When GB announce he was going to hold a weathered kit contest I knew I had to sign up. It's been a while since I've weathered a kit, and I really needed a contest, build off or something to get me motivated to build another.
The deadline for the kit is pretty tight (roughly a month) and I don't want to half-ass a kit. Fortunately I had a White Ogre Zaku squirreled away.
Starting with some of the small details first.
No blunt spikes here. By adding a bit of putty to the tip of each spike I was able to sharpen each spike to a nice point.
The Ogre's complete (for the most part). I ordered some parts from Gentei from other Zaku 2.0s to set mine apart.
Time to beat him up. I'm using this little ball bit on a dremel to gouge and scrape away thin bits of armor. My goal is to scratch the Zaku up just a bit, I don't want the mobile suit to looks like it's been blown away by the 78-2.
Wear and tear, and glancing blows.
Tis only a flesh wound.
The kit is currently soaking in soapy water. I already have a color scheme picked out, so after a bit of pre-shading I'll paint the kit, decal/panel line then follow it up with a few layers of weathering and paint chipping.