Wave 1/20 - Maschinen Krieger (Ma. K.) Gans Jun 24, 2015 15:39:51 GMT 8
Post by rennyd on Jun 24, 2015 15:39:51 GMT 8
First, here are the pictures:
Second, here are some work-in-progress pictures:
Lastly, the objectives of this build:
The first time I got to know about Ma. K. was from the Plamo Tsukurou, a Japanese TV series on scale model building. I watched how one of the pro model builder on this series built and hand painted the Ma. K. Gans, which is why I thought I wanted to give this series a try. It was back in 2010, and a year later in 2011, there was a crazy boom on Ma. K. in local model building scene, thanks to the 4 Ma. K. heavenly king (I missed that photo very much!!!).
So back to the main thing. What I wanted to try out for this build were as follow:
1. To try to assemble the whole kit and then paint it as a whole kit instead (pretty much the military way of model building).
2. Try to do iron cast effect with lacquer putty.
3. Try to do some paint chipping.
4. Try to do more extensive weathering.
5. Try to do free-hand style airbrushing & hand-painting.
So far, I've tried all of the above with a very subjective result. I did learned a lot from this build as well, and finally realized that it's actually not that easy to do a very nice weathering build.
Lot's of time my peers and my friends will tell me that weathering is actually easier to do as compare to the clean/shiny build. After I finished this build, I must say that it's not that easy at all. Weathering is really like a painter painting a picture i.e. a boulevard; a little bit of shades over here, people sitting down here and thus some shadow at the background, the sun light beaming down from this angle so it should has a little bit of light on this side, etc. I'm always bad with painting so to me this build is not really up to the minimum standard that I would say (based on the benchmark from what I've seen so far from the Japanese pro).
But hey, I do enjoy this build. Hopefully able to do it again next time to improve on it.