Using Mr Crystal Color (Pearl Colour) on Gundam Model
The Brunei HobbyCon 2014 Plamo Challenge is coming in June! I have prepared a Purple MS-06EO Zaku II and a last minute painted Jesta for this contest. Thanks to my fellow toy collecting comrade Johnny, I get to test the Mr Crystal Color, or common known as pearl effect paint on Gunpla.
This is what happened before and after the clear blue coat. Left: Amethyst Purple Only; Right: with Clear Blue.
RGM-96X Jesta Painted Build – Banshee Colour Scheme
Months ago I have primed the Jesta with Mr Surfacer Grey 1200 and spray a coat of Mr Color Black, left it in the box and I forgot about it lol. While finishing my Zaku EO, I have the itch to make another kit so I resume the Jesta Banshee Colour Scheme Project.
Since it is painted in black, I have decided to make it shinny gloss by using the Mr Crystal Color. As a reference, I followed a few steps in Nan Nei’s Banshee. This is what I did:
Tools and Paint
All steps below are done by airbrush:
- Surfacer: Mr Surfacer Grey 1200
- First coat: Mr Color Black (Gloss)
- Second coat: Mr Crystal Colour Amethyst Purple
- Third coat: Gaia Clear Blue
Pearl Colour Paint on my Jesta
The end result is quite fascinating (at least for me). It gaves a nice 3 tones of black (shadow), dark blue (mid tone) and purple blue (highlights).
There will be another WIP post for my second entry, the HGUC 1/144 Jesta – Banshee Colour Scheme. I’ll cover the decal and metal parts there :D. See ya!