Hi guys! I'd like to present my latest work. This is the MG Exia with the repair parts. This was a shelved project last year since I lost a part in the GN Sword so I had to look for scrap parts before I could resume this.
I painted this kit by weathering specifically by pre shading technique, paint chipping by hairspray technique, enamel wash, pin wash, dry brushed selected parts and used bandai water decals.
Ah by the way, the GN drive isn't weathered since that's been painted last year along with my other MG Exia Ignition Mode.
A little brief History of the Exia Repair from Gundam Wiki:
Gundam Exia Repair is the crudely repaired version of Exia. Due to lack of contact with Celestial Being during the 4 years after their defeat, Exia was never fully repaired from the damage it sustained in combat with Graham Aker and his SVMS-01X Union Flag Custom II. When it reappeared in A.D. 2312, it was in a state of poor maintenance, with most of the damaged areas crudely patched together by its Meister, Setsuna F. Seiei.
The overall damage upon Exia was extensive: The left arm was severed by the GN Flag's beam saber and was never recovered, instead it was replaced with a camouflage sheet that creates the illusion of a cloak. Setsuna reattached Exia's head, but the right-optical-eye remained gutted, it was substituted with a red-glowing optic salvaged from a MSJ-06II-A Tieren Ground Type in its place. As the cockpit was impaled and damaged by the Flag, a scrounged gray cockpit hatch was seen in place of the Exia's original cockpit hatch. As most of its other weapons were discarded in the battle against the GNMS-XCVII Alvaaron, Exia only had access to its broken GN Sword and its right arm's GN Vulcan, leaving it with very little offensive options. It's presumed that Exia Repair posseses the Trans-Am System and its Optical Camouflage, but it is unknown whether these systems are still viable due to the extreme disrepair state of the machine. Because of the Exia Repair's extensive damage and overall limited combat options, Setsuna was forced to rely on his own skills to fend off the new mobile suits fielded by A-Laws.
Pic of the unpainted kit last year:
The painted kit:
some closeup shots: