Sat down today and cranked a LOT of this bad boy out. For the last few months he’s been sitting there with one arm and the torso halfway finished…with the last skill I needed to tackle this thing kind of haphazardly acquired, it’s time to finish this big SOB off.
The resin kit is a TON of work that I’m not used to do, especially in the masking department. I’m definitely not masking master GaiGun, so some areas are in need of a little cleaning up after painting (namely the back skirts). While everyone says to prime resin to be sure the paint sticks, it’s nine-something from hobbywave and they have flat ten dollar shipping and you can see why that would be pretty much stupid…so I took a risk and painted the remaining red without priming it. The end result is hugely positive, though it took 5-6 light mist coats before I had a nice cherry mica red. It’s a little lighter than the chest, but the funnels are a darker red due to the blue base…the 3 shades work together very well, luckily.
The end of the road for this kit is in sight but still a good distance off- I need to-
- replace the joints in the waist with the resin ones,
- assemble the hands and gatling for the left arm (intentionally swapped the sides because I’m weird like that)
- tighten up the joints more for the feet and funnel racks
- detail the undersides of the skirt parts
- paint the rifle parts
- gloss coat with a silver or metallic red (would love for some people to weigh in here) panel line wash
- find some glossy topcoat to finish it off with. What the hell do people in the states use, anyway?
So there’s still a lot of work left to be done, but I can probably do it all in a day if the weather permits and I have everything I need ready.