Repainting Char's Zaku doing it this time changed a few little bits. The first thing i did was the thin and sharpen up the command antenna which makes the zaku head look alot sleeker and then sharpen the shoulder spikes. Already did the shoulder spikes the first time round but had ago at doing it again to improve what i did before.
Looks like that when you model the MS-06S these are the only 2 main things you need to do to improve the RG Zaku.
Had this painted about 3 weeks ago but only got around to applying all 8 decals to the Fishbed today. Really amazing looking models so far, want to a do a little weathering but with the MiG powders but will practice on something old before starting on this. The marking don't actually come with the eduard model MF but a A-models decals sheet i received a trade as i wanted to model the classic all metal Fishbed with the red stars.
First time ive assembled the Mk.II and im thinking it looking awesome, went together like a dream with all the parts fitting perfectly
The Black Gundam basically all done and waiting for a final matt finish, only a handful of decals added copying how it look in the first few episodes of Zeta Gundam with extra TITANS logo added just because that eagle looks cool.
As soon as i get this one matted up i will start work on the much more detailed RX-178 Kamille's AUEG Mk.II and another RG Zaku.
Inner frame or movable skeleton ready for the all the parts to be assembled onto. Unlike the other RG ive built, you build the inner frame as a whole first then add all the the other parts on top. Most of the ABS parts have not been painted, which luckily is hidden by the painted parts.
Cool spherical cockpit which is nicely detailed and looks great but will never be seen again after the very first part of assemble. Not even sure what the little red ball is called after destruction of the suit, life pod?
Took me over a hour to get every individual part evenly primed on a kebab stick and ready to be painted on my free Sunday afternoon. That is if the Tamiya royal blue i ordered arrives in the next couple days.
So many parts to this RG, feels like alot more than the RX-78-2 and Zaku which i think is down to the inner frame the Mk.II sports.
First time on a Real Grade kit ive had to join and fill a seam line and this seems to be the mod that nearly all modeller who's painted this kit have done.This is done on the rear of the fore arm where 2 parts come together and leave a panel line that looks wrong and looks out of place on a RG kit.
What needs to be done is to glue the 2 pieces together then using the panel line as a guide cut off this section and sand to finish. Once done it makes it a little difficult to get all the parts assembled again but with a little easing fits perfectly and remove the nasty seem line. Once painted you only have one chance to assemble these parts again without ruining the paint work.
Plan on making this a fast build and got all the other parts sanded and ready to be primed so to be painted next weekend.
My next gunpla is the first RG from Zeta Gundam, the original gundams successor the RX-178 Gundam Mk.II and in the cool dark colours of the TITANS. I plan on building both this "black gundam" and the AEUG version but got this one first because to me i reckon it will be the easier but plan on getting both done by the years out before staring the upcoming Zeta.
Only going for a handful of decals compared to what the kit can be marked up in, like in the anime im only going with the numbering and maybe the titans logo. Not too keen on all the little white warning decals on really dark gunpla, find it makes it look fake it such a thing can be send of mecha.