Wednesday, January 28, 2015

HGUC Kampfer Part 5

Long time no see, Metallic Green

Only the weapons and head of HGUC Kampfer left to be detailed after the previous posting. ^^

Tons of panel lining on the four bazooka parts, all done using normal panel liner. ^^

Closeups on the panel lines.

The interior of the bazookas' muzzle points and tail caps were painted black using a normal marker to emulate depth in those parts.

Extensive but rather simple panel lining for the shotgun parts and other smaller parts of the bazooka.

Closeups on the panel lines.

Quite a bit of extra work went into the detailing of the targeting sensors of the bazookas.
The smaller front sensors were painted using a normal metallic green paint.

The surrounding walls inside the rear scopes were painted black using a normal marker, while the scopes themselves were metallic green foil stickers cut from leftover sheets.
The glossy black paint of the normal marker is meant to help with the metallic green stickers' visibility. ^^

Detailing for the head parts. ^^

The tiny stripe section on the blade antenna was painted using Mr. Color No. 1 White Gloss - the same paint used on the left shoulder armor's spike. Excess white paint was scratched away using a knife when the paint has dried.
The "toothbrush" bit at the end was clipped off using a pair of nippers.

The Vulcans were painted gold using Gundam Marker.

The border between the front and rear helmet parts was painted black using normal marker to emphasize the gaps' existence.

Panel lining on the main helmet part.
The vents on the cheeks were painted using Mr. Color 109 Character Yellow. Then again, instead of calling it a paint work, it was more like "stuffing" the tiny vents with the paint to cover up the base color before scratching off excess paint around them with a knife. ^^

The large interior section behind the helmet was painted black using a normal marker to emulate depth for that area.

Test fitting the detailed parts to see how the head would turn out when assembled. ^^

With that, the work on HGUC Kampfer was all done. ^^ The main paint work was obviously for the interior of all the thruster nozzles, in which multiple layers of paint was required for the color to be thick enough to conceal the parts' molded color. The same paint requirement was no stranger to me, as the story was the same for HGUC Sazabi completed long time ago. ^^ Then again, unfortunately for the review itself, much of the work involved could only be mentioned through text as the photos taken during the different paint processes were lost. ^^;

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

1 comment:

Jonloh said...

Wow! I can see a lot of effort in your modeling work. I'm humbled and at awe.