MK44 Queens 'B' Knight

The MK44 Queens 'B' Knight is a variant of the MK44 designed and released as a kit by Takaaki Saito of LoveLove Garden. I was enamored with the design when I saw the first images he posted of the master.

I picked this kit up as a Christmas present to myself at the end of 2017. It took a few months before I could build the kit but it wet together quickly once I started. The Hasegawa MK44 line of kits are a breeze to build and the resin add-ons from the LLG kit make this a unique looking mecha. The only change I made was adding the shoulder armor plates from the GrobberHund Altier to the hull sides and replacing the kit hand with an unused claw from the KingKrote kit. A couple of smoke launchers were drilled out and wires are from 0.015" solder wire.

The model was painted with Tamiya acrylics and weathered with oils, enamels and pigments. I made extensive use of oils to filter the base colors and add some interest.

 

 

 

I only took a handfull of progress shots: The resin pieces were colored to match the injection molded parts from the WhiteKnight Prototype release. I textured parts with Mr Surfacer 500.

 

 

The model was airbrushed with Tamiya acrylcs. I used the hairspray technique to chip the blue paint.