Look at that finish! It’s gorgeous. I can now see why the MG version was so popular despite the price tag. I’ve already built the HG Sinanju so I don’t need to go into too much detail here but I put down some things I think others would be interested in.
This was my first chance to delve into my new pack of Aurora stickers which I picked up while in Akihabara that last time ASM and I met.
I used these for the eye, which gets almost completely covered by armor, and for the scopes on the rifle.
A few people had posted comments wondering how to go about removing the gate marks without wrecking the finish. Well, for myself, it’s a bit of a balancing act. If I cut as flush as possible with the cutters I get a little bit of a gate mark which stays almost the same color as the piece, yet if I use a knife to trim away the gate mark there I leave a spot on the piece where there is no finish.
My solution was to use the cutters and get close, but not flush, to the piece and then with my knife slowly chip away at the nub and once that was finished use a gundam marker to hide any color discrepancy.
For the most part the gates are in good spots and marks aren’t noticeable however on some armor parts, such as the shoulder, the gate marks are right there and they are difficult to deal with because of the curvature of the piece. Fortunately, a lot of those marks can be covered up by decals.
And speaking of decals!
Look at all these! These are almost exactly the same as the MG version’s decals but in 1/144 scale. Not only are they very small, but because they are all crammed onto one sheet there are no indicators for which decal is which. I had to match them to the decal guide in my MG Sinanju manual. I think I spent more time decaling this kit, an hour a night for 3 or 4 days in a row, then I did assembling it.
The result is worth the time.
I didn’t use all the decals on the sheet, though. I left off most of the very tiny decals that get crammed into corners of this kit. As it is the Titanium Finish I didn’t want to cover up most of it with white decals. I think I found a good balance.
One sexy suit in one sexy finish.