Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Insides and small details.

Today I am posting about how I handled painting X's internal parts. Yes, I know that you can't see them unless you actually disassemble the model kit but, I am a little ocd.

Here we have X's chest and his Micro fusion fuel tank.
The original piece was completely black. I used a technique called dry brushing to get a work battle look. To get the same effect I did, dip your brush into silver metallic paint and brush a piece of paper or a towel until almost nothing comes off. Then start brushing X's body until the details on his chest and legs start coming out nicely.

Brushed metallic details are the best in this case.

To get the fiery red look on his Fuel tank, I used some sparkling gem paint mixed with Red Metallic paint with a small brush and carefully painted his chest.

Before we can continue, there are three things you will need.

These gems are for the discharge vent in X's buster. 5MM will fit.

These alligator clips are for holding up pieces.

This Testors gloss cote will seal your model kit nicely once you have finished painting.

Next up are the details on X's helmet and his crotch armor.
Here I have placed one of the red gems inside of the buster. It fits quite nicely and will hold with some superglue.
Once again I have mixed Red gem paint with red metallic to create the gem effect.

Use a tiny brush and some black metallic paint for this procedure. Don't forget to utilize your stands.
After one more coat of paint, My X will be ready for his closeup! How about yours?

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mega Man X....2

Okay. Production is a little slow. But hey, this is my hobby and I'll take as much time as I want. Today's post is a little different, but thats okay because it is still related. I'm gonna take this time to make a point about the IRON Buster series. If any of you have had the opportunity to own the original of one of these then you know that they come with REAL steel ball projectiles.

Observe: Sorry about the craptacular picture, I had to use my DSi.

These things are deadly! They are fired by depressing the two levers on either side. The steel ball goes flying out of the end of the buster and goes pretty far. Well anyways, I didn't paint this yet but I will be painting it(among other things!) for my special project on this kit. Can you guess what I will be using this for? Nevermind, I was going to make it into an led buster but, I have decided to go a different route. Make it as close to X as I can get it. More to come, SOON.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Custom X

I haven't really ever seen a blog or website out there about Custom Rockman/Mega Man figures. They are kinda rare to come by even on hobby sites. So here I will detail the process I am using to paint my figures and bring them to life.


This is the X mold from the Mega Armor series. First I used super clean to strip him. I just wanna take a second to say this stuff works great for stripping old paint from your figures.

The final result of the stripping process:

As you can see the pieces are nice and clean.

Here I have started the painting process:

I used a camel hair brush and started with a thin coat of paint. I am using Deco art paint. Dazziling metallics brand ice blue color. It's starting to turn out very shinny and metallic looking.

Here we have a comparison shot of the other foot:

Note that by the time I am finished the brush strokes won't be as noticable. This is with only one coat of paint. But you can clearly see that the metallic paint looks much better than the standard color of the feet.
More updates in time, This is a work in progress!!