Gaijin Gunpla

The title pretty much sums it up. With the inconsistent weather and the large number of pieces that need to be prepped, (primed), painted, and coated I have been chugging along. I would guess that I am about halfway through the build now.

Things finished:

*Frame is painted and flatcoated.

*main body armour and head is painted and for the most part topcoated in prep for decal work.

*Rifle has had the panel lines removed and is painted. Waiting to topcoat.

*Assembly of frame with psycho frame is as far along as it can be before needing to add armour.

I have some bits and pieces to show (off).

The results of the masking on the shield part:

The pieces that make up the ankle joint:Why did I do that?

So it looks like this:
I really like my gundam to have moving parts that stand out. That’s why I am usually painting pistons and levers and things of the like.

Things left to be done:

*Paint the bazooka. (There will be masking.)

*Decal (everything)

*Paint and top coat the leg armour.

*Cut, sand, and paint the hands.

*Mask the shield for the next stage of painting

*Panel line (everything)

*Modify the feet. (I bought some milliput and I want to give that a try. If it fails I will be ordering some replacement pieces from Bandai). (and I still don’t know what color the feet will be; Olive Drab to match the backpack? Gunship Grey to match the rifle? Black? Red?.. Red??)

After writing this I will have to reevaluate my position and state that I do not think I am halfway finished.

Back to the gunpla!

Categories: Builds, MG, Unicorn Gundam

5 Responses so far.

  1. Rafys78 says:

    The painting/airbrushing on this thing is INSANE!
    Kudos on your patiences & colour selection.
    Very nice.

  2. moemoekyun says:

    That's the spirit

  3. Gaijin Gunpla says:

    @Rafys78: Thanks for the kind words. All I am using is Tamiya spray cans. One day.. One day.. I will join the airbrush guild.

    @moemoekyun: all in the spirit of good fun!

  4. Zee says:

    Wow…. do you also primed those frames?

    • syd says:

      I normally don’t prime the frames. I did once on a kit for which I needed a white frame but that was the only time.

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