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Here it is!

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This kit is clean and well made. Also, beautifully packaged. All the parts are vacuum sealed with multiple layers of bubble wrap between them..

I was also thinking about the 20 entries prize , but didn’t consider multiple entries..

Thanks to @tekering being an animal, I’m gonna dig thru some more gems today and see about another entry. At the very least , I’ll post some in the show off your model collection thread..

Cheers!:hi:

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Awesome, Bolt.  Looking forward to this one.  ^_^

So, like, is anybody building anything that isn't 1:72...?  :lol:

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Posted (edited)

Everything washed and accounted for.

 

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Time to get to work..

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Posted (edited)

Using one of these as the base for the Armored kit..

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Cleaned and glued up some for test fitting..

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Posted (edited)

Working on some of the lower half now..

The upper thigh/hip guards are a bit tight, need some carving..

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You can see , in this blurry pic, the holes need to line up, and don’t. Almost there with one..

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Phew! Almost busted out the dremmel tool..still need to fill and sand out seems on the Hasegawa. In due time..

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More sprues to cut off and cut down, & preping for sanding, etc.

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Todays work!

 

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Wow, proportions and detailing is all wrong.  This is starting to look less like the GPB armor, and more like... an IDW Transformers design or something.  :huh:

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It’s quite a stylized version, indeed..B))

As much as it’s not line art accurate, I really like the liberties taken with the design. It’s much more realistic, IMO, the original design is so chunky, a VF wouldn’t be able to walk:p

 

 

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Dont get me wrong, I’ll always love the original. Just sayin;)

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I love the smell of old resin off gassing.

Smells like Victory:lol:

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I feel blessed to be working on such a nice and highly (2 of them!) detailed resin model!

Here I’m feeling like using the Hasegawa super and strike parts on the resin boosters. I like the chunky uppers and it furthers my customizing fetish:D

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9 hours ago, Bolt said:

As much as it’s not line art accurate, I really like the liberties taken with the design.

And It frees you up to indulge your customizing fetish.  :db:

I'm curious to see what liberties you take with the color scheme...

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1 hour ago, tekering said:

I'm curious to see what liberties you take with the color scheme...

Haha! Me too!

I’m constantly thinking about it :p

I’m such an old school junkie! You might not be surprised ;)

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Rainy day here in Cali. Had some time to kill, so..

Hinges! Gotta cut these little buggers off the sprews carefully. I DO NOT want to loose these , break them, over trim them or fubar them in any way!

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Test fitting them, they fit good but loose..I glue in the pegged piece and, once it’s dried, add a thin coat of glue to the pegs so the female end will fit tighter..

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I’ll clean these up while I’m waiting for glue to dry..

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All cleaned up and test fitting booby missiles.:wub:

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COMPLETELY off topic.. my son doing his first (all by himself) HG Gundam Kit. While I work on my resin ki. Is it weird my 6 year old prefers Macross to RT?:D

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Amd now glue dried and trimmed to fit tight. Then test fit everything for final inspection! Missile bay doors stay open all by themselves! And close too!

who wouldn’t want functional missile bay doors?

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See you next Deculture!:good:

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Had a little time today..

scribing nooks and crannies to reveal clean lines, booger free..EEF9640C-5BD9-4D6D-A24C-6EDEA2E1536E.thumb.jpeg.998e200d036123d5bead8ad638678b46.jpeg

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The Arm guards will just need some cutting and sanding for the sake of symmetry sake. But the left shoulder has a good size gap that will require extra attention..BA3685EF-9E6B-4B3D-9724-727E7A679BC5.thumb.jpeg.4e7096485c57ef7fac151ec54fe90e9f.jpeg

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These also need some work, cutting out flashing and booger’s..

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This one is a little bit fubar. Not sure how I’m gonna fix it yet..

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Next episode will be a lot of sanding and test fitting..

 

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