I'm sure I've said I'd not do another transforming kit as they're such a pain... But this one looked so good I had to give it a go. It's also a decal-hell, and I'll get to that aspect later.
The kit is typical Bandai - nice box, great … Continue Reading ››
Completing the head, I could see this was going to be a great build.
I was unsure about the colour scheme, but I could see that the dark grey was really going to work well once I got these first sections assembled.
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I got the Zoids Zero Liger 1/72 kit a while back and it's been sitting there tempting me to build it.
I started with the red pieces, and I used my now classic combination of Createx pearl red with a top coat of Tamiya clear red. I always … Continue Reading ››
I'm trying out some different lights on these shots. I wish I had somewhere I could permanently set up the right lights and backdrop, but at the moment I'm still just using the projector screen for the smooth white backdrop.
So here's the Armored Messiah in Gerwalk … Continue Reading ››
There's only a few parts left to paint, so assembly can really begin. I'm taking it very carefully though and not rushing.
This section went together quite well, but the clip on arm that hold the neck and head just keeps popping off. I don't think that … Continue Reading ››
I started on some more of the sub-assemblies. Due to the vast amount of tricky decals, there's no way I can wait until the end to do them. Even the instructions advise doing some of the decals during assembly as you'd not be able to properly fit them afterwards.Continue Reading ››
Now that a good number of the pieces have been painted, I can begin some of the assemblies.
This front of the plane section went together quite well. I had to re-paint the nose-cone white and it came out a bit whiter than the rest of the … Continue Reading ››
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.
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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 ››