Gaijin Gunpla

As I mentioned before the MG Geara Doga is a big boy and now I’m getting down to building the biggest part; the feet.

Just look at the size of that frame part. That’s the smaller half of the foot! Put those pieces together and then add the bottom of the foot and the back part of the ankle covering.

Two frame parts then sandwich around the circle at the center of the foot.

Then you put the bottom part for the front of the foot on. There’s a lot of holes here but you use the second and third rows.


And then follow that up with those big armor parts.

Big parts often mean visible flash and you can see it on the part for the top of the foot.

With the foot done you also put together the armor for the bottom front of the lower leg.

You can see that I did not remove the plastic in the middle. Yes, that part is just gate and isn’t meant to be there for assembly but I find leaving that part on while pushing the armor in place makes the frame a little sturdier and less likely to give when it meets resistance from a tight fit.

Now for this contraption.

And then my new favorite toy, the bendy stuff.

The ends go in the openings in the frame but because that might not stay in place there is a little tab on one end of the tubing that goes into a hollow on one side of the frame.


Looks pretty good to me. It may take some time to get it to go in properly and stay in place but you don’t have to fear any kind of breakage as you’re using the flexible plastic.

Add the knee frame part.

Now for more tubing.

You can see that these parts are molded very specifically with one end having hollows that perfectly fit the shape of the plastic they are meant to fit on to.

The other end of the tubing is then placed over top of another frame part but you won’t get it to contour correctly at this stage. You can only hope to get it to lie in the right place on top while you move on with the build.


For the next stage you have to place the knee frame assembly into the lower leg frame at the correct angle.


You then feed the tubing into the grooves in the knee frame.

And then you place the larger frame part into the grooves in the lower leg frame.

Your tubing has now taking the correct position and form so you can add the little contraption that started this whole leg thing.

Move the tubing-supporting-part slightly forward until you hear the click.

Pachin!

Close up what you’ve got so far with the other frame part and you’ve got the lower leg almost done.


Add the frame, and poly-cap, for the upper leg.


Now for these guys.

You can see one is larger than the other. The larger goes on the outside of the leg while the smaller on the inside.


You can see that while moving this frame around putting things in place the tubing as moved slightly. Keep this in mind as you build your own Geara Doga. Better to notice it now before you start putting armor parts on. Also in this shot, the small circular frame piece that goes on the knee.

Now for those large, round armor parts.

Add the kneecap and shin armor and that big one which goes on the back.

Hip joint.

And then clip in that lower leg part that you put together just after completing the foot.

It clips up into place from below.

And there’s a leg.

Despite its size it moves pretty well.

So onto the skirt we go.


You can see the part dropped on from the top which is meant to have the side skirts clipped onto it. The side skirt design is the same as the Marasai’s.

Two armor parts, a light and a dark, go on the front.

Then the huge rear assembly is put together. It’s big but it’s still only three parts.

The method for assembly is something I haven’t encounter before. You first slide the big back skirt into the opening in the center block and then flip the center block so it faces the opposite direction.


Then add the two part meant to hold weapons.

Front skirts.

And more tubing!

You will notice no hollows anywhere on this tubing for the skirt.

Instead there is a tab on one of the ends.

This goes into a hollow on one side of the center block.

The right side tubing actually has the hollow in the rear center block but the left side is reversed, having the hollow in the front center block.

It’s much easier to get the tubing fully inserted if you remove some of the front skirt.

(giggity-giggity-giggity-giggity)

Just need side skirts.

And here they are.

Just three parts.

Put the little hatch into the larger armor part.


Then slide the frame part in place and you’re all set.

And there’s the bottom half.

Now to get this big fella together, but why not bring in a friend just to help demonstrate just how big Doga is.

Okay, it’s the smallest MG. But still!

Categories: Builds, Geara Doga, MG

9 Responses so far.

  1. Michael says:

    I’m starting to think that the delay between your WIP posts is mostly due to the time you need to find another punny name (see what I did there?).

    • syd says:

      That one took longer than usually, but what do you mean delay. The Geara posts were two days apart which is how I try to schedule it. It’s tough to build, take pictures, edit pictures, write copy, and proofread quickly enough to post every day. Oh and I have that other thing… a job. Yuck!

  2. Wita says:

    he’s so big…but what about stein and red sinanju? who is the tallest and biggest?

  3. Ryan Edgar says:

    Loving the look of it, it’s just a Zaku’s big bad brother. All he’s missing is having a smoke and a tattoo on his arm

  4. Tony says:

    There’s worse things than crappy wordplay… like crappy foreplay.

  5. Tony says:

    That tubing looks like it’s so much easier to work with than the mesh tubing from the RG MkII kits. I hate that mesh tubing so much that I still haven’t finished the kit even though I got it at least 6 months ago.

    • syd says:

      Yes, the tubing is really a breeze to work with and much less time consuming than the individual armor collars on the Zaku/Gouf/Marasai kits. I don’t mind the mesh tubing on the RG Mk II but I found it easiest to bend the plastic reed into the proper shape and then put the mesh tubing over the reed.

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