The suit itself is finished! However, before I get to the rest of the pictures, I'd like to go in chronological order.
Last few steps
I couldn't manage to mix or find the color that I had in mind for the pieces below, so I went with the next best choice: Mr. Color Stainless (213). I was actually contemplating between Gun Chrome (104) and the Stainless (213), but I figured that the having chrome in between metallic red and gold would be too much "shine." The Stainless came out much better than I expected. Having a darker metallic in between the two bright metallic colors made a nice contrast.
Originally, I was not planning to put any decals on the kit, but I decided that a little bit wouldn't hurt. All the decals are on the off-white armor pieces only. Other than the shoulder armors, the pieces with decals on them only have 1 small decal. Just enough to add more to the aesthetics, yet subtle enough so that the red frame remains as the main attraction of the kit.
|Arm, leg, and waist pieces with decals|
Mobile Suit + Weapons
Before I get into the pictures, the kit is not 100% complete. As of now, I still need to assemble, decal, and top coat the Tactical Arms. It'll take a few more days before I can say it's all done. I'll try to finish it by this upcoming week, but the release of Fire Emblem: Awakening and Dead Space 3 are not helping to the cause. By the way, both of them are great games! Anyways picture time:
|That's not a chip. I thought it was after looking at this and got scared. It wiped away easily.|
|Out of box hands|
|Painted and detailed|
|Custom decals on the shoulder armor|
Sorry about taking the pictures in my paint booth. I promise I'll take better ones once it's all done. Let me know what you guys think of it so far. I love to read any comments or advice you guys leave for me.
Lastly, I'm thinking of joining the Grand Prix over at Plamocon. I haven't decided which kit to enter with or if I'm going to actually enter it. If I do enter it, it would mean that the SD Stargazer would be a very slow WIP or pushed back entirely until after completing my entry kit. Is anyone else joining the competition?
Questions, comments, and advice are more than welcomed!
Thanks for reading!