Saturday, July 10, 2010

1/100 GN-002 Gundam Dynames Assembly Part VII

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Continued from Part VI. Was satisfied with the build and finally concluded it today by taking some pictures of the finished product. Took a long time to finish this, a big part was because I kinda lost my drive to build kits after having to look for a work area.

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Then there was the adjustment period in having to work outside. Its difficult to work outside because I had to contend with wind patterns affecting my spray, waiting for good weather conditions then there was the swarm of mosquitoes and other bugs that would either bite you or get into your painted surface.

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But after overcoming that paradigm was finally able to settle into the groove of building again. It takes a lot more effort, but after seeing these pictures I felt that it was all worth it.

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Paints used for this build were Bosny Primer Grey and TOA/WINS Plastic Primer for surfacing. Plastic Primer was used for the light colored surfaces because its color is white, while the Bosny Primer Grey was used for the dark colored surfaces because its base color is grey.


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Then some Pylox spray paints, namely: Fire Red, Singa Green, Smokey Black, Caterpillar Yellow, Misty Grey, Grey and Pure Flat White. To finish it off I used a Bosny Flat Clear as a top coat. Kinda like the matte effect it gave, I hope the store never runs out of this. Oh, boy, I think I better start hoarding this stuff. There was also some Gundam Marker Grey used for the small details in the parts.


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For panel lining I used Gundam Marker Black Fine, then I used a cheap eraser to thin the line at the kit. I think in the future it would be better to use the gray marker version of this. Oh what the heck, better buy the whole set of Gundam Marker Fine *snicker*


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I'll continue working on the non-grade 1/100 Cherudim Gundam after this. I'm slowing down a bit on this build. While building kits recently I've started working on a hurried pace. Which made me wonder, why the heck do I have to speed up for?


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I have to remember that the the fun is in the building of the kit. Each slow pass of the fine sand paper or file is something to be relished. Each squirt of the spray can is something to be savored. If I hurry it up because I feel pressured to generate content for this site then I'm not doing myself a favor by not having fun.

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Model kit building has helped tremendously in my quest to quit smoking. After I stopped building this kit, 2 months later I found myself smoking again. After I started up on this kit I quit smoking cold turkey. My friends are actually surprised that I can do this and think that I have great self-control, on the contrary its because I always have an alternative "habit" to take its place. Oh well, I hope this time that I can get it to stick.