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Saviour Gundam: Imperfect MA by sandrum Saviour Gundam: Imperfect MA by sandrum
Inspired by a macross image....

The transformed version of Saviour. I made a "Saviour Rising" devation when I first came to DA. This is sort of a new play on it. Perhaps it's not much better, but I thought that separating the transformed MA and the humanoid Mobile Suit into different deviations would be better than combining them. Didn't come out that great. Might have to add some missiles, incoming what's its to make it more festive looking.

While I did my best to follow the 1/100 (making tons of guesses based on pics on the net) I took a lot of liberties on it based on what I knew about it's "history" and its "lineage". Hence the transformation itself is "Imperfect" as it relies on a lot of parts that don't necessarily facilitate the transformation shown in the anime or in the plastic versions.

Anyway, I thought about how it might look in color and gave it a whirl. The most bothersome part is the color of the MA itself, as pink/red seem somewhat easy to see. I had mentioned on my blog that a "low visibility" version might be better, but I didn't act on it. I did try to cut it out a bit in photoshop but it doesn't look that great. I may come back to this (I think I say that alot).

Software: Lightwave (modeling, rendering), Photoshop (UV texturing, tossing everything together), Hexagon2 ( UV's)

Gundam is (c) Bandai, Sunrise, Sotsu Agency
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:iconippman475:
Ippman475 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
so cool but I wonder why they (as in the movie) made certain gundams pink
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Lightning404 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
that is great!
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:iconauto27:
auto27 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student
Perfect grade as well, it's a shame that it got badly defeated by Freedom
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:icongriffin-defiance:
Griffin-Defiance Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Saviour in mobile armor mode.
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:iconm-dison:
M-Dison Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
Wonderful work. Savior is one of my favorite gundams, especially in MA form, and you did it perfectly.
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SkullGarden Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Lol I like it
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:iconroncarlo16:
roncarlo16 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
really love ur works dude
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:iconlovedreams:
lovedreams Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwwwwwwwwwww amaaazing :iconeeeeeplz: :faint:

excellent job :clap:
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DethoftheSkies Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
damn it is amazing
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:icondlop:
DLOP Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Wow, I've been gone for a long time, but this is simply another amazing work....Wish I could do even a fraction of this skillwork...
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WolfAli Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
wow amazing :) realy awesome details :D
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:icongelgoogkg:
gelgoogkg Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Nice.
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:icongin180:
GIN180 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Best work ive seen yet. Keep it up man.
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Renegade-V Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
In terms of the Saviour's color based on the 1/100 it is, in my own words a "supreme-fire engine red". It is SUPER freakin' red. Not an ounce of pink, magenta, maroon, and not even crimson. Supreme, ultra... No, wait even better: FINAL-Red. The most intense Perfect Red you ever did see without becoming crimson and carries w/ it a tint of Red-orange.

Hope that helps if you're still trying to get the color right.
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x19a Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, bro - the models depict the Justice AND Saviour in magenta/pink. Here I was thinking the Justice woulda looked better in "Saviour Gundam Red", and it comes out all 'rosy', so to speak.
IMO, Saviour was just short of a metallic "Flame Red", which is intensely cool.
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Prince-in-Disguise Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, it's amazing! :clap:
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crusher500 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008   Photographer
Great work
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nekoiichi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive!! That water FX looks so real! :wow:
I don't know too much about gundam, but you make really great images of them! :clap:

Congratulations!
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:iconkeleon:
keleon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
long time no see~
i'm happy to see you~>3<
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ShinSajiGenpou Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
great work, we´re missin you
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henya66 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfection!
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BoggeyDan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job on this one, looks like an actual photograph!:thumbsup::D

