Monday, September 3, 2012

Keropla God Keron Part 14

Red joins the party

Continuing with the work on Keropla God Keron's Kururu Robo Mk-II after the previous posting. ^^

Just orange paint work on all the selected parts wasn't enough obviously. ^^; More detailing work that has the potential to cause irreversible damage on the existing paint work will be needed for some of the parts. ^^; Well, you know me, something can't be considered difficult enough when there's nothing else that is more difficult that can be added to it, all in the name of detailing the parts. ^^;

The interior of the two small thrusters on the tube parts and thruster nozzles of the backpack are hand painted with Gaia Color No. 003 Bright Red Gloss.
Extreme care must be taken so that the red paint doesn't spill over onto the orange area and ruin the paint. ^^;

The thrusters' exterior is hand painted gray using Gaia Color 074 Neutral Gray IV.
Even more delicate paint work is required when maneuvering the paint brush between the tight spots to paint the two thrusters. ^^;

The sunken area between the thrusters and main parts are painted very carefully by touching the edge of the sunken area with fine-tip brush soaked with black paint. The black paint will flow into the sunken area and fill up the targeted space. The paint at the edge of the paint is then wiped away using cotton swab soaked with thinner.

Painted black for the "borders" between connecting parts so that the lines would be very obvious when assembled.

Excessive orange paint on the backpack thruster parts is scratched away using a knife. The four parts are panel lined as well.

The nozzles' interior painted earlier on is panel lined as well.

Test fitting the painted parts to see how the completed thrusters would look like when assembled.

The vents on the back of the thrusters are painted black using normal black marker.

(Left) For the backpack parts, the main vent is painted red using Gaia Color No. 003 Bright Red Gloss.
(Right) The smaller vent and container for the main vent are painted using Gaia Color 074 Neutral Gray IV.

Excessive paint on the two parts is scratched away using a knife and panel lines are added as well.

Panel lining for the molded mechanical details behind the backpack parts.

The pipe-like details are painted gold and silver using normal pens.

Excessive gold and silver paint around the targeted areas is "hidden" using new panel lines reapplied onto the painted areas. ^^

Simple panel lining for the giant radar arm parts which will eventually become God Keron's waist using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Color (Black).

Painting the vents on the tube parts was both exciting and "frightening" I would say. ^^; The space of tolerance between the targeted spots and areas already painted in orange from the previous posting is extremely low. There is virtually no room for error because cleaning excessive paint off those areas painted in orange would probably chip away the latter, and repainting the orange parts is really not an option, as mentioned in the previous posting.

Luckily, everything turned out just fine. ^^ The rest of Kururu Robo Mk-II's parts shouldn't really be too much of a problem to paint and panel line. ^^

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