“Dear Winter, you suck.” to quote Lupes. Really though, winter is such an un-gunpla-friendly (gunpla-unfriendly?) season. It’s not cold enough here to snow where I can stay home and build models with some free time but it’s not warm enough (nor dry enough) where I can finish the very last process of my project: Topcoating. I’m 100% done with my MG Destiny and I REALLY look forward to reviewing it but I ran into some disaster today while trying to topcoat the parts.
By luck, I was able to finish one whole wing. Look at how matte it is :D. But all subsequent parts following this one either had a bit of the topcoat pooled up on the edges or silvered/frosted, leaving me to fix a few one of them (the other wing, one shoulder, and the beam rifle) -_-;. I kept a good 6 inch distance for spraying instead of point blank (my usual way) but even that was no good. I can’t be too far because there was also heavy wind changing the course of the chemical left and right… -_-;;
Got a tip from Ren before about using a hair dryer to speed up the drying process and it works wonder! But alas, the pooling and stuff happens at the time of the spray >_<. It didn’t matter that I had the dryer right behind the door so I could quickly blow dry it as soon as I get back into the house. Now I’m thinking of maybe setting up a little corner with newspaper in the bathroom (where there is ventilation) to spray the stuff and invest in a respiratory mask (they are expensive!). It doesn’t take much of those fume to get one all jittery and/or nauseated ^^;. Anyway, I’ll have to hold off on reviewing any topcoated model review for now… until at least spring. Damn. Well, I’ll still try to topcoat some parts whenever I see fit to do so.
While there might be no MG reviews, I still have a lot of other contents planned for you all… stay tuned ^^;.