Since WordPress’ media management and photo uploading kinda sucks, I decided to upload the pics to my album on Google+. This model took a really long time, since I painted every single piece. The color scheme is mostly the same, but since the manufacturing defects looked ugly especially on dark-colored models I airbrushed over them. I made a few mistakes here and there, but overall I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
I added some gold and silver markings to some areas to improve the details, and this was the first time I used water-slide decals. They work a lot better than dry-transfers, since those often break into disaster.
I also tried placing IO pins in the thrusters for added details. I used a head mod that allows the face to be slid in and out, so I can glue, sand, and airbrushed the head to remove the seam line. That’s all of the major things I did on this model, I think? Right now its the one that I’m most proud of ^^ Go check the other pics out in my gallery!
As many of you know, I’m a crazy Gundam fangirl (maybe I should change my blog name to Forty-Four Funnels instead) and I’ve been building Gunpla for a very long time (lost my Gunpla-virginity to a High Grade 1/100 Gundam X Divider kit when I was 5-6 years old). However I never painted them except for one experiment, sticking to only using Gundam markersbecause I didn’t want to bother with thinners and stuff like that. As I built more Master Grades (due to them being overly priced by stupid traiffs in Thailand I didn’t buy MG kits before), I decided that I should paint some.
When I finished the ReZEL and started the Full Armor Gundam, I decided to give it a custom color scheme. Since I wear a lot of red and have the self-proclaimed title Scarlet Trap (THREE TIMES TRAPPIER THAN A NORMAL TRAP!!!), I used red. I settled on gold, chrome silver, and metallic brown for the details, but I may change my mind later on. Continue reading →