This is the Bandai Master Grade kit that everyone needs to get into! The Ball Ver. Ka.
For this kit I was initially going to just have the standard base/stand accessory that came with the MG, but at then
decided to have a wooden base with plastruct modifications. So what I've got now is sort of a scramble bay. I've imagined
a small crew preparing the ball for some kind of sortie. The area is small and a bit cramped, perhaps the Ball is on some
kind of a Earth Federation transport or something.
As for the materials, The base was stained and sealed, then I made a design using irregular patterns per Tim's Child
of Mecha site. You know the deal. Then I made a bay door using matte board and plastruct. Very similar to how I built my PG
dio, but in 1/100th scale! Next I masked the wood portion of the base painted the wall/door and the floor
with Tamiya acrylics. The markings that I used were Wave Option X-decals #3 and decals from Pete
Savin and Tim from CoM.
The color for he Ball itself was inspired by the colors for the Heavy Gundam from Gundam Fix Figuration and, well, Acguy!
I custom mixed three shades of brown so I could get a decent color rise or gradient effect for the weathering. The paints
on the ball and the crew were by Gunze Sangyou.
The crew/figures were Wave's Mobile Staff figures. Their 1:100 scale so they fit in perfectly with the other figures
included with the MG. One of the figures is standing in front of a custom built touch screen computer system. I
figure even though I've never seen one used in any UC gundam show, It's far enough in the future that they might have something
like this in order to maintain all the technical aspects of their environment. It's also wireless! I was actually kindof inspired
by the movie Sphere. They had something like that in the movie. Thought it was cool....Oh well.
The to box/crate thingies are from the Hasegawa option accesories.
Overall, it's been a fun time working with this kit. It's quick and I highly recommend picking one up. You can trick
this out and customize it all you want. Makes for a very versitile MG. Try searching the web and I'm sure you'll find some....uh...interesting