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Ple and Ple Two Cels :iconbang-doll-ssi:Bang-Doll-SSI 5 2 NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom WIP :iconbang-doll-ssi:Bang-Doll-SSI 3 2 1/350 Prinz Eugen Diorama :iconbang-doll-ssi:Bang-Doll-SSI 8 5 1/350 Prinz Eugen Diorama :iconbang-doll-ssi:Bang-Doll-SSI 10 10 1/350 Prinz Eugen Preview :iconbang-doll-ssi:Bang-Doll-SSI 9 2 Paint Area 8-28-2015 :iconbang-doll-ssi:Bang-Doll-SSI 4 4 NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom Details :iconbang-doll-ssi:Bang-Doll-SSI 8 2 NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom Gatling Guns :iconbang-doll-ssi:Bang-Doll-SSI 10 2 NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom Binders :iconbang-doll-ssi:Bang-Doll-SSI 20 0 NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom 7 :iconbang-doll-ssi:Bang-Doll-SSI 8 2 NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom 5 Lights Off :iconbang-doll-ssi:Bang-Doll-SSI 9 0 NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom 4 :iconbang-doll-ssi:Bang-Doll-SSI 32 3 NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom 1 :iconbang-doll-ssi:Bang-Doll-SSI 119 17 NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom 2 :iconbang-doll-ssi:Bang-Doll-SSI 44 16 NZ-666-EP Kshatriya Elpeo Ple Custom 3 :iconbang-doll-ssi:Bang-Doll-SSI 31 11 2014 Awards :iconbang-doll-ssi:Bang-Doll-SSI 2 8

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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, 2013   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   Traditional Artist
Ha ha, you're welcome! I hope you had a great day! :D
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enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
I know its a day early but...
Happy birthday dude, have a good one.
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Bang-Doll-SSI Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Sorry to be such a DA stranger... Just dealing with a looming deadline.
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Aya-Creuset Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave! Sorry for the lateness, and tell your girl I still love her kitties' pants! (?)
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egocenter Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thanks for the faves!!
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ogamitaicho Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the :+fav: my friend ! :D
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Bang-Doll-SSI Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your work is always so deserving of praise! The speed at which you make these beautiful pieces of art is also to be congratulated!
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ogamitaicho Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks bro ! :D
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