I finally set aside sometime to work on my next kit. I am always in a dilemma when deciding which kit to start as I have many kits from different gundam series, Macross, Orguss evagelion etc to choose from and have only limited time to work on my hobby. Finally I narrow down to this 4.
Of this four I decided to go for the blue green zaku partly I was pretty motivated by the tutorial video of a Japanese Gunpla master, Iwata( I guest that’s the way to spell his name) and partly I do not want to be faced with the situation where bandai launch a Ver 2.0.
For this kit I put some effort on getting rid of the seam lines with either cement or superglue depending on the part and sanding. However, I got carried away with my file and created some unsightly filing marks for some pieces.
While using cement, I was impatient and started filing some pieces after an hour which end up not too good and I have to patch and refile again.
After filing and ready for creating pitted look with my rotary grinding tool.
I also did a separation to the head and inner frame in order to get rid of the seam line and paint separately.
Next I used tamiya putty dilute with lacquer thinner, brush and dab on the shoulder armor, knee and feet to create the rough grainy look.
Some pics on the pitted look, I think I want to add more of it and sand down.
For the shield， I smeared it with super glue, sand and do some damage. The holes drilled is for some detail-up part screws. I might want to do some more damage and pitting to the shield.
That’s all for now.
The idea of pitting , treatment to the shield and the adding of rough texture to the armor are all from the video I watched. However, my work is far from the master in the video.
Any critics, comments or tips?