WIP – MG Jesta – 00

I’m currently working on a custom MG Jesta for the “Playing with Plamo 2017” competition. The rules state that I’m not allowed to post pictures of my WIP until the end of the competition. If you register to hobbylink.tv and join the “Intermediate” group, you’ll see day-to-day updates of that build.

If not, I’m currently writing a detailed WIP and will post it in May, when the winner has been announced. I don’t think I’ll have time to continue working on the Gerbera Tetra until then, and my last mess up with the Astray Red Frame paint isn’t really motivating me to continue working on it…

WIP – MG Astray Red Frame – 03

Small update again today. I was planning on being done with this build last week-end, since I finally got some time to paint the damn thing, but things didn’t quite go as planned…

I’ve never really needed to pay attention to the weather while painting, I live in a pretty temperate region without any extremes in temperature or humidity. This time though, it was a bit too cold for the paint it seems :

 

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WIP – MG 00Qan[T] – 02

Most of the mods (plaplates and scribing) have been done in part 1 so now it’s off to full painting. When available, I like to try out color scheme on linearts I’ve found online. They’re a bit hard to find, to be honest (well, clean ones), but I just happened to have the 00 Qan[T]’s one :

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The best way to check out the color scheme

Most of the color separation is done by painting different parts, without too much masking required. I’ll need to improve my scribing and masking skills in the future if I want to step up my game.

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WIP – MG 00Qan[T] – 01

Not much progress done on the Gerbera Tetra, so I’m posting some older build’s WIP again. This time, it’s a custom 00 Qan[T] with several goals in mind :

  • Get rid of the asymmetry (I enjoy it from time to time, but here the GN Shield looks way too cool to settle for only one :))
  • Polish up my scribing / plaplating skills for future builds
  • Find a custom color scheme working with all the clear green parts this kit has

SPOILERS : red works really well with green.

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No, it’s NOT a Pokéball…

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WIP – MG Astray Red Frame – 01

I was planning to do a kinda “normal” (read : boring) repaint of my Astray Red Frame to display alongside his blue twin : metallic red for the inner frame, gloss black for the outer armor, and some hints of gold here and there to break up the monotony. This color scheme has been done countless times in the past, but one has to admit it does look cool. Red and black look really good together, after all…

Then, THAT happened :

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What ?!

 

When priming the inner frame (the plan was : gloss black > chrome > clear red), the black didn’t cover the red perfectly after the first coat. The right course of action here is to paint a second coat of gloss black before painting the chrome, but it just looks SO DAMN COOL I had to change my plans.

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