So after watching the latest episode of Gundam Build Fighters Try last week, Meijin Kawaguchi III’s custom mobile suit, the Amazing Red Warrior appeared. Since I lack the cash to purchase the kit, not to mention the kit’s not even out yet, I dug out my trove of Gunpla parts and kits within my wardrobe to create my own version of the Red Warrior, in Master Grade form.
– MG 1/100 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. One Year War (core frame)
– NG 1/144 Gundam Virtue (shoulder boosters)
– HGBF Powered Arms Powereder
– HG 1/144 Astray Red Frame Flight Type (shield/beam saber hilt)
– Pla-plates (0.5mm thickness)
– Hobby Base Kimete Mechanical Hand 1/100 (black)
So the first order of business is to clip off the unnecessary parts – the red chin and the shoulder armour pegs. I also cut off the front portion of NG 1/144 Gundam Virtue’s shoulder cannons to be used as Red Warrior’s shoulder verniers.
I don’t have much skill or experience in creating armour from pla-plates (probably my 3rd/4th time?) – the previous attempts were pretty horrible. This is probably the only time I’m quite satisfied with the result, though a lot of patching up to do with the stray gaps.
Next, I cut off a piece of pla-plate and bended it to create Red Warrior’s face plate. I’ve also cut pla-plates to fill in the gap on the skirt armours.
I’ve managed to obtain HGBF Powered Arms Powereder from a nearby local plamo shop cheaply while re-stocking my 5-year-old Tamiya Extra Thin plastic cement. Drilled some holes onto the required areas and did a test fit.
Will update more as I go along. For the latest image updates, head over to my Plamo page at Sentinel Works!No comments