Before getting this model kit, I have not done any modeling for years! And this kit gets me interested in modeling again.
I am not a professional modeller. I do NO serious painting, and modification etc, and not intended to try either. I am basically a straight build guy. But will do some detailing to try to make the kits look as good as possible, such as panel lining, some touch up with Gundam markers, stickers and decals etc.
I bought this kit when it was first released from Japan. This is not only my first real grade, but also my first kit in the last 5 years. I used to do all kinds of Gundam kits: HG, MG, PG etc! But the interest was sort of die out. After building this kit, my interest of Gundam modeling is back!!
Bandai’s new RG inner frame technology is just phenomenon! It gives me a whole new build experience!! Although it is only 1/144 scale , the new frame joints are pretty tight and flexible that makes the kit be able to hold the pose solidly.
Due to the parts are so tiny on this kit, the skirt armors are constantly falling off. Not a big deal to me though. But the major problem are the MG style articulated hands, the ball joints are so tiny that fingers are constantly falling off while trying to get it hold something. I am just afraid the finger will lost and never be found since it is even smaller than an ant.
Basically, I did a little bit of detailing, panel lining and applying the decals on the kit. I did not applied as much decal as the manual guided to, as my impression of the RX-78-2 is always a bit simple. So I keep it clean.