My second time working on Mega Size Gunpla whereby my first experience was working on Gundam RX-78-2, belonging to Leon (Open The Toy). Previously, I only assisted Leon to add some panel lines and top-coating. This time around, I am again honoured to handle another Mega Size Gundam RX-78-2 and rejoiced that this is not just an ordinary Gunpla but an exclusive kit for ANA (All Nippon Airways) with the blue and baby blue colors.
In the past, I heard that this Gunpla was only offered to passengers flying with ANA and whoever order must have a residing address in Japan. This made the Gunpla really hard-to-attain and whoever dear for it, would have to pay a premium price. Anyway, this isn't mine but Stanley's, who had straight built the said Gunpla and I'm just helping to do some touch-up. I must admit that this is the first time, I had handled such big water-slide decals. Trust me! they are really HUGE.
I had used pencil to draw panel lines on the white area and marker on the coloured parts. During the process, I had also trimmed and filed off some of the protruded parts, before my usual way of spraying a layer of matt topcoat. Something extra I did was painting the elbow with some gold, taking the idea of RG and some silver paint on the thrusters on the backpack to add contrast. The beam rifle was sprayed with flat black before dry-brushing with silver paint (Mr Colour No.8 in this instance). I'm very grateful to master kenny for imparting the dry brushing technique. Never know simple technique such as this can produce amazing metallic look to the appearance of the rifle.