Roromi 409 Posted April 29, 2021 Share Posted April 29, 2021 So after a long hiatus due to back injury I’m back to building some Gunpla! So far she’s been an interesting build. A little bit of Déjà vu to the Red Frame which is to be expected for this. It is certainly one of the shiniest kits I’ve ever dealt with, which makes sanding down the parts both more crucial and more painful to do, but these nub marks can be a devil to get out, especially for something so shiny. On the note of nub marks, I’ve added a new tool to my arsenal and I cannot recommend it enough. Especially if you do straight builds and don’t paint. The glass file is quite remarkable at greatly diminishing nub marks. Between my earlier technique with the Xacto knife and this I can sometimes even get the marks to nearly disappear. It might be hard to show with pictures but trust me there’s a difference. I’m taking a more half measure approach in this build in the interest of saving time. Since I’m a little bit more familiar with the kit I’m only building half the limbs and only partially putting together the chest. This will help me identify any parts I might want to customize on the full build (Which I doubt I’ll do) while letting me save time from fully building the whole thing just to take it apart later. I am separating everything accordingly though so I when I paint I’ll have a good idea of what parts go where. I learned awhile ago that it’s good to paint limbs together (for example I want to paint the legs and all their parts in the same go around). I’m sad to say that I pulled a stupid stunt and unless the part miraculously reappears I may have thrown away the connecting joint for the entire mobile suit (who can blame me there are a TON of runners!). While dismayed as I am, I can’t let circumstances dictate my limitations. I’ve already concocted a plan to salvage this particular project, and all it will take is a helping hand from a distant relative… Stay tuned for more Astray business! If things go as I hope the next part should be particularly exciting and new! 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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