Saturday, May 12, 2012

1/100 Gundam Astraea Part 5

Justified overreaction

The last posting for the work on 1/100 Gundam Astraea already. ^^

All the body parts.

Chest and waist parts already painted and panel lined from the All Exia Project. ^^

The stripe-like portion in front of the the two top thruster covers (?) are painted light blue using Gundam Marker.

Like all Celestial Beings' Gundam models, the GN Drive in the chest is painted using glossy black marker to make it extra shiny. ^^

As the "button" doesn't fit completely onto the backpack, there's a ring of space between the two component. The completed model on the back of the manual showed that ring to be in black.

Painted the ring, or pretty much the entire base black using normal marker.
I wasn't sure how much of the said space is going to be exposed and visible when the model is done, and since the paint work is simple, I frankly didn't bother to check either. XD

Test fitting the painted parts to see how the backpack would look like when assembled. ^^
I think it's safe to say that the entire ring of space will be hidden on the completed model. XD

Simple panel lining for the rest of the body parts.

Parts of the head, including the two helmets already painted and panel lined in the All Exia Project. ^^

Simple panel lining for the V-Fin and "rabbit ears" ^^

Delicate panel lining for the face and eye parts.
The area around the eyes is painted black to fit with the soil sticker to be applied when the kit is assembled.

And all is done for 1/100 Gundam Astraea. ^^ Except for the weapons' inner frame parts and plain white shoulder armors focused in Part 2 and 3 respectively, the work is very simple I would say. One of the reasons being many parts from the kit were already painted and panel lined in the All Exia Project, but the main factor would still be that sense of familiarity after completed quite a few Gundam Exia and related Gunplas. Since there's no need to check on what color to be used for which part or to wonder if painting is needed for others in the first place, all the parts were completed pretty quickly and smoothly. ^^

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

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