MEI MAH (1/8th scale)
Model work by Mike Pepe (in 6 hours!)
The kit pictured here is actually a bootleg (cheap copy) kit, so I'm not sure who made the original version. I assembled this model with a thick gap-filling CA cement, and painted it with Tamiya, Polly-S, Testors, and Boyd paints, in addition to some acrylics and enamels.
The base is actually patching cement that I mixed with generous amounts of sand. The intent was to have Mei Mah perched atop a ruined building in the middle of some water. I hope to add the water at a later date when I research how to make some realistic looking water.
The cement dried a lot faster than I intended, and I had hoped to make the base look more like a fragment of a blown up building, but upon seeing it in it's semi-hardened state, I thought it looked more like a GAIA ruin. The GAIA symbols were carved with the point of a nail.
In this top shot you can see the big GAIA symbol. The kit was mounted to the base by drilling a small hole in the bottom of the model and the top of the base. I mated the two with CA cement and a small metal rod.
This page was last tampered with on October 15, 1995.