Models made by Airbrushheaven staff

Models made by Airbrushheaven staff

Friday, 26 August 2016

1/48 Zaku II - Part 8

Only these small sections to go now.

The side skirt armour was primed & painted with the lighter UK Azure Blue to match the front & rear armour.
The hands for the Zaku come in various designs to use with or without the rifle.  At this stage, I had not decided which to have, so cleaned up & primed all the parts for the hand & the protective armour.

The hand armour were painted in the darker blue to blend with the arm armour & the actual fingers sprayed with Gun Metal.
The rifle comes in various sections, so these were glued & sanded, but not put together at this stage.   To give some subtle shading effects for the rifle instead of doing all the priming in Gloss Black I did the handle, magazine & targeting sight in grey.
The handle, magazine & targeting sight were sprayed with Exhaust Manifold & the body & barrel in Gun Metal Grey.
The lens for the sight was given some Ammo Of Mig clear Orange on the inside & when dry pushed into place.
The gun now just fits together & the 2-tone shading now comes into its own.
The 2 parts for the right hand clip over the trigger & grip, then the back armour clip on the outside. The rifle is now ready to go on the Zaku.
All that is now left to do is to push the pre made arms, legs & head onto the torso & connect up the gun & there you have it, one vary large & blue Zaku II.