Hello! Galio here, In this blog post, I want to show how to customize Flauros, adding paint and kitbashing. I would highly recommend for you guys to watch the video first
Read Time: 3 - 5 minutes
Here is the list of tools I used (If you’re from the Philippines you can use the link to buy it)
- Gundam Flauros - LAZADA | SHOPEE
- Scriber - LAZADA | SHOPEE
- Tamiya Thinner - LAZADA | SHOPEE
- Airbrush - LAZADA | SHOPEE
- Airbrush(recommended) - LAZADA | SHOPEE
- Ring light - LAZADA | SHOPEE
- Turntable - LAZADA | SHOPEE
- Tamiya Panel Accent - LAZADA | SHOPEE
- Dymo tape - LAZADA | SHOPEE
- Water Decal - LAZADA | SHOPEE
- Alligator clip - LAZADA | SHOPEE
- Masking tape - LAZADA | SHOPEE
- Tamiya paints - LAZADA | SHOPEE
- Armored komodo paint - LAZADA | SHOPEE
- Pla plate - LAZADA | SHOPEE
- Bosny Flat Clear Coat - LAZADA | SHOPEE
For me, Flauros is one of the hidden gems from Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. This kit is unique unlike any other kit, it has two forms; human form and animal form. It is also complete with weapons. While I’m customizing this kit, I faced several difficulties but I enjoyed customizing it. This is the first time I scribed a complicated design. The technique I used had to be sketched on a piece of paper to check if it’s good on the armor.
What I used:
Here is the list of my scribe parts:
- Arms Armor
CUSTOM PAINT GUN:
For the gun, I thought about painting it silver. I had to search on youtube on how to customize a “Burnt Metal Effect”. This YouTuber named SavageForged Minis showed how to customize the gun and how to paint first with an overlapping layer. This is the first time I did this effect so it is not perfect, there is a lot of room for improvements.
For the color scheme, I think that the color black is a good combination with the gun and this build is like a stealth-type sniper.
Color #2: For the Gun with burnt metal effect
Armored Komodo: Metallic Pearl White
Armored Komodo: Clear Red Paint
Coating #2: Flat
Tamiya top coat flat
Water Decal: RG 1/144 Astray Blue Frame
Apply water decal with hot water use tweezers
Coating #3: Flat
Tamiya top coat flat
Get your GPaint here (click the embed link)! Use coupon code: Galio for a 5% discount! There aren’t many colors in this build to also help a beginner like me to mix colors. Gpaint is already pre-thinned to help with the airbrush.
BEFORE YOU GO
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