MG ガンダムエクシア 製作その⑫ 【武装】 MG Gundam Exia – WIP 12– [Weapons]
April 12, 2017
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The weapons are always what I build last for any model and this MG Gundam Exia was no exception. The blue parts for the armors and weapons were painted on separate occasions, so I was quite surprised at how I was able to mix the exact same color without any trouble. The color, or more accurately the texture, of the frame pieces for the weapons though, was harder to match with the rest of the body, which was originally painted many years ago.
Nevertheless, my efforts were successful and I am very satisfied with how the weapons turned out.
The paints I used for the frame color and also the blades really do not get captured by the camera well. Regardless of how it looks in photos, in person it looks great and I like it. The blade also has a really nice metallic sheen that is difficult to show off.
The shield that often gets tossed away in combat and therefore, I knew I wouldn’t display my Exia with the shield on very often. Still, I put effort into painting it up properly. The panel lining on the white piece was especially time consuming.
Lastly, the Long GN Blade and the Short GN Blade. Personally, I am not a fan of these swords’ design. Not to mention mounting these swords onto the hip will restrict the legs’ articulation quite severely. For displaying my Exia, I will likely stick to the light loadout of just using the GN Sword and Beam Sabers.