26 March 2010

Gundam Bind 1/100? 1/144?

The SD Gundam Bind really makes me interested in SD RX 78-2. I now have the urge to do some customization so that I may have a bigger SD RX 78-2 Bind.

It will also be interesting to see RX 78-2 Bind. Whether it will be in scale 1/100 or 1/144, surely it will be awesome. We are talking about the real RX 78-2 not the SD RX 78-2. Some serious customization here…

First thing first, we need to replicate the arm for 1/100 or 1/144 scale. The left arm had to be redesigned for the real size.
Then next thing is to make the arm. I am very very new in this customization business. I will have to know what sort of material and the most important thing how to shape those materials into the left arm of the RX 78-2 Bind. That IS a challenge… Google time!

That also means that I have to sacrifice an RX 78-2 for this project. That shouldn’t be much of problem except that…
It is very hard to find a 1/144 RX 78-2 here at my place. The only model available is a 1/100 RX 78-2 which quite pricey… Still I can just grab an SD RX 78-2 instead.

Another challenge here...

I was thinking, if I can pull this project off, the real size RX 78-2 Bind will sure look awesome! I was thinking of lighting up those evil eyes on him. Creepy…

RX 78-2 Bind has two red eyes. There is one eye on his face and the other eye on his left arm’s face. Thus, I also need to replicate an RX 78-2 face and stick to the left arm. Or maybe if I can get hold of some extra RX 78-2 faces…

To wire up an LED inside these small heads should be a pain… but the effect will be tremendous. Now, we have to figure out how to fit everything inside the model. You would not want wires to stick out of your model don’t you?

Other than the left arm, everything else should be easy. Just need to spray RX 78-2 black. That is all. Probably some splashes of dark purple as shown in the illustration of SD Gundam RX 78-2 Bind from the link here

The dark purple is at places where it is originally red such as the feet, the hip, the shield and the fore head.

A real challenge indeed and should be a good start into the world of Gundam model customization for me…

2 comments:

佩璇 said...

廢話不多,祝你順心~^^........................................

DarkErebus said...

Thanks! I hope I can turn my wish into reality. Now I'm still studying Gundam modification technique...