Gaijin Gunpla

Now that I have satisfied my painting and decaling urges with the Shin Musha Gundam, I can get back on the Hi Nu. However, I realize I may have bitten off more than I can chew with the modifications I wanted to make on a kit as difficult as the Hi Nu. I will be ordering replacement parts from Bandai this week, so until they come in the waist and head are on hold.

I have panel lined the weapons and just need to clean them up and decal them.

The verniers and thrusters have been readied.
I assembled the upper part of the legs as well.

And started on the fuel tanks (or whatever these things are). I want to remove the seam lines so I had to cut one piece in half so that I can paint the fuel tanks without messing up that part.
I have hit a bit of a snag concerning the paint. I had originally picked two colours that I thought would work well together. HOWEVER, the colour I chose to replace the white (the light part of the mecha) is too dark, and the colour I chose to replace the blue (the dark part of the mecha) is too light. I am now wondering if these colours will work well together or not.

I have actually painted the shield so that I can look at it and see how I feel about it, but I am leaning towards changing one of the colours. I will have to go with a really dark colour such as black or a dark, dark blue in order to make it work. Wish me luck.

If you can recommend a good dark colour to replace the Hi Nu Blue, let me know!

Categories: Builds, Hi-Nu Gundam, MG

2 Responses so far.

  1. G.G. says:

    Quick question: I am planning to get some gundam markers from HLJ. I ran into a couple of products…Blurring pen & Gundam Marker Remover. Have you any idea how each of these work? (do they work at all?)

    Does the Remover remove paint?


  2. Gaijin Gunpla says:

    I haven't ever used either of them. Apparently, the remover doesn't work too well with paint that has been dry for awhile. Your best bet to remove gundam marker is an eraser or alcohol as you are using the marker. I can't tell you how the blurring pen is either, perhaps you can find some info online. Good luck!

    If you do pick up the blurring pen, try it out on an old runner and let us know how it goes.

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