Saturday, September 17, 2011

A REAL GRADE kit is NO walk in the park...


RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

Seriously, I thought being a 1/144 kit that this commission build is going to be a walk in the park. I mean how long would it take me to assemble, clean up, paint and re assemble this little kit? Plus the client only asked for an ootb build in ootb colors... pretty easy ey?

Not really. The sanding of the nub marks was no easy talk as you can easily over sand those little pieces. The assembly is not easy too! It has a gazillion parts and all of them are small. Now imagine painting all those little plastic critters one by one, making sure that the color is consistent from one another.

To put it into simpler perspective. The number of parts of this Real Grade kit is insane! The last time I almost run out of " satay " sticks for painting was when I painted my Armored Core White Glint commission and my Perfect Grade Zeta Gundam commission. Needless to say those kits are big.

This REAL GRADE line from Bandai is not for the really young modelers. I mean you should have a bit of experience with master grades so not to frustrate yourself with this little dang kit. But animosity towards those little parts aside, This kit was such an experience to build. The level of engineering put into developing this beautiful kit is humanly impossible.

The Master Grade Aile Strike was put to shame with the release of the Real Grade Aile Strike period. I wonder what Bandai could come up in the next 5 years. Anyways, this post is basically a collection of photos from assembly to painting of my first Real Grade kit.

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

RG Aile Strike Gundam WIP Photo

Thanks for dropping by! Til' next post guys! :)



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