View Full Version : 1/144 Kshatriya

December 2, 2010, 9:18 PM
Let me start by saying I will have pics up tomorrow or saturday.

So I had received my 1/144 HGUC Kshatriya, and man was I excited. When I saw the sheer size of the box, I just about...well I just about needed a new pair of pants lol.

I had wanted to get started building right away, however, SFA wants to do a build day and I have to wait for his HG 1/100 Epyon to get here. However, I knew that SFA was going to plow right through construction, and I knew that Kshatriya was going to be a long haul, so I decided to just build the binders. This way I could keep up with SFA lol.

I'm very glad I decided to build them now, because they were monotonous. More so than any other kit I'd built.

To start I had painted the inner frame of each binder (the part that holds the funnels) A matte black and did some minor detailing in silver. Same with the verniers. I then added a layer of clear coat gloss as I usually do and the result was beautiful and a serious upgrade from the usual gray. Again I'll post pics asap.

Then I got to work, and man was it work. Cutting and trimming every piece (as I built all four at the same time) was a major chore, and trimming every individual funnel piece left my thumbs in bad shape (as I don't have a cutting board) But I didn't care as I was too excited to.

After assembly was finished, I took on the much anticipated task of panel lining. It was easy to get every nook and cranny as all of the panel lines were nice deep crevasses that allowed the ink to seep in nice and flush. I decided to allow for the thick black lines to stay as it really brings out the little fine details on the binders.

To cut, trim, build, and panel line took me an hour and a half for all four. Quite a long time for them, but I think they turned out really well and I can't wait to get good pics up for you to see.

Thanks for reading!

December 2, 2010, 9:55 PM
(as I don't have a cutting board)

DOLLAR STORE. Seriously.

Looking forward to pictures!

December 2, 2010, 10:47 PM
I tend to be very steady with an Xacto knife so I don't cut my thumb up as much, but I would like to get a cutting board at some point. Btw, those Binders are massive. Almost as tall as Red Frame itself. Crazy.

Uggu, Every day I await Epyon's arrival. It is painstaking.

December 3, 2010, 3:48 AM
I have an actual cutting board and yet I still use my thumb as a cutting board when shaving small parts. Then again, my thumbs have becom accustomed to abuse and are fairly tough skinned, due to my gaming and gunpla-building addictions.

BTW I hope you enjoy that Kshatriya, GNZ; I did say it was a f***ing huge HG, did I not?

December 3, 2010, 6:41 AM
To be honest, I have a cutting mat, but never use it. Like Zeta stated, I have tough thumbs, so when I DO end up cutting myself, it's usually a shallow cut that doesn't even draw blood.

I DID, however, manage to put a drill bit into my index finger yesterday while using my pin vise. That wasn't cool.

December 3, 2010, 8:04 AM
Oh believe me my thumbs have taken their fair share of abuse, I was just saying that I had really messed them up on the funnels lol.

I do plan on getting a cutting board at some point, it's just not on my list of priorities. The other thing being I'm so used to using my thumbs that even if I got a cutting board I might not even use it all that much.

And Zeta, Yeah you did mention it, and you were not effin kidding. :lol:

December 3, 2010, 11:04 PM
As Promised, Pictures!


And The Finished product. Yes, I did this in one sitting.

December 3, 2010, 11:18 PM
And Now for a f***ton of size comparisons to all of my 1/144 kits, minus stargazer.

First up is 1/144 NG Turn X

Next up, 1/144 HG GN-X

1/144 HG Akatsuki

1/144 HG Serpent Custom

1/144 FG Destiny

1/144 NG Kapool Custom

Next up, the 1/144 HG Gouf Ignited

And Last, but certainly not least, the 1/144 HG Unicorn Gundam

Review will be posted in review section.

December 4, 2010, 1:29 AM
It looks good GNZ! Also, I now need to buy a Gouf Ignited HG after seeing yours. :)

December 4, 2010, 10:13 AM
Believe it or not, that Gouf Ignited Is an amazing little kit. It was a very fun build and has great articulation.