Managed to get the recast from UC. Item was packaged in a shiny box.
Some foam sheets inside for protection.
- 1 packets of parts
- 1 instruction manual (color photocopied)
- 1 water slide decal sheet
- 1 set of detail-up parts
Total parts count: 76
Soaked the parts in some soap solution with some scrubbing done to remove grease on the parts.
Left overnight to dry.
I started work on the kit the next day. Fitting was generally good, don't need any major surgery, just some trimming of the connector pieces.
Torso area was lengthened, some parts of the inner frame was replaced with the resin parts. Additional panel lines and details.
GN drives bulked up compared to the original plastic piece. The original part consists of just 1 blue part, which was switched out for 6 resin pieces for each GN drive. New GN drive looks more bulky now and kind of resembles the design from PG 00.
Arms and shoulder parts also replaced. Resin hands smaller than the plastic hands, but will not be able to hold the weapon.
The last part is the leg section. Almost all of the external plastic parts were replaced. New leg is slightly lengthened and have more details.
Assembled all the sections together. Overall proportions looks better, probably due to the lengthened waist and leg parts, and the bulked up GN drives also does complement the whole thing quite nicely.
Thanks for looking!