Gaijin Gunpla

Now that I’ve finished some work related projects I am back to tinkering around on the Musha Mk-II Gundam. I intend not to rush this project because I want to get it right and end up with the sense of satisfaction that comes from knowing I didn’t cut corners. As a distraction, should I get frustrated with the Musha, I’ve picked up;

Hoi Hoi Pest-X san and…
the HG 1/144 Exia Avalanche Dash.

I previously wrote about the horns and how I removed the gold plating. Now I have glued and sanded down the seam lines and I am left with this!
And I think they look pretty cool. Someone mentioned how they look ivory and I would tend to agree with them. I am now torn between painting them the colour I originally decided on or leaving them as is. Leaving them as is would mean I wouldn’t be taking out the seam line on the helmet. Hmm…
And here’s the upper thigh armour:

This effect was created by taking my evergreen plastic strips and layering them overtop of each other. This will now look like the upper legs are covered in proper yoroi (鎧) or armour. There’s still some clean-up, of course, to be done in prep for painting but I am very pleased with how they turned out and also how easy it was for me to do.
What will I tinker with tonight?

Categories: Builds, MG, Musha Mk-II

5 Responses so far.

  1. Busterbeam says:

    oh boy. mad scientist mode! this is going to be crazy when you're done! very much looking forward to it!

  2. Tonzo says:

    LOVE the thigh armour! Great work! Please more info about the pla plate. Is it a flexible adhesive?

    The markings on the horns remind me of what MatX is doing with his SECOND Sinanju, and boy does it look like another master stroke for him. This guy is a genius in the making. Check out his blog and his posts at HF and get hip if you're not! =) X Marks The Gundam Spot is his blog.

    Good to see you branching out into more HG stuff after the fantastic effort on the God. Really anticipating what you do with that kit as it has a lot of potential.

  3. Syful says:

    thats how Pest-X box art looks like? ME LIKEY!!

  4. mikiwank says:

    Nice work man. I love this idea for armor parts. 🙂

  5. Gaijin Gunpla says:

    @buster: Mad Scientist Mode? That's the first time I have heard that used in Gunpla. Maybe you're right.

    @Tonzo: I will post more about the plastic on the next entry for you and anyone else that is interested.

    I checked out that blog and it's awesome! I have added it to the list of blogs to check regularly.

    @Syful: Ya, the box art is pretty good. Crazy and cute, much like the Pest-X herself.

    @Mikiwank: Thanks for the kind words. Let's cross our fingers and hope it works out how we think it will.

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