[Editor’s note: Yes, I still have not finished my own MG Sazabi Ver Ka, partly because I can’t get the colour right but mostly because I’ve got so much going on right now that I can’t devote the kind of time I need to modding Gunpla so straight building is what I’ve been focusing on. I’ll get it done, but while you wait, check out Brian’s awesome Sazabi!]
How does a pre-graduate student best spend his free time before he is swamped with readings after readings and essays after essays? He goes and gets the kit that he has been waiting for over a year! He goes to get a Ver Ka-ed version of his most favorite MS design: The Sazabi Ver Ka!
Anywho, I have been waiting for this kit since I don’t know when. When December came around, I was super excited and just turned on Char’s Counterattack and built this monstrosity. I wanted to make this as “best” as possible. I wanted to make this my best kit not just to-date but best, period. I knew what I had to do, and I knew I had to combine all the methods I used before: spray paint, Gundam marker, and handpainting.
For this I used a combination of TS-8 Italian Red, TS-49 Bright Red (which sucked), and Mr. Color Spray 81 Russet for red. I used a mix of TS-71 Smoke and TS-6 Matt Black to create a “second shade” of black (seen on the Beam Shotrifle), but used Matt Black for all else. I also abused my TS-38 Gun Metal and TS-42 Light Gun Metal for inner frame, weapons, and others. TS-21 Gold and TS-30 Silver Leaf were also used. In addition, I relied on Gold and Silver Gundam Markers for details.
I also explored outside my comfort zone and invested in metal pipings. The size of each power cable piece was as big as the Sinanju’s so my local hobby store (Robot4Less) got me what I needed! The parts were somewhat tough to put in but it’s not a big deal, painted or not.
The inner frame was not spared in this creative adventure time. Normally I would just do all Gun Metal/TS-38, but I chose to alternate and use both TS-38 and TS-42 in my inner frame.
Perhaps the biggest venture outside my usual is also the biggest change I’ve made to this kit: the “Psychoframe.” I felt it was only appropriate that the Sazabi would get some Psychoframe for itself. However, due to a lack of reliable florescent green sprays (c’mon Tamiya), I had to handpaint it. Yes, hand and paint made into a compound word.
After hours of Char’s Counterattack in the background (maybe like 8 times), I am finished and I am proud to call this guy mine. These photos don’t do justice but I hope I’ll have better photos by the time I submit this to GAF’s Gauntlet. All I wished to do is provide a wee little sneak peek for you all.
By the way, thanks to all for those that saw my ReZEL!
God bless all!