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ZOIDS - Gustav Steampunk Special by SakuraBomb ZOIDS - Gustav Steampunk Special by SakuraBomb
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If I had to guesstimate, I'd say I put in about 20-25 hours on this (though it's probably less - I spent lots of small chunks of time working on it, not one long sitting.)

And it STILL doesn't feel finished.

I am mostly happy with it, though. My poor unloved Gustav model was sitting in pieces on my closet shelves,
still bearing its repulsive black and neon-green paint job from my first failure of a customization.
Having just recently bought some metallic Testors paints, I decided to go crazy on this guy.

As common as Gustavs are as workhorses of the Zoid set, I feel they don't get a lot of love (I mean, just think of how
many Ligers and wolf-types are out there hogging the spotlight) and I wanted to make one really stand out.

I used spare parts from a number of scrapped Zoid models, including Gordosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Elephander,
Pteramander, a small Shield Liger action figure, and a few more miscellaneous bits I can't recall belong to what.

I also used bits and bobs from a pocket watch, jewelry, scrapped computer parts,
battery-operated hand-held fans and God knows what else.

The stuff on the cargo haul are pieces of pyrite, a sexy shard of bismuth (the rainbow-y rock),
a plastic diamond, a customized matching gun, and a LEGO muffler/exhaust pipe with a matching color scheme.

I'm looking into adding some hints of grunge and articulation at the hinges and plating with dark paint/ink,
as well as tacking on other vents/hoses/gears to empty armor space.

For now, though, I bring you the Gustav Steampunk Special!

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Photos (C) *SakuraBomb
Model customized and assembled by *SakuraBomb
ZOIDS (C) Takara-TOMY/Hasbro/Etc.
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NeoHydra77 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Steampunk zoids? I never thought of something like that but it looks SOOO cool! Great job on Gustav!
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SakuraBomb Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the idea, I wish I had more cogs and coils to work with, I've plenty of Zoids that could use the makeover. xD
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Victor-Perez Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Artist
Amazing!
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charlotte-ruby Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great design, lovely colours.
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SakuraBomb Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. C:
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Zidartha Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome design, really impressive :)
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Sunnystreak Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is absolutely amazing! Wonderful job!
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DenChetto Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Real Steampank! I like it :)
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SakuraBomb Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^-
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Woah, this is all kinds of awesome. I love the littlest details you've put into this.
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