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Part 2 - Bandai 1/60 Gundam Exia Out-of-the-box build - The Legs

Continue with the legs on the Exia out-of-the-box build. Since it is out-of-the-box build, I decide to use the original sticker that comes with it. A lot of other people will just paint it dark green, or smoke green the transparent part to cover it up. I, however, think the sticker with the line design is very pleasing.

Here is another shot of the middle leg part. It is shadowed with Tamiya XF-1 and lines in the middle is sanded down (except the middle part that is going to be covered).

The light blue part is stock (from the box) soft PVC part.

Here is a shoot of the stickers that come with it.

Test fit the left leg.

A side shoot of the leg. The white parts are also shadowed. For all the while parts, the procedure goes something like this:

  1. Prime
  2. Glossy white based color
  3. Panel line with enamel black paint
  4. Shadow with tamiya black X-1 or XF1
  5. Top coat (semi-glossy)

Actually, the parts are panel lined, but are too light. If there is none, you will only see a bunch of white on the leg. In any case, I will redo the panel line to make it darker.


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