MG Exia #05

Introduction

Definetly, I love this model kit. So I take my time to obtain the best result I can. For this post, I will speak about the custom base coat paint and the panel lines work. I don’t like the base plactic aspect of the model kit. So I prefer a custom paint gunpla.

A good way to improve the general aspect of the gunpla, for me, it’s to use the black and white technic before to paint the main color.

Technic : the black and white in action

Like on my previous work on the MG Exia, I painted a black primer coat first (ref : vallejo mecha primer black 70.642) . Then I highlighted the parts with white paint (ref Mr. Color : C1). To finish, I applied the base coat with the desired color.

I used this method for all the pieces, It’s long but I like the final apparence of the gundam.

MG Exia's - gunpla MG Exia
Arms painted and ready for the assembly

Did I say I love this Cobald Blue (ref Mr. Color : C80) ? 😍😍😍

Final painted result

After several hours of painting, this is the finish work. I’m really happy of the final result. I think the paint imprive the volumes … isn’t it ?

Custom paint gunpla MG Exia

Custom paint gunpla MG Exia

Panel lines

After that, I put a gloss varnish coat (ref : Mr Color. C46) which is very important to protect the previous work. It was ready to receive the enamel juice to improve the panel lines. Like usual, I used the panel line accent color product from Tamiya which is a perfect product for me. When I have more time, I made it myself with a classic black enamel paint thinned with white spirit. To clean it, I used zippo lighter fluid 😉 with cotton sticks or a little brush.

Panel line accent color tamiya with zippo lighter fluid and brush. Custom paint gunpla
material used for the panel lines

I don’t finish all the mecha for the moment but this is some photos without and with the product applied on some parts.

I hope this post will be useful to improve your gundam and to work on a custom paint gunpla. Don’t hesitate to write a comment and to share of you like 👍.

See you soon for the waterslides 😉.

MG Exia #04

I continued to paint the MG Exia. I used the black and white technics to improve my model kit. That’s allow to make some artificial shadows and to improve the volume sensation. If you’re looking for a tutorial, I can advise you to go here (english) or here (french).

I painted the primer coat with the « one shot black » from Mig ammo [nozzle 0,4mm/1,5bars]. Then I used the white paint from Mr Color (ref : C1) diluated with a ratio of 50%/50% to paint the center of some parts [nozzle 0,2mm/1bars]. I decided to work with the paint made by Mr. Hobby for this project.

To finish, I a apply the base coat. You can see the result on the piece below with the « White MS » from Mr. Color (ref : UG01) [nozzle 0,2mm/1bars].

I hope you can the difference between the leg painted and the leg ‘out of the box’. I used exactly the same light for the photos. I think it looks great, no ?

See you soon 😉

Rusty Jo

It’s done, I finished this week-end the HG Jo Hound. It’s totally hand painting, it was a real pleasure ! I love to add weathering effect, dust and rust ♥️. I modifued some parts and adding a real green plastic lens … from my daughter’s toys 🙄.

I will probably write a post to describe all the products used to this realization.

To see more, you can go on its gallery : ▶️ here ◀️

See you soon 😉

HG Jo hound 1/144

I can’t use my airbrush during summer, so I worked with my brushes. I build the HG jo Hound from Kyoukai Senki anime series.

First, I modified some parts of the mecha and I textured the armor plates. Then a black primer coat from an old can from Vallejo.

Then I worked on the different rust effects. It’s a real pleasure 😃😃 !

I open his gallery if you wanna see more pictures : ▶️ HERE ◀️

MG Shenlong #01

Hey ! With summer’s holydays, I’ve got my kids at home and it’s impossible to work correctly with the airbrush (lacquer paint ar too dangerous with kids around). So I decide to build different kits during the next weeks and I will paint them together.
If my childrens are cools with maybe I will finish the MG Exia.
The first kit is a mechas from the gundam wing anime serie, The Shenlong (EW ver.). Enjoy !
To see more, go to the gallery : ▶️ here ◀️ !

See you soon ! 😉

MG Exia #03

I work a lot this moment, so I post when I can but I progress on my differents builds. The Exia is on the good way. I paint slowly because I use a lot of masking tape between each step. But I love the result.
‘Be patient to obtain a beautiful work’ that what I think.

In a same time, I work on a car model kit and that is an story 😀

See you soon 😉

Star Wars legion AAT #01

I put my MG Exia on the side for few weeks. I prefer finish this star wars legion model kit : AAT char. You can see this vehicule in episode 1 and the animated serie clone wars.

It’s for me the occasion to try a lot of new technics and paints. For example, I used liquid mask with a succession of different colors for the chipping effect. I use the Mr. Color paints which is just … amazing. Moreover, this product is really durable and strong, I hope the color will stay like that.
It’s not finish but the most important is to take a lot of fun.

I put all the photos in his own gallery.

See you soon 😉

MG Exia #02

I finish to built the MG EXIA. It’s probably the worst kit I done 🤪. A lot of pieces have bad adjustments and the « holographic » plactic use to simulate the GN cable of the mobile suit are terrible.
Now, I will disassemble it and modify some parts before painting.
In a same time, I prepare a longer post for another model kit the AAT char from star wars clone wars.

See you soon 😉

Tau empire Commander #03

It’s done ! It was difficult for me to work with this scale, but it’s a good training. I will do a gallery for it in few days, if I’ve got enough time.

❓❓ Do you like it ? ❓❓❓

See you soon 😉 … with the MG Exia !!!!