Moving on to refining the parts already painted in the previous posting and to work on new ones for HG 1/100 Gundam Heavyarms Custom. ^^
The border between the left and right thigh parts is painted black using normal marker to emphasize the gaps' appearance
Same treatment for the borders in front and behind the shin.
The interior of the knee area is painted black using Gundam Marker to emulate depth, but I made sure not to paint to the edge of the parts to avoid the black paint spilling over the parting line when the parts are assembled and creating a long and ugly split. ^^;
Simple panel lining to complete detailing of the four leg parts.
Test fitting the detailed parts to see how the leg would turn out when assembled. ^^
Gray paint that is spilled over the edge of the skirt and ankle armors are rubbed away using cotton swab soaked with acrylic thinner.
The simple, thin line details on the ankle guard pieces are done using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black).
The rear side of the two side skirt armors, which I completely forgot about even after showing them in the previous posting are now painted. ^^;
Gray paint that is spilled over the edge of the parts is scratched away using a knife.
As some of the paint to be removed is located in rather tight spots, using cotton swab for the work would just rub off everything and that's certainly counter-productive. ^^;
Simple panel lines added to the two parts.
The minor borders between the skirt armors and the protruding blocks on top of them are painted black using normal marker to emphasize the gaps' appearance.
All done for the waist parts. ^^
The tiny, tight gap around the screw-like details on the backpack is panel lined using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black).
The thruster attachment area is painted black using Gundam Marker to make the thrusters stand out more on the backpack.
Spilled over gray paint inside the thruster nozzles are rubbed away using cotton swab soaked with acrylic thinner.
The nozzle edges are painted gray using Gundam Marker.
Very simple panel lining applied to the exterior and interior of the thrusters.
The innermost points of the thrusters are painted silver using normal pen.
Test fitting the detailed parts to see how the backpack would turn out when assembled. ^^
The simple, thin line details on gatling gun mount racks are done using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black).
Detailing the shoulder missiles is a simple, repetitive but pretty fun process. ^^
Firstly, missiles that can be panel lined using normal panel liner are done so.
Next, using a combination of normal panel liner and sharp-tipped black marker, the background of the missiles are painted as long as they can be reached by the pens' tips.
Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black) is applied to fill in the rest of the blanks. ^^ The minor details on each of the missiles are panel lined using this solution as well.
With the excessive panel liner solution rubbed away using cotton swab soaked with enamel thinner.
Same treatment for the leg pieces but less work is needed since the missiles are more cluttered. ^^
The detailing work is even simpler for the side skirt missile pieces. ^^
Still not done yet for this old 1/100 scale High Grade kit, more detailing work will be featured in the next posting. ^^