Build MG Strike Freedom Gundam cheaply
tag. I decided to find my way to create my own 'gold'.
Out of the box
This is how the original color of the gold parts which looks more like yellow brown. I bought a cheap gold spray paint 'Arrow Brand' at rm12.90.
I saw many was saying never use cheap spray paint on plastic toys as it would melt the plastic. It's true for some brand such as 'TOA Spray'(rm6.50). Do not use this brand for plastic! The other brand such as 'Anchor' and 'Arrow Brand'(rm7.50~rm13) still consider ok if you shake it well before use. You could easily found those from hardware shop nearby your neighbourhood.
So I spray ...
and spray ..
spray and let it dry under the sun..
Not removing parts from the runners before coat it with paint << obviously a cheap and lazy way of assembling a Gunpla.
A passenger visible
more parts to build up the chest
door fully close with the passenger inside
parts of the head
in fact I forgot to stick on the decal on the eye before put them all together
piece and pieces of the hand
how it looks after put em on
notice the different after panel lining on the fingers with Gundam Marker?
Tada.. upper body assembled together..
both long leg after panel lining
the side gun weapon
some panel line on the body lower torso can't be reached by GM01 200
all body parts before it come together
after all part united
the wing is on the way..
the blue looks quite sharp with black and gold
2 pairs of wing (looks like chicken wings)
wings attached together and ready to be worn by it's master
it's quite hard to stand firmly after put the wings on.. gotta lean against something for this shot.. hmm still something missing? yes.. weapons!
this is it.. beam saber and beam rifles.
done with all the spray painting and panel lining.. what else?
applying decals.. Strike freedom comes with Dry Transfer decal and Sticker decal. it might take some effort for those who couldn't understand Japanese to do this job.
for beginner, Dry Transfer decal might need some knowledge on the applying method. I found out that this type of decal needs cellophane tape to hold it to the correct position before scratch it any suitable tool.
with appropriate amount of pressure, the decal would stick on successfully like a tattoo and the tape could be remove away
Finally, it's ready for action!
with the beam shield on, Strike Freedom is wearing everything it got now
ok now Strike Freedom is ready for action..
both rifle could be attached together to be a long beam cannon which is said to be more powerful in range and output.
similar to the beam rifles, both beam sabers could be combined together too
a samurai move
Kame hame Ha!
Arrghh.... The Super Strike Freedom!