So I've called an end to my modifications and moved onto the final stages of the build; painting. For the main armour color I am going with Tamiya Semi Gloss Black and to give that armour a smooth finish, I resanded the pieces with 1500 and 2000 grit paper before priming. For pieces to which modifications had been done I used Mr. Surfacer before laying the paint down and for pieces that had no mods done I used Tamiya Primer. The secondary armour colour is Tamiya German Gray. For these pieces I used Taimya Primer White as a base and I also used the White Primer for the pieces that are being sprayed with Tamiya Light Sand. Yes, you read that correctly. Light sand.
Here's the largest armour piece for the leg. What you can't see well from this picture is that before painting I drilled a tiny, shallow hole in two places along the shin area. This is for... well, you'll see.
Here's the backpack. I wasn't too big a fan of the backpack design on this kit, but it has grown on me and fits the overall design. That semi-gloss black comes out really nice, too.
Another piece of the backpack. The entire backpack will be Black except for the metal springs I have used and one piece which I am painting German Gray for contrast.
And the kind gentleman at Samuel Decal sent me a sheet of Musha MkII decals. In silver! No gold to be seen anywhere!
Unfortunately, I was so busy priming, painting, painting again, top coating and starting the whole process over on the next set of pieces that I didn't take many pictures of the process. I'll try to get more up soon. Next blog entry will detail how I got the Obi, or belt, to work. And it worked, let me tell ya!
Why not a preview?