So sorry for the lack of updates, but I decided to pop in to make a quick follow-along project.
This Torohachi kit was originally from the Bandai Summer Customize Campaign Parts (set F). I really just wanted this petite MS and not the weapons it came with so I'm selling those off later.
I started by removing excess plastic under its arms with a pin vise, so that most of the arm would be free-hanging. I didn't fill the gaps behind the propellant tank/ thrusters however since I wanted to finish this paintjob quickly.
I didn't have any construction yellow so I mixed one up with white, dark/sand yellow, and a bit of orange.
It was at this point that I decided to get the dome out of the way first so I can just paint the details later. I used Vallejo Model color dark blue, Model Air White, and Model Air Dark Grey-Blue for this, thinned down with pledge wipe and shine, and used 5/0 and 00 brushes to apply them.
...then adding a bit of white to the dark blue...
...and increasing the lightness of the dark blue by adding white, until it was a really pale sky blue...
Lastly, I gave the Torohachi a dark-brown panel wash and flat coat, and several more coats of gloss to the dome (after the first layer dried overnight)
View the full Gallery Here: Moki Plamo-1/144 TOLRO-800