happy hopping wrote:But I have also seen Bhop's work back in gundam.com, and what is color mixing going to do w/ whether this kit is his first MH or not?
It's a resin kit, the color used has nothing to do w/ what the GK looks like.
I never said the color (pink) had anything to do with whether this was his first MH or not. When I said it was very good for a first MH, I was referring to the fact that MH kits in general have a different sort of overall aesthetic from a gundam or military kit. Brighter and more rich colors for MH, more subdued and washed out tones for the average military kit. People tend to weather military kits, and I know bhop weathers gundams as well. But most folks prefer to keep MH clean looking, and I'm glad bhop went in that direction with the B4. MH also have a lot of fine details that need taking care of, and this is no different for the B4. There's the aforementioned blue bits, there's all the delicate gold detailing on the chest, there's the work on the eyes.... there's just a lot of small things that someone might miss if they didn't pay attention to the source material closely. Also, I know bhop has done a couple resin kits before (mostly figures I think?), but this is probably his first resin mecha of such complexity, and it looks like he handled the building process well. There's a lot to finishing a kit besides choosing the right color (I shouldn't have to explain this).
If I were trying to match the official color, and it doesn't come close, I would just screw it and totally change to a completely different color, as long as the color looks nice.
Well, that's you... and when you build your kits, you can do it that way. This is bhop's kit, and he thinks his color is fine, so that's what matters. If he was entering a FSS-only contest of some kind, it might matter... but this is just a friendly gathering of FSS builders. So there's no reason to nitpick.
I would point out that batman's LED B4 is a very similar color.
http://batman2001.cool.ne.jp/gallery/FS ... ges/p1.htm