RX-0 Unicorn Gundam build

Discussion in 'Anime, Cartoons, Figurines & Paperdolls' started by lrm1960, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. lrm1960

    lrm1960 New Member

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    This is my current build. It is the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam from Paper Replika. So far I have finished the head and torso, and will be starting work on the shoulders.
    unicorn_gundam_intro2.jpg
    Completed head:
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    Lee
  2. lrm1960

    lrm1960 New Member

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    Completed torso:
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    Torso and head assembled:
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    Next will be the shoulders.
    Lee
  3. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Massive undertaking. The pictures of your build are so good, I thought the were the instructions!
  4. chapsy

    chapsy Resident Brony

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    those shots of the head are prolly the cleanest I have ever seen.
    Looks even better than my x2 scale version!
    can't wait to see the rest.
  5. DarkStryfe

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    Anyone have a link to the site? I remember downloading some parts but it wasn't completed then so I never got back to it.
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    lrm1960 New Member

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    Progress on the Unicorn Gundam:

    Shoulders are finished and added to torso/head assembly
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    Next will be the waist.
    Lee

    Darkstryfe: The Unicorn Gundam should still be available on paper-replika.com
  7. DarkStryfe

    DarkStryfe New Member

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    Thanks for the link and good work so far!
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    Progress has been made on the waist:
    Main structural "box" that all the other components get attached to. The inside of these components were reinforced with 0.5mm board to add rigidity. An old pencil was used to stiffen the hip joint pivot.
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    Here are the upper legs and hip joints. Again these were reinforced with board.
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    Closer view of hip socket/pivot:
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    Here is the assembled main structural components of the waist/upper legs.
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    Next will be adding all the individual armor/shield components.

    Lee
  9. lrm1960

    lrm1960 New Member

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    I finished the waist section of the Unicorn Gundam:
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    Lee
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    lrm1960 New Member

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    Here are all the parts assembled so far:
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    Next will be the arms and hands.

    Lee
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    great work there!! I made this a while back,looks brilliant when it's all complete. Can I ask what type of paper/card do you use? I love the crisp lines you have on the model. :)
  12. lrm1960

    lrm1960 New Member

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    Greenelf1967:
    Thanks for the comments. I use HP Premium Choice Laser paper for all my builds. The heaviest that I can get locally is 32lb/120g. After one of my first builds (Paper-Replika's Kriss Super V) resulted in a lot of waviness, I now back up the larger flat areas with 0.5mm board. The board I use is left-over comic backing board, I have a supply left from my comic collecting days.

    Lee
  13. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    That is excellent! You have much dedication. I don't think I could make something like that.
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    Me like! Me like much!
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    lrm1960 New Member

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    more progress on the Unicorn Gundam, I've finished the arms and hands,
    completed hands:
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    completed arm
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    Lee
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    lrm1960 New Member

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    Here is what is assembled so far:
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    Next on to the legs, starting with the feet.

    Lee
  17. rlc321

    rlc321 Gundam designer wannabe

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    nice build very clean lines well done.
  18. arkon

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    that is the cleanist build i have ever seen! and its white! all of mine no matter what color always have fingerprints or smear marks. this is just awsome!
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    I've finished the feet and ankles. The foot parts have been laminated to 0.5mm cardboard for strength and weight was added inside the soles of the feet to add stability to the figure once complete. The ankles have two points of articulation, and I was not convinced that making the pivots out of paper would be strong enough, so I made the pivots out of brass tubing. I also built "skeletons" out of 0.5mm cardboard to go inside all the ankle parts because all the weight of the model will be on the ankles. The "skeletons were constructed similar to the keel/bulkhead style of a model ship.
    here is the basic foot:
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    here is the ankle "skeleton":
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    here are part of the ankles:
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    here is a completed ankle:
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    here is the completed feet and ankles:
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    next I will be working on the lower legs, between the ankle and knee.

    Lee
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    Its been a while since I posted any pictures of this build. I am glad to say that I have finished, with the exception of the accessories (i.e. jetpack, shield & weapons).
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    Lee