This is an old kit but I just recently got back into building models. I warmed up with the MG 00 Raiser and then helped a friends’s son build his first fully painted Gunpla and now I’m starting on this.
Dlinker had warn me that this is a fairly complicate kit so I’m taking things slow. After a bit over 5 hours, I have the nose, head, both hands and one leg done. (cut, sand, polish and assembled, not painted).
and I have already ran into my first potential problem. I Googled up some old build blogs and see the same problem. They are all center around all the Black pieces on the kit like the crotch and the small fins/stabilizers. The crotch require the use of sticker or decal to give it white sides. See picture:
and the fin/stabilizer also have white and red sticker/decals. The problem is that the decals are so thin that the black will come through and it would not match other decal of the same color place upon white surface. See here:
This builder used decals. I wonder if the Stickers are thicker and will mask the black underneath. Have anyone else built this in the past and what was your solution? Since I’ll be painting the kit. It probably won’t be a big problem as I can white prime the decal area before applying the decal or just actually paint them instead of using sticker/decal.