My first 1/144 kit. I definitely don’t favor this scale, but I was in Japan when it was released and the size of the box and great price made it a good souvenir, besides, people all around where praising the kit for it’s quality and I got curious about it.
Like the last article on the Blue Frame I only snapped this kit, painting and detailing will come later, but for now I can check the quality of the kit itself and the areas that will need work.
Thoughts after the jump.
My next kit, the 1/100 Seed, Astray Blue Frame Second L. This is a MSV design from a side story which exists only on paper medium, which mean it was never intended to be animated and it certainly shows.
Building the Blitz, I learned that no matter how well you think you studied the parts and manual, snap fitting is still important, so I took the chance to put together a small post to talk about the kit itself and not the building process, so if you want to see this one painted you will have to wait some months (my last one was only 6 hehe).
Ooof. After lots of incidents its finaly completed ! Applying the top coat wasn’t so easy as I expected. Once again to achieve a good glossy coat you need to lay down a couple of nice and even wet coats, and with a spray can that was not so easy, plus I spent allot of it. Still in the end I think it looks quite nicely.
Up close you can notice some grain in the finish, which I think it’s due to the fact that the black paint coats where painted too heavy and without letting the previous coats dry.
The kit itself is pretty standart for a bandai no grade. The only points of notice are the elbow joints which are only single jointed and as such can only bend 45%, but to compensate the heel joints are great and allow a great range of motion.
I really like Blitz’s design and I think the slight changes I made in the tone of the color scheme improve it’s looks. Take a look at some more pictures after the jump and tell me what you think !