MG 1/100 MSN-001A1 Delta Plus

All done, and I’m pretty happy with the results.

Just to serve as a recap, the inner frame was primed with a mix of Mr Surfacer 1000 and Mr Color black paint. Over that I painted Alclad II Steel.

For the armour I primed with Alclad II Black Base, Alclad Chrome on top and to seal it off I top coated with Alclad Aqua Gloss. This had the effect of dulling the shine of the chrome a bit but that’s exactly what I was hopping for, since it was far too shiny for my taste.

The darker bits of armour in the chest section are also painted with Chrome but with only a very light mist so more of the black undercoat come trough. I really like how this turned out, and it’s not hard, though you do need to paint in very light layers building up the colour slowly in order to achieve the desired tone and keep it consistent within all the parts.

The blue was achieved with Alclad Transparent Blue over the top coated Chrome, and only these few parts required almost half of  30ml bottle while all the chrome was done with 1/5th to 1/4th of the bottle.

The pistons in the legs are done with Chrome and Titanium Gold.

The decals are from Samuel Decal and these in the shield look fine, but with finer detail as the small lettering on most of the other ones the resolution is crap and they don’t look very good up close, so I opted to use only a few of them in the blue parts.

As I mentioned in a previous post the eyes are somewhat odd. The clear piece for them has the eyes moulded on the inside, so I put some reflective tape on the section of the head behind the part, painted the inside of the piece black around the eyes and airbrushed the outside clear blue. It works far better than I thought it would.

And that’s it :) comments and suggestions are welcome.

Thanks for watching.

4 responses to “MG 1/100 MSN-001A1 Delta Plus

  1. Like the paint job a lot. Have always been impressed with how people create the chrome/metallic effect on their kits. Hope one day i’ll be able to do as good a job as you have done!

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