#094: The Fourth Gundam Daishogun|
Decal sheet (be careful, it's a huge file) -- shiny!
Manual: 1 (info), 2, 3, 4 (Comic World Part 88), 5, 6, 7, 8 (Assembly)
Release date (Japan): 1995.04 (re-released 2002.11)|
Original Japanese price: 1,000 Yen
Hnn, welllll... To be honest, I hated assembling this guy. D: I'm sorry, Daishogun! But it was such a paaaaain. It probably would have been less of a pain if I'd used glue to keep together the parts that kept falling apart, though.
This is a way old kit (dates to 1995), so it has nuances of construction that I, Gundam Newbie that I am, were terribly unfamiliar with. For instance:
These two frames were originally connected. The instructions confused me greatly until I realized that they were depicting all the frames already separated. (What can I say, I started the kit when I had a headache. D: Not the smartest idea, on retrospect...)
It also didn't help that the frames weren't connected the same way they're shown in the manual (compare this with step 2 on page 5).
Where to put the polycaps (ref. step 2 again)
I just thought this looked nifty. ^^;
The molding is inferior compared to recent (2000+? that's my range of experience, anyway) kits. Stuff like poor fitting (as in the photos above), and seams I needed to trim.
Here's the base Musha, with just the eye-decals. ^^;
Batch of decal-less photos:
Shortly after assembling all those, I realized what a pain in the aft assembling this Daishogun was going to be, so I went ahead and stuck on all the decals.
He has cool feet. o.o
I tried to do the various transformations, for photographic reasons, but his wings/backlegs kept, like, FLYING APART. LITTLE PIECES EVERYWHERE. Dx -dies- It was terrible! So I just put him in Dragon mode and left him that way. :<;;
His Dragon form, at least, is mollifyingly nifty-looking. I didn't realize I was assembling a BUTTERFLY DRAGON though. :O
He'd prolly look niftier if I painted him... but I have a burning desire to steal those wings and incorporate them into a Zoids Blox somehow.