Kaijuzoo Billiken Mecha Godzilla

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    OK, really shitty pic but I wanted to share the custom Billiken Mecha Godzilla from John at Kaijuzoo. He used color changing paints that shift color when viewed from different angles. It gives it a little "space titanium" depth. I couldn't take a pic that does justice.

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    Hey Jonee, you take better pics so please share! And, thanks again so much, I love it!
     
  2. Dean

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    It's awesome. Still photos may not show off the full color-change effect but it still looks spectacular. Also looks like it's really made of metal, not just sprayed with metallic paint. A lot of care went into this. Congrats!
     
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    That is a great mecha. John did an excellent job.
     
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    Hey thx Boo, Dean and Jojo!!! Boo, glad Mr. MG'75 showed up ok, it is my pride and joy and I'm very happy others are digging it too! This commission took more than twenty hours and my effect with the color shifting paints really brings the monsters "space titanium" concept from the movie to life. I am still working on the web page for this project but here is a pic which shows off the MechaG quite well (should have some more pics ready this weekend).
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    Whoa!

    Awesome work, as always John.

    The metallic effect really works on this. Looks like you made it with a hammer and anvil, rather than an airbrush and glue. :lol:
     
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    Just wanted to show my appreciation, great score and a great job.
     
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    Thanks for the compliments, guys. Check out the Kaijuzoo site and you'll see that John does fantastic work. This is my second custom from him and, if he has time, I'd like to have another by the end of the year.
     
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    Ooo, it looks anodized/heat treated. sweet paint.
     
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    so awesome. this is the way customs should be done.
     
  10. KaijuZoo

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    I am humbled by the many compliments, thx so much gang!!

    And for your additional viewing enjoyment, here are a few more pics which show what I was trying to create for the "space titanium" effect with the color shift paints. As for the metallic look itself, that was just a basic silver and then all hand-painting all the rivets and joint bands with a translucent antique silver to build the contrast of light and dark areas and also provide some battle damage. The magnificent Billiken mold itself created all the fine details of the sculpt so I just helped to bring out its inner beauty.
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    And in this pic, I used a blue LED spot for the backlighting and then on the long exposure, targeted the mouth with a single LED laser pointer - just a little extra dynamic and fun photo shoot![​IMG]
     

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