Today, I would like to share some minor work.
The Hyakushiki has a distinctive cylinder on the shins.
This is the stock part.
I wanted to change the plastic shaft to metal. I was looking for the same diameter stainless steel rod with the kit part, but I could not find something to fit.
Then, I went to a Daiso (Japanese $1.50 store) to find something I can use it for. I found a kind of tea strainer and I cut the handle of the strainer and take the stainless steel shaft that has the same diameter.
(this is the strainer)
I cut the shaft and polished it.
this is the stock cylinder shaft.
I replace it with a stainless steel shaft.
set the unit to the shin.
I started a fine paint job.
This is the back of the back skirt.
I use Valevo model color with a hand brush. Valevo colors are very easy to apply with a brush.
I have not had the chance to try Citadel Paints, but I heard it is very good for brush painting as well. I would like to try Citadel soon.
That's it, today.
I am going to start assembling some main parts next.