Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 by Shaun in Labels: , ,
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This took longer than expected as I thought I could complete it in the same weekend as Unicorn mode. I was slightly surprised that HGs these days have so many parts, and even my 80+ crocodile clips mounted on skewers weren't sufficient to clear all the parts at one go.

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

Again, a simple spray paint job which involved applying yellow, dark blue, grey and gunmetal, and finished off with a matte coat and no panel lining.

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

Here it is mounted on Gundam 1/48 Unicorn Head (Unicorn Mode) display base.

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

Together with Gundam 1/144 HG Gundam Unicorn (Unicorn Mode).

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)

This kit was done in about 12 hours over 4 days. I'm glad I pulled this off, and realised that though 1/144 kits have less parts that 1/60 kits which I attempted before, the small size of the parts means filing and sanding can be quite a chore. Also learnt that it is better to spray light coloured parts first, in case bits of paint flake off when dry and fall on other coloured parts. Basically it would be better to keep different coloured parts apart at all times.

The finished product is nothing to shout about, but I'm happy I gave it a simple paintjob to spruce it up a little.

Gundam 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)


2 comments:

  1. desmond says:

    Did you buy two set of this figure just to show the different modes? It seems like the same model kits here.

  1. Shaun says:

    Hi Des, I bought two different kits. Unicorn Gundam at 1/144 scale comes in Destroy and Unicorn mode, which means two different kits. In 1/100 scale however, the model can transform to both Destroy and Unicorn mode.