Thursday, July 12, 2012

Keropla God Keron Part 5

20 percent overall completion

Moving on to the last batch of work on Keropla God Keron's Keroro Robo Mk-II after Part 4. ^^

The details on the rear body part, including those narrow slits between the hydraulic pipe set and wall is panel lined (very easily) using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black).

Painted the hydraulic pipe gold and silver using Pilot Super Color Extra Fine markers of those two colors.

Panel lines added to the hydraulic pipes once the paint has dried.
Panel lines are also added to the entire rear body part.

Sticker is included for the mecha component inside the robot's "mouth", but it won't be that great to cover the two protruding cannon (?) parts. Hand painting the part seems to be a better detailing option here.

(Left) Painted the mouth area gray using Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint Mini XF-53 Neutral Grey.
(Right) With panel lines added when the paint has dried. The cannons' interior is painted gold using normal pen.

Two tiny sunken bits beside the eye sockets are painted using Gundam Marker Gray.

Instead of using the stickers given, the eyes are painted black using normal marker, which is a lot simpler really. ^^

(Left) The incredible cockpit details were initially done using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black). This is the result from cleaning off excessive paint using cotton swab soaked with paint thinner.
(Right) And this is the result after additional panel lines are added using normal panel liner.

The two Vulcan-like shallow holes on each side of the cockpit part are painted black using normal marker.

Four parts for the little figure of Keroro that require some detailing work.

The little star on the hat and mouth area are painted red using normal fine tip marker.

The eyes are painted with the exact same way as the larger ones for the robot's body shown earlier on. Minor panel lining is applied to the display base.

The large star on Keroro's abdomen is painted using Mr. Color GX 4 Chiara Yellow Gloss.

Parts of the little control vehicle that needs quite a bit of detailing. ^^;

The headlights (?) are shown to be in red according to box side images and picture in the manual. Stickers are given for the parts as well, but I think I would go with a color that is a lot closer to the pilot itself. ^^

Painted the headlights using Gundam Marker GM15 Fluorescent Green.
The vehicle parts are panel lined using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black) first, then normal panel liner.

With that, the work is done for Keroro Robo Mk-II. ^^ The painting and detailing required is about the same level as a BB Senshi Sangokuden kit I would say - depending on how much effort you're willing to put in to realize the kit's shown color scheme obviously. Then again, this kit has higher part count as compared to a normal BB Senshi Sangokuden kit (which also give it better articulation), so the work is spread out to more parts, which is helpful in spreading out the pressure of all the work as well. ^^;

Then again, this is just one out of five kits in this bundled set that is completed. There are still four more to go before - four more sets of reviews such as this one before the overall work on God Keron is finished. ^^;

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