This has to be the most challenging build I’ve done to date. I started work on this last June 22, 2016, and finally wrapped up on October the 3rd. Older kits have the unfortunate distinction of having more rudimentary engineering, unimpressive articulation, horrible-looking seam lines, and very minimal parts separation. Add to this the fact that I performed a number of modifications to it and tried out new painting techniques on it, it’s no mystery how long this build took while I was juggling real life alongside it. It would do good for a lot of modelers today to experience kits like this. Today, we’re very spoiled by how good Bandai engineers new kits (particularly the Revive and Iron-Blooded Orphans lines) that we can churn out completed builds in days. This 19-year old kit needed masking upon masking, copious amounts of handpainting, and plenty of sleepless nights. Even now as I show it to you, it isn’t perfect by any measure, and I don’t even think the techniques I applied are all that apparent. I’m just happy it’s over. The journey has been an absolute pleasure. Hail Hydra. – adapted from FB description
Primers: Krylon Classic Gray Mr. Finishing Surfacer 1500
Paints: Gaia Notes Bright Red Gaia Notes Pure White Gaia Notes Scarlet Tamiya Acrylic Clear Yellow Tamiya Acrylic Clear Orange Tamiya Enamel Black Tamiya Enamel Red Tamiya Enamel Chrome Alclad Gloss Black Enamel Alclad Chrome Alclad Pale Gold Acrysion Color Orange Yellow Aqueous Hobby Color Yellow Mr. Color Black Mr. Color Gray Mr. Color Flat Clear
Techniques: Custom panel lines Custom decal scheme Scratch built/modified parts
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Click Logo to Join