Another Progress Post

Since the last update, the sniper rifle of the Cherudim has been painted. I finished painting the white bits and am currently left with the red, purple and clear green pieces as well. Unfortunately, I damaged one of the clear parts on the kit.

What started as me having itchy fingers and hand brushing the clear parts turned out to be a disaster. I should have known from past experience that clear parts are best airbrushed. I had to strip the paint on the head sensor and soaking it in thinner was the only option to get it removed. This caused the part to form hairline cracks.

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You can barely see this in the lousy photo, but the clear part isn’t so clear anymore.

But in my previous post, I bought a set of Wave H-Eyes for no reason. Now was The time to break it out of its package.

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I used one 3mm piece and airbrushed Clear Blue on the front side.

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On the back, I stuck a piece of silver tape and cut the excess. On the existing clear part, I sanded the convex face to make space for the replacement piece.

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The result is a light-catching head sensor.

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So catchy.

As for my sad excuse for an attempt to post-shade the kit, I decided to use a mixture of Smoke Gray and Super Clear. Being my first shading attempt, I found this method slightly easier than pre-shading. Sadly…

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Disaster strikes.

Life these few weeks has been a whirlwind of activity, mostly originating from school-related stuff (camp, briefings and lots of gambling bidding unluckyness shenanigans). While I admit I have been procrastinating a lot, I found one redeeming reason for my slowness.

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I’ve been looking for this for some time to no avail, and last Sunday when I ran out of paint I went to get supplies and thought of buying some aftermarket decals to plaster the Cherudim with tons of tiny essays and warning labels before chancing upon this.

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2 thoughts on “Another Progress Post”

  1. Funny they included A-Laws decals with the Cherudim. Possible hint at future releases maybe.

    Mind sharing where you source for after market decals?

    1. Yea it’s kinda strange seeing how current A-Laws suits are only available in 1/144 scale.

      For my previously completed Exia, I got a set of decals from samueldecal.com with help from a friend. If you are in Singapore, you can get decals from places like Hobby Point or M Workshop (located in Sunshine Plaza).

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