Well I got a bunch of kits from the GSAM sale and I need to do them. Finals are looming but as I procrastinate studying I picked out the HGUC GM Sniper II to have some fun with. Rather than spreading it out and being patient I decided to try to finish this in one day. I almost got it all done but I needed some extra time to spray a flat coat and do a bit of final weathering today.
When I started this kit I wasn’t in love with the color scheme and I really wanted to try dry brushing and weathering techniques, so I went at it a little hard with a file and a hobby knife.
The color scheme was a “Titans” color scheme as I bet the Titans were around the EFSF a little before 0083. This guy was a rugged special GM Sniper II that wasn’t seen during the One Year War and was a great survivor of several skirmishes. Anyway this is my first time dry brushing and it was a bit overdone but I quite like the end result. I think this is one of my favorite jobs besides my Sinanju. I used a few stickers from the RG Mk II titans and a sheet of HG Water Slide Decals.
Cutting, sanding, cleaning, masking.
Little Draken E ^.^
Decaled and Dry Brushed (looks really over done ;; )
Krylon Oxford Blue
Krylon Navy Blue
Krylon Paint + Primer Black
Rustoleum Brilliant Metallic Gunmetal
Krylon Acrylic Clear Flat
Gundam Marker Silver, Metallic Red, Metallic Green Black and Grey
Testors Copper Enamel
Model Masters Graphite Metallic, Chrome Silver enamel
Model Masters Gun Metal Acryll (not really “gunmetal” just a dark dark navy blue)
Tamiya Dark Sea Grey Acrylic
Finished Build Pictures on Imgur:
I’m pretty proud of the build that came together so quickly and it doesn’t look too bad. My fourth kit and my first HGUC kit was actually really fun and it’s really quite pose-able and solid when I think back to the few no grade kits that would shatter in my hands as a child.