Kit Information :

Scale : 1/100

Grade : High Grade

Made by : Bandai

Completed : 28th Oct 2006

Box Art :

Box art

other Information :

RXR-44 Guntank (Digital Camo Version)

RXR-44 Guntank


Introducing my latest work, the 1/100 RXR-44 Guntank from Gundam F91!

I've decided to go with a 'digital camo' scheme this time around - just for something different - with a black/white/grey/blue colours to give it an Urban camo style. I originally intended to have perfect patterns but in the end I felt that a random effect worked better.

The basic method for painting was prime then paint the white layer, mask shapes then paint a grey layer, mask once more and add a final black layer. It was much easier to start with white and go darker with each layer than the other way around. White colour over black is very difficult to do.

When assembling the pieces after painting, I had an idea to have the missiles firing out of the cannons - at different positions to simulate different firing times - and side weaponry. I eventually gave up on the side weapons firing due to the difficulty involved in doing it on this scale (it is a 1/100 kit (compared to the official MS specs) but it is more 1/144 size kit). I made the smoke emitting from the cannons the same way I made the smoke from the SD Z'Gok's Jetpack. Wire was stuck to one missile (the further out one) and coated with cotton wool. The other was jammed into the end of the cannon and a smaller amount of cotton wool was added to show that the missile had just been fired after the other one. The cotton wool was then given a coating of clear coat acrylic to 'seal' the wool in place and then a light coat of grey was given to 'blacken' the 'smoke' up a little.

I had actually completed finished the painting and such last month but the hold up in fully completing it was my laziness and hesitation on using the water slides that came with the kit. Previous to this kit, I had never used water slide decals whatsoever, so I decided that this would be the kit to try it out on. I suffered a few little hiccups (like broken decals and crooked ones that I didn't notice until the softener had semi dried) but I quickly came to realize that water slides are quite easy to do providing you have the correct equipment and take your time.

Click the appropriate link on the right sidebar for a detailed in-progress and, most importantly of all, the photo gallery!