If you aren’t aware of Gaijin Gunpla’s RG Complete Project be sure to hit that link to find out all the details. This is the first step and first kit that has been completed towards that project. It is none other than the RG Wing Gundam EW.
Rather than just post some pictures of a completed RG I thought I’d detail what state this kit was in when I started back on it and any little things I found interesting. First of all, this kit was disassembled because I had wanted to paint it. Being one of the two RG Wing kits, which were both incomplete, I thought I’d get this project off the ground by putting it back together, panel-lining it as I went, and apply the markings section by section before putting the entire thing back together. It started with separate bags for the different armour parts.
The legs, however, being all white hadn’t been completely disassembled so I started there.
Some things that stood out or were interesting:
When you look at the marking guide it’s often hard to tell exactly how things are supposed to go on.
For example, the area on the knee frame which is visible when the armour is on.
I didn’t realize I had to put anything there during assembly. It was only when I looked at the marking guide that I noticed I need something there.
Speaking of the knee armour. The RG sticker goes on nicely but there is a section that doesn’t cover any plastic.
I took my knife and removed that.
Some very small foils go onto the chest, similar to the knee, so again I took some things apart to get them on there.
There are a lot of markings (of course) and it took me a couple of hours to get them all on.
The end result is well worth the effort, though.
I went with what I call minimum panel-lining meaning that I don’t do every edge but only any recesses that are visible.
Let me show you the details!
I prefer the MS look over that of the Bird Mode but here are a couple shots for those fans to see.
Real Grade Complete Project is happening!