So after weeks of procrastination and extremely slow progress, the 1/100 O Raiser is finally complete.
I finally got around to complete the panel lines yesterday. Today, the canopy was tinted with Smoke Gray, while all the other parts were given a coat of flat Super Clear. Putting everything back together was the most exciting part I nearly forgot to put the polycaps for the thrusters, and was practically fumbling all over the place.
Rear view. The main nozzle is attached on a ball joint allowing some movement. The side thruster flaps are also bendable side to side. Once again I battled the winds as I encountered several full face-on assaults of flat Super Clear.
The individual wing binders.
Binders viewed edge-on.
Yet another perspective shot everyone else has already taken. This view is reminiscent of the Ikaruga. Nostalgia…
A view of the underside. The craft is supported on Bandai’s Action Base 1 using an attachment that came with the craft.
The thrusters are articulated at their base and can open outwards.
There are hard points on the sides for mounting the GN Shields.
O Raiser with 00 Gundam.
A shot of the parts drying.
The freshly tinted canopy.
A view of the mechanical detail underneath.
Not so crazy bright orange anymore.
Here are the steps taken to complete this model.
- Initial assembly and sanding to remove sprue marks
- Seam lines filled (tail thruster)
- Dismantled, given Mr. Surfacer 1000
- Painted all parts in their respective colours, gray details hand-painted
- Mr. Super Clear Gloss
- Panel lines done using Tamiya Enamel Paint Neutral Gray
- Mr. Super Clear Flat
- Final re-assembly
I was disappointed with the lack of detail on this kit. It’s practically an upsized version of the HG 1/144 model.
White: Flat White + Neutral Gray (tiny bit)
Gray: Neutral Gray
Blue: Cobalt Blue + Flat White + Blue (tiny bit)
Silver: Chrome Silver
Canopy: Smoke Gray
Panel lines: Tamiya Enamel Paint Neutral Gray
Pictures of the 00 Raiser will be up shortly.