Gaijin Gunpla

I had an idea in my mind what I wanted to do with the waist. Tonzo made a good point earlier about how it is narrow. I wanted to come up with a way to make it look like it was wearing a thick belt, much like a real suit of Japanese armor. So off to my spare parts box I went.

I found some things that looked promising and proceeded to.. well, see for yourself.

In order to bring my idea to fruition I had to mutilate some pieces. Such as the torso part of the frame.

Now you see it…
Now you don’t.

And this part too.
Hack! Hack!

I then grabbed my trusty pin-vise and completed the next step.

This now allows the other spring I purchased to slide through.

And those pieces I cut off at the beginning of this thread? They form the ‘belt loops.’

Awww Yeah!

I was commenting to a fellow gunplar the other day how I am now at the point where I am second guessing myself and wondering if I should stop now and quit while I am ahead. His reply was very succinct: “You’ve gone this far. You might as well go all out.”

And he was right.

So I got the shoulders and glued some seam lines.

Then I grabbed the plastic again.

And also glued the seam lines on the back of the arm part of the frame.(You can see in this picture that I forgot to put the poly-cap back in before I glued it together. Oops!)

Took him to work this morning for a final test-build shot before I start the painting. Pretty much any white you see in the shot is a modification I have done.
Now that I look at it. I did a lot of stuff! Let’s hope the final result is worth it.

Categories: Builds, MG, Musha Mk-II

2 Responses so far.

  1. Tonzo says:

    AWESOME. That waist mod made ALL the difference.

    Don't second guess yourself mate. Mistakes can be rectified with a bit of hard work and are good for the learning process, but you will never know if you never try. =)

  2. G.G. says:

    You certainly is doing a lot for this kit, and it is really paying off. I can foresee your mods making the musha mk-II much more samurai than it already is. I hope to see this in person when I meet up with you later. Pls finish it before hand. =)

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