...not really, but having an optician nearby can't hurt, can it?
Anyway. A little history: I bought this kit to take advantage of that Bandai promotion thingie. (The card, incidentally, went unused. Shame... ) I didn't think much of the design - I didn't hate it, I didn't love it - but there were a few issues with it, like a perfectly passable cheeseburger with a few old ingredients, an unpickled pickle, and a spare hair or two. And seeing as how all my other builds - with the exception of an Aoshima M9 kit, which is undoubtedly the best plastic model kit in existence - have been stalled in one way or another due to excessive scratchbuilding or modding, I figured I would only focus on the most egregious of offenses. After a while, I narrowed it down to:
1.) The weapons
2.) The backpack
3.) The GN Drive
4.) The shield bits
So let's get on with it, shall we?
Anyway, that's all for now. If I find the time, I'll take pics of my other builds. Thanks for taking a look, HF. I only accept lavish and undeserved praise, though. No C&C. Nah, kidding. Criticize away; I'd do exactly the same to you, and you know it.
I'm also working on extending the neck. It's the staple 00 double-ball polycap, and I'm too lazy to recast it in resin to make it easier to work with. (Really, all this articulation is just more and more trouble for me.) Drilled a hole through it, inserted a plastic rod, and coated the result in a mixture of Tamiya thin cement and spare sprues (a black one, hence the dark-colored cementing you see in the pics). Now that it has an outer shell of polystyrene, I'll be able to eventually paint it. The plan now is to cut it into three pieces - upper ball, actual neck, lower ball - and extend until I'm satisfied, then cement it all together from there.
Spoiler tags to avoid massive image spam.
Edited by kajnrig, 06 April 2012 - 02:30 AM.