Because these armour parts are all dark blue, it made little sense to do a black panel line wash that would never be seen. My experience recently, especially with Sazabi is that a white panel line wash can look really attractive in these situations.
For the white … Continue Reading ››
For the dark blue pieces, I've started with a good layer of Tamiya gunmetal. Sometimes this paint comes out bright, other times dark. I guess it's a factor on how well the bottle is mixed. This bottle came out bright, but not worries!
These leg pieces have … Continue Reading ››
I've had this kit since June last year, just sitting on my shelf waiting and waiting and waiting.... I'd previously built the VF-1 and had a bad time of it. I'm reliably informed the Macross Frontier kits are better, so I thought it time to give it a go.Continue Reading ››
Sengoku Astray is a nice, but not perfect kit. It's my first Gundam Build Fighters kit, and it's different enough with the emphasis on the special add-ons and design features to make it quite an interesting build.
The green metallic stickers behind the clear lenses stand out … Continue Reading ››
So for those of you not in Canada, it's Victoria Day
so the kids are off school and needing something to do. There's always things they could be doing like tidying up, and to encourage that I told them they needed to have their desks in the craft room all cleaned up.Continue Reading ››
Now that most of the pieces have had their red paint effects complete, I decided to accent some parts with silver Gundam marker and black oil wash for the details.
Here they're getting a Future Finish top coat. I want the red pieces to be glossy to … Continue Reading ››
For the red pieces (and there's lots of them) I'm going with a similar scheme to the darker red pieces of my Sazabi. I used the black gloss Alclad undercoat to begin with and then a very light coat of Createx pearl red.
When the pearl red … Continue Reading ››
I started this build a couple of weeks back and then got busy with other things (work, kids, life etc.) and I also managed to lose one of the sword handle pieces which annoyed me so much I didn't feel like doing Gunpla.
Anyway, I've done a bit more work on the white armour pieces. Undercoat … Continue Reading ››