Monday, October 24, 2011

MG The O II build - base blue color painted


MG The O II build - base blue color painted photo

My original plan was to give my The O II build a weathered yellow color scheme. In fact I practiced and studied doing weathering on a yellow painted kit in this build and this build. But for some weird reason, before I was about to put yellow paint in my airbrush cup... I suddenly thought of changing the color scheme of my The O II.

I think I could still apply the weathering techniques and the pigments I bought to this color scheme. The effect might be different or even not as good as painting and weathering a yellow mecha. But at least I have satisfied my objective of not giving it the ootb yellow color scheme. Just too much modifications to paint it in ootb colors.

Besides, I suddenly felt and thought that painting another yellow mecha is going to be boring as I have done it before. Not really sure on how I am going to pull off this blue color scheme though, but I hope I could pull enough rabbits in my weathering hat to at least not waste all the scratch building I have done so far.

I painted this with Bosny flat black ( industrial spray can ) before airbrushing the custom mix blue. The blue is basically a mixture of Tamiya flat blue and Tamiya medium blue. I did a bit of pre shading and left some black spots along the panel lines.

I am very excited to decal this tomorrow and weather those textures with enamels, Vallejo paints and Vallejo pigments. Weathering blue should hopefully be as fun as weathering yellow. I have sealed the flat paint with a few coats of Pledge Wipe and Shine, should do a few more coats to give it a very glossy surface for the decals tomorrow.

Wish me luck guys! Now here are a few crappy photos showing the pre shading and the color scheme...

MG The O II build - base blue color painted photo

MG The O II build - base blue color painted photo

MG The O II build - base blue color painted photo

MG The O II build - base blue color painted photo

MG The O II build - base blue color painted photo

MG The O II build - base blue color painted photo

MG The O II build - base blue color painted photo

Thanks as always for dropping by! Comments and crits are as always welcome! :)



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