Toronto area was hit with a massive ice storm last weekend, knocking out our power for 24hrs (and some smaller power cuts too) and my internet. Normally blogging will be resumed once we have everything sorted.
So fortunately we got our internet connection back, and life can continue!
When building a Gundam kit, the heads are usually small enough that you don't get too much detail, and the parts are often fiddly. With this kit you get to concentrate on just the head, and to make it look great on display, you get enough of the surrounding pieces to really set it off!Continue Reading ››
RG Destiny turned out to be a really great build. I was very pleased to get the Bandai extra special edition "Wings of Light" as I think they really add to the look of this kit.
Starting with some of the smaller details, the legs went together … Continue Reading ››
The final section of this kit is the base. The base was rather tricky to get together, the pieces were very tight to fit and a fair bit of strength was needed for assembly.
For the painting of the side and front pieces, I had to refer … Continue Reading ››
For the head armour, I pre-shaded the pieces, masked some detail sections that had Vallejo aluminium sprayed on them, and then did a top coat of Createx pearl white. The pearl white makes for a nice metallic finish that's no overpowering, and also blends the pre-shading very nicely.
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One thing you really notice when starting to work with a kit is the plastic itself. This kit has that strange plastic odour when you sand it, similar to how the big Kastrysha
smelled, but the plastic is certainly different from that kit. It's harder and not as flexible. … Continue Reading ››