Hey all! Just got ahold of a Mynock kit - figured I would post some pics as I build. This kit is very detailed, Its scary cutting into it and buffing.... Well worth the wait though.
I have a couple of parts Im awaiting from Taras - the helmet back etc, but figured I would get moving as far as I could!
I trimmed and cut everything for the most part this weekend, and started the polishing.
Little clean up on the mask - some small resin bits throughout the lines and curves, nothing a hobby knife can't handle!:
Almost there! I have to airbrush in the black for the inset areas, then steel wool the raised areas:
I went with the 220 grit sand paper followed by 000 and then 0000 steel wool. It didnt give me the gleam I wanted so went with some silver leaf Rub and Buff. That brought out a very metallic shine - almost too much... I will have to weather it down with some 0000 wool once I apply the acrylic wash...
Here is a before and after rub and buff - which one has been buffed? =P
Here is some progress from today: