Thursday, December 10, 2009

Master Grade Rick Dias 2.0 Rebuild Part V

Continuing from here. Started working on the arms already of the Rick Dias. Tasks that needed to be done were the stripping of the paint for the red parts then applying primer. While the blue parts of the arms and power cables had to be cleaned then primed with plastic primer. Afterwards of course was the painting.

Master Grade Rick Dias 2.0 Rebuild Part V hands and arms

Stripping was basically done using a micro file to remove the paint then wet sanding with 1000 grit sandpaper. I'm thinking now that I should get an even finer sand paper since the scratches are still visible. If I'm understanding it correctly, Japanese modellers are using either a sponge or a polishing compound to make the surface of the part even smoother. But don't trust me on that one, I'll have to do more research to be sure.

Master Grade Rick Dias 2.0 Rebuild Part V arms

All that's left to finish now is the thruster backpack. I'm having a hard time stripping the paint right now because it turns out that only the top half of the part has paint that can be easily stripped off. The lower part has paint that really clings on to it. Go figure why that is that way? It might take a little bit longer than it took me to finish both arms.

Master Grade Rick Dias 2.0 Rebuild Part V

After this I might paint the interior of the boosters found at the Rick Dias Butt yellow. I've seen some kits with the interior boosters painted this way and it looked good. I was contemplating on painting the butt boosters with the chrome paint I have but I'm thinking that it won't look good. Anyhoo, might still change my mind... in other words, we'll get there when we get there.

Master Grade Rick Dias 2.0 Rebuild Part V

Master Grade Rick Dias 2.0 Rebuild Part V

Part VI of this build is continued here.