Zoids ♛ Redler Royal Guard Ver.
I love all flying zoids. Y’all should know this if you follow me because of my general love for aviation but also birds, but it definitely means I have a big ol’ bias towards these babies.
This original Redler is an OJR Academy release, which means it’s complete with a Japanese box with a sticker on it to say it’s being distributed by Academy, and a Korean version of the Zoids Fan Book Vol. 1 and instructions in place of the JP ones. I got him quite cheap with a full on OKR Academy Snipe Master from a lovely seller, and decided that instead of keeping the kit plain with general detailing since it’s very small and very basic in shapes/design to go a little crazy.
So when I was up with techno4tomcats helping out with Project Kitty, I started to paint in filigree onto the body of this kit, while also redoing all the legs, feet, vents, and tail blade in gold, since it looks so much better with the kit’s purple than the standard slate grey it comes with.
In addition to that I attacked the smoke-clear wings with ラメGold panel lining; because it’s a lamé marker it is just rich with glitter sparkles. This means that it has an orange-gold colour in general but when it’s in the sun the wings have seriously bright flashings of sparkling gold that offset the near blinding gleam from the filigree and legs. Basically this is the pimp my ride version of a Redler. It also looked a lot better than just leaving them plain since there is a lot of detail work in the clear that is hard to see due to the choice of moulding colour.
All in all a very fun little project to do between HMM builds and D-Style repaints. Welcome to the airforce kiddo.