Bandai 1/48 Mega RX-0 Unicorn – 01
When this kit is finished it’s going to be big at just over 45cm (just under 18 inch’s) tall but being from the “Mega Size” range and fixed in the Unicorn destroyer mode there are not that many parts and no inner frame to speak of. A lot of the kit, like the mega Zaku, has moulded details in that with some detailing and painting will really bring out this kit.
Following the instructions, I’m going to start on the feet. The kit uses the same method as the Zaku in that you push whole sprues together first, then prise them off with a supplied tool. I won’t be using it as have snippers etc and want to remove the nub marks fully.
I cut out the ankle joints from the joined sprues, cleaned up the nub marks but still wasn’t happy with the seam line on the ankle pieces, so ran some thin glue down the seam to bond the pieces then filled and sanded them down before painting in Vallejo’s “Metal Color” Gunmetal. The lower ankle joints were painted in Pale Burnt Metal
The main foot sections were painted blue, and the soles of the feet in dark grey primer then when dried put together. Two large white pieces went around the ankles to form the core of the Unicorn’s feet and the built sections just popped into place at the bottom of the white sections.
The foot’s psycho frame pieces, white tops and side armour sections had the recesses and detailed painted with medium grey to bring these moulded sections out. I needed to scrape just a small section of the white off the core section where these parts fitted so they fitted flush on the feet.
Well that’s it the feet are done. Yes that is all the parts for such a big kit.
Decided to do the lower legs at this stage, and again no inner frame to these just 2 large pieces each and 2 polycaps to go inside. Once put together I removed the seam lines and painted them in matt white.
Well to me these look boring and crying out for some detail work. Using the same medium grey as the feet I filled in the recesses and when dry removed any excess. As you can see the difference between the picture above, and below shows what just a bit of paint can achieve.