lol

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.

Won GOLD, Best In Class: Sci-Fi, People's Choice Best In Show, Judges' Best In Show at Maraudercon 2016.

The completed model can be seen here:
bang-doll-ssi.deviantart.com/a…

Video is here: youtu.be/_37k6nQ5hdU
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1/350 Prinz Eugen Diorama
Commission piece. Won GOLD and Best In Category: Ships at Maraudercon 2016.

1/350 Trumpeter kit
Flyhawk Detail Set (photo etch and gun barrels)
Artwox Wood Deck
Custom-Made Metal Masts
Gunze, Vallejo, AK Interactive paint and weathering
12 step silicone water process
Full hull is retained under water
Gordon Bell Base

100+ hours

Video: youtu.be/xpIAkPwKrtE
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1/350 Prinz Eugen Diorama
Commission piece. Won GOLD and Best In Category: Ships at Maraudercon 2016.

1/350 Trumpeter kit
Flyhawk Detail Set (photo etch and gun barrels)
Artwox Wood Deck
Custom-Made Metal Masts
Gunze, Vallejo, AK Interactive paint and weathering
12 step silicone water process
Full hull is retained under water
Gordon Bell Base

100+ hours

Video: youtu.be/xpIAkPwKrtE
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Maraudercon 2016 was yesterday. Despite being officially retired from model shows, I managed to stumble in with the Prinz Eugen and Ple's Kshatriya.

Prinz Eugen got Gold and Best Overall Ship.

Ple's Kshatriya got Gold, Best Overall Sci-Fi, People's Choice, and Best In Show. I'm still shocked by the last two.

Oh, and my Ork Warboss tagged along and got Silver. lol
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 now only sell what I want to build myself**

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 Best of Show 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 El Capitan
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Favourite cartoon character: Elpeo Ple, Ple Ple Two, Twelve (Marida Cruz), Paptimus Scirocco, Setsuna F. Seiei, Graham Aker, Rau Le Creuset, Mu La Flaga/ Neo Roanoke, Treize Khushrenada, pretty much the entire main cast of LoGH.
Personal Quote: "If you stop and listen long enough, you will hear your own small voice"
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:iconchanchimi:
chanchimi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016   Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! Hope it's a great one! :D
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Bang-Doll-SSI Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks!  It ended up being one of the more stressful birthdays (lol), but here's hoping the year itself will be good!
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chanchimi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016   Traditional Artist
You're welcome! Sorry to hear it was a bit stressful, but I also hope the rest of the year will be great for you!
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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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