[Editor’s note: Jonathan wrote me eager to share his newest creation. Here is another great example how hand-painting produces some great results when done with proper care. Enjoy the Hyakuren!]
Hi, I’m Jonathan from the Philippines, and this would be my 3rd kit but the 1st one I’ve fully repainted. Didn’t like the original color scheme, and I opted for a sort of warmachine look. Hand painted this kit and it took some real patience just to get the paint to set right. Used German gray and Light gray Tamiya acrylics for the various armor pieces and gunmetal gray for the joints, inner pieces and the weapons. I wasn’t able to find some primer so I painted on bare plastic. Fortunately after several layers the paint had good coverage. Slapped on some pledge shine and wipe (Johnson’s wipe and shine) and did a gunk wash with black oil paint. After drying I did some matte varnishing and added the finishing touches by dry brushing some flat aluminum. Put on some extra stickers from my Zaku II Origin and finished this bad boy… or girl. This is Amida’s suit.