This is my first attempt to customize a Bandai Gunpla, basing this work on the RG 1/144 Zaku II kit.
First impression is that the Real Grade series is not the best option for a custom work, cause the kit is ultra detailed by himself and his made by a lot of small pieces, so there’s no so much space for cut&paste.
But it’s just an experiment, so go on…
First i’ve used a basic vector drawing to evaluate how to proceed (the original file is downloadable here: Zaku II vector file):
First i’ve done a quick dry build to evaluate the kit:
And it’s really small 😐
First some small adjustments to the elbows, just to check some tecnhiques:
The work is in a more advanced state, here you can find the complete gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alessino/sets/72157630694414918/
I’m planning to fill the gap ASAP, documenting also the others steps.