Saturday, March 15, 2014

Evangelion Production Model 02 Gamma

I't took me 3 weeks to finish this kit, but finally here it is the gallery/review for the Bandai Evangelion Production Model 02 Gamma:

Overall it is a great kit the usual bandai quality it terms of the plastic itself, it is what this company always does, tight fit, but not too much attention to detail, and the thing that I don´t like at all about the evangelion kits the hands..

This kit took me allot of time, but i decided to add cement and sand almost every single part of the limbs. 

Even without paint or cement you'll have a great looking kit, if you decide not to glue the pieces, the fit is almost perfect, because of that the line between pieces will be almost invisible.

This new envagelion units are taller and bulkier that their predecessors, a nice touch if you ask me.

on the con list first as always are the hands, this kit comes with one right arm and three hands for it, and three left arms, one left hand... oh and that left hand is not meant to hold any weapon... WHAT THE HELL BANDAI????
they give you a sword that can be split in half, but no means to hold both swords at the same time, that its just stupid, and bandai has been making this same mistake with Evangelion since the very first ones.

another thing I don't like is the color separation on some parts like the shoulder armor bandai give you a decal for the upper red instead a piece of plastic and for the rear red part you'll have to paint than, not even a decal like in the old days.

this kit could also improve if it had some clear parts like on the eyes and the lights on the torso.

Articulation it's great, the left arm, the one with the claw has limited movement on the shoulder, but that's to be expected.

Legs also have great articulation with the exception on the feet, due to the armor around them, they barely move.

I miss the chicken neck.


this kit it´s a classic bandai kit, looks great even if you don't do too much work on it, and the classic mistakes from bandai, the hands are the worst of them all and they have been doing the same mistake for more than 10 years, so I guess when they release unit 13 (if they ever do it) they will include the 4 arms 10 right hands and one left hand.

My score for this kit is a 7 out of 10
Rememeber this is just a personal opinion i'm not a pro in neither doing a reviews for model kits or building them.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Almost there (Work in progress EVA-02b)

So, this is where I'm at with the EVA 02 build

I added a little gun metal on the fingers I think it looks great!!!

Finaly it is almost done, tomorow ill ad some shades to it, and that's it!

you can expect the gallery in a few days

Sunday, March 2, 2014

I saw red ( Work in progress for the EVA 02 and the VF-11b(

It may seen that I havent done much on the EVA02 and VF-11b but i decided to take it slow and get rid off the seamlines.

As you can see fist i applyed cement let it cure and after that i sanded the part, and that is why this is taking so much time, every part needs at least 1 hour after the cement is set, after that I need to sand the piece three times before its ready and that takes alot of time.

A close up of the leg the upper part and knee joint are done, the lower part only has been sanded once

here itt is all sanded and ready

I have to paint this little jaw, and it needs 4 diferent colours... this might be fun (NOT)
The "finished" legs

This is all I've been able to do for the VF-11b, Im not good at multytasking so I wont be trying it again, Ill finish the gun and after that ill concentrate on the EVA