Some minor details.. dry brushed the internal frame..
Painted the eyes clear yellow and used gundam marker gold as the reflective side. Not realli obvious here.. x.x Painted the Head-guncannons too! very pleased with the results. =)
Back view. Some minor testing i did with the paint on the backpack..
Side view. i like this view too..
Head and Body. ^^
Painted the Cockpit too! ^^
Weapons & Shield. thankfully the decal transfer was okay! =)
Some simple poses..
RX-78-2 with its baddass hammer! Dry painted the hammer gunmetal too.. ^^
The amount of extension as you can see from the legs.. its quite wide for an old 1.5 frame. it turned out better den i've expected. =) but this is oso when i scrapped some of the paint off.. T.T
Was trying to recreate the box cover.. hahah.. but epic fail!
the waist joint tho very smooth, but doesn't bend that much..
THE Famous pose of RX-78-2. There!!! the eyes!! Sorry i din dare to remove the hands and head.. =P
Hyper Bazooka!! the hand wasnt in a good position to grip but with a little positionin, its not that bad.
Loved this shot. Somehow all Gundams look nice when they just do absolutely nothing. Don't you agree? ^^
I managed to apply ALLLL the decals but one. can you spot it?? #^%$@$#^! Tho its very very small.. it's significant becos it comes in a pair. argghhhh.. i think you understand how it must have felt. its not 100% anymore-kinda-feeling. but i got over it.. and topcoated it mattt....
RX-78-2 is my first painted kit and doing it on the Gundam's 30th Anniversary with the aid of Kawaguchi Sensei definitely made it a memorable experience for me. Of course.. i do noe that this is not a perfect painted piece.. but it does meant alot for me.. its like a next level that other pple describes.. the stepping out of jus snapping kits together, the patience you need to have when you make stupid mistakes. i noe i did. *nods* haha.
Using spray cans definitely made me wanna try airbrush.. hahahha.. becos i find that i cannot control the amt of paint that comes out.. and this caused the paint to build up too quickly.. other den drowning out the panel lines making panel lining a headache, some movements will cause the paint to chip and crack.. O heart breaking moments. So my next painted kit would likely to be airbrushed.. im not too sure whether i wanna paint my PG strike or not.. wad do you think?? paint? dun paint? not to mention.. MG Exia.. MG WZC.. Decisions decisions decisions...
I think i took too much photos for RX-78 alr.. haha. so i'll have to split the completed post into two.. This is by no means a review cos i dun think i have enough brain juice and experience in reviewing gunpla kits.. But i'll put up little notes i've remb abt the kit as i type..
Of cos.. you guys can ask me anything abt the kit.. and i'll try my best to answer to my knowledge.. You can also find a complete review of an unpainted kit of MG RX-78-2 Ver. OYW at ガンプラ命- Z's "Real" Gundam Model Review. this is where i get my review of most MG gunplas.. helps me decide wad kits to buy.. =) thanks Z!
SO.. this is all for part 1 of the completed post.. hope you like the photos and din find it too much... this is my first time painting.. so pls go easy on me... heh. In the next upcoming post abt completed RX-78-2, i'll use a simple black backdrop for photo taking.. keep checking this space out! i'll see you guys ard!.. cheers.. ^^.
(^^)" レンです！ じぇね！