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Da Head Honcho Boss Grot




New Jersey, State of Perfection

Quick question that maybe deserves its own thread elsewhere - is there a Gunpla equivalent sub-community to Inq28? I.E. Gunpla/mecha builders who focus more on kitbashing new mechs, preferably with an eye towards grittier and maybe more realistic modeling, i.e. adding weathering, battle damage, stowage, applique armor and the like, as opposed to building and painting them the way they are shown on the box?

Is there a term for this subcommunity (i.e. I can say "Inq28" to someone in this hobby and chances are they will know what I'm talking about, what would I say to a gunpla fan that would convey a similar meaning?)

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Camouflaged Ariadna Scout




United Kingdom

No clue but that's what I'm doing for Gamma Wolves!

   
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Da Head Honcho Boss Grot




New Jersey, State of Perfection

Gamma Wolves is what now?

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Gunpla kits (at least the modern ones) are designed to not need painting or glueing to complete. Building a kit according to the instructions is referred to as a "straight build" or "out-of-box" (OOB) build. Anything more than that, from painting to kitbashing, is often called a "custom build" or just a "custom".

To answer your question, there are definitely modellers who do more realistic custom builds and use military modelling techniques like weathering etc. Some builders create works that have a deliberately gritty or diesel-punk style, but as far as I know there isn't a specific term for this style or those who build in it, at least not in English.

I think in terms of a comparable aesthetic tone, the gunpla equivalent of some-one like John Blanche would be Kazuhisa Kondo, Makoto Kobayashi or Kow Yokoyama (who created Maschinen Krieger).

If there was enough interest in the topic it would probably warrant a thread in Painting & Modelling.

   
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Da Head Honcho Boss Grot




New Jersey, State of Perfection

Thanks for the leads Turaxa. I'm not super interested in the topic, I was just working on an Inq28 project and my mind started wandering and wondering if there were similar subcommunities in other miniature/model building fandoms. While I get that in many ways Inq28 is an extension of the John Blanche style, i feel like its somewhat driven by the same cultural current that has been driving OSR/Artpunk in the RPG community, so I wondered if it might extend further than that.


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Edit: *REALLY* digging Kazuhisa Kondo

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