Photos from the East Auckland Lego and Toy Expo held last 7th of May, 2017.
I noticed that it’s been around 3 years since I last posted about this kit. I’ve started building gunpla again a few weeks ago, and made some progress on this one.
I use a combination of alligator clips and blu-tack to hold the parts while painting. I also mark the styro to remind me what colours to use on each part. MG for medium gray, DG for dark gray, and Alclad magnesium for ALC MAGNSM.
White, silver gray, and cold gray are used on most parts. I also used two shades of blue.
Keeping parts organised is very important especially if you don’t know when will you have the time to build again.
I use fine tip brush to add small details on some parts.
I have to cut out the back of the piston skirt to remove the rod shaft. I also sanded the inside of the piston skirt so that the rod shaft can still move after a few layers of paint. Then I painted the piston skirt with bright silver, and I will later coat it with transparent red.
Quick assembly of main parts after top coat and panel lining:
See part 1 here.
I wasn’t aware about the release of the original Formania Nu Gundam around 6 years ago. It was too late when I learned about this figure and the selling price went double, and in some time, even went triple the original price. Now the new version, called Formania EX RX-93 Nu Gundam boasts more metal parts and better paint finishes. Same as before, it doesn’t require hard work to get it to your display cabinet, simply snap together a few parts and it’ll definitely stand out in your collection.
Packaging was excellent, all parts were secured in the styro box. Some parts wee wrapped with clear tape to avoid scratching with nearby parts during transit.
Since the left shoulder is already attached to the body, you only have to snap fit the right shoulder.
The cockpit hatch can open up, and you can also slide the door upwards. I was afraid to do it because I’m worried that it’ll scratch the paint. But it was okay though, just be very careful, I imagine it’ll be difficult to do repairs on this figure.
Here it is with all the attachments. It comes with two repair platforms, the bigger one attached to the same area as the spot lights, and a smaller one in front of the cockpit. Then you’ll also get two technicians, one of which seems to be holding a hotdog.
Getting bored with the same kit on my workbench for so many months now, so I’ve tried building this. It’s set of paper cards with highly detailed designs laser cut into it. Similar to gunpla building, you remove laser cut parts from the card.
There are two upcoming kits I’m really excited about, the Hi-Resolution Barbatos and Master Grade Freedom 2.0.
Jumping into the Star Wars hype train, this month Loot Crate has released a Star Wars themed box, and it’s huge. Close to the size of the MG ver KA Sazabi’s box, it’s heavy and full of goodies.