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Gundam RX-78-2 by Tim-Wilko Gundam RX-78-2 by Tim-Wilko
An 18 metre Gundam RX-78-2 robot.
Shiokaze Park on Odaiba island in Tokyo, Japan.

From wikipedia:
An 18 meter life size (1:1) version of the Gundam was built in 2009 to commemorate the franchise's 30 year anniversary. The project is in response to the 30th Anniversary of Gundam as well as a fund raising project for Green Tokyo, a project preparing Tokyo in terms of the bid for 2016 Olympic Games with the theme of a Green Olympic.

Two blended exposures, no HDR.
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AngieHush Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Awesome :3
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SevenPrayers Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
The ones who helped construct this are the Ultimate Gunpla Builders.
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nnicc Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had this toy when I was a child!

Look at this other giant robot [link] on flickr
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iHeartAbsol2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Omigosh that's so pretty <3 I wanna go see that someday ;-;
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nemuineko85 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i've only seen crappy snapshots until now. it's even more detailed and gorgeous than expected. thanks for taking this shot!

also,i love how japan thinks making a life size gundam is going to attract olympic attention. XD oh, japan...
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WindyLife Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohhhh Odaiba Gundam!!! :D
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Tim-Wilko Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009   Photographer
I was lucky to be in Tokyo to see it. Are there any giant robots near you Tomo?
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WindyLife Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nothing...:tears:
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SharkBrite Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omg: That is so cooooool! It matches the background perfectly too :D
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
whoah, that thing is complete?! Last I heard, I think only part of the legs were done, if that.

Awesome looking pic. Just a few technical things - on the left edge, I think there's a spot where the masks don't line up, or something was moved.

Also, there's a bit of a halo effect around the statue. Did you use a large soft edged brush there? If you want precision, I'd recommend using the pen tool, then converting to a selection, add a very slight blur to the mask, then applying it. Should get rid of the halo effect and give a more natural look.

It's just a personal gripe really. I don't like the halo look on HDR or edited photos as I think it makes it pretty obvious where retouching was. I'm just a detail freak when it comes to editing :P

Cool shot though - another thing added to my list of things to check out next time I'm over there!
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Tim-Wilko Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009   Photographer
Tried out the pen tool, it's a little better now. Thanks for the tip!
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
No worries ;)
Have you used the pen tool much before? It's a bit to get your head around if you haven't. The trick to getting natural paths is using as few points as possible and to curve in greater arcs, rather than lots of smaller arcs. It takes a bit of getting used to, but for dead accuracy, nothing beats it. You can even then convert to a selection, and convert to quickmask (hit q) to manually blur edges if you need to.

I think I made an old tut for masking. Never uploaded it here though. Thinking maybe I should...
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Tim-Wilko Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009   Photographer
I've never used it in Photoshop, but luckily I've used it in Illustrator quite a bit.

Upload, upload! ;-)
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Tim-Wilko Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009   Photographer
Ah yeah, I'd actually noticed that left edge thing but forgot to crop it, oops!

Yeah, it was a really quick edit with a soft edged brush, I'll try with the pen tool when I have time.
Cheers for the comment :)

You might miss it though, it's only a temporary thing I think. :(
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HenryTriplette Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Gaak! O.o the dream of every nerd.. X3

wonderfull photo,looks like cg.. X3
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soopa-boombox-rox Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
:O WAAAaa! thats huge! it looks so awesome! i didnt realise it was finished, what a great shot! I heard they're gonna make an even bigger mecha in Korea! i can't remember what it's from though. But it's going to be bigger than skyscrapers i think!...immense.
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Tim-Wilko Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009   Photographer
Haha, I'm not sure why everyone is building giant robots all of a sudden, but I like it!

They are building another one near my house in Kobe now :)
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soopa-boombox-rox Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
I know! theres some major robot phenomena going on in East Asia! but its totally すごい!!
Thats really cool! be sure to update us on that one :#1:
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