View Full Version : MiyoMiyoChan's WIP - RX-78 VerKa & Infinite Justice

July 15, 2012, 3:55 PM
Update 08/15:

Not much done so far, but here's what I got so far~ :) can't really tell but all the colors are metallic... the yellow turned out very gold.


July 15, 2012, 4:55 PM
The Infinite Justice is looking great so far. Can't wait to see it and the RX78 all done.

July 15, 2012, 5:29 PM
Good job so far. I have a hard time hand painting small amount of stuff, couldn't imagine doing a whole kit looking forward to seeing the progress

July 15, 2012, 7:05 PM
Thanks~ the most time consuming part is the ever-so-slow cutting of the gate marks on the armor sections.

I know the hand painting process is going to be very long and difficult. I was originally planning on going airbrushing but I live in AZ and looking for a place to have good ventilation is going to be tough.

July 16, 2012, 3:22 AM
Looks great, you might not have to paint it!

Can you not use the airbrush outside? I set mine up on my balcony. Its a pain to have to keep clearing it all away every time but it's my only option.

July 21, 2012, 5:24 PM
Trust me, you don't want to be outside doing painting work in Arizona. It's like 110F here. :)

July 21, 2012, 7:23 PM
Nope, can't paint in that temp, even if it is a dry heat.

Work looks good so far, man. Hey, what are those rubbery things on the clamps hold the parts? And where can I get some. I don't know why, but I feel like I need them :-P.

July 21, 2012, 7:33 PM
Nope, can't paint in that temp, even if it is a dry heat.

Work looks good so far, man. Hey, what are those rubbery things on the clamps hold the parts? And where can I get some. I don't know why, but I feel like I need them :-P.
I'm sure you can find those at ant hardware store they are just normal electric clips with rubber covers and I'm guessing that Miyo attached them to a skewer stick? that's just a guess any ways, Miyo that is some fine work you have done so far and I am amazed at how well you removed the gates, that is one area that I am still rather rough at some times, but I usually cover it up with paint.

July 21, 2012, 9:15 PM
Gundamben is right Joe. It's basically a rubber insulator for clips that are used around electrical devices. My dad works on HVAC for a living. And all his volt meters have those rubber covers on them to act as insulators.

July 21, 2012, 11:06 PM
I got these from here, but I'm sure they would be much much cheaper if you go them separately. I found a 25-30pack clips (the exact same ones at Michael's) for like $3.00... but I'm lazy :)


Gundamben831: I was very displeased with my Sword Impulse's gatemarks so I decided to get a kit to practice my gate cutting. I found that the trick is to cut a part of the gate (like in the instructions) but when you cut off the actual nub with the hobby knife, you should do it very very slowly and it will not distort the color of the plastic. I still have a lot of gate marks though, so I'm going to mix up some paint and do some touchups here and there.

Haven't made any progress with the RX-78, but I'm planning on sanding down the whole thing and start from scratch cuz I didn't like the way I had the paint consistency. Thinking about just picking up some Vallejo acrylics... for now here is the mobile suit completed~



July 22, 2012, 12:23 AM
The Infinite Justice looks great. Can't wait to see the backpack.

July 22, 2012, 1:17 AM
Okay, yeah, I've got alligator clamps (like 50) and bamboo skewers already rigged up. I just didn't know what the rubber things were. I guess I don't need them LOL!

I have heard nothing but good reviews on Velejo acrylics! I've never used them (I stick to enamel for most things) but I've heard good things. I.J. looks good, by the way.

July 22, 2012, 4:12 AM
Backpack finished - basic build / panel lining complete:




July 22, 2012, 4:13 AM
Some more pics:




July 22, 2012, 5:20 AM
Trust me, you don't want to be outside doing painting work in Arizona. It's like 110F here. :)

Tell me about it. I'm in Dubai and today its 110 too, even at night its around 90 (and very high humidity). I'm having to do my best with the heat and choose evenings when it doesn't quite seem so hot, as well as avoiding windy days since I live right on the edge of the desert!

Heat + Dust + Humidity + nowhere to paint inside = a unique challenge!

A word of warning about those rubber insulating sleeves. If you do airbrush and you get paint and/or thinners on them, they get really tacky and take forever to dry. Better to slide the clips out of them.

July 22, 2012, 10:36 AM
That's an awesome looking Infinite Justice. I also love the way you put the Sword Impulse in there. Makes for an awesome showdown.

August 4, 2012, 3:30 PM
Decals and topcoat applied:




up next is a custom metallic RX-78-2 Ver. Ka :)

August 4, 2012, 9:21 PM
Looks totally awesome.

August 5, 2012, 2:41 PM
I lied about the 'no paint' thing - the sticker on the top part of the clear parts was so ugly that I just painted the clear part flat (XF-16) aluminum and clear blue over it. :D

August 5, 2012, 2:45 PM
Some under coating applied:


...and the not-so-great lower chest piece. I hope the rest comes out better:


August 15, 2012, 8:08 PM
Update~ 08/15