This is an OOB+ (out of box plus) build where the focus was to detail up the raw plastic model to look closer to product photos.
The detailing was done between a mix of stickers from in the box for the head and backpack, nazca heavy surfacer for the gun, gundam marker for the gun details, and enamels to detail up everything else that needed some sort of color application.
Panel lines were done with a custom clear colored enamel to provide a more subtle shadow effect as opposed to a higher contrast black liner. Using a similar tone gives a more perceived visual depth than a hard edge that is not entirely representative of scale and can sometimes look cartoonish.
I reassembled everything except the clear blue parts to give it a matte finish, and then polished up the clear pieces after assembly so it has a nice finish without too much effort.
- Gaianotes Nazca Heavy Surfacer
- Gundam Marker 09
- Tamiya Panel Liner Gray
- Tamiya Enamel Clear Red
- Tamiya Enamel Clear Blue
- Tamiya Enamel Clear Yellow
- Tamiya Enamel Black
- Tamiya Enamel Lemon Yellow