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Spark Gundam - Leg Thrusters
A closer shot of the Spark Gundam's custom leg thrusters. The thruster housings are from the Builders Parts Non-Scale Vernier 02 set, and the thruster nacelles are third party metal pieces I found on eBay. The nacelles pointed out at an angle before this, as can be seen in previous photos. I have been meaning to point them straight downwards for quite some time, as well as tighten the connection (there was a piece rattling on the inside and it was driving me crazy). Unfortunately the heel of the foot tends to get in the way when the toes are pointed downwards. I'm thinking of modifying the feet to fold in half the way the older HGUC and RG kits do.
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Spark Gundam - Skirt and Leg Mods
The most recent mods to the Spark Gundam allow the rear skirt armor panels to move independently of one another, allowing for better poseability. I also sanded down part of the rear leg armor to give the knee joints more clearance, and glued the braided metal power cables into the leg (they tend to fray badly at the ends unless covered). I also changed the orientation of the leg thrusters to point straight downwards instead of at an angle, as seen in previous photos.
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Spark Gundam - Kneeling Mode: Unlocked.
After seeing a video review of the HGUC GM Ground Type, I was insipired (read "jealous") upon seeing it could achieve a stable kneeling post. Thus, I spent the night modding the knee joints of the Spark Gundam to be able to do the same. The bent knee doesn't make contact with the ground, but it's still balanced enough to work.
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Spark Gundam - Beam Sabers (LED Version)
I modified the inside of the Spark Gundam's shield to hold a pair of Kotobukiya LED beam sword hilts. I also modded a pair of the blades to fit directly over the LEDs without the need for that bulky coupler piece. These are the clear frosted texture blades, as I feel they focus the light best.
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Spark Gundam - Beam Sabers (Standard)
A couple shots of the Spark Gundam with regular clear beam saber effect parts. The hilts are customized from the RG GP01, with a little styrene tubing added. Their emitters are wider than an HG saber's, so I had to use shortened MG blades to fit in there.
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Dex Antares
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I'm a generally nice guy, here to lurk, comment, compliment, criticize, and make new friends. If I compliment your work, I'd love it if you wrote back. A gracious artist is something I highly respect.

Current Residence: Akron, OH
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Favourite photographer: Matt Doughty
Favourite style of art: Toy Customization, Animation
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Wow, it must be a new year, 'cause I've actually posted a few things for once! I'm mostly on DA to lurk, but I recently got in touch with the incomparable :iconburstlion: who's an avid Gunpla collector and builder like myself. We got to talking about mods and customizations, so I decided to finally post a few photos of my collection. I can't promise I'll be uploading much more, but who knows what this year will bring?

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Varia31 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know how we were talking about G2 Laser Prime? I was gonna save for the Battle Tanker, but y'know what? Why not wait for THIS puppy instead? fans-hobby.myshopify.com/pages…
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DexAntares Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Hot damn, that looks good! Didn't they just recently make a Headmaster Triple Changer based on G2 Prime for Titans Return?
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Varia31 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They might have, I'm not sure. I'm not too familiar with the company. However, I'm pleased to see they take PayPal. That's a must for me when ordering online. lol

I watched Bobby Skullface's review for their "Archenemy," which is the exact same toy, just painted to look like RID Scourge instead. This guy comes with a gun too, though, and both this and the Scourge version scale up perfectly with MP-10 Convoy. Going off Archenemy, he's a very sturdy figure that's easy to transform and has good articulation on top of some die-cast bits.

Archenemy costs roughly $100, and I'm assuming "Gunfighter II" here will be the same price. Honestly, for a MP scale, that's not too bad. At least I think so.
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DexAntares Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Actually I meant an official Hasbro release for that Triple Changer Prime.
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DahliaDrawsDahlia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist
thank youuu for posting on my page!!
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DexAntares Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
Hey, no problem ^_^
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DahliaDrawsDahlia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist
i don't know much about models and figures or else I'd probably have more to say :(
but i wanted to stop by and thank yoooou!! ;)
sorry if its a tacky request but feel free to give me a watch if your interested in seeing the future adventures of Dahlia and her Friends!!
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DexAntares Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
That's quite alright ^_^ I appreciate you leaving a comment, and yes, I'll definitely add your stuff to my Watch List ^_^
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burstlion Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy BIRTHDAY!! :la:

I hope you have a great day today, with fun Gunpla and tasty CAKE! :la:
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DexAntares Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
Thank you do much ^_^
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