Finished dynames, kyrios, and virtue/nadleeh. painted, lined and coated.
the MG 00 Qan[T] is built, painted, decaled, needs to be lined and coated. but i ran out of matte top coat. FUUUUUUUUUUUU.
will post pics when i can find my BB cable
also copped 2 LED units for the Qan from ebay for 10 bucks in total and 4 clear green action bases from Banzaihobby for 6 bucks a piece.
as for a mini review
they were all fun to build, the most enjoyable one would be the MG Qan.
The Sturdiest of all the kits (no pieces falling off) has to be Virtue/Nadleeh, then Dynames, Kyrios and Exia are on the same level and then the Qan
highest articulation has to go to either Exia or Qan, but this has a lot of draw backs. mostly from a lot of the pieces falling off.
Kyrios, was just a mess, then again, almost all transforming gundams are just a mess in terms of stability, or articulation. also they got lazy with this kit, a lot of the gray detail pieces are white, so have some paint if you want to build this kit exact to its anime counter part.
the most frustrating kit goes to the MG. more movement/articulation/detail = more pieces flying off. and a lot of the pieces are incredibly loose. the sword wouldnt even properly stay on the hands. had to paint the pegs to make a tighter fit. also it has the most USELESS gimmick. If you've seen the movie you know the scene where it turns into burst mode and the armour falls off? yeah that. almost ALL the armour on the kit are just slide ons. they just slide on to the frame and fall off if moved too much.
its a good kit, looks deadly sexy, but it has a lot of issues, but really, just buy it if you REALLY and I mean REALLY like the suit. and once you get it and built it, get it on an action base in a nice pose and just leave it there.
the no grades are ridiculously stable compared to the MG.
heres a tip to you builders, as you build a segment, detail it before you move on to the next piece, so things can get a lot smoother.
and heres my basic formula:
-sand/smooth out gate cuts
-paint, just minor detail painting. no complete coating.
doing that all on individual segments so that i wont face any joint issues because those small layers would tighten the fit on the pegs/joints.
i've also pretty much stopped using black to to panel lining. gray looks a whole lot better as its more subtle. next kit i'm going to try tonal lining. but I won't do that in a while. almost 3 straight weeks of gunpla and im getting tired of it haha