Monday, July 27, 2015

BB Senshi Sangokuden Shin Enjutsu Zssa Part 6

Show-stealing skirt armor

The last round of detailing on BB Senshi Sangokuden Shin Enjutsu Zssa after the previous posting. ^^


Parts of the booster armor, Jikkyoku Judogai (十極呪導鎧), and plume waiting to be detailed. ^^


Given the narrow space inside the part for a knife to be used effectively on it, not to mention the dark interior that isn't helping with visibility, I used cotton swap soaked with thinner to get rid of the excessive golden paint on the edge of the boosters as much as possible, ...


... before scrapping the remaining bits off using a knife.


The work wouldn't even be necessary if the boosters were designed to be solid, like that on the actual character design. ^^;



Normal panel liner and Gundam Marker GM03 for Panel Lining Super Fine (Brown) are used to detail the border between the golden and black sections, and some molded details on the golden parts respectively.


Test fitting the detailed parts to see how Jikkyoku Judogai would turn out when assembled. ^^


Normal panel liner and Gundam Marker GM03 for Panel Lining Super Fine (Brown) are used to detail the two plume parts.


Painted Enjutsu Zssa's family name molded on his forehead gold using Gaia Metallic Color No. 122 Star Bright Gold.



The two types of panel liners are used to detail the head and headgear parts.


The pair of large skirt armor parts are definitely the most ornately designed parts in this entire kit. ^^ That's I'm saving them till the last part of the whole work for full concentration on the work ahead. ^^


The diamond near the bottom end of the front skirt armor wasn't painted in part 3 initially, as I thought it would be in metallic green like the pair of diamonds next to it.
The golden paint was added sometime yesterday, using Gaia Metallic Color No. 122 Star Bright Gold of course.


I was very tempted to apply gold and metallic green to the pair of jewels on the rear skirt armor, but I followed the character illustration and left them blank. ^^;


Even though it's not necessary at all - the molded color is dark enough anyway, the bottom side of the skirt armor is still painted black using normal marker and Gundam Marker Black.


Two stages to realize the large character of "袁" (Enjutsu Zssa's last name, "yuan" in Mandarin) molded on the front skirt armor: (center) panel lined the borders, (right) painted the sunken areas black using a normal panel liner and black marker.



Normal panel liner and Gundam Marker GM03 for Panel Lining Super Fine (Brown) are used to treat the rest of the skirt armor's details.


Test fitting the detailed parts to see how the skirt armor would turn out when assembled. ^^


Realizing that there's a chip on the golden paint work applied to the large character of "袁" on the front skirt armor after the detailing work, a minor touchup (still using Gaia Metallic Color No. 122 Star Bright Gold though) was given to the targeted area. ^^;

With that, all the work on this BB Senshi Sangokuden kit is completed. ^^ Looking back, the paint work in part 3 was probably the most challenging task of this entire work, since all the parts had to be painted in one go. ^^ The detailing on the two skirt armor parts shown just now as challenging, but at least they are just two parts; the metallic green paint work featured in the previous posting was also very challenging, but the number of parts is fewer, and the areas to be painted are much simpler in design as well. ^^

Still, I love my golden details, especially now when they are all completed and ready to be assembled. ^^

Speaking of golden details, there are actually some missing ones from the character design:


The pair of flaps behind the shoulder armors are fixed to the cape on the model kit instead of being separate parts that can be seen without the cape.

As usual, there'll be a bit of offset time between now and when I revisit all the parts again for the final assembly. ^^

4 comments:

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Nice work in the Yuan! It's very defined!

Ngee Khiong Chang said...

>>Dennis

Thanks! The shiny gold paint for the Chinese character plus black paint for the sunken area on the front skirt armor really helped to bring out the details. ^^

Dyne46 said...

The skirt really came out well. Too bad I can't see that chip you were talking about but the end product is great! Gaia paint isn't sold around my neck of the woods and I'm amazed by the beautiful result you create from these SD kits.

Ngee Khiong Chang said...

>>Dyne46

Gaianotes paints are more and more commonly sold in Malaysian hobby stores since four or five years back if I recall correctly. The gold paint I use for this kit, Metallic Color No. 122 Star Bright Gold offers my favorite shade of that color and the result is very outstanding. ^^