Thursday, November 19, 2009

Kits Acquired: The New and The Old

Got my MG Gundam Astray Blue Frame a couple days ago. First impression: very large box (about the same for Unicorn I believe) and there aren't really enough runners to fill the entire box, there's a lot of extra space. Not quite sure it needed such a big box, but hey, more impressive to look at. Looks like a very nice kit.

Also received another kit cheap-ish (or so I thought) off of ebay, an MG RGM-79Q GM Quel from Zeta Gundam. It's a very old kit (from 10 years ago). Because I'm used to new kits where Bandai has made many improvements on their production values and engineering, this kit is... disappointing. Shown in the photo is one of the two purplish runners. No where on the actual kit is it supposed to have this color. Instead the purple parts correspond to different color areas on the model (black shield, dark blue outer armor). So... I suppose I have to paint the pieces on those 2 runners, unless I don't have the right colors, then I paint ALL the runners. Also the clear visor piece wasn't even orange, just clear... Now I need to get clear orange paint. Never again old kits, never again...

Between Blue Astray, God Gundam, and the fail kit Quel, not sure which is next. Probably God. Also, still working on RGM-79 decals and topcoating.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Jack Halloween Thirteen

Quite a name for an RGM-79, but that is indeed what is depicted from the decals I just added. It's a little strange, a little clustered, but I like this decal set so far!

Monday, November 9, 2009

God Gundam: Next Project

Acquired kit cheap-ish off of ebay. It's an older kit with a somewhat different build (Action Fighting Frame (lots of screws)). Should be interesting. Haven't seen the series yet, but from what I've seen so far from G Gundam, it's weird. As a result, this M.S. has no conventional weapons. Just some shining hands...

RX-78-2 Complete!

Finished up the original Gundam with the other leg and basic equipment. Haven't built the bazooka (have one from RGM-79), the Gundam Hammer (I will eventually... but all those spikes... so many nub marks...), or the Beam Javelin (waiting on some clear red paint). Besides! Just the beam rifle and shield look the best. So iconic.

Decals incoming... eventually.





Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Gundam Gets a Leg Up

Small update on the RX-78-2. As you can see, got some face, some arms, and a leg. Just another leg and some weps left!

I've been watching the original Mobile Suit Gundam a bit. Why did they have to include the little compartment on the waist that holds the heat proof blanket thing... The damn door always falls open... Is it even that important?!