First you take this piece and...
Right in half!
Cutting this piece allows me to glue the seam line and then insert this piece afterwards. But to do that I need to...
Gauge out that extra plastic!
Then glue the pieces together. I also took the opportunity to reshape the lower 'jaw' part of the face, by cutting away some plastic and giving it a sharper look.
I then moved onto the dual V-fins. First I cut some plastic off the ends, then sanded them down to make them sharper.
Okay, nothing too exciting here. I simply separated the small fin from the large one.
And then I cut away some plastic near the base of the V-fin.
Leaving that for now I moved onto the legs. Or would the correct tense be; Leaving that for then I moved onto the legs. I've been in Japan just long enough to start losing some English. Soon I will speak neither language well. But I digress... I won't be doing anything to the armour but I did want to try something with frame. I picked up some parts from Wave and Kotobukiya.
I test fitted a vent, or is it nozzle?, onto the leg frame where the rear armour lifts off, however, it was slightly too long and prevented the leg from closing properly. I had to cut away a tiny sliver of plastic and do some sanding.
I broke out my seldom-used tube of Mr. White Putty and got to work filling in the spaces.
After that dried I sanded it down and then glued on the the Nozzles. Or was it Vents? What word did we decide to use for these? They look alright don't you think?
Next up: Mods to the forearms and shoulders.