Tuesday, December 11, 2012

HGUC Geara Zulu Part 5

Attack in number

From detailing work which focused more on painting and special detailing for HGUC Geara Zulu as shown in the previous two posting, the work on the kit is now in its final stage, featuring just regular panel lining with some additional minor paint work here and there. ^^

Normal panel liner and Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black) are used for all the panel lining tasks.

Left arm

Simple line details on the shield part.

Right arm

Right leg

Left leg

Body and backpack

The parting line between the front and rear waist parts is painted black using normal marker.

Tiny pipe inside the shoulder joint parts is painted silver using normal metallic pen.
I'm not even sure if the protruding curved line is supposed to be a pipe. ^^;

Skirt armor


Interior of the bazooka's tail and the grenade launcher's chamber is painted black to simulate depth inside the two parts.

To paint the bazooka's scope, a layer of base color is painted inside the scope first using Gundam Marker White.
Excessive white paint around the part is then scratched away using a knife.

The scope is painted with at least two layers of pink highlighter paint.

The forehead area of the helmet parts is painted black using normal marker to give them an increased sense of depth.

The connector of the head's conductive pipes is painted using Gundam Marker Gray to distinguish it from the pipes. The two pegs beneath the head part are painted as gray to give the entire component a more cohesive look when assembled.

Test fitting the parts to see how the conductive pipes would look like when the parts are assembled. ^^

As usual, the toothbrush bit on the blade antenna is cropped using nippers and knife.

Panel lined the surface of the helmet parts as well as the mono-eye camera.

And all done with the work on HGUC Geara Zulu, again. XD Since I have the Guard Type version, the overall work on this kit is a good practice for that most certainly, as the number of the Sleeves' markings on that kit is a whole lot more. ^^

As usual, there'll be a bit of offset time between now and when I revisit all the parts again for the final assembly. ^^. In the meantime, I'm off to something non-model kit related for the next review. ^^ While it's fun, one can go weary with too much model kit related work in too short a time. Unfortunately for me, I'm 99 years old this year (XD), so I have to do something else to make up the lost stamina from all these Gunpla work before going back to it. ^^

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