Guys n girls,
Had the urge to revisit this, I built one years ago but sadly its showing its age. Also unknown fingers have been in the display cabinet and done untold damage to the fragile parts.
Already I’m quite a way into the build, done some major surgery of the kit. adding a little PE from the Eduard set and sorting some better weaponry out. I didnt appreciate just how much kit manufacturing has moved on till now LOL Extraction pin marks abound.
So if anyone wishes to follow I will take some pics with my phone camera once I work out how to get them online. I’ll explain my thinking as I post the pics, no doubt I have done some things wrong in my attempt to create a more visually interesting and accurate scale replica.
The kit has been cut into several more components than it came in. I don’t pretend to know the correct terms for the parts but bear with me.
Searches for good image of the helm and the area around has been not as fruitful as I hoped but I have gained a lot of insight from PBR restoration sites but as you know, a little info always leads to the need for more.
Tamiya did a nice job especially in the day but a few glaring errors and changes for ease of production I guess that nowadays probably wouldn’t be thought acceptable.
Any thoughts, any idea, info or critique will be gratefully received.
Thanks for looking in. Keith