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"Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« on: 12 January 2014, 22:03:34 »
AVA MANGO TWO provided me with a kit bash of his over a year ago for the MFUK Katyusha.  He wanted it done up in 1st Ghost colors and wanted Katsushika Hokusai's Great Wave off Kanagawa for the main art piece for the yakuza tattoos.  Okay, i've done that once before on an unseen Archer which I have since lost the pictures for, but I figured I could do it again.  And apologies to AVA, but I couldn't get into it!  I'd have other projects (both commissions and CSO/CGL stuff) come up and I'd push it to the side.  But he was patient and I finally decided to get into and am glad I did.  I've asked around, did Google searches, double checked those, but at the end of the day, I feel the kanji's more or less correct for duty and honor on the missile launchers, while the name of the 'Mech, 大波, or Great Wave, is on the launcher doors.  An 1800's love interest on the leg, standard scales with glorious golden kill markers, and we are done!  Hope that you enjoy it, as I actually ended up really enjoying the creation of it!






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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #1 on: 12 January 2014, 22:20:03 »
Good god....  :o


That has to be the most beautiful mini I've ever seen...  [drool]

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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #2 on: 12 January 2014, 22:48:25 »
very nice O0 O0
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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #3 on: 12 January 2014, 22:48:47 »
Astounding...

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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #4 on: 12 January 2014, 23:00:40 »
Nice riff on the knees, but the feet aren't 100% accurate  :P

Seriously, a lovely kitbash and a glorious work of art!

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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #5 on: 12 January 2014, 23:01:19 »
GREAT GOOGLY MOOGLY!

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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #6 on: 12 January 2014, 23:11:03 »
All you had to do was ask around... I can't believe I am the only one that downloaded this one...  ;)





Another beautiful piece of work...

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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #7 on: 12 January 2014, 23:52:55 »
awesome job!
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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #8 on: 13 January 2014, 00:17:34 »
Some good stuff, nice job.
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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #9 on: 13 January 2014, 01:53:24 »
Fabulous,  O0
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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #10 on: 13 January 2014, 02:37:15 »
Amazing

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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #11 on: 13 January 2014, 03:28:19 »
It's so bizarre looking that I find it awesome! Beautiful painting!
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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #12 on: 13 January 2014, 03:53:40 »
Beautiful

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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #13 on: 13 January 2014, 08:47:49 »
woah . . . incredible.

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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #14 on: 13 January 2014, 11:03:24 »
*jaw drops* I wish I was HALF the painter you are, Savage Coyote...
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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #15 on: 13 January 2014, 19:09:04 »
 :o [notworthy]

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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #16 on: 13 January 2014, 19:27:37 »
That is truly a piece of art.

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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #17 on: 13 January 2014, 23:51:34 »
Truly incredible job
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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #18 on: 13 January 2014, 23:57:54 »
Both of these are simply stunning.

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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #19 on: 14 January 2014, 00:19:13 »
The paint job is sheer beauty. The mech overall WT??????? just no clue as to what to make of it.

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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #20 on: 14 January 2014, 01:28:13 »
The Katyusha is originally a MechForce UK design, which means it's a lash-up of different bits made back in the 1980s.

The original Katyusha model was made from:

- Unseen Marauder torso & most of legs
- Kodiak-based arms & feet
- Missile pods from the Unseen Longbow

with a degree of interpolation (eg. the cans on the knees). I may post a pic in another thread, not  to detract from Ava Mango & Savage Coyote's work.

Ava Mango appears to have used:

- BattleDroids Marauder torso, legs & feet (enhanced by 'knee cans'
- Kodiak arms
- missile pods from some other mini line.

The Katyusha was armed with an MRM in each torso, three MPLs in each arm, an MPL in each leg, and a MPL in the CT.
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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #21 on: 14 January 2014, 03:44:17 »
That is something I would not want to close in with. All them lasers!
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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #22 on: 14 January 2014, 04:44:45 »
Ahhhh, beautiful  O0 This is an amazing piece of work and such an iconic image to use. I have been 3/4 of the way up Mt Fuji, before a severe summer storm sent us back down the volcano at about 1 am. It was an... existential experience  :o The fact that the paintjob on a mech is taking me back there...just wow  :o. Well done!


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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #23 on: 14 January 2014, 05:19:50 »

SC, that's even more insanely beautiful than you described it to me. 

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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #24 on: 14 January 2014, 07:35:11 »
Wow! That is awesome!


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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #25 on: 14 January 2014, 18:27:07 »
Really beautiful, SC.

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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #26 on: 15 January 2014, 15:02:35 »
Thank you all!  It took me a while to "get into it," but once I did get going it was fun.

I might have to re-explore the 1st Ghost after this one :)

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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #27 on: 15 January 2014, 17:34:13 »
Amazing! Very awesome! O0 [applause] [applause]

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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #28 on: 16 January 2014, 22:38:27 »
Awesome bash and paint! Yours and Z's schtuff just gets better and better !
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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #29 on: 16 January 2014, 23:55:34 »
Those paint jobs are simply AMAZING! O0 O0 [drool]
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« Reply #30 on: 21 January 2014, 04:45:27 »
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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #31 on: 21 January 2014, 10:47:07 »
I'm torn. Part of me wouldn't want to shoot at such an artists' canvas... then I look at that loadout and my fingers go straight to the triggers. What to do?

That's insanely good stuff, SC.  :o
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Re: "Great Wave (大波)" Katyusha
« Reply #32 on: 21 January 2014, 15:46:42 »
When i first saw this thread, i thought it was going to be a vehicle made to look like the old WW2 russian Katyusha missile truck..  Not a mech.
But was i amazed when i saw that paint job.
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