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yosh.kikkawa
January 14, 2013, 1:34 AM
Hi Guys!

My first paint job attempt on the SD Z'Gok was a mess (good thing I have an extra unpainted one).

Anyway, I took a break from major mods and worked on my basic building skills.


Now, since my main line are SD kits, I'd have them all compiled in here.
I want all of them painted if possible.

Here are my favorites so far. :D


http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/th_IMG_0416.jpg (http://s1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/?action=view&current=IMG_0416.jpg)


http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/th_IMG_0684.jpg (http://s1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/?action=view&current=IMG_0684.jpg)

yosh.kikkawa
January 14, 2013, 1:51 AM
First SD Clean Build Project:
SD Char's Rick Dom

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/th_IMG_0644.jpg (http://s1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/?action=view&current=IMG_0644.jpg)

I recently became an active member of MechaPinoy, a local Philippine group.
This coming February will be the 8th SD Con. And this baby will be my entry. :)


So here's what I've done so far:


http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/th_IMG_0643.jpg (http://s1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/?action=view&current=IMG_0643.jpg)
After doing the basics (seamline removal, putty work, sanding, part separation mods for easy painting), I soaked the pieces in water and dishwashing liquid overnight.


http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/th_IMG_0419.jpg (http://s1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/?action=view&current=IMG_0419.jpg)
Then, I gave the fat bot a nice, thin layer of surfacer.


http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/th_IMG_0750.jpg (http://s1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/?action=view&current=IMG_0750.jpg)
Here are the paints I thinned and mixed.


http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/th_IMG_0745.jpg (http://s1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/?action=view&current=IMG_0745.jpg)
And after several attempts, I finally got the shade of pinkish red that I want for the Rick Dom's Body.


http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/th_IMG_0753.jpg (http://s1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/?action=view&current=IMG_0753.jpg)
Here's a closer look at the cured Char's red/pink.


http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/th_IMG_0754.jpg (http://s1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/?action=view&current=IMG_0754.jpg)
Of all the parts that need to be masked, this is what I finished so far.


http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/th_IMG_0756.jpg (http://s1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/?action=view&current=IMG_0756.jpg)
Now I have to wait for the paint to cure. Red, Pinkish Red, Yellow, Grey, Black, and Brown parts done.


For the meantime, I'll go clean up this kit's beam bazooka. :D

ChapelMkII
January 14, 2013, 7:26 AM
I can't wait to see what you do! Even if you only shot for half of the effort you put into your Convergence Astray Red, I imagine it would still come out great!


First SD Clean Build Project:
SD Char's Rick DomAfter doing the basics (seamline removal, putty work, sanding, [b]part separation mods for easy painting), I soaked the pieces in water and dishwashing liquid overnight.

I'm actually curious about what you mentioned here. Could you possibly show/explain what you mean? I wasn't sure if you meant simply trimming the pegs for easy separation or if you were alluding to something more extensive.

Squee
January 14, 2013, 1:50 PM
Great idea to practice techniques on sds. They really are some of the best kits to work with when trying new things.

yosh.kikkawa
January 14, 2013, 8:48 PM
I can't wait to see what you do! Even if you only shot for half of the effort you put into your Convergence Astray Red, I imagine it would still come out great!



I'm actually curious about what you mentioned here. Could you possibly show/explain what you mean? I wasn't sure if you meant simply trimming the pegs for easy separation or if you were alluding to something more extensive.

Hey Chapel! Long time no chat comrade!

If you would look at the 7th photo (The arm painted in pink), I alread sawed/cut away a bit of the part so i can paint it separately and insert it on the shoulders easily. :)

I'm currently at work but when I get home to work on the kit again, I'll take detailed photos and share them here. :)

yosh.kikkawa
January 14, 2013, 8:50 PM
Hey squee! Thanks for dropping by man.

I do agree that SDs are great to practice with. It's an all in one package.
You get to sharpen your seam line removal, sanding, masking, and painting skills.

And honestly, I think I'm gonna stick with this line.

I recently got hold of an HGUC, and both the old SD kits of Char's Zaku. I'm planning to kitbash the three after this WIP. :D

yosh.kikkawa
January 15, 2013, 10:16 PM
@ChapelMkII: Here are the images.



http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/th_IMG_0770.jpg (http://s1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/?action=view&current=IMG_0770.jpg)
The piece I'm holding used to have a close circle to hold the shoulder armor peg.
What I did was to cut/create an opening using a hobby saw.



http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/th_IMG_0765.jpg (http://s1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/yoshkikkawa/?action=view&current=IMG_0765.jpg)
I made that opening so that i can slide the arms into the shoulder armor pegs after painting. :)


I can show you a more detailed process when I'm done painting this kit.
I'll show you guys the final assembly. :)