Uploaded this post a bit later than I expected even though it was ready awhile back, but anyway another commission finished on to the next one.
For the next few commissions I wanted to complete them in a similar time frame since they belong to multiple clients. When you do that it makes each build take longer so a bit of anxiousness might have accumulated because I wasn’t posting them up here. So now that I have something to show for all 3 of them it’s time to post an update. Continue reading
After months I have finally finished the Sinanju OVA version, and boy am I happy to be done with this one. This build has been quite the roller coaster with ups and downs at every turn, but like with every good build in the end I learned quite a bit. Like many others have said I agree that this model is a must build just for all it’s engineering and accessories, but I would be lying if I said this build was fun (at least for me). I will say though this has made me consider getting a Sinanju Stein even though I had no intention of getting one prior.
After all the testing I did I finally found something that works. A month or so ago I posted up various tries at metallic coats using Alclad crome, Tamiya clears, and Mr Color clears each with their share of problems. Unsure on what method to take I listened to advice on reddit and reviewed this video over and over again. I eventually came to the conclusion that I should give Alclad’s enamels a try since they were not only pre-thinned so there wouldn’t be any chance of different ratios giving me different shades but they also could possibly give me the best shine. Continue reading
The MG Sinanju is a pretty advanced model even considering it came out in 2008 and with the new OVA version BANDAI seemed to want to improve on some of its faults. The kit has no polycaps which with its size and weight can be a bit hard on the joints so with the OVA version they turned the ABS frame into PS giving it increased bend and give. Primarily the biggest problems was in the torso joint where the original version Ka was infamous for breaking. Well I am disappointed to say that even with the new frame I had to deal with a bunch of the same problems. Continue reading