It's all done! This project took almost a month to complete because of some setbacks, but I have to say, the result was well worth the wait. Since I wanted to preserve the paint job, there will be hardly any action poses. I'm still satisfied with the photos I have of it though.
Note: Just as a warning, this post is picture heavy! I believe, there's around 80 pictures total.
Note: Unless noted, all the paints are from the Mr. Color line.
- Mr. Surfacer 1200
- 100% Metal Red (GX202)
White - Armor, Weapons
- 4ml of White (1) + 1 drop of Navy Blue (14)
Dark Blue - Chest, Tactical Arms, Feet, Legs, Head
- 90% Midnight Blue (71) + 10% White (1)
Grey - Abdomen
- 55% White + 40% Neutral Grey + 5% Dark Earth (22)
Gold - Trims, Thrusters, Weapons
- Base coat: 100% Black (2)
- Final layer: 100% Gaia Star Bright Gold (122)
Stainless - Tactical Arms
- 100% Stainless Metallic (213)
- 100% Clear Green (138)
- 100% Bright Green (66)
- Black Surrounding: 100% Model Master Classic Black Enamel
Tactical Arms Camera
- 100% Model Master Ford & GM Engine Blue
- Model Master Gunship Grey
- Model Master Classic Black
Clear coat and Top coat
- Super Clear III (GX 100)
- Super Clear Flat (182)
- Note: Super Clear III was used on metallic paints and Super Clear Flat on non-metallic paints
Mobile Suit - Details
Weapons - Gerbera Straight & Tiger Pierce
Weapons - Tactical Arms IIL Sword Form
Weapons - Tactical Arms IIL Bow Form
Weapons - Tactical Arms IIL V Form
Yes, there are a lot of dust on the suit. It was impossible to keep it clean while I was photographing it.
Once all the weapons were equipped, this guy was pretty difficult to stand. The suit itself cannot handle the weight of the Tactical Arms. Thus, kudos to Bandai for including an Action Base 2 just for the Arms. By the way, the Tactical Arms in Sword Form is bigger than the suit itself. I forgot to take some comparison photos, but if anyone asks, I'll put it up in my next post.
I've had to cheat in some pictures (like the one right above) to get it to stand. I'm sure you can somehow use the "pegs" (the golden part that's resting on the action base) to stand it. It would've been great if I took some more action poses, but the Tactical Arm requires too many movements to transform and I wasn't brave enough to risk it. Overall, I'm still satisfied.
As you can probably tell from the pictures, I love how the legs look on this kit! If you just put the legs' frames together, it really doesn't look much, but once the armor pieces are attached, it's amazing! It's bulky yet sleek design is just superb. I love how instead of having all white armor pieces, some of the white armor are under the red armor as shown in some of the side view pictures. Plus, I love how the armors "open-up" when you bend the leg joints!
The decals are water slide decals I bought from globaltoys over at Ebay.
I highly suggest this kit to everyone. It's a solid build and I'm sure you will all enjoy it.