Tuesday, November 27, 2012

SD Strike WIP 2

Hi guys! First of all, I hope you all had a great holiday as well as an awesome Black Friday! Now, on to business.

I've been wanting to update my blog for a while now, but since I wanted to take some pictures during the daytime I didn't have a chance until today. So starting from where I left off last time, all parts are painted!

I've got to say that it came out better than I expected, especially the head and the torso unit. I'm a bit partial towards how the blue camera turned out though. I was hoping that I could get a clear blue effect as if it was a clear blue plastic part if you know what I mean. However, there is no clear effect. It still does look good, but it's just not what I wanted. Maybe I should used 1 very light clear blue coat instead of 2 regular coats. Lesson learned. I also did some mock build to see how it'll turn out and here are the results in segment sequences:

I really really love how the head turned out.

Purposefully didn't "snap" the parts together.

Got some dust that needs to be taken care of.

A little touch up on the right ankle piece is needed.

Looks a bit weird proportionally since the parts are not "snapped" into place.

Once I completed the mock build, I took some notes on where to add panel lines. Other than the obvious indents, there were a few more places I would like to add panel lines to to make it look a bit better. I'll take some pictures of my additional panel lining to show you guys what I mean next time. Once I finished making my notes, I took it all apart, gave a little touch up painting on the ankle piece using a white Gundam Marker, and sprayed some gloss topcoat on it.

Topcoat on. Now to wait...
After it dries, it's time to do some detailing using panel washes! Lastly, with the SD Strike coming to a near finish, here's a sneak peek at my next kit: RG Freedom.

Thanks for reading!

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