Thursday, March 22, 2012

BB Senshi Sangokuden Kibutei Sousou Gundam, Joko Serpent, Sohi Gundam Set Part 6

What's with the prince's plain treatment?

Finishing up the work on the bundled set of BB Senshi Sangokuden Kibutei Sousou Gundam, Joko Serpent and Sohi Gundam with this posting. ^^

Most of the parts that feature more "convoluted" painting and panel lining work were already done in the past few postings, ^^ so I was having a rather relaxed mood before starting on the remaining parts. ^^

Just panel lining for Sohi Gundam's body and backpack parts.

Just panel lining for the already very plain design of the parts seems a bit too boring to me. ^^;

Double checked on the box side image and box art to see if there's any details that I was missing. ^^;
Looks like the designer didn't bother giving Sohi Gundam body armors with equivalent details as his father's. ^^;

Spare red foil stickers from BB Senshi Sangokuden Koumei ReGZ are used to up the plain form's front body part. ^^

Two strap-like bars on top of the body parts are painted gold using Gundam Marker.

(Left) The vents on the body armor part are painted using Gaia Color 124 Star Bright Brass.
(Right) Interior of the vents is painted black using panel liner when the paint has dried.

Test fitting the hawk head onto the body armor to have a preview of how the vents would look like on the completed model. ^^
Not too outstanding, but not as dull as leaving the entire part in black with just panel lines either. ^^

Simple panel lining for Sohi Gundam's feet parts.
Just like the body parts, the feet armors are a lot simpler than his father's which were added with quite a bit of colors back in Part 4. ^^

The bars on the side of the legs are painted in similar fashion as the actual Gundam X's legs.
Since dark blue (the bars' color on the actual Gundam X's legs) is already "taken", the next color darker than that - black (from Gundam Marker) is used instead. ^^

With panel lines added to the two parts.

Panel lining for Joko Serpent's head parts.
His last name molded on the forehead is painted black using normal panel liner.

Done for all of Joko Serpent's head parts, including that iconic serpent headgear. ^^

Panel lining for Sohi Gundam's head part.

The delicate feather pattern on his forehead is panel lined using black paint with thinner method. ^^

His last name on the forehead is painted with Gundam Marker Gold, which is like a "rank differentiation" color as compared to Joko Serpent. ^^
The chin is painted using Gundam Marker Red.

Panel lining completed on both parts.
The front and rear head sensors are painted using normal metallic green pen.

The vent-like sunken bars behind Sousou Gundam's helmet parts can be painted to show a little bit of extra details. ^^

Painted the vents with Gundam Marker Gray.
Another two vents on the rear head parts are painted with the same marker as well.

Panel lines reapplied to the painted parts to conceal some bits of excessive paint. ^^

The feather pattern on the forehead plus those really narrow slits and tight spots between Sousou Gundam's mask and his cheek are panel lined using black paint with thinner method. ^^

Gold paint for the forehead's molded last name and metallic green for the sensors are done in the same way and purpose as that on his son's head parts. ^^

The diamond right in the middle of Sousou Gundam's V-Fin part is painted silver using Zebra marker.

Like the chest Vulcan shown in Part 4, the pair beside the helmet is realized using pin vise as well, just for that extra sense of details for a feature so commonly found on a regular MS's design. ^^

The interior of the vents are painted using toothpick with Gundam Marker Black paint.

Those front and rear sensors are too obvious on Sousou Gundam's helmet parts, but there's no sticker given for them. ^^;

The sensors seem like they are painted on the completed model shown on the box side.

Not wanting to do anymore foil sticker cutting as these are the last two parts before the entire work is done (XD), I just painted them using normal metallic green pen. ^^

With that, all is done for this bundled set. ^^ Six postings for three BB Senshi Sangokuden kits is quite a record. ^^ That makes the earlier work on Rikuson Z Plus (four postings for one kit) looks like snail express. XD While there were many parts to be painted in this bundled set, not needing to paint all the gold parts because of their glossy molded color really helped to save a lot of time. ^^ Working on three kits in one go and not focusing all energy on just one is a contributor to the fun element of this kit as well, as you get to see the variations between the characters' details and colors in a single package. ^^

As usual, there'll be a bit of offset time between now and when I revisit all the parts again for the final assembly. ^^

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