Saturday, March 17, 2012

HG 1/144 Sergei's Tieren Taozi Part 2

Fun with simplicity and familiarity

Working on some new but mostly parts I have already seen for HG 1/144 Sergei's Tieren Taozi after the introduction in the previous posting. ^^

The energy barrel of the GN Beam Rifle has to be painted in a lighter shade of gray.

Hand painted using Mr. Color Light Gull Gray, the same paint used for 1/100 Legend Gundam's beam rifle.

With excessive paint scratched away and panel lines added.
Painting the energy barrel gray is something I didn't do for the same part on HG 1/144 GN-X's beam rifle. ^^;

Just panel lining for the muzzle and supporting handle.

Other weapon parts that require paint work.

Painted the radiator fins' body and the carbon blade's handle with Gundam Marker Light Blue.
The latter's blade portion is painted with Gundam Marker Black as well, as I just didn't find the molded dark gray an appealing color for this weapon. ^^

The beam saber part is painted using Gundam Marker Fluorescent Pink.
As you would imagine, a few layers of paint is needed to completely cover up the dark gray base color of the part.

Simple panel lining for the smooth-bore gun's body parts.

The round caps of the smooth-bore gun's magazine are painted using Gundam Marker White.

The joint area of the thigh parts is painted black using Gundam Marker.

Simple panel lining for the body parts.
Very fast too since there aren't many line details on all the parts. ^^

Foil sticker pieces for the cockpit sensors is a repetition of detailing work that can be traced all the way back to my first HG 1/144 Tieren kit - the Ground Type. ^^

The neck area is painted black to give it an extra sense of depth when the head parts are attached later on.

Besides the fact that many of the parts are the same ones from HG 1/144 Tieren Ground Type and the Space Commander Type, the heavy usage of Gundam Marker of many different colors is very reminiscent of the Gunpla working style I used to practice before resorting to bottle paints for many of the colors I need. ^^ While some of the methods might not be that effective and efficient in treating the parts, I do find that familiarity to be extremely fun. ^^

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