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 😉.

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 😉

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 !!!!

MG Mobile Ginn #03

Work in progress : The Ginn is completed 😀 !

  • Base coat ……………………………… Done
  • Gloss varnish ………………………… Done
  • Backpack …………………….. In progress
  • Weapon …………………………………. Wait
  • Weathering …………………………….. Wait
  • Diorama …………………………………. Wait

When I list all the operations, I’m afraid 😱

To see more photos, go to the gallery : here

See you soon 😉

MG Mobile Ginn
MG Mobile Ginn : Helmet

Reference book

I received this week-end a really good book : Sci-Fi F.A.Q. by Lincoln WRIGHT (the complete guide for Sci-Fi Scale Modelers).

In 2 days, this book became my Bible. It’s full of good advises, of histories about modelling. There is a lot of beautiful photos and step by step realizations. Lincoln Wright share the knowledges with us and its a real gift.

So It’s a must have and it’s fantastic ! Thank to Lincoln for this incredible work ! I invite you to visit the website of Mr. WRIGHT (if you don’t know him) : https://www.paintonplastic.com/

See you soon 😉