Work on the RG RX 78-2 continues with the main body parts cleaned. Continuing with the goal of not painting the kit I tried a couple of new mini sanding/polishing sticks to clean the nubs and the end result is pretty good. After applying the water slides and top coats, I doubt many of the nub marks will be visible even if you know where to look.
Finally some progress. I primed and pre shaded everything over the weekend and applied a black base on the parts that will be painted metallic with Alclad gloss black base. I also used this same paint to do the pre shading.