Gaijin Gunpla
While I don’t intend to try anything extravagant when it comes to modding the G gundam, there are a couple of places I felt I needed to make changes, if for no other reason than to give myself some piece of mind. You know what I am talking about. Those little things that stick out at you and bug you until you do something about it, even though they may not be viewable once completed.
For example, the underpart of the shoulders. The armour on the G fits together using the male/female connection, but that connection is viewable from certain angles. Well, not anymore!
A small piece of plastic glued overtop and that is that. Actually, this was more difficult than I thought it would be. I didn’t want to interfere with the articulation of the arms at the shoulder joint so I had to get that plastic the perfect size (or what I consider to be the perfect size). Painting awaits.
Another part that I may have mentioned earlier that irks me is the underside of the wing, or is it fin?, which is part of the corelander. For reasons unbeknownst to me, there be hollows.

Well not anymore!
Some Mr. White putty and sanding later the hollows were filled. I should mention that after spraying the Mr. Surfacer there are some blemishes with the putty use but my Musha MKII is beckoning to me and I need to get the G finished before I can move onto the next project.
The hollows in the underside of the claws were also filled in.

The design of the claws didn’t sit right with me. You can see how the claw fits over the peg. Sure this allows the claw to open and close but it just doesn’t look right.

Voila! More plastic!

I simply glued on some .03 plastic, then once the glue had dried, cut it down to the right size and shape. A quick test reveals:

That’s better. Now the claws look like this. Painting awaits!

Once painted I’ll do some decal work using some of the many remaining decals I have collected over the past year or so and see what I can make of the G.
Also, there’s more big news on the way soon but I can’t let the cat out of the bag yet. Ooh, suspense. A great literary tool.

Categories: Builds, G Gundam, HG

4 Responses so far.

  1. mangyver5223 says:

    light mods…looks great 🙂

  2. G.G. says:

    Looks like you are getting the hang of building a HG kit. Good work so far.

  3. Tonzo says:

    I thought this post was going to involve carving out notches for LED's and running wires ^^;

    Looking great GaiGun. I did a similar thing with the MG version to the shoulders and claws, and I also sharpened the claws. Couldn't see the practicality of claws with squared off tips =)

    Looking forward to the surprise!?

  4. Gaijin Gunpla says:

    @mangyver5223: thanks. I still am a little hesitant to jump into the big mods, but seeing other people's work, such as G.G.'s gives me hope.

    @G.G.: Not much to get the hang of on an HGUC. I previously thought the HG's looked a little chunky when compared with the MG but this G Gundam is a well done kit.

    @Tonzo: LEDs? Hmm.. It could be done! (but not now). I didn't sharpen the claws much as I was more concerned with filling in holes but the do look a little better than before.

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