Kobu Kai for Iris

This is a limited-edition chromed kit that includes an exclusive figure. Unfortunately Wave's chroming job was pretty bad, and worse, the chrome stripped right off whenever it was touched by glue or putty (in some places it even fell off by lightly brushing the part with a fingertip...). So I puttied the kit like any other kit and then painted it using Mr. Color Mr. Metal Color Gold (wonderful stuff), buffed it up using a soft cloth, and then applied a clear coat. Being hand-brushed the result isn't as good as when such a color is applied with an airbrush, but it's still the best gold finishing I've ever had.

The figures turned out a lot better than my last 1/24 figure...