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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Liger Zero Schneider


Introduction:

I remember watching the Zoids TV show when I was a teenager; but, it must not have left much of an impression because I had forgotten about it until recently. For those interested some Zoids episodes are available on YouTube. For those not in the know the Liger Zero is sort of like the Strike Gundam. It is able to change out its armor & equipment to change its role on the battlefield; and the armor packs feature similar roles. The Schneider armor featured on this model focuses on close range combat; while the J├Ąger enhances speed and mobility, and the Panzer is all about long range firepower.

Kit Talk:

I built and painted this kit for a friend in exchange for a kit; He had a few requests for the build including a stock color scheme and some weathering. I mixed all of the colors in the kit as close as I could to the ratios in the back of the manual. The Liger Schneider is mostly molded in color, however there were more than a few instances of parts needing extensive masking to break the parts into their correct colors.

I applied Tamiya Weathering Model Master and Vallejo desert dust wash in several light layers and slowly built up the grime on the kit. The weathering scheme on the kit becomes lighter as it works up from the feet; with darker and heavier layers of dirt on the feet and lighter white sand towards the top of the model.

Overall this was a good build and I'm quite happy with the way the kit and weathering turned out.


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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

WIP: Liger Zero Schneider

If you don't currently follow me on Google+ consider checking it out and subscribing. Google+ is where a lot of my minor and off topic content ends up. Below are a collection of posts from Google+ assembled to show the WIP for the Liger Zero!


I started this WIP off with a video. I wanted to show off some of the successes and frustrations of the kit in it's early stages.



That same night I showed off the first big bundle of primed parts. Like always I'm using Mr. Surfacer 1200. In this photo the small bundle at the bottom were the parts that came out correctly molded. The larger pile required additional sanding to clean up edges and flashing.