In many peoples' opinions (including mine), the Saviour's transformation is indeed never at all perfect - way too Kunio Okawara Gundam, kinda like the Wing Gundams, the Gundam Airmasters, or the Raider Gundam.:O
At least the Murasames reuse the Zeta Gundam transformation in a nice way (Project Z FTW!), and that Takayuki Yanase did a very good job on the Kyrios/Arios transformations!:D
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sandrum Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry this is late.
Yes, I fully relate to your comment though. I find far too many similarities between some of the gundams you mentioned and the Saviour. Transformation wise, it seems too simple and obvious. Again, like you said, the zeta series transformations are more to my liking. I'm a little mixed on the Kyrios'.
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x19a Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Captured from this angle, it kinda looks like the Aegis.
Your works' always good, dude - keep it up!
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Renegade-V Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
LMAO *copy/pastes sig*

To be honest, although I agree a decent number of those complacent, unappreciative, spoiled brats would probably be on "suicide watch", I don't necessarily think that our bright, up-and-coming generation (sarcasm) would suddenly believe that their lives are indeed over. Okay, the first three months they would (much to my delight) but eventually this means that they'll inevitably (gasp!) have to actually GO OUTSIDE. :omfg: Or heaven forbid, they'll actually have to occupy themselves with something to do and it may not actually be X-BOX Live/PSN nor Rock Band..... It may actually be something... CONSTRUCTIVE.

Yeah, I'm glad my teen years were spent in the late 90s/early 2000s (Class of 02).
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MasterOkiAkai Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This one I can't help but imagine as part of a video scene.
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:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I felt the same.... but it doesn't quite seem to blur believably yet...
Been a while, MasterOA! :star:
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MasterOkiAkai Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I don't think it's the blur that's throwing you...wait...maybe it is.
I wonder what it would look like if you took the blur OFF the Gundam and put a little MORE on the background?
If not, my other theory is that it may have been cropped too small to let the viewer get the full effect.

Yup, long time, been really busy in my internship right now.
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realgundam Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
I spy with my little eye that "history" starts with Z :P
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:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I history in the story of its development in the series. Still, I guess you're not off the mark... :pepsi:
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:iconanimboi:
animBoi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
really nice focal depth, kinda reminds me of some pics of F14's swooping above their carrier...nice details and render as usual
:salute:
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:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're not the first to mention something along those lines... :star:
Thanks animboi!
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hunospuno Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
can't get over how the depth seizes your attention, it just stands out cleanly. another impressive piece! =D
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:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:ahoy:
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Uchiga Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
I was waiting on your Rick Dom renders but hey the Saviour was one of my favourite mobile suits. Good Stuff as always Sandrum even if you dont have confidence in your rendering i still find it amazing. Its the comments that count XP

P.S Finish your Stargazer and Hyaku Shiki ;P
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:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll probably wait on the Rick Dom until I've got the Xamel down. Still going to finish what's on my plate of course, just that my mind wanders...a LOT.
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tappei Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Nice one! you should try make pic from Gundam 00 too.
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karnf3st Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Woohoo. I luuv Macross! Maybe you could do some Veritech's sometime!? ;D
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:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was actually going to do some of that before I got into Gundam.... never was able to get back into it. :pepsi:
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karnf3st Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Pleeease won't you reconsider. You have such an awesome talent for drawing mecha. I would really dig to see you do any mecha from the Robotech/ Macross series. Robotech was the 1st mecha I saw as a child, and I've been hooked ever since. It kinda brings back nostalgic memories :)
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:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Robotech I saw when I was little too. Loved it. have fond memories of it too. I might still get back into it ;p
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Genzeo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
the image on the upper left looks like the BATTLE SHIP Minerva from the second series of gundam seed! anyway this is just awesome man! :aww:
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
A transformable Mobile Suit! Nice! Instant Fav! :D
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:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm partial to transformable MS's myself... :star:
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ShadowXM1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Amazing 3-D detail design as always! :clap:
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:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't take much credit for "design" as usual, but thanks anyway :D
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DSNG Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent :D
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:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! You're still around too! Glad to see ya! :star:
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DSNG Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks buddy!!
:peace: :D :peace:
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adeptrogue Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Student Artist
Wow great job.
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