Thursday, 26 April 2012
Real Grade 1/144 - RX-78-2 GUNDAM - Completed - Detail
Wanted to post all the little details i added to the RG Gundam so took quite a few close-up, enjoy...
Panel next to the vulcan cannons was painted white and small part between the antenna and the red polygon painted grey
Luckily i found a nice little pilot Amuro Ray decal but had to cut it down to fit.
Took 6 decals to get the shoulder correct copying the 1/1 Real-G.
Lot of tiny decals that i had to cut up to get the leg marking correct.
Cut up decals added to the "collar" copying the 6 dashes on the Real-G and 2 new panel lines added above the cockpit missing on the RG.
Hardest part to decal was getting those pink lines matching up all the way round the wrist, hands are painted metalic black with the gaunlet 50/50 metalic black/black.
Backpack or Randel was the first think completed. Rocket boosters are painted Gun Metal with the end Chrome and detail added with a black wash and finally those Brass marking painted, going to do this with all my RG from now on.
These beam sabers are really sweet, had to add the vertical panel line as was missing.
Really dig those radioactive signs, look like they are the same on all Real Grade model, even the Zakus.
Feet are one of the parts i under decaled as was really starting to look busy here.
The more you zoom in the less you can read? Like how the green and red navigational lights copy modern day aircraft.
The small panesl have to be masked off above and below the elbow brass markings, bottom panel is white and the one above is a stange sand grey which took some time to mix correctly.
Really like the back of the knee, lots of detail but will largly not really seen as i will always have the Gundam facing forward.
The red warning decal just above the knee on the photo above and just above the heel on the photo below is on the 1/1 Real-G but lacking with the decal sheet from bandai but the very same decal as the 1/1 is on the weapon so if you have a spare decal sheet or transfer you can add this nice little detail.
Almost looks like a face o=.
The tiny tabs just above the warning marking i noticed needed to be painted grey just like Real-G.
All i got to do with the Real Grade RX-78-2 is take some action photos using the cool weaponary and build a small diorama to display it one, plan on making a little White Base hanger dio.