Gundam Mk.II (ver. 2.0)March 3, 2008 at 13:34 | Posted in Master Grade | 1 Comment
Tags: gundam, Master Grade, mkII, spray can, titan's
This Mk-II is actually the AEUG version and is one of the first MG kits to be labeled ver. 2.0. I was inclined to paint it in custom colors. In this case, I decided on Titans color scheme because it just looks more menacing than the plain AEUG colors.
Materials & Methods:
This was basically an out-of-box (OOB) build, meaning no modifications were made to the original kit. I sprayed the inner skeleton with Gunship Grey and painted some internal details with gold + silver paint. The leg + arm armour was sprayed with titans body color spray. For the chest + hip armour, I handpainted with midnight blue. The eyes were painted with clear green, with a reflective sheet (from used CD-R) glued at the back. I took the liberty to paint the pilots as well. For panel lines, I used brown accylic paint thinned with ethanol. I applied a mix of 3 types of decals: the original that came with the kit, Samuel’s decal (ordered online) and Bandai waterslide decals (for RX-78 ver. Ka use). Finally I applied a generous amount of flat coat.
I bought this kit before Bandai released the Titans version which has proper rotating hips not found on the AEUG version. On the plus side, the AEUG version comes with a base, which the Titans ver doesn’t have.
This is only the third MG I built myself and I’m pretty satisfied with it. The only thing I regretted was separating the groin joint so that they move independently. Now they became too loose. Also, I accidentally broke the Vulcan Pod antennae but luckily it can be glued back. Except for the hip, this kit has great articulation and feels very solid. After putting on the armor however, the movements become slightly restricted.
Overall, if you don’t mind the limited hip movement, this kit is well worth the time and money.