It's all done! Since I have not built or painted for several months, I was worried about how it'll turn out. But, I'm happy with the result!
I'm not that great with posing as my history shows, but there are some towards the end. First, here is the list of paints and mixtures I used for this kit.
*Unless noted, paints are from the Mr. Color line. Number in ( ) represents the paint code.
- Mr. Surfacer 1200
- Black (2)
- 100% White (1)
- 60% Bright Blue (65) + 20% White (1) + 20% Blue (5)
- 30% Orange Yellow (58) + 60% Yellow (4) + 10% White (1)
- 100% Red Madder (68)
Turquoise - Camera
- 45% Bright Blue (65) + 45% Bright Green (66) + 10% White (1)
- 100% Alclad II Steel
- 100% Alclad II Magnesium
- 100% Gaia Color Star Bright Duraluminum
- Model Master Gunship Grey
- Model Master Classic Black
- Super Clear III (GX 100)
- Super Clear Flat (182)
As you may have noticed, the light sources change frequently in the pictures. I didn't get the chance to build my lightbox so I had to play around with my lights to get better exposures. Sorry about that.
This was my first time using Alclad II paints and I have to say that they are superb. They come pre-thinned and spray on very smoothly and evenly. The only downside is that they can get expensive since they are $8 per bottle plus shipping fees if your local stores don't carry them.
The suit itself is very articulate and, thanks to its engineering, a very solid build; I did not have a single part come off as I was posing the finished product. It also looks good on land and in air, so go ahead and take your pick! Lot of details and panel lines are also a plus. The bad thing about this kit is that the rifle comes in one color, making it visually boring. If anyone asks me for a MG recommendation, this kit would definitely be in my list.
Thanks for looking!