Thursday, June 30, 2011

MG Force Impulse Gundam Part 7

Suddenly, so many parts to paint (again)

As mentioned in the previous posting, it's time to "bleach" that black portion of the Flyer unit's wings ^^

The large size of the area to be painted doesn't really welcome Gundam Marker White or straight usage of normal bottle paint.

A useful substitute for the task: White Surfacer from Mr. Hobby.

Supposedly used to create a base coat for subsequent paint to be applied, the surfacer itself will be used as a paint this time since it's conveniently white. ^^
Not sure what's the secret, but it should be able to cover the black surface color of the wings much easily than any normal white paint.

White as white can be with 2 layers of the surfacer. ^^

With excessive paint scratched away and panel lines reapplied.

Painted the three landing gear hatch areas gray using Gundam Marker.

Added panel lines for the details on the wings when the paint has dried.

(Left) A bit of mess there on one of the lines,
(Right) Unlike panel lines on unpainted parts where the unwanted lines can be easily rubbed off using toothpick or tissue, the mess on this painted part (in white some more) is covered up with another layer of paint instead.

Reapplied the panel line when the paint has dried. Problem gone. ^^
Operation sweep-it-under-the-carpet success. ^^

Panel lined the signal lights on the edges of the two wings, but what colors are they supposed to be in?

Color info N/A, as the parts are not painted actually, as shown in the manual, so I'll just adopt the color scheme of "f-o-r-g-e-t-i-t" then XD

Moving on to painting the "multi adapter" part for the backpack.
Designed after the backpack of Strike Gundam, a huge area of the part has to be painted in gray.

(Left) Painted the inner wall of the thruster in red first using Gundam Marker,
(Right) Panel lined the entire part

Hand painted the protruding area in the middle and the thruster gray using Gaia Color 074 Neutral Gray IV.

All gray spots that might be seen are painted.
The borders are repanel lined when the paint has dried.

Refined the paint work on the thruster by covering up some of the gray paint that spilled onto the red wall using Gundam Marker Red again (this time it's painting the part using a toothpick with the red paint from the marker).

Panel lined the details in the middle of the thruster.

It's good to see that the color used is a match to the other gray parts of the body. ^^

Just simple panel lining for the white part of the adapter.
Supposedly mimicking the cockpit of Core Splendor, but I really don't see the importance of painting this part to begin with. ^^;

Painted the little protruding areas behind the hands' armors near the wrist joint gray using Gundam Marker to associate them with the hands themselves.

Done with the Flyer unit, now I can focus my attention on the Gundam itself.

Or in other words, the work on the Gundam is only just about to start, after all this while. ^^;


Maximus Prime said...

It really feels good to actually meet another fellow collector as well... I do not collect Gundam though, as I specializes in Transformers, but the passion is the same... Just like you, I too have a website dedicated solely to Transformers collecting --

Gundam Gunso said...

Great job in using the Surfacer for this particular situation... XD

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

I did't know the use of white surfacer until I saw what you did. Rectifying the error panel lines is amazing.