Friday, 18 October 2013

MG Aile Strike Gundam #08

Finally, the building proces comes to an end. It took me a lot of time to make it worth to publish. Every single piece of plastic has been painted, tweaked, etc. The enclosed decals are applied. The water-bases decals gave me a hard time, because it is quite difficult get it fixed properly without sliding them back and forth. Enjoy!

MG 1/100 Strike Gundam (v1.0)
I did some research on the web on which decals are applied on the PG and I wanted to repliciate the edgy look on my MG Strike. With an extra decals sheet for the Strike Gundam in particular, I have been able to boost up the MG a little bit more...on top of the mini parts. The results are beyond expectations, because I am just an amateur, really I am...

Use Mr. Hobby Decal Marker for extra adhesive power and protect it with Top Coat. It will last (almost) forever. One of the most important issues I've learned is to be patient in the process. Even though this is just my third MG kit, I can't deny the amount of parts are substantially more detailed (duh!) than a HG and RG. One needs to taken time of taking the part from the runners, snap, cut, file, sand the sprues. Then sand and wash all whole parts prior to the actual painting. My advice: take your time if you have the time, do not rush...

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Exia & OO progress #05

Finally, the photoshoot is done, but I totally forgot to post it (!). The Exia and OO Gundam turned out well on the pictures despite of some painting/lining flaws.

Used colors:
X-28 Park Green
XF-1 Flat Black
XF-2 Flat White
XF-6 Flat Red
XF-3 Flat Yellow
XF-63 German Grey
Mr. Color (blue??)
Gundam Marker Black

Camera: Sony DSC P-100

Saturday, 7 September 2013

MG Aile Strike Gundam #07

After a long pause, I've found some spare time to continue the MG Aile Strike project I started than four years (!) ago. While my stock of PG's, MG's, RG's and SD are piling up, I've been on smaller Gunpla projects in the mean time...
Well, this is the story. I graduated, found work, have been working, still working and the passion for modeling is still here. I even started Tamiya Model kits which involves glue, e.g. the epic Japanse Super GT and  the original Le Mans winner Mazda 787B.

Let's resume where I left with Morgeroete's (Aile) Strike Gundam Master Grade kit. The was a lot of rework in the leg-parts after some of my airbrush-n00b-actions. We're all learning right!
The project is 'online' again, fueled with a fresh mind and inspirations of Gunpla works from all of you.

Mini parts added on shoulder
See photo above. The added mini parts are put into place, which was quite hard if you don't have the proper tools such as (bend) tweezers and thin Tamiya glue if applicable. The results are astonishing; amazing what a few shiny parts can do to Gunpla kit. Post if you have questions on tooling... I'm wondering where I can find more of these reasonal-priced mini-parts for my Japanese plastic. Thank you in advance.