Hello, I’m Duck, the administrator of this site.
Before building the MGEX Strike Freedom, I was a little curious about it, so I took a side trip and did a tentative assembly of the Schwalbe Grace.
It has been a while since I have built a 1/100 scale model that is not a master grade model, so I am looking forward to seeing how it is constructed.
This time, I will consider the direction of future work after opening the package and assembling it temporarily.
Let’s open the box.
The pictures in the manual are cool. The range of motion doesn’t look so bad.
Compared to the master grade models we usually make, the number of parts is quite small. The inner frame is built by attaching the outer frame to the inner frame, so it will be easy to separate the parts for painting.
If you follow the instructions in the manual, you will build the inner frame and then frame the outer frame.
Cut out and proceed with deburring, etc. together. The inner frame is easy to do because the sink marks are not so noticeable.
The inner frame is completed and consists of relatively large parts, so it is easy to assemble. There is a joint at the instep of the foot, but it is barely noticeable because it is at the top of the corner.
The temporary assembly is complete with the outer shell attached.
The battleaxe is cool and should be painted well.
Temporary assembly is now complete. It took about three days to assemble the parts while simultaneously processing the gate and other parts. The work went smoother than the master grade kits I usually make, as there were fewer parts.
This kit is built like a master grade with the outer armor attached to the inner frame, so it seems to be easy to paint.
I will use solid paint for the painting this time. I am also thinking of using can spray paint. The paint scheme is simple due to the fact that there are not many colors, but I would like to add accent colors by masking in some parts. This is the plan I have in mind.
I will be satisfied if I can add more details by using plastic plates.
Thank you very much for your interest in this project.