I started building the mecha straight out of the box, only little flash removing and filling was done.
What aids to the painting is that you can snap off the limbs and the weapon which makes access to the parts easy.
I wanted the mecha to look as if it has been in heavy use and worn off but with no real battle damage due to its nature being a training unit. The model was primed with black primer and then airbrushed with different browns and yellows. Colors used were Vallejo Model/Gaming range and a few special airbrush colors from Schmincke.
After the airbrushing the model was shaded and then I started with painting chipped off paint with irregular spots of black covered up by silver leaving a thin black rim. Then I made the weathering; the metal parts were made up with rust-brown and some blue shades, the other parts were made up with diferent paints and the Tamiya weathering sets that can be used just like makeup.
Image: Weapons stowed
Image: Left side, deep in thought
Image: From behind
Image: Right/front, hatches open
Image: Left side, hatches open
Image: Prepare to exercise ....