Last weekend I completed assembling a 1/144 scale Zaku II model and today I quickly detailed and applies some decals. Here’s some photos of the completed model.
It’s a nice Zaku II. I’ll build a Master Grade model next.
Mostly about my amusement
Try this: update to WordPress 4.2 beta 2 and drag the “Press This” to your bookmark bar. Visit a URL that you like and poof.
I just did that on a Flickr photo and I was able to select the image from the options and below is the result.
Source: Custom Built HG 1/144 Acguy ( R2D2 Color Ver) | Flickr – Photo Sharing!
The post is complete with a source link for attribution. I added some categories and saved as a draft. The whole update to Press This really is well done. It’s more attractive and easier than ever.
I’m beginning to believe that the regular decals that come with the MG Zaku II’s are just advertising for the water slide version. The decals are okay, but they are tiny.
Next up: I’m going to detail and apply water slide decals to my MG Gouf v2.0.
Not my usual type of model.
This is the work in progress picture for the 1/1 scale Hoi Hoi-san model. It’s for my 6 year old girl. To make sure that it all works out, I’m gluing the pieces together when appropriate. The head will have interchangeable faces so I need to remember to NOT glue those parts together.
All done. The weight of this GNHW/R version demands a stand but for now I’ll just leave it standing.
Next one up is something completely different. I purchased the HG D-50C Loto twin set for my son, so to be fair I got two Hoi-Hoi san models for my girl. I’ll work on one of the girl’s models first.
I started the HG 1/144 HG Cherudim Gundam GNHW/R a few days ago and it’s a quick build. Like most (all?) of the newer HG models, the detail is good and easy going.
I’ll post completed pictures when it’s done.
Gundam RX-78-2? Meet Gundam Exia.
That was a tough model to assemble. I started this model August 23rd and I just couldn’t really make the time to put it together. When I assembled the MG Char’s Zaku 2.0 I had less trouble.
The MG Exia is finicky and it’s flexibility is what makes it tough to keep in a pose. Now that it’s completed, I need to spray it with air and get off all the plastic dust. I was thinking of gluing the hip/leg ball joint (it comes apart if you move it around) but I’ll probably clean off the model and put it on the shelf.
For my next couple of kits I’ll be building HG Gundam 00 1/144 models. That’ll give me a break while reducing my Gunpla stash.