I bought the HeavyArms EW-03 HG Variant for $13 with free 2 day shipping off Amazon for one and only one purpose. To try out new things.
I knew it was going to look like crap stock. This unit is over a decade old(1998) and so I grabed all my markers, sharpees(fine point), and sand paper to get this thing going.
I was going for more wear and tear instead of actual battle damage. My pics show (some) before and after pics before wear and tear scrapping, penciled 'oil/scrape' stains and panelling lines and what not. I do have a Soldering iron and thought about battle damage, but that will have to wait another day. I have spent over 10 hours on this build already and am dead tired of gunpla.
This build stock only had two colors painted onto the runners. The Dark blue and pure white. Nothing else(except for the stickers). So of course, add in panneling, exhaust staining of the legs, friction and hits to the ground scrapes etc and my gunpla was complete.
This is my first time doing this. Let me know how I did guys and recommend new stuff to try next time if you can.
I personally am quite proud of my work, and especially how good I got a unit first released in 98 to look.
I will appreciate comments!