Done with the major paint work on High Grade 1/144 scale Build Strike Gundam Full Package in the previous posting, it's time to move on to some of the more delicate detailing work. ^^
Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black) is used on the beam rifle and beam gun parts.
With excessive panel liner solution rubbed away using cotton swab soaked with thinner, and with additional line details added the usual way. ^^
A piece of metallic green foil sticker from my collection of spare stickers is added to the rear end of the beam gun as an extra detail.
Optional work: the thin, blunt edges on the Build Boosters' wing pieces can be cropped off to give the fins a sharper look.
The targeted bits are clipped off using a pair of nippers.
The edges are smoothed using 400-grit sand paper from Tamiya, then 600-grit.
The leg parts are detailed using a combination of normal panel liner and Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black).
The border between the thigh parts was painted black using normal marker to emphasize the gaps' appearance.
Repeated the detailing and paint work on parts of the other leg. ^^
Even though foil stickers are included for the parts, but I prefer to realize the vertical knee bars' color through paint work. ^^
The parts are painted blue using Gundam Marker from the Gundam SEED Basic Set.
To get a smoother, more balanced paint outcome, instead of using the marker directly on the leg parts, paint from the marker is squeezed into a saucer and then applied to the parts.
The tips of the small forearm parts identified in Part 2 are painted as well.
Test fitting the painted parts to see how the knee would turn out when assembled. ^^
Tiny round dots on the ankle joint parts are painted gold using Sharpie marker before its minor molded details are realized using normal panel liner.
Now that I think about it, I didn't get to have any part in Master Grade V Gundam Ver. Ka painted in gold. ^^;
The foot parts are detailed using a combination of normal panel liner and Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black).
The ankle guard parts are particularly troublesome to detail due to tight corners between the edges.
Test fitting the painted parts to see how the feet would turn out when assembled. ^^
(Left) Tiny vents in front of the white foot parts are painted black using normal marker to emulate depth.
(Right) The corresponding area on the red parts are painted black as well.
As a result of the "double" paint work, there's no space in front of the gap in which the red molded color may be exposed. ^^
Still quite a handful of parts to work on for this High Grade kit. ^^