Thursday, January 2, 2014

1/72 Transformable VF-25S Super Messiah Valkyrie Ozma Lee's Unit Part 7

Another glorious panel lining day

On the second day of 2014, the business with 1/72 Transformable VF-25S Super Messiah Valkyrie Ozma Lee's Unit carried forward from last year continues. ^^

Much like Part 6, panel lining is still the main focus for this batch of detailing work on various selected parts from the kit. ^^

The super-fine details in front and behind the wing, and those on the two wing compartment parts were done using a combination of Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black) and normal panel liner.

Between the thin and thick lines, which are the ones from Tamiya's panel lining solution, and which are the ones from normal panel liner should be easy to differentiate I suppose. ^^

A couple of pipes behind one of the wing compartment parts were painted gold and silver using normal pens.

The paint work is repeated for the same part from the other wing.

Excessive gold and silver paint from the work is scratched away using a sharpened toothpick. The more minor spilled paint is covered up by redrawing the panel lines around the pipes.

Referencing the components on the instruction manual, each of the wing compartment parts have two protruding pins that can be seen on the completed model. They are small-sized but still notable details not to be missed. ^^

The tip of the pins were painted gold using Gundam Marker to highlight the details.

Panel lined the top side of the two wing compartment parts.

Much of the line details realized using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black) on the other wing part was unfortunately wiped away together with the intended excessive panel liner paint. ^^;

Normal panel liner was used to show the details on the wing, and the other wing compartment part.

Details on the other face of the wing.

Test fitting the detailed parts to see how the completed wing compartment would turn out when assembled. ^^

Panel lined the fuselage parts.

Fuselage parts with the most elaborate of molded details.

Realizing that there are elaborate molded details on some of the black parts, and that they cannot be seen clearly with black panel lines, Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Gray) was used to realized the details.

With excessive panel liner paint wiped away using cotton swab soaked with enamel thinner.

Found out that the crotch piece has three sides that should be painted gray after the part was panel lined. ^^;

Referencing the component on the instruction manual.

Marking seals are given for the part, but since there'll be quite a lot twisting and turning involved for it during Gerwalk to Battroid mode transformation, and the fact that the paint work itself seems relatively simple (^^), I decided to paint the gray stripes.

(Left) Painted all three targeted spots using Gundam Marker Gray.
(Right) The bottom edges were painted as well to give the gray areas a more complete look when it's viewed from different angles when the model is assembled later on.

(Left) The back part, one of the largest single-piece parts in this kit feature really simple line details, ...
(Right) ... but its corresponding inner frame part has undoubtedly the most elaborate molded details for a single-piece part in this kit. ^^

Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black) was only helpful for a few deep slits, Majority of the details don't take the panel lining solution well because of the part's ABS quality, and that they are situated on a rounded surface.

A glorious plamo piece for those who enjoy drawing line details onto parts using normal panel liner. ^^

Despite the hard work, the level of details on the part is simply amazing to behold. ^^

While the number of parts involved is lower than that in Part 6, the amount of panel lining is the same if not more I think. The back's inner frame part alone contains more line details than some of the arm and leg parts combined. ^^

Will move on to the Super Pack parts next. ^^

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