Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Keropla God Keron Part 10

If this was done last year, the difficulty level would be different

Back to plastic model kits after two consecutive action figure reviews. ^^

While it's a separate kit on its own, it's actually part of an ongoing review series that has stretched on since early last month. ^^; This is Giroro Robo Mk-II from Keropla God Keron.

As with the previous work on Tamama Robo Mk-II, painting is the focus for Giroro Robo Mk-II, but unlike Tamama Robo Mk-II or even Keroro Robo Mk-II, the paint work needed for this kit seems to be a bit lighter. ^^

Referencing the box side images for the various colors needed for this kit.

(Left) The vent areas on the shoulder armors' inner face are painted using Gaia Color 025 Orange Yellow.
(Right) The vent areas on the shoulder armors' rear face are painted using Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint Mini XF-53 Neutral Grey.

With excessive paint on the edges of the painted areas scratched away using a knife and panel lines added onto all the parts.

The cannon turrets' joints on the shoulder armor parts are painted using Tamiya Color Neutral Grey as well.

Giroro Robo Mk-II's unique weapon gimmick: a trigger on the side of the shoulder armor allows the missiles to slide outward and pop out through the white cover part. Since the missiles, base and trigger are all molded on the same part for each set, the missiles' base should be painted in a different color to give it a separate appearance when the gimmick is fired.

Painted the missiles' bases with Gaia Color 022 Semi Gloss Black.

Simple panel lining for the shoulder armor and arm parts.

The muzzle point inside the cannon turret part should be painted.

For the sake of simplicity, I just painted the parts black using a normal marker. ^^;
It would be interesting if other more striking colors like gold or red are used instead. ^^

The vent-like parts on the shin area are painted using Gaia Color 025 Orange Yellow.

With panel lines added when the paint has dried.

Panel lining for the caterpillar parts is made extremely easy with Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black).

With excessive panel liner paint swiped away using cotton swab soaked with enamel thinner.
Additional panel lines are also added to some of the protruding areas using normal panel liner.

Bottom face of the caterpillars are also panel lined. ^^

Without Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black), I would be having some difficult time with panel lining those four caterpillar parts. Some line details are molded between very tight spots and narrow valleys that are totally "inaccessible" using normal panel liner. ^^ I'm certainly glad not having to go through the same kind of slow, dreadful process to get all the molded details panel lined now. ^^

More paint work for Giroro Robo Mk-II coming up in the next posting. ^^

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