I can’t believe how long it has been since I posted about Gundam. I guess I have been spending more time watching Gundam anime than doing any other Gundam related activities. Since I have not made much progress with my last Gunpla project, there is nothing to report. However I am going to record at least what are the latest Gunpla purchases since the last time I posted about my Gunpla collection.
Months went by since I last worked on my HG Seravee Gundam…. It was a busy summer for me and I ended up not being able to work on any of my gunplas. So now I have a very big back log of them. Time to get working again!
Finally finished all the putty filling and sanding, the Seravee Gundam is primer ready. Just thought I would take a few more shots of the raw plastic Seravee Gundam before putting on the primer.
Making some small progress today. Sanding down most of the putty I put on to cover up the surface imperfections. The “arms” of Seraphim Gundam is pretty bad as you can tell with the amount of putty left on the surface after sanding.
While I was away last week, my latest amiami purchase arrived. I was looking one night and realized that they had one MG Astray Red Frame in stock and I had to take the opportunity. And together with the MG Astray Red Frame, I also got a HG Gundam Exia Repair II. Total including shipping cost ¥6,370. To put things in perspective, the MG Astray Red Frame is listed for ¥5,000. Local stores here would be selling it at around C$70 to C$75 + taxes (C$78.4 to C$84). The HG Gundam Exia Repair II is listed for ¥1,200. Local stores here would be selling it at around C$14 to C$16 + taxes (C$15.68 to C$17.92). Conversely, ¥6,370 is about C$70. I am easily saving 25 to 30%.
Some more work in progress update of my HG Seravee Gundam. As mentioned last time, I like to beef up the shoulder armors without making the Seravee Gundam wider than it originally is. So here is how it is turning out.