Our Dad, Clifford Goll....thanks Matt

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sinanju SD Update

upper torso

 Finally ...I had to redo the upper torso, it came out OK
Added the head...and this Sinanju was starting to take shape
 The shield was a process...taping, painting , reverse wash,,,it came out fairly good for a first effort

finish product
 It was just about a four or maybe five step effort

 Thrusters up next...painted all metallic gray, hand painted purple...taped, painted dark purple
Final result...not to bad....
top of lower torso

after lighter fluid
 painted lower torso top, then hit with black for reverse wash...

Started fuel tanks, ..hand painted in spots, hit with black, used lighter fluid to remove some black, added panel wash to remaining tank seam line
 Arms to left,hand painted details, to right before removing black to reveal highlighted area

Lower torso

assembly of thrusters and fuel tanks on to upper torso

some details ad

 Finally put together
 I learned a lot from this kit...I missed a few welds here and there, and my paint of choice was not the best fit for this kit...I also learned on reverse wash, the cheaper the q-tip for removing the paint with lighter fluid the better...I tried some things on this Sinanju that I have never done before...I had never decanted aerosol paint to brush with, and it worked for the most part...Since this is not a tutorial, I did not show it, but several of the blogs T-13 follows do have tuts on this process....

I hope to build my skills over the next few kits,so I can actually show my process in a way that might be helpful to a VERY NEW kit builder...I am not as skilled as the Gunpla Masters floating around out there...but I can say, you can do a lot of their techniques...and they do get easier with practice....If you are not enjoying your kit building then the passion of the Hobby is lost and it becomes something else...something ugly....SO embrace your kit, make mistakes, learn...enjoy, grow...and challenge yourself...I look back at my first kit since the rebirth of T-13...and I have leaped in ability, and the passion has grown,and the FUN...is more now than ever before....Eagerly looking forward to my next build....

Details to come.....

ready to Battle

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