Thursday, July 5, 2012

Keropla God Keron Part 2

Luckily there's no green paint work involved

After the terribly long 5-in-1 introduction in the previous posting, ^^; it's time to really kick start this Keroro Gunsou Plamo Collection kit. ^^ As mentioned at the end of the introduction, the pre-assembly paint and panel line work will focus on one individual mecha at a time and not like the mix-them-all-up approach used on BB Senshi Sangokuden Kibutei Sousou Gundam, Joko Serpent and Sohi Gundam Box Set once. For that, the obligatory start is Keroro and his robot. ^^

The colorful wing parts for the shoulder and knee armors will be painted first.

(Left) Panel lined the "borders" between the front and rear segments using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black).
(Right) Panel lines for the frontal vents are done using normal panel liner, giving them a much thicker appearance than the lines on the wing areas.

Painted the wings using White Surfacer from Mr. Hobby, which was previously used on the flyer unit's wings from MG Force Impulse Gundam.

Excessive surfacer paint on the parts is scratched away using a knife.
Once the surfacer paint has dried, another layer of white paint, this time from Mr. Color No. 1 White Gloss is added to give the painted area a glossy appearance to match the rest of the body.

Two new parts are included for the next round of paint work: thruster nozzles on the side of the legs.

The interior of the thrusters and frontal shoulder vents are painted using Gundam Marker Red.

Details inside and outside the nozzles are panel lined after the paint has dried.

Excessive red paint outside the shoulder vents is scratched off before the next round of paint work on the same parts.

Painted the exterior of the vents using a new yellow paint. ^^

The paint used for the vents: Mr. Color GX 4 Chiara Yellow Gloss.

Bits of yellow paint that "intruded" the vents' interior are covered up using Gundam Marker Red.

The square vent areas on the side of the shoulder vents (vents on vents ^^) will be painted gray to separate them as the mecha component of the wings.

The actual vent slits inside the shoulders are painted black using normal marker.
The square vents are painted using Gundam Marker Gray.

Panel lines added to the square vents once the paint has dried.

The rest of the shoulder wings' details are panel lined as well.

Simple panel lining for the rest of the arms' parts.

The top portion of the foot armors is painted using Mr. Color GX 4 Chiara Yellow Gloss.

This first round of work on Keroro Robo Mk-II is a very good preview of what to be expected from the other four mecha in terms of details and paint work required. Some parts are very easy work, for example those for the arms on Keroro Robo Mk-II. Then again, some parts require many rounds of painting to realize their intended colors. ^^;

Working on all five kits in one go is perhaps not recommended. ^^;

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