So, first build post-reviving the blog is pretty much in the books. Painted the psychoframe parts for the Javelin last night and put it together, so it’s just the beam effect parts left to paint. Goodguydan’s HGUC Perfecibility certainly gives me some ideas for how to tackle painting them.
The PG Unicorn is overall, a pretty solid kit. The fact that I’ve been messing with this one for 4 years and it still holds a pose is a testament to that. It’s not without it’s weaknesses though; the part where the upper arms plug in to the shoulders is ass, especially when the arms have any weight on them.
It feels like they rely on their weight to pull them against the shoulder part and that stops them from falling out/off. I’m always trying to make sure these things aren’t about to fall out and dangle from the LED wire for a few hours.
The re-purposed Wing Zero Custom backpack connector….works. It’s still too much weight for one peg to bear and while I was in the process of moving the kit to a shelf the left shield’s peg totally snapped.
I just superglued it in place but it’s still a little too heavy and the arm holding it tends to sag plus I can’t take it off for silly poses now either. At some point I think I’d like to go back and refit them with steel rods at the connection points to make sure that I won’t have issues in the future. I guess I’ll never be “done” with this kit.
The stand (as is standard PG fare) is worthless. Just pose the kit standing there because you’re not getting much of an aerial pose out of this thing. Other issues I have with my kit are 300% my own fault.
Back in 2015 I got annoyed with the shoulders and arms not being able hold up the beam magnum and shield with the gatlings so I took some superglue and tried to tighten those joints up.
It didn’t work very well. Someday I’d like to turn the Banshee in to a Banshee Perfectibility which would entail getting another PG Banshee kit for the Armed Armor XC parts. If I do go that route, I’ll have a nice stock of replacement parts to repair those sections. They could really use it as the Armed Armor BS adds a fair amount of weight to the right arm and the left arm just doesn’t plug in very securely any more.
I noticed that while taking pictures for destroy mode, one of the parts for the kit fell down from it’s ‘unchained mode’ position and it’s in all of the pictures so I can see myself retaking a number of them, especially now that the Javelin can be present too.
I’m largely happy with how the kit turned out. By and large I can only smile when I look at this hulking monument to plastic waste even with it’s missing part and scratches to the paint. It was a fun, fulfilling build to put together and has me feeling very excited about trying to improve more at this hobby.
And now that I’m done with that kit, it frees me up to focus on my other project:
I’m pretty happy with this one so far too. 🙂
Pictures of Destroy mode are now up here!
Pictures of the Unicorn in Unicorn mode are up! You can see them here. I’ll have Destroy mode pictures up soon!
Have to sand + repaint the wings. Alclad II primer and I don’t seem to get along so well, the finish was all bumpy and schmutzy. I switched to Mr. Surfacer 1500 primer did the rifle and shield in the meantime:
Very happy with how things look. I don’t think I’ll need to paint the white? Right now I’m not planning on it, I think the glossyness of everything actually fits well. I lost one of the A21 parts that go on the back of the rifle because I am a human disaster. Hoping it turns up, someone out there with a scrap HiRM/MJH kit wants to donate it, or I just cave and buy the MJH one for literally one tiny part.
Narrative tails for the Unicorn will be here soon! I am excited to be totally done with it. I need to redo the beam effect parts for the Hyper Javelin, they look terrible too.
I also have a fun kitbash that I’m working on:
There’s a lot of work to do on it still. Gundam Build Fighters has been a lot of fun to watch if only for the fact it has been giving lots of motivation and inspiration to build.
Narrative tails should be here soon. Ran out of white paint, as always. Going to work on the HiRM Wing Zero Custom while waiting for the tails + paint. I’ll post a video of the RGB LEDs once I get them soldered.
I stopped blogging in 2013 but I’ve kept up with gunpla over the last 6 years. The PG Unicorn I’m working on now is the same one I got in 2015 when the kit first released. I’ve been tinkering with it over time so here’s some pictures of it coming in to the form it is now.
Dec/Jan, 2015: Initial build. I got and put this kit together in my wife and I’s first apartment.
March, 2016: We bought our first house, and one of the first things done in our hobby room was properly painting the kit and adding the decals from the FA set.
June, 2016: As a christmas present in 2015 my wife got me the PG Banshee so I bought the VN/BS expansion kit for it. They would up going to the Unicorn instead.
October, 2017: I left the kit mostly alone for a year. The end of 2016 was really busy what with getting married, honeymoons and starting to play hockey. Eventually though I decided to add the Armed Armor XC to the Unicorn. At this point I was thinking of a PG Plan B Unicorn but had no idea what I’d do about the shields.
December, 2018: While cleaning up the hobby space I found the remains of my PG Wing Zero Custom. I’ve given up on the kit itself but found that with a little work I could make a backpack connector for the Armed Armor DEs that the Plan B has but I still needed a second shield.
September, 2019: Longtime friend and builder Falldog reached out to me, offering to send me the psychoframe bits from one of his PG Daban Phenex kits as well as the parts for the second Armed Armor DE I needed to turn this in to a proper “Plan B” type Unicorn. The 1/60 Hyper Javelin from EffectWings also arrived near the end of the month bringing everything one step closer to completion. The shields are currently being painted and decaled.
October, sometime: The resin Phenex Narrative ver. tails should arrive this month, giving me the last thing I need to turn this in to a PG Perfectibility proper. It looks like this is an upscaled version of what comes with the MG Phenex Narrative/Unicorn Perfectibility but I have minimal concerns. The only concern I have is “where the hell am I going to put this” once the tails are attched- this kit’s bulk actually makes the PG Strike Freedom feel small by comparison.
WIP: Perfect Grade RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Perfectibility, Hi-Resolution Wing Zero Custom and HMM Liger Zero Schneider+Jager kitbash
1/60 Phenex Narrative ver. tails have been ordered for the Unicorn’s shields. Will post again once they’re attached and everything is painted.