Kit Information :

Scale : SD

Grade : N/A

Made by : Bandai

Completed : 29th Nov 2009

other Information :

SD Stargazer Gundam

SD Stargazer


It's been a while since I did a Gundam kit, and even longer since I completed an SD kit, so I thought it would be time to knock one together.

The main reason behind building this kit was to try out a popular technique called marbling, which is adding a marble pattern to the paint. Check out the DIY section to find out how I actually did it.

The kit itself is a simple affair and it was assembled in under half an hour. A few modifications were made, such as filling the legs and such, to make it look a little less like a toy.

The painting was really straight forward with the only hard part being the marble effect (which in itself was quite easy). The paints used were :

  • Tamiya Sky Grey
  • Tamiya Black
  • Tamiya Medium Blue
  • Mr Metal Color Brass
  • Mr Metal Color Chome

I was planning on painting the eyes and gold stripes, but decided against it as the stickers that come with the kit looked fine. The only thing I did to the stickers as to cut the green eyes away from the black background.

For the base, I used an old electronic board and the Stargazer was attached with some Loctite 401.

All in all, it was a quick and simple build and while not my best work, it served the purpose I built it for - a test bed for the marbling technique. It's good to build Gunpla again!