I figure that I should start one of this like everyone else instead of doing a new topic on each new build. As I mention in my VF-25 thread. I’m done with the initial build of the VF-25 and the Superparts but I can’t start the painting as I don’t have access to all my airbrushing stuff. I decided to start on the Yamato 2199 kits. Space Battleship Yamato was the first serious anime that got me hooked. I still have a bunch of the original Bandai kits from the 1st couple series and I have been picking up the new kits from 2199 as they comes out. I just got done with the initial build of Comso Fleet Set 1. I’m actually surprise that some pieces needs to be glued together but most of those are not installed as I’ll do that after painting.
This was a fairly enjoyable build after building 3 Mecha related kits. No more repeating the same steps (right and left side) for half of the build. It’s kind of amazing how they manage to give you pretty much all the right color pieces right out of the box (unfortunate, it also make for some really tiny pieces). But by having the hull being made up by all those different color pieces present another problem. Despite their best effort, there a some pretty large gaps between the different color section in some places (while it almost seamless on another section).
This means that if you want a nicely painted model. You can’t take it apart and paint the individual pieces and put them back together. I’m probably going to have to glue most of the sections to lock them down, putty over the gaps and then paint it using tape and mask as a whole.