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!!