MG Deathscythe~part 2

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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.

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The neck area part. I painted a black base and carefully sprayed white over it. It gives it a bit of shaded look.

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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.

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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.

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Updates: Projects

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WIPS:

Figure Rise Standard Frieza

HGUC 1/144 F91 Gundam F91

Finished Up:

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.

 

Lurking in the works.

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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.

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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.

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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.

A little bit free from work.

My current job has been taken up a lot of my time these days but I do have some updates on models I have been working on. The RG Wing Gundam EW I started spray painting it a couple weeks back. I went with Italian Red for the red and a Dark Blue. I ended up running out of Dark Blue. So I am waiting to get more of it.

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MG Exia, I ended starting up to relieve stress from work. I did encounter the loose joint problem with the ankles. I managed to stiffen joints there. I did paint most of the kit. What remains is the other weapons and pilot figure. Have to get batteries for the GN Drive. Plan on using LEDS for the chest and GN drive.

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I will not be able to post as much cause of my job. But I will update when I can and put up finished kits.

New kits and what I’ve been working on.

Well after weeks of waiting I finally got back to work on the MG Turn A. But wasn’t cause I was off from work. I had the Flu.. So I was unable to do the top coat. Only to find out after I do the top coat and started paneling. That the Testors gloss top coat decided it was time to act up on me. It got all gummy.

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It set me back so much. By the time I start to look at the kit again.. I do not want to look at the kit. I wanted to smash it. Part of it was it reminded me of my frustrations with the flu I got. That is just part of it. I know I’m not buying the regular Testors glosscote anymore after this experience again. Yea, again. I have bought this top coat for two projects before. One was the HGCC Turn-A which I ended up parting with once the top coat reactivated the paint below it completely. Which was very odd. Cause it never did that before. It also had a bad affect on my 1st RG Gundam MKII. The MG proto zero is the only other Testors Top coated kit. It top coated with the wet look top coat. It doesn’t seem to give me as much stress as the regular glosscote.

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The top coats have slightly different appearences to them. The top coat on the MG Turn A is the regular blue can glosscote. While on the Proto Zero is the one coat laquer wet look glosscote.

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So after that nightmare all over again. I’m pretty much done with the MG Turn A. But this is what is going on. MG Aile Strike ver. RM and the MG RX-78-2 Gundam 2.0 I’ve been working on for a bit and they are both almost done. The RX-78-2 2.0 Is pretty out of box.

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The Strike Gundam Ver. RM has had its inner frame painted and I’m still deciding on whether or not I’m going to use the Aile Striker pack. I might get something completely different for it.

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The 1/144 HGBF Wing Gundam Fenice is going through the eyeballing stage. It is pretty much done.

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I have recently got a bunch of transforming kits. More hand option sets.

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The RG Wing Gundam EW is the next build I will be updating on. It is one I already have assembled before. The second one will started on a bit later into summer.

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So many transforming kits. I’m looking forward to clearer weather.

RG 1/144 Wing Gundam EW

Well I purchased the RG 1/144 Wing Gundam EW sometime after the New Year. I actually had plans to build two of these. One in good condition and another really wrecked looking. I was waiting a bit to snap this together then after so many days of bad weather. The MG Marasai project I was working on was slowed down horribly thanks to the snow storm we had here. I let my curiosity get the better of me. Then that is how I ended up snapping together the shield.

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I like this shield. It holds the beam saber pretty well and doesn’t do the arm sag thing. Cause it is the right weight for the kit.

So of course I do not stop at the shield. I do the leg construction which is not much different from the RG Wing Zero EW legs. Which not surprising since they share the same frame.

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The crotch was just the standard RG crotch assembly. Nothing to fancy here also no color changes at this point.

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The chest is where it starts having different color parts from the Wing Zero EW. The Wing Gundam EW has yellow where in a spot where the Wing Zero Would have blue for the chest.

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The vulcans on the shoulders have a bit of yellow on them. I did put them together but I’m not putting them in til I paint them.

So of course after the chest what do I do next… The Buster Rifle. I was curious to how it went together and just how long it was. The main part of it seems to piece together very easily. Just 2 parts on the inside some small grey hook piece and a large yellow piece in the middle. Add the other side.

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And of course add the barrel.
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And you got your rifle.

