Even though I dedicate my modelling to gundam and related, I was curious about Kotobukiya’s Armored Core line and decided to get the White Glint to see what the fuss is about. Unfortunately since I built this during the time this blog was dead I didn’t record the process so that I could show here the box and some of the most interesting aspects of the plates themselves, so you will have to believe me when I say that it’s a pretty sizeable box that is packed full of plates.
The first impression is that, yes, true to his name, there is a whole lot of white. There are also a ton of small parts, and browsing the manual, it becomes pretty obvious that this is a moderately complex build.
And so it was, but it’s complexity and number of parts where not in vain, since it is very detailed, but with a huge problem. It is really way too white. Now it may look silly since this IS the White Glint but anyone expecting to have this looking good out of the box, you can pretty much forget about it, as it won’t happen.
Just take a look at all that whiteness.
Though my original plan for this guy was to use it just to see how the kit would look snapped, something had to be done about this.
Then I glance to a set of real touch markers that a bought a few years ago and used in some of the lining of the Infinite Justice. Not only was I pretty happy with them for lining but many people claimed they where also pretty acceptable for shading, so I decided to give them a go.
In the above picture you can see an arm just snapped and bellow the other arm with some detailing, courtesy of the real touch marker grey 2
This kit has so much detail and looks so damn good, but if you don’t put some work into bring out all that goodness it will come out as a pretty plain white robot with big guns (doesn’t sound so bad when you put it that way) .
After all the retouching there was still something missing, but for now I would just go on to snap everything together and prepare it for the final top coat.
In the next post he will finally appear in his final form, so stay tuned.
You can check bigger sized images of this post on the gallery below.