This was a kit that I did last year. And it is the first SD that I really did quite a fair bit of mods for that time and currently it is the only kit (even till today) that I did not stick to the actual colors! I have been itching to share with you guys ever since I started blogging so here we go!
First up is some kit bashing. No guess where this back pack came from ^^. I wasn’t happy with the existing articulation of the wings. So I decided to mod the back 😀
As the wings did not come with pegs for attaching to the back pack. I cut out from leftover sprues, sanded it down to fit and then used epoxy putty to secure the peg! Hope you guys don’t mine this noob work lol…first time using epoxy back then ^^Also this kit was fully handpainted and it was unprimed. Notice all the brush strokes lol and red spots!
Now to show you the articulation of the wings.
Its able to do this…
Also I filled up all the holes with epoxy putty ^^. Holes are a big no no for SDs!
Also to deal with the seam line at the shoulder armor, I had to made a C joint cut to enable the armor to be reinserted.
Shoulder armor with the seam line removed. However you can still make that faint line in the middle. Lesson learn, always prime your kit!
It is also the first gundam where I extend the neck. Used the left over flat spures and extended the neck. It was also a very noob work from the looks of it!
Now the head is able to look up.
And look sharply down to give that evil look that I wanted!
Now show action shots!
Being my first modded gundam, I have learned a lot from this old build of mine. No doubt there were many mistakes but I guess that where you will learn. Coincidentally Lupes has written something similar with regards to his Sinanju ^^. There were times when I had to redo parts all over again (fyi the neck I had to redo it thrice!! the peg will just break…) and I am telling myself is it really worth doing all this? Should I abandon this kit? I am very happy that I didn’t give up and it became the kit that it is today. The skills that I learned here help me a lot with my other works such as Ryubi and Kochu Gundam. (Thankfully the paint job for these 2 kits were slightly better!)
No doubt my Darksousou is not anywhere good lol…but its a kit I am proud off! So a little question for you guys ^^ Which kit that you did that you are most proud of and the one that you felt that you reach another level in building gunpla? Would love to hear about them!
By the way there is this little post that really made my day! Read it and you will find out why 😀
Till the next post!