For my kits I usually do more than one coat of primer, with the first a very thin and rough coat.
You could see the original colors of the Prototype Gouf in some of the parts and some excess paint in others which I usually clear up during or before the second coat of primer.
One thing that I really like about High Grades is the very little painting and time it takes to clean the parts up and get straight to painting.
Don’t get me wrong, the Master Grades kits are wonderful and are worth it when the end product turns out to be spectacular, but it just takes so much time and money to do.
I think from here on out, I will be concentrating on High Grades especially since the most recent ones, specifically The Origin kits, are a bit of a step up compared to previous High Grades. The advancements in the articulation, and the inclusion of some really nice stickers has me hooked.
Ever since I started building the kits, I’ve started to watch the original Mobile Suit Gundam series. I first attempted a while ago to watch it, but the animation was just a distraction. It’s very old and rough but what do you expect for a series that debuted in the late 1970s. Watching Gundam: The Origin before I delved in the original series (Not recommended) had me curious as to who these characters were. I also watched the movie versions of the original series which helped tremendously get me into the series as well as form my interest into the Zeon mobile suits like the Zaku and Gouf.
This prototype Gouf kit is my first Gouf and won’t be my last.
Prototype Gouf’s included machine gun. You could see the small bit of putty around the connection areas for the hand and the secondary handle. I’ve learned the hard way NOT to paint these. I have had some moving parts that just stick forever or won’t move since they’re painted.
The base part of the Prototype Gouf’s shield. First coat of primer with some cleanup work left to do.