After completed the painting the HGUC Kampfer, its time to apply water slide decals.
More photo at gallery, http://www.beckycustomizer.com/completed-works-gallery/#1279
For higher resolution do visit my flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/beckycustomizer/sets/72157633500217503/
Still working on the HGUC Kampfer. Now its painting time, tested some blue on spoons before painting on the kits.
The right one is custom mix clear blue (Gaia clear blue + clear black + small amount clear purple), the left is gaianote clear blue.
Seen like the gaianote clear blue is more vibrant and more suitable for Kampfer.
Here’s the step and layers of paints, to achieve candy coat / metallic color.
1. Gaianote ultimate black (ratio 1: 2.5 ~3 paints: thinner)
2. Mr. Color SM03
3. Gaianote clear blue (ratio 1: 2.5 paints: thinner)
That’s it for now, stay tuned for next progress.
Bought mr hobby GX111 clear gold couple months back. Was curious about the result of that paint, therefore i decided to test out and compare with different gold color on black and white base. Here i use gunblade pearl powder + clear coat, mr color gold, mr color GX111 clear gold and gaia 122 starbright gold. Masked half of the spoon and spray gaia ultimate black (glossy) on it, take off the mask then spray different gold colors.
Gold pearl powder
Black base: The pearl pigments/flakes is obviously shown under black paints.
White base: Pearl effect can be seen under light, but hard to capture by camera. Very subtle yet interesting effect, i used on Optimus repaint as well, http://www.beckycustomizer.com/tf/repaint-takara-mp1-convoy-optimus-prime-part-2/
EX111 clear gold
Black base: The clear gold is make out of semi transparent flakes, the black color is obviously seen.
White base: Look like clear yellow but glittering.
gaia 122 starbright gold (Gaia got the finest flakes among these paints.)
Black base: Deep gold color, with better reflection.
White base: Paler gold compare to black base.
mr. color 9 gold
Black base: Darker gold. Rough pigments become obvious under dark base.
Still finding the better usage of the clear gold, i won’t be using it to achieve gold effect. Star Bright Gold will be my option to achieve nice and bright gold, and i actually had complete a kits with that color, http://www.beckycustomizer.com/completed-works-gallery/#385
As for the mr. color gold, i used it on Iron Man repaint, http://www.beckycustomizer.com/completed-works-gallery/#1221
Continue with the HGUC Kampfer, adding more details and sanding / preparing the base for glossy finishing.
The original horns on the shoulder are lack of details and the shape is not sharp/pointy enough. So, i replace it with Bandai Gunpla Builder’s part HD MS Spike. Saw and sand the original horns, replace and glue with MS Spike, follow by filling and sanding.
Steps to apply metal transfer decal
1. Cut the decal out
2. Remove the wax paper at the back
3. Adjust the decal on the place you want, then stick it on the surface, press the decal a little
4. Remove the transparent plastic
5. Remove the excess glue with masking tape
Steps to apply water slide decal
1. Tools needed
2. Cut the decal out and trim the side as much as possible
3. Soak the decal in water for about 5 seconds
4. Slide the decal on the part, then pull the paper out
5. Use cotton bud to remove bubbles trap under the decal and remove excess water
6. Apply mr. mark softer on top of the decal, after that don’t move the decal until its totally dry, then apply top coat
Starting to sell some decals and metal transfer for transformer factions. It can be use in customizing figures and also as decoration for gadgets like handphone, laptop, camera etc. It come in various sizes and design, do drop by my facebook pages for the prices and description https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.292915610840575.1073741831.100252123440259&type=1
Everything still in prior testing, will put up a proper website if everything going well. So, at the mean time if you need anything don’t be shy, just send me email or private message for the details.
Continue with the repaint of Hot Toys Iron Man Mk 3. I shade the armor with subtle black painted on the lines and grooves, the shade is visible even with few heavy wet coat of the semi clear red. After painted the red its time to touch up on the details, i use acrylic matt black to paint the detail and panel lines. The before and after repaint, i use brighter red compare to hot toys iron man mk 3. I do observe that Hot Toys iron man mk 3 painting is different from the battle damage version, battle damage version is better than normal version. But the cons is battle damage version faded (abdomen armor) over time. I do believe is due to the paints hot toys used, whereas normal version is just color of the rubber. So, it won’t faded as much as battle damage. Of course dust and oil do affect the rubber to look ‘worn out’. More photo coming soon. :)
Commission repaint for the Hot Toys Iron Man mk3. The figures was in very bad shape when i receive it, color look dull and dirty, some paints even start to crack. Wonder what this Iron Man gone through with his previous owner.
So my job is to repaint and give back the shine he should have, so i decided to paint it in slightly different red and gold.
The paint work of the head.
I had finish painted the torso as well, and the next step would be painting the details and touch up the those error during masking, for stay tuned for more.
Continue with the metal parts. HGUC Kampfer got dozen of thruster, going to replace them with metal thruster. The back thruster is very easy to replace, just drill a hole at the slot and insert the metal thruster.
The thigh thruster is a bit tricky to replace, need to modify the diameter of the peg to fit in the pc caps.Now the comparison of the original parts compare to metal parts. It look more details and the contrasting red make the details stand out.
Stay tune for more updates, next will be enhancing the weapons.
Commission build on 1/60 NG Freedom Gundam. Nothing much to show, as it just out of box build, took only some photo during the progress, and its not complete photo. So, basically just brief explanation on the steps i done.
NG (none grade) Gundam is kinda troublesome to paint and remove seamlines, as the parts is sandwich together. The inner frame with different color need to paint first then masked before sandwich the outer layer and remove the seamlines of the outer layer. Here is example of masking i done on the torso. The light blue waist is painted and masked before i assemble the dark blue part. Same goes to the legs and arms.
After panel lines and decals.
Here’s the completed gallery for 1/60 NG Freedom Gundam, http://www.beckycustomizer.com/completed-works-gallery/#1169
Bought Dargon model kits 1/6 scale PIAT & Enfield No.4 Mk1 rifles a couple of months ago. Now want to start working on it with my newly purchased Lifecolor gun & weapon set.
Add in the same details on the scale models.
Next would be painting, i start with the wood stock. First apply the lifecolor light wood and shade with dark wood color.
Painting wood grain effect, here i use oil color, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna and Yellow Ochre. Apply a layer of Burnt Umber on the wood stock, then blend in lighter color like Burnt Sienna and Yellow Ochre.
The result would be like this, i used a flat tips brush, and create the wood grain by dragging the brush along, the oil paint need to be thick, therefore it leave obvious brush stroke, where it will be the illusion of wood grain. I had waited 4 days for the oil paint to completely dry.
The next step is to paint the varnish of the stock, i used clear brown, clear orange and clear black.
Next is wash the stock, with black oil color, for enhance the lines and details.
Stay tuned for more…
Avatar AMP suit, which appeared in James Cameron’s Avatar movie. Its a suit which used in planet call Pandora where the atmosphere is deadly to human race. So human race use this battle suit to maneuver and fight again giant humanoid race call Na’vi. Do watch the movie as its really great and i love the graphic very much.
First thing i receive this figure, I’m surprise that mattel also release this series of toys/ collectible, its given as a commission, to enhance the weathering and painting. Got to know that sideshows also released amp suit maquette, so now will refer sideshows finishing and apply on the mattel.
The box art of mattel’s James Cameron Avatar.
The cockpit, lack of detailing.
Comparison height of the figure with Bandai’s HG Palace Athene.
Here’s some photo of sideshow AMP suit maquette. Photos are taken from internet, and gonna use it as references.
Stay tuned for progress, have to finish up some commy before doing this. My work table is full…..