Custom Gundam Paint Job Looks Like Stained Glass

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Over the years, we’ve seen an array of custom Gundam models. This has to be one of the best.


Gundam model builder Sui transformed a Nu Gundam Clear Version kit by painting the edges of the clear armor black. Sui then painted the panels with water-based clear paint, keeping the necessary transparency to give the model a stained-glass-like effect.

Below you can see before and after photos.

The result is very impressive.

Previously, Sui entered this work in the Gunpla Builders World Cup 2018 and was a finalist in the Japan competition.


No wonder. This is fantastic! Follow Sui on Twitter for more Gundam models.

Tweets and images used with permission.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.



I’ve been toying with the idea of painting any new kits I get, including the one I’m working on now, but I find it so intimidating. Not to mention the amount of tabletop/desktop space it requires that I don’t have (at least that my partner wouldn’t mind me using for hours at a time). This has not helped one bit, but it sure is cool!