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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It's alive!

I took this guy home at the end of Jan. 2010 to finally fix what I didn't know was a problem back when I built him, one of my first kits. I originally used the supplied marking stickers. Bleh. Now I know that they are to be avoided. Here's the complete list of changes

1)Remove stickers and use waterslides.
2)Give kit hands to GM and replace with Bclub hands.
3)All grey pieces painted German Grey.
4)Aurora stickers used for scopes of bazooka and machinegun.
5)Bazooka and machine gun and axe painted Dark Gunmetal, with blade of ax painted Mica Silver.
6)Flat topcoat.

Here are the original shots that were used for this gallery. I have left my original write-up as it was below.

This is it, all pieced together. Before putting it altogether I weathered it using some techniques I saw on the internet. I used the marker that is the 'sand' colour and coloured it across an edge and then took a Q-Tip and rubbed it all over the edges of the model. It looks like the robot has been out in the elements and is a little dusty. I also took my rust colour marker and added rust to certain creases and joints. The photographer at work took some pictures for the site, and here they are.


  1. looks nice, though i would recommend you to use waterslide decals. they're not that hard to find anyway. cheers

  2. Hi, Thanks for the comment.

    I agree I should have used the waterslides. I am still contemplating sanding him down and doing it again using waterslides. Perhaps when I am inbetween kits and need something to satisfy my urges.

  3. The new hands look nice. Do you work for HLJ? that backdrop looks familiar :)


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