Just have the waist tubes to paint and the weapons to fix (I think I’ll be painting the beam weapons silver leaf/gunmetal and doing the blades in clear red as to look different from the rest of the kit), then it’s playing the waiting game until the decals arrive.
Some people have asked to see the arm mod with some better pictures, so I may as well show that off now as well.
I wound up handling this in a different than I had originally intended but I think this is a much more solid and reliable way to do this. I took a pc-c part leftover from one of the many MG kits I have and stuck it in to the place where the forearm/shoulder clip used to sit, then clipped part of a sprue off and jammed in in there. It’s a snug fit, but it works.
Then followed up by drilling a .104″ hole in the center of the forearm armor. This lets the sprue part go in to the frame part (where the beam saber would normally be located) for a nice secure fit. Yeah, it’s kind of annoying that I can’t keep the beam sabers in there with this arm mod but overall I think it’s worth the sacrifice. I may try to find a way that I can restore that little feature further down the road.
HGUC Kampfer is coming along nicely, but I need to get some yellow paint for it. The quality of the kit is really nice though and I’m plenty pleased with the HGUC series. Not much else for now though, working through all these kits very slowly while planning out what to do with the Gyan, Freedom and Exia…
EDIT: Look what got here today!
EDIT AGAIN: Sinanju’s decals shipped! The end is coming up, ladies and gentlemen! I still need to see if I can replace the J and E runners, I think the rifle and shield may be a lost cause…