So, I have what seems like 20 Iron Man kits sitting in my closet. Figured I'd take the simpler one out for a spin, that one being the monochromatic MK II armor, and use it as a training piece to gear up for other Iron Mans....Iron Men....whatever. I normally don't do in progress stuff, but hey, maybe it will make me actually complete a kit, and its fun to document along the way as a change of pace. Anyways, here's the WIP shots:
Getting him stripped of the chrome plating, so that I can actually sand and hide seams. Having him chrome plated means any amount of seam hiding and/or sanding will ruin the chrome job anyway, so best to start from scratch.
Primed up to tell where the seams even are. That clear plastic makes assembly and seam work near impossible.
I know most people would do this build in stages, but I'm trying to cut down on paint time, as cleaning my airbrush is drudgery, and a lot of the builds I've seen have left the seam down the sides of the torso, so I was thinking build up first, then putty and sand, even if its a little more difficult to reach. More to come!