For the most part things turned out pretty well for this model, the only real problem I had was that the right gripping hand became so tight with all of the coats of paint that taking it apart in order to handle the sword caused the pegs to break. I got it to still work but it just doesn’t have the strength to hold the sword without blue tack.
Jumping back into Gunpla I considered finishing the Sazabi but instead wanted to get a fresh build done, a simple and quick one. Interestingly enough though that spiraled into something that’s taking a bit longer. Continue reading →
It’s that time of the year again and while I have been buying kits through out the year I couldn’t miss Black Friday. Just like last year there weren’t any stand out sales and I’m starting to think we will never see another like the legendary HLJ one 3 years ago (I wonder if it’s even financially sound to do it again).
This year I finally got my holy grail kits aka kits that I have been wanting Bandai to make for years all of which coincidentally have been made in the last year and a half (The X, Zero Proto, Nu and Hi Nu). When it comes to the HG’s I have always wanted a Gouf custom and the Build Fighter kits just seem to be getting better and better design wise so I picked them up.
Since the Nu and the Hi Nu are my favorite Gundam designs of all time I decided to invest in metal parts for both and since I was buying them from Samuel Decal I also picked up some decals including 1 from an upcoming commission. One other item I was lucky enough to stumble upon was a Badger Patriot that was selling for 50 dollars on an Amazon lighting deal.
One last thing was a slew of paints and supplies I got for mostly an upcoming commission and to resupply a bit of my paint reserves hit hard this year.
The first time I saw the Delta Plus I thought it looked nice but when I saw the prototype Delta mod build in Hobby Japan I started to really love the Delta’s design. I jumped from various different color schemes on this one and in the end went with one devoid of red. I did have some problems with shades of white and some of the mods I did made lining difficult but I am very happy with the final result.
I have always loved the design of the Delta Plus but I really wanted to work on one after seeing a modded one in an issue of Hobby Japan. It looked like a Delta with slight Zeta’ish features. Continue reading →