Like most of my builds before it. I'm going to try to push my abilities with this one again. This kit will be my first actual venture into the world of 'extra finishes' and I'm also going to be trying my hand at some preshading on the outer armor parts of the kit. as well as highlighting a few details in the kit.
Hit the jump for some photos of my progress
and at the beginning of night two, the frame stands completed. now to cut out the armor and the rest of the pieces and get them all test fitted before moving on to see where I'm going to have to do any seam removal (if any) and what will need to be sanded down so it doesn't interfere with other parts after paint.
speaking of paint I went ahead and laid down some test spoons with lots of trial and error, and very mixed results. here's what I came out with.
But I didn't think that testing on spoons was quite enough for my whites. I figured the orange would be a sort of subtle shade anyway, it's almost not noticeable; I think anyway. So I dug around and found an old 1/100 Deathscythe Hell Custom I had laying around from my childhood and pulled a few pieces from it to practice some ACTUAL preshading.
that's all i've got for this first work in progress. time to get some armor on this guy and see what else needs to be done before sitting down to paint :)