Being anal-retentive, I’ve been looking at the pictures of My Crossbone Gundam from the last post and cringing ever so often.
So I wanted to note a couple of things:
The face looks horrible, I know. The Head was one of the most complex units I’ve ever put together. For one thing, the face vents, which to me, make the Gundam, were very hard to work with. The top slot was molded into the upper half of the face plate, which is fine – but with the design of the Crossbone, the upper half slides up to allow excess heat to escape – this doesn’t work so well with a small scale model though and the lower face vent is molded into the separation between the upper and lower halves of the plate, which doesn’t look right, as you can see.
The head has the detail of a 1/60 perfect grade, but at a 1/100 scale and I had a hard time with the grey under section of the eyes.
I also accidentally threw out the chin piece, which had me nearly pulling my hair out this weekend. I used the chin piece of my old MG Gundam Mk II, so it looks a bit too big. Luckily it fit though.
The head really just fell apart on this kit. The V Fin and Skull & Crossbones were easy, but everything else just was more difficult than I had expected.
Also, the inside of the Beam Sabers (in the upper chest) does not appear white like it does in the photos. I believe this is the flash from the camera reflecting on the paint in there.
I’ll stop because I’ll end up tearing my work apart on this. He looks a lot better without a super-zoomed in photo, trust me, and I do like how he turned out, but these pictures sort of highlight my mistakes. Bleh.
Until next time –