I hurt my thumb trying to pry apart pieces of the Shin Musha Gundam. Don't worry. The gundam is perfectly fine. In fact, it's better than perfectly fine. It is finely perfect. I exaggerate, but only a little.
I didn't like the goldish plastic that came with the shin musha kit for the piping. I found the colour I wanted to use and it's called Tamiya Silver Leaf! It sprays so cleanly and leaves a beautiful shine. One coat was enough for each piece.
And after some assembly, and starting a few panel lines. I can show the sub assembled pieces before I put the decals and finish the panel lining.
First the feet!
Then the legs! Mmm...
Sode and Kote... armour terms for those who don't know. He is a Musha Gundam so I gotta talk about the Yoroi.
Skirt and lower torso!
The torso and shoulders! Mmmm.. shiny! キラキラですね。
The backpack with shiny thrusters!
The kabuto (helmet for you non japanese martial arts lingo speakers out there) and the face which I hacked off with my saw so I could glue the helmet to remove seam lines.
Face glued back on! Now let's let it dry and this weekend I can apply decals and finish the panel lining.
My original plan was to dirty and damage him up a bit and I have some ideas I want to try, but he is so shiny and beautiful I don't know if I have the courage to do it.