To my surprise, I received this rather large kit from my girlfriend on Valentine's Day. She got a diamond, I got a giant red Sazabi; seems like a pretty fair deal to me! So yeah, this is going to be my next project. Continuing the painting trend set forth by Deathscythe, I'm planning on airbrushing the whole kit in some custom colors. This will be my first time using an airbrush (I don't even have it yet) so I'm sure I'll mess up lots and hopefully it will be a good learning experience. I'm not 100% on the colors I'm going to use yet. I'll most likely spray some colors and see how they look first (I'm thinking light vermilion armor, dark bronze highlights, and a metallic black frame).
I've just straight built it with a loose fitting so that I can disassemble it later. All the nubs are filed and sanded down. It's nothing special to look at right now, but I thought I should have a set of 'before' photos to compare it to when it's all finished, so here's a 360:
With rifle and shield:
This thing is definitely huge. Head height is a little above Sinanju (although shorter when measured against Sinanju's thrusters), and a lot above all the rest. As always, RX-78-2 size comparison:
Looking forward to messing with the airbrush. The hand parts and some of the cable pieces are polycap material (there's also some visible polycaps on the back fuel tanks) and I'm not sure how those will react to paint. I'm not sure if I should prime all the pieces first. I'll be using Tamiya acrylic paints as the main coat, so maybe I should... I don't know, these be uncharted waters.