Bandai 1/100 MG MSN-0100 Hyaku-Shiki (Ver.1.0) 8~ painting and a little more work

 I noticed that I forgot to up the article about the painting.

 After I finished all modification and surface treatment, all parts are ready for paint. All parts were set to painting clips.



I painted all the parts black first. This will be the basis for the gold paint.



 Then I painted it in gold.



 Once the paint is dry, it's time to assemble.





 Be careful not to tip the paint when assembling.



 Fit the armor into the frame.




 Assemble the upper arms in the same way.




 The arms are complete when the upper and lower arms are docked.


 It's a lot of fun because once I finish painting, I can keep putting it together.



 That's all for today.


 Next , I will assemble it further.

Bandai 1/100 MG MSN-0100 Hyaku-Shiki (Ver.1.0) Part 7

 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.


Bandai 1/100 MG MSN-0100 Hyaku-Shiki (Ver.1.0) 6 ~panel line(free hand) and hands

Now, I've finished the major work, I'm going to start adding details.

Add a panel line to each part. First, draft it with a mechanical pencil.



Trace the draft line several times with a snap-blade knife to make a scratch.



 Use a knife to slightly deepen the grooves along with that scratch.




Use that groove as a guide and use the chisel to carve the panel lines.



This way, I was able to carve the panel lines without a guide such as a straightedge.



However, it is easier to carve long straight lines by using Dymo tape as a guide.


Apply the Dymo tape and lightly carve the panel lines, then peel off the tape and deeply re-carve.




 By the way, there are no hands on the full-body photo I posted last time. Because I had been wondering what to do with the hands for a long time.

 If I use the kit's hands as is, I'll feel it exactly like a robot.



 So, I made a rather drastic choice. 

 The MG is a 1/100 scale, but I decided to use 1/144 scale hands.

 Now, the hand I'm going to use has no movement with the fingers spread out, so I'm going to cut and bend each joint of the fingers to give it an expression.



Carefully cut with an etching saw.



I flexed the fingers as if it is grabbing a weapon and re-glued it.



 This is fine for the hand modifications but I forgot to take a picture to show the difference.

 I may take another comparison picture when the kit is finished.




There's still some work to be done, but I'll start painting next.



Bandai 1/100 MG MSN-0100 Hyaku-Shiki (Ver.1.0) Part 5 ~Modification of the torso (waist)

 Last time, I progressed to the point where I finished the most troublesome work.


 I thought this was the end of a major revision, but there was a bit more that bothered me. I feel like the body of the kit is a little too short.

 I think extending the waist area a bit would make the overall figure look slimmer.

 I wanted to leave a joint with the waist, so I detached the bottom of the torso and extended it with a plastic plate.


 The cockpit hatch has been extended as well.


 The front armor was extended at the bottom for the same reason.



 For the arms, the armor of the lower arm was partially cut off.


 I think this also has the effect of making the arms look slimmer.


 Then I replaced the power pipe with a metal pipe.



 I think all major revisions have been made.

 So let's put the parts together and check how much has been changed since the very beginning.


 This is the kit assembled according to the instructions.



 this is the ones that have completed a lot of modifications.



 front view






 Of course, I prefer the after one.




I'll continue to work on more details next time.



Bandai 1/100 MG MSN-0100 Hyaku-Shiki (Ver.1.0) part 4~foot modification

Today's topic is only foot modifications.

 I made the feet narrower. It looks very simple but took a good amount of time. Because the foot is made up of so many parts. I have to cut all the parts and remove the same amount of plastic from each part and reattach them.

 We need to be very careful to check to remove the glue line around the reattach area.


 The left side is normal assembling and the right side is after modified.



 it looks very slim now.


 That's it for today. : )


 Next : modifying the torso (waist).


Bandai 1/100 MG MSN-0100 Hyaku-Shiki (Ver.1.0) Part 3 ~Body and shoulders modification


 The last time, I have done some modifications for the head and face.



 I modify the body(chest) part and shoulders this time.


 The assembles kit part.


 This part is also made very nice. it is good to go with it without any modifications, but I would like to make it a little narrower. 

 I cut the end surface for both right and left sides and cut out some amount of the body. Then re-attached both ends.

 you may recognize how much different from the picture below. 


 It may not a big difference, but these small changes will make a difference once all work has done, I believe,,, I hope.



 I add some styrene sheet to make the shoulders bigger.


 the left side is a modified one.


 I set the head and the shoulders on the body and check the shape and the balance using backlight.


 I think the silhouette looks closer to Nagano-mecha like FSS.




 modification of the legs.

Bandai 1/100 MG MSN-0100 Hyaku-Shiki (Ver.1.0) Part 2 ~Head, Face modification

 I started the model kit build from the head. Because this might be the hardest work from the entire work.

 This is the head just built as following the original instructions.




 it is made very well. Just looks Hyaku-shiki.

 But, I would like to change this Hyaku-shiki kit more like Nagano-mecha look.  I have to modify this very nice kit.

 First, I duplicated the clear eye parts with clear resin and carved the parts to make it twin eyes. 


 (the original part)




 it is very hard to see but this is a carved clear resin part. I tried to make it like FSS type mecha.


 I shaped a face mask shorter and smaller, too. 


 The Nagano-Mecha always has a very small face. : )


 Also, I changed the angle of the Forehead(? I don't know how I can call). It covers eyes and made them smaller and sharp. I add epoxy putty to form for maching  with the head parts.



 I modified main camera on top of the head to make it lower.



 The antenna is shaped thin look loke blade type.



 All modified is finished roughly.



 I think it looks a lot of difference.


 again. this is the original.


 That is all about it today.



 Modification of the body and shoulders.