Finally! Still don’t have a ton of pictures but we’ve got enough for a decent review. I’ve had plenty of time to look back on the kit and how it turned out after all.
Standard colors for the OYW Gundam compared to my own. I wanted something darker that on a normal battlefield wouldn’t be screaming “I’M OVER HERE SHOOT AT ME PLEASE”. The ’01’ decals were leftovers from the Hi-Nu I put together way back when but add nicely to the overall look of the model.
The offensive bit on the underside of the V-antennae has since be trimmed off and painted back over, but it’s kind of tough to get a picture that shows the metallic blue I used to carefully paint the eyes and camera with. Also, I’m lazy.
Beam saber repaint necessary to keep the look in line. The shield, while decent, certainly would benefit from some weathering on it to enhance the way the paint dried on it.
Gundam Hammer gooooo! Painted the handle and the actual ball but decided that painting the chain wouldn’t be the best idea ever.
That’s all for pictures since as mentioned previously, I am a lazy wretch who loses interest in weapon-building at an astounding rate. Regardless of my laziness the kit turned out really good, with the flat topcoat doing a nice job putting the final finished look over everything. Being the first kit that I put this much work in to means there are of course some flaws (missed spots in some tiny cracks, uneven paint in some areas) but it’s a huge success for me regardless. The kit itself would have looked great painted or not and is a very solid kit with excellent posibility and design. It’s not a complicated kit by any means but all the parts come together nicely to make for a great display. Honestly, the leg runners are the only drawback I can think of for this kit but even those aren’t a big deal. They take a little longer than average to cut out but are not some sort of incredible demon monster that should scare you off from building this kit.