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Last part to go on the end of the rifle. This arm/head cover.

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Then you can add the Rounds to rifle. The nubs here do not seem to be that bad. I had thought they might be a large hassle but not really.

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Be careful when adding the rounds in. The fit is kinda tight and feels like it bends the plastic a little.

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So ok, now I finally move on to the arms on this kit. Which is much like Wing Zero EW again to a point.

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It is neat that some parts on this kit come undergated.

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The Wing Gundam EW has yellow claws the Wing Zero EW does not have. These parts are very thin. They are also kind of flimsy, approach carefully.

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It doesn’t take long to finish up both of the arms.

The backpack is also different. It sports different more flat backpack as opposed to the a more blocky one the Wing Zero has.

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No angel wings on this MS. It just sports a different set of more bird like wings. Sorry for the upside down photo. I do not know why it came that way. but you can see all the movable parts in the inside of the Wings on this kit. That get stuffed between another blue Wing part.

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I thought I was gonna have to deal with some pretty ugly nub marks here. But nothing like that happened at all.

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The last few parts of the Wing. Just are some yellow pieces that go on the outside of the wing.

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Wings alll Ready.

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I actually snap in the backpack first. Then I put on the Wings. It felt like a simpler way to do it, instead of mounting everything on the backpack. Then it is all assembled minus a few parts I wanted to wait on adding. That buster rifle is soo long.

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This kit also transforms, It is a nice simple one. It is also one of the many things I like about the Wing Gundam.

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This kit and Wing Zero are easy to place on action base since the RG Adapter clips right onto the backpack of this kit.

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This kit holds that large buster rifle pretty well. My kit doesn’t currently cause I stupidly miss cut the trigger hand that this holds. The Drei Zwerg kit does work with this kit. But it does add a ton of weight to it. You can’t mount the Drei Zwerg on the additional rifle rounds like the manga without some kind modification. So it does make a bit difficult to give it a hawk talon look in bird mode. This is though my favorite kit of the Wing Gundam EW so far.

WIP-MG 1/100 Marasai

Starting up 2016 is the MG Marasai I received as gift in the Reddit Secret Santa from Mattmunster. The Marasai is one of my favorite cyclops type mobile suits. I like the episode Reunion with the two marasai’s trying to act as one unit then it doesn’t work. The Marasai from Gundam U.C. is pretty cool too, to bad that the Sea Serpant weapon it was using in the episode it appeared in are on only the HG and P-Bandai Marasai Gundam UC kits. This is the initial build of this kit.

Going by the Manual order this time. So I start on the chest.

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The Chest is the first thing to be built. Since I start out by placing the pilot in the seat and putting it together with the chest. I’m going to have a fun little trip taking it apart later to remove the pilot to paint it.
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The way the shoulder works I think is pretty cool. But I’m guessing this comes from a kit way before it? I mean just the way it bends forward. I guess the 2.0 Zakus had this type of arm. I have one just haven’t looked at the manual like that yet.
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Then we just slide these on the previous section I put together. Add one part to secure them in. So far no real fights yet.
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Til I start adding the darker red pieces. The Nubs on these parts are pretty annoying. They are pain to get clear. The salmon colored ones not so much.

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The first thing I do on the head is the green piping. These parts were annoying to cut and deal with. =_= They have large nubs on both sides after you take them off the runner. I try to clean up well. I probably need a better method for this one. The Zaku 2.0 runner with pipes looked more user friendly.
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I put together the rest of the head. I like the position of the mono eye control on it. That little grey tab lets you control which way the mono eye goes. I think that it is pretty neat.
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Clear bottom for a LED to Shine through it.
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I just finish the rest of it up.
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Arm work time.
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I felt the arms were pretty simple. The shield for the arm on the other hand. I thought was a bit interesting. It has its own sort frame to it. It is cool. Deal with darker red nubs was annoying yet again but whatever. I’m painting this anyway.
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The other shoulder has the individual spikes for the round shoulder. That have to be cut off and put in one by one. But it is very easy to do. Upper body is  done.  The red pieces are annoying to deal with the nubs. Some felt like they could used some better placement. Still fun though . I did have that same issue with HGUC Unicorn Marasai too long ago. So I don’t think I should be too surprised.

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