Friday, May 11, 2012

1/100 Gundam Astraea Part 4

The Exia connection

Working on the arm and leg parts of 1/100 Gundam Astraea after the previous posting.

The slot to hold GN Stripe on Gundam Exia is no more, but that small segment of area on the new upper arm part must be painted gray.

Painted using Gundam Marker Gray and panel lined when the paint has dried.

Simple panel lining for the other arm parts.

(Left) The special forearm part to replace Gundam Exia's GN Condenser and gray GN Vulcan stripe. The black interior of the mount rack is done using whiteboard marker ink.
(Right) Test fitting the parts to see how the forearm would turn out when assembled. ^^

The tiny spot next to the forearm mount rack is not painted on the completed model shown on the back of the manual, but looks like a targeting sensor of some sort on the kit's box art image.
I kept mine according to the simpler version. ^^

All paint and panel line work is repeated for parts from the other arm.

Parts from one of Gundam Astraea's legs.

Parts that were already painted and panel lined from the All Exia Project. ^^

Just simple panel lining for all the parts.

Like what I did with the same parts on Gundam Exia, the front leg armor's edges and the ankle guard's rear face are painted gray (using Gundam Marker) and black (using normal fine point marker).

All paint and panel line work is repeated for parts from the other leg. ^^

Except the upper arm and forearm parts shown earlier on, all the parts done in this posting are exactly the same as those from Gundam Exia, so everything felt similar and easy to handle. ^^

Moving on to the body and head next. ^^

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