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