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 Mobile Ginn #04

I must finish some panel lines and the socling. But the harder is done 😉. For the moment, it is probably my favorite kit from the gundam seed animated serie, but I don’t build all the kits 😁.

See more photos on its dedicated gallery : here

See you soon 😉

MG mobile ginn from gundam seed
MG mobile ginn from gundam seed

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 😉

RG MK-II A.E.U.G. #04

Work in progress. I must finish the weapons and the backpack. Then I will prepare the model decor.

You can find a selection of photo on this page : RG MK-II A.E.U.G.

See you soon 😉

MG Aegis Custom #01

I begin a new gunpla. This time, it’s the MG Aegis from the Gundam Seed Serie. For this mecha, my new exercice is to add new panel lines and to change the colors. You will see below the comparaison with and without panel lines.

See you soon 😉