Now that I have satisfied my painting and decaling urges with the Shin Musha Gundam, I can get back on the Hi Nu. However, I realize I may have bitten off more than I can chew with the modifications I wanted to make on a kit as difficult as the Hi Nu. I will be ordering replacement parts from Bandai this week, so until they come in the waist and head are on hold.
I have panel lined the weapons and just need to clean them up and decal them.
The verniers and thrusters have been readied.
I assembled the upper part of the legs as well.
And started on the fuel tanks (or whatever these things are). I want to remove the seam lines so I had to cut one piece in half so that I can paint the fuel tanks without messing up that part.
I have hit a bit of a snag concerning the paint. I had originally picked two colours that I thought would work well together. HOWEVER, the colour I chose to replace the white (the light part of the mecha) is too dark, and the colour I chose to replace the blue (the dark part of the mecha) is too light. I am now wondering if these colours will work well together or not.
I have actually painted the shield so that I can look at it and see how I feel about it, but I am leaning towards changing one of the colours. I will have to go with a really dark colour such as black or a dark, dark blue in order to make it work. Wish me luck.
If you can recommend a good dark colour to replace the Hi Nu Blue, let me know!