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Thursday, July 5, 2012

[WIP] NG 1/100 OO Raiser Part 1

Haven't really been building much for quite sometime. Recently obtained this kit and started on it.

Why get the Non-Grade version when I have the Master Grade version? Personal preference I guess...
Although the MG version is alot more detailed, the NG version with some mods and tender loving care can be built into a nice kit as well. I'll get to the MG version eventually (after I clear my ever-growing WIPs)
Besides, who could resist such an awesome boxart?!?!?!

Start of with main kit first, leaving the raiser till later. Circled area indicates the areas that require improvements.
Neck, shoulder, waist, upper leg, feet and GN drives connector. Most area just require some extension to improve the proportions.

Major problem with this kit is that the waist and hip are joined as 1 part, making rotation of the waist impossible, limiting the poses that can be done.
Solution is to seperate into individual waist and hip parts. Saw the part along the red line to seperate.
Added ball joint to improve waist articulation further. Support the ball joint with pla-plates filled the huge hole with epoxy putty. Added an additional support to secure the ball joint.

Drilled hole in waist area. Found a polycap that is same size as the hole and able to fit the ball joint.
Sliced off the bottom of the red waist parts, reconstructed with pla-plates.

Thigh joint extended by 1.2mm pla-plate. Knee joint also extended by 2.4mm, secured further with a metal rod inside.

Dry fitting to check overall proportions after these modifications, looking alot better ya?
Alot of clean up still required for most of the moded parts, especially puttying all the gaps....
 Thanks for looking!!

1 comment:

  1. Man, I thought the ng looked good just the way it was at the start. Then by the time I read to the last way, nuh uh, thats an mg. you have a great eye for proportionality! Gj!