I haven't said much about this project on OR but I figure the day before it's finally complete is a good a time as any to post some work-in-progess shots. Painting wise, everything is complete. Decals are on (surprisingly without major incident) and the top coat is on. I'm just making a few small detail tweaks where and there as I assemble the kit for the last time.
Take a look at some of the pieces as they're starting to come together...
Over a year ago I set about putting my Gunpla models into a display case of their own. The intent was to not only display them properly but help protect them from the ever present threat of dust. This was the result. It was initially evident that I didn't have enough room for everything but lacking floorspace there wasn't much I could do about it. Since then I've been lucky enough to upscale my living conditions, and from that, my Gunpla display situation. Though, I'm not sure I have enough space now either.
So there's this...
I've never heard of Love Live before, and this will likely be the best thing to come out of it. Ever.
My god, it's even more beautiful than I had imagined.
While I dump money into this leaky sieve of a house it's important to remember, and enjoy, some of the benefits of home-ownership. One of those, however small, is having enough extra room to set up a dedicated Gunpla photo studio. Way overkill for most, it's perfect for me. Having the proper space means I'll be able to get consistent photos for my reviews and project updates. I'll also have enough room for PG kits and larger, like the HG Dendrobium. Perhaps the best part is that it's no longer in my living room!
After a long and frustrating process my MG Sinanju Stein is finally complete.
Damn, that's a long ass title.
The "Ichinanashiki Morito Tsugumori Hakugetsu Kai" is the lead Guardian (mecha) from Tsutomu Nihei's popular Knights of Sidonia manga (soon to be CGIhorific anime) piloted by lead character Nagate Tanikaze. It's the first model from the series, is made by Kotobukiya, and retails for about $50 USD + S&H. At 1/100 scale she is anywhere from 8 to 11 inches tall depending on the positioning of the backpack.
I've read a bit of Knights of Sidonia, mainly to help support Vertical Publishing, so bear with me if I don't have all of my terminology in order.
The Tsugumori comes with blade/no blade forearm armor options, extendable batons, a Kabizashi lance, and multiple hand options. There's even a set of hands that would allow multiple Guardians to hook up together for long distance flights.