Preview: MG W FangJoker

Normally, I don’t show you my finished product until the review. However, I am overly excited about the result (not to mention that I actually finally completed a model…) that I just gotta show you all before reviewing it (which I am working on as we speak) ^^;. Now that the hands are “fixed”, I can finally say…

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Crossbone WISP: Head and Body

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Some shots of my progress so far. Yes, I know they don’t look like much now and yes, they are very shiny but these are shots before “finalization” of the parts which you will all see when I’m done with the review :). It’s nothing special really but the irony of it is still worth hiding… xD

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Here’s me being an idiot; I cut out the wrong head armor pieces (didn’t look in the manual), took 20 minutes to paint in the stripes THEN realized I cut out the wrong one xD. So I had to cut out the actual one and then spend another good 30 minutes painting in the “scars” for that one. It only takes five minutes to get the paint in but the meticulous work I have to do was a PITA. You know… making sure the paint is even, no “bleeding”, the layers are the same… and I think I could work on it some more if I still give a damn later, seeing how I did a better job on Ver. Ka’s head instead. Remember, it is all the finer details together that makes the Gundam model looks good overall ^^;.

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The most badass face out of a Gundam. After seeing this face, I don’t think I could ever go back to that mellow look. This is just so much more sinister xD.

BEST Fix EVER, Bandai!

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I’m not kidding. After one of you told me that the Mk-II AEUG Ver. doesn’t have a rotating waist, I was far from enthusiastic about working on this model. I went to check out other modelers’ MK-II AEUG Ver. to confirm…and yup, it is unfortunately so. I was even bent on chewing it and Bandai out for it in the review. When I got to the waist unit, I just snipped off all the parts without looking at the manual because it was the last step. At first, I was a bit baffled at why the fitment of parts doesn’t make sense compared to the manual then I noticed Bandai missed a step where the two upper waist pieces connect to the bottom…

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I thought it was silly of Bandai to left out some instructions but then after another look at parts again, it finally hit me…

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MY MG GUNDAM MK-II 2.0 AEUG VER. ACTUALLY HAS A ROTATING WAIST!!! My parts are different than those in the manual and so I went to check on Dalong’s MK-II AEUG parts runner…

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And you can see that Dalong’s MK-II has the upper waist connected (which prevents the rotation) while mine are separated.

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YESSS!! THANK YOU BANDAI!!! hahah now I actually like this model XD. I don’t know nor do I care if this was a manufacturing/packaging mistake or if Bandai decided to update all future AEUG MK-II 2.0 runner F’s after the Titan’s release because this is GREAT! So now… for all I know, this could possibly be a MG Gundam MK-II 2.0 Titans Ver. AEUG Ver. >____>. Now if only Bandai will make the same mistake with the 1/100 00-Raiser…

*ahem* now that I’m done with the model… it is time to start the photoshoot and its review is just right around the corner…