Wednesday, November 25, 2009

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part III

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part III

Picking up where I left off from here. Still having fun and taking my time in my build of the 1/100 GN-003 Kyrios of Allelujah Haptism.

Finished already the fuselage portion of the Kyrios that gives it its plane like shape when transformed. Green metallic foil sticker was provided by Bandai for the "cockpit" area.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part III

Here it is connected to the chest piece of the Kyrios along with its tail section. I intentionally left out the fin sections for later assembly and painting

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part III

Guess Bandai isn't that perfect after all. I found this joint to have excess plastic on it. No biggie though, since I was going to be filing off the excess gates anyway.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part III

For painting of the arm joints, I stuck it in some wooden sticks because there was no grippable area that the painting clips could clamp on since the entire surface of the joints had to be covered with paint.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part III

Assembling the arms. The rubber parts are supposed to imitate the energy cables of the GN drive of the Gundam Kyrios. From my understanding from the series. All the white parts of the Kyrios are actually painted over with Pylox Flat White.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part III

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part III

Inner workings of the arm showing the rubber cables and end joints.
1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part III

For positioning the metallic foil sticker in the GN Condenser slot I use a plastic spatula tool found in a clay shaping set. I use it for its blunt edge that wont easily scratch the parts.

21/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part III

The clear plastic cover of the GN condenser will be pushed in the hole and will be held in place with friction. There you can see the quality of a Bandai kit versus a bootleg one. In the bootleg Gundam Dynames I experimented with, I actually had to glue the part in place because it kept falling off.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part III

The metallic colors of Pylox are actually quite thick. Painting it on a joint part makes it difficult for the part to slide in place with another part. That's where the mini round files comes in to play for me. I use it to remove the paint that seeped into the holes during the painting process.
1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part III

Assembly of both arms, save for the hands, are semi finished.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part III

Adding detail by painting over some parts with some dark metallic paint. A whole lot of masking tape was used to cover up an entire arm so that a minuscule part could be painted over... hehehe. For the major surfaces I use masking tape then for the detailed part, I use plastic sealing tape found in your local hardware store.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part III

Here's the final picture. I guess if you want it quickly done, you can just manually paint it on. But if you want the smooth finish that can be had by spray painting, its worth the trouble of taping.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part III

The same thing was done to paint the white parts of the shoulders with metallic colors. I guess that's one thing I didn't like about the Kyrios, a lot of parts that had to be taped over and painted over so as to match the kit to its line art.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part III

Part IV of this build is continued here.