In-Progress : 1/100 MG Gouf (ONE YEAR WAR VER.)
27-01-07 : My entry for Plamo's MG OOB Competition ...
It's that time of year once again that Plamo (aka Wired Wolf) holds it's Out Of Box Competition and this year it is a 0079 Master Grade challenge! Looking through my kits, I have only one that fits into the kits that are allowed in this competition - the MS-07B Gouf!
I had lots of mods planned for this kit but I thought it would probably be better if I use it for the OOB competition and improve my painting skills a little more.
The color scheme I had planned to have was a deep orange colour as the main color with blacks and grays as the less prominent ones. I started with a black base coat then added a light coating of Dark Copper over the top. I finished up with clear orange and instead of the nice, deep metallic orange I had envisaged, I got a dark metallic brown which I am quite happy with.
The Gouf's sword was given a black base coat and the lower half coated with Chrome silver. The top half was coated with Clear Red and then the bottom was coated with Clear Orange. My main aim is to give a 'glowing hot' feel (the orange simulates that the area is much hotter than the red tip of the sword which, while hot, isn't as hot as the base). The Heat rod was painted with Gun Metal with a Clear Red coating - again trying to give a 'hot metal' feel. The tip was also coated with Chrome silver before the Clear Red was added.
I've decaled the kit a few days ago but I am yet to take pictures of that and I'm up to the final stages such as detailing the thrusters and such.
28-01-07 : Detailing and other stuff ...
Done some more detailing today. I have dry brushed light gray onto the black areas to highlight the angles and edges of these pieces. I have also painted the outer thruster bells on back jet pack and the entire thrusters underneath the Gouf's feet. To simulate a burn effect, I have dry brushed with flat black and highlighted the deep internal areas of the thrusters with a black wash. I'm still not convinced that this kit is done yet - I still need to do more highlight and shading.