This post will only cover the build and post build of this model kit. You can read about this kit's content and background information in the previous post.
Tools & Supplies
As this was my first kit and did not know if I would continue building model kits, I only used the following tools & supplies:
- Xuron 170-II Micro-Shear Flush Cutter
- For removing the model pieces from the sprue
- 1000 Grit Sandpaper
- For cleaning up the model piece cut points
- GSI Creos Black Fine Point Gundam Marker
- For drawing in the panel lines
- Cotton Swab
- For cleaning up the drawn panel lines
All in all this kit was straight forward to piece together. However, I made a number of mistakes along the build. The biggest lesson for me was not to cut too close to the pieces. The first several pieces I cut too close and made deep gouges into the piece. I sanded down these pieces, but it caused unevenness throughout the model.
Though I made a bunch of mistakes on this kit, it was a good experience. More importantly, I enjoyed the assembly process and doing the photo shoot. With this said, I will definitely continue this as a hobby. As for future plans for this kit, I am thinking about using acrylic paint to perform the detailing and to hide any mistakes I made.