I just went back through my previous posts. and it's amazing how much of this i DIDN'T document on my blog... TIME TO GET CRACKING!
last actual post I made about the age-1 I had just finished painting the right leg, and applying the OOB decals. and the last time I mentioned the Age-1, I had finished painting the waist and skirt armors.
so come with me after the bump, and we'll talk about what all i've done here :)
the legs and the skirts were finished around the time I got my decals in from samueldecal. so here's a little gallery of pictures of what I did before/while those were in transit. and we'll touch on everything else after :D
The first thing I did, in my impatience was look around at what I already had. I still had my HG Unicorn decals laying around, well leftovers from those. as well as the slides Dan sent me left over from his rx-78 Ver. Ka. so I got to work. nothing too heavy, just some dots and labels on the feet really. and for being out of scale, I think they look perfect.
I didn't go too crazy with colors here, because I didn't want the mid-section to be too distracting from the rest of the model. so I only used one piece with the darker grey, and the rest were the medium/white mix. other colors are standard. I did however brush some details on the inner frame bits here.
Okay, so I think it was around the completion of all of this, that my decals finally arrived. As soon as I got home that morning, I got cracking.
I didn't go too heavy on the skirts. again, I didn't want to take too much attention away from the rest of the kit. and I really didn't want to go overboard on decals and make some of the parts look cluttered.
I'm beginning to think painting bronze in thruster bells is a staple of mine. I just love how they look.
the chest piece here is only half painted. you'll see the final in just a moment!
next as I continued work on the torso, since I knocked the decals out in a morning on what was completed. I had to paint again...
I really like how it makes the reds look, and it definitely helps mask the decals, and lets you see everything a little better.
so after my paints dried, I got back to work, and lined, decaled, and flat coated everything that wasn't already.
and now we reach about where I'm at now. I disassembled and painted up my right arm. and as routine dictates. I have lined and decalled. as well as flat coat. and here's how my age-1 stands right now :)
There will probably be one more WIP for this guy before the final gallery, so keep your eyes peeled for those. :) that's all i've got this time, and i thank you guys again for checking my blog out! happy 50 posts to me! and happy 15,000 page views! I might have to try to cook up something special for you guys here soon!