Friday, November 30, 2012

1/1 HoiHoi-san Part 3

All the missing colors

After completing the lace part for 1/1 scale HoiHoi-san in the previous posting, the next batch of work will focus on painting and detailing all the weapon parts, with missing color at critical level. ^^;

Just seven parts for all three weapons of HoiHoi-san, but each of them will need to be painted. ^^;

The painted weapon units as shown in the instruction manual.

The main colors needed for the pistol are white, dark gray and black.

(Left) The parts are panel lined before starting the paintwork.
(Right) Bottle paints used for the parts: dark gray - Gaia Color 074 Neutral Gray IV, white - White Surfacer from Mr. Hobby

The handle and muzzle parts are painted using Gaia Color 022 Semi Gloss Black.

The little trigger is shown to be orange in the manual - like that on a toy gun. ^^
Learned from the work on Keropla Kururu Robo Mk-II, the color is mixed from Mr. Color GX 4 Chiara Yellow Gloss (more), Gaia Color No. 003 Bright Red Gloss (less) and Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint Mini XF-53 Neutral Grey (a tiny bit).

The black parting line in the middle of the pistol is painted using normal black marker.

HoiHoi-san's katana 十六夜 will require a great deal of paint work as well.

Four colors needed for the handle and cross guard: gold, magenta, silver and purple.

The handle is panel lined using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black) before it's painted.

The cross guard is painted using Gaia Metallic Color No. 122 Star Bright Gold, while the handle is painted magenta.

The paint used for the handle is this one: Gaia Color 034 Primary Color Magenta.
This paint was originally bought for the missing color on HG 1/144 Mr. Bushido's Ahead, but it seems fitting for this part as well.

The blade is painted silver using Gaia Metallic Color No. 9 Bright Silver.

The pommel is painted using Gundam Marker GM19 Metallic Violet. The little round ornament near the pommel is painted silver using Gundam Marker as well.

So many missing colors and so many paints used just for five parts in this batch of postings. ^^; And again, the paint requirements feel like that "self-imposed obligations" I mentioned in the previous posting. ^^ It would be totally fine if I don't adhere to some of the colors shown in the manual, but I insisted on following it closely, mainly because I like the color scheme shown and I want the completed kit to have those colors. ^^ While the workload is considerable, I think it's worthwhile.

However, I'm not too sure about some of the colors on the broom though. ^^; I'll derive my own color scheme for it, which makes the paint work easier, to be shown in the next posting. ^^

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