|This is my "camo sniper" version
of the MG RX-79(G) Gundam. After using a base coat of olive green, I hand
painted the 'camo' pattern with Tamiya brown, deck tan, and black.
The only 'mods' for this kit was the 'beam
sniper system'. I theorized that if the storage container on a RX-789(G)
could hold litterally tons or weapons, why not a second low end reactor
to power the beam sniper rifle. Although originally I was going to scratch
build a reactor for the inside of the storage container, the kit was already
back heavy with the sniper rifle mounted on the clip on the side of the
storage container, so I decided against it.
The practical considerations for this kit are
-I mounted a clip to hold the rifle on the
side of the storage container. This allows the model to do an 'over the
shoulder' draw, shotgun style.
-I modified the right hip armor ammo clip
to act a a guide for the power cables running from the storage container
to the gun. This would prevent the cables from becoming tangled.
-Then I ran the power cables from the rifle
, thru the right hip guide, and into the storage container where the reactor
would be housed.
-Finally, due to the 'beam sniper system',
the MS would not be able to access the beam sabers in the legs with the
sniper system mounted. So I modified the left hip armor to mount a single
beam saber that could be quickly drawn by the left hand if the need arose.
-Lastly, the entire 'beam sniper system' ,
can be abandoned by dropping the storage container and ejecting the right
hip ammo clip. Making the system completely modular.
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