Only one part to top-coat and perhaps dirty up a bit and he is done! With some good sunny weather this weekend I managed to decal and flat top-coat the weapons and almost all of the I.W.S.P. Only the cannons (or whatever those things are) for the pack remain.
As you can see, there was some masking done here.
And here as well. ;)
The sword-thingy was roughed up to make it look very worn and well-used. I think the result is pretty good.
The shield probably took the longest amount of time to complete. Many different colours were used here as well as the damage/dry brushing time spent.
A close up of the shield reveals the pock marks or bullet holes or.. well, it just looks damaged, does it not?
And the mighty Integrated Weapons System Pack.
The Dark Blue Mica Tamiya spray really reacts to humidity levels (right, Rob!), but the result was that it looks faded or worn in certain places and because of the effect I am trying to achieve seems to work admirably. The decals are part Bandai Waterslides, Bandai Dry Transfer, and Samuel Decal Waterslides. Some of them have been purposely defaced.
The next post will be the photo shoot and then possibly my last posting in this blog. I have recently been experiencing some personal/familial issues and, as much as I enjoy this new hobby of mine, I need to set aside time to be with my loved ones and show them they are number one in my life. If I devote as much time to my significant other as I have been doing to gunpla, hopefully the ship will right itself and I can get back to enjoying life and making those around me enjoy theirs.
But I will defiitely be keeping up to date with everyone else's work. Fighto! You know who you are, gunpla brethren. /end cheese.