Gaijin Gunpla

After the torso was completed I took a moment to finish my (first) beer before moving on with the project. The manual has you build the weapons once you’re done with the torso. Seems odd to me, but what do I know?

The rifle is really straight forward and much easier than those monstrous things on the Strike Freedom.

That was fast.

Now for the shield. With the shield I cannot not use the clear armor parts. No clear armor parts equals no shield so there’s not getting around it. Things will change once the paint comes out.

(Yes, I know the shot is out of focus. Was it the beer or the sheer amount of time I’d spent building that day? Or a combination of both?)

Add the parts use to connect the shield to the suit and you’re done.

It moves.

Bam! Actually, that was pretty fast too.

Now onto that massive sword of his.

I’m going to refrain from asking the question of why a huge mech designed for war needs a close range weapon like this and just continue building.

It’s too long to fit in the shot if it is unfolded.

With the weapons done I get back to the suit itself, starting with the shoulders.

Some small parts.

Enclosed in the large frame pieces.

I did cut out the armor parts for the shoulders just to see how they worked.

Okay, shoulders were out of the way, now I just need arms. Or, Aile Strike needs arms. I already have arms. Mine are sexy, too.

Shoulder joint.

Then the arm frame itself is constructed.

And more metal looking parts.

Here’s shot of one completed arm with its counterpart split into its smaller sections.

Now those funky hands.

These predate the Real Grade hand design and the engineering here on the 1/60 scale kit probably had a lot to do with making it work on the 1/144 RG kit.

Just take your time and remove the entire hand from the runner.

Then swing the bottom part of the hand up to connect with the upper part and you’re good to go.

I don’t know which I like better. The design for the PG Strike’s hands or that of the Strike Freedom’s.

And here he is.

With my light source (the sun) changing positions I had to put this guy closer to the window to get a shot.

Oh, and don’t forget the armor schneiders.

What time is it? I feel I’ve lost all track of time.

7 Responses so far.

  1. Dennis says:

    Nice, I get that way too when I build. When I built my 00 Seven Sword I did the entire upper body in one sitting. I was so into it that when I stopped it was nearly 9:00pm and I hadn’t eaten.

    • syd says:

      it’s great how we can be so absorbed in something like this.

      • Darth Mingus says:

        It is great until the wife smacks you on the back of the head because you forgot to do the dishes.

      • Tony says:

        Until you realize that you started working on a section one day… and it is now a few hours into another. And you have schoolwork to do (which, by the time college rolls around, is pretty tough to BS).

  2. Joe says:

    @Darth Mingus, I smack her back and tell her that’s her job… then again, I’m a jerk :-P.

    Anyway, awesome job, building this frame in a day!

  3. Gundam Gunso says:

    It sure looks great!

  4. Zetaone71 says:

    Syd, I found myself missing a poly cap for the lower arm in my kit, has this been a common problem that you have heard of?

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