RX-78 have some parts that needs to be be clamped by other part before removing the seamlines.
This would make it harder to paint. There are two approaches on painting this kind of part. First, by making C joints in the arm. Second, by masking tape. Since I don’t wanna get down and dirty cutting my kit to make C joints, I decided to go with the traditional way: masking tape 😀
I paint the inner frame first and wait for until it fully dries. Applying masking tape when the paint is not completely dried would cause the paint to peel off when you take out the masking tape.
After removing the seamline, I went on to the priming process. I use Tamiya White Surface Primary Paint to get the job done. Then I try to give a little pre-shading using Tamiya Acrylic Flat Black. Here is some example of the pre-shaded parts :
The parts are so small…making it a lot harder to apply a pre-shade. After that, I paint the base color, and hoping that the shades are still slightly visible (which I fail in some parts LoL). But for better or worse, most of the parts are already painted 😀
I use Tamiya Flat White for the white parts, German Gray for the inner frame, and Lemon Yellow for the yellow parts. Parts that will be painted in purple is going to be done tomorrow since it’ll involve further masking on the process.
One thing that is slowing me down in this build is the fact that I have to fix tons of error due to over sanding and failed seamline removal…It makes me think, if Bandai is able to make a seamless kit like Sazabi, why in the world they don’t make their other kit the same way?
anyway, that’s all the update for now 😀