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.
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.
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.
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?