Magneton (Gijinka) - Pokemon




Since seeing the mecha design and Nikki drawing up my idea for an alt version i've wanted to do this.

Using a Nerf Longstrike as the base of the weapon as it has a very mecha-esque design. Shin pads will be modded for Riot Police armour, white jumpsuit with panels attached. The shield has bee completed. Adding black New Rocks, fingerless gloves, and belt. Head gear have been redesigned, will now be a black helmet with NVG monocular attachment with better encapsulates Magnetons single eye(s), with a black balaclava underneath. Slight redesign to jumpsuit too.

Worn with Vampiric-Angels awesome Charizard and Selphs brilliant Mew at London Expo October '10.

This design is going to be rebooted for an event in 2012. Incorporating a more mecha inspired look.


Anggul posted on 28 April, 2010 - 19:00
Very cool, perhaps add screws to the design? It's got magnets and stuff, but I think a few screws around the suit would add more bulk and substance to it. Will love to see ^-^

CyanideCustard posted on 1 September, 2010 - 23:34
is a cool concept but cant help but suggest a headband with a screw on top and 2 magnets? would actually make it more awesome ^^

Leadmill posted on 23 September, 2010 - 19:05
Cheers guys, will get around to adding some screws. As for headband we shall see :)

Captain_Marvelous posted on 28 September, 2010 - 11:41
Rifle looks great! its gonna be real nice seeing this up close ^^

Anggul posted on 16 October, 2010 - 08:26
Is this gonna be on Saturday? If so I'd love to join you as Hitmonlee with my fighting pokemon buddies =D

VampiricAngel posted on 1 November, 2010 - 22:22
I cant express how much I loved this! 8D Seriously, you looked epic!

Defrain posted on 3 November, 2010 - 09:11
that gun was mental i tells ya

Berserk667 posted on 9 November, 2010 - 02:11
A really amusing concept. Ilike it

ViewtifulD posted on 31 December, 2010 - 04:22
Holy hell I'm sad I missed this but it looked so awesome. As per usual top grade stuff :D

Clover-tan posted on 5 May, 2011 - 21:02
I can't believe I missed seeing this D: Really amazing, by the way ^__^

Progress Journal

23rd October 2010

Earphones Painted

A set of ear phones was obtained and one of the ear peices was masked off and sprayed blue.

23rd October 2010

Jumpsuit Finished

Picture of finished jumpsuit!

23rd October 2010

Coloured Banding Added

Coloured fabric/foam was added to pocket tops to give the jumpsuit a bit of colour.

23rd October 2010

Jumpsuit Lining Added 2

Alias added lining to rear of the jumpsuit too. It took her ages and i'm very greatful!

23rd October 2010

Jumpsuit Lining Added 1

Alias added black fabric lining to the shoulders, sides and pockets of the jumpsuit

20th October 2010

Magneton Transfer

Alias found, modded and then added a Magneton to some iron on transfer paper, this was then added to the rear of the jumpsuit.

27th September 2010

Screws Added

A set of doorknobs were attached to the shield to represent screws

24th September 2010

Shield Prongs Painted

The prongs of the shield were painted masked off and painted red and blue respectivley.

24th September 2010

Magnet Prongs Cut, Painted and Attached

The prongs were cut out of Pine using a bench saw, they were then sanded down, primed and painted. They were then attached using contact adhesive.

21st September 2010

Colour Scheme Added and Shaping Cut

Basic paint colours were added to both the rifle and the shield. The shield handle was also cut to be more clearly defined.

18th September 2010

Primer Added

Rifle and shield were given several coats of primer in preperation for more detailed styling.

18th September 2010

Rifle Dissambled and Cleaned

Took the weapon apart for cleaning and to make the painting process easier.

16th September 2010

Nerf Longstrike Purchased

Bought a Nerf Longstrike from Toys 'R' Us due to the fact its size and bulky appearence tie very well into the mecha asthetic i'm going for with the Magneton Gijinka design.

4th June 2010

Bracing Struts Added

To provide additional reinforcement to the shield struts were added the rear of the shield to provide extra strength.

2nd June 2010

Shield Design Cut

Using spare MDF the shield design was cut using both a jigsaw and tenon saw. Work was temporarily haulted due to my not paying attention and slicing my thumb quite badly. Once it healed I was able to get the design cut out.