Monday, February 23, 2009

BB Senshi Sangokuden Koumei ReGZ Part 3


Literally, it means painting the eyes after you have drawn a dragon. This idiom is used to illustrate the add-on of some particulate sentences or points to enhance an essay or a speech. It has quite a fascinating story of origin actually, but of course that's not what I had in mind for this particular posting ^^;

Last few bits of paintings:

After much consideration, I decided to paint the character on the forehead in gold, NOT according to the guide (which leaves that part white). Leaving the whole head completely in white looks a bit dull to me, and since Shiba-I has the character on his forehead painted in white (against black base color), I think a striking color would be quite in place for Koumei as well.

Supposedly the surname of each character, but I can't really make out what's on Koumei's forehead. ^^; For Shiba-I, his real surname is 司马 (Shi Ma), but only the first character is being designed, so it's not exactly accurate as to call all those characters as their surname. Same case for Kakouton Giros and Kakouen Dalas. Both has one character missing from their actual surname. No problem for those with just one character for their surname like Sousou, Kanpei, Chouryu and others.

Koumei's actual name is Zhuge Liang (诸葛亮), but given that the name has not being mentioned anywhere in BB Senshi Sangokuden so far, I don't suppose the character on the forehead has anything to do with that.

No painting for the back of the hand, supposedly white. Since all BB Senshi Sangokuden have the same design for the joints, the hand units are compatible for all characters. So no painting for all the hands of my BB Senshi Sangokuden kits, so that each characters has more options when it comes to hand gestures.

Metallic Green from Gundam Marker BB Senshi Sangokuden set for the "pearl" in the middle of the fan/falcon. Shiny ^^

I always leave the best part to the last. XD

画龙点睛 ^^

Of all the dragons on the shoulder armors and front skirt armor, the one on the head is the only one with eyes to be painted. Thanks goodness for that too ^^;

With the eyes of the dragon painted, the paint job for BB Senshi Sangokuden Koumei is completed. Might be enhancing the painting for some parts, but at the moment, everything is OK to me.

Time to move on to something else. ^^


Evaritus Lau said...

Nice to see that we share a same common, hate the dull-ness of head. =)

The kening side no put any color ? Like dark blue or black ? To contrast the head abit o.

Ngee Khiong said...


No plan to paint too much for the head. I want to keep to the original color as much as possible ^^