Was suppose to finish this last night. But I did a bad job with the masking and damage some of the gold parts. I am pretty distracted at the moment so this will be put on hold for the time being. Darn! That really spoil my mood... @ 30/01/2011
Some updates. I have been PAINTING for like one month? Too much distractions of course. Somehow when it comes to painting SDs, I tend to lost motivation fast. I am probably used to big projects than a quick fix. But I'm digging in and will try to finish this before CNY.
I tried a dark base for the white and a bluish tint will give it a sinister look. It looks "primed" at this stage but that will be rectified when I apply panel lines and hand paint some parts.
Before Chinese New Year, I actually wanted to do this kit since this is the year of the Tiger but could not find the time to do it. Well now I have some time on my hand, I might as well go for it.
I got the lightning base from Bandai to spice things up. Nothing grabs more attention than a lighted up base!
However, I felt that the articulation and proporation of this one can be improve or it will not do this kit any justice. Just when I was wondering how am I ever going to do that (I have very limited experience in these areas), I saw one of the recent releases, the Genbusou Ryofu. And I immediately have my answer. I believe this one have the best articulation and proportion for the entire series.
After assembling the kit, I realise this conversion is a lot tougher than expected. But that makes it more challenging and fun too.
I retain both legs as well as the hip joints of the Ryofu.
Fitting the lower torso/ skirt armour of the Goutaitei Sonken to the hip joint.
So after half an hour of sawing and trimming, I managed to build the main body. The next part will be really tough, to fit the armours on it and I need to alter and lengthen them before fitting. More to come soon...