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jayhat100
February 20, 2012, 7:37 PM
It is my first time posting so i thought i would share my what i'm working on. I got mg sinanju for christmas this year and decided he would be my first time painting a model. I've built about four gundams before him and really enjoy it. I started on the shield. I will more than likely be a long build since i have a lot to learn in the painting process. It will post pictures of my progress.2402240324042405

GNzaku0023
February 20, 2012, 7:40 PM
Good choice on the paint colors, I can't wait to see the finished project, and I love the metallic look you're going for.
Also, welcome to the forums!

Wiltonican
February 20, 2012, 8:09 PM
Good idea with the spoons! It's got curves and straight angles. You can see how the paint reacts in the light in the different angles.

jayhat100
February 20, 2012, 9:26 PM
Thank you and nice to meet you. I wanted to mix between metallic and non-metallic colors. I hope everything comes out okay. Still looking for a good color for his frame.

Kenico
February 21, 2012, 2:11 AM
Welcome to the Forums mate! cant wait to see the beasing Sinanju in your custom style.

squeam
February 21, 2012, 6:45 AM
Be careful when painting the frame that you don't paint the ends of ball joints or into holes for joints to slide into. If the paint gets on these parts it can make it nearly impossible to put the pieces together later.

jayhat100
February 21, 2012, 8:13 AM
Thanks for the tip. I have done some research and know he goes together tight. I plan usein a lot of masking tape. I should have picked an easier kit to start because from what I have read the decals alone are a nightmare.

jayhat100
February 22, 2012, 10:06 PM
Well got some priming on the head done tonight and also got the foot ready for priming. Hopefully i will get most of the legs done this weekend, should be able to post some more pics. on sunday.

jayhat100
February 25, 2012, 6:20 PM
So i got some priming done to day it looks like the whole kit, but it is only the right leg. Also got the head together (minus clear coat). Should be doing color tomorrow. Is it normal to have already used two cans to tamaiya fine primer. I primed the shield, head, and right leg, and some frame parts.245724582459

thwalker13
February 25, 2012, 7:10 PM
The process is looking good so far. I can't wait to see the final product.

Wiltonican
March 1, 2012, 7:35 PM
Looking good so far, jayhat100!

+1 for clipping your nails before the macro shot! Dirty nails always dsitract me. haha (I'm guilty of it sometimes)

jayhat100
March 1, 2012, 9:42 PM
you know i just got luckly, i didn't think of my nails when i took the pic.

jayhat100
March 1, 2012, 10:35 PM
I have gotten more painted this week, and will do some clear coating this weekend and some more painting, i will post some pictures tomorrow nite

jayhat100
March 4, 2012, 2:35 PM
2480248124822483Well got some more work on the painting done. It is a process that is for sure. I fit some of the leg together minus the black and gold trim. I still have to paint some gloss black on it and wash it. It is top coated, just have to apply decals and retop coat.

thwalker13
March 4, 2012, 7:37 PM
The metal flake you're using for the red is looking really good. Great job so far.

jayhat100
March 4, 2012, 8:56 PM
It is the testers wet look clear. I will have to sand down and start over on the clear coat.

jayhat100
March 13, 2012, 5:24 PM
Just posting some updated shots, wish i was done but life gets in the way of fun. Anyway it is coming along nicely. A little rough around the edges but not bad so far for my first paint job.249724982499 I hope to spray the black on the trim pieces so i can get the gold trim done this weekend.

jayhat100
March 25, 2012, 11:10 PM
Here are some updated pictures in has been awhile but i'm almost done. Just have to put some decals on and finish the wrist gunlets. 25772578257925802581

thwalker13
March 26, 2012, 7:22 AM
Looks great man. Even without the gauntlets on it still looks awesome.

jayhat100
March 27, 2012, 6:56 PM
Thank you it has been a long road to finish him.

jayhat100
March 27, 2012, 7:03 PM
gauntlets are done and installed. I don't know yet what decals i'm going to put on him if any. Next up HG kshatriya.
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thwalker13
March 27, 2012, 7:58 PM
That is one very impressive looking job you're done. I love the work you did on the gauntlets. Very nice.