Sunday, December 05, 2010
Deathscythe EW: Session 5 & 6
The main model is almost finished. There only two components are left before it all connects together: the waist and the connector that connects the upper body to the waist. Assembling the waist turned out to be a bit tricky. One of the continuing issue with Gundam designs that translate to model kits are the waist design. About 90% of all Gundam models themselves feature a waste design that had parts that cover the joints connecting the legs to the waist. Some people may even call it the skirt design since that's what it basically amounts to. Very rare are there any Gundam designs that don't feature this traditional waist design. One of those rare designs happens to be part of the Astray line (google for Red or Blue Frame).
There is also another thing that bothers me a bit. As I assemble the pieces for the waist, I find that some of them don't snap very well and that they are loosely fit, so to speak. In other words, it takes very little effort to remove the pieces themselves, even when moving the legs or the piece itself. But since I have just finished assembling the waist, I'll see if this becomes a recurring issue when I tinker around with it after I completed the rest.
And finally, the main model is completed. I think I should find some matching paint to cover up some parts. But I do not know if I should snag Gundam markers or just find a color that closely match it.