This kit is a repaint of my Shiki. The original was built and only the non-chrome parts were panted. The kit was also hand painted using Mr. Color paints. The progress of this kit are detailed in the Shiki Progress page. I decided to recolor this kit as well. Since this kit was originally chrome, I felt that a metallic finish would suit it. I dropped the use of the guns in lieu of the swords. The idea of the swords is a main sword and then a parrying short sword. The black is a custom black created from gloss black, chrome, and glosee white. The red is created from clear red and smoke. I was truing to create a blood red color. Here are some picture, enjoy.