Friday, November 9, 2012

HGUC Unicorn Gundam [Destroy Mode] Part 3

A toothpick day

Continuing with the work on HGUC Unicorn Gundam [Destroy Mode] after the previous posting. ^^


Excessive panel liner paint on the beam rifle parts (from the work in the previous posting) is wiped off using cotton swab soaked in enamel thinner.


The area around the targeting sensor is painted black using normal marker to give it a sense of depth. The paint would also make the metallic green foil sticker to be applied to this part later more outstanding in appearance. ^^


Panel lining for the shield parts using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Gray) and Black, and normal panel liner.


(Left) Due to the overall flat surface of the shield part, cleaning off excessive panel liner paint using cotton swab resulted in some intended details being removed as well. ^^;
(Right) The line details are reapplied using Gundam Marker GM02 Gray with fine tip.


The line details are "sharpened" using a toothpick. ^^


Same panel lining treatment given to the details behind the lower half of the shield.


Looking at the picture inside the manual, two pegs on the back of the shield to connect to the gray central part need to be painted to make all the parts look more cohesive when assembled. ^^


Painted the pegs using Gundam Marker Gray.


Excessive panel liner paint on the leg parts (from the work in the previous posting) is wiped off using cotton swab soaked in enamel thinner.


Normal panel liner is used on parts not suitable to be detailed using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black), and to reinforce the appearance of other black panel lines on various leg parts.


Panel lines on the leg armor parts are done using Gundam Marker GM02 Gray with fine tip.


Like the details on the back of the shield parts, a toothpick is used to make the lines drawn as thin as possible to sharpen their appearance.


The rear face of the ankle parts are detailed using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Gray).



Like those on the Unicorn Mode, the small vents beside the knee and shin are painted black using normal panel liner.


Looking at the completed model shown on the manual, the joint area of the ankle guards should be painted gray.


Temporary markers made behind the parts to identify which leg they are for.


Panel lined the edges of the segments using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Gray).


The targeted areas are painted using Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint Mini XF-53 Neutral Grey.


(Left) Like the ones on the Unicorn Mode, the hip areas on the thigh parts are painted using Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint Mini XF-53 Neutral Grey.
(Right) The parts are panel lined using normal panel liner when the paint has dried.


Cleanup of the other leg parts.


Test fitting the parts to see how the knee with Psycho Frame would look like when it's assembled. ^^


Repetition of the work on the parts from the other leg.

Done with this batch of work, only parts of the upper body remain before the entire detailing work is complete. ^^

1 comment:

BioMechE said...

Why didn't you paint the magazines in the Master Grade colors [navy blue]?