|This is a 1/12 Jafcon resin
figure kit by Chieri of Ramba Ral from Mobile Suit Gundam.
This is one of my
favorite characters in all of anime, so I went out of
my way to do my best on him. For the body and uniform I chose to do a
Tamiya transparent smoke preshade over white primer. Then build the
blue and red up gradually in layers to make is appear like the velour
fabric from the series (with highlights and dark areas depending on how
the light hits it, etc.)
The face was
with a wet-on-wet technique using 5 different
flesh tones. A similar technique was used on the hair with 3 shades of
brown applied in combing pattern to simulate real hair.
The base is
the flag of the Zeon government he fights for
in the animated series. Mobile Suit Gundam drew many parallels from
World War 2. So it is no coincidence that the flag on the base
resembles a Nazi flag. As the character of Ramba Ral was almost a
caricature of Rommel in the desert campaigns.
The kit stands just under 6 inches tall. So when looking at the pics
remember the head is the diameter of a US nickel.