This is my very first Bandai model. I finished the assembling of this RG Zaku-II earlier than the AT-ST and the Tie fighter. However, the painting was done months later.
Actually, at the very beginning, I even had the thought that leave the model as it initial assembled status. The finish of the painting of the AT-ST gave me some courage and made me had an idea of what a robot could look like. So, the painting was proceed weeks after the AT-ST.
I used a new way to paint this one. Using black primer as the base, I used tiny red spots to cover the surface of the armor gradually from the center to the edge, which gave a good looking contrast of the highlight and the shade, and also made the edges of the armor more conspicuous. Moreover, the black base also made the metal effect more eye-catching.
The AT-ST had been finished 1-2 months before I finally got some time to make the diorama. It was a long time waiting, some of the material that I prepared for the diorama even went moldy during this time, so I was unable to put everything in this diorama, what a pity.
Anyway, this is my first try, all the data will be stored and reviewed. All the experience will finally turn into the upgrade, in the future. At least, I hope so, 🙂