RE/100 MSN-04 “Custom Colour” Nightingale – 04

As I had been doing the engines for the legs recently it made total sense to make and paint the waist side pieces at the same time using the same colours for the engines and the vernier nozzles.

RE/100 Nightingale waist side units and engines completed
As I had been doing the engines for the legs, it made sense to make and paint the waist side pieces at the same time.

The “knee” joint and upper thigh of the Nightingale do not have a lot of parts, but for some detailing effect the simulated covers for the knee were filled and very carefully sanded so as not to remove too much of the lines, then painted in a pale light rubber colour. These units then just push into the lower leg sections.

RE/100 Nightingale lower legs engine vernier detail.
Completed lower legs on the RE/100 Nightingale completed

The hip joint can be seen, so instead of just a aluminium or gun metal finish I went with a pale gold colour over a satin black primer to produce a not too shiny effect as in my view that would not look correct. Now all the leg pieces are complete the feet, lower and upper leg together with the hip just push into place, but i made sure I was careful not to scratch any of the paint surfaces.

RE/100 Nightingale legs now completed
Completed legs for the Nightingale now ready for the rest of the Bandai Nightingale.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *