SGB WiP – Sinanju #2

Well, I didn’t get to do quite as much as I hoped this weekend, but the current progress stands as such:

Most of the inner frame, and weapons are completesinanju05

From there, I’ve gone ahead and painted the internal frame, the color for this is Light Gun Metal. The color came out much better than expected, and looks pretty damn good. I managed to get most of the parts sprayed, but it turns out that I’m going to have to pick up another can this week to finish it off.

Internal frame paintedsinanju07

In the mean time, the plan over the week is to start masking the black parts for painting, as well as figuring out what AM boosters to use. Looks like I’m going to have to pick up a few more as well to fit the back boosters maybe.

Going through my current stocksinanju06

I’ll probably stop by the 100 yen shop as well to get a couple of plastic boxes for seperating parts as I’ll probably start snipping out the outer armor to prepare for spraying. I test painted a couple of parts today, and the colors came out great. It’s a rather scary process as several coats will be needed to really spray over the red, but so far so good. Also, this is a first, but I may be forced to go with a glossy coat, because, I dunno, the colors I’m using are going to look much better glossy than flat so far. So, the order should be: 1. color 2. top coat (flat?) 3. water slides 4. Final top coat (glossy)

This is going to be a bit more time intensive than I thought!

Hmm, what colors to use…sinanju08

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6 thoughts on “SGB WiP – Sinanju #2

  1. Good choice with the light gun metal! Also, when you spray the top coat prior to applying waterslides spray GLOSSY. If you don’t you may get was is called ‘silvering’ where the clear part of the waterslide gives off a reflective silver colour. Glossy before waterslides.

  2. Thanks for the tip on the glossy. So then, after the waterslides, it would be fine to put any type of top coat (flat, semmi-gloss, glossy), or do I need to stick with glossy?

  3. after the gloss coat, panel lines, then decals, the final top coat can be whichever you like. I usually use flat, but went with glossy on my Musha and will do so again on the Sinanju.

  4. GaiGun: You really have your procedures down. Thats what I do with my kits too.

    Rob: Good progress, I agree that gloss is the way to go with this kit. However I might choose to go the semi-gloss route myself.

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