HGUC SCHUZRUM GALLUSS – PART 2: PRIMING

Back armor of the HGUC Schuzrum Galluss primed.

Back armor of the HGUC Schuzrum Galluss primed.

I broke down all the parts for the HGUC Schuzrum Galluss into four groups which I will work on separately throughout the construction of the kit.

The four groups are main armor plates, secondary armor plates with inner frames, mine weaponry, and extra weapons with leftover inner frame.

As you can see above I’ve already finished priming, using Taimya’s gray surface primer, the back skirt armor of the kit which belongs to the secondary armor plates with inner frames group. I’ve also primed the main armor plates.

I’m hoping to finish spray painting those two groups with light blue, dark blue and gunmetal grey paint sometime early this week.

Foot of the HGUC Schuzrum Galluss primed. The front portion of the foot is supposed to be red while the rest is blue. This is accomplished by using a red sticker which I'm not exactly thrilled about, and will be doing some masking in order to paint the portion red.

Foot of the HGUC Schuzrum Galluss primed. The front portion of the foot is supposed to be red while the rest is blue. This is accomplished by using a red sticker which I’m not exactly thrilled about, and will be doing some masking in order to paint the portion red.

In addition, I’ll also have to do some masking on the main and secondary armor plating for a few parts, specifically the red parts and light bluish-gray tubing. The color separation for a few parts of the kit is a bit disappointing since the red colored armor parts of the kit use stickers. Now I’ve used stickers before to do color separation on Gundam kits, but this time around it feels a bit lazy on Bandai’s part.

The front portion of the feet is red and the model comes with red stickers in order to achieve the color separation between the rest of the foot which is blue.

The tubing on the knee is also molded with the inner frame. Perhaps I’m asking a bit too much since this is only an HG kit, but nevertheless it means more work on my part which I’m fully invested in doing since the end result looks terrific, but it would have been nice if Bandai had color separated the kit a bit more diligently.

Other than that I’m not seeing any other problems so far.

As I’ve stated before I’ve purchased two Panzerfaust from Kotobukiya to beef up the weaponry on the Schuzrum Galluss, and I just recently got in some decals to make the kit a bit more detailed.

My next step will be color spray painting the main and secondary armor plates with some inner frames, and priming the mine weaponry (which comprises of a lot of parts due to 14 mines included with the kit) and the rest of the inner frames and additional weapons(the Panzerfaust).

HGUC Schuzrum Galluss main armor plates primed.

HGUC Schuzrum Galluss main armor plates primed.

HGUC Schuzrum Galluss secondary armor plates and some inner frame pieces primed.

HGUC Schuzrum Galluss secondary armor plates and some inner frame pieces primed.

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