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.
The first episode of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn has been released and it looks good. All of the Gundam series starts off with a kid who gets tossed into a mobile suit battle. And of course these 16-year-old kids pilot their Mobile Suit like an expert in less than 5 minutes.
This series takes place in UC 96, only three years after Char’s Counterattack. This feels odd, the main character feels like an Amuro Ray clone. And in episode 1 they mention that the character Full Frontal is called Char reincarnated. It’s only three years after Char died, so that’s an odd comment.
The story looks good and the animation works. It’s like they are intentionally copying the style of how the people are from War in the Pocket; that might be just to maintain the continuity.
Lately I have been catching up on my Gunpla stash pretty well. Here’s the start I got on the MG Gundam Exia. The picture above shows I needs to straighten out the decals. As with all of the current Gunpla, this one looks like it has a lot of potential.
I’m returning back to work tomorrow after a week off, so I don’t expect a lot of progress on this model this week.
I had some down time today, so I continued to work on the Harrison Madyn blue F91. All that’s left now is the weapons. I’ll pose the assembled model next to the Crossbone Gundam as well as the original F91.
The lack of poly caps is good for posing the model but bad for moving the pieces. The right wrist was so tight that I was afraid I was going to snap the plastic just rotating the hand.
I’m continuing to go through my backlog of master grade Gundam models and I am now working on the Harrison Madyn blue F91. When I built the other MG F91, I left off all the decals. This time I plan to put on most of them.
I’ll post more photos as I continue building this one. After this one is built I may assemble the MG Gundam Exia Ignition Mode next.