HG Gundam X

I have been a fan of Gundam X for a while now, the anime and the suit, and when I first saw this model released I knew I had to get it. Luckily the model is everything you could want in a HG, they get so much right without any major pitfalls.

First of all the color separation is pretty great on this. Other than a part of the shoulder vulcan, the black lining on the shield buster rifle, the small vulcans on the chest, and the purple strips on the shoulders everything is molded in its specific color. On top of that the seam lines on this for the most part are pretty good. The white part of the head is in one piece while the shoulders and chest fit in ways that reveal no seams. Unfortunately there are some seams with the cannon, the shield version of the buster rifle, the shoulder vulcan, the forearms, and the calves. The good part is that everything except the forearms wont need any masking or modifying in order for one to seal the seams and still be able to separate the piece for painting.

If you have seen the previous post you should know that the shield went badly and while I did try to fix it, it looked horrible so I abandoned it. But the thing is I always disliked the shield buster rifle so it wasn’t much of a loss for me in the first place (a rifle that turns into a shield really doesn’t make any sense). The Good news is after asking around I think I might finally know what has been causing all the paint chipping and peeling for the past few months. It seems like it was the PlamoUK primer, which I will be dumping for Mr. Surfacer. Hopefully we will never see painting problems like the ones I have been experiencing recently ever again..

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Paint chipping to the extreme

If you have seen some of the last few builds I have done you know that since the HG 00 Raiser I have been running into paint chipping problems. It seems to be an issue that comes and goes with every build. Sometimes I get tiny chipping I can easily cover up with a Gundam marker or a small paint brush, but sometimes I get situations like the one I have gotten with my newest build the HG Gundam X. Continue reading

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What has been happening

For anyone who didn’t know I live in New York City, and if you don’t follow the news a large Hurricane named Sandy hit the North East coast of the United States flooding and destroying many homes in the NY area. Luckily my house is on a pretty high incline so we didn’t get flooded unlike many people just a block or two away. What instead happened was that the power in the entire peninsula I live on was damaged and took two weeks to be turned back on. It sure was quite an experience not only not having any form of entertainment or lights but also having to deal with near freezing temperatures.

During the two weeks I managed to snap fit a HG Delta Plus and a HG Unicorn Destroy. Also just before the blackout happened I managed to finish a HG Gundam X. All of which I will be posting about in the near future.

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