[This Reader Submission was sent in by long-time reader and commenter who goes by the name Hypnos. He’s taken one of my favourite kits, the 1/144 HG Sinanju and used it as his airbrush training ground. Nicely done.]
I have been building gunpla since about a year and a half now and i always wanted to go beyond just building them, i wanted to detail them up, paint them, that´s why i started to view tutorials and other builders work to
gain confidence to do it. I started by only doing some panel lines and top coat, but when i finally got my hands on a compressor and an airbrush i decided to “level up”.
This is my first completely painted kit, is mainly airbrushed but i painted all the golden parts by hand.
My first thoughts when this model arrived was “WOW ! IT´S HUGE !!” and indeed it is, is a 1/144 scale that is almost as big as my 1/100 NG Astray Blue Frame Second L.
The detail is amazing, the articulations are awesome and is quite sturdy beside the sheer size of the backpack.
To be honest, i made a few mistakes with the painting, but it as you can see on the pics it worked out ok.
I started painting all the runners, but on one of the leg parts the airbrush “spited” a chunk of paint and got drenched with drops of paint, so i had to sand the part and paint it again.
For all the red runners i used a Mettalic red paint, but i used just a few coats to avoid getting the parts too glossy. besides those runners i used flat black and flat gunship gray for the rest of the parts, deep yellow also for the yellow runners.
As you can see on the pictures i painted all the trusters with chrome paint and all the golden detail with brass.
When i was finishing the model i wanted to detail the rifle, so i painted a few parts black and the scope lens green.
As i said before, this is my first painted kit, but i really enjoyed all the work. It took me 4 days to complete it, working 3 or 4 hours per day.
This build has gave me the courage and confidence to keep on working on my gunpla, and right now im starting a new kit, a 1/144 GM command, that im going to paint and do some modifications for the Sci fi contest on HLJ.
Hope you like this kit as much as i do !
Cheers from Uruguay !