Friday, August 8, 2014

Evangelion 05 mass production gallery and review

It took me alot longer than I thought it would take, (again) mainly because of work and lots of time sanding uneven parts. and painting the kit. first the shots without wings:

Even without wings this kit can look awesome (just not right out of the box)

Of the box this kit comes mainly in white, just a few parts in black, you'll have to paint most of of it and alot of  times wou'll ask: why does this part doesn't came molded in black, like the weapon, that huge thing comes in white... why bandai why????
The fins on the arms, the armpits, upper knee armour, cockpiece, and spinal armour are not usaly painted in gray, but I decided to paint them to break the white a little and give more colour variation to the model, whithout making it look too colourfull.

It looks good normal, but let's be honest, everyboy buys this kit because of the wings.
bellow you can see the extra head and the back parts that need to be removed.

 This kit is hard to pose, the arms don't bend and they cant do a 360° turn, they don't even make a 180°

The head is practicly fixed in one place, honestly I dont even know why there's a pollycap in there, it doesn't make any diuference

the wings are massive, I bended them to give the kit a more lively and menacing look

One big problem with this kit is that if you dont mod it a little it will look stiff, the wings are flat, the arms cant bend on the elbow, and they dont modve alot, and the everlasting problem that bandai has with the left hand (they only include two left hands one closed fist and one relaxed hand) 

 The fit is not as great as we are used to in bandai kits, but this is an old kit and that's to be expected

 You'll have to paint most of the black, I ended up painting the arms, the wings the black parts on the torso, the lips, the only part were I used the bandai suplied decals was on the neck.

Like I said before I bended the wings and also painted the grey on the back part, I think it turned out OK

Another bad thing about this kit is that there is no adapter to put it on the bandai action base, so if your'e planing on posing this thing on the air, youll have to look somewere else or do some moding to it

It's hard to say something good about a kit with so many flaws, but with alot of  love and time, it can look great, just be aware of the posability problems, stiff look, lack of colour etc

My overall coments are: pick this one up only if you REALLY like evangelion and you have extra time, this kit needs alot of time to make it look decent, and more to make it look great, so keep that in mind.
My rating could be lower, but, it ended looking great, and the kit invetes you to experiment on it, so that gives the kit a few extra points.


  1. Looks great!
    Did sanding the kit mean had to paint even over the white areas as well?
    What sandpapaer grade did you use?
    Did you need to use any primer before painting?
    What did you find was the best way to clean up mistakes when doing the fine black lines?
    Did you find it was easy enough to assemble say a leg and paint that or did you just build the whole thing first?


    1. Thanks!
      if you do it right you don't need to paint after sanding,what I usually do is first rermove the line with the back of an Xacto knife in the direction of the line, then sand with a 400 grit paper, after that sand with water and a 1200 grit paper, and that´s it, you might notice a few tiny lines, don't worry, they will disappear after the coating, if you want it without any trace of previous sanding you can use toothpaste with water an a soft cloth to remove all the little scratches, this works even on clear parts.
      you dont NEED to use primer before painting but, it is highly recomended, primer helps to level the paint and the adhesion of it, If I remember correctly I didn't use primer on this one, what I did was I assembled and glued sections of the kit, then I flat coated then paint, then gloss coat, then panel lines, then another mat coat to seal everything.
      I NEVER completely assemble a kit before paint, first i study the runners, I decide which color or detail will be painted even before I cut the first part, that might change, but I try to plan as far ahead as possible, usually if i,m going for a custom paint I try to find some line art and try the color scheme there before paint.
      Hope this helps.
      Thanks for the comment!