It has been a long time since I worked on MG Exia. I feel bad for neglecting him so I got my supplies out on my desk, and started working. I want to finish him before Christmas.
Instead of going in a pattern, I just decided to do whatever I felt like doing. This time I went for the left arm. Above is the upper arm unit, straight build.
The upper arm unit is now sanded and panel-lined. Built the lower arm and getting ready to paint it…oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I got new cans of paint after I ran out on the last WIP.
Painted and panel-lined. The shoulder joint was very tight! I had some troubles putting it in. I heard something crack as well when I tried to move it….it’s fine for now, got a little bit looser…and I didn’t even paint the joint…
The legs and feet were wobbly, so I decided to fix it. Snipped off some red parts, sanded it, painted it and panel-lined it. Now test fitting and waiting for a part to dry.
While waiting, I cut off a piece for the back of the thighs, which locks the leg securely. I sanded and panel-lined it, which wasn’t as difficult as I thought it might be.
The right foot is now secured. Not adding any other parts to it.
Color comparison between sanded and un-sanded. There’s somewhat of a difference, can’t be helped.
The left foot’s red pieces are then sanded and painted. Waiting for it to dry.
Meanwhile, panel-lining for the piece on the tip of the foot. Left – unpanel-lined. Right – panel-lined.
Still waiting for some parts to dry, so I will give you this picture for now. Looks really awesome. ^ ^
And oh, the GN Vulcans are on his left arm now. I will do the hand next.
Finally painted, finished it off with minor panel-lining, then assembled.
And just very recently, just snipped off some parts for the securing of the left leg. Unsanded and unpanel-lined VS sanded and panel-lined.
Need to still to sand and panel-line those parts. Then I go to the hand for the left arm. I am thinking of splitting the fingers but it doesn’t seem like it will do much. ^ ^;
[All photos were taken on a Nikon D5000]