This is the 1/60 Dirfinge by Kotobukiya. It's the first Koto kit I've thus far made and may be the only one I ever make. The model was pretty simple to build, this model is part of Kotobukiya's line of kits with full frames called frame arms. The frame is made up of abs plastic otherwise known as indestructible plastic. The frame isn't too solid since it uses polycaps for every joint, abs + pe = bad joints. The actual armour parts that make it actually look like the mecha it's portraying is connected through small plugs in the frame. Pros to this are the armor parts are separated into sub assemblies for easy painting. Cons are that the armour parts tend to fall off very frequently. I don't have many ideas on what to do with this kit due to the frame limiting my options. I'll most likely won't be doing mods on this and just focus on painting and weathering.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I usually modify my model kits by doing more than just adding thrusters. I usually try to re sculpt some areas to give it some originality. However since this is a vintage model, I will try to make it as true to the original in the show as possible. The engineering at the time this kit was made could never match the original in the show. I've made it out of the kit in order to see what flaws I want to correct and what I want to modify. The Doven Wolf as seen in the following pictures is currently held together with blue tack. This kit was made before gunpla become snap-built.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Just got an HLJ package with a model kit that I've been searching for a long time. Friend of mine has been searching for it for years. It's the Doven Wolf from Gundam ZZ, one of my favourite mobile suit designs. Too bad Bandai at the time didn't have it's advanced injection system they do now. The model could never match it's boxart, at least until I make it!