TA DA!!! this big freak ass kit is a paint eater!!!.. why?.. i show you the list of the paint i use for it here:
-3.5/4 of 400 ML Mr.hobby thinner
-1 3/4 of Mr.hobby 1200 surfacer
-1 1/2 bottle of Mr.Hobby metal Silver Chrome
-1 bottle of Mr.Hobby metal alluminium
-1 1/2 bottle of Mr.Hobby Metallic Blue
-2 1/2 bottle of Mr.Hobby steel (black)
-little bit of Mr.Hobby gold, metallic red and clear orange
OMG.. here had cost me more than RM 100 to paint this kit.. well.. the result is quite satisfy but not to the impress level at all due to my lazyness and rushing to complete it.. it should have complete during the chinese new year but due to my allocation on time and money for it totally mess up.. i can only complete now.. well.. the silver chrome or the metal color that i work on this kit is pretty satisfy for me actually.. but i lazy to apply the top coat on it (should add in the gloss coat due to not enough money and time for the paint).. hence.. i made lot of scratches when i handle it in the re-assemble after paint process and posing process.. quite regret about it but i have no choice.. dragging to long for a project will easily make me frustrated and might give up on the project or re-do the whole thing.. that is the bad side of me.. will try to throw that away from me.. just imagine.. i have need six time painting process which each take me more than 3 hours to complete it.. then i still have to work on the marking and decal which another painful process because more scratches made during that time.. and i totally give up on the dry decal.. those who follow my blog here know my nightmare on dry decal (again.. my wallet can't afford water slide decal and i can't find it in my place).. i give up on the markings for O raiser too..
alright.. enough for the painting and markings.. lets get back to the kit itself.. well i discovered one flaw.. one of the most annoying flaw of this kit.. it is the joint in between the tights and the arms to the chest.. for a normal joint, it will have the male side and the female side (i describe it like the cable connector.. XD).. the male side is too short.. it make the the arms hard to connect to the chest.. as for the tight.. the problem occurred in between the tight ( nothing to do with the waist).. again.. the male side are too short and whenever i try to move the legs.. the weight of the legs pull the entire legs out.. damn.. other than that.. the whole thing got no problem to me.. but move on to the photography process..
i will explain here.. i never take photo for a PG kit in my home.. it really need a big space to set up a large backdrop.. at least A2 to A1 paper size.. i use a banner during the photography session for this kit which have the A3 width.. it is so hard to take the photo of this kit when it attach with O raiser.. the lock gimmick come with this kit seems quite promising to overcome the weigh issue but it had one draw back.. it got 3 locks each arm.. every time i try to move the arms.. i have unlock each lock one by one to get the arm bend.. quite annoying.. i'm rather it make with gear type without the lock.. i know it is not good for long term but we do not always play with the kit once it complete right.. we are not kid and kid seldom get a PG as a toy..
due to the space, locks and scratches.. i totally give up on posing this kit eventhough i know this kit is well articulated.. i'm going to share some thought on gunpla photography technique here.. if you read from Z in Hobbylink.tv, it tell you that some gundam is very pose-able and some are not.. so.. there are two types of photography style can be use here.. first.. pose plus angle for the very pose-able gunpla and angle for not much pose-able gunpla.. i try the first one but i give up due the reasons i mentioned.. locks and scratches.. then.. i don't have enough space to set up a big back drop.. so.. the second type fail as well.. any alternative.. live it in standing pose and capture as much picture from different angle as i can.. but it still fail.. the first time i fail in photography process badly after the MG ZZ.. but never mind.. i found some of the modeler like DC23 and fitchenfoo like to capture their work with not much pose also.. even though the kit they use is well articulated.. maybe it was due to their kit attach to the diorama.. alright.. enough for everything and now let the pictures tell the story.. enjoy..