Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Astray Red Frame: Session 5 & 6
After the hands were done, I finished up by assembling the shoulder pieces and adding in whatever minor panel lines were visibly seen in the stock photo on the back of the manual. Despite the pair of shoulder pieces being small and minimal work, I had a couple of lines already inked early in preparation as I recognized the parts. Others had to wait until they were cut from the sprue. The result was 2 nice looking arms that look a lot more detailed than an painted version. And when they were attached to the body, the model is starting to look increasingly better than before.
Session 6 is looking similar to session 4 with the basic assembly of the arms. I looked over the assembly manual several times to check if the parts I am piecing together are internal or external. I believe that this time I was a bit more aware and cautious to not assemble the parts together as soon as the touch up paint and ink dries. In that respect, I ended up taking longer to finish off one leg completely. I am hoping it is to be worth the extra time to study the parts so that I can make proper panel line inkings to bring out the extra details of this model. Yet after each session, I still wonder just how in the world I will do the two swords that is drawing closer to cutting time.