Monday, January 21, 2013

BB Senshi Sangokuden Asurao Moukaku Gundam, Syukuyuu Gundam, Kyoshin Elephant Set Part 3

Must hold back from following the usual step

More work on BB Senshi Sangokuden Asurao Moukaku Gundam, Syukuyuu Gundam and Kyoshin Elephant Set after the previous posting.

Except for the two helmet parts of Syukuyuu Gundam, the work on the other parts is considered completely done actually. No panel line is going to be applied onto those five parts to avoid distorting the gold paint. ^^

A lot of work is still needed for some of these partially painted parts.

The ankle guards of Moukaku Gundam are not going to be on that heavy-workload-required list as mentioned right above though. ^^; Excessive hold paint on the parts is scratched away using a knife, panel lines applied to the bottom details and they are done. ^^

The waist area of the two Gundams will need to be painted red.

The giant pentagon-shaped jewel on Syukuyuu Gundam's V-fin ...

... and the large flame details in front and behind her skirt armor parts will need to be painted red as well.

Painted all the targeted area using Gaia Color No. 003 Bright Red Gloss.

The follow-up work on all the painted parts from the previous posting shown above is not done according to my usual "tradition" really. Normally, I would focus on each part until the entire work on it is done, before moving on to something else. For this bundled set, that "tradition" is not exactly practical, as many of them have areas to be painted feature colors that are shared by other parts from the kit. It would be wiser to paint the same color on all corresponding parts in one shot.

It's a lot more cost-effective for the paints and thinner too if you think about it. ^^

Then again, that would mean I need to have some kind of proper planning to identify the parts and the sequence for the different colors to be applied. Given my intuitive way of working/not working on my model kits, I think I'm definitely going to miss certain things. ^^;

Next up on the to-do list is perhaps the most interesting-looking but difficult-to-paint set of parts. ^^;

Curvy protruding details on the caterpillar track parts of Kongouyaka (金剛夜迦).

Another set of the same curvy details on the body parts. The smaller arrow-like parts are not shown to be painted on the completed model on the box side image, but the larger plates are definitely painted - the side edges are painted on the completed model.

Syukuyuu Gundam's weapons, Rasatsuhishourin (羅刹飛翔輪) have the same kind of curvy details to be painted.

While red is the color needed for the aforementioned details, paint work on their surface (silver) will need to take precedence. Like the white paint on Syukuyuu Gundam's helmet part shown in the previous posting, how the excessive paint of the first color is to be taken care of before the second paint goes onto the parts that prompted me to choose silver over red as the first paint to be used.

Painting the background before the frontal element is kind-of a natural way to approach the work as well I think. ^^

Parts on Kongouyaka's body that would end up becoming the feet of Kongou Ashura Armor (金剛阿修羅鎧) have large area on their top face that needs to be painted in silver as well.

Painted all the parts using Gaia Metallic Color No. 9 Bright Silver.

Excessive paint right at the corner of the body parts is going to be a challenge to clean off. ^^;

Kongou Ashura Armor's feet parts are painted.

Panel lines applied to Rasatsuhishourin before the paint work.

Paint work on Syukuyuu Gundam's weapons has to be postponed a little while when I discover that on their bottom face, the border line between the blade's edge and the shell guard is absent. ^^;

Like the Syukuyuu Gundam's chest armor shown in the previous posting, the missing line on the weapons would have to be created.
Since it's a curved line, the double-sided tape trick used for the chest armor is not going to be helpful. ^^; Instead, the new line is drawn using pencil before it's cut using a pen knife.

Panel lines applied to the newly cut lines before the blade portion is painted.

Painting the silver background area is actually the easier step in the overall work on all the parts with curvy details shown above. ^^; The task of painting all the said details will be way more challenging, and that's exactly what's coming up next. ^^

No comments: