|From WIP 003: MS Sight Lens painted gray and metallic red|
Unfortunately, soon after I asked, his house flooded and he could not access his supplies. In that 99% completion status, I waited for that one sticker until just a few weeks ago when I helped him move to another room in the condo. With the special sticker, I was finally able to complete the SD Messer and call it a night.
|I guess I also finished the beam rifle since the last article.|
While working on hand painting candy red on the SD Messer, I decided to see how viable hand painting candy red actually was, so I took the SD BB Senshi Sengoku Astray off my shelf, dismantled it, and started slapping gold and clear red all over it (along with some white in the appropriate places). To continue the metallic motif, I decided the best color for the gray parts would be Tamiya's Gunmetal. I was able to use some of my friend's Gunmetal for the feet and chest, but ran out of time to finish the second set of arms.
Instead of buying my own jar, I waited for the next time we were could hang out to finish off the Sengoku Astray. From the looks of it, hand painting candy red is viable but very hard to pull off correctly. The next time I want to paint candy colors, I will be using an airbrush.
|The inner shoulders would be covered by detail pieces like these (Kanji reads "Bakunetsu")|
|Everything lined up, waiting for final assembly|
Thanks for checking this article out! I was not sure how I could fit these little bits into the blog, but since I had enough of these "shorter" projects, it seemed to have worked out. For those who were expecting an article on the Weiß Hund Zulu, FEAR NOT! I am in the process of writing the article. Because so much time has passed since I started the project, it is a little difficult organizing my thoughts into a coherent story. I hope to have that for you soon. In the mean time, I look forward to seeing the Gunpla Lollapalooza entries soon. Good luck to all who entered and may the best builder win!