MG Jesta Assault Type
Work by Zi9720
MG 1/100 Jesta Custom WIP
Modeled by Zi9720
MG 1/100 Jesta Custom WIP
It took me a little while to figure out what kit I wanted to work on next. Well this is it the MG Jesta. This kit just came out and lots of people are working on one so figure maybe I can share some cool mods with you as I go. I also purchased some Kotobukiya M.S.G. MSG Weapon Units (Missile launcher and Gatling gun). I might use some scrap parts I have laying around too just have to wait and see.
As you see the image below I have already cleaned up all the runners and test fitted the kit. I must say this kit is very sturdy and I cant wait to start modifying!!
Something I do when test fitting is cut the pegs in half with a hobby knife. That way the parts are easier to take apart once together.
Sorry its been a while since my last update on this build been busy but today i got to work on some panel lining the feet. I am really liking the detail that I am putting in even tho it takes a bit of time REALLY worth it!!
Started working on the back pack today. I am going to be using some old Zeta scraps I have, Since this is going to be a High mobility suit I need a little more thrust! I filled in the Leg thrusters with filler putty. Am am using some joints and drilled into the back pack for some test fitting.
This is just some test fitting there will be one on each side once finished up
Wanted to show you guys how I cut my pla plate and get the same shape that I will need for the detailing on the back of the thursters.
First I trace it out on the part on Grafix clear film, (any craft store will have it for $15 for about 25 sheets) Then I use a metal ruler and find the shape I want to cut out. The Grafix film is used like a stencil so i can get the same shape for both thrusters.
CoreWorks ORX-013 MK.V (in Progress) Modeled by Zi9720
Worked on the feet and head today I feel that the elbow and knee joints are going to be the hardest to do. here are some pics I used a ball and socket for the ankle and head. also added some detail to the feet.
The Red Circles are additions and the ball and socket joint
ok so the knee joints are coming along I am trying something out and hope it comes out good. I cut the knee joint in half and drilled down to put a hing joint in. covered the ends of the joint with chap stick so the putty does not harden on them and will allow them to move freely. Here are some pics I am thinking this will work as well for the elbows. (DID NOT WORK FOR ELBOWS)!!!
So have both legs fully jointed only problem to really figure out left for them is the knee joint is not as tight as I would like it. It has a hard time staying bent with the weight of the foot. Also added some panel lines and knee parts to the shin plate. You can also see the hip is jointed too. The back parts of the legs have been connected with magnets for movement and posing.
I have primed most the Kit now and have the joints 90% finished as you can see the leg in the pic is all set and ready to go. I have added pla-plates for extra detail on leg and Shield as shown.
For the back pack I have decided to use Magnets to keep the Disks in place. You can see where I have used basic putty to help fill in just need to do some sanding and smooth it out!
Then attached them to the forearm, and this is what you get a fully movable arm!!
Ok guys and girls I spent most my day painting and finishing up the joints most of which are just ball and socket. I decided to do a purple coloring to stay true to the original color but have some lighter highlights in it as well. (my first time doing this looks good I think) also done some shading one panel lines and other areas.
Close up of the paint job for the body, still lots more painting to go and weapons to go!!
Did more painting today along with work on the head, I put Holo film for the eyes. I also finished up a lot of the decals. here is some pics ENJOY!!
Still need to touch up some of the Painting but feeling good about it all.
So did a lot of work on the rifle today I think it looks good added some spare parts I had laying around (still needs a wash and shading but looks good) before and after
ok guys ALL DONE!!! some pics for you