Sinanju was one of my earliest MGs and one of the most time consuming that I’ve done yet. Being such an early model for me, there are a lot of things that I look at now (especially the decals) and feel I can do better. Not to mention the semi-gloss topcoat I used brought out all the spots where I used the GM red to hide clip marks, thus making things way worse. You can’t see it in pictures unless I purposefully take them like that or just looking at it, but I know it’s there.
So, I’ll be doing fixing it up! With no future gunpla projects coming my way (aside from a super-hawt 30th Anniversary RX-78 care of Robert and another project I haven’t even worked out 100%), I’ve decided that I’ll be going back and giving The Big Red Bastard some extra love, like it didn’t get enough to begin with. Planned so far-
- Paint all red parts with Tamiya TS-50 Mica Blue
- Paint all black parts with Tamiya TS-29 semi-gloss black
- Paint the entire frame with Tamiya TS-38 gunmetal
- use Tamiya X-11 Chrome Silver to redo the gold detail, this time using mr. masking sol or taking extra time with an alcohol-dipped toothpick to clean up. I’m also going to use the X-11 paint for the tubing.
- Waterslide decals
- Modify both forearms for better shield usage
- Find a way to reinforce the weak wrists
Ambitious? Yeah. But I think it’ll be well worth the extra effort. By the by, does anyone know if Mr. mark setter has ill effects on paint?
I did get started to a degree tonight, stripping down Sinanju to just the frame and laying out all of the armor.
Only a few more things-
- Made a Twitter account for the website so I can do quick updates
- Added a Flickr account for brief WIP-updates
- Finished Sword Impulse photos, started on Nu Gundam
Sadly, I’ll be gone tomorrow which means I won’t be able to get any more stuff done until later in the week.