Transferred from old blog.
As promised, I will update my Journal with other stuffs, such as my collections of Hobby Kits~^^
For starters, my recently acquired Gundam kit is this beautiful “MG Sazabi – Metallic Coating Version”.
For your info, this kit has the highest price for an MG(Master Grade) kit from Bandai, with a whoopin price of 14,000 yen. Normal MG kit, even the special ones will net you no more than 7000 yen. I managed to get this kit for S$198 (Singapore Dollar), when the original price is supposed to be S$290. I think it’s a good bargain ^^
I’m not really surprised on why is it so expensive. First of is the quality of the paint job done on this kit. The metallic effects is not the same with those of other “Special” kits, such as the “Extra Finish” version. Second is the water decals. Surprisingly there’s no dry decals provided. Usually “Special” kits have both of them. Probably this is to prevent damages on the kit, since dry decals needs some “scratching” needed ^^;. The water decals is different from what I usually used. It’s more slicked and easy to apply, and the quality is also great with the silver and gold effects.
The only letdown is that the “Gold” parts paint job isnt as good as the red ones. So you do need to re-paint them with a gold marker.
Anyway, I managed to finish this kit in 1 day, which is surprisingly fast for a Master Grade kit. The reason is that there isn’t really a need to do Panel Lines, just water decals (and I was on holiday haha.. ^^;). Some painting and colouring is needed on the rocket booster if you want it to look better, but it’s optional~
Here are some shots of the finished kit:
It’s definitely cool looking and shiny~^^~ The Size is bigger than normal 1/100 MG, almost as big as MG EX-S Gundam with the stand.
I will post my other collections in the future and backtracks ^^;