Friday, August 6, 2010


Phew, I'm almost done but don't think it will be done very soon. I've been sprayin' since yesterday and only done, hm, about 60% of the body.

Flat black isn't so easy to use though since if it comes out too thick (I don't have much control over the spray technique yet), it leads to a bit of bleeding. Luckily, it is at a less noticeable area. I tried to fix it up (strip and re-paint) but the bleeding still happened. ^^; I'll let you guys guess which part of the body it is later when the whole thing is done but overall, the paint is coming out pretty nice, especially the metallic violet blue. Hehe. Wished I could get metallic purple instead, would have looked oh so much evil.

The shield is practically done. Thought of doin' some masking to make the "inner frame" colors (underside of the shield, skirts, etc) but the cheap masking tape doesn't seem to work as well as I'd hoped so I'll just let it be simple for now. That or I might do some manual painting for those details if I feel like it after the sprayin' is all done.

Preview of the head. Not yet entirely done but I just assembled it to see how the black and silver trim came out. ^^ Yes, SILVER TRIMS. (Haven't done the gray areas yet and the blue areas are about half done.) Going with the blue eyes for this one since it fits better than purple due to the obvious colorings.

That's all folks. Don't expect a very clean paint job when I'm done though but IMHO, it looks alright... from the right distance. :P


Sie LIang said...

Black 1.5??

mangyver5223 said...

I Use cheap paper tape to cover parts during spraying. And it works well! BTW once again,I would like recommended u to use Samurai spray paint since it work best and not produce thick paint on surface mostly. And if u spraying, you should hold the can 30cm from the sprayed subject

CD said...

@Liang: Yep since everyone who answered the color scheme question went for that color. :P

@gyver: Okay, thanks. ^^

Well, I actually found out why it bled no matter what. Seems like the flat black doesn't work properly when the can is almost completely out. Guess that'll be a lesson for me, don't use spray cans that are exhausted. ^^;


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