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Death Saurer P by Bang-Doll-SSI
Death Saurer P
AKA "Pinky Death Saurer"

Won GOLD at the 2014 IPMS Nationals in Virginia and appears in the subsequent IPMS USA magazine.

This is something I've been sitting on forever to be revealed in the Zoids Anthology Mk II.  So here's a bit of teaser image from the two-page spread (also why the pic is fairly low-res).  I'm posting it because I'm still a Zoids Saurer builder even though I've been awaaaaay for so long, and jic anyone thought my Geno Breaker was a one-hit-wonder.  The base kit was the D-Style version from Kotobukiya (obviously).

BTW, THE LENS FLARE IS **REAL**!  No PS cheesiness here!  lol  This bad boy is carrying a custom lighting rig for the eyes (note they were hollowed out and rounded lenses installed) and an ultra-bright LED in the custom CPC in the mouth.  The LED is so bright, I had to leave a warning not to look directly at it when entering it in the IPMS Nats.

Custom paint mixed from Gaia and Gunze-- my SOP.  Custom polished lenses over eyes, hollowed barrels.

BTW, the leg armor was made to separate to show the frame inside, thus the "seams" on the front of the legs.  Close observation will show that I did shade the line separation, so please don't think I forgot to seal the seams. lol
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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!
1/32 Heinkel He 219 A-0 Uhu Engine Cutaway by Bang-Doll-SSI
1/32 Heinkel He 219 A-0 Uhu Engine Cutaway
The He 219 has long been one of my favorite planes. I was overjoyed to see the He 219 at the Udvar-Hazy Center and look forward to the day it's finished. And Volks has long been one of my favorite manufacturers-- I've been buying their resin FSS mecha kits and been a fan of their Super Dollfies long before Volks' owner, Mr. Shigeta, started producing aircraft kits under the Zoukei-Mura brand name. Buying every Zoukei-Mura to date, the He 219 was a must-buy.

After getting the kit and the rash of newly released printed material on the subject from Kagero, Valiant, and Zoukei-Mura itself, I got to work. The build is augmented with color PE in the cockpit , brass gun barrels, Eduard fabric seat belts, and brass landing gear dampers. I also got the bright (read: stupidly ambitious) idea to build the kit as a cutaway to show off all the cool internal details. So, a lot of cutting through the fuselage and one of the nacelles was needed. Not content to stop there, I also decided to do a "cutaway within a cutaway" and make one of the engines' internal mechanisms (pistons, etc.) visible. I wanted to present the build as an "industrial illustration" so I kept weathering to a minimum so as not to distract from the internal details.

The cutaway aspect added a whole new dimension of "fun" to masking for the painting process. Paint is Gunze Mr. Color and Vallejo, with weathering done using AK Interactive products. I wanted to show the build to Mr. Shigeta at the 2014 IPMS USA Nationals and spent three evenings putting on the finishing touches in my hotel room. Luckily, I got it done just in time to take it to the Zoukei-Mura booth and present my work to him. I was overjoyed to see the moment commemorated in one of the photos he posted on his Blog afterward.

I've also always loved the Ho 229 and was happy to pick up a copy of Zoukei-Mura's new kit at the Nationals. Happily, the skin in that kit is molded in clear plastic, so when I inevitably decide to build it as a cutaway, it should (hopefully) be a little less stressful! ;-)
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1/32 Heinkel He 219 A-0 Uhu Cutaway 3 by Bang-Doll-SSI
1/32 Heinkel He 219 A-0 Uhu Cutaway 3
The He 219 has long been one of my favorite planes. I was overjoyed to see the He 219 at the Udvar-Hazy Center and look forward to the day it's finished. And Volks has long been one of my favorite manufacturers-- I've been buying their resin FSS mecha kits and been a fan of their Super Dollfies long before Volks' owner, Mr. Shigeta, started producing aircraft kits under the Zoukei-Mura brand name. Buying every Zoukei-Mura to date, the He 219 was a must-buy.

After getting the kit and the rash of newly released printed material on the subject from Kagero, Valiant, and Zoukei-Mura itself, I got to work. The build is augmented with color PE in the cockpit , brass gun barrels, Eduard fabric seat belts, and brass landing gear dampers. I also got the bright (read: stupidly ambitious) idea to build the kit as a cutaway to show off all the cool internal details. So, a lot of cutting through the fuselage and one of the nacelles was needed. Not content to stop there, I also decided to do a "cutaway within a cutaway" and make one of the engines' internal mechanisms (pistons, etc.) visible. I wanted to present the build as an "industrial illustration" so I kept weathering to a minimum so as not to distract from the internal details.

The cutaway aspect added a whole new dimension of "fun" to masking for the painting process. Paint is Gunze Mr. Color and Vallejo, with weathering done using AK Interactive products. I wanted to show the build to Mr. Shigeta at the 2014 IPMS USA Nationals and spent three evenings putting on the finishing touches in my hotel room. Luckily, I got it done just in time to take it to the Zoukei-Mura booth and present my work to him. I was overjoyed to see the moment commemorated in one of the photos he posted on his Blog afterward.

I've also always loved the Ho 229 and was happy to pick up a copy of Zoukei-Mura's new kit at the Nationals. Happily, the skin in that kit is molded in clear plastic, so when I inevitably decide to build it as a cutaway, it should (hopefully) be a little less stressful! ;-)
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1/32 Heinkel He 219 A-0 Uhu Cutaway 2 by Bang-Doll-SSI
1/32 Heinkel He 219 A-0 Uhu Cutaway 2
The He 219 has long been one of my favorite planes. I was overjoyed to see the He 219 at the Udvar-Hazy Center and look forward to the day it's finished. And Volks has long been one of my favorite manufacturers-- I've been buying their resin FSS mecha kits and been a fan of their Super Dollfies long before Volks' owner, Mr. Shigeta, started producing aircraft kits under the Zoukei-Mura brand name. Buying every Zoukei-Mura to date, the He 219 was a must-buy.

After getting the kit and the rash of newly released printed material on the subject from Kagero, Valiant, and Zoukei-Mura itself, I got to work. The build is augmented with color PE in the cockpit , brass gun barrels, Eduard fabric seat belts, and brass landing gear dampers. I also got the bright (read: stupidly ambitious) idea to build the kit as a cutaway to show off all the cool internal details. So, a lot of cutting through the fuselage and one of the nacelles was needed. Not content to stop there, I also decided to do a "cutaway within a cutaway" and make one of the engines' internal mechanisms (pistons, etc.) visible. I wanted to present the build as an "industrial illustration" so I kept weathering to a minimum so as not to distract from the internal details.

The cutaway aspect added a whole new dimension of "fun" to masking for the painting process. Paint is Gunze Mr. Color and Vallejo, with weathering done using AK Interactive products. I wanted to show the build to Mr. Shigeta at the 2014 IPMS USA Nationals and spent three evenings putting on the finishing touches in my hotel room. Luckily, I got it done just in time to take it to the Zoukei-Mura booth and present my work to him. I was overjoyed to see the moment commemorated in one of the photos he posted on his Blog afterward.

I've also always loved the Ho 229 and was happy to pick up a copy of Zoukei-Mura's new kit at the Nationals. Happily, the skin in that kit is molded in clear plastic, so when I inevitably decide to build it as a cutaway, it should (hopefully) be a little less stressful! ;-)
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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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Bang-Doll-SSI
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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