Continuing with the detailing on selected components from Kotobukiya's HMM Zoids 1/72 Red Horn after the previous posting. ^^
Connector pegs between the body frame parts that seem like pistons.
No worries, they will become pistons-like after some paint work. XD
As the base section of the two pipes are located deep inside their respective parts - hard to paint but not easily visible when the component is assembled, I chose not to paint it using brush and bottle paint. Instead, Pilot Super Color Gold Extra Fine is used to give the two targeted parts a quick but rather messy paint work. ^^;
Since they are not easily visible, I'm not concerned about incomplete paint coverage for the tight corners inside the parts.
The minor molded details on the surface of the parts are panel lined using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black).
The pair of pipe segments are painted using Gaia Metallic Color No. 9 Bright Silver.
The bases of the pipes are done using small slices of gold foil stickers.
Done for the detailing of the pipes. ^^
Test fitting the detailed parts to see how the fixed pistons of the body frame would turn out when assembled. ^^
(Left) Like those for the rear legs done in Part 7, the front hip joints (shoulder joints) are panel lined using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Gray).
(Right) With excessive panel liner solution rubbed away using cotton swab soaked with thinner.
The rest of the body frame parts, including a pair of discs to be used to cover up the shoulder joints are detailed using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black).
(Left) Another set of fixed hydraulic pipes-like details on another section of the body frame to be painted, but the method is a lot more straightforward and "normal" than what I did earlier on. ^^
(Right) The two pipes on each part are of different sizes actually, but for simplicity sake, they are going to be painted the same color. ^^
(Left) The bases are painted using Gaia Metallic Color No. 122 Star Bright Gold.
(Right) A small protruding area behind either base is painted black using normal marker.
(Left) The pipes themselves are painted using Gaia Metallic Color No. 9 Bright Silver.
(Right) The parts are panel lined after the paint work.
Test fitting the painted parts to see how the other fixed pistons of the body frame would turn out when assembled. ^^
Three pairs of screw-like details on the joint parts for the tail are painted gold using Sharpie marker.
(Left) Deep interior of the tail's frame parts are panel lined using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black).
(Right) Simple panel lined for a few other tail parts.
Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black) is used on parts of the 80mm Surface-to-Air Double-Barreled Beam Cannon.
The interior of the cannon muzzles are painted using normal marker.
Same paint treatment for the pair of screw-like details on the beam cannon's joint parts.
The rear face of the cannon's side covers are painted using normal marker to emulate depth.
The border between the cannon turret sections is painted black using normal black marker to highlight the gap.
All the detailed parts of the beam cannon.
For AZ60mm 3-Barreled Linear Cannon, the disc-like section on its upper joint parts is to be painted maroon, and the scope fixed on its lower joint parts needs to be detailed as well.
(Left) The discs are painted using Gundam Marker GM35 Char Red from the Zeon set. The marker was previously used for this kit in Part 4.
(Right) With excessive paint around the parts scratched away using a knife after the paint has dried, and panel lines added the regular way.
The targeting scope is realized using foil sticker.
(Left) Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black) is used to panel line the vent parts of the linear cannon and 3-Shot Surface-to-Surface Missile Pod.
(Right) With excessive panel liner solution on the six parts rubbed away using cotton swab soaked with thinner
Normal panel lining for the rest of the linear cannon's body parts.
Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black) is used on the parts of the front feet.
Replicating the same detail treatment from Part 10 on almost the exact same parts: the pair of buttons of each ankle guards are painted silver using normal pen.
With excessive panel liner solution rubbed away using cotton swab soaked with thinner, and with additional line details added the usual way. ^^
Closeups on some of the parts with the most elaborate of molded details.
Tiny sunken dots on the feet are painted using normal marker.
Like the same area on the rear legs, two vent-like parts behind the ankle have flat interior that can be detailed to give them a different look on the completed model.
Adding a part from the back to this round of detailing due to their similarity in design.
Silver foil stickers are used to realize the details of the selected parts.
Besides maroon for the linear cannon's joint parts, gold and silver are the only two other colors used in this batch of detailing work, but they are sourced from different means: bottle paints, different paint markers, pen and even foil stickers. ^^
My penchant for gold and silver detailing has helped me to develop so many ways to improvise the shiny colors I want on my model kits. ^^
The head is the only remaining component left on the to-do list after this round of work. ^^