Sunday, December 29, 2013

1/72 Transformable VF-25S Super Messiah Valkyrie Ozma Lee's Unit Part 5

Faking the chogokin effect

Moving on with the work on 1/72 Transformable VF-25S Super Messiah Valkyrie Ozma Lee's Unit, albeit with an even slower pace as compared to the previous posting. ^^;

Feet and ankle joint parts, plus mechanical component of the Gun Pod will be painted to give them a metallic appearance. ^^
The soles, which form the interior of the main thrusters in Fighter mode would look great with such metallic treatment I think, since that could relate the parts to that on the DX Chogokin version. ^^

All the parts are painted using Gaia Metallic Color No. 020 Gun Metal.

The result from the paint work. ^^

The interior of the Gun Pod covers are going to be painted black to simulate depth inside the two parts.

The areas near the molded slits were first painted using normal marker, very carefully so to ensure no excessive paint was spilled into the slits.

Painted the parts using black whiteboard marker ink.

A small area near the handle was also painted to make sure its look matches the interior of the Gun Pod when it's in deployed mode.

Excessive paint on the edges were scratched away using a knife.

A small sensor on top the cover near the muzzle is painted red using Gundam Marker.

The main targeting sensor is not paint though. I prefer to use the foil sticker piece included for it to get the shiny effect. ^^

Panel lines added to the details on the cover's exterior.

The blade of Assault Knife is set to be painted even before this project began. ^^

The blade is painted very easily using Tamiya Paint Marker X-11 Chrome Silver.

Panel lines added to the whole part, including the tiny top serrations.

And with that, the painting and detailing of all handheld weapon parts in this Macross kit is done. ^^ That sounds kind of incredible, but the actual outcome is quite little, since the Gun Pod and Assault Knife are the only handheld weapons for this kit. XD

Evaluating the current progress against the entire work: about halfway through I suppose, since most of the other parts involve just panel lining and cleaning up the work. That doesn't mean that there'll be no more part to paint though, but as compared to the past few postings, I do expect the paint work required to be lower and less complicated. Is that really the case? I guess I'll have to keep on with the work to find out. ^^

1 comment:

KH. Koay said...

hi. I have been following your blog for a few months. Great work on the detailing especially of the pilot. How do you paint the parts without having the brush stroke on the parts and do you add thinner to your paints before painting? I tried painting some of my models but there are still visible brush strokes. thanks and keep up the good work.