Saturday, November 28, 2009

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part IV

A lot has happened already since my last post, but I'm still taking my time. The main limiter has been the painting of the black stripes in the kit. Mainly those found in the wing parts, ankles and front pelvic plate. It would have been easier to have just hand painted it, but I wanted the smooth surface that could only be hand by spray painting.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part IV

Here's the taped up wings and ankles prior to spraying with Pylox Metallic Smokey Black. At the portion of the part where it will be spray painted, I use plastic sealing tape because it sticks more firmly on the part, not leaving any seams that the sprayed paint may seep in.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part IV taped up with sealing tape

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part IV Ankles

I bought the plastic sealing tape at the hardware store. I'm not sure if this is the same as the yellow masking tape that the model kit companies sell but it sure looks like it. Its a tad bit cheaper too coming at only $0.5 per roll.

Here's a shot of the finished up wings connected to the legs. Then there is the painted ankles already as well as the front pelvic armor.
1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part IV Wings

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part IV painted ankles already

The yellow parts of the top part of the pelvic armor is just yellow foil tape that came along with the kit.
1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part IV front pelvic armor

Included with this part of the build was the assembly of the Kyrios' shield. The outer shell parts had the same color of the Kyrios, wherein I used Pylox Caterpillar Yellow spray paint. The inner parts I used Pylox Metallic Smokey Black.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part IV shield part

The shield doubles up as a claw which can open up to crush enemies.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part IV

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part IV

This is the rear part of the shield that connects to the main part. This is also the part that enables the shield to be attached to the arm of the Kyrios.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part IV shield attachment part

Here's the assembled shield with the claw at the closed position.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part IV closed shield

Here's the shield opened up. You can actually flex the rear part of the shield upward due to its joint design. It looks like a scorpion with its tail up if you do this. I wonder if this was really part of the design or a lucky accident?

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part IV Scorpion shield

Started putting the main parts together already. Here's attaching the legs to the pelvis.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part IV

There is suppossed to be a plate that goes between the upper torso and the pelvis. I made the mistake of putting the pelvis together without attaching it first. Here's a shot of the assembled legs without the top plate.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part IV

In the end I had to pull apart the pelvis again so that I could fit this part in. That's because when fitting this plate in you have to rotate it to the front position. With the pelvis armor in place this just isn't possible without scratching the paint.

Here's an almost completed Gundam Kyrios that is able to stand up, albeit without any hands and a head.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Assembly Part IV

I'm working on the gun of the Kyrios right now but will have to go back to painting the orange wing like part at the back because I only noticed now that it actually has some black stripes on it.

Part V of this build is continued here.