HGUC RX-78-2 Gundam (Bandai; 200X)
Materials used: Tamiya sprays; Model Master & Mr. Hobby paints; Tamiya weathering masters; Gundam & regular markers; soldering iron; Mr. Super Clear matte spray; basic hobby tools.
Hey, it’s my first RX-78 kit. I think I’ve arrived. :)
The HG kit eschews the rarely-seen beam javelin and Gundam hammer, leaving the standard rifle, bazooka, and beam sabers. The core fighter is a separate piece and doesn’t transform, so you can have it displayed alongside the Gundam. It has three tiny landing gear pieces.
I tried one new technique with Gundam, which was to actually burn some gouges into the shield using a soldering iron.
This Gundam is the one that came with the G-Armor parts, so it has two shields, which lets me display either the damaged one or the clean one.
Pics of the G-Armor parts tomorrow.