WiP: PG 00 Raiser #07

Next up we’ll knock out the arms and backpack. Again following the O ring design, the arms and shoulders feature 3 main “O” parts, where the GN Condensors will fit.

The arms, with 2 O ring sections themselve.

The shoulder joint features the third O ring.

The lower arm gets more layering, where as the upper arm is very simple.

The completed arms.

I actually forgot to make the shoulder’s outer armor part at this point, but the completed outer frame at this point.

Next we have the hands. While the PG Astray features a fairly easy snip out and good to go hand design, this time around it’s back to putting them together piece by piece.

Still the runner makes it easy, just snip in order for each finger and put together.

And the hands are done.

And the main body is completely done.

The view from behind.

Again, you can see how the 00 Gundam follows the Exia design, featuring a latching clamp system despite there being no GN Reactor to go in the torso.

Next up we’ll take a look at the backpack, which really serves no purpose except to hold the GN drives. Looking at the design, it has two thrusters, but when you think about the power that dual GN drives are supposed to output, two thrusters seems a little… well lonely and unfit to handle the job.

First the actual GN Drive holder.

The part which connects the drive the backpackld.

You’re able to rotate the drives around.

The backpack is incredibly simple.

Again, do two thrusters really handle all this ouput?

Attached to the 0 Gundam.

Lit up.

With this, the inner frame is done. What’s left is the condensors and the outer armor. For the most part the arms were no problem. The shoulder connecter has a rather troublesome hologram strip that really doesn’t want to stay in place. Add in the fact that the it’s a really tight fit when connecting to the main body adds a little frustration. You need to use some power to push it onto the joint, which tends to make the hologram strip pop out. Again, the backpack is there to serve one purpose, which it does well.

So the next order of action will be to do the outer armor, which I plan on panel lining, and top coating before I move onto the GN condensors, as those come with clear parts and stickers. We’re near the end!

-PG 00 Raiser: Box B – 0 Raiser Build-
WiP Part #1 time: 1.5 hours
WiP Part #2 time: 3.0 hours
WiP Part #3 time: 1.5 hours

-PG 00 Raiser: Box A – 0 Gundam Build-
WiP Part #4: 1.5 hours
WiP Part #5: 4.0 hours
WiP Part #6: 2.0 hours
WiP Part #7: 2.0 hours

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4 thoughts on “WiP: PG 00 Raiser #07

  1. Have you built the GN condensers yet? The smaller ones for the arms are easy enough. However, the large ones for the knees are kind of a pain. Nothing too difficult, but the design has you ‘twisting’ the top and bottom parts together instead of using screws as on the smaller units. I didn’t realize it at the time, but the manual has you use part 0-9 ? as kind of a jig to hold the nut in place when assembling the smaller condensers.

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