A weekend of snapping...this time, the HG Gundam GP02A. Of two dozen kits I've at least snapped together this year, this one is the most interesting so far... It's not a top 10 favorite MS, not a complex build, not the most detailed, has limited articulation, has lots of visible seam lines, and the base plastic colors are shit...but throughout the build I kept saying to myself "wow, this has so many possibilities". Like nothing I've previously experienced, all expectations for this kit exceeded as I worked on it. The combination of mechanics (those shoulders and that shield), placement and quality of details, areas for tweaks, and a good paint job, and this could be an absolutely exceptional finished piece of art.
Not going to rush...going to require some careful thought and planning, and slow, methodical finish work. A 2019 project.
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