Saturday, July 2, 2011

MG Johnny Ridden's Customized High Mobility Type Zaku II Ver. 2.0 Part 7

Giant lightning bolts on my head

Much like the last posting on MG Force Impulse Gundam, I'm closing in on completing the work for Johnny Ridden's Customized High Mobility Type Zaku II Ver. 2.0 as well. ^^

Focusing on the body unit of the kit in this posting. ^^

Very simple panel lining for the body parts - with the most detailed ones being the waist joint/reactor.

Gold and silver (both colors from Gundam Markers) for the small hydraulic pipes linking the shoulder joint parts.

Gold and silver again (with silver from Pilot marker instead this time) for the fixed hydraulic pipes on the waist parts.

The obvious split between the left and right waist parts is painted black using normal marker to make the line even clearer.

No special complicated treatment for the pilot cockpit this time, as compared to the likes of Force Impulse Gundam and Infinite Justice Gundam, unless those two silver dots (normal pen) and foil sticker cutouts for the screens are counted XD

Panel lining for the red chest parts.

Painting the always-so-easy pilot figures next. ^^;
The standing figure of Johnny Ridden will be painted as well, so that he can pose outside his customized Zaku II later on. ^^

Panel lined the different areas before painting them.

Paint used for the gray areas on the suit is Mr. Color Light Gull Gray, which was first used on the rifles of 1/100 Legend Gundam.

Painted, excessive paint scratched away and panel lines added for the details.

Referencing the photo in the manual for the colors to be painted on the helmet.

Instead of painting the black and yellow spots accordingly, the entire front portion of the helmet is painted yellow using Gundam Marker paint but using a toothpick instead since it's such a tiny part.
When the paint has dried later on, black paint from panel liner will "eat its way through" on the helmet to create those two lightning bolts pattern. ^^

One of the feet part isused to hold the yellow paint from Gundam Marker for the paint work.
For just two little parts, that's an awesome lot of wasted paint actually. ^^;

As mentioned above, painted the yellow helmet area with a panel liner to get the yellow lightning bolts. The visor is painted metallic green instead of blue to make it even more obvious and striking. ^^

Those are some really huge lightning bolts XD
I was quite reluctant to cover up more of the yellow areas with the black panel liner at this stage for worrying that the whole yellow area would be gone if I go on ^^;

Painted the backpack black using normal marker.

Repeated the same paint method for the standing figure.

Even larger lightning bolts for the standing figure XD

Backpack is painted black as well.

This is not the end for the work on the standing figure actually, as I find out after completing the work shown in this posting that it can't really stand well thanks to the layer of paint on its feet. ^^; This will be taken care of in another posting after this, but for now, I'll off to work on something else (again). ^^


Gundam Gunso said...

It is really amazing that you are able to such delicate painting when the figure is so small... XD

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

I have never try painting the tiny figure and I think yours is really very well done. I heard what the painting using toothpick. Perhaps, I should try next time.