Remember the previous post of this PG Aile Strike Gundam? Now more shots for my latest and toughest work so far. Click on the photos for higher resolution (not the highest though).
My 300 bucks Samsung camera does not have long battery life. Or perhaps it is so low range that it can't run on the rechargeable batteries well. So usually I will take the shots until the battery run out.
Having functional batteries with pleasant natural sunlight I decided to take a few shots for this massive masterpiece. Evening sunlight is always the best for me.
It is usually left in standby mode instead of any aerial pose as to conserve the strength of its joints. But however, being the model of the highest range, the joints are rather stiffer than the Master Grade and High Grade models therefore I suppose that they are more durable.
Other than the polycaps in the joints, the mechanical hydraulic pipes play an important role in the support too. Not just for the look, the hydraulic pipes do give extra supports, I think...
The only problem I have is the stand. It is not secure and pop out when I was moving the model. Having an unstable stand is really dangerous whereby the model will just drop down during adjustments. Other than that, everything else is fine.
If I were to give more critics, I think its weight could be an issue too. The Strike Gundam itself with armaments is already 512g, plus the Aile Striker backpack, I think the weight has easily hit above 700g. Extra weight means extra caution needed in handling.
But as long as you handle it with care, beware of the unstable stand, then everything will be fine.
I still have the Skygrasper unit in the box left unassembled. So far I have only 2 backlogs with me. Firstly is this Skygrasper, secondly is the HG Gaia Gundam, which I got as a birthday gift from my friend 2 years ago.
Oh yes, I still have the First Grade Gundam Rasiel and GN Sefer in the boxes. But I am just being too lazy to fix them. Take a look at the photo above, I did not even line the details of the inner part of the shield.
Firstly the crazy schedule I am having right now, secondly the price of gunpla, thirdly the laziness. Therefore I am really considering to quit gunpla-ing.
I have gone through fixing gunpla models of different grades, almost all of the grades. From SD, 1/144 scale model, High Grade, 1/100 scale model, Master Grade and even the highest Perfect Grade, I guess I have no regrets if I were to stop my hobby in gunpla.
The only regret would be I do not have the chance to learn air brushing. Unlike my friend who really plan to get his hands on an air brush set, I never have the thought to do air brushing because it is so expensive to start with.
Starting to work in few years time means I will have the money to get the air brush compressor set. But at the same time having a work means to time to breathe. Therefore shall I postpone my air brushing plan when I got specialised, and when I have a less tight schedule?
Anyway, this is just one of those things that we need to sacrifice in order to achieve what we wanted. To take away people's pain and to end people's suffering is the priority.