The Tale of Two Exia’s

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As I continue to clear my backlog I felt it was time to work on the 2 RG Exia’s I bought along with the P-Bandai parts to make the Exia Repair. Working on both kits at the same time allows me to speed through the second kit fully aware of all of its issues. Also because the repair is meant to be weathered sanding doesn’t have to be as methodical. Continue reading

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RG GP01

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The GP01 is a model with great surface detail but just doesn’t have enough color separation to take advantage of it. So I did a bit of extra masking and hand painting to the kit in order to bring out all the panels. Also besides the minor break I mentioned in the last post I ran into some pretty funky decals (3rd party waterslides) that gave me non stop headaches throughout the whole process, so much so that afterwards I gladly ripped up and threw away the leftovers.

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P-Backlog

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Like most of the western Gunpla community I tend to dislike P-Bandai and only buy things from it I’m will to pay a premium for which usually doesn’t include entire kits, but this time I convinced myself to go and get the recently released MG Altron/Nataku Gundam. While it definitely wasn’t worth the amount I paid for it I finally was able to get a kit I have been waiting years for.

The RG GP01 on the other hand is the oldest kit in my backlog and considering it’s one of my favorite designs I felt it was more than due time to build it. Continue reading

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RG Destiny

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For the most part I stuck to the out of box colors but had to change the sword and cannon from the dark green and lilac as I just never bought their strange color choices. Surprisingly unlike the Strike Freedom the modifications I made to this kit didn’t alter its stability at all so I was able to fully realize all the poses I wanted to do.

The wings of light really make this kit shine and I can’t imagine buying it without them.

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RG Strike Freedom

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It took a long time but I finally got everything needed to finish this kit. I don’t know why but even with all the problems I had from replacing parts to the gold paint I used the experience was enjoyable all through out. I did have some problems posing this kit without using a stand after the modifications I made to it but considering how back heavy it is I already expected as such.

I was already warming up to the Strike Freedom design after completely dismissing it years ago but this kit has made me consider getting the PG sometime in the future.

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