The Sazabi is completely down to the frame now. All the armour pieces are separated to the different reds and the other colours. I shall start the painting soon….
After completing the build of the Bandai RG Sazabi, I’ve started taking it apart.
As I’d only built one other Real Grade gundam, I wasn’t too sure about the fit, how it should look, the colour, basically most of the build. So I have been assembling it as the instructions show to get a feel for it.
Now it’s all together I can see how the articulation works, the colour separation on the armour, how much of the inner frame is going to be visible, and everything now works perfectly in my mental picture of it. (Yeah, right)
So, time has come to strip him back down.
I’m basically dismembering him and taking the skin off. I hope this post doesn’t get me in trouble……
I started with pulling him apart into the component sections- arms, legs, waist, etc. Then I started the armour removal. I’ve done a leg so far.
I did film the process, and it will become a part of the build series. It’s also there so I can check how it goes back together……
When I’ve got it all apart down to the frame I’ll be priming and painting it, then it will be time to see if I remember how it goes together…..
Don’t forget you can share your work with me, and I’ll show the world!
Post your pictures in the Facebook group and I’ll share them on my Thursday stream. The more pictures I have to show, the less talking I have to do- it’s win/win!
There isn’t a cut off time, just post whenever during the week and chances are I’ll find it. If not you can always shout at me in the chat on Thursday and I’ll track it down.
I’ve had a good week at the bench.
The little SD Sinanju is almost complete, just the weapons and backpack to assemble. The same is also true for the big RG Sazabi.
The videos of the Sinanju are uploading, the head edition will be available later on today.
The Patreon exclusive Sazabi series. Is up to part 7, which is also to head, and also contains my first ever build of an ‘Action base’ so I can display it in a more interesting pose than “standing up”
Next up for both of them is going to be the backpacks. As ever, the SD is probably 4 bits, and the RG Sazabi will be many, many more.
I build the RG first so I can show how it’s going at the end of the SD video, remember the whole series is available to all of my ‘Gross Geeks’ and above Patreon tiers.
On the 5th July 2017 I published my first video Gross Models channel. A complete build and paint of the Zvezda Hurricane in 1:144. Of course. It has now had 700 views. I expected about 7.
I hope I have improved over the last 2 years, I do have better equipment for one thing.
Here’s the original. My first video. Be gentle with me.
As you may know, I am currently subscribed to 2 partworks- the Deagostini X-Wing and the Hachette Terminator.
I’ve seen a lot of hate for partworks online over the last few years, but I quite like them. The chance to build a large kit is out of most people’s reach but paying as you go is more affordable. People also complain that you have to wait for the next issue instead of just motoring through to the end.
The cost of a partwork does seem to put people off. When you work out the total it can be daunting, several hundred pounds for a single model. But, the models are BIG. The R2 I recently completed is 1/2 scale. With working electronics for lights, sounds and movement. The best thing is that you don’t have to pay up front. It worked out to around £1.28 a day. Many people spend much more than that on a morning coffee and have nothing to show for it at the end of a year.
The “Waiting” is a different argument, and one that I find works for me rather than being a detriment. If I am building a ‘normal’ modelkit I usually only do one at a time: from opening the box, building, painting, weathering. With the weekly/monthly schedule I can do the parts that come along then put is all aside and carry on with my other project.
I look forward to sharing my partworks with you, I’ll leave you with some pictures of R2 and the modifications I made to him.
The build of the Bandai Sazabi is progressing well, I have just released the 3rd video of the build to my patrons.
As I’m building him from the feet up, I have now done his feet and legs. Next is the waist unit, then the chest, arms and head. Then painting and weathering.
All of these videos will be exclusive to my Geeks tier and above, where you will also find other perks!
Take a look at http://Patreon.com/grossmodels to see if you’d like to help support my habit! (it’s thanks to my lovely patrons I have been able to start this site, as well as keeping me in paint and glue…)
The 3rd part of my continuing build of the Takom P1000 Ratte is now ready!
Welcome to my site. This is going to be my central hub. A place I can post my innermost thoughts and feelings. And model kits, lots of model kits.
I’ll be posting occasional entries here as well as my other social media places, as well as links to other things I am involved in.
Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions, I’m quite new to this ‘Blogging’ thing so expect many, many mistakes.
I hope you’ll follow me on my journey into plastic models, and together we can have fun. Because without fun, whats the point?