Saturday, January 30, 2010

1/100 Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L Construction Part III

1/100 Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L Construction Part III

Picking up again from where I left off on my quest to build the 1/100 Gundam Astray Blue Frame. I was a bit preoccupied these past few weeks with other problems that it gave me no drive to build the Gundam Astray Blue Frame. Thank God though that those were finally resolved, thus allowing me to build up the needed concentration again to build this beautiful kit.

1/100 Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L Construction Part III

I have to admit that I got lazy to take pictures because my camera was always out of reach from me, hence the sudden appearance of a nearly completed torso. You'll notice that there are "rivet" like holes on the shoulder plate and arms. Decided to get a little bit "creative" with this build by experimenting with rivets. I used the hobby router that I had bought when I was attempting to scratch build a SF-3A Lancer II to drill the holes since it came with a small drill. I used the diamond bits to remove and file the inside of the drilled holes. Prior to drilling I use a pencil to mark the spot where the drill is supposed to go then afterwards make a small hole on the surface using the tip of a hobby knife. The small incision will serve as a guide for the drill to follow... something I learned at shop class.

1/100 Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L Construction Part III making rivets

Speaking of the SF-3A scratch build project, like the finishing of the translation of the 1/72 VF-25F Armored Valkyrie Messiah manual, that project has been "binned" *snicker*

1/100 Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L Construction Part III

Finished working on the feet. Added a few rivets on the top of the foot. Am trying hard to not get too carried away with adding rivets to this model kit. I wanted to add panel lines using the newly built scribing pin that I made but so far can't get a design that I like.

1/100 Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L Construction Part III

The Gundam Astray Blue Frame has a retractable knife at the end of each foot. The blade I colored with Chrome paint. So far that's it for this build. Next to be worked on are the feet legs.

Part IV of this build can be found here.