For those who may not be aware, thanks to an invite, I’ll be joining in the Sinanju group build that is being held by the model forum at Gundam Australia. You can check out the link here, and I’m sure they’d be open for more participants if people are interested. Participants include my several of my fellow Gunplars such as Lupes @ It’s a Gundaaaam, Busterbeam @ Plamo Addiction, Gundam Guy, Gaijin Gundam, as well as the forum administrator Sonar, otherwise known as frequent poster Tonzo, and other forum members.
Anyways, on to the current plan! First off, my plan at this point is a straight build, but with a custom paint job. While I was originally planning on a blue theme, I’ve actually decided to go to a different color(s).
Taking a page from GaiGun, I’ve decided to go monochrome with the materials shot as to not reveal my color scheme just yet. For the time being I’ve got my plans for the internal frame, as well as outer frame. I’ve not thought ahead to the weapons, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. AM boosters will be used as well as the official Sinanju waterslides.
As for the actual WiP, you’ve all seen the snap builds elsewhere, so I’m not really going to go in depth on that part. The current plan is to build the internal frame completely first, figure out what’s going to be visible, and paint the frame accordingly. The painting on the external frame will happen afterwards. Anyways, I whirled through the torso and legs, only to have (amazingly enough) my first experience with parts breaking. And what broke? The F—ing waist!
So, now what? Well, I read about a place that sells spare parts in Akiba, and so I trucked on down there Friday night (will post pictures tomorrow) and they had the Sinanju legs, but not the waist parts, so I’m officially SoL and having to ordering the parts from Bandai. So, that puts a one to two week delay on finishing the the full inner frame. Still, that shouldn’t be too bad since I won’t have time to paint except on the weekends. In the meantime though, the plan is to finish the rest of the inner frame and do my first painting there. More updates as I progress…