Wednesday, October 13, 2010

HGM 1/550 Dendrobium Part 2

A lot of gray

Starting the work on HGM 1/550 Dendrobium after the introduction on this kit yesterday.

As mentioned in the previous posting, since most of the parts are in white, there are a lot of details that are not in their intended color. A lot of parts need to be painted in gray, since that's the second most prominent color for this kit.

Various parts to paint:

The weapon container's surface and the back of the lid.

The middle portion of the 2 I-field generators.

Surface of the grasping claw.

The "spine" of the Mobile Armor.

Mechical details of the I-field generator and main cannon.

A lot of gray is needed, and seeing that most painting is on either very large flat surface or in very narrow spots, I suppose it's best to use hand painting instead. The color I chose to use is Gaia Color 074 Neutral Gray IV (15ml), which was first used on the display base of MG Gundam F91 quite some time ago.

And because it's a bottle paint, thinner and brush are necessary. The tools I use are Mr. Hobby Leveling Thinner and Tamiya Modeling Brush Flat No. 01.

Just the thinner. The blue marker shown is irrelevant as this picture is an old one from this previous posting.

Some of the result so far.

The claw and the back of the weapon containers are painted using Gundam Marker Gray though. The surface is much smaller as compared to the other parts that require painting, so hand painting isn't exactly necessary in my opinion.

Another color needed is red for the interior of the main thrusters.

Color used is Mr. Color No. 158 Super Italian Red Gloss.

Just "raw" painting in this review. Will move on to refining the painted parts in the next posting.


Marzz said...

Hmm... Looks to be alot of work to be done. But, a much cheaper alternative to the Monstrous HGUC Dendrobium. XD

Anonymous said...

hi can i known you use hand brush or use air compressor to print? if is hand brush can you tech how to do? thank

trans0am said...

The gray looks a bit glossy, have you considered using enamel paint which has a matt-er finish?

LEon said...

I hope you add some thinner on the red paint too.

Jesta said...

trans0am made me kinda think about something. NK, have you ever used topcoat spray? I don't think I've seen you use it if you have. The Dendrobium would probably look real nice with a flat coat.

Erwin said...

master NK any suggestions for what kind of tamiya paint for gray? I'm also assembling a SD Dendrobium and need a small amount of gray paint but I have no idea what kind of gray paint I'll be using.

Evaritus Lau said...

Wao, that red is glossier than Red Madder..O.O