Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Deathscythe EW: Session 3
The arms were a bit of a mystery. The other two Gundam models I have assembled had certain pieces that connected the arms to the main body. This was absent in this kit and it left me wondering if the model will hold. Also a mystery was how small the connecting stub was for the main body. I find out many hours later that this was by design and the arms will snap together when properly fitted in. Yet even if I say they snap together, getting that to happen wasn't exactly as described in the manual. In order to push the arm piece in and ensure they lock into place, I had to find something to hold the stub out as I push the arm in. Once I had it propped up, the two soundly snapped in and locked into place. This is very different from the Astray Red Frame which had a different piece material altogether to snap in with the main body.
Unfortunately, due to time constraints and how my assembly workplace is set up, I could not finish both arms in time. One arm is completely done in assembly while the other remain in pieces. I should have the other arm finished on the next session. The next component to assemble after this are the legs. I estimate that I'll have half a leg finished by the end of the 3rd session. Oh well, I guess it cannot be helped.