Saturday, 30 April 2011

Bacho Blue Destiny Gundam #03.1

I tried to remove the old paint and stickers on the pieces and they were quite tough to do especially the gold ones. Some were hard to reach corners.

Noticeable but good enough. :)
The golden line that is visible is painted on the depressed(lowered?) part of the piece so I can't be bothered to remove it.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Bacho Blue Destiny Gundam #03

Right.. I just primed all the blue parts I had for this model and put a black colour coating on top of it. Looking good so far. Gonna leave overnight to dry 'cause it's getting quite cold again here in London. I might have to go and buy a heat gun as I heard it works quite well and fast for drying paints. Will take some pictures once I re-assembled them.

29-04 Edit:
Right... so the colour has settled in. Today I went to B&Q and bought a Heat Gun to use for drying paint. Now I tried it on one of the parts and me being a noob, I nearly deformed and melted the piece.

Luckily that side is the inside part
so it's hidden between the legs.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Bacho Blue Destiny Gundam #02

I just started painting it with blue and I have to say that it looks pretty neat. I'm going to put another blue coating on it in about an hour as it currently looks too dark blue.

The picture doesn't show it but it's a tad bit more darker than that.

Edit: This is the finished one. Somehow the camera shows it too dark. Oh, and putting another blue disn't seem to help... maybe I've done something wrong. :)

And yes, I messed up the red beard/chin thingy at the bottom. Since the whole head was in colour blue, I tried to cover the chin part with red Gundam Marker and as it turned out, oil-based marker on top of water-based colour doesn't mix well. I'm still a noob with these things. :)

Monday, 25 April 2011

Bacho Blue Destiny Gundam #01

So maybe not a "once a month" post. :)

I decided to put some colours on this already finished SD Gundam(my first gunpla I've actually built). IMO, it looks plain and simple compared to my recent ones.

Before: A few stickers, few panel lines and some painted parts with acrylics.

Golden parts with Gundam Marker.

I started with the head and airbrushed it black as base then sometime tomorrow finish it with blue. The small red and green parts, I'd most likely use the Gundam Marker for them.

The (maybe) once a month post

Right, so it's been a month since I last posted.

Been watching SD Gundam Sangokuden anime lately which made me want to start building my gunplas again. Unfortunately, a small piece of the Armored Core plamo has been missing for some time and atm, I cba to look for it so it's on hold for a bit longer. I might start doing the other SD Gundams that I  have though.... we'll see.

Motorcycle's doing great except for the bent radiator which is still functional(expensive to replace) and the few scratches here and there. I put this on the right side of the petrol tank plastic part to cover the big scratch.


I had some extra reflective stickers so I cut them out. I copied the design I found on the web(I forgot which).