I’ve got a whole Sinanju body! I just need that monstrous backpack which almost happens to be the size of a body on a regular MG kit. Have a mentioned this guy is massive?
First up, the massive fuel tanks.
These are actually a step up from the MG kits, I think. The four grey vents on the RG kit are done by inserting two small parts that combine to make an X shape.
Some people may feel they need to remove the seam lines. I haven’t committed to doing that yet.
Now to assemble the frame of the upper thruster.
The silver piece is meant to lay inside in a specific position.
You can see that the thruster part of it can slide outwards.
Now you can slide the red armour and white part on.
The red part slides on with a bit of a click and once in can be pulled back slightly.
When I pushed the white part on however the red piece would no longer stop in the proper place when I pulled back on it. Maybe the pressure applied to the end of it changed how it sits in its slot but after this each time I pulled back on it the red part would come right off. On the second one I put the white part onto the red part before putting it onto the frame. That seemed to work much better when it came to pulling it back again.
Now add the frame for the lower thruster which assembles much the same way but connects to the upper one.
Slide on the armour.
These thrusters can now open very widely however you do have two more frame parts to put on which will cap that movement.
Here’s a comparison of the movement before the added frame parts and after.
That large top armour piece has a silver piece inserted inside.
You can see the silver piece through the opening at the top of the red part.
Then the bottom armour is prepared.
I’ll put the bottom on first.
Note how far it can open.
The largest part of them all then goes on.
I like it.
Now for the centre of the backpack onto which everything will attach.
Thrusters go on here but not right now. I am painting them.
Red armour parts for the top and bottom are next.
They do open so I should have no difficulties putting the thrusters in once I’m ready.
I have a small sticker to place in here.
Should have remembered that and put it in before putting this part on.
Add the sections which will hold the fuel tanks.
The wings then go on via a small arm part.
And there you go.
It’s so beautiful.
I will be painting the rifle so I’m not assembling that at this time but it’s much like the HG kit‘s rifle. Here’s a peek.
What I think everyone wants to see more is the shield.
Here is the huge red part. It has undergates.
Here is that huge, plated, gold part.
There aren’t any undergates on this piece, which was a bit of a surprise, but trimming off the gold gate leaves behind… more gold?
Lay two black parts on first.
Lay that into your red part and add the third black piece.
To connect this to the Sinanju there are a couple things you need to put on.
Note that you are using a piece from the B frame runner.
The manual states to push that part in just this much.
That fits onto onto the underside of the shield and another part, which will hold the beam axe handles is also added.
I’ve got some more work to do on Sinanju #2 but it’s given me more perspective on what I experienced with Sinanju #1. I think that means I am ready to tackle the review. Check back soon!