HG 1/144 00 Raiser: Progress!

HG 1/144 00 Gundam: Progress!

Emma’s been out in York today, so I dragged myself away from Mass Effect 2 for a delightful bit of Gundam building!

It’s mainly been alot of preparation work today, painting and the like so I don’t have to use those awful foil stickers. I’ve also built a few of the weapons as the require the least work and I find it spurs me on to build the rest! This is certainly proving to be a speedier build than usual, might be something to do with a package waiting for me at the Post Office 🙂

Painted the V-fin bit a nice clear red
Painted the V-fin bit a nice clear red

Used a yellow Gundam marker to colour the vertical fins

Used a yellow Gundam marker to colour the vertical fins, might still sand these down a bit so they’re sharper..

I've opted for two-tone shoulders on this one, similar to the upcoming 00 Qant

I’ve opted for two-tone shoulders on this one, inspired by the upcoming 00 Qant

Painted the clear condenser parts with a very watered down green to give them a subtle tint

Painted the clear condenser parts with a very watered down green to give them a subtle tint

And finally masked off those grey parts of the legs for spraying

And finally masked off those grey parts of the legs for spraying..

The result, better than a foil sticker any day of the week!

The result, better than a foil sticker any day of the week!

Going to plod on with this one, should have something resembling a Gundam fairly soon!

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5 Comments

  1. 15/03/2010
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    Very sharp and clean masking. Love it! ^ ^

    I usually build what I want to build first. Either from the legs up or from the body then extending out.

    • 15/03/2010
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      Tamiya masking tape is a winner every time, i’m running out fast though!
      Glad i’m not the only one who builds in the order they want. Originally I was worried i’d put something together wrong or forget to add something but it usually turns out ok 🙂 it’s nice to get something complete in front of you, especially with MGs where you’re building inner frame for what feels like forever!

  2. rich
    15/03/2010
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    hi james , get some 1/2″ or 1″ masking tape off ebay for the larger areas and just use the tamiya for the edges.lasts for ever. and if you get some 3m tape it comes in 25m rolls! i use it to mask off rc car bodies and its the mutts. i wouldnt use the cheap stuff but the 3m is cost effective at that length. the only other to watch is that you rub down the very edges to prevent bleed.
    ps those blades look sweet, but they’re crying out for some more panel lines

    • 16/03/2010
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      Nice tip i’m gonna have a hunt for that stuff now! You build RC cars too? that’s one expensive hobby, I had a Tamiya Bigwig years ago.
      Strange those blades look very plain in the pic but I lined them a fair bit, think i’ll give them another once over 🙂

      • rich
        16/03/2010
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        its blue tape if that helps, used in car body work, but you can cut it with a sharp scalpel to follow panel lines. good stuff to use and cheap.

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