Alright figured it was time to start one of these of my own. I have ordered a few kits, and hope to get them this weekend. The kits on order are 2 HGUC 0080 Kampfers, and a HGAW Gundam DX. The DX will probably end up as a oob build, since well I don’t know what to think about changing on it yet. The Kampfers on the other hand have a couple purposes. The first will be used as a oob build/spare parts loan kit for the group build, and the second kit. The second kit I plan on cutting up, customizing, upgrading, and generally making kick ass. This will be my first serious attempt at customizing a Gunpla. Hopefully I will get lucky, since first times doing stuff, I usually out do my skills 3 fold, every time after that is another story though lol.
But, since I don’t have the kit yet, I will start off by posting the ideas I am floating around at the moment.
First is I am thinking about separating every thruster from the kit. This will be hard. I want to remove, and remount them all, in a way that actually makes them positionable, (I have a zip lock baggy full of polycaps from old destroyed kits that I salvaged, so I can put them to good use.) Part of this idea is trying to remove this section of the legs (colored in orange), then reattach it in a way similar to the Sinjani (sp?) leg thruster gimmick from the master grade.
I would also do this to the back of the leg, so that way the rear thruster could be positioned/flared past the back of the foot, which covers it now. I hope to start all this saturday (package arrival dependent), and will try to post as many pics as possible. Feedback welcome!