Gaijin Gunpla

Things are progressing steadily with the Courage project, probably because I have not been focusing on the other kits in my possession. In a way, I feel like I have been slacking off, but the effort I am putting into Courage is also tiring. Once it’s done I can breathe a big sigh of relief and move on to other things. But for now…


I’ve shown in other posts how I did the frame and now that the armor is painted I can show everyone those details as well.

Like the arms I painted the majority of the armor with the Matt White with some pieces being Mr. Hobby #9 Gray.

I can’t go too heavy on the gray because, after all, it’s supposed to look like an entirely white flag, but like others have already pointed out, all white would be too plain. Hopefully I have found a good balance.

You’ll notice the feet aren’t done yet. I still haven’t decided on how they should look and I’ve also started pondering a color change so I may be painting a lot more than just the feet at the very end.

Other than the Dragoons of Doom, which I am still working on making white, the last of the red parts were painted.

And then masked.

I painted the beam saber handles in two different shades of red but thought that they needed some breaking up so I perfectly masked the edge and added some Nato Black.

And here’s some shots of how it’s looking with its latest completed appendages.

And after I attached them I noticed that the extra weight actually causes the kit to touch the stand and some red paint has scraped off the back of the skirt armor. I put tape on the stand to reduce any damage and now will have to decide how I am going to touch this up.

But that’s for another time.

Also, something to think about.

What to do with these.

Categories: Builds, Courage

9 Responses so far.

  1. sniperaven says:

    4 ends of a bed…>_<

  2. fury-s12 says:

    what are they lol

    • Ditto.
      Are they unused parts or parts you opted not to use?

      The accidental paint scraping is one of the things I fear the most about painted kits… Doesn’t top coating prevent that?

      • syd says:

        Those are the housings for the pistons in the foot. I had yet to decide what color to paint them. In the end, it doesn’t really matter as they are almost impossible to see once the armor is on.

        Yes, top coat will prevent scraping of paint however with the tight fit of the PG some scraping is unavoidable. Particularly when you prime and then two layers of paint and then top coat, the fit becomes even tighter.

      • If you’re not changing the gold on areas other than the red circle, it’s a no brainer to keep them gold.
        I hate to hear that about the paint. I keep wondering that the awesome customs I see online may have paint damage and what has become of them. Do the gunplars leave them damaged? Do they change the gunplas’ poses or not, to avoid damage? Are those customs even on display or made just for the photoshoot and then stored/recycled?

  3. Dennis says:

    Fernando, I don’t know about anyone else but every custom painted Gundam I have made stands proudly on my shelf. I don’t normally play with the poses once I’m happy with them. Also, any scratches that may occur I’ll touch up with either Gundam marker or I’ll hand paint in the closest color with thinned paint.

    • Seems to be what the best case scenario would be.
      I like to change poses every couple of months or so (not a fan of statues), and it’s a pain in the heart to make any damage in the proccess (happened a couple of times with non-customized figures).

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