Monday, September 20, 2010

Revisiting 1/72 VF-25G Valkyrie Messiah Part V

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Great weather today so I was able to finally finish up on this re-touching. It was also a time for me to experiment with the colored pencils that I bought. Part IV of this build could be found here.

First the bad news. I broke off the neck. Turns out that with the layer of top coat, it made the neck ball joint connect tightly with the head. I accidentally broke it when I was trying to turn the head.

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Tried the white colored pencil to color the "cheek" part of the head... didn't turn out so well. But from a far it doesn't look as discernible... hehehe

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So for this photo shoot I decided to use a small mound of clay to stick the head to the neck. Ichabod Crane would be proud *snicker*

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Panel lining was done with a 0.5mm mechanical pencil. No other color of spray paint was applied except for a coat or two of Bosny Clear Flat paint. This time I decided to go with the stickers instead of the decals, because I already used stickers during the initial build of this kit.

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More pictures can be found at the succeeding pages.

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Procedure for this retouch was to first apply a coat of Bosny Clear Flat so that the pencil that was to be used for panel lining would have a good, rough surface to attach too. Afterwards the panel lining was sealed in with another coat of Bosny Clear Flat. Then stickers were added to the model kit then another coat of Bosny Clear flat to act as a protective layer for the stickers.

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