I’m a big fan of Gundam Wing. For me, it was the series that got me into Gundam as well as anime in general. I’ve been slowly building all of the EW Master Grade kits. Recently, I picked up and worked on the Heavy Arms. I really loved building this kit, but while I was putting it together, I noticed some things.
After building a bunch of the frame and started adding the missiles to the shoulders, I noticed that it was pretty much just one shade of gray. With that in mind, I decided to paint the frame as Gray Metal color to give it a nice metallic look. I wanted the missiles to really stick out so I colored them a nice chrome color. I hand painted the entire frame, as well as the weaponry.
The picture above shows what the job looked like after the first coat of chrome. Not my best, but I’m still learning.
The other feature I really wanted to change was the gatling gun. I went between chome and gunmetal. Which made the gun itself look much more detailed. (See below)
While not my best paint job, I really liked how the gun turned out. The only thing I would change, is making sure that I clean up the seam lines in the gun.
Overall, this is a fantastic model that I would gladly build again. Next, I’ll be working on building a better Crossbone Fullcloth Gundam!