|This is my Master Grade varient
of the TGM-79 GM Trainer Type from the 1980's MSV books. What is interesting
about this piece is that it is constructed entirely from left over parts
from my spare parts box.
The main alterations to the pieces of the kits
-Head, a piece of sheet styrene was inserted
and filed into shape for the top of the visor area. Then puttied and sanded
-Cockpit Hatch, the main opening for the Gundam
cockpit hatch was covered with sheet styrene and sanded smooth. A lower
secondary hatch was then glued into place. And finally the upper cockpit
hatch was carved out with an exacto knife and filed into shape. I then
installed a 1/100 pilot and seat in to the upper area before covering it
with clear acitate that I later tinted blue.
-Chest, the 2 tone white and yellow on the
chest was achieved by masking the areas of the chest I wished to remain
white with Scotch tape before applying the yellow. Additional panel lines
were scribed in using an exacto knife.
-Thruster Pack, the bazooka mount on the right
side was covered with plastic sheet and sanded smooth.
Color used include:
White - Citadel white spray primer
Yellow - Model Master Insignia Yellow
Grey - Model Master Light Gull Grey
Joint Areas - Tamiya Metallic Grey
Lense Areas - Tamiya Transparent Blue
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