Targeting and Firing.
Okay, yes different series, but still. The cockpit (targeting) and the Buster Rifle (firing) are the features of the day. I don't know why I like to paint the cockpit details on MG, I never display them opened, and you can almost never see the details even when the hatch is opened all the way. I guess it's just satisfaction of knowing it's done.
This is a pretty typical cockpit unit with a panel on either side for displays and various controls switches at the arms of the seat.
I painted the screens bright blue and some of the seat a blue-gray.
Added a few details to the controls with a fine tipped brush.
Pilot figure (originally all white) Heero Yuy all set to go in his... erm... pilot suit? Sure! Tank top, shorts, gym shoes; it's all you need when you're rocketing out of control in a giant transforming mech, blowing up nuclear powered enemy mechs, entering Earth's atmosphere, and taking a beating from an enemy ace!
I forgot to take a before shot, but the handle and canisters are the original color. I used a mix of Arctic Blue and Chrome Silver to paint the Buster Rifle.
I Like the way the color turned out for the Buster Rifle. This is pretty close to the extent of which I painted on this one. In fact I've been OOBing a lot lately, but my October Model-A-Month project, I knew was going to take a lot out of me. But those posts are a ways off, yet.
Should be finishing up in the next post.
Until Next Time: Happy Building!