While working on this kit, I did encounter a few issues. It was nothing really during the build it self. I encountered most of my issues during posing. The most frequent ones were the old problems that one encountered with the RG Aile Strike. Yunno, the front skirts popping off, the back skirts mimicking the front skirts, and of course the pack back weight issue. Of course it has its new issues due to the new parts. The feet are pegged in using a weird sort ankle joint that makes it taller then the RG Strike Gundam. The feet popping off in the middle of posing it and the foot flying off at the ankle joint certainly did not help matters. That happened more times then it should of. The arms some how got really weak. But I think it occurred though cause I decided to to try the out beam rifle only to find it was just to heavy for it. Old Arms frame failure aside….
Got it to pose with the weapon closer to the body. I only did that sort of pose once. I didn’t want to risk it wrecking the arm even more. The base Build Strike is pretty good. It is just when you add the bulkier attachments. Things become really limited of what you can do with it.
I didn’t forget that it uses Advanced MS Joint 3 frame (this is the inner frame, you place the armor pieces on) from the RG Aile.
But before this kit came out they had put out the RG 00 Qan[T] (pictured above), it uses the same inner frame that the RG Exia uses with of course its own frame parts for new arms for it. Thus improving stability of it when it wields that large buster sword, not to mention it comes with a stand to aid in protecting the joints in the arm holding that weapon. The RG Build Strike Full Package comes with nothing like this. I feel like it got the RG Sinanju treatment though (it is not as bad as that could be). It looks great, but the problem is it uses a frame with no supporting updates on it for heavier equipment it wields. I did most of my shots with it using the just beam rifle part. That was cause there was not much I could do with the enhanced beam rifle on it. I think I would of been able to get more out of it if it had a separate runner with new a arm mold with the equipment more in mind for the Build Strike. Nope, nothing like that there. Just old arms. So it was like building the RG aile Strike with a few different parts. So naturally it as all the same flaws. Normally if I like a kit enough. I will build as many times as I can to learn more about it. Nah, I’m not that impressed by this one. Some kits aren’t just meant for some people. This one was not up my alley.
Painted the head. Kinda kept it close to the tv version color scheme. Added grey to break up the black some. I like the way it looks. The eyes came out pretty good.
The neck area part. I painted a black base and carefully sprayed white over it. It gives it a bit of shaded look.
The backpack I turned from a dark blue to white. The thrusters done in chrome silver. In the front of the backpack vents use the color too. With the surrounding part done in black.
The chest was pretty easy to paint. The parts were pretty easy to paint since it required very little masking for me to do. Still more painting to go. But so far it is coming along pretty smoothly.
Just finished up doing my initial snap build of the Master Grade Deathscythe from the Glory of Losers manga. The design is different from the tv series one. While it still retains familiar gimmicks that the Deathscythe has. Like the MG 1/100 scale XXXG-00W0 Wing Proto Zero I did last year. The plan for this one is to paint this kit in the tv color scheme. But I’m probably not going to do that, will at least be exactly with it. I’m thinking of using black in the places with dark blue. The head, I’m still on the fence with. Might change the color or leave it exactly the same. I’m looking to try to squeeze in another Glory of Losers Model kit in after this. I do plan on building all of the mobile suits from this line that have regular releases in the Master Grade line. So be on the look out for the next one I do.
Figure Rise Standard Frieza
HGUC 1/144 F91 Gundam F91
HGUC 1/144 RX-93 Nu Gundam
I am looking to get another Figure Rise Standard or Bust Kit. The line has caught my interest a bit. Not sure if I am working on anything else well at least this month. That will not be a quick build. Though I might do a few of them.
WIPS (may vary):
MG 1/100 Double X
HGCE 1/144 Force Impulse Gundam
HGUC 1/144 Hyaku Shiki (revive)
MG 1/100 Wing Gundam
HGUC 1/144 Full Armor Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode Red Frame)
So after I finished the MG Wing Gundam. I am changing the direction I am going with it by wrecking it a bit. Starting with the face. I chipped, bent put a few holes in it and chopped a few parts to give it a slightly more used look.
So far I think it looks alright. I will start on the chest section next once I get done working on the face.
I have a bit of backlog of kits now. Not including the ones that have not arrived yet.
A few of these have been snapped together, but a lot of them are still on the runners. I am not sure when I will start the Nu Gundam ver ka. I was thinking near the fall season for it. The next kit I am in the process of finishing is the RG 00 Qan(t). After I am done with that. I might end either doing the Full Armor Unicorn or the Delta Gundam Unit 2. Unless I change my mind or something. I have more time now again to put into my builds. Which is cool now that I have a bit of a backlog. Stay tuned for more WIPs.
Just some updates of what has been going on. I have a MG Crossbone Gundam X1 ver ka, just have been keeping the kit pretty simple. No mods to it really. Looking to finish it up in a couple weeks.
I did purchase a Gouf Revive. Which is almost done. The seams that the shoulder armor did have. I have removed them from it. The kit is at a point that it just needs a topcoat put on it.
The Shizouka hobby recently ended revealing some interesting kits this year. I was completely impressed with the Hyaku shiki revive. So I am planning on building that. I’ve been waiting since the Qubeley was annouced to get this. I am still not sure if I want the RG Sinanju or not yet. While it is neat that kit uses a plated gold and gloss red for parts. I do not think I am that big of a fan of the suit. I am on the fence about that one.
The Hyaku Shiki revive on the other hand. Is looking awesome. It doesn’t really need to be gold plated. I am glad they are using some of the gimmicks from the MG Hyaku Shiki 2.0. The interchangable heads are pretty cool. I am soo using the search mode face. Overall the show was not too bad at all. Still have a Force Impulse to get and a Gyan.
Cause my work schedule has me soo busy. I am going to change the way stuff works on here soon. The update posts may be a bit less now. The way finished kits go up will remain the same. The posts about WIP and Etc. Are going to shrink a bit. Cause it will be simpler for me to maintain. I so far though do not plan on changing the Layout at all though.