The GP02 is the main enemy mech for the first half of the 0083 Star Dust Memory Series ^^ It is also the first Gundam series that got me started on loving the mecha genre! I bought this a few months back from Hobby Point at Kovan. Couldn’t resist getting him in my collection 😀 Why start now? Because of these 2 posts made by fellow bloggers Rockleelotus and Katsuden! They reminded me how much I love this series. Well this will be a simple snap fit but I am going to detail as much as possible with Gundam markers, time to show one of my favorite mobile suits some love hehe..
I won’t be using stickers for this build. I’ll try to avoid any if possible. So lets start with the eyes. I use a black pilot marker to paint the surrounding black first.
Then paint a base white coat on the lens.
Followed by a layer of metallic green 😀
Instead of using yellow as indicated in the instructions, I substitute it with the very versatile gold color. Gives a better metallic look. And man, I love the details the put in the head….
Used grey gundam markers for the top head vent.
After scrapping of the excess paint with my art knife, I panel lined and different parts.
For V fins I always like them sharp. I’ll cut off the excess plastic on the back of the fin. This is one mod I will always do as it is a very simple mod but it works wonders on aesthetics! Minimum work, maximum results!
After cutting the back.
Fwah, they even engrave the number 02 on the back pack!
Well thanks to the two post by fellow bloggers Rockleelotus and Kastuden, looks like I am gonna finish this beast of a moblie suit. Wait till you see the cannon…oh as good thing comes in 2’s
GP02 meet your SD Sangokuden GP02 SonsakuVersion!!!
Till the next post!