This is probably my first time being so indecisive about what to do with an MG model since… never ^^;. It took me weeks to decide to pre-order Exia, then it took me some more time to somewhat like its proportions, then some more time to warm up to its articulations… and now some more time to decide what kind of look I want on this Gundam. Stuff like these are usually instant for me. There were a lot of comments in the previous post and some questions so maybe this post can answer a few (and the rest can be answered after I’m done with this model ^^;). I’m already working on Exia now but camera battery died xP
Choosing the look- I don’t know how I feel about the decals and stickers on Exia… A part of me likes it clean with minimal decals while another is telling me to just plaster everything on it like I usually do. I am liking the clear stickers because the clear borders are thin so I don’t have to cut them out ^^… but I’m not sure if I want them on Exia. The decals…are freakin’ tiny. A bunch of foil stickers that I won’t be using.
The MG Exia model kit is not 100% new mold. Beam sabers from 2007 (NG 1/100 Exia?) and PC parts from 2003 (MG Strike) xD. I won’t berate Bandai for it though. This is actually what I call efficient engineering.
Right now the “cloth” is as shiny as the bling bling blades… but I’ll make sure it’ll be as dull as dull can get by the time I’m through with it. Originally, I was under the impression that we would be getting two complete head units for this model but guess not. This is beginning to feel like building the Crossbone X-1 all over again… PITA head swapping? check. Loads of decals/stickers? Check. Plastic cloth? check. Awesome swords? CHECK!
This will probably be the last MG that I’ll be able to work on with real free (what little I have of it) time (going back to school soon) and I wanna get it done quicker than usual (finish assembly by next week… yea, that’s fast for me). Don’t expect anything special though. This is still “home look” after all… ^^;