Build Day...This thing build like a dream. The instructions are pretty clear and the model is VERY well done. Hardly any mold lines too. Super easy and very customizable. They show you in the instructions where not to put glue, and you should pay attention to that. I decided to build mine with the body and Melta gun facing to the right a bit, I like the look of it. The only things I left moveable were the arms, the ion shield and the stubber.
The painting days are after the jump break...
Paint - Day One
All I got done that night was to basecoat the skeleton with Badger Minitaire Gun Alloy metallic paint. I know, the GW literature says to use Leadbelcher, but I like the minitaire gun alloy better. It has a very bright metal look, but it has the slight blue tint that makes it look more like metal. Some important tips here, don't spray a heavy coat!!! Use very light coats of this stuff, otherwise it pools up. Also, spray it at a slightly higher PSI than you might be used to (I used 28 PSI).
Paint - Day Two
Paint - Day Three
The skeleton is done. The weapon arms still need to be finished but I'm calling it done except for final details.
Well, that’s it for now... stay tuned for the thrilling (I hope) conclusion, and maybe a cliffhanger or two...