Gaijin Gunpla

Finding some more time for the Crossbone, I started on the arms.

Here are the parts that make the shoulder joints.

And here is the elbow.

More frame parts.

The first of the armor parts are applied here.

Followed by these nifty parts.

You’ll find out just what makes them nifty in a future post. It’s kinda cool, actually.

More armor.

Putting these together gives me one completed arm.

Now two completed arms. Nice movement in the elbows on this kit.

I’ve got the arms. Now I need some shoulders.

These were really simple. You can see the completed one on the left side of the photo. The right side of the photo shows all the parts necessary to assemble one shoulder.

So… Crossbone X-1 so far…

Looking good if I do say so myself.

I decided I would continue on and build the skirt in this session.

Here’s the first part. Notice the front skirt armor?

Here’s a closer look.

You can see the side pieces are actually movable. This is another nifty gimmick that will be shown later.

For the rear skirt armor I have to choose between two different options.

The top one is just one solid piece, whereas the bottom one has an extra armor piece that moves somewhat. I thought the bottom, movable, piece was too similar to the front skirt armor not to use is.

And while I had a few minutes…

Here’s the start of the feet.

Here’s the frame for the foot.

I’ll be painting those ‘pistons’ silver, methinks.

Here’s the completed skirt and feet.

Reminds me of an SD.

Next I’ll be working on the legs. Always the best part of a build (although this Xbone’s backpack is pretty cool.)

Categories: Builds, Crossbone X-1, MG

2 Responses so far.

  1. ClayCannonII says:

    Where’s the rest of your Crossbone, its like a horrible uncool cliff hanger

    • syd says:

      I know. I know. I am stuck, actually. There’s an idea I wanted to try but it always gets put on the backburner when ideas for other projects fill my head. I am actually close to finishing two different projects.

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