Gaijin Gunpla

In my last entry in this build I showed some modifications I had started on the skirt.  Carrying on with that I have some more work to talk about, or write about.. I mean.

The next step for me was to cut away more plastic from the skirt frame.

This makes that section a little easier to work with (and I need it to be as easy as it can get.)

Using the long section of side armor I had previously cut off I was able to come up with something that just might work on this front skirt.

I glued the pieces together and will fill the rest in with putty but, to be honest, I don’t know how it will go just using putty.

Going back to the hacked up side skirt armor, here is another use for them.

Iron Man has some gold on the side of his thigh so I took the side armor piece and glued it to the side of the upper leg armor.

I also contemplated how I was going to have the gold on the bicep of this ReZEL. The original plan was to scribe some lines in but I didn’t think this would achieve the effect I wanted so I decided to add some small plastic strips to those pieces.

Once these mods were finished I was able to take advantage of some awesome weather and do some painting. For the gold of the Iron Man I am going with the Tamiya TS-84. It’s twice as expensive as regular TS spray but it sure looks good (and smells nasty).

When talking with ASM over the mic during some C.O.D. Black Ops gameplay he informed me that this Gold is supposed to be used over top of TS-14 Black. Oops

He also said that masking shouldn’t be used directly on the gold. Oops.

I looked at the can and, sure enough, those warnings were on the lid in English. Oops.

But I had already started so I had no choice but to continue on. I applied the masking tape to the parts I wanted to stay gold and the rest would be made red.

Did it work?

That’s for next time.

Categories: Builds, MG, ReZEL

8 Responses so far.

  1. Tom says:

    Wait, the warning wasn’t in engrish? 😉

  2. Busterbeam says:

    i’m sure you’ll be fine.

  3. sonar says:

    Haha you can’t help bad luck mate. I agree with Buster, it will be ok.

  4. Z says:

    haha I like how you “fixed” the ReZEL xD. Your ideas always work out incredibly well. This looks to be no exception! This ReZEL GB makes me want to join the parade too…

  5. Z says:

    Thanks for the invite :). Will jump in as soon as I get my hands on one!

  6. sonar says:

    Climb aboard Z it would be a pleasure to have you 😉

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