GN-X Progress

After almost a month’s worth of procrastination, I was able to get my butt moving and started topcoatting the GN-X’s frame this weekend.

Although a friend of mine said not to topcoat the interior skeletal frame because some of the parts might not fit, I decided to go along with it anyway. I reasoned out that the parts might be more sturdier and would stick to the other pieces more efficiently that way.

It truly is a huge difference when you’ve topcoatted a Gunpla versus just assembling it. The untopcoatted one (link) looks plasticky as opposed to the matte finish that this one has. The topcoat I used for this was the Mr.Hobby Topcoat Flat.

I realized that I had the neck on the other side so I had to adjust it a bit. Placed the chest parts just to make it look like a boss of some sort RPG game that involves fighting against evil robots.

I totally prefer the conic GN-Drives from season 1 as opposed to the miniaturized versions found in the second season and more so in the movie. I’ve been thinking of ways to put a purple LED light inside the chest part to make it look better, so far no luck. Any suggestions?

 

I’ll be finished with this gunplay by tomorrow for sure =D hooray for me.

 

6 replies
  1. bd77
    bd77 says:

    Flat top coat makes plastic look more solid. =D
    Also a larger-size GN Drive will make it look more imposing. =)

    Aww… Sakuya is sweeping the table for runner chips. HNNNG~!

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    • Duqs
      Duqs says:

      Haha i just finished assembling the GN-X (finally!!!). Sakuya has loads to clean up from all the mess i made. I made sure that i sanded the entire thing and there are no rogue runner bits anywhere on the kit.

      Been thinking of using the semi-gloss or the gloss someday, and believe it or not, I’ll be trying it out on a figma loooool

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        • Duqs
          Duqs says:

          Hahaha lol. Naw, its for certain parts like Saber’s (the blue one) armor. I want to see if i adding semigloss or gloss can make the armor look wonderful.

          Now the question is, which one to use. Gloss or semigloss. If the experiment proves to be a success you can expect a shiny Sakuya watch and knife set to be posted in my blog all ofa sudden XD

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  1. […] Some details escaped my eye like that small nick, or those small smudges around the waist area near the cockpit. Remember to sand your gunplas after cutting them from the runners and use alcohol to remove excess ink from panelling. Which reminds me, to check the previous builds on this gunpla, click here and here […]

  2. […] Some details escaped my eye like that small nick, or those small smudges around the waist area near the cockpit. Remember to sand your gunplas after cutting them from the runners and use alcohol to remove excess ink from panelling. Which reminds me, to check the previous builds on this gunpla, click here and here […]

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